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.

    Knicks Morning News (2017.03.24)

  • [NYPost] The Knicks are sure playing like a tanking team
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:38:35 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — There was no Derrick Rose in the Rose City, nor Carmelo Anthony. Indeed this was Tank City at Moda Center as the Knicks went through the motions of competing Thursday night. They allowed 37 points in the first quarter, trailed by 21 at halftime and predictably fell 110-95 to the hot Trail…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson blows off scouting opportunity for Shaq
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:24:47 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Phil Jackson stayed in Los Angeles after the Knicks departed, didn’t join them here Thursday and won’t in San Antonio on Saturday either. The Knicks president didn’t attend the NCAA Tournament either. According to the Orange County Register, Jackson will attend the unveiling of the Shaquille O’Neal statue in front of the…

  • [NYPost] How Derrick Rose’s free-agent priorities have shifted
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:07:56 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — A year and a half ago, Derrick Rose was already anticipating his first foray into NBA free agency, noting the league’s rising contracts and salary cap. For a player coming off a slew of knee injuries, the remark wasn’t well-received in Chicago. Now Rose, just three months from that free agency, said…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony wishes Jeff Hornacek had stood strong
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:41:05 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — As every Knick tries to find a reason for the team’s collapse after Christmas, Carmelo Anthony added to the discussion, questioning the flipping back and forth from Jeff Hornacek’s speedy, modern offense to Phil Jackson’s moderately paced triangle. It’s no shocker Anthony indicated he was liking the up-tempo “early offense’’ that Hornacek carried…

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Will Melo, Rose commit to triangle?
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 4:57:11 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Will Melo, Rose commit to triangle?

  • [ESPN] Rose on impending free agency: ‘I want to win’
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:38:59 PM)

    Rose on impending free agency: ‘I want to win’

  • [NYTimes] Trail Blazers 110, Knicks 95: With Three Rookies in the Starting Lineup, the Knicks Fall to the Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 5:12:03 AM)

    Ron Baker, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez started for the Knicks, who played without Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose.

  • [NY Newsday] Injured Knicks Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Lance Thomas sit out in loss to Trail Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 1:01:59 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Knicks continue to fall in the standings and improve their chances of getting a better draft pick. You could say it’s by design.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose don’t sound ready to fully commit to triangle next year
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:47:18 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose responded differently when they were first asked about the Knicks going all-in on the triangle offense next season. But neither sounded fully committed to the system.

  • [NYDN] Knicks embrace tanking in loss to Portland
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:16:56 PM)

    The Knicks have just one more back-to-back set next month.NBA.

  • [NYDN] Rose open to re-signing with Knicks and committing to triangle
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:56:59 PM)

    With free agency looming and the Knicks open to re-signing the former MVP, Derrick Rose isn’t ruling out any team or system.

  • [NYDN] Dentist sues ex-Knick Larry Johnson over unpaid $2.7G tab
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:02:31 PM)

    The Knicks legend is ducking Sheldon Nadler’s bill for services rendered on credit, the suit alleges.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson will miss chance to scout Sweet 16 stars
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:13:10 PM)

    Some of the top draft prospects will be in Memphis Friday night. Not Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks drop fourth straight game with loss to Trail Blazers
    (Friday, March 24, 2017 12:10:08 AM)

    Damian Lillard led all scorers with 30 points as the Trail Blazers beat the Knicks, 110-95. Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Rose, Thomas will miss Thursday’s game against Blazers
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:40:00 PM)

    Knicks forwards Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas and guard Derrick Rose will not play in Thursday night’s game against the Trail Blazers, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Wisconsin star Hayes wants no part of New York
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:40:00 PM)

    Wisconsin senior forward Nigel Hayes is no fan of New York City, calling the Big Apple “too big” and “dirty.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Trail Blazers
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:20:00 PM)

    The Knicks continue their road trip with a matchup against the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center on Thursday night at 10 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings sheds light on the Knicks’ struggles with the triangle
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:30:13 PM)

    Wizards PG Brandon Jennings, who the Knicks waived on Feb. 27, discussed why he wasn’t a fit and explained what went wrong with the team’s offensive strategy during his time in New York.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Blazers

    The Knicks had their first “okay, we’re seriously tanking now” moment of the season tonight, as they are resting Melo, Rose and Lance Thomas in a winnable game in Portland.

    Good for them.

