Knicks Morning News (2017.06.06)

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing car
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 4:49:51 PM)

    Ex-Knicks head coach Derek Fisher has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his car early Sunday morning.

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher talks for first time since DUI crash
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 4:12:07 PM)

    Derek Fisher spoke for the first time about his Sunday morning car crash and ensuing DUI arrest.

  • [SNY Knicks] Monk would be among ideal prospects to fit Knicks system, handle N.Y.
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 5:15:00 PM)

    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] Knicks to work out Dotson on Tuesday, Kornet on Wednesday
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 6:00:00 PM)

    The New York Knicks will reportedly work out Houston guard Damyean Dotson on Tuesday and Vanderbilt forward Luke Kornet on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] JRSportBrief: Is New York City the toughest town to play in?
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 3:00:13 PM)

    In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR debates the merits of New York City as the toughest town to play for athletes.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks keeping close tabs on De’Aaron Fox
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 12:01:59 PM)

    The Knicks continue to keep a close eye on top draft prospect, Kentucky PG De’Aaron Fox, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Porzingis posts workout videos
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 9:05:21 AM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis posted workout videos to his Twitter account as he continued his offseason training.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: The Golden State Warriors Are Simply Too Great
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 12:05:29 PM)

    Did someone predict the Cavaliers in seven? Must have been a hacker.

  • [NYTimes] In N.B.A. and N.H.L. Finals, Gold Cloth Is the Standard
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 6:00:33 AM)

    For decking out the fans of the four finalists, the color has become a hot commodity, except in Cleveland. Keeping the shirts coming can be tricky.

  • [NYTimes] Sure, He’s Good at Basketball, but How Are His Twitter Skills?
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:00:23 AM)

    More than other sports leagues, the N.B.A. has hooked the coveted millennial audience by projecting its players’ off-court personalities.

  • [NYTimes] Cleveland, Now a Foe, Is Familiar Terrain to Mike Brown
    (Tuesday, June 06, 2017 12:12:12 AM)

    Brown, the assistant coach who filled in this postseason while Steve Kerr dealt with back trouble, led the Cavaliers to the N.B.A. finals in 2007.

  • [ESPN] Fisher happy to be alive after car flip, arrest
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 5:19:26 PM)

    Fisher happy to be alive after car flip, arrest

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.06.05)

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing car
    (Sunday, June 04, 2017 3:16:19 PM)

    Ex-Knicks head coach Derek Fisher has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his car early Sunday morning.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: From the Cradle of Innovation Comes a Self-Driving Team
    (Sunday, June 04, 2017 3:47:53 PM)

    The players of the Golden State Warriors, a squad run more like a start-up than a sports team, set the destination and choose the best route.

  • [NYTimes] Celebrities Flock to Warriors. And We’re Talking About Practice.
    (Sunday, June 04, 2017 5:28:21 PM)

    Golden State has invited many boldface names to watch the team work out. Some expected to see more, but for one author, “It was just plain WOWWWW!!!!”

  • [NYTimes] In N.B.A. and N.H.L. Finals, Gold Cloth Is the Standard
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 6:00:33 AM)

    For decking out the fans of the four finalists, the color has become a hot commodity, except in Cleveland. Keeping the shirts coming can be tricky.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113 | Warriors lead the series, 2-0: Warriors Handily Defeat the Cavaliers in Game 2
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 4:27:00 AM)

    Golden State took a two-games-to-none lead in the N.B.A. finals as Coach Steve Kerr returned to the team and Stephen Curry had the first playoff triple-double of his career.

  • [NYTimes] Steve Kerr Returns to Coach Warriors in Game 2 of the N.B.A. Finals
    (Monday, June 05, 2017 1:54:58 AM)

    Kerr, who sought treatment for pain stemming from a back operation, stepped aside from his usual duties after the Warriors’ first two games of the playoffs.

  • [ESPN] Derek Fisher flips car, suspected of DUI
    (Sunday, June 04, 2017 1:11:32 PM)

    Derek Fisher flips car, suspected of DUI

  • [NY Newsday] Derek Fisher, Knicks’ ex-coach and former Laker, arrested on DUI charge after crash
    (Sunday, June 04, 2017 4:39:00 PM)

    Former Los Angeles Lakers player and ex-New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after he flipped his vehicle on a California highway, authorities said.

  • [NYPost] Derek Fisher grateful to be alive after crash, DUI arrest
    (Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:58:40 PM)

    Former Los Angeles Lakers player and ex-New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and “Basketball Wives” reality star Gloria Govan say they are grateful to be OK after a crash that led to Fisher’s arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. Fisher and Govan released a joint statement Sunday afternoon, hours after Fisher’s arrest in Los…

  • [NYPost] Derek Fisher arrested for DUI after car crash
    (Sunday, June 04, 2017 9:25:31 AM)

    Derek Fisher, the former Los Angeles Laker and ex-head coach of the New York Knicks, was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his car on an LA freeway, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol said both Fisher and his lone passenger in the 2015 Cadillac, former “Basketball Wives” reality star…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.06.04)

  • [NY Newsday] J.R. Smith on Knicks’ treatment of Carmelo Anthony: ‘Unfair and unjust’
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 7:48:00 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Former Knick J.R. Smith contended on Saturday that he hasn’t specifically discussed with friend and ex-teammate Carmelo Anthony whether or not he will waive his no-trade clause rather than continue to butt heads with Knicks president Phil Jackson. But Smith made it clear that he believes Anthony has been treated unprofessionally regarding Jackson’s persistent public criticism.

