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Knicks Morning News (2018.12.09)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Community Shootaround: Can The Knicks Land An Elite Free Agent?
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 11:00:20 PM)

    Although there are four months left in the season, the Knicks are already thinking about next summer. Whatever progress the organization has made in developing a young base of talent, the team hopes to jump start that by signing one of the elite free agents who will hit the market on July 1. Management has […]

  • [TheRinger] Community Shootaround: Can The Knicks Land An Elite Free Agent?
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 11:00:20 PM)

    Although there are four months left in the season, the Knicks are already thinking about next summer. Whatever progress the organization has made in developing a young base of talent, the team hopes to jump start that by signing one of the elite free agents who will hit the market on July 1. Management has […]

  • [NYDN] Inside Tim Hardaway Jr.’s shooting slump as it only gets worse for the Knicks
    (Sunday, December 09, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    If there’s a solution, it’s not obvious to Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Immersed in a nasty shooting slump, the guard said he can only continue to work and hope for the best.

    “I guess,” he said. “I need to find easy ones but that’s not happening. Try to go to the line, but that’s not happening. So whatever…

  • [NYDN] Bondy: Why Knicks must give Frank Ntilikina more of a chance after Frenchman impresses in loss to Nets
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    As David Fizdale reiterated Saturday, the Knicks’ greatest selling point is that Kristaps Porzingis will return at some point. At least that’s the assumption. Technically, he’ll be a restricted free agent in the summer and we’re 10 months into his rehab without a real update.

    But the possibility…

  • [NYDN] Bondy: Nets, Knicks bound to collide this summer as free agency always the fast track to winning
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 4:25:00 PM)

    The Nets are in the third season of their total overhaul, without the luxury of their own draft pick until this summer.

    But the improvements have been difficult to define. Nothing tangible in the win-loss department.

    When GM Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson took over, they preached a long rebuild…

  • [FOXsports] Knicks go right back to work at home against Hornets
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 11:50:15 PM)

    Knicks go right back to work at home against Hornets

  • [NYPost] Fizdale made his point, now it’s time for Knicks to play Ntilikina
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 8:11:52 PM)

    Realizing what it takes to win in the NBA is an education in itself. The Knicks and Nets are seeing what it takes, but seeing it and making it happen are two different worlds. The Nets were determined to show they are not tanking this season and thoroughly embarrassed the Knicks 112-104 on their home…

  • [NYPost] Menendez Brothers spotted on 1990 Knicks basketball card
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 8:05:30 PM)

    A posting on Reddit shows a nearly 30-year-old Knicks basketball card with a surprise in its background — the infamous Menendez brothers sitting in the front row. The courtside curiosity, just to the left of player Mark Jackson in the 1990-91 season “Hoops” brand card, was discovered by user “Pirate-Redbeard,” and went viral after it…

  • [NYPost] Homecoming vs. Knicks makes free-agent-to-be Kemba Walker gush
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 5:46:21 PM)

    Kemba is coming to town for the holidays. Kemba Walker, The Bronx’s finest point guard, couldn’t stop smiling in August when talking about the Knicks at a Players Association function at Basketball City at Pier 36. Walker even knew the holiday date of the Hornets’ first visit to the Garden. Yes, it is Sunday night,…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina’s stout return can’t save Knicks against Nets
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 5:34:31 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale put Frank Ntilikina back into the Knicks’ orbit during a timeout with 3:43 left in the third quarter and the Knicks down 16. The first time Ntilikina dribbled the ball downcourt, the Garden erupted in Saturday night cheers. Ntilikina provided a renewed energy and sparked a rally, but it was too…

  • [NYPost] John Calipari has a message for Kevin Knox critics: Be patient
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 4:49:09 PM)

    Kentucky coach John Calipari, at the Garden for Saturday’s clash with Seton Hall, weighed in on Knicks rookie Kevin Knox’s early-season struggles — stressing his former Wildcats star was  the second-youngest player in the draft and will ultimately succeed in the NBA because of his “multi-dimensional’’ skills. “I was with his parents last night –…

  • [NYPost] Knicks face tricky balancing act while showcasing veteran guard
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 11:40:47 AM)

    It’s almost mid-December, but it’s preseason for Knicks veteran Courtney Lee. If that uncontested blown layup wasn’t evidence enough Monday against the Wizards , then here is Lee’s frank review of his first two games, in which he’s shot 1-for-7. “It’s going to take a while to get reactivated to game-speed, game-like situations,’’ Lee said…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Top Knicks for 2nd Straight Win; Celtics Crush Bulls in Record-Setting Rout
    (Sunday, December 09, 2018 5:23:56 AM)

    The Nets, coming off an emotional overtime win over Toronto on Friday, beat the Knicks 112-104. Boston had the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from 112-104 loss to Nets
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 10:26:27 PM)

    The Knicks tried mounting a fourth-quarter comeback, but the Nets handed them their third straight loss in a 112-104 bout at The Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks potential draft target Zion Williamson plays big role in win over Yale
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 8:04:39 PM)

    In what was another Duke Blue Devils blowout, F Zion Williamson had a very efficient game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Nets do battle in New York at 7:30 p.m.
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 5:52:49 PM)

    After splitting two matchups in late-October, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets meet on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden coming off vastly different results against two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams.

  • [SNY Knicks] 5 possible trade packages for Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 10:00:00 AM)

    Here are five potential trades with the five rumored teams interested in Knicks’ second-year guard Frank Ntilikina.

  • [SNY Knicks] Los Angeles Sparks coach Derek Fisher learned lessons from Knicks
    (Saturday, December 08, 2018 12:25:53 PM)

    Fisher failed to make it through two seasons as head coach of the Knicks, fired midway through the 2016 season with a 40-96 record during his tenure.

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