Knicks Morning News (2019.08.08)

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant tell-all: Hard Knicks truth and Warriors relief
    (Wednesday, August 07, 2019 2:49:01 PM)

    Kevin Durant finally has broken his silence. And his words likely will trigger Knicks fans’ pain — and delight Nets fans big time. “If I was leaving the Warriors, it was always going to be for the Nets,” Durant told Yahoo Sports in his first comments since his stunning free-agency decision. “They got the pieces…

  • [NYPost] Kenyon Martin: Knicks’ free-agency disasters start with James Dolan
    (Tuesday, August 06, 2019 12:21:26 PM)

    Kenyon Martin’s 15-year career included a brief, 54-game stint with the Knicks. It was enough to see why they have the NBA’s worst record this century. Following another disappointing offseason, in which two of the best free agents in years (Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving) chose to play in New York, but bypassed the city’s most…

  • [NYPost] DeAndre Jordan plans on adapting his game to fit with Nets
    (Sunday, August 04, 2019 2:18:07 PM)

    The NBA is like evolution. And Nets center DeAndre Jordan knows it’s adapt or die. Last season with the Knicks wasn’t Jordan’s best, in terms of either playing time or production, and scouts told The Post he’s not as mobile at 31 as he was at 21. But Jordan said he’s learned from last season,…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Julius Randle joins long list to withdraw from Team USA
    (Sunday, August 04, 2019 6:37:07 AM)

    While Team USA remains the favorite to win the FIBA World Cup, the odds of a Knick helping defend the back-to-back titles just got slimmer. Due to a family matter, Julius Randle withdrew from the team’s training camp roster a day before practices began Sunday in Las Vegas, USA Basketball announced. The Knicks’ top free-agent…

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knicks free agency target Kevin Durant: ‘If I was leaving the Warriors, it was always going to be for the Nets’
    (Wednesday, August 07, 2019 6:21:55 PM)

    Kevin Durant offered his thoughts on signing with the Nets and playing with Kyrie Irving for the first time in an interview with Yahoo! Sports.

  • [SNY Knicks] Julius Randle withdraws from USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup training camp
    (Sunday, August 04, 2019 6:32:11 PM)

    Julius Randle has withdrawn from USA Basketball FIBA World Cup training camp due to a “family matter.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Experts weigh in on the potential silver lining of Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury
    (Wednesday, August 07, 2019 12:51:33 PM)

    As you’d expect, the Nets aren’t providing any timetable for Kevin Durant’s return to the court. What do the experts think?