Knicks Morning News (2018.06.13)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks expecting TCU G Kenrich Williams to workout for team Wednesday
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:20:06 PM)

    Former TCU wing Kenrich Williams will take part in a group workout with the Knicks on Wednesday, a league source told

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ brass have date set to meet with Michael Porter Jr.
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:15:06 AM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry will travel to Chicago on Friday to meet with Missouri freshman forward Michael Porter Jr.

  • [NYDN] Cuomo maintains big lead over rival Cynthia Nixon
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    Gov. Cuomo maintains a large lead over actress/activist Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic gubernatorial primary race, a new Siena College poll released Wednesday morning shows.

    Cuomo leads Nixon among likely Democratic general election voters by a 61% to 26% margin. That’s up from 58%-27% in April,…

  • [NYDN] The budget balloon: De Blasio has overseen an explosion in the size of local government
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Half-price MTA “fair fares” and a boost to build new NYCHA senior housing in the city budget agreed upon Monday by Mayor de Blasio and the City Council will be worth their weight in gold for poorer New Yorkers.

    Now pause the applause for realtalk about how this city manages its increasingly extravagant…

  • [NYDN] The urge to purge: States must not follow Ohio’s awful example
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The states have a right, says the Supreme Court, to follow Ohio’s terrible lead and purge from their voting rolls citizens who skip a couple of elections.

    Under Buckeye State law, voters who miss one federal election get a notice with prepaid postage in the mail. If they don’t return it or vote…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on ID cards, Access-A-Ride and elite high schools
    (Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Brooklyn: The NYC ID card that pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio tried using was not a valid identification in the first place (“ICE-holes,” June 7). It is not a driver’s license or passport of any kind. He was trying to use this ID to enter an Army base. In these days and times, a military…

  • [NYDN] Manafort boasted of Ukraine operations in U.S.: document
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:55:00 PM)

    Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort boasted about operations in the U.S. for the pro-Russian government of Ukraine.

    Manafort faces federal charges for laundering money from the former Soviet republic and undisclosed lobbying of American lawmakers for its government, the most prominent indictments…

  • [NYDN] Bicycle bandit eludes cops in phone-snatching crime spree
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:55:00 PM)

    This guy wheelie likes stealing phones.

    For two weeks, a man has been using his bike to duck cops — and unsuspecting victims — as he zips through the city pilfering the pricey gadgets.

    The bicycle bandit keeps his eyes peeled for unsuspecting New Yorkers yakking away — then swoops in, wrestles…

  • [NYDN] Auxuliary officer who got cancer after responding as a civilian to Ground Zero honored at NYPD gay pride event
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    NYPD Auxiliary Officer Michael Dorian was a volunteer when he rushed to Ground Zero, offering medical help to whoever he could find while exposing himself to toxic debris that would leave him with stage 4 skin cancer.

    On Tuesday, the NYPD’s Gay Officers Action League, also known as GOAL, presented…

  • [NYDN] Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of Donald Trump, lost his South Carolina congressional seat after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost his South Carolina congressional seat Tuesday hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent’s public extramarital affair seven years ago.

    In the most dramatic result…

  • [NYDN] Tinder-date killers strangled Nebraska woman with extension cord, used Home Depot tools to dismember corpse: prosecutors
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    A Nebraska woman who vanished after an online date was strangled by two longtime suspects in her death — and surveillance footage shows the depraved duo shopping for the tools they used to butcher her remains, prosecutors say.

    Bailey Boswell, 23, and Aubrey Trail, 51, were charged Tuesday with…

  • [NYDN] Mom dead, 6-year-old son injured after crash sends car onto Brooklyn sidewalk
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A wild crash caused a deadly chain reaction Tuesday, sending a car careening onto a Brooklyn sidewalk, where it slammed into a woman and her 6-year-old son killing her and injuring the boy, police said.

    Shaene Sinclair, 32, and her son, Jayvon Williams, were walking to a bus stop at the corner…

  • [NYDN] Nationals defend Bryce Harper after star was bashed by anonymous GM as ‘selfish, losing player’
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    What a bunch of BS.

    That’s how Nationals GM Mike Rizzo felt about criticism from an anonymous NL executive toward Bryce Harper.

    The unnamed exec referred to Harper as an “overrated, selfish, losing player” to FanRag Sports, prompting Rizzo to call the comments “chickens— and bulls—” in an interview…

  • [NYDN] ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ becomes just the fourth movie to top $2B at the global box office
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    With a snap, “Avengers: Infinity War” made history.

    The Marvel Studios blockbuster has officially passed the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office, Disney announced Tuesday, in just its 48th day in theaters.

    “Infinity War” joins just three other movies to hit that mark: “Star Wars: The Force…

  • [NYDN] Fantasy baseball: Observations around MLB
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Note: This article appears courtesy of and the FNTSY Sports Network.

    As a Fantasy community, we love prospects. There’s the hope and hype that they will be the next big thing. But there’s a reason that it’s typically recommended that you put offers out there to sell a prospect on…

  • [NYDN] Three men charged in $2M cryptocurrency kidnapping and robbery
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    MEMBERS OF a Bronx biker gang, one sporting a skull tattoo, kidnapped a friend and robbed him of nearly $2 million in cryptocurrency, Manhattan prosecutors charged Tuesday.

