Knicks Morning News (2019.03.02)

  • [NYDN] Translating Kevin Durant’s curious remarks for Knicks fans
    (Friday, March 01, 2019 9:45:00 PM)

    Kevin Durant claims he already feels validated and isn’t chasing achievements or a higher legacy. What this means regarding his free agency is anybody’s guess, mostly because Durant was so vague in an interview with NBC Sports Bay Area it’s impossible to draw any conclusions.

    But with the Knicks…

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ close pal explains why ex-Knicks star wanted out
    (Friday, March 01, 2019 5:25:00 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez understands why his buddy Kristaps Porzingis requested a trade from the Knicks.

    “Yeah. Sometimes you can understand the plans change a little bit. I think KP wasn’t happy that they weren’t treating him the best way, the way he really deserves,” Hernangomez told the Daily News….

  • [NYPost] Allonzo Trier busts through rookie wall he insists he didn’t hit
    (Friday, March 01, 2019 9:13:57 PM)

    Rookie walls are like unicorns to Allonzo Trier. They don’t exist. “That’s like a fairy tale,’’ Trier said. “A myth to me.’’ The undrafted rookie fell into a deep tailspin after he signed a fresh two-year contract in mid-December, but he has since resuscitated his season. In his past six games, the 23-year-old Trier has…

  • [NYPost] DeAndre Jordan imparting Marcus Camby’s teachings to Mitchell Robinson
    (Friday, March 01, 2019 12:58:37 PM)

    Knicks veteran center DeAndre Jordan introduced rookie Mitchell Robinson to his old Clippers mentor Marcus Camby late Thursday in the locker room. It was the lone positive to come out of Thursday night’s late-game collapse against the Cavaliers. Camby, the ex-Knick shot-blocking center who starred on their 1999 Finals team and returned as a locker-room…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: The Perimeter Can’t Protect You From Mitchell Robinson
    (Friday, March 01, 2019 1:22:35 PM)

    The Knicks rookie is blocking shots at a rate unseen since the days of Manute Bol. On a bad team, he’s a reason to keep watching.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Luka Doncic Is a Sore Loser. He Is Also a Sensation.
    (Friday, March 01, 2019 1:41:50 PM)

    The Mavericks rookie is drawing LeBron James comparisons and has “fast-forwarded” his team’s decision-making.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks target Kevin Durant: Legacy won’t factor in free agency decision
    (Friday, March 01, 2019 12:45:09 PM)

    The Knicks want Kevin Durant to be a savior for their franchise, but is that what the Warriors star wants in his next stage of his career?