2019 SeasonAll times ET

2019 Schedule
10-33, 5th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After NYK's loss to PHI, David Fizdale was asked if he saw any similarities between NYK's rebuild and The Process in Philly: “It's similar but a little different from the standpoint of we're definitely playing a ton of young guys like they did. What they didn't have was Kristaps sitting over there. So I don't anticipate our struggle being as long as theirs. For Brett (Brown) to through three years of just taking it and trying to get them better and digging until they got the combination of guys they wanted out there. But yeah, I look at them and obviously I'm hopeful when you look at how they've grown their deal.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After NYK's loss to PHI, Kevin Knox was asked if he saw any similarities between NYK's rebuild and the Sixers' process: "Yeah, I mean they went through a lot of struggles these last few years but they never gave up. They kept working. They kept with the same plan every single year. Got some draft picks, got healthy. Kind of similar to how we're doing it. We're a young team, it's going to be a struggle. We're going to go through some ups and downs but we're still going to keep working each and every day to get better. You could definitely say it's kind of a similar path."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In his last 8 games (7 starts) Luke Kornet is averaging 12.5 points (45% 3PT FG), 4 rebounds & 2.5 assists in 25 MPG. “It's been great and something I'm appreciative of,” Kornet said of the recent opportunity/uptick in minutes. “I think I'm just trying to help us play good team basketball and just kind of go from there and just live with the results. I think I'm out there playing like I have any other time in my life. Just trying to get all five guys on the court playing for the same thing and I thought we did a good job of it tonight. Hopefully we can keep that going moving forward and it will result in some wins.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale was asked on Sunday where he'd like the Knicks to be a year from now: “In the mix, improved. Obviously, we'll get a good draft pick at some point. Obviously, free agency will be at a premium. And I want these guys that's here to really make a jump and get better. And be able to be guys that we can fill in around Kristaps (Porzingis) and whoever else we add to the group.” New York currently projects to have around $30 million in cap space, so they're a cap-clearing transaction from having enough space for a max free agent.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are planning to sign Kadeem Allen to a two-way contract prior to the Jan. 15 deadline to add two-way players, sources confirmed. Allen was with the Knicks in training camp and signed an Exhibit 10 contract to remain with the Knicks' G League club. He averaged 13.7 points on 47 percent shooting, 5.7 assists 1.6 steals per game for Westchester. Allen is also known as a strong perimeter defender. He will take the two-way spot that was vacated when the Knicks signed Allonzo Trier to a standard NBA contract. Allen, whose signing was first reported by The Athletic, will have roughly 23 days of NBA service available with this contract.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks cut a 24-point deficit to one entering the fourth quarter but missed 11 of 13 shots to open the 4th and couldn't complete claw all the way back against Philly. Kevin Knox had a career high 31 points (12-for-23). Luke Kornet had 23 points and 5 assists off the bench. New York has lost 17 of 19 games.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After rallying back to cut a 24-point deficit to one, the Knicks open the fourth quarter by shooting 2-for-13 and 1-for-5 from behind the arc.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid delivered a flagrant foul on a driving Luke Kornet, sparking a mini run by New York. Kornet hit two free throws on the tech, a put-back layup and defended an Embiid layup well at the third quarter buzzer to help New York cut Philly's lead to one entering the third. New York trailed by 24 in the first half.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Plenty of Eagles fans here at MSG for Sixers-Knicks on Sunday. A pocket of fans just started an "E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles!" chant with the Sixers up 18 in the first quarter. Eagles-Saints kickoff is at 4:40 pm. Another rough day for New York sports.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. is out with a hamstring injury so Emmanuel Mudiay, Damyean Dotson, Noah Vonleh, Lance Thomas and Kevin Knox are starting for the Knicks against the Sixers. Luke Kornet had been starting but my guess is David Fizdale sees Vonleh as a better matchup for Embiid.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale reiterates that Enes Kanter is legitimately ill & he doesn't think the illness is related to his 'cheat day' meal - if he even ate it. "The eating thing is, I think that's him just messing with ya'll. He really has some flu-like symptoms. It's been kicking his butt."

