Knicks Morning News (2018.09.22)

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ rebuilding plan not hurting ticket sales
    (Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:59:58 AM)

    There is evidence some are buying hard into the Knicks’ patient rebuilding plan, despite five straight seasons of missing the playoffs. According to a Garden official, the season-ticket renewal rate hit 95 percent with training camp set to get underway Monday. That’s up from an 89 percent renewal rate last season and one of the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ dream pairing take their first small steps together
    (Friday, September 21, 2018 7:05:00 AM)

    The first meeting between Kevin Knox and Kristaps Porzingis came Wednesday at the Tarrytown facility. The franchise’s bedrocks haven’t sat for a meaningful talk yet, but Knox was impressed. “He’s taller than I expected,’’ the 6-9 Knox told The Post. “He’s 7-3. I thought when they someone’s 7-3, he’s really a little more than 7…

  • [ESPN] Lowe: Every realistic trade scenario for Jimmy Butler
    (Friday, September 21, 2018 11:31:56 AM)

    What deals — and which teams — would make the most sense if Minnesota decides to grant Jimmy Butler’s wish to be traded?

  • [SNY Knicks] With free-agent plans, Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis won’t see extension
    (Friday, September 21, 2018 7:44:45 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis may be the face of the franchise, but he won’t be getting paid like one anytime soon.

  • [SNY Knicks] Timberwolves reportedly shutting down trade inquiries on Jimmy Butler
    (Friday, September 21, 2018 12:09:16 PM)

    The Timberwolves are telling teams that inquire on the availability of Jimmy Butler that they intend to keep him.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign former Columbia F Coby
    (Friday, September 21, 2018 9:57:26 AM)

    The Knicks signed former Columbia forward Jeff Coby, who is a member of the Haitian national team.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Adam Silver Urges N.B.A. Teams to Hire More Women
    (Friday, September 21, 2018 11:21:57 PM)

    Silver, the N.B.A. Commissioner, asked teams to review the report about the incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct in the Mavericks’ organization.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Can LeBron Bring Back Showtime in Year 1? Don’t Bet Against Him
    (Friday, September 21, 2018 4:33:17 PM)

    With an unproven Lakers lineup around him, James faces a tough uphill climb to the playoffs in Los Angeles.