Knicks Morning News (2019.03.29)

  • [NYTimes] Who is Gary Franklin Sr., the Club Coach Caught Up in the Avenatti Case?
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 9:00:15 AM)

    Former players and those who worked with him knew Franklin as someone who followed the rules of youth basketball.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: ‘They’re Going to Boo Me.’ Jimmy Butler Prepares for His Return to Minnesota.
    (Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:50:46 PM)

    The rare N.B.A. star willing to lean into his role as a villain, Butler, briefly back in the city he scorned, is ready to absorb fans’ anger.

  • [NYTimes] What Better Muse than James Harden’s Beard?
    (Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:54:36 PM)

    Filip Perai? needed a career boost. He found one by drawing Harden, the Houston Rockets guard, in profile over and over and over again.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Thursday’s 117-92 loss to Raptors
    (Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:11:09 PM)

    Rookie Mitchell Robinson had a career night, but it was the same old story for the Knicks, who lost Thursday night to the Raptors, 117-92.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dennis Smith Jr. returns as banged-up Knicks host Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
    (Thursday, March 28, 2019 5:56:03 PM)

    Dennis Smith Jr. (back) and Kevin Knox (ankle) will both be available for the Knicks on Thursday night as they host the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dennis Smith Jr. hopes to return to Knicks this season
    (Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:55:39 PM)

    Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. said he hopes to return this season from a back injury that has forced him to miss New York’s last six games.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale wasn’t in a positive mood after Knicks’ blowout loss
    (Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:18:00 PM)

    Kevin Knox returned to action for the Knicks without missing any time after spraining his ankle Sunday and Dennis Smith Jr. played for the first time in more than two weeks after suffering a back injury. Neither provided a spark and the Raptors didn’t even need their resting superstar Kawhi Leonard, punishing the frigid Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Knicks duo rave about forgotten lottery stud Darius Garland
    (Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:40:33 AM)

    Knicks reserves John Jenkins and Luke Kornet haven’t had much to brag about regarding their alma mater, Vanderbilt, this season. The Commodores became the first SEC team since 1954 to go winless in conference action. Jenkins and Kornet represent the first time Vandy has had two NBA players on the same squad. And now a…