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Friday, October 20, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.16)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Months of N.B.A. Sound and Fury, Signifying No Threat to the Warriors (Monday, October 16, 2017 6:59:22 AM) The league went through a transformative off-season, with star players switching teams and the league overhauling rules. But the most important thing didn’t change. [NYPost] What would be a success for these Knicks? (Sunday, October 15, 2017 10:00:35 PM) Greg Anthony agrees it will be one of the most difficult seasons to judge whether this edition of the Knicks will be a success. No, Anthony does not see this Carmelo Anthony-less team with a chance at a playoff …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.15)

[NYPost] Jeff Hornacek sets defensive challenge for second-year Knick (Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:22:12 PM) Courtney Lee’s locker at the Garden hung next to Carmelo Anthony’s last season. Thursday in the Knicks season opener, Lee may be draped all over Anthony on the court in Oklahoma City. In search of a speedier defensive starting unit, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek is expected to start Lee at small forward against the Thunder,… [NYPost] The numbers don’t agree, but Knicks see progress in a key area (Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:35:49 PM) The Knicks finished dead last in the league in defensive rating …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.14)

[NYPost] Knicks can’t defy expectations? Other New York teams did (Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:43:10 AM) They said the Yankees would rebuild this season and the Jets had a great shot at the No. 1 overall pick and an 0-16 record. They said the pitching-rich Mets were headed to another World Series and the Giants to another Super Bowl. Four New York sports examples of Kevin Garnett’s famous mantra “Anything is… [NYPost] Knicks’ point guard situation remains murky (Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:19:25 AM) The horn has sounded on the preseason, it’s less than a week until opening night, and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.13)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Joel Embiid Is Raring to Go, Which Is Both Good and Bad for the 76ers (Friday, October 13, 2017 2:40:11 AM) Embiid, a 23-year-old 7-footer, is an immense talent who seems ready to make a major impact in the N.B.A. But he also has to stay healthy for a full season. [NYDN] Even if Knicks are terrible, there’s still value in losing (Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:00:52 PM) The bookmakers have set the over/under at 25 ½ which, contrary to logic and reason, isn’t the Knicks win total for the 2017-18 season. [NYPost] Why Knicks rookie …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.12)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Traffic Cones and High-Fives: A Glimpse Behind the Warriors’ Curtain (Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:00:23 AM) For three days, a college coach from Texas was allowed to watch the N.B.A. champions practice up close. Not everything was complicated, he learned. [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis not worried by MSG hosts’ comments nor sore hip (Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:29:58 PM) Kristaps Porzingis says his hip is on the mend and his psyche was never wounded. [NYDN] Knicks boss Dolan severed ties from Weinstein 16 months ago (Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:22:30 PM) The Knicks James Dolan and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.11)

[NYPost] Frank Ntilikina is impressing the Knicks, even from his couch (Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:26:49 PM) Frank Ntilikina spent Friday night on his own, resting his sore right knee. But the Knicks rookie guard didn’t treat it like a night off, a chance to go out on the town in his new city. Ntilikina not only sat on his couch and watched the Knicks face the Wizards in Washington, but also… [NYPost] Here are the Knicks’ new ad-affixed jerseys (Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:15:44 AM) The Knicks’ infatuation with geometric shapes remains strong. After running the archaic offensive system …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.10)

[NY Newsday] MSG broadcasters take shots at Kristaps Porzingis (Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:56:01 AM) Kristaps Porzingis is already having a tough year, and the season hasn’t even started. [NYDN] Knicks embarrassed by James Harden as Rockets run up the score (Monday, October 09, 2017 7:16:24 PM) Knicks embarrassed by showboating James Harden as Rockets run up the score. [NYDN] Jarrett Jack fails miserably on last-second, full-court heave (Monday, October 09, 2017 5:18:52 PM) Jarrett Jack may have a stronger arm than anyone in the NFL — the only issue is he’s as accurate as Mark Sanchez. [NYDN] Knicks announcers …continue reading