Knicks Morning News (2019.01.05)

  • [FOXsports] Knicks’ Kanter to skip London trip, fearing Erdogan reprisal
    (Saturday, January 05, 2019 2:32:21 AM)

    Knicks’ Kanter to skip London trip, fearing Erdogan reprisal

  • [FOXsports] Knicks snap 8-game skid with 119-112 win over Lakers
    (Saturday, January 05, 2019 1:08:45 AM)

    Knicks snap 8-game skid with 119-112 win over Lakers

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter, fearing he could be murdered by Turkish spies, will not travel to London with Knicks
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 11:05:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES – Expressing concern that he might be murdered by Turkish spies, Enes Kanter said he will not travel with the Knicks to London for their regular season game against the Bucks on Jan. 16.

    Kanter, a wanted criminal in Turkey for speaking out against the country’s president, also had his…

  • [NYDN] Knicks snap eight-game losing streak vs. LeBron-less Lakers and celebrate with James Dolan
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 10:10:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — No LeBron James meant something new for the Knicks – a victory.

    With James Dolan seated courtside at Staples Center and just a few feet away from the injured and inactive LeBron, the Knicks outlasted the Lakers, 119-112, snapping an eight-game losing streak. It triggered a lively…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter won’t go to London because of a ‘freaking lunatic’
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 10:17:34 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Enes Kanter revealed after the Knicks’ 119-112 victory over the Lakers he won’t be heading to London for their game against the Wizards on Jan. 17. Kanter has an invalid Turkish passport because of his long-running feud against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the political dictator in his home country. Kanter said…

  • [NYPost] James Dolan has front-row seat for Knicks’ best game in weeks
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 8:19:38 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — With Knicks owner James Dolan sitting in a baseline seat near the Lakers’ bench, his basketball team was at its best. Finally. The Knicks stormed to a 39-25 lead after one quarter with their sizzling 3-point shooting, then hung on for a 119-112 victory against the depleted Lakers on Friday night at…

  • [NYPost] Beasley back with Lakers after being out for ‘personal reasons’
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 5:57:07 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Michael Beasley rejoined the Lakers after being away most of the past four weeks for “personal reasons” and coach Luke Walton said he was to throw him into the fire against his former club, the Knicks, on Friday night at Staples Center. Beasley’s mother died just prior to Christmas. He joined her…

  • [NYPost] All the Knicks’ losing is starting to break Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 11:56:01 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — Tim Hardaway Jr. can no longer say emphatically the Knicks are better than their record, calling it “a tough pill to swallow.” The Knicks entered Staples Center against the LeBron-less Lakers with the third-worst record in the NBA at 9-29. Their defense allows 115.9 points per game (27th) and opponents are shooting…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Friday’s 119-112 win over the Lakers
    (Saturday, January 05, 2019 1:09:08 AM)

    The New York Knicks snapped their eight game losing streak against a LeBron-less Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Friday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina leaves Friday’s game with left ankle strain
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 11:53:29 PM)

    Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina left Friday’s game with a left ankle strain after registering just one minute in the first quarter.

  • [SNY Knicks] Why next year’s Knicks could be this year’s Lakers
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 6:15:30 PM)

    Before the Knicks take the Staples Center court on Friday to face off against the Lakers, let’s flashback to last season for a moment.

  • [SNY Knicks] Why David Fizdale wants Knicks’ Kevin Knox to talk with LeBron James
    (Friday, January 04, 2019 10:24:05 AM)

    Though LeBron James won’t play in Friday’s Knicks-Lakers game, Knicks head coach David Fizdale hopes to arrange a meeting between the three-time NBA champion and rookie Kevin Knox.

  • [NYTimes] Nets 109, Grizzlies 100: Nets Continue Strong Stretch With a Win Over Memphis
    (Saturday, January 05, 2019 4:13:26 AM)

    The Nets won for the 11th time in 14 games and avenged a 131-125 double-overtime loss to the Grizzlies on Nov. 30.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Is Expected to Miss at Least Another Week
    (Saturday, January 05, 2019 12:35:28 AM)

    The Lakers said on Friday that James’s strained groin would be re-evaluated in a week. James, known for his durability, has not played since getting hurt on Christmas Day.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Hard Feelings in San Antonio as Kawhi Leonard Returns
    (Saturday, January 05, 2019 5:16:31 AM)

    No Spur over these past two decades of rampant San Antonio success left town the way Leonard did.

  • [ESPN] Kanter, fearing Turkish prez, to skip London trip
    (Saturday, January 05, 2019 3:08:07 AM)

    Enes Kanter will not travel to London for the Knicks’ Jan. 17 game against the Wizards, saying he fears for his life due to his ongoing clash with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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    2 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2019.01.05)”

    1. No big deal. Tank has been going a little too well lately.

      Mudiay was terrible but ended up w 15-7-6 so he probably continued his march to a 4 years, $48 million deal from Knicks, with the next best offer coming in at “pending”.

    2. No big deal. Tank has been going a little too well lately.

      My feelings exactly.

      Mudiay was terrible but ended up w 15-7-6 so he probably continued his march to a 4 years, $48 million deal from Knicks, with the next best offer coming in at “pending”.

      Ha! That was also my reaction after the night was over, when I saw Mudiay trending on Twitter after the game and I was thinking, “Huh? People get that he didn’t play well, right?”

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