Knicks Morning News (2019.01.24)

  • [FOXsports] Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:18:36 PM)

    Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110

  • [TheRinger] Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:18:36 PM)

    Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter’s relationship with Knicks takes cruel turn: ‘Play me or let me go’
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:50:00 PM)

    The final insult for Enes Kanter – the one that pushed him to a public trade request Wednesday – was coach David Fizdale’s sudden reneging of an opportunity.

    Kanter said he was told in the morning that he’d be in the lineup at center against the Rockets, but that plan changed not long before tipoff….

  • [NYDN] James Harden has his ‘Garden Moment’ in near-historic outing vs. Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:25:00 PM)

    James Harden said he was waiting for his first ‘Garden Moment.’ He got it Wednesday.

    The Rockets superstar dropped 61 points in Wednesday’s 114-110 victory over the Knicks, falling just a point shy of tying Carmelo Anthony’s single-game scoring record at MSG, set in 2014.

    The ‘Bearded One’ capped…

  • [NYDN] Bondy: David Fizdale presents State of the Knicks amid tanking noise
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:05:00 PM)

    The Knicks aren’t losing on purpose. They’re just not built to win right now.

    That was the message from coach David Fizdale, who used a question about the NBA’s reformed draft lottery system – which was established to deter tanking – to present a State of the Knicks.

    “I don’t think anybody should…

  • [RotoWire]
    James Harden: Career night in win over Knicks

    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:01:00 PM)

    James Harden: Harden scored a career-high 61 points (17-38 FG, 5-20 3Pt, 22-25 FT) while adding 15 rebounds, five steals and four assists in Wednesday’s 114-110 win over the Knicks.

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  • [Sports Illustrated] Enes Kanter After DNP vs. Rockets: Knicks Should Play Me or ‘Get Me Out of Here’
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:32:31 PM)

    Kanter indicated to reporters that he was told he would start Wednesday’s game.

  • [ESPN] Kanter on DNP: Play me or ‘get me out of here’
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:45:50 AM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter said he “deserves way better” after he did not play in Wednesday’s loss to the Rockets, saying, “What they’re doing to me is pretty messed up.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from 114-110 loss to Rockets
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:24:19 PM)

    James Harden had his way with the Knicks on Wednesday night, tying Kobe Bryant for the most points scored by an opponent at The Garden in the 114-110 win over New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks host James Harden, Rockets at The Garden at 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:40:49 PM)

    The Knicks look to stop the red-hot James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale puzzled after getting tossed from Knicks loss
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:20:41 PM)

    It was not the kind of epic, “take that for data’’ rant he went off on when he was coaching the Grizzlies during the 2017 NBA playoffs — but Knicks coach David Fizdale admitted he was flummoxed by some of the James Harden foul calls during Harden’s 61-point Madison Square Garden explosion Wednesday night. Fizdale…

  • [NYPost] ‘Get me out of here’: Enes Kanter has had enough from Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:56:19 PM)

    After getting yanked around and receiving the first DNP of his NBA career in Wednesday night’s wild loss to the Rockets, Knicks center Enes Kanter didn’t mince words — saying the Knicks should trade him if they have no plans to give him time, and adding he’s being mistreated. “I think what they’re doing to…

  • [NYPost] Zion Williamson allows Knicks fans to dream amid rebuild
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:08:26 PM)

    The remarkable thing is how many folks are still drawn to the building, like paper clips to a magnet. Take Artie Francino. He didn’t have tickets to the game Wednesday night that provided the Knicks their 36th loss of the season and offered Houston’s James Harden a platform to score 61 points, tying Kobe Bryant’s…

  • [NYPost] James Harden drops 61 points as Rockets top Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:20:38 PM)

    The two suspenseful questions came down to the final minute — would James Harden smash Carmelo Anthony’s Garden scoring record of 62 points and would the Knicks pull off a miracle upset? Neither happened, but it was razor-close — a Garden back-and-forth thriller. Harden struck for 61 points, hit two key throws with 29.9 seconds…

  • [NYPost] As if things couldn’t get worse, Fizdale snaps … his trademark frames
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:53:50 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has another issue he’s dealing with other than trying to win with the NBA’s youngest squad. Fizdale is trying to precariously hold together his trademark black wood-grain glasses that he broke five weeks ago. Fizdale snapped the unique spectacles when dozing off as he pored over video. Knicks video coordinator Marcus…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox pushes for some Paul George tutelage
    (Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:38:08 AM)

    It’s no secret forward Kevin Knox has studied Kevin Durant’s game to death. But the Knicks’ 2018 lottery pick also has conducted a large amount of homework on Paul George. Knox said he hopes to get in a gym with George and cull some knowledge this summer. While brilliant southpaw James Harden invades the Garden…

  • [NYTimes] To Learn to Win, the Denver Nuggets Had to Lose (Badly)
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:00:06 AM)

    A 31-point loss to the Golden State Warriors (which was more lopsided than the score suggests) could be a springboard for the Nuggets’ development.

  • [NYTimes] Nets 114, Magic 110: D’Angelo Russell’s Double-Double Leads Nets Over Magic
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:29:20 AM)

    Russell had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 29 in the Nets’ comeback win over Orlando.

  • [NYTimes] Rockets 114, Knicks 110: James Harden Scores 61 as Rockets Beat Knicks
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:07:57 AM)

    Houston’s star guard tied the record for most points by a visiting player at Madison Square Garden, clinching the victory with a layup.

  • [NYTimes] Joe Tsai Makes Purchase of the Liberty Official
    (Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:24:36 AM)

    The Alibaba titan who owns 49 percent of the Nets adds one of the W.N.B.A.’s original franchises to his portfolio.