New York Knicks News Mix, 3/24/17: Another Defeat, Derrick Rose Speaks On FA (Highlights)
Mar 23, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the first half of the game at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Another game for the New York Knicks, another humbling defeat at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers. Plus, Derrick Rose speaks out.

  • New York Knicks 95 (27-45)
  • Portland Trail Blazers 110 (33-38)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

There was another game played by the New York City basketball team called the New York Knicks, and, obviously, another loss. This time the defeat came at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers, 110-95.

It was evident from the get-go that the duo of Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez couldn’t handle the Blazers inside. When Damian Lillard wasn’t slicing and dicing to the hoop (30 points), big man Jusuf Nurkic was abusing the Knicks international big guys down low.

On the offensive side of the ball, KP led the way with a mere 18 points on 8-of-21 from the floor. Chasson Randle was a bright spot off the bench with 13 points and two dishes in 19 minutes of play.

Off the court, Derrick Rose spoke out about his upcoming free agency. ESNY’s Jonathan Bates had the story as D-Rose told the world that winning is his top priority, not money, as he enters free agency this summer, via Marc Berman of the New York Post.

“I’ve got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing basketball now, I’ll be alright. I want to win. I want to be happy and feel at peace with myself wherever I’m at. But being at the negotiating table, you never know. I’m not going to negotiate with people where money is the No. 1 thing I’m asking for. I want to win.’’

He also mentioned that he’s open to re-signing with the Knickerbockers. 

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News proclaims exactly what the entire living, breathing basketball world already knew: the Knicks have now accepted their fate as tanking. By sitting both Carmelo Anthony and Rose against the Blazers, the thought is obvious

ESNY’s Chip Murphy takes a look at five under-the-radar prospects the Knicks should look at during the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

ESNY’s Ned O’Bryan provides the pros and cons of the Knicks actually re-signing the man of the hour, Derrick Rose.

After back-to-back west coast losses, making it seven of their last eight, New York will take Friday off before squaring off against the San Antonio Spurs in Texas on Saturday night. It should be a fun one — a game that means nothing aside from a number of ping pong balls from the road squad’s perspective.

 NEXT: The Pros and Cons of Re-Signing Derrick Rose 


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