Knicks Morning News (2018.01.22)

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina again first option at point guard off the bench for Knicks
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 8:32:32 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Frank Ntilikina went back to being the Knicks’ first point guard off the bench Sunday against the Lakers after getting a quick hook Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks let their guard down in loss to Lakers
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 8:18:42 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — One day after Tim Hardaway Jr. talked about the Knicks wanting to be a playoff team, they showed how far away they are.

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter has fun on Twitter at LeBron James’ expense
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 7:33:49 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Enes Kanter enjoys poking fun at LeBron James on Twitter and isn’t worried about the consequences. But after his latest tweet directed at James, one of Kanter’s former Thunder teammates told him he’d better watch out.

  • [NYDN] Ex-teammate warns Kanter to expect LeBron to exact revenge
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 2:56:52 PM)

    Enes Kanter made fun of LeBron James (again) after the Cavaliers allowed 148 points.

  • [NYDN] Knicks have no answer on defense in blowout loss to Lakers
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:06:28 PM)

    The Knicks’ defense took the day off.

  • [NYTimes] Rockets 116, Warriors 108: Chris Paul Scores 33 as Rockets End Warriors’ Road Streak
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:04:59 AM)

    Paul also had 11 rebounds in a game that ended a 14-game win streak for Golden State.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks get ‘out-hustled’ in loss to Lakers
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 10:22:48 PM)

    Several Knicks players were disappointed with the team’s effort in Sunday’s 127-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks struggle in second half in 127-107 loss to Lakers
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:03:06 PM)

    The Knicks were outscored 60-44 in the second half as they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 127-107 on Sunday at Staples Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter discusses LeBron James and a cryptic tweet
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 4:47:28 PM)

    Ahead of the Knicks’ matchup against the Lakers, Knicks C Enes Kanter was asked about a cryptic tweet and his controversial matchup against LeBron James and the Cavaliers earlier in the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Today’s game: Knicks vs. Lakers, 3:30 p.m.
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:50:06 PM)

    The Los Angeles Lakers will get another look at a player they could have taken in the 2015 NBA Draft when the New York Knicks visit Sunday.

  • [NYPost] The new role model for the Knicks didn’t even take a shot
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 3:59:33 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — It came down to this: Enes Kanter said following the Knicks’ lethargic 127-107 loss to the Lakers on Sunday that they need to follow Ron Baker’s example. Baker, still playing with a mask until early February because of a broken orbital bone, never fills up a box score. But even Jeff Hornacek…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway compliments opposing coach in ripping Knicks
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:04:31 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Tim Hardaway Jr. left the Staples Center court Sunday, muttering in anger. Afterward, he put his words on the record, saying, damningly, the Lakers “wanted it more.’’ Hardaway had a right to be fuming as one day after he said the Knicks should be zeroing in on a playoff berth, they looked…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter gets stern warning about his LeBron James trolling
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 11:59:31 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — Enes Kanter was warned by an unidentified Oklahoma City teammate that he better watch out next time the Knicks face LeBron James and the Cavaliers. They next meet April 9. Kanter continued to prod James on Saturday, when he mocked the Cavaliers getting routed by the Thunder, his former team, in giving…

  • [ESPN] Kanter trolls LeBron again, gets warning
    (Sunday, January 21, 2018 3:35:32 PM)

    Enes Kanter said that a former teammate told him LeBron James will get his revenge after the Knicks’ big man again trolled James on Twitter.