2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

The Knicks head to Boston to take on the Eastern Conference-leading (by a slim one-game margin over the Toronto Raptors, so the Celtics are not only 1 spot away from being the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference, they’re one spot away from being the #2 team in their own division) Boston Celtics.

This would normally be an automatic loss, but the Celtics are playing without their All-Star point guard, Kyrie Irving, tonight. They will also play without Marcus Smart and back-up point guard, Shane Larkin. They will be starting Terry Rozier in his first career NBA start.

It would be nice to see Knick All-Star Kristaps Porzingis do better against the Celtics than he has recently. They’ve been really busting him up when they play, but his nemesis Marcus Smart is out tonight, which is good for KP.

The Knicks beat the Celtics the last time that these two teams met, so this game is very much a winnable game for the Knicks. It would be their biggest road win in some time (and literally the first time all year that they would have back-to-back road victories). It would also give the Knicks three wins in a row to give them momentum at just the right time to convince them to trade their first round pick for Jabari Parker.

Let’s go? Knicks?

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.31)

  • [NYDN] Ron Baker leaves Knicks’ win with shoulder injury
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:54:31 PM)

    Baker was in the game less than a minute when his night suddenly was over.

  • [NYDN] Kanter: ‘May ask for a trade’ if he replaces Love on Team LeBron
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:40:20 PM)

    Enes Kanter has flourished with the Knicks this season.

  • [NYDN] Knicks complete season sweep of Nets with 111-95 win
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:00:39 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis wants to make a postseason push and he finally played like it Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah’s exile from Knicks unlikely to end anytime soon
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:14:26 PM)

    Joakim Noah’s exile continues.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks center Enes Kanter does it all in rout of Nets
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:08:06 PM)

    Enes Kanter did his usual dirty work and was a force inside Tuesday night, but he also showed some impressive playmaking ability.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis, Enes Kanter lead Knicks to sweep of Nets
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:54:25 PM)

    The battle of New York was no battle. Again.

  • [NYPost] Ron Baker injures shoulder but keeps on slapping fives
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:45:35 PM)

    The Knicks went through their customary postgame victory celebration, slapping fives. Ron Baker joined in and coach Jeff Hornacek thought the guard was nuts. Baker had left the 111-95 victory over the Nets in the first quarter with a right shoulder injury, a possible dislocation. “He said he felt something, he didn’t hear anything, he…

  • [NYPost] Knicks dominate Nets to record season sweep
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:18:41 PM)

    Before the game, before what turned into another visit essentially to Dante’s seventh circle of hell for his team, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was bemoaning several undeniable truths. The Knicks routinely have kicked the Nets’ butts this season, with Atkinson noting, “They’ve pretty much dominated us.” But also, the Knicks are a matchup made somewhere…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek may be big winner in Noah-Knicks showdown
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 4:05:17 PM)

    The Knicks were wearing their City Edition uniforms Tuesday night against the Nets at the Garden. They were designed to commemorate the FDNY, the brave men who put out fires big and small. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek wore a suit and tie, but an FDNY jersey probably was more fitting considering he was still trying…

  • [NYPost] Exiled Noah won’t be rejoining Knicks anytime in near future
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:59:20 PM)

    Exiled Knicks center Joakim Noah will not be with the team Wednesday in Boston, according to coach Jeff Hornacek, and indications are he may not be back with the team until after the Feb. 8 trade deadline. The Post reported the Knicks have ramped up their trade efforts to see if they can find a…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 111, Nets 95: Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter Lead Knicks in Rout of Nets
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:54:02 AM)

    Porzingis scored 28 points and Kanter had 20 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists as the Knicks completed a regular-season sweep of the Nets.

  • [NYTimes] James Harden Sets Rockets Record With 60 Points
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:33:30 AM)

    Harden became the first player in N.B.A. history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: What the Blake Griffin Trade Means for the Clippers and Pistons
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1:54:30 AM)

    Los Angeles is creating salary cap space to sign free agents this summer. Detroit is trying to be relevant in the East and sell some tickets.

