Knicks Morning News (2017.11.02)

  • [ESPN] James Harden looks for Garden encore against surging Knicks
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 1:15:09 PM)

    James Harden looks for Garden encore against surging Knicks

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis brings buzz back to Madison Square Garden
    (Thursday, November 02, 2017 1:57:43 AM)

    Mike D’Antoni recognized the feeling the moment he walked into Madison Square Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Rockets put damper on Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:40:59 PM)

    There were no “M-V-P” chants for Kristaps Porzingis inside the Garden Wednesday night and not much for the fans to cheer overall.

  • [NY Newsday] Mike D’Antoni knows what Jeff Hornacek is going through
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:22:45 PM)

    Mike D’Antoni has a very good idea of what life is like for Jeff Hornacek, trying to lead the Knicks through a rebuilding situation while feeling the pressures of coaching in New York.

  • [NYPost] ‘He lived a great life’: D’Antoni mourns dad’s death at 103
    (Thursday, November 02, 2017 1:34:00 AM)

    Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni decided it was best to cancel his team’s shoot-around at the Garden on Wednesday because of the closed roads around the team hotel in Battery Park following the terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday. “We had a bus ready to go,’’ D’Antoni said before the Rockets’ 119-97 win over the…

  • [NYPost] Ryan Anderson more than happy he didn’t become a Knick
    (Thursday, November 02, 2017 12:16:41 AM)

    On second thought, maybe the Knicks should have accepted Houston’s summer offer of Ryan Anderson in a Carmelo Anthony deal. That was a big NBA offseason storyline: Anthony wanting to go to Houston, the Rockets hoping to land him, but insistent the Knicks accept Anderson, with three years and $61 million remaining on his contract….

  • [NYPost] Note to Knicks fans: Nights like these inevitable
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 9:28:40 PM)

    And then … Well, then there are nights like this one. There will be plenty of nights like this one, actually, nights when the Knicks run into a better team like a cartoon locomotive running into a brick wall, nights when the better team acts like the better team from tip to buzzer, not the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ three-game win streak comes to crashing halt
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:45:20 PM)

    Mike D’Antoni’s Rockets looked like they, too, could present the city of Houston some championship thrills in the future. On the night the Astros, their baseball brethren, won their first World Series title, the Rockets accomplished a lesser feat, cooling off the red-hot but exhausted Knicks in a 119-97 Garden demolishing. The Rockets have now…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis the face of a nutritional bar company
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 5:27:23 PM)

    With a similar nickname, Kristaps Porzingis is aligning with the Seattle-based nutritional bar company, “Zing Bars.’’ Porzingis will serve as the brand ambassador for the company, it was announced Wednesday. Porzingis’ old nickname – bestowed by Spanish League coach Scott Roth – was “Zinger.’’ He has said since he prefers “KP6’’ to be his moniker….

  • [NYDN] Rebuilding Knicks should consider starting Frank Ntilikina soon
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:43:57 PM)

    After ugly loss to Rockets, rebuilding Knicks should consider starting Frank Ntilikina in near future.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ three-game win streak snapped in blowout loss to Rockets
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:26:42 PM)

    James Harden scores 31 as Rockets blow out Knicks, 119-97.

  • [NYDN] D’Antoni understands ‘tough’ environment Hornacek faces in NY
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:41:03 PM)

    Mike D’Antoni used to be the hoops coach under the microscope in New York, so he feels for Jeff Hornacek.

  • [NYDN] Rockets F Ryan Anderson says he ‘didn’t think about’ trade rumors
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 4:24:45 PM)

    Ryan Anderson might be more happy to not be a Knick than Carmelo Anthony is.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ winning streak ends at three games after 119-97 loss to Rockets
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 10:45:08 PM)

    Despite 23 points and seven rebounds from Tim Hardaway Jr., the New York Knicks’ three-game winning streak came to an end with a 119-97 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Rockets, 8 p.m.
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 5:30:03 PM)

    NEW YORK — New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he didn’t bother showing his players film of their ugly loss in Boston on Oct. 24.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis is becoming a superstar
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:00:00 AM)

    On October 30 at Madison Square Garden, Kristaps Porzingis was getting “MVP” chants from the home crowd. While it’s only six games into the season and may sound crazy, it’s actually not.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: At Age 67, Dr. J Is Going Back to the Beginning
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:08:55 PM)

    Julius Erving will be at the Nassau Coliseum this weekend, where he was once a sensation with the A.B.A.’s New York Nets. Now, the G League Nets will honor him.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Is Gone, and Perhaps the Knicks Don’t Miss Him
    (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 8:33:10 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has quickly assumed the role of franchise player, and Frank Ntilikina, the rookie guard, is showing flashes of real talent.

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