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Monday, March 27, 2017

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 …continue reading

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, …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading

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 …continue reading