Knicks Morning News (2017.03.27)

  • [NYPost] Knicks eye Carmelo Anthony replacement in March Madness
    (Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:07:38 PM)

    This is considered one of the best point-guard drafts in years, but that doesn’t mean the Knicks will wind up with one, according to an NBA source. If the tanking Knicks wind up with a top-six pick, as the odds now suggest, they haven’t ruled out passing on a point guard to take Josh Jackson,…

  • [NYPost] Phil’s Joakim Noah love blinded him from the tutor Knicks need
    (Sunday, March 26, 2017 10:15:00 AM)

    A free agent last summer, center Pau Gasol waited for a call from Knicks president Phil Jackson. Lakers president Jeanie Buss once told confidants Jackson considered Gasol his favorite Laker to coach. Obsessed with the younger, more defense-oriented Joakim Noah, Jackson had tunnel vision when it came to filling his center role. “No, no contact,”…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks’ Joakim Noah Suspended for Failing a Doping Test
    (Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:24:27 PM)

    Noah, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, was suspended for 20 games, starting with the first game he is physically able to play.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis, Hernangomez tandem best thing Knicks have going on now
    (Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:41:32 PM)

    If things work out the way the Knicks hope, these two Europeans will be tethered together for quite some time as a big men tandem.

  • [NY Newsday] Willy Hernangomez a work in progress on defensive end
    (Sunday, March 26, 2017 3:16:00 PM)

    Jazz center Rudy Gobert faced little resistance against the Knicks last Wednesday, dunking on them every chance he got. After one slam, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek screamed to Willy Hernangomez, “Foul him!”

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez working to become a better defender
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 4:52:15 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez working to become a better defender

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.03.26)

  • [NYPost] One Knicks bright spot making case for next year
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:40:19 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — Even before Joakim Noah’s drug suspension for taking a banned, over-the-counter, performance-enhancing supplement, Willy Hernangomez had muscled his way into the starting center picture for next season. Now it appears a near certainty. Saturday against the Spurs, Hernangomez had a career-high 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ trip west couldn’t have gone better — four straight losses
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:13:46 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — The Knicks’ western swing ended with another loss, an 0-4 record, but with a lot of pingpong balls gained. The mighty Spurs built a 19-point halftime lead and staved off a second-half surge by the Knicks to capture a 106-98 decision at the AT&T Center on Saturday. With Philadelphia moving ahead of…

  • [NYPost] Take your pick, Knicks: Which Kentucky star do you want?
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:42:28 PM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — They should be the apple of all Knicks fans eyes, the two Kentucky freshmen guards who try to lead John Calipari back to a Final Four on Sunday night over North Carolina. If you are a Knicks fan, you fantasize over De’Aaron Fox, the baby-faced assassin who turned his Sweet 16 point-guard…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah will be paying for testosterone ban even longer
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 6:40:33 AM)

    SAN ANTONIO – The $72 million man has made a $3 million mistake. The NBA announced Saturday morning Knicks center Joakim Noah is suspended 20 games for testing positive for a testosterone booster, Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033, in violation of the Anti-Drug Program. The Androgen supplement is touted to help with testosterone. It tends…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Spurs for eighth loss in nine games
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:56:55 PM)

    With Carmelo Anthony missing a second straight game with what the Knicks are calling a sore left knee, they fell to the Spurs, 106-98, and dropped further in the standings.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for failing drug test
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:17:05 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — The losses keep on coming for the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Kansas’ Josh Jackson could be on Knicks’ radar in 2017 NBA draft
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:59:00 PM)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It is the game within the game this time of year for basketball fans who follow the pros avidly and the college level only casually:

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose to Spurs, drop fifth straight game
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:00:53 PM)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks 106-98 on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Thomas out vs. Spurs; Rose set to return
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:13:15 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas will miss Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, the Knicks announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Spurs looking for payback against Knicks
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:46:50 PM)

