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(David Richard)

Luke Kornet led the Knicks with a career-high 23 points, as they captured a 110-98 win over the Cavs in their final game of the 2017-18 season. >> Box Score

Kornet shot 9-for-14 from the field, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. He also had three rebounds, two assists, and a block for the night. 

Frank Ntilikina continued his hot play to end the season with 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting as well as four rebounds and four assists. Trey Burke totaled 19 points with nine assists and five boards. 

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love and LeBron James each scored over 20 points, as Cleveland cruised to a 123-109 win over the Knicks. >> Box Score

James recorded a double-double with 26 points and 11 assists, while Love shot an even 50 percent from the field (9-for-18) for a game-high 28 points on the night. 

The Cavaliers' bench also contributed as former Knick J.R. Smith and Jordan Clarkson had 16 points apiece, and Larry Nance Jr. tallied 10 points. 

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 (Nicole Sweet)
(Nicole Sweet)

Courtney Lee has joined the conversation in whether or not his head coach, Jeff Hornacek, deserves the blame for the Knicks' horrendous season this year. 

His answer? He decided to ask the media in question form what they think.

"For what, injuries? For Tim (Hardaway) having a stress fracture? For (Kristaps Porzingis) going down?" Lee told the Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "How you blame coach for that? That's a question for you, can you answer that on the record?"

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Feb 12, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) dribbles against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Feb 12, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley (8) dribbles against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Knicks will be without Michael Beasley and Enes Kanter for Tuesday night's game against the Magic, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. 

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Mar 31, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 31, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jake Brown | Twitter | As the Knicks season slowly and painfully winds down, it's time to start thinking about what this team needs to do in the offseason. The first decision is simple for them -- fire Jeff Hornacek.

The next move will be to replace Hornacek with someone who hopefully won't be getting replaced anytime soon. I recently broke down possible options for the Knicks at head coach.

After replacing Hornacek, it's time for the Knicks to figure out what they are doing with the current roster before they plan on who they are going to select with their top 10 pick in the NBA Draft in June. Many of those decisions begin with what they are going to do with their overcrowded backcourt situation. Here's where the Knicks should start...

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 (Brian Spurlock)
(Brian Spurlock)

At this point in the season, the Knicks are beginning to give minutes to their young guys for evaluation, and what their potential could hold for the future of the franchise. For 2017 second-round pick Damyean Dotson, those minutes have been very few. 

Dotson, a Houston product, has been on the bench the past two games with a right foot injury, and it very well may be the worst time for an ailment to keep him off the court. New York wants to see how their young prospects can perform under the big lights, and Dotson wants nothing more than to show the front office what he can do. 

"Eventually I'll get my time on the court and I can show what I can do," Dotson told Newsday's Al Iannazzone.

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

With the Knicks' disappointing season coming to an end, the only positive thing for fans to look forward to is the NBA Draft in June. 

The Knicks currently own the ninth seed in this year's draft, and speculation has already rien on who they should go after. For head coach, Jeff Hornacek, who may not have a say in the decision as his future is up in the air, knows exactly what the team needs. 

"If you look around at the top teams in the league, they have multiple guys in the 6-7, 6-8 range with length," he told The Post's Marc Berman. "We have a lot of guys in the 6-5ish range. [We] just got to get bigger at some of those spots...You talk about that 6-7, 6-8 guy, everybody in the league wants that guy. You don't see those guys all over the place."

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 130-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 130-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Whether Jeff Hornacek returns the Knicks next season is irrelevant. At the moment, he's still the head coach and in his eyes, he believes one thing the club is sorely lacking is a genuine small forward.

"I think if you look around at the top teams that are in the league they have multiple guys that are in the 6-7, 6-8 range with length," Hornacek said. "We had a lot of guys that are in the 6-5ish range. Just to get bigger at some of those spots and just continue to work on the chemistry."

Due to the lack of options, the Knicks have often used Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee, natural shooting guards, at small forward. In doing so, the club has given up precious height and overall size advantages.

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Knicks SG Courtney Lee will miss Tuesday night's game against the Trail Blazers due to personal reasons, the team announced.

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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

With the NBA trade deadline looming at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Knicks should be sellers, not buyers.

Following Sunday's loss to the lowly Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks are 23-31, and sit four games behind the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 8 seed in the East. It looks like the Knicks will miss the playoffs for a fifth straight season dating to their 2013 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the second round.

