Knicks Morning News (2016.10.23)

  • [NYPost] How Knicks’ defensive problem decided last roster spot
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:26:02 PM)

    The Knicks’ defense wasn’t impressive in the preseason, which is why coach Jeff Hornacek refused to cut defensive forward Maurice Ndour and rolled the dice in waiving injured point guard Chasson Randle, with hopes he doesn’t re-sign elsewhere. The wiry 6-foot-9 Ndour was the Knicks’ 2015 summer-league standout who played briefly in Spain last season…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose returns to Knicks ‘heaven,’ only regrets son’s birthday
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:21:14 AM)

    An ecstatic Derrick Rose said it felt like “heaven” to be on the court for his first Knicks practice after missing more than two weeks for his $21.5 million civil rape trial, saying he “just wants to hoop.’’ Rose was cleared of all sexual assault charges Wednesday in federal court. He rejoined the club at its…

  • [SNY Knicks] Being back with Knicks feels like ‘heaven’ for Rose
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:57:51 PM)

    After missing nine practices and five of the team’s preseason games, Derrick Rose is back with the Knicks and gearing up for the start of the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks should keep close tabs on Chasson Randle
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 12:13:39 PM)

    After getting waived on Friday, Chasson Randle will leave the Knicks with a $100,000 parting gift. Despite being a wealthier man, this couldn’t have been the exact outcome he was hoping for.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks head Into season with momentum and uncertainty
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:11:00 AM)

    Defensively, the Knicks have a ways to go, but overall the team seems to have gelled, specifically on the second unit where Brandon Jennings has taken a leadership role as the backup quarterback and, most recently, that has sparked solid play from Kyle O’Quinn, who the Knicks need to fill a huge role for them this season behind Joakim Noah.

  • [NYTimes] Crystal Balls Show Cavaliers and Warriors Back in the N.B.A. Finals
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 1:53:42 AM)

    The two teams who met in the finals last season are most likely to outclass the rest of the league once again.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose overjoyed to work out with Knicks teammates
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 5:19:00 PM)

    Derrick Rose was reunited with his teammates for the first time in more than two weeks at Knicks practice on Saturday. He didn’t wear a shirt during the final minutes of the workout, but he did wear a look of relief afterward.

  • [NYDN] Knicks far from ‘Super Team,’ but should make playoffs if healthy
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:23:01 PM)

    The experiment of the Knicks, if nothing else, will be worth watching for the journey.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose, Knicks will limit Phil Jackson’s triangle offense
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:17:51 PM)

    Derrick Rose is confident he’ll easily pick up Jeff Hornacek’s reduced triangle.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose expresses sympathy toward accuser in Knicks return
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:16:04 PM)

    Derrick Rose took the compassionate and modest approach regarding the verdict that cleared him of liability in his messy civil trial.

  • [NYDN] Knicks season preview: Positional breakdown, burning questions
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 5:49:26 PM)

    The Knicks have assembled what Derrick Rose calls a “Super Team” and most others call a “Playoff Possibility.”

  • [ESPN] Rose rejoins Knicks; being on court ‘like heaven’
    (Saturday, October 22, 2016 3:11:27 PM)

    Rose rejoins Knicks; being on court ‘like heaven’

  • 13 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.10.23)”

    Jets already down 10-0. Nothing from Geno so far…

    Well, Rose continues to be very confident. Let’s see him back it up.

    Regardless of who is at QB, the Jets will be at 5-5 by the time we play the Patriots. All of Baltimore, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Miami are somehow worse than the Jets who truly weren’t as bad as that brutal 6 game opening schedule. I won’t be surprised if the Jets go anywhere from 7-9 to 9-7. I’d actually bet on it.

    Could be. Baltimore is ravaged by injuries, and Flacco was brutal in the 2nd half today, throwing 2 very bad picks. Hey, nice that it happened to the other guys this time!

    And we’ll win again next week against the Browns. When Geno Smith is the starter at Miami he’s going to light it up. The Rams don’t have a QB so that’s another win. We will be at 5-5 when we play the Patriots on Thanksgiving.

    If Kay Felder is out, who will be the main playmaker while Kyrie is out of the game? Also, what’s up with the Knicks’ weird first week schedule?

    Is that a trick question? I imagine that the main playmaker when Irving is on the bench will be the same guy who is the main playmaker when he is in the game — LeBron James.

    How amazing is it that Yi is going to get waived the same offseason he signed a $8 million free agent deal? what a shit show.

    The $8million is an unusual $8million. All of it counts against the cap, but almost all of it isn’t guaranteed. The rest is related to performance bonuses. My guess is his performance in training camp made it clear that those wouldn’t be happening, and that he obviously wouldn’t be getting many minutes during the season also, so he asked out. Apparently, at the momet, some team could trade an $8million dollar player for him, wait a little while until a certain date and then waive him and that $8million would evaporate from their salary cap.

    This seems to show that the players around you can matter to your performance. He looked good in the olympics, but the other big men on the Chinese team were so bad, that may be why he looked good and got a lot of points.

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