    The San Antonio Spurs will host the second in a series of games against teams they’ve lost to this season when the New York Knicks hit the Alamo City for a contest on Saturday at the AT&T Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks C Joakim Noah to be suspended 20 games
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:33:15 PM)

    Knicks center Joakim Noah was suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, the NBA announced on Saturday morning.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah has only himself to blame for failed drug test
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:40:28 PM)

    Already Joakim Noah’s four-year contract was a cloud over the organization

  • [NYDN] Tanking continues for Knicks in 106-98 loss to Spurs
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:39:10 PM)

    There’s a lesson to be learned: don’t expect the full product if you buy a ticket for an NBA game after the trade deadline

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson, face of Knicks’ train wreck, still an LA love story
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:15:36 PM)

    Of course Phil Jackson was in Los Angeles on Friday night when the Lakers honored one of his old champs, Shaquille O’Neal.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA anti-drug rules
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00:54 AM)

    The Knicks will be without Joakim Noah for the rest of the season.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks’ Joakim Noah Suspended for Failing a Doping Test
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:20:38 PM)

    Noah, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, was suspended for 20 games, starting with the first game he is physically able to play.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.03.25)

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for banned substance: report
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 10:27:35 PM)

    Now even next season will start badly for maligned center Joakim Noah. Noah, who has been out since late February after knee surgery, will be suspended Saturday by the NBA for 20 games for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, according to a Vertical report. Even though Noah is rehabbing, the suspension reportedly will begin with…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis as No. 1 option: An ugly work in progress
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 12:15:22 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO – Kristaps Porzingis was disappointed but hardly deterred after failing to elevate his game after being elevated to the Knicks’ featured guy Thursday in Portland. Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose rested minor injuries, leaving Porzingis as the No. 1 option all night. The 7-foot-3 Latvian sounded eager for another chance after an 8-of-21 shooting…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose got a call from John Calipari when he went AWOL
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 10:35:43 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Derrick Rose is rooting for his college coach John Calipari, but will have his eyes on UCLA’s stud point guard Lonzo Ball and Knicks teammate Justin Holiday’s brother, Aaron, when Kentucky faces UCLA Friday night in a Sweet 16 classic in Memphis. Rose flew to Los Angeles during the All-Star break and…

  • [ESPN] Source: Noah banned 20 for drug violation
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:55:19 AM)

    Source: Noah banned 20 for drug violation

  • [NYTimes] Devin Booker Scores 70 Against Celtics, but Suns Still Lose
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:58:31 AM)

    The 20-year-old Booker, whose previous career best was 39, became the sixth player in N.B.A. history to reach that total.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose says money won’t be the top factor when he hits free agency
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 11:35:22 AM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose says money won’t be the number one factor when he hits free agency after the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis disappointed in how he played against Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 8:55:23 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — Playing with Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t had the opportunity to be the focal point of the offense. With Anthony and Rose out Thursday night, he had that chance, and Porzingis was disappointed with his performance.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA anti-drug rules
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 10:14:03 PM)

    The Knicks will be without Joakim Noah for the rest of the season.

  • [NYDN] Patrick Ewing’s time is now and Georgetown is the right place
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 9:50:26 PM)

    Patrick Ewing has been preparing and waiting – and waiting – for his first big break for 15 years now.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley upset Patrick Ewing didn’t call after MSG incident
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 8:39:03 AM)

    Charles Oakley still wants to be the center of attention.

  • [NYDN] Georgetown to consider ex-Knick Patrick Ewing for coaching job
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 6:37:58 AM)

    Patrick Ewing will reportedly be considered to coach his alma mater.

  • Joakim Noah Suspended 20 Games for Worst Performance Enhancement Drugs in the World

    From The Vertical, the NBA is suspending Joakim Noah 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy.

    According to Woj:

    Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said.

    Noah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start the 2017-18 season, league sources said.

    The National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t “knowingly or willingly” violated the policy and cooperated fully with the league’s probe, league sources said.

    Hilarious. Dude’s on PEDs, can’t get through a full season and this is just year one of four.

