Knicks Morning News (2019.03.19)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Atlantic Notes: Raptors, Celtics, Horford, Knicks
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 3:13:46 PM)

    Fred VanVleet returned to the Raptors‘ lineup at the right time, suiting up for the team on Sunday for the first time since injuring his thumb before the All-Star break. As Michael Grange of details, Toronto threw VanVleet into the deep end in his return, playing him for 31 minutes in a tightly-contested loss […]

  • [NYDN] Knicks get blown out by Raptors in one of the worst loses of the season
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 7:30:00 PM)

    TORONTO — Jeremy Lin scored 20 points, Fred VanVleet had 13 points and 12 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 128-92 on Monday night.

    The victory came at a cost to the Raptors, who saw guard Kyle Lowry leave in the third quarter after suffering an injured right ankle. Lowry,…

  • [NYDN] Inconsistency for Knicks’ Kevin Knox still shows potential for promising future
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 2:15:00 PM)

    Five months into his rookie season, we still know very little about Kevin Knox. Perhaps that should be expected since he’s only 19-years-old, but his inconsistency has generated such a wide outlook it’s impossible to separate the encouraging signs from fantasy.

    One night Knox is going off for 31,…

  • [NYTimes] Raptors 128, Knicks 92: Raptors Crush Knicks but Lose Kyle Lowry to Ankle Injury
    (Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:06:43 AM)

    Jeremy Lin led the Raptors in scoring, and Fred VanVleet posted a double-double, but a collision between Mitchell Robinson and Lowry left the All-Star guard hurting.

  • [NYTimes] ‘Hello, Kevin Knox.’ A Knicks Rookie Breaks Out.
    (Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:34:58 AM)

    Knox, 19 and still adjusting to N.B.A. life, scored 19 points in the Knicks’ victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Monday’s 128-92 loss to the Raptors
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 10:00:06 PM)

    The Knicks shot 33.3 percent from the field and made just 8 of 36 3-pointers as they lost to the Toronto Raptors 128-92 on Monday at Scotiabank Arena.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kevin Knox on meeting with LeBron: ‘When he tells me I can be very special, I take that to heart’
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 9:09:57 PM)

    Kevin Knox said he received some guidance and reassurance from LeBron James when he met with him after New York beat Los Angeles 124-123 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks riding rare high ahead of trip to Toronto
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 6:11:00 PM)

    After a dramatic win over LeBron James and the Lakers, the Knicks face the Toronto Raptors on the road Monday night.

  • [NYPost] The career advice LeBron James gave to Kevin Knox
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 9:32:41 PM)

    TORONTO — It was about 10 minutes in real time. Knicks coach David Fizdale hopes it lasts 10 years. After several foiled attempts, Fizdale got rookie Kevin Knox to huddle with LeBron James after the Knicks pulled out a 124-123 victory in the final seconds Sunday at the Garden. James went from hero to goat…

  • [NYPost] Hezonja is still adapting to his ‘ridiculous’ post-LeBron-block world
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 8:33:41 PM)

    TORONTO — St. Patrick’s Day hero Mario Hezonja had one idea flash through his mind when LeBron James got the ball in the backcourt with 15 seconds left and the game on the line. The moment almost got to him. “I had a couple of thoughts,’’ Hezonja said. “Holy sh-t. I’m in the Garden in…

  • [NYPost] Fizdale pulls starters in Knicks’ ugly rout to Kawhi-less Raptors
    (Monday, March 18, 2019 6:09:07 PM)

    TORONTO — The Knicks got 24 hours to savor their last-second Sunday matinee victory over the Lakers before reality bit them in Canada. The Raptors don’t lose at home to the Atlantic Division. Especially not to the league-worst Knicks, even if the Raptors were without their best player, Kawhi Leonard. The rout became so ugly…