Knicks Morning News (2017.01.17)

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee explains ‘Dumb and Dumber’ post
    (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:45:23 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee explains ‘Dumb and Dumber’ post

  • [ESPN] Melo on his loyalty to Knicks: ‘I’ve proven that’
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 8:26:11 PM)

    Melo on his loyalty to Knicks: ‘I’ve proven that’

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek happy to let Knicks make each other accountable
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 10:41:09 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek’s honest assessments of his team paint a negative picture of their mental state and willingness to work through their problems.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek’s Knicks lineup change: Ron Baker in for Courtney Lee
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 10:17:40 PM)

    The Knicks had lost 10 of 12 and four of their last five when they arrived at Monday’s game against Atlanta at the Garden. It was a situation that called for a change, Jeff Hornacek said. So the coach put Ron Baker in the starting five and moved Courtney Lee to the bench.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony: I haven’t spoken to Phil Jackson
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 8:04:39 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony said he hasn’t spoken to Knicks president Phil Jackson or anyone in the front office about his future in recent days, and he reiterated that he wants to remain with the team.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks drop one-point heartbreaker to Hawks
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 7:54:15 PM)

    The Knicks had the ball in the waning seconds and three shots to win a game they absolutely needed. But when things are going bad, nothing falls for you.

  • [NYTimes] Hawks 108, Knicks 107: Knicks Juggle Starting Lineup, but the Result Is Familiar
    (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 1:47:35 AM)

    With Kristaps Porzingis already out, Coach Jeff Hornacek started Ron Baker, an undrafted rookie, and benched Courtney Lee.

  • [NYTimes] Desired as Cornerstone, an Injured Jeremy Lin Is Watching the Nets Crumble
    (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2:00:24 AM)

    Lin was expected to be the team’s starting point guard after signing as a free agent last summer. But he has played only 12 games because of hamstring troubles.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 126, Cavaliers 91: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Lead Warriors’ Rout of Cavaliers
    (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:01:32 AM)

    Curry scored 20 points and had a season-best 11 assists, Thompson finished with 26 points, and Golden State rolled at Oracle Arena.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: In Warriors’ Rout of Cavaliers, a Big Dose of Catharsis
    (Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:10:46 AM)

    Monday’s 126-91 victory by the Warriors provided a psychological lift after last season’s loss in the finals.

  • [NYTimes] The Cavs, the Warriors and the Five Best N.B.A. Games This Week
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 3:54:26 PM)

    The Warriors will face the Cavaliers on Monday night in a rematch of their one-point loss on Christmas, then face the Thunder on Wednesday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks suffer another heartbreaker with 108-107 loss to Hawks
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 5:34:14 PM)

    Another day, another heartbreaking loss for the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony refers to Knicks teammate Ron Baker as ‘Burgundy’
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 3:19:56 PM)

    At least the Knicks still have their humor.

  • [NYDN] Courtney Lee to bench, Ron Baker starts in Knicks linuep shakeup
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 1:36:16 PM)

    Courtney Lee, the $50 million signing, was supplanted in the lineup by an undrafted rookie.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony says he hasn’t discussed future with Knicks brass
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 1:14:19 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony voiced his frustration to the media, but he hasn’t spoken to management.

  • [NYPost] Knicks sub almost suffers same injury as guy he replaced
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 6:24:10 PM)

    Lance Thomas needs a mask, and rookie Mindaugas Kuzminskas could have used one in the Knicks’ 108-107 loss to the Hawks on MLK Day at the Garden. Thomas suffered an orbital fracture Sunday in Toronto after getting elbowed in the face by Jonas Valanciunas early in the second half. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s closed mouth is asking for a Knicks implosion
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 5:16:35 PM)

    The way things have been going lately for the Knicks, it shouldn’t have been surprising Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah missed potential game-winning shots in the final seconds from point-blank range Monday afternoon at the Garden. The misfires resulted in the Hawks claiming a 108-107 victory, the Knicks’ 11th loss in their last…

  • [NYPost] Knicks teammates intervene to keep Derrick Rose from no-call fine
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 3:00:47 PM)

    With the Hawks up one, Derrick Rose drove to the basket on the Knicks’ final offensive sequence of the game. If you wore orange and blue and white, you felt there was contact that was not called. Rose was asked about the possible non-call. Teammates advised against answering. “Don’t do it,” a voice from the…

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee posts revealing ‘Dumb and Dumber’ pics after benching
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 2:25:58 PM)

    Courtney Lee insisted it was a matter of mood, not a slap at any of his bosses. After posting — and quickly deleting — pictures from the movie “Dumb and Dumber” and its prequel on his Instagram account Monday, Lee went back and explained what the whole situation meant. “Posted a pic of dumb n…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo has heard a bizarre silence from Knicks brass
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 2:03:53 PM)

    After voicing his displeasure with a damning article penned by a Phil Jackson confidant, Carmelo Anthony said Monday he heard only silence from the Zen Master and general manager Steve Mills. Anthony indicated he would sooner be traded than play for the Knicks if Jackson doesn’t want him here. The article, written by Charley Rosen…

  • [NYPost] How Knicks’ Ron Baker started answering to ‘Ron Burgundy’
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 12:50:23 PM)

    There actually was a lighthearted, fun moment for the Knicks during their most recent loss. During an interview at halftime – when yes, the Knicks led – Carmelo Anthony was asked about the Knicks’ lineup change that included undrafted rookie Ron Baker starting for Courtney Lee. Anthony referred to Baker as “Ron Burgundy.” “Courtney was…

  • [NYPost] Brandon Jennings rants about Hornacek’s changes as Knicks fall apart
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 10:46:12 AM)

    Brandon Jennings was miffed, clearly not a fan of the Ron Baker Experiment, which ultimately failed as the Knicks dropped yet another heartbreaker, 108-107, to the Hawks in a Martin Luther King Day matinee at the Garden. With Baker making his first start at shooting guard but on the bench down the stretch, Derrick Rose…

  • [NYPost] Clyde Frazier: Carmelo ‘should keep mouth shut’ on Jackson
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 9:33:34 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony should stop stumbling and bumbling. Knicks Hall of Famer and MSG Network analyst Walt “Clyde” Frazier chastised Anthony for responding to a column in which Phil Jackson confidant Charley Rosen wrote, “The only sure thing is that Carmelo Anthony has outlived his usefulness in New York.” It was speculated Jackson was using Rosen…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek pulls stunning shakeup with Ron Baker start
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 7:45:21 AM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek finally made good on his threat of shaking up the starting lineup as he stunningly benched shooting guard Courtney Lee for undrafted rookie Ron Baker for Monday’s Martin Luther King Day matinee against Atlanta. Baker has helped engineer fourth-quarter comebacks recently, but some — including Sunday’s in Toronto — have come…

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony reiterates will to remain a Knick despite not talking w/ ownership
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 7:42:41 PM)

    Forward Carmelo Anthony reiterated his desire to remain a New York Knick one day after he addressed the rumor that team president Phil Jackson might not want him to be a Knick anymore.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose, Anthony miss shots in final seconds as Knicks fall to Hawks 108-107
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 3:31:37 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose both missed opportunities to secure the lead in the final seconds of the game as the Knicks fell to the Hawks 108-107.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose, Hornacek discussed Knicks’ defensive effort
    (Monday, January 16, 2017 9:50:59 AM)

    Derrick Rose approached Jeff Hornacek after practice Saturday to encourage the coach to be harder on his team regarding their defensive effort. When Rose made news of this meeting public, Hornacek was defensive in the nature of the conversation between the two.

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