Knicks Morning News (2019.04.19)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Steve Mills, Scott Perry Discuss Knicks’ Offseason
    (Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:54:27 AM)

    The Knicks are entering their most crucial offseason in years, but president of basketball operations Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry told reporters on Wednesday that they’re not necessarily feeling pressure to turn the team into an instant contender overnight with a series of major additions. As Marc Berman of The New York Post […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Why former Duke star Jay Williams doesn’t want to see Zion Williamson with Knicks
    (Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:28:55 PM)

    Not everyone wants to see Zion in Madison Square Garden. Former Duke star and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams is one of them

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks front office optimistic about what NBA draft, free agency will bring
    (Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:11:25 AM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry are optimistic in the franchise’s future heading into the NBA draft and what is expected to be a busy free-agency period.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Fans Dream of Durant and Irving. Will Dolan Be the Nightmare?
    (Friday, April 19, 2019 9:00:13 AM)

    The Knicks could be a superteam next season. Or their owner, James L. Dolan, could mess it all up. What’s a fan to believe?

  • [NYTimes] North Carolina Coach Sylvia Hatchell Resigns After Investigation
    (Friday, April 19, 2019 5:57:35 AM)

    Ms. Hatchell led U.N.C. women’s basketball for 33 years, but an investigation ordered by the university supported accusations that the coach had made racially insensitive remarks in front of her team.

  • [NYTimes] 76ers 131, Nets 115 | Philadelphia leads series, 2-1: Leaning Into His Role as the Villain, Ben Simmons Leads 76ers’ Rout of Nets
    (Friday, April 19, 2019 4:07:10 AM)

    Criticized by Jared Dudley and taunted by Nets fans, Philadelphia’s second-year guard responded with 31 points, easily making up for the absence of Joel Embiid.

  • [NYTimes] Lens: The Sports Arena is a Human Zoo. Sometimes It Gets Messy.
    (Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:24:39 PM)

    After his apartment was demolished to make space for Barclays Center, Jeff Mermelstein photographed the new arena’s suits, shills and suds.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: The Celtics Really Need Jayson Tatum to Soar Again
    (Thursday, April 18, 2019 8:45:47 PM)

    Whether he stays put or leaves as trade bait, much in Boston hinges on Tatum’s playing as well as he did in last year’s playoffs. Remember that dunk on LeBron James?

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Photographers ‘Do It for the Gram,’ Too
    (Friday, April 19, 2019 12:31:23 AM)

    New technology and the rise of social media have changed what it means to take pictures of the N.B.A. One new requirement: making the athletes look good on Instagram.

  • [NYPost] Former Knick Tim Hardaway Jr. has surgery for stress fracture
    (Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:25:50 PM)

    DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September. The procedure announced Thursday came after Hardaway missed the last 11 games of the regular season. The sixth-year player averaged…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale wants to crank the Knicks hatred this summer
    (Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:39:13 PM)

    You don’t have to tell Phil Jackson, Larry Brown, Isiah Thomas or Carmelo Anthony about the risk of losing your legacy in New York if things fall apart. Knicks coach David Fizdale doesn’t see it that way at all. On July 1, Fizdale will peddle the rewards — not the risks — to free agents….