2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Spurs

I think I just assumed this was such a gimme that I didn’t even think to put up a game thread. My apologies.

Tank on, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.25)

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for banned substance: report
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 10:27:35 PM)

    Now even next season will start badly for maligned center Joakim Noah. Noah, who has been out since late February after knee surgery, will be suspended Saturday by the NBA for 20 games for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, according to a Vertical report. Even though Noah is rehabbing, the suspension reportedly will begin with…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis as No. 1 option: An ugly work in progress
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 12:15:22 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO – Kristaps Porzingis was disappointed but hardly deterred after failing to elevate his game after being elevated to the Knicks’ featured guy Thursday in Portland. Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose rested minor injuries, leaving Porzingis as the No. 1 option all night. The 7-foot-3 Latvian sounded eager for another chance after an 8-of-21 shooting…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose got a call from John Calipari when he went AWOL
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 10:35:43 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Derrick Rose is rooting for his college coach John Calipari, but will have his eyes on UCLA’s stud point guard Lonzo Ball and Knicks teammate Justin Holiday’s brother, Aaron, when Kentucky faces UCLA Friday night in a Sweet 16 classic in Memphis. Rose flew to Los Angeles during the All-Star break and…

  • [ESPN] Source: Noah banned 20 for drug violation
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:55:19 AM)

    Source: Noah banned 20 for drug violation

  • [NYTimes] Devin Booker Scores 70 Against Celtics, but Suns Still Lose
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:58:31 AM)

    The 20-year-old Booker, whose previous career best was 39, became the sixth player in N.B.A. history to reach that total.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose says money won’t be the top factor when he hits free agency
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 11:35:22 AM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose says money won’t be the number one factor when he hits free agency after the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis disappointed in how he played against Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 8:55:23 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — Playing with Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t had the opportunity to be the focal point of the offense. With Anthony and Rose out Thursday night, he had that chance, and Porzingis was disappointed with his performance.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA anti-drug rules
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 10:14:03 PM)

    The Knicks will be without Joakim Noah for the rest of the season.

  • [NYDN] Patrick Ewing’s time is now and Georgetown is the right place
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 9:50:26 PM)

    Patrick Ewing has been preparing and waiting – and waiting – for his first big break for 15 years now.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley upset Patrick Ewing didn’t call after MSG incident
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 8:39:03 AM)

    Charles Oakley still wants to be the center of attention.

  • [NYDN] Georgetown to consider ex-Knick Patrick Ewing for coaching job
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 6:37:58 AM)

    Patrick Ewing will reportedly be considered to coach his alma mater.

  • Joakim Noah Suspended 20 Games for Worst Performance Enhancement Drugs in the World

    From The Vertical, the NBA is suspending Joakim Noah 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy.

    According to Woj:

    Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said.

    Noah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start the 2017-18 season, league sources said.

    The National Basketball Players Association’s investigation concluded that Noah hadn’t “knowingly or willingly” violated the policy and cooperated fully with the league’s probe, league sources said.

    Hilarious. Dude’s on PEDs, can’t get through a full season and this is just year one of four.