2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Magic

The second half of the season kicks off tonight in Orlando, where the Knicks take on the Orlando Magic.

Emmanuel Mudiay takes over as the new starter at the point guard position. Maybe it’ll work out somehow!

Luke Kornet has had some more time to practice with the team, so he’s probably ready to score double figures tonight. Let’s go, Kornet!

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.22)

  • [NYTimes] Mark Cuban’s Terrible 24 Hours Now Includes a $600,000 Fine
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:59:57 PM)

    The Mavericks had already announced an investigation into accusations of misconduct by a former team president when the team’s owner was fined for admitting losing on purpose.

  • [NYTimes] Mavericks Begin Investigation After Misconduct Allegations
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:39:44 AM)

    A report by Sports Illustrated detailed accusations against Terdema Ussery, the team’s former president and chief executive, as well as a toxic work environment for women.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mudiay hints he may be in Knicks’ starting lineup after All-Star break
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:29:43 PM)

    Newly-acquired point guard Emmanuel Mudiay hinted he may be in the Knicks’ starting lineup when New York returns from the All-Star break on Thursday against the Orlando Magic.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek tired of hearing questions on Joakim Noah
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:44:51 AM)

    Don’t ask Jeff Hornacek anymore questions about Joakim Noah. That is in the past.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks agree with former Rockets F Troy Williams on 10-day contract
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:45:24 AM)

    The deal was agreed upon on Monday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Emmanuel Mudiay likely to replace Jarrett Jack in Knicks’ starting lineup
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:16:25 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek sat down with Emmanuel Mudiay at the end of the point guard’s second practice as a Knick. Mudiay wasn’t done with his workout though. He still had some sprints to run.

  • [NYDN] Sounds like Mudiay will be Knicks starting point guard vs. Magic
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:43:15 PM)

    It’s not official yet and Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t confirm, but it sounds like Emmanuel Mudiay will be the starting point guard Thursday.

  • [NYPost] Former slam dunk champion ‘excited’ to be a Knick
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:38:50 PM)

    Hey, you want an athlete, go sign a dunk contest winner. So the Knicks did. Troy Williams, a listed 6-foot-7 small forward recently released by the Rockets, officially signed his 10-day contract with the Knicks on Wednesday and practiced with the team in Tarrytown. Among the items on Williams’ résumé is the 2017 D-League Dunk…

  • [NYPost] ‘It’s going to take a few years’: Hornacek talks Knicks future
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:33:28 PM)

    The plan all along was develop and grow. Then the Knicks did the darndest thing. They won. But that didn’t last. Reality, injuries and a schedule that made them leave the Garden occasionally kicked in — and kicked them in the butt. So 23 games remain while phrases like “likely won’t be back” or “coaching…

  • [NYPost] It looks like Knicks decided who gets first shot at point guard
    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:56:29 AM)

    The formal part of Knicks practice was over Wednesday. Some players hoisted shots, some did interviews on camera. Off to the side, coach Jeff Hornacek huddled with Emmanuel Mudiay, who at the end of the talk put in additional running. On Tuesday night, Mudiay worked often with the first unit, a task he repeated the…