Knicks Morning News (2018.07.24)

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Carmelo Anthony signs with Rockets
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 11:11:50 AM)

    Carmelo was signed by the Houston Rockets for the veteran minimum after clearing waivers.

  • [NYTimes] Dirk Nowitzki Signs One-Year Deal With the Dallas Mavericks
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 9:33:29 PM)

    The new deal will enable Nowitzki to pass Kobe Bryant for the longest unbroken tenure with one team in N.B.A. history.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Is Set to Sign With the Rockets
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 9:10:13 PM)

    Once he is waived by the Hawks, Anthony is expected to sign for the league’s veteran minimum salary of $2.4 million.

  • [NYTimes] Michael Rapaport Won’t Shut Up
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 6:59:03 AM)

    The boisterous actor has brought his sometimes vulgar brand of disses and diatribes to sports podcasting.

  • [NYTimes] Clipper Darrell Won’t Bow to King James. But He Wants To.
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:14:36 PM)

    Since LeBron James signed, Lakers fans have unleashed a fresh strain of venom — and jokes — on Darrell Bailey, the Los Angeles Clippers superfan known for his red and blue suits.

  • [NYDN] Judge to rule on bid for Charlottesville anniversary rally
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:20:00 AM)

    The organizer of last summer’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. is seeking a court order to stage an event marking its deadly anniversary.

    U.S. District Judge Norman Moon scheduled a hearing Tuesday on Jason Kessler’s request for a preliminary injunction that would compel the city…

  • [NYDN] Where justice goes to die: How the Kings County DA’s office wronged Gregory Ellis, as it did many others
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Every one of the 600 attorneys who work for the Kings County District Attorney should demand an explanation from their bosses about the case of Gregory Ellis, a man who has served 24 years in state prison for a murder he almost certainly did not commit.

    As in so many of dozens of wrongful convictions…

  • [NYDN] Bill’s big brick: How de Blasio failed to fix a Bloomberg NYCHA problem he identified
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    As the city’s public advocate, Bill de Blasio shrewdly spotted a fraud perpetrated at the city’s Housing Authority: tens of thousands of apartment repair jobs completed, snap snap, in just two weeks.

    Calling the results “highly implausible,” he understated the severity of the scam, as now revealed…

  • [NYDN] Pay, still checked: Pay isn’t rising like it should after Trump’s tax cut
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    President Trump and congressional Republicans vowed that last year’s huge tax cut, massively skewed to corporations and the wealthy, would slice, dice and increase long-stagnant worker wages.

    While job creation continues its healthy Obama-era trend, wages are another matter. While some federal…

  • [NYDN] Death toll in Greek forest fires now at 49
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:40:00 AM)

    ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s fire department says 49 people are confirmed to have died in forest fires that have swept through popular seaside holiday areas near the Greek capital.

    Fire department spokeswoman Stavroula Malliri added that 156 adults and 16 children have been hospitalized with injuries….

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Russia, Tiger Woods and recovery
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    There was no collusion with Russia

    Glen Head, L.I.: It’s great to be a progressive, anti-Trump liberal! That way, you never have to worry about facts getting in the way of your protests, raves, rants and letters to the Voice of the People! In the recent indictments of 12 Russian nationals, Deputy…

  • [NYDN] Former Attorney General Eric Holder tells Stephen Colbert he’s ‘thinking about’ running for President in 2020
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    Eric Holder may be looking for his own administration.

    The former Attorney General under President Obama visited “The Late Show” Monday and opened up about the possibility of running for President.

    “I was looking to see potential contributors…and cabinet members,” Holder, 67 joked to host Stephen…

  • [NYDN] Man, 21, charged in fatal shooting in Bronx park
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 8:41:00 PM)

    The suspect in the cold-blooded killing of a man in a Bronx park last month was busted Monday, cops said.

    Zaire Hebron, 21, was arrested and charged in the June 24 murder of Jose Cruz, 25, in Rainey Park, near Beck St. and Intervale Ave.

    Police found Cruz shot twice in the head on a paved path…

  • [NYDN] Cops seek perv who groped Bronx teen as she waited for elevator
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    A handsy creep groped an 18-year-old woman as she was waiting for the elevator in her apartment building, police said Monday.

    The suspect approached his teenage victim from behind at about 8 a.m. Thursday in a building near Walton Ave. and E. 172nd St. in Mt. Eden, police said.

    He squeezed her…

  • [NYDN] Cardinals rookie Daniel Poncedeleon throws seven no-hit innings in major-league debut after coming back from severe head injury in 2017
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    The Cardinals have found their Fountain of Youth.

    Rookie Daniel Poncedeleon, making his major league debut for St. Louis, threw seven no-hit innings Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds.

    The 26-year-old was taken out of the game in the eighth inning after throwing 116 pitches, 75 for strikes….

  • [NYDN] Dan Harmon, ‘Community,’ ‘Rick and Morty’ creator, deletes Twitter after fake rape video resurfaces online
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    Dan Harmon deleted his Twitter Monday after a disturbing video from 2009 resurfaced online.

