Knicks Morning News (2014.12.22)

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Dalembert faces suspension for flagrant-2 foul (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:31:03 -0500)

    TORONTO — Knicks center Samuel Dalembert said he was "upset'' about his first NBA ejection — for elbowing Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas in the face on Sunday — adding the Raptors…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Bargnani close to return, intends to remain in NBA (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:22:11 -0500)

    TORONTO — As he nears his season debut, Andrea Bargnani still expects to be in the NBA next season. With his contract expiring July 1, Bargnani indicated he is not…

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks sink to new depths with 25th loss of season (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:30:55 GMT)

    It wasn’t that long ago that Phil Jackson’s triangle was being touted as the Knicks pyramid of success.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Bargnani bristles at notion he’s done in NBA (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:30:48 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani’s days in New York are numbered but is adamant that he hasn’t given up on establishing himself in the NBA.

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Dalembert faces suspension for flagrant-2 foul (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:31:03 -0500)

    TORONTO — Knicks center Samuel Dalembert said he was "upset'' about his first NBA ejection — for elbowing Toronto's Jonas Valanciunas in the face on Sunday — adding the Raptors…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Bargnani close to return, intends to remain in NBA (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:22:11 -0500)

    TORONTO — As he nears his season debut, Andrea Bargnani still expects to be in the NBA next season. With his contract expiring July 1, Bargnani indicated he is not…

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks sink to new depths with 25th loss of season (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:30:55 GMT)

    It wasn’t that long ago that Phil Jackson’s triangle was being touted as the Knicks pyramid of success.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Bargnani bristles at notion he’s done in NBA (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:30:48 GMT)

    Andrea Bargnani’s days in New York are numbered but is adamant that he hasn’t given up on establishing himself in the NBA.

  • [New York Times] NBA Prepares for Christmas Coming-Out Party (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:49:42 GMT)

    Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense.

  • [New York Times] New-Look NBA: In Milwaukee, a New Hope Rises (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:04:39 GMT)

    The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, the new Milwaukee Bucks ownership group provides an inside look from the front office:

  • [New York Times] Kings Snap 5-Game Losing Skid, Beat Lakers 108-101 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:55:40 GMT)

    The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers 105, Grizzlies 90: Dion Waiters Plays a Fluctuating Role in Cleveland (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:15:30 GMT)

    At first distracted by his move to the bench, Cleveland guard Dion Waiters came on to score 21 points in a victory over formidable Memphis.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Stop Big Rally From the Pistons to Preserve a Win (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:06:45 GMT)

    Mason Plumlee had 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Nets were able to hold off the Pistons in a tight finish at Barclays Center.

  • [New York Times] Davis Scores 38, Leads Pelicans Past Thunder (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:43:44 GMT)

    Anthony Davis scored 38 points to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Miles Scores 28 to Help Pacers Hold Off Wolves (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:37:39 GMT)

    C.J. Miles scored 28 points and David West bulled his way to the basket for two big points with 34 seconds to play to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-96 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Plumlee, Nets Hold Off Pistons, 110-105 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:04:39 GMT)

    Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Claim 3rd Win of Season, 96-88 Over Magic (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:58:52 GMT)

    Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied in the second half to claim a 96-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors 118, Knicks 108: Knicks Sleepwalk Through Loss as Nightmare Continues (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:51:05 GMT)

    The Knicks, with injuries continuing to sap their strength, fell to 5-25 after an uninspired performance against the Raptors.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Scores 25 as Cavaliers Tame Grizzlies 105-91 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:49:45 GMT)

    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent.

  • [New York Times] Suns End Wizards’ 6-Game Winning Streak (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:40:43 GMT)

    Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris each scored 17 points, Goran Dragic added 16 and the Phoenix Suns beat Washington 104-92 on Sunday night to end the Wizards’ winning streak at six.

  • [New York Times] Heat Snap 5-Game Home Slide, Top Celtics 100-84 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:34:38 GMT)

    Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat ended a five-game home losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] NBA Prepares for Christmas Coming-Out Party (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:49:42 GMT)

    Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense.

  • [New York Times] New-Look NBA: In Milwaukee, a New Hope Rises (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:04:39 GMT)

    The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, the new Milwaukee Bucks ownership group provides an inside look from the front office:

  • [New York Times] Kings Snap 5-Game Losing Skid, Beat Lakers 108-101 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:55:40 GMT)

    The Sacramento Kings finally found the right remedy to end a monthlong bout of bad news: a healthy DeMarcus Cousins and a struggling Kobe Bryant.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers 105, Grizzlies 90: Dion Waiters Plays a Fluctuating Role in Cleveland (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:15:30 GMT)

    At first distracted by his move to the bench, Cleveland guard Dion Waiters came on to score 21 points in a victory over formidable Memphis.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Stop Big Rally From the Pistons to Preserve a Win (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:06:45 GMT)

    Mason Plumlee had 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Nets were able to hold off the Pistons in a tight finish at Barclays Center.

  • [New York Times] Davis Scores 38, Leads Pelicans Past Thunder (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:43:44 GMT)

    Anthony Davis scored 38 points to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Miles Scores 28 to Help Pacers Hold Off Wolves (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:37:39 GMT)

    C.J. Miles scored 28 points and David West bulled his way to the basket for two big points with 34 seconds to play to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-96 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Plumlee, Nets Hold Off Pistons, 110-105 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:04:39 GMT)

    Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Claim 3rd Win of Season, 96-88 Over Magic (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:58:52 GMT)

    Michael Carter-Williams scored 21 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied in the second half to claim a 96-88 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Raptors 118, Knicks 108: Knicks Sleepwalk Through Loss as Nightmare Continues (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:51:05 GMT)

    The Knicks, with injuries continuing to sap their strength, fell to 5-25 after an uninspired performance against the Raptors.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Scores 25 as Cavaliers Tame Grizzlies 105-91 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:49:45 GMT)

    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving stepped aside and let one of their teammates polish off an opponent.

  • [New York Times] Suns End Wizards’ 6-Game Winning Streak (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:40:43 GMT)

    Eric Bledsoe and Markieff Morris each scored 17 points, Goran Dragic added 16 and the Phoenix Suns beat Washington 104-92 on Sunday night to end the Wizards’ winning streak at six.

  • [New York Times] Heat Snap 5-Game Home Slide, Top Celtics 100-84 (Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:34:38 GMT)

    Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat ended a five-game home losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (2014.12.22)”

    1. No idea if this was linked to before but apparently Melo is open to waiving his no trade clause.

      Considering you can’t expect the Knicks to make the playoffs for the next 2-3 years, and those are the prime years of his contract before he reaches the age where most players hit the wall; I think you have to explore trading him. The most optimistic time frame for a Knicks resurgence will still come well after the dead weight portion of the contract begins. And Melo’s trade value can only get lower with each passing year.

      That said, there’s no way PJ or Dolan would ever openly concede a pure rebuild like that but it’s nice to dream of the extra first rounds pick.

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