Knicks Morning News (2018.06.08)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks work out Kerem Kanter, Enes’ younger brother
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:05:15 PM)

    Kerem Kanter, brother of Knicks C Enes Kanter, has worked out for the team ahead of the 2018 NBA Draft. Kerem is projected to be a second-round pick if he’s drafted.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knick says LeBron James will sign with the team this summer
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 6:15:55 PM)

    According to Kenyon Martin, the Knicks will sign both LeBron James and Paul George this summer.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks name four assistant coaches under David Fizdale
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:40:06 PM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale’s assistant coaches are set, with the team hiring Keith Smart, Jud Buechler, Pat Sullivan, and Royal Ivey.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Draft target Mikal Bridges says he’d fit ‘really well’
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 12:45:50 PM)

    Mikal Bridges, who loves The Garden, knows he could thrive alongside Porzingis and Ntilikina with Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to host Duke C Wendell Carter Jr. on Friday
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:30:33 AM)

    The Knicks continue to bring in top prospects ahead of the NBA Draft, with Duke C Wendell Carter Jr. is expected to visit and workout for New York this week.

  • [SNY Knicks] Fizdale wants to bring Knicks tradition back to MSG
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:11:14 AM)

    Fizdale is hoping to bring Knicks tradition back to The Garden next season.

  • [NYPost] Here is David Fizdale’s Knicks coaching staff
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:02:25 AM)

    David Fizdale’s coaching staff has been assembled. The Knicks announced Thursday that Keith Smart, Jud Buechler, Pat Sullivan and Royal Ivey have been hired as assistant coaches. Howard Eisley, a Hornacek assistant, is still in the organization, but it’s unclear whether he’ll keep his assistant role. Smart, a former player, was a Fizdale assistant in…

  • [NYPost] Mikal Bridges: Why I would be great Knicks pick
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:11:53 AM)

    Villanova junior Mikal Bridges has heard the chatter about being a perfect fit for the Knicks and he said he would embrace the challenge of playing full time at the Garden. In fact, Bridges, who has won two NCAA titles with the Wildcats, said he believes he has had more success at the Garden than…

  • [NYTimes] Sterling Brown to File Civil Rights Lawsuit After More Videos of Arrest
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 2:24:32 AM)

    As expected, the Milwaukee Bucks forward, who was subdued with a stun gun over a parking violation in January, will file a lawsuit on Friday.

  • [NYTimes] The Left Side of Steve Kerr’s Brain
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 10:23:13 AM)

    Sammy Gelfand is the numbers guy behind the Golden State Warriors’ success. Some pretty good players help, too.

  • [NYTimes] The Story of the Wife Who Defended Her Husband in a Way That Left Him Unemployed
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:30:26 PM)

    A celebrated N.B.A. executive is out of a job after someone who loves him seems to have gotten a little carried away.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: LeBron James Delivered. Now Does He Exit?
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 10:23:15 AM)

    Down in the N.B.A. finals, three games to none, LeBron James appears set to leave Cleveland — again. And Northeast Ohio is O.K. with that.

  • [NYTimes] U.S. Team Could Dominate 3-on-3 Basketball. If Only It Could Qualify.
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 4:57:55 PM)

    A system designed by FIBA to increase global participation has kept the United States men out. Will that work for the Olympics?

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Pulls Warriors Closer to Another N.B.A. Title
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:35:24 PM)

    Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson struggled, but Durant dominated with 43 points. The Warriors now hold a 3-0 lead over LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: Over, Easy: A Basketball Aficionado Foresees the Warriors’ Surge Past the Rockets
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 10:23:32 AM)

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

  • [NYDN] Off-duty NYPD police officer pulls knife on fellow motorist during bout of road rage in Queens
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    An off-duty NYPD police officer exploded in a fit of road rage early Friday, pulling a knife during an argument with a fellow motorist in Queens, police said.

    Emel Lyndl Alegre, 34, was arrested after a war of words with another driver turned violent around 2 a.m., according to authorities.


  • [NYDN] Release the NYCHA files
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    No small number of the New York City Housing Authority’s 400,000 residents could have guessed what would come of the Justice Department’s two-plus year investigation into the agency’s preposterous claims it had lead paint and mold well under control: ample evidence of wrongdoing.

    Enough that Mayor…

  • [NYDN] Bronx 5-year-old will celebrate 6th birthday in street where he was shot in head
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    He’s braver than his favorite superhero, and has special powers of his own.

