Knicks Morning News (2017.11.28)

  • [ESPN] Porzingis returns; Noah active for first time
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 6:43:22 PM)

    While Kristaps Porzingis returned to the Knicks after missing a game with a sore back, the team was again without center Enes Kanter. Joakim Noah was activated for the first time this season and scored 2 points in three minutes.

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina’s roller-coaster night a true learning experience
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 7:38:55 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina managed to wrap a typical rookie season all into one night Monday at the Garden. After shooting 0-for-4 with a turnover in the first half, the Knicks point guard was benched for the entire third quarter. He showed some life in the fourth as the Knicks mounted a comeback, but it was hardly…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter instigating fights from bench: ‘I’ll pay the fine’
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 7:14:15 PM)

    Enes Kanter sat out a third straight game Monday night as he continued to fight back spasms, but that didn’t mean the Knicks’ emotional leader couldn’t help inject some energy into his lifeless teammates with a suggestion. “I told — I’m not going to tell who — I told somebody, ‘Hey man, go out there…

  • [NYPost] What Knicks do next could determine their whole season
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 7:07:57 PM)

    Twenty games in, and the Knicks are officially entangled in their first crisis. It isn’t their first three-game losing streak; that trifecta led off the season, but that was still when we — and, in truth, they — thought this could be a legitimate 82-game mudslide. They were 0-3 then. It was impossible to guess…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s long-awaited return to Knicks just a cameo
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 7:03:24 PM)

    Welcome to Year 2 of Joakim Noah’s infamous Knicks tenure: uncertain when he will be in uniform, grateful for any minutes at all. With starting center Enes Kanter again sidelined by back spasms, Noah was on the active roster and played Monday night for the first time in the second season of his albatross four-year,…

  • [NYPost] Knicks can’t find their old Garden magic as slump worsens
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 5:04:47 PM)

    The Knicks are slumping. The electricity that had buzzed through Madison Square Garden in the early stages of this surprising season was replaced by groans and scattered boos Monday night as the sluggish Knicks were easily handled by the Trail Blazers, 103-91, for their third straight loss. The Knicks (10-10) had won nine of their…

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter hopes to return to Knicks lineup Wednesday vs. Heat
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 11:45:33 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter hopes he can return to the starting lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Miami Heat after missing the past three games.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ rally falls short in 103-91 loss to Lillard, Trail Blazers
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 10:25:00 PM)

    The Knicks lost to Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers 103-91 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina, LeBron clear the air
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 7:45:00 PM)

    Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina and Cavaliers forward LeBron James have reportedly cleared the air after their brief spat earlier this month.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah, Porzingis active, Kanter inactive as Knicks take on Portland
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 6:03:07 PM)

    Knicks forwards Joakim Noah and Kristaps Porzingis will be active, while forward Enes Kanter will be inactive for Monday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis, Knicks return home to face Trail Blazers
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 5:18:35 PM)

    After two road losses, the Knicks return home to face the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ron Baker sent down to G-League Westchester
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 9:59:54 AM)

    The Knicks have assigned G Ron Baker to the G-League Westchester Knicks, and he is expected to play tonight at White Plains.

  • [SNY Knicks] Cyber Monday deals: Who are the Knicks’ best discount contracts?
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM)

    On this Cyber Monday, who are the Knicks best discount contracts?

  • [NYTimes] Trail Blazers 103, Knicks 91: Knicks Fall Back to .500 With Loss to Trail Blazers
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:08:10 AM)

    Damian Lillard scored 32 points at Madison Square Garden as Portland handed the Knicks their third straight loss.

  • [NYTimes] David Fizdale Is Fired by Memphis Grizzlies
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:59:57 AM)

    In a move that stunned many around the N.B.A., Fizdale was fired after a 7-12 start. The Grizzlies had lost their last eight straight games.

  • [NYDN] Injured Enes Kanter advises teammates to ‘fight with somebody’
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 7:59:29 PM)

    Enes Kanter was held out of his third straight game on Monday night with back spasms.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ late run not enough, fall to Trail Blazers, 103-91
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 5:01:24 PM)

    The Knicks made it a game in the fourth quarter, but were unable to complete the comeback.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks trail throughout, fall to .500 in loss to Trail Blazers
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 11:41:22 PM)

    The Knicks fell back to .500 with a thud in a nearly wire-to-wire 103-91 loss to the Trail Blazers at the Garden on Monday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Young Knicks can’t take anything for granted
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 11:32:35 PM)

    Are the Knicks for real?

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah activated, gets first basket of season for Knicks
    (Monday, November 27, 2017 11:13:17 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis returned to the Knicks lineup on Monday night vs. Portland after missing Saturday’s game at Houston.

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