Knicks Morning News (2018.11.09)

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis has made no progress on the court, still not able to sprint nine months after surgery
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    Now nine months removed from ACL surgery, Kristaps Porzingis’ return to playing basketball doesn’t feel any closer.

    At least that’s based on the information provided by David Fizdale, who said Thursday that his Latvian star still isn’t sprinting and remains at about the same level as prior to training…

  • [NYDN] David Fizdale is revamping his playcalling after timeouts following Knicks’ suspect play down the stretch
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    After a loss this week underscored the Knicks’ failures in ATO situations (after time outs), David Fizdale revamped and simplified his play-calling.

    “Out of timeouts, we haven’t executed well,” the coach said. “I started early in the season doing a little more complex things and now have tried…

  • [NYPost] Knicks would be viable fit if Terry Rozier goes on trading block
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 9:36:23 PM)

    If Celtics point guard Terry Rozier ever goes on the trading block, expect the Knicks to be one of the teams with interest. According to a report by The Athletic, seven teams are “monitoring’’ Rozier’s situation because of a perceived view he’s unhappy going back to the bench with Kyrie Irving healthy. Rozier was a…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter blasts Hawks after ill-timed Twitter jab
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 12:49:29 PM)

    Enes Kanter ripped Atlanta’s social media staffer who joked on Twitter about his scary somersault Wednesday as he grappled for the ball with Hawks powerhouse center Miles Plumlee. Kanter literally flipped over and somehow avoided hitting his head. But he wasn’t pleased at a snarky Hawks tweet on the team’s official account showing the video:…

  • [NYPost] Fizdale utters the worst-case Porzingis scenario for first time
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 12:01:15 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale acknowledged publicly for the first time the possibility of Kristaps Porzingis not playing this season, calling it an “if and when.” Fizdale said he can’t think or plan for Porzingis’ return at this point because he doesn’t want to lose focus on the current players. Election Day was the nine-month anniversary…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose’s big night gives Knicks hope for Mudiay’s potential
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 6:07:10 AM)

    Five observations from the Knicks’ 112-107 road victory Wednesday over the Hawks at newly named State Farm Arena (formerly Philips Arena). 1. It took ex-Knicks PG Derrick Rose 11 seasons to find his three-point shot. He made a career-high seven Wednesday on nine attempts in Minnesota’s loss to the Lakers. Former Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek…

  • [ESPN] Porzingis posts sprint photos after coach’s claim
    (Friday, November 09, 2018 12:18:42 AM)

    Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis is doing light running but not sprinting at this point in his rehab from an ACL injury. That’s what his coach says. But the player’s Instagram acccount tells a different story.

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Kanter upset with ‘childish’ Hawks tweet
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 5:32:44 PM)

    Enes Kanter took issue with a Hawks tweet that highlighted a potentially dangerous fall he took in the New York Knicks’ win over Atlanta on Wednesday.

  • [NYTimes] Harlem Made Mo Bamba, but He Will Take It From Here
    (Friday, November 09, 2018 12:07:07 AM)

    A viral rap anthem has people singing his name, but the 20-year-old rookie center for the Orlando Magic is focused on building a legacy that lives beyond any trend.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Enes Kanter rips Hawks for ‘childish’ Twitter dig: ‘Probably a high schooler’
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 6:58:26 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter knows a thing or two about pro wrestling, but the big man is no fan of one Hawks social media staffer delivering a WWE-themed joke at his expense.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis not making progress in ACL rehab
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 6:12:04 PM)

    The latest progress report on Kristaps Porzingis should send a clear message to Knicks fans: Patience is a virtue.

  • [SNY Knicks] Derek Fisher blames himself for not questioning Phil Jackson’s triangle offense with Knicks
    (Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:00:03 AM)

    Former Knicks head coach Derek Fisher admitted he may not have accepted the job had he known ahead of time Phil Jackson’s adamancy about running the triangle offense.