Knicks Morning News (2017.07.31)

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose wanted no part of the Knicks’ plans for him
    (Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:28:54 PM)

    Kyrie Irving wants the Knicks. Derrick Rose did not. The divorce was mutual when Rose accepted the Cavaliers’ veteran minimum for one year, $2.1 million last week. The Knicks, who kept in contact with Rose until the end, never offered him the veteran’s minimum, according to an NBA source. Knicks brass believes newly acquired veteran…

  • [NYDN] VIDEO: Ex-Knick Danilo Gallinari punches opponent, fractures hand
    (Sunday, July 30, 2017 7:08:16 PM)

    Not a good look for Gallinari.

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  • [NYTimes] Knicks Sign Ramon Sessions to Bolster Backcourt
    (Saturday, July 29, 2017 1:11:45 AM)

    The Knicks agreed to a one-year contract with Sessions, a 10-year veteran who will join the rookie Frank Ntilikina and Ron Baker as the team’s point guards.

  • [NYTimes] The Next Great Point Guard? Layshia Clarendon Makes Her Case
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 6:49:05 PM)

    Clarendon leads the W.N.B.A. in assists and assist percentage, earning a spot in the All-Star Game. Few could have imagined that before the season — except her.

  • [ESPN] Knicks, Sessions agree to one-year deal
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 3:23:06 PM)

    Knicks, Sessions agree to one-year deal

  • [NYDN] Knicks finalizing 1-year deal with point guard Ramon Sessions
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 10:50:04 PM)

    Just in time for Frank Ntilikina’s birthday, the Knicks finally have a veteran to help the young point guard.

  • [NYDN] Stephon Marbury: Derrick Rose’s Cavs contract is a ‘crime’
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 8:40:42 AM)

    Stephon Marbury didn’t get the memo.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign Ramon Sessions to one-year deal
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 3:04:26 PM)

    Sessions, 31, averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 assists in 50 games last season for the Hornets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway on Knicks’ massive offer: ‘Man, that’s crazy’
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 9:50:40 AM)

    After signing a four-year, $71 million offer sheet to join the Knicks, guard Tim Hardaway Jr. was reportedly still surprised that New York offered him such a significant deal.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks among six teams to make offer for Cavs’ Irving
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 8:54:00 AM)

    The New York Knicks are reportedly among six teams who have already made an offer to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Kyrie Irving.

  • [NY Newsday] Ramon Sessions agrees to one-year deal with Knicks, source says
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 8:32:11 PM)

    The Knicks and journeyman point guard Ramon Sessions agreed on a one-year contract for the league minimum, a source confirmed Friday.

  • [NYPost] Knicks sign their Frank Ntilikina mentor
    (Friday, July 28, 2017 10:49:06 AM)

    The Knicks have their mentor for rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina. Ramon Sessions, 31, a 10-season veteran who spent last season with the Charlotte Hornets, has signed a one year deal worth $2.33 million, according to the guard’s agent, Mark Bartelstein. Sessions carries career averages of 10.6 points and 4.1 assists. Last season, he averaged…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.07.28)

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving ‘very badly’ wants to join the Knicks: report
    (Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:48:45 PM)

    Kyrie Irving wants to join the New York Knicks “very badly.” ESPN’s Pablo Torre

  • [NYDN] Porzingis pays tribute to NY, Latvia and Knicks with sneaker
    (Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:26:48 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is paying homage to his home — both his new and his old.

  • [NYDN] Kyrie Irving wants ‘very badly’ to play for the Knicks: report
    (Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:58:55 AM)

    Never underestimate the lure of coming home.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Kyrie Irving wants to be traded to the Knicks
    (Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:40:13 AM)

    PG Kyrie Irving is reportedly seeking a trade to the Knicks.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.07.27)

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo still focused on being traded to Rockets, not Cavs
    (Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:05:14 PM)

    A trade for Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving seems unlikely given the fact that SF Carmelo Anthony is still focused on being traded to the Houston Rockets, per ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose as 6th man can be game changer – If Cavs keep Kyrie
    (Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:56:31 PM)

    Despite Kyrie Irving’s wishes, the Cavaliers do not have to trade him this year.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.07.26)

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose’s tumultuous time with Knicks a failed experiment
    (Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:52:20 PM)

    With Derrick Rose going to Cavs to potentially replace Kyrie Irving, Phil Jackson’s mistake officially became a one-year failed experiment.

