Knicks Morning News (2018.09.15)

  • [NYPost] Knicks end is near for Joakim Noah
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 10:33:22 AM)

    The short, rocky marriage between Joakim Noah and the Knicks may be coming to an end sooner rather than later. The team is likely to cut ties with the oft-injured center before training camp begins later this month, according to a report by The Athletic. That report further confirms what sources told The Post in…

  • [NYPost] J.R. Smith takes Kyrie Irving-to-Knicks chances to ‘high’ level
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 8:17:03 AM)

    Knicks fans will be hoping J.R. Smith wasn’t “high” when he made this comment. An Instagram photo posted by NiceKicks asked: “Kyrie Irving is the Knicks’ top target in 2019. What are the chances they sign him?” The Cavaliers guard responded: “HIGH.” Irving had the Knicks on a short list of teams he wanted the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks remain likely to cut ties with Joakim Noah before training camp
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 1:25:30 PM)

    Although Noah has two years remaining on his contract, the Knicks will utilize the waive-and-stretch provision to secure his release if they are unable to trade him.

  • [NYDN] Fall Guide 2018: The biggest sporting events of the season in New York
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The fall is nearly in full swing — and we’ve got you covered, sports fans.

    Pro and college football games are finally upon us, with the MLB postseason and NBA and NHL regular seasons just on the horizon as well.

    Here are the best sporting events in New York to look forward to this fall.


  • [NYDN] President Trump praises author Gina Loudon, whose book falsely claims she has a PhD in psychology
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    “America’s favorite psychological expert” doesn’t seem to have a psychology degree.

    Gina Loudon, a Republican commentator who worked as a surrogate for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, in her new book, “Mad Politics: Keeping Your Sanity in a World Gone Crazy,” claims to use science and psychological…

  • [NYDN] The hurricane lays bare another risk to public health in Carolina: pig farms
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Florence is slamming into the coast of the Carolinas, and current projections have the storm slowing down as it makes landfall and stalling, dumping several feet of rain and causing widespread, even catastrophic flooding. More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate.

    Some residents…

  • [NYDN] Stop politicizing our pensions
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Once again, Controller Scott Stringer and Mayor Bill de Blasio are using the funds of New York City’s public servant retirees to make political statements. They just announced that the city will invest more than $4 billion into renewable energy and clean water, for the purpose of advocating for…

  • [NYDN] Mueller’s Trump card: Why Manafort’s cooperation with the special counsel matters
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    “A good man” and “a brave man,” who’s “refused to ‘break,’ ” in the estimation of the President who hired him, just cracked wide open with a pact to tell only the truth to the fullest possible degree and share every scrap of paper he has with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

    While Donald Trump tweets,…

  • [NYDN] Damn, Dallas: The dastardly character assassination of the victim of a police shooting
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    In America, accused individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Too often, in police-involved shootings, not only are officers presumed innocent, their victims are presumed guilty.

    On Sept. 6, after finishing her shift, Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger entered the apartment of Botham Jean one…

  • [NYDN] Public Advocate vacancy could draw crowded field including Melissa Mark-Viverito and Christine Quinn
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Who isn’t considering a run for public advocate?

    With Public Advocate Letitia James likely to become the next attorney general, the citywide position may become vacant this January — and a swarm of pols are already eyeing the nonpartisan special election that will likely be called to fill it.


  • [NYDN] Beach or bust: If Jones Beach is open, New Yorkers need an easy way to get there
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Taking advantage of a warm ocean and a hot September, four of Long Island’s state-run beaches (Jones, Robert Moses, Hither Hills and Sunken Meadow) have remained open past the traditional end of summer Labor Day. The extended two weeks end tomorrow.

    It has been a big success, with good crowds coming…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Gov. Cuomo, slavery and the national anthem
    (Saturday, September 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Not really such a huge win, Andrew

    Great Neck, L.I.: Gov. Cuomo shouldn’t be proud of his 2018 Democratic Party primary win. Out of 5,621,822 registered active potential Democrats, only 975,552 voted for him, while 511,585 voted for Cynthia Nixon and 4,134,685 who voted for None of the Above by…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Judge returns (but only in the outfield), injecting some energy and optimism into this sluggish Yankee club
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Aaron Judge had a case of nerves. As the Yankee slugger ran out to right field in the top of the eighth inning Friday night, the crowd at Yankee Stadium erupted, rejoicing that their star player was back in a game for the first time since fracturing his right wrist in a game here on July 26.


  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 15, 2018
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 15, 2018

    Stepping in time with the cosmic drums can be quite challenging today because we are being simultaneously pulled toward the very large and very small. On one hand, we seek clarity on the big picture while the Sagittarius Moon encourages…

  • [NYDN] Noah Syndergaard dominates best team in baseball as Mets break out the bats, homer four times against Boston
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    Best team in baseball? Apparently, it doesn’t matter who the Mets are playing right now; as long as Jacob deGrom is not on the mound, they are going to score some runs.

