Knicks Morning News (2018.06.10)

  • [NYPost] Miles Bridges’ path to the NBA doesn’t look like anyone else’s
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:12:45 PM)

    The NBA mock drafts look like they did last spring — overpopulated with teenagers, who dutifully served one season in college. The 10 freshmen — and 18-year-old Frank Ntilikina — selected with last year’s top 11 picks couldn’t wait to enter the league. They couldn’t wait to become millionaires. And Miles Bridges couldn’t wait to…

  • [NYPost] Kentucky forward’s youth won’t make him less intriguing to Knicks
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 7:29:14 PM)

    Freshman Kevin Knox plays the position the Knicks crave — he’s a rangy, 6-foot-9 athletic small forward who can shoot daggers from 3-point range and possesses a 7-foot wingspan. But John Calipari, who coached Knox at Kentucky, warned at the draft combine any team that drafts his former player must be patient because “you’re going…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Enes Kanter says LeBron James must play in NY to be greatest of all time
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:45:39 AM)

    Enes Kanter wasted no time in imploring LeBron James to join the Knicks this summer.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks potential landing spot for Kyrie Irving in 2019
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:45:18 PM)

    The Celtics are concerned that Kyrie Irving will bolt in free agency, with the Knicks as a realistic landing spot.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ brass to meet with Michael Porter Jr.
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:15:06 AM)

    Knicks’ brass will travel to Chicago next week to meet with Missouri freshman forward Michael Porter Jr., a league source told

  • [NYDN] Boy celebrates his sixth birthday with ‘Spider-Man’ on same Bronx street where he was shot in the head amid gunfight
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:30:00 PM)

    What a difference a year makes.

    East 169th St. in the Bronx was almost the last place Jaheem Hunter laid his eyes on thanks to a depraved gunman, whose bullet lodged in the 5-year-old’s head.

    Politicians, police officers, anti-violence activists and cadre of pint-sized superheroes gathered in the…

  • [NYDN] The weakening blue wave: Confident talk of a Democratic sweep in November has been greatly exaggerated
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Forecasting elections is a fraught endeavor, especially before autumn has arrived. British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was fond of saying that a week is a long time in politics; if this is true, then five months is a veritable eternity.

    Despite trying daily to take this maxim to heart, if you…

  • [NYDN] Bronx pediatrician became brainchild behind school-based health programs
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:30:00 AM)

    When Dr. David Appel was a child, he frequently heard his school nurse mother complain about the lack of proper medical care for students.

    Greta Appel, a Holocaust survivor, believed every student should have access to all of the health services they need to prosper scholastically right in their…

  • [NYDN] NYC tabloid photographer Weegee became newspaper icon during rough-and-ready career
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:20:00 AM)

    Weegee was no flash in the pan.

    Fifty years after his death, the man born Usher Fellig remains the quintessential New York tabloid photographer.

    Weegee captured some of the most iconic shots of New York — classic photos printed in the Daily News and other papers, full of blood and death and life…

  • [NYDN] A parade and a prayer: Puerto Rico, eight months later
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Sunday, as more than million people come out to Fifth Ave. to celebrate Puerto Rico, two dark clouds linger over the island and the 3.5 million American citizens who live there.

    Eight months since Hurricane Maria hit shore, Puerto Rico is grappling with the news that, according to a Harvard University…

  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT: Anthony Bourdain’s taste brought customers and popularity to tiny roadside St. Maarten restaurant
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Remembrances abound in the wake of Anthony Bourdain’s shocking suicide last week. But one is a short story about the beloved celebrity and the fame he brought to Hilma’s Windsor Castle, a tiny restaurant on the Dutch side of St. Maarten-St. Martin island in the Caribbean.

    My tale is so, so Bourdain!…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Access-A-Ride, ICE agents and The Cosby Show
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Many still Access a poor ride

    Rockaway Beach: A once-in-a-while good experience with Access-A-Ride is, in my opinion, just that — once in a while (“Better service for Zelda,” editorial, June 1).

    Two examples from recent experience: My pickup was late which is not unusual, when he got here he did…

  • [NYDN] Pennsylvania murderess thought spinster victim controlled husband’s mind in 1931
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 11:55:00 PM)

    One of the weapons used on Minnie Dilley, 76, was beside her when her nephew found her bloody corpse in her mansion in Forty Fort, Pa., on April 4, 1931.

    It was a bottle of ginger ale, covered in blood with strands of gray hair sticking to it. Someone apparently had beaten the woman’s face to a…

  • [NYDN] Bronx gunman turns memorial service into murder scene
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    A man was killed and a woman wounded when a gunman started firing outside a Bronx memorial service Saturday, police sources said.

    The shooter was targeting Miguel Aviles, 25, when he unloaded on a crowd gathered in the courtyard of a building at the corner of Prospect Ave. and E. 183rd St. in Belmont…

  • [NYDN] Yankees hit three home runs to erase Mets lead, win second game of Subway Series 4-3
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    Yes, Mets fans. It can always get worse.

    Despite a breakout three-run first inning that brought some semblance of hope back to Citi Field, the Mets suffered their eighth straight loss and second in a row to the crosstown rival Yankees, 4-3, Saturday night in Flushing.

    Aaron Judge broke the tie…

  • [NYDN] Trump trashes ‘meek and mild’ Justin Trudeau, backs out of G-7 summit declaration
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    LA MALBAIE, Quebec — The annual G-7 summit appeared to have weathered tensions over President Donald Trump’s threats of a tariff-fueled trade war until the mercurial American pulled out of a joint statement while citing “false statements” by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    It was an unprecedented…

  • [NYDN] Domingo German is latest Baby Bomber to come up clutch in high-pressure situation for Yankees
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    As the Mets dig themselves deeper and deeper into the depths of mediocrity, the Yankees, it seems, can do no wrong.

