Knicks Morning News (2018.02.19)

  • [NYDN] Klay Thompson not keen on relocating to place like New York
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 7:44:27 PM)

    One of Knicks’ biggest fish to hit 2019 free agency doesn’t sound too keen on living in a place like New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron wins MVP en route to All-Star Game victory
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 11:44:08 PM)

    LeBron James scored a game-high 29 points to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory over Team Stephen in Sunday’s All-Star Game at Staples Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mudiay’s brother says Knicks’ ‘French Connection’ can thrive together
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Emmanuel Mudiay’s brother, Jean-Micheal, said he believes Emmanuel and Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina can thrive together thanks to the connection they share.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kyrie Irving said he told Kristaps Porzingis he ‘would love to play’ with him
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:27:39 PM)

    Celtics guard Kyrie Irving told Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis earlier this season that he “would love to play” with a player like him, he said during NBA All-Star weekend.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jimmy Butler says Noah just wants to see the court again
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:35:54 AM)

    Joakim Noah’s former Bulls teammate — Timberwolves SG Jimmy Butler — recently spoke to the center, and said all he wants to do is play.

  • [NYTimes] Team LeBron 148, Team Stephen 145: N.B.A. All-Star Game Shows Some Toughness After a Makeover
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 6:33:23 AM)

    With a new format and bigger cash prizes, defensive effort seemed to be up while scoring was way down.

  • [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] Don Carter, 84, Who Brought the N.B.A. to Dallas, Is Dead
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 5:17:13 PM)

    Mr. Carter and a partner founded the Mavericks in 1980 and built the team into a model franchise that quickly became a contender.

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah emerges from exile at All-Star Weekend
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 3:22:29 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Joakim Noah isn’t just moping around. The exiled Knicks center was spotted Saturday night at impresario Jimmy Goldstein’s All-Star Weekend party in Los Angeles, along with Stephen Curry, his wife, Ayesha, Joel Embiid and ex-Knick draft pick Danilo Gallinari. Noah may attend Sunday’s All-Star Game at Staples Center. Goldstein is an eccentric…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks are built for this young point-guard duo
    (Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:56:59 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — New York City was once known as the fertile breeding ground for the point guard. TNT’s Kenny Smith — a former point guard out of Hollis, Queens — continued that rock-solid tradition with a 10-year career that included two NBA titles with the Rockets. With 23 games left for the Knicks after…