Knicks Morning News (2018.07.25)

  • [NYPost] The two stars Enes Kanter thinks can wind up on Knicks
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:10:54 PM)

    Enes Kanter is dreaming big — which, for the Knicks, means dreaming long range. The Knicks’ 6-foot-11 center said Monday that he believes his sad-sack team has a “really, really high chance’’ of signing both Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler when the pair of free-agents-to-be hit the market in 2019. Asked by Fox Sports 1’s…

  • [NYPost] Knicks take a chance on NBA draft bust
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:07:34 PM)

    The Knicks on Tuesday took another low-risk flier on a former high draft pick, signing big man Noah Vonleh. Vonleh averaged 4.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 16.2 minutes over 54 games last season, split between the Trail Blazers and Bulls. His one-year signing, the terms of which were not disclosed, was first reported by…

  • [NYPost] Walt Frazier endorses a troubling and tempting Knicks tank
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:51:34 PM)

    Walt Frazier said the Knicks should become part of one of the NBA’s biggest problems. Because Kristaps Porzingis is still rehabbing from a torn ACL and expected to miss at least a significant amount of next season, Frazier said the Knicks would be in a far better position to contend in the future if the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks agree to deal with Noah Vonleh
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:56:40 PM)

    The Knicks have reached a deal with free agent Noah Vonleh. The 22-year-old was drafted by the Bulls with the ninth overall pick in 2014.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter on Knicks landing Irving, Butler in 2019: ‘I think they will’
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:49:24 AM)

    Knicks C Enes Kanter believes a Kyrie Irving-Jimmy Butler combo making their way to New York in 2019 is a good bet.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks sign former top-10 pick Noah Vonleh
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 7:28:00 PM)

    Free-agent forward Noah Vonleh signed with the Knicks Tuesday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • [NY Newsday] Madison Square Garden, Pepsi announce marketing partnership
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:10:00 PM)

    Beginning in September, Pepsi products will be sold, distributed and displayed at all Madison Square Garden properties, and inside the Garden itself, the Eighth Floor Concourse will be renamed the Pepsi Concourse, as part of a new partnership between the giant soft drink company and the Madison Square Garden Company, it was announced at a news conference at the Garden Tuesday.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Power Brokers Gather, With No Men Allowed
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:32:13 AM)

    The league leads many others in hiring and promoting women, but a recent meeting of about 60 women working in the league aimed to increase that footprint.

  • [NYTimes] Dirk Nowitzki Signs One-Year Deal With the Dallas Mavericks
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:29:32 PM)

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

  • [ESPN] Knicks sign ex-Blazers, Bulls forward Vonleh
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:24:47 PM)

    The Knicks have signed forward Noah Vonleh, who played for the Blazers and Bulls last season.

  • [NYDN] What sharks need from us: Our city only exists because of the abundant, healthy oceans that surround us
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Most of us have moments — sometimes despairing, sometimes awestruck — when we ask ourselves the fundamental question of existence: Why are we here?

    The answer that resonates may vary according to faith, philosophical stance, subway delays or the day’s headlines, but even in the best of times any…

  • [NYDN] Vote against Joe Crowley in November: The Working Families Party chair regrets not endorsing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    It’s a once-in-a-blue-moon event for the Working Families Party to tell voters to stay away from our ballot line. But when Joe Lieberman is making an argument for voting on the WFP line, something is very fishy.

    So how’d we end up here?

    Tuesday, June 24 was a big night for us. WFP-backed candidates…

  • [NYDN] Speed demons: The state Senate fails New York City pedestrians
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The silence from the state Senate is deafening — almost like the eerie quiet in the moments after a hurtling car crashes with a sickening crunch into other vehicles, or a lamppost, or people.

    Today is the dark day that a proven life-saving technology all but vanishes from New York City’s streets,…

  • [NYDN] Red signals ahead: The subway action plan hasn’t yet turned the corner on bad service
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    On July 25, 2017, with the subways in terrible shape, Gov. Cuomo’s MTA chairman, Joe Lhota, announced an $836 million action plan.

    It’s a year later. The trains are still in terrible shape. Straphangers have no hair left to pull out.

    Don’t pretend this has much to do with Mayor de Blasio withholding…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Shelly Silver, Rikers and pets
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Strict punishment for Shelly

    Brooklyn: Sheldon Silver thumbed his nose at the people of New York by refusing to divulge his arrangement with a tort law firm that had been paying him, thus never explicitly detailing the extreme conflict of interest which was part of a long career of influence peddling,…

  • [NYDN] Georgia lawmaker who used racial slur, exposed himself on TV will resign
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — A spokesman for Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says the state lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s new cable TV series will resign.

    Spokesman Kaleb McMichen tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Tuesday that Rep. Jason Spencer…

  • [NYDN] Police: Man tortured, killed woman before dismembering her
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    LAWRENCE, N.J. — The man accused of dismembering and burning the body of a New Jersey woman is now charged with killing her.

    Prosecutors allege that 52-year-old Dennis Parrish tortured and killed 32-year-old Tonya Cook before dismembering her body and leaving her burned remains in a Cumberland…

  • [NYDN] Police identify girl killed by maniac in Toronto shooting rampage
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    TORONTO — Toronto police have identified the 10-year-old girl killed in Sunday’s mass shooting as Julianna Kozis.

    In addition, investigators said Tuesday there was no national security risk following the mass shooting that killed two people and wounded 13, as they continued to probe the life of…

  • [NYDN] Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Now’s the time to catch Mars in the night sky.

    Next week, the red planet is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years.

    The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) apart next Tuesday. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. That means…

  • [NYDN] With focus on Mexico, apprehensions grow over human smuggling at Canadian border
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    DERBY LINE, Vt. — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada.

