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 (Brian Spurlock)
(Brian Spurlock)

With the playoff-eligible waiver deadline on Thursday, the Knicks need to decide what to do with Joakim Noah and Jarrett Jack fast. 

Noah's situation hasn't changed a bit. The veteran center has been away from the Knicks ever since his altercation with head coach Jeff Hornacek, and after not being able to make a trade before the trade deadline, the team has been figuring out how to part ways with him.

For Jack, his situation has come recently after the trade for Emmanuel Mudiay added yet another young point guard to the Knicks' roster. With Frank Ntilikina and Trey Burke in the mix as well, Jack has been the odd man out, having not seen the court in the last three games...

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New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack reacts after throwing the ball out of bounds during the overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Bulls won 122-119 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack reacts after throwing the ball out of bounds during the overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Bulls won 122-119 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

With 20 games left in the season, the Knicks are focused on getting their young point guards Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Trey Burke more minutes together on the court. 

So where does that leave veteran PG Jarrett Jack?

Jack was the starter at the beginning of the season. However, he is realizing the Knicks have other priorities has he hasn't seen the court in the last three games. His role has now changed to a mentor for the three guards, and though he hasn't made a big deal of that, he did note he might explore other options if they arise.

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 (Bill Streicher)
(Bill Streicher)

Newly-acquired point guard Emmanuel Mudiay hinted he may be in the Knicks' starting lineup when New York returns from the All-Star break on Thursday against the Orlando Magic.

The 21-year-old Mudiay started 107 of 123 games with the Denver Nuggets from 2015 to 2017, but did not start any of the 42 games this season before he was part of a three-team deadline deal with New York.

Asked about the possibility of being a starter again, Mudiay told ESPN's Ian Begley: "I'm not going to take it for granted. I came in as a lottery pick so I was kind of handed the spot and stuff like that. So the fact that I'm in that position again it's a blessing. Thank God for it. I just have to take full advantage."

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

Knicks GM Scott Perry wanted to reassure everyone Friday that the acquisition of PG Emmanuel Mudiay was no knock on Frank Ntilikina's performance thus far. 

The Knicks' rookie point guard looks to be the odd man out after the team landed Mudiay in a three-team trade. But Perry said getting Mudiay was only part of the "talent acquisition" phase of the team's roster building, per ESPN's Ian Begley.  Perry, instead, thinks that Ntilikina and Mudiay can battle with each other in the practice gym and during games. 

Perry also stated that the front office doesn't plan on sending Ntilikina down to the G League. The Knicks have four point guards on their roster with the addition of Mudiay. Jarrett Jack and Trey Burke are also in the mix, and with Burke's emergence and Jack's veteran presence being mainstays on the team, Ntilikina's playing time could be even more effected now. 

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How long will KP be out? 00:00:40
SNY.tv takes a look at ACL injuries to other NBA stars to try and figure out how long Kristaps Porzingis will be out of action

Knicks guard Jarrett Jack said he will try his best to help teammate Kristaps Porzingis through his torn ACL by talking to him about his own recovery process.

Jack said he feels empathetic toward Porzingis, who suffered the season-ending injury on Wednesday. The Knicks have not yet set a timeframe for when the former No. 4 pick will return, but for Jack, it took him 13 months to return to the court for the first time after tearing his ACL and suffering some meniscus damage in January 2016.

"Everybody's different -- the grade of his tear might be lower than mine,'' Jack said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman. "It's all in the hours doing the rehab. The other thing is overdoing it. You don't want to overwork the muscle either. I definitely need to reach out and speak to him let him know my experiences."

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New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina passes the ball against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina passes the ball against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina said he is looking forward to working with newly-acquired point guard Emmanuel Mudiay in New York's crowded backcourt.

"We're going to bring each other to the top to make the Knicks a competitive team," Ntilikina said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman.

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Knicks' deadline moves 00:03:34
The Daily News Live panel discusses the Knicks' moves at the trade deadline, including the acquisition of Emmanuel Mudiay from the Nuggets.

The Knicks have acquired PG Emmanuel Mudiay from the Nuggets as part of a three-way deal that sends SF Doug McDermott to the Mavericks and G Devin Harris to the Nuggets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. New York will also send the Nuggets a future second-round draft pick as part of the deal, reports Wojnarowski.

Mudiay, 21, averaged 8.5 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in 42 games for the Nuggets this season, while averaging 17.9 minutes per game.