"I would definitely try to just acquire as many as assets for the future as I could," longtime NBA agent Keith Glass told SNY.tv in reference to the Knicks.

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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Knicks are still to blame for their 99-96 loss to the Hawks on Sunday, but one confusing play certainly gave the Hawks an advantage in the fourth quarter. 

With a little under four minutes to play and the Knicks just 89-86, Hawks guard Kent Bazemore took a three-point shot for the tie, and though he missed, Tim Hardaway Jr. fouled him which results in three free throw attempts. But Bazemore was only awarded two of them.

After missing his second foul shot in a row, the Knicks took the rebound and ran up the court without any referee interference. Head coach Jeff Hornacek called a play that saw Kristaps Porzingis get fed the ball in the low post just as Hardaway sprinted toward the pain, where he dunked home a pass from Porzingis with Bazemore fouling him for an and-one opportunity...

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Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis voiced his frustrations after New York blew a four-point lead with 1:07 remaining in Sunday's 99-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden.

"I can't even process that we lost," Porzingis said, according to ESPN's Ian Begley. "I can't believe it. It was our game. It was 100 percent our game. Stuff happened quick and boom it was over. ... We're just not there yet as a team. We keep losing these games."

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots on a technical during the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots on a technical during the fourth quarter against the LA Clippers at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Amid reports that other teams believe the Knicks should be sellers as the NBA trade deadline nears, forward Kristaps Porzingis said he is focused on leading the current group of players to the postseason.

"I have a great relationship with a lot of these guys and every year it's like that and every year a lot of new guys come in," Porzingis said on Monday, according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone. "It's changing and it's changing quick so we've got to understand that part of it.

"It's a business, anything can happen. The situation is what it is and stuff happens. We'll see what happens."

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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

With the NBA trade deadline a few days away, many teams are pondering whether or not they should buy or sell including the Knicks. 

As of now, the Knicks sit 10th in the East at 22-28 on the season. Many teams are in the same spot as they could make trades to give themselves a playoff push, or focus on rebuilding next season. So what should the Knicks do?

Jake Brown | Twitter | It feels like the Knicks should be more than four games out of the playoffs the way their season has slipped away. While they are still alive to make it, it sure doesn't feel like it. The Knicks should 100 percent be sellers with the trade deadline 10 days away. They should be listening to offers for any player outside Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Enes Kanter. I don't think Frank Ntilikina is untouchable if it means you're going to get a star player in return in a package. I don't think Willy Hernangomez is untouchable, either...

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Dec 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) drives the ball during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
		 (Anthony Gruppuso)
Dec 6, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) drives the ball during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

Knicks SG Courtney Lee has garnered trade rumors, and despite the trade deadline a few days away (Feb. 8), he is still focused on playing in New York. 

When the Knicks dealt for Tim Hardaway Jr., many believed Lee would be shopped before the season even started. Instead, Knicks new front office in team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry wanted Lee to continue his role with the team, and be more aggressive on the offensive end. It was the message that was sent by former team president Phil Jackson during his exit meeting following the 2016 season as well.

"They broke down all the analytic stats and said, 'You've always been consistent. We want you to kind of step out of your comfort zone, and be aggressive, try to make plays on both ends of the court," Lee told Newsday's Al Iannazzone. "That's what I'm trying to do...

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 (Kyle Terada)
(Kyle Terada)

It was a night the Knicks desperately needed their All-Star to perform. Instead, he didn't even suit up. 

Named an All-Star reserve last night, Kristaps Porzingis sat out of the Knicks-Warriors matchup with a sore ankle. The Warriors -- who added two All-Star reserves in Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to go along with starters Stephen Curry (who is the West's captain) and Kevin Durant -- pulled away late on their home floor, 123-112.

The Knicks got off to another hot start in the first quarter, eventually finishing with a 10-point lead. However, the Warriors crawled there way back into things as per usual, but New York ran into the locker room with a lead. It was one that SG Courtney Lee knew should have been bigger...

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(AP)

Michael Beasley scored a team-high 21 points, but the Knicks came up short in a 123-112 loss to the Warriors in Oakland on Tuesday night. 

Playing without Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle O'Quinn, New York came out of the gate surprisingly well against the defending national champions and held the Warriors to 21 first-quarter points at Oracle Arena. 

Courtney Lee started the game 5-for-5 from the field and finished with 20 points, five rebounds and two assists. The Knicks lead by as many as 10 points in the second quarter. However, the third and fourth quarters were another story, as Golden State picked up its defense in the second half.

