The Bucks seem to sometimes play down to their opponents, so this could be a trap game! By the way, Frank Isola had an interesting article about Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who the Knicks had on their G-League team and is now on the Memphis Grizzlies. It’s interesting how there sometimes is effectively free talent that you could try out rather than spending $71 million on Tim Hardaway Jr. Let’s go, Nick at Nite!
The future is now! Frank Ntilikina will start tonight for the Knicks in his first career start. This was made possible by the Knicks facing the dynamic backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum and Emmanuel Mudiay re-defining the word “suck.” Let’s go, Nick Nolte!
Here’s a big risk for the tank, as the Kings are pretty awful. But hopefully the Knicks can pull a loss off! Let’s go, Nick Clooney!
I think we all know that what has to happen tonight is that Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke will score a bunch of points in a win and Doc Rivers will say, “I must go to the Knicks to coach these awesome guards!” Seriously, though, the Clippers have been playing well, so this will likely not go well for the Knicks. I look forward to seeing Round 2 of O’Quinn vs. Boban! Let’s go, Jayson Nix!
From Stefan Bondy: Joakim Noah has until midnight Thursday or else he’s stuck with the Knicks. That’s the deadline for the exiled center to reach a buyout if he wants to sign elsewhere and be eligible for the playoffs. However, as late as Wednesday afternoon, there had been no progress in negotiations. The Knicks still didn’t want to release Noah without significant money coming back in a buyout, and Noah was unwilling to surrender enough of his guaranteed contract. Beyond the remaining money owed for this season, Noah still has two years and almost $38 million remaining on his deal. …continue reading
From Marc Berman: It would be an easier sell for Clippers coach Doc Rivers if Kristaps Porzingis didn’t tear his ACL three weeks ago to complicate the Knicks’ rebuilding program. But according to a former Rivers associate, it’s not far-fetched for the one-time Knicks guard to have interest in the team’s coaching job if Jeff Hornacek, who has one year left on his contract, is let go after the season. “Doc enjoyed his time there,’’ the former associate said. “He respects the city, he respects the organization.’’ The Knicks, who are scheduled to leave for Los Angeles after Wednesday’s practice, …continue reading