Knicks Morning News (2017.10.13)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Joel Embiid Is Raring to Go, Which Is Both Good and Bad for the 76ers
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 2:40:11 AM)

    Embiid, a 23-year-old 7-footer, is an immense talent who seems ready to make a major impact in the N.B.A. But he also has to stay healthy for a full season.

  • [NYDN] Even if Knicks are terrible, there’s still value in losing
    (Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:00:52 PM)

    The bookmakers have set the over/under at 25 ½ which, contrary to logic and reason, isn’t the Knicks win total for the 2017-18 season.

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks rookie couldn’t help but be a Yankees fan
    (Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:56:02 PM)

    Knicks rookie center Luke Kornet couldn’t help but being a diehard Yankees fan his entire life — despite growing up in Arizona and Texas. His father, Frank Kornet, was best friends with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman at Lexington Catholic High School in Kentucky. Cashman and Kornet played junior varsity basketball together. The elder Kornet…

  • [NYPost] Another way Knicks have moved on from old-school Phil Jackson
    (Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:21:09 PM)

    With Phil Jackson out, the Knicks are relying more on analytics, according to Jeff Hornacek, but he doesn’t want to get too crazy with it in making playing-time decisions. Knicks president Steve Mills, when first hired to run the show in place of Glen Grunwald in 2013, was hailed by owner James Dolan for being…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ opening-night starting 5 becoming clear without Ntilikina
    (Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:08:09 AM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry, coach Jeff Hornacek and trainer Anthony Goenaga huddled for 20 minutes at practice for a meeting regarding Frank Ntilikina. The French point guard went through solo drills on the court after practice as the regime looked on, chatting. Ntilikina had a contact-less practice Thursday. It appears the 6-5…

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina, Porzingis likely to miss Friday’s game; Noah out
    (Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:06:46 PM)

    Jets coach Jeff Hornacek is not optimistic about the chances of Frank Ntilikina and Kristaps Porzingis playing in Friday night’s preseason game against the Wizards at Madison Square Garden, according to Barbara Barker of Newsday.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina likely out for Knicks’ final preseason game
    (Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:45:00 PM)

    It seems likely that Kristaps Porzingis and Frank Ntilikina will be sidelined for the Knicks’ final preseason game against Washington on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

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