Knicks Morning News (2016.12.01)

  • [NYTimes] He Works Day and Night for the Nets. And the Other Nets.
    (Thursday, December 01, 2016 2:26:51 AM)

    Chris McCullough’s dual career with two Brooklyn teams is unusual, but a split existence is not. 45 N.B.A. players have been assigned on 103 occasions this season to D-League stints.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 106, Timberwolves 104: Knicks Outlast Timberwolves as Carmelo Anthony Hits Late Jumper in Win
    (Thursday, December 01, 2016 5:41:42 AM)

    Anthony missed two critical shots in the final stretch before making a shot with 2.3 seconds remaining to lift the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Joakim Noah says he misses T-Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:47:52 PM)

    Joakim Noah’s disappointing beginning with the Knicks hit yet another snag when the center suffered a sprained ankle.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony hits game-winning jumper as Knicks edge T-Wolves
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:42:58 PM)

    It was a bizarre and difficult game for Carmelo Anthony. Until redemption arrived in the final two plays.

  • [NYDN] T-Wolves’ Zach LaVine getting ready to dunk on Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:37:48 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is one of the top-two tallest players in the NBA, and Zach LaVine is the best leaper in the league.

  • [NYPost] Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis put on a show
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:52:11 PM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns were the stars of the show for 59 minutes Wednesday, both showing why they are the two transcendent gems of the 2015 draft. Carmelo Anthony may have won the game with 2.3 seconds left in the Knicks’ 106-104 victory over the Timberwolves, but the Porzingis-Towns duel became a…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony’s late-game heroics save Knicks
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:55:44 PM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — If Jeff Hornacek can turn Carmelo Anthony back to his clutch self from his Denver days, the Knicks coach may be worth all of his $5 million salary. After blowing all of a 17-point early fourth-quarter lead to the Timberwolves, Hornacek directed the Knicks to put the ball back in the hands of…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony is opening a sports bar on his home turf
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:35:05 PM)

    Now he’ll have his own place to hang after games.

  • [NYPost] ‘Thibs’ used to give Noah and Rose hell — and they loved it
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:35:46 AM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — Joakim Noah misses him now, but admits he and his former coach Tom Thibodeau “butted heads’’ across their time together with the Bulls. Derrick Rose enjoyed his tenure with Thibodeau, but says he spent a lot of time with the coach “cussing me out.’’ There was a lot of reminiscing at the respective Wednesday…

  • [NYPost] Iman Shumpert unloads on Phil Jackson in ‘posse’ fallout
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:51:03 AM)

    Iman Shumpert to Phil Jackson: You’re dead to me. The expressive former Knicks guard, who idolized the former Bulls coach while growing up in Chicago, then was dealt away by the Zen Master to the Cavaliers in early 2015, issued a candid and brutal takedown of Jackson in the aftermath of a racially loaded feud…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s latest woe is either alibi or just more gloom
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 7:50:34 AM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — Joakim Noah’s chance at redemption will have to wait. The Knicks starter center’s struggles hit another speed bump as a sprained left ankle prevented him from facing his former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau when the Knicks held off the Timberwolves 106-104 in the first game of a home-and-home series Wednesday at Target Center….

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Towns, Porzingis put on a show; Melo hits winning basket
    (Thursday, December 01, 2016 6:05:56 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Towns, Porzingis put on a show; Melo hits winning basket

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks start fast, hold off Timberwolves
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:34:58 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis finished a distant second to Karl-Anthony Towns in last season’s Rookie of the Year voting. Porzingis also finished a distant second to Towns in points in Wednesday night’s Knicks-Timberwolves game at the Target Center.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah misses game with sprained left ankle
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:47:00 PM)

    Knicks center Joakim Noah missed Wednesday night’s game against the Timberwolves with a sprained left ankle he suffered in the first quarter of Monday’s loss to Oklahoma City.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks narrowly hang on for win over Timberwolves
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:00:39 PM)

    The Knicks beat the Timberwolves, 106-104, on Wednesday night in Minnesota.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah out Wednesday with sprained ankle
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:44:48 PM)

    Joakim Noah will not play Wednesday against the Timberwolves because of a sprained left ankle, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks look to get back on track against Timberwolves
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:01:36 PM)

    Minnesota hosts New York on Wednesday at Target Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose vs. Jennings: What the numbers say
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 2:15:36 PM)

    The eye test tells me that the Knicks are at their best when Rose and Jennings are surrounded by three jump-shooters, considering neither does a particularly good job of stretching the defense from three-point range.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks should be in no rush to extend Rose’s contract
    (Wednesday, November 30, 2016 8:43:33 AM)

    Derrick Rose, whose contract expires at season’s end, has not yet discussed a possible extension with the New York Knicks. And that’s how it should be.

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