Knicks Morning News (2016.03.11)

  • [New York Post] Knicks, Lakers may be headed for 2nd Derrick Williams battle (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 01:18:32 -0500)

    LOS ANGELES — It was Showtime for Derrick Williams in the fourth quarter Wednesday. His stunning aerial display resulted in 18 points, including three alley-oop dunks in that final period of the Knicks' rout in Phoenix, near where he played in college. Now Williams, the University of Arizona product, will be back home. He's one…

  • [New York Post] How convenient that Derek Fisher finally speaks up now (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:13:10 -0500)

    LOS ANGELES — As the Knicks descended on Hollywood Thursday, Derek Fisher resurfaced to diagram the love triangle — doing a better job with that than any play he drew up in his 1 ¹/? failed seasons as Knicks head coach. Knicks president Phil Jackson should fire Fisher a second time for his immaturity in…

  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher: Matt Barnes incident not behind my firing (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:43:16 GMT)

    After months of refusing to address love triangle he was wrapped up in, Derek Fisher has broken his silence.

  • [New York Times] In LeBron’s Final Duel With Kobe, Cavs Top Lakers 120-108 (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:27:31 GMT)

    LeBron James savored every bump from Kobe Bryant in the low post. He relished every down-court sprint, every big shot — and even the fake that left him sailing helplessly through the air while Kobe pivoted around him for a layup.

  • [New York Times] Irving Leads Balanced Cavs to Victory Over Lakers (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 06:51:28 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and handed out nine assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers coasted past the Los Angeles Lakers 120-108 at Staples Center on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Charles Granby, Who Coached Future N.B.A. Players in Queens, Dies at 81 (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:21:10 GMT)

    At Campus Magnet High School in Queens, Granby coached generations of players, including future N.B.A. stars like Chris Mullin, with a combination of brashness and fatherly love.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Spurs Extend Streak at Home (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 04:59:07 GMT)

    Tje San Antonio Spurs won their 31st straight at home by upending the Chicago Bulls, 109-101

  • [New York Times] Mudiay’s 30 Points Lead Nuggets Overs Suns, 116-98 (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 04:48:55 GMT)

    Emmanuel Mudiay scored a career-high 30 points in a matchup of rookie guards, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 116-98 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Tame Bulls 109-101 to Stay Hot at Home (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 04:45:27 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard poured in 29 points and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs rolled past the Chicago Bulls 109-101 Thursday to remain unbeaten at home this season.

  • [New York Times] Leonard, Aldridge Lead Spurs Past Bulls 109-101 (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 04:15:53 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs won their 31st straight at home to open the season by upending the short-handed Chicago Bulls 109-101 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Leonard, Aldridge Lead Spurs Past Bulls 109-101 (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 03:55:16 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs won their 31st straight at home to open the season by upending the short-handed Chicago Bulls 109-101 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] DeMar DeRozan Has 30 Points and Raptors Top Hawks 104-96 (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 03:49:11 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan had 30 points and five rebounds and the Toronto Raptors overcame some early sloppiness to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 104-96 Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Clyde Lovellette, 86, One of the Early Big Men Of Basketball, Is Dead (Fri, 11 Mar 2016 01:48:12 GMT)

    A bruising Hall of Famer, Lovellette was also the first player to win N.C.A.A., Olympic and N.B.A. titles.

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    26 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2016.03.11)”

    1. How many thousands of triangles does Wroten have to draw before he is allowed to finally sign and join the team?

    2. Wow, feel terrible for Mario Chalmers. Contract year. He’ll still get paid, but damn. Three months of health and he would have been in line for a lot more money…

    3. I only saw a few of the tweets, including Phil suggesting they don’t need to find an awesome PG, because triangle. What other annoying things did he say?

    4. “he won’t get caught up in PG obsession that everyone else has right now, and that team is engaged in “underground” process to find one”

      Herring WSJ

    5. Maybe it’s really just as simple as Phil Jackson is not a good GM.

      Even if that’s true, they still drafted Porzingis, so thank goodness for that.

    6. He’s probably not a good GM. At the same time, as Seth and others have pointed out on Twitter, Phil’s actions rarely have anything in common with these big public pronouncements. Sometimes, he seems to talk just to talk. The Porzingis pick, for instance, didn’t seem to match at all what he’d said about what kind of player he might have been looking for in the draft.

    7. Yeah, sorry, I should have elaborated. I was initially going to say something exactly along those lines (you know, “Ignore Phil, his words are meaningless”), but then I thought, “Huh, his words are often meaningless, but then again, his actions sort of suck, too” He says stupid things, he does stupid things, hence maybe he’s just not a good GM.

    8. Phil’s plan is on Twitter but not in his tweets! Am I being as cryptic as Jax? Here’s a hint: Phil follows 61 people on twitter, mostly obscure authors and swamis. But one of the few players he follows is…wait for it…..Noah! And Pau will probably end up either on Knicks or Chicago. So we’re looking at a nice young core of Melo/Pau/Noah/Afflalo/Calderon to perform collective CPR on the Triangle. He’ll probably then trade Lopez for Teague. QUESTION: Which is more likely, Phil abandons Triangle or Melo waives NTC?

    9. If one side is “Melo waives his NTC” then the other side is always inherently more likely.

    10. I was offered free luxury box seats at Staples for tonight’s game and I turned them down… Gonna see 10 Cliverfield Lane instead, and I don’t even know what that movie’s about.

    11. Trading Lopez for Teague is the right move. Replacing Rolo with a Pao, Noah or Horford is easily doable this offseason.

      Or just wait for Grant and/or Wroten to develop while adding a Batum. I wonder if we have enough cap space for Batum and Noah or Pao?

    12. Thanks for the pointer. I didn’t find Phl’s comments cryptic at all. He said that in the past teams have done well with two big guards who weren’t considered “point guards”. Therefore, you dont have to have a “point guard” per se. But you do need to have a penetrator. He said that he admired Calderon’s game but that he’s getting old at 34. When he said “underground” he meant out of the public view and was referring to Wroten’s rehabilitation. It’s underground because Wroten probably won’t actually play until summer league so his progress won’t be publicly visible.

    13. What are people getting mad at? We need a backcourt/wing player who can reliably penetrate and disrupt a set defense and it doesn’t have to be a PG. Okay, that’s fine. So why have we wasted a roster spot on Kevin Seraphin all season?

    14. I’m honestly at the point where I’d just as soon see what Steve Mills can do, and I don’t think Steve Mills can do much of anything. He’s not even good at covering up sexual harassment.

    15. And why not try this season to find this penetrator?

      Are we waiting until Wroten can walk again?

    16. They sort of did with Grant and D-Will, but then never really played Jerian so idk. Its frustrating because it seems we almost get it, but then you look up and Afflalo is playing 41 minutes because who knows?

    17. Rambis, Jackson said, was “perfectly capable” of coaching the team permanently. He praised the way Rambis had found a preferred rotation — something Fisher never seemed to do.

      Yeah, we’re screwed…

    18. Right now Doc Rivers is in the locker room laying out his defensive strategy to stop Sasha Vujecic.

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