Knicks Morning News (2018.10.27)

  • [NYDN] Kevin Durant’s late Garden takeover shows Knicks why they must go hard after their top free-agent target
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Kevin Durant had his Garden moment. The Knicks are hoping there will be a lot more in their uniform.

    If there were any doubts about how such a player – just one player — could drastically change the course of an NBA team, Durant reminded the Knicks why they should do everything possible to pursue…

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale’s lineup overhaul works for three quarters before the fight ultimately fizzles out of young Knicks vs. Warriors
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    It took David Fizdale five games to basically tear up the lineup.

    From Wednesday’s blowout defeat in Miami to Friday’s blowout defeat to the Warriors, the only player who kept his starting position was Tim Hardaway Jr at shooting guard. The results were mixed, as a starting group consisting of…

  • [Sports Illustrated] DeMarcus Cousins Assessed Technical From Bench, Ejected From Warriors Matchup With Knicks
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 8:30:26 PM)

    Cousins has yet to play for Golden State as he recovers from a torn achilles.

  • [Sports Illustrated] How to Watch Warriors vs. Knicks: Live Stream, Start Time
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 4:30:00 PM)

    Find out how to watch the Warriors vs. the Knicks on Friday, Oct. 26.

  • [Hoops Rumors] Kevin Durant Notes: Free Agency, Knicks, Kerr
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 4:07:07 PM)

    With Kevin Durant and the Warriors set to play in New York tonight, there has been renewed speculation this week about the possibility of Durant ending up with the Knicks when he reaches free agency in 2019. While we’re more than eight months away from July 1, 2019, Knicks fans are already figuring out ways […]

  • [TheRinger] Kevin Durant Notes: Free Agency, Knicks, Kerr
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 4:07:07 PM)

    With Kevin Durant and the Warriors set to play in New York tonight, there has been renewed speculation this week about the possibility of Durant ending up with the Knicks when he reaches free agency in 2019. While we’re more than eight months away from July 1, 2019, Knicks fans are already figuring out ways […]

  • [NYPost] Knicks and Durant give each other glimpse of possible future
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 8:39:08 PM)

    The night started with Kevin Durant advancing toward the visitors’ locker room 90 minutes before tipoff and Knicks coach David Fizdale intercepting him for a big bear hug. During player intros, Durant received the loudest Garden roar of any player by far. Durant didn’t appreciate that “Make the Knicks Great’’ billboard. But he had to…

  • [NYPost] Knicks had shot vs. Warriors and then Kevin Durant happened
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 6:01:28 PM)

    The Knicks don’t need Kevin Durant to become a future contender. But it would be a hell of a shortcut. Despite a galaxy-wide gap between one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history and the league’s youngest team, the Knicks stood toe-to-toe with the Warriors and even held a double-digit lead over the two-time defending…

  • [NYPost] Fizdale makes big changes to Knicks’ starting lineup
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 3:59:14 PM)

    David Fizdale had seen enough to know he needed to see something drastically different. After running out the same starters in the Knicks’ first five games of the season, the first-year coach shook up the lineup, with three changes in Friday night’s game against the Warriors. Noah Vonleh, Damyean Dotson and rookie Mitchell Robinson made…

  • [NYPost] Knicks can take revenge on Warriors by stealing Kevin Durant
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 11:08:36 AM)

    The Warriors’ dynasty has come at the Knicks’ expense. Don Nelson got the last laugh at the Knicks by taking Stephen Curry with the seventh pick in 2009 — one spot ahead of Mike D’Antoni’s Knicks. The Curry-to-the-Knicks furor put the electric point guard out of Davidson on the lottery radar. In 2014, Warriors ownership…

  • [ESPN] Dominant Durant has Knicks fans daring to dream
    (Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:01:00 AM)

    With Knicks fans dreaming of landing Golden State’s Kevin Durant as a free agent after this season, Durant gave the Madison Square Garden crowd something to talk about after a 41-point effort in a 128-100 win on Friday night.

  • [ESPN] Fizdale pleased with Ntilikina’s first start at PG
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 7:03:49 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina got his first career start at point guard for the Knicks against the Warriors on Friday night. He scored 17 points in a 128-100 loss at home.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Enes Kanter reacts to lineup change: ‘I’m just leading the second unit’
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 11:20:14 PM)

    For the first time this season, Enes Kanter was not in the starting lineup on Friday night — and he didn’t want to say much about it after the game, either.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ David Fizdale switches up starting lineup vs. Warriors
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 5:55:12 PM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale said he might ‘make some tweaks’ to the starting lineup after a blowout in Miami on Wednesday. Well, he owned up to that comment will a little more than just a tweak ahead of matchup against the Warriors at MSG on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks take on Kevin Durant, NBA-champion Warriors at 7:30 p.m.
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 6:42:08 PM)

    NEW YORK — After one of the most stunning performances of his brilliant career — a 51-point night on 15-of-24 field-goal shooting, 11-of-16 from 3-point range and 10-of-10 from the free-throw line — what can Stephen Curry possibly do for an encore?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ latest play for Kevin Durant appears to be Ashanti
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 4:12:43 PM)

    The Knicks could go after Kevin Durant next season, so what better way to get his attention than bring in his favorite R&B singer.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hey Kevin Durant, here’s why you should join the Knicks in New York
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 12:35:34 PM)

    Kevin Durant visits New York as a Warrior on Friday. Could he be a Knick next season?

  • [SNY Knicks] Rookie Kevin Knox takes step toward return to Knicks lineup
    (Friday, October 26, 2018 10:20:44 AM)

    Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox took a step toward his return from a sprained ankle by putting up shots after practice on Thursday.

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    3 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2018.10.27)”

    1. So if we had KP, a top 2019 pick, and KD switched teams, we would’ve won, right?

      I figure we’re champs next year.

    2. Theories on Fiz rotations in the second half. Pick your favorite:

      1. Like he told the best guys, he thought the younger players were gassed.
      2. He’s a stealth tank commander.
      3. Contrary to what we’ve seen in previous games, he’s actually bad at rotations (which Memphis fans complained about)
      4. Despite starting a bunch of kids, he still ultimately defers to Proven (to be mediocre) Veterans.

      Loved what I saw from Frank. Hardaway, on the other hand? He decided he was going to out-Steph Steph with all those shots from another zip code. That a couple went in only made it worse.

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