Knicks Morning News (2017.06.20)

  • [NYDN] Frank Ntilikina drawing interest from Knicks, now Mavericks too
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 3:17:32 PM)

    Apparently Frank Ntilikina has another committed suitor for the NBA draft.

  • [NYDN] La La Anthony praises Carmelo as a ‘great dad’ on Father’s Day
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 6:28:55 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony still scored a glowing Father’s Day wish from his estranged wife La La weeks after a separation filled with drama.

  • [NYTimes] The 7-Foot Question at the Heart of the Knicks’ Future
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 6:35:40 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez are so close they’re like “a big family.” With Thursday’s N.B.A. draft approaching, they could turn out to be very tall pillars of the team.

  • [NYTimes] Trading the No. 1 Pick Worked Out Well for the Celtics in 1980
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 10:05:28 PM)

    Boston’s trade with Philadelphia is reminiscent of a trade that led to the Celtics’ acquiring Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, stalwarts of three championship teams.

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Goes a Couple of Rounds With His Twitter Critics
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 2:49:27 PM)

    The newly minted N.B.A. finals M.V.P. exchanged lighthearted jabs with fans, confronting talking points that are likely to dog him for seasons to come.

  • [NYPost] This NBA Draft is reviving a Knicks horror story
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 5:01:35 PM)

    The Knicks in their history officially have picked eighth in the NBA draft five times. For those who favor tradition, the No. 8 pick in 1964 stands out. With several territorial picks before the draft, No. 8 became the first choice of the second round. And it produced a pretty fair player in Willis Reed….

  • [NYPost] Knicks PG target flying to draft, with French mission unfinished
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 4:36:57 PM)

    Point-guard prospect Frank Ntilikina is scheduled to fly into Newark with his agents on Tuesday afternoon for the NBA draft despite his Strasbourg club forcing a winner-take-all Game 5 on Monday in the French League Finals with an 84-78 victory over Chalon, according to sources. Game 5 is slated for Friday, the day after the…

  • [NYPost] Amar’e Stoudemire a champion in Israel — now he has 3 options
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 12:35:48 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire is back from the Holy Land with a championship in tow, and he has not ruled out a return to the NBA — and the Knicks. Stoudemire arrived back in Miami on Sunday after his Hapoel Jerusalem club, despite being the fourth seed in playoffs, captured the Israeli Premier League championship on Thursday…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks could target Dennis Smith, Jr.
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 8:00:00 PM)

    Will the Knicks, with the eighth overall selection in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, select North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr.?

  • [SNY Knicks] Lauri Markkanen could be a fit for Knicks in the Draft
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 3:30:01 PM)

    Lauri Markkanen’s stock has been steadily rising as one of the better frontcourt players in this year’s draft class.

  • [SNY Knicks] JRSportBrief: With Draft approaching, Knicks can’t trust Phil Jackson
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 1:10:40 PM)

    In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on, JR explains why the Knicks can’t trust Phil Jackson as the NBA Draft approaches.

  • [SNY Knicks] Paul George reportedly tells Pacers he’s leaving after 2017-18 season
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 1:15:12 PM)

    Pacers F Paul George has reportedly told the team he plans to leave as a free agent after the 2017-18 season.

  • [SNY Knicks] PG Donovan Mitchell to work out with Knicks on Tuesday
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00:11 PM)

    Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell is slated to work out with the knicks prior to the NBA draft, according to ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina, Monk could be options for Knicks with 8th pick
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 10:30:38 AM)

    Now that the ping pong balls have dropped, there’s no question anymore: the Knicks will select eighth in the 2017 NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Derrick Rose wants to stay with Knicks next season
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 9:44:08 AM)

    Knicks PG Derrick Rose wants to stay in New York next season, and is willing to take a pay cut, per Bleacher Report’s Yaron Weitzman.

  • [NY Newsday] Both Knicks, Mavericks eye French guard Frank Ntilikina
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 7:53:48 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina is coming to New York. That could be where he plays.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA Draft: Al Iannazzone’s top 10 prospects
    (Monday, June 19, 2017 1:40:00 PM)

    There already has been movement at the top of the NBA Draft as the Celtics sent the No. 1 pick to the 76ers for the No. 3 choice and two future first-round selections. There could be more deals before Thursday night.

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