Immanuel Quickley and the Knicks vs. Cavaliers: 4th 2020-21 Preseason Game Thread

The Knicks are missing Noel, Frank, Payton, Smith Jr., Rivers and Burks tonight. So that means that Immanuel Quickley will be starting for the Knicks. We presumably will be seeing some of the #15-20 guys, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Thibs is, like, “Nope, I’d rather just play Quickley 40 minutes and Randle will […]

Knicks vs. Cavaliers: 3rd 2020-21 Preseason Game Thread

Back at the Garden! Mitch is also back in the starting lineup, which Thibs says was happening even before Noel got hurt (which just makes Noel starting over Mitch make even less sense). Burks is out tonight due to personal reasons, so Bullock is starting at the 2. No Frank, Rivers or Noel, so we […]

SNY: Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau says adding a star player is ‘critical’

From Alex Smith: The Knicks have gone into the last few NBA offseasons with their hopes set on bringing a big-name to Star to New York. Unfortunately, though, bringing that big star to the Big Apple just hasn’t yet materialized. Still, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said on Tuesday that he knows the importance of […]

Knicks @ Pistons: 2nd 2020-21 Preseason Game Thread

Game 2 of the preseason! Thibs, annoyingly, is sticking with his starting lineup from the first game. Here’s to hoping that we see Quickley tonight!

Knicks vs. Pistons: 1st 2020-21 Preseason Game Thread

It’s the first preseason game and already not a great sign. 1. Elfrid Payton 2. Alec Burks 3. RJ Barrett 4. Julius Randle 5. Nerlens Noel But hey, at least RJ’s at the 3. That’s something. But yeah, Thibs, get over yourself, dude. Let’s go, Knicks!

NY Daily News: Coach Tom Thibodeau hoping new format gives Knicks a shot at playoffs

Not a whole lot of news, so this is what we’ve got. From Stefan Bondy: Just based on the number of openings, the Knicks have a greater chance this season at competing for a playoff spot. And Tom Thibodeau hopes his club takes advantage of the new format. The league has adopted the play-in structure […]

NY Post: Frank Ntilikina still searching for role at key Knicks juncture

From Marc Berman: On Dec. 21, the Knicks will face the deadline to give Ntilikina a rookie-contract extension and there’s no evidence they will do so. Expected to be a restricted free agent in 2021, Ntilikina stands a chance of being dealt at the trade deadline in March. Regarding his contract, Ntilikina said, “The business […]

NY Daily News: Rookie Obi Toppin already wowing his Knicks teammates with his athleticism, but defense needs work

From Stefan Bondy: Some players like to get loose with a few jumpers. Maybe some lay-ups. Get a feel for the rim and the muscles. Then there’s Obi Toppin. “He comes in the gym 8 in the morning and his first shot is a between-the-legs dunk,” Kevin Knox said. “His athleticism is just crazy.” There […]

NY Post: Rockets trade Russell Westbrook for John Wall in shocking NBA blockbuster

Jake Nisse on the most important trade for the Knicks not involving the Knicks! Someone had to do it. After the Knicks were linked to All Star guard Russell Westbrook as a possible trade target, the Wizards pulled the trigger Wednesday night, sending oft-injured star John Wall and a first-round pick to the Houston Rockets, […]

NY Post: Leon Rose’s grand Knicks roster plans went up in flames

Berman’s hearing voices again: “They took a conservative approach by signing one-year, stopgap players,’’ ESPN’s cap guru and former Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks told The Post. “This is a huge year for RJ [Barrett], [Kevin] Knox and Obi from a development stage. It’s important for the young kids to develop this season. That will […]