Knicks Morning News (2018.01.24)

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley has a huge fan in Kevin Durant
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:34:46 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif — There’s another one to vouch for the Knicks new scoring machine, Michael Beasley. None other than Kevin Durant, who believes his buddy from D.C. never “got a fair chance.’’ Sure, Durant and Beasley are from the same area, but the Warriors superstar said he believes deeply in the often-misunderstood Knicks forward who…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis-less Knicks outgunned by Curry, Warriors
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:10:10 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Someone didn’t get the message the Knicks were sacrificing their lone appearance at Oracle Arena against the defending champs. Despite resting Kristaps Porzingis’ irritated knee and keeping out backup center Kyle O’Quinn (calf), the spry Knicks led the entire first half — even by as many as 10 in the second quarter….

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis is an NBA All-Star for the first time
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:23:53 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Call him Mr. February. In his third season, Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis was named to his first All-Star Game — likely the first of many — as a frontcourt reserve. He was voted in by the NBA’s coaches, fulfilling a lifelong mission as the first Latvian to play in the premier event….

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee would not complain about a Knicks trade
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:29:04 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — As the Knicks approach the Feb. 8 trade deadline still with an eye on future assets, veteran shooting guard Courtney Lee is a natural trade piece for a contending team looking for extra pop on both ends. Lee is just about having a career year, with his 13.4 scoring average, and he…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis out after injuring knee in practice
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 9:36:30 AM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — There’ll be no Kristaps Porzingis-Draymond Green rematch Tuesday at Oracle Arena. Porzingis will sit out the Golden State game with a left-knee irritation, the Knicks said. Coach Jeff Hornacek said Porzingis hurt his knee at practice Monday at the Olympic Club. Porzingis, who could be named to the All-Star team for the…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks want the face of their team to be masked
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:13:19 AM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — This isn’t his revelatory rookie season, but undrafted Ron Baker has found a way to make his mark in a mask. While Baker has been invisible offensively, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek still has him in the rotation while the likes of young center Willy Hernangomez and veteran Joakim Noah sit. Injuries from…

  • [NY Newsday] Without Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks overpowered by Warriors
    (Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:01:14 AM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Warriors had their four All-Stars on the floor Tuesday night. The Knicks had their lone All-Star on the bench in a suit.

  • [NY Newsday] Courtney Lee unfazed by trade speculation
    (Wednesday, January 24, 2018 1:54:33 AM)

    Courtney Lee is one of the attractive players the Knicks could deal to a championship contender before the Feb. 8 deadline.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis named to his first NBA All-Star team
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:13:11 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis will miss Tuesday night’s Knicks game against the Golden State Warriors with a left knee injury suffered on Monday in practice.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: LeBron James Celebrates 30,000th Point and Then He Scores It
    (Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:45:39 AM)

    James was so confident that he would score the 7 points he needed to reach the mark that he congratulated himself on Instagram hours before Tuesday night’s game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks can’t solve Warriors’ second-half defense in 123-112 loss at Oracle
    (Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:47:41 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Warriors, 10:30 p.m.
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:32:23 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry gets a first-hand look at a probable All-Star he might have the option of drafting for the Feb. 18 showcase when Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks visit the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis selected to first All-Star game
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6:57:16 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis has been selected as a reserve in the upcoming NBA All-Star game, marking the first time in his career he has been named to the All-Star game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks hoping refined fundamentals helps against NBA-best Warriors
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:30:54 AM)

    After a 127-107 rout by the Lakers in their last contest, the Knicks know they needed to figure out their problems defensively before they face the Warriors on Tuesday night.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fall to Warriors, Porzingis sits due to ‘knee irritation’
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:54:23 PM)

    The Knicks essentially conceded defeat before tipoff at Golden State.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis named an All-Star first time in his career
    (Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:40:33 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is an All-Star.