2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

The Knicks travel to Milwaukee for a very important game for a number of reasons.

1. If the Knicks can beat the Bucks on the road, that means that they’ll likely win just enough games so that they won’t be sellers at the trade deadline.

2. If Kyle O’Quinn impresses the Bucks, the Bucks might be interested in trading for him.

3. Jabari Parker returns tonight, and if he plays well, then that changes a lot of things in the NBA, including making Parker a possible trade option for teams at the deadline.

Okay, I guess just three things, but still, it’s an important game!

Let’s go? Knicks?

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.02)

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis will play in Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:50:44 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis will look to defend his Skills Challenge title at 2018 All-Star weekend after winning the event last year.

  • [SNY Knicks] Stephon Marbury nears retirement, says he should be in Hall of Fame
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 8:35:05 PM)

    Former Knick Stephon Marbury believes his career is Hall of Fame worthy as he nears retirement.

  • [SNY Knicks] Al Horford would want Noah on his team ‘any day of the week’
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 11:45:07 AM)

    If the Knicks wish to move C Joakim Noah, Celtics PF Al Horford says he would gladly add him to his team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have no explanation for awful performance against Celtics
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 10:22:11 AM)

    A rout would be an understatement to what went down inside TD Garden last night.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis and one Net get Skills Challenge invite
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 10:32:56 PM)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Kristaps Porzingis said last February he would love to defend his Skills Challenge title but hoped he would be in the main event, too. It has all happened. One week after being named to his first All-Star team, Porzingis will be a busy man during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles as he…

  • [NYPost] Exploring Ron Baker’s options after serious shoulder injury
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 3:05:07 PM)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. — As Knicks guard Ron Baker contemplates the next course of action for his damaged right shoulder, one New York shoulder/knee specialist recommended season-ending surgery that would take three-to-six months of rehab before he’s back playing. The shoulder surgery would repair the torn labrum — not the dislocation. Coach Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t acknowledge…

  • [NYPost] Inside the Knicks’ trade deadline strategy
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 9:49:24 AM)

    MILWAUKEE — As Knicks brass eyes the future, there’s one striking attribute the club would like to accomplish: Get more athletic. Whether that can be achieved at Feb. 8’s trade deadline is still unclear. The attempts next week to alleviate their glut at center could accomplish that mission. Not one of their four centers is…

  • [ESPN] Knicks don’t plan to tank but won’t trade future assets at deadline
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 4:30:38 PM)

    Unless a young star who fits their plans suddenly becomes available, the Knicks won’t part with draft picks or gamble with cap space as Feb. 8 nears.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ big problem: They can’t match up with quick, athletic teams
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 7:29:11 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Jaylen Brown drove and dunked over Kristaps Porzingis. Jayson Tatum had no defender in sight when he went in for an uncontested one-handed dunk. Terry Rozier got wherever he wanted on the court and hurt the Knicks from inside and out.

  • [NYDN] 6 Knicks players who could be moved and why
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 1:20:28 PM)

    Here’s a breakdown of six Knicks players who could be moved — their chances of being moved — and why.

  • [NYDN] Stephon Marbury ready to retire, still believes he is HOF worthy
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 12:19:20 PM)

    Stephon Marbury may be ready to call it quits on his basketball career, but he isn’t ending his campaign for the Hall of Fame.

  • [NYDN] Knicks should wait for LeBron to make move before roster shakeup
    (Thursday, February 01, 2018 7:37:55 AM)

    The Knicks’ best move may just be waiting for LeBron to make his move. Hopefully, a move out west.