Knicks Morning News (2017.10.19)

  • [ESPN] Melo: Felt ‘stabbed in back’ at end of Knicks run
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:01:47 PM)

    Melo: Felt ‘stabbed in back’ at end of Knicks run

  • [NYDN] Melo ‘wants this game’ vs. Knicks, says OKC’s Paul George
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:59:55 PM)

    Paul George understands what Thursday means to his new OKC teammate.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony prepares for revenge against buzz-less Knicks
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:24:18 PM)

    Wilt Chamberlain’s single-game scoring record isn’t in jeopardy, but that doesn’t mean Carmelo Anthony won’t be looking to make a statement.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony talks chips, steaks and divorce from Knicks
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:17:26 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony thought Phil Jackson wanted him off the Knicks so badly that, “he was willing to trade me for a bag of chips.”

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony says he was ‘stabbed in the back’ by Phil Jackson as he gets set to close Knicks chapter
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:46:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is looking forward to playing the Knicks in Thursday’s regular-season opener so he can close that chapter of his life. But he admitted he was hurt at the way he was “stabbed in the back” and “pushed out.”

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks expect Carmelo Anthony to be on top of his game
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:58:00 PM)

    The league couldn’t have scripted it any better if it tried. After all, when the Knicks were scheduled to take on Oklahoma City on the road in their first game of the season, Carmelo Anthony was still a New York resident, Enes Kanter hadn’t been traded, and a plethora of juicy storylines had yet to be born.

  • [NY Newsday] Q&A with Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. as NBA 2017-18 season tips off
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:27:51 AM)

    The Knicks drafted Tim Hardaway Jr. in 2013, sent him to Atlanta two years later, and brought him back over the summer on a four-year, $71 million deal to be a cornerstone player.

  • [NYTimes] Meet the Knicks: No Big Expectations but a Lot of Tall Players
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:37:07 AM)

    While the N.B.A. is increasingly going small, the Knicks have a roster that, at least for now, includes six players who are 6 feet 10 inches or taller.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: It’s Up to Kyrie Irving How the Celtics Move On From a Painful Opener
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:57:36 PM)

    The former Cavaliers guard wanted to forge his own path as one of the N.B.A.’s premier players, but not this way, not without Gordon Hayward.

  • [SNY Knicks] Loud Mouths: Melo’s thought process before leaving NY
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:43:58 PM)

    Dan Graca and Jon Hein discuss what was going through Carmelo Anthony’s mind as his time with the Knicks came to a close.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tim Hardaway Jr. returns to New York seeking redemption
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:55:02 PM)

    Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. has been through a rebuilding process since he left New York, and now he returns with high expectations.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony says Knicks pushed him out, but holds no grudge
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:30:41 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony, who was traded from the Knicks to the Thunder in late-September, said he doesn’t hold a grudge against the Knicks for how things transpired in New York.

  • [NYPost] Knicks-Thunder Melodrama comes to head in teams’ opener
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:09:37 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s the Knicks season opener, but it’s also “The Melo Bowl.’’ Carmelo Anthony believes his broken marriage isn’t over until he gets through with the Knicks on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. “Melo wants this, as he should,” Paul George, his new OKC partner in crime, said. “Melo wants this game and…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter will have a lot on his mind in ‘emotional’ Knicks debut
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:24:27 PM)

    It’s an emotional time for Enes Kanter. His former Utah teammate, Gordon Hayward, suffered one of the most gruesome on-court injuries in recent years Tuesday, after which the Knicks center tweeted his prayers. And his former Thunder teammates are ready to do battle Thursday in the Knicks’ season opener at Chesapeake Arena, where Kanter toiled…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony: I was ‘stabbed in the back’ by Knicks
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:58:40 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — All summer, Carmelo Anthony asked himself how it got so bad — so thoroughly bad — with the Knicks. He arrived amid fanfare and monster expectations at the 2011 trade deadline. Anthony left just before the start of training camp last month, landing with the Thunder after a head-spinning turn of events…

  • [NYPost] What to expect from Frank Ntilikina in his NBA debut
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:15:13 AM)

    Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina said he’s “100 percent” to go for his NBA debut but Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek cautioned about the rookie’s playing time in the season opener Thursday in Oklahoma City. “We have some guys at the point guard spot so hopefully we can get him in there some minutes,” Hornacek said….

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