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Although Knicks fans may have had their trade fill following the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster, there's still some time to go until the trade deadline with several possible directions for New York.

Here are a few of the directions they can go in by Thursday afternoon.

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Jan 27, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) warms up before the game against the Toronto Raptors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Jan 27, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) warms up before the game against the Toronto Raptors at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

The Knicks' return in the Kristaps Porzingis trade didn't feel like the best package they could have gotten for the 7-foot-3 All-Star. DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews are expiring contracts that New York may want to trade or waive outright, and the two future first-rounders will come in a couple years. 

So the only true return that will impact the Knicks immediately will be 21-year-old PG Dennis Smith Jr., who the Mavericks have been shopping prior to the Feb. 7 trade deadline.

Many Knicks fans will remember Smith being a top candidate to take two years ago with the eighth overall pick, but Phil Jackson's regime decided to go with Frank Ntilikina instead. Smith was taken with the ninth overall pick by Dallas right after Ntilikina.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Scott Thompson
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic looks to pass around New York Knicks guard Kadeem Allen during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic looks to pass around New York Knicks guard Kadeem Allen during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks' roster is in a limbo after the Kristaps Porzingis trade.

Upon Thursday's blockbuster trade with the Mavericks that also sent Tim Hardaway Jr. Courtney Lee and Trey Burke to Dallas, the players the Knicks received -- Dennis Smith Jr.DeAndre Jordan and Wes Matthews -- won't be cleared and in New York in time for Friday's game against the Celtics.

And considering Emmanuel Mudiay is dealing with a shoulder injury and Frank Ntilikina suffered a groin injury, who actually will play for the Knicks?

Tags: Courtney Lee, Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Kanter: No problem with Knicks 00:01:25
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter says he has no problem with the Knicks or the coaching staff after their recent loss to the Mavericks.

Rookie phenom Luka Doncic and the Mavs weren't going to let the Knicks' losing streak stop on their watch, as New York fell 114-90 on the Madison Square Garden floor Wednesday night.  >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) The main storyline was Doncic's first taste of the Garden, and it didn't begin the way he wanted it to with an airball from three. But, of course, he made up for it was a big dunk a couple possessions later. Doncic would finished with 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting along with eight boards and five assists in a pedestrian night for the NBA Rookie of the Year hopeful.

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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New York Knicks guard forward Tim Hardaway Jr. drives against Charlotte Hornets guard forward Jeremy Lamb during the first half at the Spectrum Center. (Sam Sharpe/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard forward Tim Hardaway Jr. drives against Charlotte Hornets guard forward Jeremy Lamb during the first half at the Spectrum Center. (Sam Sharpe/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks' losing streak reached 10 games after they fell apart in the fourth quarter in a 101-92 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday at Spectrum Center. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1. The Knicks led by as many as eight points midway through the third quarter and were up 75-73 early in the fourth, but the Hornets used a 17-1 run, capped by a Malik Monk 3-pointer, to take a 90-76 lead with 6:15 remaining.

2. With Emmanuel Mudiay and Frank Ntilikina both sidelined due to injuries, Trey Burke started at point guard and scored nine points on 4-of-11 shooting.

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke, Willy Hernangomez
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New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina could miss 1-2 weeks after he strained his groin in Sunday's loss to the Miami Heat.

Ntilikina, who started New York's last two games at point guard after Emmanuel Mudiay suffered a shoulder injury, was limited to 14:50 on Sunday, scoring just six points on 3-of-6 shooting.

The 20-year-old Ntilikina did not travel with the team to Charlotte for Monday's game against the Hornets, and the Knicks recalled Kadeem Allen from G-League Westchester. Trey Burke is expected to start at point guard.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke
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Knicks lose 9th straight game 00:01:14
Knicks coach David Fizdale and Trey Burke comment on the Knicks ninth consecutive loss, 106-97, to the Miami Heat.

The Knicks' losing streak reached nine games with a 106-97 loss to the Miami Heat on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. The Knicks lost for the 22nd time in their last 24 games, falling to 10-38 after they surrendered back-to-back Wayne Ellington 3-pointers that turned a two-point deficit into an eight-point game with 1:08 left.