  • [NYPost] Knicks only can hope to snag ‘one of the great point guards’
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:27:06 PM)

    The celebration inside the Neuse Christian Academy locker room in Red Springs, N.C., became wild after the high-school team survived a last-second battle against Freedom Christian. That is, until its coach, Ken Adrian, angrily entered the room. “You guys are all proud and going crazy,’’ he snapped at them. “You guys just beat an eighth…

  • [NYPost] Remembering the anniversary of the worst Knicks’ loss ever
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 6:18:03 PM)

    June 2 passed quietly Friday. The baseball teams both lost. The NBA and NHL finals took breathers. People either wrung their hands about Odell Beckham Jr. missing more voluntary workouts, or pondered wringing the necks of people who believe OBJ blowing off OTAs is OMG. Even Knicks fans probably didn’t realize how momentous that day…

  • [NYPost] NBA mock draft 2.0: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball and Knicks pick …
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:55:46 PM)

    With an exceptionally deep NBA draft just three weeks away, here is the Post’s projection at how it may play out June 22 at Barclays Center. 1. Celtics (from Nets) Markelle Fultz: PG, Washington Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said they likely will keep the pick. That is the smart move, and Fultz (23.2 points, 5.9…

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Phil Jackson continue to keep their eyes on De’Aaron Fox
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 10:00:47 PM)

    Barring the unforeseen, the Knicks won’t get a chance to draft De’Aaron Fox.

  • [NYTimes] For David Griffin, a Cavaliers Architect, the Future Is Uncertain
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 4:19:54 PM)

    David Griffin, Cleveland’s general manager, has walked a fine line in building a powerhouse while trying to make LeBron James happy. With his contract set to expire, he’s keeping a low profile.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.06.03)

  • [ESPN] Sources: Some in Knicks’ front office would like to pursue trade for Ricky Rubio
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 12:00:34 AM)

    Sources: Some in Knicks’ front office would like to pursue trade for Ricky Rubio

  • [ESPN] Oakley won’t accept deal; trial set for August
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 11:22:39 AM)

    Oakley won’t accept deal; trial set for August

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley turns down plea deal in MSG melee
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 9:08:51 AM)

    Ex-Knick Charles Oakley refused a plea deal Friday for allegedly assaulting two Madison Square Garden security guards during a televised scuffle at a basketball game in February. Assistant District Attorney Ryan Lipes offered Oakley an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal — a deal that wouldn’t require him to admit any guilt. If the baller stayed…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have spoken with Blazers about acquiring first-round pick
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 12:00:02 PM)

    The Knicks have spoken with the Trailblazers about acquiring one of Portland’s first-round picks in the upcoming NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Charles Oakley’s trial date set for August 4
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 10:00:03 AM)

    Former Knick Charles Oakley’s trial date stemming from his February incident at Madison Square Garden is scheduled for August 4.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley rejects offer, trial set to start Aug. 4
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 7:23:00 PM)

    Charles Oakley on Friday rejected an offer that could have led to the dismissal of his misdemeanor charges stemming from his February scuffle with Madison Square Garden security and instead agreed to take his case to trial Aug. 4.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Switching, Swarming and Suffocating: Warriors Defense Dominates
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 12:05:10 PM)

    The Warriors’ one-for-all activity and athleticism has been a less-celebrated constant during an extraordinary three-season run.

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. Players’ Overseas Obligations Cramp Their Teams
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 11:28:56 PM)

    The Liberty will be losing two stars, Kia Vaughn and Epiphanny Prince, for most of June because they will be playing in the EuroBasket tournament.

  • [NYTimes] Jack McCloskey, Architect of Detroit Pistons’ ‘Bad Boys’ Teams, Dies at 91
    (Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:53:30 AM)

    By drafting and trading for rugged players like Dennis Rodman and Bill Laimbeer, Mr. McCloskey built a pugnacious squad that won two N.B.A. titles.

  • [NYTimes] Oakley Rejects Plea Bargain and Demands Day in Court
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 7:09:28 PM)

    Charles Oakley, the former Knicks star, declined a plea offer to dispose of assault charges stemming from an altercation at Madison Square Garden, insisting he wanted to go to trial.

