Knicks Morning News (2018.04.07)

  • [NY Newsday] Banner outside Madison Square Garden dares LeBron James to sign with Knicks
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 10:35:13 PM)

    The Knicks won’t be raising any banners inside Madison Square Garden anytime soon, but one has gone up outside the building, challenging LeBron James to join the team.

  • [NY Newsday] Tanking has become a problem in the NBA
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 8:12:01 PM)

    A Knicks player sat at his locker March 19 with his eyes fixed on the TV. He was watching a tape of that night’s opponent. But some of the players he saw would not be at that night’s game.

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina’s strength training starting to pay dividends
    (Saturday, April 07, 2018 12:03:35 AM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek knows Frank Ntilikina needs to get stronger next season. But his physical growth already has started. Hornacek revealed the skinny 6-foot-5, 19-year-old Frenchman has put on eight pounds since the start of the season. That development, he believes, has helped him on the offensive side, too. “You could see some of…

  • [NYPost] Dwyane Wade talks up old coach who may succeed Jeff Hornacek
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 9:59:58 PM)

    Dwyane Wade believes the Knicks have a better shot at his former assistant coach, David Fizdale, than his former teammate, LeBron James, when those two become free agents this summer. Back with the Heat after the Cavaliers traded him to Miami in February, Wade heard about a new billboard hanging from a building near the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ other rookie pours in 30 in blowout win over Heat
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 6:28:49 PM)

    The Knicks’ other rookie guard lit up the Garden in historic fashion. Shooting guard Damyean Dotson, the Knicks’ second-round pick last June, erupted for a career-high 30 points in 32 minutes, and hauled in 11 rebounds as the Knicks destroyed the listless Heat, 122-98, Friday night. With the crowd buzzing when he got the ball…

  • [NYPost] Knicks find levity with unpredictable Michael Beasley
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 8:31:22 AM)

    While the season’s last edition of “The Hornacek Experience” on MSG Network finishes up Friday night, the Knicks have a new online show with an unlikely host: Michael Beasley. The “Walking Bucket Show” — crafted after Beasley’s self-proclaimed nickname — features small forward Troy Williams as Beasley’s first guest. Beasley asks him several offbeat questions during…

  • [NYDN] Dwyane Wade on Knicks signing LeBron James: ‘Good luck’
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 10:24:45 PM)

    The billboard near Madison Square Garden courting LeBron James says “King of New York? Prove it.”

  • [NYDN] Tim Hardaway Jr. leaves with injury as Knicks beat Heat, 122-98
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 6:11:55 PM)

    Hardaway Jr.’s season may have ended prematurely.

  • [NYDN] Billboard goes up near MSG challenging LeBron to join the Knicks
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 6:41:21 AM)

    As Wayne Gretzky said, you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

  • [SNY Knicks] Beasley, Mudiay among Knicks who left with injury in Friday’s win
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 10:39:56 PM)

    Despite the Knicks dominating the Heat at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, several players sustained injuries.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dotson drops career-high 30 points as Knicks rout Heat, 122-98
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 10:14:40 PM)

    Knicks rookie G Damyean Dotston had a career night, finishing with 30 points in New York’s dominant win over the Heat, 122-98.

  • [SNY Knicks] Michael Beasley (left knee contusion) questionable to return vs. Heat
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 7:56:05 PM)

    Knicks F Michael Beasley is questionable to return to Friday’s contest against the Heat after suffering a left knee contusion in the first quarter.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Heat, 7:30 p.m.
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 6:00:55 PM)

    The Knicks host the Miami Heat on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] The Knicks should be targeting Mikal Bridges in the Draft
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 12:00:05 PM)

    The Knicks’ upcoming Top 10 pick is essential for their rebuild. They can not miss on this one.

  • [ESPN] Sign here: New York joins LeBron billboard fray
    (Friday, April 06, 2018 12:39:16 PM)

    A billboard near Madison Square Garden is challenging LeBron James to sign with the Knicks as a free agent with the phrase “King of New York? Prove it” and a hashtag #KingJamesNYC18.