Knicks Morning News (2017.02.02)

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks bench key comeback win over Nets
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 12:17:54 AM)

    On paper, it will go down as a win against the worst team in the league — a come-from-behind effort sparked by Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks bench. In reality, it was a frantic effort to avoid complete humiliation at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, who spent three quarters running circles around their floundering big brothers.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis returns from illness to rally Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:41:41 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was back from his bout with a stomach illness, and was a big part of a unit that made sure the whole team wasn’t feeling sick after last night’s game.

  • [NY Newsday] Nets deliver on defense . . . until Knicks run away in fourth quarter
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:03:48 PM)

    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson followed through on his recent vow to reward good defense with more playing time when he inserted rookie Isaiah Whitehead and second-year player Rondae Hollis-Jefferson into the Nets’ starting lineup against the Knicks Wednesday night at Barclays Center. The question now is whether it was a firm step toward the future or just another spin in their game of roster roulette.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks still trying to deal Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love, report says
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:06:32 PM)

    The Knicks apparently are being persistent in their efforts to move Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ triumphant return to Knicks was much needed
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:40:03 PM)

    The second-year forward has missed eight games this season due to injury or illness.

  • [NYDN] Willy Hernangomez continues to prove worth for Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:38:38 PM)

    The Knicks are getting a boost at center but it’s not from their $72 million investment.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis clutch as Carmelo sits late in Knicks’ win over Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:36:57 PM)

    How about this for a turn of events: Carmelo Anthony was benched, Sasha Vujacic contributed, and the Knicks actually won.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony has played better while on trading block
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 3:18:16 PM)

    A funny thing happened when Carmelo Anthony stepped on the trade block.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo: Impact on family will factor into trade decision
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:18:58 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony revealed on Tuesday that any decision about his future in New York will come down to family first.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Subdue Last-Place Nets for a Needed Win
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 4:06:12 AM)

    As trade rumors continued to swirl around their star, Carmelo Anthony, the visiting Knicks stayed within striking distance of the East Conference playoff pack by coming back to top the Nets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Vujacic feels ‘alive’ again after performance against Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:53:58 PM)

    Knicks guard Sasha Vujacic scored a season-high 12 points for the Knicks on Wednesday night and was a key factor in the team’s comeback over the Nets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks use late rally to beat Nets, 95-90
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:11:09 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and joined a group of mostly substitutes who led a big fourth-quarter turnaround that carried the New York Knicks to a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose out, Porzingis expected to play against Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:18:02 PM)

    Guard Derrick Rose will sit out while Kristaps Porzingis is expected to play Thursday against the Nets, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks remain interested in dealing Melo to Cavaliers
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:15:11 PM)

    The Knicks remain interested in trading Carmelo Anthony to the Cavaliers, despite the fact that Cleveland refuses to include Kevin Love in a potential deal.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 5:17:33 PM)

    The Knicks take on the Nets at Barclays Center on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • [NYPost] This game shows harsh reality of pro basketball in New York City
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:55:42 PM)

    The bounce was from a better time, a prosperous time, a time when dark clouds didn’t follow the Knicks around everywhere they wandered. If your basketball memory goes back that far, 18 years, that was what you saw when you saw Kristaps Porzingis get the shooter’s bounce with 32 seconds left. Front rim. Backboard. Bucket….

  • [NYPost] ‘I wasn’t shaking anymore’: Kristaps Porzingis comes up big
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:58:02 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis came back in a big way. After sitting out Tuesday’s loss in Washington with an illness, Porzingis returned Wednesday and led all scorers with 19 points in the Knicks’ 95-90 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center. “I woke up this morning, and I wasn’t shaking anymore,” said Porzingis, who said he played…

  • [NYPost] Cavaliers interested in Carmelo — but not for Kevin Love
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:34:57 PM)

    The latest round of Carmelo Anthony-related reports, rumors and news offered a reaffirmation of a previous situation. ESPN reported the Cavaliers, though interested in forming an Anthony-LeBron James alliance and despite repeated advances from the Knicks, are adamant about not trading Kevin Love. Naturally, all that can change if the defending champion Cavaliers, who visit…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo benched in fourth as Knicks barely beat pitiful Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 5:18:21 PM)

    There were sights and scenes which, even for a Knicks-Nets game, caused double takes. There was slop. Lots and lots of unbelievable slop. There were two four-point plays by the Knicks, which never had happened before in the same Knicks game — and making that even more asterisk worthy, came from the same guy, Sasha…

  • [NYPost] The wild, original version of the Carmelo trade soap opera
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 1:33:14 PM)

    If you remember what it was like in that late spring of 1977, then there probably has been more than a whiff of déjà vu at the way this has all gone down between the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony. Because back then, 40 years ago, the will-they-or-won’t-they that consumed New York was overwhelming. Remember, 1977…

  • [NYPost] Is Carmelo Anthony staging his own trade audition?
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:52:15 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Is Carmelo Anthony trying to enhance his trade value to other teams with subliminal messages? Anthony is on a potent surge, averaging 30 points in the past seven games. Better yet, he has shot 48 percent or better in six of the seven games. In his one bad shooting game during that run, an 8-of-26 night…

  • [NYPost] The legends, feuds and fights that make Knicks-Nets matter
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:05:00 AM)

    There were times when the Knicks playing the Nets generated real excitement in the city. Knicks fans flooded Nets home arenas to cheer their team. Nets fans watched road games in bars because they couldn’t get tickets at the Garden. So when the out-of-the-playoff-picture Knicks visit the really-out-of-the-playoff-picture Nets on Wednesday night at Barclays Center,…

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Porzingis shines in win over Nets
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 4:47:22 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Porzingis shines in win over Nets

  • [ESPN] Latest turn for Carmelo Anthony is cheering during the fourth quarter
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 1:21:03 AM)

    Latest turn for Carmelo Anthony is cheering during the fourth quarter

  • [ESPN] Rose (ankle) sits again as Knicks beat Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:40:28 PM)

    Rose (ankle) sits again as Knicks beat Nets

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks still after Love; Cavs stand firm
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 3:40:06 PM)

    Sources: Knicks still after Love; Cavs stand firm

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