Knicks Morning News (2018.07.09)

  • [NYPost] Mitchell Robinson feels NBA-ready — and he’s playing like it
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 6:58:23 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Mitchell Robinson got his contract and a double-double on the same day. Hours after signing a four-year deal that could be worth as much as $6.4 million, Robinson, the Knicks’ second-round pick, was an inside force again as he posted 12 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in the Knicks’ 90-85 summer…

  • [NYPost] This isn’t the Frank Ntilikina Knicks were hoping to see
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 3:22:33 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — At this stage, Knicks coach David Fizdale is not ready to take issue with any of his young charges. After point guard Frank Ntilikina’s mixed summer-league debut Saturday, Fizdale wouldn’t nitpick about the 19-year-old point guard’s offensive production looking very similar to last season’s. In Saturday’s opening win over Atlanta, Ntilikina hounded…

  • [NYPost] Knicks lock up the draft pick they had to have for up to $6.4M
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 2:22:44 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — The Knicks were so worried rookie Mitchell Robinson wasn’t going to drop to No. 36 in the second round that they mulled trading up a few notches to ensure they’d be able to nab him, according to an NBA source. That’s how highly Knicks scouts had rated the 20-year-old center. Knicks general…

  • [SNY Knicks] Fizdale will let Knicks PGs ‘fight it out for who starts’
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 11:28:30 PM)

    New Knicks head coach David Fizdale said point guards Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina and Trey Burke will “fight it out” to see who starts in the 2018-19 season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce deal with second-rounder Mitchell Robinson
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 7:16:48 PM)

    The Knicks announced they reached a multi-year deal with second-round center Mitchell Robinson.

  • [NY Newsday] Fizdale will let Knicks PGs ‘fight it out for who starts’
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 11:28:30 PM)

    New Knicks head coach David Fizdale said point guards Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina and Trey Burke will “fight it out” to see who starts in the 2018-19 season.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks announce deal with second-rounder Mitchell Robinson
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 7:16:48 PM)

    The Knicks announced they reached a multi-year deal with second-round center Mitchell Robinson.

  • [NYDN] Calls made for Theresa May’s job over Brexit as government in chaos before Trump visit
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls for a departure of her own over Britain’s exit from the European Union, as members of her own party turn on her plan for Brexit.

    May’s Conservative government has been thrown into chaos by the resignation of David Davis, the minister devoted to leaving…

  • [NYDN] Why we must diagnose Trump: Psychiatrists have a duty to educate the public
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Consider a world where economists could not explain the economy, and investors had to fend for themselves. Imagine living through a hurricane while meteorologists are not allowed to report that a storm is coming. Would we say, since we all use money and all experience weather everyday, we already…

  • [NYDN] Let scooter share fly in NYC: Urban transportation must keep moving ahead
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    It is only a matter of time until the Birds migrate to New York City — that is, the scooter share company, with 2,000 scooters already deployed in Los Angeles and other major cities.

    The new generation of scooters, motorized versions of the standing kick scooters of youth, are becoming a viable…

  • [NYDN] His Court to pick: Trump signals a steady conservative course for the Supremes
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Unpredictable, erratic, even crazy, are apt descriptions of Donald J. Trump, before he was President and now, but his first selection to the U.S. Supreme Court, steady, stable Justice Neil Gorsuch, was anything but.

    And it seems that President Trump is going the strong-and-sturdy route again for…

  • [NYDN] Bill’s brush-off to heroes: City unconscionably denies ill Ground Zero EMTs their sick days due
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Anyone who toiled on the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attack is a hero. A hero. And that means FDNY, NYPD, city Sanitation crews, construction workers, emergency medical technicians — anyone.

    And those who sacrificed their health, poisoned by the…

  • [NYDN] Workers still wait: Govs. Cuomo and Murphy owe a raise for the airports
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Thanks to a last-minute objection from the billion-dollar airlines objecting to raises for tens of thousands of low paid cleaners, guards and bag handlers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports, the Port Authority withheld a vote on the new policy, due to hike pay on Sept. 1.

    Govs. Cuomo and Murphy…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: With Trump set to nominate Supreme Court choice, Cuomo will rally voters in state Senate GOP districts on abortion issue
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — With President Trump set to name his Supreme Court nominee on Monday, Gov. Cuomo will kick off a campaign to call on state Senate Republicans to return to Albany to pass legislation to strengthen the state’s abortion rights laws.

    Cuomo will visit the districts of Senate Republicans considered…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Uber launches new ad highlighting its efforts to serve New York’s outer boroughs
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Outer-borough neighborhoods where it’s hard to find a yellow cab are being featured in an Uber ad as lawmakers craft new regulations on the city’s struggling taxi industry.

    New York’s top app-based car service on Monday launched the 30-second spot, called “Uber’s There,” with an ad buy of more…

  • [NYDN] Gianaris won’t endorse ex-breakaway Senate Dems; won’t rule out backing their rivals
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

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

    State Sen. Michael Gianaris, who heads the Senate Democrats’ campaign efforts, says he will not endorse any of the eight breakaway Dems who earlier this year returned to the fold.

