Knicks Morning News (2017.07.04)

  • [ESPN] Knicks sign Kornet to new two-way contract
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 10:14:50 PM)

    Knicks sign Kornet to new two-way contract

  • [ESPN] Vote: Where will Carmelo Anthony play next season?
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 9:47:00 AM)

    Vote: Where will Carmelo Anthony play next season?

  • [NYPost] Knicks center on experimental contract aims for permanent gig
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 4:13:47 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks center Luke Kornet is one of the NBA pioneers — signed to the new two-way contract found in the brand-new collective bargaining agreement. The 7-foot-1 undrafted Vanderbilt center’s 3-point shooting and rim protection have been impressive enough in three games of summer league that he’s actually shooting to revise that contract…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ future point guard wants their old one back
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 3:18:34 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks free agent Derrick Rose was far from summer league Monday — visiting the Bucks in Milwaukee on a recruiting trip. While the Knicks wait to see Rose’s market value in their attempt to sign a veteran point guard, their French lottery pick, Frank Ntilikina, would be happy to have him as…

  • [NYPost] What Knicks execs were really laughing at in Carmelo video
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 12:19:09 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Clarence Gaines Jr., former Knicks president Phil Jackson’s top adviser, reacted angrily when asked about an NBA TV video that some allege shows him and GM Steve Mills laughing at Carmelo Anthony’s workout tape. The tape showed Anthony doing running drills on a soccer field in Chelsea at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, taken…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose gets first whiff of free-agency interest
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 6:23:14 AM)

    Knicks free-agent point guard Derrick Rose has a suitor, and it’s no surprise: the Milwaukee Bucks, a 90-minute drive from his hometown Chicago. According to, Rose will

  • [NYTimes] On Basketball: Now Hiring: President, New York Knicks (No Experience Necessary)
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 6:08:16 PM)

    Celebrity status is a must; applicants must be adept at demoralizing young players. The candidate’s name should provide easy pun opportunities for the tabloids.

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Is Said to Take Pay Cut in New Contract With Warriors
    (Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:02:55 AM)

    Durant is expected to sign a two-year deal that will pay him about $25 million next season despite being eligible for as much as $34.5 million.

  • [NYTimes] Darrall Imhoff, a Decorated Basketball Center, Dies at 78
    (Tuesday, July 04, 2017 1:15:12 AM)

    Imhoff led California to the 1959 N.C.A.A. title, won an Olympic gold medal and had a long career in the N.B.A., including two seasons with the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] The Saturday Profile: From N.B.A. Bench Player to Cult Hero in Turkey
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 7:52:57 AM)

    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.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks future remains uncertain
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 7:51:52 PM)

    Anthony’s future remains no less clear than whether Knicks executives were laughing at him doing running drills in the dark.

  • [NYDN] Knicks want veteran point guard to pair with Frank Ntilikina
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 4:36:42 PM)

    For an 18-year-old point guard, the ideal situation is to grow behind a veteran point guard, or allow time to develop physically.

  • [NYDN] Clarence Gaines on Melo video: ‘Get the f— out of here’
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 1:15:42 PM)

    In the wake of an awkward video circulating on social media, Knicks executive Clarence Gaines cursed at a reporter asking for comment.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose, unlikely to reunite with Knicks, meeting with Bucks
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 6:36:53 AM)

    Milwaukee has emerged as a possible landing spot for Derrick Rose.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina works out with light shooting
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 9:18:19 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Frank Ntilikina was on the court running and doing some light shooting before the Knicks’ summer league game Monday, and working out after it.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose meeting with Milwaukee Bucks, report says
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 9:15:31 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Derrick Rose could be playing for a team closer to home.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony open to trade to Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers, report says
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 7:51:11 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Carmelo Anthony has been training hard this offseason, as a video recently was posted of him running on a soccer field at 2 a.m. Perhaps he is getting in shape for his next team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign C Luke Kornet to a two-way contract
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 1:33:14 PM)

    The Knicks are reportedly going to sign Vanderbilt C Luke Kornet to a two-way contract, per MSG Networks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo open to waive no-trade clause for Rockets or Cavs: report
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 11:50:52 AM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony is reportedly open to waiving his no-trade clause to join either the Rockets or Cavaliers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarkowski.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose to reportedly meet with Milwaukee Bucks
    (Monday, July 03, 2017 9:25:32 AM)

    Guard Derrick Rose will meet with the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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