Knicks Morning News (2016.12.14)

  • [NYDN] Knicks, without Derrick Rose, lose physical battle against Suns
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:53:35 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek’s return to Phoenix became an exercise in disappointment for the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson’s ‘posse’ problem won’t hurt Knicks in free agency
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:07:38 PM)

    Phil’s got 99 problems but attracting free agents isn’t one.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose re-injures back, leaves Knicks game early
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 5:44:09 PM)

    Rose missed all six of his field goal attempts before being subbed out on Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] Chandler thinks Phil Jackson did a great job motivating LeBron
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:25:04 PM)

    Tyson Chandler’s interactions with Phil Jackson consisted of two conversations:

  • [NYDN] Hornacek regrets firing ass’ts in effort to appease Suns brass
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:53:50 AM)

    In hindsight, Jeff Hornacek knows he shouldn’t have bowed to the Suns’ unfair demands.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose starting to run more of the Knicks’ show
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:39:22 AM)

    Derrick Rose said his increase in play calling occurred organically, and it continues to evolve.

  • [NYPost] Knicks display resolve, but moral victories don’t cut it anymore
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:09:55 PM)

    They were a jangle of thoughts, opinions, emotions as they walked off the floor at Talking Stick Resort Arena late Tuesday night. Somehow, the Knicks had nearly pulled off their most satisfying victory of the season and yet, instead, wound up suffering their most excruciating loss instead. Such is life in the NBA when you…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose exits with back spasms: ‘I couldn’t move’
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:00:58 PM)

    PHOENIX — In the long run for the Knicks, Tuesday’s 113-111 overtime loss to the woeful Suns could be secondary to the loss of Derrick Rose 10 minutes into the first quarter. Rose’s back spasms flared up after he appeared to take a tumble into a row of cameras. He missed the final three quarters…

  • [NYPost] Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis show fight but drop overtime crusher
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:10:41 PM)

    PHOENIX — Kristaps Porzingis got mad and got even. But he didn’t finish or get the win. After Derrick Rose went down with recurring back spasms and missed the final three quarters Tuesday night, it appeared the Suns were trying to take out Porzingis, too. They failed and only got the 7-foot-3 Latvian steamed. After…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo, Rose pleading for this Knicks offensive wrinkle
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:14:17 AM)

    PHOENIX – Carmelo Anthony says he and Derrick Rose have only scratched the surface of how dangerous they can be as a tandem offensively. Indeed, there has been a push from both Knicks studs, Rose and Anthony, to have coach Jeff Hornacek call more pick-and-rolls for the two of them. And Hornacek is seeing the…

  • [NYPost] Michael Rapaport is all in on his podcast obsession
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 7:39:07 AM)

    This is what gets Michael Rapaport excited. It’s not news about his latest film or a big role, it’s a phone call from a basketball player. Former Knicks star Latrell Sprewell had called him days earlier, agreeing to appear on Rapaport’s podcast. “It was Spree, f—ing” Spree,” Rapaport says, unable to contain the pure joy of talking to the…

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Tough night in the desert
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:41:16 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Tough night in the desert

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Hornacek downplays return to Phoenix
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:12:42 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Hornacek downplays return to Phoenix

  • [NYTimes] Suns 113, Knicks 111, Overtime: Suns’ Eric Bledsoe Topples Knicks With 31 Points, and a Layup in Overtime
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:42:46 AM)

    Bledsoe had his third straight game with at least 30 points, helping the Suns overcome a 34-point performance from Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ fourth-quarter comeback spoiled in overtime loss to Suns
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:16:52 PM)

    PHOENIX (AP) Eric Bledsoe scored the go-ahead points on a driving, left-handed layup with 30 seconds to play and the Phoenix Suns beat New York 113-111 in overtime on Tuesday night, only the Knicks’ second loss in eight games.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose exits game in first quarter with back spasms
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:10:42 PM)

    Derrick Rose exited the Knicks game against the Suns in the first quarter with back spasms

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek returns to Phoenix for first time since getting fired
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:30:53 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek is downplaying Tuesday night’s return to Phoenix, where he served as head coach for a year and a half before getting fired midway through last season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Suns
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 5:50:42 PM)

    The Knicks (14-10) head to Phoenix to take on the Suns (7-17) Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] What more could you have asked for so far from the Knicks?
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:50:16 PM)

    What more could you ask for as we speak right now when talking about the New York Knicks?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks go for fifth straight road win in Phoenix on Tuesday
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:25:14 PM)

    The Knicks travel to Phoenix looking for their fifth straight win on the road as they take on the Suns Tuesday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks battle into overtime, but lose to Phoenix Suns
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:19:57 AM)

    In Jeff Hornacek’s return to Phoenix, Derrick Rose returned to the trainer’s table, and Kristaps Porzingis showed more anger than he has in his brief Knicks’ career.

  • [NY Newsday] Tyson Chandler not surprised by Phil Jackson irking Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:27:18 AM)

    Former Knick Tyson Chandler said he had only two conversations with team president Phil Jackson.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose-Carmelo Anthony combination a work in progress
    (Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:14:46 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose want to play off of each other more, and they think it will make the Knicks more dangerous.