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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks have reportedly spoken with the Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings about a trade that would involve center Enes Kanter, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy.

New York has engaged with the Bulls about a trade that would involve Kanter and Bulls forward Jabari Parker, however they also looked to include a third team in a possible deal.

While the Kings were an option to be that third team, New York and Sacramento have had separate talks for a trade including Kanter, however the Knicks, according to Bondy, want a "sweetner" to a deal, like a second-round pick, as opposed to swapping expiring contracts.

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Dec 19, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) dribbles against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Dec 19, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) dribbles against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Knicks C Enes Kanter might be really sick after that cheat meal.

Kanter had to miss practice on Thursday with what the team called an illness, and it will extend to tonight's matchup against the Pacers where he will be inactive.

This illnes came after a Wednesday night cheat meal that could have fed a family. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter looks to pass as Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews and forward Dwight Powell defend during the first half at American Airlines Center. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter looks to pass as Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews and forward Dwight Powell defend during the first half at American Airlines Center. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks center Enes Kanter told CNN he has received "hundreds and hundreds of death threats, almost every day" over his comments regarding the Turkish government and him not traveling to London for fear of his life.

Kanter will not be flying to London for the Knicks' matchup with the Washington Wizards next week because he said he feared "spies" could target him, saying, "There's a chance that I can get killed out there."

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter controls the ball against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter controls the ball against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Trade talks for Knicks center Enes Kanter continue to gain traction. 

On Wednesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Knicks and Kings have been engaged in talks that would exchange Kanter for Zach Randolph, but nothing is close yet. 

Kanter and Randolph -- the latter of which has not played this season -- both have expiring contracts and the Kings reportedly are looking to deal more expiring contracts and a third team could potentially get involved. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter looks to pass as Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews and forward Dwight Powell defend during the first half at American Airlines Center. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter looks to pass as Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews and forward Dwight Powell defend during the first half at American Airlines Center. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Enes Kanter's battle with the Turkish government also includes former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu

Turkoglu, now a chief adviser to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a 16-year career in the NBA, was critical of the Knicks center on Monday in response to Kanter's comments that he was not flying to London with the team due to fears he could be murdered by Turkish spies. 

"Kanter can't enter the UK not because of fears for life as he claims but due to passport and visa issues," the former NBA player said in a statement via Twitter. "This being the long-known truth, he is trying to get the limelight with irrational justifications and political remarks. 

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Nov 4, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) dunks the ball against the Washington Wizards 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 center Enes Kanter (00) dunks the ball against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Enes Kanter may not have requested a trade, but that doesn't mean teams haven't called the Knicks about the big man.

According to The Athletic's Mike Vorkunov, the Knicks are already seeing interest on Kanter, and they are listening. However, no deal appears imminent at the moment. 

Kanter didn't ask for a trade, but he voiced his frustration with his playing time this season. After being the team's starting center when the season kicked off, Kanter has reverted to a bench role, and he clearly isn't happy about it...

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It is not often the Knicks win a game these days. 

What is even more rare is for owner James Dolan to be there for a road game, sitting courtside and celebrating with the team in the locker room afterwards. 

But that is exactly what happened when the Knicks snapped an eight-game losing streak against a LeBron James-less Lakers team with a 119-112 victory on Friday night. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter controls the ball against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter controls the ball against Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Enes Kanter will not travel with the Knicks to London for their regular season game against the Bucks on Jan. 16 because, he says, his life would be in danger. 

The 26-year-old center is a wanted criminal in Turkey because of his criticism against their president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and had his passport revoked by the Turkish government the last time he traveled overseas. 

He fears "spies" could target him in London. 

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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. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter reacts after the first overtime against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter reacts after the first overtime against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Enes Kanter has been unhappy with his situation at points this season, complaining in late October while coming off the bench. While he's back in the starting lineup and averaging roughly five more minutes per game than his career average, it would still make sense for the Knicks to explore a potential trade.

