Player News - Knicks

Date: Team: Pos:

Unrestricted free agent Quincy Acy has reportedly received interest from at least five NBA teams.

So far the Spurs, Magic, Kings, Pelicans and Hawks have all expressed interest in Acy, but he only averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds playing for the Knicks last season, and there's not a situation out there that will provide him with a better opportunity to produce. He'll be a negligible fantasy option next year.
Jul 3 - 9:12 AM

The Lakers have reportedly expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Jason Smith.

With the Lakers reportedly looking at Jason Smith and Amare Stoudemire, it sounds like they've lowered their expectations dramatically. Smith averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in an ideal situation with the Knicks during the 2014-15 season, so that's pretty much his ceiling. He has no value in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 7:13 PM

Phil Jackson said that while the Knicks have cap space, he's making no promises in free agency.

This is not the type of statement from their team president that Knicks fans are looking for, but Jackson attempted to pour some cold water on the Knicks free agency situation on Thursday. "We have quite a bit of money - whether it’s completely used or whether we have the opportunity to use it is still unknown. There are no promises in this particular free agency at least on our end." The Knicks have struck out on most of their main free agent targets and are moving to contingency plans, so we can't blame Jackson for trying to control the message and lower expectations.
Jul 2 - 12:34 PM

Carmelo Anthony said he's waiting to hear some good free agency news.

While Knicks fans are in a similar situation, Anthony said he's waiting for his phone to ring with big free agency news. "I’m waiting for my phone to go off right now so I can hear some good news, but it’s a waiting game," Anthony said. "You see guys are signing up early right now and I think this free agency will be done in a short time." We'll have to wait and see what Melo thinks of the Arron Afflalo signing, but something tells us New York's pursuit of Derrick Williams and Kendrick Perkins aren't exactly what he has in mind.
Source: ESPN N.Y.
Jul 2 - 9:58 AM

Arron Afflalo has signed a two-year deal with the New York Knicks.

Afflalo isn't exactly the splash that Knicks fans have been hoping for, but his two-year, $16 million contract will at least ensure that the team doesn't get shut out during the free agency process. The 29-year-old is coming off a lackluster 2014-15 campaign during which he averaged 13.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 three-pointers as a starter. We'll have to see if playing alongside Carmelo Anthony will help resurrect his game, but fantasy owners can treat Affalo as a late-round flier heading into standard league fantasy drafts.
Jul 2 - 9:21 AM

The Knicks have reportedly contacted free agent Lance Thomas, and he's also drawing interest from the Spurs and Nets.

The 27-year-old forward played well for New York last season but his career stats highlight the reason he's not on fantasy radars -- 4.5 points on 43.0 percent shooting, 2.6 rebounds and more turnovers (0.7) than assists (0.6) in 17 minutes per game.
Source: Ian Begley
Jul 1 - 3:48 PM

Kristaps Porzingis is currently dealing with a hip injury that has prevented him from working out, and it's unclear at this point if he'll be ready for the start of Summer League.

Kristaps older brother, Janis Porzingis, said that he expects his Kristaps to resume working out regularly within the next few days, but would not commit to him being ready for the start of Summer League. It doesn't sound like this will be a very big issue moving forward, but we'll continue to track his progress.
Source: ESPN
Jun 30 - 6:46 PM

The Knicks have decided not to extend a qualifying offer to Quincy Acy.

Acy will now become an unrestricted free agent and will have a chance to sign with any team that shows interest. The 24-year-old averaged 5.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 18.9 minutes per game in 2014-15 and he's unlikely to land anything more than a bench role, so he can be largely ignore in standard fantasy leagues come draft time.
Jun 30 - 9:42 AM

Kristaps Porzingis said he hurt his leg in a workout last week.

The injury kept him to just "five to 10 minutes" of the workout. It sounds minor and it shouldn't affect his offseason plans. Porzingis is likely going to come off the bench in his first season, which could be a positive for a guy who really needs to add some weight to his frame. He could be a stud in long-term leagues, but don't have high hopes this season.
Jun 29 - 4:52 PM

The Knicks are frontrunners for Arron Afflalo in free agency.

The Knicks really need some help on the wing, so expect them to go after guys like DeMarre Carroll and Wesley Matthews, too. Afflalo had an abysmal finish with the Blazers last year, averaging 10.6 points, 2.7 boards, 1.1 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.4 treys on 41.4 percent from the field in 30.1 minutes. Afflalo wasn't great with the Nuggets last year either, so the Knicks will be hoping he can be more like the 2013-14 version of himself.
Jun 29 - 2:46 PM

Carmelo Anthony has put in phone calls to DeAndre Jordan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but has also put in calls to Greg Monroe and Arron Afflalo, sources told ESPN.

When we're tracking who a player is calling before free agency even begins, things are officially ridiculous. Regardless, the Knicks have a much better chance at landing realistic targets like Monroe and AA than Jordan and Aldridge, so perhaps Melo is actually doing his organization a favor.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 2:14 PM

Kristaps Porzingis said that he thinks he's a good fit in the triangle offense.

In a full interview, Porzingis reveals his desires for his basketball career, his passion for the game (and the Knicks) and a lot of his dynamic personality. Although Knicks fans are unfamiliar with Porzingis and his game, we think he'll be just fine in New York.
Jun 29 - 9:22 AM

The New York Post confirmed that Guillermo Hernangomez will remain with Sevilla in Spain next season.

The buyout for Hernangomez is too steep for the Knicks right now, but New York would like to bring him over for the 2016-17 season. Hernangomez and Kristaps Porzingis played together in Spain and they are said to be good friends. Hernangomez averaged 10.6 points, 6.2 boards, 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks in the ACB last season, and we will continue to monitor his progress closely.
Jun 28 - 10:36 AM

Phil Jackson would like to re-sign Alexey Shved according to the New York Post.

Shved came alive during the month of March with averages of 16.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.9 three-pointers, but his season was cut short due to a cracked rib. The Knicks added Jerian Grant during the NBA Draft, but Shved could still have a decent role in New York if he decides to come back. We will keep a close eye on this story this summer.
Jun 28 - 9:50 AM

According to the New York Post, Phil Jackson would like to re-sign Jason Smith this summer.

Smith surprisingly managed to play in all 82 games last season, averaging 8.0 points, 4.0 boards and 1.7 assists in 21.8 minutes per game. Phil Jackson would like Smith to be his backup center next season, but his playing time would depend on who the Knicks bring in this summer during free agency. In terms of fantasy, Smith is more of a deep-league asset.
Jun 28 - 9:33 AM


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