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Mario Hezonja | Forward | #8

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/25/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 218
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (5) / ORL
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Mario Hezonja has agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the Knicks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
There was a lot of smoke here since the beginning of free agency, and the New York Post reported earlier that a one-year deal was on the table. It's a solid deal for both sides, allowing Hezonja to build his value before hitting free agency again in 2019, while giving the Knicks more size on the wings. Courtney Lee was already on the trade block and he's all but gone now that Super Mario is in New York. Jul 1 - 9:12 PM

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The Knicks have put a one-year offer on the table for Mario Hezonja, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

It's expected to be for a portion of the midlevel exception, so that would put this offer at around a maximum of $8.6 million. It makes sense for both sides because the Knicks do not want to put money on their books for next summer, and Mario gets to show what he can do on a shorthanded team. Plus, Mario showing he can play PF is a big part of this for his potential value for the team.
Jul 1 - 1:51 PM

The Knicks had a meeting with free agent Mario Hezonja, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic.

A lot of teams are in on Super Mario, and the Knicks figure to be one of them. The Knicks almost certainly don't want to go long term on Hezonja, but that might interest Mario to allow him to showcase his talents for a bigger deal on his next one.
Jul 1 - 2:18 AM

According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, the Nets are "definitely" interested in Mario Hezonja.

Once the Nets finalize the buyout of Dwight Howard, they'll likely have around $12 million to spend. The Nets may not pursue any big names like Aaron Gordon, as Brooklyn isn't planning to make a big splash until 2019 when they will have the cap space to sign two max contracts. Brooklyn has been interested in Hezonja for a while and obviously aren't afraid of the "reclamation-project," Lewis adds. The 23-year-old wing finally started to show some promise last season, averaging 9.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.2 treys.
Source: NY Post
Jun 28 - 10:07 AM

Mario Hezonja hit 7-of-12 shots and five 3-pointers for 19 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in 36 minutes of Tuesday's 97-73 win over the Knicks, helping the Magic snap a three-game losing streak.

Hezonja was all but left for dead about 10 days ago, but has gotten hot, averaging 15 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.4 3-pointers over his last five. As long as Jonathon Simmons remains out with his wrist injury, Mario should be good to go.
Apr 3 - 10:18 PM

Mario Hezonja finished Sunday's loss at Atlanta with 14 points across 28 minutes off the bench.

Hezonja was 5-of-12 from the field, including 3-of-8 from behind the 3-point line, while adding three steals, two rebounds and a blocked shot. It was his 31st game this season scoring in double digits, although no one will be mistaking him for LeBron James or Michael Jordan anytime soon. Next up is a trip to New York on Tuesday night.
Apr 1 - 8:38 PM

Mario Hezonja scored five points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one 3-pointer and one block in 25 minutes against the Bulls during a 90-82 loss on Friday.

He did come off the bench in this game and that will likely continue because of Jonathan Isaac being back. Hezonja should continue to see minutes in the mid 20s, but he may not be able to hit 30 now that Isaac is back. He's still an OK hold, but he's losing some of his must-own appeal.
Mar 30 - 9:19 PM

Mario Hezonja will move to the bench on Friday against the Bulls.

After being a letdown for most of this month, Hezonja is on a mini-heater over his last two with a 23-point offensive gem and a 14-point effort that stuffed the stat sheet. His position flexibility should still get him to minutes in the upper 20s, especially with Jonathan Isaac having a 20-minute cap.
Mar 30 - 5:25 PM

Mario Hezonja scored 23 points during Wednesday's home loss, making 8-of-17 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs with seven boards, three assists two 3-pointers and one steal.

Hezonja's minutes have spiked the past few games, and he's a lock for heavy minutes while Jonathon Simmons (wrist) and Jonathan Isaac (foot) are sidelined. "We want [Hezonja] to always be aggressive," said coach Frank Vogel. "The way he played at the beginning of last year, he looked like he didn’t belong in the league. And now he’s got a far better feel for all of this stuff ... His defense and his habits have been more consistent as the season has gone along." There's enough upside here to plug him into all active lineups while Orlando is short-handed.
Mar 28 - 10:42 PM

Mario Hezonja scored 14 points with eight rebounds, four assists, four steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

Finally. Hezonja has been a major letdown since the Aaron Gordon concussion, but maybe this line gets him going. Jonathon Simmons is out for about a week, so Hezonja should have a chance to produce with three games. He's risky, but he has upside as you can see with this line. Although, it was against the Suns.
Mar 24 - 9:55 PM

Mario Hezonja scored nine points with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes during a 118-98 loss to the 76ers on Thursday.

He is really struggling again, making just 34.0 percent from the field over his last five outings. Hezonja should be looking at minutes close to 30 most nights while Jonathon Simmons (wrist) and Jonathan Isaac (foot) are out, so he has upside.
Mar 22 - 10:05 PM

D.J. Augustin, Wes Iwundu, Mario Hezonja, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic will start against the 76ers on Thursday.

The Magic actually go young here and Hezonja should be looking at some heavy minutes with Jonathon Simmons, Evan Fournier and Jonathan Isaac all out. He's played below expectations and he may see some Robert Covington, but Mario makes sense in DFS and should be owned in most leagues.
Mar 22 - 5:20 PM

Mario Hezonja scored 11 points in 28 minutes against the Celtics on Friday, adding four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

He was a major letdown since the injuries to Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon. In those five games, he managed to average just 8.0 points, 5.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 treys on 37.0 percent from the field. With Aaron Gordon having a great shot to play on Tuesday and the Magic being off for three days, dropping Mario makes a lot of sense in most leagues.
Mar 16 - 9:39 PM

Mario Hezonja scored nine points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He did not get the closing minutes with Shelvin Mack taking them and it's been discouraging for the most part on Mario, especially after he shined while Aaron Gordon had a hip injury just before the break. He's been in a slump over his last five, making just 35.6 percent from the field for averages of 7.6 points, 4.6 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.8 treys. Considering how the Magic schedule is very light with just one game in the next five days, his fantasy owners may want to see what else is out there.
Mar 14 - 9:50 PM

Mario Hezonja hit just 2-of-7 shots and zero 3-pointers for four points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in a start in Tuesday's 108-72 blowout loss to the Spurs.

He started with Aaron Gordon (concussion) and Evan Fournier (knee) out again, but couldn't get anything going in one of the worst NBA games of the season. There was a time when Hezonja was cooking, but even with injuries to key teammates, he's averaging just 7.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 3-pointers on 37 percent shooting over his last five games. He'll probably get the ship righted sooner than later, but he's simply unreliable right now.
Mar 13 - 11:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Trey Burke
2Frank Ntilikina
3Emmanuel Mudiay
4Kadeem Allen
5Ron Baker
SG1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Courtney Lee
3Damyean Dotson
4Allonzo Trier
SF1Mario Hezonja
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Kevin Knox
3Isaiah Hicks
4Noah Vonleh
C1Enes Kanter
2Mitchell Robinson
3Luke Kornet
4Joakim Noah