Knicks Morning News (2017.06.25)

  • [NYDN] From war-torn Rwanda to Knicks, the journey of Frank Ntilikina
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:44:47 PM)

    To understand what truly drives Frank Ntilikina, one must travel back two decades and cross the Atlantic Ocean.

  • [NYDN] With or without Porzingis, Phil’s in it for long haul with Knicks
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:52:22 PM)

    Should the kid, Kristaps Porzingis, have attended an exit meeting with his boss after the Knicks’ season mercifully ended? Sure.

  • [NYDN] Dolan happy as Jax takes the heat and Knick fans fill his wallet
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:55:00 AM)

    The bet here is Garden boss James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan felt no angst over the media fallout surrounding Phil Jackson.

  • [NYTimes] Q&A: Red Auerbach Told Bill Russell, ‘I’m the Coach and You’ll Fit’
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:35:03 PM)

    Russell, the Boston Celtics star, recalls in a Q. and A. how he and his peers transformed basketball and perceptions of blacks in professional sports.

  • [NYTimes] For W.N.B.A.’s Oldest Rookie, a Lot of Persistence Goes a Long Way
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 5:52:26 PM)

    After playing for years overseas, Yvonne Turner of the Phoenix Mercury is still coming to grips with the fact that she has finally reached her goal, at age 29.

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina excited to team with Kristaps Porzingis, run triangle
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 5:39:30 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina joins a long list of people who is relieved that the Knicks didn’t trade Kristaps Porzingis on draft night. Ntilikina believes he can flourish with Porzingis.

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ Carmelo-Porzingis problem no one dares speak of
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 6:51:16 PM)

    As a practical basketball matter, let’s go back to the 2015 NBA draft, when we might have heard, “With the fourth overall selection, the Knicks select 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis.” “Wow! Tell us more.” “Well, he has one specialty.” “What’s that?” “Outside shooting.” Perhaps it has something to do — or a lot to do —…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose wants to be a Knick but voice from the past is calling
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 6:35:28 PM)

    B.J. Armstrong, the agent for Derrick Rose, isn’t surprised the Timberwolves, with Tom Thibodeau their president and head coach, have emerged again as potential suitors for his client. But he hopes at least to meet with the Knicks before the free-agency period begins July 1. “If it was up to Tom, he’d reunite with all…

  • [NYPost] Fran Fraschilla is high on only one of the Knicks’ foreign picks
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 5:01:31 PM)

    Fran Fraschilla, ESPN’s draft guru, knows the international basketball scene from top to bottom: from Frenchman Frank Ntilikina, the top international prospect in this year’s NBA draft, to the most obscure, Ognjen Jaramaz of Serbia — both of whom were selected by the Knicks. After the Knicks made Ntilkina a lottery selection with the No….

  • [NYPost] Meet Frank Ntilikina, who trusts Phil Jackson and has just one hobby
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:37:23 PM)

    Knicks first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina, an 18-year-old French League point guard taken eighth overall on Thursday, takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: What would you want to tell Knicks fans about Phil Jackson? A: He has a system that brings a lot of championships. We have to trust…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks pick Frank Ntilikina could be perfect fit for the triangle
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:32:10 PM)

    Unable to trade up in the lottery, the Knicks held on to the No. 8 pick and selected French point guard Frank Ntilikina, who was promptly greeted with a mix of cheers and boos when his name was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at Barclays Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jerome Williams returns to New York for BIG3 with fond memories
    (Saturday, June 24, 2017 2:22:30 PM)

    The BIG3, set to kick off Sunday, June 25th at the Barclays Center, is a basketball league that figures to give nostalgic fans an opportunity to look back on fond memories of their basketball fandoms by featuring some of their favorite players.

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