Knicks Morning News (2017.06.22)

  • [NYTimes] 2017 N.B.A. Mock Drafts: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Then Who?
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:02:41 PM)

    The 76ers and Lakers are expected to take Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball with the top two picks. After that, it gets interesting.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Lakers Have a Plan While the Knicks Hold Triangle Tryouts
    (Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:21:58 AM)

    While the pieces seem to be falling into place in Los Angeles, turmoil surrounds the directionless Knicks and their president, Phil Jackson.

  • [NYTimes] Kristaps Porzingis Gone? Carmelo Anthony Staying? Phil Jackson on the State of the Knicks
    (Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:59:33 AM)

    Jackson, in an interview with the Madison Square Network, confirms the speculation that has surround two of the team’s marquee players.

  • [NYTimes] French Point Guard Frank Ntilikina Actually Likes the Knicks
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:46:52 PM)

    A presumptive lottery pick in Thursday’s N.B.A. draft even had kind words for Phil Jackson, the team’s embattled president.

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson confirms he’s listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:37:00 PM)

    Phil Jackson acknowledged that he has received calls and is listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis. The Knicks president didn’t dismiss the notion that he would move the 21-year-old forward for the right price.

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina believes he’s a good fit for Knicks’ triangle
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:32:12 PM)

    French guard Frank Ntilikina met with Knicks president Phil Jackson and other team officials Wednesday morning.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: NBA Draft Media Day
    (Thursday, June 22, 2017 2:54:39 AM)

    Michelle Yu catches up with all of the top prospects heading into Thursday night’s NBA draft in Brooklyn.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson says Knicks listening on trade proposals for Porzingis
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:56:23 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson said in an interview with MSG Network that the Knicks are receiving calls and listening to trade proposals for Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Michael Rapaport reacts to Porzingis trade rumors
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:06:50 PM)

    Actor and Knicks fan Michael Rapaport reacts to the trade rumors swirling around Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis on Loud Mouths…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have their eyes on Donovan Mitchell, Jr.
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:01:07 PM)

    The Knicks have Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell Jr., the son of Mets director of player relations Donovan Mitchell, on their radar for the 2017 NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dennis Smith Jr., Markkanen viable Draft options for Knicks
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:45:47 PM)

    On the eve of the NBA Draft, here’s a look at four more prospects the Knicks could consider taking.

  • [SNY Knicks] PG Frank Ntilikina met with Knicks on Wednesday
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:11:43 PM)

    French prospect, PG Frank Ntilikina, met with the Knicks Wednesday morning, according to Adam Zagoria.

  • [SNY Knicks] Suns, Celtics among potential destinations for Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:00:18 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] PG Donovan Mitchell scheduled to work out for Knicks Wednesday
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:58:24 AM)

    Louisville prospect, PG Donovan Mitchell, is scheduled to workout for the Knicks Wednesday, per ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Monk would be among ideal prospects to fit Knicks system, handle N.Y.
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:15:00 AM)

    Should Malik Monk be available when the Knicks pick at No. 8, New York could be looking at its future franchise point guard.

  • [SNY Knicks] Timeout with Taylor Rooks Podcast: NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:00:50 AM)

    Timeout with Taylor Rooks Podcast: NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant

  • [NYDN] Duke’s Luke Kennard is sold on playing in Knicks’ triangle
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:00:23 PM)

    Kennard has shot up NBA Draft boards over the last several months.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony tells Knicks he wants to stay in New York
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:48:36 PM)

    Anthony was given a no-trade clause by Jackson during their contract negotiations in 2014.

  • [NYDN] Evaluating Knicks’ draft prospects for No. 8 overall pick
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:45:32 PM)

    The pros and cons of Knicks draft prospects for their No. 8 overall pick.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson says Knicks are listening to offers for Porzingis
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:42:06 PM)

    The Knicks are “listening” to trade offers for Porzingis.

