Knicks Morning News (2018.05.17)

  • [NYPost] Villanova hero: Mikal Bridges could be ‘All-Star’ for Knicks
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:44:47 PM)

    CHICAGO — Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was the red-headed hero of the NCAA Championship game last month, but he believes his teammate Mikal Bridges can become the hero of New York. That is, if Bridges drops to No. 9. “I think he’s top five, personally — as a character person and what he brings to…

  • [NYPost] One Knicks assistant may survive coaching turnover
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:51:47 PM)

    CHICAGO — David Fizdale may retain at least one of Jeff Hornacek’s assistants — Howard Eisley. Eisley is part of the Knicks’ contingent in Chicago at the draft combine. Eisley also was on the list of top African-American assistant coaches that Fizdale compiled for The Undefeated. Eisley was a teammate of Hornacek’s with the Jazz….

  • [NYPost] Mike Budenholzer, mulled for Knicks job, headed to Bucks
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:37:58 PM)

    Mike Budenholzer, a candidate for the Knicks’ head-coaching job before it went to David Fizdale, has agreed to become the next coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, multiple reports said Wednesday. ESPN had reported on Tuesday that Budenholzer, the front-runner for the Bucks job, and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, the other finalist, were meeting…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ unusual Kristaps Porzingis relationship continues with Spain rehab
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:28:05 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has not been doing most of his ACL rehab in Latvia as previously thought, but secretly working in Spain with Real Madrid, according to multiple sources. Porzingis has conducted much of his offseason rehab in Madrid at its training facility that houses its superpower basketball and soccer clubs. Real Madrid’s basketball team is…

  • [NY Newsday] Forwards the Knicks might have available to them at No. 9 in NBA Draft
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:45:00 PM)

    The Knicks have a new coach and they know where they’re going to pick in next month’s draft. Now the real work begins.

  • [NY Newsday] No timetable for Kristaps Porzingis’ return from ACL injury
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:09:00 PM)

    Knicks general manager Scott Perry said there still is no timetable for Kristaps Porzingis’ return from a torn left ACL.

  • [NYDN] Trae Young’s father tells News his son is a fit for the Knicks
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:33:58 PM)

    It’s a cliché, but it’s true: not all athletes can handle New York. But Trae Young can.

  • [NYDN] Ethan Hawke says James Dolan took away his Knicks tickets
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:48:59 AM)

    Charles Oakley has some company, apparently.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Playoffs: Rockets Pull Even With Warriors in Conference Finals
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:01:26 AM)

    Houston was written off by many after a bad loss in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, but in Game 2 they thoroughly outplayed Golden State.

  • [NYTimes] In a 2-0 Hole, Cavaliers Need to Give LeBron James Some Help
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:49:02 PM)

    James had a triple double with a game-high 42 points, but the Boston Celtics won again in the Eastern Conference finals.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Draft Combine 2018: Who’s Invited and How to Watch
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:46:17 PM)

    The event has almost all of the top prospects, extensive coverage on ESPN and the support of the league.

  • [NYTimes] Inside the Hamptons House Where Kevin Durant Hosted N.B.A. Suitors in 2016
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:13:26 PM)

    The estate at 189 Further Lane was the venue for one of the most significant courtships in N.B.A. history. Durant paid $100,000 for the 10-day rental.

  • [NYTimes] Corner Office: Chris Paul: Point Guard, Activist, Union Boss
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:00:09 AM)

    CP3 plays many roles in the N.B.A. Besides being the starting point guard for the Rockets, he is an outspoken voice on social issues, and leads the player union.

  • [SNY Knicks] Trae Young’s father: It would be ‘something special’ for son to play in New York
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:20:57 PM)

    Oklahoma PG Trae Young had the national spotlight on him all of last season. He was one of the most electrifying players in the league as he launched 30-foot threes at whim and dished out double-digit assists.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis secretly rehabbing in Spain with Real Madrid
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:50:11 PM)

    Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t been in home Latvia rehabbing his torn ACL injury as everyone expected. Instead, he is in Spain working with Real Madrid.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Are the Knicks close to being good?
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:43:49 PM)

    The Daily News Live panel discusses whether the Knicks are close to contending and what their plans should be for the upcoming season.

  • [SNY Knicks] What landing ninth overall pick means for the Knicks
    (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:45:07 PM)

    It’s no surprise that the Knicks didn’t get any luck in the NBA Draft Lottery and stayed at the ninth spot.