Knicks Morning News (2018.11.22)

  • [NYDN] Kevin Knox to Daily News: How I’m dealing with ‘tough’ start to Knicks career
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    BOSTON – It’s been a difficult start to Kevin Knox’s NBA career. He’s not hiding from that.

    Being crowned a future star after Summer League was probably not fair for a teenager, as it turned out. He has since been removed twice from David Fizdale’s starting lineup, suffering a sprained ankle in…

  • [NYDN] Knicks can thank Trey Burke for sealing shocking win over Celtics
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    BOSTON – It was coming.

    It had that feel because of all the times prior it happened to the Knicks.

    A collapse.

    And this one would’ve been epic.

    Up by 26 in the second quarter and then by 12 with 2:28 remaining, the Knicks allowed the Celtics and their passionate crowd to believe they could win…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson provide a lift in their new roles
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:18:33 PM)

    BOSTON — Rookies Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson are no longer starters. But they were contributors Wednesday night. Knox had one of his best games as a rookie in the Knicks’ 117-109 victory over the Celtics, scoring 11 points with nine rebounds and hitting back-to-back 3-pointers in the fourth quarter that kept Boston at bay….

  • [NYPost] Knicks stun Celtics thanks to Trey Burke’s heroics
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 5:15:39 PM)

    BOSTON — It was The Thanksgiving Eve Miracle. The Celtics — not the Knicks — turned into the turkeys. David Fizdale’s baby Knicks grew up on Wednesday, turned TD Garden into a cauldron of holiday jeers and hung on to beat the formidable Celtics, 117-109, to break a six-game losing streak. Who needs Kyrie Irving?…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale’s lineup mayhem is stunting Kevin Knox’s growth
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:38:15 AM)

    BOSTON — Five observations from the Knicks’ 118-114 Garden loss Tuesday to the Blazers that dropped them 10 games under .500 at 4-14. 1. Knicks fans can tolerate massive amounts of losing in this 2018-19 season of player development, but not if their four most important young players — Kevin Knox, Allonzo Trier, Mitchell Robinson,…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Wednesday’s 117-109 win over Celtics
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:17:32 PM)

    The Knicks kept this one close, but the Trail Blazers eeked it out as New York dropped their sixth straight game, 118-114, on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Potential Knicks draft target Zion Williamson brings heat vs. Gonzaga
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:18:05 PM)

    Zion Williamson continues to show why he may be the most-coveted player in next year’s NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks draw tough matchup with Celtics on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:08:33 PM)

    After losing at Charlotte on Monday night, the Celtics are 9-8 and have been called “the biggest disappointment” in the NBA by former star turned television commentator Paul Pierce.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks target Kevin Durant on whether Draymond Green spat will impact free agent decision: ‘Nah’
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:27:34 AM)

    While Durant says the issue with Green won’t have an impact on his free agency decision, it is still widely expected that he’ll opt out of his deal for 2019-20 and become an unrestricted free agent in July.

  • [NYTimes] Lakers 109, Cavaliers 105: LeBron James Returns to Cleveland, and Lakers Come Back to Win
    (Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:37:50 AM)

    The former Cavaliers superstar led a fourth-quarter comeback for the Lakers, keeping a hot streak going while sending his former team to yet another loss.

  • [NYTimes] Essay: Cooz and Russ: Linked by a Clock and a Letter, 53 Years Apart
    (Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:12:48 PM)

    Bob Cousy and Bill Russell had the staying power that other N.B.A. star pairings lost.

  • [NYTimes] Brian Windhorst and the Burden of Being a LeBron James Whisperer
    (Thursday, November 22, 2018 1:56:45 AM)

    The ESPN basketball analyst may have received a lift in his career from his association with James, going all the way back to Akron, but he says he is more than that now.