    On Saturday, the Yankees lost their second starting pitcher of the week to injury when Masahiro Tanaka landed on the 10-day DL. Then young righthander Domingo German allowed two home…

  • [NYDN] Rapper 50 Cent supports embattled NYPD detective at Bronx boxing match
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Rapper 50 Cent lent his high-wattage star power to an embattled police detective at an NYPD boxing tournament, the Daily News has learned.

    Fitty was sitting between Detective David Terrell and Terrell’s lawyer Eric Sanders at the Smoker at New York Expo Center in the Bronx on Thursday when the…

  • [NYDN] Harper: Mickey Callaway’s questionable decisions allows Mets’ embarrassing slide to continue
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Mickey Callaway made some bold lineup moves in search of offense that paid early dividends, but then he made some curious bullpen decisions that may well have contributed to the Mets losing still another ballgame.

    Where does it end for this team?

    They finally broke out of their offensive funk,…

  • [NYDN] Parolee shot in the Bronx hours after release from prison
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Well, that didn’t take long.

    A Bronx man was wounded in a shooting — just hours after he was released from prison, police sources said Saturday.

    A 13-year-old girl was also shot when a gunman opened fire on Kevin Cruz, 26, at the Nelson Playground in Highbridge at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

    Both victims…

  • [NYDN] Bill Baffert, Justify’s owner, cements place in horse racing history with second Triple Crown trophy
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    When you train three horses only to come up short three times in a bid for the Triple Crown — none as agonizing as Real Quiet’s loss in 1998, when he lost by a nose — you might start to think that the ship has sailed on winning horse racing’s Holy Grail.

    But after Justify won Saturday’s Belmont…

  • [NYDN] Your Dreams: Analyst Lauren Lawrence reveals the secrets behind Daily News readers’ dreams
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:00:00 PM)


    I dreamed I saw a woman walking ahead of me wearing a navy suit and a navy hat that was flat on top. Suddenly she stopped in her tracks, bent over and bowed her head all the way down until her hat touched the ground. The moment the hat touched the ground, a secret…

  • [NYDN] Botte: Belmont Stakes reinforces what we already knew– Giants own Patriots when it comes to championship-level battles
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    Of all the history that was made at The Belmont on Saturday evening, it was history repeating itself that provided the most distinct local flavor.

    That is, the Giants still always come out on top in any championship-level head-to-head battles with the Patriots.

    Justify, partially owned by Chris…

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    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:57:00 PM)

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  • [NYDN] Mike Smith, whose career almost ended after scary injury, becomes oldest jockey to win Triple Crown
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    Twenty years ago, jockey Mike Smith nearly had his racing career come to an end after he had a hellish fall at Saratoga. Smith got launched off his horse and landed on the turf before the 1,300-pound mare he was riding, Dacron, fell on top of him, breaking two of Smith’s vertebrae. Smith was in…

  • [NYDN] Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes leaves rehab game early
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    The messages from Sandy Alderson and Mickey Callaway have been clear. They’ve been pushing for Yoenis Cespedes to return to the lineup as soon as possible, with Callaway harping on how much of a difference Cespedes would make to the Mets’ struggling offense once he’s back. Alderson even mentioned…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Saquon Barkley takes at-bat against professional softball player during Landon Collins’ Celebrity Softball game
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 5:45:00 PM)

    Saquon Barkley is probably going to stick to football.

    The Giants rookie running back participated in Landon Collins’ Celebrity Softball game to benefit the Jay Fund Foundation on Saturday in Pomona, NY but it was no slow pitch affair.

    Morgan Foley, a professional softball pitcher for the Houston…

  • [NYDN] Bronx fire kills one man, seriously injures two others
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    A Bronx apartment fire killed a man and seriously injured two others Saturday, authorities said.

    Firefighters found a severely burned 44-year-old man inside a flat on Adams Place near E. 182nd St. in Belmont around 1:15 p.m.

    A woman and another man, both 50, were also in the apartment. All three…

  • [NYDN] Harper: Mets lineup changes place burden on Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo as desperate times call for action
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    If a couple of months ago someone had told you that Mickey Callaway would say on June 9 he was building his lineup around Brandon Nimmo in the No. 3 spot, you’d have probably thought the Mets were in serious trouble.

    And you’d have been right, of course.

    To be fair, Nimmo has been something of…

  • [NYDN] Giants wasted Eli Manning’s prime years, says former teammates
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 4:35:00 PM)

    Shaun O’Hara has not been shy about the confidence he has in Eli Manning, and on Saturday the former Giants center took things a step further.

    O’Hara said at the Landon Collins Celebrity Softball game, which benefits the Jay Fund Foundation, that the Giants have actually “wasted” the prime of the…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: The Warriors Were Dominant. But How Dominant?
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:32:10 PM)

    Accused of making the sport uncompetitive, the Warriors won the N.B.A. title by the largest combined point margin of any champion that has swept the finals. But other sweepers have been close.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors, in Full Dynasty Mode, Sweep Cavaliers in N.B.A. Finals
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:39:15 AM)

    Kevin Durant was named the finals’ M.V.P. again, after the Warriors won their second straight championship over LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Reveals an Injury, but His Destination Is Far From Clear
    (Saturday, June 09, 2018 5:14:35 PM)

    If James wants to beat the Warriors, he may need to take a page out of Kevin Durant’s playbook and find a team that makes the game seem unfair.