Knicks Morning News (2018.02.07)

  • [ESPN] This is what the Porzingis injury means for the Knicks
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:04:58 PM)

    How big a blow did the Knicks’ future take when Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL? Here’s what the injury could mean for New York and the All-Star long-term.

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Porzingis suffers torn ACL, test reveals
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 8:58:26 PM)

    An MRI on Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis revealed that he tore the ACL in his left knee when he landed on the foot of Giannis Antetokounmpo following a dunk during Tuesday’s 103-89 home loss to the Bucks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose Porzingis in 103-89 loss to Bucks
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:18:20 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points, jumping over Tim Hardaway Jr. for one high-flying slam, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 103-89 on Tuesday night in a game that featured a knee injury to Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Reports: Willy Hernangomez seeking trade from Knicks
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:18:56 PM)

    Knicks C Willy Hernangomez has requested a trade ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline in an effort to seek more playing time.

  • [SNY Knicks] SEE IT: Giannis Antetokounmpo jumps over Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:50:58 PM)

    Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo jumped over Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. during the Bucks’ 103-89 win on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis suffers torn ACL in left knee
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 8:21:02 PM)

    Knicks C Kristaps Porzingis left Tuesday night’s game against the Bucks with an injury.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Bucks vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 5:38:59 PM)

    With the wheels coming off this season, the New York Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hardaway Jr. learned from mistakes, seeking revenge against Bucks
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:05:28 AM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. is looking for some revenge as the Bucks come to Manhattan Tuesday night.

  • [NYPost] Porzingis’ season-ending injury crushes fellow NBAers
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 10:58:45 PM)

    Knicks fans weren’t the only ones crushed by the news Kristaps Porzingis will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Numerous NBA players shared their shock, anger and sadness Tuesday night, after learning that one of the sport’s youngest and fastest-rising stars would be sidelined for a significant period of time. Porzingis,…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. avoids serious leg injury after early exit
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:21:50 PM)

    As if Kristaps Porzingis’ season-ending torn ACL wasn’t bad enough, it could have been worse for the Knicks. Tim Hardaway Jr. may have escaped serious damage when he got kicked by Giannis Antetokounmpo in the lower left leg — the same exact spot in which he suffered a stress reaction. Hardaway limped out with 6:23…

  • [NYPost] Grisly silence as the Knicks’ present and future goes down
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 6:48:40 PM)

    The roar was barely out of 19,812 mouths, a dot of delight in a darkening landscape. Kristaps Porzingis had just delivered a genuine poster-ization of Giannis Antetokounmpo (who had one of his own later on), dunking over the Greek Freak. Man, did Madison Square Garden want to let loose there. And in an instant, in…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis out for season with torn ACL
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 6:06:03 PM)

    “The Franchise’’ is done for the year. A Garden night of horrors came to a sad end when the Knicks announced late Tuesday night that first-time All-Star Kristaps Porzingis has a torn ACL in his left knee. The Knicks didn’t announce a timetable, but the 7-foot-3 Latvian will need surgery and is done for the…

  • [NYPost] Willy Hernangomez: I love New York, but I want to play above all
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 5:48:03 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez is ready to leave New York, even if he doesn’t want to. Following a report that Hernangomez’s representatives requested that the Knicks trade the rarely used, second-year center before Thursday’s trade deadline, the 23-year-old spoke before Tuesday night’s 103-89 loss to the Bucks, hoping for any resolution, which results in the big man…

  • [NYPost] Knicks lose much more than a game in nightmare night at MSG
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 5:08:36 PM)

    The Knicks without Kristaps Porzingis is a scary thought. It’s an even scarier sight. Providing a preview of what the rest of the season could look like without Porzingis, the Knicks unraveled following the season-ending injury to their franchise player, and dropped their fourth straight game, allowing an early nine-point lead to become a 103-89…

  • [NYPost] Knicks now lose Tim Hardaway Jr. to apparent leg injury
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 4:59:15 PM)

    First Kristaps Porzingis, and now Tim Hardaway Jr. The Knicks guard was forced to exit Tuesday’s game against the Bucks after suffering an apparent left leg injury in the fourth quarter. Porzingis left the game earlier with a left knee injury. Hardaway had missed almost six weeks and 20 games with a stress reaction in…

  • [NYPost] Greek Freak posterizes Tim Hardaway with over-the-body dunk
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 4:56:37 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr., meet the Greek Freak. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo sent Madison Square Garden into a frenzy Tuesday night when he flew over Hardaway to slam home an alley-oop in the third quarter of a 103-89 win over the Knicks. Antetokounmpo took just a couple of steps before making a one-handed grab on the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks GM interested in trading for Magic point guard he drafted
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:59:03 PM)

    The Magic are open for business, and it’s no surprise Knicks general manager and former Orlando executive Scott Perry has checked in on his former lottery pick, point guard Elfrid Payton, The Post has learned. According to an NBA source who has spoken to Knicks brass, Perry has interest in reuniting with the 23-year-old Payton…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis leaves Knicks game with knee injury
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:26:15 PM)

    Knicks All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis needed to be helped off the court and brought to the locker room with 8:46 left in the second quarter after he landed awkwardly on a dunk Tuesday at the Garden. Porzingis went up for the right-handed slam as Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo outstretched his arm for the block. Porzingis executed…

  • [NYPost] The honeymoon is over, but Knicks’ unicorn still needs time to grow
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 3:04:48 PM)

    Every now and again, it’s good to take a look at Kristaps Porzingis’ bio, which reminds you that he was born on Aug. 2, 1995. When Patrick Ewing, to name one, was 22 years and 188 days old — Porzingis’ exact age heading into Tuesday night’s Knicks game with the Bucks — it was Feb….

  • [NYDN] Sports stars, teammates react to Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL injury
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 8:14:22 PM)

    The Knicks’ season effectively ended on Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis now faces a long road to recovery following torn ACL
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:17:52 PM)

    The sight of Kristaps Porzingis clutching his left knee in agony and took the air and optimism right out of MSG.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis out for season after tearing ACL in left knee
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:10:14 PM)

    Hold your breath, Knicks fans.

  • [NYDN] Giannis Antetokounmpo jumps over Tim Hardaway Jr. on dunk
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 4:52:35 PM)

    As if the Knicks’ night couldn’t get any worse.

  • [NYDN] Willy Hernangomez makes his trade request to Knicks official
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 2:32:28 PM)

    There’s no more ambiguity or anonymity surrounding Willy Hernangomez’s preference: he wants out.

  • [NYDN] DN Sports Talk Podcast: All things Knicks with Stefan Bondy
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:41:19 AM)

    Knicks beat writer and columnist Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) joins the Popcast this week with the NBA trade deadline just two days away.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ injury more heartbreak for troubled franchise
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:19:24 AM)

    So this is how it all ends?

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis tears left ACL in loss to Bucks
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 11:50:53 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee in the Knicks’ 103-89 loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night, the team said. His season is likely over.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Willy Hernangomez prepared to be traded by deadline
    (Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:36:00 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez is prepared to leave New York and his best friend Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NYTimes] Kristaps Porzingis Tears A.C.L., Crippling the Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:07:13 AM)

    The All-Star forward landed awkwardly after a dunk in the Knicks’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday. He will miss the remainder of the season.