Knicks Morning News (2017.02.28)

  • [NYTimes] Raptors 92, Knicks 91: Knicks Get Younger in a Hurry, but Aren’t Quick to Abandon Playoff Hopes
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:42:20 AM)

    After releasing Brandon Jennings and losing Joakim Noah to surgery, the Knicks built a 17-point lead against the Raptors — and lost in the final seconds.

  • [NYTimes] News Flash: Warriors Heading to Playoffs (and the Earth Is Round, Too)
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 2:26:11 PM)

    With a record of 49-9, the team has clinched a berth with a mind-boggling 24 games to play. It sealed the deal on Feb. 25, the earliest date ever.

  • [NYTimes] As Rosters Lock In, the Best N.B.A. Games This Week
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 9:42:10 PM)

    The Celtics, who stayed put at the trade deadline, and the Cavaliers, who are trying to add Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut, meet on Wednesday in a battle of Eastern powers.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo misses game-winner at buzzer as Knicks fall to Raptors
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 9:14:46 PM)

    The Knicks’ youth movement began in earnest Monday night at the Garden.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah undergoes knee surgery, season likely over
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 6:13:21 PM)

    It was only a matter of time before Joakim Noah’s body broke down.

  • [NYDN] Knicks to waive Brandon Jennings
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 6:13:12 PM)

    Unable to find a trade for him at the deadline, the Knicks are planning to waive Brandon Jennings.

  • [NYDN] Henrik Lundqvist says James Dolan has ‘been the best owner’
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 9:18:34 AM)

    Many hate James Dolan, but apparently The King does not.

  • [NYDN] The Knicks actually did a smart thing by cutting Brandon Jennings
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 6:10:52 AM)

    The Knicks front office actually has a pulse. Imagine that.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Time for Courtney Lee to step up
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:52:42 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Time for Courtney Lee to step up

  • [ESPN] Will the Knicks target Jrue Holiday in free agency?
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:36:37 AM)

    Will the Knicks target Jrue Holiday in free agency?

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Where will Brandon Jennings land?
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 3:35:03 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Where will Brandon Jennings land?

  • [ESPN] Sources: Season likely over for Knicks’ Noah
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 12:03:58 PM)

    Sources: Season likely over for Knicks’ Noah

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ PG swap: Jennings gone, Randle signs
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 8:36:17 AM)

    Knicks’ PG swap: Jennings gone, Randle signs

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony misses game-winner as Knicks lose to DeRozan, Raptors
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 9:42:32 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points for the New York Knicks, but finished a 9-for-26 night when he missed a long jumper as time expired in a 92-91 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks aren’t tanking despite cutting Jennings, losing Noah
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 7:19:31 PM)

    Following the release of guard Brandon Jennings and an injury to Joakim Noah, New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said the team is not tanking to get a better slot in the NBA draft lottery.

  • [SNY Knicks] Stefan Bondy talks Knicks moves on Daily News Live
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 6:41:11 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis out Monday, expected to return vs. Magic on Wednesday
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 5:29:00 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury when New York faces the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 Keys: defensive communication, next season, and the 15th roster spot
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 4:00:39 PM)

    In this week’s edition of “3 Keys,”’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at the Knicks’ defensive communication, making assessments for next season, and the rotating fifteenth roster spot.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah has arthroscopic surgery, expected to miss rest of season
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 3:00:27 PM)

    Knicks C Joakim Noah had arthrosopic surgery on his left knee on Monday and will be reevaluated in three-to-four weeks, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks cut Jennings, sign Chasson Randle
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 12:50:27 PM)

    The Knicks have cut PG Brandon Jennings and will used the open roster spot to sign free agent guard Chasson Randle, the team announced Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Advice from Anthony helped Hernangomez turn corner
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 11:15:46 AM)

    Knicks rookie center Willy Hernangomez has received advice from veteran Carmelo Anthony, which has helped the young big man turn a corner in his first year.

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee has to show up like this for Knicks more often
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 7:48:46 PM)

    When Courtney Lee rose off the Madison Square Garden court and released a high-arcing 3-pointer that went softly through the nylon to give the Knicks a one-point lead with 10.6 seconds remaining, he put the cap on a 16-point performance the Knicks need more of for the duration of his four-year, $50 million contract. However,…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson made an absolute mess of this Knicks season
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 7:11:31 PM)

    At the end of his press conference before Monday night’s game against the Raptors, Jeff Hornacek assured everyone the Knicks were still trying to win games. It only sounded like the death of a season. First Hornacek confirmed center Joakim Noah would be out three to four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. Then the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks throwing in the towel even as they promise they won’t
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 4:52:03 PM)

    Brandon Jennings is gone for good, Joakim Noah might be done for the season and the Knicks’ focus on playing the young guys is about to go into full swing. However, coach Jeff Hornacek firmly denied the Knicks are in tank mode — four games out of the No. 8 seed with 23 games left…

  • [NYPost] Fighting Knicks refuse to tank in thriller — but still do the job
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 4:41:35 PM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek and his players didn’t get the email from Phil Jackson they ought to think about tanking. Before tipoff Monday against the mighty Raptors, Hornacek said angrily, “Who says we’re trying to lose? What does that mean?’’ And they did almost everything not to lose. In the thrilling end, however, Toronto All-Star…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks wanted a second chance at Chasson Randle
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 3:12:13 PM)

    It’s been a full-circle journey for Chasson Randle this season. First, he tore up the summer league in Las Vegas for the Knicks. Next, he dominated the D-League in Westchester before being picked up by the Sixers on multiple 10-day contracts while living in a hotel room. Then, just as he moved into an apartment…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s year — and days as a starter — may be done
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 7:02:22 AM)

    After this season, Joakim Noah has three years left on his $72 million contract, but his days as a starting center may be over. Odds are Noah’s first disastrous season as a Knick is finished, with his signing fast becoming Phil Jackson’s worst mistake as team president. The oft-injured Noah had arthroscopic surgery on his…

  • [NY Newsday] DeMar DeRozan outduels Carmelo Anthony as Raptors edge Knicks
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:16:52 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony watched his shot bounce off the back of the rim, ripped off his headband and spiked it on the floor as he walked off the court.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah has knee surgery, probably ending his season
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 10:40:57 PM)

    Phil Jackson’s offseason just keeps looking worse.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks waive Brandon Jennings and sign Chasson Randle
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 12:50:37 PM)

    The Knicks waived veteran backup point guard Brandon Jennings and signed undrafted rookie Chasson Randle, the team announced Monday.

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