Knicks Morning News (2018.11.29)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Lee, Dotson, Playoffs, Trier
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:00:06 AM)

    Courtney Lee is almost ready for his season debut after overcoming a neck problem, but the Knicks may not have a regular role for him, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Lee said he needs two more practices before playing again, which puts his first game on Saturday at the earliest. The injury […]

  • [Newsday] Knicks Notes: Lee, Dotson, Playoffs, Trier
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:00:06 AM)

    Courtney Lee is almost ready for his season debut after overcoming a neck problem, but the Knicks may not have a regular role for him, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Lee said he needs two more practices before playing again, which puts his first game on Saturday at the earliest. The injury […]

  • [YahooSports] Report: Jimmy Butler never really wanted to go to Knicks
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:59:27 PM)

    This may be a bit of revisionist history, but it’s worth noting. Earlier this year, before it all hit the fan in Minnesota, there were reports that Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving wanted to team up on the Knicks. Something Irving denied (he later said he plans to re-sign with Boston).

  • [NYDN] Bondy: Knicks’ loss to 76ers a reminder of how much they need Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA – Dear Kristaps Porzingis,

    We miss you.

    Sometimes the Knicks, sans you, can be entertaining and competitive. Tim Hardaway Jr. can get hot. Emmanuel Mudiay can throw down a spectacular dunk. Enes Kanter can energize in the paint. But then there are reminder nights like Wednesday’s 117-91…

  • [NYDN] Don’t expect Knicks to banish struggling Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson to G League
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:35:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA – Despite their struggles with confidence and just about everything else, neither of the Knicks draft picks — Kevin Knox nor Mitchell Robinson — will be sent down to the G League.

    Coach David Fizdale was adamant about that Wednesday, even as Knox and Robinson were dropping dramatically…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from 117-91 loss to 76ers
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:59:11 PM)

    The Knicks couldn’t handle Joel Embiid and JJ Redick, as the Sixers blew them out 117-91 on the road Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have quick turnaround in Philly against the 76ers at 7 p.m.
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 6:27:36 PM)

    Knicks travel to Philadelphia to face off agianst Joel Embiid and the Sixers at 7 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Coach Fiz visits The Zen Master!
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 2:40:36 PM)

    On Episode 2 of The Adventures of Coach Fiz, the new coach continues to connect with the team’s past, by learning from The Zen Master.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina or 76ers’ Markelle Fultz the better player to bet on?
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:00:49 AM)

    A quarter of the way through their sophomore seasons, both Ntilikina and Fultz have been net negatives for their respective teams due to poor shooting and inexperience. But the jury remains out on both.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks coach David Fizdale on playoffs: ‘I don’t even mention that’
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:30:00 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale isn’t interested in talking about the playoffs this year. In fact, he has removed the word from his vocabulary.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Joel Embiid Shines as the 76ers Rout the Knicks
    (Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:24:53 AM)

    Embiid had 26 points and 14 rebounds in his first game with his father, a colonel in the Cameroon military, in attendance.

  • [NYTimes] In Australia, a Sudanese Basketball League Finds Itself Sidelined by Racist Fears
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 7:45:29 AM)

    The South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association said it was forced to cancel a tournament after being unfairly linked to stories of gang violence.

  • [ESPN] Best bets for Wednesday’s NBA games
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:27:48 AM)

    With 10 NBA games tonight, there are plenty of betting opportunities available. Our experts give their best bets for Wednesday’s slate.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale: Porzingis’ return will speed up our ‘Process’
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:36:25 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — David Fizdale says his club may have an edge over the 76ers’ rebuilding program — nicknamed “The Process’’ — because of a certain 7-foot-3 big man. Though there’s still no definitive timetable on Kristaps Porzingis’ return from ACL surgery, Fizdale has hinted recently he will have him back this season. “We have Kristaps…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale not thinking about demoting Knox and Robinson
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:55:15 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — With his two 2018 draft picks regressing, Knicks coach David Fizdale said he’s not planning to ever send Kevin Knox or Mitchell Robinson to the G-League for a game with the Westchester Knicks. After Wednesday’s 117-91 blowout loss to the Sixers, Fizdale said he saw good signs from Knox and Robinson, but they…

  • [NYPost] Two coaches, franchises at different steps in ‘Process’
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:29:36 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — Technically, the two conversations were about the same subject matter. Brett Brown was in the media room at Wells Fargo Center just before 5:30 p.m. David Fizdale was out in the corridor a few minutes later, in front of a screen covered in Knicks logos. Brown spoke with a brogue that’s still pure…

  • [NYPost] Knicks show no fight in ugly blowout loss to 76ers
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:37:42 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — Watching the Knicks chop a tree would have been more entertaining than witnessing their performance against the mighty 76ers Wednesday in front of a rowdy sell-out crowd at Wells Fargo Center. The Knicks’ three-game winning streak ended one night earlier against the Pistons, but that wasn’t close to as embarrassing as their lack…

  • [NYPost] What Knicks can do to stave off Kevin Knox panic
    (Wednesday, November 28, 2018 10:27:21 AM)

    Five observations from the New York Knicks’ 115-108 road loss Tuesday at the Pistons. 1. The Knicks’ two draft picks aren’t progressing, but regressing. You expect a slower climb for rookie project Mitchell Robinson, a second-rounder. But something’s not right with 2018 lottery pick Kevin Knox, who is not shooting, passing or defending well enough…

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