Knicks Morning News (2017.11.08)

  • [NYDN] Doug McDermott scores 20, turns in best game since joining Knicks
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:13:57 PM)

    Doug McDermott dropped in some of the most important McBuckets Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ MVP-like start puts him in elite company
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:25:51 PM)

    There has been a certain Lin-sanity quality to Kristaps Porzingis recently.

  • [NYDN] Knicks overcome double-digit deficit to beat Hornets
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:06:22 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis leads Knicks to comeback win over Hornets, Knicks’ win streak improves to six.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fan votes for Kristaps Porzingis for mayor of NYC
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:32:51 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has captivated New York City and now it looks like one Knicks fan wants him to govern it.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis named Eastern Conference POTW
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 2:16:17 PM)

    The NBA apparently believes in unicorns, too.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo on joining Thunder, Kaepernick and helping Puerto Rico
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:12:42 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony doesn’t appear to miss the Knicks one bit.

  • [NYDN] DN Sports Talk Podcast: Porzingis and Knicks off to fast start
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:03:45 AM)

    Daily News Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week to discuss an exciting start from Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 118, Hornets 113: Knicks Rally Past Hornets for Third Straight Win
    (Wednesday, November 08, 2017 4:50:17 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer with less than two minutes remaining, in the win.

  • [NYPost] How Frank Ntilikina continues to show he isn’t a typical rookie
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:45:28 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina is shattering some NBA stereotypes. There are certain truths the NBA world has held to be self-evident since the time someone decided a piece of curved iron would work better than a peach basket as a goal. Rookies cannot play defense. Teenage rookies cannot and will not play defense. European teenage rookies cannot…

  • [NYPost] Hornets rookie showed Knicks the potential they passed on
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:35:33 PM)

    Maybe the Knicks should have drafted Malik Monk after all. He certainly looked at home at the Garden on Tuesday night. Monk, the former one-and-done Kentucky star some fans had hoped the Knicks would draft last June, enjoyed one of his best performances as a pro, scoring 21 points in the Hornets’ 118-113 loss. “He…

  • [NYPost] A locker room leader has helped fuel Knicks’ comebacks
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:06:30 PM)

    Lance Thomas led the way with his play on defense Sunday as the Knicks rallied from down big to beat the Pacers. On Tuesday, against the Hornets, he did more of the same — and he also rallied his team with his words in a 118-113 win over Charlotte. After the Knicks had surrendered 69…

  • [NYPost] This is the ‘Dougie McBuckets’ NBA fans have been waiting on
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:45:20 PM)

    “Dougie McBuckets,” Kyle O’Quinn bellowed. “That’s what he do,” Tim Hardaway Jr. added. “He gets buckets since he was born.” Doug McDermott wasn’t just a fan favorite Tuesday night. He was also the toast of the Knicks’ locker room after he produced his best performance in blue and orange, scoring 20 points on just eight…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ ‘other guys’ take charge in another Garden party
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:29:32 PM)

    The capper, of course, came from Kristaps Porzingis, because that’s the way it happens with the Knicks now, just about every night, in just about any circumstance you can imagine. This time, the score was tied at 111, there were just under two minutes left, and Madison Square Garden was trembling with giddiness. The Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ magic caps Knicks’ full-team comeback
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:23:01 PM)

    Familiarity breeds contempt. And, apparently, comeback victories. Two nights after the Knicks rallied from a 19-point grave, they did it again, this time scrambling back from 15 down. Call it: “The Comeback II” or “Rally, The Sequel” or if you really want to grab attention “Leggy Supermodels From Mars.” Nah, go with the comeback angle….

  • [NYPost] Why it’s finally OK to jump on the Knicks bandwagon
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 3:50:54 PM)

    So the city was all agog and googly-eyed, the way it gets whenever the Knicks put together an early-season winning streak. It’s what we do as a basketball city, after all, especially one that is starving for a real basketball team and too often has to settle for grainy old replays of games that took…

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis, Knicks rally in fourth quarter to beat Hornets 118-113
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:38:34 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-113 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Hornets vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:05:09 PM)

    NEW YORK — With one Eastern Conference player of the week honor secured, Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks are wondering how high they can go.

  • [SNY Knicks] JR tours Mr. Throwback
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:35:29 PM)

    JR gets an exclusive tour of the vintage sports clothing and merchandise shop, Mr. Throwback.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lance Thomas’ defense a silent killer in Sunday’s comeback win
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 1:09:43 PM)

    Knicks SF Lance Thomas may not have jumped out off the score sheet on Sunday, but it was his defense that helped the team in their comeback win over the Pacers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks shopping Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for Noah
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 9:20:30 AM)

    The Knicks are reportedly looking to shop SG Kuzminskas Mindaugas to make room for C Joakim Noah

  • [ESPN] Porzingis: Record ‘means nothing’ if no playoffs
    (Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:51:30 AM)

    Porzingis: Record ‘means nothing’ if no playoffs

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks shopping Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for Joakim Noah
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:00:54 AM)

    Sources: Knicks shopping Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for Joakim Noah

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina as good as advertised in Knicks’ victory over Hornets
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 11:44:00 PM)

    For the first three weeks of the season, a skyscraper-sized mural of Frank Ntilikina towered over Madison Square Garden from the side of a building on 42nd Street.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ big shots cap another Knicks comeback win
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 11:10:38 PM)

    The Knicks celebrated Kristaps Porzingis’ first career Eastern Conference player of the week award with a montage of highlights during the early minutes of Tuesday night’s game against the Hornets at the Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek not surprised by Player of Week honor for Kristaps Porzingis
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:17:00 PM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek isn’t surprised Kristaps Porzingis won Eastern Conference player of the week honors on Monday after a four-game stretch (three wins) in which Porzingis averaged 33.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.25 blocks.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Kristaps Porzingis and the best start of any player in Knicks history
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 12:32:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is taking over.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis has blossomed into the Knicks’ superstar, and the stats are backing it up
    (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:49:17 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has made “the leap.”

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