Knicks Morning News (2018.01.27)

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter, Porzingis lead Knicks past Suns
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 11:32:11 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Suns vs. Knicks, 9 p.m.
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 8:47:23 PM)

    PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns return home Friday to face the road-weary New York Knicks during a stretch for both teams that only a travel agent could love.

  • [SNY Knicks] How and why the Knicks should trade for Kawhi Leonard
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 2:15:23 PM)

    The one thing the Knicks should go all-in on is trying to swing a deal with the San Antonio Spurs to land Kawhi Leonard.

  • [SNY Knicks] Burke breaks out with double-double in Knicks’ loss to Nuggets
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 8:55:18 AM)

    Knicks guard Trey Burke had a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists in 29 minutes, all season highs, in Thursday’s 130-118 road loss to the Denver Nuggets.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek impressed with Trey Burke’s play for Knicks
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:33:56 AM)

    PHOENIX — Not many good things came from the Knicks’ 130-118 loss to the Nuggets in Denver on Thursday night. It was hard to find a bright spot after the Knicks gave up their highest point total of the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks close out road trip on high note with win over Suns
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:17:00 AM)

    PHOENIX — Lance Thomas had seen enough. He had seen enough of the Knicks playing poor defense on this long road trip to last a lifetime. So the veteran did something about it.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek has fond memories of his time in Phoenix
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 9:44:38 PM)

    PHOENIX — Jeff Hornacek played for the Suns for the first six seasons of his NBA career and coached in Phoenix for three seasons before coming to the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Players-only meeting sparks Knicks
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 11:19:54 PM)

    PHOENIX — With the sun setting on their season and a respected veteran bolting the trip, Knicks co-captain Lance Thomas spoke up at a players-only breakfast meeting at the hotel Friday morning before the Knicks’ 107-85 win in the Valley of the Sun. Thomas lit into the team with a speech about the need to…

  • [NYPost] ‘Need that little dirtiness’: Kanter gets tough as Booker tossed
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 8:37:55 PM)

    PHOENIX — Knicks center Enes Kanter was a bully inside, scoring 20 points with 10 boards, but his blocked shot on a Devin Booker drive was the best damage he wrought Friday night. A Kanter-Booker dustup led to the ejection of the Suns star in the Knicks’ 107-85 victory at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Kanter…

  • [NYPost] Point guard controversy brews as Trey Burke rolls in Knicks win
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 6:59:13 PM)

    PHOENIX — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he still is trying to figure out how to sort out their new three-headed point guard situation. On Friday night, for the second straight game, Trey Burke made the case he has to play. With Devin Booker ejected late in the third quarter after his tiff with Enes…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fear Noah not back till next week, double down on trade talks
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 7:48:48 AM)

    PHOENIX — Joakim Noah may not rejoin the Knicks until next Thursday in Milwaukee, according to a person familiar with the situation. Noah still has family and friends in nearby Chicago and it is where his charity foundation, “Noah’s Arc,” is located and run by his mother. Unhappy with his invisible role, with the Golden…

  • [NYTimes] A Teenager’s Basketball Dream Is Size XXXXXL
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:04:02 AM)

    What’s life like at 7 feet 7 inches? Robert Bobroczkyi, a 17-year-old basketball prospect, gives us a view of his world.

  • [NYDN] Knicks end West Coast trip with 107-85 rout of lowly Suns
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 9:19:16 PM)

    The Knicks got exactly what they needed on Friday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks wasting opportunity if they don’t allow Ntilikina to start
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 9:18:26 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina is the international man of mystery. He’s the great unknown.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter throws shade at Devin Booker, Jared Dudley
    (Friday, January 26, 2018 7:52:46 PM)

    Kanter’s reputation as a trash talker is growing.