Knicks Morning News (2019.01.14)

  • [Hoops Rumors] New York Notes: Knicks, Nets, Dinwiddie, Irving
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 7:46:30 PM)

    The Knicks aren’t focused on contending this season, but that doesn’t mean that coach David Fizdale doesn’t have concerns about how his young team is playing. As Zach Braziller writes for The New York Post, Fizdale is frustrated with the lack of defense he is seeing on a nightly basis, and with good reason. As Braziller […]

  • [NYDN] Knicks latest loss a microcosm of miserable NY sports status
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:40:00 PM)

    It’s a sad day in New York sports when an ‘E-A-G-L-E-S’ chant gains traction in Madison Square Garden.

    But that happened twice Sunday as the Knicks were predictably defeated by the Sixers, 108-105, losing for the 17th time in their last 19 games to keep pace with the Bulls for the second-worst…

  • [NYDN] Knicks explore possible Enes Kanter swap as insider talks latest trade scenario
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:15:00 PM)

    In trying to find a new home for Enes Kanter, among the scenarios recently discussed — though only in a preliminary stage — was the Knicks bringing back Chicago’s Jabari Parker, a source told the Daily News.

    However, a snag in the framework was trying to find a third team to take Kanter, the source…

  • [NYDN] Shaq: Why star free agents should join Knicks
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:50:00 AM)

    When the time comes to court free agents, the Knicks should consider reserving Shaq a seat alongside David Fizdale.

    (Except when it’s Kevin Durant’s turn — he and the big man share some beef).

    “I never understood why top-name players wouldn’t want to come here,” O’Neal recently told TMZ of the…

  • [Sports Illustrated] NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks, Bulls Discuss Trade Involving Enes Kanter, Jabari Parker
    (Monday, January 14, 2019 6:06:48 AM)

    Get the latest scoops, news and rumors as the NBA trade deadline approaches.

  • [Newsday] NBA Trade Rumors: Knicks, Bulls Discuss Trade Involving Enes Kanter, Jabari Parker
    (Monday, January 14, 2019 6:06:48 AM)

    Get the latest scoops, news and rumors as the NBA trade deadline approaches.

  • [SNY Knicks] Shaq advocates for young superstars to join Knicks
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:57:39 PM)

    Take it from Shaq: If he was a young superstar in 2019, New York would be a destination.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Sunday’s loss to the 76ers: Kevin Knox erupts and more
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:29:24 PM)

    The Knicks hung in there after getting blitzed early in the first quarter by the 76ers, but lost again on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly have ‘preliminary’ trade talks involving Enes Kanter, Jabari Parker
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:22:07 PM)

    The Knicks have reportedly spoken with the Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings about a trade that would involve center Enes Kanter.

  • [SNY Knicks] Could Kyrie Irving’s unhappiness put him in play for Knicks in free agency?
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:20:21 PM)

    Irving said last year that his plan was to re-sign with the Celtics when he hits free agency after the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Flailing Knicks face 76ers, Sunday at 1 p.m.
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:53:30 AM)

    The latest Knicks loss was Friday’s 121-106 defeat to Indiana.

  • [NYPost] The Knicks finally saw the complete Kevin Knox show
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:14:09 PM)

    Knicks rookie Kevin Knox didn’t peter out this time. Fast first quarters and sluggish finishes had been a Knox pattern. In Sunday’s matinee, it was all Knox, all the time as he registered a career-high 31 points on an efficient 12-of-23 shooting, including 4-of-9 from 3. He notched 13 points in the first half and…

  • [NYPost] This was the perfect way for Knicks to lose
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:53:23 PM)

    David Fizdale spent another Sunday in purgatory. It’s getting a little easier for the Knicks coach, but just imagine how long-suffering Knicks fans feel. Heaven can wait. In Fizdale’s mind, this 10-33 debacle won’t last forever. He’s new around here, so he still lives in a land of Knicks hopes and dreams, and at least…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ youth shines in wild and failed comeback attempt
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:49:50 AM)

    Cheerio, Knicks. Before leaving for London, the Knicks’ season continued to decay, but at least the club showed more fight than usual in the second half of their Sunday Garden matinee against the 76ers. With major boosts from Kevin Knox, who scored a career-high 31 points, and Luke Kornet, who battled Joel Embiid, David Fizdale’s…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving’s frustration could be a Knicks window opening
    (Sunday, January 13, 2019 8:22:14 AM)

    In October, Kyrie Irving announced he would be recommitting to the Celtics when he becomes a free agent July 1. Of course, a million things could happen between now and then — and may have. Irving already put the Knicks as his runner-up to the Celtics when he visited the Garden in late October. In…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Mid-Season Power Rankings: The Warriors Are Not No. 1. For Now.
    (Monday, January 14, 2019 8:00:10 AM)

    A season of surprises has reached a turning point, with some Eastern Conference leaders facing their first real challenges, and the West bracing itself for a Warriors surge.