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It's pretty hard to overstate how good Jason Kidd has been this season, but we might as well try. He's been really, really good.

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(Nelson Chenault)

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With De'Aaron Fox garnering attention following Kentucky's Elite Eight loss, Malik Monk is still finding himself underrated and in his teammate's shadow.

Though the Knicks are all but mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the team obviously has too much pride to come right out and say they're tanking the rest of the way. New York is arguably likely to end up with a pick between the ranges of 5 through 10. Should this be the case, Monk could receive consideration as their guy.

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GEICO SportsNite: Melo on Noah 00:00:36
Carmelo Anthony talks about Joakim Noah facing the consequences for being suspended due to the NBA's anti-drug policy.

Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Derrick Rose scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 25 and the New York Knicks handed the Detroit Pistons another damaging defeat with a 109-95 victory Monday night.

Carmelo Anthony returned from a two-game absence due to a sore left knee and added 21 as the Knicks snapped a five-game losing streak and avoided playoff elimination.

Marcus Morris scored 20 points but Detroit dropped its fourth straight and fell 1 1/2 games behind Miami for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ish Smith had 15 points while former starting point guard Reggie Jackson didn't play.

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New York Knicks center Joakim Noah warms up before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah warms up before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks will re-evaluate forward Joakim Noah's status to see if he is medically cleared to practice and begin serving his suspension, head coach Jeff Hornacek said to Newsday's Laura Albanese prior to Monday's game against the Detroit Pistons.

Hornacek also said Carmelo Anthony will play after missing the Knicks' past two games with a sore left knee, while Lance Thomas will miss his third straight game with a sore right hip despite an MRI coming back clean.

The NBA suspended Noah 20 games for violating the league's anti-drug policy after he tested positive for a substance found in some over-the-counter supplements, however Noah, who has not played since Feb. 4 due to a left knee injury, won't begin serving the suspension until he is physically able to play.

The Knicks hope Noah can be cleared by Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, meaning he would serve eight games of the suspension this season.

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(Bill Streicher)

Knicks C Willy Hernangomez has been a soild offensive contributor but knows he needs to improve defensively.

"I have to be way more focused on defense," Hernangomez said Saturday, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday. "I think from the beginning of the season right now I improved my defense, but it's not enough. One of the biggest things I have to work this summer is going to be my defense so next year I can defend [centers] and [power forwards]."

Hernangomez scored a career-high 24 points on Saturday while grabbing 13 rebounds in 36 minutes. He is averaging 7.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in 63 games this season, during what is his rookie campaign.

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said Hernangomez needs to be more assertive, citing a couple of plays from Saturday night's game...

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Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Jackson (11) reacts during the second half in the semifinals of the midwest Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Sprint Center. (Jay Biggerstaff)
Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Jackson (11) reacts during the second half in the semifinals of the midwest Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Sprint Center. (Jay Biggerstaff)

With the NBA Draft just a few months away, the Knicks are reportedly interested in drafting Kansas combo forward Josh Jacksonaccording to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

While this year's draft is considered to be one of the best point guard drafts in years, the Knicks have identified Jackson as a player with a triangle skill set because of his superb passing ability.

The Knicks could also use Jackson as a potential replacement for Carmelo Anthony should the team decide to trade their star player this offseason.

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Mar 25, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon (top) grabs a rebound as New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez (left) and Maurice Ndour (2) defend during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports (Soobum Im)
Mar 25, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Dewayne Dedmon (top) grabs a rebound as New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez (left) and Maurice Ndour (2) defend during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports (Soobum Im)

Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks 106-98 on Saturday night.  

Derrick Rose and Willy Hernangomez each scored 24 points and Hernangomez added 13 rebounds.

Mindaugas Kuzminskas had 19 points starting in place of Carmelo Anthony, who missed his second straight game with a sore left knee. Kristaps Porzingis had 12 points while being limited to 26 minutes due to foul trouble. He picked up his third foul with 3 minutes remaining in the first quarter and his fifth a minute into the fourth but did not foul out. >> Read more

 

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is defended by Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) is defended by Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)

Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas will miss Saturday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs, the Knicks announced. 

Anthony, Thomas, and Derrick Rose missed Thursday night's game against the Trail Blazers. Anthony still has soreness in his left knee and Thomas is suffering from a sore right hip. 

