Knicks Morning News (2019.01.09)

  • [FOXsports] Thompson scores 43, Warriors beat Knicks to snap home skid
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:53:50 AM)

    Thompson scores 43, Warriors beat Knicks to snap home skid

  • [Newsday] Thompson scores 43, Warriors beat Knicks to snap home skid
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:53:50 AM)

    Thompson scores 43, Warriors beat Knicks to snap home skid

  • [NYDN] Kevin Knox and Knicks embarrassed in chance to show Kevin Durant what they’re made of
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 10:10:00 PM)

    OAKLAND – Growing up a Kevin Durant fan meant Kevin Knox switched allegiances, jumping from the Longhorns to the Thunder to the Warriors.

    For Knox, the player was more important than the team. He admired Durant that much.

    “I just followed him wherever he went,” Knox said. “Every team he went, that…

  • [NYDN] Chatty Kevin Durant has plenty to say about the Knicks
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 12:40:00 PM)

    OAKLAND – Kevin Durant had plenty to say about the Knicks on Tuesday – whether it was regarding Kevin Knox’s “bright future,” Kristaps Porzingis’ ‘Unicorn’ skills, or the team’s fighting spirit.

    When it came to potentially signing with the Knicks, though, let’s just say Durant knew how to veer…

  • [NYDN] Knicks legend clarifies controversial Kevin Durant comments and adds one last note
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 7:40:00 AM)

    PORTLAND — Clyde Frazier was in the Virgin Islands when his “asterisk” comment on Kevin Durant went viral.

    “I was flabbergasted,” Frazier told the Daily News. “I was like, what? So people were calling me. My friends were calling me. And I didn’t know the magnitude. All these different programs…

  • [Sports Illustrated] Kevin Durant On Knicks Rumors: ‘I Have No Clue Where That Stuff Comes From’
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 5:10:31 PM)

    The nine-time NBA All-Star will be one of the league’s most coveted free agents this offseason.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Tuesday’s 122-95 loss to Warriors
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:42:43 AM)

    The Knicks were no match for the star-studded Warriors, who put New York away with ease in a 122-95 victory on Tuesday night

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks potential draft target Zion Williamson posts historic stat line in win vs. Wake Forest
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:54:36 AM)

    As expected, the No. 1-ranked Duke Blue Devils took down Wake Forest in dominant fashion — an 87-65 rout on the road. And though this has been the norm for this Duke team this season, what Zion Williamson posted on the stat sheet was historic.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Durant talks Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Knox ahead of Knicks-Warriors game
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:28:36 PM)

    Durant, the originator of the unicorn nickname for Kristaps Porzingis, dishes on the Knicks’ youngsters.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks travel to Oracle Arena to face Kevin Durant, Warriors at 10:30 p.m.
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 8:36:23 PM)

    The Knicks face a tough opponent in Kevin Durant and the Warriors on Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Durant’s 66-Point Rucker night made him an NYC hoops hero
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 12:59:17 PM)

    A look back at how Kevin Durant’s 66-point game at Rucker Park in 2011 made him a New York City hoops hero as Knicks hope to land the star.

  • [SNY Knicks] James Dolan says Knicks lack a star, need a Henrik Lundqvist type player
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:49:00 AM)

    The owner of the Knicks and Rangers says the difference between the teams is that his NHL squad has a star that allows them to compete.

  • [NYTimes] DeMarcus Cousins Set to Debut for Warriors This Month
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:31:41 AM)

    A year after sustaining a torn Achilles’ tendon, Cousins is expected to join the reigning champions and add a fifth All-Star to their lineup.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Said to Review Patrick McCaw’s Deal With Cavaliers
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:31:14 AM)

    At the Warriors’ request, the league will look into Cleveland’s recent signing and near-release of McCaw for possible salary cap circumvention.

  • [NYPost] Steve Kerr gave David Fizdale glimpse into minds of champs
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:16:43 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — As he prepared to interview with the Knicks last April, David Fizdale was embedded with the Warriors as they geared up for their first-round playoff series. Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who shares a San Diego connection with Fizdale, invited him and his wife, Natasha, to spend a few days around the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks get completely dominated by Durant, Warriors
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 8:05:05 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Knicks’ last trip to Oracle Arena was not one to remember. In fact, for the Knicks’ sake, they should hope free-agent-to-be Kevin Durant forgets it fast, too. The Knicks stayed competitive for a quarter-and-a-half before falling apart as the Warriors cruised to a 122-95 victory Tuesday. Next season, the Warriors will…

  • [NYPost] When it comes to Kevin Durant, Knicks fans are stuck dreaming
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 1:16:07 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The time to truly appreciate the great athletes isn’t when they are doing what they do on the record, on game nights, with the television lights on and the building full of people chanting their names. If you’re great anyway, it’s easy to be great in those moments. It’s the days in…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant talks up Knicks’ potential with free agency looming
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:03:50 AM)

    OAKLAND — Kevin Durant talked a lot about the Knicks on Tuesday but not about joining the Knicks. The Warriors’ 6-11 superstar all but admitted he doesn’t want to say anything that he might regret. At the morning shootaround at the Warriors’ Oakland practice complex ahead of facing the Knicks, Durant said rookie Kevin Knox…

  • [NYPost] Teams starting to dream of Kristaps Porzingis slipping away from Knicks
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 8:35:41 AM)

    Well, the Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis have had some rough patches before. Porzingis, who has yet to play this season due to a torn ACL, is a restricted free agent this summer and is sure to draw interest from plenty of other teams — even it’s hard to foresee the Knicks letting him get away….

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant is the star Kevin Knox has been waiting for
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 7:08:10 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — When Kevin Knox arrived at Kentucky for his freshman year, assistant coach Kenny Payne sat him down, showed him hours of Kevin Durant tape and gave him more to take to his dorm room to study. Knox’s first test comes Tuesday, when the Knicks close out a two-week, six-game road trip against…

  • [ESPN] Frazier: I didn’t dis or dismiss KD with criticism
    (Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:11:52 PM)

    Knicks legend and broadcaster Clyde Frazier says he was “flabbergasted” by the attention his criticism of Kevin Durant received.