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Friday, November 24, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.18)

  • [ESPN] Porzingis happy to see Melo get ‘new challenge’
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:56:50 PM)

    Porzingis happy to see Melo get ‘new challenge’

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Mills, Perry visited Steelers camp to learn more
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:42:50 PM)

    Knicks’ president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry visited Steelers training camp in August to learn about their operations, sources told the New York Post.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis looks forward to guarding Melo on Opening Night
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:53:47 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis admits it will be “weird” playing against Carmelo Anthony on opening night, and not with him.

  • [SNY Knicks] Five bold predictions for the Knicks this season
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:00:16 PM)

    The drama-filled Knicks offseason is finally over and the actual games that count have arrived.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina participates in team scrimmage at practice Tuesday
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:50:03 AM)

    Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina participating in the team’s scrimmage at practice on Tuesday.

  • [NY Newsday] New York Knicks 2017-18 market report
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:36:00 PM)

    STOCK RISING: With a $71 million contract, a lot will be expected of Tim Hardaway Jr. But he probably won’t face the same scrutiny as Kristaps Porzingis. Hardaway Jr. is athletic, talented offensively and a good fit for what Jeff Hornacek wants to run — an up-tempo offense. His game evolved and he matured in his two years in Atlanta. It should help him now because he has to have a good attitude amid some difficult times and show he’s improved defensively.

  • [NY Newsday] New York Knicks roster for 2017-18 NBA season
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:28:00 PM)

    Meet the 2017-18 New York Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Defending Carmelo Anthony no easy task for Knicks
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:33:07 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Kristaps Porzingis said it will be weird facing Carmelo Anthony on opening night, and difficult matching up against him. But Porzingis doesn’t plan to watch any extra film to get him ready.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis will lead rebuilding Knicks
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:17:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony will be on the court when the Knicks open the regular season Thursday in Oklahoma City, but he’ll be wearing the home white. Life without Melo will be about the same as life with him the last several years minus a lot of the drama.

  • [NY Newsday] TNT’s ‘Inside the NBA’ crew talk Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks and social activism
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:11:00 PM)

    With the NBA season opening on Tuesday night, TNT’s “Inside the NBA” studio crew of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson weighed in on various NBA topics on a conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA 2017-18 season: Best of the East
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:21:07 PM)

    The best players

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks movin’ on, Nets movin’ up in 2017-18 NBA season
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2:55:29 PM)

    In theory, the great thing about having two NBA teams in New York is that it should double the chances of seeing some decent basketball.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA East preview: LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers still rule
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:50:14 AM)

    The Eastern Conference doesn’t have as compelling stories as the Western Conference or as many strong teams or stars, and probably doesn’t house the next NBA champion.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis on going head-to-head vs. Carmelo in Knicks opener
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:28:56 PM)

    The understudy faces his mentor.

  • [NYPost] Knicks brass took a field trip to learn from one of NFL’s best
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:51:57 PM)

    When the Knicks staged training camp in late September, there were a handful of sessions open to families of players and staff. It was a new concept for the Knicks — gleaned from one of sports’ model franchises, the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to sources, Knicks president Steve Mills and new general manager Scott Perry attended…

  • [NYPost] Shaq: Knicks players failed Phil Jackson
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 1:01:59 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal says Phil Jackson meant well, but his cardinal sin during his three-year, three-month stint as Knicks president was trusting that millennial NBA players would adapt to the selfless aspects of the triangle. In a conference call promoting TNT’s coverage, O’Neal supported Jackson’s attempt at resurrecting the Knicks while Charles Barkley said he got…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis: I’ll guard Carmelo, but it won’t be easy
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:15:49 AM)

    The student will square off against the master in Oklahoma City on Thursday night in the Knicks’ deliciously compelling season opener. With Carmelo Anthony lining up at power forward in the Thunder’s small-ball lineup, Porzingis said he will defend his former teammate at the outset. At 7-foot-3, Porzingis has the height advantage, but the 6-8…

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 102, Celtics 99: Celtics’ Gordon Hayward Fractures Ankle in Season Opener
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:53:16 AM)

    Hayward, a prized free agent acquisition, came down awkwardly at the end of a play early in Boston’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Celtics went on to lose.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: A Season of Cleveland Anxiety, Brought to You by LeBron James
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:11:50 PM)

    Amid concerns that James might repeat his 2010 departure from the Cavaliers and play elsewhere next season, a pair of fans have created apparel asking him to stay.

