Player News - Knicks

Date: Team: Pos:

Courtney Lee (illness) is in the starting lineup against the Cavs on Thursday.

He was not feeling well this morning and could be limit. If he is, Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings could see some added minutes. Lee has been a sneaky asset in standard leagues and is a low-end hold.
Feb 23 - 8:13 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) arrived at practice early on Thursday and is fully expected to play against the Cavs.

He did not play in the final game before the break, so it was likely precautionary. If Courtney Lee (illness) can't play, Jennings could get some added minutes next to Derrick Rose.
Feb 23 - 4:29 PM

New York and Minnesota talks for a Derrick Rose trade have "stalled significantly," according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

This is music to the ears of Wolves fans. There is a chance Rose is still dealt, but the Knicks are not getting many bites on their expiring Rose contract. For now, expect Rose to stay put today.
Feb 23 - 2:44 PM

The Clippers and Knicks have discussed a trade involving Courtney Lee, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

The Knicks are reportedly looking for draft picks, which the Clippers don't have, so it's unclear how far these discussions have gone. Lee would be a nice real-world addition to the Clippers but it wouldn't help his fantasy stock.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 23 - 1:26 PM

Courtney Lee (illness) is still not feeling well on Thursday.

The good news is he was at shootaround and got shots up. He did not practice on Wednesday and should be considered questionable for tonight against the Cavs. If he can't go, we should see more Justin Holiday while Brandon Jennings will be next to Derrick Rose more often. Of course, the Knicks could be making a trade today.
Feb 23 - 10:54 AM

According to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, the Suns are interested in Mindaugas Kuzminskas.

The rookie forward has been a nice surprise for the Knicks, so New York isn't going to just give him away -- he's on a reasonable contract valued at $2.95 million in 2017-18 and $3.68 million in 2018-19. The Suns are possibly going to deal P.J. Tucker at the deadline, so a potential move to the Suns for Kuzminskas could be good for his fantasy value. Nothing is imminent and there are better stashes at the moment.
Feb 23 - 9:20 AM

The Knicks are looking to get a first round pick for Kyle O'Quinn, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

The trade market for centers is somewhat saturated, so that's a steep price on KOQ. He has $8.3 million over the next two years, so his deal is more cap friendly than a guy like Brook Lopez. A trade would likely hurt his fantasy value.
Feb 22 - 5:48 PM

Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour have been sent down for another D-League stint.

Neither of these guys are a part of the regular rotation in New York, so there's no fantasy spin here.
Feb 22 - 2:11 PM

Derrick Rose sat out the scrimmage portion of Wednesday's practice.

There's no injury to report here, so this is just going to add more fuel to the fire on the Rose trade speculation. The Knicks are reportedly actively shopping Rose, and he's received some interest around the league, with Tom Thibodeau being one of his more noted advocates. Rose hasn't been anything more than a late-round guy this season, and that's unlikely to change based on his jersey. His assist-to-turnover ratio is embarrassing, and he brings very little defensive stats to the table.
Feb 22 - 1:03 PM

Joakim Noah (left hamstring) was not able to practice on Wednesday.

Noah has already been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cavs, so it's not at all surprising to see him sit out Wednesday's practice, as it looks like he could be dealing with another lengthy absence after tweaking the injury just before the break. Willy Hernangomez will be drawing the start on Thursday night, and Kyle O'Quinn will have the opportunity for some extended minutes with the second unit.
Feb 22 - 12:50 PM

Courtney Lee (illness) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday.

Head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Lee has been too ill to be able to fly in to New York to rejoin the team, but he's still expecting him to be available for Thursday's matchup with the Cavs. Noah, tweaked his hamstring just before the break and has already been ruled out for Thursday's game, so this isn't at all surprising. In the off-chance that Lee can't give it a go on Thursday, Justin Holiday and Brandon Jennings would likely pickup most of his minutes. Stay tuned.

Some in the Clippers organization reportedly believe that Carmelo Anthony may be willing to waive his no-trade clause during the offseason.

Anthony doesn't seem very likely to waive the no-trade clause this year, but doing so during the offseason, when he'd have plenty of time to move his family to their new destination does seem like a possibility. Melo also reportedly doesn't want to give Phil Jackson the satisfaction of having run him out of town, so there are no guarantees that he'll ever waive that no-trade clause.
Source: ESPN
Feb 22 - 10:35 AM

Willy Hernangomez will start at center on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

Joakim Noah tweaked his hamstring right before the break and will probably miss extended time. The rookie looks like a great pickup and is averaging 11.7 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 block and 1.7 steals in three previous starts this season. His rest-of-season outlook is very promising, especially if the Knicks are sellers at the deadline.
Feb 21 - 8:10 PM

Joakim Noah (left hamstring) will not play on Thursday vs. the Cavaliers.

This will be the sixth game in a row on the shelf for the oft-injured big man as he tweaked his hamstring again right before the All-Star break. Based on his history, don't expect him back soon. Willy Hernangomez will draw the start according to coach Jeff Hornacek and looks like a great pickup in standard leagues. Kyle O'Quinn also gets a nice bump.
Feb 21 - 8:04 PM

Courtney Lee (illness) and Joakim Noah (left hamstring) did not practice on Tuesday.

Noah missed the last five games before the break, so it's a concern that he's not 100 percent yet. The Knicks could be sellers at the trade deadline and Noah's outlook would take a hit if they started rebuilding, so he belongs on the wire in most leagues. Kyle O'Quinn and Willy Hernangomez benefit every time Noah sits, but Hernangomez has the better outlook.


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