Knicks Morning News (2018.06.01)

  • [NYPost] Trae Young surprisingly grants Knicks a workout
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:22:58 AM)

    Despite the Knicks picking ninth in the June 21 NBA Draft, Oklahoma star point guard Trae Young has decided to give them a private workout at the team facility in Tarrytown, according to an NBA source. At the NBA Draft Combine earlier this month, Young said he wasn’t sure if he’d work out for the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks GM Perry talks free agency, Porzingis’ timetable
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:15:31 PM)

    Knicks GM Scott Perry has given an update on Kristaps Porzingis and discusses his summer plans for free agency

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to have private workout for Trae Young
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:00:03 PM)

    Former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young will have a private workout with the Knicks, a league source confirmed to

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks SG Ron Baker picks up player option for next season
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:07:36 AM)

    Ron Baker is looking to rebound after a injury-riddled 2017-18 season with the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mark Jackson believes Knicks made great choice in David Fizdale
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:47:54 AM)

    Mark Jackson may not have won the race to become the Knicks’ 29th head coach in team history. But he thinks New York made a great choice in the end.

  • [NYDN] Martin Scorsese’s dog attacked nurse, disabling her for nearly two years: lawsuit
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 6:00:00 AM)

    So much for letting sleeping dogs lie.

    “Wolf of Wall Street” director Martin Scorsese’s deceased dog, Desmond, is accused in a new lawsuit of attacking a home nurse several years ago, the Daily News has learned.

    Scorsese and his wife, Helen, allegedly let Desmond “approach, menace, attack and bite”…

  • [NYDN] One of Kim Jong Un’s top aides will visit Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    NEW YORK — A top aide to Kim Jong Un will make a rare visit to Washington Friday to hand a letter from the North Korean leader to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after reporting “good progress” in talks between the two sides to revive an on-again, off-again nuclear summit.

  • [NYDN] Access for all: Zelda Multz gets better service; will other disabled New Yorkers?
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Regular Daily News readers will know the name Zelda Multz, a consistent contributor to our Voice of the People page. Most poignantly and pointedly, she articulates frustrations with Access-A-Ride, the transportation service for elderly and disabled New Yorkers ill-served by a subway system that’s…

  • [NYDN] National Spelling Bee title goes to 14-year-old Karthik Nemmani
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    OXON HILL, Md. — Karthik Nemmani didn’t win his regional spelling bee. He didn’t even win his county spelling bee. But he was still good enough to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Throwing everything he had into his one shot at glory, 14-year-old Karthik outlasted better-known spellers on…

  • [NYDN] Kanye West unleashes new album, ‘YE,’ name-dropping Trump, Stormy Daniels and North Korea
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    Ask and YE shall receive.

    Kanye West debuted his new album, “YE,” Thursday night to the delight of fans who’d been begging for new material.

    The Chicago rapper revealed the album to the public for the first time at a listening session in Jackson Hole, Wy., where he live-streamed the event on the…

  • [NYDN] Raw sewage shuts down New Jersey beach
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    BELMAR, New Jersey — Officials say sewage overflow contaminated a New Jersey beach’s water with unsafe levels of bacteria, forcing its closure.

    According to test results released Wednesday, bacteria counts at the beach in Belmar came in well over twice the safe swimming standard.

    The New Jersey…

  • [NYDN] Pedophile advocate Nathan Larson running for Virginia congressional seat
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    An ex-con who promotes pedophilia is running for Congress in Virginia and he’s allowed to because of a 2016 state law.

    Nathan Larson, 37, an independent candidate for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, served more than a year in federal prison after threatening in a detailed email to kill…

  • [NYDN] J.R. Smith’s mistake proves costly as LeBron James, Cavs drop Game 1 of NBA Finals to Warriors
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    There are only going to be small windows in this series for the Cavs, and one was open in Game 1 on Thursday – wide open – until they turned into Plaxico Burress at the nightclub.

    J.R. Smith will be ridiculed for a long time for his latest gaffe — unquestionably the worst on his long list of boneheaded…

  • [NYDN] Bronx man busted in stabbing death of upstairs neighbor
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A Bronx man murdered his neighbor in the hallway of their building, police said Thursday.

    Donte Jones, 24, was arrested for stabbing Barry Dowdy in the chest inside their Jesup Ave. home in Highbridge at 1 a.m. on Jan. 21, cops said.

