Knicks Morning News (2017.10.03)

  • [NYDN] Michael Beasley: ‘Talent-wise, I match up with [Durant], LeBron’
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 3:42:27 PM)

    If Michael Beasley is even half as good as he says he is, the Knicks will be hoisting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy this June.

  • [NYDN] 4 key Knicks players to look out for in preseason opener vs. Nets
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 11:37:20 AM)

    The two main protagonists at MSG have moved on, leaving behind an inexperienced yet promising roster with more modest and realistic goals.

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina may miss Knicks’ preseason opener with sore groin
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 5:47:14 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Knicks are going to be a team that plays faster and is built around youth, but their youngest player may not be on the court for their first preseason game Tuesday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah speaks out on gun control after Las Vegas shooting
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 4:00:32 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Joakim Noah, a noted gun control advocate, shared his thoughts in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

  • [NYTimes] Minnesota Lynx, a Model W.N.B.A. Franchise, Eye Another Title
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 1:11:53 AM)

    The Lynx play the Sparks on Wednesday night in a decisive Game 5 of the finals, hoping to win their fourth championship since 2011.

  • [NYTimes] Lynx 80, Sparks 69: Minnesota Lynx Force a Decisive Game 5 in W.N.B.A. Finals
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 5:15:35 PM)

    Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points for the Lynx, who lost a winner-take-all game to the Sparks in last year’s W.N.B.A. finals.

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah speaks about gun control in wake of Las Vegas shooting
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 3:30:36 PM)

    Knicks C Joakim Noah spoke on Monday about the need for gun control, the morning after the deadliest mass shooting in United States history took place at a country music festival on the Las Vegas strip.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina questionable for Knicks’ first preseason game
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 2:45:54 PM)

    Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina may miss the team’s preseason opener due to soreness in his left groin

  • [NYPost] It’s sinking in what losing Carmelo really did for Knicks
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 6:35:18 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony said this past weekend he feels “born again.’’ So do the Knicks. While Anthony opens in Tulsa, Okla., for his new Thunder team Tuesday against the Rockets, the Melo-free, post-Phil Jackson Knicks are back on Broadway. Brandishing a slew of new faces and a roster bereft of All-Stars, the Knicks will host the…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina sets off Knicks’ early health alarms
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 10:45:35 AM)

    The swirling buzz on French rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina slowed Monday, as his Knicks debut in Tuesday’s preseason opener became jeopardized. After a fruitful training camp, the 19-year-old Ntilikina pulled up lame during practice with a sore left groin, shutting it down halfway. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek wasn’t certain if Ntilikina was a definite…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s Thunder excitement is subtle dig at Knicks left behind
    (Monday, October 02, 2017 8:48:49 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony feels he’s gone from New York to the U.S. Olympic Team again. While Anthony has sustained only losing in New York the past four years, he won two Olympic gold medals as star for Team USA during his six-year, seven-month Knicks stint that ended one week ago. Over the weekend, Anthony said he…