Knicks Morning News (2017.12.25)

  • [NYPost] How Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can ruin Knicks’ holiday
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 4:18:20 PM)

    Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid have played just 86 combined games, but the Knicks have seen enough of the young 76ers duo to know Monday’s matchup won’t be easy. On Christmas Day, the Knicks host Philadelphia at the Garden, with tip-off set for noon. Signs may point to this being a joyous holiday for the…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ Process wasn’t supposed to be here yet
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 1:01:08 PM)

    With the Knicks set to host the 76ers on Christmas Day, it is worth remembering: The Process isn’t happening only in Philadelphia. After shipping Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder in September, the Knicks committed to their own version of “Trust The Process” — building around a fledgling core and a blossoming superstar in Kristaps Porzingis….

  • [NYPost] Why this can be a throwback Christmas for Knicks fans
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 10:25:33 AM)

    Look, it’s probably unfair to Christmas to point out that the Knicks have been brutal for a while whenever they’ve been scheduled to play on Dec. 25. They’ve lost, a lot, for a lot of years, so the record probably isn’t all that hot on Presidents Day, either, or Valentine’s Day. Still, the record is…

  • [NYPost] Real reason behind Knicks’ odd schedule (sorry, Stan Van Gundy)
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:02:18 AM)

    It’s the Grammys, stupid. According to industry sources, the major factor in the Knicks’ home-heavy early schedule is a combination of the Garden hosting the Grammys in January and the Big Ten tournament for the first time ever in early March. On Friday, Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy floated a conspiracy theory the…

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek not buying Stan Van Gundy’s Knicks schedule theory
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:18:53 AM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek is not buying into Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy’s conspiracy theories.

  • [NYDN] ‘Knicks vs. the world’ as Embiid, 76ers bring Xmas matchup to MSG
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:43:35 AM)

    All the Knicks want for Christmas is a win against the 76ers and to prove they are no fluke.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks prepare for 76ers, with or without ‘The Process’
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 9:18:24 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The NBA put the promising 76ers on the guest list for its Christmas card of games for the first time since 2001, lining them up against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. And then “The Process” finally began making progress after averaging 63 losses in the previous four seasons.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks get ready for Christmas Day game
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 11:49:35 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina and Enes Kanter are looking forward to playing against the Sixers on Christmas Day at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway Sr. says Knicks fans, media didn’t give Hardaway Jr. a chance
    (Sunday, December 24, 2017 11:28:58 AM)

    Former NBA player Tim Hardaway Sr. felt his son, Tim Hardaway Jr., did not get a fair reception when he was signed to a four-year, $71 million deal with the Knicks last July.

  • 10 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2017.12.25)”

    Natalie Buono to all my fellow NYKerbloggers. In the words of the Sage of the Garden, may our NYKs be shrewd, clever, slick.

    Noah is active today. That means they must expect Embiid to play even though he’s listed as questionable.

    @7 Thanks. People retweet things and sometimes I’m not careful. smh

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