Knicks Morning News (2016.12.25)

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony is the News’ New York Sportsperson of the Year
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 5:53:34 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony hasn’t thought about it, at least not yet. There’s been too much work to do.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony looks to stay mellow vs. Celtics after ejection
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:44:08 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s latest branding slogan is also a reflection of his matured state of mind.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks ‘excited’ about Christmas Day matchup at MSG
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 6:28:12 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Knicks were down after a 17-win season and were left out of the Christmas Day lineup last season. But when the schedule came out for this season, Carmelo Anthony saw a Christmas gift: Knicks vs. Celtics at Madison Square Garden at noon on Sunday, Dec. 25.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Derrick Rose back in the groove but a big-time test awaits
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 3:57:50 PM)

    Though Derrick Rose got blocked at the rim on a rare driving dunk attempt Thursday by Orlando center Bismack Biyombo — a play that scorched the internet — take it as a good sign. Rose is feeling his oats, back spasms in the rear-view mirror. The Knicks are 2-0 since Rose returned from back woes,…

  • [NYPost] Christmas is when Carmelo gets validation — and revenge?
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:44:40 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony hardly can contain himself — akin to a kid envisioning his presents under a decorated tree. It’s not just the honor of kicking off the Christmas card at noon, but it also is playing the Knicks’ longtime rivals from Boston and attempting to avenge November’s disastrous night in Beantown. As a Brooklyn native,…

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis says he’s ready to play in Christmas matchup with Celtics
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 12:10:07 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis said he’ll be ready to play in Sunday’s Christmas matchup with the Celtics.

  • [SNY Knicks] ‘Tis the season: Holiday is the ‘throw in’ that keeps on giving
    (Saturday, December 24, 2016 11:28:19 AM)

    Phil Jackson receives a ton of flak for the money he’s spent on Joakim Noah, but he gets literally zero credit for the lower-priced value he’s brought to New York, and Holiday may be the best of the bunch.

  • 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.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Magic

    The Knicks continue their little homestand here leading up to their Christmas Day game against the Boston Celtics by hosting the Orlando Magic.

    The Magic are sort of like the reverse Knicks. They’re really good on defense but awful on offense. I think in matchups like that, I tend to think that the offensive team has the slight advantage in that type of match-up, but this will be an interesting exercise in seeing if that’s true or not.

    I actually sort of like this Orlando team, and Vogel is doing his typical Vogel things with their defense, but boy, their roster makes no sense at all. They’re going to need to deal some players, but the problem is that everyone knows that they’re going to have to deal some players, so it doesn’t really work. I am one of the biggest anti-Rudy Gay guys out there, but I think he might actually kind of sort of make sense here. They have so much defense that they can carry his awful defense and he’s shooting just well enough to be an improvement here on offense.

    Leading up to the Christmas game, I’m sharing clips from old TV Christmas Specials. Today, enjoy the absurdity of a post-divorce Sonny and Cher do terrible rock and roll arrangements of Christmas songs, along with a young (and smoking hot) Bernadette Peters and…Captain Kangaroo?! Chaz Bono is in it, too, back when he was Chastity Bono (Cher sings to her kid with her NEW husband in the video! It’s so freaking weird!)

    Let’s go, Knicks!e

    Knicks Morning News (2016.12.22)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Knicks developing their own Big 3
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:43:14 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Knicks developing their own Big 3

  • [ESPN] Former coach Karl lambasts Melo in new book
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:33:45 AM)

    Former coach Karl lambasts Melo in new book

  • [ESPN] Derrick Rose: ‘We’re going to bring some Knicks fans back’
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:34:14 AM)

    Derrick Rose: ‘We’re going to bring some Knicks fans back’

  • [ESPN] Report: Owners pass new labor deal; players up
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:47:09 PM)

    Report: Owners pass new labor deal; players up

  • [ESPN] This is the Knicks team Phil Jackson envisioned
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:35:49 PM)

    This is the Knicks team Phil Jackson envisioned

  • [NYDN] How far can the Knicks’ new Big 3 take the franchise? We ask them
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:26:18 PM)

