The Knicks held their third day of practice Thursday up at West Point. Once again, the team was gracious enough to provide a sweet highlight video:
Plenty of sweet give-and-go action in this clip, first from Kyle O’Quinn and Chasson Randle and later from Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee. Noah’s passing looks as good as advertised, and watch him day-in and day-out should really help young O'Quinn. Like Noah he has that passing touch, but Noah also knows just where to go on the floor to optimize his passes.
The starters lost to the reserves after Randle swiped the ball from Derrick Rose and found Maurice Ndour for the winning bucket. Hornacek put extra time on the clock for the starters, but Melo missed the final shot #NotClutch.
Things got a little rough for the Unicorn:
Kristaps Porzingis was bloodied during the scrimmage. Hernangomez denied it was his fault.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) September 29, 2016
Kristaps welcomes the sight of his own blood!
And wouldn’t you know it, Phil Jackson made his first Triangle-related criticism of Derrick Rose, per Al Iannazzone:
“He got mad at us one time because we was running the offense and we didn’t throw the ball into the post,” Derrick Rose said after practice Thursday. “He came over, kind of grumpy a little bit. That was my first time ever seeing him like that.”
I’m sure this won’t get blown out of proportion, right? Right?