2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

The Knicks head to Toronto for what will be an odd little game, as Emmanuel Mudiay is not with the team yet, KP is out for the season and Enes Kanter is out due to dental surgery.

So Luke Kornet is the only other center on the roster other than Kyle O’Quinn. Isiah Hicks is active tonight, so we might actually see the youngsters play.

Hicks, Kornet, Dotson, Burke, Frank – let’s hope that they all play a lot tonight and for the rest of this tank-tastic season!

Let’s go young Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.08)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks trade Willy Hernangomez to Hornets
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:26:00 PM)

    They acquire Johnny O’Bryant, who will be waived, and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks expect Kristaps Porzingis to return better than ever
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:22:00 PM)

    TORONTO — Kristaps Porzingis was described as “devastated” when doctors told him he had a torn left anterior cruciate ligament Tuesday night. But those who spoke to Porzingis said he already has begun the recovery process, mentally at least.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks are No. 1 … on Forbes’ list of NBA franchise values
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:44:09 PM)

    The Knicks are the most valuable franchise in the NBA for the third straight year, according to franchise values released by Forbes on Wednesday.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony reacts to Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL injury
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:25:46 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony felt awful when he heard that his former teammate Kristaps Porzingis tore his left ACL in Tuesday’s game against Milwaukee.

  • [NYDN] Reality sinking in for Knicks as life without Porzingis begins
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:00:44 PM)

    Reality hit the Knicks hard Wednesday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks deal Willy Hernangomez to Hornets for 2 second-round picks
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:03:01 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis lost his season and his best friend on the team in a matter of hours.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ situation could get worse before it gets better
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:07:31 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis lost his season and then lost his best friend, Willy Hernangomez, to a trade all within the span of roughly 15 hours.

  • [NYDN] These factors determine when Porzingis could return: orthopedist
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:32:07 AM)

    A local orthopedist and knee specialist is optimistic Kristaps Porzingis will make a full recovery from the torn left ACL he suffered.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Enes Kanter tweets picture of mouth after oral surgery
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:24:52 AM)

    Enes Kanter finally got his mouth fixed.

  • [NYDN] Fantasy Basketball: Fallout following Kristaps Porzingis’ injury
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:24:35 AM)

    Daily Fantasy Sports are where it’s at and DailyRoto.com covers them all.

  • [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.

  • [ESPN] Porzingis will attack rehab; Knicks to refocus
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:07:48 PM)

    The Knicks firmly believe that All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis will return to form when he recovers from his torn ACL, but in the meantime, they must change course in how they approach the trade deadline and free agency.

  • [ESPN] Does the Knicks-Hornets trade free Willy Hernangomez in fantasy?
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:04:42 PM)

    He went from being a potential breakout fantasy player to a benchwarmer in New York this season. Will he turn things around with the Hornets?

  • [ESPN] All NBA teams worth $1B+ in Forbes valuations
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:55:05 AM)

    The Knicks, at $3.6 billion, lead the Forbes NBA team valuations for the third straight year. For the first time, all NBA teams were valued at more than $1 billion.

  • [ESPN] Knicks deal center Hernangomez to Hornets
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:38:28 AM)

    The Knicks traded disgruntled center Willy Hernangomez to the Hornets on Wednesday in exchange for forward Johnny O’Bryant and two second-round draft picks.

  • [ESPN] Trade grades: How did Knicks, Hornets do in Hernangomez deal?
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:29:10 AM)

    The Hornets add another center and the Knicks get two picks. Kevin Pelton grades the trade.

  • [ESPN] Fantasy NBA Daily Notes: What is fantasy without a Unicorn?
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:57:01 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis tore an ACL on Tuesday and is done for the season. What will the New York Knicks do now? André Snellings tells fantasy managers where to turn.

