Knicks Morning News (2017.08.31)

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: More Porzingis drama for the Knicks
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:49:08 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Durant continues to bash Knicks with jab at owner James Dolan
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:30:26 AM)

    Golden State Warriors star F Kevin Durant continues to take jabs at the Knicks — this time aiming at owner James Dolan.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis skipped exit interview because of Jeff Hornacek, not Phil Jackson
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:41:32 AM)

    According to former NBA TV analyst Peter Vecsey, Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview last season because of head coach Jeff Hornacek, not Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] DA office will not press charges against Kyle O’Quinn for May 2016 incident
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:43:25 AM)

    Knicks F Kyle O’Quinn will not have charges pressed against him by the Manhattan district attorney’s office from an altercation in Zuccotti Park last May.

  • [NYTimes] Jud Heathcote, 90, Dies; Coached Michigan State to Basketball Title
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:03:49 PM)

    Coaching Magic Johnson and his teammates to the N.C.A.A. championship in 1979 was the “euphoric” height of Heathcote’s long career.

  • [NYPost] Knick dodges charges on claims he choked woman at NYC bar
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:19:07 AM)

    Knicks forward Kyle O’Quinn will not be charged for allegedly choking a woman outside a Financial District bar in 2016, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said. DA spokeswoman Joan Vollero declined to comment further on the decision not to prosecute O’Quinn for the alleged attack on Shakaira Elie, who is suing the player in Brooklyn…

  • [NYPost] Another theory behind Kristaps Porzingis’ discontent
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:00:32 AM)

    Now there’s a new reason given for why Kristaps Porzingis didn’t attend his exit meeting with Phil Jackson, Steve Mills and Jeff Hornacek in April. According to former Post columnist Peter Vecsey, an incident between Porzingis, his buddy Willy Hernangomez and the head coach triggered ill feelings. According to the report, Hornacek rode Porzingis hard…

  • [NY Newsday] How Stephon Marbury turned his life around in China
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:23:00 PM)

    There were days when Stephon Marbury wasn’t sure he wanted to keep going, days so dark that he did little more than lie in bed, watch television and eat bowls of Fruity Pebbles.

  • [NY Newsday] Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose calls season with Knicks ‘learning experience’
    (Wednesday, August 30, 2017 7:33:33 PM)

    Derrick Rose is now in Cleveland with LeBron James, but he hasn’t forgotten about his lone season in New York.

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  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant just keeps twisting the Knicks knife
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:04:48 PM)

    Kevin Durant is relishing playing the successful, older brother to the NBA’s dysfunctional, younger one — also known as the Knicks. The Warriors star — who seems to have had an opinion on everything, from politics to foreign countries, since winning his first NBA championship and Finals MVP award — took advantage of another opportunity Monday…

  • [NYPost] Vegas is betting on another miserable Knicks season
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:12:43 AM)

    Las Vegas has spoken and it is sensing another dreadful season for the Knicks and Nets. Westgate Sports Book set a mark of 30.5 wins for the Knicks in its just-released over-under numbers for the season. If the line proves prescient it could be nearly identical to the Knicks’ victory total for 2016-17 when they…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose trying to reinvent himself after ‘crazy’ Knicks season
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:53:32 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose has some secrets. He often plays chess online against random people who have no idea that their king is being attacked by the 2011 NBA MVP. He was a decent tennis and baseball player in high school. He’s spent a good amount of time this summer studying the life of…

  • [NYPost] Sasha Vujacic follows Phil Jackson out the door
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:45:39 AM)

    No more triangle, no more Sasha Vujacic. The Knicks’ backup guard of two years will now be a guard with Fiat Torino of the Italian league, the team announced Tuesday. Vujacic, a Phil Jackson favorite because of his fit in the offense, averaged three points and 1.2 assists in 9.7 minutes per game last season,…

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose says Knicks season was craziest when on the court
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:26:36 PM)

    Rose described his one and only season in New York as both crazy and confusing yet he was only referring to basketball.

  • [NYDN] DA passes on assault charges for Knicks forward Kyle O’Quinn
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:29:09 PM)

    Knicks power forward Kyle O’Quinn, with an assist from Manhattan prosecutors, just caught a big-time pass.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis chosen as the cover athlete of My NBA ‘2K18’
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:25:00 AM)

    The Knicks may not be showing signs of turning things around, but their star Kristaps Porzingis is rising up in the world.

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knicks guard Sasha Vujacic inks deal with Fiat Torino in Italy
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:50:18 AM)

    Sasha Vujacic, who spent the last two seasons playing for the dysfunctional Knicks, has inked a deal with Italian team Fiat Torino.

