Knicks Morning News (2014.10.01)

  • [New York Daily News] Trader claims he was unfairly ejected from Knicks game at MSG (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:33:38 GMT)

    Anthony Rotondi is crying foul against Madison Square Garden – claiming he was ejected from a Knicks game in January after just for yelling ‘Carmelo, You Stink!’

  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher spends all of first practice as Knicks coach on defense (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:53:57 GMT)

    The implementation of Phil Jackson’s famed triangle offense will be a running theme throughout Fisher’s initial training camp and season in New York, but the fact that the first-year coach spent the entirety of his first official three-hour session working exclusively on defensive drills tells you what kind of team he expects to field with the Knicks following last year’s disastrous failure to reach the playoffs.

  • [New York Daily News] J.R. Smith on Phil Jackson’s Dennis Rodman comparison: It’s an honor (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:53:46 GMT)

    J.R. Smith wasn’t bothered by Phil Jackson’s recent public assessment that the volatile guard reminded him of Dennis Rodman with his antics on and off the court.

  • [New York Daily News] Grant Hill says he was almost a Knick (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:52:37 GMT)

    Grant Hill once had a chance to sign with the Knicks when the roster included Hill’s boyhood idol, Patrick Ewing, as well as Allan Houston and Latrell Sprewell.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Knicks star Carmelo Anthony off on right foot (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:31:14 GMT)

    The only two measurements that matter, Derek Fisher’s first day on the job went very well at West Point. Phil Jackson didn’t stand up from his seat by the bleachers to take over the defensive drills.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: U.S. Women Trounce Angolans in Basketball World Championships (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:10:18 GMT)

    Nneka Ogwumike scored 18 points to lead the United States to a 119-44 rout in Istanbul, with the 75-point margin of victory setting a record.

  • [New York Times] Nets’ Mason Plumlee Seeks a Double Bounce in His Offense (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:16:44 GMT)

    In an effort to remedy his free-throw shooting, Plumlee, who thrilled fans last season with his aerial play and thunderous dunks, has changed his routine.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:19:00 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant practiced Tuesday for the first time since his knee injury 10 months ago and said he felt good afterward.

  • [New York Post] Fisher focuses on defense in Knicks’ first practice (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:41:20 -0400)

    WEST POINT — Triangle this. At the first practice of Knicks training camp at West Point, the triangle was an unspoken word. The 2?¹/?-hour session at Christl Arena was all…

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