Knicks Morning News (2018.11.15)

  • [NYDN] Knicks lineup changes flop in loss to Thunder
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — David Fizdale’s lineup changes didn’t pay off.

    In desperate need of better ball movement, the Knicks head coach slotted point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and small forward Kevin Knox into the starting rotation for Frank Ntilkina and Damyean Dotson.

    But neither move worked as Paul George…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Lineup, Hezonja, Porzingis, Lee
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:34:12 PM)

    The Knicks are making a couple changes to their starting lineup, as Marc Berman of The New York Post tweets. Emmanuel Mudiay and Kevin Knox are set to replace Frank Ntilikina and Damyean Dotson in the club’s starting five. According to Berman (via Twitter), head coach David Fizdale referred to Mudiay today as the Knicks’ […]

  • [FOXsports] George scores 35 points, leads Thunder past Knicks 128-103
    (Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:11:53 AM)

    George scored 18 points in the first half and Adams added 15 to help the Thunder take a 65-49 lead.

  • [NYPost] Former teammate makes a joke about Enes Kanter’s defense
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:04:40 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Enes Kanter and his former Thunder teammate Steven Adams were up to their old zany antics Wednesday at Chesapeake Arena. “He always tries to troll me and tells me I suck, but it’s all love in the end,” Kanter said after scoring 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting in the Knicks’…

  • [NYPost] Knicks destroyed by Russell Westbrook-less Thunder
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:27:20 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Knicks already had posted one victory Wednesday with mounting evidence Kevin Durant’s rift in Golden State may be irreparable. Durant, who once fled this town when few here expected it, has momentum to bolt again in July, with the Knicks possibly on his radar. Nevertheless, the Knicks couldn’t summon a second…

  • [NYPost] The big rookie test that awaits Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:14:15 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson figures to get a warm welcome Friday, when he returns to his hometown of New Orleans for the first time as an NBA player. In fact, his high school, Chalmette High, will play a matinee game at Smoothie King Arena to honor Robinson’s big moment before the Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Now Mudiay rises as Knicks debuting faster starting lineup
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:29:18 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — David Fizdale wants to be fast again. In a move to try to jolt the offense while sacrificing some defense, the Knicks coach announced his second starting-lineup shake-up of the young season, inserting Emmanuel Mudiay as starting point guard and reinserting rookie lottery-pick Kevin Knox at small forward. Out are offensively challenged…

  • [NYTimes] Magic 111, 76ers 106: Jimmy Butler Can’t Prevent Collapse in 76ers Debut
    (Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:20:22 AM)

    Butler scored 14 points for his new team but Philadelphia gave up a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter against Orlando.

  • [NYTimes] Larry Brown’s Senior Year Abroad
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7:14:02 PM)

    Brown’s renowned wanderlust carried him to 15 coaching jobs in a five-decade career. His latest post is in Italy, and, so far, it hasn’t been easy.

  • [NYTimes] Draymond Green’s Feud With Kevin Durant Casts Shadow Over Warriors
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:12:15 PM)

    Green didn’t pass to Durant in the closing seconds of regulation in Monday’s loss. The ensuing argument led to his suspension.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Wednesday’s 128-103 blowout loss to Thunder
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:45:45 PM)

    The Knicks tried a new starting five on Wednesday night, but it didn’t work as Paul George led the Thunder to a dominant 128-103 win on their home court.

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks draft target Zion Williamson continues dominance vs. Eastern Michigan
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:29:21 PM)

    It was supposed to be a blowout when the Eastern Michigan Eagles traveled to Cameron Indoor to face the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night. And it was thanks to the team’s leading scorer in Zion Williamson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Knox, Emmanuel Mudiay will start Wednesday night as Knicks shake up lineup
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:57:33 AM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale hinted after Sunday’s loss to the Magic that changes could be coming.

  • [SNY Knicks] Could Kevin Durant’s spat with Draymond Green impact decision to join Knicks?
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00:34 PM)

    Was Monday night’s Warriors confrontation the last straw in Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Knicks?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis talks rehab: ‘Now that it’s getting closer, I can taste it’
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:15:15 AM)

    There has never been a real timetable on Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis as he recovers from surgery to repair his ACL, but he’s making progress — shooting on court while sprinting off court.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks trying to find right role for Mario Hezonja
    (Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:51:32 AM)

    Knicks forward Mario Hezonja said Tuesday that he needs to “definitely work more for my teammates.” But the question for David Fizdale remains: Where?