Knicks Morning News (2016.12.11)

  • [NYPost] Struggling Kristaps Porzingis has a ‘catch on his knee’
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 6:27:26 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Kristaps Porzingis got off to an All-Star-like start to the season, but has cooled off offensively the past five games. His legs look tired on his jump shot and his right knee actually is in wrapping as he deals with a minor ailment. “He’s got a little catch on his knee in…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo doesn’t sound over it as he and Phil make peace
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:01:02 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson staged a peace summit at practice Saturday — with the Zen Master clarifying his critical remarks. Anthony said he felt good about the conversation but still took a little tweak at the salty Zen Master, saying he has “got to be careful the choice of words he…

  • [NYPost] Behind the rollicking spectacle that is now the Knicks bench
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:42:30 AM)

    Knicks rookie Ron Baker started the “Three-Scope’’ five games ago — an invention that embodies the bench’s high-energy, collegial antics. Whenever a Knick drains a 3-pointer, Baker is up on his feet, his fingers forming two circles that he peers through. “It’s the Three-Scope,’’ Baker told The Post. “When someone makes a 3, the Three-Scope…

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony uncertain if new CBA will get signed before Thursday
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 6:03:04 PM)

    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is uncertain if the NBA Players Association and league owners will strike a deal on on a collective bargaining agreement before Thursday when both sides can opt out of the current deal, he told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose expected to return Sunday against Lakers
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:58:14 PM)

    Knicks guard Derrick Rose is expected to return to the lineup Sunday against the Lakers after missing time with back spasms, he told reporters at Saturday’s practice.

  • [SNY Knicks] Courtney Lee quietly logging clutch performances for Knicks
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:57:26 PM)

    Courtney Lee is becoming visibly more comfortable and confident as the games go on.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo the leader shrugs off controversy
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:54:40 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony and his teammates had a team dinner Thursday night to discuss the importance of their current road trip, MSG’s Mike Breen said on air prior to Friday’s game

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson meet to hash out their differences
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 8:31:59 PM)

    Phil Jackson had a reason to talk about Anthony, but Jackson also should choose his words more carefully.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Porzingis strugglling with shot, right knee issue
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:58:10 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is struggling with his shot and a minor knee issue.

  • [NYDN] Knicks president Phil Jackson’s madness lacks method
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:06:28 PM)

    Is there a method to Phil Jackson’s madness or is he just plain mad?

  • [NYDN] Brandon Jennings overcomes bad turnovers to give Knicks a lift
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 6:01:40 AM)

    Brandon Jennings called it “one of the worst turnovers in my life.”

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis feeling pinch in his right knee
    (Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:59:03 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has been dealing with a right knee issue, but he isn’t blaming that for his recent struggles shooting the ball.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony clears the air with Phil Jackson
    (Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:55:14 AM)

    Phil Jackson approached Carmelo Anthony to clear the air about the comments he directed at the Knicks’ star this week. One of the things Anthony asked the Knicks president was why is he always talking about him?

  • [NY Newsday] Three Knicks have moms with serious hoop skills
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:19:07 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez used to spend hours a day with his mother on the basketball court. That all ended four years ago when things got a little rough in the low post during a two-on-two family game that also involved his father and brother.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider: It’s too early to talk extension for Derrick Rose
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:20:00 PM)

    Derrick Rose loves New York, wants to re-sign with the Knicks, and they’ve been happy with his play thus far. But it’s too early to start talking about an extension for Rose.

  • [NYTimes] A Knicks Rookie Big Man Is Not Afraid to Throw an Elbow. Ask His Mom.
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:05:24 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez, a former teammate of Kristaps Porzingis in Spain, has displayed a knack for rebounding and the low post.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson Meet to Clear the Air
    (Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:43:46 AM)

    Anthony said the Knicks’ president, who had criticized him in an interview last week for sometimes holding on to the ball, had requested the meeting.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 103, Kings 100: To Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson’s Comments Are a ‘Temporary Black Cloud’
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 6:26:18 AM)

    The Knicks star dismissed the team president’s remark that Anthony sometimes holds the ball too long.

  • [ESPN] Kobe gives Melo advice on how to deal with Phil
    (Saturday, December 10, 2016 7:17:00 PM)

    Kobe gives Melo advice on how to deal with Phil

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