Knicks Morning News (2018.12.26)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Porzingis, Thomas, Durant, Knox
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:42:03 PM)

    The Knicks will wait until February to make a decision on Kristaps Porzingis‘ playing status, but teammate Lance Thomas tells Marc Berman of The New York Post that the Latvian star can’t wait to get back on the court. Porzingis is still recovering from an ACL tear last February, and Thomas offers behind-the-scenes insight into his rehab efforts. […]

  • [Sports Illustrated] How to Watch Bucks vs. Knicks: Live Stream, TV Channel, Time
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM)

    Here’s how to watch the Bucks vs. the Knicks on Christmas Day.

  • [NYDN] Bondy: Knicks gift Bucks a Christmas win and it’ll only get worse from here on out
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:50:00 PM)

    Tis’ the season of giving and the Knicks are very generous.

    Maybe that’s why they’re still getting scheduled for these Christmas Games.

    To the Bucks, the Knicks gifted a cakewalk victory Tuesday at the Garden, a Christmas stroll in the form of a 109-95 blowout that allowed Giannis Antetokounmpo…

  • [NYTimes] Lakers 127, Warriors 101: LeBron James Leaves Lakers’ Blowout of the Warriors With an Injury
    (Wednesday, December 26, 2018 4:52:21 AM)

    James sustained a strained left groin and left during the third quarter of the Los Angeles’s win on Tuesday.

  • [NYTimes] Lonzo Ball Strives to Be a Point Guard Fit for a King
    (Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:38:58 AM)

    Ball grew up idolizing LeBron James. Now they are teammates on the Lakers, one 21 years old and the other about to turn 34. It is all a work in progress.

  • [ESPN] Knicks hope days as Christmas Day opening act are done
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:43:54 PM)

    With a Kristaps Porzingis return on the horizon and the hope of adding a superstar alongside him, New York hopes that next Christmas, MSG won’t play host to another matinee.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kevin Knox on Garden crowd: ‘It was fairly quiet in there…I didn’t really understand’
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 5:11:22 PM)

    The Knicks rookie was confused when the crowd was never buzzing during the Christmas day matchup.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Christmas Day loss to Bucks at The Garden, 109-95
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:38:37 PM)

    The Knicks kept up with the Bucks in the first half, but Milwaukee played Grinch in the second to crush the Christmas spirit at Madison Square Garden with a 109-95 victory.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ David Fizdale is pro-sleep and very anti-Fortnite
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 4:33:51 PM)

    David Fizdale has made getting a better night’s sleep one of his goals for Knicks players in his first season as head coach.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks host Bucks for Christmas Day matinee at The Garden at 12 p.m.
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:10:30 AM)

    The Christmas Day showdown between the Knicks and Bucks will also be Round Two between Mario Hezonja and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

  • [SNY Knicks] SNY’s Knicks Holiday GIF Guide
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:00:54 AM)

    As we’re in the middle of the holiday season, the Knicks are doing their very best to get a high draft pick next season. It hasn’t been pretty, so to make things more fun the rest of the season, we have the perfect gift for you: GIFs!

  • [NYPost] Hezonja misses revenge chance after brutal Bucks website rip
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 4:41:22 PM)

    Mario Hezonja didn’t get a chance to prove the Bucks’ website editors wrong. Knicks coach David Fizdale did not play Hezonja in the Bucks’ 109-95 Christmas rout of the Knicks, the second straight game he didn’t play. Fizdale, though, could have been taking steps to avoid an incident. Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo had threatened to…

  • [NYPost] Greek Freak’s Garden visit proof of what real contender looks like
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:31:55 PM)

    The Knicks became the tomato cans of Christmas — not belonging on the NBA’s grand stage with their 9-26 record and potential superstar still sidelined another two months. They kept up the fight for a first half before the Bucks, legitimate Eastern Conference title contenders, threw a third-quarter haymaker that wobbled their legs. “The Grinch…

  • [NYPost] Noah Vonleh had no fear taking on Giannis Antetokounmpo
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 1:29:15 PM)

    There it was, mixed in with the coal that filled the Knicks’ stocking in a Christmas afternoon mismatch against the Bucks: a genuine highlight. A defensive highlight, at that. With 36 seconds remaining in the first half, Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo go-go’d his Inspector Gadget arms on a layup attempt, and Noah Vonleh met him…

  • [NYPost] Allonzo Trier return reminds Knicks what they were missing
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 12:58:30 PM)

    It took Allonzo Trier two-and-a-half weeks to recover from his first NBA injury. It took him 30 seconds to get a bucket once he was back on the floor. Trier, who had been sidelined since Dec. 8 due to a strained left hamstring, returned to the lineup and scored eight points in the Knicks’ 109-95…

  • [NYPost] The Greek Freak steals Knicks’ Christmas show
    (Tuesday, December 25, 2018 9:33:13 AM)

    The Knicks are on the NBA’s annual Christmas schedule on the basis of tradition. The Bucks are there on merit — a rising Eastern Conference contender powered by a lanky, unstoppable MVP candidate. That’s the Knicks’ benchmark. Tuesday’s nationally televised holiday matinee at the Garden showed just how much ground they have to make up….