Knicks Morning News (2017.07.01)

  • [NYDN] Ron Baker announces he is re-signing with Knicks
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 8:40:26 PM)

    Baker announced on Twitter he re-signed with the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Steve Mills, Knicks GM, making power play to become president
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 5:04:39 PM)

    Mills, a survivor of several regimes because of his closeness with James Dolan,

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina to miss first Summer League game
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 1:17:07 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina is still sitting on the sidelines.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose a long shot to return to the Knicks: sources
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 12:59:54 PM)

    Despite reports of mutual interest before Phil Jackson was fired, a reunion between the Knicks and Derrick Rose appears to be a longshot.

  • [NYDN] Maurice Ndour waived as Knicks continue to move on from Phil era
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 11:10:37 AM)

    In a move that underscored the changing-of-the-guard, the Knicks waived forward Maurice Ndour on Friday.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek explains why Longstaff is no longer part of Knicks staff
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 9:52:13 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek offered a cold explanation for letting go of assistant Josh Longstaff.

  • [NYDN] John Calipari denies rumored interest in being Knicks prez
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 8:40:29 AM)

    Calipari might be ready to try his hand at the NBA again.

  • [NYDN] What Phil should have learned from Bill Russell, Red Auerbach
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 7:15:57 AM)

    This week Bill Russell was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards Show.

  • [NYDN] Greg Anthony Q&A: Ex-Knick talks New York’s uncertain future
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 7:07:49 AM)

    Greg Anthony answered a few questions from the Daily News on the aftermath and New York’s uncertain future:

  • [NYDN] Knicks not expected to pursue Raptors president Masai Ujiri
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 5:59:43 AM)

    The Knicks have reportedly removed one name from their list of possible Phil Jackson replacements: Masai Ujiri.

  • [NYPost] Ron Baker ‘excited’ to be returning to the Knicks
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 9:27:39 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — It didn’t take long after midnight Saturday for Knicks restricted free agent Ron Baker to tweet he’s coming back. Baker tweeted: “Excited to be returning to the #Knicks next season! S/O all my family & friends! #Love The 6-foot-4 undrafted product out of Wichita State was given the strongest praise by former…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ desperate point guard hunt may lead to family reunion
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 5:27:27 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Knicks’ search for a starting point guard may not take them through the holiday, but they have interest in reuniting the Holidays — brothers Jrue and Justin — NBA sources told The Post. Nevertheless, Jrue Holiday is seeking more than the cap space the Knicks have. If the Knicks renounce the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks waive Phil Jackson-era big man on eve of free agency
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 1:25:53 PM)

    In both a symbolic and cap-saving move, the Knicks waived forward Mo Ndour on Friday. The deadline to guarantee his $1.3 million contract was midnight. The defensive forward was the favorite of Clarence Gaines Jr., departed Phil Jackson’s trusted advisor. The Post reported last winter Ndour was kept on the roster over Chasson Randle out…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek: Why we didn’t need Porzingis’ favorite coach
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 11:03:46 AM)

    ORLANDO – Jeff Hornacek confirmed letting go of assistant coach Josh Longstaff was not a revenge shot at Kristaps Porzingis. In fact, Hornacek said with Longstaff’s contract expired, he sensed they had enough developmental-type coaches on the staff. Hornacek said Longstaff will not be replaced. GM Steve Mills had inquired about ex-Knick Pablo Prigioni but…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina’s Knicks debut will wait; talk with Carmelo did not
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 10:42:45 AM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina didn’t even realize his tricky name was badly misspelled on the back of his jersey during Wednesday’s summer league practice. It was only when the Knicks’ website posted photos of the young Frenchman online that the error was spotted and made the rounds of social media….