2. New York was outscored 29-12 in the third quarter and trailed 81-68 after Miami went on a 20-4 run. But the Knicks used a 13-2 run capped by a Tim Hardaway Jr. 3-pointer to tie the game at 90 with 4:01 remaining in the fourth.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Miami Heat, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Oct 26, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) controls the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 26, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) controls the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Knicks PG Trey Burke -- a pending free agent -- said in early-December that he wanted to re-sign with the Knicks

"I know how the business goes and if that is not an option, you're always auditioning for other teams. But personally, on record, I want to be here in New York City," Burke said. "You just never know, man. You never know in this league. Try not to put all your eggs in one basket because it is a business at the end of the day."

After making that statement, Burke fell out of the Knicks' rotation for most of December, but he has been getting some burn lately with Emmanuel Mudiay hurt -- including playing 33 minutes (and scoring 25 points) against the Celtics on Friday as the team potentially showcases him for interested teams.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke, Danny Abriano
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Jan 13, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jan 13, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Knicks' starting lineup Friday night had some confusion leading up to the game, as Emmanuel Mudiay's shoulder injury left a void at point guard. And head coach David Fizdale wouldn't name his replacement, waiting until starting lineups were announced instead. 

Well, it was Frank Ntilikina that got the start, and he had a great opportunity to impress Fizdale and the Knicks. But early foul trouble didn't help his cause. 

Ntilikina, who started for the seventh time this season, eventually fouled out and Fizdale knows that foul trouble hurt him getting into any sort of rhythm. 

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke, Scott Thompson
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Jan 25, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) drives against Brooklyn Nets point guard Shabazz Napier (13) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 25, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) drives against Brooklyn Nets point guard Shabazz Napier (13) during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Knicks got off to a hot start, but the Nets closed this one out 109-99 to extend their win streak to six games on Friday night at Barclays Center. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) It was another fourth quarter plunge, as the Knicks struggled to put the ball in the hoop and mount a comeback. They only scored 17 points, allowing the Nets to close this one out.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke, Scott Thompson
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Fizdale not worried after loss 00:00:48
The Knicks suffered another loss to their cross-town rival the Nets, but David Fizdale says fans should trust that they're getting better.

In their last crosstown matchup of the season, the Knicks fell to the Nets 109-99, as Brooklyn extended their win streak to six games on Friday night at Barclays Center. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) It was another fourth quarter plunge, as the Knicks struggled to put the ball in the hoop and mount a comeback. They only scored 17 points, allowing the Nets to close this one out.

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(Steven Flynn)

Ahead of the Knicks' matchup against the Nets on Friday, the team will be without their most productive point guard in Emmanuel Mudiay.

The team announced Mudiay suffered a left shoulder strain during the Knicks' contest against the Rockets on Jan. 23. An MRI confirmed the injury that will keep him out at least two weeks.

Mudiay has been the best of the three point guards on the Knicks' roster. He is averaging 14.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.9 assists over 37 games (32 games). 

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New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay shoots over Washington Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. during the third quarter at The O2 Arena. (Steven Flynn/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay shoots over Washington Wizards forward Troy Brown Jr. during the third quarter at The O2 Arena. (Steven Flynn/USA TODAY Sports)

A few minutes earlier, Emmanuel Mudiay hit a 3-pointer with the shot clock running down to turn a two-point deficit into a one-point Knicks lead.

And with 0.4 seconds remaining, after Allonzo Trier was called for a go-ahead goaltend that gave the Washington Wizards a 101-100 lead, Mudiay was still confident in himself and his shot.

"I took that shot, so I had all confidence in that shot,'' Mudiay said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman.

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Fizdale on loss to Pacers 00:00:28
David Fizdale talks about his team's defensive breakdowns as the Knicks fell on Friday to the Indiana Pacers, 121-106.

