Knicks Morning News (2017.10.20)

  • [NYTimes] Atlanta Hawks Set to Hire N.B.A.’s Michelle Leftwich for Front Office
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:23:03 PM)

    Leftwich becomes the latest woman to hold a prominent post in basketball operations for an N.B.A. team.

  • [NYTimes] Jeremy Lin Out for the Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon in His Knee
    (Friday, October 20, 2017 3:16:45 AM)

    The Brooklyn Nets guard landed hard after driving to the basket near the end of the Nets’ season opener.

  • [ESPN] No. 1 consolation: Kristaps Porzingis shows he’s worthy successor to Melo
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:20:19 PM)

    No. 1 consolation: Kristaps Porzingis shows he’s worthy successor to Melo

  • [NYDN] Willy Hernangomez plays just 4 minutes in blowout loss
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:20:10 PM)

    In one training camp, Willy Hernangomez went from franchise cornerstone to waiting for garbage time.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo struggles, but OKC’s future still brighter than Knicks’
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:53:04 PM)

    Carmelo didn’t get 40 on the Knicks although there were times when he moved like he was 40.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo helps lead Thunder to 105-84 win over Knicks
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:39:12 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony gets off to rocky start but still helps lead Thunder to 105-84 win over Knicks.

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Kristaps Porzingis blocks Carmelo Anthony at the rim
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:57:23 PM)

    No hard feelings?

  • [NYDN] Melo implies Knicks were ‘hell’ in final dig before Thunder debut
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:52:49 PM)

    Like escaping an everlasting burning furnace of misery, Carmelo Anthony traded his Knicks jersey for something more heavenly.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis has three very lofty goals for himself
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:56:38 AM)

    While the Knicks front office has set very modest goals for this season (just play hard!), Kristaps Porzingis has not.

  • [NYPost] A glimpse at what the Porzingis era will look like for Knicks
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:43:02 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — At the ripe old grizzled age of 22, Kristaps Porzingis already has played — endured? — two Knicks seasons in New York. He became many things to Knicks fans because of his 7-foot-3 length, perimeter shooting skills and explosiveness at the rim. The Future. The Hope. The Cornerstone. But no matter what…

  • [NYPost] ‘No more Knicks talk’: Carmelo gets closure with emphatic ‘W’
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:07:20 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Less than one game-time minute had passed and Carmelo Anthony accepted a Russell Westbrook pass on the right side and launched an open 3-pointer. The Thunder were up on the Knicks, 3-0. “It felt good,” Anthony said. “I was actually surprised the first shot was that wide open. Glad it went in…

  • [NYPost] One Knicks building block didn’t play much in opener
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:44:26 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Center Willy Hernangomez, the young building block who was a first-team All-Rookie selection, found himself out of the rotation in the season opener Thursday versus the Thunder. As expected Enes Kanter started and Kyle O’Quinn got 22 minutes as the backup. With 3:46 left, Hernangomez was put in during garbage time of…

  • [NYPost] Knicks no match for Carmelo, Thunder in opening-night dud
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:55:52 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Kristaps Porzingis bested Carmelo Anthony in their individual matchup, but that was the only thing that went right for the Knicks. Anthony didn’t have a very good performance in the first game of his new life, but he had a very good cast, led by Russell Westbrook’s triple-double (21 points, 16 assists,…

  • [NYPost] MSG would do better without Rangers, Knicks: investor
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:15:14 PM)

    The Knicks and Rangers aren’t the only franchises at Madison Square Garden not playing up to their potential, one Wall Street investor said Thursday. The Madison Square Garden Co. itself is underperforming — and James Dolan should take decisive action to bring full value to shareholders, according to Samantha Greenberg of the Margate Capital hedge…

  • [NYPost] One of Porzingis’ personal goals is particularly audacious
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:36:27 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Kristaps Porzingis has lofty individual goals that go beyond making his first All-Star Game, which he made known over the summer. In an interview with the Players Tribune, Porzingis listed two other honors in his sights — one likely unreachable considering his defensive rebounding numbers. “As far as individual goals … I…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek and Carmelo aren’t done taking shots yet
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:06:59 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Jeff Hornacek declined to get into a war of words with Carmelo Anthony, who doesn’t seem to mind the escalation. However, Hornacek made an indirect dig at his former star, saying this season’s team is “really committed to doing the right things” when asked about Anthony. In a subsequent tweet Thursday afternoon,…

  • [NYPost] The critical advice one ex-Knicks coach gave to GM Scott Perry
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:02:43 AM)

    It’s a good time to start a rebuild, and the Knicks finally seem ready to commit to one. That’s the current state of the top-heavy NBA with another season tipping off this week. “The Knicks are going to be in the same position as 28 other teams and that’s looking up to the Golden State…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Melo reflects on his time in NYC
    (Friday, October 20, 2017 12:54:27 AM)

    Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony opens up about his journey since being traded to Oklahoma City and reflects on his time in New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Westbrook leads Thunder to 105-84 win over Knicks
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:17:07 PM)

    Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, Paul George had a team-high 28 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 105-84 win over the Knicks in the season opener on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks set to face Carmelo Anthony, Thunder
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:40:17 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A new Carmelo Anthony chapter begins Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Knicks open season against Camelo Anthony, Thunder
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:47:36 PM)

    Taylor Rooks and Stefan Bondy preview the Knicks season opener against Carmelo Anthony and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis ready to guard Carmelo Anthony, lead Knicks
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:00:10 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is embracing the task of guarding former teammate Carmelo Anthony on Thursday night — and the challenge of leading the Knicks in Anthony’s absence.

  • [SNY Knicks] Three things to watch as Knicks open season against Thunder
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 3:10:30 PM)

    The Knicks open the season tonight against the new-look Thunder in Oklahoma City. Some old friends will meet again after the Carmelo Anthony to OKC trade a few weeks ago. Let’s take a look at the three things to watch for…

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony tweets that he walked ‘through hell’
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:10:32 PM)

    The afternoon before he faces the Knicks in Oklahoma City as a member of the Thunder, Carmelo Anthony tweeted that he’s ready to walk out of hell.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony scores 22 in Thunder debut as OKC routs Knicks
    (Friday, October 20, 2017 1:53:02 AM)

    The Knicks hung in for most of the first half, but were beaten handily, 105-84, Thursday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony: Kristaps Porzingis has to ’embrace’ being ‘The Man’
    (Friday, October 20, 2017 12:57:39 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony tried grooming Kristaps Porzingis the past two years, knowing that he someday would replace him as the Knicks’ franchise player. Now that he has, Anthony called it “a big, big year” for Porzingis and had some advice.

  • [NY Newsday] Porzingis gets first chance to lead Knicks tonight
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:55:15 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Kristaps Porzingis is 22 and has never been an All-Star or played a full NBA season. But starting Thursday night, the Knicks are officially his team.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Carmelo Anthony opens up on time with Knicks
    (Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:26:00 PM)

    The Knicks open the regular-season Thursday against a familiar face: Carmelo Anthony.

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