Jake Brown | Twitter | I like this deal for the Knicks. Mudiay brings them a 21-year-old point guard to play with 19-year-old Frank Ntilikina. Mudiay gives them some more youth, which means we likely won't have to see any more of Jarrett Jack (who I'd be surprised if they keep)... 

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Dec 17, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) guards New York Knicks guard Ron Baker (31) in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 127-114. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 17, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) guards New York Knicks guard Ron Baker (31) in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 127-114. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks PG Ron Baker is officially out for the rest of the season as he will undergo arthroscopic shoulder stabilization, per Newsday's Al Iannazzone. His surgery is set for Wednesday.

Baker was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum, the team announced Wednesday. Expected recovery for his surgery is 4-6 months.

Baker was averaging 2.4 points and 1.6 assists in 29 games this season, while averaging 13.3 minutes per game.

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How much should Ntilikina play? 00:02:47
The Daily News Live crew breaks down if the Knicks should prioritize rookie Frank Ntilikina's playing time for the remainder of the season.

With the emergence of Trey Burke and veteran Jarrett Jack still starting, where does that leave Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina

Ntilikina played just nine minutes in the Knicks' last contest against the Suns, while Burke saw 18 on the floor. In the previous game against the Nuggets, Burke played a whopping 29 minutes -- his most since getting called up by the Knicks -- and Ntilikina saw just 19 minutes. 

Head coach Jeff Hornacek noted Burke will be the first guard off the bench moving forward, which prompted the Daily News Live panel to plead for more playing time for the Frenchman. 

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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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New York Knicks guard Trey Burke passes the ball over center Enes Kanter in the third quarter at the Pepsi Center. (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Trey Burke passes the ball over center Enes Kanter in the third quarter at the Pepsi Center. (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks guard Trey Burke had a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists in 29 minutes, all season highs, in Thursday's 130-118 road loss to the Denver Nuggets.

The 25-year-old Burke, who made his team debut earlier this month after New York signed him from G League Westchester, had averaged five points and 2.3 assists in 7.3 minutes per game in four appearances prior to Thursday's game, when he scored his most points in a game since April 2017.

"Coach told me to push the pace, penetrate, make plays, take what the defense gives me," Burke said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman. "He knows naturally I'm a scoring point guard. He tells me to be myself. I just took what they gave me tonight."

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New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks during the first half at FedExForum. (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks during the first half at FedExForum. (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek dismissed the idea of demoting rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina to G League Westchester after he has been held scoreless two of the past three games.

"We don't talk about that stuff," Hornacek said after Sunday's 127-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone. "Frank has been in the rotation all year. So there's no reason to do that. There's going to be ups and downs as a rookie. ... They're going to have a lack of confidence at times when they're not playing, but I don't see that in Frank."

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:01:04
Jeff Hornacek, Jarrett Jack, Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. react to a 123-118 loss in OT to the Pelicans as a rough January continues.

The Knicks blew a 19-point second-half lead and lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118 in overtime Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

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Jan 12, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives to the basket against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports (Jesse Johnson)
Jan 12, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives to the basket against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports (Jesse Johnson)

Karl-Anthony Towns shut down the Knicks with 23 points as New York dropped another road game, 118-108. 

Towns just missed a triple-double after recording 15 rebounds and nine assists. Andrew Wiggins dropped 16 points on 7-for-20 shooting while Taj Gibson worked the middle with 17 points on 8-of-11 from the field. 

Eight Wolves players finished with double-digit points, including Jimmy Butler (13), Jeff Teague (12), and Jamal Crawford (10)...

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

After another close game slipped away from the Knicks, head coach Jeff Hornacek knows his squad needs to get better at finishing games. 

It has been a common theme for New York all season: The games are close in the fourth quarter, but in the end, the other team walks away with the victory. The same can be said about last night as the 15-27 Bulls came to Madison Square Garden, and stole a win from the Knicks. 

The Knicks got off to a hot start, which has also been a theme, as an 11-point lead came their way early in the first. However, they found themselves just forcing the first overtime late in the fourth quarter. After fighting to force a second overtime, Jarrett Jack, who had a triple-double, couldn't hit a three-pointer to keep the game going...

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New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack reacts after throwing the ball out of bounds during the overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Bulls won 122-119 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack reacts after throwing the ball out of bounds during the overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York.The Bulls won 122-119 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Knicks PG Jarrett Jack wasn't worried about his box score yesterday despite it reading a triple-double. 

