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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.11.05)

  • [RotoWire]
    Otto Porter: Questionable vs. Knicks

    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 10:34:00 AM)

    Otto Porter: Porter (toe) did not practice Saturday and is considered questionable to play Sunday against the Knicks, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

    Visit RotoWire.com for more analysis on this update.

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Rookies, Lee, Rebuild
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 5:25:12 PM)

    The Knicks are sticking to their plan so far this season, focusing on player development over wins as they continue to rebuild ahead of Kristaps Porzingis‘ return and 2019 free agency. As Marc Berman writes for The New York Post, the Knicks may have found some diamonds from the 2018 NBA Draft, as Kevin Knox, […]

  • [NYDN] Mitchell Robinson lets emotions get the best of him at crucial moment and Knicks fall to woeful Wizards
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON – Mitchell Robinson plays and, at least during games, speaks with a lot of emotion. But he also has to learn about boundaries, about circumstance, because Sunday he ruined what was left of the Knicks’ chances to beat the Wizards.

    With about five minutes left and the Knicks trailing by…

  • [NYDN] Courtney Lee’s mysterious neck injury leaves Knicks questions unanswered
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 11:45:00 AM)

    WASHINGTON – Courtney Lee’s mysterious neck injury has sidelined him for 32 days and counting with no real updates or recovery timetable.

    Adding to the mystery is that the Knicks have declined to make Lee available to the media, even though he is traveling with the club. The last time Lee spoke…

  • [TheRinger] Mitchell Robinson lets emotions get the best of him at crucial moment and Knicks fall to woeful Wizards
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON – Mitchell Robinson plays and, at least during games, speaks with a lot of emotion. But he also has to learn about boundaries, about circumstance, because Sunday he ruined what was left of the Knicks’ chances to beat the Wizards.

    With about five minutes left and the Knicks trailing by…

  • [TheRinger] Courtney Lee’s mysterious neck injury leaves Knicks questions unanswered
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 11:45:00 AM)

    WASHINGTON – Courtney Lee’s mysterious neck injury has sidelined him for 32 days and counting with no real updates or recovery timetable.

    Adding to the mystery is that the Knicks have declined to make Lee available to the media, even though he is traveling with the club. The last time Lee spoke…

  • [Newsday] Mitchell Robinson lets emotions get the best of him at crucial moment and Knicks fall to woeful Wizards
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON – Mitchell Robinson plays and, at least during games, speaks with a lot of emotion. But he also has to learn about boundaries, about circumstance, because Sunday he ruined what was left of the Knicks’ chances to beat the Wizards.

    With about five minutes left and the Knicks trailing by…

  • [Newsday] Courtney Lee’s mysterious neck injury leaves Knicks questions unanswered
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 11:45:00 AM)

    WASHINGTON – Courtney Lee’s mysterious neck injury has sidelined him for 32 days and counting with no real updates or recovery timetable.

    Adding to the mystery is that the Knicks have declined to make Lee available to the media, even though he is traveling with the club. The last time Lee spoke…

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookies are showing the fight David Fizdale loves to see
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 8:58:26 PM)

    WASHINGTON — It is a fine balance but Knicks coach David Fizdale said he is impressed by the fire of two of his rookies, even if it means the occasional technical foul. Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier each picked up technicals in the Knicks’ 108-95 loss the Wizards. Fizdale said he was happier with Trier’s…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox still has hurdle to clear before return to Knicks
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 7:23:11 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Will prized rookie lottery pick Kevin Knox make his return Monday versus the Bulls? That’s Knox’s hope, but coach David Fizdale said he is still unsure. The Knicks elected not to do a full-scale scrimmage for Saturday’s practice at Georgetown, forcing Knox to participate in a three-on-three contact session. Fizdale said he prefers…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fade early and late while dealt Tim Hardaway injury
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 3:39:37 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The Knicks didn’t score 100 points against the league’s worst defensive team and Tim Hardaway Jr., who injured his back, didn’t reach double figures. The Knicks were sloppy and couldn’t beat a reeling Wizards team with Hardaway hurting and off his game. Hardaway finished with seven points on 2-of-10 shooting and a late…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ late rally falls short in 108-95 loss to Wizards
    (Sunday, November 04, 2018 8:30:27 PM)

    After turning a 13-point second-half deficit into a tie game, the Knicks faltered late as they lost to the Washington Wizards 108-95 on Sunday at Capital One Arena.

  • 6 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.11.05)

    1. alsep73

      Back injuries are tricky. If Tim has to sit for a bit, I’ll be curious to see the effect his absence has on the offense. We looked pretty lousy with him hobbled last night, but the Wizards are also more talented than we are and were finally trying after their recent catastrophes.

    2. KnickFanInCelticLand

      Z-man,
      Congratulations on completing the marathon. I used to be quite a distance runner having done marathons and up mountain races but that was before major open heart surgery last mid December to fix two congenital defects at age 63. I am back to full time work and made it to the point I can negotiate a 5 or 10K course.

    3. Henry George

      Given the Wizards’ efforts, this felt like a playoff game. It was good to see a young Knick team not get overwhelmed. And they even managed to tie it up late. I’m liking this teams core nature.

      If John Wall gave that type of effort every game, the Wizards would be a very different team.

    4. Zanzibar

      Jowles Wrote: Yo Robinson is an NBA player

      Was this the first time you watched Mitch play?
      Take an ice bath. ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE MINUTES.

      Most worrisome part of his game IMO is his free throw shooting. His form looked nice last night (better than previous games). He’s now at 71% FT% for the year. Let’s hope he ends up >70%.

      Speaking of his shooting, he missed a bank shot but his form looked fine. It’s not required for him to be a top 10 player but if he’s got a decent jump shot and a jump hook, minds will be blown. He already rates to be the most dangerous lob-dunk threat in NBA history but his offensive rebounding has been incredible. He always keeps the ball alive in that regard and last night he did it against one of the all-time greats in defensive rebounding.

    5. GoNyGoNyGo

      I am not ready to sit here and break down M-Rob’s game. He’s a diamond in the rough and it’ll take a while to polish away his rough edges. For now I’m going to sit back and enjoy watching him run around.

      Even with the 1-7 record going in, I never put this game in the “potential win” column. The Wizards are a much better team than the record shows. I’m glad to see that the Knicks hung in with them through most of the game. Wall owned Ntilikina and that was the difference.

    6. Zanzibar

      A silver lining (other than tank implications) if Timmy’s out for awhile will be that Frank and Dotson will have to be more aggressive on offense. Dot’s already begun to do that the last 3 games (his 3 ball’s been the problem). Frank’s 3 ball has been atrocious but he did have a nice patch last night where he played like we all wanted him to play. Timmy being out should force him to at least try to make that more than just a patch of play.

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