Knicks Morning News (2017.02.05)

  • [ESPN] Melo: Knicks’ struggles, rumors ‘testing my will’
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 1:06:18 AM)

    Melo: Knicks’ struggles, rumors ‘testing my will’

  • [NY Newsday] LeBron James won’t comment on Knicks-Carmelo Anthony relationship
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 2:35:59 AM)

    LeBron James considers Carmelo Anthony his “brother,” but King James made it clear on Saturday that he is not his brother’s keeper.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks players block out trade rumors about Carmelo Anthony
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 2:29:22 AM)

    The Knicks’ players can’t help but hear the trade rumors, but they’re trying to block them out. They don’t want to consider life without Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks cut 27-point deficit to five, but can’t complete comeback in loss to Cavaliers
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 1:25:00 AM)

    LeBron James is the main attraction whenever he visits the Garden, and he didn’t disappoint with another brilliant performance Saturday night. His buddy Carmelo Anthony had plenty of eyes on him too, but he disappointed the home crowd and maybe his bosses.

  • [NY Newsday] If this was an audition for Phil Jackson, Kevin Love passed it
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:46:00 AM)

    Did Phil Jackson really ask the Cavaliers for Kevin Love in a deal for Carmelo Anthony, as has been reported? Love’s performance at the Garden on Saturday night showed that this might have been a pretty good idea by the Knicks’ president.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek likes Joakim Noah’s quiet contribution to starting five
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:52:52 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek isn’t ready to remove Joakim Noah from the starting lineup and said he will stick with him for the time being.

  • [SNY Knicks] Cavs jump out to big lead, hold on to top Knicks, 111-104
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 10:48:04 PM)

    Cleveland jumped out to a 27-point lead in the third quarter and held off a late Knicks’ rally for a 111-104 victory over the Knicks Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose to sit out against Cavaliers
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 6:46:51 PM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose will sit out Saturday against the Cavaliers with an ankle injury, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Cavaliers
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 5:44:40 PM)

    The Knicks host the Cavaliers on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Melo not mad about benching in Brooklyn
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 3:29:49 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony was not mad about being benched during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Nets, head coach Jeff Hornacek said Saturday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose wonders if he’ll be traded before deadline
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 2:51:36 PM)

    Amid rumors that Carmelo Anthony could be traded away from the Knicks, guard Derrick Rose has wondered if he’ll be be gone before the trade deadline as well, according to ESPN New York’s Ian Begley.

  • [NYPost] Knicks revolutionized 3-point shooting before it was cool
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:42:57 PM)

    Before Mike D’Antoni’s speedball gangs and Steve Kerr’s record-setting Warriors, the Knicks were 3-point shooting trendsetters in the late 1980s. The 1988-89 Knicks, under coach Rick Pitino, attempted 1,147 3-pointers, up by more than 400 from the previous league high, and made 386, to shatter the former 271 standard. Saturday, as part of the Knicks’…

  • [NYPost] There is one Jackson who is a fan of Carmelo Anthony
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:36:05 PM)

    Another Carmelo Anthony supporter voiced his opinion Saturday. Former Knick and TV color analyst Mark Jackson threw his support behind Anthony, saying the oft-maligned forward, who has been the subject of numerous trade rumor reports, has too long been on a talent island with the Knicks. “It’s not just him. You don’t win with just…

  • [NYPost] Knicks have accepted a losing culture, and it starts with Jackson
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:26:01 PM)

    If there is a basketball purgatory, the Knicks are in it, caught between the illusion of chasing a playoff berth and the likelihood they are about to rebuild for the future. That was evident against the Cavaliers on Saturday night at the Garden, where LeBron James and the defending champions beat the overmatched home team…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis on Skills Challenge: ‘I think I have a shot’
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:03:49 PM)

    When the season began, Kristaps Porzingis hoped to complete the All-Star weekend triple crown — the Rookie-Sophomore game, the Skills Challenge and the main event. He will have to settle for two of the three after being passed over for the All-Star Game. Nevertheless, Porzingis said he is “excited” about being one of the eight…

