Tuesday's Knicks News: Lee urged to take more 3-point shots

With Derrick Rose Inexplicably Absent, Knicks Fall to Pelicans: Derrick Rose’s white No. 25 Knicks jersey hung from a coat hanger, pristine and unwrinkled. His Ace bandages were unwrapped and unrolled, still in their place. His locker was undisturbed. Though the Knicks had taken the Madison Square Garden court Monday night, en route to a 110-96 loss to the Pelicans in what may have been their season’s nadir, Rose did not play. -- The New York Times

Derrick Rose missing in action as Knicks blown out again: The announcement came as the national anthem played. Derrick Rose was not with the team, the Knicks giving no reason - because they didn’t have one. Rose, who was with the team at the morning shoot around, was missing at game time, not only not in attendance at Madison Square but not answering calls from team officials or responding to texts from teammates. -- The Record

Knicks notebook: Lee gets green light: Courtney Lee entered Monday’s game as the NBA’s leader in 3-point field goal percentage, connecting on 46.7 percent of his attempts. But he is only attempting three per game, which is something that Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek would like to see change. “Well, we’re on him,” Hornacek said. -- The Record

Derrick Rose a no-show for Knicks’ loss to Pelicans: The Knicks played an entire game Monday night not knowing the whereabouts of their starting point guard, Derrick Rose. Rose, who was at the team’s morning shootaround, did not show up for the Knicks’ 110-96 loss to New Orleans at Madison Square Garden. Center Joakim Noah was able to reach him after the game. He said Rose was OK but did not elaborate on the extent of their communication. -- Newsday

Knicks want Courtney Lee to hoist more three-pointers: Courtney Lee is the best three-point shooter on the Knicks, having knocked down 46.7 percent of his shots from beyond the arc before Monday night’s game against the Pelicans. Understandably, Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t mind seeing him take a few more shots from downtown. Lee has attempted 105 three-pointers, tied with Justin Holiday for fourth-most on the team and about half of the 202 attempted by Carmelo Anthony, who had hit 34.7 percent of them. “We’re on him,” Hornacek said when asked about Lee shooting more. -- Newsday

Derrick Rose 'OK' after going missing before Knicks loss to Pelicans, could be in Chicago: The Knicks literally lost their point guard. Derrick Rose went AWOL before Monday’s 110-96 loss to the Pelicans, with his mysterious absence causing concern from his teammates and overshadowing another dreadful Knicks effort. Joakim Noah was the only player who said he spoke with Rose and offered, “He’s okay,” without further detail about their conversation. -- New York Daily News

Phil Jackson era hits rock bottom as Derrick Rose goes AWOL and Knicks implosion is under way: We've certainly come a long way from Derrick Rose declaring over the summer that the Knicks were in fact a "super team." Of course, the Knicks always win in July and August. They make moves, spend outrageous sums of money, puff their chests and announce that they're back. Even some naïve fans and media types buy it. And then the games start. -- New York Daily News

Missing Derrick Rose is ‘OK,’ but Knicks’ season has blown up: The Knicks’ problems now roughly are on a numerical par with the points they surrender in games. The biggest concern of the moment is starting point guard Derrick Rose, who was a no-show for Monday’s boo-laden 110-96 thumping administered by the New Orleans Pelicans. Not even the ejections of Carmelo Anthony (technical fouls) and Kyle O’Quinn (Flagrant Foul 2) or a Mount Olympus-like effort from Pelicans star Anthony Davis could overshadow the Rose mystery. -- New York Post

Carmelo Anthony ejection buried in rest of Knicks mess: As if the Knicks, with their Swiss cheese defense, didn’t have enough problems, their offense suffered two third-quarter hits Monday night. Carmelo Anthony was ejected for a league-leading third time this season. Anthony, apparently irate about not getting foul calls a few clock ticks earlier, was slapped with two technicals at 2:35 of the third, when the Knicks were down 19. -- New York Post

Phil Jackson is silently watching the Knicks burn: Derrick Rose was not at the Knicks game Monday night and indications were Rose was in Chicago, dealing with a family matter, but the communication between Rose and the team went about as well as his passing to teammates. It didn’t happen. The Knicks didn’t really show up, either. After their humiliating 110-96 loss to the Pelicans at the Garden — the Knicks’ eighth loss in their last nine games — Joakim Noah was the only player who had spoken to the missing guard. -- New York Post