Instead, Jack was fixed on the scoreboard at the end of the Knicks' 122-119 loss in double overtime. It was another overtime loss for the Knicks, which is why Jack believes he needed to give more to his team, no matter the numbers he put up. 

"Yeah, a triple-double is cool, but we lost. That's just the way I look at things," Jack told NY Daily News' Peter Botte. "I look at things in terms of wins and losses. I've got to go out there and do more, whatever it is…Everybody has to step it up one more notch, that's what it's going to take to get to where we want to go."

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks' loss 00:01:20
Jeff Hornacek, Kristaps Porzingis and Jarrett Jack discuss their devastating 122-119 loss in double overtime at the hands of the Bulls.

NEW YORK (AP) Rookie Lauri Markkanen scored a season-high 33 points, Kris Dunn shook off a nightmarish shooting night to make the tiebreaking basket in the second overtime, and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 122-119 on Wednesday night.

Dunn had missed 14 of his first 17 shots before banking in a runner with just under a minute left in the second extra period, and Markkanen finished it off by making two free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining. >> Read more

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Jarrett Jack isn't supposed to be having the season he has generated so far, but the Knicks are not complaining in the slightest. 

Per NBA rules, Jack had his $2.1 veteran minimum fully guaranteed on Sunday as the non-guaranteed label officially came off it. The day was made even sweeter for Jack when he hit the game-winning shot -- a floater at 31 seconds to play -- against the Mavericks.

Jack has surprised many this season with his level of play, especially since coming off of a couple knee surgeries. The Knicks' GM, Scott Perry, signed Jack to his non-guaranteed deal even though team president, Steve Mills, nabbed Ramon Sessions prior to Perry's hire. But Perry was on Jack before he joined the Knicks as he wanted to sign him with the Kings before his departure. 

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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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GEICO SportsNite: Jarrett Jack 00:00:18
Knicks veteran point guard Jarrett Jack had his contract guaranteed for the remainder of the season on Sunday.

The Knicks guaranteed point guard Jarrett Jack's contract by keeping him on the roster for Sunday's game against the Mavericks.

"Jarrett has been a leader for the Knicks on and off the court," Knicks GM Scott Perry said in a statement, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "He's a valuable member of this team and we look forward to him continuing his successful play for the remainder of the season."

Jack, 34, had played 34 games over the past two seasons due to a torn ACL and a partially torn meniscus, but has played 37 games for the Knicks this season, starting 36 of them.

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Trey Burke (33) (Tommy Gilligan)
Trey Burke (33) (Tommy Gilligan)

Jake Brown | Twitter | The once promising Knicks season of two weeks ago has quickly taken a negative turn. After their surprising win over the Celtics where Michael Beasley's 32 points carried the team to a win and a 17-14 record, the Knicks have lost six of their last seven games to fall to 18-20 and a dreadful 3-13 on the road.

They are now 10th in the Eastern Conference, and a game behind the Pacers for the final playoff spot. With three games until we hit the halfway point of the season, the Knicks aren't dead in the water yet because of this slump. There's still a lot of time to turn it back around, but not if things stay the way they are.

Calling up guard Trey Burke from the G-League Westchester Knicks on Friday is a move that has to be made, and one that makes perfect sense to make...

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Nov 7, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket against Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 7, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket against Charlotte Hornets guard Malik Monk (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

After many spent Thanksgiving giving thanks with their family and loved ones, attention then shifts to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the season of giving. The two pseudo-holidays are for consumers to score valuable discount deals. In that light, who from the Knicks' 15 man roster are their best discount deals?

Kristaps Porzingis

In most American professional leagues, young labor is the greatest value in market inefficiency. On a fixed rookie contract, Porzingis gives the Knicks their most valuable asset-- for now. In a few years, he'll be on a max contract, hopefully in a Knicks' uniform...

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Oct 24, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks guard Ramon Sessions (1) (Winslow Townson)
Oct 24, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks guard Ramon Sessions (1) (Winslow Townson)

Knicks PG Ramon Sessions, who did not play on Wednesday night, has barely played since starting the first three games of the season -- a role that was then given to Jarrett Jack.

"I've played my whole career, first time in my 11 years this has actually happened," Sessions told the NY Post. "I've been around a while, been around different scenarios. It's still early. It's a long season. In the NBA, a lot of things can happen.''

