Knicks Morning News (2017.01.02)

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: James Harden Has a Game Worthy of Wilt Chamberlain
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 12:27:09 AM)

    The Houston Rocket star recorded a remarkable triple-double and had a hand in 95 of the Rockets’ 129 points Saturday — a scoring impact second only to Chamberlain.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: In Navajo Nation, a Basketball Elder Earns Respect
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 1:41:33 AM)

    In a place of poverty, social ills and fractured families, Raul Mendoza, 69, coach of the Chinle, Ariz., Wildcats, is a source of quiet strength for his young players.

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Hornacek seeks better effort from his players
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 5:33:11 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Hornacek seeks better effort from his players

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek wants more effort from Knicks in 2017
    (Sunday, January 01, 2017 9:42:24 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek has issued a challenge to his team, and particularly his starters, saying that the type of passion the Knicks showed in their hard-fought 129-122 loss to the Rockets on New Year’s Eve has to be the norm in 2017.

  • [NYPost] NBA scout rips Knicks for ‘draining’ Kristaps Porzingis
    (Sunday, January 01, 2017 7:54:55 PM)

    With Kristaps Porzingis developing Achilles soreness last week, one NBA scout with European connections believes Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek is overextending the 21-year-old Latvian, saying, “It’s worrisome.’’ Unsure how the injury occurred, the 7-foot-3 Porzingis missed his first game of the season Saturday in Houston because of pain in his right Achilles. Porzingis, who started…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek vaguely rips effort as Knicks’ moment of truth is here
    (Sunday, January 01, 2017 10:08:24 AM)

    The Knicks limp into 2017 with a losing record and a four-game losing streak, and they’ll soon be battered by a brutal January schedule stuffed with 17 games, four back-to-back sets and two New Year’s edicts from coach Jeff Hornacek. And Carmelo Anthony, knowing last season’s club started its tailspin in mid-January and never recovered, cranked up the urgency….

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek says he needs to see max effort from his Knicks
    (Sunday, January 01, 2017 7:00:00 AM)

    Entering a month the Knicks have deemed season-defining, Jeff Hornacek indicated there’s a new standard for his veterans.

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