New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said there is no need to look for any deeper meaning behind his absence last week during Phil Jackson's triangle practice. Jackson invited some of the Knicks to work out and run through the triangle offense last week. Anthony wasn't there. Some took it as a sign of discord between Anthony and Jackson. "I don't think nobody should look to, should even look at that. That was more for younger guys who was up there working out, training," Anthony told ESPN during a promotional appearance for Gillette. "Phil did that, Phil spoke to the people he wanted there. So it wasn't something that was mandatory, it wasn't something (where) I was supposed to be there."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

To honor the late Winston Hill, who passed away on Tuesday, the Jets set up a Hill tribute in their lobby showcase. Hill, 74, was one of the most decorated players in franchise history.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan has an affinity for Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg, I'm told. If the Jets take Hackenberg at 20, it would break the Internet. Chances are, he's a second-day option for the Jets.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says the Knicks are set at front court and hints that he wants the club to prioritize talent over finding players that fit the system this summer. "I believe we have one of the best front courts in the NBA, I believe that," Anthony told ESPN during a promotional appearance for Gillette. "You put a couple of other pieces around that, I think we have something that we can work with, that we can go out and compete with. So I think everybody just needs to be on the same page when it comes to that and not trying to figure out what piece fits here, what piece fits there. At this point, you've got to get players."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles will be sitting here in about five hours to discuss their first-round pick. Possibilities; CB Eli Apple, CB William Jackson III, WR Laquon Treadwell and WR Josh Doctson. A trade down could be an option, especially if QB Paxton Lynch still is on the board.

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Clásico Mundial: Betances por decidir entre USA y RD

El relevista de los Yankees quiere jugar en el Clásico Mundial 2017, pero no ha decidido si lo hará por Estados Unidos o por República Dominicana. Leer

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Notable item for any team considering trading for Sam Bradford. He led the league in vertical yards per attempt (production on aerials traveling 11 or more yards downfield) from Weeks 9-17 (15.1). Upside potential is still there.

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The New York Cardinal?

If the Giants could, they would be well-served selecting the entire Stanford draft class. Eli Manning would help Kevin Hogan quite a bit in his development and two Cardinal offensive linemen could compete to start immediately in New York. If NFL teams could pick CFB teams (Insider)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony thinks Tom Thibodeau would have accepted the Knicks' head-coaching job if it were offered him. "I'm pretty sure in Thibodeau's situation, I'm pretty sure he wanted to come (to New York)," Anthony told ESPN. "He waited a while to see if there was gonna be an opportunity. It didn't happen." Team president Phil Jackson did not reach out to Thibodeau prior Thibodeau accepting a coaching/team president position with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to sources. "I'm pretty sure if he would've gotten offered the job, he would have took it with no regret. He would have jumped on it," Anthony added.

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Series preview: Mets vs. Giants

The Mets host the San Francisco Giants and Brandon Belt, who is coming off a five-RBI night on Wednesday.

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After being eliminated from the playoffs by the Warriors last night, the Rockets received permission to interview assistant coach Luke Walton for their head coach job, sources told The Undefeated early this morning.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue supported David Blatt's candidacy for the New York Knicks: "He definitely deserves another chance. I thought Coach Blatt did a great and phenomenal job here. He taught me a lot. Just being friends with him and getting a chance to understand him was great for me. I know a lot of guys around here, we talked about it the other day, they miss him and his presence. I would just like to just keep, stay in contact with him. Hopefully, he gets another job in this league because he deserves it."

Mocks: Who will the Jets draft at No. 20?

A look at whom the ESPN experts think New York will pick at No. 20 in Round 1 of tonight's NFL draft (8 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN):

  • Mel Kiper Jr.: Keanu Neal, S, Florida
  • Todd McShay: Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
  • Louis Riddick: Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
  • NFL Nation: Lynch
NFL draft cheat sheet (Insider)

Mocks: Who will the Giants draft at No. 10?

A look at whom the ESPN experts think New York will pick at No. 10 in Round 1 of tonight's NFL draft (8 p.m. ET on ESPN, WatchESPN):

  • Mel Kiper Jr.: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan St.
  • Todd McShay: Conklin
  • Louis Riddick: Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA
  • NFL Nation: Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia
NFL draft cheat sheet (Insider)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall is in Washington D.C. today to testify before a U.S. Senate committee, which is studying mental-health issues and the health-care system. Marshall, who was diagnosed a few years ago with borderline personality disorder, is trying to raise mental-health awareness through his foundation.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a bit surprising that Carmelo Anthony hasn't spoken to Phil Jackson about the coaching search. He was very vocal about wanting to have input in the process.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says on the Dan Patrick Shoe that he doesn't think the triangle is overrated and that he can teach the basics of it in an hour.

1927 Yankees diary

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