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

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