  • [ESPN] Rockets still Anthony’s top priority, making an Irving-to-Knicks trade a long shot
    (Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:35:39 AM)

    Rockets still Anthony’s top priority, making an Irving-to-Knicks trade a long shot

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Where will Carmelo Anthony be traded to?
    (Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:49:33 PM)

    The DNL panel debates where they think Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will be traded to in light of the Kyrie Irving trade request.

  • [SNY Knicks] New York Sports today: Derrick Rose signs with Cleveland
    (Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:54:46 AM)

  • [NYTimes] John Kundla, Winning Coach of Fledgling Lakers, Dies at 101
    (Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:55:01 AM)

    Kundla led the Minneapolis team to five titles in the N.B.A. and its immediate precursor.

  • [NYPost] If Carmelo really wants to leave Knicks, there’s a way to ensure it
    (Tuesday, July 25, 2017 2:55:10 PM)

    On the one hand, it is perfectly understandable why Carmelo Anthony feels he should be entitled to drive the agenda now. For months he sat in stony silence while his name and reputation were bloodied by his ex-boss. He was determined to win his cold war with Phil Jackson. And won it. Now, he wants…

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose signed with Cavaliers to compete for a championship
    (Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:33:06 PM)

    CLEVELAND — Derrick Rose’s goal is to win an NBA championship. He’s a little closer to one.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.07.25)

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose signs one-year minimum deal with Cavaliers
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 7:26:08 PM)

    Former New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Can the Knicks trade for Kyrie Irving?
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 5:47:11 PM)

    The guys discuss the likelihood of Kyrie Irving being traded to the Knicks in light of the recent rumors of his desire to leave Cleveland.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Carmelo Anthony, Thunder ‘circling each other’
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 1:15:07 PM)

    Anthony is reportedly willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Cavaliers or Rockets.

  • [SNY Knicks] JRSportBrief: Will Knicks pair Kyrie Irving with Kristaps Porzingis?
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 12:30:02 PM)

    In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on, JR discusses why it’ll be difficult for the Knicks to land the Cavs’ Kyrie Irving.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Dotson reportedly agree to three-year deal
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 8:13:43 AM)

    The Knicks and second-round pick Damyean Dotson have agreed to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavaliers, source says
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 8:36:00 PM)

    Derrick Rose agrees to deal with Cavaliers, source says

  • [NYPost] Thunder emerge to shake up Carmelo Anthony trade market
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 8:44:37 AM)

    It has been 104 days since the Knicks played their last regular-season game, officially ending their season. It only seems like it has been 10,000 days and then some. And that’s largely because of the Carmelo Anthony situation, which on Monday saw a new team, the Thunder, identified as the latest suitor for the 10-time…

  • [NYTimes] On Basketball: In Kyrie Irving’s Revelation, a Moment of Reflection
    (Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:08:13 AM)

    Irving’s request that he be traded so he can escape the long shadow of LeBron James mirrors the Bill Parcells-Bill Belichick saga of the Jets in 2000.

  • [NYTimes] Hard Work in South Korea Pays Off for Jonquel Jones and W.N.B.A’s Sun
    (Tuesday, July 25, 2017 12:01:52 AM)

    Jones’s All Star-caliber play for Connecticut partly reflects her off-season stint with an overseas league known for its rigorous two-a-day practices.

  • [NYTimes] Derrick Rose and Cavaliers Are Said to Agree to One-Year Deal
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 11:59:13 PM)

    Rose, the former league M.V.P., could give the Cavs some insurance in the backcourt after his disappointing one-year tenure with the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] John Kundla, Winning Coach of Fledgling Lakers, Dies at 101
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 2:09:34 PM)

    Kundla led the Minneapolis team to five titles in the N.B.A. and its immediate precursor.

  • [NYDN] Josh Longstaff is lead candidate to become Hawks’ G-League coach
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 8:27:55 PM)

    Former Knicks assistant coach Josh Longstaff has emerged as the leading candidate to become coach of the Hawks’ G-League team.

  • [NYDN] Rose signing with Cavs adds layer to Kyrie Irving trade drama
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 8:24:32 PM)

    Will Derrick Rose turn out to be Kyrie Irving’s backup or the most underpaid starting point guard in the league?

