2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Bucks

If any team could believe that they were playoff contenders by winning a game against a low-level playoff team at home while still being 7 games under .500, it would be this one.

So look for a Knick win tonight.

Let’s go? Knicks?

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.06)

  • [NYDN] Knicks, who wanted a ‘fresh vision,’ even failing at a rebuild
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 12:23:21 PM)

    The rebuild, or “the fresh vision” outlined by president Steve Mills, is stumbling toward an unsightly wasted first year.

  • [NYDN] Willy Hernangomez’s reps ask Knicks for trade
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 7:54:15 AM)

    From the beginning, the Knicks had to know this couldn’t work in today’s NBA.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Hardaway apologizes to the media
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 12:02:10 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] It’s time for the Knicks to fire Jeff Hornacek
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 5:30:10 PM)

    If coaches were judged off the first 30 games of the season, Jeff Hornacek would be in solid shape.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks should sell at trade deadline in effort to build for future
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 3:20:10 PM)

    With the NBA trade deadline looming at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Knicks should be sellers, not buyers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks should make room for Hernangomez — not trade him
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 12:03:28 PM)

    Knicks C Willy Hernangomez’ representatives have asked the team’s front office to trade him before the Feb. 8 trade deadline

  • [SNY Knicks] Free throw debacle killed Knicks’ momentum late in loss to Hawks
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 1:25:22 PM)

    The Knicks are still to blame for their 99-96 loss to the Hawks on Sunday, but one confusing play certainly gave the Hawks an advantage in the fourth quarter.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina sat out of practice Monday with sore knee
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 11:35:00 AM)

    Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina told ESPN’s Ian Begley he’ll be “all right” after missing the second half of Sunday’s 99-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks due to a knee issue.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ron Baker to undergo shoulder surgery, out for rest of season
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 10:40:48 AM)

    Knicks PG Ron Baker is officially out for the rest of the season as he will undergo arthroscopic shoulder stabilization

  • [ESPN] Sources: Hernangomez wants more time or exit
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 7:15:39 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez is looking for a bigger role, and his representatives have told the Knicks that they want them to explore a trade that puts Hernangomez in a situation where he can play more and continue to develop, league sources confirmed.

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr. looking for redemption against Bucks
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 7:39:46 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. said he wished the Knicks had a game on Monday so he could wash away the bitter taste of the last two games.

  • [NYPost] Knicks need the best version of Tim Hardaway to have a chance
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 6:57:35 PM)

    The crazy thing about Tim Hardaway Jr. is, if someone had told you on the afternoon of July 8 last summer that he would be trapped in the kind of nightmarish funk he’s been embroiled in the last three games — 5-for-33 shooting from the field, (including what may be the dumbest single shot in…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek sees a future for Frank Ntilikina as Knicks starter
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 5:47:36 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina’s sore knee, which cost him the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Hawks, could keep him out of Tuesday’s game with the Bucks at the Garden. But coach Jeff Hornacek remains happy with the rookie’s development. He wouldn’t rule out the first-round pick from France becoming the starter at some point this…

  • [NYPost] New York owners lift Bucks to long-awaited relevance in East
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 2:53:08 PM)

    Knicks executives toured the Bucks’ new gold-standard practice site in downtown Milwaukee last Thursday. With the organization looking to remodel its Tarrytown digs, the tour’s host was former Knicks executive and current Bucks president Peter Feigin. “It’s gotten to be a few years old, so now they’re looking to renovate it,’’ Feigin told The Post….

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway faces the music after horrid late-game decision
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 8:38:43 AM)

    A day later, Tim Hardaway Jr. was willing to accept the blame. He faced the music 24 hours after his late-game miscue contributed to a dreadful loss to the Hawks and and pointed the finger at himself, for his shooting woes and Sunday’s costly mental mistake. “These last two games are definitely on me,” Hardaway…

  • [NYPost] Willy Hernangomez to Knicks: Trade me or play me
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 6:57:18 AM)

    The splinters may have finally gotten to Willy Hernangomez. The young center had gone from an organizational building block to a bench warmer, and now he could soon be saying goodbye. Amid a Monday report that his representatives have requested the Knicks trade the 23-year-old Spaniard, sources told The Post there have been discussions between…

  • [NYTimes] Humbled in the N.B.A.’s Shadows, Tim Hardaway Jr. Returns to the Spotlight
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 7:58:20 AM)

    Knicks fans balked at his four-year, $71 million deal, but Tim Hardaway Jr. has proved his worth the second time around in New York.

  • [NYTimes] Hawks 99, Knicks 96: Hawks Rally Late to Whittle Away at Knicks’ Lead
    (Monday, February 05, 2018 6:12:05 AM)

    Kent Bazemore hit a 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left to give Atlanta a 99-96 win over the Knicks, who had led by 6 with 2:16 remaining.