Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Oct 17 2013)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Melo: ‘I want to be a free agent’ (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:16:20 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony’s impending free agency continues to be the NBA’s worst-kept secret and his most logical next step.    

  • [New York Times] Lillard, Blazers Rally to Beat Jazz 99-92 (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 03:48:52 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 22 points and Mo Williams came off the bench to add 17 to help the Portland Trail Blazers rally from a 12-point second-half deficit for a 99-92 victory over the Utah Jazz in a preseason game Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Harden, Rockets Top Magic 108-104 (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:55:01 GMT)

    James Harden had 21 points and five rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 108-104 win over the Orlando Magic in a preseason game Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Rose Scores 22, Bulls Beat Pistons 96-81 (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:36:48 GMT)

    Derrick Rose scored 22 points in his long-awaited return to the United Center to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-81 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Anthony Likes Idea of Becoming Free Agent (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:08:08 GMT)

    The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony told The New York Observer that he intended to opt out of the final year of his contract after this season.    

  • [New York Times] Raptors Edge Celtics 99-97 in Preseason (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:55:26 GMT)

    Terrence Ross scored 19 points, Landry Fields had 14 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 99-97 on Wednesday night, handing the Celtics their fifth loss in six preseason games.    

  • [New York Times] Mavericks Top Pacers 92-85 in Preseason (Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:37:07 GMT)

    Shawn Marion had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Indiana Pacers 92-85 in a preseason game on Wednesday night.    

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