Derrick Rose will return to play against the Spurs. Rose last played on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz, when he scored 17 points and had six assists.

 

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Feb 12, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)
Feb 12, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)

The San Antonio Spurs will host the second in a series of games against teams they've lost to this season when the New York Knicks hit the Alamo City for a contest on Saturday at the AT&T Center.

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GEICO SportsNite: Noah suspended 00:00:36
Joakim Noah has been suspended by the NBA for 20 games after violating the league's anti-drug policy.

Knicks center Joakim Noah was suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA's anti-drug program, the NBA announced on Saturday morning.

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Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are back on TheKnicksBlog Podcast as the guys discuss Jeff Hornacek's terrible triangle offense, the trade possibilities for Carmelo Anthony, and the outside chance of Chris Paul coming to NY.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Knicks G Derrick Rose says money won't be the number one factor when he hits free agency after the season.

Rose is reportedly seeking a max contract and can get the most money if he re-signs with the Knicks.

"I'm not even thinking about the money," Rose said, according to Steve Popper of NJ.com. "I've got enough money saved. If I was to stop playing basketball now, I'd be alright. I want to win and I want to be happy and feel at peace with myself wherever I'm at."

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Courtney Lee dribbles past CJ McCollum during the first half. (AP)
Courtney Lee dribbles past CJ McCollum during the first half. (AP)

Damian Lillard led all scorers with 30 points as the Trail Blazers beat the Knicks, 110-95. Kristaps Porzingis had 18 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort.

The Knicks were down a lot early but battled back in the second half to make it a little closer. Portland evened the season series with the victory. 

 

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Mar 22, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) talks with head coach Jeff Hornacek during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Mar 22, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) talks with head coach Jeff Hornacek during the first half against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

Knicks forwards Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas, and guard Derrick Rose will not play in Thursday night's game against the Trail Blazers, the team announced.

Anthony is dealing with left knee soreness while Thomas has a sore right hip.

Rose hurt his right foot during the Knicks' loss to the Jazz on Wednesday night.

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Mar 16, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) is pressured by Virginia Tech Hokies guard Ty Outlaw (42) and guard Justin Robinson (5) in the second half during the first round of the NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports (Timothy T. Ludwig)
Mar 16, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) is pressured by Virginia Tech Hokies guard Ty Outlaw (42) and guard Justin Robinson (5) in the second half during the first round of the NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports (Timothy T. Ludwig)

Wisconsin senior forward Nigel Hayes is no fan of New York City, calling the Big Apple "too big" and "dirty."

"I don't really like New York," Hayes said. "It's too big. It's dirty. There's trash everywhere. There's too many people. And it's cold right now. It's nice to look at in the movies and stuff, but I've had my share of it. I'm just trying to come here and win some basketball games."

Hayes and No. 8 seed Wisconsin are in town for the NCAA East Region semifinal game against No. 4 seed Florida on Friday at Madison Square Garden. Asked specifically if he'd change his mind if the Knicks drafted him in this year's NBA Draft, Hayes didn't alter his stance.

"You'd have no choice. It's just something you'd have to live with," he said.

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Mar 22, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Mar 22, 2017; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

The Knicks continue their road trip with a matchup against the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center on Thursday night at 10 p.m.  

According to STATS:

  • Portland is 7-2 in its last nine games against the Knicks, though the Trail Blazers lost on November 22 in New York (107-103), and lost their last time hosting the Knicks (112-110 on December 12, 2015).
  • The Blazers are 8-3 (.727) in March, tied for third best in the NBA. They had a three-game win streak snapped with Tuesday's 93-90 home loss to the Bucks.
  • The Knicks dropped their third straight game last night in Utah, 108-101. New York is 3-10 (.231) when playing on the second of back-to-back days this season.
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Can the Knicks run the triangle? 00:04:39
The Daily News Live panel debates whether the Knicks should keep the triangle offense philosophy of Phil Jackson or abandon it.

Wizards PG Brandon Jennings, who the Knicks waived on Feb. 27, discussed why he wasn't a fit and explained what went wrong with the team's offensive strategy during his time in New York.

"It was just too much going on behind the scenes that I didn't understand," Jennings said about the triangle, according to the NY Post.

