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Knicks Morning News (2018.11.06)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Kanter, Knox, Trier, Kornet
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 2:59:29 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter hasn’t had much to say since being demoted to the second team, but he expressed his feelings about the move on social media last night, relays Marc Berman of The New York Post. Kanter’s tweet was just a period symbol, which is evidently his way of expressing his speechlessness over losing his […]

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter is the best player on the floor in Knicks’ sloppy Double OT loss, and his frustration at not starting is understandable
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Enes Kanter is not the bad guy for wanting to start and win games. It may seem that way — with fans on social media treating him like he’s somehow blocking progress — because the Knicks have been preaching a rebuild and took their youth movement to the extreme Monday by trotting out the youngest…

  • [NYDN] Kevin Knox returns from ankle injury as Knicks trot out youngest starting lineup in franchise history
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    Usually it’s the other way around: the coach holds back a player on doctor’s orders. With Kevin Knox, however, David Fizdale went against his own recommendation and activated the rookie for Monday’s game against the Bulls.

    Fizdale had been saying he needs to see Knox go through a 5-on-5 scrimmage…

  • [TheRinger] Enes Kanter is the best player on the floor in Knicks’ sloppy Double OT loss, and his frustration at not starting is understandable
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Enes Kanter is not the bad guy for wanting to start and win games. It may seem that way — with fans on social media treating him like he’s somehow blocking progress — because the Knicks have been preaching a rebuild and took their youth movement to the extreme Monday by trotting out the youngest…

  • [TheRinger] Kevin Knox returns from ankle injury as Knicks trot out youngest starting lineup in franchise history
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    Usually it’s the other way around: the coach holds back a player on doctor’s orders. With Kevin Knox, however, David Fizdale went against his own recommendation and activated the rookie for Monday’s game against the Bulls.

    Fizdale had been saying he needs to see Knox go through a 5-on-5 scrimmage…

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    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 4:19:50 AM)

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee tries something new for mysterious neck injury
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 8:47:59 PM)

    Knicks veteran guard Courtney Lee said he’s responding to an injection to calm an inflamed nerve in his neck and will meet with doctors in a week to see if he can be cleared for practice. Lee didn’t play in the preseason, hasn’t played in the regular season and hasn’t talked much. In his first…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox wasted no time making presence felt in return
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 8:27:50 PM)

    Knicks rookie lottery pick Kevin Knox got a big ovation when he checked in with 9:48 left in the first quarter Monday night. Almost immediately he made an impact. Enes Kanter tipped a ball loose and Knox stole it from Antonio Blakeney and glided in for a fast-break dunk with 8:50 to go. That was…

  • [NYPost] The delicate coaching task David Fizdale now faces with Knicks
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 7:23:14 PM)

    It is one thing to be asked to buy into a meritocracy. Everything about that seems right. Everything about that seems fair. The best players play. If the best players are being outplayed by their backups on a given night, the subs play. It is an easy system to endorse in theory. It is less…

  • [NYPost] Questionable call spoils Knicks rookie’s big night in 2OT loss
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 6:05:03 PM)

    Undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier made his first career start and put himself in position to be a last-second hero — twice. Trier succeeded neither time — in the final seconds of regulation nor in overtime as the Knicks (3-8) found another way to lose late on a suspect Emmanuel Mudiay foul with 0.2 seconds left…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox is back
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 2:06:05 PM)

    Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox is back. David Fizdale wasn’t going to dispute the doctors and allowed the rookie to play Monday versus the Bulls, despite not going through a five-on-five scrimmage before his return from an ankle sprain. The doctors cleared him after missing seven games, and Fizdale was not going to stand in…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter has no words, one telling tweet in awkward Knicks turn
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 8:08:03 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Four observations from the Knicks’ 108-95 loss to the Wizards in the nation’s capital that dropped them to 3-7 after 10 games. 1. Demoted backup Enes Kanter racked up a bullish 18 points and 14 rebounds in 24:16 but still got pulled for rookie Mitchell Robinson with 5:36 left of a six-point game….

