Knicks Morning News (2018.07.26)

  • [NYPost] Knicks take a flier on Celtics’ G-League star
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:37:21 PM)

    The Knicks added 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard Kadeem Allen on Wednesday. He logged 107 minutes over 18 games last season for the Celtics, but averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, five assists and 2.2 steals in 34 games for their G-League squad in Maine. The addition gives the Knicks 17 players under contract, discounting the two-ways. The…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis pushes ACL fears away and welcomes Fizdale in
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:48:32 AM)

    The timing of Kristaps Porzingis’ return to the court remains unclear, but the Knicks star is promising last season’s ACL tear won’t be on his mind. As he continues his rehab process overseas — with new Knicks coach David Fizdale visiting him in Latvia this week — Porzingis is focused on the mental side of…

  • [NYPost] Is this Kevin Knox comment a dig at Carmelo Anthony?
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:45:59 AM)

    Kevin Knox’s pro-basketball career began with head-turning performances during the summer league. And now he has a head-turning opinion of his new competition. The Knicks’ ninth-overall pick chimed in on one of Carmelo Anthony’s infamous workout videos on Instagram on Tuesday, “Hoodie Melo” this time working out with former Knick/current Buck Brandon Jennings and Detroit’s Stanley…

  • [NYDN] How about building more great high schools?
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Call it New York City’s version of Groundhog Day.

    Instead of waiting for a tiny creature to pop out and determine when winter’s over, everyone waits for the results of the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) to decide who wins access to some of the country’s best public schools and…

  • [NYDN] Family values a la Trump: a travesty of law and order
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Thursday comes another court-imposed deadline the Trump administration is sure to blow right past: to reunite immigrant families torn asunder in the cruel policy of punishing border-crossers by ripping sons and daughters from their mothers and fathers.

    Federal officials Tuesday told U.S. District…

  • [NYDN] What’ll it take, John? Flanagan must bring back speed cameras outside schools
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It’s been one full day since the state Senate, led by Long Island Republican John Flanagan, let legal authorization lapse for life-saving speed-enforcement cameras around city schools, putting pedestrians, and children especially, in danger of reckless drivers.

    Why is New York City at Albany’s…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Daily News staff cuts
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Eyes and ears needed on the beat

    Charlotte, N.C.: I have no ties to NYC but, nevertheless, I paid for an online subscription to the Daily News. You must ask yourself why I would think it worth my hard-earned dollar to do this. The very simple answer is that I thoroughly enjoyed the content, the…

  • [NYDN] Man sentenced to 255 years for sexually assaulting, robbing, kidnapping farm workers
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    DOVER, N.H. — A judge has sentenced a man who was convicted of sexually assaulting, robbing and tying up workers at a New Hampshire farm to a maximum of 255 years in state prison.

    The Portsmouth Herald reports 47-year-old Joshua Flynn was sentenced Wednesday after he was found guilty of aggravated…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: The harrowing moment an officer saves man from being hit by commuter train
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    A New Jersey police officer risked his own life and saved a man from being hit by a commuter train — sprinting and yelling at the person standing on the tracks.

    “Hey, Bud! Hey, move! Stop the train!” Perth Amboy rookie Patrolman Kyle Savoia can be heard screaming in his body camera video Thursday.

  • [NYDN] LeBron James and son’s AAU basketball team bolt Las Vegas gym after altercation
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    LeBron James and his son’s AAU basketball team reportedly left a Las Vegas area high school Wednesday night and cancelled their game after an altercation broke out in the building.

    The new Lakers star was on hand to watch his eighth-grade son “Bronny” James play with the North Coast Blue Chips…

  • [NYDN] GOP Senate candidate giving away machine capable of building assault rifles
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri is giving away a machine that can make rifles.

    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen on Tuesday sent an email to supporters advertising the giveaway. He says the milling machine can build “untraceable”…

  • [NYDN] Julio Jones, Falcons reportedly agree on revised deal and star receiver will report to training camp
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    There won’t be a holdout.

    The Falcons and Julio Jones agreed on a revised contract that adjusts his salary for the upcoming season, according to NFL Network, and the team announced late Wednesday night that the star receiver would be at training camp.

    Atlanta’s first practice is scheduled for Friday.

  • [NYDN] Radio hosts facing heat for calling New Jersey attorney general ‘turban man’ on air
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    TRENTON, N.J. — Two New Jersey radio hosts are receiving heavy criticism for repeatedly referring to the state’s attorney general as “turban man” on air.

    The Record reports WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco made the comments Wednesday while discussing Gurbir Grewal’s recent order to suspend…

  • [NYDN] Sean Spicer gets heckled at NYC book signing — ‘You lied as press secretary, now you’re lying in your book’
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Guess this guy won’t be buying Sean Spicer’s new book.

    An angry protester showed up to the former press secretary’s press conference at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square and hurled insults before he was snapped up by security and tossed out.

    “Hey Sean you’re a real piece of garbage and I hope…

  • [NYDN] Man who destroyed Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016 working to secure bail for ‘copycat’ vandal
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    They both used pickaxes to destroy Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — and one was devising a concrete plan to bail the other out of jail Wednesday.

