Knicks Morning News (2018.12.16)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson ruled out Sunday vs. Pacers
    (Saturday, December 15, 2018 2:30:34 PM)

    Robinson left Friday’s game early after landing awkwardly on his ankle but it is unclear how much time he will miss.

  • [NYTimes] An N.B.A. Three-Way Trade Collapses on a First-Name Basis
    (Sunday, December 16, 2018 5:27:36 AM)

    The Wizards are set to reacquire Trevor Ariza from the Suns, according to sources. But the Grizzlies, picky about which Brooks they would give up, will not be part of the deal.

  • [NYTimes] Sometimes the Road Less Taken Also Leads to the N.B.A.
    (Saturday, December 15, 2018 3:31:47 PM)

    Consider the Knicks: Their rookie center, Mitchell Robinson, took a year off rather than play in college, and a starting guard, Emmanuel Mudiay, skipped college to play in China.

  • [NYTimes] Trail Blazers’ Game-Day Posters Are Often First Shot Against Opponents
    (Saturday, December 15, 2018 3:00:11 PM)

    Sometimes playful, sometimes poignant, the posters drawn by local artists take aim at opponents and play up Portland’s aesthetic.

  • [NYPost] Luke Kornet’s big chance with the Knicks has arrived
    (Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:27:48 PM)

    INDIANAPOLIS — While rookie center Mitchell Robinson can jump to Pluto, Luke Kornet can’t jump at all. At least not according to Knicks coach David Fizdale. When asked if the 7-foot-1, second-year brainiac out of Vanderbilt is a sneaky shotblocker, Fizdale said: “He’s got good anticipation. He can only jump over an envelope, but he’s…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale: Why this Bulls mess couldn’t happen to Knicks
    (Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:19:15 AM)

    INDIANAPOLIS — Despite a 9-21 record through 30 games, first-year Knicks coach David Fizdale hasn’t found the need to stage a practice after a back-to-back set — a traditional NBA no-no. However, his comeback-kid Knicks have never fallen by 56 points. If they had, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility. Fizdale believes…