Knicks Morning News (2017.12.13)

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis paces Knicks with 37-points in 113-109 win
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:15:38 PM)

    The only Big Baller at the Garden was Kristaps Porzingis. Lonzo Ball wasn’t even the best rookie point guard on Tuesday night.

  • [NYDN] Frank Ntilikina stole Lonzo Ball’s thunder when it mattered most
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:48:58 PM)

    The rookie point guard garnering much of the national attention was thriving for the other side.

  • [NYDN] Amar’e Stoudemire returns to MSG, lights Hanukkah menorah
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:27:36 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire hadn’t attended an NBA game this season.

  • [NYDN] Lakers coach Luke Walton receiving advice from Phil Jackson
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:40:42 PM)

    Banished from the Knicks, Phil Jackson is still helping out the Lakers.

  • [NYPost] ‘Ultimate pro’ who groomed the Warriors is helping the Knicks
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:23:07 PM)

    The Knicks were winless throughout the preseason and the first three games of the regular season. Even the most diehard Knicks fans were checking when pitchers and catchers reported, while also keeping an eye on the Giants and Jets. Well, football and Jarrett Jack helped bring their attention back to the Knicks. And this isn’t…

  • [NYPost] No foul trouble, no problem in Beasley’s big finish
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:26:30 PM)

    In his previous game, Michael Beasley received a standing ovation from the Garden crowd. For fouling out in 9:49, which really takes some doing. But Tuesday, Beasley had the Garden crowd in a frenzy because of what he did when the game mattered most. And that was not just staying on the court. “I guess…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ ‘other’ rookie point guard shined against Lonzo Ball
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:15:31 PM)

    Lonzo Ball was the rookie point guard that the masses flocked to the Garden to eyeball Tuesday. The young Lakers stud did not disappoint. But neither did the Knicks’ guy, Frank Ntilikina. Maybe seeing the 6-foot-6 Ball, who was the No. 2 pick in the draft, revved up the fellow 19-year-old’s blood. “I have the…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis, Ntilikina steal the Ball family spotlight in OT thriller
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:49:18 PM)

    LaVar Ball stalked the Garden sidelines in his bright red “Big Baller” shirt and matching sneakers, and Magic Johnson lit up celebrity row with his smile. But the visitors’ Hollywood star power and gold uniforms couldn’t stop Kristaps Porzingis and rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina from lighting up the Lakers at the Garden. Yes, “The…

  • [NYPost] Amar’e Stoudemire’s pointed advice for Kristaps Porzingis
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:26:46 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire was on hand Tuesday at the Garden for spiritual reasons, to help the Knicks celebrate Hanukkah Night. But the retired ex-Knick also delivered a spiritual message to fellow power forward Kristaps Porzingis. Likely referring to Porzingis’ blowing off of last April’s exit meetings with the coaches and former team president Phil Jackson, Stoudemire…

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis has historic night in Knicks’ win over Lakers
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:58:44 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis, who scored 37 points in the Knicks’ win over the Lakers on Tuesday, became the first player in NBA history to combine at least 35 points with 10 rebounds, five blocks, and five three-pointers in a game, according to Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders.

  • [SNY Knicks] The French Prince outplays Lonzo Ball down the stretch as Knicks edge Lakers in OT
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:31:57 PM)

    NEW YORK — With all the hype surrounding Lonzo Ball and his family on Tuesday night in a nationally televised game at Madison Square Garden, it was easy to forget about the Knicks own soft-spoken rookie point guard, Frank Ntilikina.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis propels Knicks to 113-109 overtime win over Lakers
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:30:15 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter thinks LaVar Ball is ‘putting too much pressure’ on Lonzo
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:53:35 AM)

    With Lonzo Ball and the Lakers coming to New York, Knicks C Enes Kanter couldn’t help but to add his two cents about his father — LaVar Ball.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Jahlil Okafor Gets a Second Chance, and Nets Get a Bargain
    (Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:07:20 AM)

    Okafor, the No. 2 draft pick in 2015, lost his spot to Joel Embiid in Philadelphia but now has the opportunity to develop in Brooklyn.

  • [NYTimes] Fix Lonzo Ball’s Shot? Here’s the Blueprint
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:41:59 PM)

    Kevin Martin’s stroke in college was nearly identical to Ball’s unorthodox method, but Martin managed to slowly improve it and become an effective shooter.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis scores 37 points to lead Knicks’ OT win over Lakers
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:45:53 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis scored a game-high 37 points and had 11 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Knicks to an overtime victory over the Lakers in Lonzo Ball’s Garden debut.

  • [NY Newsday] As usual, LaVar Ball goes gonzo over Lonzo
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:20:55 PM)

    As always, LaVar Ball was impossible to miss.

  • [NY Newsday] Luke Walton wanted to see Phil Jackson succeed with Knicks
    (Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:04:31 PM)

    Luke Walton wanted to see Phil Jackson and the triangle offense succeed with the Knicks. Jackson’s departure didn’t sit well with Walton, the Lakers coach.