Knicks Morning News (2017.11.17)

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter brags to ‘Dictator Erdogan’ while flying to Toronto
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:10:56 PM)

    Enes Kanter is cleared for international travel and he’s flaunting it to the person who tried to take that freedom away.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ good start can be traced to this surprising upgrade
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:58:59 PM)

    Yes, the Knicks rallied and beat Utah by cramming 29 points into the fourth quarter Wednesday with 14 from Tim Hardaway Jr. And yes, it was the fifth time, fourth time in six games, this season the offense rallied from a double-digit deficit to win. And really, how did they do it? “We play team…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ January schedule looking brutal
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:44:16 PM)

    Hey, Knicks. “Win now” has double meaning. And given what awaits, it would be wise to do so. Teams talk of winning now when building for the future, but for the Knicks, “now” may mean the rest of November and most of December. Beyond that is a potentially brutal landscape. From Dec. 27 to Feb….

  • [NYPost] How Ntilikina’s LeBron faceoff defines these Knicks: Mike Breen
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:11:54 PM)

    MSG Network play-by-play man Mike Breen talks about the Knicks’ surprising start, the standoff with LeBron James and a different Garden this season with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: What has been the most enjoyable part of this Knicks start? A: Maybe the best part of the start is what it’s meant to the Knicks…

  • [NYPost] How Ntilikina endeared himself to Knicks of present and past
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:22:39 AM)

    Maybe LeBron James would have picked Dennis Smith Jr. over Frank Ntilikina last June if he ran the Knicks. Still, the team that got Ntilikina is happy. They’re not alone. One guy who has been impressed so far is the greatest point guard in Knicks history, Hall of Famer Walt “Clyde” Frazier. Frazier, of course,…

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina making global impression with shove of LeBron James, strong defense
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:24:50 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina pushing LeBron James inside a raucous and appreciative Madison Square Garden on Monday night wasn’t felt only in the United States. Ntilikina’s friends back in France saw it through social media and had questions.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Tim Hardaway Jr., young team show potential with clutch comeback
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:59:00 AM)

    If the Knicks were demoralized by LeBron James’ big night at Madison Square Garden on Monday, that feeling didn’t last too long.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks could use stretch provision to cut Joakim Noah for cap relief
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:30:11 PM)

    The Knicks could cut Joakim Noah by using the stretch provision and save $11 million in cap space this summer.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks management trying to win over Kristaps Porzingis’ brother, Janis
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 2:25:54 PM)

    Janis Porzingis said earlier this month that money won’t be the main factor regarding whether Kristaps remains with the Knicks long-term.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina’s offense growing to match his defensive abilities
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:45:26 AM)

    Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina has touted defensive abilities, but his offense is starting to show as well.

  • [NYTimes] Celtics 92, Warriors 88: Celtics Ride Huge Third Quarter to Win Over Warriors
    (Friday, November 17, 2017 5:00:29 AM)

    Boston took a page out of Golden State’s notebook, completely taking over the game in the third quarter and riding to the team’s 14th consecutive victory.

  • [NYTimes] Sixers Begin to Reap Rewards From Their Much-Debated ‘Process’
    (Friday, November 17, 2017 4:58:59 AM)

    Sam Hinkie has left Philadelphia, but his unconventional methods of slowly building a team by being purposefully bad are starting to show results.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Remember When the Warriors Stunk? These Guys Had a Front-Row Seat
    (Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:00:23 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] 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.

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