Knicks Morning News (2019.03.23)

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks draft picks Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett dazzle in tourney debut
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:37:26 AM)

    The No. 1-seeded Duke Blue Devils have high expectations this March Madness, and their freshman phenoms in Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett made a statement in their 85-62 first round win over North Dakota State on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Friday’s 111-93 loss to Nuggets
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 10:32:04 PM)

    The Nuggets continued their win streak, while the Knicks suffered their third straight loss, 111-93, on Friday night at The Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Video surfaces of Kevin Durant saying he will ‘never’ play for Knicks
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 8:51:46 PM)

    Knicks fans are hoping for a very productive offseason, and landing Kevin Durant is one of their top priorities. But does Durant even want to play in New York?

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina returns for as Knicks host Nuggets at 7:30 p.m.
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 6:40:01 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina is finally returning for the Knicks tonight, per ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fans shouldn’t sweat landing No. 1 pick after Ja Morant’s tourney debut
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 5:24:36 PM)

    Knicks fans have had the No. 1 overall pick on their minds from the beginning of the season. But would it be the end of the world if they don’t land it? Players like Ja Morant shouldn’t make that the case.

  • [SNY Knicks] Father of Knicks’ target Ja Morant has message for NBA teams considering Zion Williamson
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 11:59:41 AM)

    Ja Morant’s father believes his son’s triple-double performance on Thursday should let everyone know who the real best player in the country is.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dennis Smith Jr. likes the way Zion Williamson, top free agents look in Knicks uniform
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 9:54:08 AM)

    The Knicks point guard makes his pitch to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to join the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] The Making of Ja Morant
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:00:06 AM)

    A role player as a freshman, the Murray State star stepped out of the shadows and straight into the N.B.A. draft lottery.

  • [NYTimes] A Kushner Is an N.B.A. Owner
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 7:19:46 PM)

    Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is the son-in-law of President Trump, bought a minority stake in the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this season. Top N.B.A. players have spoken out against Trump.

  • [NYTimes] 5 Places: Five Places to Visit in Minneapolis
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00:15 AM)

    The NCAA Final Four basketball tournament is in town, and the local chef Brenda Langton serves up five new spots in the Downtown East neighborhood just four blocks away.

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina returns, but Knicks thrashed by Nuggets
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 6:26:55 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina warned his return would not be perfect. And he was right — from a scoring standpoint. Ntilikina contributed energetic defense and some playmaking, but it was hardly enough for the listless Knicks to avoid a 111-93 blowout loss to the Nuggets on Friday night at the Garden. Still rusty with his shot after…

  • [NYPost] Easing Knicks fans’ fears and confusion about hiking ticket prices
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 1:14:47 PM)

    Even if the Knicks win May’s lottery for the chance to select Duke superstar Zion Williamson, or if they sign Kevin Durant, The Post has learned owner James Dolan is sticking to his policy of not raising season-ticket prices next season. This will be the sixth straight year Dolan won’t raise season-ticket prices, as his…