Knicks Morning News (2017.10.04)

  • [NYTimes] Like the Knicks, an Ad Campaign Fades Quickly
    (Wednesday, October 04, 2017 3:00:15 AM)

    The promotion for the sports channel FS1 appeared on subway trains this week, asking if people were hopeful or hopeless about the Knicks. The ads are to be removed after hitting nerves — perhaps as intended.

  • [NYTimes] Frank Hamblen, Phil Jackson’s Assistant in Title Runs, Dies at 70
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:15:30 PM)

    Hamblen, a longtime N.B.A. presence, was a coach on the bench with Jackson in Chicago and Los Angeles during seven championship seasons.

  • [NYTimes] Daryl Morey Built an Elite N.B.A. Team. Now He’s Building a Musical.
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 4:21:44 PM)

    Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets’ mastermind, is a huge theater buff, and he is now producing a musical about — what else? — basketball.

  • [ESPN] Life after Carmelo Anthony begins for rebuilding Knicks
    (Wednesday, October 04, 2017 1:35:00 AM)

    Life after Carmelo Anthony begins for rebuilding Knicks

  • [ESPN] Michael Beasley on ending NCAA scandals: ‘Give kids what they deserve’
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 7:09:14 PM)

    Michael Beasley on ending NCAA scandals: ‘Give kids what they deserve’

  • [ESPN] Ads on subway bashing Knicks to come down
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 5:27:41 PM)

    Ads on subway bashing Knicks to come down

  • [SNY Knicks] Nets defeat Knicks in preseason opener, 115-107
    (Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:23:45 AM)

    D’Angelo Russell scored 19 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 115-107 win in the preseason opener on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina to play in preseason opener; Joakim Noah out
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:36:02 PM)

    Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina will play in the team’s preseason game against the Nets on Tuesday night, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Three position battles to watch for as Knicks open the preseason
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 4:45:08 PM)

    The preseason opener is tonight, with the Knicks’ first test coming against the Brooklyn Nets.

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA changes All-Star game, captains will pick teams
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 4:10:35 PM)

    The NBA is scrapping the East vs. West format for its All-Star Game and will have captains pick teams this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Michael Beasley compares his talent level to LeBron, Durant
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 2:15:19 PM)

    Knicks SF Michael Beasley believes that his talent is at the same caliber as LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

  • [SNY Knicks] FS1 ad depicts ‘hopeless’ Knicks on NYC Subway
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:50:29 AM)

    The Knicks have been put in bad light on New York City subways due to an ad campaign from FS1.

  • [NY Newsday] Young Knicks show potential on offense, holes on ‘D’
    (Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:08:54 AM)

    Steve Mills sat in Phil Jackson’s old seat, Nigel Hayes occupied Carmelo Anthony’s old locker and Kristaps Porzingis was introduced last to the Madison Square Garden crowd.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks link arms during national anthem
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 11:37:52 PM)

    The Knicks didn’t protest during the national anthem before Tuesday night’s preseason opener at The Garden. They stood together and linked arms.

  • [NY Newsday] Nets top Knicks; D’Angelo Russell, Jeremy Lin might platoon at point
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 11:30:49 PM)

    From the moment D’Angelo Russell joined the Nets in the Brook Lopez trade in June, the focus has been on how the chemistry would work between he and Jeremy Lin. If the preseason opener is any indication, Russell and Lin might form a point guard platoon.

  • [NY Newsday] FS1’s Knicks ‘Hopeless’ or ‘Hopeful’ subway ad campaign short-lived
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:20:00 PM)

    FS1, Fox Sports’ cable television outlet, built its daytime programming around debate and commentary, the edgier the better. But a new ad campaign for the channel edged across a line, offending the Knicks and perhaps some fans, and prompting an abrupt course correction Tuesday night.

  • [NYPost] One Knick really wanted to take a knee for the anthem
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:27:34 PM)

    No offense to commissioner Adam Silver, but new Knicks center Enes Kanter lobbied to take a knee during the national anthem before the preseason opener versus the Nets. Kanter, who hails from Turkey, instead went along with the idea to lock arms during the “Star Spangled Banner” to show unity against alleged police brutality against…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina shows signs why he’s Knicks’ PG of the future
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 7:32:35 PM)

    He looks like he should be getting ready for his first Midnight Madness instead of his first game in the NBA. To say Frank Ntilikina has a baby face is like saying Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has muscles. We might need to check Ntilikina’s I.D. just to prove he’s really 19 years old. Ntilikina’s boyish…

  • [NYPost] This is the Knicks team Jeff Hornacek wanted all along
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 5:48:53 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek sounds like an unshackled coach. Not only is the Knicks coach free from the triangle edicts of former team president Phil Jackson but he also has gained freedom by no longer having shot-happy scorers named Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose on the roster. Neither player fit Hornacek’s philosophy of a ball-sharing club —…

  • [NYPost] FS1 to remove controversial Knicks subway ads
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 3:03:38 PM)

    FS1’s controversial subway advertisements about the Knicks will be removed, multiple sources confirmed to The Post. The ads asked fans to “pick a side” in a debate between the franchise being “hopeful” and “hopeless.” The side of a 42nd Street shuttle car, featuring photos of Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Joakim Noah and the word “HOPELESS”…

  • [NYPost] The most interesting Knick outdoes himself with LeBron comparison
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:33:06 AM)

    At the very start of the Knicks’ Michael Beasley era, he said he can’t be stopped. We presume he meant on the court. The most enigmatic addition of the Knicks’ offseason is also the biggest addition, according to him, and he seems to one-up himself on bizarre opinions every day. The latest from the most…

  • [NYDN] Frank Ntilikina struggles in Knicks debut, shoots 1-for-7
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 7:54:56 PM)

    Knicks fans witnessed some growing pains with their first look at Frank Ntilikina.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter: I wanted to take a knee during anthem
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:49:27 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter on national anthem: ‘If they would’ve left it up to me, yes, I would’ve taken a knee’

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knick Carmelo Anthony drops 19 points in Thunder debut
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:21:36 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony sizzled in his first game with the Thunder, though Chris Paul and the Rockets look like they will be just fine without him.

  • [NYDN] Knicks lock arms during national anthem in preseason opener
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 4:08:54 PM)

    The Knicks say they stood for something by standing for the anthem.

  • [NYDN] ‘Hopeless’ Knicks greet NYC subway riders due to FS1 ad campaign
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 1:47:18 PM)

    Subway riders are now reminded of the negativity that comes with being a Knicks fan.

  • [NYDN] ESPN staffer fired for Jeremy Lin headline now Catholic priest
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 8:20:57 AM)

    It was part of God’s plan. At least that’s what Anthony Federico thinks may have happened.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans asked to ‘pick a side’ with FS1’s subway ad campaign
    (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 7:28:22 AM)

    An FS1 ad campaign is asking New York City subway riders to “pick a side” on the Times Square to Grand Central shuttle: Are the Knicks hopeful or hopeless?

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