Knicks Morning News (2017.03.02)

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis shines in return as Knicks thump Magic
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:45:48 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — This is the land of fantasy and unicorns, so why not? March is here, the Knicks are playing defense, trying to make the month meaningful. Like it or not, tank police. Kristaps Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 Latvian unicorn, made a triumphant, stirring return after missing the previous two games with an ankle sprain….

  • [NYPost] How Phil Jackson meddled his way to triangle triumph
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:54:38 AM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Jeff Hornacek acknowledged Knicks president Phil Jackson has influenced him into using more triangle offense — especially to enhance the team’s defense. And Jackson has a supporter in Kristaps Porzingis, who thinks the club should’ve used the triangle a lot more at the beginning of the season instead of Hornacek’s combo attack….

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose’s free-agency plan after awkward Knicks tenure
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:14:44 AM)

    ORLANDO – Wednesday is the deadline for Derrick Rose to take the Brandon Jennings path. The Knicks would need to be waived Rose on March 1 for him to be eligible for a playoff roster with another club. Instead he will face Orlando on Wednesday night as the starting point guard and won’t be asking for a…

  • [NYDN] Knicks point guard Derrick Rose isn’t going anywhere (yet)
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:30:51 PM)

    Derrick Rose, who was actively shopped prior to the trade deadline, apparently survived another one on Wednesday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks, refusing to tank, beat Magic with Porzingis back
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:30:35 PM)

    The Knicks still believe they can make something of their season.

  • [NYDN] John Amaechi rips Amar’e Stoudemire for homophobic shower joke
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:59:09 AM)

    Ex-NBA player John Amaechi wants Amar’e Stoudemire to shut his mouth.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Porzingis endorses the triangle offense
    (Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:42:46 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Porzingis endorses the triangle offense

  • [ESPN] Stoudemire says he’d avoid a gay teammate
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:53:13 AM)

    Stoudemire says he’d avoid a gay teammate

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks roll past Magic to get back in win column
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:01:33 PM)

    The Knicks beat the Magic, 101-90, on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Brandon Jennings clears waivers
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 5:18:44 PM)

    Point guard Brandon Jennings has cleared waivers and is now free to sign with any team, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Magic
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 5:06:22 PM)

    The Knicks head to Orlando for a matchup with the Magic at 7 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose has sights set on free agency, winning
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 2:15:00 PM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose remains steadfast in his desire to receive a max contract this summer once he hits free agency, but he’s still focused on getting the Knicks into the playoffs first.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek not at fault for Knicks’ struggles
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:30:15 AM)

    While New York has struggled mightily this season, Jeff Hornacek is not to blame for the team’s inability to win.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis to return Wednesday night, Hernangomez, Ndour out
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:40:00 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis will return on Wednesday night against the Magic, head coach Jeff Hornacek said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Brown: If Jackson wants the triangle, he should coach Knicks himself
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 9:35:51 AM)

    Former Knicks coach Larry Brown thinks Phil Jackson should coach the Knicks himself if he insists on the team using the triangle offense.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose lead Knicks past Magic
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:49:00 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Knicks are not playing like a team that wants a better draft pick and Jeff Hornacek isn’t coaching them that way.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis a fan of the Knicks’ triangle offense
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 8:36:34 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Phil Jackson isn’t the only person who likes that the Knicks are playing more triangle. Kristaps Porzingis is a fan of the often-criticized offense and believes the Knicks should have been emphasizing it from the start of the season.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 101, Magic 90: Kristaps Porzingis Scores 20 in His Return, Leading Knicks Past Magic
    (Thursday, March 02, 2017 3:25:37 AM)

    Porzingis, who missed two games with an ankle injury, created matchup problems for Orlando in the Knicks’ win.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors’ Kevin Durant Out at Least Four Weeks
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:39:45 PM)

    Golden State hopes that its major free-agent acquisition can return from a knee injury before the end of the regular season.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Anything Else, LeBron? Cavaliers Give James the Depth He Coveted
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3:36:14 PM)

    James complained about the roster in January, but recent acquisitions have turned the Cavaliers into one of the most complete teams he has had to work with.

  • [NYTimes] A Page From the Warriors’ Playbook? Why Stop With Just One?
    (Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:00:42 AM)

    This Texas college coach hasn’t seen Golden State in person. But he knows good basketball when he sees it, and he views the Warriors as a template for his team.

  • [NYTimes] Isaiah Thomas Puts Up 31 Points as Celtics Hold Off Cavaliers
    (Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:30:19 AM)

    Boston overcame a triple-double by LeBron James to win the battle of Eastern Conference leaders.

  • [NYTimes] Amar’e Stoudemire Says He Would Steer Clear of Gay Teammate
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:36:51 PM)

    A response to a hypothetical question in Israel causes a stir.

  • [NYTimes] Styles Q. and A.: Filmmaker Bart Freundlich on Shooting Hoops at 47
    (Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:00:01 AM)

    “I get to turn my mind off,” the director of “Wolves” says.

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