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Jimmy Butler will play today for the Sixers against the Knicks. Joel Embiid warmed up pregame, but no decision has been made yet regarding his status.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid warming up before Sunday's Knicks-Sixers game:

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Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler are game-time decisions for this afternoon's game against the Knicks. Butler just walked into MSG with his agent, Bernie Lee.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Knicks coach David Fizdale says that, as far as he knows, nothing has changed with regard to Enes Kanter's plans for New York's London trip later this month.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter (illness) remains out. Frank Ntilikina will play today vs. Philly. Tim Hardaway Jr. (hamstring) is questionable.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After playing just 8 minutes over a 6-game stretch, Mario Hezonja has averaged 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3 steals in 25 minutes over last four games. David Fizdale talks here about some of the work Knicks coaches have done with Hezonja. Hezonja said Keith Smart has been particularly helpful with mental aspects of the game (1/2). "We're just keeping it one game at a time with him, and just trying to keep his head clear about what his job is and what we expect," Fizdale said before Friday's game. "Hopefully we can keep him going in the right direction. Like I've said before, none of these guys are ever buried. We're just working on them, and trying to get to, what is the thing in there that can unlock them? Maybe they take a step back, and they fall out of the rotation and their minutes drop, but ultimately what we're doing behind the scenes with them is really trying to reboot them and get them back to a palce where they can play consistent minutes."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After playing just 8 minutes over a 6-game stretch, Mario Hezonja has averaged 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3 steals in 25 minutes over last four games. David Fizdale talks here about some of the work Knicks coaches have done with Hezonja. Hezonja said Keith Smart has been particularly helpful with mental aspects of the game (2/2). "Credit to Keith Smart, and what he's been doing with the kid. The rest of the staff has really been working hard with him, and how he sees the game, and his mind," Fizdale said before Friday's game. "....Just really the approach of the game, the mental aspect, the confidence thing, all those things we're trying to tinker with to get him to a level that he can be a player that we can depend on....Anybody in the organization can tell you, you can hear Mario when he walks into the building, because he brings a joy and an excitement to the gym, a fun attitude to the game. Then he gets out on the court and he competes and he works at it. So you root for him and you want him to do well. Like I said our coaches have really poured their heart and soul into all of these guys, and especially Mario. He's a willing participant in it, which is great."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Kristaps Porzingis' rehab: "We're still being cautious I would say. But at the same time just pushing, getting to the next level, jumping and moving, his strides and all of that stuff. Today I walked by and just put my hand up like this (to keep from looking at Porzingis in workouts). Because it's just for me, it's like...God, I've got this 7-foot beast here, so I'll literally (hold my hand in front of face so I can't see the workout). (Porzingis) started laughing. He said, 'Don't look, coach. Don't look.' But he's progressing, and I think he's in a really good place right now." Porzingis will not travel with the Knicks to London. He continues to dunk and shoot pull up threes in workouts with coaches.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Kristaps Porzingis' rehab progression: "He's in a really, a great groove right now with his workouts and his development." Fizdale spoke with Porzingis on Friday and said the All-Star has a positive mindset. "Obviously he misses playing. That part has been hard. But he's starting to get stronger so he's feeling better and he seems to be in a really good place."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says Kristaps Porzingis has been working with Knicks assistant Kaleb Canales during his on-court workouts: "You know, they got that Spanish thing going," Fizdale said with a laugh of Canales, the NBA's first Mexican-American coach and Porzingis, who speaks Spanish. "I think they're talking crap about me (in Spanish) half the time, I don't understand what they're talking about. He's listening to Spanish rap while the workouts going on. They're the only two guys who know they're talking about, so it's pretty cool that they're forming a good relationship."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on what he's observed from Kristaps Porzingis during Porzingis' workout with coaches: "I don't see a drop (in his mobility). That I don't see. I haven't seen him move in a way that makes me go, "uh oh." I think we're going about it the right way. His body looks great. He looks strong, he's defined. It's just a matter of time, and when we get him, we'll be happy."

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Team Stats

Points Per Game107.323rd
Rebounds Per Game44.720th
Assists Per Game19.930th
Points Allowed115.828th

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2018 Draft Picks

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

Team History

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2018-191033.233
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207