Knicks Morning News (2018.07.05)

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale: No guaranteed Knicks starters right now
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 7:08:34 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale said every starter will have to recapture his spot — even center Enes Kanter and shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. The new coach, using grand rhetoric, wants them to fight it out. “I’m not even going to touch it yet,’’ Fizdale said. “I’m going to let them clash…

  • [NYPost] New Knick looking to prove all the skeptics wrong
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 6:32:50 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Allonzo Trier doesn’t know why he didn’t get drafted following his junior year as Arizona’s shooting guard. He just knows how shocked he was, how many teams made mistakes and how he will get his first chance to prove it on the Knicks’ summer-league team, beginning Saturday against the Hawks. “Yeah, it…

  • [NYPost] How Fizdale, Knicks are helping Ntilikina get into attack mode
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 4:04:24 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale invited Frank Ntilikina to his hotel room Wednesday morning for breakfast and basketball. They pored over film of Tuesday’s first summer-league practice, Fizdale showing the 19-year-old Frenchman, among other things, where he could have been more aggressive. Ntilikina’s second season is off to a promising start, even if…

  • [NYPost] Knicks getting first taste of David Fizdale’s innovative offense
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 10:02:23 AM)

    LAS VEGAS — While Mike D’Antoni gets all the credit for being a pioneer of the modern offensive trend of pace-and-space, position-less basketball, new Knicks coach David Fizdale likes to think he had a share in moving it toward the mainstream. As a Heat assistant coach under Erik Spoelstra, Fizdale lobbied to change up things…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Fizdale hopes this new mindset helps Frank Ntilikina next season
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 9:25:47 PM)

    Knicks new head coach David Fizdale is already taking Frank Ntilikina under his wing.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Fizdale on LeBron leaving East: ‘Hallelujah’
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:59:53 AM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale is ready to take advantage of LeBron James leaving the East. It starts with free agents in 2019.

  • [NYDN] NYCHA nightmare: Creeping black mold throughout her public housing apartment when the cops arrived
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    When police entered the ninth-floor public housing apartment of 83-year-old Mary Ellison last winter in the Haber Houses in Coney Island, they beheld a gothic nightmare: thick black mold covering the walls and ceiling throughout the apartment.

    EMTs were summoned and Ellison was immediately removed…

  • [NYDN] An unsustainable bargain: Low rent hikes lead back down the road to ruin
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    A recent study by the Citizens Housing and Planning Council revealed that living conditions and tenant satisfaction radically improved at six New York City Housing Authority buildings after management turned over to private owners. These owners invested millions of dollars in upgrades and improvements…

  • [NYDN] A one-way toll to nowhere: End the Verrazano Bridge loophole that chokes lower Manhattan with excess traffic
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Congestion pricing for all vehicles entering Manhattan’s central business district is not only still alive; it will be more likely to pass in 2019, since there will be no state or city election.

    But we can pick some low-hanging fruit right away in order to reduce traffic and enhance pedestrian…

  • [NYDN] Nineteen dead in Quebec as heatwave hits eastern Canada
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Nearly 20 people in Quebec have died as a massive heatwave has hit the eastern part of country known for more moderate temperatures.

    Authorities said that 19 people have died from heat-related causes in the past week, including 12 in Montreal, the second largest city in Canada, who were elderly…

  • [NYDN] A voterless election: Reform Party wastes taxpayers’ money on nothing
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    New York will remember last week’s Congressional primary for the shellacking of Queens party boss and House honcho Rep. Joe Crowley by upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and the thankful defeat of felon Michael Grimm.

    But there was also the sorry saga of government waste inflicted by the tiny Reform…

  • [NYDN] Speed camera demons: A cynical attempt to block life-saving enforcement must not prevail
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Kids will grumble and groan as summer school begins today for those who need an academic boost, but they’ve got this to be thankful for: life-and-limb-saving speed cameras positioned outside schools turn back on, too.

    Only to be extinguished in just 20 days, if three state senators hellbent on…

  • [NYDN] Scott Pruitt: Too toxic for Trump
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Having accumulated so many scandals that even the House Government Oversight Committee is investigating his ethical misdeeds, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt floated the idea to President Trump that Pruitt replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    Trump hates Sessions for…

  • [NYDN] Saudi woman says car torched by those against her right to drive
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 12:25:00 AM)

    A Saudi woman now able to drive in her country says her car was destroyed by those who are opposed to her newfound freedom.

    Salma al-Sharif, 31, told Okaz that she had learned to drive as soon as she could so that she could help her elderly parents and go to her job as a market cashier, for which…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Ronald Reagan, AirTrain and NYCHA
    (Thursday, July 05, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Bronx: I’m 62 years old. I remember the Reagan administration’s policies around the influx of legal and illegal immigration from Central America and Mexico. Congress, especially Republicans, characterized those immigrants as God-fearing, hardworking people who shared their family values. The Republicans…

  • [NYDN] Growing fires in western U.S. put damper on holiday festivities
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    DENVER — Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to prevent new fires from igniting in the hot, dry region.

