Knicks Morning News (2018.10.21)

  • [NYDN] Kevin Knox suffers ankle sprain and doesn’t return to Knicks’ crushing loss to Celtics
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    The Knicks lost their prized rookie and David Fizdale blew an opportunity in another heartbreaker.

    Kevin Knox left in the first quarter of the 103-101 loss to the Celtics, turning his ankle to such a discerning angle that Fizdale “had a real bad feeling in my gut when he went down.”

    The diagnosis…

  • [NYDN] Kyrie Irving says he strongly considered Knicks before committing to Boston: ‘New York held a special place for me’
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    In case it doesn’t work out with the Celtics, Kyrie Irving’s affinity for the Knicks is now on the record.

    The guard was candid Saturday about his interest in playing in New York before deciding earlier this month that he plans on re-signing with the Celtics. Irving also sounded like he gave it…

  • [Sports Illustrated] Knicks F Kevin Knox Sprained Left Ankle vs. Celtics, X-Rays Returned Negative
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:45:40 PM)

    Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox reportedly suffered a left ankle sprain vs. the Celtics on Saturday night.

  • [ESPN] Kyrie says he once considered joining Knicks
    (Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:19:58 AM)

    Kyrie Irving said that before he committed to re-signing with the Celtics, he strongly considered the Knicks as a potential destination.

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Knox helped off court with ankle sprain
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:12:53 PM)

    Knicks rookie Kevin Knox had to be helped off the court after suffering a sprained left ankle Saturday against the Celtics. X-rays were negative, but it was unclear whether he would make the trip for Monday’s game against the Bucks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kyrie Irving says signing with Knicks was ‘a strong consideration’
    (Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:39:12 AM)

    Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said after Saturday’s game that he considered signing with the Knicks before he opted to re-sign with the Celtics, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Instant Analysis: Knicks show resiliency despite loss to Celtics
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:50:27 PM)

    The Knicks had plenty of chances to win this basketball game, and they fell just short.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ rally goes for naught as Celtics eke out 103-101 win
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:39:16 PM)

    The Knicks mounted a rally in the final moments, but they ran out of time as the Celtics held on to win, 103-101.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks rookie Kevin Knox leaves game with sprained left ankle
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:08:14 PM)

    Knicks rookie F Kevin Knox left Saturday night’s contest against the Celtics with a sprained left ankle. Luckily, X-rays came back negative.

  • [SNY Knicks] Fizdale says Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. ‘showed great leadership’ after Friday’s loss
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:29:37 PM)

    After the Knicks lost to the Nets on Friday night, Tim Hardaway Jr. took responsibility for his role in the defeat — and in doing so, he caught the attention of coach David Fizdale.

  • [SNY Knicks] With Boston in town, Knicks’ Kevin Knox compared to Celtics’ prized youngster
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 5:28:40 PM)

    Coming off a tough loss to crosstown-rival Brooklyn on Friday night, the Knicks don’t get a layover as they return home Saturday for another matchup. And even tougher is their opponent in the Boston Celtics.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks host rival Celtics at The Garden at 7:30 p.m.
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 6:20:36 PM)

    NEW YORK — A day after losing a heartbreaker to the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks host one of the Eastern Conference favorites as the Boston Celtics travel to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kyrie Irving on potential Knicks backlash as Celtics come to town: ‘Who cares?’
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 12:54:56 PM)

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox’s injury opens door for one forgotten Knick
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:24:40 PM)

    Prized rookie Kevin Knox went down, and Damyean Dotson suddenly was no longer a forgotten man at the end of the Knicks’ bench. With Knox leaving Saturday night’s game in the first quarter with a sprained left ankle, Dotson saw his first action of the season and contributed 10 points in 22 minutes in the…

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke miserable after David Fizdale’s ‘stink play’
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:11:04 PM)

    Trey Burke felt miserable for Kevin Knox and miserable for letting his teammates down with 1.9 seconds left in a 103-101 heartstopper of a loss vs. the Celtics’ juggernaut. With the Knicks down 3, Burke inbounded he ball, it got deflected, he picked up the loose ball and launched a prayer that had no chance….

  • [NYPost] Irving: I’m happy with Celtics but Knicks were ‘strong consideration’
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:48:12 PM)

    Kyrie Irving publicly committed earlier this month to re-signing with the Celtics, but the All-Star point guard admits he would have given “strong consideration” to joining up with David Fizdale, Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks as a free agent next summer. “I mean, every team was under consideration, but obviously New York held a special…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox exits with ankle injury as Knicks’ upset bid falls short
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 4:25:06 PM)

    The Season of Kevin Knox took a bad twist Saturday at the Garden as the cursed franchise dealt with more rotten luck. Knox, the rookie lottery pick, is out indefinitely after being helped off the court by two teammates and a trainer after being fouled on a fastbreak and rolling his left ankle late in…

  • [NYPost] Fizdale’s response to critics of defensive call on last play
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 3:04:16 PM)

    David Fizdale responded to his social-media critics who thought he should have put Frank Ntilikina on Caris LeVert on the final play that led to a game-winning basket Friday in Brooklyn. One of the Twitter critics was former Phil Jackson advisor, Clarence Gaines Jr., who was not retained when his contract expired in July. Fizdale…

  • [NYPost] Where Knicks can start pointing the finger for loss to Nets
    (Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:04:03 AM)

    Five takeaways from Friday’s 107-105 heartbreaking loss in Brooklyn that dropped the Knicks’ record to 1-1. 1. David Fizdale’s pressure defense was lax against the Nets after its fiery performance in the season opener versus Atlanta. The Nets shot 49.3 percent — 40 percent from the 3-point line — and got going right away in…

  • [NYTimes] Lakers and Rockets Let Fists Fly in LeBron James’s First Home Game
    (Sunday, October 21, 2018 6:20:09 AM)

    The Lakers stars Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo, and Houston guard Chris Paul were ejected for fighting during the Saturday night matchup at Staples Center.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Knicks Can’t Rush Through Door Celtics Leave Open for Them
    (Sunday, October 21, 2018 3:39:12 AM)

    Jayson Tatum had 24 points and 14 rebounds in a 103-101 Boston win, but his careless foul gave Trey Burke three free throws in the final seconds.