Knicks Morning News (2019.05.19)

  • [NYTimes] Joe Tsai Is Big in Business. Now He’s Taking On Women’s Basketball.
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 7:00:06 AM)

    Tsai, the new owner of the Liberty and part owner of the Nets, has made a fortune as a founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. He’s hoping his skills can produce needed revenue for the W.N.B.A.

  • [NYTimes] In the East, It Has Been All Bucks So Far (but Not All Giannis)
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:34:17 PM)

    Milwaukee is just two wins against the Raptors from its first N.B.A. finals appearance since 1974 behind the play of Giannis Antetokounmpo and a solid supporting cast.

  • [NYPost] How IHOP placemat inspired Knicks fan’s decades-long quest
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:45:32 PM)

    It has aged like fine wine. The artifact lies in Houston, in possession of 63-year-old Knicks fan Rick Wrabel, who obtained it as a 12-year-old living in Norwalk, Conn. The 50-year-old treasure has survived 20 house moves, including one to Australia. This quirky piece of Knicks memorabilia is an IHOP paper placemat. As a Christmas…

  • [NYPost] 50 years later, Ron Swoboda’s catch still symbol of Mets miracle
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:31:42 PM)

    This is about how an ordinary man can seize one extraordinary moment, as much as anything. The coming weeks and months will be a glorious celebration of the golden anniversary of the Mets’ golden summer, and all the wonderful memories forever attached to it. For my money, there is one moment that symbolizes what happened…

  • [NYPost] Knicks ‘better pick’ RJ Barrett if he’s available: Ex-team exec
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:32:43 PM)

    CHICAGO — Brendan Suhr, the Knicks’ former scouting director and the man who used to run their draft, doesn’t have any misgivings about the club taking 6-foot-7 Duke swingman RJ Barrett as the third pick instead of trading it. “They better pick him if he’s there,’’ Suhr told The Post at the draft combine, which…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant ticked off by harsh Warriors narrative
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:32:57 AM)

    Kevin Durant’s mysterious injury and curious future initiated the narrative. By taking down the Houston Rockets without him and becoming two wins from their fifth Finals in a row, the Golden State Warriors only fueled it. Then Seth Curry, of course Steph’s younger brother, set it ablaze, saying the Warriors “are harder to guard” without…

  • [NYPost] Tacko Fall is changing everyone’s mind — including the Knicks
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:55:45 AM)

    CHICAGO — Tacko Fall, the 7-foot-7 center who nearly slayed Duke after giving Zion Williamson fits in the NCAA Tournament, has popped onto the Knicks radar with their 55th pick following his head-turning draft combine in Chicago, according to a source. The Knicks met with 30 kids but did not interview Fall. Knicks brass entered…

  • [SNY Knicks] How Knicks feel about 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall after NBA Draft Combine
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:48:41 PM)

    Before the NBA Draft Combine, 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall wasn’t projected to be selected in the draft. Did his combine performance change the Knicks’ perception of him?

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knicks executive says team ‘better pick’ RJ Barrett at No. 3
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:34:08 PM)

    The way the NBA Draft is shaping up, RJ Barrett should be there for the Knicks at No. 3 overall, and a former Knicks exec and assistant coach says the team “better pick” Barrett if he’s there.

  • [SNY Knicks] What restricted free agent Terry Rozier said about possibly playing for Knicks
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM)

    Restricted free agent Terry Rozier sounds like he’s ready to move on from the Boston Celtics and the Knicks may be on his radar.

  • [SNY Knicks] Video shows Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant impressed by RJ Barrett
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:19:44 AM)

    The Knicks’ top free agent target was getting plenty of good vibes when watching high school tape of New York’s likely draft pick, RJ Barrett.