With Jack starting, rookie Frank Ntilikina has been getting major minutes off the bench. Meanwhile, Ron Baker has been inactive.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Knicks GM Scott Perry has a big decision to make by Monday as C Joakim Noah returns from his 20-game suspension, and a roster spot must be made for him. 

There are two options that Perry can administer: 1) Trading a player to make room for Noah, or 2) waiving a player. It was reported that the Knicks were looking to shop Mindaugas Kuzminskas, who finally got his first game action last night. The Lakers, Cavaliers, and Hawks all had interest in Kuzminskas in the 2016 offseason. 

If Perry can't strike a deal, he will be forced to waive a player to make room for Noah, who is under a four-year, $72 million contract. Ramon Sessions appears to be the top candidate to waive, and Perry made it clear he will address the roster one way or the other. 

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New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (91) shoots a three-point shot against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Toyota Center. (Erik Williams)
New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (91) shoots a three-point shot against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Toyota Center. (Erik Williams)

The Knicks are reportedly looking to shop SG Kuzminskas Mindaugas to make room for C Joakim Noah, per ESPN's Ian Begley. 

Noah is set to return from his 20-game suspension on Monday when the Knicks host the Cavaliers. With 15 guaranteed contracts on the Knicks' payroll, the best option to make space for Noah would be to trade an asset away instead of waiving a player. 

This is why the Knicks have opened up trade talks on Mindaugas, who has yet to see the floor this season. He is, however, a 28-year-old shooting guard who played valuable minutes in his rookie season last year, and showed some promise. He averaged six points, 1.9 rebounds, and one assist in 15 minutes per game. 

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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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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. 

Tags: Courtney Lee, Denver Nuggets, Jarrett Jack, Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK -- The Knicks took a gamble when they drafted Frenchman Frank Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick in this year's NBA Draft.

Some fans and observers felt they could've done better with an American college player such as N.C. State's Dennis Smith Jr. or Kentucky's Malik Monk -- both of whom were available when the Knicks chose.

But Ntilikina may have eased some of those concerns when he helped key the Knicks to their first victory of the season on Friday, a 107-86 victory over the rival Nets at Madison Square Garden. He notched nine points on 4-for-11 shooting with five assists, one steal and three turnovers. With his long arms and reach, Ntilikina also played strong defense and disrupted the Nets' passing lanes...

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:00:42
Frank Ntilikina discusses being ready to go for Friday's game against the Nets and Jeff Hornacek talks about Ntilikina's energy and passion.

Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina (sprained ankle) has been activated for the team's matchup against the Nets Friday, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.

Ntilikina missed this past Saturday's home opener and Tuesday's game against the Celtics.

The 19-year-old Ntilikina played eight minutes in his Knicks' debut last Thursday in Oklahoma City. He recorded an assist and missed his two shot attempts.

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Trey Burke (33) (Tommy Gilligan)
Trey Burke (33) (Tommy Gilligan)

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- When Trey Burke was originally drafted with the No. 9 pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves out of Michigan in the 2013 NBA Draft, he never figured he'd end up in the NBA G League. He figured his career would be a straight arc upward toward NBA stability and stardom.

"Nobody wants to start in the NBA and then come to the G league, but I'm comfortable with who I am," the 6-foot-1 Burke said Tuesday at Westchester Knicks Media Day. "I'm comfortable with where I am and I know that everybody's journey is different so I'm at a point where I get to sit back and really explore everything that's in front of me and just go at it, man."

The Knicks signed Burke on Oct. 11 and he said part of his motivation for signing with them was that his former Michigan teammate, Tim Hardaway Jr., is back with the Knicks...

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Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)
Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas and guard Jarrett Jack have been ruled inactive for Thursday's season-opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

The 27-year-old Kuzminskas, who averaged 6.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 68 games last season, has been dealing with a sore left calf, while Jack, who is recovering from a torn ACL, and Luke Kornet (left hamstring) have also been ruled out.

New York can update its roster before Thursday. Head coach Jeff Hornacek said he expects rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina to play despite dealing with a knee issue.

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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...

Tags: Courtney Lee, Frank Ntilikina, Jarrett Jack, Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis, Lance Thomas, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangomez
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 (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
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Jake Brown | Twitter | The Knicks definitely took a risk when they went with French point guard Frank Ntilikina with the 8th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. They decided to pass up on two 19-year-old talented guards in Dennis Smith, Jr. and Malik Monk -- a decision that left some Knicks fans scratching their heads. They decided to go with more of an unknown.

