Knicks Morning News (2017.12.01)

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Kanter, Melo trade chips stepping up
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:42:41 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] MRI on Kristaps Porzingis’ ankle reveals no structural damage
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:05:26 PM)

    Despite the Knicks — and all of Madison Square Garden — expecting the worst, Kristaps Porzingis’ ankle is only sprained.

  • [SNY Knicks] Michael Beasley continues to spark Knicks as fill-in for Porzingis
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:30:01 PM)

    Knicks F Michael Beasley continues to thrive when called upon to fill in for Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter has been driving force behind Knicks’ resurgence
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00:21 PM)

    It’s still only a quarter of the way through the season, but it’s pretty clear that the Knicks have gotten the best of the trade with the Thunder so far.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina sat out Wednesday after re-injuring ankle at practice
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:05:31 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis isn’t the only Knicks player with an ankle scare as rookie PG Frank Ntilikina twisted his bad ankle at practice Tuesday.

  • [NYPost] Porzingis gets good ankle news, then jokes with Jimmy Fallon
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:06:45 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis got good news Thursday on his right ankle, a negative MRI exam as the Knicks expected, according to sources. Hence, the show went on. Porzingis made his scheduled appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday — a six-minute segment during which nothing about his horrifying ankle scare Wednesday was raised….

  • [NYPost] How a Carmelo trade piece became Knicks’ biggest blessing
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:01:38 PM)

    There is no basketball metric for team spirit, joviality, being the perfect teammate. Esteemed Thunder general manager Sam Presti may now realize those qualities don’t come in the form of a basketball analytic. Knicks starting center Enes Kanter is a bundle of joy and energy. The Carmelo Anthony trade is more than two months old….

  • [NYPost] This is what Courtney Lee looks like without Phil’s handcuffs
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:48:13 AM)

    Courtney Lee is averaging career highs in points, rebounds and assists. The Knicks swingman has been asked a handful of times this season why he seems a different, more active, more consistent player in his second season in New York. And though he didn’t want to diss former president Phil Jackson, Lee explained his production…

  • [NYDN] Courtney Lee attributes improved offense to removal of triangle
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:50:09 PM)

    Courtney Lee’s offensive numbers are up, and he believes it shouldn’t take a mathematics wizard — or a Zen Master — to understand why.

  • [NYDN] Knicks must ensure Kristaps Porzingis’ continued health
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:47:59 PM)

    The Knicks should be counting their lucky stars that medical tests of Kristaps Porzingis’ ankle revealed no significant damage.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ MRI results on injured ankle are negative
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 10:16:38 AM)

    The Knicks appear to have dodged a unicorn-sized bullet.

  • [NY Newsday] Courtney Lee enjoying a career year so far with the Knicks
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:29:17 PM)

    Courtney Lee heard all the rumors that he would be traded when the Knicks signed shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr., but he said he never was concerned.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ MRI on ankle is negative, source confirms
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:54:29 PM)

    The Knicks seemed to be breathing a collective sigh of relief Wednesday night when Kristaps Porzingis’ ankle injury wasn’t as bad as it first appeared. An MRI done on Porzingis’ right ankle Thursday came back negative, revealing no structural damage, a league source confirmed. He’s considered day to day.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Kristaps Porzingis doesn’t expect to miss much time
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 1:08:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis gave Knicks fans quite a scare on Wednesday night.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Porzingis’ MRI negative, day-to-day
    (Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:26:42 PM)

    An MRI taken Thursday on New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis’ injured right ankle was negative, revealing no damage, league sources told ESPN. Porzingis was hurt Wednesday when Justise Winslow stepped on Porzingis’ right foot.

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