Knicks Morning News (2018.02.01)

  • [ESPN] Brown scales Porzingis, rates dunk as just a 5
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 12:39:15 AM)

    Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown said his dunk on Kristaps Porzingis ranks well below others he has thrown down during his NBA career.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Noah won’t return by trade deadline
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:53:12 PM)

    The Knicks won’t ask Joakim Noah to return to the team before the Feb. 8 trade deadline, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The team told Noah to stay away after a disagreement with coach Jeff Hornacek, sources said.

  • [ESPN] Bucks to give Parker 15 minutes in return
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:43:31 PM)

    Drifting to the left elbow of the paint, Jabari Parker took the pass and put up a jumper that swished through the net.

  • [NYTimes] Celtics 103, Knicks 73: Knicks Dealt 30-Point Loss by Short-Handed Celtics
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 5:47:03 AM)

    Boston, which was without Kyrie Irving, grabbed control by outscoring the Knicks by 31-20 in the third quarter.

  • [NYTimes] Five Things About James Harden’s Triple Double
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:38:20 PM)

    On Tuesday night, the Houston Rockets guard scored the most points in a triple double in N.B.A. history, 60, in a victory over the Magic.

  • [NYPost] Knicks destroyed by Kyrie Irving-less Celtics
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:41:31 PM)

    BOSTON — Kristaps Porzingis rode a stationary bike in the visitor’s locker room after this one — more energy displayed than the Knicks exhibited in an historically bad fourth quarter. “It felt like in the fourth, they couldn’t miss and we couldn’t make a shot,’’ Porzingis said. “That’s how it felt.’’ Kyrie Irving and Marcus…

  • [NYPost] Ron Baker may have found injury that ends painful year
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:16:12 PM)

    The sophomore jinx has leveled Knicks combo guard Ron Baker. Baker’s season is in jeopardy after the Knicks announced Wednesday he’s “out indefinitely” with a dislocated right shoulder and torn labrum following an MRI exam. If he has surgery, according to medical experts, it would take him three months to recover. Baker, whose rookie performance…

  • [NYPost] Why Kyrie Irving could top Knicks’ long-term wish list
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:29:14 AM)

    BOSTON — When the Knicks last visited TD Garden in late October, new Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was asked, after Boston’s rout, why New York was on his summer trade wish list. “Where is this gonna go?” Irving said. “It’s pretty easy, man. They were on my list for a reason, I think you…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks suffer 30-point loss to Celtics, 103-73
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:05:00 PM)

    Terry Rozier filled in nicely for Kyrie Irving, logging his first career triple-double in his first NBA start and leading the Boston Celtics to a 103-73 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Noah will not be required to return to team through Feb. 8
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said C Joakim Noah will not be with the team on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Celtics, 8 p.m.
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    One of the tougher things for an NBA team to do is come off the road after a long trip and play that first game at home. That’s what the Celtics will try to deal with when they host the New York Knicks on Wednesday night as Boston plays the first of three straight games at TD Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Is the Knicks’ season lost?
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:47:48 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Ron Baker out indefinitely due to dislocated shoulder and torn labrum
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:30:48 PM)

    Baker was averaging 2.4 points and 1.6 assists in 29 games this season, while averaging 13.3 minutes per game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Time for Knicks to start planning for NBA Draft
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:30:01 AM)

    NEW YORK — The Knicks crushed the crosstown rival Nets, 111-95, on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden to complete a four-game season sweep.

  • [NYDN] Knicks blown out by Kyrie Irving-less Celtics, 103-73
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 6:44:01 PM)

    You want evidence the Knicks shouldn’t think about making win-now moves at the trade deadline?

  • [NYDN] Baker’s dislocated shoulder could ease Knicks’ backcourt problem
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:25:26 AM)

    The sensible solution to an overblown issue became more of a reality against the Nets.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis can recruit fellow All-Stars as Knicks’ top pitchman
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:18:32 AM)

    The Knicks are in line to make a push for a top free in the summer of 2019 and are plotting accordingly.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks routed by Celtics in worst performance of season
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:42:47 PM)

    BOSTON — The Celtics were missing their best player, but the Knicks went missing in the second half.

  • [NY Newsday] Ron Baker sidelined indefinitely with shoulder dislocation, torn labrum
    (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:41:00 PM)

    Knicks backup guard Ron Baker will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a shoulder dislocation and torn labrum, the team announced Wednesday.