Knicks Morning News (2017.01.05)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose to Bucks at the buzzer
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:10:55 PM)

    The Knicks lost to the Bucks on Wednesday night, 105-104.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Bucks
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 6:16:16 PM)

    The Knicks host the Bucks at Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis to sit out Wednesday night with sore Achilles
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 5:56:48 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is officially out for Wednesday night’s game against the Bucks, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Playing Kuzminskas more could provide boost to Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 11:30:35 AM)

    In the midst of a five-game losing streak, the Knicks are looking for answers and pondering if they have the pieces to remain competitive in all aspects.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks assign Maurice Ndour to D-League
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:06:56 AM)

    The Knicks assigned F Maurice Ndour to their D-League affiliate, the team announced Wednesday morning.

  • [NY Newsday] Giannis Antetokounmpo’s shot stuns Knicks at buzzer
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 11:36:53 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek smiled his “aw, shucks” smile before the game Wednesday and said sometimes, coaches can be too hard on players. Sometimes, they expect perfection when that isn’t possible. And sometimes, like he did on Monday, they get frustrated. They say their team may not be capable of playing defense. They get caught by television cameras looking like they’re walking away in a huff when their star player calls an ill-advised iso play.

  • [NY Newsday] ‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo gets best of Knicks at MSG
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 11:34:57 PM)

    “The Greek Freak” is no Greek myth.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis misses third game with sore Achilles
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 7:55:00 PM)

    Day after day, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks have said the same thing about his Achilles injury: Tomorrow — it’ll be better tomorrow. Problem is, all those tomorrows are adding up.

  • [NYPost] Knicks better find some answers or this season is lost
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:15:32 PM)

    The whole thing played out as a three-act play from hell: ball in the air, ball through the net, final buzzer. And with one last tour-de-force, Giannis Antetokounmpo had edged the Knicks ever closer to an abyss that just two weeks ago would have seemed utterly unthinkable. Yes, this is the play you’ll see time…

  • [NYPost] Medical expert’s take on Kristaps Porzingis’ injury
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 6:59:30 PM)

    With Kristaps Porzingis missing his third straight game with a sore Achilles tendon, a leading medical expert in foot/ankle injuries told The Post the 7-foot-3 Latvian is suffering from tendinitis, should play less minutes and go on a special program to strengthen the tendon. The good news, the expert from Northwestern Memorial Hospital said, is…

  • [NYPost] Knicks suffer buzzer-beating crusher after blowing big lead
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 5:18:31 PM)

    That was a heartbreaker. The Knicks’ losing streak hit six games as they got “freaked’’ out in the fourth quarter. NBA’s new superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo stunned the Garden with a buzzer-beating 15-foot fadeaway from the foul line over Lance Thomas, capping their comeback and pulling off a Bucks’ 105-104 victory. Milwaukee rallied from 14 points…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek a lot softer on Carmelo than MSG Network
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 6:16:02 AM)

    The Carmelo Anthony clip has gone around the internet by now, but, interestingly, MSG Network’s postgame show was the first to show it Monday night. The video, leading off the program after the Knicks’ 115-103 loss to the Magic, shows Anthony dribbling the ball on the deep left wing and clearing out his mates, essentially…

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Antetokounmpo’s buzzer-beater silences MSG
    (Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:12:29 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Antetokounmpo’s buzzer-beater silences MSG

  • [ESPN] Jeff Hornacek sees Knicks ‘making strides’ after sixth straight loss
    (Thursday, January 05, 2017 1:56:19 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek sees Knicks ‘making strides’ after sixth straight loss

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Would P.J. Tucker be a good fit for the Knicks?
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 4:32:16 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Would P.J. Tucker be a good fit for the Knicks?

  • [NYTimes] Frank Ntilikina, a Top N.B.A. Prospect, Is Learning to Play With Fire
    (Thursday, January 05, 2017 1:13:29 AM)

    Ntilikina, an 18-year-old point guard for SIG Strasbourg in France, has enviable collection of physical tools. The goal is to wield those tools more aggressively.

  • [NYTimes] Giannis Antetokounmpo Sinks Knicks With Last-Second Jumper
    (Thursday, January 05, 2017 4:57:03 AM)

    Antetokounmpo, who finished with 27 points, hit a buzzer-beating 15-footer, and Milwaukee overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit, dealing the Knicks their sixth straight loss.

  • [NYDN] Greek Freak’s slaying of Knicks beginning of his rise to fame
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 7:46:48 PM)

    The special ones seem to have the uncanny ability to mesmerize you and then rip your heart out.

  • [NYDN] Giannis Antetokounmpo sinks Knicks in 105-104 loss to Bucks
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 7:33:40 PM)

    The Knicks improved on the defensive end, but it wasn’t enough to stop the bleeding.

  • [NYDN] Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis misses 3rd straight game
    (Wednesday, January 04, 2017 3:02:01 PM)

    The Knicks are taking a cautious approach with Kristaps Porzingis.

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