2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pacers

Well, the one thing that we have to give the Knicks is that with the Emmanuel Mudiay acquisition, at least we will have someone to legit be interested in for the rest of the season, namely can Mudiay become a good player for the Knicks? He’s still super young, so there’s at least a chance and rooting for players to have a chance at being good players is more than we normally have to root for for the Knicks.

Plus, we can hope that Kornet-sanity becomes a thing. We can hope for more guest appearances by his mom, too.

Let’s go, Korne…okay, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.11)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Enes Kanter talks playoffs, Kristaps Porzingis’ surgery
    (Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:03:09 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has scheduled his surgery for Tuesday to repair his knee and Enes Kanter discusses the Knicks’ playoff aspirations.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis set for ACL surgery on Tuesday
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 3:25:29 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has a date for surgery: Tuesday, February 13.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter expects Porzingis to return ‘even stronger’ after ACL rehab
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:30:32 PM)

    Enes Kanter says Kristaps Porzingis injury is really sad but he will return even stronger.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter reiterates desire to retire a Knick
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00:24 PM)

    Enes Kanter has reiterated his desire to retire with the Knicks. He wants to be with the young core they’re rebuilding around.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mudiay trade not yet official, but Hornacek expects healthy competition at point guard going forward
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:35:24 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek expects healthy competition at point guard between Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Porzingis knee surgery set for Tues.
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:35:05 PM)

    New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair the tear in his ACL, per ESPN sources.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek confident Mudiay-Ntilikina can play together
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:13:31 PM)

    Emmanuel Mudiay wasn’t available to practice on Saturday or even speak to the media for the first time since being acquired on Thursday.

  • [NYDN] The Knicks’ constant rebuild continues
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:20:10 PM)

    Porzingis, a vastly different kind of big man than Patrick had been, had brought hope.

  • [NYDN] With no Porzingis, Knicks aren’t just bad, they’re boring
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:50:12 AM)

    What’s left for the Knicks to sell?

  • [NY Newsday] New point guard Emmanuel Mudiay likely to take minutes from other Knicks guards
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Emmanuel Mudiay was a spectator and not a participant at Knicks practice on Saturday. The point guard was unable to practice, the team said, because Thursday’s trade wasn’t official yet.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis can expect another assist from Jarrett Jack
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:31:53 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis doesn’t have to look too far for some advice and real talk on battling back from an ACL tear. The man who has passed him the ball all season can offer up another assist.

  • [NYPost] Why Hornacek thinks Ntilikina can handle Mudiay addition
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:05:04 PM)

    You have a young, foreign-born, lottery-pick point guard who has struggled lately as a rookie. So you trade for a young, foreign-born lottery pick point guard who has struggled since entering the league in 2015-16. What does that tell the other guy? Nothing negative, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek hopes. Hornacek does not think the acquisition…

  • [NYPost] Even Enes Kanter realizes the Knicks’ reality now
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 4:44:56 PM)

    Center Enes Kanter, perhaps the last guy in New York — beyond the drunk on the corner stool of a bar on W. 33rd Street — may have run up the white flag on the Knicks’ playoff hopes in the wake of Kristaps Porzingis’ injury. “It’s tough. We are in 11th spot right now. I’m…

  • [NYPost] Best place for LeBron to finish padding resume is in New York
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:10:33 AM)

    There are a thousand reasons why this will never happen, of course. We could list them all here but: a) it’s depressing, and b) the list would probably run over into Mushnick’s page and he charges exorbitant rent. So we can focus on the one reason why it should happen. The one reason why LeBron…

  • [NYPost] Knicks GM’s plan delivers hope at a desperate time
    (Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:09:29 AM)

    It won’t speed up Kristaps Porzingis’ rehab process, but credit Knicks general manager Scott Perry for jumping in to pacify a saddened fan base with a series of well-intended sentiments. It’s part of the job, even if former president Phil Jackson didn’t think it was, and the first-year GM carried it out seamlessly. That’s why…