    James Otis, a member of the wealthy Otis Elevator family, said he was willing to put up $2,000 of his own money if he could find a…

  • [NYDN] Former ESPN host Britt McHenry reportedly hired at Fox News
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    Britt McHenry has found her next gig.

    The conservative pundit has joined Fox News, The Wrap reported late Wednesday night.

    McHenry was laid off in a round of mass cuts at ESPN, but famously blamed her exit on her politics.

    “I mean I’ve been openly Conservative … look how that ended up,” she wrote…

  • [NYDN] Decomposed body surfaces in waters near Trump’s Bronx golf course
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    A heavily decomposed body surfaced in the waters off Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx on Wednesday night, police said.

    Police found the body in the East River at about 8:30 p.m., about 500 yards from the golf course, said Officer George Tsourovakas, an NYPD spokesman.

    The corpse was…

  • [NYDN] Hedge fund exec drops sexual harassment suit against her boss after he counter-sues and accuses her of theft
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    A hedge-fund exec who sued her boss for sexual harassment has agreed to drop the suit without getting a dime — after the fund’s manager accused her of concocting her claims to derail an embezzlement probe.

    Kate Merli, the former CFO of Snow Park Capital Partners sued fund manager Jeffrey Pierce…

  • [NYDN] C.J. McCollum called Kevin Durant’s decision to join Warriors ‘soft’ and, well, the Golden State star responded
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Kevin Durant didn’t use a burner account to go off after C.J. McCollum called the star’s decision to join the Warriors “soft.”

    After KD made fun of the Trail Blazers on McCollum’s podcast — “bro, you know you guys aren’t going to win a championship — the Portland guard shared his feelings on Durant’s…

  • [NYDN] Former pilot gets 1 year in prison for flying while drunk
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A former Alaska Airlines pilot who flew a passenger plane while drunk has been sentenced in California to a year and a day in federal prison.

    David Hans Arntson of Newport Beach was also fined $10,000 on Wednesday.

    In 2014, Arntson flew an Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego…

  • [NYDN] Man tries bribing cops with Krispy Kreme doughnuts to avoid arrest
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    FREDERICK, Md. — Police in Maryland say a man who was being detained told officers he worked at Krispy Kreme and would give them doughnuts if they would let him go.

    Sgt. Jonathan Shatlock tells The Frederick News-Post 25-year-old Matthew Tyler Rosenberg and another man were spotted Thursday by…

  • [NYDN] ‘9 to 5’ sequel moving forward with original cast, says star Jane Fonda
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are still working 9 to 5, almost 40 years later.

    Fonda confirmed Wednesday that she and her co-stars are on board for a sequel of their iconic 1980 workplace film.

    “My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking…

  • [NYDN] Killer who bound, shot, then torched Queens mechanic during home robbery gets life without parole
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    A cruel robber, who beat, bound and executed a Queens mechanic in his home, then torched him to destroy the evidence, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

    A Queens Supreme Court judge on Wednesday sentenced Stephen Peters, 27, to life without parole for the Feb. 24, 2013 murder of 43-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Padres’ deep farm system: Plenty of top prospects if San Diego wants Mets’ Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    Could the Padres make the Mets change their mind?

    It would take a very enticing offer for the lowly Mets, currently sitting in the basement of the National League East, to deal away ace Jacob deGrom or flame-throwing righthander Noah Syndergaard.

    DeGrom, now a two-time All-Star, leads Major League…

  • [NYDN] Homeland Security boss says migrant kids will be reunited with families before deadline
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:15:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is “on track” to meet Thursday’s court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said.

    Wednesday’s assertion by…

  • [NYDN] Kelsey Grammer reportedly working on ideas for a ‘Frasier’ reboot
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Frasier Crane may be getting his radio show back.

    Kelsey Grammer is plotting to bring back the ’90s classic “Frasier,” Deadline reported Wednesday.

    The original show, a spinoff of “Cheers,” ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004, starring Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin and the…

  • [NYDN] Eric Garner’s mother confronts Mayor de Blasio about NYPD accountability for her son’s death
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    Gwen Carr confronted Mayor de Blasio with a stark question Wednesday about the police officers involved in the death of her son, Eric Garner.

    “Would you agree to holding all of these officers accountable for their wrongdoing that day?” she asked. “I do not want to play anymore political procrastination.”

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — July 26, 2018
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:09:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope

    It seems as if the entire cosmos is in reverse and forward progress is grinding to a halt. We might reconnect with someone from our past as Mercury begins its retrograde period, joining five other planets already retrograde. This is a perfect time to “re”…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kanter, Nets’ Dudley revive Twitter exchange after ‘retirement body’ comment
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:20:10 PM)

    Enes Kanter and Jared Dudley engaged on Twitter on Wednesday, months after they were involved in a feud that originated during a game and spilled onto Twitter.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Porzingis staying strong: ‘I want to be MVP of the league one day’
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:42:14 PM)

    Knicks C Kristaps Porzingis is working to make sure his recovery from an ACL tear he suffered last season goes smoothly — both physically and mentally.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign G Kadeem Allen
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:44:40 PM)

    The Knicks signed G Kadeem Allen, the team announced on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks GM Perry ‘pinching himself’ over performance of Kevin Knox
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:30:55 PM)

    The star of the Knicks Summer League, small forward Kevin Knox has been opening eyes on and off the court.