Knicks Morning News (2018.03.03)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ third quarter woes continue in 128-105 loss to Clippers
    (Saturday, March 03, 2018 12:52:21 AM)

    Lou Williams scored 21 points off the bench and DeAndre Jordan had a 19-point, 20-rebound double-double as the Clippers blew out the Knicks at Staples Center on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kyle O’Quinn’s career year could see him leave New York
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 11:50:14 PM)

    Knicks C Kyle O’Quinn is having a career year in his third year in New York. Too bad he may be playing his way out.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 9:30:59 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — As the New York Knicks take their struggles to Hollywood on Friday night, the Los Angeles Clippers are only happy to play host.

  • [SNY Knicks] O’Quinn wants to be a Knick ‘for the rest of my career’
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 8:34:41 AM)

    Just like Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter before him, Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn told reporters he wants to remain in New York for the rest of his career.

  • [NYPost] Hornacek: Jarrett Jack will be ‘great coach someday’
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 11:41:49 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Jeff Hornacek said Knicks point guard Jarrett Jack may not see the court the final 20 games, but the experience will help him down the road if his goal is to be a head coach. Hornacek endorsed that possibility and the 34-year-old Jack said it’s a potential goal. One thing for certain…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek tears into Knicks for ‘terrible defensive effort’
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 8:10:26 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — March Sadness arrived for the Knicks — their fourth straight season already out of the playoff race. By the time Friday night had ended at Staples Center, it was March Madness — as in head coach Jeff Hornacek being rip-roaring mad at the Knicks’ defensive effort in a 128-105 loss to the…

  • [NYPost] Doc Rivers: How Kristaps Porzingis’ injury hurts the Knicks
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 6:16:40 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Clippers coach Doc Rivers, a huge fan of Kristaps Porzingis, said the Latvian star’s ACL tear is a devastating blow to the Knicks because of the uncertainty of his return. Rivers, who suffered an ACL tear when he was a Knicks guard during the 1993-94 season, hinted the club’s future could be…

  • [NYPost] Emmanuel Mudiay cranks up his expectations — starting now
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 12:28:54 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Will this be March Madness or Mudiay Madness? With Emmanuel Mudiay still rounding into shape and mastering Jeff Hornacek’s playbook, the Knicks’ new starting point guard believes March could be his. The 2015 lottery pick has played in six games for the Knicks, engaged in five practices, made three starts and has…

  • [NY Newsday] Emmanuel Mudiay vows to get in shape, blend in with Knicks
    (Saturday, March 03, 2018 2:43:33 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — Emmanuel Mudiay’s body and game are a work in progress.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Clippers after another bad second half
    (Saturday, March 03, 2018 2:40:13 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — After the Knicks’ defense was ripped to shreds, Jeff Hornacek ripped into his players.

  • [NY Newsday] Jarrett Jack says he’s happy with his role as mentor to young Knicks
    (Saturday, March 03, 2018 12:19:56 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — Jarrett Jack is happy he’s still a Knick.

  • [NYTimes] Sunday Routine: How Val Ackerman, College Basketball Executive, Spends Her Sundays
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 12:00:29 PM)

    When the commissioner of the Big East conference is not going to games or visiting schools, she spends time in downtown Manhattan, where she’s lived for 30 years.

  • [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] Books News: Etan Thomas: Now a Different Kind of Player
    (Saturday, March 03, 2018 12:54:27 AM)

    The activist and former N.B.A. player tries to encourage athletes to become socially conscious in his book, “We Matter: Athletes and Activism.”

  • [NYDN] Frank Ntilikina may be more of a shooting guard than point guard
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 8:43:37 PM)

    It has become clearer that the Knicks view Frank Ntilikina as more of a shooting guard, less of a point guard.

  • [NYDN] Doc Rivers: Porzingis injury will hurt Knicks in free agency
    (Friday, March 02, 2018 5:53:10 PM)

    Rivers believes the uncertainty surrounding Kristaps Porzingis’ injury will negatively affect the franchise.