Knicks Morning News (2018.01.13)

  • [NY Newsday] Michael Beasley accepts reduced role with Tim Hardaway Jr. back
    (Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:52:01 AM)

    Hardaway Jr. had been out since Nov. 29 with a stress injury in his lower left leg.

  • [NY Newsday] Timberwolves pull away from Knicks in fourth quarter
    (Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:46:45 AM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — The Knicks got Tim Hardaway Jr. back, but their struggles continued Friday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Lawyers for James Dolan, MSG look to have Charles Oakley’s defamation suit dismissed
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    The people in courtroom 905 at the U.S. Courthouse in lower Manhattan were told to rise at about 2:35 Friday afternoon. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan entered and took his seat, and the next step in Charles Oakley’s civil suit against James Dolan and Madison Square Garden was underway.

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. ‘surprised’ he felt so good in first game back
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 9:26:11 PM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — He wasn’t so rusty. Tim Hardaway Jr. said he did felt better than he expected despite the Knicks’ losing upon his return, 118-108, at the Target Center on Friday. After missing almost six weeks and 20 games with a stress reaction in his lower left leg, Hardaway was back, coming off the bench,…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr.’s return can’t save Knicks from another road ‘L’
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 5:46:34 PM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — Twenty-five minutes of Tim Hardaway Jr. wasn’t enough to lift the Knicks out of their road doldrums. A not-so-rusty Hardaway made his long-anticipated return Friday, coming off the bench for 16 points on 6 of 13 shooting, but Kristaps Porzingis was still absent. Porzingis registered another rough 17-point outing to start the season’s…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. returns to Knicks but won’t start yet
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 2:00:25 PM)

    MINNEAPOLIS – Tim Hardaway Jr. was to make his return from a nearly six-week absence but come off the bench, Jeff Hornacek said Friday night. Hardaway has missed the last 20 games with a stress reaction in his lower left leg. “It’s easier for him to come off the bench first than starting him and…

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley’s fate is sealed, and he knows it
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 9:48:09 AM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Beasley apparently couldn’t score enough buckets to ensure a permanent spot in the Knicks’ rotation once Tim Hardaway Jr. is back to full minutes. Coach Jeff Hornacek said once Hardaway is back at full health, Beasley will return to sporadic playing time, including occasionally not playing as he’s in a backup-forward platoon…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks think Hardaway can spark a Porzingis revival
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 6:56:56 AM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — Jeff Hornacek thinks things will improve for Kristaps Porzingis once he gets his wingman, Tim Hardaway Jr., back. After his MVP-like start, the 7-foot-3 Latvian has been in a downward spiral since early December, creating “a burden’’ on Porzingis, according to Hornacek. In excerpts obtained by The Post from the “Jeff Hornacek Experience”…

  • [NYDN] Tim Hardaway Jr. returns Friday for Knicks, will come off bench
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 8:17:08 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. is back for the Knicks. The point guard is scheduled to play Friday, marking his first game action since Nov. 29.

  • [NYDN] Ugly fourth quarter sinks Knicks in 118-108 loss to Timberwolves
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 8:16:05 PM)

    The Knicks are close to being whole again with Tim Hardaway Jr. returning to the lineup Friday following a 20-game absence.

  • [NYTimes] Timberwolves 118, Knicks 108: Knicks Falter on the Road Again, Losing to the Timberwolves
    (Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:59:25 AM)

    The Knicks are 4-15 on the road this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway shines in return despite Knicks loss in Minnesota
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 11:34:40 PM)

    One positive to pull from the Knicks’ loss to the Timberwolves Friday night was the return of Tim Hardaway Jr. after a 20-game hiatus.

  • [SNY Knicks] Towns leads Wolves over Knicks, 118-108, in Minnesota
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    Karl-Anthony Towns shut down the Knicks with 23 points as New York dropped another road game, 118-108.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Timberwolves, 8:00 p.m.
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    Knicks look to bounce back after crushing double OT loss to the Bulls in their last game. They’ll take on the T-Wolves on the road in Minneapolis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Is Tim Hardaway Jr. the Knicks’ savior?
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 5:52:17 PM)

    The DNL panel debates whether Tim Hardaway Jr.’s return from injury will save the Knicks’ season and relieve some pressure off of Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] How can the Knicks keep Kristaps Porzingis fresh?
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 3:15:53 PM)

    It’s halfway through the Knicks season and their unicorn has talked about being very tired.

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Hardaway nets 16 in return from injury
    (Friday, January 12, 2018 6:58:32 PM)

    After missing 20 games with a left leg injury, Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to action on Friday in the Knicks’ road loss to the Timberwolves, scoring 16 points in 25 minutes.