Knicks Morning News (2018.06.30)

  • [ESPN] Kanter exercises option to remain with Knicks
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:11:44 PM)

    Enes Kanter has exercised his $18.6 million player option to remain with the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Red: CC Sabathia proves old is new again in Yankees’ rout of Red Sox
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Mookie Betts hacked feebly at CC Sabathia’s 97th and final pitch, and the Red Sox right fielder was only able to send a dribbler 55 feet to the right of the mound.

    But the 37-year-old Sabathia, all 300 pounds of him, quickly pivoted from his follow-through, scooped up the ball and threw it underhand…

  • [NYDN] Thailand cave rescue efforts pick up pace as flooding eases
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:45:00 AM)

    MAE SAI, Thailand — The effort to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave in Thailand for a week has picked up pace, with a break in the rain easing flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joining the mission.

    The search effort in the northern province…

  • [NYDN] Maryland attack tells journalists to take threats seriously
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:25:00 AM)

    NEW YORK — Threats of violence against journalists for doing their jobs are commonplace, and a coping strategy for many is the thought that the words are mostly empty — until that small comfort was shattered by the shooting deaths of five people in a Maryland newspaper newsroom.

    Reporters largely…

  • [NYDN] California zoo vets raising neglected baby red panda
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:05:00 AM)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The newest furry member of the Sacramento Zoo is relying on human care after her mother started neglecting the tiny red panda.

    Sacramento Zoo spokeswoman Laurel Vincent said Friday that the female cub was born Monday to 7-year-old Pili and 9-year-old Takeo.

    Veterinarians took…

  • [NYDN] Why Citizenship NOW! is essential
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    We’re living in frightening times in the United States, and the group that feels this most viscerally are immigrants. Immigrants and their relatives have been under attack since Jan. 20, 2017, the day Donald Trump was sworn in.

    Since then, we’ve witnessed border patrol agents cruelly separate children…

  • [NYDN] Political star Ocasio-Cortez asked about running for president on ‘The View’
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:50:00 AM)

    NEW YORK — A few days ago, few people outside of Queens and the Bronx knew who Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was.

    Now she’s being asked about running for president.

    The 28-year-old Democrat appeared on the ABC program “The View” Friday to talk about her upset victory in a primary over a 10-term New…

  • [NYDN] For Junior’s sake: Deliver full and fair prosecution for assailants
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Let there be no misunderstanding, now that young Lesandro Guzman-Feliz lies in the earth, the blood let from his neck like an animal:

    The slaughter of a promising 15-year-old Bronx boy known as Junior at the hands of criminal gang members who mistook him for their intended target cannot be left…

  • [NYDN] ‘Sharks!’ and the city: The New York Aquarium comes back swimmingly
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Our great city on the sea usually shrugs at the water-borne wonders that lie literally all around us. So it’s high time, whatever the tide, to make a break for Coney Island, where today the New York Aquarium debuts a new exhibit of marine creatures built to live in this tough town, “Ocean Wonders:…

  • [NYDN] Aye for immigrants: Citizenship NOW! lends a boost
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The Daily News is proud to co-sponsor Citizenship NOW!, in its 16th year. Nearly 50 attorneys and 250 other volunteers will spend this summer’s day at John Jay College helping immigrants navigate the intimidating road toward U.S citizenship.

    This nation has never more needed the hard-working, revitalizing…

  • [NYDN] U.S. stocks tick higher, but trade worries stop an early rally
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday, but they surrendered most of an early gain as worries about rising tariffs once again dampened investors’ enthusiasm as the second quarter came to an end.

    Banks led the early rally. The Federal Reserve gave the green light for most large U.S….

  • [NYDN] West Point gets first black superintendent in school’s 216-year history
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:45:00 AM)

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held high-ranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, will become the first black officer to command West Point in its 216-year history, academy officials announced Friday.

    Williams will assume command as the…

  • [NYDN] Protests planned nationwide over Trump immigration policy
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:25:00 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide Saturday to press President Donald Trump’s administration to reunite the families quickly.

