Knicks Morning News (2019.03.07)

  • [NYDN] Suns crush Knicks in tanking bowl
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 8:50:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — Devin Booker predicted a big night for himself. And, he was right.

    The Phoenix star scored a season-high 41 points, and the surging Suns rolled to their fourth victory in five games with a 107-96 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

    Booker made 14 of 23 shots, including six…

  • [NYDN] The Knicks’ race to the bottom isn’t only about Zion Williamson
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 8:50:00 PM)

    The race to the bottom — the very bottom — isn’t about Zion Williamson.

    With the pitiful Suns crushing the Knicks on Wednesday night — and the moribund Cavs falling to Brooklyn — it’s worth remembering that Adam Silver changed the rules so that the three worst teams all have the same chance of…

  • [FOXsports] Booker’s season-high 41 power streaking Suns past Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:58:43 PM)

    Devin Booker made 14 of 23 shots, including six of 10 3-pointers.

  • [FOXsports] Booker’s season-high 41 points power Suns past Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:42:49 PM)

    Booker’s season-high 41 points power Suns past Knicks

  • [TheRinger] Booker’s season-high 41 power streaking Suns past Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:58:43 PM)

    Devin Booker made 14 of 23 shots, including six of 10 3-pointers.

  • [TheRinger] Booker’s season-high 41 points power Suns past Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:42:49 PM)

    Booker’s season-high 41 points power Suns past Knicks

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Hardaway, Tanking, Draft, Kidd
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 7:32:50 PM)

    “Mind blowing” is the phrase Tim Hardaway Jr. used to describe the experience of being traded away from the Knicks twice, relays Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News. Hardaway, who returned to New York Monday to face the Nets, said he was surprised and disappointed to learn he had been shipped to Dallas […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Atlantic Notes: Celtics, Irving, Knicks, Sixers
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 1:39:04 PM)

    It was just yesterday that we were relaying the latest stories on the dysfunction in Boston, including Jaylen Brown‘s comments from earlier this week on the “toxic” environment created by the Celtics‘ losing. Just 24 hours later, the team appears to be in a better place – at least for now – after hammering the […]

  • [YahooSports] GAME RECAP: Suns 107, Knicks 96
    (Thursday, March 07, 2019 5:40:59 AM)

    Devin Booker goes off for 41 points as Phoenix protects home to beat New York.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan on N.B.A.’s Career Scoring List
    (Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:21:20 AM)

    James’s first season with the Los Angeles Lakers has been disappointing, but passing his idol goes beyond winning and losing.

  • [NYTimes] Andrew Bogut’s Rule for an N.B.A. Return: ‘Golden State or Nothing’
    (Thursday, March 07, 2019 3:04:02 AM)

    Bogut, who won a championship with the Warriors in 2015, had been playing in Australia before signing with his former team Wednesday for another playoff run.

  • [NYTimes] Play About LeBron James to Highlight New Steppenwolf Season
    (Thursday, March 07, 2019 5:18:10 AM)

    Sure, LeBron is doing another “Space Jam” movie. But a play about LeBron is also heading to Chicago.

  • [NYPost] Knicks prove once again they are the worst team in the NBA
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 7:00:02 PM)

    PHOENIX — Knicks coach David Fizdale called this contest a shootout between two teams aching for wins. “Two desperados,’’ Fizdale said before tipoff. “Fighting for crumbs on the table.” The Suns proved not as crummy as the Knicks — faster, more talented, better ball-movers and already with a bust-out star in the fold. Devin Booker…

  • [NYPost] Jason Kidd is latest legendary mentor recruited by David Fizdale
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:51:21 AM)

    PHOENIX — Another ex-Knick was summoned by coach David Fizdale to impart his wisdom, even if this point-guard legend spent just one season in orange and blue. Newly inducted Hall of Famer Jason Kidd appeared at the Knicks shootaround at the Talking Stick Resort Arena and spent nearly 20 minutes huddled with Knicks point guards…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Wednesday’s 107-96 loss to Suns
    (Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:26:01 AM)

    The Knicks officially own the worst record in the NBA after the Suns took them down 107-96 on the road Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks and Suns face off in battle for NBA’s worst record at 9 p.m.
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 8:00:35 PM)

    The Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks will square off Wednesday night in Arizona in a rare late-season battle of the two teams vying for the worst record in the NBA.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant: Warriors worried he has ‘one foot out the door’
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 12:52:56 PM)

    Warriors star Kevin Durant can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kyrie Irving on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam since the Kristaps Porzingis trade cleared two max slots for New York. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA analyst says Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are leaning away from Knicks
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 11:50:25 AM)

    The Knicks’ dream lineup in 2019-20 that they hope will feature Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving could be a pipe dream — at least according to one NBA analyst.

