Knicks Morning News (2018.12.28)

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter is not pleased with being benched for Luke Kornet, then gets ejected from Knicks’ loss to Bucks
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    Enes Kanter had a confusing night that got started late and ended earlier than expected. None of it left the Knicks big man particularly pleased.

    Head coach David Fizdale opted to send the center to the bench in favor of the unheralded Luke Kornet for Thursday night’s game, a rematch with the Bucks.

  • [NYDN] Kevin Knox improves offensively by slowing down, but defense still a glaring issue for Knicks rookie
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:15:00 PM)

    In a whirlwind of ineffectiveness, Kevin Knox got the ball and went right.

    That was the rookie’s default for the first two months of his NBA career.

    It’s understandable because it worked on every other level for Knox, because a player with his physical tools can dominate with a limited repertoire….

  • [NYTimes] Athletes Don’t Own Their Tattoos. That’s a Problem for Video Game Developers.
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:30:01 PM)

    Sports video games strive for realism by closely replicating real-life players, but digitally reproducing their tattoos has led to court fights over ownership rights.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis livid over Bucks assistant’s role in Enes Kanter scuffle
    (Friday, December 28, 2018 12:19:21 AM)

    The Enes Kanter-Giannis Antetokounmpo scuffle wasn’t the only beef that was born in Milwaukee Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter ejected from Knicks-Bucks game after skirmish with Giannis Antetokounmpo
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:52:01 PM)

    Enes Kanter already appeared to be ticked off heading into Thursday’s rematch with the Bucks. Throw in Giannis Antetokounmpo and that’s enough to start some trouble.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Thursday’s 112-96 loss to Bucks
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:43:02 PM)

    The Knicks were done in by the Bucks for the second straight game, as Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee to a 112-96 win on Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] After Christmas benching, Frank Ntilikina returning for Knicks vs. Bucks
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 6:20:20 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina wasn’t gifted with any playing time during the Knicks’ Christams loss at the Garden. But that’s about to change Thursday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter doesn’t seem thrilled about Knicks starting lineup switch
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 8:30:30 PM)

    Enes Kanter doesn’t seem to be too thrilled with David Fizdale’s changes to the Knicks starting lineup.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks play second leg of home-and-home matchup vs. Bucks at 8 p.m.
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 7:00:03 PM)

    The Knicks look for some revenge against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in Milwaukee 8 p.m.

  • [NYPost] Luke Kornet gives David Fizdale just what he wanted
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:12:18 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Knicks coach David Fizdale rolled with young center Luke Kornet, placing him in the starting lineup over Enes Kanter for Thursday’s game against the Bucks. It didn’t result in a victory, but Fizdale liked the move even better afterward. Kornet notched a career-high-tying 23 points, making 7-of-11 3-pointers as the Knicks got off…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis rips a Bucks coach for part in Kanter incident
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 7:54:57 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis may not be able to help his teammates on the court just yet, but he’s still got their back off it. The Knicks star, in an Instagram story, came to the defense of Enes Kanter, who was ejected following a dustup with Giannis Antetokounmpo during the team’s 112-96 loss to the Bucks in…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter lashes out after dustup with Giannis Antetokounmpo
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 5:45:54 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — Enes Kanter knocked Giannis Antetokounmpo to the floor, precipitating an altercation, but the “Greek Freak’’ knocked the Knicks out again as the club closes in on hitting rock bottom. Another change to the starting lineup resulted in another loss as the Knicks continue their long, winding road to the league’s bottom floor. The…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale’s lineup shocker could signal new path for Knicks
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:35:32 PM)

    MILWAUKEE — With the Knicks having lost 10 of 11 games, coach David Fizdale is rolling with young center Luke Kornet, placing him in the starting lineup over Enes Kanter for Thursday’s game against the Bucks. Last time the Knicks won, in Charlotte, Fizdale explained, Kornet was a key cog, and the coach wants to…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina is out of the doghouse and has Fizdale raving
    (Thursday, December 27, 2018 9:55:36 AM)

    MILWAUKEE — He’s back. Knicks coach David Fizdale is unleashing enigmatic point guard Frank Ntilikina on the Bucks guards as the rematch is staged for Thursday at Fiserv Forum. Ntilikina has told Fizdale he won’t regret it. “I’m going to get Frank back in there tonight,” Fizdale said at the morning shootaround. With his visiting…

  • [ESPN] Kanter tossed after skirmish with Antetokounmpo
    (Friday, December 28, 2018 12:54:47 AM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter and Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo went face-to-face in the fourth quarter and had to be separated, resulting in Kanter being ejected from the game.