Good Morning. Here's what you need to know for today in New York sports.
Jeremy Lin says the Nets will make the playoffs: On a trip to Taiwan, Jeremy Lin said in an interview posted to YouTube that the Nets will make the playoffs this coming season. The addition of D'Angelo Russell is a big part of this prediction, as Lin added he and Russell would "do some serious damage next year." Full story here.
Carmelo Anthony expects trade talks to resume: According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Anthony still has hope that he will be traded to the Houston Rockets. Anthony will meet with president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry to discuss the trade over the next few days. Apart from Houston, the Portland Trailblazers have emerged as a possible landing spot for Anthony. Full story here.
Yankees split series in Boston, show interest in Sonny Gray: The Yankees could not finish off the doubleheader sweep of the Red Sox on Sunday night, losing the series finale, 3-0, and splitting the four-game set. It is the first time the Yankees have been shut out this season. In other Yankees news, reports have surfaced that the team has called the Oakland Athletics, expressing interest in starting pitcher Sonny Gray. Full coverage here.
Matz gets knocked around in first start after the All-Star break: Steven Matz had his worst career start on Sunday, allowing seven runs on nine hits and not getting an out in the second inning. The Mets lost, 13-4, to the Colorado Rockies. Over his past two games, Matz is 0-2 with a 20.25 ERA. Full recap here.
Yankees open a series in Minnesota: The Yankees continue their road trip in Minnesota on Monday night. Brian Mitchell will get the start for the Yankees, and Adalberto Mejia gets the nod for the Twins.
Mets begin a three-game home set against the Cardinals: The Cardinals will come to Citi Field on Monday night to start a four-game set with the Mets. Adam Wainwright will get the start for the Cardinals against Zack Wheeler of the Mets.