Knicks Morning News (2017.05.26)

  • [NYTimes] Cleveland Cavaliers Make N.B.A. Finals as LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan
    (Friday, May 26, 2017 4:03:23 AM)

    James finished with 35 points, becoming the career playoff scoring leader, as Cleveland beat the Boston Celtics, 135-102, to win the series, 4-1.

  • [NYPost] Knicks legend: Phil Jackson didn’t give Carmelo right pieces
    (Friday, May 26, 2017 12:36:16 AM)

    Legendary guard Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, teammates with Phil Jackson on the Knicks’ last championship team in 1973, said the Knicks president hasn’t done enough to surround Carmelo Anthony with the right complementary parts. “I thought this team was going to be pretty good with Derrick Rose coming in and Courtney Lee, though I’m not…

  • [NYPost] Rick Pitino has the Knicks’ solution at point guard
    (Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:51:54 PM)

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino doesn’t like to hear draft analysts downplay 6-foot-3 Donovan Mitchell as an undersized shooting guard. That won’t be his position in the NBA. “Point guard is his natural position,’’ Pitino told The Post. “But because of Quentin Snider, who’s been around a while as a veteran, I played [Donovan] at the…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks would do well with either Frank Ntilikina or Dennis Smith, says Fran Fraschilla
    (Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:10:12 PM)

    Fran Fraschilla has seen enough of French guard Frank Ntilikina in person and on television to believe he will make an impact in the NBA at some point. He feels the same about North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr.

  • [NY Newsday] Mike Crispino, Knicks’ radio play-by-play man, won’t return for 2017-18
    (Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:31:00 AM)

    Mike Crispino, the Knicks’ radio play-by-play man and a fill-in for television coverage, did not have his contract renewed after this past season, MSG Networks confirmed on Thursday.

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