  • [NYTimes] Clippers Send Blake Griffin to Pistons in Blockbuster Trade
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:11:19 PM)

    The Clippers will receive Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and two draft picks in the deal.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks react to Kanter’s monster night
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:34:13 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter laughs off idea of joining Team LeBron for NBA All-Star Game
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:45:02 PM)

    NEW YORK — With Kevin Love now sidelined 6-8 weeks with a fractured left hand, there’s an open spot in the NBA All-Star Game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis, Kanter lead Knicks to 111-95 win over Nets
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:13:41 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points, Enes Kanter had 20 points, 20 rebounds and five assists, and the Knicks completed a New York City sweep of the Brooklyn Nets with a 111-95 victory Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah will not be with team on Tuesday, Wednesday
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:23:37 PM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said C Joakim Noah will not be with the team on Tuesday or Wednesday, coach Jeff Hornacek said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Bondy on Noah’s future
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:09:36 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Nets vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 5:24:48 PM)

    NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets, losers of nine out of their last 12 games, head just a short way over to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night to face the New York Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: The Knicks can’t keep Ntilikina on the bench
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:35:30 AM)

    With the emergence of Trey Burke and veteran Jarrett Jack still starting, where does that leave Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina.

  • [ESPN] Joakim Noah remains away from the Knicks: Will he ever return?
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:56:34 PM)

    Will Joakim Noah ever play for the Knicks again? It’s too early to say for sure, but the signs aren’t looking good.

  • 2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Nets

    Sorry, I got so used to the West Coast game times. 😉

    The Knicks host the Nets, one of the few teams that they can still beat!

    Let’s go? Knicks?

    Knicks Morning News (2018.01.30)

  • [NY Newsday] Nets hope to avoid getting swept by Knicks on Tuesday at MSG
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 9:15:57 PM)

    The Nets have taken three shots at beating the Knicks and have missed each time. They would really like to avoid going 0-for-4.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks looking to part ways with Joakim Noah after spat with Jeff Hornacek, source says
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 8:19:23 PM)

    Joakim Noah’s days as a Knick could be numbered.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis takes aim at playoffs and Knicks being buyers at the trade deadline
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 7:48:34 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis wants the Knicks to be buyers at the trade deadline to improve their chances of making the playoffs.

  • [NYDN] Knicks front office needs to speak up about Joakim Noah situation
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 1:48:38 PM)

    The Knicks’ collective silence regarding Joakim Noah’s status, both present and future, speaks volumes.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis wants Knicks to be buyers at trade deadline
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 11:49:32 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis, unlike the front office, isn’t so concerned about long-term assets.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah not at practice, out vs. Nets as future now uncertain
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 9:22:55 AM)

    Joakim Noah, who was reportedly upset over his playing time, was not at Knicks practice on Monday morning.

  • [NYTimes] Blake Griffin Headed to Pistons in Trade With Clippers
    (Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:00:37 AM)

    The Clippers will receive Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and two draft picks in the deal.

  • [NYTimes] Argument with Hornacek Led to Noah’s Leave From Knicks
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 6:44:04 PM)

    The Knicks and Noah agreed to a cooling-off period after an emotional exchange with Coach Jeff Hornacek.

  • [ESPN] How the Knicks can navigate Joakim Noah’s albatross contract
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 3:32:05 PM)

    If Noah has played his final game in a Knicks uniform, how could New York lessen the burden of the $56 million still owed to the former Defensive Player of the Year?