The decision to draft more of an unknown paid off well in 2015 when the Knicks took 7'3" Latvian Kristaps Porzingis. While fans booed the pick on draft day, it has now been all cheers for the big man who has become the cornerstone of the franchise.

Will this year's unknown work out as well?

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Jarrett Jack could play many roles with the Knicks this season.

Or he could play none at all.

If Jack, 33, is fully healthy after recovering from a torn ACL and meniscus in 2016 with the Nets, he could potentially be the team's starting point guard.

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The Knicks have enough point guards going into training camp for an entire starting lineup, with the addition of veteran Jarrett Jack leaving the team with five point guards on the roster. That means a few things.

For one, if anybody gets hurt or is ineffective, they have options. Having options and depth is never really a bad thing. This also means we're going to see times where the Knicks go with two true point guards in the backcourt at the same time off the bench. Let's take a look at the five point guards on the roster and what each of them will bring to the table in the 2017-2018 season...

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Brooklyn Nets guard Archie Goodwin (10) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Cristiano Felicio (6) during the first half at the United Center. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Archie Goodwin (10) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Cristiano Felicio (6) during the first half at the United Center. (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks are interested in signing free agent guards Jarrett Jack and Archie Goodwin, reports ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk

According to Youngmisuk, New York would like to add some "veteran presence" to the team, both on and off the court. In June, the Knicks selected 18-year-old French star Frank Ntilikina with their pick in the first-round on the NBA Draft.

Any chance of the team adding Kyrie Irving in a trade with the Cavaliers fell through when Cleveland sent the guard to the Celtics in a deal on Tuesday night.

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Brooklyn Nets point guard Jarrett Jack (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets point guard Jarrett Jack (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Former Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack agreed to a one-year minimum deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

Jack, 32, was limited to 32 games last season after tearing his ACL that ended his season. He averaged 12.8 points, 7.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Brooklyn requested waivers on Jack on June 30 after he had been owed $6.3 million for the 2016-17 season.

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Shortly after news of the Jeremy Lin signing broke, Jarrett Jack, who was recently-bought out by the Nets, tweeted a cryptic, yet perhaps pointed message...

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Unable to find a trading partner, the Nets have requested waivers on G Jarrett Jack, the team announced Thursday.

Jack had been owed $6.3 million for the coming season, but only $500K of that was guaranteed. The rest of the salary would have become guaranteed had Jack remained on the Nets' roster beyond today.

Brooklyn saves $5.8 million with the move, and will free up even more cap space by stretching Jack's partially-guaranteed salary out over the next three years, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post. For the next three seasons, Jack will count against the team's cap for around $167K per year.

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Point guard Jeremy Lin could be on the Nets radar this summer.  (Steve Mitchell)
Point guard Jeremy Lin could be on the Nets radar this summer. (Steve Mitchell)

The Nets' new head coach was the assistant that helped unleash "Linsanity" on New York back in 2012, and with the Nets in need of a point guard, a reunion may be in the cards. 

"I think you could see Jeremy Lin, who's going to be a free agent, I could see him looking at Brooklyn as a destination for him because a) he's coming back to New York where he can become a megastar again, but b) because that's the coach," Knicks analyst Alan Hahn said on ESPN Radio. Kenny Atkinson is the reason Linsanity was Linsanity. Jeremy will tell you that." 

NetsDaily cites sources that say Brooklyn offered Lin a multi-year deal last offseason, but the two sides were about $1.5 million apart on a starting salary.

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Donald Sloan has struggled running the point for Brooklyn.  (AP)
Donald Sloan has struggled running the point for Brooklyn. (AP)

The Nets' offense is being held back by its lack of production at the point guard position.

ESPN's Mike Mazzeo notes that, in Brooklyn's loss to Toronto on Tuesday, Nets point guards combined for a six-points, eight-assists, and five-turnovers, while shooting just 3-for-11 from the field. By comparison, the Raptors' Kyle Lowry scored 23 points, had nine assists, and five turnovers, while shooting 7-for-16.

Donald Sloan started at the point and managed just two points in 28 minutes.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (2) reacts after making a shot at the end of the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nets 107-99 in overtime. (Cary Edmondson)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (2) reacts after making a shot at the end of the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nets 107-99 in overtime. (Cary Edmondson)

Brooklyn Nets PG Jarrett Jack underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL and will miss the remainder of this season (Nets, Jan. 13).

