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Monday, January 22, 2018

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Timberwolves

The Knicks travel to Minnesota to take on the absurdly overworked Timberwolves (Thibs has got to get a new shtick – this whole “play everyone a gazillion minutes during the regular season” one has grown, quite literally, tiring) in a battle of the “Guy from the 2015 Draft that you want in November” vs. “Guy from the 2015 Draft that you want in every other month.” Let’s hope that KP, though, wins that battle tonight. Tim Hardaway Jr. returns tonight, so the Knicks might actually surprise some people tonight. Hardaway will be coming off of the bench in his first …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.12)

[SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks prepare for Timberwolves (Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:03:20 PM) [SNY Knicks] As call-up looms, Trey Burke feels ready for another chance (Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:50:53 PM) Trey Burke feels like he’s matured since the last time he was on an NBA court, as a callup to the Knicks seems on the horizon. [SNY Knicks] The Knicks have a big fan in Creighton coach Greg McDermott (Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:30:37 PM) Creighton head coach Greg McDermott watches as many Knicks games as he can, as his son Doug has provided a valuable rotation contributor …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.11)

[ESPN] Bulls treat moms to NYC trip, win over Knicks (Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:26:35 AM) In what is believed to be a league first, the Bulls organized a special trip for the players to take their moms on the team’s charter as they traveled to New York for Chicago’s game against the Knicks. [NYPost] Jarrett Jack’s costly turnover spoils his triple-double (Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:12:00 PM) Jarrett Jack is not shy in crunch time. Quite the opposite, actually. The veteran point guard seems to play with more confidence down the stretch of close games, as was the case …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.10)

[NY Newsday] Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez hopeful he’ll get more playing time (Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:32:25 PM) Willy Hernangomez worked another kind of lane for the Knicks Tuesday night. [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr. participates fully in practice for the Knicks (Tuesday, January 09, 2018 5:58:55 PM) Tim Hardaway Jr. took a big step toward returning to the Knicks. On Tuesday, he went through practice in full, scrimmaged full-court with his teammates and afterward did some individual work. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Team Unity or Dad’s Rants: Lonzo Ball’s Hard Decision (Tuesday, January 09, 2018 9:58:30 PM) LaVar Ball has …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.09)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Team Unity or Dad’s Rants: Lonzo Ball’s Hard Decision (Tuesday, January 09, 2018 12:42:32 AM) LaVar Ball has created another uproar, this time by saying the Lakers’ coach “has no control” of the team. Shouldn’t his son draw some kind of line? [SNY Knicks] Knicks assign Dotson to G-League for showcase (Monday, January 08, 2018 8:39:12 PM) The Knicks assigned rookie guard Damyean Dotson to G-League Westchester on Monday so he could play in the G-League Showcase from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13. [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Will the city turn on Kristaps Porzingis? (Monday, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.08)

[NYDN] Knicks barely avoid collapse, hold on for 100-96 win over Mavs (Sunday, January 07, 2018 4:50:27 PM) For three quarters, Kristaps Porzingis got his groove back. Then he needed help from Jarrett Jack. [NYDN] Knicks guarantee point guard Jarrett Jack’s contract (Sunday, January 07, 2018 12:17:59 PM) The Knicks have guaranteed the contract of Jarrett Jack, who has rebounded from two years of injury to start 36 consecutive games. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis, Jack lead Knicks to 100-96 road win over Mavericks (Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:57:29 PM) Kristaps Porzingis scored a game-high 29 points while Jarrett Jack hit a …continue reading