Knicks Morning News (2017.08.05)

  • [NYPost] Victim’s attorneys think Oakley got off easy thanks to celeb status
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 2:23:22 PM)

    Former Knicks big man Charles Oakley got off easy in a Manhattan courtroom Friday for his ugly February scuffle with Madison Square Garden security — and the lawyers for the MSG security personnel weren’t happy. Citing Oakley’s long history of boorish behavior, the lawyers accused the Manhattan district attorney’s office of coddling the retired power…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley backs down, agrees to one-year MSG ban
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 7:25:47 AM)

    Ex-Knick Charles Oakley, who had insisted he was taking his misdemeanor assault case to trial, buckled Friday in Manhattan court and accepted a deal that includes a one-year ban from Madison Square Garden. Oakley agreed to an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal for the televised scuffle with two Madison Square Garden security guards at a…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis goes inside dream Nowitzki court session
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 6:27:30 AM)

    Entering last season, Kristaps Porzingis was talking playoffs or bust. He’s tempered that braggadocio now that the Knicks are embarking on a rebuilding plan that includes potentially shipping Carmelo Anthony for futures. Knicks president Steve Mills has talked of developing their young talent rather than focusing on a 2017-18 playoff berth. “My expectations are hard…

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knick Charles Oakley takes dismissal deal on MSG fight charges
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 11:27:24 PM)

    The “Oak Man” had a change of heart.

  • [NYDN] Knicks reach out to free agent Alan Anderson
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 10:10:51 PM)

    The Knicks and Nets have reached out to free agent Alan Anderson, the veteran wing said recently.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reach out to veteran SG Alan Anderson
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 4:58:27 PM)

    According to his agent, the Knicks have reportedly reached out to SG Alan Anderson, per NY Daily News’ Stefan Bondy.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Cavs only interested in Porzingis from Knicks in potential Irving deal
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 10:45:28 AM)

    While Irving “very badly” wants to become a Knick, New York is reportedly unwilling to trade Porzingis in a deal for Irving.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis calls New York ‘home,’ wants Anthony to stay with Knicks
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 1:10:39 PM)

    After a turbulent offseason involving trade rumors, Kristaps Porzingis is excited to get things started this year with the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley reaches plea deal, plans to pursue civil case against Dolan
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 10:31:56 AM)

    Knicks legend Charles Oakley agreed to a plea deal on Friday stemming from an incident involving his ejection from a game at Madison Square Garden in February.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony has had ‘great dialogue’ with new Knicks GM Perry
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 8:53:43 AM)

    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter he has had “great dialogue” with new GM Scott Perry and alluded that the franchise understands his displeasure with the team.

  • [ESPN] Oakley accepts deal to dismiss MSG charges
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 10:16:33 AM)

    Oakley accepts deal to dismiss MSG charges

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Ron Baker: Small-town guy with Big Apple dream
    (Saturday, August 05, 2017 2:29:22 AM)

    SCOTT CITY, Kan. — It is hard to imagine a place less like Madison Square Garden than the cement slab where Ron Baker spent countless hours honing his game in high school.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley accepts plea deal in Madison Square Garden incident
    (Friday, August 04, 2017 6:04:20 PM)

    Charles Oakley accepted a deal in court on Friday that could result in the dismissal of five misdemeanor charges that stemmed from the Feb. 8 fracas between the former Knicks star and security personnel at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] Charges Against Charles Oakley Set to Be Dropped
    (Saturday, August 05, 2017 12:12:39 AM)

    Oakley, a former Knick, will have to stay away from Madison Square Garden for a year.

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