Knicks Morning News (2017.02.25)

  • [NYPost] Porzingis has lamest excuse ever for weird late-night tweet
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 5:36:27 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis shed his walking boot for slippers Friday at practice. He won’t be playing against the 76ers on Saturday night, missing his ninth game of the season because of his newly sprained right ankle. Porzingis also won’t be explaining the odd diagram he posted on Twitter late Thursday night, depicting a straight path with…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose cracking jokes as Knicks ship sinks
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 11:52:52 AM)

    Derrick Rose definitely is not going to Minnesota, but he may be headed to Chicago. One day after being spared at the trade deadline, the eccentric Rose raised eyebrows when he curiously made two references he was headed back to Chicago, possibly for another family matter. The Knicks said he was joking because he had…

  • [NYPost] Isiah Thomas vs. Phil Jackson: Breaking down Knicks’ failed presidencies
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 9:48:10 AM)

    Botched coaching moves, ill-fitting trades, odd draft picks — Isiah Thomas and Phil Jackson have plenty in common. As another trade deadline passes — this one quietly for Jackson and the Knicks — we break down the moves, most of which backfired, by the two executives. Coaching moves Phil Jackson Just over a month into the job,…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks move on after trade deadline
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 11:22:52 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis does not have ligament damage in ankle
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 2:15:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis does not have ligament damage in his right ankle, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hernangomez continuing to cement spot in lineup
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 2:00:17 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez, who has been starting at center for the Knicks with Joakim Noah out, had another good game during Thursday night’s loss to the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo struggled during loss to Cavaliers
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 11:40:42 AM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony struggled during Thursday night’s 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Rose remain with Knicks as deadline passes
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 9:30:16 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose were both in the middle of trade rumors nearing the trade deadline, but both remained with New York as the deadline passed.

  • [NYTimes] Kristaps Porzingis Says He Has No Ligament Damage in Injured Ankle
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:13:50 AM)

    Porzingis sustained the injury during a loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday, and he is likely to miss the Knicks’ game on Saturday. After that, his return is unclear.

  • [NYTimes] Status Quo for Knicks: Anthony and Rose Remain, and Losing Goes On
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 3:33:54 PM)

    The N.B.A. trading deadline passed with neither player being dealt, and their futures are unclear. The Knicks fell, 119-104 at Cleveland.

  • [ESPN] Bulls’ Morrow: Won’t don Rose’s ex-No. 1 again
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:44:04 AM)

    Bulls’ Morrow: Won’t don Rose’s ex-No. 1 again

  • [ESPN] Porzingis likely out Sat.; no ligament damage
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 4:42:04 PM)

    Porzingis likely out Sat.; no ligament damage

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose full of jokes day after Knicks fail to make deal
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 9:12:36 PM)

    One day after surviving the trade deadline, Derrick Rose entered a media scrum by declaring “Let’s do this, I gotta catch a flight.”

  • [NYDN] No ligament damage for Porzingis, but Knick to miss a few days
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 9:11:25 PM)

    Wearing socks and flip flops, but without a walking boot, Kristaps Porzingis shot free throws with Courtney Lee after practice on Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis has no structural damage in ankle
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 8:38:49 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — After a disappointing trade deadline day, Knicks fans got a little reprieve Friday afternoon. Kristaps Porzingis said doctors detected no structural damage in his sprained right ankle and added that it’s possible he will play as soon as Monday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks: Derrick Rose only joking about going to Chicago
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 6:23:00 PM)

    Before speaking to reporters on Friday, Derrick Rose said he needed to be quick, because “I’ve got to catch a flight this afternoon.” After he was done speaking, he reiterated his plans, telling a reporter he couldn’t stop because he had to catch his plane. “Chicago,” he said, when asked where he was going.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: A surprisingly quiet trade deadline
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 12:15:59 PM)

    The Knicks surprised a lot of people on Thursday afternoon by standing pat at the NBA trade deadline.

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