2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Jazz

Rudy Gobert returns for the Jazz tonight as they host the Knicks on national television.

That is not a good thing for the Knicks, but hey, this team makes no sense, watch them do really well against the Jazz even with Gobert.

Let’s go? Knicks?

Knicks Morning News (2018.01.19)

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA announces All-Star starters: Kristaps Porzingis falls short
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:25:57 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis fell just on the outside looking in to be an All-Star starter, as LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid were voted ahead of him.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Hornacek could be coaching for his job in final 37 games
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:35:09 PM)

    According to a report, Jeff Hornacek might be coaching for his job amid ‘whispers’ that Mark Jackson could replace him.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek says bad defense cost Knicks game, not technical foul
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:53:47 AM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek doesn’t want to hear about Courtney Lee’s late techincal foul costing his team the game. They shouldn’t have been in that position in the first place.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lee after receiving questionable tech: ‘I’m at a loss for words’
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:18:08 AM)

    Knicks SG Courtney Lee believes he was the latest victim of bad refereeing after a questionable technical foul cost the Knicks’ comeback late in Memphis.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis not voted as starter for NBA All-Star Game
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:42:22 PM)

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek demands better effort from the start of games
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:31:19 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jeff Hornacek wants to see much more fire and passion from the Knicks at the start of games and throughout them, and challenged his team to play with more pride.

  • [NYPost] Right now Donovan Mitchell is well ahead of Frank Ntilikina
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:18:12 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — The conversation occurred in the summer after the Jazz selected Westchester product Donovan Mitchell on draft night. Jazz top assistant Johnnie Bryant, who worked closely with Gordon Hayward, wasn’t surprised to hear Mitchell, the 13th pick, say he wanted to win a title, wanted to be an All-Star. “What struck me…

  • [NYPost] The flaws exposing Knicks roster near trade deadline
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:35:29 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — There was anger in the Knicks’ locker room late Wednesday night and anger in Jeff Hornacek’s voice after their 105-99 meltdown in Memphis. Perhaps they were hit by the realization of a playoff race slipping away into a developmental phase. Whispers are another few terrible defensive performances like the one on…

  • [NYPost] Knicks need more time to know what Jeff Hornacek can be
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:12:06 PM)

    We tend to look at coaching as a zero-sum game: You’ve either got the goods to be a champion, and quickly, or you don’t. You’re either BeliSaban or you’re Kotite. You either get a parade. Or you get a pink slip. Too few coaches ever are given the chance to do what we routinely expect…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis just misses All-Star Game starting spot
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:41:56 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis missed out on being named an Eastern Conference All-Star Game starter like a shot that circles the rim before falling to the court. The Knicks star lost out on the fifth spot to the 76ers’ Joel Embiid, after the voting results were announced Thursday evening for the All-Star Game to be held Feb….

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: 8 Fearless N.B.A. Predictions: LeBron, Boogie and the Blazers’ Backcourt
    (Friday, January 19, 2018 3:27:36 AM)

    Don’t order that LeBron James Lakers jersey just yet.

  • [NYDN] Nigel Hayes leaves Knicks, signs 10-day contract with Lakers
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:08:18 PM)

    Nigel Hayes is leaving “dirty” NYC for sunny California.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis misses All-Star Game as Embiid grabs final spot
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:54:57 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has more respect from the players than he does the fans (or the media).

  • [NYDN] Knick great Walt Frazier diagnosed with scratched cornea
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:54:34 AM)

    Walt “Clyde” Frazier is still “Resounding and Astounding” with his “Wit and Grit.”

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek isn’t to blame, but Knicks may not keep him around
    (Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:27:28 AM)

    The Jerry Sloan in Jeff Hornacek surfaced late Wednesday night in Memphis when reporters offered a convenient alibi for an inexcusable loss.