Knicks Morning News (2014.10.17)

  • [New York Newsday] Iman Shumpert insists on tuning out distractions, staying positive (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:45:00 EDT)

    Iman Shumpert no longer cares what anyone says about him, good or bad. He's not listening to trade rumors anymore, and when talk of his future comes up, he shrugs it off.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Kevin Durant Has Surgery (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:48:28 GMT)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder said the star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery to address a bone fracture in his right foot and would be out at least six weeks.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Rout Defenseless Lakers, 119-86 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:43:57 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-86 in a preseason game Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Replay Rules Are Modified (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:42:54 GMT)

    The N.B.A.’s Board of Governors approved several modifications to the league’s instant replay system.

  • [New York Times] Suns Beat Short-Handed Spurs 121-90 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:32:10 GMT)

    Goran Dragic scored 20 points to help the Phoenix Suns beat the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 121-90 on Thursday night in an exhibition game.

  • [New York Times] Butler Leads Bulls Past Hawks, 85-84 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:21:34 GMT)

    Jimmy Butler hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a 20-point fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls rallied from a 21-point deficit with 11 minutes to play to beat the Atlanta Hawks 85-84 on Thursday night in an exhibition game.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Milwaukee Bucks Seek Financing for Arena as Schools and Other City Centers Face Money Problems (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:58:13 GMT)

    The Bucks have joined the list of professional sports teams that have sought public financing to build arenas or stadiums, even as Milwaukee’s schools and recreation centers face money problems.

  • [New York Times] Davis Leads Pelicans Past Thunder, 120-86 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:57:31 GMT)

    Anthony Davis had 28 points and eight rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 120-86 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in a preseason game Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Nuggets 104-101 (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:48:56 GMT)

    James Michael McAdoo scored 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Warriors rallied to beat the Nuggets 104-101 on Thursday night for their fourth straight victory.

  • [New York Times] Sullinger, Bradley Lead Celtics Past 76ers (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:29:53 GMT)

    Jared Sullinger had 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 — all in the first half — to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 in an exhibition game Thursday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Iman Shumpert staying positive (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:33:13 GMT)

    There was very little Shumping for joy last season, and very little smiling. Iman Shumpert spent much of the 2013-14 campaign struggling with his game and nagging injuries while facing persistent trade rumors.

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e Stoudemire shares photo of him soaking in red wine bath (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:32:18 GMT)

    The Knicks forward said Thursday that he’s been soaking in a wine bath – which is said to aid recovery by boosting circulations – for six to eight months.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony says best place to win is in New York (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:53:13 GMT)

    Aside from the fact that no other team could offer him more dough, Carmelo Anthony reiterated a common talking point in his decision to re-sign with the Knicks this summer: The appeal of winning a title here was greater than winning somewhere else, he said at a charity event in Manhattan on Thursday.

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