Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 14 2012)

  • [New York Post] Invisible Grunwald is Knicks’ man with the plan (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:17:35 -0500)

    TORONTO — During the Knicks’ rushed December training camp, interim general manager Glen Grunwald brought coach Mike D’Antoni into his office at their Westchester practice facility for daily meetings.
    On the wall in Grunwald’s office is a greaseboard. During the frenzied free-agent period, the names of players put…

  • [New York Post] Coach exit point ‘O’ so close (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:08:29 -0500)

    TORONTO â?? You can make yourself crazy wondering about the vagaries of timing, about life’s if-onlys.
    If only I’d left the house 30 seconds earlier, I never would have been ahead of that SOB who rear-ended my car … If only I’d stayed home that night instead of getting…

  • [New York Post] Returning Stoudemire sees Nash in new Knicks guard Lin (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:33:50 -0500)

    Amar’e Stoudemire made a name for himself in the NBA running the pick-and-roll with Steve Nash in Mike D’Antoni’s freewheeling Suns offense.
    Stoudemire returned to the Knicks yesterday after spending a week in Florida with his family grieving the death of his older brother, Hazell, and said…

  • [New York Post] Floyd Jr.: Lin hype a race thing (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:10:07 -0500)

    LAS VEGAS â?? Not every athlete is caught up in the Linsanity.
    Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. posted a swipe at Knicks point guard sensation Jeremy Lin on Twitter.
    Mayweather posted yesterday: “Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what…

  • [New York Post] Phenom nabs honor for record week (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:10:07 -0500)

    In a little more than a week, Jeremy Lin went from being a backup point guard at the end of the Knicks’ bench to the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
    The NBA announced Lin had won the award yesterday, which was all but a foregone conclusion after the way…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ new PG takes â??pressure’ off Melo (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:52:54 -0500)

    The elephant in the room that threatens to overshadow Linsanity is whether Carmelo Anthony will mesh with Jeremy Lin, or mess with the Knicks’ newfound chemistry.
    Anthony, who hopes to return from his strained right groin Friday against New Orleans, has heard the doubts and found them laughable. Coach Mike…

  • [New York Post] Lin’s emergence inspires strays in NBA and beyond (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:47:18 -0500)

    Jeremy Lin is for all the people who have been told since they were kids they wouldn’t amount to anything. His unfathomable emergence from the bottom of the Cracker Jack box is for the world’s walk-ons.
    The last time Madison Square Garden’s crowds were this surprised is…

  • [New York Post] Jeter: Lin good for N.Y. (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:45:07 -0500)

    TAMPA â?? In his own understated way Derek Jeter is caught up in Linsanity as much as the rest of the world.Jeter said he has been following the amazing exploits of the Knicks’ young guard. “I’ve seen some highlights,” Jeter said yesterday at the Yankees minor league complex. “It…

  • [New York Post] Exception could save sensation (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:52:05 -0500)

    Thank you, Gilbert Arenas.
    With the recent “Gilbert Arenas Rule,” the Knicks can’t be outbid for point guard phenom Jeremy Lin if they are willing to use their full $5 million mid-level exception to retain him this summer as a restricted free agent.
    It’s a very long way…

  • [New York Post] Phenom, mourning big man can help smooth transitions (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 01:52:05 -0500)

    Amar’e Stoudemire was walking slowly back to the locker room at the Knicks’ training facility yesterday afternoon after finishing his first practice since attending the funeral of his older brother, Hazell, in Florida.
    “It’s good to be back on the basketball court,â? Stoudemire had said earlier in the…

  • [New York Daily News] MSG Co. shares reach an all-time high (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:28:40 GMT)

    With the Knicks and Rangers on winning streaks and Linsanity spreading through the sports world, shares of The Madison Square Garden Co. reached an all-time high Monday.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: D’Antonio gets big assist from Lin (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 04:01:12 GMT)

    You make no lasting judgments on Mike D’Antoni, or his future, any more than you make lasting judgments on how far Jeremy Lin takes this and how good an NBA playmaker he really is.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo likes Lin-ning formula, says he’ll fit right in (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:51:37 GMT)

    When Carmelo Anthony walked into a short hallway at the Knicks’ practice facility in Greenburgh Monday, he joked that he had one focus as the Knicks prepared to fly to Toronto for Tuesday’s game against the Raptors. “I just hope I have a spot on the team plane,â? he said.

  • [New York Daily News] Van Gundy, broadcasters unduly harsh on Melo (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:32:20 GMT)

    A variety of commentators are saying Carmelo Anthony and jeremy Lin won’t work, and they are casting Anthony as the villain. Worse still, they made it personal. Anthony was called “selfishâ? and totally “ego-driven.â? One scholar went as far to call Anthony “half-a-moron.â? Then, of course, some had Anthony’s ticket punched to Orlando in a deal for Dwight Howard.