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Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek doesn't want to hear about Courtney Lee's late techincal foul costing his team the game. They shouldn't have been in that position in the first place. 

The Knicks looked lackadaisical throughout the 105-99 loss to the Grizzlies Wednesday night. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that New York started showing some life, and giving Memphis something to worry about. However, Lee was hit with a tech after exchanging words with rookei Dillon Brooks before at jumpball with 17.8 seconds left. The Knicks were down three at that point, but the technical killed any hope of them completing the comeback. 

Hornacek didn't want to talk about the technical foul and whether it was appropriate to call it after the game. Instead, he pointed at his team's lack of drive from the beginning, which in his mind, led to the bad loss. ..

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek doesn't want to hear about Courtney Lee's late techincal foul costing his team the game. They shouldn't have been in that position in the first place. 

The Knicks looked lackadaisical throughout the 105-99 loss to the Grizzlies Wednesday night. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that New York started showing some life, and giving Memphis something to worry about. However, Lee was hit with a tech after exchanging words with rookei Dillon Brooks before at jumpball with 17.8 seconds left. The Knicks were down three at that point, but the technical killed any hope of them completing the comeback. 

Hornacek didn't want to talk about the technical foul and whether it was appropriate to call it after the game. Instead, he pointed at his team's lack of drive from the beginning, which in his mind, led to the bad loss. ..

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 (Justin Ford)
(Justin Ford)

Knicks SG Courtney Lee believes he was the latest victim of bad refereeing after a questionable technical foul cost the Knicks' comeback late in Memphis. 

Crew chief Derrick Stafford hit Lee with a tech at 17.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter with the Knicks down just three before a jump ball. Lee and Grizzlies' rookie Dillon Brooks were exchanging words, but the 10-year veteran swears nothing explicit was said. However, Stafford hit only Lee with the foul, which ended the Knicks' hope to finish their comeback. 

"I'm at a loss for words," Lee told The Daily News' Frank Isola. "I wasn't expecting to get a tech."

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis knocks away a pass intended for Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis knocks away a pass intended for Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

Kristaps Porzingis scored a game-high 29 points while Jarrett Jack hit a go-ahead jumper in the final minute to lead the Knicks to a 100-96 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

Jack broke a 94-94 tie by hitting an 11-foot runner with 31 seconds left, and the Knicks maintained the lead when J.J. Barea missed a 3-pointer with 19 seconds remaining. Courtney Lee hit all four of his free-throw attempts in the final seconds as New York improved to 7-13 on the road.

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New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley walks past Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley walks past Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks lose another game on the road as they fall 119-107 to the Spurs, pushing their record below .500. This is their fourth consecutive loss. 

Michael Beasley led the Knicks in scoring with 23 points on an efficient 9 of 13 from the field and Courtney Lee continued his recent scoring form with 18 points.

Kristaps Porzingis scored 18 points on 6 of 16 shooting with 7 rebounds and 6 blocks, before fouling out for the first time this season. Frank Ntilikina had 9 points with 11 assists and 3 steals against compatriot Tony Parker. << Box score

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Dec 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is defended by Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)
Dec 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) is defended by Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Dunn scored 17 points, including two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and the surging Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Wednesday night.

Chicago trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but shut down New York down the stretch of its ninth win in 11 games. The Knicks managed just three points in the final 5 1/2 minutes. >> Read more

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 (Aaron Doster)
(Aaron Doster)

The Knicks couldn't hang on to their fourth-quarter lead as the Pistons won a back-and-forth game, 104-101, in Detroit. 

Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 29 points on 12-for-28 shooting, including nine rebounds and two assists. 

Enes Kanter poured in 22 points on 11-of-17 shooting, while Courtney Lee and Doug McDermott notched 16 and 10 points respectively. 

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Oct 19, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports (Mark D. Smith)
Oct 19, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports (Mark D. Smith)

In wake of Carmelo Anthony's return to Madison Square Garden for the first time, Kristaps Porzingis thinks the fans need to show him the respect and "love" he deserves. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to MSG on Saturday night, and the biggest storyline will be the former Knick in Anthony returning for the first time since he was traded this offseason. The Knicks are planning to a tribute for Anthony, who spent the past seven seasons in New York. 

Porzingis, who is questionable with a sore knee for the game, can't see any fans booing his former teammate...

