Blazers come into town/Knicks minus Noah again
The New York Knicks (6-7, 3rd Atlantic Division) 10 point win over the Atlanta Hawks (9-4, 1st Southeast Division) Sunday night without the services of Joakim Noah. They will really be severely tested tonight against the Portland Trailblazers (8-7, 2nd Northwest Division) duo of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.
“Not only Lillard, but that whole team,” Knicks guard Derrick Rose said. “They’re playing well. We know what Damian can do. McCollum is playing great, he’s becoming an All-Star-type player, and it’s a challenge. That’s what this league is about, challenges every night. It’s going to be different matchups and it’s about how you approach it.”
“I talked to him [Noah] this morning. He’s still feeling not so great. So we’ll see [Tuesday] morning if he’s any better,” coach Jeff Hornacek said Monday.
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There is much speculation who the New York Knicks will draft at the four spot. While the Knicks have been mum on the subject, speculation is pointing more and more to a 7’1″ (and growing) 19-year old kid out of Latvia. Kristaps Porzingis seemingly has much more upside than downside.
“The kid can flat-out shoot,” a Western Conference executive said. “Now he’s really, really thin, but he’s athletic. A 7-footer who can step out and hit three’s is something.”
The Knicks new President, Phil Jackson has been fielding speculation that they may trade the pick if PG D’Angelo Russell was already gone.
“We’re listening,’’ Jackson said at a press conference. “We’re not soliciting so much, but we are listening.’’
Jackson, known for taking more established players, did mention by name Frank “The Tank” Kaminsky out of Wisconsin and Kentucky Junior Willy Cauley-Stein.
“Philly sits ahead of us,’’ Jackson said. “They’ve been an outlier on draft day. We don’t know what they’re going to do. It looks like their needs are guards because of the stockpile of big guys. But we don’t know if that’s what they’ll do. They have a penchant for doing things not according to scale.’’
The 2015 NBA Draft is scheduled June 25th.
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