Knicks Morning News (2018.06.11)

  • [NYPost] Knicks want to see more of ‘best player’ in draft
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 4:00:53 PM)

    Top-level Knicks brass will head to Chicago on Friday to work out Missouri small forward Michael Porter Jr., according to an NBA source. One year ago, the uber-athletic Porter was projected as the No. 1 pick of the 2018 draft, but he played in just three games for the Tigers last season after suffering a…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to host prep school point guard Anfernee Simons
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    Rick Pitino has been helping Anfernee Simons with the NBA Draft process.

  • [NYDN] Running Doc on how to treat blisters after running
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Dear Running Doc:

    I am a 27-year-old runner that just started running last year. Every time I run, starting with the first time, I get blisters all over my feet that I need to pop. I have tried all different weights of running socks, thin and thick, and powders. Can you help me with a strategy…

  • [NYDN] Robert De Niro gets bleeped at the Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 2:25:00 AM)

    Robert De Niro had the CBS censors on high alert at the Tony Awards Sunday night.

    The legendary actor, introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen, earned a standing ovation when he proclaimed “f— Trump” at the beginning of his speech.

    “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump,’” he said behind the…

  • [NYDN] Without the test, Stuyvesant won’t work
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    At the end of my sophomore year at Stuyvesant High School, my AP European History class was required to take the Global History Regents. We hadn’t studied the statewide global history curriculum that year, so as the Regents approached, we nervously asked our teacher how we could possibly learn…

  • [NYDN] Nix this admissions test: A recent Stuyvesant grad makes the case against the SHSAT
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    “Let my people study.”

    A movement to keep the Specialized High School Standardized Admissions Test as the sole criterion for admission to specialized high schools appropriated the line, “Let my people go,” from the African American spiritual, “Go Down Moses.”

    The protesters — mostly low-income,…

  • [NYDN] American pilot in serious condition after F-15 crashes off coast of Japan
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 1:15:00 AM)

    An American pilot is in serious condition after his F-15 crashed off of the coast of Japan.U.S. Forces Japan said that the aircraft from the Kadena airbase was on a routine training mission when it went down on Monday.The pilot was rescued by Japan Air Self-Defense Force Search and Rescue and was…

  • [NYDN] For Percoco, sometimes ziti is just ziti
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Sometimes ziti is just ziti.

    Former Gov. Cuomo top aide and confidante Joseph Percoco, awaiting sentencing for his conviction on three federal corruption charges, received permission from a judge to travel upstate last week with his daughter for her team sporting event, court filings show.

    A source…

  • [NYDN] Many GOP lobbyists hedging their bets over NYS Senate
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The following is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions:

    With control of the Senate up for grabs in November and some predictions of a “blue wave”, Senate Democratic Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ fundraiser in Albany last week…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn landlord with criminal contempt warrant is still harassing tenants
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A fugitive Brooklyn landlord who has been on the run for two years over one of his housing court cases is still trying to run tenants out, advocates allege.

    Yaniv (Ben) Erez is the subject of a March 2016 New York City Sheriff’s Office warrant for criminal contempt after damaging an apartment on…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Cuomo taking bus to push for ‘red flag’ gun control bill
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — Heading into the final days of the legislative session, Gov. Cuomo will make a final push for passage of a “red flag” bill designed to make it easier to keep firearms out of the hands of those feared to be dangerous to themselves or others.

    During the next two weeks, Cuomo will travel…

  • [NYDN] N.Y. lawmakers call on Trump to reject proposal that expands restrictions for green card applicants
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    More than 70 Democratic state lawmakers have written President Trump expressing opposition to a draft proposal that would make it more difficult for immigrants to receive green cards.

    “If finalized, these changes would fundamentally and negatively alter who we are as a nation, directly threaten…

  • [NYDN] NOW slams lieutenant governor candidate Jumaane Williams on abortion, same-sex marriage
    (Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The National Organization for Women’s New York chapter is going after lieutenant governor candidate Jumaane Williams on gay rights and abortion stances.

    The Brooklyn city councilman, who is challenging fellow Democrat Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, has said he is personally opposed to same-sex marriage…

  • [NYDN] Staffers taped together official documents Trump ripped up
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:45:00 PM)

    Staffers in charge of presidential records were forced into the task of of Trumpty-Dumpty and put together again official documents he had ripped up, according to a report.

    Two employees in records management told POLITICO that their department in charge of preserving documents that needed to be…

  • [NYDN] Tennessee woman charged with transporting two young children in pet kennels inside her car
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:45:00 PM)

    A Tennessee woman is being charged with with two counts of child endangerment after transporting a pair of kids in pet kennels stored in the back of her car.

