2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Mavericks

The Knicks host the Mavericks in one of the most dangerous games to the tanks around, as the Mavericks are three games behind/ahead of the Knicks in the tank and losing this game would be huge for the tank.

The Nets, meanwhile, are up 18-6 on the Raptors, so maybe this could be a doubly good night!

Let’s go, Nick Jonas!

Knicks Morning News (2018.03.13)

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee rants over Knicks’ effort — and stats back him up
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 6:51:17 PM)

    The Knicks have been lacking everywhere this season. Undoubtedly in wins. Definitely in talent. And now, according to Courtney Lee, undeniably in effort. “When you watch film, it’s just all effort,” Lee said Monday after practice in Tarrytown, his first non-game work with the team in nearly a week following a death in the family….

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ surprising spark plug earns himself a deal
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 4:08:23 PM)

    Opportunity knocked. And so far Troy Williams has answered. Williams, a 6-foot-7 forward who has gone through the maximum two 10-day contracts with the Knicks after he was waived by the Rockets, has agreed to a deal for the remainder of this season with a partially guaranteed opportunity for next season, league sources confirmed. Coach…

  • [NY Newsday] Courtney Lee critical of Knicks’ effort on defense
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 11:44:36 PM)

    Courtney Lee takes pride in playing defense. He said not enough Knicks do.

  • [NYDN] Helicopter crash victim formerly worked for Westchester Knicks
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 8:19:01 PM)

    Tristan Hill, one of five people who were killed in a fatal helicopter crash in the East River, was only 76 days from his wedding.

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Troy Williams agree on contract for rest of the season
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 4:43:09 PM)

    Troy Williams appears to have made the most of his opportunity.

  • [NYDN] Dirk Nowitzki is what Knicks hope Kristaps Porzingis can become
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 2:07:40 PM)

    This could be the last go around for Dirk Nowitzki, which would mean a final game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

  • [NYTimes] Scandal Hits Big3 Basketball as It Prepares for Second Season
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:21:25 AM)

    Reports that Roger Mason Jr. had been fired as the league’s commissioner were confirmed when he leveled some big accusations against the league‘s founders.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: The Nets Aren’t Good, but Shouldn’t They Be a Lot Worse?
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 2:45:44 PM)

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

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, F Williams agree to contract with partial guarantees for 2018-19
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 5:08:00 PM)

    The Knicks and small forward Troy Williams agreed to a contract for the rest of the 2017-18 season and with partial guarantees for the 2018-19 season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Nigel Hayes gets some revenge against former team Sunday
    (Monday, March 12, 2018 11:10:53 AM)

    Nigel Hayes made his Madison Square Garden debut on Sunday night, but it wasn’t for the team he started his 2017-18 season with.