  • [New York Daily News] Uh oh. Jeremy Lin’s on the cover of Sports IllustratedALL this week  (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:28:00 GMT)

    Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin faces what could be his biggest test yet Tuesday â?? and we’re not talking about the woeful Toronto Raptors. Lin is gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for the first time, pitting the 6-foot-3 point guard against a force that has stopped other careers in their tracks â?? the jinx!

  • [New York Daily News] Lin star takes off (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:25:52 GMT)

    Right on schedule, the honors are starting to roll in for Jeremy Lin, who on Monday was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Really, nobody knows the answers to the questions surrounding Lin, as much as everyone wants to have them right now. It’s New York, so jumping ahead is what we do. It’s our favorite pastime, as we saw in the two-year run-up to LeBron’s free agency and all the talk about the King coming to the Garden. LeBron James never had a chance.”He’s the talk of New York and the talk of all the NBA,â? Carmelo Anthony said Monday.

  • [New York Daily News] Floyd hits Lin with tweet about Asian hype (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:15:56 GMT)

    While Knicks guard Jeremy Lin was awarded Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors Monday for his explosive five-game stretch, boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather dismissed Lin’s success as a product of Asian influence.”Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian,â? Mayweather tweeted.

  • [New York Times] After Watching Lin, Knicks’ Stars Set to Team With Him (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 10:04:03 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire, who returned to the Knicks on Monday, said he enjoyed every minute of Jeremy Lin’s uncanny streak.

  • [New York Times] Knicks’ Lin to Play in Toronto on Asian Heritage Night (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:24:07 GMT)

    The Raptors will hold Asian Heritage Night on Tuesday, when the Knicks and point guard Jeremy Lin, who is of Taiwanese ancestry, are in town.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Sixers Hand Bobcats Their 15th Loss in a Row (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:24:07 GMT)

    Lou Williams scored 23 points off the bench as the Philadelphia 76ers built an early lead and held on to send the Charlotte Bobcats to their 15th straight loss, 98-89, Monday night.

  • [New York Times] As Lin’s Stock Rises, So Does MSG’s (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 07:20:08 GMT)

    Shares of Madison Square Garden Company, which owns the Knicks, the arena where they play and the cable network that broadcasts their games, hit a record high Monday.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Suns 102-96 for 3rd Straight Win (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 06:15:42 GMT)

    David Lee had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Monta Ellis scored 18 points and the Golden State Warriors earned their first three-game winning streak under rookie coach Mark Jackson with a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets’ Gordon Set for Knee Surgery, to Miss Six Weeks (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 06:01:35 GMT)

    New Orleans Hornets’ Eric Gordon will miss at least another six weeks after it was announced on Monday the guard will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Helps Heat Get Better of Bucks (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:52:32 GMT)

    LeBron James helped Miami finally find a way past the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 35 points in the Heat’s 114-96 victory on Monday.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Helps Miami Turn the Tables on Bucks (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:01:44 GMT)

    LeBron James helped Miami finally find a way past the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 35 points in the Heat’s 114-96 victory on Monday.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki, Marion Lift Mavs Over Clippers 96-92 (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 04:30:50 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, 11 in the final 6-plus minutes, Shawn Marion added 16, and the Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Kaman Leads Hornets Past Jazz 86-80 (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:57:41 GMT)

    Chris Kaman scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets snapped an eight-game skid with an 86-80 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 35, Heat Finally Beat Bucks 114-96 (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:39:41 GMT)

    LeBron James scored 35 points and the Miami Heat finally found a way to beat Milwaukee, using a third-quarter surge to beat the Bucks 114-96 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Send Bobcats to 15th Straight Loss (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:58:07 GMT)

    Lou Williams scored 23 points off the bench as the Philadelphia 76ers built an early lead and held on to send the Charlotte Bobcats to their 15th straight defeat, 98-89 Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Big 2nd Half Leads Magic Past Timberwolves 102-89 (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 02:42:53 GMT)

    Jason Richardson scored 17 points, and Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu each added 14 as the Orlando Magic used a big second half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-89 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Think They’ll Stay Hot When Stars Join Lin (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 06:18:26 GMT)

    Amare Stoudemire watched Linsanity from Florida, a welcome break as he grieved the death of his brother.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Have N.B.A. Questions? Howard Beck Has Answers (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 04:29:54 GMT)

    Howard Beck, who covers the N.B.A. for The Times, will answer questions from readers.

  • [New York Times] On Basketball: Knicks’ D’Antoni Finds Object of His Basketball Affection (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:09:07 GMT)

    Coach Mike D’Antoni had a great guard in Phoenix to power his wide-open offense, Steve Nash. With the Knicks, it is Jeremy Lin who is playing that role.

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