Knicks Morning News (2018.11.22)

  • [NYDN] Kevin Knox to Daily News: How I’m dealing with ‘tough’ start to Knicks career
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    BOSTON – It’s been a difficult start to Kevin Knox’s NBA career. He’s not hiding from that.

    Being crowned a future star after Summer League was probably not fair for a teenager, as it turned out. He has since been removed twice from David Fizdale’s starting lineup, suffering a sprained ankle in…

  • [NYDN] Knicks can thank Trey Burke for sealing shocking win over Celtics
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    BOSTON – It was coming.

    It had that feel because of all the times prior it happened to the Knicks.

    A collapse.

    And this one would’ve been epic.

    Up by 26 in the second quarter and then by 12 with 2:28 remaining, the Knicks allowed the Celtics and their passionate crowd to believe they could win…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson provide a lift in their new roles
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:18:33 PM)

    BOSTON — Rookies Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson are no longer starters. But they were contributors Wednesday night. Knox had one of his best games as a rookie in the Knicks’ 117-109 victory over the Celtics, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds and hitting back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter that kept Boston at bay….

  • [NYPost] Knicks stun Celtics thanks to Trey Burke’s heroics
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 5:15:39 PM)

    BOSTON — It was The Thanksgiving Eve Miracle. The Celtics — not the Knicks — turned into the turkeys. David Fizdale’s baby Knicks grew up on Wednesday, turned TD Garden into a cauldron of holiday jeers and hung on to beat the formidable Celtics, 117-109, to break a six-game losing streak. Who needs Kyrie Irving?…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale’s lineup mayhem is stunting Kevin Knox’s growth
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:38:15 AM)

    BOSTON — Five observations from the Knicks’ 118-114 Garden loss Tuesday to the Blazers that dropped them 10 games under .500 at 4-14. 1. Knicks fans can tolerate massive amounts of losing in this 2018-19 season of player development, but not if their four most important young players — Kevin Knox, Allonzo Trier, Mitchell Robinson,…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Wednesday’s 117-109 win over Celtics
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:17:32 PM)

    The Knicks kept this one close, but the Trail Blazers eeked it out as New York dropped their sixth straight game, 118-114, on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Potential Knicks draft target Zion Williamson brings heat vs. Gonzaga
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:18:05 PM)

    Zion Williamson continues to show why he may be the most-coveted player in next year’s NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks draw tough matchup with Celtics on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:08:33 PM)

    After losing at Charlotte on Monday night, the Celtics are 9-8 and have been called “the biggest disappointment” in the NBA by former star turned television commentator Paul Pierce.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks target Kevin Durant on whether Draymond Green spat will impact free agent decision: ‘Nah’
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:27:34 AM)

    While Durant says the issue with Green won’t have an impact on his free agency decision, it is still widely expected that he’ll opt out of his deal for 2019-20 and become an unrestricted free agent in July.

  • [NYTimes] Lakers 109, Cavaliers 105: LeBron James Returns to Cleveland, and Lakers Come Back to Win
    (Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:37:50 AM)

    The former Cavaliers superstar led a fourth-quarter comeback for the Lakers, keeping a hot streak going while sending his former team to yet another loss.

  • [NYTimes] Essay: Cooz and Russ: Linked by a Clock and a Letter, 53 Years Apart
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:12:48 PM)

    Bob Cousy and Bill Russell had the staying power that other N.B.A. star pairings lost.

  • [NYTimes] Brian Windhorst and the Burden of Being a LeBron James Whisperer
    (Thursday, November 22, 2018 1:56:45 AM)

    The ESPN basketball analyst may have received a lift in his career from his association with James, going all the way back to Akron, but he says he is more than that now.

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    8 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2018.11.22)”

    1. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone but Kyrie Irving! And bask in the memory of last night’s wonderfulness right as the tryptophan starts to kick in.

    2. The game thread discussion of Frank’s modest stats last night reminded me of the days when some nfl fans complained that Revis or Nnamdi Asomugha weren’t getting enough interceptions or tackles. What was happening was that they were so effective at shutting down their man that the QB just stopped throwing in that direction. You could see last night how much trouble he was giving Tatum and Heyward, and him and Mitch in tandem was a thing of beauty to behold. I’d like to see him rebounding more, and I’m encouraged by his attacking the basket a bit the last couple of games. But defensively? ChefKissesFingersDotGif

    3. He was playable on offense, too, even though he contributed little. He had one very nice drive with an acrobatic finish. And then there was that travel. I found that to be a fascinating play. You could see him thinking on it. He’s so used to not attacking that he began to pick up his dribble right away. Then he noticed he had a good path to the basket and he attacked. A better version of himself would have attacked instinctively, but the previous version of himself wouldn’t have thought about it even late.

      Ultimately all that thinking made for a clumsy turnover. But I was encouraged by it nonetheless.

      Last night showed how little he has to do on offense to be a significant positive on the court.

    4. I really like Frank at the 3. His D is even better against bigger, slower players, and he doesn’t have to create there, just pass and hit threes (which will come).
      And when he’s playing with Tim and Burke, those guys can drive to the basket.
      It’s not perfect, but it’s decent.

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