"I think what just happened was they were just going in a different direction," Jennings added. "I wanted to play fast. I didn't really understand the triangle. I think that was my biggest thing. I really didn't understand it. I'm not saying it doesn't work. I just felt like the way the game is being played today, I just felt like you got to score. You got to score. You got to get up shots. When I came to New York, I wanted to put on a show every night. I wanted to put up shots with nice passes and things like that. So I guess it just wasn't the right timing."

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive

Jennings has been known to be an overzealous personality, both on and off court. It's ironic that in a season full of disarray, he's representing a voice of reason...

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(Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101 on Wednesday night.

The Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak, while the Knicks dropped their third in a row.

Gobert carried the Jazz throughout with the 7-foot-1 Frenchman scoring off pick-and-rolls, offensive rebound put-backs and even going full-court for a dunk after a steal. The Jazz struggled on offense, but Gobert connected on 13 of 14 shots.

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(David Zalubowski/AP)

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said he isn't sure whether the current roster can work within the Triangle and get the team to the playoffs next season.

"You never know how these things will fit," he said, according to the NY Post. "Maybe a second year is helpful for us. I thought we got off to a decent start this year, then we had little injuries and lost close games and it piled on in confidence, got a little out of control. I don't know. It's something we're going to really look at.''

Hornacek added that his idea of injecting a more modern system to go along with the Triangle wasn't the best, and that he isn't sure which players should remain when the team implements the more classic system.

Of the core players, the Knicks are expected to again explore a trade of Carmelo Anthony, and Derrick Rose will be a free agent.

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 (Jeff Hanisch)
(Jeff Hanisch)

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony sat out the entire fourth quarter on Monday night during the team's loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles.

"Coach is starting to realize - he mentioned today he's going to start shortening minutes,'' Anthony said, according to the NY Post. "I've been understanding with the situation. I understand.''

"All the young guys, it's an opportunity to get that experience instead of getting practice experience, individual workouts - actually getting it live and direct in a game against top-level opponents," Anthony continued. "It's best to take advantage of that and for me to help them.''

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Carmelo's future in New York 00:02:40
The Daily News Live crew examines whether or not Carmelo Anthony will ever win a championship with the New York Knicks.

The Daily News Live crew examines whether or not Carmelo Anthony will ever win a championship with the New York Knicks.


Sep 09, 2016; Springfield, MA, USA; Shaquille O'Neal speaks at the Springfield Symphony Hall during the 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony.  (David Butler II (USA Today))
Sep 09, 2016; Springfield, MA, USA; Shaquille O'Neal speaks at the Springfield Symphony Hall during the 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. (David Butler II (USA Today))

Shaquille O'Neal praised Knicks team president Phil Jackson and credited his triangle offense as a main reason for the Lakers winning three championships while the two were together in Los Angeles, writes the NY Post.

Shaq played under Jackson from 1999-2004 with the Lakers and is a strong proponent of the offensive system. He blamed the players for failing to commit to the system in New York as the reason why it has not worked during Jackson's tenure with the Knicks.

"If you look at how the second team runs the triangle, guys who don't have a lot of experience in the game and a lot of habits, they ran a lot of it late in the fourth quarter and got a couple of backdoor plays,'' O'Neal said. "It definitely does work. Look at the guys, when Phil put this team together, I was liking it: Porzingis, Carmelo, Rose, [Joakim] Noah. I said, 'OK, it's going to work if they embrace the triangle. I like it.' But again, the ball can never stop.''

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek reacts against the LA Clippers during the first half of a NBA basketball game at Staples Center. (Richard Mackson - USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek reacts against the LA Clippers during the first half of a NBA basketball game at Staples Center. (Richard Mackson - USA TODAY Sports)

Jeff Hornacek agreed with Kristaps Porzingis' notion from last week that the Knicks did not play like a team this season, and felt that the team's downfall was because his players were not unselfish enough on the offensive end.

"You see teams - open guys always end up with the ball,'' Hornacek told Marc Berman of the New York Post at Monday's morning shootaround before the Knicks faced the Clippers at Staples Center. "Here we do it in spurts. Then we have spurts where it sticks. One guy will take a shot that maybe he can move it on for a better shot. That's probably the biggest key is we get the good shots. We don't get the great shots. If we make one extra, we'll get a great shot. You see the good teams out there, they pass it up for better ones.''