    People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000,…

  • [NYDN] Roseanne Barr ‘disgusted’ at support for James Gunn after ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ firing
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    Roseanne Barr is still looking for some defenders.

    The 65-year-old actress, who was fired from her ABC sitcom after a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, the former senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, compared her own situation to that of James Gunn, who was axed from “Guardians of…

  • [NYDN] Man arrested for exercising naked at Planet Fitness
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    PLAISTOW, N.H. — A man who stripped naked before working out at a New Hampshire gym told police officers that he thought he was in a “Judgement Free Zone,” before being arrested.

    NECN reports 34-year-old Eric Stagno, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was charged with indecent exposure, lewdness and…

  • [NYDN] Yankees acquire closer Zach Britton as Masahiro Tanaka twirls complete-game shutout in win over Rays
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    The Yankees improved their pitching Tuesday night — just not their starting pitching.

    They agreed to a deal for Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton in exchange for three pitching prospects. The Yankees announced the deal in a press release late Tuesday night.

    The deal sends RHP Dillon Tate, RHP…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Mets still waiting to decide if Yoenis Cespedes needs surgery on night Jeff McNeil gets first hit in MLB debut
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    On Day Five of the Yoenis Cespedes Heel saga, the Mets…..continued waiting. After first-year manager Mickey Callaway promised a decision “probably sooner than an hour,” and that assistant GM John Ricco would speak on whether the Mets slugger would be having season-ending surgery, which would push…

  • [NYDN] Zack Wheeler well aware he may have made his last start in Mets uniform: “It crossed my mind”
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    The thought crossed his mind. As Zack Wheeler stood on the mound at Citi Field Tuesday night, it occurred to him that it could be his last time starting there in a Mets jersey.

    “It crossed my mind, not gonna lie,” Wheeler said. “At the same time, you can’t do anything about it. You just got to…

  • [NYDN] Recording of Trump and Michael Cohen proves he knew about Playmate ‘catch and kill,’ lawyer says
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Recordings of then-candidate Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen in 2017 prove the President knew about paying for a Playboy playmate’s story about an affair she had with the billionaire, according to Cohen’s lawyer.

    The so-called secret recordings, provided to CNN by Cohen’s attorney Lanny…

  • [NYDN] Victim’s family to Bronx park slaying suspect: ‘I hope you rot!’
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    The family of a Bronx shooting victim raged at his alleged murderer during a court appearance Tuesday afternoon, screaming curses at him as he was led from the courtroom.

    “F—— bastard! I hope you rot!” shouted Jose Cruz’s relatives at 21-year-old Zaire Hebron, who’s accused of executing Cruz…

  • [NYDN] Lamar Odom says he’s ‘OK’ after being involved in shooting at Queens Hooters
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 6:05:00 PM)

    Lamar Odom says he’s safe after a scary shooting at a Queens Hooters last week.

    The 38-year-old former NBA star was eating at an outdoor table at the New York restaurant around 12:30 a.m. Thursday when another group fired shots after an argument with his friends, a source told the Daily News Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] Suspicious package labeled ‘anthrax’ found at Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ Los Angeles office
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    A mysterious package labeled “anthrax” led to an evacuation of Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ office in Los Angeles on Tuesday, officials said.

    Police responded to the location around 2:30 p.m. and called in a hazardous materials team from the Los Angeles Fire Department, an LAPD source told the…

  • [NYDN] ID thief attaches skimming device to ATM at famed Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    A customer at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria found a skimming device attached to an ATM inside the tourist favorite Brooklyn restaurant, cops said Tuesday.

    Cops responded to the popular DUMBO pizza joint on June 8, after a 36-year-old woman found the device at about 11:30 a.m.

    Police removed the device, and…

  • [NYDN] Corey Oswalt getting well-deserved chance to make spot start in Noah Syndergaard’s place
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Corey Oswalt is getting the “second” chance he deserves. The right-hander had a tough major league “debut” this season, but over his last three starts, Oswalt has shown the Mets he can handle himself, pitching to a 3.60 ERA.

    While they had considered keeping him in the rotation over lefty Jason…

  • [NYDN] 42nd St. crosstown bus once again named city’s slowest trip
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    The crossroads of the world marks the path of the city’s slowest bus.

    The M42 crosstown won the Straphangers Campaign’s Pokey award for the slowest bus trip in the city, the group announced Tuesday.

    The 42nd St. bus line beat out more than 200 other routes for speeds clocking in as slow as 3.2…

  • [NYDN] Axed Paramount TV president Amy Powell claims gender bias in firing over alleged ‘racially charged’ statements
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Amy Powell, who was fired from her job as the president of Paramount TV over allegations of “racially charged” statements, has begun pushing back.

    Powell was axed last week after “multiple individuals” raised concerns about “which they believed were inconsistent with our company’s values,” Paramount…

  • [NYDN] Madden: The harsh truth is the Yankees are better off with Gary Sanchez on the disabled list right now
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:40:00 PM)

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – Ordinarily, the announcement that Gary Sanchez is going back on the disabled list with a recurrence of the groin injury that previously sidelined him for 25 days might be regarded as bad news for the Yankees. Not so Tuesday. One way or the other, after his appallingly lazy…

  • [NYDN] Harvest of stupidity: Trump throws $12 billion in tax dollars at a crisis he created
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:30:00 PM)

    Like a man who wields a bloody machete in one hand and a first-aid kit in the other, President Trump is now throwing taxpayer money — lots of it — at a problem he and he alone created.

    In late May, Trump kicked off a trade war with tariffs on imported metals. Which set off tit-for-tat retaliation,…