Knicks Morning News (2017.10.15)

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek sets defensive challenge for second-year Knick
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:22:12 PM)

    Courtney Lee’s locker at the Garden hung next to Carmelo Anthony’s last season. Thursday in the Knicks season opener, Lee may be draped all over Anthony on the court in Oklahoma City. In search of a speedier defensive starting unit, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek is expected to start Lee at small forward against the Thunder,…

  • [NYPost] The numbers don’t agree, but Knicks see progress in a key area
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:35:49 PM)

    The Knicks finished dead last in the league in defensive rating (points per 100 possessions) in the preseason. They gave up 112 points per game while going 0-5 (two losses to the Nets, two to the Wizards, one to the Rockets). Nevertheless, coach Jeff Hornacek, whose team opens Thursday in Oklahoma City, believes the Knicks…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks working on simplifying defense
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 8:05:13 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Jeff Hornacek admits that the Knicks’ defensive principles and concepts were confusing last season and that not everyone picked them up.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks simplifying defense after rough year one under Hornacek
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:46:25 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek admitted that the Knicks’ defensive principles and concepts were difficult and confusing during his first season on New York’s sideline last year.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks waive Trey Burke, Nigel Hayes, Xavier Rathan-Mayes
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:42:31 AM)

    The Knicks announced they have waived three players: PG Trey Burke, SG Xavier Rathan-Mayes, and F Nigel Hayes.

  • [NYDN] Knicks keeping defense simple to avoid confusing players
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:12:02 PM)

    The lesson learned from dreadful defense was to keep it simple.

  • [NYDN] Knicks Preview: Position-by-position breakdown
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:53:24 PM)

    A look at what the 2017-2018 Knicks are working with.

  • [NYDN] 5 burning questions for the Knicks
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:55:44 AM)

    It wasn’t just Phil Jackson that prompted Kristaps Porzingis to skip his exit meeting in April.

  • [NYDN] Not too early for Knicks to look at top of ’18 NBA Draft
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:53:49 AM)

    This is it for their Knicks. Their last chance to take advantage of the current draft lottery system.

  • [NYDN] Knicks cut Nigel Hayes, 2 others to set opening night roster
    (Saturday, October 14, 2017 7:12:57 AM)

    The Knicks announced the former Wisconsin star was one of three players cut Saturday to get their roster set for opening night.

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