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Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for Enes Kanter.

Kanter is being accused of providing financial support to exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed for a failed coup in 2016. The Turkish government would like Kanter to be arrested and extradited, but for that to happen, the U.S. would need to be convinced that Kanter committed a crime prosecutable in the United States. Kanter has been an outspoken critic of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and maintains his innocence.
Source: ESPN
Jan 16 - 11:38 AM

Mitchell Robinson (groin) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Wizards.

The Knicks have been hinting for a while now that Robinson could make it back to the court for their London game, so maybe he'll be able to get back out there after a month-long absence. Robinson has flashed his upside a few times this season, and with 1.8 swats per game, he has some value as a shot-blocking specialist in deep leagues. He'll likely be brought along slowly, but Luke Kornet will likely drop out of the rotation once he's fully up to speed.
Jan 16 - 10:24 AM

As expected, Enes Kanter did not fly with the team to London and will not play in Thursday's game vs. the Wizards.

Kanter had missed the past two games due to an illness, but returned to practice on Monday. If Thursday's game were in the States, he would be good to go. However, due to the concerns for his personal safety traveling abroad, Kanter will stay home. Luke Kornet will likely draw another start at center, and Mitchell Robinson (groin) is hopeful he will be cleared to play on Thursday.
Jan 15 - 9:12 AM

Mitchell Robinson (groin) is hopeful to get back to the court for Thursday's game in London.

Robinson has been targeting Thursday's game for some time now, and David Fizdale said he'll be going through some 5-on-5 practices before an official decision is made. If he's able to get through the increased workload without experiencing a setback, he should be able to get back out there on Thursday, although he'll likely have a minutes limit in his first game back from a month-long absence. That said, he's on the radar as a speculative add in deep leagues for those seeking a shot-blocking specialist.
Jan 14 - 4:41 PM

Enes Kanter (illness) was present at Monday's practice.

Kanter missed the past two games due to an illness, and he won't be traveling with the team to London, so Thursday will mark his third consecutive game on the sidelines. He should remain on your bench in all weekly leagues, but he should be able to get back out there for Monday's matchup with the Thunder. Luke Kornet and Noah Vonleh will continue to split the center duties in his absence.
Jan 14 - 3:52 PM

The Knicks have signed guard Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract.

Allen has been playing with their G-League team, averaging 13.7 points, 5.7 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.7 triples. He'll have up to 45 days of NBA eligibility, but he's still miles off the fantasy radar.
Jan 14 - 10:29 AM

Frank Ntilikina had an okay game in 28 minutes off the bench on Sunday, tallying eight points, six assists, two rebounds, two steals, one block and zero turnovers.

Ntilikina was back in action following a three-game absence, which resulted in Trey Burke picking up a DNP-CD, and this was one of his better performances. That said, he’s been woefully inconsistent this season, and with just one game on the schedule for New York next week, he’s not worth grabbing anywhere.
Jan 13 - 5:12 PM

Lance Thomas moved into the starting lineup on Sunday but finished with just four points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover in 19 minutes.

Thomas got the start but did a whole lot of nothing, which is the norm for him. He’ll likely return to the second unit on Thursday, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Jan 13 - 5:12 PM

Luke Kornet came off the bench for 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover across 34 minutes.

Kornet came off the bench for matchup-based reasons, but he still came through with a solid stat line. He also broke a four-game streak of being confined to single digits in the scoring department, and he got his buckets efficiently, going 7-of-13 from the field and 6-of-8 from the stripe. Mitchell Robinson (groin) might make it back to the court for Thursday’s game in London, so that will impact Kornet’s minutes.
Jan 13 - 5:11 PM

Noah Vonleh was dominated by Joel Embiid on Sunday, finishing with just three points, two rebounds, one assist and two blocks to his credit over 18 minutes.

Vonleh couldn’t get anything going against Embiid, missing all three of his shots while constantly getting boxed out for the boards. Luckily, he’ll draw a much more favorable matchup against the Wizards on Thursday in London, so he shouldn’t have much trouble bouncing back.
Jan 13 - 5:11 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. (hamstring) did not leave the bench during Sunday's loss to the 76ers.

Hardaway was technically available for this one, but he didn’t actually step foot on the court due to the hamstring injury. He’s been great when he’s played this season, but with New York having no shot of making the postseason, there’s a decent chance THJ will be missing random games down the stretch. This is a reminder that after he strings together a few nice games, owners may want to consider selling high.
Jan 13 - 5:10 PM

Damyean Dotson finished Sunday's loss to the 76ers with eight points, four rebounds, five assists, two 3-pointers and one turnover in 36 minutes.

Dotson got the start with Tim Hardaway Jr. (hamstring) unavailable, but he didn’t do much with the increased opportunity, going scoreless through the first half of action and he only attempted a total of five shots throughout the game; making just two of them. The Knicks are off until Thursday, and THJ may be able to make it back for that one, so there’s not much incentive to grab Dotson.
Jan 13 - 5:10 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay went 7-of-17 from the field and 4-of-4 from the stripe on his way to 19 points over 28 minutes during Sunday's loss to the 76ers.

Mudiay got off to a slow start in this one, scoring just six points on 2-of-6 shooting through the first half of action, but he managed to turn things around a bit after halftime. He added four rebounds, one 3-pointer, four assists, one steal and three turnovers while he was out there, and he's been the only reliable PG in New York this season.
Jan 13 - 5:10 PM

Kevin Knox put on a show during Sunday's narrow loss to the 76ers, going 12-of-23 from the field and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe for a career-high 31 points over 44 minutes.

Knox is the sixth-youngest player in NBA history to score at least 30 points, with only Kobe Bryant, Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Jaren Jackson and LeBron James doing so at a younger age. He added four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, two steals and four turnovers while he was out there, and he'll look to keep his hot streak alive on Thursday with a favorable matchup against the Wizards.
Jan 13 - 5:09 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. (hamstring) won't start, but is available for Sunday's game against the 76ers.

It's odd that THJ is not in the starting lineup if available, which could mean that he won't play. It's hard to say at this point, but it's probably best to avoid him today if you can. Damyean Dotson and Lance Thomas join Noah Vonleh, Kevin Knox and Emmanuel Mudiay in the starting lineup.
Jan 13 - 12:57 PM


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