Knicks Morning News (2019.05.18)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Hope, a Flimsy Concept Against the Warriors, Is Slipping Away for the Trail Blazers
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 6:11:03 PM)

    Andre Iguodala foils Damian Lillard, and the Warriors take a two-games-to-none lead.

  • [NYPost] Past video proves Kevin Durant could like playing with RJ Barrett
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:29:25 AM)

    CHICAGO — Kevin Durant apparently has a longtime yen for Duke’s RJ Barrett, the player the Knicks could select at No. 3 in the draft and who possibly could become his future teammate. A 2017 video surfaced from the sports network Overtime in which Durant gives a scouting report on some young high school prospects…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Steve Mills mum on possibly using No. 3 pick for Anthony Davis trade
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 1:09:50 PM)

    CHICAGO — Knicks president Steve Mills, finally breaking his recent silence, declined to speculate about trading the third pick in the draft for Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis and said fans should be happy — not sad — about Tuesday’s lottery results. “We’re excited about where we are,’’ Mills said Friday at the NBA draft combine…

  • [NYPost] Shamorie Ponds faces steep NBA draft climb; Knicks not yet involved
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 8:45:12 AM)

    CHICAGO — St. John’s star guard Shamorie Ponds was supposed to work out for the Knicks last spring, but a conflict arose with another NBA team and he never got the chance. Disappointed by his reviews, Ponds wound up pulling his name from the draft and going back to St. John’s for his junior year….

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks president Steve Mills on No. 3 pick: ‘We’re excited about where we are’
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 9:03:01 PM)

    Since the Knicks were given the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, only Patrick Ewing and Isiah Thomas have said something about missing out on the top selection and Zion Williamson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ NBA Draft Tracker: President Steve Mills talks No. 3 pick for first time
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 7:07:55 PM)

    NBA Draft season is upon us, and the Knicks were awarded the No. 3 overall pick following the NBA Draft Lottery. As June 20 approaches to them being on the clock, here is the latest about the top prospects in this year’s Draft class as it pertains to the Knicks…

  • [SNY Knicks] Are the Pelicans down on Knicks’ Kevin Knox?
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 5:23:40 PM)

    After the Knicks failed to land the number one pick in Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery, the attention quickly shifted back to whether or not the team could swing a trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks trade target Anthony Davis: Pelicans owner denies reported ‘over my dead body’ comment
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 4:16:54 PM)

    Pelicans star Anthony Davis has requested a trade, informing the team he has no interest in re-signing. With news of Davis wanting out came reports that the Knicks have strong interest in trading for him. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [SNY Knicks] David Lee stresses Knicks fans to be patient in wake of NBA Draft Lottery
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 2:30:54 PM)

    David Lee, who played with the Knicks from 2005-10, preaches patience after missing out on the No. 1 pick in the NBA lottery and as free agency approaches.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks legend Charles Oakley wants to guide free agents about playing in New York
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 12:27:07 PM)

    Former Knicks great Charles Oakley hopes free agents who are interested in joining the Knicks reach out to him for guidance.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant: Calf injury ‘more serious than we thought’
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 9:15:54 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…

  • [SNY Knicks] Sources: Some with Knicks ‘highly’ rate Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver
    (Friday, May 17, 2019 11:11:05 AM)

    Jarrett Culver isn’t considered part of the top tier in this year’s NBA Draft class, but sources tell SNY Insider Ian Begley that some within the Knicks organization ‘highly’ rate the Texas Tech standout.