Knicks Morning News (2019.04.16)

  • [NYPost] This will take Mitchell Robinson’s game to a scary level
    (Monday, April 15, 2019 9:57:05 PM)

    Knicks center Mitchell Robinson dazzled the coaching staff with his knack for blocking 3-point shots during his rookie season. Among all of the rookie shot-blocking and field-goal percentage records he set, Robinson also led the NBA with 24 blocked 3-pointers. Now the goal for 2019-20 is for Robinson to launch his own 3-point shots. Robinson…

  • [NYPost] Zion Williamson declares for NBA draft as Knicks waiting game begins
    (Monday, April 15, 2019 3:52:03 PM)

    For months, it had been considered just as many of his terrific highlights — a slam dunk without question — and on Monday evening, Zion Williamson finally made the obvious official. The Duke freshman phenom, whose freakish athleticism, scintillating dunks and venerable personality starred the center of the college basketball season, announced on Instagram his…

  • [NYTimes] 76ers 145, Nets 123 | Series tied, 1-1: N.B.A. Playoffs: Philadelphia Steamrolls Its Way to a Game 2 Win Over the Nets
    (Tuesday, April 16, 2019 4:23:37 AM)

    A record-tying 51-point third quarter evens the first-round playoff series at a game apiece. And just like that, no one was booing in Philadelphia.

  • [NYTimes] John MacLeod, a Winning Coach for the Suns, Is Dead at 81
    (Monday, April 15, 2019 11:42:40 PM)

    MacLeod led Phoenix to the 1976 championship series against the Celtics, which included one of the most memorable playoff games in N.B.A. history.

  • [SNY Knicks] Zion Williamson officially declares for NBA draft
    (Monday, April 15, 2019 5:55:54 PM)

    Zion Williamson, who is projected to be the No. 1 pick in June, announced he would declare for the NBA draft on Monday, less than a month before the lottery will take place.

  • [SNY Knicks] Allonzo Trier rubbed Knicks veterans wrong way with play: report
    (Monday, April 15, 2019 9:42:27 AM)

    Allonzo Trier was a bright spot for the Knicks on the surface, but veteran teammates reportedly did not like his one-on-one style.