Knicks Morning News (2018.09.27)

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale says he has total autonomy to decide Knicks’ starting lineup
    (Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:25:00 AM)

    In his quest to determine the winners of an open competition for all five positions, David Fizdale said he has total autonomy and will not be swayed by contract or draft status.

    “No one is promised a starting position. I got the freedom from my bosses over there,” Fizdale said, pointing at the…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Trade Exceptions Expire For Grizzlies, Clippers, Knicks
    (Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:04:29 AM)

    Three teams had modest traded player exceptions expire this week, as the Grizzlies, Clippers, and Knicks declined to use their respective TPEs. The exceptions ranged in value from $1.58MM (Clippers) to $3.41MM (Grizzlies), with the Knicks’ $2.38MM TPE falling in the middle. As we explain in our glossary entry on the subject, traded player exceptions […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Knox thinks Knicks can win an NBA title ‘in the next five years’
    (Thursday, September 27, 2018 1:09:16 AM)

    Knicks’ 2018 first-rounder F Kevin Knox is all about winning, and he has made that known before stepping foot on the Madison Square Garden court

  • [SNY Knicks] T-Wolves G Jimmy Butler reportedly has Heat as top trade destination
    (Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:11:19 AM)

    Timberwolves G Jimmy Butler reportedly has a new top trade destination in the Miami Heat.

  • [NYTimes] Jack McKinney, N.B.A. Coach Trailed by a ‘What if?’ Dies at 83
    (Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:00:02 PM)

    With Magic Johnson he brought “Showtime” to the Lakers in 1979, but he missed their glory years after a calamitous bicycle accident.

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. glad Fizdale’s not giving him special treatment
    (Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:26:54 PM)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. said he believes coach David Fizdale will make the right call on starters and won’t play favorites. Fizdale has opened up the competition for all five spots. On the surface, Hardaway has an advantage, having known Fizdale for longer than any other Knick. Fizdale was first Miami’s video coordinator in 1997-98 when…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ energy at camp is starting to infect Knicks
    (Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:46:35 PM)

    Enes Kanter didn’t know what to expect from Kristaps Porzingis in training camp. After all, once he tore his ACL last Feb. 6, Porzingis became a ghost, doing his own thing. Though Porzingis spent all of his five-month offseason in Europe rehabbing, fellow European Kanter stayed in the US, touring the country. For the second…

  • [NYPost] There’s no one safe from David Fizdale’s roster free-for-all
    (Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:15:01 AM)

    David Fizdale got fired up when a reporter asked the first-year Knicks coach if his starting-lineup choices will be influenced by politics and big contracts. Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr., both starters last season, make significant salaries. Kanter will make $18.6 million in his final year and Hardaway Jr. has three years and $54…