Knicks Morning News (2018.02.15)

  • [NYDN] Knicks waste Hardaway’s 37, blow huge lead in loss to Wizards
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:54:10 PM)

    It was the Knicks’ biggest blown lead since 1991-92, when teams started tracking the stat.

  • [NYDN] Knicks guard Ron Baker turns focus toward rehabbing shoulder
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:20:39 PM)

    With his season now over prematurely, Knicks guard Ron Baker is turning his focus to his pending recovery and a healthy return this summer.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis shares Instagram message after surgery
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:43:32 AM)

    A day after undergoing surgery to repair his torn left ACL, Kristaps Porzingis offered an encouraging message for fans in an Instagram post.

  • [NYDN] Amar’e Stoudemire joining BIG3 league as Tri-State team captain
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:20:19 AM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire will be playing another season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks blow 27-point lead in eighth straight loss, 118-113, to Wizards
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:35:16 PM)

    Bradley Beal scored 36 points, and the Washington Wizards overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the slumping New York Knicks 118-113 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ron Baker already looking forward to next season
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Speaking publicly for the first time since undergoing season-ending surgery on his right shoulder last week, Knicks PG Ron Baker is vowing to come back next season stronger than ever.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs Wizards, 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    The New York Knicks, whose offense stalled even before the season-ending injury to Kristaps Porzingis, host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night with their season in a tailspin.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis believes he’ll be back stronger
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:55:22 PM)

    Porzingis, who had ACL surgery on Tuesday, is expected to be out at least 10 months.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mudiay set to make MSG debut before All-Star break
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:51:18 AM)

    Knicks fans may not have something to cheer about before the All-Star break, especially after losing seven straight games. But, if there is anything to cheer about, it would be welcoming the newest Knick to his first game at the Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks suffer their biggest blown lead ever, fall to Wizards after leading by 27
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:52:17 PM)

    It was the Knicks’ biggest blown lead since 1991-92, when they started tracking that stat. This season, they’ve blown leads of 23, 22 and 21 points.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Ron Baker recovering from surgery, says he will resume basketball activities in June
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:51:00 PM)

    Ron Baker is wearing a cumbersome sling covering his right arm after having surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum. Baker said “pain-wise I’m great,” but he’s having trouble sleeping.

  • [NY Newsday] Porzingis ‘attacking my rehab right away’
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:48:39 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis posted a picture of himself on Twitter and Instagram Wednesday on his way home from the Hospital for Special Surgery, and wrote that he believes he will return a better player.

  • [ESPN] Amar’e Stoudemire opts to join Big3 League
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:32:03 AM)

    Former Knicks and Suns player Amar’e Stoudemire has decided to join the Big3 League.

  • [NYPost] Why it went so wrong for Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:43:05 PM)

    On a recent off-day, the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., fighting a shooting slump that could have been deemed worthy of funded research by the Center for Disease Control, met with coach Jeff Hornacek and his staff to try to find a cure. When you have shot 24-of-93 (25.8 percent) overall and a dreadful 5-of-44 on…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fans must endure heartbreak of another lost season
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:36:03 PM)

    Karen Johnston looked sheepishly at her watch. “I thought it was a great idea,” she said. “It seemed like a great idea, you know?” Johnston sipped at a margarita and picked at a basket of chips, sitting at a streetside booth inside Lucy’s, a cantina just across the street from Madison Square Garden a few…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter rips Knicks for lack of ‘energy’
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:53:27 PM)

    The losses keep mounting. And so do the double-doubles for Enes Kanter. The Knicks center finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday night — his 28th double-double on the season and ninth in a row. Kanter’s reaction? Big whoop. The Knicks keep losing. When the Knicks blew a 27-point lead in a 118-113 loss…

  • [NYPost] Knicks blow huge lead in one of their biggest chokes ever
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:10:01 PM)

    A train wreck for seven games, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a torrid 32 points in the first half Wednesday and the Knicks built a 27-point lead. Then the Knicks threw the feel-good night into the sewer. They entered the All-Star break a rotting corpse, extending their losing streak to eight after one of their most…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis vows to return ‘stronger, better, sharper’
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:55:11 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis left the Hospital of Special Surgery on Wednesday and sent out a note of inspiration on social media. “First of all I want to thank you for all the love and support,” he wrote. “Im attacking my rehab right away. I truly believe that with consistent hard work, patience and positive attitude I’ll…

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke is trying to handle this Knicks’ disruption differently
    (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:28:12 AM)

    If this is déjà vu for point guard Trey Burke, this time he’s not going to let it get him down. Thursday’s deadline trade for Emmanuel Mudiay has so far made Burke an afterthought just one month after joining the Knicks for an audition. That continued Wednesday night as Burke did not play in the…