    The Knicks are undeniably bringing a more exciting brand of basketball to the Garden these days.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Derrick Rose says he wants no part of the All-Star Game
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:04:12 AM)

    Derrick Rose is happy to be appreciated for who he is today — not who he was five years ago.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose wants to reward Knicks fans
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 8:04:16 PM)

    Derrick Rose feels appreciated by Knicks’ fans and believes some have and more will jump on this team’s bandwagon. Rose wants to make the playoffs for all of them.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Led by Rockets, N.B.A. Is Shooting Even More 3-Pointers
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:31:03 PM)

    Three teams are on a pace to break the record for 3-pointers attempted per game in a season, and one of them is the Nets.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Joakim Noah Gives Knicks Hope After Disappointing Start
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:01:17 PM)

    The center, who signed a four-year, $72 million deal over the summer but is averaging only 4.7 points in 21.5 minutes a game, showed promising signs on Tuesday.

  • [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.

  • [SNY Knicks] Owners approve new NBA labor deal; players to vote Friday
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:10:00 PM)

    A new labor deal in the NBA is on the verge of being finalized, after owners voted Wednesday to approve a proposed seven-year collective bargaining agreement that was tentatively agreed to last week.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose helped key Knicks’ comeback win over Pacers
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:15:28 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony might have stolen the show with his explosive fourth quarter by dropping bombs from long range, but it was Rose who made the biggest splash against the Pacers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Westchester Knicks trade Cleanthony Early in deal for Courtney Fells
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:55:04 AM)

    The Westchester Knicks have traded forward Cleanthony Early in a deal for Courtney Fells.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis’ salary increases with new CBA
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:30:55 AM)

    The NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement will increase Kristaps Porzingis’ salary on the last two years of his rookie deal, along with potentially lining him up for a massive max contract in 2019.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ndour, Plumlee recalled from Westchester
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:00:26 AM)

    The New York Knicks have recalled center Marshall Plumlee and forward Maurice Ndour from Westchester.

  • [NYPost] George Karl rips ‘user’ Carmelo Anthony in upcoming book
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:15:58 PM)

    Former Nuggets coach George Karl took a series of personal shots at Carmelo Anthony in an upcoming memoir, claiming Anthony was “a conundrum,’’ a user, not a leader and unwilling to share “the spotlight’’ or play defense during their six years together. Karl also took aim in “Furious George’’ at former Nuggets, and ex-Knicks, J.R….

  • [NYPost] Don’t look now: Knicks developing their own Big 3
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:43:10 PM)

    OK, they’re not Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish or LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for that matter. But the potential and abilities of the Knicks’ Big 3 alignment of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis are taking shape, coming into focus. And with them, so are the Knicks. And with…

  • [NYPost] Amy Schumer and Chris Rock turn out for the Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:23:33 AM)

    Lots of laughs at MSG last night, and this time they didn't weren't at the Knicks' expense.

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee is the key to unlocking Knicks’ 3-point potential
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:07:51 AM)

    The Knicks beat the Pacers on Tuesday at the Garden with their 3-point shooting – something that should be, but isn’t yet, part of their team identity. The Knicks shot 56.5 percent from 3-point land: 13-of-23. Carmelo Anthony shot 7-of-11. Kristaps Porzingis was 4-of-7. Neither of those two Knicks stars is the team’s best 3-point…

  • [NYPost] Inside the Knicks’ unsolvable Derrick Rose problem
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:20:25 AM)

    Tom Thibodeau never came close to becoming the Knicks coach, even as he was the highest-profile free-agent coach not coaching last year. He wound up in Minnesota, and it’s been fun seeing him and his ultra-Type-A personality adjust to the Timberwolves, composed of some of the league’s most talented (and headstrong) youngsters. Thibodeau never worked…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.12.21)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks put three-game skid behind them with 118-111 win against Pacers
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:55:51 PM)

    The Knicks closed out the Pacers with a strong fourth quarter in a 118-111 victory Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA Insider Stefan Bondy gives his take on the Knicks
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:19:59 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Pacers
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:35:54 PM)