    Dowdy, 51, lived upstairs from Jones. He was rushed to Lincoln…

  • [NYDN] Twitter unleashes on J.R. Smith’s bonehead play that dooms Cavs in NBA Finals loss to Warriors
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    J.R. Smith is not going to be able to live this one down for a while.

    The Cavs shooting guard made one of the dumbest plays in recent memory late in the fourth quarter of the Cavs’ 124-114 overtime loss to the Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday – and Twitter won’t soon let him forget…

  • [NYDN] Paramus schools were told of bus driver’s suspended certificate before fatal wreck
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Letters to a New Jersey school district show officials were informed of a school bus driver’s revoked certificate in December, five months before a fatal collision with a dump truck, according to a report Thursday.

    The state Department of Education told Paramus Public School District Superintendent…

  • [NYDN] Ex-WABC sports anchor: Network execs wouldn’t promote me because I’m a white woman
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    A former broadcaster passed over for the top sports anchor spot — even after she had been subbing in the role for months — claims she was discriminated against because she’s a white woman, according to a new federal lawsuit filed in Manhattan.

    Ex-WABC sportswoman Laura Behnke, who started in 2010…

  • [NYDN] Red: Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson thinks players, teams are ‘overly cautious’ with injuries
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Citi Field was on fire Wednesday while the Mets were away in Atlanta, but Thursday it was the club’s general manager Sandy Alderson who detonated in a pre-game press conference, seemingly taking some injured players on his roster to task and barking that team decisions with regard to injuries are…

  • [NYDN] Ruthie Ann Miles, Broadway actress whose daughter was killed in Park Slope car crash, will return to stage in ‘The King and I’ in London
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    Ruthie Ann Miles will return to work just months after a fatal car crash in Park Slope killed her daughter.

    The 35-year-old Tony Award-winning actress will share the role of Lady Thiang in a West End performance of “The King and I,” according to the London Palladium Theater.

    The casting announcement…

  • [NYDN] Woman claims she was fleeing gun-packing driver before crashing into school, ditching her baby
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    The young mother who handed her infant daughter to a complete stranger Wednesday after crashing her car into a Queens school claimed she was frightened because another driver with a gun was chasing her, authorities said.

    Malikah George, 24, said she was behind the wheel, unlicensed and uninsured,…

  • [NYDN] 3 bodies found at Mass. home of man accused of sexually assaulting, holding woman captive
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    Three bodies were discovered at the Massachusetts home of the man police say held captive, tortured and raped a woman.

    Investigators found the first two bodies “in and around” suspect Stewart Weldon’s Springfield home late Wednesday and the third body Thursday afternoon, Hampden County District…

  • [NYDN] Mets fall to Cubs, 5-1, as bullpen spoils strong start from Seth Lugo
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    With Seth Lugo on a 65-pitch limit, it was always going to be a big ask for the struggling Mets bullpen to get a lot of outs on Thursday against the Cubs, and they wasted no time ruining another evening.

    Mets relievers gave up five runs after Lugo’s four shutout innings, and their bats came up…

  • [NYDN] Let Samantha Bee! Ivanka Trump comments were ‘locker room talk’
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Samantha Bee, former “The Daily Show” correspondent and now host of “Full Frontal” on TBS, has always used her acerbic wit and biting commentary to draw attention to the theater and hypocrisy of American politics.

    On #MeToo she advised all women to “burn it down, my witches.” On male sexual harassment,…

  • [NYDN] ‘The Boys in the Band’ review: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto lead Broadway revival of landmark gay play
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Broadway’s star-studded and often rip-roaring 50th anniversary revival of “The Boys in the Band” begins with brief but inventive silent moment.

    Party host Michael (Jim Parsons) strikes a match, illuminating his face. From the look on it you could imagine him burning the place down with himself…

  • [NYDN] FDNY marshals bust firebug who set old home on fire for good luck
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:50:00 PM)

    An unhinged man set fire to a Brooklyn home — trapping 16 people inside — because he believed it was the only way to end the curse hanging over him, authorities said Thursday.

    Sean Figaro, 37, emptied the contents of a gas can outside his old home on E. 80th St. near Farragut Road in Canarsie about…

  • [NYDN] ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Garrett Yrigoyen apologizes for controversial Instagram likes
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    Garrett Yrigoyen, the “Bachelorette” frontrunner who caused controversy after liking Instagram posts mocking transgender people, immigrants and Parkland shooting survivors, apologized Thursday for his “hurtful and offensive” behavior.

