Knicks Morning News (2017.03.23)

  • [NYPost] Knicks and Porzingis blitzed by Jazz’s monster big man
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30:00 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks coach and Jazz legend Jeff Hornacek badly wanted to spoil his old team’s 20-year reunion party with a victory, and it looked like his current team might pull it off. Then Rudy Gobert happened. Hornacek’s club rocked the Jazz for nearly three quarters before their patented fourth-quarter collapse, combined with…

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie gets shot despite sandwich gift to Clippers fans
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:55:18 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks rookie center Marshall Plumlee thrilled Clippers fans at Staples Center on Monday night. Bricking two free throws with 1:09 left earned them free chicken sandwiches under a fourth-quarter fast-food promotion. It wasn’t the first time the 7-foot, 250-pound Plumlee pulled an oh-fer. In the first quarter, he barreled to the…

  • [NYPost] Triangle is here to stay, which means Knicks’ core may not be
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:47:16 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY – Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek sounded clear about the team’s offensive system for next training camp, but unclear on whether the club’s current Big 3 will be there to run it, saying it’s “something we’re going to really look at.’’ Hornacek, back in Utah, where a 20th anniversary reunion of his 1996-97…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Resting Stars May Dim N.B.A.’s Marquee, but It Helps the Players
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:10:38 AM)

    A mass benching helped the Warriors shake off a losing streak, and many credit Gregg Popovich’s strategy of holding out Tim Duncan with extending his career.

  • [NYTimes] Chris Paul’s Fast Hands and Gruesome Fingers
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:15:02 PM)

    Paul, the Clippers’ ball-hawking guard, has paid a price — multiple injuries to his fingers — for collecting more steals than any other active N.B.A. player.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks unable to hold off Jazz and center Rudy Gobert
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:01:20 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Hornacek said he was going to start shortening minutes and give younger players more of a look. But he was trying to win this game on the court he called home seven seasons.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek says Knicks are all in on the triangle next season
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:56:43 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Hornacek made it clear that the Knicks will be running the triangle offense exclusively from the beginning of training camp next season, and they want players who fit the system and buy into it.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Jennings explains why Knicks were not a good fit
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:01:52 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Jennings explains why Knicks were not a good fit

  • [ESPN] Hornacek: Knicks to run ‘full triangle’ in ’17-18
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:53:23 PM)

    Hornacek: Knicks to run ‘full triangle’ in ’17-18

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Time to reduce Melo’s minutes?
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:30:13 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Time to reduce Melo’s minutes?

  • [NYDN] Brandon Jennings opens up about what went wrong with Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:20:41 PM)

    For Brandon Jennings, playing for the Knicks was a dream seven years in the making

  • [NYDN] Knicks ruin Hornacek’s night in Utah with loss to Jazz
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:24:40 PM)

    Hornacek wasn’t thinking lottery picks and minute restrictions on this night.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek says Knicks need full commitment to triangle next season
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:42:16 PM)

    You’re either in Phil Jackson’s “Triangle of Trust” next season or you’re not.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley on Knicks’ triangle offense: ‘It’s really easy’
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:56:36 PM)

    Charles Oakley says the triangle offense isn’t advanced geometry, but the operative word is “try.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Gobert, Jazz send Knicks to third straight loss
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:53:09 AM)

    Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek unsure if Triangle can work with current roster
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:35:18 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said he isn’t sure whether the current roster can work within the Triangle and get the team to the playoffs next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo had minutes dialed back against Clippers
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:20:25 PM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony sat out the entire fourth quarter on Monday night during the team’s loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Jazz

    It’s funny, as the Knicks have been depressing me more for the next few seasons based just on how amazingly bad they are playing as of late, they at least let me feel better about their direct future, since they are SO bad that any wins would shock me now.

    Boy, do the Knicks suck. “Ron Baker had an okay game in a blowout after a few shitty games by him, time to get excited!”

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.03.22)

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Fisher knows fight with Barnes hurt his stock with players
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:04:09 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Fisher knows fight with Barnes hurt his stock with players

  • [ESPN] Shaq defends triangle, says players stubborn
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:58:30 PM)

    Shaq defends triangle, says players stubborn

  • [ESPN] Bulls dynasty architect Krause dies at 77
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:51:01 PM)

    Bulls dynasty architect Krause dies at 77

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony: Jeff Hornacek plans to start resting veterans
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:48:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony was the last Knick to leave the gym as he got in a workout after practice. He might be doing this more often to stay in shape because he likely will be playing less and less.

  • [NY Newsday] Shaquille O’Neal says Knicks’ bad habits damage the triangle
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:39:00 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal believes in Phil Jackson and the triangle offense, and he said neither has been successful with the Knicks because “guys are stubborn” and are being ball stoppers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Will Carmelo stay with Knicks?
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:23:33 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Shaq blames players for triangle failure in New York
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:14:25 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal praised Knicks team president Phil Jackson and credited his triangle offense as a main reason for the Lakers winning three championships while the two were together in Los Angeles

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks never made the extra pass
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:55:06 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek does not think the Knicks played like a team this season, never making the extra pass to a teammate for a better shot.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo knew ‘revived’ Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim wouldn’t retire
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:44:59 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony never believed that Jim Boeheim, his college coach and friend, would retire after the 2017-18 season.

