Knicks Morning News (2015.12.12)

  • [New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis has it easy, Kings GM Vlade Divac says (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 04:35:03 GMT)

    Vlade Divac has a trick he’d like to teach Kristaps Porzingis, because the Kings GM always looked out for his fellow Europeans in the NBA.

  • [New York Times] McCollum’s 3-Point Shooting Helps Blazers Beat Suns 106-96 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 06:42:37 GMT)

    The Portland Trail Blazers had a couple of hurdles to overcome Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | College Basketball: Connecticut Extends Streak (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:31:18 GMT)

    Morgan Tuck scored 18 points to lead a balanced offense and help No. 1 Connecticut beat No. 11 Florida State, 73-49, in the Hall of Fame Showcase in Uncasville, Conn.

  • [New York Times] Gallinari’s 23 Lead Nuggets Past Timberwolves in OT, 111-108 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:30:52 GMT)

    Danilo Gallinari hit a 3-pointer to put Denver ahead late in overtime and the Nuggets rallied from an 18-point deficit in the second half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-108 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers Roll Over Magic (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:24:27 GMT)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers hardly broke sweat in rolling to their most lopsided win of the season, a 111-76 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Survive Double OT in Boston (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:21:27 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors extended their season-opening winning streak to 24 games but had to scratch and claw their way to victory over Boston on Friday.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge, Leonard Lead Spurs Over Lakers 109-87 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:15:49 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has always loved competition, and the San Antonio Spurs have always been among his fiercest.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 124, Celtics 119 | Two Overtimes: Celtics Work Overtime, Twice, but the Warriors Go to 24-0 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:13:15 GMT)

    Boston held leads in both overtimes, but Stephen Curry, who scored 38 points despite a subpar shooting night, helped Golden State keep its streak alive.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook, Durant Lead Thunder Over Jazz 94-90 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:12:39 GMT)

    Kevin Durant scored 21 points Friday night, including the last 11 for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 94-90 win over the Utah Jazz.

  • [New York Times] Curry, Warriors Beat Boston 124-119 in 2OT, Improve to 24-0 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:12:37 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors needed two overtimes to remain perfect on a very imperfect night from the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: The 76ers Extend Their Coach’s Contract Amid a Third Season Short on Winning (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 04:52:12 GMT)

    Philadelphia’s front office loves Brett Brown’s teaching, patience and leadership in guiding the team through the worst era for a franchise that last won a championship in 1983.

  • [New York Times] Evans Scores 27 Points, Pelicans Beat Wizards 107-105 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 04:13:08 GMT)

    Tyreke Evans scored 27 points and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied to beat the Wizards 107-105 on Friday night to end a seven-game losing streak against Washington.

  • [New York Times] Walker, Batum Lead Hornets Past Grizzlies 123-99 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 04:03:36 GMT)

    Kemba Walker had 33 points and six assists, Nicolas Batum added 20 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 123-99 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Has 27 Points, Raptors Hold Off Bucks 90-83 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 03:36:30 GMT)

    DeMar DeRozan had 27 points and the Toronto Raptors held off the late-charging Milwaukee Bucks 90-83 Friday night for their third straight win.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Roll Past Woeful 76ers 107-95 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 03:33:32 GMT)

    Marcus Morris turned his body into an ink-stained tribute to his home city.

  • [New York Times] James Scores 25 Points, Cavaliers Roll Past Magic 111-76 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 02:57:57 GMT)

    LeBron James had 25 points and eight assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled past the Orlando Magic 111-76 on Friday night.

  • [New York Times] John Williams, Popular 6th Man With Cavaliers, Dies at 53 (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 02:09:56 GMT)

    John “Hot Rod” Williams, who spent 13 years in the NBA and was a popular and tough defensive sixth man on Cleveland Cavaliers playoff teams, has died. He was 53.

  • [New York Times] SC Only D-I With Perfect Men’s, Women’s Basketball Teams (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 00:31:19 GMT)

    South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner had quick answer ready the past few weeks when supporters asked about the school’s poor football season.

  • [New York Times] Thompson Sits Out for Unbeaten Warriors vs Celtics (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 00:04:41 GMT)

    Golden State guard Klay Thompson will sit out Friday night’s game at Boston as the unbeaten Warriors try to win their 24th straight game this season.

  • [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis is legitimizing a Knicks’ starting 5 swap (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 00:09:31 -0500)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Dirk Nowitzki was the first one to point it out Monday, saying how dangerous the Knicks are offensively when starting center Robin Lopez is out and 7-foot-3 rookie phenom Kristaps Porzingis is moved to the "5” position. Nowitzki said it stretches the floor and makes the Knicks harder to guard. With Lopez's…

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    4 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.12.12)”

    1. It’s too bad we can’t post polls. I would guess that over 75% of readers of this board would approve of the following three changes.

      (1) Take Afflalo out of the starting lineup to help space their offense-heavy players. Start Galloway instead. The primary all-bench unit of G/G/DW/LT/KS have a horrific 44.7 TS%.
      (2) Play O’Quinn over Serafin.
      (3) Eliminate Robin Lopez’ role as a regional postal hub. The Knicks have managed turn a career 11% TOV guy into a 20% TOV guy via trialchemy.

    2. I really just think that most of the issues we have will solve themselves if we just turn into a modern pick and roll team. With KP, Melo, Afflalo, Williams, Galloway the spot up shooters.

    3. I would start Galloway for Jose. Galloway’s shot has been coming around and he’s so tenacious and athletic!

      Lopez really looks terrible in this system. Use KP more at the 5 and play O’Quinn more. Seraphin should be traded if possible for a guard.

      There are also about 5 guards in the dleague that can play and we have an open roster spot.

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