    “@garret_yrigs12 was my former Instagram handle and I decided…

  • [NYDN] Disabled Missouri man forced to fight, left in bathtub before found dead in container
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    A Missouri man with a mental disability who died in 2016 was forced by caregivers to fight another facility resident, and then was left in a bathtub before he was found dead in a container, according to court documents.

    Carl DeBrodie’s mother, Carolyn Summers, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging…

  • [NYDN] Yankees vs. Orioles game postponed, rescheduled as doubleheader in July
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:10:00 PM)

    Not again.

    Thursday’s Yankees-Orioles game was postponed due to rain and will be rescheduled as part of a July 9 single admission doubleheader that begins at 4:05 p.m.

    “Sadly, we’re used to it, I guess,” Aaron Boone said. “It is what it is. We’ll try and make the best of it, and just be ready to…

  • [NYDN] K2 KO: More than 1,000 packages of K2 seized in Brooklyn raid
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Police raided a Brooklyn home early Thursday, seizing more than 1,000 packages of K2 in their ongoing war against the potentially toxic form of synthetic marijuana.

    Executing a search warrant on a Park Place home near Howard Ave. in Brownsville, cops found K2 in dozens of glossy, colorful packages…

  • [NYDN] Education Department comms boss to depart for NYPD post
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    A top schools official announced her plan to leave the city Education Department on Thursday, in the second major staffing announcement at the agency in as many days.

    Department of Education Communications Director Devora Kaye, who served as chief spokeswoman for the agency since 2014, is leaving…

  • [NYTimes] Why Do the Warriors Dominate the 3rd Quarter? Consider Their Halftime Drill
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 12:06:48 AM)

    The Warriors outscored opponents by 130 points in the 3rd quarter this postseason. How they spend intermission may explain why.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Finals Round Table: Does LeBron James Have a Chance?
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:15:58 PM)

    Our experts weigh in on several N.B.A. finals topics. What’s at stake? How do the Cavaliers keep it close? If the Warriors win, is it a problem?

  • [NYTimes] Warriors and Cavs Star in N.B.A.’s Version of Groundhog Day
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:20:59 PM)

    In an unprecedented fourth straight year of the same finals matchup, the Warriors are huge favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] Sixers to Investigate Bryan Colangelo’s Twitter Activity
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:18:04 PM)

    The executive admitted to having one anonymous Twitter account, but a report accuses him of having others, and using them to criticize his players.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Rockets and Celtics Are Doomed by the 3-Point Shot
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:19:02 PM)

    The Celtics and Rockets lost largely because they could not make the long shots at home.

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: Over, Easy: A Basketball Aficionado Foresees the Warriors’ Surge Past the Rockets
    (Friday, June 01, 2018 10:23:21 AM)

    Fabulous Flournoy, a Bronx native, has been a player-coach for a professional team in Britain for the past 17 seasons.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 101, Rockets 92: Warriors Dispatch Rockets, Setting Up Fourth Finals Against Cavs
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:19:43 PM)

    Down 11 points at halftime, Golden State rallied in the third quarter to beat the Houston Rockets, winning the Western Conference finals for a fourth consecutive year.

  • [NYTimes] With Sheer Will, LeBron James Leads the Cavaliers Back to the Finals
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:41:50 PM)

    In Game 7 against the Celtics, in Boston, James played all 48 minutes, scored 35 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and notched 9 assists.

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: This Sophisticated Admirer of the Warriors Says, ‘More Draymond, Please’
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:26:11 PM)

    If anyone can relate to what Golden State faces it’s Cheryl Reeve, who has coached the Minnesota Lynx to four W.N.B.A. championships.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers’ Kevin Love to Miss Game 7 vs. Celtics With a Concussion
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:53:06 PM)

    Love, who banged heads with the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum in Game 6 on Friday night, has at least two other known concussions in his career.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James in Game 6: 46 Points, 11 Rebounds, 9 Assists. (There Will Be a Game 7.)
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:48:42 PM)

    The Eastern Conference finals will be decided on Sunday in Boston. The Celtics are 10-0 at home this postseason.

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: One Smart Coach: How Are the Rockets Getting Away With All That Dribbling?
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:26:44 PM)

    Eric Musselman used to coach the Warriors, and prefers their style of play. He marvels at what the Rockets are doing in the conference finals.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: LeBron James and the Twilight of the Cavaliers
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:42:39 PM)

    The 33-year-old James has been a force. The Celtics accepted that, and whipped the Cavs anyway.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Ron Baker picks up player option for next season, sources say
    (Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:24:21 PM)

    Ron Baker has picked up his $4.5-million player option for next season, according to league sources.