Knicks Morning News (2017.06.21)

  • [NYPost] French PG arrives and gives Knicks hope in Mavericks fight
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 3:30:33 PM)

    French point guard Frank Ntilikina, after arriving at Liberty International Airport in Newark on Tuesday for Thursday’s NBA draft, denied a report his preference is to be drafted by the Mavericks over the Knicks. Ntilikina, 18, reiterated the Knicks are a strong option for him because he fits well into triangle principles. The Mavericks have…

  • [NYPost] Real problem with trading Porzingis is who’s pulling the strings
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:30:29 PM)

    Maybe none of this is an issue if Kristaps Porzingis had simply done what was expected of him, what was required of him, what is required of any employee who has an employer, any working stiff who answers to a boss. Maybe showing up for his exit interview with Phil Jackson on one of the…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis doesn’t seem amused by Knicks trade talk
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:30:16 PM)

    If you thought Knicks fans were the only ones blindsided by Tuesday’s little Kristaps Porzingis reveal, think again. Judging by the 7-foot-3 forward’s latest Instagram post, Porzingis was as confused as anyone by the reports that Phil Jackson is listening to trade offers for him in the days before the draft. The somewhat cryptic social…

  • [NYPost] How Knicks’ relationship with Porzingis turned bitter in 2 months
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:07:28 PM)

    In the wake of the Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors, here is a timeline of how the Knicks’ building block somehow became a possible trade chip just two seasons into his career in New York. April 13-14: Porzingis blows off exit meeting; Jackson says nobody is untouchable This is when the problems bubbled to the surface….

  • [NYPost] Knicks willing to trade Kristaps Porzingis
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:32:56 AM)

    Phil Jackson hasn’t ruled out trading the one positive of his failed term as Knicks president. According to a report Tuesday by The Vertical,

  • [ESPN] Vote: What should we make of the latest NBA trade rumors?
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:52:54 PM)

    Vote: What should we make of the latest NBA trade rumors?

  • [ESPN] Bulls, Knicks eye KU’s Jackson, sources say
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:50:43 PM)

    Bulls, Knicks eye KU’s Jackson, sources say

  • [ESPN] Sources: Teams talk to Knicks about Porzingis
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:17:02 AM)

    Sources: Teams talk to Knicks about Porzingis

  • [NYTimes] Trade Kristaps Porzingis? Knicks Seem Open to Listening
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:48:32 AM)

    The Knicks, according to multiple reports, are at least receptive to inquiries about Porzingis, their most alluring asset, as draft night approaches.

  • [NYTimes] Nets Said to Be Trading Brook Lopez to Lakers for D’Angelo Russell
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:33:14 AM)

    The Nets would also send the 27th pick in Thursday night’s N.B.A. draft to Los Angeles in return for the 21-year-old point guard and Timofey Mozgov.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is Frank Ntilikina next international prospect to play for Knicks?
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:42:31 PM)

    After having success with prospects from abroad in the past, could the Knicks be targeting Frank Ntilikina as their next international prospect?

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Will the Knicks trade Porzingis?
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:50:53 PM)

    The DNL guys debate the likelihood that the Knicks would trade Kristaps Porzingis and why they would make such a drastic move.

  • [SNY Knicks] Monk, Ntilikina, among potential targets for Knicks in NBA Draft
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 3:00:09 PM)

    Here’s a look at just a few of the prospects the Knicks could consider come draft time…

  • [SNY Knicks] Timeout with Taylor Rooks Podcast: NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:54:50 PM)

    Timeout with Taylor Rooks Podcast: NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil Jackson not ruling out trading Kristaps Porzingis
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:08:18 AM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson has not ruled out the possibility of trading Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis, and many teams are interested, per The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

  • [SNY Knicks] North Carolina’s Justin Jackson could be Knicks’ new scoring threat
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:00:17 PM)

    The Knicks could target North Carolina scoring threat Justin Jackson with their pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] New York Sports Today: Knicks and Nets prep for the draft
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:18:45 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: De’Aaron Fox on Knicks, NBA Draft
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:00:15 AM)

    SNY’s Justine Ward talks to De’Aaron Fox at his documentary screening to learn his thoughts about potentially being drafted by the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson hasn’t ruled out trading Kristaps Porzingis, reports say
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:01:41 PM)

    The Knicks reportedly have received calls on the availability of Kristaps Porzingis, and haven’t ruled out moving the player many view as the future face of the franchise.

  • [NYDN] Celtics interested in trading for Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:37:41 PM)

    As Phil Jackson’s stated publicly, he’s not ruling out dealing anybody — including Kristaps Porzingis. And the Celtics are interested.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson’s refusal to end Cold War killing Knicks, his legacy
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:30:51 PM)

    Why go two months without communicating with Kristaps Porzingis? Why let it get out that for the right price he’s yours?

  • [NYDN] Who Knicks could draft should they deal Kristaps Porzingis
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:11:46 PM)

    Maybe the Knicks aren’t actively shopping Kristaps Porzingis. But they’re listening.

  • [NYDN] Our advice for NY sports team presidents and GMs
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:53:01 AM)

    The week isn’t half over yet, but the decision-makers for many of New York’s sports teams have been front and center in the headlines.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans explode after report Knicks open to trading Porzingis
    (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 8:33:16 AM)

    Knicks fans have taken to social media to express their disgust with the organization, especially Phil Jackson.

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