Knicks Morning News (2015.06.26)

  • [New York Times] Big Nights for the Biggest Markets in NBA Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:52:36 GMT)

    From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

  • [New York Times] Joy in Minnesota After Timberwolves Take Towns, Tyus (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:25:35 GMT)

    More than 8,000 Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night, knowing that Karl-Anthony Towns was coming. They hoped Tyus Jones might be sticking around, too.

  • [New York Times] The Latest: Can’t Wait for History? Winners, Losers in Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:07:41 GMT)

    The Latest from the NBA draft at Barclays Center in New York (All times local):

  • [New York Times] Timberwolves Select Towns With No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:31:36 GMT)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

  • [New York Times] T’Wolves Take Towns With Top Pick, Russell Goes Second (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:28:33 GMT)

    Kentucky’s versatile big man Karl-Anthony Towns was the expected first overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft but surprises followed at Barclays Center on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] 2015 N.B.A. Draft: Nets Select Chris McCullough, a Slim Prospect of Their Own (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:11:21 GMT)

    Picking 29th in the first round, the Nets selected McCullough, a 6-foot-9 forward who had his freshman season at Syracuse cut short by a knee injury after just 16 game.

  • [New York Times] Grant Hill Now a Hawks Executive (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:53:09 GMT)

    Hill was introduced as vice chairman of the Atlanta Hawks, one day after the franchise and arena rights were bought for $850 million.

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: N.B.A. Draft 2015: Cameron Payne, a Midmajor Player, Rises Above Snubs and Bigger Names (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:41:59 GMT)

    Payne, a spindly point guard from Murray State, was the fourteenth pick in the first round of the draft, higher than some players who once were rated far above him.

  • [New York Times] Selections in First Round of NBA Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:25:34 GMT)

    First-round selections in the NBA Draft on Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (pick number, NBA team, player, position, previous team):1. Minnesota, Karl-Anthony Towns, forward-center, Kentucky

  • [New York Times] World Federation to Discuss Graft Probe of China Official (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:07:33 GMT)

    The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) will discuss China’s investigation of a deputy sports minister who sits on its board, but has had no official communication from China on the matter.

  • [New York Times] 2015 N.B.A. Draft: Kristaps Porzingis Is a Big Project for the Rebuilding Knicks (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:59:16 GMT)

    Porzingis, a 7-foot-1 forward from Latvia who has spent the past three seasons with Cajasol Sevilla of the Spanish league, is regarded as a player with huge potential but may need time to develop.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Pick Porzingis Ready to Turn Around Boos From Hometown Fans (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:49:36 GMT)

    Latvia’s Kristaps Porzingis received a rough welcome to U.S. professional basketball on Thursday, when fans of the New York Knicks booed their team’s selection of the 19-year-old with the fourth pick in the NBA draft.

  • [New York Times] Top Pick Towns Vows to Deliver for Timberwolves (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:37:33 GMT)

    Karl-Anthony Towns is a young man with many gifts, but the 19-year-old top pick of the National Basketball Association Draft vowed to give all he can to help turn around his new team, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • [New York Times] T’Wolves Take Towns With Top Pick, Russell Goes Second (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:52:31 GMT)

    Kentucky’s versatile big man Karl-Anthony Towns was the expected first overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2015 NBA Draft but surprises followed at Barclays Center on Thursday.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks select Kristaps Porzingis as 4th pick in NBA Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:34:47 GMT)

    How very European of the Knicks.

  • [New York Daily News] Raissman: Moves can’t change image of Phil Jackson or Knicks (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:30:52 GMT)

    For Phil Jackson, Thursday night’s NBA draft followed by Let’s Make A (free agent) Deal, is supposed to be a gateway to redemption.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks trade Tim Hardaway Jr. to Hawks for PG Jerian Grant (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:03:05 GMT)

    Phil Jackson’s second move Thursday night probably was more popular than his first.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Phil Jackson sees Pau Gasol in Knicks pick Porzingis (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:53:01 GMT)

    The boos and the faint chants of “Fire Phil” were to be expected once NBA commissioner Adam Silver stepped to the podium.

  • [New York Post] Jerian Grant explains how he’ll help the Knicks immediately (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:16:17 -0400)

    The Knicks entered last season stocked with shooting guards — Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. Now, they're all gone. After team president Phil Jackson pulled a shocker…

  • [New York Post] How Porzingis call puts pressure squarely on Phil Jackson (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:18:42 -0400)

    They were booing loudly and roundly and chanting "Fire Phil” at Barclays Center, partly because Kristaps Porzingis wasn't Justise Winslow or Emmanuel Mudiay or Willie Cauley-Stein; partly because he is…

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Top stats to know: Top 5 NBA Draft picks (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:28:14 EST)

    Top stats to know: Top 5 NBA Draft picks

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] No. 19 pick: Knicks deal for Jerian Grant (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:10:06 EST)

    No. 19 pick: Knicks deal for Jerian Grant

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    One thought to “Knicks Morning News (2015.06.26)”

    1. Dear Phil,
      Thank you for the lovely draft last night. I had a great time. I think you did too!
      Did Amare, Calderon, JR Smith, et al not teach you salary crap management? Please don’t sign a 34 year old David West and make me hate you again. This on-again off-again shit is for the birds.
      Xoxo
      Wrist cut in Brooklyn

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