Knicks Morning News (2015.12.03)

  • [New York Post] The advice Carmelo Anthony would like to give to Jahlil Okafor (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:49:49 -0500)

    Though suspended Jahlil Okafor is on the Knicks' Atlantic Division rival 76ers, part of Carmelo Anthony would like to consult with the rookie and give him advice. Anthony said that early in his career, he had to learn on his own and "feels bad'' the Sixers center is struggling so much with off-the-court issues, seemingly…

  • [New York Post] Ranking the six best NYC-area rivalries with an old-school twist (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:13:29 -0500)

    We probably can agree that none of the six intramural rivalries we have in New York City in 2015 can come close to the boiling, broiling resentments that festered from 1903 through 1957, when the Yankees, Dodgers and Giants shared the city and divided loyalties so fiercely fans were occasionally moved to violence and players…

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis dominating Jahlil Okafor in maturity battle (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:17:00 -0500)

    Kristaps Porzingis is light years ahead of Jahlil Okafor already. When you are an NBA rookie, you don't want to be starring in TMZ videos weekly, and a second ugly video was released Wednesday by TMZ showing Okafor in yet another physical confrontation in Boston. Okafor is giving new meaning to the man on the…

  • [New York Daily News] Melo hopes to talk to Sixers’ rookie Okafor about fights (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 06:31:46 GMT)

    Jahlil Okafor doesn’t really have a veteran voice of reason in the 76ers’ locker room, but Carmelo Anthony hopes to serve in that role.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks snap losing streak by beating up on hapless Sixers (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 06:25:58 GMT)

    The Knicks found the antidote to a four-game losing streak and a rough stretch at home: those lowly 76ers.

  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson thrilled with ‘magical’ Kristaps Porzingis (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 06:23:51 GMT)

    Eighteen games into his prized rookie’s career, Phil Jackson sees more than what he imagined from Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [New York Times] George Powers Pacers to Win Over Clippers (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 08:21:27 GMT)

    Forward Paul George scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers won their sixth in a row with a 103-91 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center.

  • [New York Times] George Scores 31 Points, Pacers Top Clips for 6th in a Row (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 06:57:44 GMT)

    Paul George had 31 points and 10 rebounds, and the streaking Indiana Pacers broke open a close game early in the fourth quarter to beat the injury-depleted Los Angeles Clippers 103-91 on Wednesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

  • [New York Times] Bryant Scores 31 to Lead Lakers Past Wizards 108-104 (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 05:18:36 GMT)

    Two games into a farewell tour that’s already included an emotional night in his home city, a visit to the White House and a vintage performance, Kobe Bryant is still getting used to all the love.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Warriors Reach 20-0 as Curry Scores 40 (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:30:24 GMT)

    Golden State extended the best start in N.B.A. history by beating the Hornets in Charlotte as Stephen Curry scored 40 points in three quarters for the fourth times this season

  • [New York Times] Duncan Has 16 and 10, Leads Spurs to 95-70 Win Over Bucks (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:22:15 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 16 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes, and the San Antonio Spurs remained undefeated at home with a 95-70 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Has Double-Double as Bulls Beat Nuggets 99-90 (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:19:12 GMT)

    Pau Gasol had 26 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 99-90 win over the struggling Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 24 as Rockets Beat Pelicans 108-101 (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:19:12 GMT)

    James Harden scored 24 points to lead balanced scoring by Houston and the Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit for a 108-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Jackson Rallies Pistons Past Suns 127-122 in OT (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:12:51 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson scored 24 of his 34 points after halftime, and the Detroit Pistons rallied from 16 down in the fourth quarter to beat the Phoenix Suns 127-122 in overtime Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 99, 76ers 87: Knicks End Losing Ways as 76ers Return to Theirs (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:12:07 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Knicks stopped a four-game skid by beating Philadelphia, which was coming off its first win of the season after 18 straight defeats.

  • [New York Times] Lowry Sizzles in 4th, Raptors Rally From 17 Down to Win (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 03:58:25 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry scored 22 of his season-high 31 points in the fourth quarter, DeMar DeRozan added 17 points and the Toronto Raptors rallied from 17 down in the third to beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-86 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Curry Scores 40, Warriors Top Hornets 116-99 to Go 20-0 (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 03:49:14 GMT)

    Charlotte Hornets broadcaster Dell Curry told his son before Wednesday night’s game, “do not ruin my night.”

  • [New York Times] Porzingis, Knicks Beat 76ers as Okafor Sits With Suspension (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 03:37:05 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 99-87 victory Wednesday night over the Philadelphia 76ers, who played without suspended rookie Jahlil Okafor.

  • [New York Times] Sixers Center Okafor Suspended for Two Games by Team (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:33:28 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers have suspended rookie center Jahlil Okafor for two games after his involvement in off-court incidents in the past few weeks, the NBA team said on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Suspend Center Jahlil Okafor for 2 Games After Fight (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:31:29 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers suspended rookie Jahlil Okafor two games Wednesday after the release of a second video provided details of his fight in Boston he hadn’t revealed to them.

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    7 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.12.03)”

    1. “[Porzingis is] a helluva good pick and I think that his upside is going to be kind of whatever he wants it to be,” [Brett] Brown said. “I think that we’re going to see great things from him over the next period of years. He’s unique.”

      — says the coach who just suspended the player who was picked 1 pick prior to KP. Brutal.

    2. I was reading comments on a Sixer website and some guy asked the question, “Would you trade Okafor straight up for Porzingis?” About half of the people said no. One guy said that he wouldn’t trade Okafor, but that he would be in favor of offering Noel and a second round pick for him. I liked one guy’s response to that — “I think that some of us might be over valuing Nerlens just a little bit.”

    3. Steph Curry, 40 points on 18 shots, 8-11 from three, 4-4 from line.

      Curry really is remarkable. And he came pretty close to being a Knick….

    4. I was reading comments on a Sixer website and some guy asked the question, “Would you trade Okafor straight up for Porzingis?” About half of the people said no. One guy said that he wouldn’t trade Okafor, but that he would be in favor of offering Noel and a second round pick for him. I liked one guy’s response to that — “I think that some of us might be over valuing Nerlens just a little bit.”

      …um…my response…

    5. 3. Even if he fell to us, I fear Donnie would’ve traded him to clear cap space for 2010. It just wouldn’t have been as lopsided a trade as the one where Jordan Hill was the centerpiece.

    6. Steph Curry, 40 points on 18 shots, 8-11 from three, 4-4 from line.

      Curry really is remarkable. And he came pretty close to being a Knick….

      I watched the highlights of that game, and he really is unguardable (28 points in the 3rd quarter, are you kidding me?) At least 4 of his 3 pointers were from 3 feet or more behind the line, how do you defend that? And if someone sets a screen for him, his release is so quick that no one has a chance to even get a hand in his face.

      I know it’s been said before, but he’s probably the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA.

    7. Steph is an alien. It’s a scientific fact. An invisible part of him extends out 35 feet, encompasses the net and warps spacetime to ensure that the nylon barely quivers as his shot falls through. He “misses” sometimes just to keep up the whole “I’m just a human” act, but he’s starting to slip up. Notice that he sometimes heads toward the other end of the court while the ball is still rising toward the rafters. Why? Because he has already scored. The illusion of sequential time is just a spectacle he toys with for our entertainment. If you look closely during post-game interviews you can see faintly glowing green shrimp mandible things tucked up underneath his jawline.

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