Knicks Morning News (2017.10.14)

  • [NYPost] Knicks can’t defy expectations? Other New York teams did
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:43:10 AM)

    They said the Yankees would rebuild this season and the Jets had a great shot at the No. 1 overall pick and an 0-16 record. They said the pitching-rich Mets were headed to another World Series and the Giants to another Super Bowl. Four New York sports examples of Kevin Garnett’s famous mantra “Anything is…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ point guard situation remains murky
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 12:19:25 AM)

    The horn has sounded on the preseason, it’s less than a week until opening night, and the Knicks’ picture at point guard — only the most important position in the modern NBA — remains out of focus. Frank Ntilikina, the franchise’s point guard of the future, sat out a fourth straight game because of a…

  • [NYPost] A big sign the Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina is getting a big push
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 9:13:43 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina is out … with a billboard. Entering the regular season, the Knicks’ rookie point guard will have as many preseason games under his belt as he does giant billboards. On Friday, a new Nike billboard of Ntilikina was unveiled, nearly completed, on a high-rise building next to the Garden. That’s a lot to…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ new sharpshooter shows off skills in preseason loss
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 6:00:41 PM)

    Doug McDermott had his first scoring binge in a Knicks uniform, just in time for the games to start to count. The sharpshooter, obtained from the Thunder in last month’s Carmelo Anthony trade, went off for 21 points as the Knicks wrapped up their preseason slate Friday night with a 110-103 loss to the Wizards…

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina expected to be healthy, ready to play in Knicks opener
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 10:14:00 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina has played in only one preseason game due to a knee issue, but the Knicks rookie point guard is already big in New York.

  • [ESPN] Vote: Which NBA rookie are you most excited about?
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 10:37:53 AM)

    Vote: Which NBA rookie are you most excited about?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fall to Wizards, go winless in preseason
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 10:25:34 PM)

    Bradley Beal scored 24 points in his best game of the preseason, helping Washington send the Knicks to a winless exhibition slate as the Wizards won 110-103 Friday at the Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Van Gundy says Porzingis needs to help unite Knicks this season
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 5:10:21 PM)

    With Carmelo Anthony in Oklahoma City, Kristaps Porzingis is now the face of the Knicks. And former head coach Jeff Van Gundy said this season will be a “great opportunity” for Porzingis to grow.

  • [SNY Knicks] Just how bad will the Knicks’ defense be this season?
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 2:00:26 PM)

    The Knicks’ defense has been worse-than-average in 15 of the last 16 seasons.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks utilizing analytics, advanced statistics under Mills, Perry
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 10:10:00 AM)

    The Knicks are utilizing advanced statistics and analytics more under president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry, and hired someone to work deeper with statistics, according to the New York Post’s Marc Berman.

  • [NYDN] Knicks finish preseason winless with loss to Wizards in finale
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 7:04:52 PM)

    If the preseason is any indication, the Knicks are heading into a long and painful six months.

  • [NYDN] Nike constructing a giant billboard of Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina
    (Friday, October 13, 2017 4:09:02 PM)

    There’s a new babyface of the Knicks hovering over the Garden, but that player is still having problems getting on the court.