Knicks Morning News (2017.11.30)

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis sprains ankle in Knicks’ rout of Heat
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:04:33 AM)

    The Madison Square Garden crowd fell silent as Kristaps Porzingis was lying on the floor, and then it gasped and moaned after he had to be helped off the court.

  • [NY Newsday] Never a dull moment for Knicks with Enes Kanter around
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:18:37 PM)

    Enes Kanter was back and basketball was fun again at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah assigned to Knicks’ G-League team
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:09:16 PM)

    Joakim Noah was inactive again Wednesday night, but he got his most game action of the season earlier in the day playing in the G League.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis carried off court with ankle sprain
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:16:05 PM)

    Porzingis had to be helped off the Madison Square Garden floor early into Wednesday’s Knicks game.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter continues entertaining journey, scores a game-high 22
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:15:36 PM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks injury report came with a bit of both good and bad news.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter continues ongoing feud with LeBron James on Twitter
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:08:13 PM)

    The greatest trolling Twitter feud outside of LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump continued Tuesday night.

  • [NYDN] Knicks lose Kristaps Porzingis in 115-86 win over Heat
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:02:31 PM)

    There was the Knicks season flashing before the eyes of thousands at the Garden.

  • [NYDN] Three men accused of mugging Cleanthony Early taking plea deals
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:51:35 AM)

    Three men accused of holding up ex-Knick Cleanthony Early are taking plea deals, their lawyers said Wednesday.

  • [NYDN] Judge, Porzingis and these sports icons received NYC mayor votes
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:33:39 AM)

    Bill de Blasio may have been re-elected as New York City mayor, but he’s lucky that Aaron Judge and Kristaps Porzingis didn’t run.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter snaps Knicks out of losing funk
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:23:50 AM)

    Enes Kanter has had a busy week. And that was before he stepped back on the court, posted a dominant first-half double-double and received the lion’s share of credit for lifting the Knicks out of a losing skid. Kanter needed a mere two quarters Wednesday night to show all of the energy, rebounding tenacity and…

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley becoming a stabilizing force for Knicks
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:47:14 PM)

    No one would confuse Kristaps Porzingis with Michael Beasley. If Porzingis is a unicorn, Beasley is some more bizarre creature, materializing at odd times in the mythical forest. But when the Knicks have been without Porzingis twice this season, and a de facto third time Wednesday night when Porzingis exited after 2:30 because of an…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ other injury worry: Frank Ntilikina’s ankle acting up again
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:15:01 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina’s rookie season took another turn in the wrong direction when he twisted his right ankle in Tuesday’s practice and missed his third game in the Knicks’ 115-86 win over Miami on Wednesday. It was the same ankle that sidelined him after the season opener for two games. Ntilikina, 19, said the injury isn’t…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis scare: Reliving 20 minutes when Knicks’ season hung in balance
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:27:17 PM)

    Here are seven words you never want to come tumbling out of the mouth of your 7-foot-3 franchise cornerstone, the hope of the decade to come, the centerpiece around which you hope to someday build a contending team. “I felt my ankle touch the floor.” Ankles aren’t supposed to touch the floor, not unless you’re…

  • [NYPost] Knicks survive Porzingis scare in dominant victory over Heat
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:15:32 PM)

    Somehow it was two victories in one night for the Knicks. Porzingis’ horrific-looking ankle injury turned into just a sprain and the club, behind Enes Kanter’s off-the-charts energy, routed the Heat 115-86 without the Latvian phenom Wednesday. Porzingis said he knew his ankle wasn’t broken as he was helped off the Garden floor less than…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis avoids disaster after cringeworthy ankle twist
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:54:07 PM)

    The Knicks — and all of their fans — can breathe again. Kristaps Porzingis was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle after X-rays were negative Wednesday night, the team announced, which must be considered the best-case scenario after the future of the franchise had limped off the court following what appeared to be a nasty…

  • [NYPost] A rusty Joakim Noah shows how far he’s plunged
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:30:17 PM)

    Knicks center Joakim Noah could have had a different view, but he wasn’t going to decline a chance to play basketball — even if it was the G League. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek revealed Noah was gung-ho about the decision to send him down to the Westchester Knicks for an 11 a.m. matinee Wednesday against…

  • [ESPN] Porzingis on ankle: ‘Don’t think it’s that serious’
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:57:49 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis left the Knicks’ game Wednesday with a sprained right ankle, however X-rays taken were negative, and Porzingis said, “I don’t think it’s that serious.”

  • [ESPN] The votes are in: Judge, Porzingis, Eli get write-ins for New York mayor
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:45:31 AM)

    Aaron Judge, Kristaps Porzingis and Eli Manning were among a handful of New York sports stars to receive votes in the city’s 2017 mayoral election.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Porzingis injures ankle in win
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:45:19 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis on injuring his ankle in the Knicks’ 115-86 win over the Heat, a victory which snapped their three-game losing streak.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks overcome loss of Porzingis, rout Heat, 115-86
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:20:40 PM)

    Enes Kanter had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 115-86 on Wednesday night despite losing Kristaps Porzingis to a sprained right ankle after 2 1/2 minutes.

  • [SNY Knicks] Sprained ankle forces Porzingis from Knicks win
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:05:26 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was forced from Wednesday night’s game in the first quarter against the Heat with a sprained right ankle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Heat, 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM)

    One day after traveling to face one of the premier power forwards in the league, the Miami Heat tangle with another Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter warned by Knicks after telling teammate to fight on Monday night
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:56:27 PM)

    Enes Kanter received a warning from the Knicks’ front office after he encouraged a teammate to fight an opponent.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan sings about Knicks fans bugging him to sell, more
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11:39:44 AM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan had poked fun at the sports blog, Deadspin, through a song he wrote for their award show Tuesday night.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 115, Heat 86: Kristaps Porzingis Exits With Injury, but Knicks Roll to Win
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:39:08 AM)

    A scary ankle injury in the first quarter forced Porzingis out of the game, but Enes Kanter led the team to a blowout of the Miami Heat.

  • [NYTimes] Snapper Jones, N.B.A. Broadcaster, Dies at 75
    (Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:08:36 PM)

    Jones, an A.B.A. All-Star, was a longtime broadcaster for the Portland Trail Blazers and reached a national audience through ESPN, NBC and other networks.

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