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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Knicks Morning News (2019.01.14)

  • [Hoops Rumors] New York Notes: Knicks, Nets, Dinwiddie, Irving
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:46:30 PM)

    The Knicks aren’t focused on contending this season, but that doesn’t mean that coach David Fizdale doesn’t have concerns about how his young team is playing. As Zach Braziller writes for The New York Post, Fizdale is frustrated with the lack of defense he is seeing on a nightly basis, and with good reason. As Braziller […]

  • [NYDN] Knicks latest loss a microcosm of miserable NY sports status
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:40:00 PM)

    It’s a sad day in New York sports when an ‘E-A-G-L-E-S’ chant gains traction in Madison Square Garden.

    But that happened twice Sunday as the Knicks were predictably defeated by the Sixers, 108-105, losing for the 17th time in their last 19 games to keep pace with the Bulls for the second-worst…

  • [NYDN] Knicks explore possible Enes Kanter swap as insider talks latest trade scenario
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:15:00 PM)

    In trying to find a new home for Enes Kanter, among the scenarios recently discussed — though only in a preliminary stage — was the Knicks bringing back Chicago’s Jabari Parker, a source told the Daily News.

    However, a snag in the framework was trying to find a third team to take Kanter, the source…

  • [NYDN] Shaq: Why star free agents should join Knicks
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM)

    When the time comes to court free agents, the Knicks should consider reserving Shaq a seat alongside David Fizdale.

    (Except when it’s Kevin Durant’s turn — he and the big man share some beef).

    “I never understood why top-name players wouldn’t want to come here,” O’Neal recently told TMZ of the…

  • [Sports Illustrated] NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks, Bulls Discuss Trade Involving Enes Kanter, Jabari Parker
    (Monday, January 14, 2019 6:06:48 AM)

    Get the latest scoops, news and rumors as the NBA trade deadline approaches.

  • [Newsday] NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks, Bulls Discuss Trade Involving Enes Kanter, Jabari Parker
    (Monday, January 14, 2019 6:06:48 AM)

    Get the latest scoops, news and rumors as the NBA trade deadline approaches.

  • [SNY Knicks] Shaq advocates for young superstars to join Knicks
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:57:39 PM)

    Take it from Shaq: If he was a young superstar in 2019, New York would be a destination.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Sunday’s loss to the 76ers: Kevin Knox erupts and more
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:29:24 PM)

    The Knicks hung in there after getting blitzed early in the first quarter by the 76ers, but lost again on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly have ‘preliminary’ trade talks involving Enes Kanter, Jabari Parker
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:22:07 PM)

    The Knicks have reportedly spoken with the Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings about a trade that would involve center Enes Kanter.

  • [SNY Knicks] Could Kyrie Irving’s unhappiness put him in play for Knicks in free agency?
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:20:21 PM)

    Irving said last year that his plan was to re-sign with the Celtics when he hits free agency after the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Flailing Knicks face 76ers, Sunday at 1 p.m.
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:53:30 AM)

    The latest Knicks loss was Friday’s 121-106 defeat to Indiana.

  • [NYPost] The Knicks finally saw the complete Kevin Knox show
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:14:09 PM)

    Knicks rookie Kevin Knox didn’t peter out this time. Fast first quarters and sluggish finishes had been a Knox pattern. In Sunday’s matinee, it was all Knox, all the time as he registered a career-high 31 points on an efficient 12-of-23 shooting, including 4-of-9 from 3. He notched 13 points in the first half and…

  • [NYPost] This was the perfect way for Knicks to lose
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:53:23 PM)

    David Fizdale spent another Sunday in purgatory. It’s getting a little easier for the Knicks coach, but just imagine how long-suffering Knicks fans feel. Heaven can wait. In Fizdale’s mind, this 10-33 debacle won’t last forever. He’s new around here, so he still lives in a land of Knicks hopes and dreams, and at least…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ youth shines in wild and failed comeback attempt
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:49:50 AM)

