Knicks Morning News (2018.11.08)

  • [NYDN] Knicks knock off Hawks — but only after raving about Zion Williamson and other possible future teammates from Duke, Kentucky game
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    ATLANTA – You know a college basketball game was exciting when NBA players are still trash talking each other 24 hours later.

    On Wednesday night, the Knicks knocked off the Hawks for the second time this season and picked up win No. 4 when they defeated Atlanta 112-107. After trailing at the half…

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knicks coach Derek Fisher: I wouldn’t have taken job if I knew running triangle was a requirement
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    If Derek Fisher knew he’d be forced to run the triangle, he would’ve never been the Knicks coach.

    He just never thought to ask.

    The 44-year-old made that claim to FS1 in an interview that will be aired Thursday, indicating that he didn’t have enough confidence or experience to question Phil Jackson….

  • [NYDN] Knicks coach David Fizdale calls last two years in U.S. an ’embarrassment’
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    ATLANTA – David Fizdale still refuses to “shut up and coach.”

    The Knicks head coach has a history of his using his platform to speak on social issues and that continued on Wednesday evening as his team and the Atlanta Hawks prepared to face off for the first time since the season opener.


  • [NYTimes] Knicks 112, Hawks 107: Knicks Hold On for Road Win Against Lowly Hawks
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 4:47:12 AM)

    Tim Hardaway’s 34 points helped the Knicks end a two-game losing streak and beat Atlanta.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Dirk Nowitzki Knew LeBron Would Pass Him, but He’s Still Gunning for Wilt
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:55:53 PM)

    Nowitzki has yet to play this season as he recovers from an ankle injury, but he has plenty to say about chasing LeBron, off-season dieting and Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: The N.B.A. Sets a Blistering Pace, Leaving Defenses in the Dust
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 8:50:35 PM)

    The game is being played faster than at any point since the late 1980s, and that, combined with a rule change, has scoring way up.

  • [NYTimes] The N.B.A.’s Playground-Style All-Star Draft Will Be Televised, This Time
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:14:22 PM)

    After taking heat for having its All-Star team captains — Stephen Curry and LeBron James — pick their squads in secret last season, the N.B.A. has agreed to broadcast the draft in January.

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke sits as Emmanuel Mudiay gets nod
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:37:23 PM)

    ATLANTA — The point-guard carousel kept spinning Wednesday and Trey Burke wound up getting his first DNP since his early days as a Knick last season. The starting point guard to begin the season, Burke didn’t seem too understanding of the snub, though Frank Ntilikina and Emmanuel Mudiay both performed well. The surprising part is…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr., Frank Ntilikina lead Knicks past Hawks again
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 5:26:49 PM)

    ATLANTA — The Knicks are unbeaten … against the hapless Hawks. The starting backcourt of slumping Frank Ntilikina and ailing Tim Hardaway Jr. teamed up to lead the Knicks past the Hawks 112-107 Wednesday at State Farm Arena. Hardaway returned after a one-game absence caused by a sore back to score 34 points against his…

  • [NYPost] Another legend visits Knicks, with Kevin Knox bond in mind
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 12:40:58 PM)

    ATLANTA — Add another name to the list of Knicks Hall of Famers to address the club: Bernard King. Knicks coach David Fizdale continued his campaign promise in bringing in distinguished Knicks alumni to spread their wisdom — and he especially wants King to bond with rookie lottery pick Kevin Knox. King, who lives in…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox noticed Duke’s stars, and let Knicks’ dreaming begin
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 9:27:36 AM)

    ATLANTA — Playing its first game since Kevin Knox left for the NBA draft, Kentucky got overwhelmed Tuesday by Duke’s freshman power trio — one of whom could be Knox’s teammate next season. Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish led Duke with their brilliance to a stunning 118-84 romp over John Calipari’s Wildcats, and…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from 112-107 win over Hawks on the road
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 10:39:13 PM)

    The Knicks stumped Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks with a 112-107 win on the road Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Hawks set to square off at MSG on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 5:28:13 PM)

    Two of the youngest teams in the NBA meet Wednesday when the Atlanta Hawks host the New York Knicks in their second meeting of the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Potential Knicks Draft target Zion Williamson electric in Duke debut
    (Wednesday, November 07, 2018 9:57:47 AM)

    Pay attention, Knicks fans: Duke’s Zion Williamson is living up to the hype.