Player News - Knicks

Date: Team: Pos:

Damyean Dotson has been assigned to the G-League.

Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Clippers, so we'd expect Dotson to be recalled right away. If THJ sits on Monday, Dotson should be in the mix to see some minutes.
Nov 19 - 1:10 PM

Kristaps Porzingis said that his elbow isn't bothering him at the moment.

"Today's the day I'm almost back to normal," he said. "I almost don't feel it at all anymore." Porzingis has been battling some swelling in his elbow dating back to last season, and while he may have to address this issue in the offseason, his fantasy owners don't have much to worry about for now. If the Knicks can stay competitive in the East, that will certainly help his outlook and make it more likely that he plays through the pain down the stretch.
Nov 19 - 12:21 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Clippers.

He had X-rays after Friday's game, but they came back negative and was diagnosed with a sore left foot. Hardaway said he's not sure how he suffered this mysterious injury, but he said it's been bothering him since Thursday morning. THJ did not practice on Sunday, but check back on Monday morning to see if he's able to go through shootaround. If he can't play, rookie Damyean Dotson might get an opportunity to see minutes.
Nov 19 - 11:22 AM

Michael Beasley said he'd like to have a bigger role but is waiting patiently for his next chance.

"I think everybody wishes they played more — except the guys playing 45 minutes a night,’’ Beasley said. "But I’m not here to say what I need or want personally. Whatever the team needs. If they need me to play 40 minutes, I’ll play it. If they want me to clap on the bench, I’ll do it." His attitude has been great, and after two DNP-CDs in a row, Beasley gave the Knicks a lift with 10 points in 12 minutes vs. the Raptors on Friday. As long as Kristaps Porzingis is healthy, Beasley can be left on the wire.
Nov 19 - 10:51 AM

Joakim Noah, who has yet to be activated since returning from his suspension, said he "understands the situation."

The Knicks have four quality centers on their roster. Enes Kanter, Kyle O’Quinn and Willy Hernangomez are all ahead of Noah on the depth chart. Thus, it's hard to envision Noah finding a path to playing time as long as two of those three players are healthy. "I’m going to do my best in a team setting. That’s always been who I’ve been. I just want to be true to myself," said Noah. He should be left on waivers in all fantasy formats.
Nov 18 - 10:51 AM

Courtney Lee hit just 1-of-9 shots for three points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes vs. the Raptors on Friday.

He described himself as "a little sore" after taking a shot to the upper leg in his previous game, so maybe that's to blame for his poor shooting. However, Lee salvaged his fantasy line with some nice supporting stats and will continue to be a nice low-end value for his steals and triples.
Nov 17 - 10:17 PM

Kristaps Porzingis scored 13 points on 3-of-13 shooting with four rebounds, four blocks and two 3-pointers in Friday's 107-84 loss to the Raptors.

He has eight games with 30+ points this season and has been spoiling his fantasy owners, but he has slowed down a bit this week. "Teams are starting to play him differently, sometimes doubling, sometimes a guy cuts [to double]," coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Some nights guys make shots, some nights not. He’s still drawing a lot of attention that helps other guys." Porzingis ditched his arm sleeve tonight and his elbow isn't an immediate concern, and it's just a matter of time before he's putting up monster lines again.
Nov 17 - 10:08 PM

X-rays taken on Tim Hardaway Jr.'s left foot came back negative.

The Knicks are calling his injury a sore left foot for now, but it's a little concerning that he needed X-rays. THJ checked out of this game for good with three minutes to go in the fourth, but it was garbage time at that point and it's a good sign that he was playing through it. We'll put him on the injury report until we get an update at Saturday's practice. He finished with 13 points (5-of-11 FGs), five rebounds, one assist, three steals and three triples in 33 minutes. If THJ does end up missing time, we might get an extended look at rookie Damyean Dotson.
Nov 17 - 10:07 PM

Courtney Lee (leg) will play against the Raptors on Friday.

He is "a little sore" according to coach Jeff Hornacek. Lee took some contact to his upper leg late in the game on Wednesday, but he should be able to play his normal amount of minutes.
Nov 17 - 6:07 PM

Courtney Lee (hamstring) will play Friday vs. the Raptors.

Lee limped off the court on Wednesday's following the Knicks win over the Jazz. However, Lee said it was just cramping and that he's good to go for Friday night. Lee has been sneakily solid all season for the Knicks. He's averaging 11.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists 1.8 treys and 1.4 steals in 32.6 minutes this season. He ranks inside the top-70 overall in nine-category fantasy leagues.
Nov 17 - 12:44 PM

Ron Baker (shoulder) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. Toronto.

Baker had been dealing with an ankle issue earlier this season, but this is the first we are hearing of a shoulder injury. However, he has not played since the first week of the season, so there is no fantasy impact to note. Baker belongs on the waiver wire in all fantasy formats.
Nov 17 - 10:50 AM

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Joakim Noah will remain on the inactive list going forward.

"Jo’s a great team guy," Hornacek said. "He wants us to win. He sees how they’re playing right now. He doesn’t want to have to rock the boat but he is competitive and he wants to be out there to help us." Hornacek added that Noah has handled this "professionally," but it's likely just a matter of time before the Knicks try to clean up their logjam at center.
Source: Newsday
Nov 16 - 10:17 AM

Courtney Lee (leg) said that he'll be fine for Friday's game vs. the Raptors.

Coach Jeff Hornacek said after Wednesday's game that Lee tweaked his hamstring, but Lee later said that he was just cramping and that he took a knee to the tailbone. "I’m fine, bro,’’ Lee said. "I’ll be ready for the next game. I’m fine.’" Expect him to play, but Lee's owners can check back for an update after Friday's morning shootaround to be safe.
Nov 16 - 9:50 AM

Courtney Lee said he's noticed that Frank Ntilikina is more confident on the floor.

"He already had the physical gifts, being 6-5, 6-6, with long arms and the foot quickness and it's him just learning the terminology and learning where to be at," Lee said of the rookie. "You knew that was gonna take time, but he's matured fast." Ntilikina is tied for second in the league in steals per game (2.0), leading the NBA in steals per 36 minutes (3.5) and third in the league in deflections per 36 minutes (4.3), and coach Jeff Hornacek said the team has "great confidence" in him defensively. It won't be long before he's starting, so Ntilikina is a fun player to stash at the end of your roster.
Source: ESPN
Nov 16 - 9:32 AM

Updating a previous item, Courtney Lee (leg) said he cramped up in the fourth quarter and took a "knee to the butt bone" late in the game.

A bump to his leg is much better news than a hamstring muscle pull, so Lee is probably going to be able to suit up this weekend. For now, his fantasy owners should have him ready to roll on Friday against the Raptors. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Nov 15 - 10:51 PM

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