  • [NYPost] LeBron backs Carmelo before absolutely torching the Knicks
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 8:26:23 PM)

    LeBron James did not want to engage in any talk about the stormy relationship between Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks management. His lips were sealed, other than to say he wants Anthony, his friend, to be happy. Instead, as he usually does, he made a whole lot of noise of the court and made the…

  • [NYPost] Cavaliers show Knicks, Carmelo that LeBron and Love conquer all
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 6:23:42 PM)

    If the Cavaliers needed further confirmation why they don’t need to swap Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony, they got it at the Garden on Saturday. With Anthony suffering through a second straight erratic game, LeBron James dominated and Love produced as the Cavaliers shook off the absence of injured Kyrie Irving to post a 111-104…

  • [NYPost] When Carmelo owned NY: Remembering chaos of Knicks debut
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 3:26:58 PM)

    HOUSTON — As we speed inevitably and inexorably toward the exit ramp, perhaps it is not such a terrible idea to remember when things around the Knicks were perfectly juxtaposed, when they were the team seeking to make a blockbuster trade, when they were the ones hoping to import an All-Star. It is easy to…

  • [NYPost] How long will Hornacek put off the Joakim Noah inevitable?
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 12:11:47 PM)

    Knowing his four-year, $72 million contract is untradable, Joakim Noah is viewed by management as the backup center for next season, according to a source. Whether that backup status is realized this season is a fluid situation. Despite rookie center Willy Hernangomez’s striking progress the past few weeks, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek still is coming…

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 111, Knicks 104: Knicks Fall to Cavaliers in a Roller-Coaster Performance
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 5:58:59 AM)

    Down by 27 points in the third quarter, the Knicks fought their way back into the game thanks to Brandon Jennings, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: In N.B.A., How the West Has Maintained Its Big Lead Over the East
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 7:30:17 PM)

    The West is on its way to recording an aggregate edge over the East for a ninth straight season, just one reflection of its continued superiority.

  • [NYDN] Cavs’ easy win over Knicks shows they shouldn’t part with Love
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:13:35 PM)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers should tell Phil Jackson to lose their number once and for all.

  • [NYDN] Melo on getting booed: ‘You are what the back page says you are’
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:00:57 PM)

    Anthony sounds like a man trying to work through an unhappy marriage.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek benches surging Hernangomez in favor of Noah
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 4:53:47 PM)

    Hornacek stuck with Joakim Noah despite statistical reasons to put the $72 million center on the bench.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavs

    The tank is in a precarious position tonight.

    The Knicks host the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are in the middle of a major funk right now. Not only that, but while Kevin Love returns tonight, they will be without Kyrie Irving so, well, that’s a huge opening for the Knicks to sneak a win in at just the wrong time for the tank.

    Oh well, let’s at least hope Melo plays well in front of a big audience!

    Let’s? Go? Knicks?

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.04)

  • [NYPost] LeBron’s Carmelo speculation leaves door open for trade
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 5:25:06 PM)

    LeBron James wasn’t lobbying for Carmelo Anthony on the eve of their Garden showdown, but he also left open the door for his longtime compadre, who may want greener pastures beyond Broadway. Anthony has his first trade audition Saturday, when the Knicks host the Cavaliers, who have been approached by Knicks president Phil Jackson about…

  • [NYPost] How the Knicks can be the loser of the Barkley-LeBron feud
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 3:52:19 PM)

    It’s hard for Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek to feel sympathetic about LeBron James’ complaints the Cavaliers are too “top heavy” to repeat as NBA champions. The Knicks are struggling not to be bottom feeders in the Eastern Conference with a lineup that should make James appreciate the roster he has in Cleveland. “I guess Kyrie…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Love cools Knicks trade talk with Cavs prediction
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 2:04:00 PM)

    New York is a nice place to visit. But the Cavaliers’ Kevin Love doesn’t see himself living there. At least as a Knick. In fact, Love doesn’t see himself leaving Cleveland any time soon. “No, I don’t,” Love said when asked by reporters Friday at the Cavs practice facility in Independence, Ohio, if he expects…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose knows he’s not safe from a Knicks fire sale
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 1:33:59 PM)