    Knicks Morning News (2017.03.24)

  • [NYPost] The Knicks are sure playing like a tanking team
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:38:35 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — There was no Derrick Rose in the Rose City, nor Carmelo Anthony. Indeed this was Tank City at Moda Center as the Knicks went through the motions of competing Thursday night. They allowed 37 points in the first quarter, trailed by 21 at halftime and predictably fell 110-95 to the hot Trail…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson blows off scouting opportunity for Shaq
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:24:47 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Phil Jackson stayed in Los Angeles after the Knicks departed, didn’t join them here Thursday and won’t in San Antonio on Saturday either. The Knicks president didn’t attend the NCAA Tournament either. According to the Orange County Register, Jackson will attend the unveiling of the Shaquille O’Neal statue in front of the…

  • [NYPost] How Derrick Rose’s free-agent priorities have shifted
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:07:56 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — A year and a half ago, Derrick Rose was already anticipating his first foray into NBA free agency, noting the league’s rising contracts and salary cap. For a player coming off a slew of knee injuries, the remark wasn’t well-received in Chicago. Now Rose, just three months from that free agency, said…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony wishes Jeff Hornacek had stood strong
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:41:05 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — As every Knick tries to find a reason for the team’s collapse after Christmas, Carmelo Anthony added to the discussion, questioning the flipping back and forth from Jeff Hornacek’s speedy, modern offense to Phil Jackson’s moderately paced triangle. It’s no shocker Anthony indicated he was liking the up-tempo “early offense’’ that Hornacek carried…

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Will Melo, Rose commit to triangle?
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 4:57:11 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Will Melo, Rose commit to triangle?

  • [ESPN] Rose on impending free agency: ‘I want to win’
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:38:59 PM)

    Rose on impending free agency: ‘I want to win’

  • [NYTimes] Trail Blazers 110, Knicks 95: With Three Rookies in the Starting Lineup, the Knicks Fall to the Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 5:12:03 AM)

    Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez started for the Knicks, who played without Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.

  • [NY Newsday] Injured Knicks Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Lance Thomas sit out in loss to Trail Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 1:01:59 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Knicks continue to fall in the standings and improve their chances of getting a better draft pick. You could say it’s by design.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose don’t sound ready to fully commit to triangle next year
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:47:18 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose responded differently when they were first asked about the Knicks going all-in on the triangle offense next season. But neither sounded fully committed to the system.

  • [NYDN] Knicks embrace tanking in loss to Portland
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:16:56 PM)

    The Knicks have just one more back-to-back set next month.NBA.

  • [NYDN] Rose open to re-signing with Knicks and committing to triangle
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:56:59 PM)

    With free agency looming and the Knicks open to re-signing the former MVP, Derrick Rose isn’t ruling out any team or system.

  • [NYDN] Dentist sues ex-Knick Larry Johnson over unpaid $2.7G tab
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:02:31 PM)

    The Knicks legend is ducking Sheldon Nadler’s bill for services rendered on credit, the suit alleges.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson will miss chance to scout Sweet 16 stars
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:13:10 PM)

    Some of the top draft prospects will be in Memphis Friday night. Not Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks drop fourth straight game with loss to Trail Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 12:10:08 AM)

    Damian Lillard led all scorers with 30 points as the Trail Blazers beat the Knicks, 110-95. Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Rose, Thomas will miss Thursday’s game against Blazers
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:40:00 PM)

    Knicks forwards Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas and guard Derrick Rose will not play in Thursday night’s game against the Trail Blazers, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Wisconsin star Hayes wants no part of New York
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:40:00 PM)

    Wisconsin senior forward Nigel Hayes is no fan of New York City, calling the Big Apple “too big” and “dirty.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Trail Blazers
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:20:00 PM)

    The Knicks continue their road trip with a matchup against the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center on Thursday night at 10 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings sheds light on the Knicks’ struggles with the triangle
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:30:13 PM)

    Wizards PG Brandon Jennings, who the Knicks waived on Feb. 27, discussed why he wasn’t a fit and explained what went wrong with the team’s offensive strategy during his time in New York.