Knicks Morning News (Friday, Aug 09 2013)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Womens Basketball: Griner’s Team, Phoenix, Fires Coach (Fri, 09 Aug 2013 02:19:32 GMT)

    The Phoenix Mercury fired Corey Gaines, the team’s coach and general manager, after a five-year run that included a W.N.B.A. title but a disappointing 2013 season.    

  • [New York Times] Smith Early in Recovery After Surgery (Fri, 09 Aug 2013 02:01:37 GMT)

    J. R. Smith, who had surgery days after signing a three-year, $17.95 million contract, remains unsure whether he will be ready for the Knicks’ season opener.    

  • [New York Daily News] Nets’ Pierce revs up rivalry with Knicks (Fri, 09 Aug 2013 07:34:36 GMT)

    If you think Paul Pierce had no use for the Knicks when he played in Boston, just wait till he puts on his Brooklyn Nets uniform.    

  • [New York Daily News] J.R. says N.Y. still belongs to the Knicks (Fri, 09 Aug 2013 07:05:59 GMT)

    J.R. Smith seemed pleased with his progress since his knee surgery and eager to get back on the court, especially after Brooklyn’s offseason push to win the battle for New York.    

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    3 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (Friday, Aug 09 2013)”

    1. Great investigative work there. I still think our big man needs to be ready to play C defense and not just a project, but it could be just another camp invite.

    2. I watched the entire tape as suggested. I don’t think its in Chronological order. First are all the blocks, then all the dunks then all the scoring in other ways. That seems arranged. I was still impressed. Some of the dunks he did would be much harder against NBA size, NBA caliber opponents. On the other hand, the blocks would work against anyone and the one soft lob from 10 feet and the one actual hook shot were very impressive. If he can hit hook shots at that size he would need double teaming, even in the NBA.

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