2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat

The Knicks luckily avoid this huge snowstorm that we’re going through (snowstorms in late March are annoying. Okay, they’re annoying any time they happen, but especially when they happen in late March) by playing in Miami.

Miami is still ostensibly fighting for a playoff spot, but they’re pretty much locked in. Now it is just about avoiding playing against Toronto in the first round. Not that Boaton is much better of a matchup, of course.

Hopefully Frank has another good game!

Let’s go, Nick Foles, Super Bowl champion!

Knicks Morning News (2018.03.21)

  • [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina showing improvement with Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:37:54 PM)

    The Knicks may not be helping their draft position by suddenly winning games, but developing their first-round draft pick from last season is the most important thing at this point.

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie getting long look during tanking period
    (Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:26:51 PM)

    The Knicks were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for a fifth straight year Monday night, so it was symbolic that rookie forward Isaiah Hicks was the on-court postgame interview for MSG Network following “The Tank Bowl.’’ The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Hicks, on a two-way G-League contract, had just completed his second straight game of note, hitting…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina: How Knicks’ drama will help me
    (Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:32:37 AM)

    It has been an interesting nine mental months for Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina. He was drafted at the grizzled age of 18 last June after strong showings in Europe. But he was a virtual summer league no-show because of a bum knee sustained in the European playoffs. So he plodded through training camp, behind the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis pictured shooting six weeks after ACL surgery
    (Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:40:22 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis generated buzz over the weekend after he was pictured shooting at a gym in his Manhattan apartment building on Sunday.

  • [NYDN] Trae Young could give Knicks a Curry-like nightmare in draft
    (Tuesday, March 20, 2018 8:30:06 AM)

    Trae Young is officially on the Knicks’ radar now that the Oklahoma freshman guard has announced that he is entering the NBA draft.

  • [NYTimes] J.J. Redick Might Be the N.B.A.’s Most Meticulous Player
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:00:10 AM)

    In his 12th season, Redick painstakingly plans everything from his naps to his shots. It’s helped him steady a 76ers team that is poised to reach the playoffs again.

  • [NYTimes] Kyle Korver to Miss Time With Cavaliers After Brother’s Death
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:00:57 AM)

    Korver’s brother, Kirk, died at 27 on Tuesday in Iowa after becoming sick last week.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Lose Now, Win Later? In Sixers, Knicks Have a Role Model
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:23:18 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.