Knicks Morning News (2018.02.03)

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter not letting 18 stitches in his mouth stop him
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 10:47:27 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Enes Kanter seems to play better with a stitched-up mouth. He had another monstrous double-double outing Friday night, with 17 points and 18 rebounds, keeping the Knicks in the game throughout before Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game-winner in the Bucks’ 92-90 victory. Kanter has had 18 stitches sewn into his mouth since Monday, making it…

  • [NYPost] Knicks like rest of NBA learn the Greek Freak can’t be stopped
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 5:55:38 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo lived up to his “Greek Freak’’ moniker. Tim Hardaway Jr. was just freakishly bad. Ever since the Knicks released his brother Thanasis, Antetokounmpo has tortured them — and he did so again Friday night with a last-second, spinning driving lefty layup over Enes Kanter to give the Bucks a 92-90 victory…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis determined to repeat as All-Star skills champ
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 12:06:17 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Kristaps Porzingis is saving his boasts for All-Star Saturday. After deciding to return to the All-Star Skills challenge, Porzingis believes he’s got a great shot at defending his 2017 crown in Los Angeles. Of course, Joel Embiid may have something to say about that. “I have to protect my title, I have to…

  • [NYPost] Knicks, Joakim Noah break up with eye on trade deadline
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 7:51:55 AM)

    MILWAUKEE — The Knicks made it official with exiled Joakim Noah — he’ll be away for a long while. A team official said Noah and the team have “mutually agreed’’ he “won’t be back with the team until further notice.” This isn’t hard to figure. Along with his feud with Jeff Hornacek over lack of…

  • [NYPost] Stephon Marbury is retiring, unless the NBA calls
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 6:15:31 AM)

    From Brooklyn to Beijing, it’s been quite a ride for Stephon Marbury. The Coney Island native is finally retiring from basketball at the end of the season just a few days before his 41st birthday, Marbury told The Undefeated. He has spent the past eight seasons playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. “One hundred percent,”…

  • [SNY Knicks] Antetokounmpo nails last-second shot to defeat Knicks, 92-90
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 10:45:00 PM)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo not only dropped 29 points, but he hit the game-winning layup to defeat the Knicks, 92-90, in Milwaukee.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Bucks, 8 p.m.
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Facing a short-handed Bucks squad would be good news for the Knicks, who would like to get back on track after snapping a two-game winning streak with a 30-point loss Wednesday at Boston — their fourth in the last six games.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis confident for All-Star Skills challenge repeat
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 5:53:26 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis isn’t letting the All-Star Skills challenge trophy leave his grasp.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah will not return to Knicks ‘until further notice’
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 11:45:00 AM)

    The Knicks announced Friday in a mutual decision that C Joakim Noah will not return to the team until further notice.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley’s MSG assault case reportedly dismissed
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 11:18:17 AM)

    Knicks legend Charles Oakley had his assault charge stemming from an incident involving his ejection from a February 2017 Knicks game at Madison Square Garden dismissed.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fall to Bucks on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game-winner
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 8:47:49 PM)

    It ended, fittingly, with Tim Hardaway Jr. missing a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer that never had a chance.

  • [NYDN] Noah and Knicks can agree on this: He’ll be gone indefinitely
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 8:46:58 PM)

    Joakim Noah’s exile from the Knicks will continue indefinitely.

  • [NYDN] Oakley cleared in MSG assault case — but still barred from arena
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 8:14:58 PM)

    Ex-Knick Charles Oakley has been cleared in his courtside technical foul at Madison Square Garden a year ago.

  • [ESPN] Oakley criminal case officially dismissed, sealed
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 2:16:51 PM)

    The criminal case stemming from Charles Oakley’s run-in with Madison Square Garden security last February has been dismissed and sealed.

  • [ESPN] Knicks, Noah mutually agree on indefinite leave
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 12:18:42 PM)

    The Knicks and Joakim Noah, who has been exiled from the team since Jan. 25 after a dispute with head coach Jeff Hornacek, have agreed that the veteran center will not return to the club until further notice.

  • [NYTimes] Bucks 92, Knicks 90: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Late Layup Tops the Knicks
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 4:36:31 AM)

    Antetokounmpo made a driving layup with 1.9 seconds remaining, and Jabari Parker scored 12 points in his first game in nearly a year.

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr.’s cold shooting hurts Knicks in loss to Bucks
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 12:38:39 AM)

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah won’t return to Knicks until further notice
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 10:26:54 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Joakim Noah will not be back with the Knicks until further notice, according to a team official, who said it was “a mutual decision.”

  • [NY Newsday] Misdemeanor charges against Charles Oakley officially dismissed
    (Friday, February 02, 2018 4:37:42 PM)

    The five misdemeanor charges that Charles Oakley was facing as a result of his scuffle with Madison Square Garden security guards a year ago were officially dismissed in a Manhattan court on Friday as part of an agreement the former Knick reached in August.