Knicks Morning News (2016.11.15)

  • [NY Newsday] Justin Holiday sparks Knicks’ second-half blitz of Mavs
    (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:38:12 AM)

    On a day when team president Phil Jackson declared in a published report that he is sticking to his plan for rebuilding the Knicks, whether it works or not, coach Jeff Hornacek made an executive decision to bench one of Jackson’s prized acquisitions. And the result was a much-needed win.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks go on Holiday in winning second half
    (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:08:17 AM)

    Justin Holiday has lived the life of a basketball nomad. He’s traveled to Belgium and Hungary to hold on to his professional dreams, played for roster spots in summer league after summer league, and has been waived by four different NBA teams before his 27th birthday.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis and Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki just can’t make date
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 10:25:00 PM)

    They are the two 7-foot ships that pass in the night, and speak to each other in passing. They are the friendship that every fan in the NBA wants to see, the mentorship that seemed all but inevitable.

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson ‘going to follow the plan’ for Knicks, he tells ESPN
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 8:06:11 PM)

    Phil Jackson is a man who is not afraid to hold steadfast to his belief system, whether he is acting as a citizen or as Knicks president.

  • [NYPost] The Knicks irony of Phil Jackson taking shots at NBA greats
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 9:24:07 PM)

    There is a new movie out about Howard Hughes. They should have gotten Phil Jackson to play the role. Every once in a while Jackson emerges and offers his Zen Master stuff to a reporter he likes. It’s always fascinating reading, but it also a bad look for a club president who has had zero…

  • [NYPost] First conflicts, now injury stand between Porzingis and his idol
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 9:05:35 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis battled Dirk Nowitzki for the first time last December, but an Achilles injury to the Mavericks star prevented a rematch Monday night. Porzingis, bothered by his back, nearly joined him on the sideline, but ended up with his first double-double of the season. “I just woke up like that. It was locked, I…

  • [NYPost] Knicks destroy Mavs after Hornacek’s gutsy, $72M benching
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 5:08:10 PM)

    The Mavericks came to Madison Square Garden with a makeshift starting lineup, wishing Dirk Nowtizki or Deron Williams were able to play. Meanwhile, Jeff Hornacek decided the Knicks were better off without one of their biggest names. Following a sluggish first half in which the Knicks scored just 36 points, faced a double-digit deficit and…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson: ‘Totally understandable’ why Knicks stink right now
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 2:27:22 PM)

    The Knicks’ roster looks more impressive this season, the product does not. The additions of big-name talent increased their potential, but it remains untapped with the Knicks having won just three times in their first nine games, entering Monday’s matchup with the Mavericks. Phil Jackson’s decisions to acquire Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Brandon Jennings…

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Porzingis lead Knicks to 16-point win over Nowitzki-less Mavs
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 10:12:29 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis both scored 24 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 93-77 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks face off against Mavericks without Dirk Nowitzki
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 5:28:09 PM)

    The Knicks welcome the Dallas Mavericks, who will be without Dirk Nowitzki, to Madison Square Garden on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lance Thomas will not play Monday night against the Mavericks
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 3:20:05 PM)

    Lance Thomas will not be available for the Knicks on Monday night against the Mavericks due to a sore left ankle, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil to critics: I don’t care about the Triangle
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 2:30:32 PM)

    In perhaps his most candid interview as President of the Knicks, and that’s saying a lot, Phil Jackson opened up to ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan in an informative and early State of the Union on the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lance Thomas not doing a lot for Knicks so far this season
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 11:30:33 AM)

    The Knicks had a difficult decision to make this past summer. Two of their unrestricted free agents wanted to return, but after the acquisitions of Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings, the team had to decide whether to keep Lance Thomas or Derrick Williams.

  • [SNY Knicks] Can Rose take advantage of depleted Mavericks defense?
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 8:44:00 AM)

    Following a season-high 21 points on Saturday, how will Derrick Rose fare when the New York Knicks face a depleted Dallas Mavericks defense on Monday?

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson should shut up and look in mirror with Knicks
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 8:32:44 PM)

    Phil Jackson still can’t help himself. Not after all the losses in New York – historical failure at that.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah benched in Knicks’ 93-77 win over Mavericks
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 8:31:14 PM)

    The Knicks caught Dallas at a good time and took care of business.

  • [NYDN] Dirk Nowitzki impressed with ‘coldblooded’ Kristaps Porzingis
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 7:17:43 PM)

    The Knicks and the Mavericks nearly brokered offseason training sessions between Nowitzki and Porzingis

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Lance Thomas has plantar fasciitis in both feet
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 3:47:03 PM)

    Lance Thomas has struggled early to live up to the $27 million deal he signed over the summer.

  • [NYDN] LeBron James’ business partner upset at Phil Jackson
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 3:21:19 PM)

    In his first media interview in almost two months, Phil Jackson managed to offend LeBron James’ best friend

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Phil Jackson ‘following the plan’ despite roster overhaul
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 10:18:10 AM)

    Phil Jackson would love to wipe the slate clean and pretend as if the previous two seasons never happened.

  • [ESPN] Dirk Nowitzki on Kristaps Porzingis: ‘He’s going to be a great player’
    (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:35:41 AM)

    Dirk Nowitzki on Kristaps Porzingis: ‘He’s going to be a great player’

  • [ESPN] Derrick Rose frustrated over lack of foul calls on his drives
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 1:25:58 PM)

    Derrick Rose frustrated over lack of foul calls on his drives

  • [ESPN] Jackson not planning to opt out of Knicks deal
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 11:33:22 AM)

    Jackson not planning to opt out of Knicks deal

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 93, Mavericks 77: With His Idol Looking On, Kristaps Porzingis Shines in a Knicks Win
    (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:44:38 AM)

    With Dallas’s Dirk Nowitzki on the sideline with an injury, Porzingis scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Knicks dispatched the Mavericks.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Schedule: Here’s What to Watch This Week
    (Monday, November 14, 2016 7:26:53 PM)

    There are no more undefeated teams, but plenty of intrigue remains, including a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals between Cleveland and Toronto.

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