2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Blazers

The Knicks had their first “okay, we’re seriously tanking now” moment of the season tonight, as they are resting Melo, Rose and Lance Thomas in a winnable game in Portland.

Good for them.

Let’s go? Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.23)

  • [NYPost] Knicks and Porzingis blitzed by Jazz’s monster big man
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30:00 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks coach and Jazz legend Jeff Hornacek badly wanted to spoil his old team’s 20-year reunion party with a victory, and it looked like his current team might pull it off. Then Rudy Gobert happened. Hornacek’s club rocked the Jazz for nearly three quarters before their patented fourth-quarter collapse, combined with…

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie gets shot despite sandwich gift to Clippers fans
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:55:18 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks rookie center Marshall Plumlee thrilled Clippers fans at Staples Center on Monday night. Bricking two free throws with 1:09 left earned them free chicken sandwiches under a fourth-quarter fast-food promotion. It wasn’t the first time the 7-foot, 250-pound Plumlee pulled an oh-fer. In the first quarter, he barreled to the…

  • [NYPost] Triangle is here to stay, which means Knicks’ core may not be
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:47:16 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY – Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek sounded clear about the team’s offensive system for next training camp, but unclear on whether the club’s current Big 3 will be there to run it, saying it’s “something we’re going to really look at.’’ Hornacek, back in Utah, where a 20th anniversary reunion of his 1996-97…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Resting Stars May Dim N.B.A.’s Marquee, but It Helps the Players
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:10:38 AM)

    A mass benching helped the Warriors shake off a losing streak, and many credit Gregg Popovich’s strategy of holding out Tim Duncan with extending his career.

  • [NYTimes] Chris Paul’s Fast Hands and Gruesome Fingers
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:15:02 PM)

    Paul, the Clippers’ ball-hawking guard, has paid a price — multiple injuries to his fingers — for collecting more steals than any other active N.B.A. player.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks unable to hold off Jazz and center Rudy Gobert
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:01:20 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Hornacek said he was going to start shortening minutes and give younger players more of a look. But he was trying to win this game on the court he called home seven seasons.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek says Knicks are all in on the triangle next season
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:56:43 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Hornacek made it clear that the Knicks will be running the triangle offense exclusively from the beginning of training camp next season, and they want players who fit the system and buy into it.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Jennings explains why Knicks were not a good fit
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:01:52 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Jennings explains why Knicks were not a good fit

  • [ESPN] Hornacek: Knicks to run ‘full triangle’ in ’17-18
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:53:23 PM)

    Hornacek: Knicks to run ‘full triangle’ in ’17-18

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Time to reduce Melo’s minutes?
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:30:13 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Time to reduce Melo’s minutes?

  • [NYDN] Brandon Jennings opens up about what went wrong with Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:20:41 PM)

    For Brandon Jennings, playing for the Knicks was a dream seven years in the making

  • [NYDN] Knicks ruin Hornacek’s night in Utah with loss to Jazz
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:24:40 PM)

    Hornacek wasn’t thinking lottery picks and minute restrictions on this night.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek says Knicks need full commitment to triangle next season
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:42:16 PM)

    You’re either in Phil Jackson’s “Triangle of Trust” next season or you’re not.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley on Knicks’ triangle offense: ‘It’s really easy’
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:56:36 PM)

    Charles Oakley says the triangle offense isn’t advanced geometry, but the operative word is “try.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Gobert, Jazz send Knicks to third straight loss
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:53:09 AM)

    Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek unsure if Triangle can work with current roster
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:35:18 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said he isn’t sure whether the current roster can work within the Triangle and get the team to the playoffs next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo had minutes dialed back against Clippers
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:20:25 PM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony sat out the entire fourth quarter on Monday night during the team’s loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles.