Knicks Morning News (2017.02.26)

  • [NYTimes] In the Lakers Family Business, Spectacle and Drama Continue
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:34:07 PM)

    The team’s front-office shake-up is the latest high-profile episode for a team that has long been the N.B.A. standard-bearer for soap opera storylines.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 110, 76ers 109: After Knicks Blow Big Lead, Carmelo Anthony’s Last-Second Jumper Subdues the 76ers
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:31:26 AM)

    Up by 17 points in the third quarter, the Knicks relied on Anthony’s shot with 0.3 of a second left to escape. Anthony finished the game with 37 points.

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony saves Knicks as triangle offense returns to prominence
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:18:02 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony saves Knicks as triangle offense returns to prominence

  • [ESPN] Not trading Carmelo Anthony pays off for Knicks against 76ers
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:55:15 AM)

    Not trading Carmelo Anthony pays off for Knicks against 76ers

  • [ESPN] Agent: Derrick Rose wants to stay in New York
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:50:13 PM)

    Agent: Derrick Rose wants to stay in New York

  • [NYDN] Anthony’s game-winner helps Knicks avoid disaster against 76ers
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:29:39 PM)

    Tanking will have to wait.

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Jeff Hornacek bring triangle offense back… again
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:23:08 PM)

    If this sounds familiar, it’s because the Knicks pulled a similar move last season.

  • [NYDN] Knicks need help of UCLA’s Lonzo Ball or other top point guards
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:41:45 PM)

    It’s tanking time, baby!

  • [NYDN] Lakers better hope Magic Johnson is better than Phil Jackson
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:35:00 PM)

    By putting Magic Johnson in charge of everything, the Lakers do not just make a big fix.

  • [NYDN] 2017 NBA Draft: Looking back at Knicks’ draft decisions
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:26:21 PM)

    All the dysfunction and controversy at the Garden this season shouldn’t distract from one simple fact: The Knicks are a bad team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo’s last-second jumper lifts Knicks over 76ers
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:16:34 PM)

    The Knicks blew a 17-point lead and fell behind by one when Jahlil Okafor scored with 9 seconds remaining. But Carmelo Anthony dribbled left after a timeout, pulling up over Robert Covington to cap his 37-point performance.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. 76ers
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:00:26 PM)

    The Knicks take on the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis, Noah out Saturday against 76ers
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:55:25 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis (sprained right ankle) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play Saturday night against the 76ers, head coach Jeff Hornacek said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Agent says Derrick Rose wants to remain with Knicks
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:04:29 PM)

    B.J. Armstrong, who represents Derrick Rose, would prefer it if his client remained with the Knicks, he told Sirius XM on Saturday.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ two big men hold their own against Jahlil Okafor
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:28:46 PM)

    Jahlil Okafor, the Knicks suspected, had something to prove. The third overall pick in 2015, had been out of the rotation in Philadelphia, but now seems entrenched after the trade of Nerlens Noel. Yup, probably had something to prove. But Knicks centers Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O’Quinn felt the same way. They needed to show…

  • [NYPost] For one night, the Knicks aren’t a messy soap opera
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:12:44 PM)

    If you’re a Knicks fan, you probably are hoping the noise will quiet for a while, and all the outside distractions that seem to haunt this team will start to fade. The All-Star break has come and gone. So has the trade deadline. There should be no more talk about Carmelo Anthony and his no-trade…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s last-second shot saves Knicks from brutal loss
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:28:05 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony wasn’t going to let the Knicks choke again to the Sixers. The Knicks were on their déjà vu way, blowing another sizeable fourth-quarter lead — 12 points with 4:46 left. Philadelphia center Jahlil Okafor capped a rally with an inside bucket with nine seconds left, putting the Sixers up one point, and the…

  • [NYPost] Did Knicks stop Derrick Rose from taking another Chicago trip?
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:04:59 PM)

    Derrick Rose said he “wasn’t trolling.” Rose never took a flight to Chicago, but whether he was grounded by the Knicks is up in the air — pun intended. Rose attended Saturday’s morning shootaround before the Knicks faced the 76ers at the Garden. On Friday, Rose twice told reporters he had to hurry up the…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose wants to be a Knick for a long time: agent
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:52:42 AM)

    B.J. Armstrong, the former Chicago Bull and Derrick Rose’s agent, still feels this Knicks group has a good future together despite their record, and he hopes his client is part of it. Two days after Rose was spared at the trading deadline, Armstrong told The Post the Knicks aren’t as far away as some believe….

  • [NY Newsday] NBA Insider: Jeff Hornacek sees Knicks plan as being patient
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:16:23 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony may not see Phil Jackson’s vision, but Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek seems to get it. He said it’s about being patient.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks: Derrick Rose only joking about going to Chicago
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:30:00 AM)

    It looks as if the one thing everyone can agree on is that Derrick Rose did not, in fact, board a plane to Chicago after practice Friday afternoon. He didn’t miss shootaround yesterday morning, and he didn’t go back to the place where he made such a mark that the Bulls’ Anthony Morrow will have to change his jersey number after fans chided him for taking Rose’s No. 1.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony’s buzzer-beater lifts Knicks over 76ers in thriller
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:12:21 AM)

    The triangle offense has become more of an emphasis again for the Knicks, but with the game on the line Saturday night, it was Carmelo Anthony’s clutch one-on-one play that carried them down the stretch.

  • [NY Newsday] Agent says Knicks discovered Derrick Rose’s true value
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:01:13 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, said the Knicks were looking out for their best interests when they tried to deal his client before the trade deadline. Armstrong reiterated that Rose would like to re-sign with the Knicks. “His name was out there,” Armstrong said in an interview Saturday with SiriusXM NBA Radio. “In the end, I think the Knicks did what they thought was in their best interests. Like I’ve said all along, like he said all along, he wants to be in New York. He feels comfortable there. But we understand the business.”

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