Here are five that could work...

Enes Kanter for Miles Plumlee, Justin Anderson

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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)

Enes Kanter may be frustrated with his current role on the team, but he is willing to stick it out. 

The frustrated Knicks center said after Tuesday's 115-108 loss to the Nuggets that he recently had a conversation with GM Scott Perry over his status with the team, but he did not ask for a trade at any point. 

"I did not say that. I like it here a lot," Kanter, a free agent at the end of the season, told reporters. "I probably wouldn't say it to Scott's face, 'I want to be traded.' No. Because I like it here a lot."

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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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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter reacts after the first overtime against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter reacts after the first overtime against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Enes Kanter appears to be reaching a breaking point with the Knicks. 

The center was relegated to the bench for the second straight game in favor of 23-year-old Luke Kornet on Saturday in a 129-97 blowout loss to the Jazz and the new role does not appear to be jelling with the 26-year-old veteran.

Kanter did not check into the game until late in the first quarter with the Knicks already down 14 points and played just 17 minutes in a loss that saw the Knicks trail by as many as 46 points at one point. 

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Dec 29, 2018; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Naz Mitrou-Long (30) dribbles the ball ahead of New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)
Dec 29, 2018; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz guard Naz Mitrou-Long (30) dribbles the ball ahead of New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports (Russell Isabella)

The Knicks got blown out by the Jazz and extended their losing streak to seven games, as Rudy Gobert scored 25 points and grabbed 16 reobunds to lead Utah >> Box score

Things to know about Saturday's game

 1) The Knicks were bullied out of the paint, as they were outscored 70-26 and gave up an extraordinary 60 rebounds. Rudy Gobert had the team high 16 boards, while Thabo Sefolosha and Derrick Favors each grabbed 10 rebounds a piece. 

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New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet attempts to control the ball as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and forward Khris Middleton defend in the third quarter at the Fiserv Forum. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Luke Kornet attempts to control the ball as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and forward Khris Middleton defend in the third quarter at the Fiserv Forum. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

David Fizdale is sticking with Luke Kornet

The Knicks head coach said on Friday that the 23-year-old center will start again on Saturday against the Utah Jazz following the 7-footer's career-high 23 point performance against the Bucks on Thursday, which included shooting 7 of 11 from three-point range.  

"I want to look at it for a little bit," Fizdale said, per Marc Berman of The Post. "That's part of the deal. He was the one guy that I hadn't looked at in that lineup. I just felt like with that group why not look at it with some space. It looked pretty good."

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, of Latvia, reacts after fouling out against the Denver Nuggets 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 forward Kristaps Porzingis, of Latvia, reacts after fouling out against the Denver Nuggets 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)

The Enes Kanter-Giannis Antetokounmpo scuffle wasn't the only beef that was born in Milwaukee Thursday night.

After the Knicks big man and Bucks star got into a heated exchange during the fourth quarter of Milwaukee's 112-96 winKristaps Porzingis hopped on social media to rip the Bucks assistant coach who involved himself in the skirmish.

"That was some bs tonight!!!" Porzingis posted in an Instagram story late Thursday. "And that bucks assistant coach needs to sit his ass down before grabbing Enes like that. grab your own players not the opp. team. foh"

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Dec 27, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) confronts New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) after a foul leading to an ejection in the fourth quarter at the Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports  (Benny Sieu)
Dec 27, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) confronts New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) after a foul leading to an ejection in the fourth quarter at the Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Enes Kanter already appeared to be ticked off heading into Thursday's rematch with the Bucks. Throw in Giannis Antetokounmpo and that's enough to start some trouble.

Kanter, who started the game on the bench in favor of Luke Kornet, was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' 112-96 loss after getting into a heated exchange with Antetokounmpo.