    The Knicks (14-13) welcome the Indiana Pacers (15-14) to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] How can the Knicks best utilize Joakim Noah?
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:00:08 AM)

    Heading into Tuesday night’s game against Indiana at Madison Square Garden, Joakim Noah is still confident things will work out despite his underwhelming play that has faced serious criticism

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks battle Pacers at MSG on Tuesday
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:31:55 AM)

    The Knicks will go up against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ndour, Plumlee assigned to Westchester
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:36:26 AM)

    The New York Knicks assigned center Marshall Plumlee and forward Maurice Ndour to Westchester.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony doesn’t like NBA’s new All-Star vote rules
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:16:34 PM)

    Fans have been good to Carmelo Anthony. They have voted him in as an NBA All-Star starter eight straight years — in both the Western and the Eastern conferences. So it’s little wonder Anthony wasn’t thrilled to learn this week the fans will have less impact in this season’s All-Star voting, which starts on Christmas….

  • [NYPost] What a 15-minute joyride tells us about the Knicks’ ceiling
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:11:35 PM)

    Here’s the thing about the Knicks, the very best thing, in fact, across these first 28 games of the year: Every so often, they give you 15 minutes of basketball that really can ignite the engine of your imagination. Every so often, for 10 minutes here, for 12 minutes there, the ball moves and the…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony catches fire for thrilling Knicks win
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:13:24 PM)

    The Big Three was back together again and, as Carmelo Anthony said, showed how “dangerous” they can be when it matters — in the fourth quarter. The Knicks arose with a vengeance in the final 17 minutes Tuesday and got an active throwback performance from maligned center Joakim Noah as they rallied from a 15-point…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis gets raise in new NBA pact — with $195M in reach
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 4:12:03 PM)

    The NBA’s tentatively agreed upon collective bargaining agreement will make Knicks second-year phenom Kristaps Porzingis richer even before he becomes a free agent for the first time in the summer of 2019. When he does hit free agency, Porzingis will be aided even more by the riches of the new CBA. In fact, with an…

  • [NYTimes] Led by Anthony, Knicks Wake Up Against Pacers
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:57:32 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points as the Knicks shook off he effects of their recent West Coast trip and came from behind to defeat the Pacers.

  • [NYDN] Knicks would rather not use Kristaps Porzingis at center
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:07:29 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek threw cold water on the idea that Kristaps Porzingis’ position of the future is center

  • [NYDN] Knicks turn it on in second half to beat Pacers in return to MSG
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:26:22 PM)

    For the Knicks, it’s good to be home and fully healthy.

  • [NYDN] Progress has been made as Knicks near last season’s win total
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 8:22:34 PM)

    At 15-13, the Knicks are in the mix with a handful of teams for the final six spots in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

  • [NYDN] NBA’s rising salary cap will help Knicks build around Porzingis
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:34:35 PM)

    The summer of 2020 is when all of New York’s current players come off the books, including Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis’ salary to jump next two seasons
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:51:41 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is due for a big raise.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony takes control as Knicks defeat Indiana Pacers
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:40:08 PM)

    The Knicks looked like a team that was a little jet-lagged and weary from a long trip for most of the night. But they found their legs right about the time Carmelo Anthony nearly broke Thaddeus Young’s ankles.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose’s return sparks Knicks
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:24:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek wasn’t kidding when he said there would be no minutes restrictions on Derrick Rose Tuesday night.

  • [ESPN] What to watch for tonight during the Knicks’ game against Indiana
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:00:29 AM)

    What to watch for tonight during the Knicks’ game against Indiana

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pacers

    Oops, I thought that this game was at 8pm. My bad!

    Anyhow, the Knicks host the Indiana Pacers in a big game in terms of keeping them in the top half of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Derrick Rose is back, which is big.

    Every game up until (and including) Christmas, I’ll share a bit from a classic TV Christmas Special.

