Player News - Knicks

Date: Team: Pos:

Joakim Noah (personal) was an active participant during Wednesday's practice.

Noah missed the first day of training camp due to the birth of his daughter, but he's since returned to the team. Noah is 31 years old, has struggled with health throughout his career, and was not productive during his 29 games on the court last year. That being said, the move to New York could be just what the doctor ordered for Noah to reestablish himself as one of the elite centers in the league, so he's someone to consider as a potential late-round gamble.
Sep 28 - 12:07 PM

Kristaps Porzingis said he's feeling more comfortable with his improved ball handling skills.

"My ballhandling is better now," said Porzingis. "I just feel comfortable with the ball now. So you’re going to see some new stuff this season. You’re going to see some new stuff and hopefully some more put-back dunks." After a breakout rookie season, the 21-year-old will look to expand his game in 2016-17 and will be a solid early-round pick in standard league fantasy drafts.
Sep 27 - 9:11 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek told Courtney Lee the Knicks are going to "run a lot" this season.

Hornacek's teams have been fast in the past while the Knicks have been really slow. Specifically, the Knicks have been in the bottom seven for each of the last four seasons, but some of that has to do with personnel. Lee isn't going to light it up in the scoring column, but he's a sneaky low-demand target with a high floor in the later rounds of drafts.
Sep 26 - 7:50 PM

Carmelo Anthony said that he's in the best shape that he's been in "in a long time."

He turned 32 years old back in May, but got a head start on his conditioning by playing for Team USA this summer. The Knicks will push the pace this season and Anthony should get some easier buckets in transition, so the coaching change should be great for his value. He tends to fall in fantasy drafts, but he's still a nice pick towards the end of the early rounds.
Sep 26 - 2:26 PM

Phil Jackson said that Mindaugas Kuzminskas has a "fluid game."

"A good shooter from the outside, can shoot the 3-pointer, runs the court well, makes the passes you’d expect of a knowledgeable player," Jackson said of his new acquisition. "He can play the 3. Jeff [Hornacek] even mentioned he’s talented enough to play a guard role. He’s going to be a process but we like what we see.’’ Kuzminskas isn't expected to be in the rotation right away, but a strong camp could change things. It's important to take these preseason quotes with a grain of salt.
Sep 26 - 2:13 PM

Courtney Lee is expecting to take more 3-pointers this season.

"I think my 3-point attempt numbers will increase, because of our style of play," Lee said. "My teams in the past have played more through the post." The Knicks are expected to push the pace under Jeff Hornacek, and Lee has virtually no competition at shooting guard other than Justin Holiday -- the Knicks also don't plan on using Derrick Rose next to Brandon Jennings much. Lee has a nice floor in fantasy and is a solid pick in the later rounds for owners targeting points, steals and treys.
Sep 26 - 1:38 PM

Joakim Noah (personal) will miss the first day of training camp.

He was excused from the Knicks' media day on Monday and is expected to join the team on Wednesday. He's tending to a family matter, so hopefully it's nothing serious. Noah will the starting center in New York after the Knicks gave him a four-year, $72 million deal this summer.
Sep 26 - 11:32 AM

A detective from the LAPD has confirmed that there is an active criminal investigation against Derrick Rose.

The original lawsuit was civil and just for money, but this latest report means that Rose could be in serious trouble. Rose’s attorney Mark Baute had previously alleged that Bradan Anand (victim's attorney) was lying about an active criminal investigation in order to extort a settlement from Rose, but that's not the case. Rose will be speaking at the Knicks' media day on Monday, so we should hear more details soon. The trial will begin on Oct. 4, meaning Rose could miss several preseason games if he doesn't settle the suit.
Sep 26 - 9:47 AM

Phil Jackson wants Carmelo Anthony to run the lane more frequently.

Jackson believes the new guards on the roster in Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings will allow Melo to get out and run, something new coach Jeff Hornacek wants to do. At the end of the day, Melo is pretty well-established in his tendencies and it would be surprising to see a major change in his game at this stage of his career.
Sep 24 - 4:22 PM

Unrestricted free agent Cleanthony Early is not expected to attend Knicks training camp, a source told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The Knicks have a full roster that does not include Early, so we're not exactly breaking ground here. It's likely that the former second-round pick will have to head overseas in order to reestablish any kind of value stateside.
Sep 24 - 3:54 PM

Brandon Jennings (Achilles) is not expected to open training camp with any kind of minute restrictions.

Jennings looked pretty bad after returning from a torn Achilles last season, but that was somewhat expected given the nature of the injury. Now that he's had a full summer to train without focusing on rehab, we'll see what he can do in a backup role behind Derrick Rose. Jennings should have plenty of motivation operating on a one-year "prove it" deal, but he'll need Rose to miss time to have any kind of sustainable appeal in standard fantasy formats given the two point guards aren't expected to be deployed in the backcourt together often. That plan makes sense given both struggle with the outside shot.
Source: PBT
Sep 24 - 3:01 PM

Joakim Noah (shoulder) is not expected to have any kind of minute restrictions when training camp begins next week.

After appearing in just 29 games last season, Noah is fully healed and clearly motivated to silence a lot of critics and doubters. We like the on-paper fit in New York, but the charismatic center has to prove he can stay on the floor and be effective after signing a massive four-year, $72M deal this summer.
Source: PBT
Sep 24 - 2:57 PM

Phil Jackson said the Knicks are "not concerned" about a potential rape trial for Derrick Rose.

Perhaps Jackson and his organization should reevaluate their stance. "We're just going to let the process work itself out," the Zen Master said. "We understand this is a serious subject we’re talking about, but this has to be done outside of our control. It’s something we can’t control." The Knicks willingly traded for Rose this offseason knowing possible litigation could be forthcoming, and the organization can't continue to pretend it's a complete non-issue. As for Rose's on-court work, new coach Jeff Hornacek said that the point guard's body is "good." and he's not expected to have any kind of minute restrictions when training camp begins next week.
Source: PBT
Sep 24 - 2:53 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said he wants his players to "get out and try to get easy buckets."

This is uncharted territory for the Phil Jackson era. The Knicks have been in the bottom seven for pace in each of the last four seasons. This style of play should really help out guys like Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and really anyone in the rotation.
Sep 23 - 3:08 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek said he doesn't see Brandon Jennings playing next to Derrick Rose too often.

The Knicks are a bit thin on the wing, but they do have Justin Holiday and Courtney Lee to handle the two. The Knicks aren't planning to manage Rose's minutes, but the smart money will be on that changing early in the season. Jennings should have a couple blips on the radar for DFS, but he's still not worthy of drafting in most leagues.
Sep 23 - 2:49 PM


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