Knicks Morning News (2018.05.18)

  • [NYTimes] Lindsay Whalen Juggles Jobs as a W.N.B.A. Player and an N.C.A.A. Coach
    (Friday, May 18, 2018 10:23:07 AM)

    Whalen has taken on dual duties this year: point guard for the W.N.B.A.’s Minnesota Lynx and coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: Rockets vs. Warriors: The Dead Live Again in Houston
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:55:54 PM)

    The Rockets were shirt-sticks-to-your-back hot in Game 2 behind James Harden and Chris Paul, complicating Golden State’s supposedly foregone stroll to the N.B.A. finals.

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: In Alaska, Watching Moose Commercials and the Rockets Stomp the Warriors
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:24:19 PM)

    Many high school coaches try to play like the Golden State Warriors. The coach of Alaska’s powerhouse high school champions thinks the key is to play like the Houston Rockets.

  • [NY Newsday] Miles Bridges believes he’s a good fit for Knicks
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:33:14 PM)

    CHICAGO — Michigan State’s Miles Bridges believes he’s made for New York and he can fit in David Fizdale’s system.

  • [NY Newsday] David Fizdale’s summer project: Strengthen bond with Kristaps Porzingis
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:54:17 PM)

    CHICAGO — David Fizdale’s main priorities this summer are to connect with Kristaps Porzingis and create a winning culture and environment that brings out the best in the Knicks’ franchise player.

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale on what he’ll tell Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:49:18 PM)

    David Fizdale has set his priority for the beginning of his Knicks tenure: make Kristaps Porzingis believe in the Knicks again.

  • [NYDN] Michael Porter Jr. declares himself ‘best player in this draft’
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:12:37 PM)

    A day after he met with the Knicks, Michael Porter Jr. declared himself the greatest prospect.

  • [NYPost] Michael Porter hits it off with Knicks, but has No. 1 on his mind
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:02:58 PM)

    Last July, after Phil Jackson’s firing, it was evident the Knicks had a new developmental philosophy: making the lottery wouldn’t be the worst predicament. “Plummet for Porter” was to be the unofficial motto. Incoming Missouri freshman small forward Michael Porter Jr. was touted as the potential No. 1 pick in the draft. And despite an…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale’s Porzingis plan: European shuttle diplomacy
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:13:59 PM)

    CHICAGO — Knicks coach David Fizdale doesn’t want to make just one trip to Latvia – but multiple, in a push to establish a strong rapport with Kristaps Porzingis. Indeed, Fizdale, appearing at the draft combine here, said that connecting with Porzingis is his “biggest goal” this summer. Porzingis is rehabbing a torn ACL in Europe,…

  • [SNY Knicks] Fizdale discusses building a relationship with Porzingis
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:00:42 PM)

    David Fizdale discusses how he’ll begin to build a relationship with Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Michael Porter Jr. interviews with Knicks (and 12 other teams)
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:45:32 PM)

    Michael Porter Jr. interviews with the Knicks at the NBA Combine and says he’s the best player in the draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Parrish thinks Knicks will take Carter Jr., pass on Bridges
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:40:40 PM)

    In Gary Parrish’s NBA mock draft, he has the Knicks taking Duke F Wendell Carter Jr. instead of Villanova F Mikal Bridges.

  • [SNY Knicks] Perry says Knicks plan to take best player available with ninth pick
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:10:32 PM)

    The Knicks are in need of help on the wing.

  • [SNY Knicks] When will the Knicks be good again?
    (Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:05:26 AM)

    It has been a question for more than a decade: When will the Knicks be good again?