Knicks Morning News (2019.06.12)

  • [NYTimes]
    Paul George: Undergoes left shoulder surgery

    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:39:00 PM)

    Paul George: George underwent surgery Tuesday on his left shoulder to repair a tear in his labrum, Royce Young of reports.

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  • [NYTimes]
    Kyle Lowry: Misfires on potential game winner

    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:30:00 AM)

    Kyle Lowry: Lowry managed 18 points (8-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal across 42 minutes during the Raptors’ 106-105 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.

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  • [NYTimes]
    Kevin Durant: May have torn Achilles’ tendon

    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:32:00 AM)

    Kevin Durant: The Warriors believe that Durant suffered a torn right Achilles’ tendon in Monday’s 106-105 win over the Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Nick Friedell of reports. General manager Bob Myers said Durant will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury.

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  • [SNY Knicks] After injury, here are Knicks’ updated odds to sign free agent Kevin Durant
    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:20:24 PM)

    Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury has potentially thrown a huge wrench into his free agency and the Knicks’ plans, but that hasn’t strongly impacted the odds of him ending up with the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Anthony Davis: David Griffin in no rush to make trade before NBA Draft
    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:26:16 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] Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury: Headed to New York for evaluations
    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:29:24 PM)

    Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant suffered an Achilles injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, casting a shadow over his future. Here’s the latest…

  • [SNY Knicks] Ripple effects of Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury: How Knicks’ free agency plans can change
    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:16:08 PM)

    The 30-year-old suffered an injury that, depending on the severity, could have wide-ranging implications for the Knicks, Nets and the rest of the league.

  • [SNY Knicks] Scouts give NBA player comps for Knicks Draft target RJ Barrett
    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 9:15:00 AM)

    When RJ Barrett’s name is mentioned, scouts bring up names like DeMar DeRozan, James Worthy, Kelly Oubre and Rodney Hood. But why?

  • [NYPost] Potential Plan Bs for Knicks after devastating Kevin Durant injury
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:44:03 AM)

    Kevin Durant’s feared torn Achilles tendon could sway him not to opt out of the $31 million left on his contract since he may miss next season. Pairing KD with another star was the Knicks’ Plan A, but now they may have to pivot. The Post’s Marc Berman looks at their options: 1. Sign Kawhi…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant is only one safe from free-agency chaos injury created
    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:41:47 AM)

    Plans haven’t changed. They’ve just become more complicated. Despite Kevin Durant likely suffering a torn Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday night, the Warriors superstar’s suddenly uncertain future doesn’t necessarily mean the line of suitors for the former MVP will shrink. As the crown jewel of the most loaded…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant’s injury may have saved the Knicks’ future
    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:10:11 AM)

    We are conditioned to believe that a dark cloud sits permanently over Penn Plaza, even on the sunniest of summer days. Two decades of lousy, unwatchable basketball will do that to you. A new century featuring one memorable season — in 2012-13 — and one memorable month — Linsanity — will make you wonder about…

  • [NYPost] Mulling Knicks’ alternatives after Kevin Durant’s crushing injury
    (Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:32:16 AM)

    TORONTO — The Knicks’ best laid plans may have gone up in smoke in one tragic moment Monday night. The Knicks woke up Tuesday to the news of Kevin Durant’s feared torn Achilles tendon like the rest of New York — stunned. Durant’s return from a calf strain turned into a catastrophe in the second…