Knicks Morning News (2017.09.28)

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek: Kurt Rambis not in charge of Knicks ‘D’ anymore
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:49:47 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek indicated Kurt Rambis won’t be in charge of the defense this season, losing his title of defensive coordinator. The Knicks head coach said it will be done by committee. In the opening week of last season, with the defense struggling, Hornacek said Rambis would be the assistant in charge of defense. Things improved…

  • [NYPost] The incredible rise and fall of Long Island kid Rick Pitino
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:57:43 PM)

    Rick Pitino’s career may have come to a sad close Wednesday afternoon. If this was it, the Hall of Fame coach raised on Long Island wasn’t on the court barking out instructions when the clock hit triple zeroes. It was in a quick meeting with University of Louisville interim president Greg Postel, a day after…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina looks like a ‘young Kyrie Irving’: Knicks mentor
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:07:34 PM)

    Knicks veteran point guard Ramon Sessions is here as rookie Frank Ntilikina’s mentor and is already raising the stakes on the 19-year-old’s potential. Sessions already sees some Kyrie Irving in Ntilikina, the 6-5 point guard from France whom the Knicks drafted with the No. 8 pick in the 2017 draft. Signed for the $2.3 million…

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley has a solution for NCAA corruption scandal
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:16:51 AM)

    In criticizing the NCAA for being hypocritical, Michael Beasley said there would be no scandals such as the current one enveloping college basketball if the legislative body did the right thing and paid its players. Beasley said the NCAA is “making billions.’’ Beasley, the new Knicks forward, said he helped put Kansas State on the…

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Dwyane Wade and LeBron James Are About to Create an Act II, in Cleveland
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:39:53 PM)

    Seven years after joining forces in Miami, they’re staging a reunion with the Cavaliers. And Wade’s arrival will give Cleveland some needed depth.

  • [NYDN] Beasley addresses new NCAA scandal, calls for players to be paid
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:56:57 PM)

    While the lid has only recently been blown off NCAA basketball, Michael Beasley can attest the corruption is nothing new.

  • [NYDN] Ramon Sessions compares Frank Ntilikina to young Kyrie Irving
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:55:32 PM)

    Given Frank Ntilikina’s projections as a rangy defensive specialist, nobody has compared him to Kyrie Irving — except Ramon Sessions.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek says Kurt Rambis won’t run Knicks defense
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:49:53 PM)

    Kurt Rambis is no longer the lone voice of the defense.

  • [NYDN] Lance Thomas pens ‘Thank You, Melo’ essay after best pal traded
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:20:45 AM)

    Knicks forward Lance Thomas couldn’t let Carmelo Anthony leave New York without letting the world know what he meant to him.

  • [SNY Knicks] John Starks believes Knicks can make playoffs this season
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:49:25 PM)

    With the Knicks trading Carmelo Anthony, many believe that they aren’t a playoff team with their current roster, but Starks disagrees.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ramon Sessions: Frank Ntilikina has similarities to Kyrie Irving
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:19:08 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina has yet to play in a regular-season game with the New York Knicks, but one of his teammates is already giving the rookie high praises.

  • [SNY Knicks] The five biggest questions facing the Knicks
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:45:39 PM) takes a look at the five biggest questions for the Knicks heading into the 2017-18 NBA season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Beasley discusses NCAA scandal, says college athletes should be paid
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:15:53 PM)

    Knicks F Michael Beasley addressed the NCAA college basketball scandal on Wednesday and said college athletes should be paid.

  • [SNY Knicks] What is Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks legacy?
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:30:57 AM)

    After six and a half seasons and three playoff appearances, the Carmelo Anthony era with the Knicks is over.

  • [SNY Knicks] Timeout with Taylor Rooks: Knicks forward Michael Beasley
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:01:00 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] Rookie Frank Ntilikina impressing Knicks early
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:28:12 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Frank Ntilikina is wide-eyed on the court, watching and learning how to play the toughest position in the NBA for a rookie. But the teenage point guard from France also is opening some eyes with his play.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Michael Beasley says college players should be paid
    (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:46:55 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Knicks forward Michael Beasley said he’s been paying close attention to the FBI investigation of bribery and fraud in college basketball recruiting, and he didn’t pass when asked about the process being corrupt.

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