Knicks Morning News (2017.06.02)

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis shot down in big way by model on Instagram
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 2:15:32 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis blew off his Knicks exit interview; model Ines Nikic blew off him — while smooching another man. The Knicks’ Latvian sensation tried to play the fame (and good looks) card on Instagram this week — a move he’s pulled before, albeit more successfully, with a Sports Illustrated model — and received the ultimate…

  • [NYPost] Knicks explore trade for another first-round pick
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 11:47:10 AM)

    The Knicks reportedly have asked about trading for one of the capped-out Trail Blazers’ three first-round picks in the NBA Draft. The Trail Blazers are open to deals for some combination of the picks — Nos. 15, 20 and 26 — and the Knicks have engaged them in talks, according to the Sporting News. The Knicks…

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 113, Cavaliers 91 | Golden State leads series, 1-0: The Warriors Drub the Cavaliers in a Defeat for Parity
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 3:36:42 AM)

    Kevin Durant, the new guy to the rivalry, leads Golden State to victory in yet another lopsided N.B.A. playoff game.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Finals: Here’s How the Warriors Dominated Game 1
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 3:36:34 AM)

    Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry combined for 66 points, 18 assists and 14 rebounds in a blowout over the Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Against Warriors, Cavaliers Could Render the Regular Season Meaningless
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 12:35:28 AM)

    After beating a Golden State team that had 16 more wins in their second N.B.A. finals matchup a year ago, Cleveland is looking to repeat that feat.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Commissioner Is Ready for Change in ‘One-and-Done’ Rule
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 2:37:13 AM)

    Adam Silver said of the draft-eligibility rule, “My sense is it’s not working for anyone,” though he isn’t sure how it should be modified.

  • [NYDN] Adam Silver: Phil Jackson has right to publicly put Melo on block
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 5:24:18 PM)

    Commissioner Adam Silver never considered punishing Phil Jackson for publicly placing Carmelo Anthony on the trading block.

  • [SNY Knicks] The math behind Melo trade could be tricky for Knicks
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 4:30:38 PM)

    It is no secret Knicks president Phil Jackson wants to trade away Carmelo Anthony this offseason, but the number behind it could turn off potential suitors, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have spoken with Blazers about acquiring first-round pick
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:30:02 PM)

    The Knicks have spoken with the Trailblazers about acquiring one of Portland’s first-round picks in the upcoming NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Smith, Shumpert say Melo wants to stay with Knicks
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 11:30:14 AM)

    Carmeo Anthony’s former teammates J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert believe Anthony wants to stay with the Knicks.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks, Blazers talk 1st-round pick
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:44:37 PM)

    Sources: Knicks, Blazers talk 1st-round pick

  • [ESPN] Rumor Central: Former teammates believe Carmelo Anthony prefers to stick with Knicks
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 11:11:05 AM)

    Rumor Central: Former teammates believe Carmelo Anthony prefers to stick with Knicks

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks, Trail Blazers hold trade talks centering on draft picks, report says
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 8:53:00 PM)

    The Knicks reportedly have had discussions with the Portland Trail Blazers about acquiring another first-round draft pick.

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