Knicks Morning News (2015.06.25)

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Time for Phil Jackson to finally put plan in place (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:57:10 GMT)

    Tonight is finally the night for Phil Jackson to start making the Knicks a better basketball team, which is what he was hired to do.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks play NBA draft close to vest, prospects ready to help (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:47:44 GMT)

    No one has been able to pinpoint what Phil Jackson will do with the fourth selection in the NBA draft.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: N.B.A. Draft: Rising Above Snubs, Cameron Payne Is Now a Possible Top Pick (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:00:15 GMT)

    There is a great likelihood that Payne, a spindly point guard from Murray State, will be selected higher in Thursday’s draft than many players once rated far above him.

  • [New York Times] For Fran Fraschilla, ESPN’s Draft Interpreter, Overseas Talent Must Be Translated (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:00:15 GMT)

    Fraschilla traveled an unlikely path to become ESPN’s go-to source of information on international basketball prospects during the N.B.A draft.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Atlanta Hawks Sale Is Approved (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:31:22 GMT)

    The N.B.A.’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Atlanta Hawks to an ownership group led by Tony Ressler.

  • [New York Times] A Place for Dakari Johnson to Hone His Fine Art, Basketball (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:50:11 GMT)

    Johnson, one of several players from Kentucky in this year’s draft, has been training for years in an unlikely location: the Pratt Institute, a prestigious art school.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Draft: Kristaps Porzingis and Rabid Fans Will Test Jackson’s Patience (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:39:25 GMT)

    Does Phil Jackson, one and a half years into his presidency of the Knicks, dare take Porzingis, a 19-year-old who could at best be the next Dirk Nowitzki but at worst the next Nikoloz Tskitishvili?

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Phil Jackson’s Moment of Truth Has Arrived (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:25:56 GMT)

    By late August, after the N.B.A. draft and free agency, we will be able to truly draw the measure of Phil Jackson, an entertaining and confounding, intelligent and frustrating character.

  • [New York Post] Knicks, Phil Jackson could trade down for one of these 2 players (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:07:26 -0400)

    Wisconsin senior center Frank Kaminsky knew the triangle offense before Phil Jackson showed it to him last week and freshman Trey Lyles performed at a Kentucky practice in March like…

  • [New York Post] Justise Winslow on meeting Melo and how he could help the Knicks (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:51:00 -0400)

    With the NBA draft on the horizon, Duke freshman Justise Winslow took a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: What drives you? A: The thing that…

  • [New York Post] The $9,300 suit one top NBA prospect is wearing to the draft (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:09:23 -0400)

    When Emmanuel Mudiay was 10 years old, he and his two older brothers would pretend they were hosting their very own NBA draft in their Texas home, even videotaping their…

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    5 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.06.25)”

    1. Miracle Case:
      1a. Russell falls.
      1b. Trade down a few spots, get Winslow or WCS and another pick/young asset

      Okay Case
      2a. Take Winslow
      2b. Trade down more than a few spots and get a significant 2016 pick/young asset

      Bad Case
      3a. Take Porizingis or Mudiay
      3b. Trade down a few spots, get Kaminsky or Lyles and another pick/ young asset

      Horrible Case
      4a. 3b, but getting a veteran asset
      4b. Reject last minute Lakers offer of #2 and Randle for Melo, see Russell fall to 4 and flip him to Detroit for Brandon Jennings and the #8. Take Lyles.

    2. It sounds like the Lakers might actually get Cousins for the #2 and Randle (or Clarkson) and future draft picks. Fucking Karl, screwing things up for everyone else. Even if they get Randle, the Kings have to still take Okafor at #2, right?

    3. I guess now is as good a time to go on record as any. I hope Justise is served tonight. I’ve gone back and forth between him and WCS but I’ll take the guy without the pin in his foot.

    4. Also, remember: There may be a trade after pick 6-15 so don’t feel confident until after 15 that we’re keeping the guy.

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