Knicks Morning News (2015.05.29)

  • [New York Times] Warriors’ Thompson Better After Blow to Head: Father (Fri, 29 May 2015 02:41:45 GMT)

    Golden State guard Klay Thompson was recovering well from a blow to the head that caused headaches and vomiting and should be ready for the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, his father has said.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Warriors’ Klay Thompson Is Recovering (Fri, 29 May 2015 02:33:49 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors guard was feeling better and was on track to return for the N.B.A. finals next week, his father said.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: After a Close Call, the Warriors Head to Houston Up, 2-0 (Fri, 29 May 2015 01:13:09 GMT)

    “You put a lot of hard work into your craft,” said Golden State’s Stephen Curry, who scored 34 points in Game 1 and 33 in Game 2.

  • [New York Times] Thompson’s Father Says Son ‘on Track’ to Return for Finals (Fri, 29 May 2015 01:05:52 GMT)

    Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused “concussion-like symptoms.”

  • [New York Post] Jim Barnett shares his perspective on ‘magical’ Warriors season (Fri, 29 May 2015 00:39:25 -0400)

    One time Knicks guard Jim Barnett, now a Warriors analyst, talks NBA Finals, LeBron James' greatness and Phil Jackson's challenge with The Post's Justin Terranova. Barnett will be doing pregames…

  • [New York Post] 5 reasons why this NBA Finals matchup makes for must-see TV (Fri, 29 May 2015 00:05:10 -0400)

    It took several weeks to get here — and in the case of the Eastern Conference playoffs, several long weeks — but we finally have the matchup everyone hoped to…

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    3 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.05.29)”

    1. We beat Porzingas to death yesterday but, regardless of what you think of him as a player, drafting him would signal something that almost everyone here should be happy about — it would mean that Jackson is thinking long term and not looking for a quick fix. There are probably a lot of guys who will contribute more in their first year than he will but picking him would be betting on his upside in three years. I think that that would be a real good sign. I also think that picking him would really be swinging for the fences — if all of the “ifs” line up properly in the next three years, he could be the best player in this draft — and a real difference maker. If they don’t, he could be Darko 2.0.

    2. I do agree that Porzingis is the proverbial “swinging for the fences” type pick.

    3. it would mean that Jackson is thinking long term

      Exactly. When I allow my mind to drift, I envision Phil doing the following:
      (1) Drafts Zinger or Zingbean
      (2) Trades Melo to Lakers for Randle
      (3) Signs Monroe and plays him at the 5
      (4) Signs Corey Joseph
      (5) Puts in max Middleton bid

      Check out the ages on that roster:
      Zinger (20yo)
      Randle (20yo)
      Joseph (23yo)
      Middleton (23yo)
      Galloway (23yo)
      Monroe (24yo)

      Zen Phil becomes our Morita to these karate kids, instilling in them the importance of fundamentals and team ball. We’ve got 40m in free cap. And then someone like KD or AD takes notice and joins the Knicks.

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