Knicks Morning News (2018.07.10)

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ lottery pick needs two games to show scary potential
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 5:20:52 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — “When is Kevin Knox going into the Hall of Fame?’’ one NBA scout asked a New York reporter Monday at Thomas & Mack Center. The talent evaluator was jesting, but it’s evidence of the buzz created among NBA cognoscenti by the 6-foot-9 Knicks lottery-pick forward at the Las Vegas summer league after…

  • [NYPost] Ron Baker’s best Knicks shot could be long gone
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 12:05:36 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — A year ago, Knicks young guard Ron Baker sat atop the world, signing a shocking new two-year, $9 million contract with the coveted room exception. Off a promising Cinderella rookie year, he gained a reputation as a hard-nosed physical defender and became a prominent piece of the franchise’s young core. Even though…

  • [NYPost] Kyle O’Quinn mocks dreadful Knicks on his way out
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 11:08:43 AM)

    Kyle O’Quinn is throwing his weight around again — this time at the Knicks. After leaving New York and agreeing to sign with the Pacers on Friday, the center explained his decision, telling reporters Monday, “I wanted to play for something more than next year’s draft.” The 28-year-old played the last three seasons in the Garden,…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah hasn’t given up Knicks hope
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 6:14:16 AM)

    Unlike Knicks fans, Joakim Noah wants Joakim Noah to stay with the Knicks. The $72 million man told TMZ this week he wants to remain in New York and play under David Fizdale. “Coach Fiz is cool, man,” Noah said. The Post’s Marc Berman has reported the Knicks are trying to move Noah’s behemoth of…

  • [NYTimes] Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 8:32:08 PM)

    Amid pundits and fans saying the 2016 spike in N.B.A. compensation led to a lopsided league, Roberts defended the players’ union’s position.

  • [NYTimes] Frank Ramsey, First Among ‘Sixth Men’ in the N.B.A., Dies at 86
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 8:20:47 PM)

    Playing with the Boston Celtics, Ramsey pioneered a versatile role in pro basketball while with seven championship teams, earning him a place in the sport’s Hall of Fame.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kyle O’Quinn throws shade at Knicks on way out door
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 3:06:11 PM)

    “I wanted to play for something more than next year’s Draft,” former Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn said upon joining the Pacers

  • [SNY Knicks] Here is the Knicks’ full preseason schedule
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 2:49:43 PM)

    The Knicks released their preseason schedule that kicks off on October 1st.

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA Exec on Knicks’ Rookie Knox: ‘He’s [Bleeping] Really Good’
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 10:35:52 AM)

    Knicks fans may want to rethink their booing of Kevin Knox on Draft night after what he has shown in his first taste of the NBA.

  • [ESPN] Noah on future with Knicks: ‘I love New York’
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 12:44:17 PM)

    Joakim Noah, who faces an uncertain future with the Knicks, said “I love New York” when asked whether he wants to remain with the team.

  • [NY Newsday] Noah on future with Knicks: ‘I love New York’
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 12:44:17 PM)

    Joakim Noah, who faces an uncertain future with the Knicks, said “I love New York” when asked whether he wants to remain with the team.

  • [NYDN] Harvey Weinstein’s crisis manager could probably use a good crisis manager
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Harvey Weinstein’s damage-control guru Juda Engelmayer is keeping a low profile.

    On Monday, Weinstein was arraigned on two counts of predatory sexual assault stemming from an alleged 2006 encounter. Prosecutors have now filed criminal charges on behalf of three women who’ve made similar claims…

  • [NYDN] Bus and train thief needs in-patient treatment to say on the right track, psychiatrist testifies
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A longtime bus and train thief shouldn’t cruise out from under the watchful gaze of his psychiatrists, a doctor testified Monday.

    Though Darius McCollum, 52, has pleaded guilty to stealing an empty Greyhound bus due to mental disease — just another rap for a man who’s been arrested more than 30…

  • [NYDN] George Clooney hospitalized after car accident in Sardinia: reports
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:15:00 AM)

    Actor George Clooney has been hospitalized after a car accident in Sardinia, according to local reports.