    The Mets teed off on William Cuevas, who was making his first major league start, and poured on eight runs on nine hits in an…

  • [NYDN] High school student suddenly dies in shop class on upper East Side
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    A high school senior suddenly went into cardiac arrest and died in class on the Upper East Side Friday afternoon, authorities said.

    Lakee Butler, 20, of Far Rockaway, Queens, was in class when fell unconscious just before 2 p.m.

    “He was sitting in shop class when he went into cardiac arrest,” said…

  • [NYDN] Russia Pussy Riot member who was hospitalized for possible poisoning said to regain consciousness
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    MOSCOW — A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a fellow activist who was hospitalized for possible poisoning has regained consciousness.

    Group member Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press via Facebook that Pyotr Verzilov regained consciousness on Friday, but remained in intensive…

  • [NYDN] MS-13 victim’s mom struck and killed on her way to daughter’s memorial
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    The mother of a teen girl allegedly killed by MS-13 gang bangers was fatally struck Friday after arguing with a driver on her way to a memorial for her murdered child, authorities said.

    Evelyn Rodriguez, mother of Kayla Cuevas, became an anti-gang activist after her daughter’s 2016 death. She attended…

  • [NYDN] Brett Gardner, whose parents still live in South Carolina, keeping a watchful eye on the path of Hurricane Florence
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Brett Gardner has always kept a wary eye on the weather. The Yankees’ veteran outfielder, who grew up in South Carolina, said he’s been watching the news about Hurricane Florence carefully over the last week.

    “My dad’s a farmer, I’ve always kept an eye on the weather, honestly I am fascinated by…

  • [NYDN] Trump administration may face federal court date over census immigration question
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 4:10:00 PM)

    President Trump’s commerce secretary could get hauled in front of a federal judge in New York to explain the motive behind a citizenship question that could discourage immigrants from participating in the 2020 census.

    U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman urged a government lawyer Friday to clear the…

  • [NYDN] Five storylines to watch for as Giants head to Dallas for showdown with Cowboys
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 4:10:00 PM)

    Here are five under-the-radar storylines to follow that could decide Sunday night’s critical game at Dallas.


    Linebacker B.J. Goodson made 18 tackles (14 solo) in his first career start the last time he played at Dallas, in last season’s 19-3 loss on Sept. 10, 2017….

  • [NYDN] President Trump hits back at Stormy Daniels’ claim he should remain party in her hush-money lawsuit
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 4:10:00 PM)

    Stormy Daniels is free to talk, so President Trump should be free to walk, his lawyer said in a court filing Friday.

    The lawyer, Charles Harder, claimed in the new paperwork that Daniels was wrong to argue earlier this week she still deserves her day in court against both the President and his…

  • [NYDN] Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agrees to cooperate ‘fully and truthfully’ with special counsel Robert Mueller
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:10:00 PM)

    Paul Manafort agreed to cooperate in the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, a prosecutor said Friday.

    Robert Mueller’s lead prosecutor, Andrew Weissman, made the stunning revelation as the former Trump campaign chairman…

  • [NYDN] Carranza says sorry as yellow bus complaints spike — school officials threaten to boot ‘Grandpa’
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    City schools chancellor Richard Carranza said he’s sorry to city families who were stranded and delayed in the city’s yellow bus crisis, as complaints spiked again at the end of the second week of the new school year.

    “I want to apologize to my families and our students,” Carranza said in Manhattan…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Videos show Yonkers firefighters smashing stool over bar patron’s head, punching man
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Two Yonkers firefighters were caught on tape doling out two beatings — one at a popular bar and the other outside a strip club in the Westchester County city, authorities said.

    Yonkers Fire Lt. Christopher Mitchell, 41, and former firefighter Bogdan Kosilov, 25 were locked up for the two brawls…

  • [NYDN] Cop nearly raped in Brooklyn courthouse; court officers thwart attack
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    A female cop was nearly raped by a prisoner in a Brooklyn courthouse Friday, but court officers thwarted the attack, a police source said.

    The officer was escorting a prisoner to a hearing inside Brooklyn Criminal Court at about 11:20 a.m. when another prisoner, Jeriah Bamugo, 26, allegedly grabbed…

  • [NYDN] David Wright could get pinch hit at-bats before September 29th finale, according to Mets manager Mickey Callaway
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Mets fans hoping to get one last glimpse of David Wright might be able to do so before that September 29th emotional final goodbye.

    Manager Mickey Callaway indicated before Friday night’s game against the Red Sox that Wright could be getting some pinch hit at-bats after he is activated on September…

  • [NYDN] Here’s how to help the victims of Hurricane Florence
    (Friday, September 14, 2018 2:40:00 PM)

    Hurricane Florence — which made landfall early Friday morning near Wrightsville Beach, N.C. — has brought major flooding, storm surge warnings, and over 600,000 without power.

    Here’s how to help those impacted by the storm.

    The American Red Cross

    More than 2,000 trained Red Cross disaster workers…