Knicks Morning News (2017.10.22)

  • [NYTimes] Pistons 111, Knicks 107: Knicks Falter in Second Half and Lose Home Opener to the Pistons
    (Sunday, October 22, 2017 5:21:51 AM)

    The team is now 0-2 in its first season after trading Carmelo Anthony. There is no sense of progress yet, but there are 80 games to go.

  • [NYDN] Knicks blow a 13-point halftime lead, fall to Pistons, 111-107
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:36:09 PM)

    Another clunker from Tim Hardaway Jr. and a second-half collapse doomed the Knicks in their home opener.

  • [NYDN] The Knicks have a center dilemma, but don’t blame Jeff Hornacek
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:06:59 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek has a problem and it’s not his fault.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ big-ticket item off to a rocky start
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:05:21 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr.’s contract doesn’t look any better yet. Two games into his second stint with the Knicks, Hardaway already is struggling to carry the weight of his four-year, $71 million contract. In his return to Madison Square Garden, the team’s biggest free-agent acquisition became no more popular with the skeptical fanbase, hitting just 4-of-16…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ rebuild already stalling as benched building block stews
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:37:06 PM)

    Throughout the summer, the Knicks spoke of their impending rebuilding around a core of young players — draft-pick point guard Frank Ntilikina, athletic free agent Tim Hardaway Jr., All-Rookie Team center Willy Hernangomez and New York’s favorite unicorn, Kristaps Porzingis. Finally, the rebuilt squad was ready for its home unveiling Saturday as the Knicks, after…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis can’t keep Knicks from blowing big lead in MSG opener
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:45:30 PM)

    The Knicks likely will find a lot of ways to lose this season. In their home opener, they decided to tease the sellout Garden crowd by taking a 21-point lead late in the second quarter, with Kristaps Porzingis dominating the half, before the club blew all of it. In their first home opener without Carmelo…

  • [NYPost] Why the Knicks remain excited despite Frank Ntilikina’s injuries
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 1:44:58 PM)

    Though Knicks fans are frustrated with rookie Frank Ntilikina’s fragility, coach Jeff Hornacek continues to see good signs beyond the spate of injuries regarding his basketball IQ. But for now, it’s becoming a pattern. After a rough, scoreless, seven-minute NBA debut Thursday in Oklahoma City, Ntilikina was declared out for the Knicks’ home-opening 111-107 loss…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks unable to stop Pistons’ second-half rally
    (Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:34:29 AM)

    The Empire State Building was illuminated in orange and blue Saturday night to celebrate the Knicks’ home opener. By game’s end, the Knicks were blue and had nothing to celebrate.

  • [NY Newsday] Latest Knicks’ rebuild is in awkward stage
    (Sunday, October 22, 2017 2:33:29 AM)

    A tale of two rebuilds was on full display last night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina upset he can’t play, glad ankle sprain not serious
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:20:01 PM)


  • [ESPN] Porzingis getting used to being the Knicks’ top option in clutch
    (Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:21:30 AM)

    Porzingis getting used to being the Knicks’ top option in clutch

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks squander 21-point lead, fall to Pistons 111-107
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:38:46 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Tobias Harris scored 22 of his 31 points in the second half, and the Detroit Pistons erased a 21-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 111-107 on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina to miss Saturday’s game with sprained ankle
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:41:16 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina (sprained ankle) will not play in the Knicks’ home opener on Saturday night, coach Jeff Hornacek said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks set to host Pistons in regular-season home opener
    (Saturday, October 21, 2017 6:30:00 PM)

    Knicks top draft pick Frank Ntilikina suffered a sprained ankle in Friday’s practice and is expected to miss the matchup on Saturday, robbing New York fans of their first live look at their projected point guard of the future.