    Here’s Judy Garland singing a Christmas medley with her daughter, Liza, and Jack Jones on Garland’s Christmas special…

    Let’s go, Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2016.12.20)

  • [NYTimes] Derrick Rose’s Value to Knicks Shows When He’s Sidelined
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:46:39 AM)

    Although Rose, the 2001 N.B.A. most valuable player, may not be the force he once was, the Knicks’ statistics suffer when he is not on the floor.

  • [NYTimes] Coaching Transition at Syracuse Puts Bumps on Recruiting Trail
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:33:05 AM)

    With Jim Boeheim leaving at the end of this season, Mike Hopkins, the “head coach-designate,” is stepping into a larger role.

  • [NYTimes] An N.B.A. Gift on Christmas: Warriors at Cavaliers
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 7:19:37 PM)

    It’s the first meeting between the teams since Cleveland beat Golden State in Game 7 of the finals.

  • [NYPost] Knicks in limbo waiting for true Joakim Noah to reveal himself
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 5:39:35 PM)

    Every now and again, it’s useful to mosey over to YouTube and remind yourself of the player Joakim Noah was, and not all that long ago. In fact if you type in “Noah” and “highlights” and “2014,” the first thing that comes up is some video from a game played on Jan. 15 of that…

  • [NYPost] The Derrick Rose chain reaction that can solve Knicks’ problems
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 2:48:45 PM)

    The Knicks hope a cure-all for much of what ails them lately returns to the lineup Tuesday in Derrick Rose. “That’s the plan,” Rose, who has missed two-plus games with back spasms, said Monday after going through a full practice at the Knicks’ Tarrytown facility. “He didn’t complain of any back spasms or anything like…

  • [NYPost] How Kristaps Porzingis wants to get mind right before his shot
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 1:56:55 PM)

    Relax. Think happy thoughts. Be part of the whole. Maybe a simple relaxation technique is what Kristaps Porzingis needs. The 7-foot-3 second-year Knicks forward has been slumping with his shot lately. Over 13 games — more than just a tiny sample — Porzingis has shot .401 (89-of-222). Very un-unicorn like. And some of it stems…

  • [SNY Knicks] Three challenges facing the Knicks
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 2:00:52 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose expected to return Tuesday against Pacers
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 12:30:38 PM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose is expected to return Tuesday night against the Pacers, head coach Jeff Hornacek said Monday.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose set to return for Knicks’ game vs. Pacers
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 10:51:23 AM)

    Derrick Rose declared himself healthy and ready for Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose plans to play for Knicks on Tuesday
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 7:44:28 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose was one of the last players to leave the court after Monday’s practice as he tested his back to make sure he will be able to return to the Knicks’ lineup.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA gives a vote to media, players for its All-Star Game selections
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 12:46:00 PM)

    The NBA is adding players and media to the voting process in a change to the way starters for the All-Star Game are selected.

  • [ESPN] What to watch for tonight during the Knicks’ game against Indiana
    (Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:00:29 AM)

    What to watch for tonight during the Knicks’ game against Indiana

  • [ESPN] Knicks guard Rose returns from back spasms
    (Monday, December 19, 2016 2:31:37 PM)

    Knicks guard Rose returns from back spasms

  • [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

  • 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

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.12.18)

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s ‘must-win’ plea falls on deaf Knicks ears
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:54:35 PM)

    DENVER — Carmelo Anthony labeled Saturday night’s game a “must-win’’ as he looked for his first victory in the Mile High City since the 2011 trade that brought him to the Knicks. Apparently, only Anthony regarded the game with such importance as his blunt assessment fell on deaf ears. Despite Anthony’s spry offensive showing, in…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose’s back issues aren’t going away
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 4:41:28 PM)

    DENVER — If Derrick Rose continues to be in and out of the lineup with back issues, the Knicks’ point-guard depth will continue to grow into a major concern. Rose missed his fourth game in the past 10 days Saturday against the Nuggets because of a tight back. During that span, he played only one…

  • [NYPost] Knicks-Nuggets will have Hernangomez family glued to TV
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:16:18 AM)

