Knicks Morning News (2019.05.03)

  • [Sports Illustrated] Knicks Owner James Dolan Sued By MSG Shareholders Over ‘Excessive’ Pay
    (Thursday, May 02, 2019 6:56:32 AM)

    MSG shareholders suing New York Knicks owner James Dolan for ‘excessive’ pay.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: How can the Knicks convince Kevin Durant to come to New York?
    (Thursday, May 02, 2019 11:18:13 PM)

    The Knicks are hoping to land Kevin Durant in free agency this summer, but what exactly will their pitch be? SNY’s new NBA Insider Ian Begley shared his insight Thursday on The Thread.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have unusually heavy scouting presence at NBA playoff games: report
    (Thursday, May 02, 2019 8:59:06 PM)

    The Knicks were as far from the playoffs as could be, but Scott Perry has his scouts all over the postseason with a big summer upcoming.

  • [SNY Knicks] Here are the Knicks’ and rest of NBA’s odds to sign Kevin Durant
    (Thursday, May 02, 2019 1:41:55 PM)

    It seems that pretty much everyone expects Kevin Durant to not only opt out of his contract this summer but to sign with the Knicks after doing so.

  • [NYTimes] Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics President, Has Mild Heart Attack
    (Friday, May 03, 2019 2:55:21 AM)

    Ainge, 60, also had a heart attack in 2009. The Celtics said he is expected to make a full recovery.

  • [NYTimes] Golden State’s Klay Thompson Is a Different Kind of Dangerous
    (Thursday, May 02, 2019 9:00:10 AM)

    Thompson, the Golden State Warriors’ All-Star guard, is known for his long-range 3-point shooting, but his defense keeps opponents on their heels and bricking shots.

  • [NYPost] NBA fires Turkish company that deleted Enes Kanter’s stats
    (Thursday, May 02, 2019 4:35:57 PM)

    The NBA reacted in support of Portland’s Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league’s Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter’s efforts in the Trail Blazers’ victory over Denver in Game 2 of the teams’ Western Conference semifinal series. The league also fired the Turkish company in charge of operating that account. Kanter…

  • [NYPost] Knicks using playoffs to scout soon-to-be free agent targets
    (Thursday, May 02, 2019 4:32:08 PM)

    The Knicks are at the playoffs. Sort of. While coach David Fizdale plans to soon attend playoff games with his youngest players, the club has ramped up its pro scouting during the postseason. According to two NBA sources, the Knicks have blanketed the first and second round of the playoffs, with general manager Scott Perry…