The Knicks couldn't control the Pacers on their home floor, losing 126-106 at Madison Square Garden on Friday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) The last time Domantis Sabonis came to The Garden, he left with a perfect 12-for-12 line from the field in a monster game. He didn't produce the same rare box score this time around, but he was still the Pacers' leading scorer with 22 points on 9-of-14 from the field. He also made all four foul shot attempts. On top of that, he had a double-double with 15 rebounds and three assists.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Indiana Pacers, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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January 8, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)
January 8, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)

The Knicks were no match for the star-studded Warriors, who put New York away with ease in a 122-95 victory on Tuesday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Tuesday's game

1. The Knicks appeared to be holding their own against the Warriors early, taking a 49-48 lead over Golden State with 3:02 remaining in the first half. However, the Warriors flipped a switch and went on a 13-1 run to close out the half with a 61-49 lead. 

2. The Knicks had no answers for Klay Thompson, who had a game-high 43 points and shot 7 of 16 from beyond the arc. The Warriors as a team shot 14 of 45 from three-point range which the Knicks could not compete with, hitting just 6 of 24 three-point attempts. 

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Golden State Warriors, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh drives to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins and forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first quarter at the Moda Center. (Steve Dykes/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh drives to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins and forward Al-Farouq Aminu during the first quarter at the Moda Center. (Steve Dykes/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks followed their road win against the Los Angeles Lakers with a 111-101 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1. Since their 8-16 start, the Knicks have lost 14 of their last 16 games and have the third-worst record in the league. They snapped their eight-game winning streak on Friday at Staples Center.

2. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored just five points on 2-of-12 shooting, while New York was outshot 47.1 percent to 40.4 percent. Enes Kanter scored 18 points and brought down 14 rebounds off the bench.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Portland Trail Blazers, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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The New York Knicks snapped their eight game losing streak against a LeBron-less Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Friday. The impressive team effort included hot starts from Tim Hardaway Jr and Kevin Knox and a statement return from Mario Hezonja who was a key factor down the stretch. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) Tim Hardaway Jr led all scorers with 22 points and made it known he was a threat after draining three shots from behind the arc in the game's first six minutes. Hardaway Jr recently mentioned how he was not a fan of the team's losing ways, and looked like he put an emphasis on snapping the eight game losing streak tonight. 

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Jan 1, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee (24) shoots over New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet (2) in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Jan 1, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Mason Plumlee (24) shoots over New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet (2) in the first quarter at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

The Knicks played a lot more competitively on Tuesday against the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets, but it still was not enough as they dropped their eighth straight game in a 115-108 loss. >> Box score

Things to know about Tuesday's game

1) The Knicks hung with the best in the West for three quarters, leading by two points, but ran out of steam in the fourth -- a recurring theme this season with a young, inexperienced team. Denver opened the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run run and did not look back from there, outscoring them 33-24 in the final frame.

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Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

DENVER --The Knicks (9-28) will try to derail the Nuggets and get their own season back on track. New York has lost seven straight and is dealing with some internal strife. The Knicks are coming off a blowout loss in Utah, a game in which the Jazz led by as many as 46, and forward Enes Kanter is unhappy with his role.

Kanter is a free agent at the end of this year and has come off the bench the last two games. According to Newsday, Kanter all but asked to be traded, adding to the upheaval.

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Fizdale on another Knicks loss 00:00:37
David Fizdale talks about keeping his team focused despite mounting losses, following Friday night's defeat to the Atlanta Hawks at MSG.

The Knicks had a hot start to this one, but ultimately couldn't finish off the visiting Hawks in a 114-107 loss at The Garden Friday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) Kevin Knox has been starting off his games recently on fire, but in this one, he was scorching. He led the Knicks to a 38-29 lead at the end of the quarter after dropping 17 points that showed off his confident shooting stroke. He cooled off, though, down the stretch. After finishing with 21 points in the first half, he had only three in the second. 

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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker drives to the basket past New York Knicks center Enes Kanter during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker drives to the basket past New York Knicks center Enes Kanter during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks fell apart in the third quarter and lost to the lowly Phoenix Suns 128-110 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1. Despite leading 66-59 at halftime, the Knicks made just two field goals during a 21-4 Phoenix run that turned a 79-79 game into a 100-83 deficit. The Knicks were outscored 41-27 in the third quarter.

