Knicks Daily Links: Friday

Kristaps Porzingis: To win title down road, Knicks need Melo: Despite the disappointments, the downward spiral and that loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night, Kristaps Porzingis thinks the Knicks are learning something that can help them win a championship someday. They’re just going to need Carmelo Anthony to do it. -- Newsday

Kurt Rambis has Knicks scrimmaging more, calls them ‘immature’ as a team : Kurt Rambis revealed that 59 games into the season the Knicks “are not connected” which is why the interim head coach has the players scrimmaging more since he replaced Derek Fisher. -- New York Daily News

Why Kristaps Porzingis doesn’t want Carmelo to get traded: At 7-foot-3 and possessing a future brighter than a car’s high beams, Kristaps Porzingis is literally and figuratively the Knicks biggest building block moving forward. Wherever that path leads, Porzingis wants Carmelo Anthony beside him. -- New York Post

Kurt Rambis hopes this practice change will jump-start Knicks: They are not really connected to each other yet. The communication level is subpar. The passing needs work. And they need more scrimmages. Aside from those points, these Knicks are solid. But it could be tough attaining their only goal: the playoffs. -- New York Post