Knicks Morning News (2016.12.19)

  • [NYPost] Inside the ‘doppelganger’ bond that found Knicks a point guard
    (Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:57:09 PM)

    Ron Baker has a good idea why he’s a Knick and Chasson Randle is in the D-League, lighting it up with Westchester. Coach Jeff Hornacek sees himself in Baker, the undrafted 23-year-old rookie from tiny Scott City, Kansas. As Derrick Rose wallows in back misery, Baker has stepped into the limelight as the Knicks’ backup…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks are starting to admit their Joakim Noah disaster
    (Sunday, December 18, 2016 8:40:29 AM)

    Joakim Noah hit the weight room at the Pepsi Center late Saturday night after playing just 11 minutes in a dispiriting 127-114 loss to the Nuggets that ended their West Coast trip on a downer. He needed to get in a workout somehow. It was a sign of his troubled season – with Knicks coach…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Agrees to Reduce Back-to-Back Games. Old-Timers Raise an Eyebrow.
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 2:20:11 AM)

    The concern over playing consecutive matches is a source of amusement for an older generation, who played when easing the schedule was hardly a priority.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah’s spot in starting lineup becoming tenuous
    (Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:24:38 PM)

    Joakim Noah only played 11 minutes and scored two points in the Knicks’ 127-114 loss, with coach Jeff Hornacek telling reporters afterward that keeping the big-money center in the starting lineup is “something we have to keep our eye on.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Jennings struggling at guard without Rose
    (Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:11:52 AM)

    Knicks guard Derrick Rose missed Saturday’s game in Denver with a lingering back issue, leaving the Knicks thinner at the point.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah’s slow start continues to diminish role with Knicks
    (Sunday, December 18, 2016 6:38:47 AM)

    Joakim Noah was so untaxed after Saturday’s game that he went to the gym immediately after for a quick workout in the arena.

  • [ESPN] What to watch for during Knicks’ 3-game homestand
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 6:00:39 AM)

    What to watch for during Knicks’ 3-game homestand

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