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose signing with Cavs amid Kyrie Irving trade request
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 3:14:24 PM)

    Derrick Rose is reportedly teaming up with LeBron James after Kyrie Irving requested a trade out of Cleveland.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.07.24)

  • [NY Newsday] Scott Perry to add Gerald Madkins as Knicks assistant GM, source says
    (Sunday, July 23, 2017 6:14:00 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills said new GM Scott Perry would be able to add people to the front office, and he’s close to doing just that.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to hire Madkins as assistant GM
    (Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:21:47 PM)

    The New York Knicks will hire Gerald Madkins to become their new assistant general manager.

  • [NYDN] Gerald Madkins is leaving Clippers to become Knicks assistant GM
    (Sunday, July 23, 2017 11:42:06 AM)

    The Knicks appear to be making their first significant front office hire under new general manager Scott Perry.

  • [NYTimes] John Kundla, Winning Coach of Fledgling Lakers, Dies at 101
    (Monday, July 24, 2017 1:53:06 AM)

    Kundla led the Minneapolis team to five titles in the N.B.A. and its immediate precursor.

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A.’s Seattle Storm Embrace a Role in Social Activism
    (Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:25:30 PM)

    With owners, players, a president and a coach who are all women, the Storm held a rally for Planned Parenthood as they hosted the league’s All-Star Game.

  • [NYPost] Knicks give three-year deal to 2nd-rounder who’s impressed
    (Sunday, July 23, 2017 6:59:30 PM)

    The Knicks would like to interrupt the summer of Carmelo Anthony and other assorted rumors to deal with other player news. Second-round pick Damyean Dotson, the 44th selection overall from the University of Houston, is getting a three-year deal from the team. The third year is a team option. The first two are guaranteed at…

  • [NYPost] New Knicks regime makes 1st move in plucking Clippers exec
    (Sunday, July 23, 2017 2:37:09 PM)

    The Knicks’ new front-office hierarchy is making its first move. And it involves the new front-office hierarchy. According to multiple league sources, Gerald Madkins will be named the Knicks new assistant general manager, leaving the Clippers, where he was director of basketball operations since September 2012. Madkins, 48, who played parts of three NBA seasons…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.07.23)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Bernard King on Knicks
    (Sunday, July 23, 2017 1:02:17 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis says New York ‘is the best place to win’ at Latvian kids camp
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 2:59:01 PM)

    Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis believes New York gives him the best opportunity to win, per The Post’s Marc Berman.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Scott Perry, Steve Mills blazing new trails of minority leadership
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:27:23 PM)

    When the Knicks hired Scott Perry as general manager last week and elevated Steve Mills to president, the team became the first NBA franchise to have two African-Americans serving in those top management spots.

  • [NYDN] How Kyrie Irving would impact Knicks, Spurs, Timberwolves or Heat
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:34:50 AM)

    Let’s take a look at how Kyrie Irving going to one of his four teams might work.

  • [NYTimes] Yankees 5, Mariners 1: Aaron Judge’s Power Bursts Back Into View With a Towering Blast
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:25:19 AM)

    Judge, who had been mired in a slump since the All-Star break, crushed a home run that nearly left Safeco Field in the Yankees’ win.

  • [NYPost] Knicks GM Scott Perry dishes on how soul food creates a winner
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:58:14 PM)

    New Knicks general manager Scott Perry takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: From an intangible standpoint, describe the perfect Scott Perry basketball player. A: Tough … competitive … intelligent … would do anything it takes to win. Q: How would you characterize your managerial style? A: I would say…

  • [NYPost] Why Kyrie Irving could be too steep of a price for Knicks
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:13:56 PM)

    Something big was needed to take the focus, if even for a day or a few hours, away from the Carmelo Anthony saga as the center of the Knicks’ universe. And Kyrie Irving wanting out of Cleveland did just that. Especially with the Knicks as one of the teams occupying a slot on his preferred…

  • [NYPost] A Latvian kid got Kristaps Porzingis to clarify his Knicks future
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:11:45 AM)

    Although Latvian journalists were instructed not to query Kristaps Porzingis about the Knicks travails during training camp for the European Championships, a kid camper had no such restrictions. Last weekend at a basketball camp in Latvia attended by about 250 children, one youngster asked Porzingis in his native tongue why he wouldn’t abandon New York,…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.07.22)

  • [NYDN] Knicks even being part of Kyrie Irving sweepstakes speaks volumes
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 9:55:25 PM)

    The best news of the Knicks terrible offseason is that an actual All Star has included them among the teams he’d prefer to be traded to.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis likes Twitter photo of Kyrie Irving in Knicks jersey
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 7:26:22 PM)

    New York was one of four teams Irving said he would play for.

