2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Timberwolves

The Knicks travel to Minnesota to take on the absurdly overworked Timberwolves (Thibs has got to get a new shtick – this whole “play everyone a gazillion minutes during the regular season” one has grown, quite literally, tiring) in a battle of the “Guy from the 2015 Draft that you want in November” vs. “Guy from the 2015 Draft that you want in every other month.” Let’s hope that KP, though, wins that battle tonight.

Tim Hardaway Jr. returns tonight, so the Knicks might actually surprise some people tonight. Hardaway will be coming off of the bench in his first game back.

Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.12)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks prepare for Timberwolves
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:03:20 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] As call-up looms, Trey Burke feels ready for another chance
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:50:53 PM)

    Trey Burke feels like he’s matured since the last time he was on an NBA court, as a callup to the Knicks seems on the horizon.

  • [SNY Knicks] The Knicks have a big fan in Creighton coach Greg McDermott
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:30:37 PM)

    Creighton head coach Greg McDermott watches as many Knicks games as he can, as his son Doug has provided a valuable rotation contributor this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Knicks’ struggles continue
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:03:20 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway, Jr. nears return, listed as questionable for Friday
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:25:16 PM)

    Knicks SG Tim Hardaway, Jr. (stress injury, leg) practiced again on Thursday and is listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Timberwolves in Minnesota.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks must finish games better if they want to reach postseason
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:00:54 PM)

    After another close game slipped away from the Knicks, head coach Jeff Hornacek knows his squad needs to get better at finishing games.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jack isn’t about moral victories after triple-double performance
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:28:08 AM)

    Knicks PG Jarrett Jack wasn’t worried about his box score yesterday despite it reading a triple-double.

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr. nears return, and changes in Knicks’ rotation are expected
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:29:20 PM)

    As the Knicks continue to prepare for Tim Hardaway Jr.’s return, some players should start preparing for a reduction in playing time.

  • [NYDN] With Hardaway set to return, Beasley likely to see role diminish
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:35:20 PM)

    It was fun while it lasted, but impending return of Hardaway Jr. may symbolize end of Michael Beasley Time.

  • [NYDN] Towns, T-wolves showing Knicks how to rebuild around a star
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:02:27 PM)

    When Kristaps Porzingis lines up vs. Karl-Anthony Towns he should take a moment to look at the players surrounding the T-wolves star center.

  • [NYPost] Knicks brace for rotation shake-up as Tim Hardaway nears return
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:40:48 PM)

    The availability of Tim Hardaway Jr. for the Knicks in Minnesota on Friday and their ability to win on the road are pretty much the same. Both are questionable. Hardaway went through another full practice Thursday at the team’s Tarrytown facility. His official listing is “questionable” against the Timberwolves. Hardaway, who last played Nov. 29…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ offense has its Carmelo problem again
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:58:29 PM)

    The ball is sticking for the Knicks. And no one can blame Carmelo Anthony this time. Coach Jeff Hornacek acknowledged after practice Thursday the Knicks’ offense lately has become overreliant on Kristaps Porzingis and Michael Beasley. This has led to some predictability and stagnation in the offense with the ball not moving side to side….

  • [NYPost] How Trey Burke has reinvented himself for this Knicks shot
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:50:02 PM)

    Trey Burke, the Jazz lottery pick who fell from grace to the G League, says he’s a lot stabler than the rookie who entered the NBA as a cocky 19-year-old out of Michigan. After attending the final week of Knicks training camp in October, Burke has starred for the Westchester Knicks — and he’s on…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ collapse is ironically crushing their draft hopes, too
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:49:26 AM)

    This Knicks season is still about the future, so there is nothing more crushing to Knicks brass than losing three times in the final seconds to the Bulls since Dec. 9. When the teams first met in Chicago in early December, the Bulls owned the league’s worst record at 4-20. If the season ended there,…