Knicks Morning News (2018.12.23)

  • [NYDN] Kobe Bryant dishes Kristaps Porzingis a note amid unclear Knicks future
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis can now turn the page on a miserable 2018.

    The Knicks star received an autographed copy of Kobe Bryant’s book, “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play,” and shared the succinct message on his Instagram story Saturday.

    “Get healthy…Kick A–!” the title page note reads from the future…

  • [SNY Knicks] SEE IT: Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis shares message Kobe Bryant sent him as he rehabs
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:02:54 PM)

    Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis continues to rehab his way back to the team, and has hopes of returning this season. And he has Kobe Bryant on his side.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks no longer view 2019 free agent splash as priority: Report
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 2:12:22 PM)

    Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, and Kyrie Irving are all expected to hit free agency on July 1.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ guard Allonzo Trier makes holiday wish come true for young fan
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 10:53:55 PM)

    Allonzo Trier facetimed young New York fan Dennis to invite him to a Knicks camp, according to an Instagram post.

  • [NYPost] How the Knicks are addressing Kevin Knox’s 2nd-half swoons
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 2:13:56 PM)

    A pattern is unfolding even during these productive times for Knicks rookie Kevin Knox. He’s become a ferocious first-half monster before petering out after halftime. Coach David Fizdale wonders if it’s a conditioning issue or if teams are quick to adjust to the former Kentucky 6-foot-9 combo forward’s forays. “It’s him understanding it’s a long…

  • [NYPost] Knicks voice Mike Breen’s dream began in basement radio station
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:32:00 PM)

    Voice of the Knicks on MSG and national NBA announcer Mike Breen makes the call for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: If you could go back in history and broadcast or announce one event, what would it be? A: I think, because of my love of basketball, I would probably pick Game…

  • [NYPost] Christmas carols to get New York fans through the cold winter
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:18:26 PM)

    You know the best way to take your mind off the relentless torrent of bad news that our teams deliver faithfully night after night, day after day? Why, with a little song, of course! Here are a few ditties to help you try to muddle through somehow. If the fates allow. “It’s the Post’s Wonderful…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ summer plan may not include a free-agent splash
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 8:32:28 AM)

    According to NBA sources, Knicks brass no longer views 2019 as a make-or-break free-agent summer. The 9-25 Knicks feel their plan can still go on even if they do not sign a big fish in July. Adding a potential top-five lottery pick, developing their three rookies — Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier —…

  • [NYTimes] Wizards 149, Suns 146 | 3 OTs: Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant Star in Wizards’ 3-OT Win
    (Sunday, December 23, 2018 5:49:34 AM)

    Beal had a triple-double, and Bryant made all 14 of his shots from the field and all three of his free throws.

  • [NYTimes] From LeBron to Zaza, the 2003 N.B.A. Draft Class Survivors Share a Bond
    (Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:30:36 PM)

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kyle Korver, Zaza Pachulia and Carmelo Anthony would make a pretty good starting five.