Hornacek hinted that the offensive skill level of New York's trio - Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony, and Derrick Rose - may have acted as a double-edged sword, as it led to them constantly looking to take shots instead of making the extra pass.

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(AP)

Kristaps Porzingis and Derrick Rose each scored 18 points, but it wasn't enough as the Knicks lost in blowout fashion to the Los Angeles Clippers, 114-105, on Monday night at the Staples Center. 

Porzingis also had 11 rebounds and two steals to complete a double-double. Carmelo Anthony notched 16 points to go along with four rebounds. Ron Baker impressed with eight points and two steals in 20 minutes played, while Justin Holiday continued his good play of late with a 11-point performance.

The Knicks were outscored, 34-19, in the third quarter as the Clippers' bigs caused problems down low. Blake Griffin finished with 30 points and six rebounds. >> Read more...

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reflected on his time with New York and questioned if the team will be a contender with the franchise.

"Honestly, I think about it a lot," he told the New York Daily News' Frank Isola prior to Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. "... I think about it. I think about here, I think postseason, I think about my teammates. I just think about everything."

Since Anthony joined the Knicks in the 2010-11 season, the team has won just one postseason series and has missed the playoffs in each of the past four seasons, going through four different head coaches during that time.

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(Brian Spurlock)

The Knicks, who could have a top-10 pick in this year's NBA Draft, are interested in selecting Frank Ntilikina or Malik Monk, reports ESPN New York's Ian Begley

Ntilikina, a 6-foot-5 French guard, is considered to possibly be a lottery pick with his quickness at the guard position. 

Kentucky's Monk has averaged 20.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season. 

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New York Knicks general manager Phil Jackson looks on during a stop in play against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks general manager Phil Jackson looks on during a stop in play against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)

Knicks president Phil Jackson celebrated his three-year anniversary in his position with the team, a tenure that has been marked by ups and downs. 

While he is credited for drafting Kristaps Porzingis, he has also been admonished for his handling of assets with the team, particularly Carmelo Anthony

Since his first full season taking over, the Knicks are 76-157.

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Daily News Live: Knicks 00:02:20
The Daily News Live panels discusses whether it would be a good idea for the Knicks to tank for the rest of the season.

 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Kyle O'Quinn took a shot at the Nets after the Knicks lost to them, 121-110, on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

"It doesn't sit well," O'Quinn said, according to the NY Post. "We got to go to the drawing board. But we don't play them no more. I think they got us this year. But it's tough, you know? A team like that, you look at the roster [and say] they shouldn't be in the gym with us, I feel. But they played hard. And anybody can win. It's March: Anybody can win in March."

Thursday night was the Knicks' second loss to the Nets this week, coming on the heels of their 120-112 loss on Sunday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn...

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 (Jeff Hanisch)
(Jeff Hanisch)

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters he plans on playing his veterans for the rest of the season unless he is given directions from the team's management to do otherwise, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

New York's 121-110 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday clinched the Knicks' fourth straight losing season as they dropped to 27-42. It also represented the 13th time in 16 seasons that the Knicks will finish below .500.

"For me as a professional it's my duty regardless of the situation to still try to play and try to win until they say don't play nor more or sit us down with limited minutes,'' Carmelo Anthony said following the loss. "We still have go out there and finish the season out.''

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks lose 00:01:23
Brook Lopez, Kenny Atkinson and Jeff Hornacek react to the Nets' 121-110 win over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Brook Lopez scored a game-high 24 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Knicks for the second time in five days, 121-110, Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Brooklyn defeated New York 120-112 on Sunday at the Barclays Center.

The Nets trailed by seven at halftime and were down 67-58 with 9:53 left in the third. Brooklyn finished the third quarter on a 34-20 run to take a 92-87 lead into the final period.

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Bondy discusses Knicks on DNL 00:05:35
NBA insider Stefan Bondy joins DNL to discuss the latest on Kristaps Porzingis, Jeff Hornacek and the future of the triangle offense.

NBA insider Stefan Bondy joins DNL to discuss the latest on Kristaps Porzingis, Jeff Hornacek and the future of the triangle offense.


 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis will miss the Knicks' game against the Nets on Thursday night with a left thigh contusion.

The 21-year-old suffered the injury during Tuesday's win over the Pacers.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek predicted that Porzingis would return when the team begins a West Coast trip on Monday against the Clippers.

