Knicks Morning News (2018.03.08)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ young guards continue to struggle
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 3:23:58 PM)

    The Knicks’ three young guards were struggling so badly against Portland Tuesday night that Jeff Hornacek said they were considering bringing in Jarrett Jack.

  • [NYPost] Two Knicks starters have their coach’s back
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:08:45 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Despite a 1-13 stretch, Tim Hardaway Jr. said Jeff Hornacek is still coaching his butt off. It seems to have rubbed off on Hardaway, who’s been the Knicks’ best player by far since the All-Star break, shooting 50 percent and averaging 20.1 points his past seven games. Hornacek has cited Hardaway for…

  • [NYPost] Knicks racking up losses, but is it helping them for the lottery?
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 2:57:47 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Much to the chagrin of the New York Lottery Police, the Knicks have lost 13 of 14 games and are 1-5 since the All-Star break, but haven’t gained a single ping pong ball. If the NBA’s draft lottery had been held Wednesday, the Knicks would have been the ninth seed — just…

  • [NYPost] How Knicks responded to young two-guard debut gone bad
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 1:02:04 PM)

    PORTLAND – Emmanuel Mudiay took to the weight room. Rookie Frank Ntilikina took to philosophy. This was late Tuesday in the Moda Center locker room after the French-speaking backcourt mates finished their first start together as Knicks — a 111-87 shredding to the Blazers. It went poorly for both, though Ntilikina was better than Mudiay,…

  • [NYPost] NBA is forcing tanking team to put ex-Knicks on the floor
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:46:23 AM)

    Bulls executive vice president John Paxson says the team will no longer rest Robin Lopez or Justin Holiday after receiving a reminder from the league office about player rest and tanking. Paxson says the league communicated with the team after the All-Star break about those two players and their diminishing roles. Lopez has missed the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter’s career year could see him leave Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:40:41 AM)

    Amid the Knicks’ struggles this season, C Enes Kanter has been putting up career numbers. That is why him opting out of his current deal may not be that far of a stretch after the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek’s lineup change couldn’t tame red-hot Lillard in latest loss
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 10:10:25 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek thought mixing up his lineup would spark a change in his team. Too bad Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard didn’t care who was on the floor.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: The Nets Aren’t Good, but Shouldn’t They Be a Lot Worse?
    (Wednesday, March 07, 2018 7:13:56 PM)

    Their most productive player this season has been Spencer Dinwiddie. The story of this team is overachievement.