Knicks Morning News (2017.03.28)

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Noah hopes to begin suspension on Wednesday
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:01:25 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Noah hopes to begin suspension on Wednesday

  • [ESPN] Jeff Hornacek: Knicks will look to upgrade defense in free agency, draft
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:15:39 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek: Knicks will look to upgrade defense in free agency, draft

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Carmelo Anthony weighs in on Joakim Noah’s ban
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:55:04 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony talks about Joakim Noah facing the consequences for being suspended due to the NBA’s anti-drug policy.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony scores 21 in return to lineup as Knicks beat Pistons
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 10:06:17 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose combined for 73 points as the New York Knicks beat the Detroit Pistons, 109-95, Monday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah to be re-evaluated, Thomas’ MRI comes back clean
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 6:12:08 PM)

    The New York Knicks will re-evaluate forward Joakim Noah’s status to see if he is medically cleared to practice and begin serving his suspension.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hernangomez knows he has to improve defensively
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 1:00:49 PM)

    Knicks C Willy Hernangomez has been a soild offensive contributor but knows he needs to improve defensively.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks interested in Kansas F Josh Jackson
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 9:55:58 AM)

    With the NBA Draft just a few months away, the Knicks are reportedly interested in drafting Kansas combo forward Josh Jackson.

  • [NYDN] Knicks win, but fall behind Magic and Sixers in NBA Draft Lottery
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 9:45:41 PM)

    The Knicks have delayed the inevitable for at least two more nights.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Joakim Noah could start his suspension on Wednesday
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 8:40:04 PM)

    Joakim Noah could begin his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test by Wednesday, meaning he could miss just 12 games next season

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek addresses Knicks’ defensive woes
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 4:52:19 PM)

    The focus on the wishy-washy triangle has detracted from New York’s greatest encumbrance this season: the awful defense.

  • [NYDN] Stan Van Gundy makes pitch for Patrick Ewing to coach Georgetown
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 4:14:29 PM)

    Stan Van Gundy thinks Patrick Ewing is the perfect hire for Georgetown.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis, Hernangomez tandem best thing Knicks have going on now
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 11:58:16 AM)

    If things work out the way the Knicks hope, these two Europeans will be tethered together for quite some time as a big men tandem.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks anxious to get Joakim Noah back on court
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 11:44:46 PM)

    When Joakim Noah underwent knee surgery four weeks ago, there was hope — however faint — that he’d be able to suit up for the Knicks again this season. He could very well be ready if they made a playoff push, the Knicks said at the time, holding on to that fading glimmer of possibility.

  • [NYTimes] The N.B.A.’s Best Games to Watch as the Playoff Races Tighten
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 6:07:45 PM)

    Cleveland is at San Antonio on Monday, Golden State is at Houston on Tuesday and Golden State is at San Antonio on Wednesday.

  • [NYTimes] Spurs 103, Cavaliers 74: LeBron James Leaves With Injury as Cavaliers Lose Top Spot in East
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:20:14 AM)

    James left the game after being elbowed in the back in the third quarter, and the Cavaliers slipped behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference.

  • [NYTimes] Only Ambiguity Remaining for the Knicks Is Where They Go From Here
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:37:56 AM)

    An 0-4 trip in which Carmelo Anthony didn’t play the final two games extinguished their faint playoff hopes. The long-term view is the team’s only concern.

  • [NYPost] Knicks finally show the kind of heart NCAA brought to Garden
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 9:56:35 PM)

    Perhaps some of the residue from last weekend’s NCAA East Regional rubbed off on the Knicks after South Carolina used their locker room while earning its first ever trip to the Final Four. Watching a bunch of college kids playing with heart and passion in games where every point and possession mattered was exhilarating. Cheers…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo opens up on Noah ban: I’m more into African herbs
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 8:29:32 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony said he goes au naturel when it comes to boosts for his body, saying he’s into “African herbs.’’ In the wake of Joakim Noah’s 20-game ban for taking a supplement that contained Androgen, a banned ingredient that works like an anabolic steroid, Anthony was asked if he takes supplements. “I’m more of a…

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie’s slump could cost him chance to represent country
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 8:10:05 PM)

    With his midseason dip, there could be a movement by Knicks brass to foil Mindaugas Kuzminskas’ grand plan of playing for the Lithuanian national team in the prestigious European Championships. The national team’s training camp begins in late July. The event starts in late August, brushing close to the start of NBA training camp. Kuzminskas…

  • [NYPost] It all comes together for Knicks’ big three (to mess up their tank)
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 6:00:01 PM)

    See? Pride means more than pingpong balls. Just not to Knicks fans. Staring playoff elimination in the face — yeah, it only seems like they’ve been doing that since December — the Knicks lived for another game, at least, dropping the fading Pistons, 109-95, at the Garden on Monday. “It was kind of a must…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks are hectically rushing Joakim Noah ‘back’
    (Monday, March 27, 2017 4:08:28 PM)

    The Knicks can’t wait for center Joakim Noah to practice again. With an urgency to get his drug-suspension clock to start ticking, Noah huddled with Knicks doctors Monday night in an attempt to get him to be cleared for Tuesday’s practice. If cleared, the Knicks will lobby for the NBA to have his 20-game suspension…

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