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the MTA, free speech and Sweden
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    MTA angels on the Q70 bus

    Chicago: The morning of June 19 brought me a pleasant surprise, which I feel compelled to share with you as an example of excellent customer service. I was visiting New York for business in the Jacob Javits Convention Center. In the middle of a transfer from the Q70 bus…

  • [NYDN] Judge blocks Kentucky from requiring poor people to get job to receive Medicaid
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — A federal judge says Kentucky can’t require poor people to get a job to keep their Medicaid benefits, chastising President Donald Trump’s administration for rubber-stamping the new rules without considering how many people would lose their health coverage.

    The decision is a setback…

  • [NYDN] Trump says he’ll bring up election meddling with Putin during summit in Finland
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:05:00 PM)

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. — President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to bring up Russian election meddling during his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin, part of a wide-ranging list of topics that could include sanctions and the status of Crimea.

    Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he planned…

  • [NYDN] Professor allegedly stalked student with 800 messages a day; ‘Be happy that somebody likes you this much to stalk you’
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A University of Central Florida professor is facing stalking charges after a Ph.D. student says he sent her more than 800 messages per day and watched her work out through the window at her gym.

    Ali Borji, a 39-year-old assistant professor in the school’s Department of Computer…

  • [NYDN] NSA deleting more than 685 million call records
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program.

    The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially…

  • [NYDN] We didn’t murder Junior Guzman-Feliz, say 2 accused killers in jailhouse interviews
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    They’re accused of the vicious machete killing of Bronx teen Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz, but on Friday two of his suspected killers said they didn’t do it .

    Jonaiki Martinez-Estrella, the 24-year-old who cops say delivered the fatal blow to the neck of the 15-year-old best known as Junior,…

  • [NYDN] Bear cub with burnt paws rescued from Colorado wildfire
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    DURANGO, Colo. — An orphaned bear cub suffered painful burns to her paws in one of the half-dozen significant wildfires scorching Colorado, but she is being nursed back to health, state officials said Friday.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers believe the bear will recover well enough to be released…

  • [NYDN] Mike Trout once asked Yankees legend Derek Jeter for a signed ball… during a game
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:04:00 PM)

    Shooters shoot.

    Like most Jersey kids born in the 1990s, Mike Trout idolized Derek Jeter.

    The current face of MLB even repped No. 2 growing up in honor of the Yankees legend.

    So when Trout rolled up to second base during his rookie season and met Jeter for the first time, he asked for an autograph.

  • [NYDN] U.S. says court ruling allows authorities to detain families until their cases are finished — and that may take months or years
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — The Trump administration says a ruling this week by a federal judge in San Diego requiring the government to reunify families separated at the border means authorities can legally keep families detained until their cases are complete.

    The interpretation means immigrant families could…

  • [NYDN] Madonna denied documents from her Central Park West co-op board
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A Manhattan judge has told Madonna to take a bow from her suing her co-op board.

    The pop star can no longer seek documents from her Central Park West co-op board explaining why they changed the rules to bar her kids from using her posh $7.3 million pad, a state supreme court judge ruled Friday.

  • [NYDN] Marchers honor victims of Capital Gazette attack
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Quietly clutching candles or hoisting #AnnapolisStrong signs, more than 1,000 people streamed through Maryland’s capital, remembering five people slain in a newspaper office not just as gatekeepers of the news but as a crucial piece of their tight-knit community.

    Friends, former…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Boone may have to reconsider Yankees lineup change after Greg Bird breaks out of slump
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    With the Red Sox stacking up three left-handed starting pitchers this weekend in the Bronx, the Yankees summoned Brandon Drury from Triple-A Scranton to provide a righty-swinging option to the slumping Greg Bird at first base.

    Those plans still might not have changed fully after the oft-injured…

  • [NYDN] Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres come through again as Yankees no longer surprised by Baby Bombers
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres anchored the Yankees offense in an 8-1 win over the Red Sox Friday night, but inside the clubhouse it was just another day at the office for the youngest of the Baby Bombers.

