Knicks Morning News (2016.10.25)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks ready for opener against Cavs
    (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:51:43 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose discuss the coming season and the Knicks season opener in Cleveland.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis embracing heightened expectations
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 10:49:23 PM)

    New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis is embracing raised expectations heading into his second professional season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah’s recent injury still slowing him down
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 8:25:00 AM)

    Joakim Noah hasn’t shown too much rust in the New York Knicks’ preseason schedule so far, but he will need to recover from his hamstring injury fast as the regular season quickly approaches.

  • [NYPost] Knicks could learn a thing or two about winning from Cavaliers
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 8:44:10 PM)

    CLEVELAND — You should see what it looks like here, in this city that not so long ago was bereft of sporting hope, drowning in decades of despair. You should hear how optimistic the locals sound, how rich is their swagger, how deep is their confidence. It’s actually disconcerting. And more than a little contagious….

  • [NYPost] Warriors’ fun-loving spectacle now loathed for juicy NBA year
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 8:00:56 PM)

    When trying to assess the 2016-17 NBA landscape, a pointed observation from one of mankind’s late, great philosophers immediately surfaces. “Everybody pulls for David,” Wilt Chamberlain once said. “Nobody roots for Goliath.” This season’s NBA Goliath is Golden State. The Warriors were as beloved as Mother Teresa a few years back. Fun to watch with…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ new-looks roster gets first test vs. defending champs
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 7:36:33 PM)

    CLEVELAND — Carmelo Anthony will watch bittersweetly as his buddies LeBron James and ex-Knick teammates, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert receive their championship rings Tuesday night. He hopes one day he’ll be in the same position of receiving jewelry now that he has Derrick Rose on his side. The Rose Era dawns in a special…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson on his last do-over if Knicks’ risks go bust
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 1:45:53 PM)

    Three strikes, you’re out. Knicks president Phil Jackson has an 0-2 count on him as his club starts its third full season under the Zen Master’s faulty presidency Tuesday night at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. After another major roster reconstruction and hiring a new, inventive coach in Jeff Hornacek, Jackson may have gotten it right…

  • [NYPost] Knicks docs monitoring Derrick Rose for signs of trial ‘stress’
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 11:55:04 AM)

    The Knicks medical staff isn’t just worried about Derrick Rose’s knees. On the eve of Rose’s Knicks debut, doctors were more concerned about his conditioning and stress levels following a two-plus-week civil sexual assault trial. Rose said he was advised by the Knicks’ medical director, Lisa Callahan, not to overexert himself in the beginning stages…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks preview: Added talent brings opportunity
    (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:31:19 AM)

    Cleaning out his locker in the middle of April the last three years had Carmelo Anthony in a foul mood.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis ready to make jump
    (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 3:25:48 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ smile is big and wide as he thinks about his rookie season and the way he silenced so many who thought he was a long-term project based on his appearance.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose gets his chance to begin resurgence with Knicks
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 8:48:29 PM)

    CLEVELAND — After the Cavaliers’ NBA championship banner gets raised to the rafters Tuesday night, the Knicks will unveil a team with 10 new players, a new coach and a former MVP who is out to show he’s still an elite player who can carry a team to the playoffs.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA power rankings: Eastern Conference
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 5:51:10 PM)

    1. CAVALIERS: The reigning NBA champs remain the class of the conference and should rule the East again as long as LeBron James is healthy and leading them.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA Eastern Conference preview: Cleveland Cavaliers not satisfied
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 5:13:00 PM)

    LeBron James helped the Cavaliers make history last year, twice. But that doesn’t mean the best player of his generation is going to exhale.

  • [NY Newsday] What to like and not like about the Knicks in 2016-17
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 3:47:00 PM)

    Health concerns, Phil’s future, Derrick Rose and more

  • [NY Newsday] Add Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy to those who like the improved Knicks
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 2:47:48 PM)

    Like most NBA observers, ESPN analysts Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson believe the Knicks will be much improved this season and have a good chance of making the playoffs – with one important caveat, of course.

  • [NYDN] Knicks doctor expresses concern over Derrick Rose’s stress level
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 9:29:56 PM)

    Derrick Rose begins his Knicks career with confidence that he’ll regain MVP form, but also under orders to monitor his stress hormones.

  • [NYDN] What will Carmelo Anthony be thinking when LeBron James gets ring
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 3:32:59 PM)

    It feels like a cruel punishment to have Carmelo Anthony present for Cleveland’s championship ring ceremony.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: New-look roster gets top test against Cavs
    (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:09:31 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: New-look roster gets top test against Cavs

  • [ESPN] Rose: Regaining elite PG status ‘a matter of time’
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 5:03:40 PM)

    Rose: Regaining elite PG status ‘a matter of time’

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Schedule: Here’s What to Watch This Week
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 7:04:07 PM)

    The 2016-17 N.B.A. season kicks off on Tuesday with games between the Knicks and the Cavaliers, the Jazz and the Trail Blazers and the Spurs and the Warriors.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors’ Aesthetic Is Basketball Ballet
    (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:00:21 AM)

    The beauty of the pass-first style that Golden State rode to a 73-9 record last season is that it looks deceptively unscripted. But that’s not the case.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Remains a Rock Amid N.B.A.’s Changing Terrain
    (Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:49:48 AM)

    In a whirlwind off-season, Kevin Durant moved to the Warriors, and Dwyane Wade went to the Bulls. The Cavaliers look the same, and they’re thankful for that.

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