Knicks Morning News (2018.03.07)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Jeff Hornacek believes he’ll return as coach next season
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 1:45:49 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Jeff Hornacek is still pushing the Knicks to win games, and working on things he believes will help them next season — even if next season isn’t guaranteed for him.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter could consider opting out of Knicks deal
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 11:23:15 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Starting center Enes Kanter will reel off a list of reasons why he wants to stay with the Knicks next season. But the Turkish big man won’t say whether it’s 100 percent definite. Not until he hires a new agent. Kanter has one year left on his contract and is set to…

  • [NYPost] Ntilikina flops in 1st start, Mudiay struggles as Knicks get routed
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 7:49:22 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Knicks starting lineup changes couldn’t do anything to change the recent brilliance of Blazers point guard Damian Lillard. Frank Ntilikina finally made his first NBA start Tuesday alongside Emmanuel Mudiay and Michael Beasley got benched. The moves ignited the Knicks for the first few minutes, but soon Lillard took over and…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina gets first Knicks start, Michael Beasley benched
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 5:32:17 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Frank Ntilikina finally made his first NBA start Tuesday night but the opportunity came because of unfortunate circumstances. The rookie was inserted into the lineup as the starting shooting guard versus the Blazers when Courtney Lee left the team earlier in the day after a death in his family. Though Ntilikina was…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek doesn’t think he’s on the hot seat
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 2:23:59 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — When the Knicks entered the All-Star break with their hideous choke-job loss to Washington, Jeff Hornacek absorbed an inglorious milestone — his 200th loss as an NBA head coach. With the Knicks smack in developmental mode emphasizing minutes for younger players, Hornacek’s career won-loss record — which is 156-204 after the Knicks’…

  • [NYDN] Frank Ntilikina decent in first career NBA start
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 5:10:01 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina finally got his first NBA start Tuesday against the Blazers.

  • [NYDN] With another collapse, Knicks showing they’re both bad and soft
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 1:21:51 PM)

    It happened again. Even though they said it wouldn’t this time, not with a group “that’s going to fight to the end no matter what.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Blazers down Knicks in Portland, 111-87, behind Lillard’s 37
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 12:33:10 AM)

    Damian Lillard continued his torrid post-All-Star break run with a 37-point effort as the Trail Blazers cruised past the Knicks, 111-87, on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina to earn first career start Tuesday night
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:57:31 PM)

    Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina is in the starting lineup on Tuesday night for the first time in his career, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Trail Blazers, 10 p.m.
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:39:49 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers have been on a sweet ride of late, and they want very much for it to continue.

  • [SNY Knicks] Courtney Lee to miss Tuesday’s game due to personal reasons
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 6:13:56 PM)

    Knicks SG Courtney Lee will miss Tuesday night’s game against the Trail Blazers due to personal reasons, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Barkley believes Knicks are on right path, next draft pick will be key
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:12:24 PM)

    NEW YORK — Charles Barkley may be known as a notorious Knicks hater, but fresh off hosting “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, Barkley now says the Knicks are in their best position in years, and can continue to build a playoff team via the draft and their young players.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mudiay understands he needs to produce more in Knicks audition
    (Tuesday, March 06, 2018 11:20:03 AM)

    In his Knicks audition, PG Emmanuel Mudiay hasn’t had the best of starts. But that doesn’t mean that head coach Jeff Hornacek has given up on the 21-year-old.