Knicks Morning News (2019.05.16) – KnickerBlogger

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  • [Sports Illustrated] Report: Grizzlies Want to Draft Ja Morant With No. 2 Pick, Leaving R.J. Barrett Open for Knicks
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:43:40 PM)

    Morant became the first player in NCAA history to average at least 20 points and 10 assists per game in a single season.

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks’ Dotson Undergoes Surgery On Torn Labrum
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:49:31 PM)

    Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson underwent surgery today on his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania, Dotson is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. As Ian Begley of SNY.tv reports (via Twitter), there was an expectation before Dotson […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Lottery Notes: Pelicans, Knicks, Cavs, Bulls, C’s
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:30:44 AM)

    Tuesday night was a massive one for the Pelicans, who won the 2019 draft lottery despite entering the night with just a 6.0% of landing that top pick. As William Guillory of The Athletic details, head coach Alvin Gentry was representing the team in the drawing room and was ecstatic when he learned that the […]

  • [TheRinger] Knicks’ Dotson Undergoes Surgery On Torn Labrum
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:49:31 PM)

    Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson underwent surgery today on his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania, Dotson is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. As Ian Begley of SNY.tv reports (via Twitter), there was an expectation before Dotson […]

  • [TheRinger] Lottery Notes: Pelicans, Knicks, Cavs, Bulls, C’s
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:30:44 AM)

    Tuesday night was a massive one for the Pelicans, who won the 2019 draft lottery despite entering the night with just a 6.0% of landing that top pick. As William Guillory of The Athletic details, head coach Alvin Gentry was representing the team in the drawing room and was ecstatic when he learned that the […]

  • [YahooSports] New York Daily News trolls Knicks’ lottery failure with hilariously perfect Zion backpage
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:58:16 PM)

    Tuesday night was not a good night to be a New York Knicks fan. The Knicks had a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick — and Zion Williamson along with it — and ended up with the No. 3 pick instead. With the opening of one giant novelty envelope, all the Zion-related possibilities were snapped out of existence forever. Knicks fans mourned, as they were entitled to do.

  • [YahooSports] NBA mock draft: Why the Knicks aren’t doomed after losing Zion lottery
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:13:36 PM)

    SportsPulse: Scott Gleeson breaks down USA TODAY Sports’ latest NBA mock draft and how teams will rebound after missing out on top prospect Zion Williamson.

  • [YahooSports] 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Winners and Losers: Pelicans, Tanking for the W; Bulls, Knicks take an L
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:00:00 PM)

    The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, the most bizarre ritual in the four major American sports, has taken place and the New Orleans Pelicans have won the Zion Williamson sweepstakes. In early February, former Cavs general manager David Griffin tweeted that the Pelicans should drive a hard bargain in trade talks for Anthony Davis because the Pelicans, in Davis, “have a Top 3 most attractive trade asset in the league.” At the time, Griffin was an NBATV analyst and SiriusXM host, and was responding to an ESPN report that the Lakers had upped their offer to the Pelicans.

  • [SNY Knicks] Grizzlies’ eyes set on Ja Morant, leaving RJ Barrett for Knicks at No. 3: report
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:29:50 PM)

    Duke’s RJ Barrett will reportedly be there for the Knicks at No. 3 on draft night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Isiah Thomas on offseason: ‘They’re positioned to have a great summer’
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:47:14 PM)

    Hall of Fame guard and former Knicks president Isiah Thomas believes New York has a chance to turn things around quickly this summer.

  • [SNY Knicks] How potential Knicks’ package for Anthony Davis could compare to what Celtics, Lakers offer
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:26:06 PM)

    Assuming New Orleans has to deal Anthony Davis this summer, which teams can make the best offers? And how can the Knicks push themselves to the front of that group?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Damyean Dotson underwent surgery on torn labrum Wednesday
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:36:08 PM)

    Knicks SG Damyean Dotson underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, SNY’s Ian Begley confirmed on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Knicks fans react to missing out on Zion Williamson
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:36:03 AM)

    There was an 86 percent chance the Knicks and their fans were going to be disappointed after the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.

  • [NYTimes] Lebanon Dispatch: Basketball Is ‘War, Minus the Shooting’ in Sectarian Lebanon
    (Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:00:13 AM)

    The professional basketball season resembles an election campaign, with party colors adorning team jerseys and banners of political patrons hanging in stadiums. Then there are the insults and riots.

  • [NYTimes] Brook Lopez Breaks Out for the Bucks in a Game 1 Win Over the Raptors
    (Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:46:33 AM)

    Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as Milwaukee rallied in the final minutes.

  • [NYTimes] Why Does a Bucks Security Guard Look Familiar? He Used to Play for the Team
    (Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:12:29 AM)

    Dick Garrett was part of the 1974 Milwaukee Bucks team that lost in the finals. Now, as a security guard, he has a front-row seat to watch Giannis Antetokounmpo.

  • [NYTimes] Enes Kanter Is Playing, so Many N.B.A. Fans in Turkey Can’t Watch
    (Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:11:14 AM)

    Kanter’s team, the Portland Trail Blazers, played a conference final on Wednesday, but Turkish fans had a hard time finding it.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Losing the Lottery Might Be the Least of the Knicks’ Problems
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:15:27 PM)

    The promise of Zion Williamson was ejected from Madison Square Garden, a reminder of how difficult it will be for the Knicks to return to the center of the N.B.A. universe.

  • [NYTimes] Sonya and Dell Curry Mastered Cheering for Their Sons. But Not at the Same Time.
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:04:11 PM)

    For the first time in N.B.A. history, brothers — Stephen and Seth Curry — are up against each other in a conference finals. This is tricky — for their parents.

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. Selects Cathy Engelbert as Commissioner
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:53:31 PM)

    The chief executive of Deloitte has been hired to be the commissioner of the league, which is rebranding and engaged in labor negotiations.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Draft Lottery Recap: Pelicans Win No. 1 Pick, and the Right to Select Zion Williamson
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 12:31:53 PM)

    New Orleans faces the decision of whether to select the N.B.A.’s most hyped prospect since LeBron James or to trade the pick for a king’s ransom of assets.

  • [NYPost] Knicks guard Damyean Dotson undergoes shoulder surgery
    (Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:46:10 AM)

    CHICAGO — Damyean Dotson, who ended the final stretch of this past season as the Knicks’ starting shooting guard, underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and is expected to be back for the start of training camp, according to a source. If the Knicks select Duke swingman RJ Barrett…

  • [NYPost] Barrett or Morant? Knicks begin working on draft decision they won’t get to make
    (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:37:36 PM)

    CHICAGO — As Zion Williamson left town, Knicks brass interviewed his Duke wingman, RJ Barrett, Wednesday morning, according to an NBA source. In the afternoon, the Knicks grilled Murray State point guard Ja Morant. After months of hope, landing Williamson is out of the picture. As a result, the Knicks, picking third in the draft…

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