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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

‪On the reports that Courtney Lee wants the be traded from the Knicks: Lee has not expressed a desire to be moved. In a conversation with ESPN, Lee refuted the idea that he prefers to be traded. He says he's happy being a Knick & looking forward to starting training camp next week‬

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1dIan Begley

Mills says perception of Knicks on the rise

Knicks team president Steve Mills said Monday night that there has been a change in how NBA players perceive the club, and that it bodes well for attracting free agents to New York next summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New Rockets teammate James Harden stopped by Carmelo Anthony's fashion event in New York City last week. Anthony collaborated with Jordan Brand, rag & bone, Goorin Brothers, Rochambeau and Famous Nobodys to produce some clothing.

Are Knicks really prioritizing Kyrie over Durant in 2019 free agency? (1:40)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On Instagram, JR Smith appears to weigh in on the Knicks' chances of signing Kyrie Irving in free agency next summer (photo via @World_Wide_Wob):

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks captain Lance Thomas, an avid fisherman, spent some time fishing in waters off of Manhattan last week with some kids on behalf of Mercury Marine. Thomas fishes regularly in offseason in waters off the coast of New Orleans.

Knox looking forward to playing with Porzingis (1:30)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt Frazier puts things in perspective for the Knicks during an interview Wednesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio, discussing the importance of Kristaps Porzingis' health: "The reality is without KP, man, we're going nowhere. Without Porzingis, he's our future. The worst thing that could have happened to the Knicks did happen. This guy blew his knee out mid season. Supposedly he's coming back in January, but who knows. If the Knicks don't get him back to his former grandeur things are looking pretty bleak for them." Porzingis is currently rehabbing from ACL surgery. He's expected to remain sidelined until at least December.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting NBA Finals prediction from Ron Artest:

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Down goes Frazier: Clyde gives 'asterisk' to KD

Clyde Frazier, when asked where he'd rank Kevin Durant on a list of all-time players, said he would dock the two-time Finals MVP for joining "a team that really didn't need him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Clyde Frazier said on Sirius XM NBA Radio Wednesday that he'd give Kevin Durant an asterisk on a list of all-time great players because of his success with the Warriors. CLYDE: "Durant, I mean, as great a player as he is, I would still hold back because man he joined a team that really didn't need him. You know what I mean? He's right there with LeBron, probably will surpass LeBron as the best player in the game soon. But for him doing that, I still don't give him the full credit that he probably would have deserved if he stayed with OKC and won a title with that team." Frazier was asked if Durant's success with Golden State would affect where he lands on a list of all-time greats. CLYDE: "He's going to be down the list for me because of that. There will be an asterisk by his name (chuckles)."

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Our preseason BPI ratings predict how many points per game better or worse every team is relative to the NBA average.

Windhorst, Forsberg react to Knicks fan selling fandom (1:23)
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23dRoyce Young

'Man, I'm gonna get fined.' Trolling with Enes Kanter

The outspoken Knick shares his thoughts on his LeBron beef, the Warriors, why he loves to talk trash and why he's not backing down from his stance on the Turkish government.

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

In front of their hometown crowd, Knicks Gaming become the inaugural NBA 2K League champions. The Knicks Gaming squad took down Heat Check Gaming 2-0 in a best-of-three series at the NBA 2K League studios in New York, in front of a roaring set of fans. With the win, Knicks Gaming take home $300,000 in prize money.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said in an interview with NBC New York that there is already reason for fans to be optimistic about a potential Knicks turnaround due to president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry's "awesome of plan bringing in guys that maybe didn't work out in the place where they were at before. But they're a high draft pick and under some good player development and some culture, maybe that kid could turn into something close to what he was expected to be." The Knicks have nine former lottery picks on the roster this season. Fizdale also referenced the idea of Kristaps Porzingis returning to the lineup from his ACL injury. "I really feel like we're all in sync and moving in the right direction with this thing and doing it the right way," he said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In an interview with NBC New York, David Fizdale was asked about what he learned during his tenure in Memphis, which ended early last season with his firing: "I went in there just force-feeding culture down everyone's throat," Fizdale told NBC's Bruce Beck. "Like I said in the press conference (in May), I had a small window, I felt, with those guys. So I really tried to fast track everythhig. And there's just some things you can't rush. You can't rush relationships, you can't rush trust, you can't rush the culture. And I tried to do that. And that was my bad. So hopefully I learned that lesson coming here and I really take the time and the steeps that's necessary to build a culture that can last." Fizdale, Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry are trying to build a strong culture in New York. They're hoping to succeed where many other execs and coaches have failed in the last two decades. That will be one of many elements to keep an eye on this season in New York.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by veteran forward and Brooklyn native Taj Gibson, who will host a basketball tournament and back-to-school event in Fort Greene this weekend. Like years past, Gibson will give away backpacks filled with donated school supplies to area children.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina told reporters that he won't play for France in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers. He said that he wanted to be prepared for the Knicks season. I'm sure Ntilikina badly wants to represent his country so this must have been a tough decision. Mature decision from the 20-year-old.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Westchester Knicks acquired the rights to center Steven Zimmerman in a trade with Capital City. They sent out Chasson Randle in the deal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale to WNBC about his trip to Latvia with his wife, Natasha Sen-Fizdale, to visit Kristaps Porzingis and his family: "For me and for my wife to be able to experience his culture, to see how he and his family live day to day in that city, how he grew up, the things that he ate growing up, all the places that he played and for him to share that with us and for his family to let us in that way and show us, that hospitality was amazing."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale was asked by WNBC if Kristaps Porzingis is on board with the Knicks' new front office and coaching staff. "Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Kristaps is excited. I'm telling you right now, he's excited," Fizdale told WNBC's Bruce Beck. "We had fun (in Latvia), four days of fun. We talked some hoop. I actually planned on watching film with him but we was having so much fun just hanging out and talking that we never actually got to the film part of it. A lot of those conversations was really about the culture and the environment that we're trying to create where every body is held accountable, everybody respects eachother and we're all here to serve eachother. And I really feel like that clicked with him. I think he likes the challenge of me saying I want him to be the MVP, I want him to be defensive player of the year. Real competitors, they want that. And I'm going right at it with him. I want him to look at himself that way." Porzingis has said he wants to win MVP and DPOY in the past, so it seems like coach and player share the same goals here.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Westchester Knicks have acquired former Sacramento King and Wisconsin Badger Duje Dukan. Dukan, a 6-10 forward, has played for the G League affiliates of the Kings, Bulls and Pacers.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game104.518th
Rebounds Per Game44.013th
Assists Per Game23.313th
Points Allowed108.020th

2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(9)Kevin KnoxSFKentucky
2(6)Mitchell RobinsonCWestern Kentucky

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207