2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Clippers

Since the Knicks are visiting the Clippers, there are, of course, a bunch of “maybe Melo will go to the Clippers” stories, which are nonsense. The main story about Melo seeming like he might want to leave opened with Melo saying something along the lines of, “Nah, don’t even start with this” so clearly nothing has actually changed with regards to Melo wanting to leave.

But hey, it wouldn’t hurt for Melo to score 60 in a close Knicks loss tonight! Maybe it would move the Clippers to actually make a real offer for Melo. So far they have not.

I obviously want the Knicks to lose all of these games, but I would sort of like to see them at least come close. That Nets game I went to on Thursday, my wife was all, “Boy, I felt sorry for you. You wanted them to lose and yet it was still so depressing to watch. The games during the commercials were the only thing interesting about the game.” Which is true. Them not even being in these games is depressing. It’s like, “Oh, so they can’t even come close to beating the worst team in the NBA, but adding one draft pick will change things?” Seems hard to believe.

Anyhow, let’s go? Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.20)

  • [NYDN] Porzingis blames Knicks’ nightmare season on poor chemistry
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:41:48 PM)

    Porzingis was brutally honest in his assessment of the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly interested in drafting Ntilikina, Monk
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:44:31 AM)

    The Knicks, who could have a top-10 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, are interested in selecting Frank Ntilikina or Malik Monk, reports ESPN New York’s Ian Begley.

  • [NYPost] Two Knicks rookies fans soon will be seeing a lot more of
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:00:29 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — It’s soon going to be Mo Time and Marshall Time. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he figures once the Knicks (27-42) are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs — which could occur if they go 0-4 on this trip out West — he figures he’ll get the orders to play all six rookies…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis says Knicks are ‘not that good of a team’
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:56:41 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — At times, 21-year-old Kristaps Porzingis sounds like a wizened veteran. He admits he wants to be a leader next season. Certainly Porzingis has been outspoken. According to Porzingis, he thought the Knicks were doomed early, seeing a lot of talent in their newly formed Big 3 and a lot of alarming signs…

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Kristaps Porzingis: We are ‘not that good of a team’
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 4:56:42 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Kristaps Porzingis: We are ‘not that good of a team’

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose see lack of Knicks’ chemistry
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:40:16 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was the first to see something and say something when he expressed that despite the Knicks early season success that something was missing. The second-year big man proved to have great foresight.