    According to a Memphis police affidavit, Leimome Cheeks claims there was no room inside her vehicle, so she told the children ages 7 and…

  • [NYDN] Bronx man takes his own life by setting his girlfriend on fire in murder-suicide
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    A man’s hatred of his girlfriend burned so hot that he set her and himself on fire in a murder-suicide in the Bronx, police and neighbors said Sunday.

    The blaze erupted at 1:15 p.m. Saturday on Adams Place in Belmont.

    The man died soon after he was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, authorities said….

  • [NYDN] Tree-killing beetles that have wreaked havoc in southern forests are coming to Northeast
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    ALBANY — A beetle that has killed millions of acres of pines in southern forests is munching its way north, and new research suggests its tree-killing prowess could be magnified in cooler climes.

    Once unheard-of north of Delaware, southern pine beetles have been steadily expanding their range as…

  • [NYDN] Todd Frazier gets last laugh following playful trash talk toward ex-Yankee teammate Luis Severino
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    Luis Severino lobbed some playful trash talk toward former teammate Todd Frazier, who threw some right back at him. Frazier got the last word with his bat.

    After Severino chirped at Frazier for the way he reached out on a third-inning single, Frazier homered off Severino in the fifth inning, a…

  • [NYDN] President Trump tees off on Canada and NATO in angry tweets from Singapore as he prepares for meeting with Kim Jong Un
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    President Trump didn’t waste any time firing back at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NATO in his first day in Singapore on Monday, after meeting with US allies at the G7 in Canada.

    “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal,” Trump tweeted.

    “According to a Canada…

  • [NYDN] Mets release 1B Adrian Gonzalez, call up Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    The Adrian Gonzalez experiment is over.

    After the 36-year-old first baseman went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in the Mets’ 2-0 win Sunday night over the Yankees, the Mets announced they were giving Gonzalez his unconditional release. Prospect Dominic Smith will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.

  • [NYDN] ‘Ocean’s 8’ opens with franchise-best to top weekend box office
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    “Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry “Ocean’s” heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

    At a lower price point and in less fanboy-guarded franchise, “Ocean’s 8” — despite…

  • [NYDN] Tony Awards celebrate Parkland survivors, ‘Band’s Visit’ and ‘Harry Potter’ in quiet ceremony
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school stole the show at Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony when they sang one of Broadway’s biggest hits and brought the crowd to tears.

    The theater world’s big night was upstaged by one of America’s darkest moments, a school shooting commemorated in a…

  • [NYDN] Harper: Seth Lugo has become too valuable as a starter for the Mets to move him back to the bullpen
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    On anight when Seth Lugo made the case that he should never go back to the bullpen, he also allowed the Mets to salvage at least a little bit of dignity.

    Or as Todd Frazier put it, “Thank God we got a win tonight. We couldn’t get swept at home by the Yankees.”

    It was that kind of week for the Mets,…

  • [NYDN] Robert De Niro gets Tony Awards crowd on its feet with a hearty ‘f–k Trump’
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Robert De Niro had the CBS censors on high alert at the Tony Awards Sunday night.

    The legendary actor, introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen, earned a standing ovation when he proclaimed “f–k Trump” at the beginning of his speech.

    “It’s no longer ‘down with Trump,’” he said behind the…

  • [NYDN] Seth Lugo, Todd Frazier lead Mets to 2-0 win over Yankees in Subway Series finale to snap eight-game skid
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    Perhaps the loud “Let’s go Yankees” chants reverberating throughout Citi Field early Sunday night convinced the Mets they were no longer playing at home.

    For the first time this homestand and in the last 10 games in Flushing the Mets were victorious, beating the Yankees 2-0 to avoid a sweep in…

  • [NYDN] Asdrubal Cabrera leaves Yankees-Mets Subway Series finale with tight left hamstring, replaced by Jose Reyes
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday’s Mets-Yankees game after the third inning with a tight left hamstring and was replaced at second base by Jose Reyes.

    Sandy Alderson said on May 31 that Cabrera was playing at less than 100 percent. Cabrera, batting leadoff Sunday, was particularly slow running to first…

  • [NYDN] Marjory Stoneman Douglas High drama department performs ‘Seasons of Love’ at Tony Awards
    (Sunday, June 10, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    The survivors of the Parkland school shooting celebrated life at the Tony Awards Sunday night.

    About 20 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama department took the stage to perform the iconic “Seasons of Love” from “Rent” in a tear-jerking moment that had the crowd on its feet.