  • Game Thread: New York Knicks @ Phoenix Suns

    Sorry, folks, thought that this was a 10pm game.

    The biggest must-lose game of the season has started poorly, as the Knicks lead early.

    Knicks Morning News (2019.03.06)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kevin Knox trying something new as he works through slump
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:35:16 PM)

    Kevin Knox has been struggling of late but head coach David Fizdale is trying some new things to help him get through it.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks ruined something ‘special’ with Kristaps Porzingis, says Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 5:38:08 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis avoided the media in his return to New York, but Tim Hardaway Jr. wasn’t shy with his comments about the Knicks’ big trade with the Mavericks last month.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: OriginalMalik drafted by Knicks in NBA2K League
    (Wednesday, March 06, 2019 12:03:28 AM)

    The NBA2K League helds its draft on Tuesday and the Knicks selected OriginalMalik with the final pick of the first round.

  • [NYTimes] In a Season of Worsts, the Knicks Are Officially Eliminated
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 2:41:33 PM)

    With Monday night’s 115-108 loss to the Kings in Sacramento, the Knicks fell to 13-51, the worst record in the N.B.A.

  • [NYPost] Knicks fans, after Williamson and Barrett, NBA Draft gets risky
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 10:53:01 PM)

    PHOENIX — The Knicks inherited the worst record in the NBA from the Suns after Monday’s loss to Sacramento. The battle for the bottom will rage on Wednesday with the Knicks (13-51) in town to face the Suns (14-51). If these squads remain the bottom two, they’re both assured a top-six pick in the lottery….

  • [NYPost] Knicks try new strategy to break Kevin Knox out of funk
    (Tuesday, March 05, 2019 9:47:11 AM)

    PHOENIX — It was a night Kevin Knox found some efficiency as coach David Fizdale embarked on a new plan to get him more post-ups. On the game’s first possession Monday in Sacramento, the 6-foot-9 Knox got the ball on the block and hit a fall-away over Bogdan Bogdanovic. Knox connected on another post-up move…

  • 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.

  • Game Thread: New York Knicks @ Sacramento Kings

    A loss here would be bad for the Lakers, so get it done, Knicks!

    Let’s go, MitchRob!

    Knicks Morning News (2019.03.04)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Durant, DSJ, Hernangomez, KP, Robinson
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 4:57:09 PM)

    The Knicks are set to play the Clippers on Sunday, but the real battle between the two teams will be for Kevin Durant in free agency this summer, writes Marc Berman of the New York Post. Durant, who’s expected to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, will register interest from several teams across […]

  • [NYDN] Knicks stuck in ‘mud’ during latest blowout loss
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 3:00:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — The Knicks were out of it.

    David Fizdale’s team gave up 82 points in the first half en route to a humiliating 128-107 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.

    “We were in mud,” Fizdale said. “No matter who I put out there they were just heavy-legged and just really out of it mentally. It was…

  • [FOXsports] Clippers send Knicks to 50th loss with 128-107 victory
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:17:02 PM)

    Clippers hit 19 3-pointers.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Playoff Mode? LeBron James and the Lakers Are Failing to Activate
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 11:21:21 PM)

    A move West came with dire warnings, but the reality is setting in that a James-led team might miss the playoffs.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Giannis Antetokounmpo Is N.B.A. Must-See TV, and Maybe the M.V.P.
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 8:00:04 AM)

    Nearly two years after he was challenged to win the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, the Bucks star may be on the verge of upending the Eastern Conference to do so.

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Jordan to sit 4th straight for ailing ankle
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 2:55:52 PM)

    DeAndre Jordan will miss the Knicks’ game Sunday against the Clippers with a sprained left ankle. It’s the fourth straight game the New York center will miss due to the injury.

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ draft picks are going in different directions
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 5:12:54 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — The surge by rookie center Mitchell Robinson continued amid the wreckage of the Knicks’ 128-107 loss to the Clippers on Sunday. Keying their second-half rally, Robinson mounted 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting with 13 rebounds and four blocks. He had one emphatic block on Clippers young stud Montrezl Harrell at the rim…

  • [NYPost] Knicks get absolutely torched in the Kevin Durant bowl
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 1:07:36 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Let’s hope Kevin Durant wasn’t watching. If Durant leaves Golden State, there’s belief he would choose between the Knicks and Clippers. And there’s no comparison who has the better pieces. In their first meeting this season, the Clippers blew the Knicks out onto Figueroa Avenue in the first half, administering a mighty…

  • [NYPost] Doc Rivers loved Knicks’ Porzingis trade for a few reasons
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 11:01:11 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers had made no secret about his love of Kristaps Porzingis, who once tweeted “LA Clippers” with three smiling emojis. But the Clippers coach said Knicks brass did the right thing in its blockbuster trade on Jan. 31. In addition to cap space, the Knicks inherited one of Rivers’ favorite players…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks players whose stock is rising or falling down the stretch
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 7:58:08 PM)

    While some Knicks players have shown their potential in the month since the Kristaps Porzingis trade, others have seen their stocks fall.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Sunday’s 128-107 loss to the Clippers
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 5:52:57 PM)

    The Knicks trailed by as many as 38 points as they were blown out by the Los Angeles Clippers 128-107 on Sunday at Staples Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] One game back for worst record in NBA, Knicks face Clippers on Sunday
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 12:13:33 PM)

    The Knicks have won just 13 times this season, but three have come in the club’s last five games.

