2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Sixers

The Knicks and their starting point guard, Derrick Rose, travel to Philadelphia for a very important game for the future of the team. The Sixers are not particularly good and the Chicago Bulls are playing without Jimmy Butler on Thursday, so the Knicks very well could win both of these games and be right back in the playoff hunt, which is good if you want them to get the #8 seed and not so good if you want the future of the team to not be not so, you know, bad.

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.11)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Knicks, Professionalism Was Missing Way Before Derrick Rose Was
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:44:11 PM)

    Behavior like Rose’s mysterious absence on Monday tends to spring up in organizations when the negligence comes from the top down.

  • [NYTimes] Derrick Rose Returns to Knicks and Explains His Absence
    (Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:41:41 AM)

    The point guard said that he had missed Monday night’s game to go home to Chicago to be with his mother and that “basketball didn’t have anything to do with this.”

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek not a fan of Carmelo Anthony’s ejections in blowouts
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 8:01:03 PM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek never believes in throwing in the towel and essentially said a game is never over until it’s over. So stay on the floor and in the game, Knicks. And, yeah, that means you, Carmelo Anthony. Anthony was ejected from a game for the third time this season Monday when he earned…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s a horrible fit and Carmelo has to bolt: TNT analyst
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 4:56:27 PM)

    Brent Barry, TNT’s analyst for Thursday’s Bulls-Knicks game, views Phil Jackson’s latest experiment a lost cause and advocates Carmelo Anthony waive his no-trade clause to join a winner. In a scathing review of the 17-21 Knicks, Barry also trashed starting center Joakim Noah, who will face his former team Thursday. Barry said he believes Noah…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose’s sob story puts last nail in this Knicks experiment
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:07:04 PM)

    This was a nice try. It was. Part of building a team is taking a risk with this guy, a chance with that guy. The Bulls took a shot with Dennis Rodman once, and Phil Jackson himself can tell you how well that turned out. The Lakers took a flier on Metta World Peace once….

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose blames Knicks vanishing act on family crisis
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:53:55 AM)

    Even E.T. tried to phone. When the Derrick Rose affair was put to rest Tuesday, the end result for all concerned was that so much concern, speculation and heartburn could have been avoided had the point guard simply called Knicks officials to notify them he was flying to Chicago to attend to a “really personal”…

  • [NYPost] No-show Derrick Rose really misses his son
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:26:43 AM)

    Derrick Rose went AWOL from the Knicks before Monday night’s game, and in the search for a valid explanation for the bizarre turn of events comes this nugget out of Chicago, the point guard’s hometown: He’s homesick. Rose’s 4-year-old son, P.J., lives in Chicago. K.C. Johnson, a Chicago Tribune beat writer who covered Rose for many years…

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose returns to Knicks, is fined, says he went home for family issue
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:40:16 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose was back with the Knicks after going AWOL Monday night. He said he had to tend to a family matter, and he apologized to the team before Tuesday’s practice.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose rejoins Knicks, went to Chicago to be with his mom
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:29:44 PM)

    Less than 24 hours after he went AWOL, Derrick Rose returned to the Knicks facility and shed some light on the bizarre occurrence.

  • [NYDN] Greg Anthony: Derrick Rose’s actions ‘beyond unacceptable’
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:22:57 PM)

    Greg Anthony said Derrick Rose committed a cardinal sin by abandoning his teammates without an explanation Monday night.

  • [NYDN] Timeline of everything Derrick Rose from the past two days
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:22:42 PM)

    Over the course of a wacky and wild 24 hours, the Knicks lost and found their starting point guard.

  • [NYDN] Best thing for Knicks and Derrick Rose is to part ways
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:36:59 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s convoluted alibi had more holes in it than any wall Odell Beckham Jr. damaged at Lambeau Field on Sunday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks use badly timed photo of Derrick Rose boarding train in ad
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 9:31:03 AM)

    The Knicks learned a lesson in untimely ad placement while tempering the whirlwind surrounding the whereabouts of Derrick Rose.

  • [NYDN] Where’s Phil? Time for Knicks boss to step up, act like a leader
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:33:53 AM)

    How’s it goink, Phil Jackson?

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Derrick Rose and Jeff Hornacek talk Rose’s absence
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:25:27 PM)

    Frank Isola goes inside the Knicks training facility as Derrick Rose and Jeff Hornacek weigh in on Rose’s absence vs. the Pelicans.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Frank Isola discusses Derrick Rose missing Monday’s game
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 6:13:08 PM)

    Daily News Live’s NBA insider Frank Isola discusses Derrick Rose’s absence from Monday’s game and his relationship with the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose explains Monday’s absence, expected to be in uniform Wednesday
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:15:32 PM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose returned to practice on Tuesday, one day after going AWOL.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ndour, Plumlee assigned to Westchester
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 4:25:00 PM)

    The New York Knicks assigned Maurice Ndour and Marshall Plumlee to their D-League affiliate in Westchester on Tuesday, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose leaves Knicks without permission, could possibly face suspension
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:28:38 AM)

    New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose left the team without permission for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans to deal with what he told teammates as a family issue.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Melo’s ejections bother Hornacek
    (Wednesday, January 11, 2017 5:36:08 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Melo’s ejections bother Hornacek

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Rose returns, is fined for going AWOL
    (Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:59:06 PM)

    Knicks’ Rose returns, is fined for going AWOL