Knicks Morning News (2016.12.03)

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose has no plans to leave New York in free agency
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 8:10:54 PM)

    Most people come to New York City for the spotlight.

  • [NYDN] Knicks contain Towns, score season-high 118 points in win
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 8:09:04 PM)

    The Knicks held Karl-Anthony Towns scoreless for nearly the entire first half.

  • [NYDN] O’Quinn may leave Knicks with center choice when Noah return
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 8:07:36 PM)

    Joakim Noah has struggled when in the lineup this season.

  • [NYDN] Thomas returns to Knicks after injury, but Noah, Lee still out
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 2:57:14 PM)

    Lance Thomas was back in uniform on Friday night after missing the previous nine games with a bone bruise in his right ankle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks beat Timberwolves, sweep home-and-home
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 10:42:48 PM)

    The Knicks beat the Timberwolves on Friday night, 118-114.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Timberwolves
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 6:08:12 PM)

    The Knicks take on the Timberwolves in the back end of a home-and-home at Madison Square Garden on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah remains out Friday due to sprained ankle
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 5:50:48 PM)

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

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: On Melo, Porzingis, and the Knicks going forward
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 10:00:32 AM)

    Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy joins Daily News Live to discuss Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks moving forward.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis discusses offensive development around Anthony, Rose
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 8:32:00 AM)

    New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis has benefitted from playing alongside Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings in order to better his offensive playmaking.

  • [ESPN] With eye on future, Derrick Rose driving Knicks in the present
    (Saturday, December 03, 2016 2:26:14 AM)

    With eye on future, Derrick Rose driving Knicks in the present

  • [ESPN] Rose: I envision my long-term future as a Knick
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 8:21:32 PM)

    Rose: I envision my long-term future as a Knick

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks squander lead, but beat Timberwolves again
    (Saturday, December 03, 2016 12:18:53 AM)

    It may be a few months early for Groundhog’s Day, but on Friday night, Hornacek’s Knicks did a fairly spot-on recreation of their game two days earlier.

  • [NY Newsday] Courtney Lee’s ankle improving; he could return for Knicks on Sunday
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 9:59:46 PM)

    Three days ago, Courtney Lee couldn’t even walk. By Friday, he was able to get a few shots up. And Sunday? Well, he might just be back, he said.

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah, who? Kyle O’Quinn makes MSG his playground
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 11:51:57 PM)

    Maybe it was the 18-foot jumper Kyle O’Quinn knocked down early in the fourth quarter, the one that temporarily halted a Timberwolves blitzkrieg and restored a modicum of order to the proceedings … No, no, that wasn’t it. Maybe this was it: The flurry a few minutes later, after the Knicks had actually handed the…

  • [NYPost] Unlikely hero bails out Knicks in tight win over Timberwolves
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 5:29:27 PM)

    The Knicks may have a starting-center controversy on their hands. Things looked dire for Jeff Hornacek’s team down the stretch, missing two starters and getting an awful shooting performance from Kristaps Porzingis. But have no fear. Kyle O’Quinn is here. Yes, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony stepped up, but the Knicks got by far the…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose: Would be ‘cool’ to be with Knicks for rest of career
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 3:51:56 PM)

    Derrick Rose was quoted in Slam Magazine this week saying he hopes he can spend the rest of his career with the Knicks. Rose told The Post earlier this week he had heard nothing from the Knicks regarding an in-season contract extension. Asked about that possibility Friday, Rose said he would be intrigued. “My thought…

  • [NYPost] The rookie shame that Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t forgotten
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 7:52:09 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has revealed his most embarrassing moment: Dwight Howard dunking on him during his rookie year. It happened at the Garden on Nov. 29, 2015, against the Rockets – with the Knicks phenom cowering as the so-called “Superman’’ threw down a monstrous alley-oop. The Rockets broadcasters reveled in the moment: “He almost stuffed the rookie…

  • [NYTimes] Kyle O’Quinn’s Big Display Lifts Knicks Over Timberwolves
    (Saturday, December 03, 2016 3:56:49 AM)

    Although Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns roamed the court, Kyle O’Quinn had the applause-worthy performance, helping the Knicks recover from a blown early lead.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Bad News for Rest of N.B.A.: Giannis Antetokounmpo Just Keeps Improving
    (Friday, December 02, 2016 6:16:42 PM)

    At 6-foot-11 but with point guard skills, Antetokounmpo has come to define a novel position — point center — for the Bucks, and is now developing a 3-point shot.

  • [NYTimes] He Works Day and Night for the Nets. And the Other Nets.
    (Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:41:01 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.