Knicks Morning News (2018.12.18)

  • [Sports Illustrated] Three at 3: Knicks Could Struggle Against Lowly Suns
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 12:51:00 PM)

    The Knicks are far from a sure thing against the Suns, and both the Pistons and Clippers should take care of business at home.

  • [Sports Illustrated] James Dolan Has Received Interest In Knicks For $5 Billion But No ‘Bona Fide Offer’ for Sale Yet
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 11:54:33 AM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan says he has received some “feelers” about purchasing the team.

  • [NYDN] Knicks scorched by Devin Booker and awful Suns with Tim Hardaway out
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    James Dolan might want to lower his asking price. Or, as history suggests, winning potential has nothing to do with earning potential at MSG.

    The revenue will always pour in. The crowd will always show up. And often – like Monday – it boos.

    On the same day Dolan wouldn’t rule out selling the Knicks

  • [NYDN] James Dolan, tired of being harassed by angry fans, says he’s open to selling Knicks: report
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 9:15:00 AM)

    There is hope for Knicks fans.

    James Dolan, the unapologetic, vape-smoking Trump supporter who doesn’t like being berated in public, has not ruled out selling the Knicks and Rangers.

    In a lengthy profile on ESPN that touched on several hot topics with a positive Dolan spin, the owner acknowledged…

  • [RotoWire]
    Devin Booker: Ties season high to bury Knicks

    (Monday, December 17, 2018 10:44:00 PM)

    Devin Booker: Booker scored 38 points (11-23 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 14-15 FT) while adding seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes during Monday’s 128-110 win over the Knicks.

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  • [Hoops Rumors] James Dolan Won’t Rule Out Possibility Of Selling Knicks
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 12:30:32 PM)

    While there are no indications that Knicks owner James Dolan plans to sell the franchise anytime soon, he didn’t entirely rule out the possibility during a recent discussion with Ian O’Connor of Noting that his family has no interest in selling the Knicks, Dolan told O’Connor that he has a responsibility to his shareholders […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] O’Connor’s Latest: Ariza, Suns, Lakers, Love, Knicks
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 11:21:33 AM)

    Earlier this morning, we relayed a report from Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer suggesting that the Jazz are among the teams with interest in Bulls forward Jabari Parker. O’Connor’s full article for The Ringer includes a number of other interesting tidbits worth passing along, so we’ll round up some of the highlights in the space […]

  • [NYPost] Knox bests Bridges as Knicks get glimpse of road not taken
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 7:28:17 PM)

    If it’s any consolation, Kevin Knox won the scoring battle over Suns rookie forward Mikal Bridges, 17-7, and looked much like the rookie with the bigger upside. The two 2018 lottery picks waged their first mano-a-mano contest since the draft, when the Knicks passed over Bridges for Knox at No. 9. Knox came out a…

  • [NYPost] This is the kind of embarrassing loss David Fizdale can’t afford
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 7:11:52 PM)

    We understand the won-loss record isn’t supposed to mean much this season and that there will be plenty of growing pains as the Knicks continue their slow process of trying to rebuild into a contender. But gee-whiz. The Knicks were actually favored Monday night against the Suns, who entered the Garden with just six wins…

  • [NYPost] Devin Booker waited 11 months to get his Enes Kanter revenge
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 6:42:51 PM)

    Revenge is a dish best served cold — even if you’re on the Suns. Nearly a year after Knicks big man Enes Kanter taunted Phoenix’s Devin Booker on social media, the Suns guard took the opportunity of his team’s 128-110 win Monday to clap back on Twitter. Along with a face-palm emoji, Booker tweeted after…

  • [NYPost] Knicks made the Suns not look like the worst team in basketball
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 5:11:40 PM)

    No wonder owner James Dolan would consider selling the Knicks one day. The Knicks embarrassed themselves and Garden stockholders by getting crushed by the Suns, the NBA’s worst team, 128-110. A 41-17 third quarter was the Knicks’ undoing as the Suns took a 17-point lead into the final session at a silent Garden. When the…

  • [NYPost] James Dolan: Phil Jackson’s yes men doomed him with Knicks
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 6:56:55 AM)

    Live by the triangle, die by the triangle. That essentially is how James Dolan describes Phil Jackson’s failed tenure as team president of the Knicks, according to a wide-ranging ESPN interview in which the executive chairman and CEO of Madison Square Garden also slightly leaves open the possibility of one day selling the Knicks and…

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. Executive Kelly Krauskopf Joins Pacers’ Front Office
    (Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:32:21 AM)

    Krauskopf, who helped guide the Indiana Fever to 13 playoff appearances and one title, will be the first woman to be an N.B.A. assistant general manager since the 1970s.

  • [SNY Knicks] Devin Booker, Suns troll Knicks’ Enes Kanter after Monday’s game
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 11:10:47 PM)

    Devin Booker and the Suns got revenge on Enes Kanter and the Knicks on and off the court in Monday’s game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Monday’s 128-110 loss to Suns
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 10:08:32 PM)

    The Knicks fell apart in the third quarter and lost to the lowly Phoenix Suns 128-110 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. ruled out Monday vs. Suns
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 6:57:20 PM)

    The Knicks will be without Tim Hardaway Jr. on Monday vs. the Suns, the team announced. The guard is dealing with a sore right heel.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks look to rebound against Suns at home
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 5:05:49 PM)

    The Knicks, who have lost six of their last seven games, face the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Takeaways from Knicks owner James Dolan’s interview, including Jeff Van Gundy wanting job before David Fizdale
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 11:31:04 AM)

    Dolan addresses a number of wide-ranging topics from the Anucha Browne Sanders case to Phil Jackson’s triangle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks owner James Dolan open to selling: ‘No one has come through with a bona fide offer’
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 8:43:28 AM)

    Dolan announced in June that he was planning on branching off the Knicks and Rangers from the entertainment side of the company. fueling speculation at the time that he was getting prepared to sell.

  • [ESPN] 11 months later, Booker gets his Kanter revenge
    (Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:44:27 AM)

    The Suns and star shooting guard Devin Booker took to Twitter to troll Knicks center Enes Kanter after their win at Madison Square Garden.

  • [ESPN] Dolan won’t rule out selling Knicks for right offer
    (Monday, December 17, 2018 7:43:11 AM)

    Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan says he has a “responsibility” to shareholders to consider selling the Knicks, if the right offer came along.