Knicks shuffle roster to give lottery bust a second chance

Knicks point guard Ramon Sessions was inactive for the first time Friday night in Minnesota and Saturday was officially waived by the Knicks. It will pave the way for the signing of former lottery pick Trey Burke, according to an industry source. The official announcement on Burke is

How Trey Burke has reinvented himself for this Knicks shot

Trey Burke, the Jazz lottery pick who fell from grace to the G League, says he’s a lot stabler than the rookie who entered the NBA as a cocky 19-year-old out of Michigan. After attending the final week of Knicks training camp in October, Burke has starred for the

Jarrett Jack kept Knicks alive until he crushed them

Jarrett Jack is not shy in crunch time. Quite the opposite, actually. The veteran point guard seems to play with more confidence down the stretch of close games, as was the case Wednesday in the Knicks’ 122-199 double overtime loss to the Bulls at Madison Square Garden. At 34, Jack

Jarrett Jack is a surprising win for Knicks GM

DALLAS — It was a night to celebrate the point guard. Frank Ntilikina won his first battle over Dennis Smith Jr. Derek Harper, one of the Knicks’ best point guards, who helped lead the club to the 1994 NBA Finals, had his Mavericks “12″ raised to the rafters. Another

Frank Ntilikina gets last laugh in battle with top Mavericks rookie

DALLAS — Advantage, Frank Ntilikina. In the battle of rookie point guards, Ntilikina had the better game than Dennis Smith Jr., though often times they weren’t on the court together or matched up with one another. Though on the bench the final four minutes, Ntilikina had a decent outing, scoring

Frank Ntilikina moved by praise from his idol’s head coach

The Knicks didn’t come close to winning this past Thursday in San Antonio, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did notice one thing: Phil Jackson drafted a good one at point guard. Sixteen years after Tony Parker became the NBA’s first French point guard, Frank Ntilikina is doing his native

Joakim Noah makes the most of his precious minutes

NEW ORLEANS — This Knicks road trip started in Chicago with bad news for Joakim Noah. For the second time in 2 ½ weeks, he would not be dressing at the arena in which he was once an MVP candidate. The trip ended with one of Noah’s finest moments

Hornacek rips Knicks after a crushing choke

CHICAGO — It ended with a missed free throw by Jarrett Jack and a weird 3-point shot by Enes Kanter that Jeff Hornacek called in the huddle. It ended with the Knicks coach calling out his team for not being tough or “physical’’ enough late in games away

Frank Ntilikina is finally getting the matchup he’s dreamed of

SAN ANTONIO — Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina has passed a number of memorable markers in his first year in the NBA. But none will be as special as playing Thursday against Spurs veteran Tony Parker — the French point-guard pioneer. “I’m playing against the best French player

Finally tangible proof Tim Hardaway Jr. is getting better

At least he’s not going backward. The stress injury to Tim Hardaway Jr.’s lower left leg is taking ample time to heal, but he is making progress, albeit slowly, it seems. Hardaway wasn’t wearing a brace on his left leg as he took jump shots, went through shooting drills and

Jeff Hornacek issues challenge to the Knicks’ two point guards

The 76ers delivered the blueprint. Now it’s up to the Knicks to adjust — if they can. Sixers guard T.J. McConnell ruined Christmas at the Garden with his pressure defense, as Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina struggled running the offense while being hounded by the reserve guard. Expect

Knicks just watched their worst fear get exposed

Entering this season, the fear for the Knicks was their point-guard play. The fear was realized on Christmas. Starting point guard Jarrett Jack went scoreless, going 0-for-5, and committed an ill-advised flagrant foul on Joel Embiid in the third quarter with the score tied at 52. Rookie Frank Ntilikina

Carmelo homecoming wrecked by dominant Knicks victory

Carmelo Anthony couldn’t have everything. The ex-Knick got a rousing welcome during player introductions that included a stirring video montage, then the night went downhill from there, crashing and burning. Anthony would find himself in a familiar spot — a loser at the Garden. Booed almost every time he touched

Maybe a trip to Brooklyn can cure Knicks’ travel ills

The Knicks are about to experience perhaps the most accursed four-letter word in their vocabulary. Road. OK, they’re going to Brooklyn on Thursday and it’s not a six-hour journey — although it can be with traffic — but the road so far has made for some very long nights for

“You know he’s 19?’: Knicks rookie growing before their eyes

Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina stood up to LeBron James, even — gasp! — shoved the King. He went up against fellow rookie Lonzo Ball, who has about three tons of hype on him. Ntilikina outscored Ball, 7-2, in the fourth quarter and overtime. Ntilikina improves by the hour. But

Knicks survive late sloppiness in ugly win over Hawks

Over the past few weeks, the Knicks and their fans have scanned the schedule and pretty much gagged over a potentially murderous 23-game stretch that awaits just before until well after Christmas. But before that run, there was a span of games with potential cupcakes. The key, of

The journeyman who sparked a Knicks offensive revival

Instantly, Jarrett Jack understood everything he had ever heard. The hype was warranted. The buzz was confirmed. The Georgia Tech freshman walked into Madison Square Garden for the first time — 15 years ago this week, to face Marist — and walked out with a memory that still makes the

Knicks getting big Thanksgiving feast courtesy of Jarrett Jack

Jarrett Jack is the Knicks’ starting point guard, quarterback, organizer and now host for a Thanksgiving party on the road. The team will make the best of Thanksgiving Day after a big 108-100 comeback victory over the Raptors on Wednesday. They won’t practice, but will fly to Atlanta ahead

Carmelo Anthony deal keeps paying off for Knicks

Life without Carmelo Anthony — and with Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott — continued as a winning formula Monday as the Knicks clobbered the sinking Clippers 107-85 at the Garden. On a night Kristaps Porzingis outplayed Blake Griffin but still wasn’t MVP caliber, the Knicks got important contributions from

Jarrett Jack stepped up for Knicks in a surprising way

The same words are used about Jarrett Jack day in, day out, game after game. Leader. He gets the Knicks in the right spots from his point guard position. Mentor. He is helping rookie Frank Ntilikina navigate the NBA minefield. Professional. Veteran. You’ve heard them. But Monday night at

Knicks set to face Phil Jackson’s preferred free-agent splash

Former Knicks president Phil Jackson had a French vision last summer with point guard George Hill in the middle of it. According to an NBA source, if Jackson wasn’t ousted, Hill would now be the mentor for rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina. Not Jarrett Jack. Not Ramon Sessions. According to

The Knicks’ first point guard hope could be first to go

ORLANDO, Fla. — In the second quarter Wednesday at Amway Center, Jeff Hornacek motioned to the bench. Point guard Ramon Sessions popped up, started taking off his warm-up top. It was a false alarm. A Knicks assistant told him to sit back down. Either Sessions misread Hornacek’s intentions or,

Knicks GM Scott Perry won’t rule out trade as Noah return nears

ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks general manager Scott Perry admits he has a big roster decision “looming’’ as center Joakim Noah returns Monday after his 12-game drug suspension is over, indicating a trade is still possible. The Knicks have to remove someone from the roster to make room for Noah,

Kristaps Porzingis-less Knicks no match for Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — No unicorn meant no victory. The Knicks proved Wednesday they are hardly the same with Kristaps Porzingis in a blue checkered suit sitting on the bench with a bad elbow and ankle. In this season’s first game without “The Franchise,’’ the Knicks hung around for three

Frank Ntilikina is Knicks’ only hope at point guard

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Knicks point-guard dilemma looked as bad as advertised in the season opener, a 105-84 loss to the Thunder and Carmelo Anthony. Neither Ramon Sessions, Ron Baker nor French rookie Frank Ntilikina could do a thing. In Ntilikina’s case, it was understandable. After missing summer league, Ntilikina missed the final

Knicks add Trey Burke to chaotic point-guard situation

With Joakim Noah’s drug suspension for the first 12 games, the Knicks are granted an extra roster spot and likely will use it on a point guard. On Wednesday, the Knicks may have found one. They signed former Utah point guard Trey Burke to a non-guaranteed contract. He’s likely not here

Frank Ntilikina looks like a “young Kyrie Irving’: Knicks mentor

Knicks veteran point guard Ramon Sessions is here as rookie Frank Ntilikina’s mentor and is already raising the stakes on the 19-year-old’s potential. Sessions already sees some Kyrie Irving in Ntilikina, the 6-5 point guard from France whom the Knicks drafted with the No. 8 pick in the 2017 draft. Signed for

New-look Nets have nothing but questions heading into camp

  see also   Here are the top five storylines to watch as the Nets head into training camp: 1. It is dangerous to judge much from camp, and with minutes and lineups mismatched and uneven, preseason doesn’t reveal much, either. But all eyes are going to be on D’Angelo Russell to see how

Knicks continue loading up on veteran point guards

Jarrett Jack is back in New York — just on the opposite side of the East River. The former Brooklyn Nets point guard agreed to a one-year deal with the rival Knicks on Thursday afternoon. A source close to the player said the deal — which was first reported by Basketball