Knicks Morning News (2018.01.16)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks beat Nets for third time this season
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 9:21:19 PM)

    If you must go on a seven-game road trip that probably will determine the fate of your season, you might as well start it with all the comforts of home. That is exactly the way it worked out for the Knicks, who treated the Nets’ court as if it were their own living room and, for a change, looked comfortable with a lead, too.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina has a breakthrough game
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 8:59:49 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina acknowledged he had been thinking too much during the previous few games and admitted he might have hit the rookie wall. But he busted through it Monday, and at just the right time for the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Smaller Nets get pushed around in clash of styles
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 8:27:01 PM)

    For the third time in three games this season, the Nets got cuffed around by the Knicks like a scrawny younger brother. Their small lineup was no match for the bigger, more physical Knicks, who beat them up in dominating fashion in the fourth quarter of a 119-104 victory in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee at Barclays Center.

  • [NY Newsday] D’Angelo Russell moves step closer to return
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 7:19:22 PM)

    D’Angelo Russell moved a step closer to returning from arthroscopic knee surgery when he was assigned to the Long Island Nets for a full practice Monday morning before being recalled after the workout. Coach Kenny Atkinson called it “good news” for Russell and the Nets.

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway sits against Nets as a precaution
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 3:26:00 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. was a healthy scratch Monday. The Knicks gave him the day off after he logged nearly 33 minutes in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Pelicans.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks, Squarespace offering 4 entrepreneurs $30,000 boost
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 9:58:09 AM)

    The New York Knicks want to help four entrepreneurs “make it.”

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 119, Nets 104: Knicks Bring the Lone Star to a Battle of Stargazing Teams
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:32:51 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis outshined the competition in a battle between New York City teams that have failed to develop the rivalry once expected of them.

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke quickly proves he’s breath of fresh air Knicks needed
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 5:01:07 PM)

    Trey Burke brought a new look at point guard — even if it was only for eight minutes. Making his Knicks debut, the newly signed jitterbug sparked the Knicks in a six-minute stint during the second quarter. Burke, the former Jazz lottery bust, showed a terrific handle — a dazzling dribbler Jarrett Jack never was…

  • [NYPost] Nets’ outside shooting let them down against bigger Knicks
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 4:45:46 PM)

    Joe Tsai — expected to become the Nets’ new co-owner — made a rare visit to Barclays Center to watch his future team play. What he saw was the Nets get bullied and beat up, losing 119-104 to the rival Knicks. What he saw was their building get taken over, the sellout crowd of 17,732…

  • [NYPost] Ntilikina’s breakout game shows Knicks what’s been missing
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 4:02:28 PM)

    The three previous games it was noticeable. Very noticeable. But the struggles for Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina extended beyond the losses to the Bulls, Timberwolves and Pelicans when he shot a combined 1 of 8, scored two points and committed nine turnovers against eight assists. “The last few games, he wasn’t really in rhythm,” teammate…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis busts through slump as Knicks run away from Nets
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 12:48:57 PM)

    With a new mindset, Kristaps Porzingis staged his most efficient game of 2018 as the Knicks continued to have the Nets’ number. Starting their seven-game road trip with a bang, the slumping Knicks manhandled the Nets, 119-104, in a Martin Luther King Day matinee at Barclays Center. Porzingis poured in 26 points in 27 minutes…

  • [NYPost] Knicks paying today for Tim Hardaway Jr.’s game yesterday
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 9:56:51 AM)

    With the Knicks remaining cautious after he soared over his minutes limit in Sunday’s overtime loss to New Orleans, Tim Hardaway Jr. sat out Monday’s second leg of a back-to-back against the Nets. After playing 25 minutes in his return Friday in Minnesota and an extended 33 minutes in the overtime loss against the Pelicans…

  • [NYDN] Michael Beasley put on weight to play power forward for Knicks
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 2:46:55 PM)

    Normally players lose weight during the season, a natural consequence of the nonstop cardio. Michael Beasley gained 30 pounds.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis helps Knicks end skid, defeat Nets 119-104
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 12:33:50 PM)

    If only the Knicks always had the Nets to boost their confidence.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina does a ‘little bit of everything’ in Knicks win over Nets
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 7:47:13 PM)

    Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina came up just shy of his first-career triple-double in Monday’s 119-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks use strong fourth quarter to pull away from Nets, snap losing skid
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 5:47:43 PM)

    The Knicks outscored the Nets 36-23 in the fourth quarter en route to a 119-104 win on Monday at Barclays Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis admits challenges have come being a franchise player
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 1:20:48 PM)

    In his first season as the Knicks’ franchise player, Kristaps Porzingis admits it has been a challenge to live up to the expectations placed on him.

  • [SNY Knicks] Today’s game: Knicks at Nets, 3:00 p.m.
    (Monday, January 15, 2018 2:00:33 PM)

    NEW YORK — The road struggles of the New York Knicks already are a focal point. Their issues away from midtown Manhattan are about to become even more magnified if they continue.

  • [ESPN] Anthony Davis’ play is evidence that it’s best to be patient with Kristaps Porzingis
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:01:22 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is just 44 games into his role as the No. 1 option in an NBA offense, so the flashes of brilliance could yet become a regular thing.