Knicks Morning News (2017.11.16)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Remember When the Warriors Were Awful? These Guys Had a Front-Row Seat.
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:00:22 AM)

    Before Golden State rose to the pinnacle of the N.B.A., members of the franchise’s broadcast crew gave themselves pep talks through many wretched seasons.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 106, Jazz 101: Tim Hardaway Jr. Seals Knicks’ Comeback Win Over Jazz
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:31:31 AM)

    Hardaway hit a 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left to help the Knicks complete a second-half rally.

  • [NYTimes] With the Liberty for Sale, What’s Next for Isiah Thomas?
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:13:13 AM)

    In his statement announcing his intention to sell the Liberty, James L. Dolan thanked only one person by name: Thomas, who has been team president since 2015.

  • [NYTimes] Sid Catlett, 69, Star of a Classic High School Basketball Game, Dies
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:34:06 PM)

    In 1965 he led his school against the team led by Lew Alcindor, soon to be known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and ended its 71-game winning streak.

  • [NYTimes] Madison Square Garden Is Seeking to Sell the Liberty
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:34:06 PM)

    Madison Square Garden Company, which also owns the Knicks and the Rangers, has owned Liberty since the founding of the W.N.B.A. in 1997.

  • [NYTimes] How Trump Helped Liberate U.C.L.A. ‘Knuckleheads’ From China
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:43:43 AM)

    The American president had appealed to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in the case of the three members of a university basketball team accused of shoplifting.

  • [ESPN] Knicks say Frank Ntilikina has ‘matured fast,’ is a driving force behind club’s success
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:25:03 AM)

    Knicks say Frank Ntilikina has ‘matured fast,’ is a driving force behind club’s success

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr.’s big fourth quarter sparks Knicks’ comeback win over Jazz
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:55:30 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. spent parts of the game waving his arms for the fans to get up and banging his chest to show he had heart. He definitely showed some Wednesday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr. is emerging as the Knicks’ second guy
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:35:36 PM)

    This time, there was no one throwing insults at the Knicks. This time, there was no LeBron James stirring the pregame pot. This time, it was just an average NBA night featuring an average opponent that was missing its best player.

  • [NY Newsday] Though ban is over, Joakim Noah remains inactive for Knicks
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:17:31 PM)

    Joakim Noah went through a long workout and then rushed off the court for a team meeting. This could be the $72-million man’s game-night routine for the foreseeable future.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks discuss win over Utah
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:57:40 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway Jr. rallies Knicks past Jazz, 106-101
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:35:06 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 22 and eight rebounds as the Knicks erased a fourth-quarter deficit en route a 106-101 win over the Jazz on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Whose departure helped Knicks more, Melo or Jackson?
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:54:06 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Jazz, 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:15:19 PM)

    The Knicks host the Jazz Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. looking for their eighth win in 11 games following an 0-3 start.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Knicks try to bounce back vs. Jazz
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:41:06 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis: Knicks confidence in offense growing
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:20:58 PM)

    The Knicks have a growing sense of confidence in coach Jeff Hornacek’s offense this season, Kristaps Porzingis told ESPN Radio’s “The Michael Kay Show” on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter has been vital for Knicks on and off the court
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:15:42 PM)

    It has not taken very long for Enes Kanter to become one of the new fan favorites here in New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tim Hardaway, Jr. slowly living up to his contract
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:59:23 AM)

    After a rough start to the season, Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. has been living up to his lucrative contract he signed this offseason.

  • [NYPost] Did Courtney Lee get hurt after celebrating Knicks’ winning shot?
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:54:12 PM)

    The Knicks look like they have survived a Courtney Lee scare. After Tim Hardaway Jr.’s game-sealing 3-pointer with 32 seconds left, Lee jumped on his back and soon after started limping. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Lee “tweaked’’ his hamstring and wasn’t sure of his status. Nevertheless, Lee said later his left hamstring was cramping…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ execs trying to make nice with Porzingis’ brother/agent
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:42:05 PM)

    Knicks management is making a huge effort to get on the good side of Janis Porzingis, the agent/brother of Kristaps. Before the Knicks’ 106-101 victory over the Jazz Wednesday night, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry spoke amiably with Janis on the sidelines for nearly 30 minutes during warm-ups. Before the Cavaliers…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina shows he’s no rookie on defense
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:19:43 PM)

    The Knicks had just gone up three points, 96-93, and the Jazz who were raining 3s all game seemed one shot away from a tie. A pass was launched toward the right corner with 2:45 left. The ball never found its mark, ending up in the real expensive seats instead. Frank Ntilikina’s arms and hands…

  • [NYPost] Donovan Mitchell’s MSG debut ‘a dream come true’
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:40:37 PM)

    Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz rookie guard who came to Utah from Westchester by way of Louisville, did something Wednesday he always wanted to do. He walked on the floor level at Madison Square Garden. For one half, the Knicks wished he hadn’t. “I was so nervous,” Mitchell said after he scored 19 points — but…

  • [NYPost] Knicks making basketball matter again in NYC
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:00:36 PM)

    The people rose and they roared and they were in no hurry to rush to the exits, because these are the nights when Madison Square Garden really can feel like the city’s aorta. These are the fourth-quarter nights when the Knicks remind you why pro basketball is still the core of the city’s sporting soul….

  • [NYPost] Hardaway’s and Porzingis’ late heroics propel Knicks past Jazz
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:14:34 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. is fast becoming the Knicks’ reliable second option to Kristaps Porzingis, and Wednesday he was the first. For the third time in eight days at the Garden, the Knicks rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to squeak out victory as Hardaway grabbed the hero’s role. The $71 million man grabbed a loose-ball…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah sits again and Knicks’ dilemma deepens
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:35:22 PM)

    Joakim Noah has gone from being banished by the NBA for taking a banned supplement to being banished by his own team. For the second straight game since returning from his 20-game drug suspension dating to last season, the $72 million man was inactive Wednesday and Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek doesn’t foresee an immediate change….

  • [NYDN] Knicks overcome double-digit deficit to beat Jazz, 106-101
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:06:51 PM)

    The Knicks overcame a tough loss to the Cavs with an impressive comeback win over the Jazz.

  • [NYDN] Knicks center Joakim Noah inactive for second straight game
    (Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:39:40 PM)

    Being a defensive captain from behind the bench pays well these days in the NBA.

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