WNBA commissioner voices support for Brittney Griner

CNN — Ahead of Monday’s WNBA Draft, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert reaffirmed the league’s commitment to help bring Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner – who has been detained in Russia since mid-February – home. “I wanted to start by saying that we continue to work diligently to bring Brittney Griner home. This is an unimaginable situation … Read more

Julius Randle-Obi Toppin issue looms over Knicks offseason

Consider it the most truthful remark Knicks President Leon Rose made about his vision during Sunday’s interview with MSG Network. Rose supported Julius Randle and his difficult season, but later added: “In terms of opportunities that may arise, we are very flexible.” The Knicks will be “very flexible” regarding Randle. His status ranks as the … Read more

Some Knicks brass wanted Tom Thibodeau to leave on all-star break

When the Knicks hit the All-Star break amid a 3-13 freefall, three-game losing streak and 25-34 record, at least two front office members recommended that Tom Thibodeau is released, learned The Post. Members of the front office believed Thibodeau had, as one source put it, “lost the team.” They didn’t like some of the body … Read more

Kevin Durant propels Nets to crucial win over Knicks

Knicks fans are still bitter about Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving picking the Nets. Then the two stars reminded them why, lifting Brooklyn to a well-deserved 110-98 victory from behind in front of a sold-out crowd of 19,812 at the Garden. By halftime, the Nets had dug a 17-point hole, and Irving even got into … Read more

Julius Randle denies seeking trade with Knicks after hearing boos

Julius Randle heard plenty of boos during pregame introductions, but the Knicks’ highest-paid player strenuously denied suggestions he was looking for an offseason trade or not committed to long-term organization. “It’s not true, bro. It’s just not true, simple as that, it’s not true at all,” Randle said Wednesday night. that’s not true.” Randle scored … Read more

Julius Randle hears boos in Knicks loss to Hornets

Julius Randle heard a fair amount of boos during pregame introductions, and the Knicks couldn’t sustain the good end-of-season moments amid rumbles of displeasure at their highest-paid player in New York. Randle scored 21 points with seven assists, but the Knicks couldn’t fully erase a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit as their season-best winning streak was snapped … Read more

Knicks beat Bulls for season-high fourth straight win

The Knicks’ late-season push continued to four games and they hardly needed Julius Randle to beat the Bulls 109-104 at the Garden on Monday. For the second straight day, Alec Burks hit the 3-point corner of the game with 22 seconds left on an excellent pass from Immanuel Quickley that extended the Knicks lead to … Read more

Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau hits out at social media critics

MIAMI — After a season filled with questioning his rotations and starting roster, Tom Thibodeau expressed concern that the media and social media tried to drive a wedge between his team by pitting player vs. player. The central theme of a season gone wrong revolved around relentless questions about whether some guys were getting enough … Read more

Knicks youth go wild to spark win over Heat

MIAMI — Dozens of New Yorkers flock to South Florida in March for spring break to have fun, and Friday night the Knicks’ youngsters had a time to remember. After three really boring quarters, with the Knicks behind the mighty Heat by 15 points, they started throwing a party – with Immanuel Quickley and rookies … Read more

Knicks youth go wild to spark win over Heat

MIAMI — Dozens of New Yorkers flock to South Florida in March for spring break to have fun, and Friday night the Knicks’ youngsters had a time to remember. After three really boring quarters, with the Knicks behind the mighty Heat by 15 points, they started throwing a party – with Immanuel Quickley and rookies … Read more

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