    Cesar (Fuego) Guzman, 38, a paraprofessional with the Department of Education, Allan (Joker) Nunez, 36, and Darrell (Bishop)…

  • [NYDN] Border agent under investigation for grilling reporter about relationship with indicted ex-Senate staffer: report
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:45:00 PM)

    A Customs and Border Protection agent may have gone rogue to rope a reporter into leaking Trump administration leakers, according to a report Tuesday.

    Agent Jeffrey Rambo met with journalist Ali Watkins at a Washington D.C. restaurant last year to learn how she procures sources — before revealing…

  • [NYDN] Mickey Callaway loses it as Mets fall to Braves, 8-2
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — At least Mickey Callaway didn’t have to see this one up-close and personal.

    Instead he could scream at the TV in private as Ozzie Albies crushed a grand slam off Paul Sewald in the bottom of the sixth as the Braves beat the Mets 8-2 at SunTrust Park Tuesday night.

    It was the ninth loss…

  • [NYDN] Alec Baldwin thinks he ‘1,000% would win’ an election against President Trump
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    The man who plays President Trump on TV thinks he could do better in an election too.

    Alec Baldwin apparently believes he’s suited for the non-“Saturday Night Live” Oval Office as well.

    “If I ran, I would win,” the actor said Monday on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show after the host asked who…

  • [NYDN] Didi Gregorius hits two home runs to help Yankees shut out Nationals, 3-0
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Didi Gregorius rediscovered his power stroke on Tuesday night.

    Gregorius hit a pair of homers — ending a 14-game drought without one — and the Yankees defeated the Nationals 3-0 at Yankee Stadium.

    The 28-year-old shortstop had hit 10 homers in his first 25 games. But he came in with just one homer…

  • [NYDN] Son of Brooklyn-born Pulse victim marks 2-year anniversary with grief and support for gun reform
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    He lost his Brooklyn-bred mom in the Pulse nightclub shooting two years ago and said the anniversary Tuesday still felt painfully similar to the morning after she died.

    “It’s been two years, but it doesn’t feel like two years. It feels like I’m waking up to it all over again,” Robert Pressley Jr.,…

  • [NYDN] Trump looking to house unaccompanied children in tent cities outside Texas military bases
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention.

    The Department of Health and Human Services will visit Fort Bliss, a sprawling Army base near El Paso…

  • [NYDN] Mets manager Mickey Callaway receives first career ejection
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:15:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — Mickey Callaway finally showed his frustration Tuesday. The first-year Mets manager was ejected after coming out to argue whether Brandon Nimmo had gotten in the way of Jesse Biddle’s curveball in the top of the fifth inning. It was Callaway’s first career ejection.

    Nimmo was nicked on…

  • [NYDN] NYC Chinese restaurant Xi’an Famous Foods raised $73G for suicide prevention after Anthony Bourdain’s death.
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:05:00 PM)

    A New York restaurant chain that credits its success to Anthony Bourdain’s support has raised thousands of dollars in his name after the famous chef committed suicide last week.

    Jason Wang, co-founder of Xi’an Famous Food, shared a heartfelt message Friday about his relationship with Bourdain,…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Sandy Alderson isn’t giving up on Mets yet, but this mess of a season is on him
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — Tuesday there was no way around it. When we last saw Sandy Alderson, the Mets’ GM was talking optimistically about the Mets going through an 8-8 stretch despite injuries. Tuesday, on a conference call with reporters, Alderson had to admit the obvious: this whole mess is ultimately on…

  • [NYDN] Promoter of Fyre Festival sold bogus ‘dinner with LeBron James’ tickets in new scheme: authorities
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    Billy McFarland, even after being arrested in the $26 million Fyre Festival scam, cooked up a separate con job selling bogus tickets to a “LeBron James,” dinner among other events, prosecutors charged Tuesday.

    McFarland — who is awaiting sentencing for his role in the notorious “cultural experience”…

  • [NYDN] NYC paid nearly $13 million to settle claims of sex harassment or discrimination in the past four years
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    It’s not the police department’s Finest hour.

    The city paid $12.8 million from 2014 to 2017 to settle claims of sex harassment or sex discrimination involving its employees – with the NYPD accounting for nearly a quarter of the settlements, records show. It coughed up $3.95 million to close 20…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving hints at testing 2019 free-agent waters
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 6:39:16 PM)

    Kyrie Irving is letting Knicks fans dream for another year. The Celtics’ star guard, who has been rumored to have interest in signing with the Knicks should he opt out of his contract and become a free agent next summer, hinted at testing the free-agent market in 2019. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday for the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks analyst’s draft wish is also indictment of their young PGs
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:04:35 PM)

    MSG Network’s Wally Szczerbiak likes both Villanova’s Mikal Bridges and Michigan State’s Miles Bridges — but believes the Knicks’ focus in the June 21 draft should be on their need for a top-line point guard. Szczerbiak, who doubles as a CBS college basketball analyst, told The Post he would take point guard studs Trae Young…

  • [NYTimes] An Australian Star Returns to the W.N.B.A., Happier to Be There
    (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:29:15 PM)

    Liz Cambage, a 6-foot-8 center, could transform the Dallas Wings from an overachieving playoff team into a title contender.