Knicks Morning News (2019.04.30)

  • [NYDN] Knicks TV rating dropped 38 percent last season
    (Monday, April 29, 2019 4:19:55 PM)

    Lots of losing and no Kristaps Porzingis meant very little interest in Knicks games.

    Ratings on MSG network dropped a massive 38 percent last season, according to figures released Monday by the Sports Business Journal.

    Only the Cavaliers, who lost LeBron James to the Lakers, fell further than the…

  • [NYTimes] Jimmy Butler and 76ers Hold Off Late Push by Raptors
    (Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:47:24 AM)

    A cold shooting streak to start the game ultimately sunk Toronto, but the Raptors kept things competitive until the game’s final seconds.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 104, Rockets 100 | Golden State leads series, 1-0: Warriors Start Hamptons Five, Showing Urgency in Win Over Rockets
    (Monday, April 29, 2019 11:20:30 AM)

    Golden State struggled to close out the underdog Clippers in the first round. With two injured stars, Coach Steve Kerr went right to his best unit against Houston.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on pending free agent Kevin Durant: Warriors fan Guy Fieri getting desperate
    (Monday, April 29, 2019 2:11:47 PM)

    Warriors star Kevin Durant can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kyrie Irving on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam since the Kristaps Porzingis trade cleared two max slots for New York. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ TV ratings tank, and only Kevin Durant can save them
    (Monday, April 29, 2019 7:38:00 PM)

    Just because Knicks fans still packed the Garden with a thumbs-up understanding of the team’s tanking, that didn’t mean people were watching from home. Knicks telecasts on MSG Network went in the tank also this season, seeing a ratings drop of 38 percent over last season, according to Sports Business Journal. The Knicks finished with…

  • [NYPost] Kemba Walker is complicated NBA free-agent case: ‘They’re f–ked’
    (Monday, April 29, 2019 11:45:23 AM)

    Kemba Walker hails from The Bronx and is a three-time All-Star. He makes sense for the needy Knicks, but how much sense/cents? He’s a complicated target, a player who could be eligible for a super-max contract slot if he makes one of three all-NBA teams, but is he worthy of such a contract having never…