Knicks Morning News (2019.03.31)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Kyrie Irving May Prefer Nets Over Knicks
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:37:39 PM)

    There have rumors for months that Kyrie Irving will consider coming to New York when he opts out of his contract this summer. But Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News suggests the Knicks may not be his destination. Bondy writes that “some sources around the league” believe Brooklyn would be Irving’s preferred choice […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Expected To Shop Frank Ntilikina
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:10:50 AM)

    Frank Ntilikina made a three-pointer against the Nuggets in the first quarter of the road loss last week and that bucket may be his last as a member of the Knicks. Ntilikina, who has nursed a groin injury for the majority of 2019, has been shut down for the season, and according to Stefan Bondy of […]

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Kristaps Porzingis, Former Knicks Star, Is Accused of Sexual Assault
    (Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:13:42 AM)

    Porzingis, traded to the Dallas Mavericks in January, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his home last season while he was with the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Knicks will be starting Mitchell Robinson for rest of season
    (Sunday, March 31, 2019 12:10:13 AM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has finally reinstalled shot-blocking rookie Mitchell Robinson as his starting center for the remainder of the season. With seven games left, including Saturday night’s 100-92 loss to the Heat, Fizdale also started using second-year man Luke Kornet at starting power forward, as the Knicks decide whether the former Vanderbilt big man…

  • [NYPost] Knicks accommodating hosts as Dwyane Wade wins final game at MSG
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 6:20:07 PM)

    Dwyane Wade Night at the Garden ended in predictable fashion. With Garden fans roaring wildly and Chiefs star quarterback Pat Mahomes on hand for the retiring Heat star in his last arena appearance, Miami trounced the Knicks in the fourth quarter and posted a 100-92 victory Saturday. Wade, afforded a video tribute late in the…

  • [NYPost] NYPD probing rape claim against former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:09:54 PM)

    Hours after suffering a devastating knee injury at Madison Square Garden last year, former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis came home and allegedly raped a neighbor he had invited to his luxury Manhattan penthouse, the woman told police, according to law-enforcement sources. The woman made her stunning allegation against the 23-year-old player on Thursday afternoon —…

  • [NYPost] Dwyane Wade is rooting for Knicks’ success in free agency
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:36:36 AM)

    Here comes Dwyane Wade for his final night at the Garden on Saturday, with one last ode to the mecca and one last assurance coach David Fizdale’s acumen will eventually get the job done with the Knicks. The retiring Wade, 37, who called the Garden his favorite spot outside Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena, worked with Fizdale…

  • [SNY Knicks] Why Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson is a building block, not a trade chip
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:26:40 PM)

    The Knicks’ roster could look very different by this summer, but no matter what happens, they should view standout rookie center Mitchell Robinson as someone to build around.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Saturday’s 100-92 loss to Heat
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:59:56 PM)

    The Knicks gave the Heat a good battle, but Miami came out with a 100-92 victory in Dwyane Wade’s final game at The Garden on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] NYPD investigating rape claim against former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis accused of rape: report
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:14:57 PM)

    The NYPD is reportedly investigating a claim by a woman who says former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis raped her merely hours after he suffered his torn ACL against the Bucks back on Feb. 7, 2018.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks host Dwyane Wade for final time at 7:30 p.m.
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 5:45:57 PM)

    The Miami Heat, whose comeback win on Thursday landed them in playoff position — for the moment at least — hit the road on Saturday to play the New York Knicks, who have the worst record in the NBA at 14-61.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dwyane Wade hopes Knicks land top free agents this summer
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:05:14 PM)

    Dwyane Wade plays his last game at Madison Square Garden on Saturday but the Heat guard wants to see success in the Knicks’ future.

  • [ESPN] Report: Porzingis accused of rape in New York
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:00:56 PM)

    The New York Post is reporting that a woman told police this week that ex-Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis raped her last year. Porzingis’ attorney say they “unequivocally deny the allegations.”