Knicks Morning News (2018.02.20)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Team Lebron vs. Team Steph Wasn’t Bad. But How About U.S. vs. the World?
    (Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:03:59 AM)

    The new format for the All-Star Game seemed to work, with the players actually contesting shots on some possessions. But another concept for the game is lurking.

  • [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] Don Carter, 84, Who Brought the N.B.A. to Dallas, Is Dead
    (Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:12:46 AM)

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

  • [NYTimes] ‘To Me, It Was Racist’: N.B.A. Players Respond to Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 3:42:35 PM)

    The Fox News host mocked Mr. James and said basketball stars should not express political opinions. “We will definitely not shut up and dribble,” Mr. James responded.

  • [NYPost] Knicks should drop Jarrett Jack — and that’s just the start
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 7:31:36 PM)

    The Knicks return from the All-Star break to a Tuesday night practice in Tarrytown on familiar turf — playing for next season. Carrying an eight-game losing streak and 23-36 record, Jeff Hornacek’s crew is headed for its fifth straight season missing the playoffs. This will be the fourth straight year the Knicks have been out…

  • [NYPost] Knicks give athletic forward chance on 10-day contract
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 6:32:08 PM)

    An athletic small forward is being added to the Knicks’ roster for an audition. The 6-foot-7 Troy Williams, bought out by the Rockets to make room for Joe Johnson, will sign a 10-day contract with the Knicks to fill their open roster spot, according to his agent, Stephen Pina. Williams, who spent most of his…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ All-Star break report card: It’s been as bad as it looked
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 5:49:48 PM)

    So how are the Knicks doing in the post-triangle era? Sometimes it’s not only antiquated systems causing defeats but lack of roster talent. The Steve Mills/Scott Perry pick-and-roll Knicks are in the dumpster coming out of the All-Star break just like Phil Jackson’s Knicks always were at this time. Here’s the All-Star break report card…

  • [NYPost] Was this the start of LeBron James’ Los Angeles takeover?
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 2:08:13 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — They are trying to read the tea leaves in Los Angeles regarding LeBron James’ imminent future. The L.A. columnists wrote love poems to James over All-Star Weekend, that he must don himself in purple and gold this summer. King James didn’t mute any of the California Dreaming after his MVP performance in…

  • [NYDN] Knicks agree to 10-day contract with ex-Rocket Troy Williams
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 5:59:38 PM)

    Troy Williams was waived by the Rockets last week to make room for Joe Johnson.

  • [NYDN] Knicks midseason report card: Tormented team not making the grade
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 9:22:40 AM)

    It started out well enough for the Knicks, but what else is new?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks agree with former Rockets F Troy Williams on 10-day contract
    (Monday, February 19, 2018 10:40:43 PM)

    The Knicks agreed with former Houston Rockets small forward Troy Williams on a 10-day contract.