Knicks Morning News (2019.01.31)

  • [Sports Illustrated] Enes Kanter: I Know the All-Star Who Will Sign With Knicks This Summer
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:39:25 PM)

    Kanter said this free agent will help the Knicks win a championship in the near future.

  • [Newsday] Enes Kanter: I Know the All-Star Who Will Sign With Knicks This Summer
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:39:25 PM)

    Kanter said this free agent will help the Knicks win a championship in the near future.

  • [FOXsports] Dirk, Doncic help Mavs rout Knicks at Madison Square Garden
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:58:46 PM)

    Dirk, Doncic help Mavs rout Knicks at Madison Square Garden

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter kisses Knicks center court logo and makes case for jersey retirement
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:35:00 PM)

    Enes Kanter, always the performer, made his grand entrance.

    The outspoken center emerged from his exile in the third quarter of Wednesday’s 114-90 loss to the Mavericks, dusted off by David Fizdale just after the Garden loudly chanted for Kanter’s return. And as the crowd cheered wildly when he…

  • [NYDN] Bondy: Do the Knicks really have ‘special sauce’ when it comes to player development?
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:55:00 PM)

    From the beginning of this woebegone season, the Knicks have stated that, above all, they were emphasizing player development.

    It was their specialty, their bread-and-butter. Craig Robinson, the head of the organization’s player development, called their strategy “innovative” and “transformative,”…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Kanter, Davis, Robinson, Ball
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:48:52 AM)

    Knicks fans have taken Enes Kanter‘s side in his dispute with coach David Fizdale over playing time, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Kanter has sat out the past four games despite reportedly being promised an expanded role in the wake of an injury to Luke Kornet. Fans at Madison Square Garden expressed […]

  • [NYTimes] Mavericks Thump Knicks as Dirk Nowitzki Comes Alive at the Garden
    (Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:28:20 AM)

    Nowitzki, who may be playing his final season, scored a season-high 14 points. Luka Doncic added 16.

  • [ESPN] Kanter gets rare playing time, kisses Knicks logo
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:28:23 PM)

    Center Enes Kanter, who had received four consecutive DNP-CDs, kissed the Knicks logo on the floor upon coming into the game at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Enes Kanter says logo kiss was to ‘show the fans some love for one last time’
    (Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:09:29 AM)

    After four straight games logging a DNP, Enes Kanter finally got to take his warmup off and enter the game on Wednesday night at The Garden. And with fans chanting his name, Kanter decided to reciprocate the love right back.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Wednesday’s 114-90 loss to the Mavericks
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:07:30 PM)

    The Knicks’ losing streak reached 10 games after they fell apart in the fourth quarter in a 101-92 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks rookie Kevin Knox will use Rising Stars Challenge snub as motivation
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:55:50 PM)

    When the Rising Stars Challenge rosters were announced Tuedsay night, no Knicks were listed — not even the team’s first-round pick Kevin Knox.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks host rookie star Luka Doncic, Mavs at 7:30 p.m.
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:04:21 PM)

    Knicks are hoping to stop their long losing streak against the Mavericks on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Why Kevin Knox’s omission from NBA Rising Stars roster doesn’t hurt the Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:18:50 PM)

    No, the Knicks not having any players selected for the Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend is not a reflection on head coach David Fizdale or the state of the franchise.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks trade target Anthony Davis: Pelicans GM ‘not picking up his phone’
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:58:27 AM)

    Pelicans star Anthony Davis has requested a trade, informing the team he has no interest in re-signing. With news of Davis wanting out came reports that the Knicks have strong interest in trading for him. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [NYPost] Knicks share amazing similarities with the 1962 Mets
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:18:27 PM)

    We don’t laugh about losing anymore. That’s a pity, actually. There was a time when we could, when losing not only amused us but gave us something to feel good about. There came a day early in 1962 when Casey Stengel, managing the Mets, observed that Chris Cannizzaro, his catcher, a man who made the…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox using Rising Stars snub as ‘motivation’
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:06:01 PM)

    A disappointed Kevin Knox will use his Rising Stars snub as fodder, admitting he thought he was a lock to make it to Charlotte during All-Star Weekend. “I thought 100 percent I was in it,’’ Knox said. After a slow start Wednesday, beginning with an airball, Knox put up a team-high 17 points but shot…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter: Kiss was for Knicks fans — maybe for ‘one last time’
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:58:58 PM)

    Enes Kanter was stunned that he got into the game in the third quarter Wednesday. But that’s how desperate Knicks coach David Fizdale was as the NBA’s worst team played the part to perfection in a 114-90 rout at the hands of the Mavericks. But there was a feel-good moment. After four straight games in…

  • [NYPost] Knicks play like NBA’s worst team in ugly loss to Mavericks
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:05:25 PM)

    The worst team in the NBA played the part Wednesday at the Garden. In another sign of their regression since November, the Knicks were routed by the Mavericks, 114-90, to fall to a tidy 10-40, owners of the NBA’s lowest winning percentage at .200. Dirk Nowitzki, in possibly his final game at the Garden, drew…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter plays, kisses Knicks logo — and promptly fires airball
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 4:31:17 PM)

    Guess Enes Kanter really wanted to play again — but he sure showed some immediate rust. The Knicks center, who has been stuck on the bench for four straight games, finally got a shot to play Wednesday night against the Mavericks. In fact, he was so happy, he kissed the team’s logo at center court…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale says NBA-worst Knicks can’t give in to the losing
    (Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:56:41 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale is hardly shocked the Knicks finally hit rock bottom, but said he believes they will be better for it one day. They certainly weren’t better Wednesday, when the Mavericks routed them in the second half and won a 114-90 Garden cruise that felt like a Dallas home game with game-long cheers…