Knicks Morning News (2018.03.14)

  • [NYTimes] A Kristaps Porzingis Appearance Reminds the Knicks of Better Times
    (Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:37:20 AM)

    The forward is still months away from rejoining the team after undergoing A.C.L. surgery, but he addressed the news media before Tuesday’s game against Dallas.

  • [NYTimes] Ice Cube Fires Big3 League’s Commissioner Amid Scandal
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:01:36 PM)

    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.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mavs cruise to 110-97 win as Knicks lose eighth straight
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:06:06 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) Dallas has been so bad that Dirk Nowitzki wasn’t aware the Mavericks hadn’t won on the road in more than a month.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Mavericks vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:19:51 PM)

    Losers of seven straight and 15 of 16, the New York Knicks host the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden with a chance for at least temporary relief against another one of the NBA’s worst teams.

  • [ESPN] Porzingis confident he’ll return to All-Star form
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:49:01 PM)

    Injured New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis has no specific timetable for his return from ACL surgery, but he’s confident that he’ll eventually return to All-Star form once he gets back on the court.

  • [NY Newsday] Ex-SBU star Jameel Warney goes up against Knicks at Garden
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:28:00 PM)

    Rick Carlisle called out his name to go in the game. This was Sunday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas. This was the fourth quarter against Houston. This was the moment he craved.

  • [NY Newsday] Upbeat Kristaps Porzingis working on upper-body strength
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:19:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was a couple of weeks away from playing in his first NBA All-Star Game when he tore his left ACL. The Knicks franchise player vowed he will return to that level at least.

  • [NYDN] Knicks continue their freefall for a top pick with loss to Mavs
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:53:07 PM)

    The Knicks steady climb toward another 50-loss season continued on Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ MSG return gives Knicks glimmer of hope
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:52:32 PM)

    That simple, singular act certainly represented hope and optimism.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ cameo a moment of light for Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 8:28:08 PM)

    This was trying on that old jacket and finding a wad of bills you had stashed and forgotten about. It was that predicted Nor’easter turning into a mere March shower. It was something positive, something upbeat for the Knicks, who haven’t had too many grin-filled moments lately, unless you consider one win, now in 17…

  • [NYPost] Knicks make more progress on tanking front
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:07:02 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis, who was back at the Garden for the first time since tearing his ACL, received a pregame ovation from the crowd, but nothing changed. The Knicks’ tank rolled on and now more lottery pingpong balls suddenly have come into view. Although Enes Kanter was back starting at center, the Knicks lost their eighth…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis breaks silence after injury ‘shock’: I’ll rise again
    (Tuesday, March 13, 2018 4:06:57 PM)

    Looking dapper in a beige sports jacket and sounding upbeat, Kristaps Porzingis was back at the Garden on Tuesday night for the first time since tearing his ACL — and he said he’s confident he will return to All-Star form. But the fallen 7-foot-3 Latvian said he couldn’t give an estimate as to when he…