Knicks Morning News (2017.12.07)

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis returns, Courtney Lee scores 24 in Knicks’ win
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:47:22 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis declared himself 100 percent healthy before the start of the game, and then went out and proved his right ankle was more than fine.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks are winners with Kristaps Porzingis back
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:32:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has a slight flair for the dramatic, even when he’s not on the court.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis on Tim Hardaway Jr.’s leg injury: ‘Not good for us at all’
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:29:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek couldn’t shed any additional light on Tim Hardaway Jr.’s health. But Kristaps Porzingis sounded a little bit of an alarm about Hardaway being out at least two weeks with a stress injury in his left leg.

  • [NYDN] Knicks come out strong in second half to top Grizzlies, 99-88
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:10:55 PM)

    The Garden was in full slumber – and so were the Knicks – before Courtney Lee buried that shot.

  • [NYDN] Veteran leader Lance Thomas anchors Knicks defense in win
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:09:36 PM)

    Life without Tim Hardaway Jr. is fluid for coach Jeff Hornacek.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter tweets about store misspelling ‘Santa’ as ‘Satan’
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 1:39:46 PM)

    You had one job.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan knew Harvey Weinstein was a predator, new suit claims
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:30:03 AM)

    The lawsuit naming Dolan as a defendant was filed by six women.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 99, Grizzlies 88: Courtney Lee and Kristaps Porzingis Lift Knicks to .500
    (Thursday, December 07, 2017 4:24:10 AM)

    The team is still without Tim Hardaway Jr., but the return of Porzingis helped get the team an easy win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • [ESPN] Knicks win first game without Tim Hardaway Jr., but can it last?
    (Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:15:37 AM)

    Whether the Knicks can replace Tim Hardaway Jr.’s offense during his absence — Courtney Lee? more Kristaps? — could set the course of their season.

  • [ESPN] Knicks owner Dolan named in Weinstein suit
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 1:19:07 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan has been named as defendant in civil lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis returns, Knicks beat Grizzlies, 99-88
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:20:32 PM)

    Courtney Lee scored 24 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 18 after a slow start in his return to the lineup, and the New York Knicks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-88 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis returning against Grizz
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:10:00 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis will suit up and play in Wednesday night’s game against the Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Grizzlies, 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:40:00 PM)

    The New York Knicks might be about to get back the services of one of their prized possessions on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in a matchup with the suddenly spirited Memphis Grizzlies.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lawsuit alleges Dolan knew Weinstein was a sexual predator
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:45:28 PM)

    A lawsuit alleges that Knicks owner James Dolan knew that former Weinstein Company head Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator.

  • [SNY Knicks] Health the main concern for Knicks during at-times exciting season
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:45:42 AM)

    I said before the season that this would be somewhere around the fifth-worst team in the NBA. Clearly, I was wrong. The Knicks are better than that. However, a problem that will likely remain with them for the whole season is health.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis: ‘We’ll find ways to win’ without Hardaway
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:22:10 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis revealed he had a stress fracture when he played in Spain four years ago and remembers only missing “a couple of weeks.’’ So he’s hopeful Tim Hardaway Jr.’s “stress injury’’ won’t derail the season. Back in the lineup Wednesday, Porzingis scored 18 points and made a bigger impact on the defensive end as…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ one defensive constant is a true leader
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 9:28:53 PM)

    Offense can come and go, game to game, half to half, quarter to quarter. A team that looks like an unstoppable force for one half can suddenly turn in a casting calls for animated lampposts in the next. But defense is reliable. Enter Knicks forward Lance Thomas. “I love getting a stop. I love taking…

  • [NYPost] Two co-captains propel Knicks to key win in Porzingis’ return
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:06:39 PM)

    With Tim Hardaway Jr. out for a few weeks, the Knicks needed leadership, and the team’s co-captains didn’t let them down Wednesday. Courtney Lee and Lance Thomas, voted the club’s co-captains before the season, carried the Knicks in a 99-88 victory over the Grizzlies at the Garden. In their first game since it was announced…

  • [NYPost] The unsung rookies who are turning the NBA on its head
    (Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:15:57 AM)

    At the free throw line with 20 seconds left, putting the finishing touches on a 41-point masterpiece, Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell could no longer contain the joy brewing beneath his cool demeanor. Suddenly, the young phenom looked like a kid on Christmas morning, grinning uncontrollably. It was a reminder that Mitchell is, in fact, a…