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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

X-rays on Luke Kornet's left ankle were inconclusive. He will have an MRI.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter said he's not happy with being out of the rotation, which he learned of from a conversation with David Fizdale after the Knicks returned to London. He said he loves New York but wants to play and he'd let his agent, Mark Bartelstein, and Knicks management handle the next steps.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks fall to the Thunder by 18 and have dropped 19 of their last 21 games. At 10-35, they appear well on their way to a fifth straight season of at least 50 losses.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A "Raymond Felton" chant breaks out at MSG with the Knicks down 16 to the Thunder midway through the fourth quarter. Felton started for the Knicks the last time they had a winning season/made the playoffs (2012-13).

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The Bruno Caboclo signing now puts the Grizzlies $377,860 below the luxury tax. The former first-round pick will earn $91,605 with $85,458 applied to the salary cap. To stay under the tax, Memphis will need to stagger all future 10-Day signings.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks say Luke Kornet will not return due to a sprained left ankle. That may mean more time for Enes Kanter in the second half.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

If he plays long enough on Monday, Russell Westbrook seems destined for a triple-double. He as 8 points, 5 rebounds and five assists in 16 minutes. The guess here is Billy Donovan doesn't play him much in the second half if OKC maintains its lead.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George has outscored the Knicks, 13-12, in the first 2:30 of Monday's game. Brutal start for NYK, which trailed by 20 late in the first quarter and is hovering near 25 percent field-goal percentage.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said the Knicks see Frank Ntilikina as a 'winning player' and a distributor who would fill a necessary role on a team with multiple scorers. The Knicks have that in Kristaps Porzingis, Kevin Knox and Tim Hardaway Jr. That will only be more apparent if they add a top free agent this summer. "If you've got enough guns you're going to need somebody to move that ball or those guns are going to go after each other's throats. That's just the balance that you have to find in your team and your roster as you build it. That's what I see in Frank right now. I think a lot of people see the same thing, even though we've all heard the different things that people want him to be. We're thinking big picture. Who's a winner? Who's going to be a guy that can help us win next year and into the future. That's how we're looking at Frank."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says Frank Ntilikina has played well defensively this season and hasn't taken a step back in Year 2, as some numbers suggest: "I think it's hard to judge one guard on a team that's not very good defensively. Because that just spills over everybody.... If you put him out there with reliable solid defenders and guys that know their job and that's not surprised by actions and things like that, I think that's where Frank's talent as a defender will show. But when you've got a lot of different guys having breakdowns all over the place, statistically, that's going to spill into his numbers as well... a lot of those breakdowns are not Frank." Fizdale said Ntilikina's numbers may have looked better last season because NYK was a more veteran group for much of the year.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on what he's learned about Frank Ntilikina at this point in the season (2/2): "I'm still going to let him tell me (what kind of player he is), as we continue to move forward. I'm going to keep trying to put him in a position to be successful. I think right now I'll keep him at (backup) point guard (behind Emmanuel Mudiay) because it balances it out with him and (Allonzo Trier). Zo is a natural scorer, he wants to score, and Frank is a natural distributor. So I want to see how that looks over the next few weeks." Ntilikina's minutes have been inconsistent this season; he's started and also had several DNPs.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on what he's learned about Frank Ntilikina at this point in the season (1/2): "I think he's a team player. He's one of those type of players, a lot of people want him to be this scorer or playmaker and all that stuff but ultimately to win you need guys that can do all the other little stuff do. I think that is what he is. That's why I felt comfortable moving him to different positions because he's a guy who can handle it. And he can adapt to those positions and play that position. And he can defend those positions which is the most important ingredient of them all."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Luke Kornet, who has started seven of the past eight games: "Out of a lot of the guys, this kid has really taken off and shown huge growth for us. And has really given us another card to look at from a young talent. So I want to put him in there against (Steven Adams) and let him go up against him." Fizdale says the priority at the moment is to play Kornet and rookie center Mitchell Robinson, so it seems like Enes Kanter will be out of the rotation.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale was asked if Enes Kanter was a preferred option on Monday against OKC and center Steven Adams: "He's an option for sure. (But) I'm going to let Luke (Kornet) battle with him. Steven Adams is a beast but Luke battled Joel Embiid, who was arguably the best in the league. And he's as physical as they come. So this is a good lesson for Luke. I've got to put Luke in these situations. And let him go through this stuff."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on his conversation with Enes Kanter after the Knicks got home from London (2/2): "And then I just had an open and honest conversation about having three centers now. and just where we are from a team standpoint. Ten wins at this point of the season and two young, talented fives. I'm going to try my best to share those minutes but I do have a priority to grow (Mitchell Robinson and Luke Kornet)."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on his conversation with Enes Kanter after the Knicks got home from London (1/2): "We talked about the whole, everything. I just checked on him personally. Made sure that he was OK in how that he was dealing with all of this stuff that was on top of him outside of the game."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale asked if he'll play Enes Kanter against OKC: "I'm going to let the game tell me." He reiterates that getting Mitchell Robinson and Luke Kornet minutes is a priority.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Kevin Knox and Courtney Lee warming up before the Knicks' Martin Luther King Jr. Day game against Oklahoma City. The Knicks' warmup shirts have part of King's "I Have a Dream" speech printed on the back.