  • [NYPost] John Calipari sounds like Knicks job talk really struck a nerve
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 6:32:17 AM)

    Kentucky coach John Calipari vehemently denied a report his intermediaries have contacted the Knicks to express his interest in the vacant job as president of basketball operations. Calipari has been interested in a high-profile NBA gig for years and always has the Knicks on his radar. It’s no surprise his C.A.A. intermediaries reportedly made contact; the…

  • [NYTimes] Paul George Is Said to Be Traded to Oklahoma City Thunder
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 2:50:05 AM)

    George joins reigning M.V.P. Russell Westbrook as the Thunder look to compete against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Free Agency: Blake Griffin and Gordon Hayward Lead This Year’s Class
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 3:06:07 PM)

    This year’s free-agency period, which begins on Saturday, could be wilder than usual. Here’s a look at the big names and rumors.

  • [NYTimes] Brittney Griner’s Big Leap Takes the Phoenix Mercury Forward
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 8:18:36 PM)

    A cornerstone of a rebuilt roster, the 6-foot-8 Griner has become more of an offensive threat, and she and her coach believe there’s no limit to how much better she can get.

  • [NYTimes] The Saturday Profile: From N.B.A. Bench Player to Cult Hero in Turkey
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 4:05:05 PM)

    Ekpe Udoh led his team to this year’s Euroleague title, but he is revered primarily for what he does off the court: embrace Turkish culture.

  • [NYTimes] Stephen Curry Is Set to Sign Record N.B.A. Deal With Warriors
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 5:59:04 AM)

    Curry’s new contract with Golden State, which will be finalized on July 6, is said to be worth $201 million over five years.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks high on George Hill; talk to Rockets about Carmelo trade
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 3:20:36 AM)

    Sources: Knicks high on George Hill; talk to Rockets about Carmelo trade

  • [ESPN] Boeheim disses triangle, wants best for Melo
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 2:32:22 PM)

    Boeheim disses triangle, wants best for Melo

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks, point guard Ron Baker agree on a new deal as free agency begins
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 2:03:23 AM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Shortly after midnight, the Knicks reached their first free-agent agreement, coming to terms on a new deal for Ron Baker on Saturday morning.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ sales pitch to free agents based on hope
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 2:01:15 AM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Knicks’ sales pitch to free agents will be far different from last year, when they sold the opportunity to play with Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina improving but out for Knicks’ summer league opener
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 9:58:00 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina was working out after he was drafted by the Knicks in the same gym as Carmelo Anthony, and the two had a conversation. But Ntilikina said Anthony didn’t have any message and didn’t talk to him about being a Knick.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek explains why Josh Longstaff wasn’t retained as Knicks assistant coach
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 9:56:23 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Jeff Hornacek said Friday that the Knicks didn’t retain assistant coach Josh Longstaff because they have enough personnel and former NBA players on staff who can do his job.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jim Boeheim thinks the triangle is “the worse offense ever”
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 7:56:36 PM)

    Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim believes the triangle offense is “the worst offense ever,” per ESPN’s Myron Medcalf.

  • [SNY Knicks] Derrick Rose reunion with Knicks doesn’t appear likely: report
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 5:31:20 PM)

    Though interest was mutual, a reunion between PG Derrick Rose and the Knicks doesn’t appear likely, per NY Daily News’ Stefan Bondy.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to waive Maurice Ndour
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 2:07:29 PM)

    The Knicks had signed Ndour last July. He previously spent time with Real Madrid and the Mavericks after going undrafted in 2015.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina to miss Summer League opener due to bruised knee
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 12:20:59 PM)

    Ntilikina missed practice on Thursday and Friday due to the knee.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks interested in former Cavaliers GM David Griffin
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 9:39:56 AM)

    Griffin, who was GM of the Cavaliers from 2014 until parting ways last week, has already had a preliminary conversation with the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks not expected to pursue Masai Ujiri as Phil Jackson’s replacement
    (Friday, June 30, 2017 9:20:34 AM)

    Hiring Ujiri away from the Raptors likely would’ve resulted in the Knicks having to send draft pick compensation to Toronto.

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