Knicks Morning News (2018.06.17)

  • [NYDN] Isola: Smart money says Kawhi Leonard lands with Lakers, but Celtics or Sixers could offer more
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:30:00 PM)

    Kawhi Leonard has made the San Antonio Spurs more dysfunctional than the Knicks. At least for now.

    The disgruntled and aloof Leonard has turned the so-called gold standard of NBA franchises on its head by reportedly asking for a trade. Those weren’t Leonard’s words because Leonard never speaks.

  • [NYDN] Driver who ran over pedestrians in Moscow says he only slept two hours
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    MOSCOW – The Moscow driver who ran over seven people and sparked terrorism fears says he barely slept before getting behind the wheel, though a Russian opposition leader doubts the official police explanation.

    The driver identified as a 28-year-old Chingiz Anarbek Uulu, was seen in a video published…

  • [NYDN] Three people shot in Greenwich Village
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:20:00 AM)

    Three people were shot in Greenwich Village on Sunday morning, police said.

    The shooting occurred at about 4 a.m. at 162 Bleecker St., police said.

    The conditions of the victims are unknown.

    Police did not provide additional information.

    This is a breaking story that will be updated throughout…

  • [NYDN] My father and his replacements
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    All through my boyhood, my father worked from early in the morning until late at night. I spent a lot of time missing him. When would he come back, I often wondered.

    My grandfather fit the bill as my old man for decades. He took me to his office with him, and to baseball games at Yankee Stadium….

  • [NYDN] Through his looking glass: In Trump’s America, we’re upside down and at war with ourselves
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In Trump land, Scott Pruitt, the grifter at EPA ruining the planet, is in. Rep. Mark Sanford, a conservative with a near 100% Republican voting record, is out, beaten by a candidate who professed her devotion to the President.

    Also in is North Korea’s “strong,” “funny” and “smart” Kim Jong Un,…

  • [NYDN] What NYCHA needs: a management overhaul
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    New York City’s sprawling government is full of bureaucratic dysfunction — but the New York City Housing Authority’s challenges have a direct, deep and destructive impact on the seniors and working families who built this city as well as the children and vulnerable populations that government is…

  • [NYDN] A whole lot of hot air: The de Blasio Big Oil lawsuit vs. reality on the ground
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    All living things on this Earth should be shaken cold by the latest evidence of a swiftly warming planet: the tripling of the rate of ice loss in Antarctica over the last decade, threatening us coastal-dwellers most of all.

    The hunt for villains to hold to account for our slow-motion cataclysm…

  • [NYDN] Student success*: In praise of a charter school’s graduates, with one caveat
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Great congratulations to the 16 Success Academy seniors who walked across the stage to clutch their diplomas this month.

    They are the first class to graduate from the city’s most impressive public charter school network, and they have something no one can ever take away: the reading, writing, math,…

  • [NYDN] STASI: The man who would be Kim
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The man who would be Kim, aka The Donald, has finally admitted that it’s good to be dictator. Can being declared a God be far behind?

    The Donald declared on Friday that he wants “his people,” (that would be all 326,651,522 of us Americans), to treat him the way Kim Jong Un’s people treat him.


  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT:  World Cup soccer stirs memories of U.S. elimination by Trinidad and Tobago
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Depending on your viewpoint, fond remembrances — or nightmares — of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2-to-1 defeat of the U.S. in a 2018 World Cup qualifier last year still linger.

    It’s real sweet that the 2026 World Cup is coming to North America including matches at New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium. But for…

  • [NYDN] I’m fighting for my slain loved ones
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The Rev. Sharon Risher is a member of the Everytown Survivor Network whose mother Ethel Lance and cousins Susie Jackson and Tywanza Sanders were shot to death in Charleston, S.C., at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015.

    In 2012, I started working as an emergency room trauma…

  • [NYDN] Reform this primary: A tiny party forces a wasteful vote with no candidates on the ballot
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Mischief-makers in the tiny Reform Party have exploited state election law to force June 26 primaries at 229 polling sites in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

    There are no contests in these districts. There are literally no names on the ballot. Yet this is happening.

    A full complement…

  • [NYDN] Florida man chugs beer after police stop him on suspicion of DUI
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    BIG COPPITT KEY, Fla. — Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff’s deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving.