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans before tip off of a game at the Smoothie King Center. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony against the New Orleans Pelicans before tip off of a game at the Smoothie King Center. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Former New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said he is excited to return to Madison Square Garden for Saturday's game between the Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder, but added he is taking a "business" approach to it.

"At the end of the day, it's business to me. But I'd be lying if I said I'm not ecstatic to be going back and playing there," Anthony said, according to Yahoo! Sports' Michael Lee. "Like I said, I got a different feeling with New York. A different relationship, different bond with the city, with the fans, with the people. It's a little bit special for me."

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New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)  (Aaron Gash/AP)
New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) (Aaron Gash/AP)

The Knicks did something in Brooklyn that they've done just once before this season: win a game on the road.

But much of the feel-good that should have come from a 111-104 victory against the Nets evaporated when Kristaps Porzingis left the game in the third quarter with a non-contact left knee injury. Before exiting, Porzingis had 13 points and 4 assists in 18 minutes. 

Courtney Lee rose to the occasion with a team-high 27 points, while Michael Beasley added 15 points off the bench. Frank Ntilikina played 27 minutes, including the entire fourth quarter, and was a team-high plus-14.

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 (Mike Dinovo)
(Mike Dinovo)

After a surprising loss to the NBA-worst Bulls Saturday night, head coach Jeff Hornacek couldn't hold in his frustration after the game. 

The Knicks made a late run at the end of the game to tie things at 102. But SG Kris Dunn sealed the deal at the free throw line with 2.4 seconds left following a Courtney Lee foul. The loss continued the Knicks woes on the road, and with the Bulls facing travel difficulties, it comes as even more of a shocker. 

Despite the late rally, Hornacek didn't like the effort from his team whatsoever. 

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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Knicks F Lance Thomas may not dazzle on the scoreboard, but the co-captain of the Knicks leads the way with his defense. 

A Knicks player revealed to the NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy that Thomas and SG Courtney Lee were named co-captains of the Knicks. Though Thomas may not be a top scorer on the team, he leads by example on the defensive front. Being in a captain's role is a big responsibilty, but one that Thomas likes to be in. 

"A lot of responsibility comes with it. You have to practice what you preach," he said. "I have the guys' respect because I do that. I tell guys the truth and I live in the uncomfortable. I'm not afraid to call a teammate out or push for them to be better. I'm not a guy who has a comfort zone. Some guys aren't vocal, I'm all of those things and that's something I take pride in with this team. And I'm honored."

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Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter discuss how the Knicks were able to dominate in the second half as they beat the Grizzlies, 99-88.

NEW YORK (AP) Courtney Lee scored 24 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 18 after a slow start in his return to the lineup, and the New York Knicks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-88 on Wednesday night.

Moving from forward back to shooting guard in Tim Hardaway Jr.'s absence, Lee fell just shy of his season high and was the catalyst in a big run to open the second half that largely determined the game. >> Read more

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Knicks owner James Dolan was originally interested in hiring Jerry West to replace Phil Jackson as Knicks president, reports Sporting News, citing sources.

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Jeff Hornacek, Jarrett Jack and Enes Kanter discuss dropping a close game to the Magic and losing their star guard, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Nikola Vucevic scored 34 points - eight straight in a decisive 10-0 fourth-quarter run - and the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 105-100 on Sunday.

With the score tied at 85 midway through the fourth quarter, Vucevic made a short basket, a three-point play and a 3-point shot in succession to give the Magic the lead for good.

Evan Fournier had 20 points, Jonathon Simmons added 16, and Elfrid Payton had 15 for Orlando.

Michael Beasley, who replaced the injured Kristaps Porzingis in the starting lineup, led the Knicks with 21 points. Courtney Lee had 19, and Enes Kanter added 18 points and 16 rebounds.

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Nov 29, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Doug McDermott (20) takes a shot against Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (8) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Nov 29, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Doug McDermott (20) takes a shot against Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (8) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

NEW YORK (AP) Enes Kanter had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 115-86 on Wednesday night despite losing Kristaps Porzingis to a sprained right ankle after 2 1/2 minutes.

Back after missing three games with back spasms, Kanter had his way against a Heat team missing starting center Hassan Whiteside because of left knee soreness, going 7 of 9 from the field. >> Read more

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Courtney Lee admitted to the media that he and Jeff Hornacek exchanged words, of the variety that couldn't be repeated, at halftime of the Knicks' 108-100 win against the Raptors. At the time of Lee and Hornacek's back-and-forth, the Knicks were losing 59-48.  