    Clooney was on a scooter Tuesday morning when he collided with a car near Costa Corallina on the island of Sardinia, according to La Nuova Sardegna.

    The report said that the 57-year-old was…

  • [NYDN] Clean up the rotten commercial waste industry
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    As New York begins a long-overdue overhaul of the city’s unacceptably dangerous, chaotic and inefficient method of disposing of garbage from commercial establishments, the name to keep in mind is Mouctar Diallo.

    He was a 21-year-old immigrant from Guinea with a loving family and his whole life…

  • [NYDN] NATO’s worst enemy: Trump undermines the transatlantic alliance he claims to want to strengthen
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Like a criminally reckless truck driver who calls the cops on cars going a smidge over the speed limit, the American President who has done more than any other to weaken the postwar U.S.-European alliance complains endlessly about the failure of Germany, France, Britain and others to pony up their…

  • [NYDN] Dog days: Too few kids are hitting the books this summer
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Low-achieving city kids surely applaud the shrinking ranks of students required to go to summer school. The rest of us should stand up and jeer.

    This year, for the fourth year in row, the percentage of third to eighth graders made to attend summer classes dropped.

    In Bill de Blasio’s first year…

  • [NYDN] Vision Zero, net plus: Saved lives show speed cameras and other measures work
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The state senators who’ve set speed cameras on course to shut down in just two weeks attack the devices as roadside bandits targeting motorists — a complaint some drivers ladle with laments that Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero speed limits, bike lanes and pedestrian head-start lights slow driving…

  • [NYDN] Five people, including three under the age of eight, found dead from apparent gunshot wounds in Delaware home
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:35:00 AM)

    Five people were found dead inside a home in Delaware late Monday evening, according to reports.

    Delaware State Police confirmed to the Daily News they’re investigating the gruesome scene outside Wilmington after reports of violence.

    A 42-year-old man, 41-year-old woman, and three children under…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on baseball, term limits and fur
    (Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    A fun first baseball game

    Plattsburgh, N.Y.: I just attended my first baseball game on a steamy July 1, and it was a blast! I’m glad it was to see the Yankees vs. Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. I traveled from upstate to knock out a bucket list item and was pleasantly surprised at the well-behaved…

  • [NYDN] Plight of Thai soccer team could soon be over as third day of cave rescue begins
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    The last four Thai soccer players and their coach trapped deep in a flooded cave for days on end will see an end to their ordeal if the last rescue effort goes well.

    Rescue head Narongsak Osottanakorn said that the last five members of the “Wild Boars” team stuck in the caverns of the cave Tham…

  • [NYDN] Yankees GM Brian Cashman endorses Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    Brian Cashman thinks Donald Trump hit a grand slam with his controversial Supreme Court nominee.

    The Yankees GM signed a letter endorsing Brett Kavanaugh, the conservative stalwart who if confirmed by the senate will further shift the court to the right in the midst of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s…

  • [NYDN] Phoenix transforms Brooklyn Steel into vintage Italian disco with gelato, balloons and anthems
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    French rockers Phoenix took 1,800 concertgoers on a sonic Euro trip Monday night as they carried on with the fourth show of their five-night Brooklyn residency.

    For the occasion, the band transformed East Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Steel into a vintage ‘80s Italian discotheque, complete with a gelato…

  • [NYDN] Cops bust pipe-wielding madman in attack that fractured straphanger’s skull
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    Cops on Monday nabbed an alleged pipe-wielding panhandler who bashed a subway straphanger in the head for refusing to cough up some change.

    Detectives busted Geovannie Nieves, 35, of Brooklyn in the Saturday attack on Michael Van Sluytman, 59, on a downtown No. 2 train near the Chambers St. station…

  • [NYDN] Newlyweds collide in freak zip line accident, leaving husband dead and wife seriously injured
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    This couple’s honeymoon turned into a nightmare.

    An Israeli man was killed after he crashed into his new bride in a freak zip line accident in Honduras, according to the Jewish Telegraph Agency.

    Egael Tishman, 24, and Shif Fanken, 27, somehow collided with each other on a treetop canopy near Roatan,…

  • [NYDN] Isola: Carmelo Anthony should change narrative and join ex-Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni with Rockets
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    If Carmelo Anthony chooses Mike D’Antoni over LeBron James that would be a biggest upset since Paul George picked Oklahoma City over Los Angeles.