Porzingis is averaging 18 points and 7.2 rebounds in 58 games this season.

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Mar 12, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) and center Willy Hernangomez (14) block a shot against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)
Mar 12, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) and center Willy Hernangomez (14) block a shot against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

The Knicks host the Nets at Madison Square Garden tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Knicks have made at least 10 three-pointers in each of their last six games against the Nets in Madison Square Garden and have won the last three contests (won, 110-96, on November 9 earlier this season).
  • The Nets have allowed at least 100 points in 42 consecutive road games dating back to last season, the longest streak since the Denver Nuggets did so in 49 straight games (1989-90 to 1991-92).
  • The Knicks tied their lowest scoring output of the season, but still defeated the Pacers on Tuesday, 87-81. New York has only lost twice this season when its opponent scores 100 points or less (11-2).
Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez
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End for Jeff Hornacek? 00:02:45
The Daily News Live panel discusses if this is the end of the road for Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek.

Latest Update (Mar. 16)

9:10AM: Despite all of the issues the Knicks have dealt with this season, along with the team's brutal record, Phil Jackson will not fire Jeff Hornacek, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

According to Berman's source, Jackson "can't afford to fire" Hornacek and hire a new coach.

Hornacek has done well in communicating and maintaining a strong rapport with Jackson and associate head coach Kurt Rambis, something Derek Fisher was unable to do which eventually led to his dismissal.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee, Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis
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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:01:09
Kristaps Porzingis is almost ready to go for Thursday's game. Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose give their take on the triangle offense.

Pacers PG Jeff Teague, who will be a free agent after the season, weighed in on his unfamiliarity with the Triangle.

"I never played in the triangle,'' Teague said, according to the NY Post. "I don't know too much about it - just from guarding it years in the past. So I recognize it.''

"Not really,'' Teague said when asked if it was difficult to guard. "I'm not saying you can't defend it. I think a player like Rose, it gives you a better chance of containing him."

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis missed the team's practice on Wednesday after suffering a deep thigh bruise, the club said.

Porzingis sustained a contusion to his left thigh after running into the Pacers' Monta Ellis during the Knicks' 87-81 win at the Garden Tuesday night. 

The 21-year-old scored 11 points in 24 minutes prior to leaving the game.

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Knicks playoff hopes dashed 00:04:01
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein speculate about Jeff Hornacek's job security after he admitted that the Knicks will probably miss the playoffs.

Carmelo Anthony looked strong on Tuesday, finishing the game with 22 points and 13 rebounds in New York's 87-81 victory over Indiana.

Anthony shot 8-for-17 from the field, including 3-for-6 from the three-point line, and added an assist and a steal.

The 32-year old veteran scored 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Knicks outscored Indiana 25-17 in the final 12 minutes.

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 (Adam Hunger (USA Today))
(Adam Hunger (USA Today))

Carmelo Anthony scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, Derrick Rose added 16 points and the New York Knicks overcame a 13-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 87-81 on Tuesday night.

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis exited in the third quarter with a left leg injury. Rookie Willy Hernangomez entered in his place and had 13 points and 16 rebounds.

The Knicks trailed 59-46 with 9:07 left in the third after Turner's basket but closed out the quarter on an 18-3 run, capped by Anthony's 3-pointer that gave New York a 64-62 lead with 52 seconds left. >> Read more...

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Dec 7, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots over Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. 
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Dec 7, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots over Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso (USA Today))

Kristaps Porzingis said he still plans on working out with Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, reports Marc Berman of the NY Post.  

Porzingis has often had his style of play compared to that of Nowitzki.

"I'm sure it will help me out and improve my game, hopefully, unless Mark Cuban says no,''Porzingis said. "Dirk is a guy who can really help my game. Hopefully I'll have a chance to work with him, a few days to get on the court with him and pick his brain."

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(Erik Williams)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive

At this point in the year, Knicks basketball is difficult to watch. The team doesn't appear to know which direction they are headed. Built like a squad hoping to compete sooner than later, the failures are abound.

However, the front office simply cannot afford to change this roster around yet again. There will be returning pieces, and New York should use the rest of the season as a trial period for those who intrigue them. They should prepare for next season so they can move away from this one's struggles.