With the Knicks down 91-82 in the fourth quarter, the Greek Freak drove to the net only to crash into Kanter's left arm, sending the Bucks forward straight to the floor. Kanter then gave him a look and things escalated from there, with the two exchanging words before being separated by members of the coaching staff.

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Dec 27, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes the ball around New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) in the second quarter at the Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
Dec 27, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) passes the ball around New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) in the second quarter at the Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

The Knicks were done in by the Bucks for the second straight game, as Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee to a 112-96 win on Thursday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Thursday's game

1) Yet again, Antetokounmpo was too much for the Knicks with 31 points on 10-of-21 shooting, 14 rebounds, eight assists, and four blocks on the night. He also made it to the charity stripe for 14 free throw attempts, while hitting 10 of them. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter reacts after the first overtime against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter reacts after the first overtime against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Enes Kanter doesn't seem to be too thrilled with David Fizdale's changes to the Knicks starting lineup.

After Fizdale decided to bench the big man for Luke Kornet to start Thursday night's rematch with the Bucks, Kanter appeared to air his grievance on Twitter.

Kanter posted a facepalm emoji and nothing else -- the latest instance of Kanter taking his displeasure to social media. He had a similar post earlier this season upon being benched for Mitchell Robinson.

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Nov 14, 2018; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) forward R.J. Barrett (5) and forward Javin DeLaurier (12) react to a three pointer during the second half against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils won 84-46. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports (Rob Kinnan)
Nov 14, 2018; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) forward R.J. Barrett (5) and forward Javin DeLaurier (12) react to a three pointer during the second half against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils won 84-46. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports (Rob Kinnan)

The Knicks Tank has been in full effect over the last month as the team has greatly increased its odds to land one of the Top 3 picks in the NBA Draft.  

Since a three-game winning streak that had them at 7-14 on Nov. 25, the Knicks have come crashing back to Earth, going 2-12 as their record has dropped to 9-26.

After their Christmas Day loss to the Bucks -- their fifth-straight -- the Knicks find themselves tied in the loss column with the Suns and Cavaliers (both at 8-26) for the worst record in the NBA. That puts them just a half game back of being in the No. 1 spot for the Draft Lottery...

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Dec 19, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports  (Bill Streicher)
Dec 19, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina (11) drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Knicks couldn't handle Joel Embiid and company, losing 131-109 to the 76ers on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) Embiid and Jimmy Butler led the Sixers with 24 and 20 points respectively. Embiid also recorded a double-double with 10 boards, three assists and one block over 25 minutes. Butler took more free throws than field goals in this one, hitting 8-of-10 from the charity stripe compared to 6-of-9 from the field. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter battles for a rebound between Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and guard Jamal Crawford during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter battles for a rebound between Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and guard Jamal Crawford during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Enes Kanter trolled Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns back in January by telling Booker to "Hold that 'L'" after a 107-85 win.

Booker and the Suns got revenge on Monday, on and off the court.

Booker scored a game-high 38 points in a 128-110 win over the Knicks, then trolled Kanter, notorious for his antics on Twitter.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dec 1, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale coaches against the Milwaukee Bucks during first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 1, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale coaches against the Milwaukee Bucks during first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Lakers F LeBron James may have made some Knicks fans cry when he told his long-time friend and former teammate Dwyane Wade, "It was either here or The Garden" after their final meeting on Monday night

Well, Knicks head coach David Fizdale is hoping not to make his fans cry any longer over players the team could land in New York.

James is a prime example of NBA players that love playing at Madison Square Garden, but didn't see it as a fit at the time of his free agency. But, with such a loaded class in 2019 -- Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Kawhi Leonard to just name a few -- Fizdale wants to change that trend. 

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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.

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Dec 8, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) 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 forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) dribbles the ball against New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Knicks tried mounting a fourth-quarter comeback, but the Nets handed them their third straight loss in a 112-104 bout at The Garden.>> Box score

Things to know about Saturday night's game

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The Knicks fell short against the Wizards, losing 110-107. There were some good moments in the 1st half, but not so great in the 2nd.

The Knicks' late comeback bid fell short as they lost to the Washington Wizards 110-107 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1. New York, which led by nine at halftime, trailed 107-92 with 3:33 remaining in the fourth quarter. But after Noah Vonleh's layup capped a 12-0 run, Washington's John Wall iced the game with a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left.

2. After their three-game winning streak, the Knicks have lost three of four games and allowed at least 110 points in each game. 

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) 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 center Enes Kanter (00) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Every New York athlete says they love the city, and truly enjoy playing for it during their season. But Knicks C Enes Kanter the Big Apple life every day.

Since he was traded from Oklahoma City to New York to play for the Knicks, Kanter has fallen in love with the hustle and bustle of the city streets. Kanter would have been an intriguing free-agent candidate this past offseason had he opted out of his contract with his player option. Instead, he decided to remain a Knicks, and continue to work with the young, rebuilding squad. 

And a major impact on Kanter's decision was New York City -- a place he isn't afraid to walk around freely despite being a professional athlete in town. 

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Nov 28, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick (17) drives for a lay up past New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) and guard Damyean Dotson (21) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Nov 28, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick (17) drives for a lay up past New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (26) and guard Damyean Dotson (21) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Knicks couldn't handle Joel Embiid and JJ Redick, as the Sixers blew them out 117-91 on the road Wednesday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) This was a rare off night for Tim Hardaway Jr., who couldn't find his shooting stroke. He went 1-for-11 from the field, including all six three-point attempts missing the net. Hardaway finished with just five points and two assists over 27 minutes on the court. He'll look to shake this one off for sure. 

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Nov 27, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) dribbles defended by New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) in the first half at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Nov 27, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) dribbles defended by New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) in the first half at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

The Knicks had their three-game win streak snapped, as Blake Griffin and the Pistons delivered a 115-108 loss in Detroit. >> Box score

Things to know about Tuesday's game

1) Coming off the bench, it was Allonzo Trier leading the Knicks with 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 9-of-12 from the charity stripe over 30 minutes. He managed a double-double as well with 10 rebounds to go along with seven assists. Trier continues to be impressive as he makes his name among rookies in the NBA. 

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Nov 4, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) dunks the ball against the Washington Wizards 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 center Enes Kanter (00) dunks the ball against the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

It was sad news for many that learned Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the megahit Nickelodeon cartoon show "Spongebob Squarepants," died at the age of 57 on Tuesday.

And among those who mourned his death was Knicks C Enes Kanter.

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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.

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New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore in the first half at Smoothie King Center. (Stephen Lew/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore in the first half at Smoothie King Center. (Stephen Lew/USA TODAY Sports)

In light of his recent issues with foul trouble, Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson is looking to head coach David Fizdale and fellow center Enes Kanter for guidance.

The 20-year-old Robinson has recorded four fouls in seven of his last 11 games. Fizdale was working with Robinson on his shotblocking, but also took him out of the starting lineup for the past two games with mixed results.

In Tuesday's loss to the Trail Blazers, Robinson recorded two fouls in 18:03, but in Wednesday's win over the Celtics he recorded four fouls in 16:25. Robinson, New York's second-round pick, said he understood why he was taken out of the starting lineup after 12 straight starts.

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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. 

Tags: Boston Celtics, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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The Knicks looked more competitive against the Western Conference-leading Trail Blazers. Ultimately, New York fell short, losing 118-114.

The Knicks kept this one close, but the Trail Blazers eeked it out as New York dropped their sixth straight game, 118-114, on Wednesday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1) It wasn't supposed to be a close game, but the Knicks made it interesting in the final minute as they were only down 116-114. They caught a big break, too, when Jusuf Nurkic (13 PTS, 10 REB, 4 AST, 2 BLK) was called for a reach-in on Noah Vonleh (14 PTS, 13 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK). But Vonleh missed both free throws to tie the game, and in turn, Damian Lillard buried a contested jumper which would be the eventual dagger. 