    Derrick Rose realizes it could be him, too. With the Knicks exploring deals for Carmelo Anthony in an attempt to get younger, Rose, who heard rumors at the trading deadline last February with the Bulls, knows he’s not safe, either. Rose, whom the Knicks obtained via trade last June, has an expiring contract and has…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony silent as LeBron awaits, rumors swirl
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 10:00:49 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony remained silent Friday at Knicks practice, refusing to make himself available to talk about Saturday’s matchup with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, his fourth-quarter Brooklyn benching or his cloudy future. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he believes Anthony handled his one-night demotion well on Wednesday, when Anthony sat the final 15 minutes as the young…

  • [ESPN] Derrick Rose on Knicks: ‘The rebuild could be me going, too’
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 11:57:14 PM)

    Derrick Rose on Knicks: ‘The rebuild could be me going, too’

  • [ESPN] LeBron on Melo: ‘I just want him to be happy’
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 9:23:36 PM)

    LeBron on Melo: ‘I just want him to be happy’

  • [ESPN] Love expects to be in Cleveland ‘for long time’
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 1:49:20 PM)

    Love expects to be in Cleveland ‘for long time’

  • [NYTimes] His Future With Knicks in Doubt, Derrick Rose Chases Improvement
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 1:13:33 AM)

    Rose, who has missed the team’s past three games with a sprained left ankle, said he tries “to be better every game, every practice, every day.”

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Hornacek discusses Carmelo’s playing time
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 11:41:45 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose doubtful for Saturday’s game against Cavaliers
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 11:10:13 PM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose is doubtful for Saturday night’s game against the Cavaliers due to his sprained left ankle, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters Friday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis says life on court would be harder if Knicks trade Melo
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 3:45:22 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis thinks it would be detrimental to his development if the Knicks traded Carmelo Anthony.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: To Tank or Not to Tank
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 2:45:41 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are back on TheKnicksBlog Podcast as they continue to debate the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors, and if the Knicks should (and could) make a move for the playoffs.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks remain interested in trading Melo to Cavaliers
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 1:15:11 PM)

    The Knicks remain interested in trading Carmelo Anthony to the Cavaliers, despite the fact that Cleveland refuses to include Kevin Love in a potential deal.

  • [NYDN] Knicks best served keeping Melo, despite flaws, not chasing Love
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 8:25:17 PM)

    From everything we’ve seen, the Cavs want no part of dealing Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYDN] Knicks point guard Derrick Rose labeled as ‘doubtful’ vs. Cavs
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 8:23:33 PM)

    The Knicks are likely going to contend with the defending champs without their starting point guard.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.03)

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez has earned spot in rotation
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 4:56:06 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez has earned spot in rotation

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis to compete in All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:22:32 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis will participate in the Skills Challenge on All-Star Saturday in New Orleans Feb. 18

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Knicks plan of action moving forward
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 7:11:57 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo was benched during fourth quarter of Wednesday’s win
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:25:22 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony was on the bench during the entire fourth quarter Wednesday night as the Knicks game back to beat the Nets, 95-90, in Brooklyn.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis: Growth as Knicks star would be tougher without Carmelo
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:42:29 PM)

    There are a lot of unknown with Porzingis, despite the ‘Unicorn’ abilities, despite the projections to stardom.

  • [NYPost] ‘It felt like I was breathing again’: Knicks’ veteran steps up
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:33:18 PM)

    It is a virtual cliché, used by every coach who ever has held a whistle or clipboard, or any player pining for playing time: Be ready, because you never know when the call will come. So Sasha Vujacic, about as much a part of the Knicks’ rotation this season as Winston Churchill, stayed ready. And…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Van Gundy: Carmelo shouldn’t be starter in ideal landing spot
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 5:28:18 PM)

    Jeff Van Gundy said he can see Carmelo Anthony as a sixth man for the Clippers, but the former Knicks coach can’t see him replacing Kevin Love in Cleveland. The Clippers and Cavaliers are the two teams for which the Knicks believe Anthony would waive his no-trade clause to join. However, it will be intriguing…