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.03.23)

  • [NYPost] Knicks and Porzingis blitzed by Jazz’s monster big man
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30:00 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks coach and Jazz legend Jeff Hornacek badly wanted to spoil his old team’s 20-year reunion party with a victory, and it looked like his current team might pull it off. Then Rudy Gobert happened. Hornacek’s club rocked the Jazz for nearly three quarters before their patented fourth-quarter collapse, combined with…

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie gets shot despite sandwich gift to Clippers fans
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:55:18 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks rookie center Marshall Plumlee thrilled Clippers fans at Staples Center on Monday night. Bricking two free throws with 1:09 left earned them free chicken sandwiches under a fourth-quarter fast-food promotion. It wasn’t the first time the 7-foot, 250-pound Plumlee pulled an oh-fer. In the first quarter, he barreled to the…

  • [NYPost] Triangle is here to stay, which means Knicks’ core may not be
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:47:16 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY – Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek sounded clear about the team’s offensive system for next training camp, but unclear on whether the club’s current Big 3 will be there to run it, saying it’s “something we’re going to really look at.’’ Hornacek, back in Utah, where a 20th anniversary reunion of his 1996-97…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Resting Stars May Dim N.B.A.’s Marquee, but It Helps the Players
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:10:38 AM)

    A mass benching helped the Warriors shake off a losing streak, and many credit Gregg Popovich’s strategy of holding out Tim Duncan with extending his career.

  • [NYTimes] Chris Paul’s Fast Hands and Gruesome Fingers
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:15:02 PM)

    Paul, the Clippers’ ball-hawking guard, has paid a price — multiple injuries to his fingers — for collecting more steals than any other active N.B.A. player.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks unable to hold off Jazz and center Rudy Gobert
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:01:20 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Hornacek said he was going to start shortening minutes and give younger players more of a look. But he was trying to win this game on the court he called home seven seasons.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek says Knicks are all in on the triangle next season
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:56:43 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Hornacek made it clear that the Knicks will be running the triangle offense exclusively from the beginning of training camp next season, and they want players who fit the system and buy into it.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Jennings explains why Knicks were not a good fit
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:01:52 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Jennings explains why Knicks were not a good fit

  • [ESPN] Hornacek: Knicks to run ‘full triangle’ in ’17-18
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:53:23 PM)

    Hornacek: Knicks to run ‘full triangle’ in ’17-18

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Time to reduce Melo’s minutes?
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:30:13 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Time to reduce Melo’s minutes?

  • [NYDN] Brandon Jennings opens up about what went wrong with Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:20:41 PM)

    For Brandon Jennings, playing for the Knicks was a dream seven years in the making

  • [NYDN] Knicks ruin Hornacek’s night in Utah with loss to Jazz
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:24:40 PM)

    Hornacek wasn’t thinking lottery picks and minute restrictions on this night.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek says Knicks need full commitment to triangle next season
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:42:16 PM)

    You’re either in Phil Jackson’s “Triangle of Trust” next season or you’re not.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley on Knicks’ triangle offense: ‘It’s really easy’
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:56:36 PM)

    Charles Oakley says the triangle offense isn’t advanced geometry, but the operative word is “try.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Gobert, Jazz send Knicks to third straight loss
    (Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:53:09 AM)

    Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek unsure if Triangle can work with current roster
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:35:18 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said he isn’t sure whether the current roster can work within the Triangle and get the team to the playoffs next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo had minutes dialed back against Clippers
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:20:25 PM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony sat out the entire fourth quarter on Monday night during the team’s loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Jazz

    It’s funny, as the Knicks have been depressing me more for the next few seasons based just on how amazingly bad they are playing as of late, they at least let me feel better about their direct future, since they are SO bad that any wins would shock me now.

    Boy, do the Knicks suck. “Ron Baker had an okay game in a blowout after a few shitty games by him, time to get excited!”

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.03.22)

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Fisher knows fight with Barnes hurt his stock with players
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:04:09 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Fisher knows fight with Barnes hurt his stock with players

  • [ESPN] Shaq defends triangle, says players stubborn
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:58:30 PM)

    Shaq defends triangle, says players stubborn

  • [ESPN] Bulls dynasty architect Krause dies at 77
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:51:01 PM)

    Bulls dynasty architect Krause dies at 77

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony: Jeff Hornacek plans to start resting veterans
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:48:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony was the last Knick to leave the gym as he got in a workout after practice. He might be doing this more often to stay in shape because he likely will be playing less and less.

