Derrick Rose fined by Knicks for missing game vs. Pelicans reports:

Last night, the Knicks hosted the New Orleans Pelicans with hopes of reversing a recent funk in which New York had lost seven of its last eight games. Not only did the Knicks fall last night to the Pelicans, 110-96, but they did so without starting point guard Derrick Rose.

Rose was absent from the team for the game for reasons that were unclear, and the team responded today by fining him for his actions.

The Knicks followed by noting that he will be in uniform for the game against Philadelphia on Wednesday.

If there’s a bigger joke of a franchise, then, well, okay, it’s probably Sacramento, but still, this is a pathetic display by the Knicks to not suspend Derrick Rose for even a single game. It sends a wonderful message, “You can do whatever you want, so long as we’re so bad at guard that we can’t afford not to have you when we’re trying to win games here.”

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.10)

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Rose leaves Knicks without permission to deal with family issue
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 11:26:18 PM)

    New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose was not with the team for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans due to undisclosed reasons.

  • [SNY Knicks] Shorthanded Knicks struggle against Davis, Pelicans
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 10:08:00 PM)

    Playing without Derrick Rose and Mindaugas Kuzminskas, the New York Knicks allowed a 40-point, 18-rebound performance to Anthony Davis in a 110-96 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kuzminskas to miss Monday’s game vs. Pelicans due to illness
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 6:16:01 PM)

    New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas will miss Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans with an illness.

  • [SNY Knicks] Three issues facing the Knicks: Melo’s shoulder, defense, and morale
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 3:30:56 PM)

    Currently in the midst of a 1-7 stretch, there’s reason for the Knicks to be concerned about their season. No longer looking like a contender, their playoff hopes are in serious doubt.

  • [SNY Knicks] Chasson Randle to sign 10-day contract with 76ers
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 1:45:54 PM)

    G Chasson Randle, who was with the Knicks’ D-League affiliate in Westchester, will sign a 10-day contract with the 76ers

  • [SNY Knicks] Should the Knicks consider dealing for Wes Matthews or Andrew Bogut?
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 12:00:21 PM)

    Phil Jackson is actively working the phones hoping to find a situation that upgrades the Knicks’ roster from a talent perspective without giving away too many assets in return.

  • [SNY Knicks] Baker has provided offensive spark in limited time off the bench
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 10:04:22 AM)

    Ron Baker has provided the Knicks with a spark off the bench as the team’s third-string point guard.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose ‘OK’ after missing Knicks’ game, may be in Chicago
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 8:34:50 PM)

    Where is Derrick Rose? The Knicks not only are falling apart on the court, they can’t keep tabs on their point guard.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson era hits rock bottom as Derrick Rose goes AWOL
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 7:07:15 PM)

    We’ve certainly come a long way from Derrick Rose declaring over the summer that the Knicks were in fact a “super team.”

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony ejection buried in rest of Knicks mess
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 8:34:36 PM)

    As if the Knicks, with their Swiss cheese defense, didn’t have enough problems, their offense suffered two third-quarter hits Monday night. Carmelo Anthony was ejected for a league-leading third time this season. Anthony, apparently irate about not getting foul calls a few clock ticks earlier, was slapped with two technicals at 2:35 of the third,…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson is silently watching the Knicks burn
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 6:47:48 PM)

    Derrick Rose was not at the Knicks game Monday night and indications were Rose was in Chicago, dealing with a family matter, but the communication between Rose and the team went about as well as his passing to teammates. It didn’t happen. The Knicks didn’t really show up, either. After their humiliating 110-96 loss to…

  • [NYPost] Missing Derrick Rose is ‘OK,’ but Knicks’ season has blown up
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 3:13:43 PM)

    The Knicks’ problems now roughly are on a numerical par with the points they surrender in games. The biggest concern of the moment is starting point guard Derrick Rose, who was a no-show for Monday’s boo-laden 110-96 thumping administered by the New Orleans Pelicans. Not even the ejections of Carmelo Anthony (technical fouls) and Kyle…

  • [NYPost] Knicks put faith in Ron Baker as point-guard fallback slips away
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 9:41:41 AM)

    The Knicks have lost point-guard prospect Chasson Randle, who was playing on their D-League team in Westchester, to the 76ers. As first reported by The Post, Randle staged a workout in Philly on Sunday, and he has agreed to terms on a 10-day contract that he will sign Tuesday, according to an NBA source. Randle…

  • [NYTimes] Pelicans 110, Knicks 96: With Derrick Rose Inexplicably Absent, Knicks Fall to Pelicans
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:07:02 AM)

    Rose did not show up to Monday’s game at Madison Square Garden, though his teammates said he had attended the morning shootaround.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Anthony Bennett, Cut by Nets, Stands Out Among N.B.A. Busts
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 9:46:27 PM)

    Brooklyn on Monday waived Bennett, who is shaping up as one of the worst No. 1 picks in N.B.A. history.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Fans Have Their Say on All-Stars. But Not the Only Say.
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:18:47 AM)

    For the first time, players and the media will also have a role in choosing the starters for next month’s game, lessening the chances of any surprises.

  • [NYTimes] Sunday Routine: How Caris LeVert, a Rookie With the Brooklyn Nets, Spends His Sundays
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 3:37:53 PM)

    Mr. LeVert, who moved to Brooklyn from Columbus, Ohio, has a busy team schedule but still finds time to explore the city, and many teammates live nearby.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 116, Nets 108: Even With Mr. Whammy, Nets Are No Match for LeBron James and the Cavs
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 11:23:24 PM)

    Bruce Reznick, a retired Nets fan from Brooklyn, tried to cast his usual spells on James, but he finished with 36 points in Cleveland’s victory at Barclays Center.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose a no-show for Knicks’ loss to Pelicans
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:42:31 AM)

    A little more than 90 minutes before tipoff of their 110-96 loss to New Orleans at the Garden on Monday night, all the Knicks starters presumably were healthy, present and ready to play. In fact, the only player expected not to be uniform was Mindaugas Kuzminskas, who was suffering from stomach flu.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks want Courtney Lee to hoist more three-pointers
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 10:27:20 PM)

    Courtney Lee is the best three-point shooter on the Knicks, having knocked down 46.7 percent of his shots from beyond the arc before Monday night’s game against the Pelicans.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee urged to take more 3-point shots
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 4:44:42 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee urged to take more 3-point shots

  • [ESPN] Pelicans’ Davis hurts hip in win, but X-rays clean
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 10:30:35 PM)

    Pelicans’ Davis hurts hip in win, but X-rays clean

  • [ESPN] Hornacek: Rose whereabouts ‘will become clear’
    (Monday, January 09, 2017 8:14:41 PM)

    Hornacek: Rose whereabouts ‘will become clear’