2019 SeasonAll times ET

2019 Schedule
9-23, 5th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyson Chandler on ex-Knick teammate Carmelo Anthony: "I hate for him to end his career this way. I'm pretty sure this is not on his terms. A guy like that, all he's done for the game, you just hope he gets the opportunity to finish it the right way."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyson Chandler says he thinks the Knicks have a good chance to land a top free agent this summer. The ex-Knick believes the perception of the team has changed. “For sure. Definitely changed. You have some good guys over there. And that always helps. Knicks went through a tough time. The Phil Jackson era was a tough time. Before that was a tough time. And when me, Amar'e and Melo was there it was a fun time. They just got to get back. It takes one little piece to switch things up.” He believes ownership factors in to free agents' decisions and doesn't see Knicks owner James Dolan negatively impacting free agency. “Dolan doesn't have any problem spending money to help his organization and help his players get in good situations.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyson Chandler, probably the last top free agent to sign with the Knicks, was asking what he thought the Knicks have done to put themselves in position to land a top player this summer. “I think you've got a good coach with a good personality (and) demeanor and then you've got a superstar player in Porzingis who I think a lot of players would love to play with. Before he got hurt, especially at the beginning of the season, he was having an MVP-type season. And again I think you've really got to go after one of those free agents and if you land it, again, it could just be a matter of time.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Knick Tyson Chandler was asked on Tuesday for his thoughts on the Knicks: “It's hard to judge because their best player is out in (Kristaps) Porzingis but I like the direction they're going in. I like (head coach David) Fizdale. I like what he's doing and I honestly think it's a matter of time. I also think they have a chance to land a big-time free agent to pair with Porzingis and after that I think it can happen real quick.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few New York reporters spoke to Tyson Chandler before Lakers-Nets and he is bullish on the Knicks' chances to land a free agent this summer.

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The Right Time: Knicks sale? Ariza trade too

Bomani Jones cracks up about Ian O'Connor's revealing story on Knicks owner James Dolan (0:38) as well as the on-then-off-then-on again Trevor Ariza trade from the weekend (22:07). Plus, his thoughts on the new normal of college football players skipping bowl games (30:32), a new IYHH (38:09) and Jody Avirgan of 30 for 30 podcasts discusses their new season of shows (51:12).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Emmanuel Mudiay (32 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds) has two 30-point games this season. He had two career 30-point games entering the season. He's averaging 20 points, 5.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds in the last 9 games. Prior to this season, the 22-year-old had struggled in Denver after being drafted No. 7 overall. David Fizdale believes Mudiay's recent run has proven that he is, at least, an NBA rotation player. "Now how far it goes from there, it's going to be what he does. But you get in a third of the season and a guy is consistently putting in 20, 30, 20, 30, six rebounds, six assists constantly doing that (it's not a fluke). I think the first thing he had to prove to himself and to everyone was is he a legitimate NBA basketball player and I think that's proven right now so now the next step is can we get him to really grow and develop and show the consistency of what a lead guard can do? But he's really, he's taken off and really gotten better every day."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale was asked, as a competitor, if the Suns' 41-point third quarter in Monday's loss was frustrating to him: "Yeah, it is. It is. It's tough. I'm the one that's sitting up there trying to stop the bleeding with timeouts and things like that. But you know, I've got to keep it in mind. This is our painful path to growth. For me I just have to look at it from the perspective, how do I make us better and not get too caught up emotionally in what's going wrong. How do I fix it."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said the Knicks didn't show ‘mental toughness' when allowing 41 points in the 3rd quarter to Phoenix. He says he tries not to be emotional about things like this because this is a season for New York to take its lumps and rebuild.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The thin MSG crowd boos the Knicks off the floor at the end of an embarrassing 18-point loss to the Suns. Phoenix won on the road for just the second time in 15 games thanks to a 41-point third quarter and 38 points from Devin Booker. Emmanuel Mudiay had 32 points and 6 assists.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Suns' 41 points in the third quarter matched their high for a quarter this season. They outscored the Knicks by 24 in the quarter, matching their biggest differential since November 2014, per ESPN Stats and Information.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks allow 41 points in the third quarter and trail the 6-24 Suns by 17 entering the fourth. Brutal defensive quarter for NYK.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks played well in the first half but will need to find a way to slow down Devin Booker, who had 23 points in the first two quarters.

Booker, Knox score 13 points in 1st quarter (0:47)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox was aggressive in the first quarter - particularly when playing with the second unit. He has 13 points after one quarter and has gotten to the line four times. He also has four rebounds. Good sign for the Knicks rookie.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance Thomas checks in the game early in the first quarter after Noah Vonleh picks up two fouls. Thomas had missed 20 games following knee surgery.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee will start in place of Tim Hardaway Jr. against Phoenix on Monday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says on MSG Network's show Conference Room B that former Knick great Bernard King has helped mentor rookie Kevin Knox: "Bernard King is a fascinating man. His approach to how he developed his game and just sitting there listening him talk to Kevin Knox was really interesting. And how meticulous he went about building the player Bernard King. It was an education for me. And it was just fun to sit there and watch a legend like that interact with a 19 year old kid who has no idea what he's getting into." Fizdale's interview on Conference Room B airs after Monday's Knicks-Suns game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks say Tim Hardaway Jr. (sore right heel) is out against Phoenix.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says on MSG Network's show Conference Room B that Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin is one of the coaches who inspire him: “There's a lot of people that I would lean on for inspiration. I was lucky enough to meet Mike Tomlin through Scott Perry and I'm a big football fanatic. He's a natural leader and just to spend time with him and watch him lead his team and teach his team, as a guy sitting in a similar seat dealing with a lot of similar issues, I found a lot of admiration and inspiration from him.” Fizdale's interview on Conference Room B airs after Monday's Knicks-Suns game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Allonzo Trier, Mitchell Robinson and Damyean Dotson remain out for Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns, David Fizdale said.

Rose: Dolan shouldn't sell the Knicks (1:25)

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.622nd
Rebounds Per Game45.614th
Assists Per Game19.830th
Points Allowed115.427th

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2018 Draft Picks

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-19923.281
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207