Knicks Morning News (2017.09.23)

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ last resort might just be making friends with Carmelo
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 8:58:03 PM)

    Steve Mills, the new Knicks president, sat between Scott Perry, the new general manager, and Jeff Hornacek, essentially a new coach, as he will be allowed to do things the way he wants in Year 2 of his tenure, unlike his lot in Year 1. So, much was new for the Knicks — except for…

  • [NYPost] No more triangle: Jeff Hornacek’s going to ‘open it up’
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 6:38:17 PM)

    The triangle offense was mentioned at the Knicks’ pre-training-camp press conference Friday. But not by coach Jeff Hornacek. And it only came up in a question, as in “Is the triangle dead?” Yeah, it is because Phil Jackson is no longer on the sidelines proclaiming how that offense worked back when Hoboken was the prairie….

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony gives Knicks another possible way out
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 6:21:56 PM)

    Knicks officials have been optimistic all along that Carmelo Anthony eventually would expand his wish list beyond the Rockets. And now he has. A source confirmed an ESPN report that Anthony has added the Cavaliers and Thunder in hopes of the Knicks finding a deal for him before the Oct. 19 season opener. According to…

  • [NYPost] Scott Perry amused by Michael Beasley’s boastful prediction
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 3:11:06 PM)

    When asked what he thought of Michael Beasley’s prediction of a “fifth, sixth seed” for the Knicks, general manager Scott Perry broke into his lone smirk of the 34-minute press conference. Perry then added: “I guess he doesn’t lack for confidence, I can say that.” The post-Jackson regime has been careful not to bring up…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony wants to raise $1 million for Puerto Rico
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 12:13:01 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony desperately wants to help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and he’d like you to help him do that. Anthony, whose father was from Puerto Rico, started a YouCaring donation page Friday to help people whose island has been ravaged by Hurricane Maria. “The entire island is dark. But even if we can’t hear…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek won’t touch radioactive Porzingis reports
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 10:20:11 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek said any notion he and Kristaps Porzingis are on the outs is false. According to a source, the Porzingis-Hornacek dynamic last season was radioactive. Former Post columnist Peter Vecsey reported one of the reasons he blew off the infamous exit meeting was over an incident in which Hornacek once told Porzingis’ buddy Willy…

  • [NYPost] I faced ‘N-word,’ death threats after Porzingis scuffle: ex-Knick
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 7:44:59 AM)

    Anthony Randolph briefly became Enemy No. 1 for Knicks fans after he tangled with Kristaps Porzingis during a 2017 EuroBasket quarterfinal contest. He didn’t realize how far some demented fans would take it. Randolph, speaking to The Undefeated, talked about his on-court donnybrook last week with Porzingis and some of the racially motivated threats he…

  • [NYPost] Knicks, Carmelo can’t avoid weird training camp collision
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 7:18:04 AM)

    The broken marriage limps on. While Knicks GM Scott Perry said the club is keeping an “open mind’’ on Carmelo Anthony’s future, team brass stated he’ll be at Monday’s training camp and coach Jeff Hornacek said he’d be “crazy not to start him.” Sources have told The Post neither Anthony nor the Knicks want each…

  • [NYDN] Knicks reach out to Cavs about a potential Carmelo Anthony trade
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 4:55:18 PM)

    Knicks reached out to Cavaliers in recent days regarding a potential Carmelo Anthony trade

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony, Jorge Posada raise money for Puerto Rico relief
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 2:48:55 PM)

    Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has his mind on something other than basketball.

  • [NYDN] Ntilikina to be part of ‘healthy competition’ at point guard
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 12:56:50 PM)

    The Knicks aren’t ready to commit the starting point guard spot to rookie Frank Ntilikina.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek on end of the triangle offense & front office intrusions
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 12:46:11 PM)

    This year, Jeff Hornacek hasn’t dealt with any intrusions from the front office – triangle or otherwise.

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Carmelo Anthony headed toward awkward reunion next week
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 11:23:03 AM)

    The Knicks expect Carmelo Anthony in training camp and in the starting lineup.

  • [NYDN] Randolph received threats, racist taunts after Porzingis scuffle
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 8:47:02 AM)

    Was it a dirty play? Anthony Randolph doesn’t think so.

  • [NYDN] Knicks say they have good relationship with Kristaps Porzingis
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 8:31:43 AM)

    Everything is fine.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Melo’s wish list is expanding
    (Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:20:56 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony has expanded the list of teams he would approve a trade to and Taylor Rooks discusses NY basketball with Michael Beasley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony adds Cavs, Thunder to desired teams list
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 11:13:24 PM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony has expanded his desired teams list to include the Cavaliers and Thunder.

  • [SNY Knicks] Triangle offense is dead as Knicks plan to open it up
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 2:00:56 PM)

    The Triangle Offense left New York in June when Phil Jackson was fired, but the Knicks made it official as training camp is about to begin.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek on Melo: ‘If you think I’m not starting him, you’re crazy’
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 12:30:16 PM)

    The Knicks were unable to move Anthony this summer, but new GM Scott Perry said he’s still fielding calls.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks remain non-committal on Carmelo Anthony’s future
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 9:43:05 AM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills said the plan is for Carmelo Anthony to be with the team for the foreseeable future.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek says he and Porzingis have a ‘great relationship’
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 10:10:38 AM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said he and forward Kristaps Porzingis have a “great relationship” despite a report indicating the 22-year-old forward skipped his exit interview due to him instead of former team president Phil Jackson.

  • [NY Newsday] Source: Carmelo Anthony expands his list to three teams for a trade
    (Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:17:54 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony has expanded the list of teams for which he would waive his no-trade clause from one to three, according to an NBA source.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks feel good about Kristaps Porzingis relationship and progress
    (Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:25:11 AM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Knicks say they already have a good relationship with Kristaps Porzingis, and team president Steve Mills says it will get better with new general manager Scott Perry on board.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Melo expands list, includes Cavs, OKC
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 9:07:30 PM)

    Sources: Melo expands list, includes Cavs, OKC

  • [ESPN] Knicks GM: ‘Open mind,’ but Melo will be back
    (Friday, September 22, 2017 11:48:05 AM)

    Knicks GM: ‘Open mind,’ but Melo will be back

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Get Ready for Training Camp, Carmelo Anthony Included
    (Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:09:56 AM)

    Although Anthony would like to be traded, and the Knicks would be happy to oblige, no trade seems close. For now, he is still here.

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