Jack, 32, sustained the injury on Jan. 2 in a game against the Celtics.

In 32 games this season he averaged 12.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game.

Jack is expected to be ready for the 2016-17 season. 

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Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young (30) advances the ball during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)
Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young (30) advances the ball during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Toronto, which had won four of five before its last two, has dropped two straight to Brooklyn (10-24), falling 114-109 at Barclays Center in the most recent meeting April 3. Thaddeus Young had 29 points for the Nets, who didn't have to face the injured Lowry in that game.

Young had team highs of 23 points and 15 rebounds Tuesday, but Brooklyn fell 103-94 to visiting Boston for its seven straight loss at home. The Nets average 97.1 points, among the lowest marks in the league, and they also suffered a major blow in Saturday's 100-97 victory over the Celtics when starting point guard Jarrett Jack was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

The veteran averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists. Replacement Shane Larkin managed four points and two assists Tuesday and the Nets committed 14 turnovers that led to 20 points - though the giveaway total wasn't out of line with their season average of 15.0.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) passes between Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) and forward Amir Johnson (90) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)
Brooklyn Nets guard Shane Larkin (0) passes between Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) and forward Amir Johnson (90) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso)

The early returns on the Nets without Jarrett Jack weren't pretty, specifically for his replacement.

Shane Larkin started at point guard and shot just 2-for-7 from the field, including 0-for-3 from deep, with two assists and two turnovers in 27 minutes.

After the game, Lionel Hollins was asked if his team missed Jack's presence.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack injures his knee during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack injures his knee during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)

The longest season in recent memory will now certainly become a tad bit longer, as the Brooklyn Nets announced on Sunday that Jarrett Jack has suffered a torn ACL and small medial meniscus tear in his right knee and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Given only $500,000 of his $6.3 million salary for next season is guaranteed, the injury means Jack, 32, may have played his final game as a member of the Nets.

Nobody deserves that type of bad fortune, but for Jack, it is especially sad.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack controls the ball while Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas defends during the first half at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack controls the ball while Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas defends during the first half at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)

Nets guard Jarrett Jack is out for the season with a torn ACL, the team announced Sunday afternoon. 

He will have surgery Monday.

Jack left Saturday's game against the Celtics in the third quarter with right knee sprain (Jan. 2).

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez works the ball against Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson during the second half at TD Garden. (David Butler II/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez works the ball against Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson during the second half at TD Garden. (David Butler II/USATSI)

BOSTON (AP) -- Brook Lopez scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 100-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday.

Joe Johnson added 20 points, Thaddeus Young 16 with 10 boards, and Bojan Bogdanovic 13 points for the Nets, who won for just the third time in 11 games.

Isaiah Thomas had 24 points, Jae Crowder 16 and Evan Turner 12 for Boston. The Celtics dropped their second straight after a season-high four-game winning streak.

Nets guard Jarrett Jack left the game after crumbling to the court and grabbing his right knee late in the third quarter. The team said it was a sprain. >> Read more...

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack controls the ball while Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas defends during the first half at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack controls the ball while Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas defends during the first half at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USATSI)

Nets guard Jarrett Jack left Saturday's game against the Celtics in the third quarter with right knee sprain (Jan. 2).

Driving down court on a fastbreak, Jack slipped on the court after he tried to control a bounce pass from Wayne Ellington and went down, grabbing his right leg. He was helped off the court and taken to the locker room.

In 22:48, Jack recorded nine assists and scored just two points on 0-for-5 shooting.

He has averaged 13.2 points, 7.3 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 31 games with Brooklyn this season.

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots over Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside during the first half at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez shoots over Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside during the first half at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell/USATSI)

MIAMI (AP) -- The best shooting night of Wayne Ellington's career was against Miami.

And now, so was his encore.

Brook Lopez had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Ellington tied a career best with seven 3-pointers - done twice now, both against Miami - on his way to scoring 26 more and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 16 points down in the third quarter to beat the Heat 111-105 on Monday night.

Jarrett Jack scored 18 for the Nets, who had lost seven consecutive games to the Heat going back to the 2014 playoffs. Shane Larkin was inserted into the second-half starting lineup and had seven assists in the third quarter alone to spark Brooklyn's comeback, its biggest of the season. >> Read more...

Tags: Brook Lopez, Jarrett Jack, Thaddeus Young, Wayne Ellington