2. Emmanuel Mudiay finished with 32 points, six rebounds and six assists while Courtney Lee, starting in place of the injured Tim Hardaway Jr., scored 12 points. Kevin Knox scored 13 points in the first quarter but just four points the rest of the way.

Tags: Courtney Lee, Emmanuel Mudiay, Phoenix Suns, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers 110-99 on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. While four of five Knicks starters finished in double figures, they couldn't find a way to stop Indiana's Victor Oladipo, who scored a game-high 26 points. 

2. Enes Kanter recorded a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 and Emmanuel Mudiay 18 for New York, which has lost six of its last seven games.

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Courtney Lee, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Indiana Pacers, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Dec 14, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) reacts after missing a possible game winning shot in the closing seconds of the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. The Knicks won in overtime 126-124. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Sharpe)
Dec 14, 2018; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) reacts after missing a possible game winning shot in the closing seconds of the second half against the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. The Knicks won in overtime 126-124. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Sharpe)

Down as much as 21 points, the Knicks battled back to defeat the Hornets in a thrilling overtime bout, 126-124, in Charlotte. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) Emmanuel Mudiay tallied a career high in points with 34 on the night, and he came up big for the Knicks down the stretch. He almost ended the game in regulation with a three-ball that just rimmed out. But in overtime, he had key buckets to keep the Knicks' lead as they held off a late Hornets comeback. He collected eight assists and three rebounds as well.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Dec 12, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports (David Richard)
Dec 12, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports (David Richard)

The Knicks battled back from a 22-point deficit, but they ultimately fell short to Cavaliers, 113-106, on the road Wednesday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) The Knicks made a big comeback in the second half, with rookie Kevin Knox putting them up by one with a thunderous transition dunk. But the Cavs got the lead back from a Rodney Hood floater, and would further it after the Knicks were forced to foul following a miss. The critical play of the game, though, came on an inbound following a timeout where Emmanuel Mudiay couldn't find a teammate to get the ball to in a three-point game. It ended the Knicks' chance at a comeback.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 112-104 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.

Allen Crabbe scored 17 points, Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Joe Harris added 11 as Brooklyn won its second straight game. The Nets improved to 10-18.

Enes Kanter led the Knicks (8-19) with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Allonzo Trier had 15 points off the bench, Emmanuel Mudiay chipped in with 13 points and Damyean Dotson and Mario Hezonja each added 12 for New York, which has lost three straight and five of six.

Tags: Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Jarrett Allen, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
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Nov 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) drives the ball past the New Orleans Pelicans in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)
Nov 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) drives the ball past the New Orleans Pelicans in the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)

The returns are in. And unfortunately for two young Knicks, the reviews of their play is not all that positive. At least that's what a group of scouts and NBA personnel told the New York Post's Marc Berman.

"If the Knicks' last two lottery picks were stocks, they'd be plummeting."

That was the lede in a story published Thursday by Berman, and given the scouts and other NBA personnel he spoke with, it's not exactly an unfair characterization of what is in front of two players the Knicks have invested a good deal of effort in bringing along.

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Mar 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Emmanuel Mudiay is doing his best to show the New York Knicks that their point guard of the future is already on the roster.

Mudiay has been instrumental in the team's last two victories. He scored 15 of his season-high 27 points in the fourth quarter against New Orleans on Friday, then converted a pivotal transition dunk and free throw in a 103-98 road victory over Memphis on Sunday.

Mudiay will try to keep the hot hand going when the Knicks play at Detroit on Tuesday night. New York (7-14) has won three straight after a 4-14 start.

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Mar 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Emmanuel Mudiay is doing his best to show the New York Knicks that their point guard of the future is already on the roster.

Mudiay has been instrumental in the team's last two victories. He scored 15 of his season-high 27 points in the fourth quarter against New Orleans on Friday, then converted a pivotal transition dunk and free throw in a 103-98 road victory over Memphis on Sunday.

