2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Trailblazers

Tonight is a very interesting game as the Knicks try to get to .500 on the season.

The Portland Trailblazers are a lot like the Knicks so far, middling offenses but with terrible defenses. The Trailblazers are actually at the very bottom of the NBA in defensive efficiency right now.

So, playing at home, the Knicks should win this game, but boy, the Blazers’ guards are scary. The Knicks handled them last season, so let’s hope that they handle them tonight!

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2016.11.22)

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Schedule: Here’s What to Watch This Week
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 4:22:06 PM)

    Luke Walton’s Lakers meet Steve Kerr’s Warriors in a home-and-home series this week.

  • [NYDN] Knicks backup center Hernangomez keeps his cool against Hawks
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 8:21:27 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez not only frustrated one of the league’s best centers down the stretch Sunday, he absorbed two cheap shots.

  • [NYDN] Knicks know team meeting means nothing without carryover on court
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 8:19:37 PM)

    Derrick Rose understands that a team meeting and one victory doesn’t mean squat without carryover.

  • [NY Newsday] Will Knicks’ team meeting help? Time will tell
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 8:21:46 PM)

    Will the team meeting the Knicks held on Saturday be considered the turning point of their season?

  • [NYPost] Knicks ‘D’ in for big test versus Blazers duo minus Joakim Noah
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 6:46:05 PM)

    At least they have a little warning this time. The Knicks scratched Joakim Noah just hours before Sunday’s start at the Garden. And, because of illness, Noah is listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s home game against Portland and the Blazers’ high octane backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. “I talked to him this morning….

  • [NYPost] Behind Knicks’ ‘positive’ sit-down: They all needed to talk
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 2:36:20 PM)

    After nearly a month of “what-in-blazes-are-we-doing?” play, the Knicks staged a team meeting. They sat down with coaches, with team president Phil Jackson and after putting on “Hi, My Name is …” labels because of 10 new faces, discussed who and where they are, where they want to go and, importantly, how they want to…

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Team meeting means nothing if wins don’t follow
    (Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:12:25 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Team meeting means nothing if wins don’t follow

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony ‘still in awe’ of Kristaps Porzingis
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 11:31:10 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony ‘still in awe’ of Kristaps Porzingis

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Anthony plays big in win over Hawks
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 6:02:27 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Anthony plays big in win over Hawks

  • [SNY Knicks] With Rose in mind, Hornacek adds dribble drive to Modern Triangle
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 3:30:52 PM)

    If you’ve been watching Derrick Rose play, what you’ve seen are glimpses of the explosive Rose of old mixed in with an inconsistent decision maker with a propensity to miss good looks and turn the ball over at inopportune times.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah and Thomas listed as doubtful for Tuesday’s game
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 12:35:52 PM)

    Joakim Noah (illness) and Lance Thomas (bone bruise) are listed as doubtful for Tuesday night’s game against the Blazers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hernangomez proves value against Howard, Hawks
    (Monday, November 21, 2016 8:45:35 AM)

    Rookie Willy Hernangomez received a well anticipated opportunity during Sunday’s win against the Hawks.