  • [ESPN] Porzingis: Plan for playoffs at trade deadline
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 3:17:03 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis wants the Knicks in the playoffs: The forward said he would prefer if the team added experienced talent at the trade deadline — instead of tanking for the draft — and make the postseason.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Noah rift lingers, but no buyout talks
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 1:44:32 PM)

    Sources tell ESPN that there have been no buyout talks between the New York Knicks and Joakim Noah despite a growing disconnect between the team and the center who has played in just seven games this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks aim to part ways with Noah
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 11:34:57 PM)

    As the trade deadline approaches, Knicks All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis shares what he believes the Knicks’ mindset should be.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis focused on Knicks’ playoff chances this year, not being sellers
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 5:36:00 PM)

    Amid reports that other teams believe the Knicks should be sellers as the NBA trade deadline nears, forward Kristaps Porzingis said he is focused on leading the current group of players to the postseason.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is buying out Joakim Noah worth it for the Knicks?
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 3:00:50 PM)

    The Knicks are reportedly exploring ways to part with C Joakim Noah following his heated argument with head coach Jeff Hornacek at practice last week.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter probable for Tuesday’s game after lacerating lip
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 2:55:24 PM)

    Kanter showed off the injury on Twitter.

  • [SNY Knicks] The Knicks should be sellers at the trade deadline
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 10:05:58 AM)

    With the NBA trade deadline a few days away, many teams are pondering whether or not they should buy or sell including the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Jarrett Jack wants to be a Knick even if it means missing playoffs
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 6:24:40 PM)

    There has been speculation a playoff-bound team may have interest in veteran Knicks guard Jarrett Jack and seek his services at the trade deadline, especially with the Knicks developing rookie Frank Ntilikina and adding Trey Burke, a 25-year-old former lottery pick. Jack hopes it doesn’t happen, even if it means a trip to the postseason…

  • [NYPost] Nets have a plan to avoid embarrassing sweep by Knicks
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 5:47:29 PM)

    Forget bragging rights. The Nets have already lost that battle. Tuesday night is about saving face, trying to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the rival Knicks. “You go around anywhere, everybody’s always asking when are you going to beat the Knicks,” forward Quincy Acy said Monday following practice. “Or can you beat…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis isn’t buying doubters’ Knicks narrative
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 4:00:38 PM)

    To many on the outside looking in, the Knicks should be sellers at the NBA trading deadline. But to some on the inside, including All-Star Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks should be buyers and try for the team’s first playoff spot since 2013. “Of course,” Porzingis said, when asked if it is his wish the Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s huge mistake is new Knicks regime’s huge test
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 3:08:11 PM)

    It’s time for Steve Mills and Scott Perry to use their skills. They have to figure out some way to shed Joakim Noah from the Knicks without costing anything tangible beside money. It’s time for Noah to go. The 6-foot-11 center wasn’t at Knicks practice on Monday, but created more of a fuss than any…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ options as Joakim Noah fight becomes clearer
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 1:30:00 PM)

    The Knicks players had long since left the court Monday in Tarrytown. Coach Jeff Hornacek discussed topics ranging from his former coach Jerry Sloan, ex-Knicks and Suns executive Al Bianchi, plus famed NBA fights, both verbal and physical, through the years. Hornacek was summoned for an organizational meeting. No one provided details on what the…

  • [NYPost] The Joakim Noah-Hornacek fight that started the split
    (Monday, January 29, 2018 9:00:15 AM)

    He hasn’t been able to show it on the court, but Joakim Noah still has fight in him. The veteran forward and Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek had at least one heated argument that led to Noah’s indefinite leave, according to a Monday New York Times report. The Knicks announced the 32-year-old was leaving the…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.01.29)

  • [NYPost] Rest of NBA thinks it’s time for Knicks to start selling
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:43:58 PM)

    The NBA trade deadline arrives one week from Thursday, so there remains roughly a week and a half for rumor mongers to enjoy the most wonderful time of their year. So for a week and a half, teams must decide to either buy, sell or stand pat in what could be an active trade session….

