Knicks Morning News (2019.05.06)

  • [YahooSports] 2019 NBA Mock Draft Lottery Simulator 7.0: The Knicks’ future is Ja Morant running the show
    (Sunday, May 05, 2019 4:32:18 PM)

    NBA Mock Draft Lottery Simulator 7.0: The Knicks future is Ja Morant running the show originally appeared on Even though this year’s NBA Draft has a huge name at the top, the interesting part about it is that there’s a lot of talent that may not be “All Star caliber”, but still ready to take on a major role for a team right away. Sometimes you can’t look at the draft as a place to find a future star, but instead a player that can handle an important role for years in your rotation. In this mock, that’s exactly what the Wizards end up with after the lottery simulation puts them at No.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: The Future Is Uncertain, but Kawhi Leonard is Clearly the Raptors’ Present
    (Monday, May 06, 2019 3:33:01 AM)

    The star forward led his team to a huge win against the 76ers, proving he’s the player Toronto hoped for. And the one it hopes to keep.

  • [NYTimes] While Enes Kanter is Observing Ramadan, the World Will Be Watching Him
    (Sunday, May 05, 2019 10:30:07 PM)

    Kanter, the outspoken N.B.A. star, will be fasting for Ramadan as usual this year, but, in a first, he will be competing in the playoffs at the same time.

  • [NYPost] Zion? Anthony Davis? Morant? How Knicks will decide as dominoes fall
    (Sunday, May 05, 2019 3:47:03 PM)

    Would the Knicks draft for need if they don’t win next week’s lottery and instead wind up with the second or third pick? The Knicks view power forward as their greatest need following the Kristaps Porzingis trade. It just so happens that is the NBA position of Duke’s Zion Williamson, the consensus No. 1 pick….

  • [NYPost] Vegas adds to Knicks’ Kevin Durant hype with new odds
    (Sunday, May 05, 2019 11:03:53 AM)

    Vegas is a believer. The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas came out with its first stab at odds for the 2019-20 NBA champion, and only five squads are listed as bigger favorites than a team coming off a 17-65 disaster. The Knicks open at 16/1 to hold the trophy next year, behind only the Warriors…

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Adam Sandler’s Opera Man on SNL begs Kevin Durant to join Knicks
    (Sunday, May 05, 2019 10:59:42 AM)

    After poking fun at the Rockets’ James Harden, Opera Man (Adam Sandler on Saturday Night Live) made an impassioned plea for pending free agent Kevin Durant to sign with the Knicks.