2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat

Big game for the Knickerbockers tonight, as they head to Miami to play a decent but not practically good Miami team ahead of a game the next day against Cleveland.

They win tonight, and they will be over .500 no matter what happens in the Cleveland game. So let’s hope that they win tonight.

Miami is a good defensive team, but an ugly offensive team. Winslow, one of their better defenders and one of their worst offensive players, is out tonight. Carmelo Anthony will likely be happy about that, as Winslow has played him tough in the past.

If this team is going to keep this up, they simply have to beat under .500 teams, even on the road.

So let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2016.12.06)

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Derrick Rose proving to be a good gamble
    (Tuesday, December 06, 2016 6:20:30 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Derrick Rose proving to be a good gamble

  • [ESPN] LeBron: No interest in meeting with Phil in NYC
    (Tuesday, December 06, 2016 2:02:37 AM)

    LeBron: No interest in meeting with Phil in NYC

  • [ESPN] Attles on hand for another historic scoring game
    (Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:53:23 AM)

    Attles on hand for another historic scoring game

  • [ESPN] ‘Good possibility’ Derrick Rose remains with Knicks long-term, his agent says
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 6:33:39 PM)

    ‘Good possibility’ Derrick Rose remains with Knicks long-term, his agent says

  • [NYTimes] Warriors vs. Clippers, and Three Others: The Best N.B.A. Games This Week
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 5:40:09 PM)

    Golden State has only three losses this season, and the Clippers are playing tough defense.

  • [NYTimes] Matt Barnes of Sacramento Kings Sought in Assault Inquiry
    (Tuesday, December 06, 2016 1:22:34 AM)

    Barnes, a forward with the Sacramento Kings, was suspected of being involved in a fight at a Manhattan nightclub.

  • [NY Newsday] Brandon Jennings follows orders and gives it his best shots
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 7:55:05 PM)

    The Knicks’ coaching staff had been telling Brandon Jennings to be more aggressive. They wanted him to make things happen and not be afraid to take open shots.

  • [NYPost] Derrick Williams on awkward exit after opt-out: Knicks never called
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 8:43:25 PM)

    Derrick Williams knows his decision in late June to opt out of the final year of his Knicks’ contract, worth $4.5 million, doesn’t look great now. After signing a modest one-year Heat pact equivalent to his prior Knicks’ deal, Williams has played in just 11-of-20 games for the struggling Heat (7-13), who host the Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose to foes: Good luck when I play with Brandon Jennings
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 5:11:59 PM)

    So firing squad or hanging? That is sort of how Derrick Rose sees the choice for opposing defenders when he is teamed on the floor with Brandon Jennings. So how would you like your butt kicked, by Rose/Jennings or by Carmelo Anthony/Kristaps Porzingis? “It’s hard for the defense where me and Brandon, we’re good off…

  • [NYPost] LeBron’s first step to protesting Donald Trump
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 4:40:04 PM)

    LeBron James is taking his political views to New York City. The star guard headlines a group of Cavaliers who have been exempt from staying at the Trump SoHo hotel when the defending champions head to the Big Apple on Wednesday to play the Knicks, multiple sources told ESPN.com. The rest of the team will stay…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ odd route to breaking shooting slump
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 1:49:48 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has been struggling with his shot lately. But the Knicks’ 7-3 power forward believes he has the answer to correct his struggling offense. It’s called defense. “When the game is not going my way offensively I want to lock in defensively and make some big plays on the defensive end, and that will…

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose proving to Knicks he was well worth the risk
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 7:16:20 PM)

    Derrick Rose was always going to be Phil Jackson’s best move of the summer because of his contract, his history and his potential.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek building competitive culture and Knicks are responding
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 2:00:24 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis makes up for poor shooting night with strong defensive effort
    (Monday, December 05, 2016 8:41:09 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis made up for his poor shooting night by grabbing 14 rebounds and blocking four shots in the New York Knicks’ 106-98 win over DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.