  • [NYPost] Evidence that G-League stint can work is in front of Knicks’ eyes
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:08:12 PM)

    According to Knicks rookie shooting guard Damyean Dotson, the G-League exists to help confidence — not hurt. While the Knicks are so far reluctant to give rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina a game in Westchester — perhaps not to bruise his ego — Dotson just came off a two-week stint. The Knicks’ 2017 second-round pick…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks guard’s ‘LaVar Ball’ dad isn’t the issue he once was
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:14:32 AM)

    Trey Burke isn’t the only one who has changed since his days with the Jazz. So has his father, Benji Burke, a Division II scholarship player at Northwest Missouri State who coached his son throughout AAU and moonlighted briefly as his agent. During Burke’s Jazz stint, Benji was active on Twitter — too active, he…

  • [NY Newsday] Impressive Trey Burke could cut into Frank Ntilikina’s minutes
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:49:26 PM)

    When the Knicks finally return to the Garden on Tuesday to face the Nets for their first home game since Jan. 14, fans may see a lot more of Trey Burke and a lot less of Frank Ntilikina.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks who could be traded by the Feb. 8 deadline
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:10:28 PM)

    The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8. With that in mind, these players could be involved in deals:

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knicks assistant Josh Longstaff thriving as G-League coach
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:01:52 AM)

    On a small scale Saturday night, Josh Longstaff showed the Knicks why, yet again, they may have tossed away the wrong assistant coach.

  • [SNY Knicks] Agent: Porzingis ‘wants to be a Knick, no question’
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:35:30 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, who is eligible to sign a max contract extension this summer, still has a desire to remain in New York, his agent and brother, Janis, told Newsday’s Al Iannazzone.

  • [SNY Knicks] With All-Star dream fulfilled, Porzingis aiming for playoff berth
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 5:00:38 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis will get to live his dream on Feb. 18 when he suits up for his first All-Star Game of his career.

  • [SNY Knicks] Courtney Lee not sweating trade rumors ahead of deadline
    (Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:44:14 AM)

    Knicks SG Courtney Lee has garnered trade rumors, and despite the trade deadline a few days away, he is still focused on playing in New York.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.01.28)

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek says the game changes when Burke is on the floor
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:20:14 PM)

    Trey Burke changes the game for the Knicks when he’s on the court and Jeff Hornacek wants to play him with Frank Ntilikina more.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter: Nobody out there messing with my teammate
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:20:07 PM)

    Enes Kanter won’t let anybody punk his teammates. If anyone tries, they’ll have to go through Kanter, too.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter roasts Devin Booker, Jared Dudley on Twitter after Knicks win
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:35:35 AM)

    Enes Kanter told Devin Booker to “hold this L” then told Jared Dudley to “get on the treadmill” on Twitter after the Knicks 107-85 win against the Suns.

  • [NYTimes] A Brooklyn Family’s Long March Finally Reaches the N.B.A.
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:30:23 PM)

    Dakari Johnson, a rookie center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is a result of generations of hard work and big dreams.

  • [NYPost] The positives Jeff Hornacek found from a wobbly West Coast trip
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:45:09 PM)

    The last taste of the West was a sweet one. The Knicks shut down the Suns on Friday in a defensive gem, and coach Jeff Hornacek sang the praises of his team. Hornacek lauded the leadership of co-captain Lance Thomas, the doggedness of both Tim Hardaway Jr. and former Michigan teammate Trey Burke, and the…

  • [NYPost] Solution to Knicks’ point-guard conundrum right in front of them
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:47:19 AM)

    The Knicks came home from their six-game trip against the Western Conference without Joakim Noah and with a vexing point-guard deployment issue. How much should Trey Burke play? The answer: A lot. The recently signed point-guard whiz, Burke closed out the western swing with two straight 18-point games, Thursday in Denver and a victory Friday…

  • [NYPost] The Grizzlies are likely tanking, which could be bad for the Knicks
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:51:59 AM)

    One of the most fascinating things to watch during the stretch run of this NBA season will be the bottom of the league standings. This could be one of the deepest drafts for elite prospects in recent history, but with about 30-35 games left in the season, there is little clarity among the worst teams…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter traded haymakers in another social media feud
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:47:23 AM)

    If there were an award for best social media villain in the NBA, Enes Kanter would firmly be in the running for it this season. Shortly after the Knicks blasted the Suns on Friday night, Kanter took a shot at Devin Booker, the Phoenix star who was ejected from the game after shoving Kanter. “Hold…

  • [ESPN] Kanter, Dudley in Twitter beef after Knicks win
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:15:27 AM)

    After Enes Kanter and Devin Booker tangled during the New York Knicks’ 107-85 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, the trash talk continued on Twitter after the game.

