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Knicks Morning News (2018.10.23)

  • [RotoWire]
    Giannis Antetokounmpo: Erupts for game-high 31 against Knicks

    (Monday, October 22, 2018 11:34:00 PM)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo: Antetokounmpo scored 31 points (13-29 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 37 minutes during Monday’s 124-113 win over the Knicks.

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  • [RotoWire]
    Khris Middleton: Pours in 30 in win over Knicks

    (Monday, October 22, 2018 11:29:00 PM)

    Khris Middleton: Middleton scored 30 points (11-14 FG, 7-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in 35 minutes during Monday’s 124-113 win over the Knicks.

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  • [NYDN] Knicks show fight to battle back from big deficit but can’t keep up with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Khris Middleton is finding plenty of freedom and fun in the Milwaukee Bucks’ wide-open offense.

    Middleton sank 7 of 8 3-pointers and finished with 30 points — including two critical 3s down the stretch — as the Bucks held off the New York Knicks 124-113 on Monday night.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo had…

  • [NYPost] Late Knicks rally no match for Giannis Antetokounmpo
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 6:40:20 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — It was Monday Night Fireworks at the new Fiserv Forum for both clubs, but in the end, “The Greek Freak’’ and the Bucks’ 3-point shooting were too fiery. The Knicks rallied from 19 points down at halftime and led by 1 in the fourth quarter, but Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo became unstoppable in…

  • [NYPost] Mario Hezonja has bigger concerns than ex-Knicks exec’s ‘BS’
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 4:49:55 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — The Knicks should return former Knicks executive Clarence Gaines Jr. to the payroll as a tweet motivator. After Gaines’ rip of Hezonja’s defense on Twitter, Hezonja came out with his most assertive game as a Knick, scoring 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting and trying to play physical with Bucks big man Giannis Antetokounmpo…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks have a hope of when Kevin Knox can return
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 9:57:03 AM)

    MILWAUKEE — David Fizdale will take two weeks. Fizdale said he wasn’t clear when injured rookie lottery pick Kevin Knox would return, but when asked if he would be happy if he’s out just two weeks, the Knicks coach responded affirmatively. “Yeah, that’d be great,” Fizdale said after Monday’s morning shootaround at the new Fiserv…

  • [NYPost] Inside James Dolan’s all-out revenge on Maggie Gray, WFAN
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 7:58:28 AM)

    James Dolan and Madison Square Garden have gone nuclear in their revenge against WFAN and its parent company, Entercom, The Post has learned. In retaliation for a summer rant by WFAN host Maggie Gray, Dolan’s MSG has ordered all of its businesses across the country to shut down working with Entercom and banned Knicks and…

  • [NYTimes] Bucks 124, Knicks 113: Knicks’ Late Rally Falls Short Against Bucks
    (Tuesday, October 23, 2018 4:50:43 AM)

    The Knicks, after trailing by 19 at halftime, briefly led in the fourth period but Giannis Antetokounmpo’s lone 3-pointer of the game put Milwaukee up to stay.

  • [NYTimes] A New Option for N.B.A. Prospects: The Million-Dollar Intern
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 10:15:33 PM)

    Darius Bazley, a top basketball prospect, is skipping college and charting a new path for draft prep: earning $1 million as an intern for New Balance.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks drop third straight with 124-113 loss to Bucks
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 10:26:28 PM)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined to score 61 points as the Bucks rolled to a 124-113 win over the Knicks on Monday night in Milwaukee.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks hoping to get back on track in Milwaukee on Monday night at 8 p.m.
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 6:24:08 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — It’s only been two games, too small a sample size to observe wholesale changes in the Milwaukee Bucks under new head coach Mike Budenholzer’s system.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Fizdale would be happy if Kevin Knox missed only two weeks
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 12:47:14 PM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale told reporters Monday that he would be happy if Kevin Knox missed only two weeks due to his left ankle sprain.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Knox talks NYC life, expectations for Knicks in upcoming documentary
    (Monday, October 22, 2018 12:38:32 PM)

    The 19-year-old dished on his new life in the city and with the Knicks in an upcoming Showtime documentary this Sunday, which was teased with a preview by The Players’ Tribune on Monday.

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    8 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.10.23)

    1. GoNyGoNyGo

      With Fizdale tweaking the starting lineup, I suspect that either Frank or Lance are sitting. We need more offense. Does Lee get some action?

      I really wanted to see Mitch Robinson try and defend the Freak. We’re 28th in team blocks per game, 24th in rebounds per game and dead last in assists per game. I have to imagine that M-Rob helps in two of these categories. As for assists, it proves that there’s no point guard on this team. There isn’t a point forward or any other distributor.

      Last night, there were at least a half dozen times where a Knick could have taken a 3-pt shot but instead decided to drive into the paint, into traffic, to put up a bad 2-pt shot. If they want to win, they need to hoist up those 3’s! The Bucks average 40 3PA/g at a 40% clip and the Knicks 31 at a 35% clip. It’s such a huge point differential as it translates to 6 extra 3pt shots made per game.

    2. Brian Cronin

      Yeah, you really have to embrace the three in the modern NBA. Teams that don’t, well, they are confusing.

    3. alsep73

      Speaking of the offense, moving this over from the other thread:

      I have no buyers remorse on Fizdale, who’s been wonderful. But watching the diverse and free flowing Bucks offense had me playing what if. If we had hired Bud, would our team have more ball movement? Or would he have recognized, as Fiz seems to have, that this is a roster full of limited players, and the better scorers aren’t naturally inclined to pass? The talent gap is pretty wide so far, and we’ve been able to compete thanks to (as someone on P&T put it) bursts of defensive intensity and bad shots going in. That might work in the short term, but I hope that whenever Fiz actually feels he can install his offense, it looks a lot better and more modern than this.

    4. Knick fan not in NJ who thinks our rookies will lead us to a lousy lottery pick in 2019

      I think it’s possible that Burke gets replaced as a starter. The Knocks gave up more that thirty points in the first quarter of all thirty losses.

    5. Frank

      I have no buyers remorse on Fizdale, who’s been wonderful. But watching the diverse and free flowing Bucks offense had me playing what if.

      When you have a top 5 player in the NBA i think it’s much easier to have a free flowing offense no matter what system you’re running.

    6. Brian Cronin

      When you have a top 5 player in the NBA i think it’s much easier to have a free flowing offense no matter what system you’re running.

      Agreed, but I also think it’s fair to say that Budz is just one of the very top coaches in the game. It’s no disservice to not be as good of as coach as Budz.

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