Knicks Morning News (2019.03.05)

  • [NYDN] Knicks mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. The sky is also blue
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 10:05:00 PM)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — There, officially, go the Knicks playoff hopes!

    Buddy Hield scored 28 points and Harrison Barnes had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his best game with Sacramento as the Kings beat the woeful Knicks 115-108 on Monday night.

    Harry Giles added 17 points for the Kings before getting…

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis returns to Knicks town a changed man
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 5:30:00 PM)

    All signs point to Kristaps Porzingis already being happier with Dallas.

    All season Porzingis didn’t travel with the Knicks on the road and the front office claimed he stopped attending practices toward the end of his tenure. But with the Mavericks, Porzingis is clearly more comfortable.

    “He is…

  • [FOXsports] Barnes has best game with Kings in 115-108 win over Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 12:58:59 AM)

    Barnes has best game with Kings in 115-108 win over Knicks

  • [NYTimes] Nets 127, Mavericks 88: Nets Roar Back After Three-Game Losing Streak
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 4:25:36 AM)

    DeMarre Carroll led the way with 22 points as the Nets easily beat the Dallas Mavericks.

  • [NYTimes] Aaron Gordon is Ready for Stardom. The Magic Remain a Question Mark.
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 5:42:51 AM)

    Gordon is the shining centerpiece of a struggling team with championship dreams. This season has been his breakthrough, but the Magic are not there yet.

  • [NYPost] The Knicks are again the worst team in the NBA
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 7:47:35 PM)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Knicks didn’t play horribly Monday, but they became the NBA’s worst team again nevertheless. Coupled with the Suns’ upset victory over the Bucks, the Knicks dropped a 115-108 decision to the resurgent Kings at Golden 1 Center to fall to 13-51. That is now the NBA’s worst record as the Suns…

  • [NYPost] The Mavericks future Nowitzki sees for engaged Porzinigis
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 6:40:22 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis was sitting on the bench at Barclays Center on Monday night watching his new teammates absorb a 127-88 loss to the Nets. The former Knick isn’t going to be doing much else anytime soon. Seldom has a guy who wasn’t in uniform caused such a fuss. Porzingis looked good in a purple shirt,…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving’s Celtics drama should be a red flag for Knicks
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 2:40:34 PM)

    We have committed to heart the best-case scenario for which the Knicks are wishing upon a star to rejoin the land of the basketball living. It is a simple, three-part plan that goes something like this: 1. Win (or at least place) in the draft lottery, meaning that if you don’t get Zion Williamson you…

  • [NYPost] How Knicks GM’s draft gem helps explain their Kevin Knox faith
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 10:10:49 AM)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Knicks GM Scott Perry hit a home run with one recent Kentucky lottery pick. Too bad he plays for Sacramento. The Knicks will get their first view Monday of Sacramento’s new-and-improved point guard De’Aaron Fox, who has overcome a rocky rookie season to lead the resurgent Kings to a 31-31 record. The speedy…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Monday’s 115-108 loss to the Kings
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 12:36:57 AM)

    The Knicks moved into sole possession of last place in the NBA after they lost to the Sacramento Kings 115-108 on Monday at Golden 1 Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ David Fizdale hopeful about DeAndre Jordan’s return
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 8:56:21 PM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale said he is hopeful center DeAndre Jordan will return from a sprained left ankle for Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kyrie Irving: Knicks rumors triggered detachment
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 7:32:11 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] Last-place Knicks continue West Coast trip against Kings
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 5:18:45 PM)

    The Knicks play the second game of a three-game West Coast road trip when they face the Sacramento Kings on Monday at 10 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mike Krzyzewski says Zion Williamson in final step of 4-phase recovery plan
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 4:02:53 PM)

    Zion Williamson is close to completing his rehabilitation program from a Grade 1 knee sprain, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Former Knicks star returns to New York to face Nets
    (Monday, March 04, 2019 12:25:38 PM)

    The Mavericks are in town for the first time since the blockbuster trade with the Knicks.