2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Clippers

I think we all know that what has to happen tonight is that Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke will score a bunch of points in a win and Doc Rivers will say, “I must go to the Knicks to coach these awesome guards!”

Seriously, though, the Clippers have been playing well, so this will likely not go well for the Knicks.

I look forward to seeing Round 2 of O’Quinn vs. Boban!

Let’s go, Jayson Nix!

Knicks Morning News (2018.03.02)

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah, Jack among veterans Knicks must decide to keep or let go Thursday
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 11:25:53 AM)

    With the playoff-eligible waiver deadline on Thursday, the Knicks need to decide what to do with Joakim Noah and Jarrett Jack fast.

  • [NY Newsday] Nets can’t control paint, lose to Sacramento Kings in overtime
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 2:10:47 AM)

    SACRAMENTO — One year ago, the Nets began a season-ending upswing with a win at Golden 1 Center, and they were hoping for a repeat performance Thursday night against the Kings, who came in tied for the NBA’s worst record. But the Nets failed to keep Sacramento out of the paint and to execute on offense in overtime, which is what made their 116-111 loss extra painful.

  • [NY Newsday] Will Kyle O’Quinn opt out and test market or stay with Knicks?
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 8:49:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Kyle O’Quinn doesn’t like discussing his future, but the Knicks’ backup center made one thing very clear Thursday.

  • [NY Newsday] Cavaliers suspend ex-Knick J.R. Smith 1 game for detrimental conduct
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 6:35:47 PM)

    CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been suspended one game by the team for detrimental conduct.

  • [NYDN] Hardaway Jr. can prove worth to Knicks in remainder of season
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 8:53:45 PM)

    The most optimistic assessment of this Knicks season looks at Nov. 29 as the pivotal moment.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah, Knicks set to continue uncomfortable partnership
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:31:56 PM)

    Joakim Noah and the Knicks will remain legally separated but with the divorce on indefinite hold.

  • [NYTimes] James Harden Dazzles, LeBron James Answers, Joel Embiid Recruits
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 6:46:34 AM)

    A day after Houston’s Harden wowed fans with a showstopping play, Cleveland’s James came up with one that was perhaps just as impressive.

  • [NYTimes] After Fasting and Before the Sabbath, Yeshiva Debuts in N.C.A.A. Tournament
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 1:45:56 AM)

    Yeshiva’s basketball team has won its first-ever postseason tournament berth. It is a point of pride not just for the university, but the Jewish community as a whole.

  • [NYTimes] The Warriors’ 70-Year-Old Truth-Teller
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 4:40:57 PM)

    Ron Adams is an assistant coach with wide-ranging interests and an obsession with good basketball. He’ll send the wine back if it doesn’t taste right.

  • [NYPost] Why Kyle O’Quinn could be playing himself out of New York
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 7:54:43 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn is the class clown of the locker room, but rarely is willing to talk about himself in interviews. Following Thursday’s practice at UCLA, after doing his usual amount of heckling, needling and racy name-calling at his teammates, O’Quinn made a rare exception to assess what is nothing short…

  • [NYPost] Knicks stage run-and-gun scrimmage
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 5:30:09 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — The Knicks might as well have been on the famed Venice Beach playground courts Thursday. Arriving early in Los Angeles for their four-game road trip, the Knicks staged an unstructured practice at UCLA and let the players essentially scrimmage without coaching or critiques or stoppages. It allowed for a free-flowing workout with…

  • [NYPost] The date to circle for a Knicks-Joakim Noah breakup
    (Thursday, March 01, 2018 1:31:54 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — The stalemate with Knicks center Joakim Noah will continue and could last as long as Sept. 1. According to multiple sources, a buyout with Noah is not expected to occur by Thursday night’s deadline for waived players to be eligible for a playoff team. Noah has been in exile for a month,…

  • [ESPN] It’s March 2, and Joakim Noah is still on New York’s roster
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 2:24:45 AM)

    The New York Knicks do not intend to have Joakim Noah on the roster for the rest of this season, and now he cannot leave the Knicks and be playoff eligible.