Knicks Morning News (2018.01.04)

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Baker: Was just trying to stop dunk
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 7:19:27 PM)

    Knicks guard Ron Baker played with a mask during his return Wednesday against the Wizards after suffering an orbital bone fracture last week.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis feeling the wear and tear and is ‘so tired’
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 9:01:55 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Closing in on the season’s halfway mark, Kristaps Porzingis admitted he’s feeling wear and tear and missing Tim Hardaway Jr. After all, this is Porzingis’ first season as the Knicks’ No. 1 option, pressure made worse with secondary scorer Hardaway out the past 4½ weeks. After his two-point second half in Wednesday’s 121-103…

  • [NYPost] Knicks have a second half to forget in ugly loss to Wizards
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 4:37:54 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The collapse started in the final seconds of the first half Wednesday, when the Knicks watched Washington’s John Wall chase down an offensive rebound and hit a tie-breaking buzzer beater. The bad vibe kept rolling to start the second half as the Knicks looked absolutely disinterested and with their minds possibly on Miami’s…

  • [NYPost] Ron Baker’s courage only cost him one game
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 4:02:39 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Ron Baker subscribes to the old-school no-layup, no-dunk rule. It’s why Jeff Hornacek loves him. Baker is now playing while wearing a mask because of it, as that philosophy didn’t work out as he had hoped. But Baker’s bold decision to attempt to lay a foul on Anthony Davis as he rose for…

  • [NYPost] Knicks have less-is-more plan to fix Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 9:32:11 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek suggested the Knicks may think about getting the ball to Kristaps Porzingis … less. After calling the offense “stagnant” following Tuesday’s 100-91 loss to the Spurs, Hornacek said opponents are too prepared for the Knicks to deliver the rock to Porzingis, who has slumped since the first week of…

  • [NYTimes] Wizards 121, Knicks 103: Knicks Continue Their Struggles Against the Wizards
    (Thursday, January 04, 2018 4:31:37 AM)

    With an 18-point loss in Washington, the Knicks fell to the Wizards for the 14th time in the teams’ last 15 meetings.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: A Plan for the Knicks’ Future? Look to the Spurs’ Past
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 9:46:25 PM)

    Like the Spurs, the Knicks have a talented international core. But do they have the patience to build it into a winner?

  • [NYDN] Knicks guard Ron Baker refused to give Anthony Davis easy basket
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 7:23:39 PM)

    Ron Baker’s face may be broken but not his competitive spirit.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis struggles again in 121-103 loss to Wizards
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 7:23:00 PM)

    The Knicks are now 0-2 to start 2018.

  • [SNY Knicks] Defense plagues Knicks in 121-103 loss to Wizards
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    Bradley Beal scored 27 points, John Wall added 25 with nine assists and the Washington Wizards beat the New York Knicks 121-103 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Wizards, 7 p.m.
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    After weeks of inconsistent performances, the Washington Wizards might finally be headed down a stable, winning path.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina has made a good first impression on Gregg Popovich
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 10:45:40 AM)

    Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina may not have played much Tuesday night, but he has already made a good impression on Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks admit there is much to improve on after loss to veteran Spurs
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 8:43:24 AM)

    After another loss to the Spurs Tuesday night, the Knicks saw themselves fall under .500 and out of the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ road woes continue in loss to Wizards
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:02:48 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Kristaps Porzingis sounds like someone who needs a little break to catch his breath and get his energy back.

  • [NY Newsday] Ron Baker OK with getting posterized, but mask is uncomfortable
    (Wednesday, January 03, 2018 9:34:16 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Ron Baker has proved he can take an elbow to the face and all the jokes that came along with it.