Knicks Morning News (2017.03.01)

  • [NYPost] Willy Hernangomez replaces Porzingis as Knicks’ injury worry
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:03:17 PM)

    The Knicks figure to welcome Kristaps Porzingis back to active duty Wednesday in Orlando. So naturally they plan to be without center Willy Hernangomez. Apparently there is a ban on too much happy news for the Knicks. While Porzingis practiced Tuesday in Tarrytown after missing two games with a sprained right ankle, Hernangomez sat out…

  • [NYPost] Larry Brown to Phil Jackson: Quit pulling strings and coach the Knicks
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:50:49 PM)

    Peering into the Knicks’ power structure, Larry Brown has a message for Phil Jackson: If you want the triangle offense, be the coach. The former Knicks head coach said it’s wrong for Jackson to force his style of play on current coach Jeff Hornacek, as the Knicks place a bigger focus on the system Jackson made famous. Brown,…

  • [NYPost] Amar’e Stoudemire under fire for gay ‘joke’ days after tolerance award
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:25:53 PM)

    Two days after winning Israel’s prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Award for his work with underprivileged children, Amar’e Stoudemire suggested in a video posted Tuesday his goodwill does not extend to all types of people. The former Knicks forward, who is playing with Israeli basketball club Hapoel Jerusalem, said (joked?) he would avoid a theoretical…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony is asking for another talk with Phil Jackson
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:22:14 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony wants to sit down and chat with Knicks president Phil Jackson later rather than sooner. “I don’t think right now. Right now we’ve got to sit down and kind of finish these games and go back down to the drawing board after this season. But not right now,” Anthony said about hashing out…

  • [NYPost] Knicks turning rest of season into triangle auditions
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:48:16 AM)

    The Knicks are coming full circle. Or is full triangle more appropriate? Coach Jeff Hornacek admitted Tuesday the final two months of the season basically will contain triangle-offense auditions for players as the Knicks utilize more of team president Phil Jackson’s preferred roots. “We’ve gotten better,” Hornacek said in Tarrytown after the Knicks prepared for…

  • [NYDN] Knicks to evaluate players based on ability to grasp triangle
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:02:02 PM)

    It’s back to Square One. Or should we say, Triangle One.

  • [NYDN] Doesn’t seem Amar’e Stoudemire would be OK with gay teammate
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 12:11:40 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire would be better off keeping his mouth shut.

  • [NYDN] Larry Brown: Knicks prez should coach if he really wants triangle
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:26:38 AM)

    Larry Brown thinks Phil Jackson should either cease forcing the triangle on Jeff Hornacek or coach the Knicks himself.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Drama continues to follow the Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:10:19 AM)

    Drama follows the Knicks after a heartbreaking loss to the Raptors on Monday night after releasing Brandon Jennings.

  • [SNY Knicks] Should Knicks make Lee, Thomas available this offseason?
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:00:57 PM)

    After signing a four-year deal, Lee obviously won’t be waived. But his value as a veteran, versatile player could be more useful to contending teams.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks may target Jrue Holiday in free agency
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:30:10 AM)

    The Knicks may target Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday in free agency this summer, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks’ Big Question for Rest of Season: Who Fits the Triangle?
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:33:32 AM)

    With the team in a no man’s land between a playoff berth and a top draft pick, the final six weeks will be used to evaluate players in a system the Knicks have solidified their commitment to.

  • [NYTimes] The Knicks Are Bad. This Is Not New.
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:18:39 PM)

    Here is a look at the 10 most despairing, demoralizing Knick seasons of all time.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ aptitude test will be learning the triangle
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 7:56:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Want to play for the Knicks next season? You better learn to love the triangle.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Sprained ankle may force Hernangomez to miss games
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:47:37 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Sprained ankle may force Hernangomez to miss games

  • [ESPN] 3 missed calls in last minutes of Knicks-Raptors
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:56:53 PM)

    3 missed calls in last minutes of Knicks-Raptors

  • [ESPN] Sources: Jennings agrees to join Wizards
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:01:48 PM)

    Sources: Jennings agrees to join Wizards

  • [ESPN] Brown: Phil should coach if Knicks run triangle
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:47:42 PM)

    Brown: Phil should coach if Knicks run triangle