Tags: Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Keith Schlosser
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General view as the New York Knicks are introduced before a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
General view as the New York Knicks are introduced before a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

John Andariese, a New York Knicks broadcaster for more than 35 years, died Monday. He was 78.

The Knicks confirmed Andariese's death, but did not provide a cause.

A star player at Fordham and member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame, Andariese started as a Knicks radio analyst in 1972 alongside Marv Albert. He later spent 12 seasons as a TV analyst for MSG Network from 1986-98 before returning to the radio side, retiring before the start of the 2012-13 season.

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Knicks continue to struggle 00:03:21
The Daily News Live crew discusses where the blame should fall for the Knicks disappointing season.

The Daily News Live crew discusses where the blame should fall for the Knicks disappointing season.


Porzingis frustrated? 00:03:38
Jon Hein and Sal Licata discuss whether or not the Knicks should worry about a frustrated Kristaps Porzingis in 2017.

After fouling out late in the fourth quarter of New York's 120-112 loss to the Nets, Kristaps Porzingis noted "confusion" on both ends of the court as a big factor towards the team's recent struggles.

"There's a lot of confusion," Porzingis told Marc Berman of the New York Post. "A lot of times it's basically one-on-one. Whoever, me, myself, Carmelo [Anthony], Courtney [Lee], we try to make something happen, and that's not how it's supposed to be."

The Knicks fell to 26-41 and a season-worst 15 games under .500 on Sunday, clinching its fourth consecutive non-winning season. 

"We've been switching things up because never at any point this season, we played like we wanted to," said Porzingis. "Maybe this will work. So we are looking for stuff. The coaching staff obviously is trying to do the best job they can to give us the information, but we never got it all together."

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Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Jeff Hornacek react to the 120-112 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Jeremy Lin ended an 0-for-9 start with a 3-pointer that halted a Knicks comeback, and the Brooklyn Nets beat New York 120-112 on Sunday night for their first home victory of 2017.

The Nets ended a 16-game losing streak at Barclays Center. They hadn't won here since Dec. 26, when Lin strained his hamstring in a victory over Charlotte.

He missed the next 26 games and struggled through his return here Sunday until taking over after the Knicks had trimmed a 22-point deficit to five. His 3-pointer made it 109-101 with 4:58 remaining and he converted a three-point play with 3:25 to restore Brooklyn's double-digit lead.

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Mar 11, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the third quarter as Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris (13) defends at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports (Tim Fuller)
Mar 11, 2017; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the third quarter as Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris (13) defends at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports (Tim Fuller)

Tobias Harris scored 23 of his 28 points in the first half, when the Detroit Pistons took control with a fast start on their way to a 112-92 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.  

The Pistons raced out to an 18-point lead in the first quarter and took a 66-53 lead into the second the half.

New York trailed 66-53 at halftime and 89-81 after three quarters, and Detroit had little trouble closing out the game. Andre Drummond had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons.  

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Mar 8, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 8, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks take on the Pistons in Detroit at 5 p.m. 

According to STATS: 

  • The home team has won the last five games in this series, including both meetings in 2016-17. Overall, the Pistons have won five of its last six home games versus the Knicks.
  • The Knicks had just four points on the fast break in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee. New York is averaging 11.2 fast break points per game this season; entering this weekend, that ranked 24th in the NBA.
  • Detroit is averaging 108.4 points per game since the All-Star Game after putting up 101.2 PPG prior to the break. Entering this weekend, that 7.2 PPG increase was the third best in the NBA.
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Jan 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks general manager Phil Jackson (right) watches during the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks general manager Phil Jackson (right) watches during the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

As the Knicks ponder their future, there's no doubt Phil Jackson and his administration have uncovered some promising gems that can be used as building blocks for years to come. 

Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez obviously come to mind right away. Signing Mindaguas Kuzminskas from overseas was also a solid move. And while the team has lacked some very crucial draft picks, taking chances on undrafted guards like Ron Baker and Chasson Randle has already begun to pay off for New York. They, too, are capable of playing roles in the team's positive future.

With so much promise in the team's youth and the front office's ability to evaluate up and coming talent, something just doesn't fit. Players are feeling the pressure and the team has appeared to hit rock bottom. As they near closer to a fourth consecutive year without a postseason appearance (third under Jackson), all is clearly not right in paradise.

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