  • [NYPost] Why Willy Hernangomez gets more dangerous every game
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 1:53:40 PM)

    If you taped Wednesday’s Knicks-Nets game, you would fast-forward through the actual play and watch the commercials. It was so bad that most players involved, years down the road, will tell their grandkids, “Gramps had a DNP that night” to disavow any involvement in the sludge. That’s most players, not all. For Knicks rookie Willy…

  • [NY Newsday] Willy Hernangomez, Kristaps Porzingis developing youthful chemistry
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:32:32 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony was standing with a towel draped over his head, cheering. At one point, he flexed his biceps after rookie center Willy Hernangomez hit a tough fourth-quarter basket inside.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.02)

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks bench key comeback win over Nets
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 12:17:54 AM)

    On paper, it will go down as a win against the worst team in the league — a come-from-behind effort sparked by Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks bench. In reality, it was a frantic effort to avoid complete humiliation at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, who spent three quarters running circles around their floundering big brothers.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis returns from illness to rally Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:41:41 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was back from his bout with a stomach illness, and was a big part of a unit that made sure the whole team wasn’t feeling sick after last night’s game.

  • [NY Newsday] Nets deliver on defense . . . until Knicks run away in fourth quarter
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:03:48 PM)

    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson followed through on his recent vow to reward good defense with more playing time when he inserted rookie Isaiah Whitehead and second-year player Rondae Hollis-Jefferson into the Nets’ starting lineup against the Knicks Wednesday night at Barclays Center. The question now is whether it was a firm step toward the future or just another spin in their game of roster roulette.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks still trying to deal Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love, report says
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:06:32 PM)

    The Knicks apparently are being persistent in their efforts to move Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ triumphant return to Knicks was much needed
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:40:03 PM)

    The second-year forward has missed eight games this season due to injury or illness.

  • [NYDN] Willy Hernangomez continues to prove worth for Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:38:38 PM)

    The Knicks are getting a boost at center but it’s not from their $72 million investment.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis clutch as Carmelo sits late in Knicks’ win over Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 8:36:57 PM)

    How about this for a turn of events: Carmelo Anthony was benched, Sasha Vujacic contributed, and the Knicks actually won.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony has played better while on trading block
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 3:18:16 PM)

    A funny thing happened when Carmelo Anthony stepped on the trade block.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo: Impact on family will factor into trade decision
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:18:58 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony revealed on Tuesday that any decision about his future in New York will come down to family first.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Subdue Last-Place Nets for a Needed Win
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 4:06:12 AM)

    As trade rumors continued to swirl around their star, Carmelo Anthony, the visiting Knicks stayed within striking distance of the East Conference playoff pack by coming back to top the Nets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Vujacic feels ‘alive’ again after performance against Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:53:58 PM)

    Knicks guard Sasha Vujacic scored a season-high 12 points for the Knicks on Wednesday night and was a key factor in the team’s comeback over the Nets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks use late rally to beat Nets, 95-90
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:11:09 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and joined a group of mostly substitutes who led a big fourth-quarter turnaround that carried the New York Knicks to a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose out, Porzingis expected to play against Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:18:02 PM)

    Guard Derrick Rose will sit out while Kristaps Porzingis is expected to play Thursday against the Nets, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks remain interested in dealing Melo to Cavaliers
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:15:11 PM)

    The Knicks remain interested in trading Carmelo Anthony to the Cavaliers, despite the fact that Cleveland refuses to include Kevin Love in a potential deal.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 5:17:33 PM)

    The Knicks take on the Nets at Barclays Center on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • [NYPost] This game shows harsh reality of pro basketball in New York City
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:55:42 PM)

    The bounce was from a better time, a prosperous time, a time when dark clouds didn’t follow the Knicks around everywhere they wandered. If your basketball memory goes back that far, 18 years, that was what you saw when you saw Kristaps Porzingis get the shooter’s bounce with 32 seconds left. Front rim. Backboard. Bucket….