  • [NYDN] Cuomo staffs up re-election campaign with former Obama and Clinton consultants
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    With a little more than two months before the Sept. 13 Democratic primary, Gov. Cuomo has filled out his campaign team with firms that have ties to Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    Veteran operative Maggie Moran will be the campaign’s full-time general consultant in charge of managing…

  • [NYDN] Suffolk County executive to sign pro-union executive order in the wake of U.S. Supreme Court decision
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court order that weakens public labor unions, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Monday is set to sign an executive order barring the release of personal contact information for county employees in a bid to protect them from anti-union campaigns.

    The order is…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on green cabs, primary elections and the Mets
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Bronx: I am a green taxi driver and advocate. For many years, the green taxi industry has suffered profoundly due to the arrival of app companies and the city not helping with jobs for drivers. Many wheelchair-accessible green taxis were literally thrown out and abandoned, as there were no opportunities…

  • [NYDN] Fifth boy saved from cave as Thai soccer team rescue enters second day
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    Joy erupted in Thailand as the first members of the trapped boys soccer team were rescued, though now divers must save the remaining nine victims as rains threaten their plans.

    Eight boys and their coach remained inside the Tham Luang cave after four were removed on Sunday, more than two weeks…

  • [NYDN] 92-year-old Mexican man beaten with a brick, told to ‘go back to your own country’ by a pack of attackers — WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    A 92-year-old man has been hospitalized following an alleged beating by a brick-wielding woman and several others in a brutal attack on that occurred on July 4, according to the Sacramento Bee.

    Rodolfo Rodriguez accidentally bumped into a young woman while trying to pass her on the sidewalk near…

  • [NYDN] Botte: Imperfect Mets still find new ways to keep approaching ‘rock bottom’ in another shutout loss
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    The imperfect team nearly was “perfect-gamed,” which would have been the … well, you don’t even need me to finish the rest of that thought by now.

    Citi Field still is where the bottomless pit of another lost baseball summer in Flushing absolutely scoffs at the term “rock bottom” — as first-year…

  • [NYDN] Mets ace Jacob deGrom will be team’s lone representative at All-Star Game
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    The one consistently positive aspect of the Mets’ season thus far has been a guarantee once every turn through the rotation that Jacob deGrom gives them a chance to win.

    Of course, the team has only won seven times across his 18 starts, but his exploits unsurprisingly resulted in the 30-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Hunger, fear, desperation: What came of an ordinary ICE raid
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    COVINGTON, Ky. — It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America: a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away.

    An immigration officer looking for someone else spotted him and asked an innocuous question: “Cómo…

  • [NYDN] Woman says James Madison University student-employee raped her and school botched investigation
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A Virginia college student says James Madison University bungled its investigation into a fellow student accused of raping her during a school trip to Ghana.

    The Harrisonburg-based school on Sunday defended its probe and its ruling in March that her alleged attacker — a student also employed by…

  • [NYDN] Mazzeo: Gleyber Torres’ stellar rookie season continues, as 21-year-old wunderkind and three other Yankees named to All-Star team
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    TORONTO – Gleyber Torres barely hit in the spring after coming back from season-ending Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, and started the 2018 campaign in the minors.

    But after rediscovering his swing and having an unlikely power surge following his promotion to the big leagues, the 21-year-old…

  • [NYDN] No Yankees, including previous winners Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, will compete in Home Run Derby
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    The 2018 Home Run Derby won’t feature any Yankees.

    Giancarlo Stanton, the derby winner in 2016, said he won’t be competing in this year’s event on July 16 in D.C.

    “I don’t want to,” said Stanton, who is among the candidates for the final vote to make the All-Star team. “I’ve done it plenty of times….

  • [NYDN] Mets’ Noah Syndergaard shows off full repertoire in Cyclones rehab game, addresses trade talk
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Noah Syndergaard took an important step toward returning to the Mets rotation Sunday on Coney Island.

    Making his first rehab start since landing on the disabled list in late May with a strained ligament in his right index finger, Syndergaard, wearing a white No. 34 Brooklyn Cyclones jersey, allowed…

  • [NYDN] Smoky blaze at Manhattan cat foster flat leaves nearly a dozen felines homeless
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    A kitchen fire at a Upper West Side apartment Sunday afternoon sent nearly two dozen scaredy cats scrambling for safety.

    Foster cat parent Bunny Hofberg received a frantic call from a pal around 2:30 p.m. that her third-story pad at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 73rd St. was “mostly on fire.”

    She rushed…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Kevin Knox throws down vicious two-handed slam in Knicks’ Summer League game
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    Knicks fans better Knox on wood this is the type of player they’ll see in the regular season.

    Kevin Knox continued his stellar Summer League play on Sunday, displaying some of the freakish athleticism that led to the Knicks selecting him with the ninth pick in the draft.

    The 18-year-old rookie…

  • [NYDN] Brandon Browner, two-time Super Bowl champion, reportedly arrested on kidnapping charges, bail set at $2M
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Former Pro Bowl defensive back Brandon Browner was arrested Sunday on a litany of charges following a police chase in Azusa, California, according to NBC News.

    Browner was reportedly arrested for kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, grand theft auto and violation of restraining order.


  • [NYDN] Chris Flexen predictably struggles in spot start as he continues to look overmatched against major-league pitching
    (Sunday, July 08, 2018 6:50:00 PM)

    Injuries have sapped the Mets of their pitching depth, leading to situations like Sunday afternoon when they have to turn to Chris Flexen for a spot start. The results were predictable.

    Flexen gave up five runs on five hits and three walks in three innings in the Mets’ 9-0 loss to the Rays. The…