Knicks Morning News (2016.12.15)

  • [NYDN] Knicks won’t enjoy benefit of facing resting stars vs. Warriors
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:08:11 PM)

    Unfortunately for the Knicks, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are all expected to play on Thursday.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis out for revenge on Draymond Green
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:54:44 PM)

    Nobody last season outplayed Kristaps Porzingis quite like Draymond Green.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis hopes to recruit free agents to Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:07:31 PM)

    Ever since LeBron James uttered “Taking my talents to South Beach,” the NBA has been obsessed and defined by the formation of Super Teams.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose not happy about likely missing Knicks-Warriors
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:44:48 PM)

    The sense from practice was that the Knicks will likely have to try to beat the Warriors on Thursday without Derrick Rose.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. and Players’ Union Agree to New Labor Deal
    (Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:47:45 AM)

    The new deal, set to run through the 2023-24 season, was a pre-emptive move by both sides to avoid the possibility of a labor stoppage next season.

  • [NYTimes] Suns Behind Him, Jeff Hornacek Coolly Contemplates What’s Next
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:08:15 PM)

    A loss to Phoenix, his old employer, may have been bittersweet. But the Knicks’ coach has other priorities, like bringing out the best in his new team.

  • [NYTimes] Chauffeur, Shootaround and Boneless Chicken Wings: Living Large With the Nets
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:38:15 PM)

    Some people have it all, but still crave luxury, novelty and access without irksome hurdles. At Barclays Center, that’s the Nets’ Brooklyn Experience.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 103, Kings 100: To Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson’s Comments Are a ‘Temporary Black Cloud’
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:00:07 PM)

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

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose still questionable to play against Warriors
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:12:02 PM)

    Derrick Rose, who did not practice, is listed as questionable with lower back stiffness for Thursday’s game against Golden State, which is 22-4 overall and 9-2 at home.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: NBA, players association reach agreement on new CBA
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:53:58 PM)

    The NBA and the NBA Players Association have agreed to a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis shows fighting side in loss to Suns
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:45:35 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis reacted strongly to being shoved to the floor by the Suns’ Marquesse Chriss in the third quarter of the Knicks’ 113-111 overtime loss on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose questionable for Thursday’s game
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:28:17 PM)

    Knicks guard Derrick Rose is questionable for Thursday’s game against the Warriors with a sore lower back, the team announced Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony fails to deliver in crunch time on Tuesday night
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:45:14 PM)

    Even as Kristaps Porzingis continues to rise, Anthony is the centerpiece of this team as currently constructed. Unfortunately, he’s not acting like it.

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose’s latest ding shows how fragile the Knicks really are
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:38:15 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — Derrick Rose meant well when he said it. He probably even meant every word. This was a few weeks ago, just as the game he was bringing to the floor every night was starting to match the one from his — and everyone else’s — memory. “My goal is to play 82,”…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ goal: Solve Draymond Green riddle
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:12:04 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — If Draymond Green really wants to get under Kristaps Porzingis’ skin Thursday at Oracle Arena, he can whisper in his ear: “Zinger.’’ That’s the nickname from Spain Porzingis still loathes. Not that Green needed to do any trash-talking last season in their two meetings, which Green dominated against the rookie. Porzingis claimed…

  • [NYPost] What’s wrong with Carmelo? Maybe his tired knees
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:30:46 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — You can blame it on Phil Jackson getting in his head, broadcasting to the world Carmelo Anthony holds onto the ball too long. In truth, Anthony’s recent malaise likely is due to fatigue, as he has looked worn physically after playing the first 25 games for the first time in his six…

  • [NYPost] The limits of Jeff Hornacek’s creativity with Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 14, 2016 6:43:38 AM)

    PHOENIX — The night began with Suns coach Earl Watson, who replaced Jeff Hornacek following his firing in February, singing his former boss’s praises. “Jeff is very creative and needs space to be creative,’’ Watson said before the Suns stunned Hornacek’s hot Knicks, 113-111, at Talking Stick Resort Arena. “He understands basketball on another level….

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Porzingis plans to recruit free agents to New York
    (Thursday, December 15, 2016 6:13:15 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Porzingis plans to recruit free agents to New York

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