    Little Jaheem Hunter— the boy who barely survived a gunshot to the head last year on his fifth birthday — will bravely return a year later to the same Bronx street where a stray bullet nearly ended his life to celebrate…

  • [NYDN] Freed Scarcella victim helps another inmate claiming innocence to find a path to justice
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    There’s a special place in jail, a former inmate said Thursday.

    But despite leading investigations that resulted in 13 wrongful convictions, Louis Scarcella’s shattered credibility is not an automatic get-out-of-jail-free card, according to prosecutors involved in the case of Nelson Cruz, who has…

  • [NYDN] Iowa teen killed in Mexico three weeks after he’s forced to return to country
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    An Iowa teen about to graduate from high school was instead sent back to Mexico — and killed weeks after he arrived in the nation he left at age 3.

    Manuel Antonio Cano-Pacheco, 19, was killed while eating with his cousin’s friend in Zacatecas, a state in northwest Mexico where he’d arrived three…

  • [NYDN] Exclusive: Cop who tackled former pro tennis star James Blake hit with five day penalty, half what oversight board recommended
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The cop who tackled former pro tennis star James Blake got a penalty of five lost vacation days — half of that recommended by an independent oversight board, the Daily News has learned.

    Officer James Frascatore was slapped with the five-day rip by Police Commissioner James O’Neill in February,…

  • [NYDN] Nathan’s Famous sues fired hot dog vendor for selling wieners from ‘Natten’s Famous’ cart
    (Friday, June 08, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    To be frank, Nathan’s might have a case.

    A fired Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs vendor is in hot water for operating a “Natten’s Famous Hot Dog” cart at Central Park South and Sixth Ave.

    Photos of the “Natten’s” cart present a clear link to the lettering of the roughly 35 Nathan’s carts in the city….

  • [NYDN] Ex-Jet Kellen Winslow Jr. reportedly arrested for burglary
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    Former Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested Thursday afternoon for residential burglary in Encinitas, Ca., according to KUSI News.

    Winslow, 35, played for the Jets in 2013, his final season in the NFL. He caught 31 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns.

    Winslow’s best season came…

  • [NYDN] Arrest warrant issued for mom of ‘Affluenza Teen’ after she fails latest drug test
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    The mother of Ethan Couch — once notoriously dubbed the “Affluenza Teen” — was hit with an arrest warrant for the second time in three months after failing another drug test, according to a report.

    Tonya Couch’s bond was revoked after a scan showed the 51-year-old had methamphetamines and amphetamines…

  • [NYDN] Mysterious health problems prompt new alert from U.S. Embassy in China
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    GUANGZHOU, China — The U.S. Embassy in China sent its second alert in two weeks Friday to its citizens over unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuation of a number of U.S. government employees working at a consulate in a southern city.

    The alert urged Americans to seek medical help…

  • [NYDN] Mitt Romney predicts President Trump will win second term
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    PARK CITY, Utah — He once called Donald Trump “a con man,” but Mitt Romney on Thursday night predicted that Trump would “easily” win his party’s presidential nomination in 2020 and “solidly” win a second term.

    Romney, the GOP’s failed 2012 presidential nominee from Massachusetts, now a Republican…

  • [NYDN] Man, 24, dead after argument in a Brooklyn apartment ends in gunfire
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    An argument in a Brooklyn apartment building ended with one man shot dead and another slashed on his arm Thursday night, cops said.

    The fight broke out inside a building on Ocean Ave. near Church Ave. in Flatbush just after 10:30 p.m., police said.

    The 24-year-old victim was shot in the back and…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Upper East Side dentist gets jail-free deal in sex abuse case
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    An Upper East Side dentist pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a man inside his office, the Daily News has learned.

    Michael Krochak, 60, took a jail-free deal in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday after the district attorney’s office decided not to seek an indictment in the case.

    Krochak took…

  • [NYDN] Retiring Yellowstone boss claims Trump administration trying to nudge him out early
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    The retiring head of Yellowstone National Parks accused the Trump administration of forcing him out early over squabbling with the Interior Department.

    Daniel Wenk initially planned to leave the National Parks Service next March when he opted to not take a transfer to Washington, D.C., but said…

  • [NYDN] Developer Michael Shvo gets no jail sentence after paying $3.5M restitution
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Wealthy real estate developer Michael Shvo paid back about $3.5 million and got a wrist-slap in his felony tax scam case Thursday.