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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.

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. shoots a 3-pointer during the second quarter at Amway Center. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. shoots a 3-pointer during the second quarter at Amway Center. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks came back from a 17-point first-half deficit but were outscored 64-51 in the second half as they lost to the Orlando Magic 131-117 on Sunday at Amway Center. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. After the Knicks trailed 102-99 midway through the fourth quarter, the Magic went on a 10-3 run capped by a Jonathan Isaac three-point play that gave Orlando a 112-102 lead. New York never got closer than five points the rest of the way.

2. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 32 points and Trey Burke added 31 for the Knicks, who have lost five in a row. Enes Kanter recorded a 21-point, 20-rebound double-double in 37:40, though he only scored seven points in the second half.

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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)

Knicks forward Enes Kanter is one of the biggest trolls in the NBA. From last year's incidents with LeBron James to posting a doctored image of commissioner Adam Silver in a Warriors uniform, he hasn't shied away from taking on anyone.

In Wednesday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, he had a taste of his own medicine.

Former teammate Steven Adams trolled Kanter by telling Knicks head coach David Fizdale during a stoppage, "Sub him out, he can't play defense."

"It's the only time I get to bloody see him, to be honest, mate," Adams said after the Thunder beat New York on Thursday, according to The Oklahoman's Maddie Lee.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Oct 26, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) controls the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 26, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) controls the ball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Knicks center and potentially aspiring WWE star Enes Kanter knows a thing or two about pro wrestling, but the big man is no fan of one Hawks social media staffer delivering a WWE-themed joke at his expense.

Kanter on Thursday called out the unnamed staffer who highlighted a dangerous tumble Kanter took over Atlanta's Miles Plumlee while battling for the ball Wednesday night. The tweet -- captioned with Jim Ross' famous WWE call "As God as my witness, he is broken in half!" -- dramatized Kanter's fall in a video, and he was having none of it.

"I don't know who's running their social media - a high schooler?'' Kanter said, per the New York Post. "I know they've been tweeting some crazy stuff. Probably a high schooler. Whoever it is, they should consider anyone [else] for sure because it is terrible."

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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. 

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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) reacts during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets 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) reacts during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

One of the few bright spots of the Knicks' 3-7 start to the season has been the play of Tim Hardaway Jr. In his sixth year, and fourth in New York, Hardaway is the team's leading scorer with a much-improved outside shot, and has been their most dependable option on the offensive end as other players shuffle in and out of the lineup.

But the 26-year-old Hardaway is also due a lot of money -- $17.3 million this season, and $37.1 million over the next two. By the time his contract is up, he'll be 29 and due for an even bigger payday, and it remains to be seen whether the Knicks will be any closer to a return to the playoffs by then. It's a worthwhile question as to whether the Knicks' best course of action is to keep Hardaway around during the rebuild or cash in on his value right now and go even younger.

With Kristaps Porzingis sidelined for the foreseeable future, Hardaway is seeing the most offensive responsibility thus far in his career, and he's making the most of the opportunity. He's shooting a career-high 40.2 percent from three-point range on 8.7 attempts per game, while also getting to the free-throw line more than he ever has (a career-high 25.7 percent free-throw rate). 

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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. dribbles as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal defends during the first half at Capital One Arena. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. dribbles as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal defends during the first half at Capital One Arena. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

After turning a 13-point second-half deficit into a tie game, the Knicks faltered late as they lost to the Washington Wizards 108-95 on Sunday at Capital One Arena.

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. The Knicks trailed 77-64 with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter but went on an 18-5 run, capped by a Trey Burke layup, to tie the game at 82. But Washington's Jason Smith scored a layup to start a 16-4 run that would ice the game for the Wizards.

2. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored just seven points on 2-of-10 shooting, while Enes Kanter had a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for New York, which fell to 3-7.

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