Knicks Morning News (2017.03.24)

  • [NYPost] The Knicks are sure playing like a tanking team
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:38:35 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — There was no Derrick Rose in the Rose City, nor Carmelo Anthony. Indeed this was Tank City at Moda Center as the Knicks went through the motions of competing Thursday night. They allowed 37 points in the first quarter, trailed by 21 at halftime and predictably fell 110-95 to the hot Trail…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson blows off scouting opportunity for Shaq
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:24:47 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Phil Jackson stayed in Los Angeles after the Knicks departed, didn’t join them here Thursday and won’t in San Antonio on Saturday either. The Knicks president didn’t attend the NCAA Tournament either. According to the Orange County Register, Jackson will attend the unveiling of the Shaquille O’Neal statue in front of the…

  • [NYPost] How Derrick Rose’s free-agent priorities have shifted
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:07:56 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — A year and a half ago, Derrick Rose was already anticipating his first foray into NBA free agency, noting the league’s rising contracts and salary cap. For a player coming off a slew of knee injuries, the remark wasn’t well-received in Chicago. Now Rose, just three months from that free agency, said…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony wishes Jeff Hornacek had stood strong
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:41:05 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — As every Knick tries to find a reason for the team’s collapse after Christmas, Carmelo Anthony added to the discussion, questioning the flipping back and forth from Jeff Hornacek’s speedy, modern offense to Phil Jackson’s moderately paced triangle. It’s no shocker Anthony indicated he was liking the up-tempo “early offense’’ that Hornacek carried…

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Will Melo, Rose commit to triangle?
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 4:57:11 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Will Melo, Rose commit to triangle?

  • [ESPN] Rose on impending free agency: ‘I want to win’
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:38:59 PM)

    Rose on impending free agency: ‘I want to win’

  • [NYTimes] Trail Blazers 110, Knicks 95: With Three Rookies in the Starting Lineup, the Knicks Fall to the Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 5:12:03 AM)

    Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez started for the Knicks, who played without Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.

  • [NY Newsday] Injured Knicks Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Lance Thomas sit out in loss to Trail Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 1:01:59 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Knicks continue to fall in the standings and improve their chances of getting a better draft pick. You could say it’s by design.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose don’t sound ready to fully commit to triangle next year
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:47:18 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose responded differently when they were first asked about the Knicks going all-in on the triangle offense next season. But neither sounded fully committed to the system.

  • [NYDN] Knicks embrace tanking in loss to Portland
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:16:56 PM)

    The Knicks have just one more back-to-back set next month.NBA.

  • [NYDN] Rose open to re-signing with Knicks and committing to triangle
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:56:59 PM)

    With free agency looming and the Knicks open to re-signing the former MVP, Derrick Rose isn’t ruling out any team or system.

  • [NYDN] Dentist sues ex-Knick Larry Johnson over unpaid $2.7G tab
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:02:31 PM)

    The Knicks legend is ducking Sheldon Nadler’s bill for services rendered on credit, the suit alleges.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson will miss chance to scout Sweet 16 stars
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:13:10 PM)

    Some of the top draft prospects will be in Memphis Friday night. Not Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks drop fourth straight game with loss to Trail Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 12:10:08 AM)

    Damian Lillard led all scorers with 30 points as the Trail Blazers beat the Knicks, 110-95. Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Rose, Thomas will miss Thursday’s game against Blazers
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:40:00 PM)

    Knicks forwards Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas and guard Derrick Rose will not play in Thursday night’s game against the Trail Blazers, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Wisconsin star Hayes wants no part of New York
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:40:00 PM)

    Wisconsin senior forward Nigel Hayes is no fan of New York City, calling the Big Apple “too big” and “dirty.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Trail Blazers
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:20:00 PM)

    The Knicks continue their road trip with a matchup against the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center on Thursday night at 10 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings sheds light on the Knicks’ struggles with the triangle
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:30:13 PM)

    Wizards PG Brandon Jennings, who the Knicks waived on Feb. 27, discussed why he wasn’t a fit and explained what went wrong with the team’s offensive strategy during his time in New York.

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