2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavs

The drive for the #8 seed starts tonight!

The Knicks begin the back half of the NBA season by heading to Cleveland to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers as Melo shows the Cavs why they should have traded for him and Derrick Rose begins his drive to get his $150 contract extension from the Knicks!

Lets go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.23)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Melo not bothered by trade deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:17:50 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Melo not bothered by trade deadline

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Knicks’ asking price high for O’Quinn
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:40:21 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Knicks’ asking price high for O’Quinn

  • [ESPN] Melo feeling mellow heading to trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:14:29 PM)

    Melo feeling mellow heading to trade deadline

  • [NYDN] Expect Knicks to once again sit still at trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:30:06 PM)

    If Phil Jackson allows Thursday’s NBA trading deadline to pass without making a move we should all toast Alexey Shved.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis tries to pick up model on Instagram
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:22:33 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has unlimited range on the court. Apparently, it extends to his love life, as well.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans’ ‘weird tweets’ became too much for Brandon Jennings
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:00:18 PM)

    Brandon Jennings wants Knicks fans to cool it on Twitter.

  • [NYDN] ‘Relaxed’ Melo says Knicks haven’t approached him about any deals
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:04:24 AM)

    All quiet on the Melo trade front.

  • [NYPost] Why Brandon Jennings took a mental health break from Twitter
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:30:43 PM)

    The mystery is solved. Sort of. Entering the All-Star break, Brandon Jennings was a late scratch from the Knicks game in Oklahoma City with a sore left Achilles, forcing him to miss his first game of the season. Soon after, Jennings made his Twitter account private and removed any references to the Knicks as he…

  • [NYPost] It sounds like Carmelo Anthony is preparing to stay a Knick
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:37:53 AM)

    Close to a half-dozen times Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony said he was “relaxed’’ in describing his emotions with Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline approaching. Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, indicated Knicks management has nothing brewing and is being led to believe he will face the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland. The Post reported in…

  • [NYPost] Ricky Rubio a possibility for Knicks in point guard swap
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:45:00 AM)

    Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio started following Kristaps Porzingis on Twitter on Wednesday. Whether they become teammates to join a growing legion of Europeans in the Knicks’ locker room likely won’t be answered until the 3 p.m. Thursday trade deadline. With Carmelo Anthony likely to stay and face Cleveland on Thursday despite all the commotion,…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis slides into model’s Instagram comments
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:54:25 AM)

    Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis dropped a comment on Instagram beauty and Sports Illustrated stunner Abigail Ratchford’s page after she posted photos of her sexy red ensemble, showing off her figure from the front and back. Using two sets of emoji eyes, Porzingis’ remark didn’t go unnoticed by Ratchford, who not only replied with the same set of emoji…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Trade Deadline Keeps Twitter, Players and Knicks Fans Abuzz
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:37:03 AM)

    Holding a player out can lead to speculation of a pending trade. So can an emoji.

  • [NYTimes] Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to Wizards
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:09:59 AM)

    The Nets received a protected first-round draft pick, along with guard Marcus Thornton and forward Andrew Nicholson.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony not concerned about Thursday’s NBA trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:37:54 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony isn’t sweating out the NBA trade deadline. He said he’s relaxed and he hopes to be enjoying his pregame nap at 3:01 p.m. Thursday — one minute after the deadline.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony not worried heading into trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:43:28 PM)

    Heading into Thursday’s trade deadline, Carmelo Anthony told reporters Wednesday that he is not worried about possibly being dealt away from the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks are asking for a first-round pick for Kyle O’Quinn
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:55:54 PM)

    The Knicks are asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Kyle O’Quinn.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Rumors surround Knicks at trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:45:00 PM)

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

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah, Lee missed practice on Wednesday
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:40:55 PM)

    Joakim Noah, who tweaked his hamstring in practice prior to the All-Star break, missed practice on Wednesday, the Knicks said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Should the Knicks swap Rose for Rubio?
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:45:07 AM)

    With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, should the Knicks consider swapping Derrick Rose for Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio?