Knicks Morning News (2017.07.13)

  • [NYDN] Knicks-Rockets deal to send Carmelo to Houston ‘at 2-yard line’
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:18:54 PM)

    It might take four teams, but the Knicks and Rockets are reportedly still motivated to get a Carmelo Anthony deal done.

  • [NYDN] Peyton Manning, ESPYs host, opens up show by ripping Knicks
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 4:47:38 PM)

    The Knicks were the talk of the opening monologue at the ESPYs.

  • [NYDN] Knicks smart to refuse Ryan Anderson in potential Carmelo deal
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:24:01 PM)

    Until further notice Ryan Anderson will be known as “the Melo stopper.”

  • [NYPost] Peyton Manning absolutely destroys the Knicks at the ESPYs
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:42:56 PM)

    Peyton Manning was quite the comedian at the ESPY’s on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback took a dig at Kevin Durant for going to the Warriors, but he first took shots at the woebegone Knicks. “These are all New York Knicks jokes. And these ESPY folks begged me to…

  • [NYPost] The top 10 richest sports franchises revealed
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:02:32 PM)

    NEW YORK — The Cowboys are worth $4.2 billion, making them the most valuable sports franchise for the second straight year, according to Forbes. In its annual rankings, Forbes placed the Yankees second — up from fourth a year ago — with a value of $3.7 billion. Next are three soccer clubs: Manchester United ($3.69…

  • [NYPost] Knicks asking around as they seek trade for point guard vet
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3:10:37 PM)

    With their cap space ever so limited, Knicks acting president Steve Mills still believes he can land a veteran point guard via trade, according to an NBA source. While Ron Baker broke the bank on his free-agent contract, getting the entire room exception in a two-year, $9 million deal, the Knicks still believe a point…

  • [NYPost] Knicks and Rockets move closer to trade as Pelicans want in
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:28:39 PM)

    The Rockets will hold a lavish press conference Friday to introduce Chris Paul — with guests including James Harden, coach Mike D’Antoni, GM Daryl Morey and owner Les Alexander. Sources told The Post there will be no surprise announcement, no surprise visitor in Carmelo Anthony. Maybe that will be next week. As much as Anthony’s…

  • [NYPost] Knicks and Rockets look like they want Carmelo trade done
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 8:22:07 AM)

    Slowly but surely, the pieces seem to be coming together on a trade to get Carmelo Anthony out of New York and over to Houston. A day after the Rockets’ new star point guard Chris Paul was quoted by The Undefeated as saying, “Man, sit back and wait,” in reference to a potential trade for…

  • [NYTimes] ‘Nobody Leans on Cube’: Big3 Makes Way for McGregor-Mayweather Fight
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:16:46 PM)

    Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league has been paid to move its championship across the street, clearing the way for the blockbuster fight.

  • [NYTimes] The Two Men Who Make Money From the N.B.A. in Summer
    (Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:42:55 AM)

    Warren LeGarie and Albert Hall have turned the Las Vegas summer league into a booming business: “We are the Burning Man of basketball.”

  • [NYTimes] The Exciting Life and Lonely Death of a Basketball Vagabond
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:41:53 AM)

    Jackson Vroman traveled the world, playing ball, partying and drawing friends into his circle. Yet his death at 34 cast a lonely light across his life.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks working on Carmelo Anthony trade scenarios with Houston Rockets, report says
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 9:20:05 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony soon could join his good friend Chris Paul and reunite with his former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni in Houston.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA cutting back on timeouts in final minutes
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:50:00 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — The NBA wants to see the finish of its games go a bit more quickly.

  • [NY Newsday] Forbes: Cowboys most valuable sports team, worth $4.2B
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2:21:18 PM)

    The Dallas Cowboys are worth $4.2 billion, making them the most valuable sports franchise for the second straight year, according to Forbes.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks, Rockets working on Melo deal
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:16:20 AM)

    Sources: Knicks, Rockets working on Melo deal

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Trade to send Carmelo Anthony to Rockets is nearing completion
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:41:05 PM)

    The potential trade is “at the two yard line,” reports Frank Isola, who says the Knicks do not want to take any veteran players with long-term contracts back as part of a deal.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks contacted Suns about guard Eric Bledsoe
    (Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:18:56 PM)

    With the Knicks looking to add a guard to mentor rookie Frank Ntilikina, the team has reached out to the Suns about Eric Bledsoe, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.