Knicks Morning News (2017.09.27)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks training camp opens up without Melo
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:28:56 AM)

    SNY’s Michelle Yu reports from Knicks’ camp and gets reactions from Kristaps Porzingis and Jeff Hornacek after the Carmelo Anthony move.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Whose absence will benefit the Knicks more?
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:25:06 PM)

    The Daily News Live panel debates if the Knicks will benefit more from the absence of the recently traded Carmelo Anthony or Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Cavaliers nixed Carmelo Anthony deal because Knicks wanted Tristan Thompson
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:39:02 PM)

    The Knicks were unable to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Cavaliers because they wanted Tristan Thompson in return, and Cleveland wasn’t willing to agree to such a deal, reports Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, citing sources.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis says Knicks ran triangle elements Tuesday, Hornacek downplays it
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:15:08 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis said the team ran some triangle offense elements during practice on Tuesday, but head coach Jeff Hornacek said they were simply “basketball” actions.

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah focused on redeeming himself this season
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:10:48 PM)

    Knicks C Joakim Noah is looking to put his first year as a Knick behind him, and redeem himself this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Timeout with Taylor Rooks: Knicks forward Michael Beasley
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:45:08 AM)

    In the latest episode of Timeout with Taylor Rooks, 8-year NBA veteran and Knicks forward Michael Beasley stops by SNY to discuss his unique fashion sense, the impact of certain words in the English language, and how he is impacted by his reputation around the league.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis wants to lead Knicks through work ethic
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:28:08 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Kristaps Porzingis didn’t feel compelled to be more vocal or act much differently during his first practice as the Knicks’ new go-to guy. Porzingis said he will first lead with his work ethic.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks ready to run as Jeff Hornacek wants to open up the offense
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:21:21 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Knicks opened training camp Tuesday with a new outlook, a new franchise player, a new offense and some traces of a system from the recent past.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: After Carmelo Anthony trade, this is Kristaps Porzingis’ team
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:15:13 PM)

    The deal finally got done.

  • [NYDN] Why a Knicks – Cavs trade for Carmelo wouldn’t have worked
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:34:43 PM)

    The Knicks, according to a source, asked the Cavaliers for young rebounding machine Tristan Thompson.

  • [NYDN] Melo leaves Knicks on good terms as agent talks ‘win-win’ trade
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:25:59 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s agent praised the Knicks for agreeing to trade the All-Star forward prior to the start of training camp.

  • [NYDN] Michael Beasley attempts to blow minds with bizarre brain theory
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:12:44 PM)

    Michael Beasley has been making headlines with his thoughts, but his latest conversation about brain power might’ve been a brain fart.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek working on installing a better offense for the Knicks
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:18:15 PM)

    The Knicks project as pitiful on defense again, so their best chance of winning games is scoring A LOT of points.

  • [NYPost] What Carmelo does and does not need to change with the Thunder
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:30:20 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony laughed. To him, it was the only possible reaction after being asked how he’d feel about coming off the bench with the Thunder. Anthony has played 976 games, starting each one. He is a 10-time All-Star. He is a former scoring champion. But Anthony is no longer the biggest star…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis offers some insight into his leadership style
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:25:32 PM)

    With a monster slam dunk off a fast-break drill, Kristaps Porzingis finished up his first Knicks practice with Carmelo Anthony wiped from the roster. His teammates surrounded Porzingis for high-fives. Porzingis is now “The Man” — and leader — at age 22. Anthony’s six-year, seven-month reign as the Knicks’ franchise player truly ended on the…

  • [NYPost] What is Knicks’ post-Melo starting 5 going to look like?
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:33:20 AM)

    With Carmelo Anthony in Oklahoma City, Jeff Hornacek is looking at an empty canvas, facing three openings in the starting lineup. And he hardly sounded worried about filling Anthony’s void at small forward. In fact, Hornacek couldn’t have sounded less sentimental that Anthony is no longer a Knick. Courtney Lee, last season’s starting shooting guard,…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek is in triangle denial
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:27:36 AM)

    The triangle is not totally dead. After the first day of training camp practice, Kristaps Porzingis said there were some triangle actions Jeff Hornacek’s coaching staff reviewed. Somewhere in Montana, exiled president Phil Jackson is smiling. Porzingis admitted he has no idea if they’ll use that stuff in the gameplan, but it’s not a dead…

  • [NYTimes] News Analysis: Chuck Person, With N.C.A.A. and N.B.A. Pedigree, Runs Afoul of F.B.I.
    (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:45:43 PM)

    Federal investigators say Person, who spent 13 seasons in the N.B.A., participated in a bribery scheme as a coach at Auburn.