Knicks Morning News (2019.04.12)

  • [Sports Illustrated] Watch: Derrick Rose Fights Back Tears Learning About 2016 Trade Sending Him From Bulls to Knicks
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:22:01 PM)

    The moment Derrick Rose learns he’s being traded from his hometown team will break your heart.

  • [YahooSports] New video shows Derrick Rose’s tear-filled reaction to the Bulls trading him to the Knicks
    (Friday, April 12, 2019 1:31:58 AM)

    Watch Derrick Rose learn the Bulls traded him With the release of its new documentary “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story” on Thursday, Stadium revealed that it happened to have cameras on Rose the moment that he learned the Bulls had agreed on a trade that would send him to the New York Knicks. Rose was emotional to say the least. The point guard is actually seen discussing rumors around a trade before receiving the call and reiterating that he’s happy in Chicago.

  • [NYTimes] Times Insider: The Triumphs and Trade-Offs of Reporting on Four Decades of N.B.A. Playoffs
    (Friday, April 12, 2019 9:00:15 AM)

    For basketball reporters, April means it’s time to kiss the family goodbye and set off on the year’s most thrilling — and exhausting — reporting trail.

  • [NYTimes] 2019 N.B.A. Playoff Preview: The Warriors’ Biggest Rivals? Injuries and Boredom
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:10:26 PM)

    There are intriguing teams in both conferences, and there should be some classic games, but Golden State is positioned to three-peat.

  • [NYTimes] Magic Johnson Always Set His Sights Beyond Basketball
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:00:02 PM)

    Magic Johnson’s abrupt departure from the Lakers is the latest example of the former superstar’s interest in non-basketball endeavors.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Dwyane Wade Bows Out: Once, Again and Always a Heat Player
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:51:35 PM)

    He could pass like a point guard. He was a solid team defender. He retires as the most productive shot-blocking guard in league history.

  • [NYPost] Breaking down what the future could look like for current Knicks
    (Friday, April 12, 2019 12:04:24 AM)

    Team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry were holding exit interviews with Knicks players Thursday and Friday to discuss each player’s uncertain future. Coach David Fizdale expects “a very different’’ roster in 2019-20. Several of the team’s free agents to be will be impacted by whether the Knicks add two marquee free agents…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale shows how Knicks can sell rookies to free agents
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:14:32 PM)

    It didn’t end with “One Shining Moment’’ Wednesday for the Knicks three rookies: Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier. In the season finale, Knox shot 3-of-12 and 0-for-6 on 3s. Robinson’s block streak ended at 38 games as the night belonged to Detroit strongman Andre Drummond. Trier sat out with a calf/knee issue that…

  • [NYPost] Danilo Gallinari’s career-best season a tough Knicks reminder
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:35:18 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony resurfaced as a spectator at Dwyane Wade’s farewell game Wednesday night in Brooklyn, but the career of the key player the Knicks traded for him nine years ago suddenly is going stronger than ever. Oft-injured Danilo Gallinari was one of the main reasons the Los Angeles Clippers seized the eighth playoff seed in…

  • [NYPost] Patrick Ewing hints at being ‘secret’ weapon for Knicks at draft lottery
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:43:45 AM)

    There’s no longer a chance for any “frozen envelope” conspiracies, but perhaps the Knicks will call on Patrick Ewing as their good luck charm at the upcoming NBA draft lottery. The former Knicks star and current Georgetown coach said Thursday that he’s asked “all the time” about Duke’s Zion Williamson or pending free agent Kevin…

  • [NYPost] Dwyane Wade helps give Carmelo the goodbye he never had
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:22:11 AM)

    The ball trickled to Carmelo Anthony, daring him to shoot, and for a few seconds it seemed he might. Clad in a white hoodie and navy hat emblazoned with his famed No. 7, Anthony dribbled on to the hardwood, teasing the rather split Brooklyn and Miami crowd for a moment before handing the ball to…

  • [SNY Knicks] SEE IT: Dwyane Wade gifts Knicks’ Emmanuel Mudiay with signed jersey
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:14:27 PM)

    Dwyane Wade may not have given Emmanuel Mudiay a jersey swap in MSG, but he didn’t let the request go unnoticed.

  • [SNY Knicks] Will Patrick Ewing be Knicks’ good luck charm in NBA Draft Lottery?
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:52:58 PM)

    Diehard Knicks fans will remember the last time the franchise was awarded the first overall pick in the NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Game of Thrones predictions and Season 8 theories from NY athletes
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 4:00:04 PM)

    Winter is here. With Game of Thrones set to return Sunday for its eighth and final season, New York athletes gave their predictions and talked about theories for how the saga will end.

  • [SNY Knicks] Should they stay or should they go? Knicks found a few key cogs in 2018-19
    (Thursday, April 11, 2019 8:45:07 AM)

    This roster made up of raw talent and NBA vagabonds could look anywhere from completely different to mostly the same this time next year. Here’s how each key player fared this season, and whether they should stay or go: