Knicks Morning News (2018.10.02)

  • [NYDN] Patrick Ewing pays Knicks a visit as David Fizdale tries to get team in touch with its history
    (Monday, October 01, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Thanks to David Fizdale, Patrick Ewing finally got a chance to coach the Knicks.

    The legendary center was a surprise speaker inside the Knicks locker room Monday ahead of the preseason opener against the Wizards in Washington, lending his unique experience – and advice – to the new…

  • [NYDN] Mitchell Robinson gets rude welcome to NBA after having words with Markieff Morris, who calls Knicks center a ‘stupid ass rookie’
    (Monday, October 01, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Welcome to the NBA, Mitchell Robinson. You’ve already managed to get under Markieff Morris’ skin.

    The Knicks rookie’s debut included a couple highlight alley-oop jams and a heated exchange with Wizards grumpy veteran Morris, who was ejected following two technical fouls because he…

  • [NYDN] Defensive-minded Lance Thomas gets start in Knicks preseason opening win, and rookie Kevin Knox has solid debut
    (Monday, October 01, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Lance Thomas got the first crack at power forward.

    Impressing yet another coach with his defensive tenacity and leadership, the longest tenured Knick started in Monday’s preseason opener against the Wizards and contributed to the overtime win.

    Thomas beat out Mario Hezonja, the Knicks’…

  • [NYPost] ‘Stupid-ass rookie’ irks Wizards vet in impressive Knicks debut
    (Monday, October 01, 2018 6:23:32 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson never fails to be in the middle of the battle. Amid his alley-oop dunks, rebounds and blocked shots, Robinson baited Washington veteran forward Markieff Morris into a first-half ejection and then a war of words afterward, during which he was called “a stupid-ass rookie.’’ Welcome to the Knicks’…

  • [NYPost] Knicks ‘shocked’ and buzzing after surprise Patrick Ewing speech
    (Monday, October 01, 2018 3:56:39 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The Knicks received a big surprise upon their 10 a.m. arrival at Capital One Arena for Monday’s morning shootaround ahead of their preseason opener against the Wizards. There was Patrick Ewing, who made the short drive from Georgetown. The Hoyas head coach/Knicks legend delivered a 10-minute speech that had Knicks center Enes Kanter…

  • [NYPost] The lone surprise in Knicks’ debut starting lineup
    (Monday, October 01, 2018 8:11:51 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Knicks coach David Fizdale announced his starting lineup for the preseason opener against the Wizards on Monday, and the lone surprise was last year’s captain, Lance Thomas, securing the power-forward position over newly signed Mario Hezonja. A bulkier Thomas has wowed Fizdale with his defense and leadership. Trey Burke started at point guard…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ rookie Robinson earns praise from Fizdale after confrontation
    (Monday, October 01, 2018 11:36:05 PM)

    Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson managed to ruffle some feathers in his NBA preseason debut on Monday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks open preseason slate with 124-121 win over Wizards in OT
    (Monday, October 01, 2018 10:07:28 PM)

    Kevin Knox scored a team-high 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Knicks to a preseason-opening 124-121 overtime win against the Wizards on Monday night.