  • Game Thread: New York Knicks @ Los Angeles Clippers

    So many interesting possibilities today.

    1. The Clippers play the Lakers on Monday. There is a real possibility that they might look past the Knicks today, making today a proverbial “trap game.”

    2. Afternoon games always seem to be weird. Remember when the shitty Lakers beat the Warriors during the season when the Warriors won 73 games? That game was an afternoon game, as well. Right around this point in the year, too (March 6, 2016).

    3. Afternoon games in Los Angeles for New York teams tend to be sketchy due to the players partying, but this young Knicks team seems oddly more disciplined than some of the Knicks past veteran teams, so I am not expecting them to be lethargic today.

    4. The Clippers had some reason to miss the playoffs this year (they lose their first rounder this year if they make the playoffs), but they just keep playing so damn well. Honestly, if they keep this current team and ONLY add Kawhi Leonard to the team, I think they could be in the mix for home court next year and they have room to add a lot more than just Kawhi. They have some free agents that they’re bound to lose, though, so it is unlikely that we will see this particular Clippers team next season.

    Let’s go, MitchRob!

    Knicks Morning News (2019.03.03)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Re-Sign Henry Ellenson To Two-Year Deal
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 1:48:53 PM)

    MARCH 2: The Knicks have officially signed Ellenson for the rest of the season, the team announced today in a press release. As indicated below, the deal will feature a team option for 2019/20. FEBRUARY 28: Henry Ellenson‘s 10-day contract with the Knicks will expire tomorrow night, but the former first-round pick won’t be going […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks bring in Marcus Camby to meet Mitchell Robinson
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 1:52:07 PM)

    As DeAndre Jordan passes along what he learned from Marcus Camby to Mitchell Robinson, the former Knick decided to meet and see the rookie himself.

  • [NBA] New York Knicks Sign Henry Ellenson
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:18:45 AM)

    NEW YORK, NY (March 2, 2019) – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Henry Ellenson for t

  • [NYPost] ‘I don’t eat bad’: Dennis Smith Jr. denies food fight with Knicks
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 8:05:21 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — New Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. doesn’t want the perception he’s a junk-food maven. Obtained in the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster, the 21-year-old from North Carolina State just needed a tweak. This past week, Smith went food shopping with Erika Whitmore, the Knicks sports dietician. A week ago, coach David Fizdale sat…

  • [NYPost] The brash goal driving Mitchell Robinson’s Knicks emergence
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:31:52 PM)

    Rookie Knicks center Mitchell Robinson blocked out some time for a shot at a Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Whose shot would you want to block in today’s game that you haven’t blocked yet? A: [Steph] Curry. … He’s shooting that thing from anywhere. If I can get a piece of that, I’d…

  • [NYPost] The real Knicks-Clippers battle will involve Kevin Durant
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 4:57:34 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — The Knicks face the Clippers twice in their final 20 games, starting with Sunday’s matinee at Staples Center. The third battle, though, will be lots more important — the clash for Kevin Durant. Much like the Knicks, the Clippers executed a trade-deadline deal to clear cap space for nearly two max players….

  • [NYPost] Tavares and Harper events more proof ‘fan’ is short for ‘fanatic’
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 4:46:01 PM)

    It really was a perfect confluence Thursday afternoon. Islanders fans had been sipping tea with lemon all day, alternating that with cheery-flavored cough drops to make sure their vocal cords were strong and primed for two-plus hours of booing and jeering and taunting John Tavares, who was back in the neighborhood for the first time…

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Giannis Antetokounmpo Is N.B.A. Must-See TV, and Maybe the M.V.P.
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 8:00:04 AM)

    Nearly two years after he was challenged to win the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, the Bucks star may be on the verge of upending the Eastern Conference to do so.

  • 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?

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.03.01)

  • [Sports Illustrated] 2019 NBA Mock Draft 4.0: Ja Morant to Knicks, Jarrett Culver Jumps Into Top Five
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:25:00 AM)

    With March Madness on the horizon, The Front Office projects the first 30 picks in the 2019 NBA draft. Can anyone surpass Zion Williamson after his injury? 

