Knicks Morning News (2017.09.26)

  • [ESPN] Porzingis wants to leave Knicks’ issues ‘in past’
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 5:24:35 PM)

    Porzingis wants to leave Knicks’ issues ‘in past’

  • [ESPN] It’s official: Melo trade to Thunder announced
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 11:36:33 AM)

    It’s official: Melo trade to Thunder announced

  • [NYTimes] At N.B.A. Media Days, Players and Coaches Take Aim at President Trump
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 11:04:06 PM)

    LeBron James weighed in again, as he did on Saturday, when he referred to Trump as a “bum.” Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan compared Trump to a “12-year-old.”

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony: No N.B.A. Title, but Lots of Olympic Gold
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 11:32:53 AM)

    In Rio de Janeiro last year, Anthony, a cornerstone of the American team, earned his third Olympic championship.

  • [NYDN] Knicks can exhale without Melo, Phil Jackson at Media Day
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 4:56:18 PM)

    Stepping to the microphone for the first time as the franchise player, Kristaps Porzingis promptly offered perfect symbolism.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah has the solution to fixing America’s current mess
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 2:23:26 PM)

    Joakim Noah, a noted pacifist and critic of Donald Trump, has a two-step plan to get this country back on track.

  • [NYDN] Money and belief kept Carmelo in New York, left to win
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 1:55:09 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony called his relationship with New York as “love at first sight,” but he said money was part of why he stuck around.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony says ‘hardest goodbye’ to Knicks, NYC in letter
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 8:04:01 AM)

    In a personal letter to New York, Carmelo Anthony called leaving the city that helped him become who he is today ‘the hardest goodbye.’

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony deal works for team and Melo, says Knicks prez
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 7:19:54 AM)

    The Carmelo Anthony deal is official.

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah knows this whole season is about redemption
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 8:04:24 PM)

    Joakim Noah’s first year as a Knick was beyond nightmarish, starting the first few days of training camp when he protested the club being at West Point because of his anti-war, anti-gun stances. Noah got a public rebuke from West Point officials and it only got worse as he turned into a $72 million, drug-addled…

  • [NYPost] Knicks front office would rather not focus on the past
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 7:26:27 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is gone, but the Knicks have been left with an abundance of centers following the trade with Oklahoma City that became official Monday. Center Enes Kanter, one of the prolific bench scorers in the NBA last season, is a Knick, joining presumed starter Willy Hernangomez. And then there’s the $72 million man, veteran…

  • [NYPost] Thunder knew Carmelo Anthony deal was too good to pass up
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 4:54:27 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Sam Presti doesn’t yet know whether he has built a legitimate championship contender, but the Thunder general manager wasn’t to going to pass on a chance to put his team in the conversation. When Carmelo Anthony became available, Presti only saw one avenue: A deal must get done. “It was an incredible…

  • [NYPost] 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 4:02:36 PM)

    The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this time of year, everyone’s optimistic,”…

  • [NYPost] New, thrilled Knick ‘punched myself’ to check if trade is real
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 1:54:09 PM)

    Enes Kanter admitted he had to contain his glee Saturday, when his manager told him via cellphone he had been traded to the Knicks. The Knicks’ new 25-year-old center from Turkey was in the middle of a kids camp for orphans in Oklahoma City when his manager, Hilmi Cinar, called him, and he reluctantly halted…

  • [NYPost] These feel like brand-new Knicks — which is good, unless it’s not
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 1:24:29 PM)

    Perhaps it was just a coincidence, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky above the Knicks’ practice facility in Westchester County on Monday afternoon. There was a soft breeze blowing, and a bright sun left over from summer. There probably haven’t been five nicer days all year. Coincidence? Probably. Still, on the First Day…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony relieved as Knicks ‘roller coaster’ ends
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 12:01:14 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony wasn’t just the face of the Knicks. For the better part of six years, he was perceived to be the biggest reason for every underachieving season. Once seen as a savior, the superstar was often labeled as a scapegoat; a player who could raise his game on any night, yet…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis ready for fresh start in every way
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 10:27:47 AM)

    What exit meeting? Kristaps Porzingis said he is willing to “leave in the past’’ any bad blood, declined to go into why he blew off his April meetings with Knicks brass and denied his relationship with coach Jeff Hornacek went sour last season. The 7-foot-3 Latvian claimed he has moved on as he becomes the…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony says goodbye to New York
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 8:29:20 AM)

    Go Me7o. Carmelo Anthony is gone and said his goodbye to New York on Monday, when the Knicks and Thunder officially announced the trade that ends his up-and-down-and-further-down, seven-year tenure with the team. Anthony, who arrived in Oklahoma City on Sunday, wrote a farewell addressed to “NEW YORK,” thanking the city in which he was…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks look to move on without Melo
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:29:44 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter likens trade to Knicks as a “dream”
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 6:00:03 PM)

    After Enes Kanter found out he had been traded to the Knicks as part of the Carmelo Anthony deal, he woke up in the middle of the night and reminded himself what had just happened.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks still talking playoffs, even without Carmelo Anthony
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 4:00:16 PM)

    The Knicks are adjusting to a new reality and getting used to life in the post-Carmelo Anthony Era.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo talks trade, feels “wanted and appreciated” in Oklahoma City
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 2:51:38 PM)

    “It happened so quickly, I had to make a quick decision,” Anthony said. … “This was a team, organization, and city” he had no problem coming to and being a part of.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina says he’s a high-IQ player, will use disrespect as motivation
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 1:00:38 PM)

    Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina cited his high basketball-IQ as one of his strengths while speaking during media day on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mills, Perry say executing Melo trade made sense for Knicks
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 12:12:16 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry discussed the Carmelo Anthony trade during media day on Monday, noting that it made sense basketball-wise.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony pens farewell to New York
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 11:30:39 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony, whose trade to the Okahoma City Thunder was announced on Monday, penned a farewell letter to New York, the Knicks organization, and fans.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce Carmelo Anthony trade to Oklahoma City Thunder
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 10:50:08 AM)

    The Knicks officially announced the trade involving Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks waive PG Chasson Randle
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 11:32:46 AM)

    The Knicks have waived PG Chasson Randle, the team announced Monday.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony happy to put drama behind him and start fresh in Oklahoma City
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 8:07:27 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony sat at the table wearing a gray hoodie and a white jersey with his trademark No. 7 highlighted in blue and orange over his long-sleeve selection.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis excited to be Knicks’ leader
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 8:04:25 PM)

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony trade official as Knicks start anew
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 6:23:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony is normally the Knicks’ main attraction on Media Day and most days for that matter. But for the first time in seven years, Anthony wasn’t sitting in front of a throng of reporters talking about trying to lead the Knicks into the playoffs.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah wants to prove his worth to Knicks and himself
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 5:46:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Joakim Noah wants to redeem himself and prove he was worth the $72 million former Knicks president Phil Jackson paid him last summer.

  • [NY Newsday] How Russell Westbrook influenced new Knicks center Enes Kanter
    (Monday, September 25, 2017 5:44:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Enes Kanter was caught off guard by his trade to the Knicks. He was conducting a basketball clinic for orphaned children in Oklahoma City on Saturday when his phone rang. His friend picked it up and told Kanter it was “urgent.”

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