    Shvo, 45, received a conditional discharge after copping to a felony in Manhattan Supreme Court in April, admitting he dodged New York State tax obligations on art,…

  • [NYDN] Belmont Stakes Bettor’s Guide: All the info you need to know as Justify tries to make history
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Post Time: Saturday, 6:34 p.m.

    TV: NBC

    Distance: 1 1/2 miles

    Purse: $1.5M

    Last Year’s Winner: Tapwrit


    1. Justify (4-5)

    Trainer: Bob Baffert

    Jockey: Mike Smith

    Last Three Starts

    5-9 Preakness 1

    5-5 Kentucky Derby 1

    4-7 Santa Anita Derby 1

    Justify is on the cusp of doing something that hasn’t…

  • [NYDN] Mila Kunis says there’s no yelling on movie sets with female directors
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Mila Kunis, who was cast in “That ‘70s Show” in 1998 at just 14 years old, worked with her first female director on a movie that hasn’t even hit theaters yet.

    The 34-year-old actress said began focusing more on empowering women in Hollywood after becoming a mother; she and husband Ashton Kutcher…

  • [NYDN] Photos of accuser’s bruised privates revealed to jurors in Port Authority inspector’s assault trial
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    He was defending his manhood — literally.

    GOP fund-raiser Arcadio Casillas told jurors on Thursday that a former Port Authority police inspector kneed him in the testicles, and he produced the photographic evidence he says proves it.

    Casillas, 70, meticulously documented the injuries to his nether…

  • [NYDN] Capitals’ T.J. Oshie on what Stanley Cup win means for father who’s battling Alzheimer’s: ‘You can bet your ass he’s going to remember this’
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    T.J. Oshie will likely never forget this Stanley Cup win. He hopes the same can be said for his father, Tim Oshie.

    Tim was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years ago. Oshie was visibly emotional following the Capitals’ 4-3 Game 5 win when discussing what this meant not just for him, but for his father…

  • [NYDN] Man dies after jumping in front of Queens F train
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    A man took a deadly leap into the path of a Queens subway train Thursday night, police said.

    The man jumped in front of a Manhattan-bound F train at the Sutphin Blvd. stop by Hillside Ave. in Briarwood just after 10 p.m., cops said.

    Service was disrupted for about an hour as authorities investigated.

  • [NYDN] Woman in crowd flashes Capitals players as they celebrate Stanley Cup victory
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Let’s hear it for double-D.C.

    The Capitals ended their 44-year title drought on Wednesday, beating the Golden Knights in Game 5 to win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship.

    You’d think team captain Alexander Ovechkin would be the center of attention as he skated around the arena with…

  • [NYDN] LI feds expand anti-gang case vs MS-13
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    A big-time federal case against reputed MS-13 gang members on Long Island got larger Thursday as the feds unveiled new defendants and more charges of murder and mayhem.

    The 73-count superceding indictment tacks on eight defendants and lays blame for another three murders. That brings the case’s…

  • [NYDN] El Chapo defense fumes on late ‘exculpatory’ evidence reveal from federal prosecutors
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    El Chapo says the feds have been holding back information that could help him beat his blockbuster drug-trafficking trial.

    After Brooklyn federal prosecutors turned over 41 pieces of evidence to lawyers for Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman earlier this week, the defense blasted authorities Thursday, saying…

  • [NYDN] Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals win Stanley Cup after years of playoff heartbreak
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — After 43 seasons, the Washington Capitals are finally sitting on top of hockey.

    Lars Eller broke a tie with 7:37 to play, and the Capitals raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history after a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday night.


  • [NYDN] Immigrant arrests soaring under Trump as cold-hearted ICE agents bust undocumented people with no criminal records
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    The powerful federal agency behind the lockup of an immigrant pizza deliveryman has gone on such a spree of arrests under President Trump, it’s created a backlog in the system, court records show.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement was born in the post-9/11 climate and has emerged under the Trump…

  • [ESPN] K. Smart, 3 others hired as Knicks assistants
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 5:46:02 PM)

    Keith Smart, who most recently was an assistant to David Fizdale in Memphis, has been hired by the Knicks as an assistant on Fizdale’s coaching staff. Jud Buechler, Pat Sullivan and Royal Ivey also were added to the staff.

  • [NY Newsday] Mikal Bridges works out for Knicks, calls Madison Square Garden ‘a special place’
    (Thursday, June 07, 2018 10:51:00 PM)

    Mikal Bridges’ ties to the City of Brotherly Love run deep.