    Cheerio, Knicks. Before leaving for London, the Knicks’ season continued to decay, but at least the club showed more fight than usual in the second half of their Sunday Garden matinee against the 76ers. With major boosts from Kevin Knox, who scored a career-high 31 points, and Luke Kornet, who battled Joel Embiid, David Fizdale’s…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving’s frustration could be a Knicks window opening
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:22:14 AM)

    In October, Kyrie Irving announced he would be recommitting to the Celtics when he becomes a free agent July 1. Of course, a million things could happen between now and then — and may have. Irving already put the Knicks as his runner-up to the Celtics when he visited the Garden in late October. In…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Mid-Season Power Rankings: The Warriors Are Not No. 1. For Now.
    (Monday, January 14, 2019 8:00:10 AM)

    A season of surprises has reached a turning point, with some Eastern Conference leaders facing their first real challenges, and the West bracing itself for a Warriors surge.

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    26 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2019.01.14)

    1. Frank

      Knox is looking pretty good especially in this run since December. What is sort of hilarious is this:

      Knox per 40 stats since December 1:
      19.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.3 blocks

      Knox per 40 stats in college:
      19.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1 steal, 0.3 blocks

      That said – he sure looks good. That take to the rim against Shamet (not exactly Kawhi Leonard) in the 1st quarter where he just overpowered him, and a few of the takes right into Embiid were pretty awesome.

    2. Bruno Almeida

      At least during a tanking season there’s been so much amazing basketball to watch that it has been pretty easy to endure. Jokic had one of the most aesthetically pleasing to watch 40/10/8 games I’ve ever seen last night, it seems that every other game there’s at least one monster performance that’s ridiculously fun to watch. Curry scored 48 shooting 3 free throws also, I literally can’t remember a time in the last 20 years in the NBA with so many consistent superstars going off on a daily basis.

    3. Stratomatic "I'm tired of the Knicks paying lip service to DEFENSE. Get defenders & two-way players. Then play them!

      Knox TS%

      Oct 42.2%
      Nov 43.4%
      Dec 50.2%
      Jan 55%

      Small samples (especially January), but it sure beats the reverse trend.

    4. Stratomatic "I'm tired of the Knicks paying lip service to DEFENSE. Get defenders & two-way players. Then play them!

      @2

      I haven’t even tried to understand the rule changes, but I suspect the combination of rule changes and the way the game is being played now is leading to many of these big offensive outbursts. It’s like the 90s version and the current version are two different sports based on the scores.

    5. Frank

      Kadeem Allen getting Trier’s 2-way contract is pretty interesting.
      G-league stats are interesting – basically 16/6/6 and 1.8 steals per 36, 38.6% from 3 and TS of 54.4.
      DX had him as one of the best perimeter defenders in the country at 6’2″ with 6’9″ wingspan – called him a Patrick Beverley type. I like it.

    6. d-mar

      LOL James Harden goes 11-32 and the headline is “Harden ties Kobe’s streak for most consecutive 30+ point games. “

    7. thenoblefacehumper

      I’m not sure how useful monthly splits or arbitrary cutoffs are, but I do feel better about Knox than I did a 1-2 months ago. If he can get his TS% in the 51-52 range by season’s end one could reasonably argue his season was promising for a teenager.

      It looks like he’ll be a plus 3PT shooter as a 4, so that alone decreases the chance that he’s the total bust I feared.

      I still wouldn’t have taken him at 9 and I still think our best chance of getting value from that pick is trading him if his value is high, but that’s almost definitely not happening (we know how much this regime likes “their guys”) so whatever.

    8. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      I could see Knox being our very own Aaron Gordon, and I don’t mean that in a good way.

    9. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      swift,

      While I agree that Knox is real young and I wouldn’t trade him unless it were for a real haul, let me ask you this — which of these players would you trade for Knox straight up?

      Bagley
      Doncic
      Jackson
      Carter
      Gilgeous-Alexander
      John Collins
      Adebayo
      Jarrett Allen

    10. cgreene

      @10 absurd comment. None of those teams would deal “their” guy either.

