Knicks Morning News (2019.04.02)

  • [NYDN] Alleged rape victim asked Knicks to mediate payment from Porzingis
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 8:32:01 AM)

    The woman accusing Kristaps Porzingis of a brutal rape asked the Knicks in late October to help “mediate” a payment of $68,000 she claimed the Latvian star contractually agreed to pay.

    That was among the new details in an ESPN story based on emails, documents and text messages in the aftermath…

  • [Sports Illustrated] Report: Kristaps Porzingis Accuser Reached Out to Knicks About $68k Payment
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 10:12:09 AM)

    The Knicks eventually referred the woman to Porzingis’s personal legal representation.

  • [ESPN] Woman wanted Knicks to ‘mediate’ with Porzingis
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 7:39:09 AM)

    Eight months after a 29-year-old woman said Kristaps Porzingis raped her inside his apartment, she contacted the Knicks’ legal department to seek to “mediate in private” a payment of $68,000, according to emails obtained by ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Monday’s 113-105 win over Bulls
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 10:04:19 PM)

    Mitchell Robinson had another big night, Luke Kornet notched a career-high 24 points and the Knicks won, yes, they won against the Bulls on Monday, 113-105.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks host Bulls in battle of lowly Eastern Conference teams
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 6:26:11 PM)

    The Knicks host the Chicago Bulls on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in a matchup of the worst and third-worst teams in the Eastern Conference.

  • [SNY Knicks] With Zion out, Knicks fans should watch Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver in Final Four
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 4:45:51 PM)

    So, with Williamson, R.J. Barrett, and Ja Morant all out of the tournament, who should Knicks fans look forward to seeing in the Final Four? Look no further than Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks were asked to ‘mediate’ payment between Kristaps Porzingis and accuser: report
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 10:30:04 AM)

    Emails and text messages show new information regarding the sexual assault allegations against former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NYTimes] U.S.A. Basketball Is Said to Be Eyeing Zion Williamson for the World Cup
    (Tuesday, April 02, 2019 3:56:10 AM)

    The World Cup this summer in China will be the first major competition for the United States since Mike Krzyzewski was succeeded as coach by Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.

  • [NYPost] Mitchell Robinson didn’t have your traditional 21st birthday
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 10:23:07 PM)

    Happy Block Day … er, Birthday, Mitchell. New starting center Mitchell Robinson continued his rookie rampage Monday in a rare 113-105 Garden victory over the Bulls and he can now celebrate his record-setting accomplishments with a legal drink. But he won’t. Robinson, who resides just 20 minutes from Bourbon Street in New Orleans, turned 21…

  • [NYPost] Knicks end skid against April Fool’s joke of a Bulls lineup
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 6:14:52 PM)

    The Knicks may have the NBA’s worst record, but the Bulls may have trotted out Monday the worst starting lineup anyone has seen this season. It was a lineup that made you think it was just an April Fool’s joke. In the finale of their six-game homestand, the Knicks built a 28-point lead in the…

  • [NYPost] Ex-Knicks teammates react to Kristaps Porzingis rape accusation revelation
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 5:00:22 PM)

    Lance Thomas is trying not to read much about the Kristaps Porzingis situation in which a woman has accused the former Knicks star of rape in an NYPD complaint filed Thursday. The Post’s exclusive report Saturday detailed the accuser discussed with Porzingis a $68,000 payment, and a subsequent report Monday alleged she went to the…

  • [NYPost] New details emerge about Kristaps Porzingis rape accuser
    (Monday, April 01, 2019 6:51:09 AM)

    The woman who says former New York Knick Kristaps Porzingis raped her later sent him explicit photos of herself and tried to shake down the team’s legal department for cash — all before reporting the alleged crime, according to a new report. The unnamed 29-year-old woman, who says Porzingis forced himself on her inside his…

  • 6 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2019.04.02)”

    Today I’m wondering if quilla19 was an AI bot designed by mike k to amalgamate all the many trolls we’ve had on the board into one cartoonish personality that he waited til April fools day to unleash.

    That really was something. I kinda feel bad for everyone who missed it before it got deleted.

    Today I’m wondering if quilla19 was an AI bot designed by mike k to amalgamate all the many trolls we’ve had on the board into one cartoonish personality that he waited til April fools day to unleash.

    All the comments got deleted before I saw them, so I missed the whole thing. Believe me, as much as I like a good joke, the trolls of this site are something I abhor.

    Oh and at some point when RiverAveBlues killed off their comment section, I thought of making a Yankee version of Knickerblogger. Basically allowing the exchange of comments by Yankee fans, in a (hopefully) intelligent manner. Daily link to articles around the league, etc. (If anyone is interested in participating, holla…)

    BTW the Yankees should have signed at least one if not both of Machado & Harper. I was slightly more for Harper, given his left handed bat is exactly what the lineup needed. Although, character issues aside, Machado is likely to be more valuable over the life of the contract given that he can play SS/3B . Once Harper can’t play CF anymore, his value reduces for the Yankees, given he’ll never sniff RF with Judge.

    But the team definitely could have used both. Granted they need pitching, but there was no great pitching out there. They could have moved Gleyber or Andujar for a good pitcher, or run with what they had. I mean, imagine a lineup where you have to face Harper, Judge, Stanton, Machado, in the middle, then add Gleyber, Andujar, Sanchez, Voit, etc. You basically have the Houston Rockets of MLB. Don’t forget their bullpen, and in the playoffs your rotation shrinks. You get 4/5 good innings out of Tanaka, Sev, and Happ/CC/(insert prospect here)/(trade for a starter)/whoever, and you’ve got a team that can win any of the next 4-7 the World Series.

    It was a dumb move by them to pass on either or both. They’re ready to win now. You sign these guys, and you increase the chances of winning one or more World Series. And 8-10 years from now you suffer the downside of these contracts and rebuild.

    Not a Yankees fan but I think they should have signed Machado. That said, I am somewhat sympathetic to the notion that they had big financial commitments coming to Sanchez, Judge, Torres and Severino (who they ended up getting for a steal) which made it a little less palatable to sign a mega contract. Also, they were going to be really good even without one of those two so there was a little less juice in it.

    Maybe they sign Keuchel….

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