Knicks Morning News (2018.02.10)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks GM Scott Perry: Adding Emmanuel Mudiay does not reflect on Frank Ntilikina
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 10:03:56 PM)

    Scott Perry says the Knicks acquired Emmanuel Mudiay because they needed more talent, and that it was not an indication that they have lost confidence in rookie Frank Ntilikina.

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ GM: Adding Mudiay no shot at Ntilikina
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 7:03:11 PM)

    While the Knicks traded for point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, general manager Scott Perry said the team still has faith in rookie Frank Ntilikina. Perry believes the two can share the backcourt together.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knick Jared Jeffries believes Mudiay can take next step with Knicks
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 10:26:56 PM)

    Emmanuel Mudiay getting traded to the Knicks might have just saved his career if you ask former Knicks F Jared Jeffries.

  • [SNY Knicks] Perry notes addition of Mudiay is irrelevant to Ntilikina’s performance
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 5:52:53 PM)

    Knicks GM Scott Perry wanted to reassure everyone Friday that the acquisition of PG Emmanuel Mudiay was no knock on Frank Ntilikina’s performance thus far.

  • [SNY Knicks] Perry: No trade was made for C Joakim Noah
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Knicks GM Scott Perry confirmed that no trade has been made for C Joakim Noah, and that there is no plan in place for him to return to the team

  • [SNY Knicks] With Porzingis out, Knicks can dream of drafting potential impact player
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    With the Knicks’ season lost after Kristaps Porzingis’ season-ending ACL injury, New York will have a better shot at drafting a potential franchise-changing player.

  • [SNY Knicks] After own ACL recovery, Knicks G Jack empathizes with Porzingis
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 12:30:00 PM)

    Knicks guard Jarrett Jack said he will try his best to help teammate Kristaps Porzingis through his torn ACL by talking to him about his own recovery process.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks rookie Ntilikina looking forward to working with Mudiay
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 11:30:00 AM)

    Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina said he is looking forward to working with newly-acquired point guard Emmanuel Mudiay in New York’s crowded backcourt.

  • [SNY Knicks] Larry Brown says Mudiay will benefit from change of scenery
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 9:15:31 AM)

    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.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah will remain away from Knicks ‘until further notice’
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 8:56:23 PM)

    The trade deadline passed and the Knicks are still in their game of chicken with the exiled Joakim Noah.

  • [NYDN] Perry says PG competition will help Knicks but it hurts Ntilikina
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 8:55:46 PM)

    Strap in because there’s lots of losing and roster “competition” ahead.

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie finally gets his shot and refuses to waste it
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 6:55:23 PM)

    The Knicks’ controversial decision to trade a 23-year-old, All-Rookie first-team center selection for two distant second-round picks became clearer Thursday in Toronto. The 7-foot former Vanderbilt center Luke Kornet, who has spent the season with G-League Westchester, made his NBA debut a historic one at Air Canada Centre. He posted a double-double, adding four blocks…

  • [NYPost] Knicks GM reveals Emmanuel Mudiay-Frank Ntilikina plan
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 1:06:03 PM)

    Knicks general manager Scott Perry said the addition of young point guard Emmanuel Mudiay is part of the team’s “talent acquisition phase” and is no reflection on any disappointment with struggling rookie lottery point guard Frank Ntilikina. Thursday’s trade with the Nuggets for Mudiay, a lottery pick in 2015, gives the Knicks four point guards…

  • [NYPost] The shot that can take Knicks’ Emmanuel Mudiay to next level
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 8:46:55 AM)

    TORONTO – Jared Jeffries, the former Nuggets scouting director and ex-Knicks forward, told The Post that Emmanuel Mudiay desperately needed out of Denver before his entire career was shot. Denver had moved on with their 2016 first-rounder, Jamal Murray, and Mudiay, 21, was regressing. Jeffries, who helped draft Mudiay with the seventh pick in 2015,…

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Cavaliers Clear the Air by Blowing Up the Building
    (Friday, February 09, 2018 3:43:30 PM)

    Deadline deals rarely lead to championships, but there is little precedent for the dramatic roster overhaul Cleveland engineered on Thursday.