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher admits Matt Barnes fight hurt standing with Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:41:44 PM)

    Derek Fisher has changed his tune regarding the infamous altercation with Matt Barnes.

  • [NYDN] Knicks will begin reducing Carmelo Anthony’s minutes
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:39:37 PM)

    Head coach Jeff Hornacek informed Carmelo Anthony today that he’ll reduce the All Star forward’s workload over the final 12 games.

  • [NYDN] Shaq still has faith in Phil Jackson to turn Knicks around
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:26:56 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal won three NBA championships under Phil Jackson and he still believes his old boss will eventually turn around the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo wonders if he’ll ever be a title contender with Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00:16 AM)

    The days of Carmelo Anthony saying “I believe in Phil” are long gone.

  • [NYTimes] After Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez Are Ejected, Raptors Rally Past Bulls
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:48:15 AM)

    Ibaka and Lopez were ejected from the game after exchanging punches near the basket, and Toronto proceeded to come back from a 16-point deficit.

  • [NYTimes] Jerry Krause, Who Gave Michael Jordan His Supporting Cast, Dies at 77
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:31:19 PM)

    The former Bulls general manager orchestrated the team’s dynasty of the 1990s, assembling the rosters that Jordan led to six N.B.A. championships.

  • [NYPost] ‘He was one of us’: NYC, NBA world remember John Andariese
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:10:05 PM)

    Warm words flowed amid laughter and tears at the Fordham Chapel Tuesday as family, friends and acquaintances paid respects to beloved longtime Knicks color analyst John Andariese. Some themes during the funeral Mass and service were heard over and over: gentleman, classy, caring, loving. But maybe Knicks and NBA announcer Mike Breen, who, in quoting…

  • [NYPost] Knicks tell Carmelo to get used to the bench
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:06:18 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — With the Knicks down 25 points, Carmelo Anthony sat out the fourth quarter at Staples Center on Monday against the Clippers. With the season down to a dirty dozen games, Anthony better get used a view from the bench — even in closer contests. One day after he sounded as if…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson remembers Jerry Krause, who saved him
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:06:10 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks president Phil Jackson released a statement to acknowledge the death of former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, who didn’t just construct Chicago’s dynasty but made the Zen Master a coaching legend. Although Jackson warred with Krause across their final two years together, he paid his respects and gave him his…

  • [NYPost] Shaq blames Knicks players for failing Phil Jackson’s blueprint
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:42:32 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks president Phil Jackson has been accused of being a fool for insisting on employing the triangle offense, but the host of “Shaqtin’ A Fool” credits his three Lakers titles to the system. Shaquille O’Neal, in a stout defense of Jackson’s ridiculed offense, said Knicks players need to stop being “stubborn,’’…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.03.21)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Clippers; Carmelo Anthony takes time to assess his career in New York
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:46:44 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony has been doing a lot of thinking about what’s happened and about his future. The Knicks best player appears to believe he’s missing out that he’s not in the playoffs, and sounds like someone who might want a change of scenery.

  • [NYPost] Knicks suffer embarrassing loss in front of all their old coaches
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 9:17:06 PM)

    LOS ANGELES – The Clippers didn’t need Carmelo Anthony on their side to look like Western Conference title contenders for one night. Not against this Knicks ensemble. The Knicks began their four-game western swing in predictably defenseless fashion as Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan blasted them in a 114-105 rout at Staples Center…

  • [NYPost] Is Hornacek’s passing complaint a shot at Knicks’ stars?
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 6:35:01 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek seconded Kristaps Porzingis’ contention the Knicks didn’t play this season as a team, believing the players never made the extra pass. In what could’ve been a dig at the Knicks’ Big 3 of Carmelo Anthony, Porzingis and Derrick Rose, Hornacek feels the team’s downfall partly stemmed from not…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony sounds ready to move on from the Knicks
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 12:41:10 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony said he’s loved living in Los Angeles across the years and dropped enough hints Monday his time may be done as a Knick. Following the morning shootaround at Staples Center, Anthony was careful to say he hasn’t “thought about’’ a move to the Clippers, but didn’t reject the notion either,…

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Praises Los Angeles, Sounding Less Like a Knick for Life
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:49:01 AM)

    Anthony, who has been linked to the Clippers in trade rumors, said he admired players who stayed with one team, “but a lot of things have to fall into place.”

  • [NYTimes] As Fans Grow Restless, the Best N.B.A. Games of the Week
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 8:15:11 PM)

    The Warriors travel to play the Thunder on Monday night as the problem of teams resting stars in marquee matchups nears a tipping point.

