Knicks Morning News (2016.12.23)

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose leads balanced Knicks past Magic, 106-95
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:20:54 PM)

    Derrick Rose scored 17 points and led six Knicks in double figures as New York defeated Orlando 106-95 Thursday in New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony’s former coach Karl calls him ‘a true conundrum’ in new book
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:45:00 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s former coach George Karl called him “a true conundrum” and ripped his defensive effort on the court in a new book called “Furious George.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Magic
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 6:35:30 PM)

    The Knicks (15-13) welcome the Orlando Magic (13-17) to Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Melo Maligned
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 3:15:29 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton react to the latest comments from former Nuggets head coach George Karl, who criticized Carmelo Anthony in his book.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks continue homestand against Orlando
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:55:43 PM)

    The Knicks continue their homestand on Thursday as the Orlando Magic come to Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Health of Rose is key to Knicks’ potential climb to league’s elite
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:15:43 PM)

    The Knicks can start to make the climb up, but that rests on the health of Rose, which was one of the big concerns coming into the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ knee OK; Knicks beat Magic
    (Friday, December 23, 2016 12:28:25 AM)

    The Knicks had a relatively comfortable lead Thursday night when things became a little uncomfortable inside the Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] George Karl sounds off on Carmelo Anthony in new ‘Furious George’ book
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:40:07 PM)

    George Karl blasted Carmelo Anthony in his new book, ripping the Knicks star’s attitude, leadership ability and addiction to the spotlight.

  • [NY Newsday] Magic coach Frank Vogel says Jeff Hornacek good choice for Knicks
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:06:00 PM)

    Frank Vogel interviewed for the Knicks’ coaching vacancy over the summer, but he said they made a good choice in Jeff Hornacek.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ early exit overshadows Knicks’ solid win
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:17:44 PM)

    The Knicks routed Orlando on Thursday, 106-95, but whether a Merry Kristaps will go on as planned Sunday no longer is a given. Knicks phenom Kristaps Porzingis limped off the court in the opening minute of the fourth quarter after banging knees with Orlando’s rugged center Nikola Vucevic and left the game for good with…

  • [NYPost] Why George Karl’s Carmelo critiques are so off base
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:01:11 PM)

    Amid a wave of anti-Carmelo Anthony fervor in the city during one of the frequent dismal stretches for the Knicks last season — which naturally was all Anthony’s fault — an opposing executive shook his head and laughed. “Let me ask you,” he said, “who leads the Knicks in scoring?” Anthony. “Who leads them in…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo: I’ll answer ‘irrelevant’ Karl digs when I write a book
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 3:34:26 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony said George Karl’s memoir rips are “irrelevant,” he’ll have his say in his own book and claimed he’s not even sure what his former coach means by “conundrum.” “I’m past being disappointed,” Anthony said after the Knicks’ 106-95 victory over Orlando at the Garden. “I hope he just finds happiness in what he’s…

  • [ESPN] Melo on Karl’s criticism: ‘It’s irrelevant to me’
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 6:32:56 PM)

    Melo on Karl’s criticism: ‘It’s irrelevant to me’

  • [ESPN] Stephon Marbury says Knicks tenure was ‘toughest’ stretch in Undefeated interview
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:00:48 AM)

    Stephon Marbury says Knicks tenure was ‘toughest’ stretch in Undefeated interview

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis leaves game injured in Knicks’ win over Magic
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:21:58 PM)

    For the Knicks there is absolutely no worse visual than Kristaps Porzingis limping as he disappeared into the tunnel

  • [NYDN] Anthony laughs off Karl comments as Knicks beat Magic
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:05:30 PM)

    Karl says in his upcoming book, ‘Furious George,’ that trading Anthony to the Knicks was like ‘popping a blister.’

  • [NYDN] George Karl’s personal attacks on Carmelo Anthony a low blow
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:05:25 PM)

    Just wait until Phil Jackson writes his book about his time with Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYTimes] Tragedy Made Steve Kerr See the World Beyond the Court
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:01:03 AM)

    The Golden State Warriors coach draws from the assassination of his father to make sense of a complicated world.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Viselike Defense Adds Teeth to Golden State Warriors’ Buzz-Saw Offense
    (Friday, December 23, 2016 4:00:08 AM)

    Entering Thursday, the Warriors were leading the league in blocked shots and were third in field-goal percentage defense.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 117, Nets 101: After Spending One Half as Warriors’ Equal, Nets Return to Reality
    (Friday, December 23, 2016 3:52:53 AM)

    The Nets led by 16 points at halftime before a Golden State team without Draymond Green reasserted itself as one of the league’s best.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 106, Magic 95: For Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, a Bad Day Continues Into Night
    (Friday, December 23, 2016 3:58:32 AM)

    Anthony was criticized in excerpts from a book by George Karl, his former coach. He then went out against the Magic and had one of his worst games of the season.

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