2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Heat

This is an interesting back-to-back matchup for the Knicks, as it is hard for mediocre teams to win both ends of a home and home, but I think that the Knicks can slump to the occasion and pull out an important pair of losses here.

The Knicks have no answer for Dragic or Whiteside, so this should be a loss, but we shall see!

Let’s? Go Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.29)

  • [NYDN] Apologetic Joakim Noah says taking supplements ‘backfired’
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:19:26 PM)

    Joakim Noah said he failed a drug test after independently ingesting supplements to help with his injuries.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah apologizes for 20-game suspension, says he ‘made a mistake’
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:52:00 PM)

    Joakim Noah apologized to his teammates and the Knicks organization on Tuesday for being suspended 20 games for taking a banned supplement.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Willy Hernangomez a bright light in a bad season
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 4:51:43 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Willy Hernangomez a bright light in a bad season

  • [ESPN] Noah apologizes for taking banned substance
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:02:27 PM)

    Noah apologizes for taking banned substance

  • [NYTimes] Cloud of Uncertainty Envelops Joakim Noah’s Suspension
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:34:13 PM)

    Noah, a Knicks center, received a 20-game penalty for taking a banned performance-enhancing drug. But knee surgery made it unclear when he can return to serve it.

  • [NYTimes] Cavs’ Terrible Defense Costs Them Top Spot in East
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:10:50 PM)

    Cleveland is 6-9 in March, but Coach Tyronn Lue has insisted that the team has a plan to fix its defense and rebounding when the playoffs come around.

  • [NYPost] The lone Knicks positive to Joakim Noah’s disastrous year
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 3:59:46 PM)

    The playoffs are a fantasy — something for other teams to do — for a fourth straight Knicks season. Expectations died long ago. Now the starting center who was signed for four years and began the season fighting injury will end it serving a suspension. Still, coach Jeff Hornacek found a positive amid the Joakim…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah: Decision to use supplement ‘backfired’
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:36:41 AM)

    The 20-game suspension is “severe,” Knicks center Joakim Noah believes, but he accepts his punishment because ultimately only he is to blame for “a mistake” in taking an over-the-counter supplement that contained a banned substance. “I made a mistake,” an apologetic Noah said Tuesday following practice in Tarrytown, a non-contact session he participated in. “It…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Joakim Noah on 20-game suspension
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:10:41 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah medically cleared by Knicks, says he won’t appeal suspension
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:30:30 PM)

    Joakim Noah will not appeal his 20-game suspension for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, he told reporters on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks will look to upgrade defense during offseason
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:00:34 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek told reporters on Monday that the Knicks will look to upgrade the team’s defense through free agency and the draft this offseason.

  • [SNY Knicks] Would Malik Monk be a good fit for Knicks?
    (Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:00:42 AM)

    With De’Aaron Fox garnering attention following Kentucky’s Elite Eight loss, Malik Monk is still finding himself underrated and in his teammate’s shadow.