Knicks Morning News (2014.11.11)

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks fall to Hawks again for fifth straight loss (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:06:47 EST)

    Hours before the Knicks stepped on the Madison Square Garden court Monday night for a rematch with the Hawks, the players got a visit from team president Phil Jackson during the morning shootaround.

  • [New York Post] Under-the-radar All-Star praises Fisher, leaves Knicks drooling (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:11:25 -0500)

    With all the names slated to be free agents in 2015, Paul Millsap is never the headliner. But the Hawks unsung All-Star combo forward will be a free agent July…

  • [New York Post] Put your faith in the triangle, Knicks fans — the tide will turn (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:10:28 -0500)

    These are trying triangle times and the Knicks' leadership triangle of Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher and Carmelo Anthony know it. The Knicks dropped their fifth straight, losing to the Hawks…

  • [ – New York Knicks] Derek Fisher: Knicks' offense too 'passive' (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:16:07 EDT)

    NEW YORK — In trying to run the offense “the right way,” some of the New York Knicks have gotten too “passive,” according to head coach Derek Fisher. “We have a lot of guys that aren’t being aggressive and playing with their instincts, and they’re being passive a little bit right now, trying to fit in to the team chemistry,” Fisher said. The coach made the observation before the Knicks’ 91-85 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Carmelo takes in Phil's critique on approach (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:01:02 EDT)

    NEW YORK — Phil Jackson pulled Carmelo Anthony aside sometime before Monday’s game against the New York Knicks-Atlanta Hawks to talk about his approach on offense.“He wants to step up and help the ballclub with what he’s known for and what his genius is, which is scoring, and sometimes it’s frustrating not to be able to get there and do that,” Jackson said. Anthony, who has been struggling with his shot over the past five games, appreciated the chat.

  • [New York Times] Leonard Scores 26, Spurs Rally Past Clippers 89-85 (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:40:32 GMT)

    Normally, the San Antonio Spurs like to move the ball around and get everyone touches. On this night they needed a go-to scorer, so coach Gregg Popovich started calling plays for Kawhi Leonard.

  • [New York Times] Rose Returns, Helps Bulls Beat Pistons 102-91 (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:46:15 GMT)

    Derrick Rose said everything he wanted to say about his health on the court.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: LeBron James’s Triple-Double Carries Cavaliers in Their Return Home (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:11:24 GMT)

    James got help from Kyrie Irving, who scored 27 of his 32 points in the second half, and Kevin Love, who added 22 points, in a victory over the Pelicans.

  • [New York Times] LeBron’s Triple-Double Leads Cavs Past Pelicans (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:04:12 GMT)

    LeBron James wanted so badly to give back to Cleveland fans after he played poorly in his emotion-laced home opener.

  • [New York Times] Hawks 91, Knicks 85: Jackson Offers Advice, but Knicks Fail to Follow It All (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:55:44 GMT)

    The team’s president, Phil Jackson, who has tried to stay in the background, told his players to protect the ball and shed defenders, but that didn’t happen against the Hawks.

  • [New York Times] Pacers Beat Jazz 97-86 to End 6-Game Skid (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:34:20 GMT)

    Roy Hibbert scored a season-high 29 points to help Indiana beat the Utah Jazz 97-86 Monday night, ending the Pacers’ six-game losing streak.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Win Again, Deal Knicks 5th Straight Loss (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:25:09 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder extended his best stretch in the NBA with two big baskets in the final 2 minutes, and the Atlanta Hawks sent the New York Knicks to their fifth straight loss with a 91-85 victory Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Jackson Optimistic Even as Melo, Knicks Struggle (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:31:09 GMT)

    Phil Jackson said Monday he is optimistic and Carmelo Anthony is upbeat, even as the New York Knicks struggle through the start of the season.

  • [New York Times] Rose Returns to Starting Lineup for Bulls (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:22:22 GMT)

    Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has returned to the lineup after missing two games with sprained ankles.

  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson preaches patience as Hawks top Knicks again (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:49:51 GMT)

    Phil Jackson offered a mixed state of the Knicks address – with a couple of zings at referees and NBA commissioner Adam Silver tossed in – before their spiral hit five consecutive games with a 91-85 loss to Atlanta on Monday night at the Garden.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Jackson not laughing at NBA commish’s jab (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:39:46 GMT)

    Phil Jackson knows his triangle offense will remain the hot-button topic around the Knicks, but the team president was not pleased that Adam Silver took an unprompted poke at the team’s growing pains last week.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Jackson’s angle? Everyone lay off the triangle! (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:31:32 GMT)

    This is Phil Jackson as we remember him from his days coaching the Chicago Bulls — publicly complaining about officiating, moaning about physical play and even taking a subtle dig at the commissioner.

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