Knicks Morning News (2018.02.25)

  • [ESPN] Trey Burke ties renaissance with Knicks to renewed faith
    (Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:25:04 AM)

    Trey Burke went from top-10 pick to out of the league in four years. But he is on the rebound after finding himself in New York.

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s old buddy can’t help jumping to his defense
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:41:58 PM)

    When Joakim Noah came home, signing a four-year, $72 million with the Knicks in summer 2016, Al Horford figured it was the best possible destination for his former college teammate, playing for the team he grew up rooting for. Instead, it has gone in the opposite direction, Noah playing little and now in exile after…

  • [NYPost] Bar has been set for Knicks’ point guard solution
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:36:47 PM)

    There was a moment in the fourth quarter Saturday night at the Garden where it looked like the Knicks has found their backcourt of the future. Frank Ntilikina intercepted a lazy, cross-court pass and quickly fed the ball to Trey Burke. The speedy guard with the tight cornrows raced up-court, slashed past Celtics defender Terry…

  • [NYPost] Troy Williams making most of his Knicks 10-day audition
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:56:04 PM)

    Troy Williams is making the most of every second — let alone these 10 days. Signed to a 10-day contract Wednesday, Williams, the 6-foot-7 athletic small forward, played the entire fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 121-112 loss to the Celtics on Saturday at the Garden. He flew for 14 points in 12 minutes, shooting 6-of-9…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving show leaves Knicks dreaming of 2019 homecoming
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:25:32 PM)

    Wait ’til 2019! Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, out of West Orange, N.J., erupted for 31 points, including 15 in the third quarter, to help Boston repel the Knicks 121-112 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Irving was close to a triple-double with eight assists and nine rebounds, shooting 11-of-22 from the floor to outduel…

  • [NYPost] No regrets from either side of Carmelo Anthony trade
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:53:53 PM)

    Sunday is the five-month anniversary of the Carmelo Anthony trade to Oklahoma City. Though the first Melo-less season hasn’t panned out like the Knicks hoped, lowlighted by the catastrophic ACL injury to the Knicks’ new leading man, Kristaps Porzingis, nobody in the organization regrets the move that became official on this day five months ago….

  • [NYDN] Knicks keep it close but collapse late in 121-112 loss to Celtics
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:45:42 PM)

    For the Knicks (24-37), it was an ideal defeat.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek admits Knicks season is lost
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:45:18 PM)

    The writing’s been on the wall for nearly three weeks, ever since Kristaps Porzingis’ season ended with a torn ACL.

  • [NYDN] Al Horford: Joakim Noah always wanted to be a Knick
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:44:35 PM)

    Joakim Noah’s return to New York was heralded as a feel-good homecoming.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony feels vindicated after leaving misery in New York
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:24:17 PM)

    Five months after leaving the Knicks – or getting traded from “hell,” as he once called it – Carmelo claims he’s much happier in OKC.

  • [SNY Knicks] Irving scores 31 to help Celtics beat Knicks, 121-112
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:14:50 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving had 31 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, leading the Boston Celtics over the New York Knicks 121-112 on Saturday for their second victory in two nights since the All-Star break.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Celtics vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:49:59 PM)

    The New York Knicks picked up their defensive tenacity late against Orlando Magic on Thursday, resulting in a victory.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina looks forward to challenge of guarding Irving
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:00:50 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina admits that Kyrie Irving can’t be stopped, only limited. Ntilikina is looking forward to that challenge.

  • [NY Newsday] Young Knick guards overwhelmed by Kyrie Irving in loss to Celtics
    (Sunday, February 25, 2018 12:57:01 AM)


  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony says he’s ‘having fun with the game again
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:56:27 PM)

    After a rocky start with the Thunder, Carmelo Anthony said it’s “it’s refreshing” to be in Oklahoma City and not New York.

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter still wants to stay with Knicks
    (Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:54:00 PM)

    Enes Kanter’s stance hasn’t changed.