Knicks Morning News (2018.10.04)

  • [FOXsports] Chris Haynes lays out all the ties between Kevin Durant and the Knicks
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 4:24:54 PM)

    Chris Haynes joins Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley to discuss Kevin Durant’s impending free agency after the 2018-19 NBA season. Haynes explains why the New York Knicks may be in the running.

  • [Newsday] Chris Haynes lays out all the ties between Kevin Durant and the Knicks
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 4:24:54 PM)

    Chris Haynes joins Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley to discuss Kevin Durant’s impending free agency after the 2018-19 NBA season. Haynes explains why the New York Knicks may be in the running.

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Sign John Jenkins
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 3:02:04 PM)

    OCTOBER 3: The Knicks have officially signed Jenkins, the team announced today (via Twitter). OCTOBER 2: Having opened up a roster spot by waiving Tyrius Walker earlier today, the Knicks will sign John Jenkins to re-fill their 20-man preseason roster, reports Marc Berman of The New York Post (Twitter links). According to Berman, Jenkins – […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Sign, Waive Phillip Carr
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 12:52:40 PM)

    OCTOBER 3: Having secured his G League rights for Westchester, the Knicks have now waived Carr, the team announced today (via Twitter). OCTOBER 2: The Knicks have signed Phillip Carr, according to the team’s Twitter feed. Ian Begley of reports (Twitter link) that the contract is likely an Exhibit 10 deal. Contracts with the […]

  • [NYDN] Mitchell Robinson leaves Knicks preseason win over Nets with ankle sprain; what David Fizdale said afterward
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    The Knicks couldn’t escape the second preseason game without an injury.

    Mitchell Robinson, the impressive second-round draft pick, sprained his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 107-102 victory over the Nets. He required assistance leaving the court but said in the locker room the…

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale chatted with ex-Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek following firing; plus notes on Mitchell Robinson and Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 6:15:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek is still collecting a paycheck from the Knicks and has been silent as the team owner threw him under the bus.

    But the former Knick coach resurfaced during training camp with the Nets, watching training camp in the outer borough after an invitation from coach Kenny Atkinson.


  • [NYDN] Knicks sign former Hawks draft pick John Jenkins
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 12:30:00 PM)

    John Jenkins, a veteran guard who played for Westchester in the G-League two seasons ago, was signed by the Knicks on Wednesday, the team announced in a press release.

    Jenkins, 6-4, 215, was originally a first-round pick (23rd overall) of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2012 NBA Draft. The former Vanderbilt…

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee didn’t want to celebrate his birthday this way
    (Thursday, October 04, 2018 12:24:51 AM)

    Courtney Lee entered training camp having to prove he’s worth a rotation spot despite not being a big part of the team’s future. Lee celebrated his 33rd birthday Wednesday and he’s had better ones. Still suffering from a neck strain he picked up on the third day of training camp practices last Thursday night, Lee…

  • [NYPost] Mitchell Robinson and Knicks coach disagree on ankle injury
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 7:23:45 PM)

    One game after baiting Washington’s Markieff Morris into an ejection, Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson was forced to leave early, suffering a sprained right ankle early in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 107-102 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center on Wednesday. Afterward, the Knicks’ mercurial rookie said he believed he would be ready…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ forgotten rookie steals show in preseason head-turner
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 6:16:19 PM)

    The best rookie on the floor wasn’t Kevin Knox or Mitchell Robinson or even the Nets’ first-rounder Dzanan Musak, who didn’t see the floor. It became undrafted Allonzo Trier, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Arizona who lit up Brooklyn for 20 first-half points in 16 minutes and made major headway in eventually landing a roster…

  • [NYPost] J.R. Smith expected to pay $600 fine for chucking fan’s phone
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 6:05:49 PM)

    Ex-Knick badboy J.R. Smith is expected to accept a deal that requires him to pay $600 to a fan whose phone he tossed outside a Chelsea bar in exchange for dropped criminal charges. Smith, 32, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, turned himself in to police in August after the fan said Smith threw his phone…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale: My rookie the mature one, not the ‘stupid-ass’
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 5:01:41 PM)

    David Fizdale didn’t think Markieff Morris had it right when he called Knicks center Mitchell Robinson “a stupid-ass rookie’’ after the Wizards forward was ejected in the preseason opener Monday in Washington. The Knicks coach defended Robinson, whom Morris claimed said something that crossed the line when they were alongside each other during free throws….

  • [NYPost] The only notice Knicks got in NBA GM surveys
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 8:06:18 AM)

    Though the Knicks were largely ignored in the dozens of categories of the NBA GM survey, rookie Kevin Knox and Kristaps Porzingis got some props. Porzingis was voted second in “Best International Player” with 10 percent of the vote — with first-place Giannis Antetokounmpo garnering 73 percent. Porzingis did not receive a single vote in…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks rookie Mitchell Robinson helped off court after spraining ankle
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 10:05:58 PM)

    Knicks rookie Mitchell Robinson had to be helped off the court after spraining his right ankle during the second half of Wednesday night’s preseason game against the Nets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Trier, Kanter lead Knicks over crosstown rival Nets in Brooklyn
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 10:11:54 PM)

    Undrafted rookie G Allonzo Trier had the hot hand with 25 points in the Knicks’ victory over the Nets, 107-102, in Brooklyn.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Knicks’ Allonzo Trier is lights out in first half vs. Nets
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 8:50:05 PM)

    Allonzo Trier drained 20 points over 16 minutes in the first half, as he led a Knicks comeback.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have ‘very good shot’ at luring Kevin Durant away from Warriors: report
    (Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:00:01 PM)

    The Knicks reportedly have a “very good shot” at luring Kevin Durant away from the super-team Warriors.