Knicks Morning News (2017.03.30)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Heat and fall out of playoff contention
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:49:45 PM)

    Phil Jackson sat in his usual seat about 10 rows off the court, watching as the Knicks put the finishing touches on another lost season.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA agrees with Knicks doctors that Joakim Noah can resume playing, so suspension starts
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:46:02 PM)

    Joakim Noah should make his 2017-18 season debut for the Knicks in Game 13, if he’s healthy.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks legend Bernard King relates to Carmelo Anthony’s burden
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:00:00 PM)

    If anyone can relate to being a Knicks forward who must carry a heavy load on offense, it is Carmelo Anthony’s favorite player, Bernard King.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks podcast: Will Joakim Noah ever live up to expectations in New York?
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:01:02 PM)

    Joakim Noah’s signing was viewed widely as a disappointment this season. And that was before his 20-game suspension.

  • [NYDN] Sore knee keeps Derrick Rose out of Knicks’ lineup vs. Heat
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:25:07 PM)

    The aches and pains continue for Derrick Rose.

  • [NYDN] NBA says Joakim Noah healthy enough to start his 20-game ban
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:24:30 PM)

    Joakim Noah is officially healthy enough not to play.

  • [NYDN] Jackson still far from matching Riley’s front office success
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:22:49 PM)

    There’s little to no chance Phil Jackson would study Pat Riley’s management style and emulate his old coaching rival.

  • [NYDN] Knicks eliminated from playoffs with loss to Heat
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:02:45 PM)

    A “Let’s go Heat” chant broke out at Madison Square Garden late in the fourth quarter. The Knicks obliged.

  • [NYPost] Rose and Noah’s absences symbolic of a Knicks’ lost season
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:45:34 PM)

    Before the Knicks were eliminated from the playoffs Wednesday after their 105-88 blowout loss to the the Heat at the Garden, their two key offseason additions from the Bulls were missing. Mark their absences as symbolic in a season gone astray. Point guard Derrick Rose and center Joakin Noah were supposed to lift the Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Hubie Brown on where Kristaps Porzingis must improve as a player
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:39:15 PM)

    Former coach Hubie Brown, on hand for the 1984 Knicks reunion, once had a pretty good post man in Bill Cartwright. Though the league is moving away from post-ups strategically, Phil Jackson’s triangle is not. That is why Brown, now an NBA analyst for ESPN , stressed Porzingis has to get better in that area,…

  • [NYPost] Bill Cartwright: Cut the triangle talk, defense is Knicks’ problem
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:23:15 PM)

    Bill Cartwright, who won three championships playing for Phil Jackson in Chicago, cannot understand all the talk about the Knicks and the triangle offense. Cartwright said he believes the focus should be upon the Knicks’ donut defense. “This has always confused me. … You’re scoring 105 points a game. How many you giving up?” said…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo sees ‘writing on wall’ after Knicks get ousted from playoff hunt
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:07:23 PM)

    After the first practice of the preseason at West Point, Carmelo Anthony said, “I haven’t been excited like this in a long time to actually get going and get ready to create something.’’ What the Knicks created was a mess, and they were mathematically eliminated Wednesday from the playoff race in a 105-88 Garden meltdown…

  • [NYPost] Start the clock on Joakim Noah’s 20-game ban
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:42:25 AM)

    The countdown on Joakim Noah’s 20-game suspension imposed by the NBA on the Knicks center for violation of the league’s anti-drug policy starts Wednesday against Miami. An independent doctor confirmed the assessment of Knicks physicians that Noah, who underwent left knee surgery Feb. 27, is fit to play. Noah returned to practice on Tuesday, though it…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fall to Heat, officially eliminated from playoff race
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:12:08 PM)

    The Heat topped the Knicks, 105-88, on Wednesday night at MSG.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose, Thomas out against Heat
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:47:05 PM)

    Derrick Rose and Lance Thomas will both be unavailable to play against the Heat on Wednesday night, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Heat
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:00:09 PM)

    The Knicks host the Heat on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah medically cleared by NBA, will begin suspension Wednesday
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:00:30 PM)

    Noah will miss the final eight games of this season and the first 12 of the 2017-18 season.

  • [NYTimes] Joakim Noah’s Suspension Starts as Knicks Are Eliminated From Playoffs
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:35:30 AM)

    Hours before a loss knocked the Knicks from postseason contention, Noah was cleared medically to play, triggering the beginning of his suspension for taking a performance-enhancing substance.

  • [NYTimes] Steve Kerr Wins 200 Games Faster Than Any Other N.B.A. Coach
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:49:01 PM)

    The Warriors’ coach reached the milestone in 238 games, 32 games fewer than Phil Jackson did with the Chicago Bulls.

  • [NYTimes] Repeal of Bathroom Law Could Be Boon for North Carolina Sports Fans
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:27:04 AM)

    The law, which curbed protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, had led sports organizations such as the N.C.A.A. to cancel events in the state.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 110, Spurs 98: Warriors Erase 22-Point Deficit to Beat Spurs and Build Lead in West
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:58:24 AM)

    Stephen Curry had 29 points as Golden State earned its first win over San Antonio this season.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Clock starts on next season after loss to Heat
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:02:35 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Clock starts on next season after loss to Heat

  • [ESPN] Bernard King: Carmelo Anthony ‘hasn’t had the cast around him’ to compete for a title with the Knicks
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:00:02 AM)

    Bernard King: Carmelo Anthony ‘hasn’t had the cast around him’ to compete for a title with the Knicks

  • [ESPN] Melo accepts role: ‘I see the writing on the wall’
    (Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:18:00 AM)

    Melo accepts role: ‘I see the writing on the wall’

  • [ESPN] Noah cleared, but now his suspension kicks in
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:17:51 PM)

    Noah cleared, but now his suspension kicks in

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