  • [NYDN] Knicks need to avoid another quick fix and look to summer of ’19
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:38:26 PM)

    Phil Jackson’s biggest mistake as team president – and there were many to choose from – was abandoning his slow-growth plan.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Courtney Lee has become attractive trade target, but he’s not concerned by rumors
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:36:00 PM)

    Talk that he could be traded within the next 12 days doesn’t concern Courtney Lee. Over the summer, rumors flew that he would be gone by training camp after the Knicks signed Tim Hardaway Jr.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ star burns brightly for Knicks
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:11:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis received a FaceTime call in San Francisco on Tuesday from a very familiar face. The person most responsible for his basketball career called to tell him he had made his first NBA All-Star team.

  • [NY Newsday] All in all, it could have been worse for Knicks on long road trip
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 1:58:00 PM)

    The lasting image of the Knicks’ just-completed seven-game road trip could have been Tim Hardaway Jr. going down behind the Knicks’ basket, worried about a possible neck injury.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.01.27)

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter, Porzingis lead Knicks past Suns
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 11:32:11 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Suns vs. Knicks, 9 p.m.
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 8:47:23 PM)

    PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns return home Friday to face the road-weary New York Knicks during a stretch for both teams that only a travel agent could love.

  • [SNY Knicks] How and why the Knicks should trade for Kawhi Leonard
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 2:15:23 PM)

    The one thing the Knicks should go all-in on is trying to swing a deal with the San Antonio Spurs to land Kawhi Leonard.

  • [SNY Knicks] Burke breaks out with double-double in Knicks’ loss to Nuggets
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 8:55:18 AM)

    Knicks guard Trey Burke had a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists in 29 minutes, all season highs, in Thursday’s 130-118 road loss to the Denver Nuggets.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek impressed with Trey Burke’s play for Knicks
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:33:56 AM)

    PHOENIX — Not many good things came from the Knicks’ 130-118 loss to the Nuggets in Denver on Thursday night. It was hard to find a bright spot after the Knicks gave up their highest point total of the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks close out road trip on high note with win over Suns
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:17:00 AM)

    PHOENIX — Lance Thomas had seen enough. He had seen enough of the Knicks playing poor defense on this long road trip to last a lifetime. So the veteran did something about it.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek has fond memories of his time in Phoenix
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 9:44:38 PM)

    PHOENIX — Jeff Hornacek played for the Suns for the first six seasons of his NBA career and coached in Phoenix for three seasons before coming to the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Players-only meeting sparks Knicks
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 11:19:54 PM)

    PHOENIX — With the sun setting on their season and a respected veteran bolting the trip, Knicks co-captain Lance Thomas spoke up at a players-only breakfast meeting at the hotel Friday morning before the Knicks’ 107-85 win in the Valley of the Sun. Thomas lit into the team with a speech about the need to…

  • [NYPost] ‘Need that little dirtiness’: Kanter gets tough as Booker tossed
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 8:37:55 PM)

    PHOENIX — Knicks center Enes Kanter was a bully inside, scoring 20 points with 10 boards, but his blocked shot on a Devin Booker drive was the best damage he wrought Friday night. A Kanter-Booker dustup led to the ejection of the Suns star in the Knicks’ 107-85 victory at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Kanter…

  • [NYPost] Point guard controversy brews as Trey Burke rolls in Knicks win
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 6:59:13 PM)

