Knicks Morning News (2016.11.08)

  • [NYDN] Knicks need defensive specialist while Hornacek molds triangle
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 3:55:16 PM)

    The combination of the triangle and the defense has resulted in a 2-4 start and the need for Hornacek to start making drastic changes.

  • [NYPost] Chasson Randle won’t let brutal fracture prevent Knicks return
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 7:36:06 PM)

    Point guard Chasson Randle didn’t think it was anything after taking an elbow to the face from Lou Amundson during the Knicks training-camp scrimmage Oct. 14. “No I didn’t,” Randle told The Post on Monday. “I felt a little bit of pain. But I took a second, got up and thought everything was fine. I…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s dejected start: Heckling, triangle angst and defense worry
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 4:12:41 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony wore a bright yellow hat in the Knicks’ locker room Sunday afternoon, but his mood was dark blue. Maybe it was because of the heckles he heard from Garden fans early in the game against the Jazz, screaming at him to pass the ball when he touched it and held it too long….

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek in bind: More drills could be what breaks Knicks
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 7:50:57 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek canceled Knicks practices Saturday and Monday. As much as the Knicks need work on defending the pick-and-roll – something the players aren’t shy about pointing out – Hornacek believes it’s best to rest the legs of his veterans. It’s a Catch-22. He needs his starters to log bigger minutes if the Knicks’ thin…

  • [NY Newsday] Triangle also hurting Knicks on defensive end
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 7:45:17 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is even more tired of hearing and talking about the triangle offense than he was last season, but the Knicks continue to show they’re more averse to playing defense.

  • [SNY Knicks] Early returns suggest Noah is Knicks’ most important player
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 2:00:36 PM)

    Joakim Noah has been the Knicks’ most important player, yet they seem to play so often without him, or even through him, for stretches of suboptimal offense.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks need to do better job of sticking to game plan
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 8:23:56 AM)

    At first glance, the Knicks’ box score from Sunday against the Jazz looks like that of a victory. The team shot 51% from the field, 40% from deep, and dished out 18 assists. Two players scored 28 points as New York amassed 109 points. This type of effort was good enough to build an early double-digit lead, but by game’s end, the Knicks had nothing more to show for it all than a defeat.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Schedule: Here’s What to Watch This Week
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 6:36:08 PM)

    The Clippers meet the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Friday, and six N.B.A. games are scheduled for election night on Tuesday.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Defense needs to improve immediately
    (Tuesday, November 08, 2016 6:02:18 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Defense needs to improve immediately

  • [ESPN] #NBArank: Knicks’ Porzingis on verge of stardom
    (Monday, November 07, 2016 11:22:06 AM)

    #NBArank: Knicks’ Porzingis on verge of stardom

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