Knicks Morning News (2017.01.25)

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Porzingis working to end shooting slump
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:10:20 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Porzingis working to end shooting slump

  • [ESPN] Fantasy hoops: Should you trade injured bigs Porzingis, Embiid?
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:09:59 PM)

    Fantasy hoops: Should you trade injured bigs Porzingis, Embiid?

  • [ESPN] Curry, Warriors keep NBA merchandising edge
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:23:14 AM)

    Curry, Warriors keep NBA merchandising edge

  • [NYTimes] What’s Wrong With the Golden State Warriors? Warped Expectations
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:40:25 PM)

    When you’re absurdly good and then add Kevin Durant, the bar becomes unreasonably high even as the fundamental numbers stay about the same.

  • [NYTimes] Steve Kerr, All-Star Coach, Rips Players for ‘Mockery’ in Voting
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:37:28 AM)

    With players having a say in the starters for the game, nearly 300 names wound up on at least one ballot.

  • [NY Newsday] Willy Hernangomez energizing Knicks and earning more minutes
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:27:57 PM)

    DALLAS — Rookie center Willy Hernangomez is breathing down the necks of veterans Joakim Noah and Kyle O’Quinn, showing the Knicks he deserves to be in the regular rotation.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis works with Jeff Hornacek on dwindling offense
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:51:52 PM)

    DALLAS — Kristaps Porzingis and Jeff Hornacek sat together under a basket and had a private film session. Hornacek’s laptop was open and he was showing Porzingis video of his shot, trying to help the Knicks’ second-year big man recapture his rhythm and form.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis ranks seventh in NBA jersey sales
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:46:31 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis no longer is the rookie phenom/curiosity he was last season, but the young Knicks star continues to be a major attraction in the NBA merchandise market.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis discovers what’s wrong with his shot
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:32:51 PM)

    DALLAS — Kristaps Porzingis has watched reams of video of his idol Dirk Nowitzki, borrowing from the German’s game along his European ride to the NBA. This time, however, Porzingis needed to watch tape of himself. Porzingis pored over the game film from Monday’s 109-103 Knicks victory in Indiana soon after the final buzzer. Something…

  • [NYPost] It’s time to bench Joakim Noah and unleash Knicks’ eye-opener
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:17:27 PM)

    DALLAS — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek acts as if benching starting center Joakim Noah would trigger a tornado blowing the roof off the Garden in retaliation. Meanwhile, the Knicks have a tornado of a young center in their midst in Spanish rookie Willy Hernangomez — Kristaps Porzingis’ former teammate in Seville. It’s time to unleash…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ decline gets more troubling with each game
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00:01 AM)

    INDIANAPOLIS — As the profile of rookie center Willy Hernangomez rises, his best friend on the team, Kristaps Porzingis, is mired in a curious rut — and it’s not just due to his Achilles tendon injury. Entering December, the 7-foot-3 second-year phenom seemed to have a legitimate shot at making the All-Star Game as a reserve. Now…

  • [NYDN] Time for Knicks to get smart, deal Carmelo or Rose and get young
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:17:27 PM)

    Maybe Carmelo Anthony heard LeBron James sounding the alarm from New Orleans late Monday.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis hoping Jeff Hornacek has the cure to his shooting slump
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:40:24 PM)

    A day after one of the worst games in his brief career, Kristaps Porzingis huddled with Jeff Hornacek to discuss the misfiring jumper.

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Here are the worst free throw attempts of all time
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:46:10 AM)

    We’re not here to excuse Joakim Noah. But offering some context is only fair.

  • [NYDN] LeBron James made a cry for help, and the Cavs need to listen
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:43:21 AM)

    On the “wow” meter, the alarm sounded by LeBron James late Monday night was pretty, well, wow-worthy.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo a fan of St. Ray’s PG Isaiah Washington, who will be at SNY Invitational
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00:15 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is a fan of St. Raymond’s point guard Isaiah Washington, who will be on display in the SNY Invitational.

  • [SNY Knicks] Should the Knicks be worried about Porzingis?
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:20:56 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis, who recently returned from an Achilles injury, had one of his worst games of the season during Monday night’s win against the Pacers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks were relieved after Monday’s win over Pacers
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:35:52 AM)

    The Knicks were relieved after Monday night’s 109-103 win over the Pacers — just the third in their last 10 games.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis is NBA’s 7th most popular jersey; Rose 10th, Anthony 15th
    (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:35:15 AM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis has the NBA’s 7th most popular jersey, the league announced Tuesday, while Derrick Rose’s jersey ranks 10th and Carmelo Anthony’s 15th.

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