  • [NYTimes] Youthful Knicks Fall to Bulls in Double Overtime
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:12:11 AM)

    The Knicks went with a remarkably young starting lineup, but a foul by Emmanuel Mudiay set Zach LaVine up for a game-winning free-throw in overtime.

  • [NYTimes] Larry Drew Gets His Security, Agreeing to New Deal With Cavaliers
    (Tuesday, November 06, 2018 2:52:43 AM)

    Asked to fill in after the firing of Tyronn Lue, Drew caused a stir by rejecting the interim label. Now he is simply their head coach.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from double-overtime loss to Bulls
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 11:06:33 PM)

    Despite clutch game-tying shots by Allonzo Trier and Emmanuel Mudiay, Zach Lavine hit a free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining in double overtime as the Knicks lost to the Chicago Bulls 116-115 on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Knox limited to five minutes in Knicks return; Tim Hardaway Jr. DNP
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 10:42:25 PM)

    Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox scored two points and played five minutes in Monday’s double-overtime loss against the Chicago Bulls in his first game back from a sprained ankle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks look to regroup against Bulls in second game of back-to-back
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 5:08:00 PM)

    After losing to the Wizards on the road, the Knicks look to regroup when they face the Bulls on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks should use Tim Hardaway Jr. as building block, not trade chip (for now)
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 2:32:30 PM)

    It’s a worthwhile question as to whether the Knicks’ best course of action is to keep Tim Hardaway Jr. around during the rebuild or cash in on his value right now and go even younger.

  • [SNY Knicks] Bradley Beal compares Knicks’ Allonzo Trier to himself: ‘It’s crazy to think he was undrafted’
    (Monday, November 05, 2018 11:10:03 AM)

    Allonzo Trier is beginning to have the league take notice of him after going undrafted.

  • 4 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.11.06)

    1. Zanzibar

      So depressing. Only Z-man and the Zionists are happy (sounds like name of a music band).

      Got no defense for Frank other than his defense. Send him to the G league for a month and tell him he needs to put up 20 fga/game to return.

      Offense looked so stagnant at start. Almost no PnRs, no set plays. Is this on Frank or the coach?

      The camera showed Fiz talking up a storm at the end during timeouts. Given what happened after the timeouts, wouldn’t “Give ball to Zo, anything you want” have been sufficient?

      Remember how bad the team looked after KP’s injury which was proof that KP is a very good player? Is this true of Timmy then or maybe KP’s not so great? Very depressing to think about.

      I watched game at gym on the elliptical. I couldn’t stop exercising to watch or the attached TV screen would have died. I was so rooting for game not to go into overtime. By the end, even the refs were eager to get outta there and head to a nice restaurant when they called that foul. And I felt like I had just ran a marathon through the Gobi desert.

      I hope tomorrow morning I wake up a lot happier.

    2. Frank

      I’ve been as much a Frank optimist as anyone, but he was really terrible last night. Defense was ok I guess but talk about having zero impact on the offensive end of the court. Even as the supposed PG on the court, he just gives up the ball after crossing half court and runs to the corner. Is that what he is being told to do?

      I actually didn’t think Mudiay looked so bad. Offense was about the same as usual although it seemed he didn’t fall down quite as much as usual, but I think I actually saw him get over screens last night on defense as opposed to dying on them every time.

    3. swiftandabundant

      A reminder that they were in the second game of aback to back and missing their best player. That’s not to say Hardaway is an all star but this is a super young team that isn’t that good or experienced to begin with and then you take out Hardaway who accounts for about 24 points a game for them. Is anyone really that shocked?

    4. ess-dog

      Another reminder: Frank is still the same age as Mitch Rob. He’ll probably never be a great offensive player, but he still has plenty of room to grow, especially as a pg.

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