  • [NY Newsday] Shaquille O’Neal says Knicks’ bad habits damage the triangle
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:39:00 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal believes in Phil Jackson and the triangle offense, and he said neither has been successful with the Knicks because “guys are stubborn” and are being ball stoppers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Will Carmelo stay with Knicks?
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:23:33 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Shaq blames players for triangle failure in New York
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:14:25 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal praised Knicks team president Phil Jackson and credited his triangle offense as a main reason for the Lakers winning three championships while the two were together in Los Angeles

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks never made the extra pass
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:55:06 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek does not think the Knicks played like a team this season, never making the extra pass to a teammate for a better shot.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo knew ‘revived’ Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim wouldn’t retire
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:44:59 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony never believed that Jim Boeheim, his college coach and friend, would retire after the 2017-18 season.

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher admits Matt Barnes fight hurt standing with Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:41:44 PM)

    Derek Fisher has changed his tune regarding the infamous altercation with Matt Barnes.

  • [NYDN] Knicks will begin reducing Carmelo Anthony’s minutes
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:39:37 PM)

    Head coach Jeff Hornacek informed Carmelo Anthony today that he’ll reduce the All Star forward’s workload over the final 12 games.

  • [NYDN] Shaq still has faith in Phil Jackson to turn Knicks around
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:26:56 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal won three NBA championships under Phil Jackson and he still believes his old boss will eventually turn around the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo wonders if he’ll ever be a title contender with Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00:16 AM)

    The days of Carmelo Anthony saying “I believe in Phil” are long gone.

  • [NYTimes] After Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez Are Ejected, Raptors Rally Past Bulls
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:48:15 AM)

    Ibaka and Lopez were ejected from the game after exchanging punches near the basket, and Toronto proceeded to come back from a 16-point deficit.

  • [NYTimes] Jerry Krause, Who Gave Michael Jordan His Supporting Cast, Dies at 77
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:31:19 PM)

    The former Bulls general manager orchestrated the team’s dynasty of the 1990s, assembling the rosters that Jordan led to six N.B.A. championships.

  • [NYPost] ‘He was one of us’: NYC, NBA world remember John Andariese
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:10:05 PM)

    Warm words flowed amid laughter and tears at the Fordham Chapel Tuesday as family, friends and acquaintances paid respects to beloved longtime Knicks color analyst John Andariese. Some themes during the funeral Mass and service were heard over and over: gentleman, classy, caring, loving. But maybe Knicks and NBA announcer Mike Breen, who, in quoting…

  • [NYPost] Knicks tell Carmelo to get used to the bench
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:06:18 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — With the Knicks down 25 points, Carmelo Anthony sat out the fourth quarter at Staples Center on Monday against the Clippers. With the season down to a dirty dozen games, Anthony better get used a view from the bench — even in closer contests. One day after he sounded as if…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson remembers Jerry Krause, who saved him
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:06:10 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks president Phil Jackson released a statement to acknowledge the death of former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, who didn’t just construct Chicago’s dynasty but made the Zen Master a coaching legend. Although Jackson warred with Krause across their final two years together, he paid his respects and gave him his…

  • [NYPost] Shaq blames Knicks players for failing Phil Jackson’s blueprint
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:42:32 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks president Phil Jackson has been accused of being a fool for insisting on employing the triangle offense, but the host of “Shaqtin’ A Fool” credits his three Lakers titles to the system. Shaquille O’Neal, in a stout defense of Jackson’s ridiculed offense, said Knicks players need to stop being “stubborn,’’…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.03.21)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Clippers; Carmelo Anthony takes time to assess his career in New York
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:46:44 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony has been doing a lot of thinking about what’s happened and about his future. The Knicks best player appears to believe he’s missing out that he’s not in the playoffs, and sounds like someone who might want a change of scenery.

  • [NYPost] Knicks suffer embarrassing loss in front of all their old coaches
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 9:17:06 PM)

    LOS ANGELES – The Clippers didn’t need Carmelo Anthony on their side to look like Western Conference title contenders for one night. Not against this Knicks ensemble. The Knicks began their four-game western swing in predictably defenseless fashion as Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan blasted them in a 114-105 rout at Staples Center…

  • [NYPost] Is Hornacek’s passing complaint a shot at Knicks’ stars?
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 6:35:01 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek seconded Kristaps Porzingis’ contention the Knicks didn’t play this season as a team, believing the players never made the extra pass. In what could’ve been a dig at the Knicks’ Big 3 of Carmelo Anthony, Porzingis and Derrick Rose, Hornacek feels the team’s downfall partly stemmed from not…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony sounds ready to move on from the Knicks
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 12:41:10 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony said he’s loved living in Los Angeles across the years and dropped enough hints Monday his time may be done as a Knick. Following the morning shootaround at Staples Center, Anthony was careful to say he hasn’t “thought about’’ a move to the Clippers, but didn’t reject the notion either,…

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Praises Los Angeles, Sounding Less Like a Knick for Life
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:49:01 AM)

    Anthony, who has been linked to the Clippers in trade rumors, said he admired players who stayed with one team, “but a lot of things have to fall into place.”

