Knicks Morning News (2018.12.04)

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ frenzied fourth-quarter rally falls short as Bradley Beal and John Wall put the game away
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 7:05:00 PM)

    The Wizards are a mess. A hot mess.

    The team has underachieved for what feels like forever and its top players are reportedly on the trading block. All of them. Except nobody wants John Wall’s outrageous contract. Dwight Howard is out indefinitely with a lingering glute injury.

    But the Wizards…

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Mario Hezonja says he meant no disrespect by stepping over Giannis Antetokounmpo
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    Giannis Antetokounmpo apologized to the children, just not to Mario Hezonja’s future children.

    Two days after threatening to assault Hezonja’s testicles, Antetokounmpo said he stands behind the message – if not the delivery.

    “What I said, I meant it. I don’t take words back,” Antetokounmpo told…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ late comeback bid falls short in 110-107 loss to Wizards
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 10:12:41 PM)

    The Knicks’ late comeback bid fell short as they lost to the Washington Wizards 110-107 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks look to stay hot against Wizards
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 5:08:32 PM)

    After beating Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in overtime Saturday, the Knicks look for another win against John Wall and the Wizards on Monday.

  • [NBA] Second full-arena Squarespace poster giveaway this Saturday
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 2:38:21 PM)

    The Knicks will feature a second full-arena poster giveaway in collaboration with Squarespace user and New York artist, Mike Perry.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Bulls Fire Fred Hoiberg, Citing Lack of ‘Energy and Spirit’
    (Tuesday, December 04, 2018 5:51:51 AM)

    The Wizards beat the Knicks at the Garden for the ninth straight time, 110-107, and the Cavaliers topped the Nets, 99-97, on a late dunk.

  • [NYTimes] New York’s N.B.A. Teams Don’t Have Much to Celebrate. These Fans Cheer Anyway.
    (Tuesday, December 04, 2018 4:03:13 AM)

    In Brooklyn, a section of rowdy Nets fans is treating the games like soccer matches, encouraged by the team. For the Knicks, a new fan site provides blanket coverage.

  • [NYPost] One-time draft bust may be playing way into Knicks’ future
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 8:50:29 PM)

    When you watch a John Wall performance, you see all the point-guard possibilities that have been missing in New York for years. Wall didn’t shoot it so great until he had to — a game-sealing 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to go along with his 15 assists. The Wizards rallied with a third-quarter domination to…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter has doubts as NBA apologizes for poster omission
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 6:57:16 PM)

    Enes Kanter has accepted an apology from NBA Europe, but he didn’t sound too convincing. Kanter was livid at an NBA Europe Instagram promotional poster showing the NBA’s three Turkish players but not himself and called out the league on Twitter as “u scared little rats.’’ Kanter figured he was omitted because of his critical…

  • [NYPost] Knicks blow lead before John Wall ensures late rally falls short
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 5:10:54 PM)

    The Knicks couldn’t conjure up another final dose of magic Monday night against the Wizards. One game after storming back for a stirring overtime victory over Milwaukee, the misfiring Knicks quickly turned a double-digit lead into a 15-point hole in the fourth quarter before another frantic comeback bid ultimately fell short in a 110-107 loss…

  • [NYPost] Hezonja ‘not worried’ about Greek Freak threat as rematch looms
    (Monday, December 03, 2018 3:42:33 PM)

    The Nutcracker warning for Christmas Day clearly is on the NBA’s radar, but the Knicks sound like they already are moving on from Giannis Antetokounmpo’s weekend threat against Mario Hezonja. A source said the NBA “likely” will reach out to the Bucks, if it hasn’t already, over the Greek Freak’s declaration that he will “punch”…

  • 5 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2018.12.04)”

    I was thinking about who’s getting cut for Trier. The obvious choice is Kornet right? I’d rather it be Baker because he’s part of a surplus but doesn’t play. Kornet could be useful, but he’s done himself in by not showing up in super great shape. Now he’s far from a Dirk, but Fiz could use him in a similar manner. Having a big that can shoot running off of screens and whatnot could be extremely dangerous for defenses especially when we have a big like Vonleh who moves well enough to help with spacing and still gobbles up rebounds and plays defense. Then when defenses try to put a smaller guy on Kornet, you send him in the post. I can see where that could have worked out for him. Granted, he wasn’t gonna play big minutes, but we kinda do need another center. As much as I appreciate Baker’s defensive hustle, we should cut ties with him. Who knows, with all the guards we have, when we are gonna be able to move Lee and for what kind of return

    I think their lack of bigs actually does make Baker being the odd man out more likely.

    There would have to be a whole lot of injuries before Baker got to play. I can almost hear Fiz now, “Okay, okay, Ron, at least, yes, he is in the dungeon.”

    Speaking of injuries, are we even sure that Burke is actually returning any time soon? He suffered a pretty major MCL sprain. Why are they seemingly so confident in him missing just a week?

    You’d think we’d toss kornet out there sometimes with Mitchell as a rehearsal for when Porzingis gets back.

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