  • [NYDN] Scott Perry, new Knicks GM, admits he’s never met James Dolan
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 3:19:26 PM)

    “I have not met with him yet, but am looking forward to that,” said Perry.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Should the Knicks explore trading for Irving?
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:17:45 AM)

    Should the Knicks explore a trade with the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks in serious trade talks with Cavs to swap Melo for Irving
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 5:00:08 PM)

    Irving, 25, will earn $18.8 million this coming season, $20 million in 2018-19, and $21.3 million in 2019-20, after which he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony willing to waive trade kicker to help facilitate deal to Rockets
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 1:15:45 PM)

    A clause in Anthony’s contract stipulates that his salary goes up 15 percent if he’s traded. Waiving that clause would potentially make it easier for a trade partner to match contracts.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lillard, McCollum believe Carmelo Anthony could join Blazers
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 11:15:52 AM)

    It has been reported that Carmelo Anthony no longer wants to play for the Knicks, and the Blazers believe the All-Star forward could play for them next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frazier ‘shocked’ by Jackson’s firing, hopes Anthony doesn’t hold grudge
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 9:44:11 AM)

    New York Knicks Hall of Famer Walt “Clyde” Frazier said he was “shocked” by Phil Jackson’s firing and hopes forward Carmelo Anthony doesn’t hold a grudge against the franchise amid his displeasure with the organization.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose reportedly considering Cavs and Lakers, not Knicks
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 8:34:11 AM)

    Former New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose is in serious talks to join the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal and also met with the Los Angeles Lakers for three hours.

  • [NYTimes] Yankees 5, Mariners 1: Aaron Judge’s Power Bursts Back Into View With a Towering Blast
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:25:19 AM)

    Judge, who had been mired in a slump since the All-Star break, crushed a home run that nearly left Safeco Field in the Yankees’ win.

  • [NYTimes] Kyrie Irving Reportedly Tells Cavaliers He Wants to Be Traded
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:21:30 AM)

    Irving, the Cavaliers’ All-Star point guard, is said to have told Dan Gilbert, the team’s owner, of his desire to change teams.

  • [NYTimes] A Way to Extend Her W.N.B.A. Career? Opening an Ice Cream Parlor
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 9:00:23 AM)

    At 30, Angel McCoughtry could tell her body needed a break from the game, so she took a season off from the W.N.B.A. and opened McCoughtry’s Ice Cream in Atlanta.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Hopeful’s Scar Tells a Tale of Determination
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 10:38:52 PM)

    Josh Adams, a former Wyoming basketball star, played five months of the 2016-17 season in Russia after recovering from severe injuries sustained in a car crash.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ new GM hasn’t even met with owner James Dolan yet
    (Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:38:19 AM)

    When James Dolan said he would continue to not be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Knicks he apparently meant it. Newly hired general manager Scott Perry said on ESPN that he and the team’s owner have yet to cross paths. “I have not met with [Dolan] yet, but I’m looking forward to that,”…

  • [NYPost] Knicks would trade one of their stars for Kyrie Irving: report
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 10:01:04 PM)

    Here’s a surprise. The Knicks would rather trade Carmelo Anthony than Kristaps Porzingis in any deal for Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. According to an ESPN report Friday night, the Knicks would consider a package for the disgruntled Irving that would include Anthony and future first-round picks. A league source confirmed to The Post…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving has Knicks on short list of trade spots
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 1:03:28 PM)

    When the NBA Finals ended in defeat to the Warriors after five games for the Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving spoke long and glowingly about playing with LeBron James. “He’s freaking awesome,” Irving said after Game 5. “As a student of the game, it would be a disservice to myself if I didn’t try to learn as…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo makes $8 million concession to get off Knicks
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 8:47:35 AM)

    How much does Carmelo Anthony want to play with the Rockets? Over $8 million worth — the value of his trade kicker that he is willing to waive to help a trade. That’s how much. In recent days, reports surfaced that Anthony would waive his 15 percent trade kicker, worth $8,125,785, in order to facilitate…

  • [ESPN] Knicks GM Perry: I have yet to meet Dolan
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 9:29:24 PM)

    Knicks GM Perry: I have yet to meet Dolan

  • [ESPN] Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier ‘shocked’ when Phil Jackson let go by Knicks
    (Friday, July 21, 2017 9:05:29 AM)

    Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier ‘shocked’ when Phil Jackson let go by Knicks