Mudiay will try to keep the hot hand going when the Knicks play at Detroit on Tuesday night. New York (7-14) has won three straight after a 4-14 start.

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter knocks the ball away from Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol at FedExForum. (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter knocks the ball away from Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol at FedExForum. (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)

Enes Kanter and Emmanuel Mudiay led the Knicks to their third straight win as they beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-98 on Sunday at FedEx Forum. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. Kanter recorded a double-double of 21 points and a career-high 26 rebounds, while Mudiay scored 17 points, including a thunderous dunk over Memphis' Garrett Temple off a Trey Burke steal.

2. New York trailed 91-89 before Tim Hardaway Jr. made a 3-pointer that gave it a 92-91 lead. After Mike Conley's 11-foot shot made it 93-92, Burke hit two free throws that made it 94-93. Mudiay's and-one dunk pushed the lead to 97-93 with 1:35 remaining, and the Knicks led by at least three the rest of the way.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Memphis Grizzlies, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Nov 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) reacts in the second quarter agains the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)
Nov 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) reacts in the second quarter agains the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)

Working behind PG Emmanuel Mudiay's 26 points and G Allonzo Trier's career-high 24 points, the Knicks took down the Pelicans 114-109 at home on Friday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Friday's game

1) Since joining the starting five, Mudiay has been excelling in the role as the Knicks' point guard. Tonight, he was 10-for-20 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line for a season-high 26 points -- four shy of his career-high 30. He also had seven boards, two assists, and a team-high four steals as well.

Tags: Boston Celtics, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke, Scott Thompson
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Nov 21, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks point guard Trey Burke (23) is guarded by Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Nov 21, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks point guard Trey Burke (23) is guarded by Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

After a couple of recent close encounters, the Knicks finally managed to close a game out, holding on to defeat the Boston Celtics on the road Wednesday night, 117-109, to snap a six-game losing streak. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) The Knicks led for the entirety of the game but almost had deja vu from Friday's game vs. the Pelicans in the fourth quarter. The Knicks saw a 12-point lead with 2:27 remaining evaporate to just a one possession game in the final 30 seconds before they escaped with a much-needed victory. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter sitting on the bench during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Rob Ferguson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter sitting on the bench during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Rob Ferguson/USA TODAY Sports)

Amid a five-game losing streak, Knicks coach David Fizdale has opted to reshuffle the team's lineup ahead of Tuesday night's game.

Enes Kanter is starting alongside Emmanuel Mudiay, Tim Hardaway Jr., Mario Hezonja, and Noah Vonleh.

Hardaway Jr. and Mudiay are the only two holdovers from the most-recent lineup. Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson, and Allonzo Trier started on Sunday.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Nov 16, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) secures a rebound against New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (left) in the second half at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports (Stephen Lew)
Nov 16, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) secures a rebound against New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (left) in the second half at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports (Stephen Lew)

The Knicks led the Pelicans for 45 minutes on Friday night -- and up 19 in the first half -- but still could not come away with the victory. 

New Orleans fought its way back in the second half -- going on a 26-10 run to close out the fourth quarter -- and the Knicks squandered their lead with 2:33 left in regulation to fall to the Pelicans, 129-124, in their fourth striaght loss. >> Box score

 

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Nov 4, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard Austin Rivers (1) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Nov 4, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard Austin Rivers (1) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Knicks head coach David Fizdale's lineup experiment continues on Friday night when his starting five will feature all three rookies for the first time this season. 

First-rounder Kevin Knox got his first career start against the Thunder in Wednesday's 128-103 blowout, and second-rounder Mitchell Robinson has been cemented at center for some time now. 

It will be undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier making his first career start, as he has impressed early on this season. The three rookies will work alongside Emmanuel Mudiay and Tim Hardaway Jr. at tip off.

