Knicks Morning News (2016.10.15)

  • [NYDN] Knicks Insider: Kristaps Porzingis has unique goal for new season
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 7:21:42 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has always turned to a cliché when asked about his personal goal.

  • [NYDN] Ex-pal of Derrick Rose’s rape accuser says suit is ploy for cash
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 7:16:40 PM)

    A former friend of the woman suing Knicks’ star Derrick Rose and two of his pals for raping her told jurors the accuser is a scheming liar.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis wants to record quadruple-double
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 8:03:31 PM)

    While no NBA player has recorded a quadruple-double since 1994, Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis said that is one of his goals this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah looking forward to geting back on court with Knicks
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 6:17:21 PM)

    Knicks forward Joakim Noah, who has dealt with injuries in camp thus far, is looking forward to getting back to game action and playing at Madison Square Garden for the first time as a Knick, he told reporters Friday.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Melo ‘slams’ #15 ranking
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 2:08:10 PM)

    TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Melo ‘slams’ #15 ranking

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks will not send Rose his own coach during trial
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 1:45:53 PM)

    The Knicks will not send an assistant coach to Los Angeles to work with point guard Derrick Rose during his trial.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah returned to practice Friday
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 1:00:18 PM)

    Joakim Noah returned to practice on Friday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks shouldn’t let Rose’s absence hold them back
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 8:37:34 AM)

    Normally, the early absences of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah would force the Knicks into a situation where they need to learn how to cope without either one right off that bat. Whereas the team is obviously hoping to utilize each big summer acquisition often and effectively, the reality is each one’s history of injuries may get in the way of that.

  • [ESPN] Jeff Hornacek says Knicks don’t need Carmelo Anthony to carry them every night
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 10:00:31 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek says Knicks don’t need Carmelo Anthony to carry them every night

  • [ESPN] Noah expected to make Knicks debut vs Celtics
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 4:30:36 PM)

    Noah expected to make Knicks debut vs Celtics

  • [NYTimes] Accuser’s Acquaintances Testify as Derrick Rose Trial Nears End
    (Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:56:30 AM)

    Proceedings will resume on Tuesday with final witnesses and possibly closing arguments.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah excited about debut with Knicks Saturday night at Garden
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 7:45:46 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Joakim Noah has been waiting for this moment since he signed with the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ goal to match 22-year-old monster stat mark
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 8:01:09 PM)

    Unicorns can do a lot of things — perhaps even post the first quadruple-double since 1994. Knicks 7-foot-3 phenom Kristaps Porzingis, who was paid a fabulous “unicorn’’ compliment last season by Kevin Durant, said going for double digits in points, rebounds, blocks and assists is “a goal.” It was last accomplished by the Spurs’ David…

  • [NYPost] Rose rape accuser’s ex-friend says she ‘lies about everything’
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 3:49:59 PM)

    Knicks star Derrick Rose began his rape defense case in a Los Angeles courtroom with bombshell testimony on Friday — calling a turncoat friend of his accuser to the stand to destroy her as a money-hungry, pathological liar. The 30-year-old accuser “lies about everything that comes out of her mouth,” Rose’s star witness, Gabriela Chavez,…

  • [NYPost] Knicks decide not to send Derrick Rose a personal coach
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 1:15:27 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek had a strong phone conversation with Derrick Rose, who talked him out of having an assistant coach dispatched to Los Angeles to brief him on basketball stuff he has missed while at his civil sexual assault trial. Mark Baute, Rose’s lawyer, said Friday in Los Angeles his client is staying at a place…

  • [NYPost] Why this preseason game means so much to Joakim Noah
    (Friday, October 14, 2016 10:58:33 AM)

    Knicks new starting center Joakim Noah said he’s on target to make his preseason Knicks debut on Saturday when the club hosts the Celtics. Having missed the first three preseason games with a hamstring strain, Noah returned to scrimmages Wednesday, but suffered a mild ankle sprain that put him out Thursday. However, he returned to…

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