    DENVER – The Hernangomez family, living in Madrid, plan an early wake up Sunday morning. They’ll need alarm clocks when the Knicks face the Nuggets at Pepsi Center to conclude their five-game West Coast trip at 9 p.m. — 3 a.m. in Spain — to see Willy and Juancho squaring off for the first time in the…

  • [NYTimes] Nuggets 127, Knicks 114: Carmelo Anthony, Back in Knicks Lineup, Stays Vexed in Denver
    (Sunday, December 18, 2016 5:21:13 AM)

    Anthony, who scored a game-high 29 points, has lost all five games he’s played in Denver since being traded from the Nuggets to the Knicks in 2011.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks routed by Nuggets, skid hits three
    (Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:22:16 AM)

    Must-win? You must be kidding.

  • [NY Newsday] Spain TVs tune in to Willy Hernangomez vs. Nuggets’ Juancho Hernangomez
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:47:28 PM)

    Knicks center Willy Hernangomez and his brother, Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez, were set to play against each other for the first time in the NBA.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose sits against Nuggets with back tightness
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 9:32:11 PM)

    The Knicks got Carmelo Anthony back against the Nuggets on Saturday night after he missed a game with a sore right shoulder.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA Insider: New CBA could mean new deal for Phil Jackson
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:33:00 PM)

    The NBA and the players’ union reached a tentative agreement on a new collective-bargaining agreement last week, which means Phil Jackson has a decision to make this summer.

  • [ESPN] Anthony returns in loss to Denver; Rose sits again
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:56:08 PM)

    Anthony returns in loss to Denver; Rose sits again

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony, Knicks lose ‘must-win’ game against Nuggets
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:52:36 PM)

    If this was really a ‘must-win’ game as Carmelo Anthony stated, the Knicks might as well just pack up the season.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose sits out third Knicks game due to ailing back
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:45:09 PM)

    Granted, this has nothing to do with the knee problems that derailed Derrick Rose’s career.

  • [NYDN] An exciting Giants playoff run again rests on Manning’s shoulders
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:05:00 PM)

    Ernie Accorsi truly changed the modern history of the New York Giants with the trade he made on draft day in 2004 for Eli Manning.

  • [NYDN] Kyle O’Quinn earning key role with Jeff Hornacek’s Knicks
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:16:08 AM)

    Joakim Noah’s uneven start has been offset lately by a resurgent Kyle O’Quinn.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks end trip with loss to Nuggets, 127-114
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:20:45 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points against his former team, but Denver got 25 from Kenneth Faried as the Nuggets defeated the Knicks 127-114 Saturday night in Denver.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony in, Rose out as Knicks wrap up trip in Denver
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:41:05 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s New York Knicks (14-12) wrap up their five-game road trip against the Denver Nuggets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Nuggets
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:00:57 PM)

    The Knicks take on the Nuggets in the final game of their road trip at 9 p.m. ET. on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis, Hornacek getting recognized for solid contributions
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:04:28 PM)

    For their efforts through the first part of the season, Kristaps Porzingis and head coach Jeff Hornacek have been recognized by USA Today.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony says game with Nuggets is ‘must-win’ for Knicks
    (Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:30:11 AM)

    Coming off a loss against the Golden State Warriors, the Knicks are in need of a win against the Nuggets on Saturday, according to Carmelo Anthony.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nuggets

    The Knicks finish their road trip tonight with a visit to Denver to take on the Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony’s old team. Melo will play tonight, so let’s hope that he has a good game in his old stomping grounds.

    The Knicks are 2-2 on this road trip, so it sure would be swell to have a winning record on the trip.

    Derrick Rose is out tonight, which will make things a bit more difficult.

    Every game until (and including) Christmas, I’ll be including a clip from an old school TV Christmas Special.

    Today, we’ll go with the classic David Bowie/Bing Crosby “Peace on Eart”/”Little Drummer Boy” performance from Bing Crosby’s final Christmas special (Crosby actually passed away before the special aired). Bowie wrote the lyrics to “Peace on Earth” when he got there! Crazy…

    Let’s go, Knicks!