Knicks Morning News (2019.05.05)

  • [YahooSports] Knicks open at 16-1 odds to win 2020 NBA Finals, thanks to Kevin Durant
    (Sunday, May 05, 2019 1:34:04 AM)

    The New York Knicks opened as 16-1 favorites to win the NBA Finals next season — though that’s all dependent on Kevin Durant’s decision this summer. The New York Knicks haven’t made the playoffs since 2013, and are fresh off a 17-win season this year — the worst in the league. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened with the Knicks at 16-1 odds to win the championship in 2020, according to ESPN. Only three teams in the Eastern Conference hold better odds: The Milwaukee Bucks (9-2), Boston Celtics (7-1) and Philadelphia 76ers (10-1).

  • [Hoops Rumors] Atlantic Notes: Smart, McHale, Nets, Knicks
    (Saturday, May 04, 2019 9:54:07 PM)

    Marcus Smart is expected to join his Celtics teammates for practice tomorrow, according to Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston. It will be Smart’s first on-court action since suffering an oblique tear last month. Although Smart will be a full participant, the session won’t include contact as coach Brad Stevens plans to give the team […]

  • [SNY Knicks] How Vegas feels about the Knicks’ 2019-20 NBA championship chances
    (Saturday, May 04, 2019 9:01:13 PM)

    Free agency is still two months away, but one Vegas sportsbook already has given the Knicks pretty solid odds at winning the 2019-20 NBA title.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Enes Kanter played with separated shoulder in Trail Blazers’ Game 3 win
    (Saturday, May 04, 2019 4:57:08 PM)

    The Portland Trail Blazers learned in their four-overtime game Friday night just what former Knicks C Enes Kanter is all about.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter’s body barely survived Blazers-Nuggets marathon
    (Saturday, May 04, 2019 9:08:48 AM)

    Four overtimes took a different kind of toll on Enes Kanter. The former Knick played a career-high 56 minutes with a separated left shoulder in his Trail Blazers’ eventual 140-137 triumph over the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference second-round series on Friday night in Portland. Kanter, whose team now leads the…

  • [ESPN] Vegas bullish on Knicks’ summer, ’20 title odds
    (Saturday, May 04, 2019 7:29:25 PM)

    The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas believes the Knicks are the favorites to land Kevin Durant in free agency this summer and have opened them at 16-1 to win the 2020 NBA championship.