"We came in here, we watched film and Coach kind of got on me. I really didn't like what was being said," Lee said, via ESPN. "... [It was] a little explicit. I don't think I can repeat what he said to the media. But we exchanged words and we went from there."

The Knicks were a different team in the third quarter, going on a historic 28-0 run amid outscoring the Raptors 41-10 in the third quarter.

"We had some stronger words for each other and we talked about stuff that we wanted to do better and we came out in the second half and played like a different team," Kristaps Porzingis said. 

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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. reacts during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. reacts during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 of his career-high 38 points during New York's crucial 28-0 third-quarter run in Wednesday's 108-100 win over the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks turned a 62-52 deficit into an 80-62 lead late in the third thanks to a game-changing run that included seven points from Enes Kanter, seven from Courtney Lee and just two from Kristaps Porzingis, who scored 22 points and brought down 12 rebounds in the game.

New York made 10 of 16 field goals in the 8-minute, 24-second stretch, including a Hardaway layup on a Kanter assist that capped the run and gave the Knicks an 18-point lead.

 

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Jeff Hornacek, Kristaps Porzingis, and, Tim Hardaway Jr. discuss the Knicks' come-from-behind win over the Raptors on Wednesday night.

NEW YORK (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third quarter that sent the New York Knicks to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who outscored the Raptors 41-10 in the third. >> Read more

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 (John E. Sokolowski)
(John E. Sokolowski)

TORONTO (AP) Kyle Lowry matched his season high with 22 points and added 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan also scored 22 and the short-handed Toronto Raptors beat New York 107-84 on Friday night, their eighth consecutive victory over the Knicks.

Toronto played without two injured starters in forward Serge Ibaka(swollen left knee) and guard Norman Powell (right hip). Reserve guard Delon Wright (dislocated right shoulder) also was unavailable.

C.J. Miles scored 14 points for Toronto. Pressed into the starting lineup, second-year forward Pascal Siakam scored 13 points and rookie forward OG Anunoby had 11.

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks on win 00:00:52
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis break down the Knicks' 106-101 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

NEW YORK (AP) Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 26 points, including a key 3-pointer with 32.9 seconds left, to help the New York Knicks rally in the second half and beat the Utah Jazz 106-101 on Wednesday night.

New York trailed by 10 late in the third quarter but got its third comeback victory in eight days. Hardaway's 3 made it 102-98, and he added four free throws after that.

Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and Courtney Lee added 19 as the Knicks rebounded after blowing a 15-point fourth quarter lead in a loss to the Cavaliers on Monday night. Enes Kanter added 13 points.

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:00:38
Kristaps Porzingis discusses what went well for the Knicks in a 118-91 win over Sacramento.

NEW YORK (AP) Kristaps Porzingis returned after a one-game absence to score 34 points, Courtney Lee added 20, and the New York Knicks beat the Sacramento Kings 118-91 on Saturday night.

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 (Wendell Cruz)
(Wendell Cruz)

Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis dropped a career-high 40 points in last night's comeback win over the Pacers, 108-101. 

Porzingis has been on fire to start the season, and no matter what the defense does to hold him in check, he finds a way to score. He set his career high with 38 points against the Nuggets on Oct. 30. Not only does he have a new total after last night, but it came when the Knicks needed it most. 

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis had Madison Square Garden on its feet the entire night as he poured in 37 points in the 120-107 win over the Suns. 

Porzingis was on fire from the opening tip, draining everything he put in the air. But it was a sequence in the fourth quarter that had The Garden buzzing. After a steal, Suns F Josh Jackson sprinted down the court and put up a shot only to find Porzingis rushing back and swatting it away. Courtney Lee scooped it up, passed it off to Jarrett Jack in transition, and Jack found Porzingis sprinting down the court. 

Porzingis, all in one motion, caught the bounce pass and flushed a dunk as he absorbed contact for an and-one. It was the cherry on top to another brilliant night by Porzingis. 

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

Kristaps Porzingis came one point shy of his career and season high as he finished with 37 points in the Knicks' 120-107 win over the Suns. 


Porzingis shot 13-for-22 from the field as well as 10-for-13 from the charity stripe. He also added five rebounds and three blocks on the night.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points on 6-of-15 shooting while Enes Kanter had 16 points and led the team with 16 rebounds. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:01:41
Kristaps Porzingis talks about his career-high 38 points after the Knicks defeated the Nuggets for their third straight win.