  • [NYPost] ‘I wasn’t shaking anymore’: Kristaps Porzingis comes up big
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:58:02 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis came back in a big way. After sitting out Tuesday’s loss in Washington with an illness, Porzingis returned Wednesday and led all scorers with 19 points in the Knicks’ 95-90 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center. “I woke up this morning, and I wasn’t shaking anymore,” said Porzingis, who said he played…

  • [NYPost] Cavaliers interested in Carmelo — but not for Kevin Love
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:34:57 PM)

    The latest round of Carmelo Anthony-related reports, rumors and news offered a reaffirmation of a previous situation. ESPN reported the Cavaliers, though interested in forming an Anthony-LeBron James alliance and despite repeated advances from the Knicks, are adamant about not trading Kevin Love. Naturally, all that can change if the defending champion Cavaliers, who visit…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo benched in fourth as Knicks barely beat pitiful Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 5:18:21 PM)

    There were sights and scenes which, even for a Knicks-Nets game, caused double takes. There was slop. Lots and lots of unbelievable slop. There were two four-point plays by the Knicks, which never had happened before in the same Knicks game — and making that even more asterisk worthy, came from the same guy, Sasha…

  • [NYPost] The wild, original version of the Carmelo trade soap opera
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 1:33:14 PM)

    If you remember what it was like in that late spring of 1977, then there probably has been more than a whiff of déjà vu at the way this has all gone down between the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony. Because back then, 40 years ago, the will-they-or-won’t-they that consumed New York was overwhelming. Remember, 1977…

  • [NYPost] Is Carmelo Anthony staging his own trade audition?
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:52:15 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Is Carmelo Anthony trying to enhance his trade value to other teams with subliminal messages? Anthony is on a potent surge, averaging 30 points in the past seven games. Better yet, he has shot 48 percent or better in six of the seven games. In his one bad shooting game during that run, an 8-of-26 night…

  • [NYPost] The legends, feuds and fights that make Knicks-Nets matter
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 7:05:00 AM)

    There were times when the Knicks playing the Nets generated real excitement in the city. Knicks fans flooded Nets home arenas to cheer their team. Nets fans watched road games in bars because they couldn’t get tickets at the Garden. So when the out-of-the-playoff-picture Knicks visit the really-out-of-the-playoff-picture Nets on Wednesday night at Barclays Center,…

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Porzingis shines in win over Nets
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 4:47:22 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Porzingis shines in win over Nets

  • [ESPN] Latest turn for Carmelo Anthony is cheering during the fourth quarter
    (Thursday, February 02, 2017 1:21:03 AM)

    Latest turn for Carmelo Anthony is cheering during the fourth quarter

  • [ESPN] Rose (ankle) sits again as Knicks beat Nets
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:40:28 PM)

    Rose (ankle) sits again as Knicks beat Nets

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks still after Love; Cavs stand firm
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 3:40:06 PM)

    Sources: Knicks still after Love; Cavs stand firm

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nets

    I don’t think even the most ardent supporter of the tank expects them to lose this game, as the Lin-less Nets are awwwwwwful.

    But hey, ya never know! Still believe in the power of the tank and it might still surprise you!

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.01)

  • [NYTimes] Fed Up, LeBron James Fires Back at Charles Barkley
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:36:44 PM)

    After the latest criticisms from Barkley on TNT, the Cavaliers All-Star defended his legacy and called Barkley “a hater.”

  • [NYTimes] Wizards 117, Knicks 101: Wizards Clamp Down, Ending Tough Month for Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:54:06 AM)

    Bradley Beal had 28 points for Washington, which won for the 11th time in 13 games to move into a tie for first in the Southeast Division.

  • [NYTimes] Why Not EuroKnicks? For Struggling Team, Hope From Abroad
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 1:23:28 AM)

    The Knicks were slower than most in seeking international talent, but the arrival of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and others has offered a chance at a new identity.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks stumble in loss against Wizards, 117-101
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:18:09 PM)

    The Knicks lost to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, 117-101.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis will not play tonight against Wizards
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:04:20 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis will not play tonight against Wizards

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo says he hasn’t discussed potential trade destinations with Knicks
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:30:11 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony told reporters Tuesday that he has not told the Knicks which teams he would be willing to accept a trade to.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek won’t pay much mind to Fisher’s comments about him
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:30:05 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek isn’t paying much attention to comments former head coach Derek Fisher made about Hornacek’s job performance.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose out Tuesday due to sprained ankle
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:30:14 AM)

    Knicks guard Derrick Rose will miss Tuesday’s game against the Wizards due to a sprained left ankle and will likely miss Wednesday’s game as well, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.

