Knicks Morning News (2017.03.05)

  • [NYDN] Knicks can only wish they had problems Warriors do
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 8:57:33 PM)

    The Warriors enter Sunday’s game against the Knicks with a two-game losing streak, something they hadn’t done in 146 games.

  • [NYDN] Knicks coach hits back at Carmelo over his coaching criticism
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 8:57:02 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek directed the criticism towards the players – including Anthony – with a plea to get creative.

  • [NYPost] Knicks coach sees team’s flaws differently than Carmelo does
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 6:11:17 PM)

    Several times throughout the season, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek stressed he knew what coming to work in New York entailed. He received warnings. Lots of warnings. Guess the warnings were not given without cause. So Hornacek barely broke verbal stride Saturday when asked about a possible snipe by Carmelo Anthony, who after the latest disheartening…

  • [NYPost] Lance Thomas: Face fracture was an indirect ‘blessing’
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 4:45:27 PM)

    Lance Thomas fought plantar fasciitis early in the season then was out for 14 games after suffering a fractured orbital bone. But he is back, and his presence has helped the Knicks’ defense. “Continue to stay vocal, just be aggressive. Do the things that my teammates expect of me. And just do it at a…

  • [NYPost] It took one Wizards game for Brandon Jennings to swipe at Knicks
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 9:01:30 AM)

    In one sentence, Brandon Jennings offered a thinly veiled critique of the Knicks’ triangle and the Knicks themselves. After his Washington debut, in which he played 10 minutes without a point, the new Wizards backup point guard said he was thrilled to be with a cohesive team — unlike the team he left behind after…

  • [NY Newsday] Time for Knicks to run offense through Kristaps Porzingis
    (Sunday, March 05, 2017 2:57:15 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is trying to find a silver lining in the Knicks’ disappointing season. The team should try to find Porzingis more on offense.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks being hurt by defensive lapses, Hornacek says
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 8:19:55 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Jeff Hornacek says a sometimes predictable offense is not what’s causing the Knicks to lose leads or fail to close out games. It’s their predictable lapses on defense that continue to hurt them.

  • [NY Newsday] New York stars aging out of their prime, and city, at the same time
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 12:02:57 PM)

    Happy 35th birthday, Henrik Lundqvist! But more because of the 35 part than the birthday part.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hernangomez questionable for Sunday
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 1:43:15 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez (ankle) is questionable to play Sunday against the Warriors, according to multiple reports.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings happy with move from Knicks to Wizards
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 11:23:16 AM)

    Former Knicks guard Brandon Jennings, now with the Wizards, told reporters he prefers his new team’s chemistry and system to what he saw with the Knicks.

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