Knicks Morning News (2016.03.06)

  • [New York Post] Rambis unsure of ‘severity’ of Porzingis’ bruised left leg (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:42:11 -0500)

    Kristaps Porzingis is listed as day-to-day with a bruised lower left leg. "I can tell you nothing about the severity. I knew he had a bruised leg, lower leg,” interim coach Kurt Rambis said after the Knicks beat the Pistons, 102-89, at the Garden on Saturday, when Porzingis sat out for only the second time…

  • [New York Post] How Derrick Williams is dealing with uncertain Knicks’ future (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:05:34 -0500)

    An hour before tip-off, Derrick Williams ripped off his headphones after getting summoned to coach Kurt Rambis' office. He was told Kristaps Porzingis would miss the game and needed X-rays on a bruised lower leg. Williams was informed he would make his first start as a Knick. This after playing just four minutes Friday in…

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Teague Lead Hawks Over Clippers 107-97 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:21:35 GMT)

    Jeff Teague scored 22 points, Paul Millsap had 20 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-97 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Ginobili’s Return Sparks Spurs to Latest Win (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:12:27 GMT)

    Despite the fact the San Antonio Spurs went 11-1 while Manu Ginobili was out with an injury, there is no doubt about the importance of the 13-year NBA veteran to the team’s run toward another championship.

  • [New York Times] Spurs, Missing 3 Starters, Improve to 30-0 at Home (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:51:41 GMT)

    Manu Ginobili returned to give the short-handed San Antonio Spurs a needed boost as they remained perfect at home and extended the franchise’s best start.

  • [New York Times] Sports Business: Steven Ballmer, Clippers’ Top Fan, Is Really Invested in Them (for Billions) (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:49:01 GMT)

    Ballmer, the former Microsoft chief executive, is a creative owner and a screaming, trampoline-bouncing presence at the team’s games.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Thunder Sign Nazr Mohammed (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 05:26:55 GMT)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed the free-agent center Nazr Mohammed. Terms were not disclosed.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Minnesota’s Hot Shooting Singes Nets (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:57:13 GMT)

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves shot a franchise-record 68.4 percent to beat the visiting Nets, 132-118, on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol, Butler Lead Bulls Over Rockets, 108-100 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:51:47 GMT)

    Pau Gasol finished with 28 points and 17 rebounds, Jimmy Butler scored 24 points in his return from a strained left knee, and the Chicago Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak with a 108-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Favors Scored 28, Paces Jazz Past Pelicans, 106-94 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:27:35 GMT)

    Derrick Favors’ dominance in the paint saved the Utah Jazz from losing yet another game in which they’d squandered a double-digit lead.

  • [New York Times] Lebron Dominates as Cavs Crush Celtics (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:09:28 GMT)

    LeBron James led eight Cavaliers in double-figures with 28 points and reached two more milestones in his illustrious career while Cleveland crushed the Boston Celtics 120-103 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Scores 28, Passes Duncan in Cavs’ 120-103 Win (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:57:50 GMT)

    LeBron James was touched when Tim Duncan, arguably the best power forward in NBA history, pulled him aside following the 2007 NBA Finals.

  • [New York Times] Wolves Shoot Franchise-Record 68.4 Percent to Beat Nets (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:33:49 GMT)

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves shot a franchise-record 68.4 percent to beat the Brooklyn Nets 132-118 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] George’s Late Free Throws Lift Pacers Over Wizards, 100-99 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:15:46 GMT)

    Paul George scored 38 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds left to lift the Indiana Pacers to a 100-99 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 102, Pistons 89: With Porzingis Out on Short Notice, Knicks Unite for a Victory (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 02:56:28 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 24 points to lead the Knicks, as Porzingis missed the game because of a lower left leg contusion.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Pull Away in Fourth to Beat Pistons 102-89 (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 02:33:53 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks got a rare win even without the injured Kristaps Porzingis, beating the Detroit Pistons 102-89 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks manage win over Pistons without Kristaps Porzingis (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:46:08 GMT)

    It has reached a point with the Knicks where the results are more of background noise.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Time to decide on future of Phil Jackson era (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 06:38:40 GMT)

    The big question now for the Knick isn’t whether they should go forward with Carmelo Anthony.

  • [New York Daily News] Rambis says Porzingis just not ready for crunch-time (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 04:45:10 GMT)

    Kurt Rambis doesn’t think Kristaps Porzingis is ready to be unleashed as a center.

  • [New York Daily News] Raissman: As Knicks keep losing, soap opera stays profitable (Sun, 06 Mar 2016 02:55:22 GMT)

    Jeff Van Gundy wasn’t wrong the other night when he said: “…People are more interested in the (NBA) drama than the actual games.”

  • 10 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.03.06)”

    Let’s see, nothing that eventful around the league today – OKC has a lead on Milwaukee, Phoenix is somehow hanging in with the Grizz – wow, I thought they had pulled it together finally, but I guess not – and, oh yeah, the Lakers are up 16 on the Warriors with 9 minutes left.

    Must be Kobe’s 4-14. Lots of Kobe assists in there that don’t show up in the box score.

    Right. The Warriors probably won Saturday night in LA, which lead to a loss to the Lakers today.

    Pretty annoying that alot of people are comparing this loss to the 1996 Bulls losing their 61st game at MSG vs the Knicks. Those Knicks made the 2nd rd of the playoffs where they won a game vs the Bulls (the only team in the East to win a playoff game vs the 1996 Bulls) while these Lakers have a winning percentage barely over 10%.

    Basically what I’m saying is comparing the 1996 Knicks to the 2016 Lakers is a huge insult to those Knicks.

    Rambis is surprising me lately. As pointed out yesterday, his mic’ed up comments were cogent. I agree, and I thought they were honest and straightforward. In addition I just read this quote from him “It’s been tough because we’ve gone small.” talking about how this made it hard on Porzingis in one of the articles pointed to above. When was the last time we had a coach talking about going small?

    He also said he wanted to try Porzingis at the three, so he’s still stupid.

    I saw that too. I also thought that was silly, but then I thought, well, at least he’s considering trying new things. That could be better than Woodson, who would be forced to try new things by injury and then learned nothing from the experiences. It’s not that I think Rambis is good, just that I am open to the idea that he might not be as bad as we all thought.

    Tony Wroten to sign a three year deal with the Knicks.

    *presented without comment*

    If we want an injection of athleticism at guard couldn’t we maybe just try playing Grant?

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