  • [SNY Knicks] Loud Mouths: Is Carmelo Anthony underappreciated?
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:50:08 AM)

    JR joins Jon Hein to debate if Carmelo Anthony has been underappreciated by Knicks fans this season.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks finish miserable January with loss to Wizards
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:13:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The Knicks probably are relieved that January is over, but more performances like Tuesday night and their season may not be too far behind.

  • [NY Newsday] All options are open, says Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:42:45 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony said all options are open regarding his future but maintains that staying with the Knicks is right on top. One of the main reasons is because he doesn’t want to uproot his family.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Jeff Hornacek doesn’t appreciate Derek Fisher’s comments about his job performance
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:27:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek didn’t appreciate Derek Fisher evaluating his job performance and said he would never do that to another coach.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo: Impact on family will factor into trade decision
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:32:33 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony revealed on Tuesday that any decision about his future in New York will come down to family first.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony addresses tweet after Knicks fall to Wizards
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:21:24 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony spent the final four minutes seated along the baseline watching another game and perhaps another season slipping away.

  • [NYDN] Knicks-Nets rivalry peaked six years ago over Carmelo Anthony
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:29:14 PM)

    We’ve been through this before with Carmelo Anthony, under similar circumstances and with common themes.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis out vs. Wizards with illness
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:52:30 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Wizards “due to an illness,” according to the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek rejects Derek Fisher’s analysis of his job performance
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:16:40 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek didn’t appreciate Derek Fisher analyzing his job performance this week.

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher robbed of five NBA championship rings: report
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:05:40 AM)

    Derek Fisher can’t catch a break.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Courtney Lee slowly improving
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:46:26 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Courtney Lee slowly improving

  • [ESPN] Why Carmelo Anthony can feel why LeBron James lashed out
    (Wednesday, February 01, 2017 12:45:11 AM)

    Why Carmelo Anthony can feel why LeBron James lashed out

  • [ESPN] $300K worth of jewelry stolen from D. Fisher
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:33:34 PM)

    $300K worth of jewelry stolen from D. Fisher

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee’s improving but not to a $50 million player level
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:21:23 PM)

    WASHINGTON — With Derrick Rose nursing an ankle injury and Kristaps Porzingis out with a stomach virus, this was the kind of game in which Courtney Lee needed to be more than a complimentary piece. He needed to be the guy in whom the Knicks have invested $50 million; the kind of player who can…

  • [NYPost] ‘Goodbye January’: Jackson’s Knicks end ugly month with dud
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:31:02 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The Knicks didn’t need four overtimes to lose this time. Two-and-half quarters were plenty enough as the Wizards built a 19-point lead on the way to outclassing the Knicks, 117-101, to end a pitiful January for Phil Jackson’s team. The Knicks finished the month at 5-12. When the new year began, coach Jeff…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek rips Derek Fisher right back: He’s angling for a job
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:59:40 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Jeff Hornacek said he believes Derek Fisher is campaigning for another job and referred to the former Knicks coach dismissively as “an analyst’’ in response to his recent digs. Fisher works Lakers telecasts as a studio analyst. Fisher recently told Bleacher Report his 2015-16 Knicks were further along than Hornacek’s current team —…

  • [NYPost] Family could stop Carmelo Anthony from accepting trade
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:06:31 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Carmelo Anthony said he will be “torn” on whether to waive his no-trade clause if a deal materializes with the Clippers or Celtics, admitting his wife’s and 9-year-old son’s feelings come heavily into play. However, Anthony reiterated if Knicks president Phil Jackson truly wants to rebuild, he has to consider it before the…