Knicks Morning News (2017.10.28)

  • [NYTimes] Alibaba Co-Founder Joseph Tsai Said to Buy Brooklyn Nets Stake
    (Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:39:49 AM)

    Mr. Tsai has agreed in principle to buy a 49 percent stake in the team, people briefed on the matter said, valuing the franchise at $2.3 billion.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Another N.B.A. 7-Footer, Trying to Keep Up, Ventures Into 3-Point Land
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 4:29:41 PM)

    The Nets’ Timofey Mozgov was encouraged to take more deep shots, after Coach Kenny Atkinson got a scouting report from the team’s owner.

  • [NYPost] Jarrett Jack turns a year older and is now starting for Knicks
    (Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:52:46 AM)

    Jarrett Jack turned 33 at midnight Saturday. But Friday night, in the hours leading up to his birthday, Jack gave birth to a new role and gave new life to the young Knicks season. In one swoop, Jack has gone from waiver-wire candidate when Joakim Noah’s suspension is done to starting point guard. Jack who…

  • [NYPost] Nets’ Achilles heel exposed with Knicks’ relentless effort
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 11:28:07 PM)

    The Nets haven’t kept opponents off the offensive glass so far this season, but on Friday night, they took that to all kinds of new lows. With the Nets playing a heretofore winless Knicks team, this wasn’t shirts and skins. This looked more like hobbits versus giants. The Nets got humiliated on the boards and…

  • [NYPost] Ntilikina gives Knicks fans tantalizing glimpse of what could be
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 10:41:47 PM)

    Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina let fly with a couple of shots early Friday night. They were, um, what’s the word? “Terrible,” Ntilikina filled in neatly. For a 19-year-old, he is wise beyond his years. Soon, Ntilikina looked like anything but a teenager making his home NBA debut. So the Garden crowd quickly fell in love…

  • [NYPost] Nets fall into the letdown trap after big win over Cavaliers
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 10:19:51 PM)

    The Nets’ lethargic non-effort Friday should be the plot of the next “Hangover” flick. With their heads still in the clouds after Wednesday’s thrilling, draining upset of the Cavaliers, the Nets predictably suffered a King James-sized letdown in their next game. The heretofore winless Knicks proved the perfect trap game, and the Nets fell right…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis, Ntilikina propel Knicks past Nets for 1st win of season
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 6:11:07 PM)

    Finally a victoire — with a French twist. The Knicks, with a playmaking boost from their injury-riddled French rookie lottery pick, Frank Ntilikina, and a monster game from their franchise player, Kristaps Porzingis, finally tasted triumph. Porzingis busted out for 30 points and Ntilikina, in his return, played 20 electric minutes as the Knicks plastered…

  • [NYDN] Frank Ntilikina, Jarrett Jack, step up in Knicks win over Nets
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 10:03:20 PM)

    Lottery pick Frank Ntilikina wasn’t the only little-used point guard to make a difference in the Knicks’ first win of the season.

  • [NYDN] Knicks finally get first win of season with 107-86 rout of Nets
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 10:02:10 PM)

    The Knicks were looking up at everyone else in the league standings entering Friday’s home game against the Nets.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks beat Nets in Frank Ntilikina’s home debut; Kristaps Porzingis scores 30
    (Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:52:57 AM)

    Frank Ntilikina was hungry to get back on the court, and the Knicks looked like a team hungry for its first win of the season. They both left Madison Square Garden satisfied Friday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Listless Nets beaten on boards in third straight road loss
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 11:05:07 PM)

    After missing the Nets’ signature win over LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Wednesday night at Barclays Center, point guard D’Angelo Russell returned from his mildly sprained right knee to start against the Knicks on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. The Nets looked like a dramatically different team — but not in a good way.

  • [SNY Knicks] ‘French Prince’ Ntilikina shows glimpse of bright future in win over Nets
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 11:15:43 PM)

    Rookie Frank Ntilikina looked promising in his first win at Madison Square Garden Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks notch first win of season over Nets, 107-86, at The Garden
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 10:00:32 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis had 30 points and nine rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 on Friday night for their first victory of the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina activated, Jarrett Jack starting point guard against Nets
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00:16 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina (sprained ankle) did not practice Monday, and is unlikely to play against the Celtics Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Nets, 7:30 p.m.
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 6:30:32 PM)

    NEW YORK — The best and the worst offenses in the NBA will meet on Friday at Madison Square Garden when the Brooklyn Nets visit the New York Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: What is wrong with the Knicks?
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 6:47:59 PM)

    The DNL panel debates the importance of Friday’s home game against the Nets at the Garden and whether Jeff Hornacek is in the hot seat.

  • [SNY Knicks] Are the Knicks the worst team in the NBA?
    (Friday, October 27, 2017 9:45:12 AM)

    In their three games, the Knicks are averaging losses by 15 PPG. The home opener against the Pistons where they only lost by four and scored 107 was a game where they blew a 21-point lead.

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