Knicks Morning News (2018.01.28)

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek says the game changes when Burke is on the floor
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 3:20:14 PM)

    Trey Burke changes the game for the Knicks when he’s on the court and Jeff Hornacek wants to play him with Frank Ntilikina more.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter: Nobody out there messing with my teammate
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:20:07 PM)

    Enes Kanter won’t let anybody punk his teammates. If anyone tries, they’ll have to go through Kanter, too.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter roasts Devin Booker, Jared Dudley on Twitter after Knicks win
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:35:35 AM)

    Enes Kanter told Devin Booker to “hold this L” then told Jared Dudley to “get on the treadmill” on Twitter after the Knicks 107-85 win against the Suns.

  • [NYTimes] A Brooklyn Family’s Long March Finally Reaches the N.B.A.
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:30:23 PM)

    Dakari Johnson, a rookie center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, is a result of generations of hard work and big dreams.

  • [NYPost] The positives Jeff Hornacek found from a wobbly West Coast trip
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:45:09 PM)

    The last taste of the West was a sweet one. The Knicks shut down the Suns on Friday in a defensive gem, and coach Jeff Hornacek sang the praises of his team. Hornacek lauded the leadership of co-captain Lance Thomas, the doggedness of both Tim Hardaway Jr. and former Michigan teammate Trey Burke, and the…

  • [NYPost] Solution to Knicks’ point-guard conundrum right in front of them
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:47:19 AM)

    The Knicks came home from their six-game trip against the Western Conference without Joakim Noah and with a vexing point-guard deployment issue. How much should Trey Burke play? The answer: A lot. The recently signed point-guard whiz, Burke closed out the western swing with two straight 18-point games, Thursday in Denver and a victory Friday…

  • [NYPost] The Grizzlies are likely tanking, which could be bad for the Knicks
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:51:59 AM)

    One of the most fascinating things to watch during the stretch run of this NBA season will be the bottom of the league standings. This could be one of the deepest drafts for elite prospects in recent history, but with about 30-35 games left in the season, there is little clarity among the worst teams…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter traded haymakers in another social media feud
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:47:23 AM)

    If there were an award for best social media villain in the NBA, Enes Kanter would firmly be in the running for it this season. Shortly after the Knicks blasted the Suns on Friday night, Kanter took a shot at Devin Booker, the Phoenix star who was ejected from the game after shoving Kanter. “Hold…

  • [ESPN] Kanter, Dudley in Twitter beef after Knicks win
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:15:27 AM)

    After Enes Kanter and Devin Booker tangled during the New York Knicks’ 107-85 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, the trash talk continued on Twitter after the game.

  • [NYDN] Knicks need to avoid another quick fix and look to summer of ’19
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:38:26 PM)

    Phil Jackson’s biggest mistake as team president – and there were many to choose from – was abandoning his slow-growth plan.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Courtney Lee has become attractive trade target, but he’s not concerned by rumors
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:36:00 PM)

    Talk that he could be traded within the next 12 days doesn’t concern Courtney Lee. Over the summer, rumors flew that he would be gone by training camp after the Knicks signed Tim Hardaway Jr.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ star burns brightly for Knicks
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:11:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis received a FaceTime call in San Francisco on Tuesday from a very familiar face. The person most responsible for his basketball career called to tell him he had made his first NBA All-Star team.

  • [NY Newsday] All in all, it could have been worse for Knicks on long road trip
    (Saturday, January 27, 2018 1:58:00 PM)

    The lasting image of the Knicks’ just-completed seven-game road trip could have been Tim Hardaway Jr. going down behind the Knicks’ basket, worried about a possible neck injury.