Knicks Morning News (2017.02.22)

  • [NYPost] Why the Knicks’ playoff hopes are better than you think
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:13:37 PM)

    The optimist will look at the list of remaining NBA games and say, “Oh, wow, the Knicks are entering the easy part of their schedule.” The cynic will look at the same list, see an opponent about to face the Knicks and think that same rival is entering the easy part of its schedule. While…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah takes step back in recovery from hamstring injury
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:43:00 PM)

    So the Knicks came roaring back from the All-Star break all set for a practice that would propel them toward greatness and glory in the second half. Only the starting center, Joakim Noah, didn’t practice, still bothered by a bum hamstring. The starting shooting guard, Courtney Lee, was sick as a dog and not back…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo and Derrick Rose on center stage in Knicks’ trade drama
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:43:33 PM)

    There is one saving grace in all the drama leading up to the NBA trading deadline for the Knicks. It ends Thursday. And if coach Jeff Hornacek proves to be a prophet, the Knicks roster will stay the same. Hornacek doubled down Tuesday on his pre-All-Star break contention the Knicks would not make a deal….

  • [NYPost] The road to glory for Knicks guard and siblings began in a driveway
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:38:28 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Driveways, backyards and school grounds all across the nation are littered with little kids carrying big basketball dreams — dreams that usually begin and end with making it to the NBA. For most kids who play into the darkness of night with their siblings and friends from the neighborhood until elbows are…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Derrick Rose remains stoic in face of trade rumors
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:04:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose used the edge of his jersey to wipe the sweat from his forehead after practice Tuesday. He was equally as practical and matter of fact when it came to dealing with questions about reports that the Knicks are talking about trading him to the Timberwolves.

  • [NYTimes] Lakers, in Shake-Up, Hand Reins to Magic Johnson
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:34:40 AM)

    Jeanie Buss, the team president, ousted her brother from his job as the head of basketball operations and fired the longtime general manager, Mitch Kupchak.

  • [NYTimes] Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III Wins N.B.A.’s Slam-Dunk Contest
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00:27 AM)

    Houston’s Eric Gordon won the 3-point contest, and the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis triumphed in the skills challenge.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Rumors surround Knicks at trade deadline
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:49:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose address the trade rumors surrounding the team as the deadline looms.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah to miss game against Cavaliers with hamstring injury
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:27:55 PM)

    Joakim Noah tweaked his hamstring in practice prior to the All-Star break and that injury will cause him to miss Thursday’s game against the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 Keys: All-Star culture, the trade deadline, and who plays at center
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:10:01 AM)

    In this week’s edition of “3 Keys,”’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at All-Star culture, the trade deadline, and who should receive playing time at center.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Hamstring still bothering Noah
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:08:08 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Hamstring still bothering Noah

  • [ESPN] Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:00:04 AM)

    Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah’s injury woes continue with hamstring pull
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:28:45 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek said Willy Hernangomez will start in Noah’s place against the Cavs.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose says he’ll be ‘prepared’ if Knicks trade him
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:10:07 PM)

    Was Tuesday Derrick Rose’s last practice in the blue and orange?

  • [NYDN] Phil dumped again as Jeanie Buss ends all hope of a Lakers return
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:01:33 PM)

    First, Phil Jackson lost the girl and then the job.