Knicks Morning News (2017.10.07)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks drop second preseason game to Wizards, 104-100
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 9:23:45 PM)

    Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks offense as they dropped their second preseason game to the Wizards, 104-100.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony back to ‘having fun again’ with Thunder
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 5:50:37 PM)

    Current Thunder and former Knicks SF Carmelo Anthony has quickly found a niche with his new team in Oklahoma City.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah to make preseason debut Friday vs. Wizards
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 11:58:00 AM)

    Knicks center Joakim Noah will make his preseason deubt Friday when New York faces the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter takes over spotlight in Knicks preseason loss
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 5:33:38 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Kristaps Porzingis rested and rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina sat out with a bruised knee, but Knicks center Enes Kanter showed what he can do on the offensive end in making his first preseason start. Kanter piled up 14 points in 14:38 of the first half and finished with a team-leading 16, but…

  • [NYPost] Knicks GM: Fans will be OK with losing as long as team fights hard
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 4:13:51 PM)

    WASHINGTON — New Knicks general manager Scott Perry said he believes the team’s fans will be satisfied with any result this season if they witness a franchise “establishing a direction” and fighting every game. The new regime has centered the 2017-18 season on developing a young core and not focusing as much on a playoff…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah bracing himself for grim, ‘rookie’ reality
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 10:13:07 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Knicks center Joakim Noah used the word “adversity’’ four times during a morning-shootaround interview Friday at Capital One Arena. That’s two less than the number of surgeries he’s had. With six NBA surgeries on his resume, Noah realizes he’s got a steep hill to climb to get significant playing time this season. Noah’s…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek admits Knicks are ready for their own ‘Process’
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 8:24:30 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Jeff Hornacek delved into “Trust The Process” mode at the Friday morning shootaround. Hornacek invoked the name of Sixers coach Brett Brown, the practitioner of the Sixers’ multi-year tank job, in trying to find the right balance this season. It’s the first time the Knicks coach overtly acknowledged there may not be a…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks GM Scott Perry preaches patience in rebuilding plan
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 9:33:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Scott Perry never said the word rebuild, but it was implied as the general manager talked about his expectations for the Knicks this season. The key word was patience.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah out to prove himself after rough first season with Knicks
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 8:19:05 PM)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Players entering their 11th season aren’t usually excited about meaningless preseason games, but Joakim Noah was.

  • [ESPN] Source: New MSG suite tops out at $400K
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 1:48:32 PM)

    Source: New MSG suite tops out at $400K

  • [NYDN] For rebuilding Knicks, playing hard the priority over victories
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 10:31:29 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek acknowledged that he won’t sacrifice the rebuild ‘just to win some games.’

  • [NYDN] Noah trying to resuscitate career after 8 months on sidelines
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 10:30:49 PM)

    Six surgeries for Joakim Noah in his career. Six rehabs.

  • [NYDN] J.R. Smith explains his stance on the national anthem
    (Friday, October 06, 2017 12:48:20 PM)

    In a memo last week, NBA commissioner Adam Silver reminded teams that it is mandatory to stand during the national anthem.

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