Knicks Morning News (2016.12.29)

  • [NYTimes] Hawks 102, Knicks 98 | Overtime: With Carmelo Anthony Ejected, Knicks Show Defensive Grit but Fall in Overtime
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:36:55 AM)

    An elbow in the second quarter cost the Knicks their star. Offensive miscues late in the game cost them a chance to escape with a win.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Celtics and Grizzlies Are Good. In This N.B.A., That’s a Problem.
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 11:13:08 PM)

    Boston and Memphis are on track to make the playoffs, but a few teams, particularly the Warriors and the Cavaliers, have separated themselves from the pack.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ jack-of-all-trades guard sidelined by wrist injury
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:47:26 PM)

    ATLANTA — Things changed. Early in the day, Knicks guard Courtney Lee predicted he would be able to play through a wrist injury. Then he went through shootaround. The first thing to change was Lee’s optimism. “Wasn’t ready. I tried to give it a go at shootaround, had a lot of discomfort,” said Lee who…

  • [NYPost] Knicks miss ejected Carmelo as offense sputters in OT loss
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:43:08 PM)

    ATLANTA — So often in life — and basketball — you beg for a second chance. The Knicks, playing shorthanded much of the night after Carmelo Anthony was ejected on a Flagrant Foul 2, got a reprieve. Then another. And another. And another. Suffice to say there were chances and moments that presented themselves all…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony tossed for this cheap shot to the head
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 3:47:34 PM)

    ATLANTA — The Knicks already were down one starter, Courtney Lee, who sat with a wrist injury. And then they lost Carmelo Anthony, who was bounced on a flagrant 2 foul for hitting Hawk Thabo Sefolosha while the pair went for a second-quarter rebound on Wednesday. Anthony and Sefolosha originally were called for a double…

  • [NYPost] George Karl even rips Carmelo Anthony when he praises him
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 2:59:58 PM)

    ATLANTA — Despite George Karl’s harsh words in his new book, Carmelo Anthony’s former coach is rooting for the Knicks to make the playoffs. “Here’s what I’ll say now: Melo is a hell of a player, the best offensive player I’ve ever coached. I owe him as much as anyone for my having a great…

  • [NY Newsday] After Carmelo Anthony ejected, Knicks fall to Hawks in OT
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 11:54:22 PM)

    Anthony was ejected in the first half after forearming Thabo Sefolosha in the face. Without him, the Knicks fought, but came up short, falling to the Hawks, 102-98, in overtime Wednesday night in the start of a three-game road trip.

  • [NY Newsday] Courtney Lee misses game, has ailing wrist drained of fluid
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:11:21 PM)

    Courtney Lee had fluid drained from his bothersome right wrist Tuesday and was unable to play Wednesday night against the Hawks.

  • [NY Newsday] George Karl says Carmelo Anthony was more concerned with brand than basketball
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:34:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — George Karl isn’t done taking shots at Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson, but the former Nuggets coach said he’s rooting for them to do well.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fall to Hawks in overtime, 102-98
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 10:43:45 PM)

    The Knicks fell to the Hawks in overtime on Wednesday night in Atlanta.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony ejected in second quarter for hitting Sefolosha
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:04:19 PM)

    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was ejected during Wednesday night’s game against the Hawks for hitting Thabo Sefolosha in the face as the two went for a rebound during the second quarter.

  • [SNY Knicks] Courtney Lee to sit out against Hawks with sore wrist
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 6:13:05 PM)

    Knicks guard Courtney Lee will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Hawks with a sore right wrist, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Hawks
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:53:00 PM)

    The Knicks head to Atlanta to take on the Hawks at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Three challenges facing the Knicks: Defense, Noah, and Thomas
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 10:40:13 AM)

    As the Knicks look to contend, they’ll need to take care of business against the stronger teams of the league. Here are three of the other more pressing issues the team has faced as of late…

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson, Buss end engagement
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:13:17 AM)

    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss have ended their engagement, both citing their professions and distance as part of the reasons why.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Melo ejected in OT loss to Hawks
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:40:07 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Melo ejected in OT loss to Hawks

  • [ESPN] Hawks’ Sefolosha: Melo punched me in the face
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:02:42 PM)

    Hawks’ Sefolosha: Melo punched me in the face

  • [ESPN] Lee sits, but MRI shows no broken bones in wrist
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:54:32 PM)

    Lee sits, but MRI shows no broken bones in wrist

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony: Knicks need a plan in place on defense
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 11:15:04 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony: Knicks need a plan in place on defense

  • [NYDN] Knicks fall to Hawks in overtime as Rose, Porzingis falter late
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:51:01 PM)

    The Knicks hung with the Hawks on defense, but failed to finish them off in regulation and ran out of gas in overtime.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony ejected for shoving Thabo Sefolosha in face
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 3:57:48 PM)

    That wasn’t very mellow of him.

  • [NYDN] Courtney Lee has fluid drained from hand, Kristaps seeks revenge
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 2:32:06 PM)

    Courtney Lee had fluid drained from his problematic shooting hand and hoped to play Wednesday against the Hawks.

  • [NYDN] George Karl says Carmelo Anthony puts brand over basketball
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:26:54 PM)

    George Karl is determined to sell some books and burn every bridge doing it.

  • [NYDN] Trevor Ariza waited for Mavericks player outside locker room
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 8:12:29 AM)

    Salah Mejri took trash talking to a new low.

  • [NYDN] Dwight Howard says he never considered Knicks in free agency
    (Wednesday, December 28, 2016 8:05:38 AM)

    Phil Jackson could’ve gone in a different direction from signing Joakim Noah to a four-year contract.

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