Player News - Knicks

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Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek suggested on Tuesday that Joakim Noah will not return to the Knicks this season.

"I think that is the plan," Hornacek said after practice. The Knicks sent Noah away after he and Hornacek got into a skirmish at practice on Jan. 24, when Noah was upset that he played less than five minutes the night before. "That’s something that happened three weeks ago, four weeks ago," Hornacek said. "We’ve moved on. He’s ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else." While this story has no fantasy impacts, Noah could have helped a team missing Kristaps Porzingis. Noah's NBA career appears to be winding down in his 10th season.
Source: Newsday
Feb 20 - 10:16 PM

Michael Beasley missed practice on Tuesday due to "right ear irritation."

This is all we have to work with, but we'll put him on the injury report to be safe. With that said, we'd be very surprised if he wasn't ready for Thursday's game vs. the Magic. He's a must-own player right now and averaged 18.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in his last four games.
Feb 20 - 7:47 PM

The Knicks have signed F Troy Williams to a 10-day contract.

The Rockets waived Williams last week to sign Joe Johnson. The Knicks had an open roster spot, so they didn't need to cut anyone on their active roster. Williams played in 30 games for the Grizzlies and Rockets in 2016-17, but has appeared in just four contests for Houston this season. Williams might see some playing time in New York, as the Knicks are thin at small forward, but he can be left on waivers in standard-sized leagues
Feb 20 - 9:15 AM

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, the Knicks "are one of several teams to express interest" in Troy Williams.

The Rockets had to waive the 23-year-old forward to make room for Joe Johnson. Williams is expected to make a decision on where to sign "soon," but no other team is mentioned in the report. Williams was buried on the depth chart in Houston, but did have a really strong summer league and could be interesting on a rebuilding team like the Knicks. He's worth monitoring in very deep leagues.
Feb 19 - 8:37 PM

Joakim Noah reportedly had a physical altercation with Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek.

This was quite a while ago, but it's clear that Noah's days in New York are numbered. While no punches were thrown, Hornacek reportedly shoved Noah first before the two had to be separated. If Noah does part ways with the Knicks, the Wolves would be the most likely destination. "I know [Noah] wants to play. He wants to help win. He’s a great dude," Jimmy Butler said of his former teammate. "I talked to him a little bit, not a lot. All in all, I want him to be happy."
Feb 18 - 9:44 AM

Frank Ntilikina said he would love to start at point guard if coach Jeff Hornacek decides to replace Jarrett Jack in the starting lineup.

After the Knicks loss to the Wizards on Wednesday, Hornacek told reporters he would likely tinker with the starting lineup after the team returned from the All-Star break. The player most likely to be bumped to the bench is aging veteran Jarrett Jack. Ntilikina or newly acquired Emmanuel Mudiay are expected to inherit the starting PG gig. Either way, both Mudiay and Ntilikina should see additional minutes over the second half of the season.
Feb 17 - 9:40 AM

Courtney Lee started Wednesday's game and played 34 minutes, finishing with eight points, three rebounds and three assists.

C-Lee's shot just weren't falling, as he went 4-of-12 from the field and 0-of-5 from distance. He also failed to check Bradley Beal (36 points), and it just wasn't the veteran's night. Lance Thomas started the Knicks' previous game and this could evolve into an ever-changing rotation, especially once New York really goes young later in the season.
Feb 14 - 11:25 PM

Enes Kanter racked up 24 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and one block during a tough home loss on Wednesday, making 9-of-15 FGs and 6-of-8 FTs in 34 minutes.

New York dropped 72 points before halftime, which was their highest-scoring half all season, but they blew a massive lead and eventually fell to the visiting Wizards, 118-113. Kanter is rolling and he no longer faces a threat from Willy Hernangomez (or anyone else), so there's nothing between him and top-75 value the rest of the way.
Feb 14 - 11:25 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay (right ankle) came off the bench on Wednesday with eight points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 20 minutes.

Mudiay played through a minor ankle injury suffered on Monday and his status was never truly in doubt. The Knicks continue to start Jarrett Jack at PG but that's unlikely to last long after the break, so Mudiay's minutes could trend up in a hurry. He's worth a look if you need a PG and can live with lousy percentages and high turnovers -- as if to prove the point, he shot 3-of-9 from the field tonight with four turnovers.
Feb 14 - 11:16 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. busted out of his slump with style on Wednesday, scoring 37 points on 14-of-24 shooting with six 3-pointers, five rebounds, two steals and one assist in 40 minutes.

THJ came in shooting just over 25 percent in his previous seven games, but he had 32 points on 12-of-14 shooting by halftime tonight. He was probably on the bench in plenty of roto leagues, with owners tired of him pummeling their FG% category, but at least those owners have been reminded of his upside heading into the break. If nothing else, Hardaway Jr. has the green-light to shoot whether he's slumping or scorching.
Feb 14 - 11:15 PM

Lance Thomas will move to the bench against the Wizards on Wednesday.

He got the start on Monday because of the 76ers size, but he'll be a reserve here. Thomas isn't a lock for minutes and the Knicks should look to play their young guys soon.
Feb 14 - 7:15 PM

Courtney Lee is listed as the starter on Wednesday, which sends Lance Thomas to the bench.

Lee hogged most of the minutes on Monday anyway, so this doesn't have a big practical impact on fantasy lineups.
Feb 14 - 7:14 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay (right ankle) will play Wednesday vs. the Wizards, as expected.

Mudiay twisted his ankle on Monday, but he was never listed on the injury report and always expected to play. He's a hit-or-miss option, and the field goal percentage can be annoying, but he has a lot more value in points leagues. In category based formast, he's more of a deep league guy.
Feb 14 - 5:55 PM

Rockets waive F Troy Williams.

He's given the Rockets some depth at times over the last two years, but he'll likely be signing elsewhere on a 10-day deal soon.
Feb 14 - 4:22 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay said he twisted his right ankle in Monday's loss to the Sixers, but he is not on the injury report and is expected to play Wednesday vs. the Wizards.

Mudiay told reporters that he twisted the ankle early in Monday's game and that it limited his mobility. This is noteworthy, as his right ankle has been a career-long issue for Mudiay. He has missed time in each of his four pro seasons (including his time in China) due to right ankle injuries. As long as he stays healthy, he and Frank Ntilikina should continue to see plenty of playing time over the second half of the season.
Feb 14 - 9:21 AM


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