Knicks Morning News (2019.03.14)

  • [Sports Illustrated] Knicks Owner James Dolan Wants You to Believe He’s the Victim in Fan ‘Ambush’
    (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:32:34 AM)

    A fan told James Dolan to “sell the team” and he reacted by banning the man and playing all of his latest hits in a recent radio interview. The beleaguered Knicks owner’s attempt to explain himself really just reminded us how far the team has fallen.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis takes subtle shot at Knicks amid milestone
    (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:50:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is back on the court in full form.

    Still reveling in the culture the Knicks never afforded him, Porzingis on Wednesday took part in his first full practice in over a year.

    “I’ve been getting the itch to get back on the court,” a glowing Porzingis told TNT on Tuesday night. “And…

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis says ‘I know I’m ready’ for return
    (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:20:30 PM)

    It has nearly been a month since the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis to the Mavericks in the biggest blockbuster deal of the NBA trade deadline. And though Porzingis hasn’t talked about the whole situation yet, he did talk about wanting to get back on the court.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis throws shade at Knicks before first practice with Mavs
    (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:30:55 AM)

    As Kristaps Porzingis prepares for his first full five-on-five practice since tearing his ACL last year, the ex-Knick praised the Mavericks organization while taking a shot at his former team.

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA exec: James Dolan is why free agents avoid Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:48:46 AM)

    The Knicks are no sure bet to lure big-ticket free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to New York this summer, and according to one longtime NBA executive, the reason is James Dolan.

  • [NYPost] ‘Mercedes Mitch’ moving into the Knicks’ fast lane
    (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:26:41 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — Some players in the Knicks locker room have jokingly nicknamed their rookie center “Mercedes Mitch.’’ Mitchell Robinson, a car fanatic and amateur mechanic, recently inked an endorsement deal with Mercedes-Benz, which gave him a vehicle with which to play around. “It’s fast,’’ Robinson said. Knicks coach David Fizdale calls his rising prospect…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley wants to use James Dolan heckler video against him in court
    (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:32:30 PM)

    Former Knicks star Charles Oakley wants a federal judge to watch the recent video of team owner James Dolan booting a heckler from Madison Square Garden. In court papers filed Wednesday, Oakley says the cellphone recording of last week’s incident is “germane” to a pending motion by Dolan to dismiss Oakley’s suit over getting thrown…

  • [NYPost] Decoding James Dolan: Real hope for Durant, Irving
    (Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:03:11 AM)

    Kevin Durant’s agent, after the news broke Tuesday night, tweeted: “I’m done!” Rich Kleiman, longtime Knicks fan and native New Yorker, wasn’t referring to James Dolan’s 50-minute radio appearance. It was about Odell Beckham Jr. On Tuesday, Dolan didn’t trade Beckham nor did he sign Le’Veon Bell. But the Knicks owner hinted he had inside…