Knicks Morning News (2017.03.08)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ poor season a surprise to Charles Barkley
    (Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:49:00 PM)

    Charles Barkley long has been a skeptic when it comes to the Knicks, but even the TNT analyst expected good things after team president Phil Jackson’s personnel moves last offseason.

  • [NY Newsday] Chasson Randle comes through in Jeff Hornacek’s merit system
    (Tuesday, March 07, 2017 3:44:13 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek started undrafted rookie Ron Baker in the backcourt and finished Monday’s game against the Magic with undrafted rookie guard Chasson Randle on the floor.

  • [NYDN] There is a glimmer of hope for the Knicks’ future
    (Tuesday, March 07, 2017 8:57:22 AM)

    The broad strokes paint this Knicks season as an unmitigated disaster.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Charles Barkley still backs Phil Jackson
    (Wednesday, March 08, 2017 4:45:21 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Charles Barkley still backs Phil Jackson

  • [SNY Knicks] After release of Jennings, Randle is making his presence felt
    (Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:25:42 AM)

    As fate would have it, some activity at the trade deadline led to Randle being available. His release came as a welcome surprise and New York didn’t pass on him this time.

  • [NYPost] Why Charles Barkley’s not giving up on Phil Jackson
    (Tuesday, March 07, 2017 10:49:46 PM)

    Charles Barkley isn’t ready to give up on Phil Jackson’s ability to be a success as the Knicks team president, saying this season was doomed by injuries to Joakim Noah and a lackluster year by Derrick Rose. “Has he done a good job? No,” Barkley said about Jackson during a press conference in Manhattan on…

  • [NYPost] The brain behind Chasson Randle’s Knicks emergence
    (Tuesday, March 07, 2017 2:35:29 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Mike Miller, head coach of the Westchester Knicks, always knew point guard Chasson Randle could score. Miller’s “areas of emphasis’’ during Randle’s D-League stint were to help him improve at defending the pick-and-roll and running a team. That mission looked accomplished in Monday night’s win over the Magic. Randle, in his first…

  • [NYPost] Every Knicks win is a vicious flirt with draft lottery disaster
    (Tuesday, March 07, 2017 10:06:46 AM)

    ORLANDO — The New York Lottery Police Department is on red alert. It’s that time of March when the “NYLPD” view Knicks losses as more valuable than wins. With 18 games left to play, including Wednesday’s match in Milwaukee, the number of ping-pong balls come and go with each result. No matter if Kristaps Porzingis…

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