Knicks Morning News (2018.01.09)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Team Unity or Dad’s Rants: Lonzo Ball’s Hard Decision
    (Tuesday, January 09, 2018 12:42:32 AM)

    LaVar Ball has created another uproar, this time by saying the Lakers’ coach “has no control” of the team. Shouldn’t his son draw some kind of line?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks assign Dotson to G-League for showcase
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 8:39:12 PM)

    The Knicks assigned rookie guard Damyean Dotson to G-League Westchester on Monday so he could play in the G-League Showcase from Jan. 10 to Jan. 13.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Will the city turn on Kristaps Porzingis?
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 5:42:59 PM)

    The panel discusses Porzingis’ big night against Dallas and if he needed it to help fix his reputation following his ‘tired’ comments.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks in ‘serious talks’ on deal with G-league guard Trey Burke
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    The Knicks are reportedly in “serious talks” on a deal with guard Trey Burke, who has spent this season with G-League Westchester.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jarrett Jack continues to play above expectation this season
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 4:06:39 PM)

    Jarrett Jack isn’t supposed to be having the season he has generated so far, but the Knicks are not complaining in the slightest.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina gets upper-hand in first matchup against Dennis Smith Jr.
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 10:31:33 AM)

    The matchup between point guards Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr. was on full display Sunday night, and Ntilikina has taken the first win.

  • [NYPost] The motives behind Knicks’ new Willy Hernangomez plan
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 6:39:27 PM)

    Was this “Bullyball” or “Willyball”? “Bullyball” was the term Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek used to describe a philosophical change taking place as the team attempts to manage four traditional centers on its roster. The Knicks are hoping to solve the center glut by the Feb. 9 trade deadline. The strategy might also be termed “Willyball”…

  • [NYPost] Knicks nearing deal with G League point guard sensation
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 1:43:40 PM)

    The Knicks didn’t want lightning-quick Westchester Knicks point guard Trey Burke to head to Wednesday’s G-League Showcase, a four-day event in Mississauga, Ontario, where all of the league’s talent will be on display. They didn’t want Burke to have a chance to show what the Knicks already know: He’s ready for an NBA roster. Burke,…

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley claims taunting isn’t how he got hurt
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 9:22:04 AM)

    No taunt. Michael Beasley denied he was glaring at the Miami bench in overtime as he tripped over Wayne Ellington at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday, spraining his left ankle. Beasley missed most of the overtime in the Knicks’ loss, then missed Sunday’s win in Dallas. He wore a walking boot after the game. Replays appeared…

  • [NYDN] Knicks in ‘serious talks’ to reach deal with Trey Burke: report
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 12:13:18 PM)

    The Knicks clearly don’t want to lose Trey Burke, as the two sides are in “serious talks” to strike a new deal, according to Yahoo Sports.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis fighting off physical defenders, perception he’s ‘soft’
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 8:20:56 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ road trip started with a concession to exhaustion and ended with Wesley Matthews calling him ‘soft’ and ‘sweet.’

  • [NY Newsday] Should the Knicks go big when teams go small?
    (Monday, January 08, 2018 9:37:43 PM)

    Go big or go home?