Knicks Morning News (2017.11.11)

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis expected to play Saturday night vs. Kings
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 7:28:01 PM)

    Coach Jeff Hornacek said on Friday that he expects Kristaps Porzingis to play on Saturday night when the Knicks host the Kings at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah back with Knicks on Monday after PED ban ends
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 7:13:29 PM)

    Joakim Noah will return to the Knicks’ active roster on Monday as a 20-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs that began last season comes to an end. The veteran center will have missed the Knicks’ first 12 games of this season, including Saturday’s home date with the Kings.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis to Mike Francesa: ‘First time, long time’
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 3:09:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis–citizen of Mongo Nation?

  • [NYPost] Chauncey Billups getting career advice from Knicks front office
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 7:03:56 PM)

    Chauncey Billups wants to be Scott Perry one day. Billups, the former All-Star guard for the Pistons, Nuggets and Knicks, spent three days earlier this week shadowing Perry at the Garden. The Knicks’ first-year general manager has known Billups since he was in high school and Perry was an assistant at California, then at Michigan….

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis ‘ready to go’ but durability issues linger
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 12:14:55 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ sore ankle and elbow that forced him to miss the second night of a back-to-back Wednesday in Orlando has healed. The 7-foot-3 unicorn was back at full-contact practice Friday and ready to dominate the Kings on Saturday at the Garden. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Wednesday the back-to-back set was no factor in…

  • [NYPost] Where does Joakim Noah fit in Knicks’ logjam?
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 8:52:34 AM)

    Joakim Noah doesn’t know how much or if he’ll play with the club’s center glut, but he’s delighted his drug suspension is about to end “to help in any way.’’ Noah will miss the final contest of his 20-game suspension Saturday when the Knicks (6-5) host the Kings (3-8), then be back on the 15-man…

  • [NYPost] Jimmer Fredette, Stephon Marbury get in shoving match in China
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 7:04:52 AM)

    Washed-up former Knicks fight! While the newly excited young Knicks continue to impress early in the NBA season, two former players were busy duking it out abroad during a game in China. Ex-Knicks and Chinese superstars Jimmer Fredette and Stephon Marbury got physical during a Chinese Basketball Association game Friday after Marbury gave Fredette some…

  • [NYPost] The Thunder look broken — and it’s happening at the worst time
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 6:37:57 AM)

    The Knicks have been one of the NBA’s pleasant surprises this season. Carmelo Anthony’s new team has been a surprise, as well, but for all the wrong reasons. The Thunder lost to the Nuggets 102-94 on Thursday night, and are now 4-7 this season. Oklahoma City has lost four games in a row and is…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: James Harden Beats LeBron James While Equaling Michael Jordan
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 5:13:44 PM)

    In the Rockets’ win over the Cavaliers, Harden became the first player since Jordan in 1989 to have at least 35 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals in a game.

  • [NYTimes] 10 Early Surprises in the N.B.A.
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 4:34:05 PM)

    The Pistons and Magic are good, the Cavs are not, and Blake Griffin is shooting 3s.

  • [ESPN] Knicks expect Porzingis to return vs. Kings
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 1:30:03 PM)

    Knicks expect Porzingis to return vs. Kings

  • [NYDN] Porzingis expected to be back in Knicks lineup Saturday vs. Kings
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 8:42:52 AM)

    Expect a unicorn sighting on Saturday night at the Garden.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Joakim Noah calls PED ban ‘very humbling’ as it nears end
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 8:41:32 AM)

    Joakim Noah’s 20-game ban for performance-enhancing drugs dating back to last March will be completed on Monday.

  • [NYDN] Stephon Marbury and Jimmer Fredette get into shoving match
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 7:50:32 AM)

    Stephon Marbury doesn’t look like he’s happy about Jimmer Fredette making waves in the Chinese Basketball Association.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah humbled by suspension, ready to make impact with Knicks this season
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 6:11:48 PM)

    Knicks C Joakim Noah has learned a lot from his 20-game PED suspension as he awaits his comeback.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis practiced in full on Friday after missing Wednesday’s game
    (Friday, November 10, 2017 12:15:56 PM)

    Porzingis has battled bursitis in his elbow for years, which he aggravated during Tuesday night’s win against Charlotte.

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