Player News - Knicks

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Noah Vonleh believes he can "definitely bring a lot" to the Knicks.

"They lost guys like Kyle O’Quinn, and [Kristaps] Porzingis is hurt right now," Vonleh said. "Enes Kanter is a great rebounder, but I think I can help with that and bring energy.’’ The 23-year-old power forward is still raw offensively, but Marc Berman of the New York Post speculates that his rebounding ability could give him a chance to carve out a role -- Vonleh averaged 12.8 boards per 36 minutes last season. He's still well off the fantasy radar in 12-team leagues for now.
Aug 19 - 10:47 AM

Tim Hardaway wasn't happy when Jeff Hornacek was fired as the Knicks head coach, but he's buying what defensively-minded coach David Fizdale is selling.

"He’s respected around the league,’’ Hardaway said. "He does bring that type of vibe and character around the team that makes you want to go out there and compete each and every day for him. That’s what we love about him." Hardaway should be one of the top scoring options for the Knicks this season after posting eighth-round fantasy value last season, but might have a hard time finding others to agree with his thoughts on the Knicks making the playoffs this year. "I see my team making the playoffs with coach Fiz and his new style of play and his attention to detail and holding everyone accountable. I feel we can get there."
Aug 18 - 8:02 PM

The Knicks will play in seven back-to-back sets before Christmas.

According to the New York Post, there is "still a chance" Kristaps Porzingis could return to action around Christmas, but its fair to say he almost certainly won't be playing in back-to-back sets before that point. The Knicks also are tied for an NBA-high 15 back-to-back sets on the year, so that's another minor negative to KP's value. If you want to draft him as a playoff stash in a competitive league, you'd better be sure you crush the other picks in your draft.
Aug 10 - 5:49 PM

The Knicks remain "unlikely to reincorporate" Joakim Noah into the team, according to ESPN.com's Ian Begley and Adrian Wojnarowski.

The report adds assuming general manager Scott Perry continues to be unable to find a trade that includes Noah, the Knicks will use the NBA's waive-and-stretch provision to release Noah sometime after Sep. 1. Noah still has two years and $37.8 million left on his deal, and clearly the Knicks can't find a deal involving the 33-year-old big man.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 8 - 5:58 PM

Nate Robinson said he has not yet signed a contract to play in Lebanon and will continue to weigh his options in hopes of getting an NBA training camp invite.

It was reported earlier in the week that Nate had inked a one-year deal to play for Homenetmen in Lebanon next season; however, Robinson himself says that is not true. Still, it's unlikely he gets a shot at returning to the NBA. His last appearance in the league came in October of 2015.
Aug 4 - 12:05 PM

Frank Ntilikina will play for the French national team at the FIBA Basketball World Cup European Qualifiers in September.

France is coached by Vincent Collet, whom Ntilikina played for at Strasbourg in 2016-17. Ntilikina averaged 5.9 points, 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 21.9 minutes as a rookie in New York last season. He should see his playing time increase in 2018-19, as the Knicks are committed to developing their young core.
Source: FIBA.com
Aug 3 - 9:21 AM

Nate Robinson has signed a deal to play for Homenetmen in Lebanon next season.

Robinson last played in the NBA in October of 2015 for the Hornets. He has attempted numerous comebacks but has not been able to secure another NBA contract.
Aug 2 - 9:16 AM

Per a report in the New York Post, there's "still a chance" that Kristaps Porzingis will return to game action around Christmas.

Late December would be a best-case scenario for Porzingis and the Knicks. Per the Post, the Knicks will have a better idea of a Porzingis timetable in September, when KP arrives for training camp in New York. Porzingis has said he’s "healing really fast" and "jumping a little," but not running yet.
Jul 31 - 11:56 AM

Johnny O'Bryant is reportedly finalizing a deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

O'Bryant played for the Bucks, Nuggets and Hornets during his four years in the NBA. Last season, he averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per contest for Charlotte. He was traded to the Knicks in February but was immediately waived by New York.
Jul 31 - 10:17 AM

Kristaps Porzingis said that he's "healing really fast."

"He’s going to come back a different monster," Porzingis' trainer Larry Sanders said. "He was hard to deal with before, but he’ll be much harder to deal with after." He's not running yet, but he's been getting up shots and doing upper body weight work. The goal is to take it slow and not put too much stress on his knee coming out of surgery. "We’re doing all the right things that we don’t rush anything," Porzingis said. "It’s been really, really smooth so far." There's no timetable for his return, but it likely won't be until the calendar turns to 2019.
Jul 30 - 1:31 PM

J.P. Tokoto has reached an agreement with Israeli club, Hapoel Eilat.

He played five games with the Warriors summer league team but he still has some offensive issues with a lack of a jumper. Tokoto was in Australia last year and the 24-year-old wing will likely remain overseas for the foreseeable future.
Source: Sportando
Jul 28 - 1:26 PM

Knicks coach David Fizdale traveled to Latvia to meet with Kristaps Porzingis this week.

Fizdale and his wife have spent time with KP and his family in his hometown of Liepaja, Latvia. "The NBA is a small world and you kinda know people from afar. But this trip is more about getting to know him intimately. Know his family, know where he's from, kinda get to see what made him 'Kristaps,'" Fizdale said in an interview with Latvian television network LSM. Fizdale is well aware of how important it is to develop a strong relationship with your star player after his fallout with Marc Gasol.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 27 - 11:58 AM

Lamar Odom announced via Instagram that he will play next season in China.

Odom does not provide details as to which team he will join, but it's good to see that Odom, who has battled serious substance abuse issues, is apparently healthy enough to return to competitive basketball. Odom last played in the NBA back in 2012-13 for the Clippers.
Jul 26 - 10:51 AM

The Knicks have signed Kadeem Allen.

No word on the details of the deal, but this could just be a training camp deal or a low-end roster-filling move. Allen was waived by the Celtics earlier this month, where he mostly spent time in the G-League. He got called up but mostly due to the numerous injuries in Boston and only scored 3.0 points and had 2.0 assists per game.
Jul 25 - 4:41 PM

Kristaps Porzingis (knee) said the main reason he's been rehabbing in Madrid is because of the world-class facilities.

He said that his family is still with him, and he has a good team around him in the rehab process. In the Players' Tribune interview, KP mentioned he's seen his injury a thousand times, he said he has been focusing on the mental aspects of his rehab and that being the "main struggle" so far, and he has been doing yoga recently, too. Porzingis said he wants to be Defensive Player of the Year and MVP one day, but that won't be happening this year as the Knicks ease him back after his ACL tear from last season.
Jul 25 - 2:54 PM


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