Knicks Morning News (2019.05.09)

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant injury update: Scary scene clouds Warriors win
    (Wednesday, May 08, 2019 8:45:01 PM)

    Warriors (and Knicks) fans are holding their breaths. The superstar impending free agent exited Game 5 of the Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets second round series early with a right calf strain, and although the Warriors escaped Wednesday night with a 104-99 win to take a 3-2 lead, all the focus is on Durant’s immediate and…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving and the Knicks are officially on the clock
    (Wednesday, May 08, 2019 7:05:50 PM)

    You can now ask him about July 1. Kyrie Irving’s two-year stint with the Celtics appears over as he bowed out with another stinker of an outing Wednesday — 6-for-21 from the field, 15 points, one assist, three turnovers in a 116-91 Milwaukee victory that eliminated Boston in five games. Irving saved his worst for…

  • [NYPost] ‘KD’ author: Knicks’ Kevin Durant scuttlebutt is way too much
    (Wednesday, May 08, 2019 4:55:33 PM)

    The author of a new biography on Kevin Durant said Knicks fans should slow down before buying a Kevin Durant jersey. “If they don’t mind their hearts broken, they can listen [to the speculation],’’ author Marcus Thompson II told The Post. Knowing Durant’s “vacillating’’ nature, Thompson believes any Knicks talk is premature regarding pontificators who…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks know exactly what they’d do with NBA draft’s No. 1 pick
    (Wednesday, May 08, 2019 9:13:22 AM)

    David Fizdale claimed there’s no debate on whom the Knicks would take if they win Tuesday’s lottery. “If we win the lottery, do we know who we’re taking?” the Knicks coach said in an appearance Wednesday morning on the “Dan Patrick Show.” “Yes.” Patrick then quipped, “OK, let’s bring out Zion Williamson.” Fizdale laughed. Asked…

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Pulled from Game 5 Against Rockets with Leg Injury
    (Thursday, May 09, 2019 6:34:30 AM)

    Durant left the game in the second half with what at first appeared to be an Achilles’ tendon injury. The Warriors later said it was a calf strain.

  • [NYTimes] Bucks Reach Eastern Finals With a Rout of the Celtics
    (Thursday, May 09, 2019 4:28:22 AM)

    This will be the first conference finals for Milwaukee since 2001.

  • [NYTimes] Tyronn Lue Is Out of the Hunt for the Lakers’ Next Coach
    (Thursday, May 09, 2019 5:07:23 AM)

    Lue, who guided LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers to three N.B.A. finals, was considered the favorite to replace Luke Walton, but negotiations broke down.

  • [SNY Knicks] As Boston’s season ends, here’s how Kyrie Irving could land with Knicks this offseason
    (Thursday, May 09, 2019 1:27:34 AM)

    Kyrie Irving didn’t give a direct answer when he was asked late Wednesday night about the possibility of re-signing with the Celtics.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fans hold their breath after Kevin Durant injury in Game 5
    (Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:48:51 AM)

    All was lost for Knicks fans…at least for a moment. In Game 5 of the Warriors-Rockets series, Knicks potential free agent target Kevin Durant hit a mid-range jumper, but pulled up awkwardly on his right foot.

  • [SNY Knicks] David Fizdale confirms Knicks would take Zion Williamson No.1; talks free agent strategy
    (Wednesday, May 08, 2019 3:45:41 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale confirmed what we’ve all assumed for months: if New York wins the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, the club will pick Duke sensation Zion Williamson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant: KD suffers injury in Game 5 vs. Rockets
    (Thursday, May 09, 2019 12:39:50 AM)

    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…