Knicks Morning News (2018.02.04)

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter still thinks Knicks have enough talent to win now
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 11:39:39 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The NBA trade deadline is Thursday and the hot stove is reasonably warm in the Knicks’ universe. It’s no secret that they wouldn’t mind getting more athletic, and if general manager Scott Perry can find someone to take on part of Joakim Noah’s hefty contract (he is in the second year of a four-year, $72-million deal), it’s very likely the besieged big man will never wear a Knicks jersey again.

  • [NY Newsday] Willy Hernangomez looking forward to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 5:07:19 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez isn’t sweating out Thursday’s trade deadline. The Knicks’ second-year center is looking forward to it.

  • [SNY Knicks] Despite 18 stitches in his lip, Enes Kanter continues to thrive
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 1:55:08 PM)

    Enes Kanter has averaged 18 points and 18.3 rebounds per game since getting 18 stitches in his mouth.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tim Hardaway Jr. takes full blame for Knicks loss after missing 13 shots
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 9:35:48 AM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. says he puts the Knicks 92-90 loss to the Bucks on him after shooting 1-14 from the field.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter urges Knicks to keep this group together
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 7:47:32 PM)

    The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching on Thursday, and the Knicks find themselves fading further from playoff contention.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter thinking of nothing else but playoffs
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 9:26:49 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has some company. He’s not the only one using the “P word” — playoffs — around the Knicks, not the only one hoping the front office opts to keep the team together rather than dealing assets before Thursday’s trade deadline. “I think right now, our only goal is making the playoffs,” Enes Kanter…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek wants Tim Hardaway Jr. to keep letting it fly
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 7:34:34 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. kept on shooting, and he kept on missing, giving Knicks fans John Starks flashbacks. But Jeff Hornacek had no problem with Hardaway continuing to let it fly after his ghastly 1-for-14 performance in Friday night’s loss to the Bucks. He also went 0-for-9 from 3-point range. “You’ve seen over the years many…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson Era isn’t over until his biggest stink bomb is gone
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 10:43:49 AM)

    It’s easier to not hold a grudge, of course. It’s probably the right thing to do, the noble thing to do, the pathway toward good karma and better health. Grudges are ugly. Grudges diminish us. Grudges can turn the lining of your stomach into acid-washed torture. But in this case there’s really very little choice….

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke’s absence a head-scratcher in another Knicks flameout
    (Saturday, February 03, 2018 6:41:24 AM)

    MILWAUKEE – Five observations from the Knicks’ 92-90 deflating loss Friday in Milwaukee that ended a 20-game stretch in which 16 were away from the Garden. The Knicks fell to 6-14 during that stretch and into a 10th-place tie in the Eastern Conference with the Hornets, mostly because Tim Hardaway Jr. couldn’t tie his shoelaces…