  • [NYTimes] As Fans Grow Restless, the Best N.B.A. Games of the Week
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 8:15:11 PM)

    The Warriors travel to play the Thunder on Monday night as the problem of teams resting stars in marquee matchups nears a tipping point.

  • [NYTimes] Canvassing Basketball Coaches About Job Moves as Seats Open Up at Colleges
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:00:22 AM)

    With the coming of Spring, colleges have begun to seek coaches who can lead a basketball team to a championship.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Hornacek critical of his top players
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:58:38 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Hornacek critical of his top players

  • [ESPN] Melo: Motivated by own game, not peers’ feats
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 5:47:04 PM)

    Melo: Motivated by own game, not peers’ feats

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis’ double-double not enough as Knicks fall to Clippers
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:53:09 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose each scored 18 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Knicks lost in blowout fashion to the Los Angeles Clippers, 114-105, on Monday night at the Staples Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony reflects on time in New York as Knicks near playoff elimination
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 5:35:22 PM)

    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reflected on his time with New York and questioned if the team will be a contender with the franchise.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo wonders if he’ll ever be a title contender with Knicks
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 10:02:59 PM)

    The days of Carmelo Anthony saying “I believe in Phil” are long gone.

  • [NYDN] Knicks start West Coast trip with 114-105 loss to Clippers
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 9:13:51 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony was oh-so-close to being traded to the Clippers last month and guaranteed date in the postseason.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Clippers

    Since the Knicks are visiting the Clippers, there are, of course, a bunch of “maybe Melo will go to the Clippers” stories, which are nonsense. The main story about Melo seeming like he might want to leave opened with Melo saying something along the lines of, “Nah, don’t even start with this” so clearly nothing has actually changed with regards to Melo wanting to leave.

    But hey, it wouldn’t hurt for Melo to score 60 in a close Knicks loss tonight! Maybe it would move the Clippers to actually make a real offer for Melo. So far they have not.

    I obviously want the Knicks to lose all of these games, but I would sort of like to see them at least come close. That Nets game I went to on Thursday, my wife was all, “Boy, I felt sorry for you. You wanted them to lose and yet it was still so depressing to watch. The games during the commercials were the only thing interesting about the game.” Which is true. Them not even being in these games is depressing. It’s like, “Oh, so they can’t even come close to beating the worst team in the NBA, but adding one draft pick will change things?” Seems hard to believe.

    Anyhow, let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.03.20)

  • [NYDN] Porzingis blames Knicks’ nightmare season on poor chemistry
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:41:48 PM)

    Porzingis was brutally honest in his assessment of the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly interested in drafting Ntilikina, Monk
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:44:31 AM)

    The Knicks, who could have a top-10 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, are interested in selecting Frank Ntilikina or Malik Monk, reports ESPN New York’s Ian Begley.

  • [NYPost] Two Knicks rookies fans soon will be seeing a lot more of
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:00:29 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — It’s soon going to be Mo Time and Marshall Time. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he figures once the Knicks (27-42) are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs — which could occur if they go 0-4 on this trip out West — he figures he’ll get the orders to play all six rookies…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis says Knicks are ‘not that good of a team’
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 7:56:41 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — At times, 21-year-old Kristaps Porzingis sounds like a wizened veteran. He admits he wants to be a leader next season. Certainly Porzingis has been outspoken. According to Porzingis, he thought the Knicks were doomed early, seeing a lot of talent in their newly formed Big 3 and a lot of alarming signs…

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Kristaps Porzingis: We are ‘not that good of a team’
    (Monday, March 20, 2017 4:56:42 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Kristaps Porzingis: We are ‘not that good of a team’

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis, Derrick Rose see lack of Knicks’ chemistry
    (Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:40:16 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was the first to see something and say something when he expressed that despite the Knicks early season success that something was missing. The second-year big man proved to have great foresight.