    The National Interagency Fire Center on Wednesday reported…

  • [NYDN] NYPD arrests woman who climbed Statue of Liberty after hours-long protest of kids imprisoned in Trump’s ICE camps
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    A woman wearing an anti-Trump T-shirt climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day, sparking a mass evacuation of Liberty Island and a nearly four-hour standoff with first responders before she was taken into custody, officials said.

    The protester, identified as Therese Patricia…

  • [NYDN] Arrested: Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty for immigration protest
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    A woman wearing an anti-Trump T-shirt climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day, sparking a mass evacuation of Liberty Island and a nearly four-hour standoff with first responders before she was taken into custody, officials said.

    The protester, identified as Therese Patricia…

  • [NYDN] Four people shot after gunfire erupts on Brooklyn street
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    At least four people were shot early Thursday on a Brooklyn street, police said.

    Cops responded to a shooting on Herkimer St. at Brooklyn Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant just before 1 a.m.

    Medics took five people to Kings County Hospital with non life-threatening wounds, an FDNY spokeswoman said.


  • [NYDN] Nevada plans lethal injection with drugs never used in U.S. for executions
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — One sedative will be substituted for another, and prison officials said Tuesday they plan to use two other drugs never before used in executions in any state for Nevada’s first lethal injection in 12 years. The drugs include a powerful synthetic opioid that has been blamed for overdoses…

  • [NYDN] Prosecutor: Man assaulted, held captive because he is gay
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Prosecutors say a man was held hostage and beaten for four days inside a Massachusetts apartment because he is gay.

    Police have charged 19-year-old Jackson Sugrue with a hate crime in connection with the alleged assault in Framingham.

    Prosecutor Dylan Krasinski says the 50-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Cops seek 11th suspect in killing of Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    The NYPD is hunting an 11th suspect in the brutal gang-related slaying of a Bronx teenager outside a bodega last month.

    Cops on Wednesday released photos of a man — his hair pulled into a bun over his head — and two vehicles, and are asking the public’s help finding him.

    Police have already arrested…

  • [NYDN] New York first responders save girl from drowning while visiting Florida
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Police in Florida say two visiting New York first responders helped save a 3-year-old girl who was drowning in a hotel swimming pool.

    WFTV in Orlando reports that New York State Trooper Matthew Colwell and Jessica Campeta, a firefighter from Hudson, New York, pulled the child…

  • [NYDN] Former fire captain gets 36 years in prison for drugging, raping probationary firefighter
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    URBANA, Ill. — A former central Illinois fire captain has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for drugging and raping a probationary employee during a party at his home last year.

    The News-Gazette reports former Savoy fire Capt. David “D.J.” Dunn apologized to his victim and the community during…

  • [NYDN] Fourth-geddaboudit! Fireworks spark awe and wonder along East River
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Dazzling fireworks over the East River inspired awe as viewers lined the banks to celebrate the country’s 242nd birthday at the annual Macy’s fireworks spectacular on Wednesday night.

    “It is always amazing. Every year it’s better.” Falcom Kim, of Elmhurst, Queens, said as he watched from the Queens…

  • [NYDN] Thai rescuers race to drain water inside cave where boys soccer team is trapped
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    MAE SAI, Thailand — With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum risk, officials said Thursday.

    A firefighter who has been working on draining the water said that levels in…

  • [NYDN] Search continues for missing New Jersey kayaker
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    SHELBURNE, Vt. — Rescue crews in Vermont have suspended their search for a kayaker who was last seen holding onto his overturned yellow kayak on Lake Champlain.

    The search had been ongoing for 41-year-old Eric Plett, of Weehawken, New Jersey, who was last seen near Shelburne Point on Monday night….

  • [NYDN] Man shocked by police stun gun while seated on curb files lawsuit
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    LANCASTER, Pa. — A man who was shocked by a police officer’s stun gun while sitting on a curb in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against the officer and the city’s police department.

    WCAU-TV reports 27-year-old Sean Williams claims in his lawsuit filed Monday that he was racially profiled and…

  • [NYDN] Notorious internet pirate Kim Dotcom loses bid to avoid extradition to U.S.
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges.

    New Zealand’s Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible…

  • [NYDN] Texas mother accused of selling her 7-year-old son, trying to sell her two young daughters
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Authorities are accusing a Texas mother of selling her 7-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters.

    Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi was arrested Friday. She remained in Nueces County jail on…

  • [NYDN] Todd Frazier’s two-run homer propels Mets over Blue Jays, 6-3
    (Wednesday, July 04, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    TORONTO — The grind hasn’t gotten Todd Frazier down yet. The mastermind of the Mets’ salt-and-pepper grinder celebrations back in the heady start of the season, the third baseman has not let a hamstring injury, struggles at the plate and the Mets’ seemingly constant losing bother him.