Knicks Morning News (2016.10.24)

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah still trying to get his defense up to speed
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:21:28 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — With only one practice left before the opener, getting their starting point guard comfortable and up to speed with the new offense isn’t the only concern for the Knicks. The player they brought in to anchor their defense isn’t moving as well as he would like.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Jennings has chip on shoulder after 29 other teams passed on him
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:46:21 AM)

    If it seemed as though the Knicks got themselves a bargain on Brandon Jennings (one-year, $5 million contract), it’s because there wasn’t much of a bidding war to be had.

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek wants Cubs to be an inspiration to Knicks
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 5:41:31 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek knows about title droughts. Long before joining the Knicks, the coach already was quite familiar with long-suffering fan bases. On Saturday night, the lifelong Cubs fan watched what happens when repeated misery is replaced by long-awaited exhilaration. Hornacek, who grew up in suburban Chicago, saw how much more special celebrations become when moments…

  • [NYPost] Honest Knicks admit beginning of the season may be rough
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 3:13:56 PM)

    Joakim Noah admittedly is a “step slow” since suffering recent hamstring and ankle injuries. Derrick Rose has practiced with the Knicks just twice since returning from his civil trial for rape in Los Angeles. The time the team had to integrate its prized new additions is just about over, with the Knicks going the entire…

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah not his former self as Knicks defense struggles
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:14:45 PM)

    It was just preseason, but it was ugly.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek wants Knicks to get angry during Cavs ring ceremony
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 1:31:39 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek believes there’s one advantage to diving right in against the defending champs.

  • [NYDN] Knicks Insider: Joakim Noah quick to admit defensive faults
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:18:49 AM)

    In their final three games, the Knicks allowed an average of 109 points per game with the opponents shooting 50%.

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Joakim Noah still a step slow
    (Monday, October 24, 2016 5:17:57 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Joakim Noah still a step slow

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Porzingis: Club cohesion will take time
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 3:26:49 PM)

    Knicks’ Porzingis: Club cohesion will take time

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers’ Reward for the Title Is to Share a Prized Trophy
    (Sunday, October 23, 2016 6:48:50 PM)

    Like some other recent N.B.A. champions, Cleveland has taken the Larry O’Brien Trophy on tour, but the extent to which they have embraced the trophy is unique.

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