Knicks Morning News (2016.11.01)

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Schedule: Here’s What to Watch This Week
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 5:59:32 PM)

    The Chicago Bulls square off against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday for the second time this season. Each team has hopes of breaking the Cleveland Cavaliers’ stranglehold on the Eastern Conference.

  • [NYTimes] In Cleveland’s Sports Revival, They Were Champions First
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 6:12:27 PM)

    Before the Cavaliers won the N.B.A. title and the Indians reached the World Series, the Monsters won the Calder Cup, helping change the losing dynamic in their home city.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson helps teach triangle offense to this Knicks player
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 8:15:02 PM)

    Unless he holds a dual role as coach and president, it’s rare to see an NBA exec. grab a clipboard and guide a player through the offense.

  • [NYDN] Knicks Insider: Noah jokes Gasol is ‘f–king dirty’ after injury
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 12:41:35 PM)

    Joakim Noah may have a communication problem against the Pistons.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Joakim Noah jokingly calls Marc Gasol ‘dirty’
    (Tuesday, November 01, 2016 5:35:43 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Joakim Noah jokingly calls Marc Gasol ‘dirty’

  • [ESPN] Phil Jackson helping Knicks learn the triangle
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 7:20:09 PM)

    Phil Jackson helping Knicks learn the triangle

  • [NYPost] How Carmelo turned Knicks’ awful start into a NY lesson
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 6:14:50 PM)

    Long aware of the vitriolic, knee-jerk tone of the New York marketplace, Carmelo Anthony found it necessary to urge his teammates after last Tuesday’s 29-point season-opening loss in Cleveland to tune out the panicky cries. Coach Jeff Hornacek has credited Anthony’s vocal leadership after the Knicks got bombarded by the Cavaliers. In responding emphatically versus…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s grisly ear aftermath looks like ‘Halloween costume’
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 2:32:01 PM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek didn’t know what to make of center Joakim Noah’s look at Monday’s practice. “I thought it was a Halloween costume,’’ Hornacek said. It’s not. Noah practiced with his left ear completely bandaged up with an array of cotton and tape covering the area. He then added a white headband to the…

  • [NYPost] How Derrick Rose celebrated the Knicks’ home opener
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 12:58:57 PM)

    Rose’s crew of family members, agents and kids celebrated until 1a.m.

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson stalking Knicks practice with triangle tips
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 11:57:23 AM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson huddled with shooting guard Courtney Lee for 15 minutes after practice Monday, brandishing a clipboard and reviewing details of the triangle offense. It appears the usage of Jackson’s triangle is starting to ramp up. As much as new coach Jeff Hornacek is speeding up the offense and adding new wrinkles, the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Randle on Westchester Knicks’ roster, can sign with any NBA team
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 5:20:07 PM)

    Chasson Randle is on the Westchester Knicks’ roster, but remains an NBA free agent and can sign with any team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Modern Triangle and balance is a scary-good combination
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 12:30:38 PM)

    One of the biggest things that stood out to me after watching the Knicks’ home-opening victory over the Memphis Grizzlies was the ease at how they scored despite not completely clicking.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks replenish D-League roster through the draft
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 8:36:39 AM)

    Year after year, young prospects head to the D-League following NBA training camp in an effort to develop notoriety for themselves. In turn, their minor league progress over the course of a basketball season adds tremendous credibility to their resume.

  • [NY Newsday] Courtney Lee gets an education from Phil Jackson’s triangle tutorial
    (Monday, October 31, 2016 7:46:56 PM)

  • 2 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.11.01)”

    Whew! Glad we got out of that thread.

    A thought i had this morning as I was looking at the Adams 4/$100MM, Oladipo 4/$84MM contracts, Schroder, etc. It seems the NBA world in general is happy to overpay for the first 2 years of a contract as long as the player “grows into” the contract, whereas the opposite is not true. ie. – if Joakim Noah outperforms a $18MM deal for the first two years and underperforms it for the last two, is that not basically the same as the first set of examples?

    btw, color me completely surprised at how well the Bulls are playing. Lopez isn’t shooting well but has been a monster on the offensive boards, and it turns out that NOT running the offense through him actually makes him NOT turn the ball over. Amazing. And just imagine when the next coming of Chris Paul — Jerian Grant — actually gets to dress for games instead of getting Marshall Plumlee’d on the bench. They will be unstoppable. lol. sorry, couldn’t resist.

    The guy who has been really interesting from the Rose trade (for me) has actually been Justin Holiday. He looks like a beast on defense — with his wingspan and quick twitch athleticism, he kinda looks Corey Brewer-ish out there. If he can shoot league average from 3, he IS an asset. Obviously it’s a small sample, but I feel way better about our wing defense now (between Lee, Holiday, and hopefully Lance) than I did at the start of the year.

    I’m really looking forward to the next couple games. Would love to see how Noah matches up against Drummond, and if Hornacek decides to go stretches with KP as a stretch 5 in a small lineup against the Jazz to get Gobert away from the basket.

    btw – from the last thread. I still refuse to believe Lance Thomas is a bad contract. I guess if he finishes with a sub-.500 TS it’s not great, but the next CBA will have the MLE starting at ~$8MM/year whereas Lance is starting at 25% less than that at around $6MM. You’d have to believe that last year was a complete and absolute fluke to think it’s a terrible contract at 4/$27MM.

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