    What’s next for Carmelo, vacationing in Montana with Phil Jackson? The Houston Rockets have more incentive than ever to reunite Carmelo with Mike D’Antoni…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams arrested outside Trump Tower during SCOTUS protest
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    Councilman Jumaane Williams on Monday night was arrested while protesting President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee pick at Trump Tower.

    Cops busted seven demonstrators, including the Brooklyn politician, for blocking traffic outside Trump’s Fifth Ave. high-rise after he tapped the staunchly conservative…

  • [NYDN] Mazzeo: As Manny Machado-to-Yankees trade rumors resurface, it makes more sense to wait and sign Orioles slugger as a free agent
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    BALTIMORE — Like Aaron Judge told Manny Machado in May, earning a slap on the wrist from baseball for his public recruitment of the Orioles’ superstar shortstop as a result:

    No. 13 would look good in pinstripes.

    It’s just he’d look much better in them if the Yankees simply signed him as a free…

  • [NYDN] Mickey Callaway gets lucky when premature pitching change pays off, but Mets skipper says it was purposeful
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Even though his Mets lost, Mickey Callaway claims he won a game of chicken over Phillies manager Gabe Kapler on Monday night.

    In the eighth inning of the Mets’ 3-1 loss, Callaway bizarrely beat Kapler to the punch by announcing a pitching change before the Phillies’ skipper could pinch-hit for…

  • [NYDN] Obese New Yorkers a growing trend, new study reports
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    The Bigger Apple is more like it.

    Obesity among New York City residents is a growing trend — up from 27% to 32% between 2004 and 2014, according to a report out Tuesday.

    That’s a key finding in a series of studies published online Tuesday in the Journal of Urban Health conducted by NYU School of…

  • [NYDN] Botte: Wilmer Flores’ penchant for walk-off hits makes him ideal fit for contending team, and Mets should consider dealing him
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Wilmer Flores has done this enough times now that perhaps it would behoove some contending team to actually offer the Mets a decent prospect or two for Walkoff Wilmer ahead of the upcoming trade deadline.

    Flores came up as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning on Monday and promptly did what he does…

  • [NYDN] Judge denies Trump administration request to detain migrant families in long-term facilities
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 8:29:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to detain immigrant families in long-term facilities, calling it a “cynical attempt” to undo a longstanding court settlement.

    U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said the federal government had failed to present…

  • [NYDN] Feds to reunite more than 50 migrant kids with families Tuesday
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    SAN DIEGO — More than 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be reunited with their parents by Tuesday’s court-ordered deadline for action by Trump administration, a government attorney said Monday. The families will be released after they are reunited.

    That’s only about half of the 100 or so infants…

  • [NYDN] Jogger escapes would-be attacker in Bronx park
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    A creep tried to rape a jogger in a Bronx park Monday morning, after she saw him masturbating in the bushes, police sources said.

    The 35-year-old woman was running through a wooded area of Bronx River Forest near Burke Ave. when she spotted the perv just before 8 a.m., sources said.

    The woman ignored…

  • [NYDN] Phillies’ Aaron Nola outduels Corey Oswalt and drives in all three runs as Mets drop second game of doubleheader, 3-1
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    Aaron Nola sure knows how to ruin the Mets’ day.

    With the Mets fresh off a walk-off victory in the first game of a doubleheader, the Phillies ace silenced them with seven shutout innings and spoiled Corey Oswalt’s no-hit bid in the fifth with a three-run double — the Phillies’ only hit off Oswalt…

  • [NYDN] Yankees’ bats wake up and Luis Cessa silences lowly Orioles to salvage split of doubleheader
    (Monday, July 09, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    BALTIMORE – As the Manny Machado rumors came back to life, so too did the Yankees’ bats.

    Didi Gregorius got his team started with a first-inning RBI double, and went 2-for-4 as the Yankees split Monday’s doubleheader at Camden Yards with a 10-2 victory over the Orioles in Game 2.

    Against a struggling…