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Nov 14, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots the ball over New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports (Rob Ferguson)
Nov 14, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots the ball over New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports (Rob Ferguson)

The Knicks tried a new starting five on Wednesday night, but it didn't work as Paul George led the Thunder to a dominant 128-103 win on their home court. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1) Head coach David Fizdale mixed up his starters with rookie Kevin Knox getting his first career start, and Emmanuel Mudiay taking over for Damyean Dotson and Frank Ntilikina respectively. But the move didn't change the woes the Knicks have faced in the last three games. Knox did finish with 15 points, but only on 5-of-16 from the field, including two three-pointers. Mudiay had just seven points, and was quick to dish the ball back out to the perimeter when he looked to have an open lane to the bucket on some possessions.

 

Tags: Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Oklahoma City Thunder, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Oct 20, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Oct 20, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

It could be Kevin Knox' time to shine for the Knicks.

Head coach David Fizdale has seen his team suffer back-to-back blowout losses, and as a result, some lineup changes may follow. His first big switch was benching Enes Kanter, Trey Burke, and Lance Thomas for Mitchell Robinson, Damyean Dotson and Noah Vonleh

As the Knicks fly to Oklahoma to face off against the Thunder on Wednesday night, there could be another new starting five when both teams tip off...

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke, Scott Thompson
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Oct 20, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Oct 20, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Knicks are shaking up their lineup for Wednesday night's game, with Kevin Knox and Emmanuel Mudiay in, replacing Damyean Dotson and Frank Ntilikina.

Ntilikina had been struggling with his shot recently, with head coach David Fizdale limiting him to six minutes during Sunday's loss to the Magic.

Knox, who recently returned after dealing with an ankle injury, has been shaking off the rust while coming off the bench and will be making his first career start...

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke, Scott Thompson
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Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin drives past New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin drives past New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

A poor first quarter doomed the Knicks as they lost to the Orlando Magic 115-89 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. The Knicks were held scoreless for the first 4:54 of the game and were outscored 30-10 in the opening frame as they lost for the fourth time in their last five games.

2. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mario Hezonja combined to make 5 of 22 shots, as New York was outshot .449 to .356. The Knicks shot 5-of-28 from beyond the arc, while the Magic made 17 of 41 3-pointers.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Orlando Magic, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Nov 10, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh (right) controls the ball against Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (left) during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Nov 10, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh (right) controls the ball against Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (left) during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

The Eastern Conference-best Raptors were too much for the Knicks, as New York fell 128-112 in Toronto on Saturday. >> Box Score

Things to know about Saturday's game

1) There was sloppy basketball to kick off this one, with both teams not hitting their shots and turning the ball over. But when things settled down, the Knicks were keeping up with the Raptors as the first quarter ending in a 25-25 tie. But the home team turned it up in the second quarter with 39 points to New York's 28, and ran away from there. Seven Raptors finished with double-digit points.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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The Knicks stumped Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks with a 112-107 win on the road Wednesday night. >> Box Score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Tim Hardaway Jr. was a main reason the Knicks totaled 47 free throw attempts on Wednesday night, which is the most by any team in franchise history. Hardaway got 20 attempts from the charity stripe, converting 16 of them on his way to a team-high 34 points. He also had three assists and three steals on the night, as he continues to be the veteran scorer the Knicks need him to be. 

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Knicks head coach David Fizdale and center Enes Kanter comment on the Knicks' loss to the Bulls in double overtime, 116-115.

Despite clutch game-tying shots by Allonzo Trier in regulation and Emmanuel Mudiay in double overtime, Zach LaVine hit a free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime after a Mudiay foul as the Knicks lost to the Chicago Bulls 116-115 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Things to know about Monday's game

1. Mudiay tied the game with a fastbreak layup with 2.7 seconds remaining to tie the game at 115, but he fouled LaVine on a shot attempt in the final second. LaVine hit the first free throw and missed the second as New York fell to 3-7.

2. Trier scored 11 of his 21 points in the final 5:17 of regulation, including a 27-foot 3-pointer with 41.9 seconds remaining to tie the game at 102. With 3 seconds left, though, he missed a potential game-winning jumper and Mario Hezonja missed a put-back layup attempt that forced overtime.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

It has been a month since the David Fizdale Era has begun in Madison Square Garden, and the Knicks are 2-6. Though it isn't the best of starts, it is what most expected from this team going through their rebuilding stage. 

