Player News - Knicks

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Kevin Seraphin will work out for the Pacers, according to Yann Ohnona of L'Equipe.

Seraphin has rejected offers from overseas in the interest of staying in the NBA and the Pacers may be the opportunity he's been waiting for. While Seraphin has played well in spurts, the 26-year-old isn't consistent enough to warrant consideration in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Hoops Hype
Aug 30 - 9:16 AM

Lance Thomas said he's still focusing on his 3-point shot this summer even though he shot an impressive 40.4 percent from deep last season.

"I’m still working on that," Thomas said. "I’m working on things that are going to help us win. I’m watching a lot of film this summer because I could have been better last season." He will have a role after signing a four-year, $27 million deal this summer, but his minutes will be capped in the 20s while Carmelo Anthony is healthy. He averaged 8.2 points and 2.2 rebounds with 0.7 3-pointers per game last season, so he won't be a target in standard leagues.
Aug 28 - 12:30 PM

David Pick is reporting that Kevin Seraphin has rejected several offers both from China and Europe and he's still waiting for some offers from the NBA.

Seraphin, an unrestricted free agent, recently hired Bouna Ndiaye of Klutch Sports as his agent. Seraphin played well occasionally last season in New York, but was far too inconsistent to earn regular playing time. The majority of NBA teams have filled most of their roster spots by this point, so Seraphin may have a hard time securing a guaranteed contract in the States.
Source: Sportando
Aug 27 - 9:44 AM

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Kevin Seraphin is still hoping to find another job in the NBA despite drawing interest from FC Barcelona.

The 26-year-old big man clearly hasn't generated much interest around the NBA after a quiet season in New York and he's running out of time. We'll keep an eye on this, but it's doubtful that Seraphin will land in a situation that will allow him to hold standard-league fantasy value.
Aug 26 - 9:46 AM

Carmelo Anthony's college coach, Jim Boeheim, said that it's "unlikely" Melo will ever win an NBA championship.

"He's unlikely to win an NBA title,'' Boeheim said. "He's never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title. As a player, all you can do is try to make your team better, and every team he's been on he's made them a lot better. Denver hadn't done anything prior to him getting there and he took them into the playoffs. They weren't going to beat the Lakers or the Spurs. In those years, they won the championship most of the time." Well, at least he has three gold medals.
Source: ESPN
Aug 24 - 10:24 AM

Derrick Rose said that the trade sending him away from his hometown of Chicago to New York took him by surprise.

"I couldn’t believe it. I was kind of hurt at first, of course, coming from my hometown and moving, period," Rose said. "Being away from my kids and away my family, that’s going to get to you, no matter who you are. You’re going to be emotional about it." Rose added that he is happy to be suiting up for the Knicks, he loves the culture that Phil Jackson is creating in New York and is ready for everyone to see a "more mature player." With Brandon Jennings backing him up, Rose will likely have his minutes closely monitored, so it's going to be tough to invest anything more than a late-round selection on the former MVP.
Aug 24 - 10:18 AM

Derrick Rose said he thinks the Knicks can be a title contender this season.

Though Rose has been knocked for his confidence in his team as of late, he didn't reverse course in his latest comments. "I feel like I’m not done," Rose said. "It’s a new start. I feel rejuvenated, and when you put all that together, when I step on the floor, I really don’t know what to expect. What I’m doing right now is just preparing myself for something big. I think we have a chance to win every game, and in the league, that’s rare." Rose is still just 27 years old, but he's too inefficient and risky to be anything more than a late-round pick in most fantasy drafts.
Aug 23 - 12:05 PM

Derrick Rose said that he won't take back his comments about the Knicks being in the same "Super Team" class as the Warriors.

"I still believe that," Rose said. "Like I said, with that Super Team term, you have to be very careful, I guess, if you’re in the United States. But I feel like if you’re in any team in the NBA -- it don’t have to be the NBA, it could be the college level, high school level -- you should believe in yourself and have the confidence in yourself that you’re playing on a super team anywhere." If the Knicks struggle this season, this won't be the last time that Rose will have to defend those comments. He's expected to "share the ball more" with the Knicks, but remains a risky fantasy target due to his inefficient style of play and durability issues.
Source: ESPN NY
Aug 22 - 10:20 AM

Carmelo Anthony scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting during Team USA's gold medal win on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and one turnover in 18 minutes.

Melo became the first player in men's USA Basketball history to take home three gold medals, and he got emotional talking about it after the game saying: "I've committed to this in '04. I've seen the worst, and I've seen the best, and I stuck with it. I'm here today, three gold medals later." He also confirmed that the 2016 Olympic Games will be his last outing with the US squad. Anthony looked healthy throughout the Olympics, and he could be in for a nice fantasy season running in Jeff Hornacek's up-tempo offense with some improved talent around him.
Aug 21 - 5:19 PM

Derrick Rose plans to "share the ball more" with the Knicks next season.

"With the Bulls ... the offense really went through me and Jimmy [Butler]," Rose said. "With the Knicks, we have [Kristaps Porzingis], we have [Carmelo Anthony], we have [Joakim Noah] rolling to the rim. We’ve got Courtney [Lee]." Rose posted a career-low assist rate last season, at 25.5 percent, and anyone who owns the players mentioned above should be hoping that his actions support his words.

Willy Hernangomez turned in arguably the best game of his career in a win over France on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with six rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 17 minutes.

He feasted around the basket during this game with a lot of beautiful cuts to get him set up. Hernangomez will be joining the Knicks this season, but he's still unlikely to get in the rotation out of the gate.He has a decent fantasy ceiling as a decent shooter, so it'll be worth watching to see if he can lock up some backup big-man minutes.
Aug 17 - 3:15 PM

Baron Davis said he isn't considering playing in the D-League next season.

While Davis played six games int he D-League last season, he's aiming higher and wants his comeback to be in the NBA. "Nah, I’m trying to get back to the NBA. The real thing," Davis said when asked if he'd consider the D-League again. While it would be a great story to see the 37-year-old back in the NBA, a training camp invite is his best hope at this point.
Source: LA Times
Aug 16 - 10:40 AM

Baron Davis is still hoping to land another contract in the NBA.

The two-time All-Star hasn't played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season, but he did play six games in the D-League last season, averaging 12.8 points in 22 minutes a game. Davis has been keeping himself in shape by playing in the Drew League, but the best-case scenario for him would be to get a training camp invite.
Source: LA Times
Aug 15 - 10:08 AM

Phil Jackson said Joakim Noah was "somebody that's been on my list for quite a long time as far as when he's available."

"I’d like to have this guy as a leader with the defensive attitude that he carries and the teamwork that he likes to promote," P-Jax said. "I think most players in the NBA recognize this. So bringing him in as initially the first choice on the free-agent market I think kind of solidified what we want to get accomplished." Noah is a good on-paper fit for the new look Knicks, but he's going to have to prove he can stay healthy and be effective for critics to be silenced.
Aug 13 - 4:19 PM

Joakim Noah said his left shoulder has completely healed.

He had season-ending surgery to repair a dislocation in January, but he was always expected to be ready in time for the 2016-17 season. The Knicks paid him $72 million over four years to be their starting center, but it remains to be seen if the 31-year-old veteran can manage to stay healthy this season. The durability concerns makes him a shaky fantasy target.
Aug 13 - 9:28 AM


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