2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Trailblazers

The future is now! Frank Ntilikina will start tonight for the Knicks in his first career start. This was made possible by the Knicks facing the dynamic backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum and Emmanuel Mudiay re-defining the word “suck.”

Let’s go, Nick Nolte!

Knicks Morning News (2018.03.06)

  • [NYPost] Emmanuel Mudiay is still Knicks’ starting point guard with a catch
    (Monday, March 05, 2018 7:24:38 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Emmanuel Mudiay is regressing as the new starting point guard but Jeff Hornacek is not ready to bag this audition. Not yet, anyway. Hornacek will continue to keep rookie Frank Ntilikina and Trey Burke coming off the bench, but the Knicks coach added that has no bearing on next season’s starting point-guard…

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley opens up about what’s wrong with his game
    (Monday, March 05, 2018 4:11:55 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Michael Beasley is watching his words carefully nowadays, but he can’t help but drop cryptic hints about his suddenly painful slump. His decline could have him yanked from the starting lineup Tuesday when the Knicks face the Blazers at Moda Center. “Not sure,’’ Beasley said Monday when asked about his scoring dip….

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek sticking with Beasley despite offensive slump
    (Monday, March 05, 2018 4:25:28 PM)

    Despite an offensive slump, head coach Jeff Hornacek decided to stick with Michael Beasley in the starting lineup because of his defense.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek needs to see more desperation after Knicks’ 40th loss
    (Monday, March 05, 2018 10:35:55 AM)

    The Knicks latest loss looked familiar. It was another come-from-behind effort that ended in the opponent taking the win, and for Jeff Hornacek, it’s getting old.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks could use more scoring from Michael Beasley
    (Monday, March 05, 2018 8:41:51 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Michael Beasley said he doesn’t care if he takes a shot as long as the Knicks win games. Their chances might improve, however, if he could take over games the way he did for stretches earlier in the season.

  • [NYTimes] Kobe Bryant Wins an Oscar, and Lands a Jab at Laura Ingraham
    (Monday, March 05, 2018 10:47:58 PM)

    In a year with intense focus on improper sexual behavior by men, the victory for Bryant, who was once accused of rape, caused a stir.

  • [NYDN] Michael Beasley blames Knicks teammates for faltering production
    (Monday, March 05, 2018 3:12:59 PM)

    Nobody talked more than Michael Beasley before this season about his greatness — about how he’s just as skilled as LeBron James.