Here are some takeaways from the Knicks' first few games, and what to expect moving forward...

Fizdale has bought into the youth movement

Tags: Courtney Lee, Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Lance Thomas, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Oct 5, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale talks to guard Trey Burke (23) and guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half timeout against the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 5, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale talks to guard Trey Burke (23) and guard Frank Ntilikina (11) during the second half timeout against the New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Knicks wrapped up their preseason schedule on Friday night, but their remains some mystery and intrigue heading into the regular season. 

Who will be the starting point guard?

Head coach David Fizdale said following Friday's 113-107 loss to the Nets that he is still unsure who will be given that role for the start of the regular season against the Hawks on Wednesday. Fizdale, in his first season as Knicks coach, had four different starters in five games at point guard, which consisted of Ron Baker, Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke and Emmanual Mudiay. 

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Knicks SG Damyean Dotson loves what he has seen so far from new head coach David Fizdale. 

Fizdale was brought in by GM Scott Perry and team president Steve Mills to change the culture of the team. Though the season hasn't started yet, Dotson can already feel a change. 

"Coach is a great guy," he told The Post's Marc Berman. "He knows what he is talking about. Very detailed and makes sure everyone is on the same page, feedling off each other and together. He's big into making sure we come together, play together and believe in each other. That we produce, play hard and scrappy. All the things that you want a coach to do. He inherited that mindset from [Pat] RIley and [Erik] Spoelstra. He has instilled a great culture in himself and wants to put that into our team."

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Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (1) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Looking to improve on his rookie season, Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina is back in New York, and ready to get to work with new head coach David Fizdale. 

Ntilikina has been in his home France, but he has returned for Fizdale's first informal workout with the team on Monday, per The Post's Marc Berman. Players like Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke, Damyean Dotson, and Troy Williams are expected to be at the workout as well. 

The 19-year-old has been texting his new head coach, but the two haven't officially met in person. But Fizdale made it a point to say that he wants to build a "great relationship" with all of his players before training camp officially kicks off...

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New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks hired Fizdale after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer/AP)
New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks hired Fizdale after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Jake Brown | Twitter | Accountability. Accountability. Accountability. That is something David Fizdale is ready to hammer down. And It's something that Jeff Hornacek failed to do in his two forgettable seasons coaching the Knicks.

According to Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry, current NBA players, coaches, and executives all spoke highly of Fizdale, calling him someone who holds people accountable. That attribute, mixed with being a "tireless worker" and an "innovative basketball mind," all add up to what the Knicks have been missing.

Also, a high character head coach is something the Knicks badly needed. Fizdale fills that void. Nobody used the words "high character" when speaking about Hornacek. The 43-year-old Fizdale is a dozen years younger and can get into the ears of these players. If someone is playing poorly, Fizdale will sit them...

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke, Troy Williams, Jake Brown
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 (Bill Streicher)
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For Knicks PG Emmanuel Mudiay, change has become standard. 

Mudiay experienced his first trade when the Nuggets dealt him to the Knicks midway through the 2017-18 season. He went from playing under head coach Mike Malone to working in the guard-heavy system of Jeff Hornacek in New York. 

Now, he has yet another head coach to learn from. 

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Despite the Knicks dominating the Heat at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, several players sustained injuries. 

It was forward Michael Beasley who left the game with a left knee contusion in first quarter. He was previously out against the Magic with an illness as well.

Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay also left Friday's contest with a headache, which was later diagnosed a concussion. He won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Bucks.

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Mike Crispino, the radio play-by-play voice of the Knicks, has had more than his fair share of time to check out top-five draft prospect Emmanuel Mudiay as he plays in the Chinese Basketball Association (Post, March 6).

Crispino has broadcast about 20 China league games, including Monday's Game 4 of the semifinals, which pitted former Knick Stephon Marbury against Mudiay at point guard.

?I did a couple of his games early on and he looked like a high school player who didn?t look physically up to being in a professional league ? he looked like a teenager," Crispino said Wednesday. ?He showed flashes of being a good basketball player, but nothing like he?d be a top-5 pick."

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