Knicks Morning News (2018.02.18)

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Dunk Contest Goes to Donovan Mitchell, and His Homage to Vince Carter
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:41:02 AM)

    Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr., sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Carter used to win the 2000 contest.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: The N.B.A. All-Star Game Has Shed a Major Distraction
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:13:30 PM)

    For the first time in a long time, the trade deadline has already passed. That means the All-Stars can play without rumored deals getting in the way.

  • [NYTimes] The N.B.A. Dunk Contest Has the History. The 3-Point Contest Has the Stars.
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:11:41 PM)

    The 3-point shot has increasingly become the signature play of the N.B.A. So why shouldn’t it resonate at the league’s All-Star weekend?

  • [NYTimes] ‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:44:12 PM)

    In a segment on Thursday, the Fox News host mocked Mr. James and said he and his fellow basketball stars should refrain from expressing political opinions.

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving’s well wishes to Porzingis offer Knicks fans hope
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:52:16 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving thought he would be teammates this weekend with Kristaps Porzingis on Team LeBron at Staples Center. Maybe one day that happens at the Garden. Irving said he has sent his “well wishes’’ to the fallen 7-foot-3 Latvian and revealed he gave Porzingis a personal compliment to him…

  • [NYPost] Knicks might not love Frank Ntilikina’s offseason plan
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 8:47:34 AM)

    LOS ANGELES – After getting drafted by the Knicks in late June, Frank Ntilikina went back to France that night on a red-eye to play in the deciding Game 5 of the French League Finals for Strasbourg. It was quite the whirlwind. After spending a few days at home, he flew back to New York…

  • [NYDN] Kyrie Irving, Karl-Anthony Towns want best for injured Porzingis
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 8:47:26 PM)

    Kyrie Irving’s opportunity to toss alley-oops to Kristaps Porzingis was derailed by an ACL tear.

  • [NYDN] If Jeff Hornacek can’t save season, here’s who Knicks may hire
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 3:27:20 PM)

    Hornacek returns to work this week he’ll have 23 games to salvage the season and perhaps his job as well.

  • [NYDN] Jimmy Butler says exiled Knicks center Joakim Noah wants to play
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:33:17 PM)

    Jimmy Butler has been in contact with the exiled Joakim Noah, and he came away with the following impression: Noah wants back on the court.

  • [NYDN] Emmanuel Mudiay, Knick with sky-high potential, has beaten odds
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:33:25 AM)

    The Knicks traded for Emmanuel Mudiay in a move that gave Mudiay a chance to revive his career after an underwhelming time in Denver.

  • [SNY Knicks] Smith Jr. on declining workout with Knicks: It ain’t nothin’ personal
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:25:21 PM)

    Dennis Smith Jr. could have been drafted by the Knicks, but he cancelled his workout with them before the draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Donovan Mitchell admits it would have been cool if the Knicks drafted him
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:45:14 AM)

    Donovan Mitchell admits it would have been cool to stay in New York and play for the Knicks, but is more than happy with how things turned out.

  • [NY Newsday] Kyrie Irving sends well wishes to Kristaps Porzingis
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:52:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Kyrie Irving said he was disappointed not to have had a chance to play with Kristaps Porzingis in the All-Star Game and he sent the injured Knicks 7-3 center “well-wishes.”

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina’s family ties run strong
    (Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:41:09 PM)

    Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina grew up in France, after his mother and two brothers had escaped the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.