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Knicks Morning News (2018.12.02)

  • [NYDN] Bondy: Giannis Antetokounmpo sends harsh message after Knicks stun Bucks in OT
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    The Knicks next play the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas and Mario Hezonja has been warned: Giannis Antetokounmpo has prepared a rendition of the Nutcracker Suite.

    Following a remarkable and thrilling 136-134 OT victory Saturday for the Knicks, Antetokounmpo was clearly still fuming about a play in…

  • [NYDN] Sorry, LeBron! Knicks coach explains why Giannis Antetokounmpo is NBA’s new best player
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    LeBron James went west but the best player is still in the Eastern Conference.

    That’s according to Knicks coach David Fizdale, who surprisingly gave the title to 23-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo.

    “The guy is, right now, to me the best player in the league,” Fizdale said. “Playing at the highest…

  • [Newsday] Bondy: Giannis Antetokounmpo sends harsh message after Knicks stun Bucks in OT
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    The Knicks next play the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas and Mario Hezonja has been warned: Giannis Antetokounmpo has prepared a rendition of the Nutcracker Suite.

    Following a remarkable and thrilling 136-134 OT victory Saturday for the Knicks, Antetokounmpo was clearly still fuming about a play in…

  • [Newsday] Sorry, LeBron! Knicks coach explains why Giannis Antetokounmpo is NBA’s new best player
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    LeBron James went west but the best player is still in the Eastern Conference.

    That’s according to Knicks coach David Fizdale, who surprisingly gave the title to 23-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo.

    “The guy is, right now, to me the best player in the league,” Fizdale said. “Playing at the highest…

  • [Sports Illustrated] Watch: Knicks Forward Mario Hezonja Steps Over Giannis Antetokounmpo After Dunk
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 5:57:06 PM)

    Hezonja stepped over the league’s dunk leader at Madison Square Garden

  • [TheRinger] Watch: Knicks Forward Mario Hezonja Steps Over Giannis Antetokounmpo After Dunk
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 5:57:06 PM)

    Hezonja stepped over the league’s dunk leader at Madison Square Garden

  • [Hoops Rumors] Deal With Allonzo Trier May Not Be Easy For Knicks
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 6:05:14 PM)

    Allonzo Trier has been a standout among two-way players this season, but signing him to a more conventional deal might not be easy as it sounds for the Knicks, writes Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. There’s no question that New York wants to keep Trier, who is averaging 11.8 points per game and shooting 45% from 3-point […]

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale benches Frank Ntilikina
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:35:33 PM)

    Knicks guard Trey Burke didn’t return to the game after landing awkwardly and leaving in the first quarter with a sprained right knee, though X-rays were negative. Even so, second-year guard Frank Ntilikina didn’t get off the bench, marking the first time this season the second-year guard was out of the rotation entirely. “Coach’s decision,…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox just grew up a bit more by answering challenge
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:12:58 PM)

    David Fizdale is as much a salesman as he is a coach. The two go hand in hand. So after lottery picks Kevin Knox and Frank Ntilikina were criticized by scouts and NBA executives in a Marc Berman story in The Post this week, Fizdale strongly defended his young players. That’s his job. But Knox…

  • [NYPost] Greek Freak promises payback: ‘I’m going to punch him in his nut’
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 8:39:56 PM)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo sounds like he’s ready to go Greek-freaky on Knicks forward Mario Hezonja. “Oh, yeah, I’m going to punch him in his nut next time,” Antetokounmpo declared after the Knicks’ 136-134 overtime win over Milwaukee on Saturday night. Midway through the first quarter, Hezonja raced down the court and dunked the ball with the…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox shuts down critics with huge night in Knicks’ OT win
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 3:19:15 PM)

    Kevin Knox and the Knicks somehow outlasted the team David Fizdale said currently features the best player in the NBA. Fizdale slapped that heady label Saturday on do-it-all Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the Knicks received several eye-opening performances from their youthful core to pull off the most exhilarating win of the season, 136-134 in…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox sees hope for future in Greek Freak comparison
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 12:52:16 PM)

    Kevin Knox didn’t have to look far Saturday to view the vast progress of another former first-round draft pick who had also struggled mightily upon entering the NBA. New York Knicks coach David Fizdale said Giannis Antetokounmpo currently is the best player in the league, but that hardly was the case when the renowned Greek…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Knicks Rally to Overcome a Big Lead by the Bucks
    (Sunday, December 02, 2018 3:01:26 AM)

    They were down by 14 points in the fourth quarter before forcing overtime. Meanwhile, the Nets lost their sixth straight.

  • [SNY Knicks] Giannis Antetokounmpo on Mario Hezonja stepping over him after dunk : ‘I’m going to punch him in the nuts next time’
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 9:05:38 PM)

    As could be expected, Giannis Antetokounmpo was not pleased after Mario Hezonja dunked on him and then stepped over him during Saturday night’s Knicks win over the Bucks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Saturday night’s thrilling overtime win against the Bucks
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 7:54:58 PM)

    The Knicks played one of their most inspring games of the season, fighting back multiple times against the Bucks and triumphing in overtime.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Trey Burke leaves Saturday’s game due to right knee sprain
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 6:01:59 PM)

    Burke suffered the injury while landing awkwardly under the basket.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Knicks’ Mario Hezonja steps over Giannis Antetokounmpo after dunking on him
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 5:29:24 PM)

    It probably wasn’t the best idea for Hezonja to do something that could rile up one of the best players on the planet, but it was certainly fun to watch.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Courtney Lee to make season debut as Bucks visit MSG at 5 p.m.
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 4:20:45 PM)

    New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee will make his season debut Saturday when the Milwaukee Bucks visit Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] 5 possible trade packages for Knicks PG Trey Burke
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 9:43:44 AM)

    Here are five trades the Knicks could entertain in order to max out Trey Burke’s value before potentially losing him to the market.

  • [ESPN] Giannis vows vengeance against Knicks’ Hezonja
    (Saturday, December 01, 2018 11:42:25 PM)

    Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo felt disrespected when Knicks forward Mario Hezonja stared and stepped over him after a dunk Saturday night. Antetokounmpo vowed vengeance following an overtime loss to the Knicks.

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    2 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.12.02)

    1. alsep73

      Watching highlights again, I’m very impressed with Knox’s game last night. In a lot of previous contests, I’d look at him and ask, “What does he do well on a basketball court?” He’ll always be an offense-first player, but his offensive game was much more well-rounded against the Bucks. He moved well without the ball to good spots on the floor, passed when there wasn’t a good shot, and took it to the rack more often and with more authority. And he hustled more on the other side, including the loose ball he dive for.

      Only one game, but the best he’s played by far for us, summer league included.

    2. Brian Cronin

      Yeah, it was definitely great to see glimpses of the guy that we saw during Summer League, with him playing even better than he ever did during Summer League. He basically doubled his best Game Score of the entire season to this point.

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