Knicks Morning News (2017.06.27)

  • [NYTimes] Russell Westbrook Wins M.V.P. at N.B.A. Awards
    (Tuesday, June 27, 2017 3:55:47 AM)

    Westbrook received the honor after a season in which he set a record with 42 triple-doubles.

  • [NYTimes] D’Angelo Russell, Happy for a Fresh Start, Is Ready to Lead the Nets His Way
    (Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:19:09 AM)

    Criticized by the Lakers executive Magic Johnson for not playing a greater role in Los Angeles, Russell said he would lead by example in Brooklyn.

  • [NYTimes] 8 Reasons the Big3 Might Succeed, and 6 Reasons It Might Fail
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 2:45:39 PM)

    Attendance at Barclays Center for the debut event in the professional three-on-three basketball league was promising, but the rosters were full of journeymen.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. All-Rookie Team Includes Four Foreign-Born Players
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 6:07:17 PM)

    Dario Saric and Malcolm Brogdon were unanimous selections to the first team.

  • [NY Newsday] Russell Westbrook named MVP at NBA Awards show
    (Tuesday, June 27, 2017 2:21:19 AM)

    Russell Westbrook’s historic NBA season culminated with him hoisting the Most Valuable Player trophy and breaking down on stage.

  • [NY Newsday] BIG3’s Kenyon Martin says Nets and Knicks fans ‘getting cheated’
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 9:42:19 PM)

    Kenyon Martin played for the Nets and Knicks and was not reluctant to express his opinions during either experience. Now that he is 39 and a mere alumnus of both franchises, he is not about to get shy.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez named to NBA All-Rookie First Team
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 3:56:45 PM)

    Knicks center Willy Hernangomez was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, as voted by the media covering the league.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks set Orlando summer league roster
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 3:52:28 PM)

    The Knicks will have some familiar faces on their summer league roster, and all three picks from last week’s draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina, Dotson among players on Knicks’ Summer League roster
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 3:40:38 PM)

    PG Frank Ntilikina, who the Knicks selected with the 8th overall pick during last week’s NBA Draft, will be on the team’s Summer League roster.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kenyon Martin thinks Knicks fans are ‘getting cheated’
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 3:10:01 PM)

    Former Knicks F Kenyon Martin thinks that Knicks fans are ‘getting cheated,’ per Newsday’s Neil Best.

  • [SNY Knicks] Undrafted rookie Canyon Barry thinks he fits well in Knicks’ triangle
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 1:52:05 PM)

    Undrafted rookie G Canyon Barry believes his game would be a perfect fit for the Knicks triangle offense, per Mike Vorkunov of The New York Times.

  • [SNY Knicks] Willy Hernangomez named to NBA’s All-Rookie First Team
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 12:51:14 PM)

    Knicks C Willy Hernangomez was named to the NBA’s 2016-17 All-Rookie First Team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Marshall Plumlee to play for Knicks in Summer League
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 11:30:28 AM)

    Marshall Plumlee will play for the Knicks in this year’s Summer League.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez lavished with NBA rookie honor
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 10:34:48 AM)

    The disaster that was the Knicks’ 2016-17 season actually had some bright spots. Honest. One of them was the play of rookie Willy Hernangomez, who was recognized Monday as a member of the NBA’s All-Rookie first team. Hernangomez, a 6-foot-11 center, led all qualified rookies with a 52.9 field-goal percentage while averaging 8.2 points and…

  • [NYDN] Jackson might want Anthony gone, but ball is in Melo’s court
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 9:33:46 PM)

    Either Phil Jackson forgot that Carmelo Anthony holds all the cards, or he simply doesn’t care.

  • [NYDN] Spurs exec, former Knick Monty Williams given Sager Strong Award
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 9:27:17 PM)

    Spurs executive Monty Williams carried on Craig Sager’s legacy Monday night.

  • [NYDN] Hernangomez earns First Team All-Rookie selection for Knicks
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 4:23:42 PM)

    For the fifth time in the last seven years, the Knicks have a First Team All-Rookie selection.

  • [NYDN] Ron Harper believes in Phil Jackson, is in favor of his moves
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 12:07:16 PM)

    Ron Harper, knows a thing or two about winning NBA titles under Phil Jackson, has faith in the Knicks president.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony posts La La birthday photo on Instagram
    (Monday, June 26, 2017 10:26:56 AM)

    Please don’t La La-leave me.

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