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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Knicks Morning News (2017.01.11)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Knicks, Professionalism Was Missing Way Before Derrick Rose Was (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:44:11 PM) Behavior like Rose’s mysterious absence on Monday tends to spring up in organizations when the negligence comes from the top down. [NYTimes] Derrick Rose Returns to Knicks and Explains His Absence (Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:41:41 AM) The point guard said that he had missed Monday night’s game to go home to Chicago to be with his mother and that “basketball didn’t have anything to do with this.” [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek not a fan of Carmelo Anthony’s ejections in blowouts …continue reading

NBA.com: Derrick Rose fined by Knicks for missing game vs. Pelicans

NBA.com reports: Last night, the Knicks hosted the New Orleans Pelicans with hopes of reversing a recent funk in which New York had lost seven of its last eight games. Not only did the Knicks fall last night to the Pelicans, 110-96, but they did so without starting point guard Derrick Rose. Rose was absent from the team for the game for reasons that were unclear, and the team responded today by fining him for his actions. The Knicks followed by noting that he will be in uniform for the game against Philadelphia on Wednesday. If there’s a bigger joke …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.10)

[SNY Knicks] Report: Rose leaves Knicks without permission to deal with family issue (Monday, January 09, 2017 11:26:18 PM) New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose was not with the team for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to undisclosed reasons. [SNY Knicks] Shorthanded Knicks struggle against Davis, Pelicans (Monday, January 09, 2017 10:08:00 PM) Playing without Derrick Rose and Mindaugas Kuzminskas, the New York Knicks allowed a 40-point, 18-rebound performance to Anthony Davis in a 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday at Madison Square Garden. [SNY Knicks] Kuzminskas to miss Monday’s game vs. Pelicans due …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.09)

[NYTimes] Keeping Score: Ron Baker, Knicks’ Third-String Point Guard, Provides Lift (Monday, January 09, 2017 1:17:34 AM) The fourth-quarter play of Baker, a little-used option behind Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings, helped end a six-game losing streak and injected offense into the game that followed. [NYPost] Knicks are sick of their own excuses (Sunday, January 08, 2017 8:18:19 AM) Brandon Jennings says there can be no more excuses that the Knicks are still getting to know each other. It’s 37 games in — closing in on the halfway mark — and the Knicks are worse than mediocre at 17-20. In …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.08)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks fall to streaking Pacers, 123-109 (Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:28:29 PM) Jeff Teague and Paul George led six Pacers in double figures with 19 points each and Indiana used a 53-32 rebounding edge to defeat the Knicks 123-109 in Indianapolis Saturday. [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Pacers (Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:36:16 PM) The Knicks head to Indiana to play the Pacers at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. [SNY Knicks] Ron Baker keeps cool during crunch time against Bucks (Saturday, January 07, 2017 1:09:21 PM) Ron Baker may not be as explosive or agile as Chasson …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pacers

Oops, for some reason I thought that this game was starting later. The Knicks really should win this one. EDITED TO ADD: I wrote this post at the end of the first quarter when the Knicks had just cut it to 4, but it didn’t go up until later. Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.07)

[NYTimes] James Harden Meets Russell Westbrook in a Battle of Perpetual Motion (Friday, January 06, 2017 12:41:24 PM) The Rockets outlasted the Thunder. Westbrook had 49 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists, while Harden had 26 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. [NYTimes] Cavaliers 116, Nets 108: Even With Mr. Whammy, Nets Are No Match for LeBron James and the Cavs (Saturday, January 07, 2017 2:24:20 AM) Bruce Reznick, a retired Nets fan from Brooklyn, tried to cast his usual spells on James, but he finished with 36 points in Cleveland’s victory at Barclays Center. [NYTimes] Is Zaza Pachulia an …continue reading