    In a 2009 video from a comedy pilot called “Daryl,” Harmon’s character climbs through a window and rubs his genitals against a baby doll, simulating rape.

    “Originally made with Showtime, Dan Harmon presents…

  • [NYDN] Why 20 years wasn’t enough time for NYC to upgrade this Staten Island storm sewer
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    You’ve probably never seen a sewer backup quite like this.

    The planned fix for a flood-prone Staten Island strip has dragged on more than two decades now, and the much-needed project still isn’t even remotely close to completion.

    The proposal to install a storm sewer under a stretch of Willow Ave….

  • [NYDN] Field of Dreams winner, 13, gearing up for another legendary Yankees experience
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    Incredible Yankees experiences are nothing new to this Field of Dreams contest winner.

    David Falzone, 13, wrote in his essay on Yankees tradition how he was there in 2009 when Derek Jeter broke the team’s all-time hit record. It was David’s first time ever at Yankee Stadium.

    “I remember that day…

  • [NYDN] Odell Beckham Jr. will report on time to training camp, and now it’s on Giants to hammer out a deal
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Odell Beckham Jr., or someone representing him, doubled down Monday that he intends to attend the start of Giants training camp on Wednesday and not hold out for the long-term contract extension he desires.

    This was another good faith gesture from Beckham toward the organization to prove he’s past…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Bronx robbery victim furious her assailant won $3.9 million from city over Rikers Island beatdown
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    Two wrongs aren’t right for a Bronx crime victim whose assailant was convicted of robbing her — yet ended up winning $3.9 million from the city after he was a victim of a savage beatdown by Rikers Island correction officers.

    “For him to go to jail for what he did to me — and now he’s the victim…

  • [NYDN] The other Trump derangement syndrome
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    The results of the Helsinki summit are in. President Trump couldn’t handle statecraft or, for that matter, double negatives, but he came out of the meeting undefeated and invincible. Like the Charlottesville hatefest or the “Access Hollywood” tape, it was just another day at the office for Trump….

  • [NYDN] Nixon takes her campaign to the subway to rip repair plan one year after it’s launched
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Cynthia Nixon insisted she was getting a boost from transit workers — even as union members picketed the gubernatorial hopeful’s Monday news conference inside a Manhattan subway station.

    The suffering subway system has provided a flash point in the governor’s race, as challenger Nixon rips Gov….

  • [NYDN] ‘Wicked Tuna’ star Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge dead at 28
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge, one of the stars of National Geographic’s “Wicked Tuna,” died last week.

    He was 28.

    Duffy, who was first mate on Capt. Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing boat, Pinwheel, joined the cast in 2013.

    “Wicked Tuna” follows a group of fishermen on the sea in search of bluefin tuna, which…

  • [NYDN] Suspect in brazen bike-to-bike murder of President Bush’s cardiologist was wearing ‘fully loaded’ backpack, cops say
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:40:00 PM)

    The cyclist suspected of gunning down former President George H.W. Bush’s cardiologist while the doctor biked to work in Houston Friday was wearing a burdensome backpack, new video released Monday revealed.

    The surveillance video, shot from a Metro Lift bus that passed Dr. Mark Hausknecht first…

  • [NYDN] NHL sues maker of plastic Stanley Cup beer stein
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM)

    The NHL wants to put a $30 Stanley Cup beer stein on ice.

    A beer mug that resembles the famed trophy infringes on National Hockey League trademarks, the league said Monday in a lawsuit.

    “Now THIS is a hockey fan’s way to drink beer!” reads an ad for the beer stein on

    “We’ve all dreamed…

  • [NYDN] State correction officers sentenced to more than 7 years for nearly beating inmate to death
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM)

    Two former correction officers at Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill will spend over seven years in prison for nearly beating an inmate to death at the Dutchess County prison.

    Kathy Scott and George Santiago Jr. were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in White Plains for the barbaric…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Clearly ‘conservative treatment’ is not curing Yoenis Cespedes’ heels, so Mets need a new strategy to keep slugger on the field
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:25:00 PM)

    Friday night was a reminder. With a single swing in the top of the third inning, Yoenis Cespedes reminded the Mets exactly what he can do. The slugger can change a game and alter the way opposing teams approach their lineup. In his return from the disabled list, Cespedes homered at Yankee Stadium…

  • [NYDN] Toronto officials ID suspect, won’t rule out terror in jarring street shooting that left 2 dead, 13 wounded
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:25:00 PM)

    TORONTO — Authorities on Monday named the man believed to have fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the confidence of many in the normally safe city.


  • [NYDN] Abby Huntsman reportedly in talks to leave ‘Fox & Friends Weekend,’ join ‘The View’
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 3:05:00 PM)

    Another Fox News anchor may be on her way out.

    Abby Huntsman, who currently co-hosts “Fox & Friends Weekend,” is in talks to join “The View,” Huffington Post reported Monday.

    Huntsman, who began at Fox News in 2015 as a general assignment reporter after working at MSNBC and ABC News, would be the…

    (Monday, July 23, 2018 2:50:00 PM)


    And a sign that…