    PHOENIX — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he still is trying to figure out how to sort out their new three-headed point guard situation. On Friday night, for the second straight game, Trey Burke made the case he has to play. With Devin Booker ejected late in the third quarter after his tiff with Enes…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fear Noah not back till next week, double down on trade talks
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 7:48:48 AM)

    PHOENIX — Joakim Noah may not rejoin the Knicks until next Thursday in Milwaukee, according to a person familiar with the situation. Noah still has family and friends in nearby Chicago and it is where his charity foundation, “Noah’s Arc,” is located and run by his mother. Unhappy with his invisible role, with the Golden…

  • [NYTimes] A Teenager’s Basketball Dream Is Size XXXXXL
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:04:02 AM)

    What’s life like at 7 feet 7 inches? Robert Bobroczkyi, a 17-year-old basketball prospect, gives us a view of his world.

  • [NYDN] Knicks end West Coast trip with 107-85 rout of lowly Suns
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 9:19:16 PM)

    The Knicks got exactly what they needed on Friday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks wasting opportunity if they don’t allow Ntilikina to start
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 9:18:26 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina is the international man of mystery. He’s the great unknown.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter throws shade at Devin Booker, Jared Dudley
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 7:52:46 PM)

    Kanter’s reputation as a trash talker is growing.

  • 2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Suns

    My apologies, I thought that this game was tomorrow night.

    The Knicks are actually up nine in the 3rd quarter!

    Let’s go? Knicks?

    Knicks Morning News (2018.01.26)

  • [SNY Knicks] Burke’s double-double not enough as Knicks fall to Nuggets
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:51:13 PM)

    Trey Burke had 18 points and 11 assists, but the Knicks dropped their third straight game with a 130-118 loss to the Nuggets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frazier walks back Porzingis criticism, thought he was resting not injured
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:40:44 PM)

    Walt Clyde Frazier has walked back his critcism of Kristaps Porzingis for sitting out against the Warriors. Frazier thought the Latvian was resting, but he was injured.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Nuggets, 9 p.m.
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:20:29 PM)

    The Knicks face the Nuggets in Denver at 9 p.m. on Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Is Kristaps Porzingis a soft player?
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:43:41 PM)

    The DNL panel debates if Kristaps Porzingis is a soft player after missing the Knicks’ against the Warriors.

  • [SNY Knicks] Walt Clyde Frazier demands more from Porzingis after sitting against Warriors
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:45:21 PM)

    Knicks legend and broadcaster Walt Clyde Frazier wasn’t too pleased that Kristaps Porzingis was unable to play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah to miss at least two games due to ‘personal reasons’
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:20:01 PM)

    Knicks C Joakim Noah will miss at least the next two games due to personal reasons, the team announced Thursday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Beasley hopes to stay with Knicks: ‘I don’t want to move anymore’
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:10:47 AM)

    Despite a long-time friend in Warriors star F Kevin Durant saying he’d love to play with Michael Beasley next season, the Knicks forward is content where he is now.

  • [NYTimes] Nuggets 130, Knicks 118: Porzingis Returns but Knicks Lose to Nuggets
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 5:03:54 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was back on the court after a one-game absence but he fouled out in the fourth quarter of what had become a close game.

  • [NYTimes] Stephen Curry and LeBron James Reveal All-Star Rosters
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 12:44:04 AM)

    As captains in the N.B.A.’s 2018 All-Star draft, Curry and James took turns picking from their fellow All-Stars from both conferences.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Does an N.B.A. All-Star Draft Held in Private Make a Sound?
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 1:04:04 AM)

    A novel approach to this year’s N.B.A. All-Star game, with captains picking the teams, was undermined in an effort to protect players’ feelings.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis drafted by Team LeBron at All-Star Game
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:59:52 PM)

    Don’t tell Enes Kanter.

  • [NYDN] Amid Noah drama with Hornacek, Knicks lose another road game
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:59:08 PM)

    Joakim Noah’s controversial and disastrous run in New York took another odd turn on Thursday.