Kristaps Porzingis scored at least 30 points for the fifth time this season to lead the New York Knicks to their third straight win with a 116-110 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday at Madison Square Garden.


Porzingis recorded 38 points on 14-of-26 shooting, seven rebounds and three blocks for the Knicks, who hung on in the fourth quarter despite seeing their 22-point halftime lead evaporate in the third.

Kyle O'Quinn scored 15 points and brought down 12 rebounds, while Jarrett Jack had six points and 10 assists. 

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots over the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis shoots over the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

After scoring 32 points and recording 12 rebounds in Sunday's 114-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and the rest of the team hope that victory can be a sign of bigger things to come this season.

"It's nice to finally beat the Cavs for the first time in my career," Porzingis said, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "It's just another game but hopefully it can be in the playoffs, and that's when it really matters."

Porzingis was one of three Knicks to record double-doubles as they won their second straight game. Enes Kanter scored 18 points and recorded 12 rebounds, while Courtney Lee had 15 points and 10 boards.

But many Knicks players raved about Tim Hardaway Jr., who scored a game-high 34 points on 11-of-19 shooting.

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. drives to the basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a game-high 34 points, Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter recorded double-doubles and the New York Knicks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-95 on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.


Hardaway shot 11-of-19 from the floor and made five of 10 3-pointers in the game, as the Knicks won their second straight game. 

Porzingis totaled 32 points on 13-of-27 shooting and recorded 12 rebounds, while Kanter recorded 18 points and 12 boards.

LeBron James recorded 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Cavaliers, who lost their third game in a row. Derrick Rose, in his first game against his former team, scored 15 points in 31 minutes. Kevin Love recorded 22 points and 11 rebounds.

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Who played worse vs. Celtics? 00:03:19
The DNL panel debates which Knicks player had a worse game against the Celtics on Tuesday night: Kristaps Porzingis or Tim Hardaway Jr.?

The Knicks have started the season with an 0-3 and have struggled on both ends of the floor, most notably on the offensive end. 

In two of their three losses the Knicks have failed to reach 90 points and have lost their games by average of 15.3 points. Speaking to reporters after the Knicks lost a 110-89 game to the Celtics, Courtney Lee said the issues just boiled down to failed execution. 

"We messed up on a lot of plays, whether it was the ball getting delivered on time, or one or two guys not being on the same page as far as play calling," Lee said, according to the New York Post. "That's on us, we got to pay attention more in practice and make sure we execute when we're out there."

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with forward Kristaps Porzingis (Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with forward Kristaps Porzingis (Adam Hunger)

Jake Brown | Twitter |

The drama-filled Knicks offseason is finally over and the actual games that count have arrived. A new era begins Thursday, when the Knicks take on an old friend who was an integral part of which direction the team would head in. Before the Knicks face Carmelo Anthony for the first time since 2010, let's take a look at five bold predictions for the 2017-2018 Knicks season...

1. Kristaps Porzingis will average a double-double

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) and forward Doug McDermott (20) speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) and forward Doug McDermott (20) speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Jake Brown | Twitter | The preseason opener is tonight, with the Knicks' first test coming against the Brooklyn Nets. The results of the games obviously don't matter, but playing their crosstown rival should give them a little extra motivation. Head coach Jeff Hornacek has a brand new roster with a whole new outlook now that Carmelo Anthony is gone. He's got a lot of tough decisions to make and that all begins tonight. Let's take a look at what we should watch for.

How will point guard work out?

There is a decent chance Frank Ntilikina won't play tonight due to a sore groin. If he still has the groin issue, there's no point in the Knicks throwing him out there in a meaningless game. What this does mean, though, is that there is going to be a small chance that the rookie starts the season opener against Melo and the Thunder in Oklahoma City...

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) high fives Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) high fives Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

Kristaps Porzingis and Courtney Lee will both suit up for Team World in the second-ever NBA Africa Game, the league announced. 

The game, which will take place on Aug. 5 in South Africa, will pit Team World vs. Team Africa. Dirk Nowitzki and Kemba Walker will be captain Team World, while team Africa will be led by Luol Deng and Thabo Sefolosha

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Courtney Lee (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)
Courtney Lee (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks reportedly may consider trading Courtney Lee or Kyle O'Quinn in order to clear cap space so they can offer more money to free agents, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

New York has showed interest in guard Shelvin Mack, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman.

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