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek isn’t going anywhere — for now
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 3:46:32 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is gone for the season, but Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek won’t be going anywhere. There were previous indications from team brass Hornacek wouldn’t be evaluated until after this season despite the clamor from the fan base that has watched the Knicks slide to a season-worst 23-32 record. Now Knicks general manager Scott Perry…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis devastation can crush Knicks’ dreams — in a good way
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:47:21 PM)

    The Knicks have little choice in the matter of what they must do now. If there is one silver lining — and it is but a thin sliver of silver — it is this: The fantasy they’d created for themselves that they could somehow sneak into the playoffs is now over. Whatever benefits they believed…

  • [NYPost] GM outlines Knicks’ goals for when Porzingis returns
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:41:25 AM)

    Scott Perry said he met with Kristaps Porzingis late Tuesday night and told him his job as Knicks general manager will be to make sure the All-Star comes back to a better team when he recovers from his torn ACL. “[It’s] very tough news to swallow,’’ Perry said Wednesday at a damage-control press conference at…

  • [NYPost] Could the Porzingis-less Knicks make a run at the No. 1 pick?
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:19:49 AM)

    For some sports fans, college basketball takes center stage the day after the Super Bowl. For Knicks fans, it happened one day after that. A torn ACL for Kristaps Porzingis should end any hope of a late-season playoff push for the Knicks. Now, there’s something else for Knicks fans to focus on — where they…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ Porzingis shocker just changed everything
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:17:28 AM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry woke up to the hardest job in sports Wednesday. Kristaps Porzingis has a torn ACL, imperiling the franchise’s future, perhaps wasting a full year of progress. So much of this rebuild was based on the lanky 7-foot-3 Latvian turning into a superstar and getting stronger this…

  • [NYPost] This is Kristaps Porzingis’ face of heartbreak
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:35:08 AM)

    The next day the grimace was gone. Kristaps Porzingis just looked frustrated. The 7-foot-3 Knicks unicorn looked almost ordinary squeezed into a lobby-room chair at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, just another patient for just another surgery. The 22-year-old, in black sweatpants and a white sweatshirt with his hood up, was spotted exclusively Wednesday…

  • [NYPost] Knicks didn’t get anything they wanted in Hernangomez deal
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:31:17 AM)

    Willy Hernangomez got his wish, but all the Knicks got was a couple of future second-round picks. After being buried on the bench this season, reducing his trade value, the 2017 first-team All Rookie was dealt for second-round picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts. Knicks general manager Scott Perry spent as much time saying…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks react to Porzingis’ injury
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 12:05:34 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks give Hornacek a vote of confidence
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    The Knicks are 23-32 and have lost their best play for the remainder of the season, but GM Scott Perry gave head coach Jeff Hornacek a vote of confidence on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks not ruling out more trades following Hernangomez deal
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    The Knicks are not ruling out additional trades in the wake of the Willy Hernangomez deal as the NBA trade deadline approaches on Thursday at 3 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks confident Porzingis will return stronger than ever
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 5:00:26 PM)

    As the Knicks began Day One of life without Kristaps Porzingis on Wednesday, they have no timeline on when the 7-foot-3 unicorn might return to the court.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ron Baker undergoes arthroscopic surgery on injured shoulder
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:45:15 PM)

    Knicks PG Ron Baker, who suffered a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum on Jan. 30 against the Nets, underwent arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday, the club announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] The Kristaps Porzingis injury changes the Knicks’ future dramatically
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 2:50:05 PM)

    The worst part of this is how it affects the Knicks’ future.

  • [SNY Knicks] Perry says Porzingis will have surgery soon; no timetable yet for return
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 2:45:02 PM)

    Knicks C Kristaps Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee during Tuesday night’s game against the Bucks.

  • [SNY Knicks] The Knicks butchered the Willy Hernangomez trade
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 11:27:47 AM)

    In return for Hernangomez, the Knicks will receive PF Johnny O’Bryant and second-round picks in 2020 and 2021.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony saddened over injury to Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:30:37 PM)

    Thunder F Carmelo Anthony couldn’t believe what happened to his former Knicks teammate Kristaps Porzingis on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis’ ACL injury the latest blow to struggling Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:45:32 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ All-Star dreams will have to be put on hold, as now he must focus on returning to the game itself after tearing the ACL in his left knee on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Teammates, players throughout NBA send well-wishes to Porzingis
    (Wednesday, February 07, 2018 8:29:03 AM)

    Players on the Knicks and throughout the NBA couldn’t bear to see Kristaps Porzingis get carried off the court, and they wished him a speedy return after it was found out his had a torn ACL in his left knee.