Knicks Morning News (2019.02.21)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Ntilikina, Mudiay, Middleton, Kanter
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:26:42 PM)

    The Knicks are about to have an overcrowded situation at point guard, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Frank Ntilikina is close to returning from a groin strain and Emmanuel Mudiay has nearly recovered from a strained left shoulder. Mudiay practiced today, tweets ESPN’s Ian Begley, while Ntilikina was held out of practice […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Sign Henry Ellenson To 10-Day Deal
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:59:20 PM)

    FEBRUARY 20: The Knicks have made it official, announcing in a press release that they’ve signed Ellenson to a 10-day contract. FEBRUARY 19: The Knicks will sign Henry Ellenson to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Detroit selected Ellenson with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 draft, […]

  • [NYDN] Never-ending Knicks free agency debate rages on: ‘Why aren’t they going there?’
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:25:00 PM)

    More so than any other franchise, the Knicks have been discussed and dissected as a free agent destination for the better part of a decade.

    No transcendent star has signed (at least not yet), but that hasn’t ceased the year-round speculation and coverage of New York’s pending summers.

    Blazers guard…

  • [NYDN] Warriors know Kevin Durant may bail for Knicks. So, they have a dream back-up plan
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:45:00 PM)

    The Warriors are already brainstorming ways to lessen the blow should Kevin Durant take his talents to the Knicks — or elsewhere — this summer.

    One discussed plan would likely leave other teams bitter as can be.

    If KD leaves, Golden State will eye Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2021, the first year the…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter now an unlikely Knicks booster to potential free agents
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:02:38 PM)

    Enes Kanter’s rocky ending with the Knicks didn’t sour him on the organization or the city. In fact, the veteran forward said he would recommend the Knicks to top free agents if they asked him for his input. “Of course. It’s a very good organization. Good people. Amazing city,” he told reporters on Wednesday as…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale’s challenge: Solve Knicks’ point-guard puzzle
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:42:30 PM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has plenty of problems to sort through as he navigates through this futile season of losing. But lacking options at point guard isn’t one of them. One point guard (Emmanuel Mudiay) is set to return Friday, another (Frank Ntilikina) will get reevaluated that day, and Fizdale already has Dennis Smith Jr….

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving is enjoying the chaos he can sow
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 10:56:36 AM)

    Kyrie Irving keeps calling rumors about his free agency a “distraction,” but he doesn’t seem to completely hate the attention. While the Celtics star guard will be connected to the Knicks through speculation until he chooses otherwise this summer, Irving realizes what all the buzz means for him. “Talk follows the great players in the…

  • [NBA] New York Knicks Sign Henry Ellenson to 10-Day Contract
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:40:27 PM)

    NEW YORK, NY (February 20, 2019) – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Henry El

  • [NBA] New York Knicks Sign John Jenkins to 10-Day Contract
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:59:12 PM)

    NEW YORK, NY (February 11, 2019) – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed guard John Jenki

  • [SNY Knicks] SEE IT: NBA players, president Obama reacts to Zion Williamson’s bizarre injury
    (Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:44:00 AM)

    It was only seconds into the Duke-UNC matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday that Blue Devils star Zion Williamson was headed to the locker room for the rest of the game in what was a weird injury to say the least.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks draft target Zion Williamson suffers knee strain after busting through sneaker
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:11:26 PM)

    The latest edition of the Duke-UNC rivalry began Wednesday night with an injury to arguably the best player on the floor in the Blue Devils’ Zion Williamson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter reflects on time with Knicks after rough ending
    (Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:43:13 AM)

    It is only right that Enes Kanter’s first game with his new team — the Portland Trail Blazers — comes in New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kyrie Irving: Free agency rumors ‘a distraction’
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:27:38 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…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks in agreement with guard John Jenkins on two-year deal
    (Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:57:17 AM)

    After signing Jordan Jenkins to a 10-day contract, the Knicks are in agreement with the guard on a two-year contract.