Player News - Knicks

Date: Team: Pos:

Jason Smith had 11 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and a steal on 5-of-10 shooting in another start on Wednesday.

Smith is quietly playing well for the Knicks, as the tankers give guys heavy minutes who probably have no business getting heavy NBA minutes. Smith is averaging 11.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and a ridiculous 34 minutes a game over his last five, making him worth a look in many leagues. Then again, he's Jason Smith.
Jan 29 - 4:13 AM

Tim Hardaway came off the bench for 14 points, two rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

He easily outplayed Dion Waiters tonight and hit 4-of-8 shots from the floor, which were all 3-pointers. Hardaway hasn't lived up to the hype this season, but has scored in double figures in seven straight games, and is averaging 15.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games. And that makes him worth owning if he can keep it going. But if given a choice, we'd rather have teammate Langston Galloway.
Jan 29 - 1:24 AM

Lance Thomas, who was cut by the Thunder earlier this season, had 17 points and five rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting in 25 minutes against his former team on Wednesday.

Really, any one of the Knicks could go off on any night, as most of them are no names, or are just old and outdated, and Thomas is no exception. He's scored either 16 or 17 points in three straight games and it sounds like the Knicks plan on keeping both Thomas and Lou Amundson around going forward, although they're both playing on 10-day contracts right now.
Jan 29 - 1:20 AM

Langston Galloway started at shooting guard on Wednesday and had 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting in 37 minutes.

The Knicks picked up their ninth win of the season, which probably ticks Phil Jackson off. Galloway was a little shaky coming into the night with the return of Jose Calderon (knee), but didn't flinch. He's scored in double figures in five straight games, has a steal in four straight, a 3-pointer in six straight, and is averaging 15.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five. Make sure he's not available in your leagues.
Jan 29 - 1:15 AM

Jose Calderon played through a knee injury on Wednesday and had four points, three rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 27 minutes.

Langston Galloway (18 points) is still the guard you want to own in New York, as Calderon is likely just biding his time before being traded out of the Big Apple.
Jan 29 - 1:11 AM

Lou Amundson started at center and had five points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in Wednesday's surprising win over the Thunder.

Amundson has started in five straight games and has gotten a little better in each one. And when we say "a little," we mean it. He's averaging 4.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over that stretch, which means he's probably not going to help your fantasy team, unless you're willing to punt points for a couple blocks. Phil Jackson is probably livid the Knicks won this game (their ninth of the season), but you can't say they're not trying to lose as long as Amundson is a starting NBA center.
Jan 29 - 1:07 AM

Carmelo Anthony (rest) is questionable to play against the Pacers on Thursday.

This news was expected because Melo is not going to play on most back-to-back sets. He played well on Wednesday in a win over the Thunder, scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes. His owners will want to bench him for Thursday while Lance Thomas, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Langston Galloway will play more.
Jan 28 - 11:25 PM

Cole Aldrich (left shin contusion) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

It was unclear when he suffered the injury, but the Knicks will just keep him out. Aldrich was already losing minutes to Jason Smith and Lance Thomas, so he can be cut in most leagues.
Jan 28 - 9:18 PM

Amare Stoudemire (wrist, ankle) is not expected to play until next week.

That means he won't play on Thursday against the Pacers as well as tonight. Stoudemire misses game as much as any player, so his fantasy owners are probably not going to want to bother. Expect to see more of Lance Thomas, Jason Smith and Cole Aldrich.
Jan 28 - 6:28 PM

Carmelo Anthony will start vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

He missed Saturday's game to get some rest, which may be a theme during busy stretches of the schedule. The good news is that his knee is still holding up, but owners will have to monitor his status on a daily basis -- New York plays a back-to-back vs. the Pacers on Thursday, and there are no guarantees that Melo will be available. Stay tuned.
Jan 28 - 6:27 PM

Travis Wear (hip) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He hurt his hip recently and the injury does not sound serious. Wear doesn't play much while Carmelo Anthony is in the lineup, so he can be left on the wire in most cases unless you're stashing in a very deep league.
Jan 28 - 6:25 PM

Jose Calderon (knee) will start against the Thunder on Wednesday night.

Langston Galloway will start at shooting guard. Calderon appears to be close to 100 percent after receiving so much time off from a bruised knee. He's still going to be a risky play because Russell Westbrook figures to carve him up throughout the game. Galloway is still a fantasy option tonight and plays well next to Calderon.
Jan 28 - 6:22 PM

Jose Calderon (knee) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He is a little closer to doubtful to play after a knee injury from the weekend. Calderon has really struggled on both ends and the team might not want to put him at the mercy of Russell Westbrook. Fantasy owners can plan on him sitting while Langston Galloway figures to start again.
Jan 28 - 2:35 PM

Updating a previous report, Langston Galloway has officially signed a contract with the Knicks that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

Galloway has been logging heavy minutes for a depleted Knicks' team, and he is averaging 12.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals this season. That's good enough for low-end value in standard leagues, and he can only improve if and when Jose Calderon is traded away.
Jan 27 - 2:45 PM

Langston Galloway has reportedly agreed to a deal that will keep him with the Knicks.

With Galloway's second 10-day contract set to expire on Tuesday, this move will keep the 23-year-old with the Knicks for at least this season. We don't currently have word if Galloway got the guaranteed contract he had been seeking for 2015-16, but he's worth owning in standard fantasy leagues as long as he continues to see big minutes for the Knicks.
Jan 27 - 12:04 PM


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