  • [SNY Knicks] Derrick Rose thought things were ‘craziest’ on the court last season
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:43:46 AM)

    Former Knicks PG Derrick Rose says his only year in New York was more confusing on the court than off of it

  • [SNY Knicks] Sasha Vujacic signs deal with Italy’s Fiat Torino
    (Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:56:54 AM)

    Former Knicks G Sasha Vujacic signed a deal with Italian team Fiat Torino, the team announced on Tuesday.

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  • [NYPost] Bucks owner’s daughter wants to buy Knicks
    (Monday, August 28, 2017 7:43:32 AM)

    Should James Dolan put the Knicks on the auction block, Mallory Edens has her checkbook ready to go. Speaking to TMZ, the daughter of Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens revealed she’s willing to take the reins of one of the NBA’s priciest franchises. “I wanna buy the Knicks one day,” Edens said while in Los…

  • [SNY Knicks] Bucks owner’s daughter, Mallory Edens, wants to own Knicks one day
    (Monday, August 28, 2017 5:05:17 PM)

    Mallory Edens, the daughter of Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens, has her eyes on the Knicks.

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  • [SNY Knicks] Isiah Thomas believes Phil Jackson’s legacy isn’t tarnished by New York blunder
    (Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00:02 AM)

    Fomer Knicks president and coach, Isiah Thomas, doesn’t believe former Knicks president Phil Jackson’s legacy has been hurt due to his inability to win in New York.

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  • [NYPost] New Knicks boss’ vision for future omits you know who
    (Friday, August 25, 2017 12:55:38 PM)

    When Steve Mills took over for Phil Jackson, insiders said he would try to reach the fans in a way the former Knicks president couldn’t. And so he is trying. In a 1,155-word Mills Manifesto published on the team website, the new Knicks leader made no mention of the Carmelo Anthony fiasco, hinted that they…

  • [NYPost] Winner is coming: What if NBA world was in ‘Game of Thrones’?
    (Friday, August 25, 2017 7:00:06 AM)

    It’s no coincidence that the two biggest draws on live television are “Game of Thrones” and live sports. The HBO phenomenon – the most-decorated show in history – at its best is like sports, from sparking barstool debates to spawning rivalries and inspiring team loyalty. With the seventh and penultimate season of “Game of Thrones”…

  • [NYDN] Porzingis predicts he’ll be an All-Star this season for Knicks
    (Friday, August 25, 2017 11:13:21 AM)

    Maybe the stars have aligned for Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [ESPN] Knicks president blogs about team’s future, doesn’t mention Melo
    (Friday, August 25, 2017 3:52:56 PM)

    Knicks president blogs about team’s future, doesn’t mention Melo

  • [NYTimes] Not a Single W.N.B.A. Star Has a Shoe Line to Call Her Own
    (Friday, August 25, 2017 6:59:19 AM)

    Footwear gender equity remains stuck in the past with models from male stars, like Michael Jordan, dominating the market for women’s basketball shoes.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks president Mills omits Anthony from team’s vision post
    (Friday, August 25, 2017 11:05:02 AM)

    New York Knicks president Steve Mills omitted forward Carmelo Anthony when talking about the franchise’s new vision in a blog post.

  • [NY Newsday] Steve Mills outlines his vision for Knicks and his blog post doesn’t mention Carmelo Anthony
    (Friday, August 25, 2017 8:22:39 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills added to the Melodrama on Friday, omitting Carmelo Anthony’s name in a blog entry he wrote about the upcoming season on the official Madison Square Garden website.

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  • [NYTimes] Not a Single W.N.B.A. Star Has a Shoe Line to Call Her Own
    (Friday, August 25, 2017 6:59:19 AM)

    Footwear gender equity remains stuck in the past with models from male stars, like Michael Jordan, dominating the market for women’s basketball shoes.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony left out of Knicks’ season-ticket promo
    (Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:25:33 PM)

    “Rise Higher, With a Full Plan” … A plan without Melo? That was the question Knicks fans had Thursday night when the team announced its new season-ticket plans on Twitter. The tweet was accompanied by a photo, which was curiously missing the Knicks’ most famous player: Carmelo Anthony. Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez…

  • [NYDN] Knicks leave Carmelo Anthony out of season ticket plan promo
    (Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:11:14 PM)

    It looks like the Knicks have already moved on from Carmelo Anthony.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo left off season ticket plan announcement
    (Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:57:04 PM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony was left out of the Knicks’ season ticket plan that they posted on social media on Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis using MMA training as part of workout
    (Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:23:04 AM)

    As Kristaps Porzingis continues his training in an effort to improve before the 2017-18 season begins, he’s adding in a new workout regimen to his plan.