  • [FOXsports] Cavs come from 14 down in fourth to beat Knicks 125-118
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:47:12 PM)

    Cavs come from 14 down in fourth to beat Knicks 125-118

  • [NYDN] Knicks remember how to tank! Cavs rally from 14 down in fourth to grab the win, 125-118
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:55:00 PM)

    Leading by nine points with just under four minutes remaining, it appeared that the Knicks would have company at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.

    But, the Cavaliers wanted no part of that. They used a late 12-0 run to overcome their deficit and post a 125-118 victory on Thursday…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Atlantic Notes: Dinwiddie, C’s, Baynes, Knicks
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:03:06 PM)

    As they fight to hang onto the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, the Nets will get some rotation reinforcements this week. According to Michael Scotto of The Athletic (via Twitter), head coach Kenny Atkinson said today that injured guard Spencer Dinwiddie is set to return to the court for Brooklyn on Friday. Dinwiddie, who […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks To Re-Sign Henry Ellenson
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:16:53 AM)

    Henry Ellenson‘s 10-day contract with the Knicks will expire tomorrow night, but the former first-round pick won’t be going anywhere. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter), New York intends to lock up Ellenson to a rest-of-season deal that includes a team option for 2019/20. Ellenson, the 18th overall pick in the 2016 draft, spent […]

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  • [NYTimes] The Clothing Brand Coogi Is Suing the Nets Over Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Jerseys
    (Friday, March 01, 2019 12:36:30 AM)

    Coogi has accused the Nets, Nike and the N.B.A. of violating its copyright on colorful striped design patterns affiliated with the ‘90s Brooklyn rapper.

  • [NYTimes] Play About LeBron James to Highlight New Steppenwolf Season
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:42:50 PM)

    Sure, LeBron is doing another “Space Jam” movie. But a play about LeBron is also heading to Chicago.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Take the Lakers. Add Rondo and LeBron James. What Could Go Wrong?
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:14:10 PM)

    Rondo was supposed to be an invaluable presence for the Lakers. The road has been rougher than expected.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks aiming to extend win streak against Cavs at 7:30 p.m.
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:49:52 PM)

    The New York Knicks take their second winning streak of the season into Thursday night’s game against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers in a matchup of the Eastern Conference’s two worst teams.

  • [SNY Knicks] Henry Ellenson will be with Knicks for longer than 10-day contract
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:18:11 AM)

    The Knicks plan to sign forward Henry Ellenson for the remainder of the season once his 10-day contract expires over the weekend

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ disgraceful effort can’t be washed away by tanking talk
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:19:58 PM)

    Every so often, we need to re-establish the parameters of what’s allowable and what’s not, what’s acceptable and what’s not, what’s excusable and what’s not, what’s permissible and what’s not. These are the lousy rules of tanking, and if you are still committed to them 20 games from the end of this endless season ……

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox’s shooting remains a problem the Knicks need to fix
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:55:41 PM)

    For the second straight game, Mitchell Robinson looked like the first-round pick, Allonzo Trier looked like the second-round pick and Kevin Knox looked like the undrafted rookie. With the Knicks folding down the stretch Thursday night against the Cavaliers, 125-118, blowing a nine-point lead in the final five minutes, it was another big struggle for…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ lottery hopes get boost after late collapse vs. Cavaliers
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:18:32 PM)

    David Fizdale’s tank machine is back. The Knicks blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers stole a 125-118 victory Thursday at the Garden. In collapsing as they have done so many times this season, the Knicks ended their two-game winning streak — both victories coming at the Garden. It looked as…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina’s Knicks return is growing nearer
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:20:21 PM)

    Knicks injured point guard Frank Ntilikina hasn’t ruled out making his return during the Knicks’ three-game Western trip that begins Sunday in Los Angeles versus the Clippers. Ntilkina has been out with a groin strain since Jan. 28, and still hasn’t played with new point guard Dennis Smith Jr. The Knicks fly to Los Angeles…

  • [NYPost] Michael Beasley scares fans with alarming Instagram post
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:06:19 PM)

    The death of his mother is weighing heavily on Michael Beasley. Beasley’s fans are doing what they can to help support him after an alarming Instagram post from the former Knicks forward. Beasley’s mother, Fatima Smith, died Dec. 23 after a battle with cancer, while he was still a member of the Lakers. He is…

  • [NYPost] Henry Ellenson turns fast start into longer Knicks contract
    (Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:38:34 AM)

    Henry Ellenson’s breakout night Tuesday in the comeback victory over the Magic has already paid off. The Post reported before his bust-out Tuesday game the 6-11 power forward would sign another contract Friday, when his 10-day is up. The Post has confirmed ESPN’s report Thursday that the new plan is for the contract to be…