Knicks Morning News (2017.01.03)

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Poor defense remains a major issue
    (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 4:44:08 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Poor defense remains a major issue

  • [ESPN] Hornacek up in arms over Knicks’ defense
    (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:08:31 AM)

    Hornacek up in arms over Knicks’ defense

  • [ESPN] Porzingis (Achilles) out, Melo in for Knicks
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 6:34:32 PM)

    Porzingis (Achilles) out, Melo in for Knicks

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks have no defense for fifth loss in row
    (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:24:02 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek’s challenge for all-out effort fell on deaf ears as the Knicks let the Orlando Magic get anything it wanted Monday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony’s shooting woes continue in Knicks’ loss to Magic
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 10:58:58 PM)

    The ball isn’t dropping for Carmelo Anthony. Not only is he missing three-pointers, he’s missing uncontested 15-footers, the sort of shots he once seemed capable of making with his eyes closed.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis sits second game in row with sore Achilles
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 8:59:49 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis had some bounce in his step as he entered the locker room after a workout Monday, a sign that his Achilles was feeling better. But the Knicks decided to play it safe and keep their starting power forward out against Orlando.

  • [NYTimes] The Three N.B.A. Games to Watch This Week
    (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 6:01:38 AM)

    After a New Year’s Eve hangover, the league will be back in fighting shape with Oklahoma City at Houston on Thursday.

  • [NYTimes] In a New Year, Knicks Show the Same Defensive Problems
    (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 4:58:15 AM)

    Orlando scored 67 points in the first half, and the Knicks, with Kristaps Porzingis out and Carmelo Anthony among the starters nursing injuries, fell at home.

  • [NYDN] Knicks drop fifth straight game with embarrassing loss to Magic
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 8:39:47 PM)

    It’s already been a dreadful 2017 for the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Caution is the correct route for Knicks with Porzingis’ Achilles
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 8:08:46 PM)

    Porzingis missed his second straight game on Monday against the Orlando Magic.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Knicks lose to Magic, 115-103
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 10:09:01 PM)

    The New York Knicks could not stop the Orlando Magic in a 115-103 loss Monday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis out; Anthony, Lee, O’Quinn to play against Magic
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 5:49:49 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis will miss his second straight game tonight, while Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee, and Kyle O’Quinn will all return to action on Monday against Orlando.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks look to get back on track against Magic on Monday
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 4:10:54 PM)

    The Knicks will look to get back on track on Monday as they open up 2017 at Madison Square Garden against the Magic.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis isn’t pleased with Knicks’ new plan for him
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 8:06:40 PM)

    There is nothing scarier than an Achilles problem for a big man. Just ask Patrick Ewing. But Kristaps Porzingis isn’t worried the soreness in his left Achilles hasn’t entirely gone away after visiting with a specialist Monday and sat out his second straight game during the Knicks’ 113-105 loss to the Magic. Porzingis started experiencing…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek rips Knicks as ‘not capable’ after fifth straight loss
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 5:08:02 PM)

    After arguably their worst loss of the season Monday, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek lowered the boom, delivering his most damning assessment of his team’s defensive woes, admitting perhaps this roster is “not capable’’ of playing better defense. It used to be the Knicks couldn’t beat the winning teams. Now they can’t beat anybody and Hornacek’s…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek: Why Knicks bench has earned a minutes shake-up
    (Monday, January 02, 2017 4:36:31 PM)

    No disrespect to the starting lineup, but … Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek’s edict to cut the starters’ minutes is not only to keep players like Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis fresh. The Knicks coach said he believes the bench has earned it and played so well since the beginning of training camp, there’s no reason…

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