Knicks Morning News (2018.03.22)

  • [NYTimes] Nancy Lieberman’s Return to Coaching Will Come in the Big3
    (Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:23:05 AM)

    Lieberman, a Hall of Famer who coached men in the N.B.A., will take over Clyde Drexler’s old team in Ice Cube’s three-on-three league.

  • [NYTimes] J.J. Redick, the N.B.A.’s Most Meticulous Player
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:39:46 PM)

    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.

  • [NYPost] Knicks get back to losing but can’t gain any lottery ground
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:00:02 PM)

    MIAMI — The Knicks won’t run the table. Their two-game win streak was snapped in South Beach as the playoff-bound Heat blew out the Knicks, 119-98, at AmericanAirlines Arena. Count it down: Just 10 games remain to this melancholy campaign — and perhaps Jeff Hornacek’s coaching life. Worse than the defeat, the Knicks’ two neophyte…

  • [NYPost] Trae Young: I’d be ready for Knicks after college scrutiny
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:30:21 AM)

    A lot would have to happen for the Knicks and Trae Young to be a draft match, but if that opportunity comes the Oklahoma star would embrace it. “If I was able to be drafted by the Knicks, it’d be a blessing,” Young said on ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday morning. “That’s the mecca, that’s one…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek’s advice for Knicks’ looming draft question
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:06:38 AM)

    MIAMI – Jeff Hornacek said he thinks the Knicks should at least explore addressing the structural flaw in their roster in June’s draft by acquiring a natural small forward. After trading Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks never brought in a starting small forward. That left Hornacek to play Tim Hardaway Jr. at small forward with Courtney…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Jeff Hornacek believes team needs to find a genuine small forward
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:51:27 PM)

    MIAMI — Jeff Hornacek’s future as Knicks coach may be uncertain, but he made clear what direction the team needs to go to upgrade the roster: Get a true small forward.

  • [NY Newsday] Tim Hardaway Jr. still thinking about what ifs of Knicks’ season
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:34:37 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. said he goes to sleep every night thinking about what if. What if he never got hurt and missed six weeks of games with a stress injury in his left leg? What if Kristaps Porzingis hadn’t torn his ACL?

  • [SNY Knicks] Heat run Knicks out of the building, 118-98
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    Kelly Olynyk scored 22 points and handed out a career-high 10 assists, Tyler Johnson added 22 points and the Miami Heat had little trouble on the way to beating the New York Knicks 119-98 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks need to find a true small forward
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    Whether Jeff Hornacek returns the Knicks next season is irrelevant. At the moment, he’s still the head coach and in his eyes, he believes one thing the club is sorely lacking is a genuine small forward.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at Heat, 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    The Miami Heat are coming off an incredible double-overtime win in which they set a franchise record by scoring 149 points, and now they face a team that has only recently shown signs of life after nine straight defeats.

  • [SNY Knicks] Could Knicks take dynamic PG Trae Young in NBA Draft?
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:00:24 PM)

    Now that Trae Young has officially declared for the NBA Draft, Knicks fans can officially dream of landing the player who has been called a young Steph Curry.

  • [SNY Knicks] Five potential candidates to replace Jeff Hornacek
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:45:25 PM)

    Let’s take a look at a few of the top candidates and who might make sense.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly likely to part ways with Hornacek after season
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:35:13 AM)

    With the Knicks once again in the dumps as the regular season comes to an end, it appears a change at head coach is bound to happen.

  • [SNY Knicks] Isaiah Hicks making best of Knicks tank
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 11:45:01 AM)

    As the Knicks disappointing season comes to an end, some players on the team are playing for contracts next season. And F Isaiah Hicks is making a good case for himself.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek on what position Knicks front office needs to go after
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:21:36 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek may not be here next season, but he has a recommendation for what the front office should focus on.

  • [NYDN] 5 Knicks coaching candidates if team dumps Jeff Hornacek
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:20:26 PM)

    Mark Jackson, Doc Rivers, David Blatt, Jerry Stackhouse and Dave Fizdale all have something in common besides NBA head coaching experience.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ young players atrocious in 119-98 blowout loss to Heat
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:19:28 PM)

    Youth was served and gorged.

  • [NYDN] Trae Young says he’s ready for New York City
    (Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:18:30 PM)

    Trae Young declared Wednesday that his season in the spotlight equipped him for the pressure cooker in New York City.