The Knicks have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. We'll take a look at how some of those former Knicks are performing with their new teams as the 2019-20 NBA season is underway...
Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs went 2-1 this week, but Porzingis' shooting woes have started to become a storyline. Since dropping 23 points against the Rockets last Sunday, the Latvia native has had two straight sub-par games. In a 15-point loss to the Clippers, Porzingis was just 4-of-13 from the floor, and he followed that up with an 0-for-8 performance on Friday night against the Suns. The game marked the first time this season that he was held without a field goal, as he totaled just two points in 33 minutes.
The Mavs are back on the court on Sunday agianst the Lakers.
Carmelo Anthony, Portland Trail Blazers
The sample size for Melo's run with the Blazers is small at just six games, but he's been a bit of a revelation for them in his return to NBA action. After a modest start with the team, Anthony has ramped it up in the Blazers' three games this past week, scoring 25, 19, and 23 points, respectively. He's also been very efficient during that stretch, shooting 57.4 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent from three-point range.
Again, the sample size is small, but Anthony's current 46.2 overall shooting percentage is the best mark he's had in a season since 2007-08, when he was an All-Star with the Denver Nuggets.
The Blazers are off until this Tuesday, when they take on the Clippers in LA.
Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks
Hardaway came off the bench for the Mavericks in their first 13 games, but he's been a starter in their last five. Since being inserted into the starting five, Hardaway has responded in a huge way, averaging 20.2 points per game.
His breakout performance came against the Rockets on Sunday, when he scored 31 points in 38 minutes. In that contest, he shot 10-of-18 from the floor, including five three-pointers.
He also added 26 points on Friday night against the Suns.
Courtney Lee, Dallas Mavericks
Lee continues to struggle to find playing time for the Mavericks. He's played just five games all season for Dallas, and did not play at all this past week. ESPN's Brian Windhorst has reported that the Mavs are interested in trading for Memphis' Andre Iguodala, and Lee's contract could be an important piece of any potential deal.
Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder
Gallinari has been a reliable scoring option for the Thunder during his first season in OKC, though his numbers have dipped a bit in the past week. In three games, Gallinari has averaged 15.3 points per game, but he's shot just 41.7 percent overall from the floor. Overall, he's averaged 18.2 points per game on the season.
The Thunder are back in action on Sunday against the Pelicans.
Emmanuel Mudiay, Utah Jazz
Mudiay has put up modest numbers this season coming off the bench for the Jazz. He got off to a strong start this week, dropping 12 points off the bench in Monday at Milwaukee. In the two games since, though, he's scored just four total points while shooting a rough 18.2 percent from the floor.
The Jazz take on Toronto on Sunday.
DeAndre Jordan, Brooklyn Nets
Jordan has been his typical rebound-grabbing self for the Nets during his first season in Brooklyn. This week, an ankle injury kept him out of two games, but he returned to action against Boston on Friday night. Coming off the bench, Jordan scored eight points and pulled in 11 rebounds in 22 minutes of action.
The Nets take the floor against the Heat on Sunday afternoon.
Mario Hezonja, Portland Trail Blazers
Hezonja has not been much of a factor for the Blazers, especially of late. In the team's last eight games, Hezonja has been inactive twice. When he has played, he's averaged just 3.8 points in 10.2 minutes per game.
Kyle O'Quinn, Philadelphia 76ers
O'Quinn has only played sparingly for a very deep Philadelphia team, with Joel Embiid and Al Horford playing most of the team's minutes at center. O'Quinn is also dealing with a calf injury, which has sidelined him for the Sixers' last three games. Overall, he's averaging just 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game.
O'Quinn is officially listed as questionable for the Sixers' game against the Pacers on Saturday.
Noah Vonleh, Minnesota Timberwolves
Vonleh has fallen out of the Timberwolves' rotation at this point, as he's been inactive for four of the team's last five contests. Overall, he;s averaging just 4.1 points per game in 12.6 minutes for Minnesota.