Knicks Morning News (2017.12.20)

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis expected to play vs. Celtics who always have his number
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:19:33 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is expected to return to in time to face a Boston buzz saw Thursday at the Garden. Boston brutalized the Knicks, 110-89, in their lone meeting in late October at TD Garden. In the season’s third game, Porzingis shot 3-of-14 as the Knicks dropped to 0-3. Porzingis said he wasn’t getting any calls…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn moonlights as a ‘Bar Mitzvah Man’
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 2:37:48 PM)

    When he’s not tearing up the court at Madison Square Garden, Knicks player Kyle O’Quinn spends his Saturday nights tearing up the dance floor with tweenagers. The 27-year-old Queens native has spun his Big Apple fame into a unorthodox side-gig — moonlighting as a bar mitzvah entertainer, according to a new report. “The parties are…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. gets another week in injury purgatory
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:56:23 AM)

    The Knicks still have no definitive timetable on Tim Hardaway Jr.’s complicated “stress injury” after his “reevaluation.’’ The club announced that “based on his progress,” Hardaway will step up his rehab and courtwork and be reevaluated again in another week. He already has missed the past 16 days with the injury to his lower left…

  • [NYPost] Dissecting Knicks’ road woes, which they can no longer run from
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 8:31:03 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Five thoughts on Monday’s queasy 109-91 Knicks loss in the Queen City: 1. The Knicks’ home-road statistical differentials are staggering, so it’s no surprise the records are so disparate. The Knicks are second in the NBA in home wins with a 14-5 record, but Monday’s meltdown dropped them to 2-9 on the…

  • [NYPost] Why the injury crisis is only getting worse
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:32:30 AM)

    Maybe it was always like this. After all, Joe Namath once missed 30 out of 56 starts in a four-season stretch between 1970 and ’73. Frank Gifford was a glamorous, unscathed football prince one second, laid flat by Chuck Bednarik the next, sent out of football for a whole year. Not just around here, either:…

  • [NYTimes] How This Lithuanian Outpost Lured LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball
    (Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:00:32 AM)

    It all started with a message on Twitter in the wee hours of the morning. Less than a week later, the brothers signed a contract and sent the town into a frenzy.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Why the Dowdy Celtics Are Trying to Wear Supreme
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 11:55:21 PM)

    The N.B.A. wants to run a 2017 sports business, and even teams that have historically resisted change are getting on board.

  • [NYTimes] Our Journalists Share Their Most Memorable Interviews of 2017
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:49:04 PM)

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

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway re-evaluated; no timetable for his return
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:15:03 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. was re-evaluated by the Knicks’ medical staff Tuesday, but the team still isn’t giving a timetable for his return from a stress injury in his lower left leg.

  • [ESPN] Hardaway Jr. (leg) eyes post-Christmas return
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 6:43:40 PM)

    Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is progressing in his rehab from a stress injury in his leg, but will be sidelined until at least Dec. 26.

  • [NYDN] Tim Hardaway Jr. set to ‘advance’ rehab for Knicks
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 1:56:31 PM)

    The news on Tim Hardaway Jr. is encouraging as the Knicks announced on Wednesday that “he will advance his rehabilitation and court work.”

  • [NYDN] How Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn became ‘Bar Mitzvah Man’
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:26:58 AM)

    Kyle O’Quinn is known for his defense and rebounding prowess when he hits the floor for New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Will the Knicks come back to Earth?
    (Wednesday, December 20, 2017 1:14:23 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: How far can Knicks go without a healthy Kristaps Porzingis?
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:30:47 PM)

    The DNL crew gives their thoughts on the Knicks’ blowout loss last night and how far the Knicks can go without a healthy Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway cleared to increase rehab on injured leg
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 4:15:36 PM)

    Knicks guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. was re-evaluated on Tuesday and was cleared to “advance his rehabilitation and court work” as he rehabs the stress injury in his left leg, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kyle O’Quinn really likes going to bar/bat mitzvahs
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 12:40:59 PM)

    Many know Kyle O’Quinn as the powerful Knicks center, but most don’t realize he is a hot commodity in the bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah scene.

  • [SNY Knicks] Beasley’s offense overshadowed by defensive woes against Hornets
    (Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:10:57 AM)

    Knicks F Michael Beasley may have had a team-high 23 points on Monday night, but his overall play wasn’t anything to brag about.