2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets

The Knicks host the Charlotte Hornets tonight, one of the few teams in the league who is probably in worse shape than the Knicks. Except they have a good coach, so I dunno.

Anyhow, let’s hope that they can pull off another clutch loss!

Let’s go, Nick Cannon!

Knicks Morning News (2018.03.17)

  • [NYPost] Knicks could be planning another PG shakeup
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:25:39 AM)

    The Knicks’ starting backcourt situation is up in the air for Saturday’s game against the Hornets. Will Trey Burke finally get his first start? Or will Jarrett Jack resurface? “Kind of everything is on the table,’’ coach Jeff Hornacek said. Indeed, the point-guard derby could face another shakeup. “That’s what we’re trying to figure out:…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek challenges Knicks as his future hangs in balance
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 12:26:21 PM)

    While Enes Kanter continued to lobby for the Knicks to “develop guys in the G-League” and not in the NBA, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek sounded conflicted, too, especially with an uncertain future. With the Knicks losing 17 of their past 18 games, Hornacek challenged players at Friday’s practice on whether they “hate to lose.” While…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter thinks Knicks are wrong about Willy Hernangomez
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 10:18:28 AM)

    When Enes Kanter arrived in the Carmelo Anthony trade, the status of Willy Hernangomez as a chief Knicks building block became unhinged. After not being in the rotation all season, the 23-year-old Spaniard was shipped to Charlotte for two distant second-round picks. As Hernangomez readies for his Garden return Saturday, when the Hornets hit town,…

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: San Antonio Spurs Face an Unfamiliar Opponent Down the Stretch: Discontent
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 1:16:52 AM)

    This will be remembered as the season the Spurs coped with the sort of drama and strife that plagued the rest of the N.B.A. during the Gregg Popovich era.

  • [NYTimes] Clyde Drexler Named Commissioner of Big3 League
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 3:45:23 PM)

    As the league gets ready for its second season, it has moved on after the firing of Roger Mason Jr. with the appointment of Drexler, the former N.B.A. star and Dream Team member.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Lose Now, Win Later? In Sixers, Knicks Have a Role Model
    (Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:24:26 AM)

    The long-term absence of Kristaps Porzingis and a visit by Philadelphia on Thursday offer lessons for the Knicks, and a reminder that losing doesn’t have to last forever.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Enes Kanter: ‘We’re trying to win games here’
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 7:54:46 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Should the Knicks be playing only for the future? Or should their main aim be to win every time they take the floor?

  • [ESPN] Kanter vehemently opposed to idea of tanking
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 3:48:39 PM)

    Enes Kanter is vehemently opposed to the idea that the Knicks are tanking and said the focus is on winning. If the team wants to develop young players while out of playoff contention, he says those players should be in the G League.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter still trying to mentor Willy Hernangomez
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 5:50:20 PM)

    With the Knicks hosting the Hornets Saturday night, a familiar face from the team this season returns in C Willy Hernangomez.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter, Mudiay among Knicks players frustrated with 1-17 stretch
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 8:59:00 AM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter is among the players frustrated by New York’s 1-17 stretch and outside talk of tanking.

  • [SNY Knicks] PG Jack says he turned down offers from possible playoff contenders
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 10:48:48 AM)

    Despite seeing his role reduced over the past several weeks, Knicks point guard Jarrett Jack said he turned down multiple offers to potential NBA playoff contenders.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek on if he’ll return for final year of Knicks contract
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 10:08:06 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek has been compliant with the rebuild while his record and reputation has suffered.

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter calls Willy Hernangomez ‘young version of Marc Gasol’
    (Friday, March 16, 2018 1:04:41 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez returns to the Garden still glued to the bench and still receiving high praise from his former teammates.