Knicks Morning News (2017.11.13)

  • [NYPost] MSG flushes integrity, credibility down toilet with DraftKings deal
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:00:26 PM)

    Permit me to draw your attention to something you should ignore: Tonight, as the Knicks play Cleveland on MSG Network, MSG+ will show the game as previewed in a news release, headlined, “DraftKings and MSG Partner For First Ever Live Fantasy Infused Broadcast.” How will this benefit viewers? It won’t. It’s designed to benefit the…

  • [NYPost] Knick star helps 5th grader get elected as class president
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:59:31 PM)

    A 10-year-old Queens boy was a slam-dunk for class president thanks to a big assist from his new BFF — Knick star Enes Kanter. Pint-sized politician Ihsan Yumak, a fifth-grader at PS 188 in Bayside, met the 6-foot-11 center during a three-day basketball camp in New Jersey last summer, and the pair bonded over the…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis is studying how superstars live
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:53:22 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis wants to be like Mike. And not just Michael Jordan, but Kobe Bryant and LeBron James and all the other superstars who through choice, opportunity, skill, or popularity were dubbed the “face of the franchise.” And Porzingis will see one Monday when James and the surprising sub-.500 Cavaliers invade the Garden. So Porzingis…

  • [NYPost] ‘Pissed’ Knicks rally around Ntilikina amid LeBron furor
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:08:17 PM)

    It was just LeBron being general manager LeBron. Still, the Knicks are not asking for a do-over in the draft. Teammates rushed to support Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina after the ruckus from LeBron James claiming the team drafted the wrong point guard last June. Acknowledging his comments would cause “headlines,” James said the Knicks’ pick…

  • [NYPost] Fan-favorite Kuzminskas is Knicks’ odd man out
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:04:18 AM)

    Mindaugas Kuzminskas, the 6-foot-9, second-year forward became the odd man out Sunday, when the Knicks waived him to make room for the return of Joakim Noah from his suspension for a banned supplement. In a statement on Twitter, Kuzminskas said “one of the most beautiful chapters in my life is over. “Too soon? I don’t…

  • [NYDN] Knicks waive Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for Joakim Noah
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:01:01 PM)

    The Knicks waived forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas on Sunday.

  • [NYDN] Plenty of pals on hand to watch Ewing get 1st win at Georgetown
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:36:24 PM)

    Patrick Ewing apparently prefers to coach outside the box. It’s where he clearly is most comfortable.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fire back at LeBron, praise rookie Frank Ntilikina
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:38:30 AM)

    Frank Ntilikina remained diplomatic Sunday when responding to negative comments made by LeBron James the previous night.

  • [ESPN] Knicks defend Ntilikina after LeBron’s remarks
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:25:47 PM)

    Knicks defend Ntilikina after LeBron’s remarks

  • [ESPN] Knicks waive Kuzminskas with Noah’s return
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:33:52 PM)

    Knicks waive Kuzminskas with Noah’s return

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis learning from LeBron James how to be face of franchise
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:07:17 PM)

    Two NBA superstars will go head-to-head in The Garden Monday night as LeBron James and the Cavs travel to face Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] As Porzingis becomes face of a franchise, he learns from LeBron, Kobe and Jordan
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:22:41 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — As Kristaps Porzingis becomes the face of the Knicks in the post-Carmelo Anthony Era, he says he is taking some leadership cues from LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.

  • [SNY Knicks] In wake of LeBron’s rip job, Ntilikina says ‘I don’t care what people say’
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:35:09 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina is involved in his first NBA controversy and while his teammates vehemently defended him, Ntilikina is taking the high road.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks waive Mindaugas Kuzminskas ahead of Joakim Noah’s return
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:28:08 PM)

    With Joakim Noah eligible to return on Monday, the Knicks waived Mindaugas Kuzminskas on Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dirk Nowitzki calls Porzingis ‘the real deal’ after hot start to season
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:00:46 PM)

    Mavericks star F Dirk Nowitzki was waiting for the start Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis has had this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis leads Knicks in return from rest day
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:19:26 AM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis returned to the hardwood with a vengeance as he scored a tem-high 34 points to lead the Knicks over the Kings Saturday night.

  • [NY Newsday] LeBron James thinks Knicks erred by drafting Frank Ntilikina
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:24:18 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y — Frank Ntilikina stayed on the court after most of the Knicks had left it on Sunday, working on his offense, working on his defense. But LeBron James, all-time great/part-time unofficial NBA analyst, didn’t think the rookie point guard should have been at the MSG Training Center.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek enjoys ‘perfect’ Courtney Lee, energetic Enes Kantner
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:54:00 PM)

    The final 15 minutes or so of the Knicks’ victory over the Kings on Saturday night was the “garbage time” at the end of a blowout. And while no one had more to do with making it so than Kristaps Porzingis, this was no solo performance.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Everyone Is Worried About the Cavs. Except the Cavs.
    (Monday, November 13, 2017 3:54:39 AM)

    LeBron James and his reconstituted Cleveland team are 6-7, but their confidence is fully intact heading into a Monday night game at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 118, Kings 91: Knicks Roll Over the Kings as Porzingis Returns and Scores 34
    (Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:48:11 AM)

    After missing a game because of injuries, Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks to their fourth consecutive win at Madison Square Garden.

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