  • [NYTimes] Rihanna vs. Apple Outshines Warriors vs. Cavs
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 6:14:45 PM)

    The pop sensation stole the spotlight Thursday night, drawing the attention of Kevin Durant, Jeff Van Gundy and Apple Music’s Eddy Cue.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley trial date set for heated MSG ejection assault rap
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 10:42:37 PM)

    “Mr. Oakley, run him to the ground, buddy!” a passerby fan shouted at him on his way into the courtroom.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.06.02)

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis shot down in big way by model on Instagram
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 2:15:32 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis blew off his Knicks exit interview; model Ines Nikic blew off him — while smooching another man. The Knicks’ Latvian sensation tried to play the fame (and good looks) card on Instagram this week — a move he’s pulled before, albeit more successfully, with a Sports Illustrated model — and received the ultimate…

  • [NYPost] Knicks explore trade for another first-round pick
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 11:47:10 AM)

    The Knicks reportedly have asked about trading for one of the capped-out Trail Blazers’ three first-round picks in the NBA Draft. The Trail Blazers are open to deals for some combination of the picks — Nos. 15, 20 and 26 — and the Knicks have engaged them in talks, according to the Sporting News. The Knicks…

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 113, Cavaliers 91 | Golden State leads series, 1-0: The Warriors Drub the Cavaliers in a Defeat for Parity
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 3:36:42 AM)

    Kevin Durant, the new guy to the rivalry, leads Golden State to victory in yet another lopsided N.B.A. playoff game.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Finals: Here’s How the Warriors Dominated Game 1
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 3:36:34 AM)

    Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry combined for 66 points, 18 assists and 14 rebounds in a blowout over the Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Against Warriors, Cavaliers Could Render the Regular Season Meaningless
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 12:35:28 AM)

    After beating a Golden State team that had 16 more wins in their second N.B.A. finals matchup a year ago, Cleveland is looking to repeat that feat.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Commissioner Is Ready for Change in ‘One-and-Done’ Rule
    (Friday, June 02, 2017 2:37:13 AM)

    Adam Silver said of the draft-eligibility rule, “My sense is it’s not working for anyone,” though he isn’t sure how it should be modified.

  • [NYDN] Adam Silver: Phil Jackson has right to publicly put Melo on block
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 5:24:18 PM)

    Commissioner Adam Silver never considered punishing Phil Jackson for publicly placing Carmelo Anthony on the trading block.

  • [SNY Knicks] The math behind Melo trade could be tricky for Knicks
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 4:30:38 PM)

    It is no secret Knicks president Phil Jackson wants to trade away Carmelo Anthony this offseason, but the number behind it could turn off potential suitors, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have spoken with Blazers about acquiring first-round pick
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:30:02 PM)

    The Knicks have spoken with the Trailblazers about acquiring one of Portland’s first-round picks in the upcoming NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Smith, Shumpert say Melo wants to stay with Knicks
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 11:30:14 AM)

    Carmeo Anthony’s former teammates J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert believe Anthony wants to stay with the Knicks.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks, Blazers talk 1st-round pick
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:44:37 PM)

    Sources: Knicks, Blazers talk 1st-round pick

  • [ESPN] Rumor Central: Former teammates believe Carmelo Anthony prefers to stick with Knicks
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 11:11:05 AM)

    Rumor Central: Former teammates believe Carmelo Anthony prefers to stick with Knicks

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks, Trail Blazers hold trade talks centering on draft picks, report says
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 8:53:00 PM)

    The Knicks reportedly have had discussions with the Portland Trail Blazers about acquiring another first-round draft pick.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.06.01)

  • [ESPN] How numbers would add up in a Carmelo Anthony trade
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:45:04 PM)

    How numbers would add up in a Carmelo Anthony trade

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Responds to Racial Vandalism: ‘Being Black in America Is Tough’
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 2:49:48 AM)

    James gave a frank and emotional response at a news conference after a racial slur was discovered painted on his house in Los Angeles.

  • [NYTimes] The Warriors, Once the N.B.A.’s Darlings, Flirt With the Villains’ Role
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:55:38 PM)

    Things turned when Golden State signed Kevin Durant because fans want “Hulk Hogan versus Andre the Giant, not for them to tag-team together.”

  • [NYTimes] An N.B.A. Throwback: Ads on Jerseys
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:28:44 PM)

    Players on company teams once sported uniforms emblazoned with logos, like that of Goodyear. When N.B.A. teams begin wearing ads from sponsors next season, Goodyear will again be on a uniform.

  • [NYTimes] Sorry, Cavaliers. It’s Warriors (in Four, Five, Six or Seven).
    (Thursday, June 01, 2017 12:53:48 AM)

    Editors and writers from The Times predict how the much anticipated N.B.A. finals will play out.

  • [NYDN] J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert weigh in on Carmelo Anthony and Knicks
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:25:18 PM)

    There’s been no indication Carmelo Anthony is willing to heed Phil Jackson’s advice and waive the no-trade clause.

  • [SNY Knicks] Isaiah Briscoe’s workout with the Knicks went “very well”
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:56:43 PM)

    Former Kentucky guard, Isaiah Briscoe, told zagsblog.com that his workout with the Knicks went “very well.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Could Knicks land another first round pick for O’Quinn?
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:00:13 PM)

    Talk of the Pistons being motivated to move their lottery pick for a proven veteran is sure to be the first in a domino effect of speculation across the league.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mark Jackson: Phil Jackson a “failure” as Knicks president
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:32:48 AM)

    ESPN NBA analyst and former Knicks point guard, Mark Jackson, called Knicks president Phil Jackson a “failure,” according to Marc Berman of the NY Post.