Knicks Morning News (2018.11.03)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Robinson, Knox, Vonleh, Carmelo
    (Friday, November 02, 2018 6:37:23 PM)

    Coach David Fizdale is committed to making rookie Mitchell Robinson his starting center, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. Robinson has replaced Enes Kanter, who will enter the free agent market next summer, because Fizdale feels the second-round pick is a “superior natural defender” and he wants the whole team to have a […]

  • [NYDN] Allonzo Trier and Mitchell Robinson have career nights as Knicks breeze past Mavericks
    (Friday, November 02, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Allonzo Trier’s two-way contract with the Knicks is looking more and more like a one-way deal.

    As in, the rookie guard isn’t leaving anytime soon.

    Trier scored 19 of his career-high 23 points during a second-half surge, fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson had his first double-double and the Knicks…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from 118-106 win over Mavs on Friday night
    (Friday, November 02, 2018 11:17:11 PM)

    The Knicks picked up their first road win of the season in a 118-106 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks face off against Luka Doncic, Mavericks in Dallas at 8:30 p.m.
    (Friday, November 02, 2018 7:24:56 PM)

    The Knicks have not had any success on the road this season, either, having lost their first three.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks expect rookie Kevin Knox to return Monday vs. Bulls
    (Friday, November 02, 2018 8:22:00 AM)

    The Knicks expect rookie Kevin Knox to return from a sprained left ankle when New York hosts the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: The Cavaliers Have No Cure for the LeBron James Hangover
    (Saturday, November 03, 2018 4:16:37 AM)

    Suffering in mediocrity while James was in Miami did not make the Cavaliers immune to the same sickness now that he’s gone again. Firing their coach may not fix it, either.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale: Off-the-ball move gave Ntilikina ‘some clarity’
    (Saturday, November 03, 2018 12:50:52 AM)

    DALLAS — No, the Knicks didn’t win the Frank Ntilikina-Dennis Smith Jr. scoring battle, but they didn’t need to in their 118-106 victory at American Airlines Arena on Friday night. Ntilikina had an off shooting night (2-for-8, 0-for-4 from 3, seven points), sat some of the fourth quarter for Emmanuel Mudiay, but also had seven…

  • [NYPost] Rookies Trier and Robinson dominate as Knicks whip Mavericks
    (Friday, November 02, 2018 7:21:43 PM)

    DALLAS — And the two rookies — neither first-round picks — led them. Rick Carlisle, the Mavericks’ esteemed coach, called the young Knicks “relentless’’ and “extremely dangerous’’ and they were all that in Friday’s 118-106 victory over the Mavericks, posting their first victory away from the Garden. Center Mitchell Robinson, a second-round pick, and Allonzo…

  • [NYPost] Knicks double down on Mitchell Robinson commitment
    (Friday, November 02, 2018 11:59:07 AM)

    DALLAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale is proceeding full steam ahead on using rookie Mitchell Robinson as the starting center, hinting it may be for the rest of the season. That talk of three weeks ago that Mitchell was destined to spend time in the G-League is dead. While the Westchester Knicks opened their season…