      Once again the “pessimists” on the board are making absurd assumptions regarding the front office and a 19 year old rookie.

    11. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      @10 absurd comment. None of those teams would deal “their” guy either.

      Once again the “pessimists” on the board are making absurd assumptions regarding the front office and a 19 year old rookie.

      I asked swiftandabundant who he would trade for, so, haha, nice one.

      Do you actually think me enough to believe for a second that the Mavs would trade Doncic for literally anyone right now? He probably has the highest trade value in the league.

      I want to know what swift’s idea of Knox’s value is in a hypothetical trade. So absurd, right?

    12. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Do you, like swift, have a history of inflating the value of players because they’re under contract by the Knicks?

    13. wetbandit

      Yeah but this year’s draft sucks. If you combined the prospects from 2018/19, judged at the time, you’d have 70% 2018 picks.

    14. cgreene

      No I don’t. And @16 I was asked and I answered. There may be players in this year’s draft better than Knox. Would you trade him for the #2 or not?

    15. Frank

      While I agree that Knox is real young and I wouldn’t trade him unless it were for a real haul, let me ask you this — which of these players would you trade for Knox straight up?

      Bagley
      Doncic
      Jackson
      Carter
      Gilgeous-Alexander
      John Collins
      Adebayo
      Jarrett Allen

      IMHO and in the context of the current Knicks roster, I would only trade Knox for Doncic and JJJ out of this list. We already have a glut of playable and even valuable center-types, and while I really like Bam, Carter, Collins, and Allen, I’m not sure the delta there is worth trading Knox (also not taking into account the extra year of control we have with Knox as compared with Bam, Collins, and Allen). in terms of positional scarcity, it’s just a lot easier to find 6’6″ and under backcourt guys than it is 6’10” primary scorers, so while i also love SGA, that’d be a difficult one — certainly not out of the question.

      Knox is pretty awful on defense as of now, and his efficiency is still sort of bad, but man, does he do a lot of things that look pretty rare for a 19 year old. He’d probably go 5th or 6th in a redraft, behind Ayton, Luca, JJJ, Bagley, and maybe SGA depending on the team.

    16. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      I mean, Collins is 21 and scores 29 points per 100 on .623 TS%… and he’s 6’10”. Just sayin’.

    17. Z-man

      Bagley yeah
      Doncic r u kiddin
      Jackson yeah
      Carter nah
      Gilgeous-Alexander mebbe
      John Collins yeah (i liked him at draft time)
      Adebayo nah
      Jarrett Allen nah
      2019 #2 mebbe

    18. The Honorable Cock Jowles

      Doncic is the true test of swift’s commitment to the Orange and Blue.

      And I would definitely take Allen over Knox, but that list is reasonable.

    19. swiftandabundant

      Jowles, I would trade Knox for Doncic. The other guys, I don’t know. I haven’t watched them enough yet to say. But its an irrelevant question bc any theoretical trade involving Knox would most likely NOT include any of those people.

      Its not about inflating value of our own players. Its about believing in the process of developing our players and seeing that process through. “Selling High” is nice in theory and when its an obvious sell high situation you go for it. But when does that actually happen?

      Lets say you trade Knox not for one of those players you mentioned but for another top ten pick in THIS year’s draft. What would that achieve exactly except starting us over on another player?

    20. Z-man

      Allen is good, but as you know, I don’t value low-usage, non-3-pt-shooting bigs as much as you do. I’ll take my chances with Mitch turning out better than both Bam and Allen.

      FWIW, Knox is a much better 3-pt shooter rignt now than than Gordon ever was, so the comparison doesn’t work for me. Tobias Harris maybe?

    21. thenoblefacehumper

      I am making a concerted effort to pull this thread over to the new one and but it’s not working :(

    22. DRed

      What’s an optimistic comp for Knox? An efficient high volume scoring forward who doesn’t pass or play defense

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