    Daryl Royal Riedel told Monroe County Sheriff’s investigators he was scared when he fled in his pickup truck as Deputy Anthony…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on FIFA, Father’s Day and fonts
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Learning from soccer diplomacy

    Woodside: In light of the latest G-7 summit in Canada, where the feuding and fractious Trump administration casts America as an uncooperative and petulant ally, the news that the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico have jointly won the bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup is…

  • [NYDN] Aquarius convoy begins arriving in Spain with 630 migrants after weeks at sea
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    VALENCIA, Spain — The first Italian government ship accompanying the migrant aid vessel Aquarius with 630 people aboard on Sunday docked at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong perilous crossing of the Mediterranean.

    Medical staff boarded the Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo after…

  • [NYDN] U.S., South Korea to announce end to military drills this week: report
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:45:00 PM)

    The U.S. and South Korea will officially announce the suspension of the joint military drills that have rankled the Kim Jong Un regime, according to a report.

    President Trump blasted the “war games” after a meeting with Kim last week in Singapore where the isolated dictator said he would denuclearize…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Patience pays off for Michael Conforto as Mets were growing tired from lack of production
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — Patience pays off.

    While the Mets were growing impatient with his slow start to the season, Michael Conforto has been trying to be more patient at the plate.

    The Mets lone All-Star in 2017, who missed the end of last season due to shoulder surgery, has diligently been working on letting…

  • [NYDN] Fantasy baseball: Weekly planner and waiver suggestions
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:50:00 PM)

    This article appears courtesy of

    With June hurtling past us like an Arodis Chapman heater, teams — both real and Fantasy — begin deep, intimate assessments about the immediate future. Those in the hunt for glory must decide if it’s time to go big and find the one player who can…

  • [NYDN] Man shot on Brooklyn street in critical condition
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:45:00 PM)

    A man is clinging to life after he was shot on a Brooklyn street early Sunday.

    The victim was hit by the gunfire near the corner of Melrose and Stanwix Sts. in Bushwick around 12:20 a.m., authorities said.

    Medics rushed the man to Elmhurst Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.


  • [NYDN] Michael Conforto gets offense going as everything clicks for Mets in win over D-backs
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — Michael Conforto broke out at the plate and Steven Matz continued to dominate.

    For the first time in weeks, everything clicked for the Mets Saturday night as they beat the Diamondbacks, 5-1, at Chase Field.

    It was the first win in five games for the Mets (29-38) since they beat the Yankees…

  • [NYDN] Missouri man allegedly shot girlfriend to death in front of daughter after $36 dispute
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    JENNINGS, Mo. — Authorities allege a Missouri man killed his girlfriend in front of her daughter after she refused to lend him $36.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 42-year-old Brian Clay was charged Thursday in the shooting death of his girlfriend, 32-year-old Loreal Goode.

    Police allege…

  • [NYDN] Immigrants prefer taking chances with U.S. asylum policy than face deadly gangs back home
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    TIJUANA, Mexico — The MS-13 gang made Jose Osmin Aparicio’s life so miserable in his native El Salvador that he had no choice but to flee in the dead of night with his wife and four children, leaving behind all their belongings and paying a smuggler $8,000.

    Aparicio is undeterred by a new directive…

  • [NYDN] Matt (Guitar) Murphy, notable blues guitarist, dead at 88
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Matt (Guitar) Murphy, a renowned blues guitarist who played with The Blues Brothers and jammed with musical heavyweights Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry, died Friday. He was 88.

    Murphy’s nephew Floyd Murphy Jr. confirmed his death in a Facebook post. It was unclear how he died.

    A bluesman…

  • [NYDN] Arizona Republicans say it’s inappropriate to talk about John McCain’s Senate seat as questions linger over his future
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican…

  • [NYDN] Your Dreams: Lauren Lawrence analyzes News readers’ dreams
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:00:00 PM)


    I dreamed I was hanging out with George Harrison, laughing and having a great time eating lunch at some restaurant. I wanted to take a picture of him but kept putting it off and took other pictures instead. Then when I was ready to take his picture, my camera…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks take talented, high-potential forward in NY Post mock draft
    (Saturday, June 16, 2018 1:10:15 PM)

    In NY Post’s latest mock draft, the Knicks take Missouri F Michael Porter Jr.