  • [NYTimes] Canvassing Basketball Coaches About Job Moves as Seats Open Up at Colleges
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:00:22 AM)

    With the coming of Spring, colleges have begun to seek coaches who can lead a basketball team to a championship.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Hornacek critical of his top players
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:58:38 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Hornacek critical of his top players

  • [ESPN] Melo: Motivated by own game, not peers’ feats
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 5:47:04 PM)

    Melo: Motivated by own game, not peers’ feats

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis’ double-double not enough as Knicks fall to Clippers
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:53:09 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose each scored 18 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Knicks lost in blowout fashion to the Los Angeles Clippers, 114-105, on Monday night at the Staples Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony reflects on time in New York as Knicks near playoff elimination
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 5:35:22 PM)

    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reflected on his time with New York and questioned if the team will be a contender with the franchise.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo wonders if he’ll ever be a title contender with Knicks
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 10:02:59 PM)

    The days of Carmelo Anthony saying “I believe in Phil” are long gone.

  • [NYDN] Knicks start West Coast trip with 114-105 loss to Clippers
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 9:13:51 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony was oh-so-close to being traded to the Clippers last month and guaranteed date in the postseason.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Clippers

    Since the Knicks are visiting the Clippers, there are, of course, a bunch of “maybe Melo will go to the Clippers” stories, which are nonsense. The main story about Melo seeming like he might want to leave opened with Melo saying something along the lines of, “Nah, don’t even start with this” so clearly nothing has actually changed with regards to Melo wanting to leave.

    But hey, it wouldn’t hurt for Melo to score 60 in a close Knicks loss tonight! Maybe it would move the Clippers to actually make a real offer for Melo. So far they have not.

    I obviously want the Knicks to lose all of these games, but I would sort of like to see them at least come close. That Nets game I went to on Thursday, my wife was all, “Boy, I felt sorry for you. You wanted them to lose and yet it was still so depressing to watch. The games during the commercials were the only thing interesting about the game.” Which is true. Them not even being in these games is depressing. It’s like, “Oh, so they can’t even come close to beating the worst team in the NBA, but adding one draft pick will change things?” Seems hard to believe.

    Anyhow, let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.03.20)

  • [NYDN] Porzingis blames Knicks’ nightmare season on poor chemistry
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:41:48 PM)

    Porzingis was brutally honest in his assessment of the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly interested in drafting Ntilikina, Monk
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:44:31 AM)

    The Knicks, who could have a top-10 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, are interested in selecting Frank Ntilikina or Malik Monk, reports ESPN New York’s Ian Begley.

  • [NYPost] Two Knicks rookies fans soon will be seeing a lot more of
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:00:29 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — It’s soon going to be Mo Time and Marshall Time. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he figures once the Knicks (27-42) are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs — which could occur if they go 0-4 on this trip out West — he figures he’ll get the orders to play all six rookies…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis says Knicks are ‘not that good of a team’
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:56:41 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — At times, 21-year-old Kristaps Porzingis sounds like a wizened veteran. He admits he wants to be a leader next season. Certainly Porzingis has been outspoken. According to Porzingis, he thought the Knicks were doomed early, seeing a lot of talent in their newly formed Big 3 and a lot of alarming signs…

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Kristaps Porzingis: We are ‘not that good of a team’
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 4:56:42 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Kristaps Porzingis: We are ‘not that good of a team’

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose see lack of Knicks’ chemistry
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:40:16 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was the first to see something and say something when he expressed that despite the Knicks early season success that something was missing. The second-year big man proved to have great foresight.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.03.19)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks, Phil Jackson status report: Treading water after 3 seasons
    (Saturday, March 18, 2017 7:21:17 PM)

    It was three years ago that these words were uttered — much to the delight of all Knicks fans:

  • [NYPost] ‘Next Rondo?’ Execs guess Derrick Rose’s free-agency future
    (Saturday, March 18, 2017 5:55:39 PM)

    Free agency beckons this summer, but Derrick Rose doesn’t want to dwell on his future because he is still a Knick. But others have speculated on what Rose may find on the free-agent market, and a random sampling seemed in agreement. Rose won’t find what his status and history would suggest. “He’s the next Rondo…

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil Jackson’s three years as Knicks president have been roller coaster ride
    (Saturday, March 18, 2017 4:43:26 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson celebrated his three-year anniversary in his position with the team, a tenure that has been marked by ups and downs.

  • [ESPN] Ringing in Phil Jackson’s Knicks’ anniversary with sounds of discord
    (Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:53:35 AM)

    Ringing in Phil Jackson’s Knicks’ anniversary with sounds of discord

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knick Iman Shumpert says the Cavs ‘grabbed me out of hell’
    (Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:16:38 PM)

    Iman Shumpert’s career has gone swimmingly since Phil Jackson and the Knicks traded him and J.R.

  • [NYDN] News’ Top 5 reasons Knicks are a ‘super’ bad team
    (Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:15:16 PM)

    On July 22, Derrick Rose called the Knicks a “super team.” It was a lofty statement, to say the least.

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knick Baron Davis says team has ‘no real plan’
    (Saturday, March 18, 2017 5:02:05 PM)

    Baron Davis sees the Knicks, his former team, in a long rut with “no real plan.”

  • [NYDN] Knicks broadcasting legend John Andariese wake to be held Monday
    (Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:52:45 PM)

    The wake for Knicks broadcasting legend John Andariese will be Monday from 5-9 p.m.