Knicks Morning News (2017.11.29)

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter doesn’t let LeBron live down first-career ejection
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:01:27 PM)

    Whenever LeBron James falters, you can bet Enes Kanter is lurking in the shadows. The Knicks center who has been publicly feuding with James all season mocked the Cavaliers superstar on Twitter after he was ejected from a game Tuesday night for the first time in his career. “King of Cleveland,” read Kanter’s post, in…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek hints this Knicks big-man glut cannot last
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2:43:13 PM)

    With Enes Kanter set to return from a three-game absence, the questions as to what the Knicks will do about their logjam at center continue to loom. Primary backup Kyle O’Quinn earned three straight starts as Kanter sat with back spasms, while Willy Hernangomez got more than garbage time and Joakim Noah finally made his…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek’s simple message on Porzingis’ slump: Calm down
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:12:46 PM)

    It couldn’t last forever, even though revitalized Knicks fans allowed themselves to be convinced it could. Kristaps Porzingis was going to come back to Earth. And while his return home from a scarcely inhabited planet of unicorns is not a major cause for concern, it is worth noting. Through his first 11 games, Porzingis averaged…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter’s sudden mood shift is good news for Knicks
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:47:47 AM)

    During the fourth quarter of a 103-91 loss Monday to the Trail Blazers, a teammate turned to Enes Kanter on the bench and delivered an important message. “’Hey you better get healthy soon. We need you bad out there,’” Kanter recalled being told, right before the Knicks dropped their third consecutive game without their center,…

  • [NYDN] Knicks center (of attention) Enes Kanter has said enough
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:32:19 PM)

    Enes Kanter’s flaws would be his pick-and-roll defense and that he loves to talk. And talk.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter trolls LeBron James after he’s ejected for first time
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:42:50 PM)

    April 9, 2018 can’t get here soon enough.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter warned by Knicks for telling teammate to ‘fight’
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:51:10 PM)

    Enes Kanter was warned by the Knicks and may even hear from the league about openly telling a teammate to fight the opponent.

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Kanter sorry for encouraging fighting
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:14:06 PM)

    Enes Kanter was admonished by the Knicks’ front office Tuesday after he told a New York teammate to “fight” the Trail Blazers in the team’s Monday loss. Kanter says he’s learning: “This is my second language. When I say fight it mean compete, play hard.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter practiced on Tuesday after missing last three games
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:10:33 PM)

    Kanter is hoping to return on Wednesday night against the Heat. The Knicks have lost all three games he has missed.

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter mocks LeBron James’ ejection on Twitter
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:57:00 PM)

    After 1,297 career games and 51,147 career minutes, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was ejected from an NBA game for the first time on Tuesday. James got the boot for using foul language while arguing a non-call with referee Kane Fitzgerald. Apparently the Twitter fingers of Knicks center Enes Kanter, who has been out with lingering back spasms, were feeling just fine.

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter probable to play for Knicks Wednesday against Heat
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:25:00 PM)

    Enes Kanter was working on his post moves after practice, showing no sign of lingering issues from back spasms that kept him out of the past three games.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis still dealing with right elbow issue for Knicks
    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:32:45 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Kristaps Porzingis said his back is fine, but his right elbow continues to hamper him.

  • [NYTimes] Clippers’ Blake Griffin Could Miss Two Months to Knee Injury
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3:32:08 AM)

    Griffin sustained a medial collateral ligament sprain in a victory over the Lakers on Monday, dealing another setback to the injury-riddled Clippers.

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