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom wants to sign long-term deal with Mets
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:42:43 PM)

    With his newly shorn hair, Jacob deGrom can wander around largely unnoticed, even back in New York City.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks allow season-high 130 points in loss to Nuggets
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 1:02:11 AM)

    DENVER — Kristaps Porzingis returned after a one-game injury absence, but not for long. Dogged by foul trouble, he was limited to 27 minutes and fouled out with 4:49 remaining in the fourth quarter as the Knicks fell to the Nuggets, 130-118, on Thursday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis will be on Team LeBron for All-Star Game
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:20:11 PM)

    DENVER — There were no Ping-Pong balls and no live coverage. Kristaps Porzingis found out he had been selected to Team LeBron for the NBA All-Star Game by seeing it on a Knicks staffer’s phone on the court during warmups for Thursday night’s game against the Nuggets.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah to miss Knicks’ next two games because of ‘personal reasons’
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:08:46 PM)

    DENVER — Joakim Noah was not with the Knicks when they played the Nuggets on Thursday night because of what the team called “personal reasons.” The veteran center will not be with the team on Friday night, either, when the Knicks finish their seven-game road trip in Phoenix.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. rested against Nuggets
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:03:58 PM)

    DENVER — The Knicks faced the Nuggets on Thursday night without Tim Hardaway Jr. The team decided to rest him for the first game of a back-to-back, with the finale of the road trip set for Friday in Phoenix.

  • [NYPost] LeBron picks Kristaps Porzingis to be on his All-Star team
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:54:59 PM)

    DENVER — LeBron James is fan of the unicorn. The first draft to select sides for the All-Star Game came to fruition Thursday night, when James tabbed Kristaps Porzingis for the monster team he’s captaining. James also took Kevin Durant, who nicknamed Porzingis “The Unicorn’’ during the Knicks forward’s rookie year. James selected Porzingis and…

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke has his biggest night yet
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:30:06 PM)

    DENVER — At least there was Trey Burke. Certainly this is a season to develop rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, but Knicks general manager Scott Perry is committed to seeing what he has in Burke, who is just 25 years old and may be a diamond in the rough. Burke’s fifth game as a Knick…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ new play-by-play man reveals long road to dream job
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:30:20 PM)

    Knicks’ radio play-by-play man Ed Cohen explains how and when he landed the gig with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Cohen will make his debut on Knicks’ TV on MSG Network Friday night (9 p.m.) in Phoenix. Q: How did you work your way up to the Knicks’ job? A: Coming out of Ithaca (College), I…

  • [NYPost] Knicks end day of turmoil with a stinker in Denver
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:41:59 PM)

    DENVER — Joakim Noah left the Mile High City in a huff Thursday morning, and Kristaps Porzingis left the Pepsi Center court in a huff late in the fourth quarter after fouling out. The Knicks gave up 73 points in the first half to continue their defensive slippage out West and suffered another loss at…

  • [NYPost] Walt Frazier backs off criticism of Kristaps Porzingis
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 4:59:14 PM)

    DENVER — MSG Network broadcaster Walt Frazier told The Post his remarks to the Warriors radio station questioning Kristaps Porzingis not playing Tuesday against Golden State were made without knowing all the facts. Frazier was quoted on the Warriors’ pregame show saying Porzingis should have played, especially because it was the night he was voted to…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah, unhappy with playing time, abruptly leaves Knicks
    (Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:25:32 AM)

    DENVER — Joakim Noah has left the Knicks indefinitely for what the team called “personal reasons.’’ Sources have indicated Noah is unhappy with his situation and the Golden State game Tuesday was the trigger point. One NBA source said Noah could be on a leave of absence for as long as a week. Noah has…

  • 2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nuggets

    Well, at the very least, we get to watch an awesome young 22-year-old center tonight.

    Hopefully Dotson gets some burn!

    Let’s go? Knicks!