  • [SNY Knicks] Did the Knicks miss an opportunity with Kyrie Irving?
    (Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:30:47 AM)

    On Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Marc Malusis break down the Kyrie Irving trade and discuss if the Knicks missed an opportunity to acquire him.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks interested in acquiring free agents Jarrett Jack, Archie Goodwin
    (Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:19:20 AM)

    The Knicks are interested in signing free agent guards Jarrett Jack and Archie Goodwin, reports ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk.

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  • [SNY Knicks] JRSportBrief: Kyrie Irving to Boston, Carmelo Anthony still here
    (Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:25:43 PM)

    In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on, JR reacts to Kyrie Irving going to Boston while Carmelo Anthony remains in New York.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony to Cavaliers not as farfetched after big trade
    (Wednesday, August 23, 2017 4:42:55 PM)

    When the Cavaliers talked to the Knicks about Kyrie Irving, Cleveland brass had no interest in discussing Carmelo Anthony. Kristaps Porzingis was their lone focus. Whether that changes after the blockbuster trade that sent Irving to the Celtics, with the Cavaliers emerging with more assets than anyone imagined, remains to be seen. As does whether…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ pursuit of 18-year-old model isn’t going well
    (Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:23:26 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis knows whom he wants. Three months after sliding into the DMs of Croatian model Ines Nikic on Instagram, the 7-foot-3 center made a play for the social media stunner once again, weeks after the brunette bombshell turned 18. “Why does it matters to you that much,” Nikic asked Porzingis about his request for…

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  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina’s fellow rookies think little of him
    (Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:56:10 AM)

    Maybe this year’s NBA rookies didn’t know how to spell his name. In a rookie survey that took place two weeks ago during the league’s annual rookie photo shoot in Tarrytown, Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina didn’t receive a single vote in any of the categories that were voted upon. Thirty first-year players received at…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony is going to have an awkward preseason
    (Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:26:57 AM)

    In a cruel bit of irony for Carmelo Anthony, the Rockets are making an appearance on the Knicks’ preseason schedule, visiting the Garden on Oct. 9. According to widespread reports, Anthony has told the Knicks he is willing to waive his no-trade clause only for the Rockets, who feature his two buddies, Chris Paul and…

  • [NYPost] LeBron James doesn’t shoot down Knicks’ pipe dream
    (Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:15:37 AM)

    So you’re saying there’s a chance? LeBron James, given an opportunity to shoot down a rumor he could look at New York as a free-agent destination next offseason, played dumb instead. “I don’t even know what you’re talking about, shawty,” James told TMZ when asked about Blake Griffin hypothesizing James would be a Knick before…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks release NBA preseason schedule
    (Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:58:00 PM)

    The Knicks released their five-game preseason schedule, with three games at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] Cavs Trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas
    (Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:32:46 AM)

    Irving had requested a trade away from the Cavaliers earlier in the summer despite coming off an appearance in the N.B.A. Finals.

  • [SNY Knicks] Cavaliers, Celtics agree to deal Irving to Boston, Thomas to Cleveland
    (Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:28:00 PM)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 unprotected first-round pick.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilkina received no votes in rookie photo shoot survey
    (Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:06:31 PM)

    Knicks first-rounder Frank Ntilikina didn’t find any respect from his fellow rookies as he didn’t earn one vote in any category during the NBA rookie photo shoot.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron James gave non-answer when asked about potential of joining Knicks
    (Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:45:30 PM)

    LeBron James is set to become a free agent after the 2017-18 season, and at least one player thinks the four-time MVP could join the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce 2017-18 preseason schedule
    (Tuesday, August 22, 2017 10:49:32 AM)

    The Knicks have announced their 2017-18 preseason schedule starting in October.

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  • [NYPost] How Knicks ensured summer standout wouldn’t get away
    (Monday, August 21, 2017 12:13:07 PM)

    Maybe there will be a small forward from Baltimore on this season’s Knicks roster. Not Carmelo Anthony, but 6-foot-7 Jamel Artis, the Pittsburgh senior swingman who went undrafted but impressed on the Knicks’ summer league team enough to sign a partially guaranteed contract last week. Artis, who is 24 and averaged 18.2 points, 4.9 rebounds…

  • [SNY Knicks] Undrafted rookie Jamel Artis vying for spot on Knicks
    (Monday, August 21, 2017 10:20:56 PM)

    Small forward Jamel Artis was not selected by a team in the NBA Draft, but he’s getting a key opportunity to make his mark with the Knicks after the team signed him to a partially guaranteed deal last week.

  • [SNY Knicks] Blake Griffin says LeBron James would join Knicks over Clippers
    (Monday, August 21, 2017 9:18:30 AM)

    LeBron James is set to become a free agent after the 2017-18 season, and at least one player thinks the four-time MVP could join the Knicks.