    “Not surprised anymore,” manager Aaron Boone said after the game. “Gleyber with the big…

  • [NYTimes] The N.B.A.’s Decider: How LeBron James Controls Fortunes
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:32:12 AM)

    The greatest basketball player in the world might join a new team, instantly making it a title contender. Or he might stay with the Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Opts for Free Agency. Next Stop … Lakers?
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:38:05 PM)

    The free-agent market opens at 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Sunday. James might end up in Cleveland after all.

  • [NYTimes] Say ‘Kia’ Around the Liberty, and Many Heads Turn
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:32:30 AM)

    The Liberty don’t have many wins this season, but at least they have set a W.N.B.A. record for most Kias in league history.

  • [NY Newsday] The N.B.A.’s Decider: How LeBron James Controls Fortunes
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:32:12 AM)

    The greatest basketball player in the world might join a new team, instantly making it a title contender. Or he might stay with the Cavaliers.

  • [NY Newsday] LeBron James Opts for Free Agency. Next Stop … Lakers?
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:38:05 PM)

    The free-agent market opens at 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Sunday. James might end up in Cleveland after all.

  • [NY Newsday] Say ‘Kia’ Around the Liberty, and Many Heads Turn
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:32:30 AM)

    The Liberty don’t have many wins this season, but at least they have set a W.N.B.A. record for most Kias in league history.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is James Dolan preparing to sell Knicks and Rangers?
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:23:38 PM)

    James Dolan plans to separate the Madison Square Garden Company from the Knicks and Rangers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kanter opts in, wants to Make Knicks Great Again
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:15:50 PM)

    Enes Kanter just announced that he’s opting in to his $18.6 million deal with the Knicks — and he did it using a play on Donald Trump’s slogan.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Knox, Ntilikina headline Summer League roster
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:10:25 PM)

    Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson headline the 2018 Summer League roster.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron James opts out, could be taking his talents elsewhere
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:46:14 AM)

    LeBron James opted out, and will now be targeted by the Lakers, Rockets, 76ers, and others as the 33-year-old decides on his next landing spot.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter fires back after Knicks opt-in report
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:52:50 AM)

    Center Enes Kanter said he still has yet to make a decision on whether he decided to opt into his $18.6 million player option with the Knicks after a report said he would exercise that option.

  • [NYPost] Knicks could make a run at one of these three free agents
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:07:25 AM)

    Here are three potential free agents the Knicks could target when NBA free agency begins. Each player’s name includes their age, height, weight and free-agent status: Michael Beasley, 29, 6-9, 235 Unrestricted free agent The Knicks either sign their surprisingly dynamic forward who started after Kristaps Porzingis went down or find his replacement. Beasley scored…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fans, Wall Street celebrated team’s possible sale too soon
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 6:10:10 PM)

    Well, it was a great couple of days for Knicks fans. For about 48 hours, New York hoops fans worked themselves into a state of giddy hopefulness — believing Wednesday’s announcement by Madison Square Garden that it was weighing a move to spin off the Knicks and its other sports teams was an oblique message…

  • [NYPost] Mike Francesa rips apart Knicks ‘salary thief’ Phil Jackson
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 12:21:45 PM)

    Mike Francesa criticized former Knicks president Phil Jackson during an appearance on “Desus and Mero” on Thursday, claiming the legendary coach “stole” the hefty salary he received from the team from 2014 to 2017. “He [Knicks owner James Dolan] brought Phil Jackson in, he gave him a ton of money, he gave him carte blanche,…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter creatively announces his Knicks return
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:03:07 AM)

    “The Decision” was obvious. Enes Kanter finally announced he’s opting into his contract, doing so flamboyantly on Twitter with a photo of himself at a podium with the sign “Make Knicks Great Again.” Kanter, after exploring other options, didn’t find a long-term deal that would make it worth leaving $18.6 million on the table. Kanter…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ free-agency options if they ignore Michael Beasley
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 7:45:08 AM)

    Michael Beasley was invited by Knicks president Steve Mills and coach David Fizdale to join them on a float in the Gay Pride parade last Sunday in New York. Perhaps it was a way for Fizdale to see how much Beasley has changed. As the Knicks figure out how to fill their stopgap starting power…