2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Grizzlies

The Knicks are back at home and hosting a Grizzlies team that opened the season strong but has fallen down a lot recently (they remind me a lot like the Orlando Magic’s start – only the Magic were at least doing it with young players) and the slump actually led to their coach getting fired.

So the Knicks really, really need to win this one.

KP is back, Timmy is still out and Ron Baker has been deactivated to get Joakim Noah active so that he might be able to help slow Marc Gasol down. Their handling of Ron Baker this season is just cuckoo bananas. Gotta keep Ramon Sessions active!

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.12.06)

  • [NYDN] Knicks crashing back to reality thanks to injuries, road schedule
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:32:17 PM)

    The Knicks had warned us they weren’t going to win very many games this season, using not-so-subtle code words for tanking and rebuilding.

  • [NYDN] Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to miss at least two weeks
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:31:35 PM)

    The Knicks have another loss.

  • [NYPost] Hernangomez doesn’t want to play without Porzingis again
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:29:34 PM)

    Knicks center Willy Hernangomez admitted to being spooked in Indiana on Monday. It was the first time he played for the Knicks without his pal Kristaps Porzingis, who didn’t make the trip. It worked out well, as Hernangomez, flourishing in garbage time, posted his first double-double this season, finishing with a team-high 14 points and…

  • [NYPost] Injury-depleted Knicks dealt bad news on Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:27:25 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. isn’t coming back any time soon. The Knicks received a crippling blow as Hardaway will be out more than two weeks with a stress injury to his lower left leg, as the club continues to vaguely term it. The Knicks announced he would be reevaluated after two weeks, didn’t give a concrete…

  • [NYPost] Knicks wanted another NBA legend to replace Phil Jackson
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:38:39 AM)

    What could have been a worse scenario for Phil Jackson after he got canned by James Dolan in late June? Having his bitter enemy Jerry West replace him. According to a Sporting News feature on the Knicks, Dolan had his entertainment mogul/compadre Irving Azoff reach out to West after Jackson’s dismissal. However, West had no…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ many flaws exposed, and season in early jeopardy
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 7:08:09 AM)

    Hey, it was nice while it lasted. On Monday in Indianapolis, the Knicks sank below .500 at 11-12 for the first time since Nov. 1. There are ominous signs that perhaps they’ll never see the north side of .500 again after losing five of six. And that’s despite playing their next seven games against sub-.500…

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Dolan was interested in hiring Jerry West to replace Phil Jackson
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:26:11 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan was originally interested in hiring Jerry West to replace Phil Jackson as Knicks president, reports Sporting News, citing sources.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway out at least two weeks due to stress injury
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 4:55:28 PM)

    Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. (stress injury to his lower left leg) has started a treatment and rehab program and will be reevaluated in two weeks, the team said on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis listed as probable for Wednesday’s game
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 4:13:05 PM)

    Porzingis (ankle) and SG Tim Hardaway, Jr. (shin) were out for Monday’s loss to the Pacers.

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Hardaway out at least two weeks
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:37:33 PM)

    Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. will miss at least the next two weeks with a lower leg injury.

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway to be sidelined at least 2 more weeks; Kristaps Porzingis likely back Wednesday
    (Tuesday, December 05, 2017 10:48:47 PM)

    The Knicks got some good news regarding Kristaps Porzingis but not on Tim Hardaway Jr.