Knicks Morning News (2017.12.29)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks lose to Spurs, fall to 2-12 on road
    (Friday, December 29, 2017 1:05:04 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis never got into an offensive rhythm, and he had his share of difficulties on the other end guarding LaMarcus Aldridge.

  • [NY Newsday] Tony Parker thinks Frank Ntilikina has what it takes to be good
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:40:00 PM)

    Tony Parker is a fan of Frank Ntilikina’s game. The team in France owned by Parker (ASVEL) played Ntilikina’s (Strasbourg) the previous three years, and Parker saw enough to believe that the rookie point guard will make an impact in the NBA.

  • [NY Newsday] 2017 coaching, exec changes: Few NY-area teams went untouched
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:19:00 PM)

    It has been a tumultuous year for New York-area managers, executives and coaches:

  • [NYTimes] Spurs 119, Knicks 107: Knicks Fall to 2-12 on the Road With Loss at Spurs
    (Friday, December 29, 2017 4:32:48 AM)

    The Knicks were able to push the pace against the Spurs, who were without Kawhi Leonard, but could not overcome a balanced effort from San Antonio.

  • [NYDN] Tony Parker helped Frank Ntilikina prepare for rookie season
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:23:07 PM)

    French point guards stick together.

  • [NYDN] Knicks drop fourth straight game with 119-107 loss to Spurs
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:22:05 PM)

    It’s officially trouble time.

  • [NYDN] Justin Holiday explains why he thought he’d re-sign with Knicks
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:25:48 AM)

    Justin Holiday wanted to return to the Knicks and believed the feeling was mutual.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Enes Kanter trying to block out looming contract decision
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:09:26 AM)

    It’s been long assumed Enes Kanter will opt into the final year of his contract. The $18.4 million is just too great.

  • [NYPost] Knicks overwhelmed by Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:26:41 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — The Knicks were just relieved they weren’t blown out of Alamo City. They received a holiday gift from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who rested superstar Kawhi Leonard on Thursday night for what the Spurs termed as “return from injury management.’’ Popovich made the right call and the Knicks returned below the .500…

  • [NYPost] What could determine Kyle O’Quinn’s future with the Knicks
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 4:13:31 PM)

    SAN ANTONIO — The Knicks’ interest in trading Kyle O’Quinn at the Feb. 9 trade deadline will rise at the same rate as their chances of making the draft lottery. According to league sources, O’Quinn’s market value will depend on how clubs view his opt-out clause. The Knicks are under the impression O’Quinn, a Queens…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina is finally getting the matchup he’s dreamed of
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:24:44 AM)

    SAN ANTONIO — French point-guard pioneer Tony Parker knows Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina all too well. As the quarterback for Strasbourg last season, Ntilikina led his French team past Asvel in the French League semifinals. Parker, the Spurs legend, has owned Asvel for three years and said Ntilikina “was on our radar’’ in 2014 before…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose to Spurs 119-107, drop below .500
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 11:08:35 PM)

    The Knicks drop their fourth straight, and fall below .500, with a 119-107 loss to the Spurs.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tony Parker hopes New York will be patient with compatriot Ntilikina
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:28:55 PM)

    Tony Parker believes in the ability of Frank Ntilikina– but hopes the Knicks are patient with him.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter isn’t thinking about contract decision
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:40:17 PM)

    Enes Kanter could opt-out of his contract after this season and become a free agent.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Spurs, 8:30 p.m.
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:06:46 PM)

    After losing to the lowly Bulls, the Knicks travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs.

  • [SNY Knicks] Willy Hernangomez: I don’t like my situation
    (Thursday, December 28, 2017 4:00:02 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez has played just five minutes in the last eleven games, and his situation is becoming increasingly difficult.