Knicks Morning News (2017.06.04)

  • [NY Newsday] J.R. Smith on Knicks’ treatment of Carmelo Anthony: ‘Unfair and unjust’
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:48:00 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Former Knick J.R. Smith contended on Saturday that he hasn’t specifically discussed with friend and ex-teammate Carmelo Anthony whether or not he will waive his no-trade clause rather than continue to butt heads with Knicks president Phil Jackson. But Smith made it clear that he believes Anthony has been treated unprofessionally regarding Jackson’s persistent public criticism.

  • [NYPost] Knicks only can hope to snag ‘one of the great point guards’
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:27:06 PM)

    The celebration inside the Neuse Christian Academy locker room in Red Springs, N.C., became wild after the high-school team survived a last-second battle against Freedom Christian. That is, until its coach, Ken Adrian, angrily entered the room. “You guys are all proud and going crazy,’’ he snapped at them. “You guys just beat an eighth…

  • [NYPost] Remembering the anniversary of the worst Knicks’ loss ever
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 6:18:03 PM)

    June 2 passed quietly Friday. The baseball teams both lost. The NBA and NHL finals took breathers. People either wrung their hands about Odell Beckham Jr. missing more voluntary workouts, or pondered wringing the necks of people who believe OBJ blowing off OTAs is OMG. Even Knicks fans probably didn’t realize how momentous that day…

  • [NYPost] NBA mock draft 2.0: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball and Knicks pick …
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:55:46 PM)

    With an exceptionally deep NBA draft just three weeks away, here is the Post’s projection at how it may play out June 22 at Barclays Center. 1. Celtics (from Nets) Markelle Fultz: PG, Washington Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said they likely will keep the pick. That is the smart move, and Fultz (23.2 points, 5.9…

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Phil Jackson continue to keep their eyes on De’Aaron Fox
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:00:47 PM)

    Barring the unforeseen, the Knicks won’t get a chance to draft De’Aaron Fox.

  • [NYTimes] For David Griffin, a Cavaliers Architect, the Future Is Uncertain
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 4:19:54 PM)

    David Griffin, Cleveland’s general manager, has walked a fine line in building a powerhouse while trying to make LeBron James happy. With his contract set to expire, he’s keeping a low profile.

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