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Monday, February 19, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.04)

[NY Newsday] Enes Kanter still thinks Knicks have enough talent to win now (Saturday, February 03, 2018 11:39:39 PM) GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The NBA trade deadline is Thursday and the hot stove is reasonably warm in the Knicks’ universe. It’s no secret that they wouldn’t mind getting more athletic, and if general manager Scott Perry can find someone to take on part of Joakim Noah’s hefty contract (he is in the second year of a four-year, $72-million deal), it’s very likely the besieged big man will never wear a Knicks jersey again. [NY Newsday] Willy Hernangomez looking forward to Thursday’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.03)

[NYPost] Enes Kanter not letting 18 stitches in his mouth stop him (Friday, February 02, 2018 10:47:27 PM) MILWAUKEE — Enes Kanter seems to play better with a stitched-up mouth. He had another monstrous double-double outing Friday night, with 17 points and 18 rebounds, keeping the Knicks in the game throughout before Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game-winner in the Bucks’ 92-90 victory. Kanter has had 18 stitches sewn into his mouth since Monday, making it… [NYPost] Knicks like rest of NBA learn the Greek Freak can’t be stopped (Friday, February 02, 2018 5:55:38 PM) MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo lived up to his …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

The Knicks travel to Milwaukee for a very important game for a number of reasons. 1. If the Knicks can beat the Bucks on the road, that means that they’ll likely win just enough games so that they won’t be sellers at the trade deadline. 2. If Kyle O’Quinn impresses the Bucks, the Bucks might be interested in trading for him. 3. Jabari Parker returns tonight, and if he plays well, then that changes a lot of things in the NBA, including making Parker a possible trade option for teams at the deadline. Okay, I guess just three things, but …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.02)

[SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis will play in Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend (Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:50:44 PM) Kristaps Porzingis will look to defend his Skills Challenge title at 2018 All-Star weekend after winning the event last year. [SNY Knicks] Stephon Marbury nears retirement, says he should be in Hall of Fame (Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:35:05 PM) Former Knick Stephon Marbury believes his career is Hall of Fame worthy as he nears retirement. [SNY Knicks] Al Horford would want Noah on his team ‘any day of the week’ (Thursday, February 01, 2018 11:45:07 AM) If the Knicks wish to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.01)

[ESPN] Brown scales Porzingis, rates dunk as just a 5 (Thursday, February 01, 2018 12:39:15 AM) Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown said his dunk on Kristaps Porzingis ranks well below others he has thrown down during his NBA career. [ESPN] Sources: Noah won’t return by trade deadline (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:53:12 PM) The Knicks won’t ask Joakim Noah to return to the team before the Feb. 8 trade deadline, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The team told Noah to stay away after a disagreement with coach Jeff Hornacek, sources said. [ESPN] Bucks to give Parker 15 minutes in return …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

The Knicks head to Boston to take on the Eastern Conference-leading (by a slim one-game margin over the Toronto Raptors, so the Celtics are not only 1 spot away from being the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference, they’re one spot away from being the #2 team in their own division) Boston Celtics. This would normally be an automatic loss, but the Celtics are playing without their All-Star point guard, Kyrie Irving, tonight. They will also play without Marcus Smart and back-up point guard, Shane Larkin. They will be starting Terry Rozier in his first career NBA start. It would …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.31)

[NYDN] Ron Baker leaves Knicks’ win with shoulder injury (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:54:31 PM) Baker was in the game less than a minute when his night suddenly was over. [NYDN] Kanter: ‘May ask for a trade’ if he replaces Love on Team LeBron (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:40:20 PM) Enes Kanter has flourished with the Knicks this season. [NYDN] Knicks complete season sweep of Nets with 111-95 win (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:00:39 PM) Kristaps Porzingis wants to make a postseason push and he finally played like it Tuesday. [NYDN] Joakim Noah’s exile from Knicks unlikely to end anytime …continue reading