Knicks Morning News (2017.03.26)

  • [NYPost] One Knicks bright spot making case for next year
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:40:19 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — Even before Joakim Noah’s drug suspension for taking a banned, over-the-counter, performance-enhancing supplement, Willy Hernangomez had muscled his way into the starting center picture for next season. Now it appears a near certainty. Saturday against the Spurs, Hernangomez had a career-high 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ trip west couldn’t have gone better — four straight losses
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:13:46 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — The Knicks’ western swing ended with another loss, an 0-4 record, but with a lot of pingpong balls gained. The mighty Spurs built a 19-point halftime lead and staved off a second-half surge by the Knicks to capture a 106-98 decision at the AT&T Center on Saturday. With Philadelphia moving ahead of…

  • [NYPost] Take your pick, Knicks: Which Kentucky star do you want?
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:42:28 PM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — They should be the apple of all Knicks fans eyes, the two Kentucky freshmen guards who try to lead John Calipari back to a Final Four on Sunday night over North Carolina. If you are a Knicks fan, you fantasize over De’Aaron Fox, the baby-faced assassin who turned his Sweet 16 point-guard…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah will be paying for testosterone ban even longer
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 6:40:33 AM)

    SAN ANTONIO – The $72 million man has made a $3 million mistake. The NBA announced Saturday morning Knicks center Joakim Noah is suspended 20 games for testing positive for a testosterone booster, Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033, in violation of the Anti-Drug Program. The Androgen supplement is touted to help with testosterone. It tends…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Spurs for eighth loss in nine games
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:56:55 PM)

    With Carmelo Anthony missing a second straight game with what the Knicks are calling a sore left knee, they fell to the Spurs, 106-98, and dropped further in the standings.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for failing drug test
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:17:05 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — The losses keep on coming for the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Kansas’ Josh Jackson could be on Knicks’ radar in 2017 NBA draft
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:59:00 PM)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It is the game within the game this time of year for basketball fans who follow the pros avidly and the college level only casually:

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose to Spurs, drop fifth straight game
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:00:53 PM)

    Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks 106-98 on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Thomas out vs. Spurs; Rose set to return
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:13:15 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas will miss Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, the Knicks announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Spurs looking for payback against Knicks
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:46:50 PM)

    The San Antonio Spurs will host the second in a series of games against teams they’ve lost to this season when the New York Knicks hit the Alamo City for a contest on Saturday at the AT&T Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks C Joakim Noah to be suspended 20 games
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:33:15 PM)

    Knicks center Joakim Noah was suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, the NBA announced on Saturday morning.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah has only himself to blame for failed drug test
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:40:28 PM)

    Already Joakim Noah’s four-year contract was a cloud over the organization

  • [NYDN] Tanking continues for Knicks in 106-98 loss to Spurs
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:39:10 PM)

    There’s a lesson to be learned: don’t expect the full product if you buy a ticket for an NBA game after the trade deadline

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson, face of Knicks’ train wreck, still an LA love story
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:15:36 PM)

    Of course Phil Jackson was in Los Angeles on Friday night when the Lakers honored one of his old champs, Shaquille O’Neal.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA anti-drug rules
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00:54 AM)

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

  • [NYTimes] Knicks’ Joakim Noah Suspended for Failing a Doping Test
    (Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:20:38 PM)

    Noah, who has been sidelined with a knee injury, was suspended for 20 games, starting with the first game he is physically able to play.