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. Moves Into Las Vegas, Joining the N.H.L. and N.F.L.
    (Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:33:18 PM)

    The San Antonio Stars are being bought by MGM Resorts International and moving to Las Vegas.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Eastern Conference Preview: Are the Celtics and Cavaliers Vulnerable?
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:05:46 AM)

    Boston and Cleveland continued to stockpile stars, but the Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors are all waiting for a chance to break through.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Western Conference Preview: The Warriors and 14 Other Guys
    (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:43:26 AM)

    The Warriors are in a class by themselves, but the Rockets and the Thunder spent the off-season making rosters moves to try to keep up.

  • 14 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2017.10.18)

    1. swiftandabundant

      I’m gonna go with 26 games. I think its going to be a long season especially the first part of the season. But I think its gonna be a fun season to watch nonetheless with the young players.

    2. thenamestsam

      Derrick Rose : Cavaliers = James Dolan : JD & The Straight Shot

      I’m pretty interested to see what Ty Lue does with that team this year. Despite him winning a title his first year I feel like I don’t really know how good he is as a coach. He mostly has just let Lebron do his thing and that’s been enough for one title and another finals loss. But this year’s team has some very bad players and even moreso some very bad combinations of players. He had Rose on the floor in crunch time (even for defense!), Rose played more than JR, Green played twice as much as Korver, he overlapped Wade and Rose way too much. This Cavs team could easily be pretty mediocre if Ty Lue can’t figure out which of his players are bad (hint: Rose is extremely bad) and I don’t actually have that much faith in him to do it.

    3. DS

      I’m pretty interested to see what Ty Lue does with that team this year. Despite him winning a title his first year I feel like I don’t really know how good he is as a coach. He mostly has just let Lebron do his thing and that’s been enough for one title and another finals loss. But this year’s team has some very bad players and even moreso some very bad combinations of players. He had Rose on the floor in crunch time (even for defense!), Rose played more than JR, Green played twice as much as Korver, he overlapped Wade and Rose way too much. This Cavs team could easily be pretty mediocre if Ty Lue can’t figure out which of his players are bad (hint: Rose is extremely bad) and I don’t actually have that much faith in him to do it.

      I can’t really discern whether Lue’s good or not. I generally agree with you regarding the allotment of minutes. It would seem that he is going to have to play LeBron at the 1 a lot until IT comes back. Rose was the only player in uniform last night whose natural position is point guard.

    4. DRed

      Yeah the Cavs looked like a mess last night. Their philosophy on offense the last few years has been basically surrounding Lebron with really good shooters-now they’re playing Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose together. I’m not sure how that’s supposed to work. I think they should just let Wade play PG.

    5. thenamestsam

      I think they should just let Wade play PG.

      That’s what I would pretty much do too. I’d play Rose basically just the 10 minutes a night that Lebron sits and let him try to just carry the offense for a few minutes. Otherwise Wade and Lebron basically split the PG duties on offense while JR and Shump check PGs on the other end. Wade-Lebron-JR-Crowder-Love doesn’t have a “point guard” but it has plenty of ball handling, they can switch four positions on defense and they have enough shooting. That’s a scary lineup. And they have a lot of versatile lineups like that. But Rose is just a terrible fit with the rest of the pieces on the roster. Playing him more than JR (or even Shump) is really bad.

    6. stratomatic says you can't play defense if you keep getting players than can't defend

      I’m going with 30, but I could easily see 35+ if KP breaks out and Nitti winds up being productive in his first year.

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