Player News - Knicks

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Alexey Shved made 2-of-7 from the field for eight points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

Coach Derek Fisher said he'd like to give Shved a longer look, but Shved still has to figure out how to produce. He's been one of the worst per-minute players in fantasy due to inefficient shooting, so we're not setting the bar too high for him.
Mar 4 - 9:43 PM

Langston Galloway scored 11 points with six rebounds and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He is coming off back-to-back six-point games, but today wasn't a great improvement considering he didn't have a single assist. Galloway has been flirting with top-100 value in his past 10 games, averaging 11.2 points, 5.4 boards, 2.7 dimes and 1.2 steals. He's still far from being a strong player to own in most formats given his inconsistency.
Mar 4 - 9:41 PM

Shane Larkin did not score in 26 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday with two rebounds and four assists.

He's played 27.3 minutes per game since his return to the lineup back on Feb. 27, averaging 8.3 points, 2.3 boards, 3.5 assists and 0.5 treys. Larkin could get hot, but he hasn't had consecutive good games for basically the entire season. No thanks for now.
Mar 4 - 9:40 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer on 5-of-17 from the field against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He did bang knees in the first quarter, but didn't need to miss time. Since starting back on Feb. 25, Hardaway Jr. hasn't been great with averages of 13.6 points, 3.6 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.4 treys on 40.0 percent from the field. He is showing signs of improvement, but fantasy owners can keep him on the wire in standard leagues for now. Keep an eye on him, though.
Mar 4 - 9:30 PM

Andrea Bargnani scored a game-high 25 points during a 105-82 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He bounced back from scoring only three points on Tuesday. Bargnani has been somewhat consistent besides Tuesday, averaging 17.8 points, 5.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.4 steals and 0.8 treys in 29.6 minutes per game over his last five. He's worth owning in standard leagues with the lack of talent around him, but his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting lines like this one most nights.
Mar 4 - 9:24 PM

Head coach Derek Fisher praised Alexey Shved for his impressive play in recent games.

"Alexey is continuing to find an identity and role within our team and showing us some ability to do some things in terms of handling the ball and making passes and plays,’’ Fisher said. "We have to continue to commit ourselves to helping him feel more and more comfortable every day. We have to rely on him even more because we’re sometimes inconsistent at the guard spots." Shved has averaged 13.0 points, 4.8 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.8 3-pointers in just 23 minutes per game over his last four, and due to the inconsistent play of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Langston Galloway, it looks like he is going to have a decent role moving forward. His shooting percentages and high turnover rate will make him a liability in standard leagues, but he is worth a flier in deeper leagues to see if he can continue to improve.
Mar 4 - 1:36 PM

The NBA has fined the Knicks an undisclosed amount for Phil Jackson's comments on D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State.

Russell is an exciting prospect that has turned heads during his freshman campaign at Ohio State, but NBA rules prohibit teams from publicly commenting on players who haven't officially declared for the draft. Jackson called Russell a "a great-looking kid" and a "great prospect" when he scouted last week's game between Ohio State and Nebraska, and considering that Russell is presumed by many to be a top-5 pick in this year's draft, at least now we know that the Knicks will be intrigued by him if he does declare for the draft.
Source: ESPN NY
Mar 4 - 9:30 AM

Jason Smith came off the bench again on Tuesday, posting 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, four rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes during a crushing loss to Sacramento.

He had only two points and five rebounds in 20 minutes on Saturday and isn't on the fantasy radar in typical leagues. It says a lot that Smith is backing up a starting duo of Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani.
Mar 3 - 10:04 PM

Andrea Bargnani played only 18 minutes during Tuesday's shellacking, finishing with three points on 1-of-4 shooting, three assists and zero rebounds, steals or blocks.

This awful game is compounded by the Knicks' two-game slate this week. The only good news is that New York plays five times in Week 20, which gives Bargnani some upside as the team's purported offensive centerpiece.
Mar 3 - 10:04 PM

Cole Aldrich was one of the only effective Knicks on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 20 minutes off the bench.

He made 4-of-6 field goals and would have enough upside to own if he weren't stuck in a low-minute backup role behind Andrea Bargnani and Lou Amundson. Deep-league owners may want to pick him up for help at center, but everyone else can let him float along on the wire.
Mar 3 - 10:03 PM

The Knicks were destroyed by the Kings on Tuesday, 86-124, with only Alexey Shved leading the team in scoring with 15 points on 4-of-11 FGs and 7-of-9 FTs.

Shved added seven boards, three dimes and a steal, and he was one of only three Knicks to score double-digit points, joining fellow reserves Shane Larkin (13 points) and Jason Smith (13 points). Shved's 33 minutes were also a team-high and he's now averaging 13.0 points, 0.8 threes, 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals over the past four games. That's enough to warrant attention in deeper formats while Jose Calderon (Achilles) is out, but most owners should take a skeptical view of Shved -- he's shooting 38.7 percent this season and this was the first time he's cracked the 30-minute barrier.
Mar 3 - 10:02 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. started vs. the Kings on Tuesday but struggled in 16 minutes of action, scoring seven points with one rebound, two assists and no defensive stats.

He shot 2-of-7 with both of his makes coming from beyond the arc, and the limited minutes were a product of the lopsided score. THJ figures large in the Knicks' rest-of-season rotation and anyone seeking scoring and 3-point shooting should hang onto him despite tonight's dud.
Mar 3 - 10:01 PM

Jose Calderon (achilles) will be out for at least two weeks.

He'll be reevaluated at that point. This means Calderon will miss at least the next 14 days, and it sounds like there is a good chance he'll miss additional time beyond that. Without the veteran in the lineup, expect Langston Galloway and Shane Larkin to see the bulk of minutes at point guard as Derek Fisher gets creative with his lineups. Of the two, Galloway is the one to target in standard leagues, while Larkin has to show us something real to earn any additional consideration.
Mar 2 - 1:20 PM

TMZ reports that Baron Davis is "in talks to return to the NBA."

TMZ also reports that Davis is in communication with multiple teams including the Clippers, Cavs and Lakers. The last time we saw Davis on the floor was when he shredded his knee on the Knicks at the end of the 2011-12 season, so it's been almost three full seasons since he was last in the league. That's a long way of saying we'll believe it when we see it.
Source: TMZ
Mar 2 - 9:19 AM

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a game-high 22 points during a 103-98 win over the Raptors on Saturday with seven rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.

He is coming off an 18-point game and is finally stringing some good games together. Still, Hardaway Jr. doesn't hand out assists, isn't adept in the steals department and is still making just 39 percent from the field on the season. He's more of a points and 3-pointers specialist.
Feb 28 - 10:47 PM


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