Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks

Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks

Start Time: 10/17/2018 19:30:00

Knicks open Fizdale era at home against Hawks

NEW YORK — The David Fizdale era kicks off for the New York Knicks on Wednesday night as they open their season with a visit from the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.
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  • [NYDN] Knicks coach David Fizdale explains shocking decision to start Frank Ntilikina at small forward over Kevin Knox
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    For his first real game as Knicks coach, David Fizdale sent out a shocker. He announced Tuesday – a day before the Knicks host the Hawks in the season opener — that Kevin Knox will be removed from the starting lineup and replaced, at small forward, by Frank Ntilikina.

    The change came just four…

  • [NYDN] How does Kristaps Porzingis feel about not getting an extension yet? You’ll have to ask him, says Knicks GM
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    With next summer and Kristaps Porzingis’ free agency looming over this upcoming season, GM Scott Perry said Tuesday that the Knicks remain driven toward making the Latvian “a part of us for the long term.”

    But Perry also was vague about where the Knicks and Porzingis stand in that discussion, leaving…

  • [NYDN] Frank Ntilikina to start at small forward in surprising move as Knicks name starting lineup
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:35:00 AM)

    As largely expected, Trey Burke will open the season Wednesday as the starting point guard, Knicks coach David Fizdale announced Tuesday.

    In a more surprising move, Frank Ntilikina will start over Kevin Knox at small forward.

    The starting lineup will consist of Burke, Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.,…

  • [NYDN] Bondy: 5 ways to measure success for the rebuilding Knicks as new NBA season set for tip-off
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:25:00 AM)

    Success for the Knicks this season isn’t defined the conventional way – by wins and losses – at least according to the Knicks. Whether the product is purchased is up to the consumer, but buyer beware: they’re promoting this season as another rebuilding step, equipped with the inevitable growing…

  • [SNY Knicks] Tank or play dark horse? Here’s the pros and cons to each Knicks strategy this season
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:06:43 PM)

    The 2018-19 season is going to be a transitional one for the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Did Kevin Durant like a post about Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina?
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:00:14 PM)

    It appears Kevin Durant “likes” Frank Ntilikina and the Knicks. Could this be a sign of things to come?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce opening night starting lineup, and Kevin Knox isn’t in it
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:52:02 PM)

    The Knicks have their starting five set for Wednesday night’s season opener against the Atlanta Hawks, but 2018 first-round pick Kevin Knox didn’t make the cut.

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  • [ESPN] Knicks’ rookie Knox loses starting spot to Ntilikina
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    After evaluating the preseason, Knicks coach David Fizdale said Tuesday that Kevin Knox will come off the bench in Wednesday’s opener. Frank Ntilikina will start in place of Knox.

  • [NYPost] Knicks GM: Teams wanted first-rounder for Joakim Noah
    (Wednesday, October 17, 2018 1:31:25 AM)

    Knicks general manager Scott Perry never saw Joakim Noah as a good match for this rebuilding 2018-19 Knicks team, and said trading him or releasing him via the league’s stretch provision was the only measure that made sense. Noah was finally waived Saturday after Perry had tried to trade him since late January. Teams wanted…

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    Knicks general manager Scott Perry claimed he’s in a “comfortable place” with Kristaps Porzingis after it became official Monday he’s not getting his contract extension until he becomes a restricted free agent in July. But Perry strangely demurred when asked directly if Porzingis is happy with his contract situation. “That’s a question you’d have to…

  • [NYPost] The strange reality that Knicks’ hope is already gone
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:10:12 PM)

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  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox won’t be a Knicks starter in stunning reveal
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    The Knicks open their season Wednesday against the Hawks, and their shiny new rookie lottery pick, forward Kevin Knox, will open it from the bench. In a startling turnaround, coach David Fizdale threw a curveball that places Knox as a reserve and Frank Ntilikina in the starting lineup off the ball in a three-guard alignment….

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Jayson Tatum Scores 23 to Lead Celtics Past 76ers in Opener
    (Wednesday, October 17, 2018 3:59:00 AM)

    The crowd in Boston saved their biggest cheers for the regular-season returns of Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving from injuries.

  • [NYTimes] Our 2018-19 N.B.A. Predictions
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:38:36 PM)

    The New York Times sports staff (and friends) agree Golden State probably will win another championship. But they disagree about everything else.

  • [NYTimes] For Japan, N.B.A. 101 Is Now in Session
    (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:39:31 PM)

    The residents of the world’s third-largest economy know little about basketball. The league hopes to change that.