Knicks Morning News (2019.05.12)

  • [NYTimes] Frank Vogel Set to Be Lakers Head Coach; Kidd Tapped as Assistant
    (Sunday, May 12, 2019 2:34:45 AM)

    Vogel, 45, did not coach this season, but he spent two years in charge of Orlando and six seasons coaching the Indiana Pacers.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Playoffs: Seasons and Jobs in Jeopardy in Game 7 Double Dose
    (Saturday, May 11, 2019 4:33:23 PM)

    The Sixers, Raptors, Blazers and Nuggets are facing elimination on Sunday in matchups with stakes far beyond these series.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: ‘This One Hurts’: Rockets Despair After Warriors Eliminate Them From Playoffs
    (Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:33:42 PM)

    The Rockets had a chance to finally vanquish the Warriors, playing without Kevin Durant and — for the first half, it seemed — Stephen Curry. But Golden State found a way.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 118, Rockets 113 | Golden State wins series, 4-2.: Warriors Finish Off the Rockets in Game 6
    (Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:13:44 PM)

    Making do without Kevin Durant, Golden State won another trip to the Western Conference finals by clinching its semifinal series on the road against Houston.

  • [NYTimes] The End of the Warriors as We Know Them
    (Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:34:17 PM)

    No matter how they finish in the playoffs, the Warriors will leave Oakland in a move that is quintessentially California, where reinvention has long been a state of mind and a force of nature.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on pending free agent Kyrie Irving: All-Star ‘discussing’ Lakers with people
    (Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:11:54 PM)

    Celtics star Kyrie Irving can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kevin Durant 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] Inside Ja Morant’s ‘point god’ mind
    (Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:05:36 PM)

    Murray State star and projected NBA lottery pick Ja Morant takes a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: If you could pick the brain of any player in NBA history, who would it be? A: I would probably say Kobe [Bryant]. … Because like a dog, killer mentality he has. I…

  • [NYPost] LeBron James-Kyrie Irving reunion could hinge on this Lakers scenario
    (Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:47:36 AM)

    “If you guys will have me back.” That was the preseason caveat Kyrie Irving left with raucous Celtics fans of his plans to re-sign the following summer. Eight months of misery later, they may not. But could LeBron James be open to a reunion? Irving has had “discussions with people about playing for the Lakers,”…

  • [NYPost] Why the NBA can’t fix the Zion Williamson draft lottery
    (Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:02:52 AM)

    Forty-five minutes before a nationally televised audience views the ceremonial unveiling of the NBA draft lottery’s results Tuesday, the actual ping-pong ball drawing will unfold in a separate room inside the Chicago Hilton. Moderator Kiki VanDeWeghe, a team official from 14 franchises, select media members and an Ernst and Young lawyer will be present —…