Knicks Morning News (2016.11.24)

  • [NY Newsday] Don’t call the Knicks’ Derrick Rose ‘vintage’
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 1:20:00 PM)

    When the Knicks’ Derrick Rose crosses over on an opposing point guard, relentlessly attacks the basket and converts inside the way few can, the immediate reaction is to compare him to his younger self.

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis is making All-Star case — and case he’s Knicks’ franchise
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 3:34:45 PM)

    This was after Sunday’s important win over Atlanta: Kristaps Porzingis was lamenting about failing to post a single blocked shot against the Hawks. The day before, Porzingis had appeared in Harlem to announce a donation of $500 for each blocked shot this season to a youth basketball program — the Rens. “I’m frustrated right now,’’…

  • [NYPost] Leslie Jones played Knicks coach for a night
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:42:52 PM)

    Her strategy seems to have worked — the Knicks beat the Trail Blazers.

  • [NYPost] The best sign of Derrick Rose’s surge comes after the games
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:49:57 AM)

    Knicks shooting guard Justin Holiday spent just two months as a teammate of Derrick Rose’s last season after getting traded to the Bulls at the deadline. But Holiday already sees differences in Rose’s condition in the locker room after games. Rose, 28, no longer looks like the old man with a thousand bumps and bruises….

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose wouldn’t be denied invite to Carmelo’s Thanksgiving
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:22:26 AM)

    Just like on one of his unstoppable drives to the basket, Derrick Rose was aggressive regarding Thanksgiving plans. Rose is headed to Carmelo Anthony’s home in Manhattan for Thanksgiving Day — and he didn’t wait for a formal invitation from La La Anthony. Rose said he believes it’s his first time away from Chicago for…

  • [NYDN] Porzingis showing Knicks that he should command offense, not Melo
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:02:57 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is still a great player, but the offense looks better when it runs through a giant Latvian unicorn.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis to donate $500 per block to youth basketball program
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 8:51:57 AM)

    ‘Tis the season for giving and Kristaps Porzingis is doing just that by taking away.

  • [NYTimes] Joakim Noah Is Still Finding His Way With the Knicks
    (Thursday, November 24, 2016 12:48:24 AM)

    Noah, who signed a four-year, $72 million deal during the summer, has struggled early on, but his value to the team cannot be weighed on statistics alone.

  • [NYTimes] Sports Briefing: Kevin Love’s Hot Start Sends Cavaliers Over the Trail Blazers
    (Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:55:53 AM)

    Love scored 40 points, including 34 to set an N.B.A. first quarter-record.

  • [ESPN] Poll: Who should lead the Knicks going forward?
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:48:45 PM)

    Poll: Who should lead the Knicks going forward?

  • [ESPN] Derrick Rose headed to Carmelo Anthony’s house for Thanksgiving
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 1:00:02 PM)

    Derrick Rose headed to Carmelo Anthony’s house for Thanksgiving

  • [ESPN] Singer Andy Grammer ‘psyched’ to play Lions’ Thanksgiving Day game
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:00:16 PM)

    Singer Andy Grammer ‘psyched’ to play Lions’ Thanksgiving Day game

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Knicks finding comfort at MSG
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:08:23 PM)

    The Knicks have won five straight games at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knicks president Donnie Walsh says he made call on Anthony trade
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:35:39 PM)

    Former Knicks president of basketball operations Donnie Walsh said despite opinions and reports of the contrary, he oversaw and made the call on the trade that brought Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kuzminskas comes up with strong performance off bench against Trail Blazers
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 1:20:09 PM)

    Knicks rookie Mindaugas Kuzminskas played a big role off the bench in the Knicks’ 107-103 win over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis has put himself in the All-Star conversation
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:30:46 AM)

    WIth his performance thus far this season, Kristaps Porzingis has put himself in the All-Star conversation.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis is soaring alongside Knicks’ consistent second unit
    (Wednesday, November 23, 2016 8:54:00 AM)

    While Kristaps Porzingis may benefit from playing alongside a bonafide star in Carmelo Anthony, the 21-year-old New York Knicks forward is further able to stand out on the court when he’s playing with some of the team’s role players off the bench.

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