Knicks Morning News (2017.12.19)

  • [ESPN] Porzingis sitting out with left knee discomfort
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 6:34:23 PM)

    Due to lingering discomfort in his injured left knee, Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis will miss the team’s game Monday against the Hornets. Porzingis originally suffered the knee injury in the first half of Thursday’s win over the Nets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway to undergo tests on injured leg on Tuesday
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 11:16:36 PM)

    Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. will undergo X-rays and further tests on Tuesday on his injured left leg that has forced him to miss New York’s last nine games.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis-less Knicks blown out against Kaminsky, Hornets
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 9:49:33 PM)

    Playing without forward Kristaps Porzingis for the second straight game, the Knicks were blown out against the Charlotte Hornets in a 109-91 loss on Monday at Spectrum Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks look to maintain focus against struggling Hornets
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 6:15:00 PM)

    The New York Knicks play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday at 7 p.m. on the road.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis ruled out for Monday’s game against Hornets
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 5:40:22 PM)

    The Knicks ruled forward Kristaps Porzingis out for Monday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets due to a sore left knee.

  • [SNY Knicks] Beasley continues to shine in place of injury-laden Porzingis
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 3:19:06 PM)

    With Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. out, Knicks F Michael Beasley has been thriving as he fills in for the team’s top scorers.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek more comfortable in his offense, Kristaps Porzingis says
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 10:51:02 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Knicks have been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises, and Kristaps Porzingis believes Jeff Hornacek deserves credit for that.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Hornets on road without Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 10:44:24 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kristaps Porzingis was a spectator again Monday night, but he probably wanted to avert his eyes. The Knicks’ performance was tough to watch.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis ruled out for Knicks’ game vs. Hornets
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 6:23:28 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kristaps Porzingis will miss his second straight game because of a sore left knee.

  • [NYPost] Knicks about to learn just how bad Tim Hardaway injury is
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 6:46:14 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While Kristaps Porzingis missed his second straight game with a sore left knee Monday, Tim Hardaway Jr. is bracing for news on his own timetable. Hardaway will be reevaluated Tuesday for the stress injury in his left leg and find out how much longer he’ll be sidelined. Hardaway will likely undergo a…

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley’s breakout hits speed bump in blowout loss
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 4:43:22 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The yin and yang of Michael Beasley was on full display at Spectrum Center in Monday’s 109-91 loss to the awful Hornets. With Kristaps Porzingis sitting out with a sore left knee, Beasley was thrust into the starting lineup again as starting power forward but wasn’t the hero this time. While he…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ defense crumbles in another lifeless loss on the road
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 4:28:36 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Call it the Carmelo Hangover. Two days after embarrassing Carmelo Anthony in a stirring win at the Garden, the Knicks spent their next game looking like they missed him. It was a rare night of complete ineptitude for Jeff Hornacek’s squad on both ends, though that has become their custom on the…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ frustration growing as he sits again
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 1:20:22 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kristaps Porzingis will miss his second straight game Monday in Charlotte with a sore left knee, as he still is feeling mild pain. It’s the sixth game he’s missed this season — he also sat out the second half of two others — because of ailments. Porzingis tested his left knee at…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis has seen Jeff Hornacek change without Phil’s shadow
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 7:40:10 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two days after Carmelo Anthony’s observation the Knicks are having more fun this season with a different system, Kristaps Porzingis said one key is head coach Jeff Hornacek is brimming with confidence because he’s running his own offense. Porzingis, who missed his second straight game Monday against the Hornets, wasn’t needed against…

  • [NYTimes] Hornets 109, Knicks 91: Kaminsky and Hornets End Knicks’ Winning Streak
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:23:55 AM)

    Frank Kaminsky scored 24 points for Charlotte and his slick shooting stopped the Knicks’ winning streak at four games.

  • [NYTimes] Our Journalists Share Their Most Memorable Interviews of 2017
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 8:59:43 PM)

    Times reporters reflect on the conversations that stuck with them long after their assignments ended.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Kobe Bryant, a Double Salute, With Two Numbers Headed to the Rafters
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 7:59:26 AM)

    For two decades in the N.B.A., Bryant was almost singular in his intensity. And on Monday night, the numbers he wore — No. 8 and 24 — will be retired.

  • [NYDN] Tim Hardaway Jr. to undergo tests on left leg
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 5:54:32 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. will get a much better idea Tuesday about when he can return.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fall 109-91 to Hornets as Porzingis remains sidelined
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 4:19:01 PM)

    Basketball without Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. went well against the Thunder.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis out for Knicks-Hornets with sore knee 
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 1:53:57 PM)

    After the team doctor convinced Kristaps Porzingis to sit against OKC, he won’t play against Hornets with his sore knee on Monday either.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek has assembled Coach of the Year-worthy start for Knicks
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 7:48:15 AM)

    The Knicks are NBA misfits. Nobody wanted their starting point guard. Jarrett Jack couldn’t get a guaranteed contract.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson to miss Kobe Bryant’s Lakers jersey retirement
    (Monday, December 18, 2017 6:43:36 AM)

    Phil Jackson will be home on the range while the Lakers raise Kobe Bryant’s No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys to the rafters Monday night.