  • [NYDN] Josh Jackson refuses to workout for Boston, Knicks could trade up
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:27:10 PM)

    Josh Jackson’s decision not to work out for the Boston Celtics could alter the top selections in Thursday’s NBA Draft.

  • [NYDN] Dennis Smith Jr. on Knicks, triangle & other guards in NBA draft
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:21:24 PM)

    Not long ago, Dennis Smith Jr. was considered better than all these point guards – Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, D’Aaron Fox.

  • [NYDN] Frank Ntilikina on meeting with Knicks, upcoming NBA draft
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:23:07 AM)

    French point guard prospect Frank Ntilikina says he met with Phil Jackson, Jeff Hornacek and other members of the Knicks this week.

  • [NYDN] VIDEO: Michael Rapaport begs Phil not to trade Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 7:35:19 AM)

    Michael Rapaport joined fellow New Yorkers in opposition to reports of Phil Jackson’s willingness to trade away Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NYDN] Celtics interested in trading for Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:35:18 AM)

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

  • [NYDN] Knicks eye either Booker, Chriss from Suns for Porzingis: report
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:26:16 AM)

    Phil Jackson and the Knicks targeted either Devin Booker or Marquese Chriss from the Suns in a potential deal.

  • [ESPN] Phil on KP offers: Will do what’s best for team
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:32:48 PM)

    Phil on KP offers: Will do what’s best for team

  • [ESPN] Vote: How do you see draft night playing out?
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:08:09 PM)

    Vote: How do you see draft night playing out?

  • [NYPost] Joel Embiid to Porzingis: You can miss exit meetings in Philly
    (Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:37:28 AM)

    Joel Embiid apparently heard Phil Jackson and the Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis, so he made his own personal pitch to the 7-foot-3 big man to join the 76ers. The 76ers 7-foot center took a dig at Phil Jackson in the process, tweeting: The tweet was in reference to Jackson bringing up…

  • [NYPost] Knicks eyeing point guard of the future with the No. 8 pick
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 8:35:37 PM)

    French point guard Frank Ntilikina met with team president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and coach Jeff Hornacek at a restaurant next to the Garden on Wednesday morning. Later, Ntilikina, an 18-year-old point guard fresh off a plane from Paris and the French league finals, attended a pre-draft press conference in Midtown, where he…

  • [NYPost] Phil confirms Porzingis trade talk in stunningly frank interview
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:48:22 PM)

    Phil Jackson confirmed he is listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis and would pull the trigger if something is intriguing. Nevertheless, the Knicks president said nothing has piqued his interest yet, but he has to do “what’s good for the club.’’ A source told The Post on Wednesday the Knicks want a top-four pick and…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ long-shot new Porzingis: Phil Jackson meeting was ‘great’
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:03:51 PM)

    Arizona 7-footer Lauri Markkanen has never met Kristaps Porzingis. But the Finnish big man has texted him and spoken on the phone with him on multiple occasions. “We’ve talked about this process on text, phone, during the season,’’ the 20-year-old Markkanen said at Wednesday’s pre-draft press availability in Midtown. “Not in a while.’’ And certainly…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis talks Knicks frustration, newest ‘obsession’
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:25:43 AM)

    Memo to Phil Jackson: Kristaps Porzingis is getting stronger, putting on weight and “obsessed’’ with his offseason training. However, the 7-foot-3 Latvian for whom the Knicks president is listening to trade offers gave a lukewarm endorsement of the triangle offense, saying it hasn’t worked yet because the Knicks haven’t had the right players. In an…

  • [NYPost] NBA mock draft: Knicks splash, Celtics mystery waiting after 1-2
    (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:09:09 AM)

    If honesty were indeed the policy employed by most folks who attempt to piece together mock drafts, a lot of picks past the top 10 merely would be listed as NBC: No (Bleeping) Clue. But here is one stab, based on talks with executives, scouts, writers and bartenders across the country, at what may happen…

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