Knicks Morning News (2018.02.09)

  • [NY Newsday] Undermanned Knicks blown out by Raptors, fall season-worst 10 games under .500
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:43:22 PM)

    TORONTO — There could be many nights like Thursday for the Knicks now that Kristaps Porzingis is out for the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks acquire Emmanuel Mudiay in three-team trade
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:48:42 PM)

    The Knicks suddenly have a logjam at point guard. They acquired former lottery pick Emmanuel Mudiay in a three-team trade Thursday, according to league sources.

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina not worried about Knicks’ trade for point guard Emmanuel Mudiay
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 8:01:21 PM)

    TORONTO — Frank Ntilikina doesn’t seem threatened by the Knicks’ acquisition of point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. The rookie said he looks forward to playing with him.

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina sounds OK with his new guard competition
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 8:22:41 PM)

    TORONTO — Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina reacted with his usual nonchalance about the Knicks trading for another young point guard — Emmanuel Mudiay — at Thursday’s trade deadline. “It’s good — a young player, good for our future,” Ntilikina said before the Knicks’ 113-88 loss to the Raptors at Air Canada Centre. “We both can…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis-less Knicks pounded by powerhouse Raptors
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:00:31 PM)

    TORONTO — This hopeless season carried on for the Knicks without Kristaps Porzingis, but the result was same old, same old in “O Canada.” With Tim Hardaway Jr. mired in a perplexing shooting slump, the Raptors rolled to their fifth straight win over the Knicks on Thursday at Air Canada Centre, routing the depleted club…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks picked Emmanuel Mudiay over Elfrid Payton
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 12:34:26 PM)

    TORONTO — In the end, the Knicks were intrigued by a lottery-pick point guard the franchise passed on in 2015 and a lottery-pick point guard GM Scott Perry once selected in Orlando. The Knicks were in the ballgame for both Emmanuel Mudiay and Elfrid Payton, the athletic penetrator with the high-rise hair. The Knicks wound…

  • [NYPost] Knicks acquire Emmanuel Mudiay from Nuggets
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 9:13:26 AM)

    TORONTO — The Knicks felt they needed an athletic point guard who can penetrate to open the court for Kristaps Porzingis, and they netted one before Thursday’s trade deadline in Emmanuel Mudiay, the disappointing 2015 lottery pick. In a three-way deal, the Knicks gave up Doug McDermott, who goes to Dallas. The Knicks also shipped…

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee wants to save Knicks, not run from them
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 6:58:45 AM)

    TORONTO — The co-captain isn’t looking to abandon the sinking ship. Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee said despite Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL tear that ended his season and likely will affect the first section of next season, he wants to be here. The Knicks are looking at a more significant rebuild than previously envisioned with Porzingis’…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Acquire Emmanuel Mudiay From Denver Nuggets in Three-Team Trade
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 4:22:41 AM)

    The deal will also send Knicks small forward Doug McDermott to the Dallas Mavericks.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers Dealing Isaiah Thomas to Lakers and Dwyane Wade to Heat in Radical Restructuring
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 8:21:58 PM)

    Cleveland’s N.B.A. trade deadline deals involve 11 players, five teams and two draft picks. Thomas had been vocal about conflict among Cavaliers players.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tim Hardaway Jr.: Tank is not in my vocabulary
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:40:16 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. has strong words for anyone rooting for the Knicks to tank.

  • [SNY Knicks] Larry Brown says Emmanuel Mudiay will benefit from change of scenery with Knicks
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:45:31 PM)

    Larry Brown believes that Emmanuel Mudiay will benefit from the change of scenery from his trade to the Knicks and that he can play with Frank Ntilikina.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose to Raptors 113-88 in first game since Porzingis injury
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:15:27 PM)

    The Knicks were blown out 113-88 by the Raptors in their first game since Kristaps Porzingis’ injury.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek says Ntilikina could start this season
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 8:25:57 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek said that Frank Ntilikina could start later in the year.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks explored deal for Payton before Mudiay
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 7:30:20 PM)

    The Knicks reportedly tried to acquire Elfrid Payton before trading for Emmanuel Mudiay.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Raptors, 7:30 p.m.
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 6:00:20 PM)

    After losing Kristaps Porzingis to injury as well as trading Willy Hernangomez and Doug McDermott, the Knicks return to the court against the Raptors.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks acquire Mudiay in trade for McDermott
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 2:15:32 PM)

    New York will also send the Nuggets a future second-round draft pick as part of the deal.

  • [SNY Knicks] Forbes lists Knicks as most valuable NBA franchise
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 9:01:45 AM)

    The Knicks have held their spot on the throne as Forbes’ most valuable NBA franchise for 2018. This is the third straight year New York has been atop the list.

  • [ESPN] Knicks forced to take long view after Kristaps Porzingis’ injury
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 2:45:43 AM)

    Adding Emmanuel Mudiay at the deadline was more about acquiring an asset than a great fit as the Knicks shift their to focus to 2018-19 and beyond.

  • [ESPN] Trade grades: Will Emmanuel Mudiay rebound with the Knicks?
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 3:30:49 PM)

    Who won the Knicks-Nuggets-Mavs deal featuring Emmanuel Mudiay? Kevin Pelton grades the trade.

  • [ESPN] Knicks get Mudiay in deal with Nuggets, Mavs
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 2:13:30 PM)

    The Knicks have acquired guard Emmanuel Mudiay as part of a three-team trade that sends Devin Harris to the Nuggets and Doug McDermott to the Mavericks.

  • [NYDN] Tim Hardaway Jr.’s shooting troubles continue in latest loss
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 7:58:56 PM)

    Hardaway Jr.’s funk won’t stop him from pulling the trigger.

  • [NYDN] Michael Beasley’ scores 21 as Knicks fall to Raptors, 113-88
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 7:58:14 PM)

    The Sixers claimed “Trust the Process” and the Knicks are going to have to come up with their own slogan with the way this is shaking out.

  • [NYDN] Knicks land Emmanuel Mudiay, trade Doug McDermott in 3-team deal
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 7:57:30 PM)

    So much for Frank Ntilikina being the point guard of the future.

  • [NYDN] Knicks throw Mudiay a 2nd chance while Ntilikina waits for first
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 7:49:45 PM)

    The Knicks certainly conduct business as if the point guard position is a major area of concern, no?

  • [NYDN] Time for Knicks to embrace the tank, so stop talking playoffs
    (Thursday, February 08, 2018 8:40:05 AM)

    The Sixers claimed “Trust the Process” and the Knicks are going to have to come up with their own slogan with the way this is shaking out.