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Monday, November 20, 2017

Author: Mike Kurylo

Mike Kurylo is the founder and editor of His book on the 2012 Knicks, "We’ll Always Have Linsanity," is on sale now. Follow him on twitter (@KnickerBlogger).

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Knicks Morning News (2017.11.13)

[NYPost] MSG flushes integrity, credibility down toilet with DraftKings deal (Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:00:26 PM) Permit me to draw your attention to something you should ignore: Tonight, as the Knicks play Cleveland on MSG Network, MSG+ will show the game as previewed in a news release, headlined, “DraftKings and MSG Partner For First Ever Live Fantasy Infused Broadcast.” How will this benefit viewers? It won’t. It’s designed to benefit the… [NYPost] Knick star helps 5th grader get elected as class president (Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:59:31 PM) A 10-year-old Queens boy was a slam-dunk for class president thanks to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.12)

[SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Bernard King on upbringing, new book (Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:30:24 AM) [SNY Knicks] LeBron James says Dennis Smith Jr. ‘should be a Knick’ (Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:47:20 PM) LeBron James of the Cavaliers said Maverics Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. “should be a Knick,” reports Tim MacMahon of ESPN. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis shines in return as Knicks beat Kings 118-91 (Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:14:14 PM) NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis returned after a one-game absence to score 34 points, Courtney Lee added 20, and the New York Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings 118-91 on …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.11)

[NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis expected to play Saturday night vs. Kings (Friday, November 10, 2017 7:28:01 PM) Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Friday that he expects Kristaps Porzingis to play on Saturday night when the Knicks host the Kings at Madison Square Garden. [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah back with Knicks on Monday after PED ban ends (Friday, November 10, 2017 7:13:29 PM) Joakim Noah will return to the Knicks’ active roster on Monday as a 20-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs that began last season comes to an end. The veteran center will have missed the Knicks’ first 12 games …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.10)

[NYTimes] Keeping Score: James Harden Beats LeBron James While Equaling Michael Jordan (Friday, November 10, 2017 10:00:29 AM) In the Rockets’ win over the Cavaliers, Harden became the first player since Jordan in 1989 to have at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals in a game. [NYTimes] At the Pistons’ New Home, Empty Seats and Hockey Statues (Thursday, November 09, 2017 10:00:26 AM) The opening of Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena has been followed by a succession of not-so-enormous basketball crowds. [NY Newsday] What happens with Ramon Sessions after Joakim Noah’s suspension ends? (Thursday, November 09, 2017 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.09)

[NYPost] Knicks GM Scott Perry won’t rule out trade as Noah return nears (Wednesday, November 08, 2017 7:43:01 PM) ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks general manager Scott Perry admits he has a big roster decision “looming’’ as center Joakim Noah returns Monday after his 12-game drug suspension is over, indicating a trade is still possible. The Knicks have to remove someone from the roster to make room for Noah, whom they apparently have no choice… [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis-less Knicks no match for Magic (Wednesday, November 08, 2017 4:40:19 PM) ORLANDO, Fla. — No unicorn meant no victory. The Knicks proved Wednesday …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.08)

[NYDN] Doug McDermott scores 20, turns in best game since joining Knicks (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:13:57 PM) Doug McDermott dropped in some of the most important McBuckets Tuesday. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ MVP-like start puts him in elite company (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:25:51 PM) There has been a certain Lin-sanity quality to Kristaps Porzingis recently. [NYDN] Knicks overcome double-digit deficit to beat Hornets (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:06:22 PM) Kristaps Porzingis leads Knicks to comeback win over Hornets, Knicks’ win streak improves to six. [NYDN] Knicks fan votes for Kristaps Porzingis for mayor of NYC (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 …continue reading

Knicks Improvement Due to Defense

This year the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis has been greeted by his adoring fans with chants of “MVP!” It’s not entirely without merit as Porzingis is second in the league’s most important MVP category — points per game. Realistically there’s little chance he’ll be among the top 5 this year, as LeBron James, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Russell Westbrook will likely surpass the Latvian in votes. With 5 wins and 4 losses, the Knicks are out-performing all but the most optimistic expectations thus far. The common reason to explain the team’s improvement is the Unicorn’s scoring increase. Porzingis …continue reading