Knicks Morning News (2017.06.07)

  • [ESPN] Knicks to work out N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr.
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 1:00:31 PM)

    Knicks to work out N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr.

  • [NYPost] Mets executive’s son is high on the Knicks’ draft radar
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 11:50:05 PM)

    These aren’t heady days for the Mets, but for the club’s director of player relations Donovan Mitchell, they are exciting, nerve-wracking times. Donovan Mitchell Jr., his son, has risen on the Knicks’ radar and is being considered for the eighth pick in the draft. According to sources, Mitchell, a Louisville combo guard, has a workout…

  • [NYPost] NBA experts: Carmelo Anthony not what the Cavaliers need
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 8:24:00 PM)

    So would Carmelo Anthony have made any difference if he were decked in wine and gold this June and the Cavaliers pulled the trigger on the Knicks All-Star before February’s trade deadline? Does San Francisco need another bay? No, NBA insiders believe Anthony would not have been an important addition against the sleek, fleet machine…

  • [NYPost] Knicks taking a good long look at Dennis Smith Jr.
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:12:58 AM)

    Former North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, according to a league source. Smith, who arrived in New York on Tuesday, also has plans to work out with the Celtics, Lakers and Sixers — the top three teams in the June 22 draft. However, many mock…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to work out Dotson on Tuesday, Smith Jr., Kornet, and Meeks on Wednesday
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 11:15:00 AM)

    The New York Knicks will reportedly work out Houston guard Damyean Dotson on Tuesday, and North Carolina State guard Dennis Smith Jr., Vanderbilt forward Luke Kornet, and North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Timeout with Taylor Rooks: Former Knick Rasheed Wallace
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:15:22 AM)

    Former Knick Rasheed Wallace joins the show for the latest episode of Timeout with Taylor Rooks.

  • [NY Newsday] Source: Knicks will work out N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr.
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 3:55:50 PM)

    The Knicks will work out former North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. at their practice facility Wednesday, a league source confirmed.

  • [NYDN] Top prospect Dennis Smith Jr. to work out for Knicks on Wednesday
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:58:34 AM)

    Top prospect Dennis Smith Jr. is scheduled to work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, a source confirmed.

  • [NYTimes] Sure, He’s Good at Basketball, but How Are His Twitter Skills?
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:00:23 AM)

    More than other sports leagues, the N.B.A. has hooked the coveted millennial audience by projecting its players’ off-court personalities.

  • [NYTimes] How the Cavaliers Might Scrape Together a Win in the Finals
    (Wednesday, June 07, 2017 1:22:15 AM)

    The Warriors’ overwhelming victories in Games 1 and 2 might suggest that they are unbeatable, but the Cavaliers did climb out of just such a hole last year and won the title.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113 | Warriors lead the series, 2-0: Warriors Handily Defeat the Cavaliers in Game 2
    (Wednesday, June 07, 2017 2:57:28 AM)

    Golden State took a two-games-to-none lead in the N.B.A. finals as Coach Steve Kerr returned to the team and Stephen Curry had the first playoff triple-double of his career.

  • [NYTimes] Jack McCloskey, Architect of Detroit Pistons’ ‘Bad Boys’ Teams, Dies at 91
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 3:40:08 PM)

    By drafting and trading for rugged players like Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer, Mr. McCloskey built a pugnacious squad that won two N.B.A. titles.

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