Knicks Morning News (2019.02.09)

  • [NYDN] Dennis Smith Jr. scores career-high 31 but Knicks lose 15th straight
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 6:50:00 PM)

    DETROIT — It was another relaxing fourth quarter for Blake Griffin.

    Andre Drummond had 29 points and 20 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed New York its 15th straight loss, beating the Knicks 120-103 on Friday night. The Knicks rallied from a 21-point second-quarter deficit, tying the game…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale gets in final Enes Kanter jab with Matthews praise
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 5:18:21 PM)

    DETROIT — Knicks coach David Fizdale gave more praise to Wesley Matthews for his seven days of service than mainstay Enes Kanter on their way out. Fizdale commended Matthews for helping the youngsters in his short time. Meanwhile Fizdale delivered a dig at Kanter for his candidness with the press about his diminished role on…

  • [NYPost] Smith Jr.’s brilliance can’t keep Knicks from 15th straight loss
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 4:55:28 PM)

    DETROIT — Knicks coach David Fizdale didn’t wear a tie as his tank machine rolled into the Motor City on Friday. By April, Fizdale may be on the sidelines in a “tank” top and shorts — pun intended. New point guard Dennis Smith Jr. scored a career-high 31 points and added eight assists, but the…

  • [NYPost] Celtics clinging to Kyrie Irving ‘marriage’ proposal
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 9:49:26 AM)

    Danny Ainge compared the Kyrie Irving situation to an “engagement,” and nothing has changed in his eyes. The Celtics’ president of basketball operations just better hope there isn’t a “Runaway Bride” situation afoot. “The way I viewed the situation is that I think a lot of people, because of Kyrie’s announcement at the beginning of…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith: From draft rivalry to unlikely Knicks tandem
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 9:22:29 AM)

    DETROIT — With Thursday’s trade deadline passing with no more deals, The Frank & Dennis Show will air soon after the All-Star break. And Frank Ntilikina can’t wait. In his first comments since going down with a groin strain on Jan. 27 vs. Miami, Ntilikina expressed genuine enthusiasm to have second-year point guard Dennis Smith…

  • [NYTimes] For Women Working in Men’s Sports, It Is Not an Honor Just to Be Nominated
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 11:20:49 PM)

    The slow integration of women into coaching roles in men’s leagues is not only a setback for the women, but also for the leagues, which are leaving a deep pool of talent untapped.

  • [NYTimes] Critic’s Pick: ‘High Flying Bird’ Review: A Thrilling Dunk on Capitalism
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 9:00:13 PM)

    The director Steven Soderbergh teams up with Tarell Alvin McCraney and André Holland to take on the contradictions of modern sports culture.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Friday’s 120-103 loss to Pistons
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 9:53:35 PM)

    It was the same result between the Pistons and Knicks in this second leg of a home-and-home, as Detroit took down New York, 120-103, on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks play second leg of home-and-home matchup vs. Pistons at 7:30 p.m.
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 6:30:26 PM)

    With thoughts of free-agent stars potentially finding their way to “The City That Never Sleeps,” the current New York Knicks’ cast will attempt to wake up from a persistent nightmare on Friday when it visits the Detroit Pistons.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kyrie Irving: Celtics president confident ‘engagement is still on’
    (Friday, February 08, 2019 12:05:38 PM)

    Kyrie Irving can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kevin Durant on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam. Here are the latest rumors…

  • 3 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2019.02.09)”

    I got home just after the game was over, but I checked the box score. What happened with Vonleh? 3 minutes?

    Rough game last night. I try to be positive and optimistic. DSJ looks like the best PG Knicks have had in a decade. Even if we continue losing, I’d rather watch him take it to the rim with force. Huge upgrade over Frank or Mud. DSJ had 8 assists. Has any Knick registered 8 assists this season?

    Clyde worried during the second half substitutions, wondering where the Knicks offense would come from with DSJ on the bench. It came from nowhere. Give it to trier watch him dribble out the clock and hoist a bad shot.

    Drummond got so many easy baskets. Pistons tossed a lot of home run passes for layups after Knicks baskets. Is it too much to ask the team to get back on D after a basket? Griffin was un-guardable, abusing anyone who covered him. Did the Knicks ever double team last night? I didn’t see it. Are they capable of double teaming? I suspect if they did a wide-open three would be the result

    Patience. Enjoy the process.

    Has any Knick registered 8 assists this season?

    Mudiay had 9 on New Year’s Day. It’s kind of insane that Mudiay couldn’t even, like, accidentally crack double digits in any game this season. Trier also got 8 assists in one game, oddly enough.

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