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
Porzingis saw his former team come to his new home grounds this past Thursday night in what turned out to be a thrilling matchup. Porzingis scored 28 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked five shots, but fouled out late in the fourth quarter. Not having their big man out on the floor hurt the Mavs badly, as they fell to the Knicks 106-102 in what was a very close game throughout.
Porzingis missed Saturday's game against the Grizzlies, but the Mavericks were still able to pull out a win without him. Porzingis will make his long-awaited return to New York this Thursday to face the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. He's averaging 20.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in his first season with Dallas.
Courtney Lee, Dallas Mavericks
Lee finally saw the court Friday night against the Knicks after not playing in a game since Oct. 25. Lee played five minutes off the bench against his former team, scoring two points in the loss.
Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks
Hardaway Jr. had a big performance off the bench for the Mavs on Saturday night, scoring 20 points on 50 percent shooting to help guide the team to their sixth win of the season. The Mavericks were coming off a tough loss the Knicks and needed this win to get back on track of their hopes to make the western playoffs this season.
Hardaway Jr. is averaging about 11 points per game in 23 minutes of play per game this season.
Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder
Gallinari continues to perform well for the struggling Thunder, putting up 18.9 points per game this season. He's put up back-to-back 20 point outings with 27 against the Spurs Thursday night and 21 in a win over the Warriors Saturday night.
Gallinari has shot the ball well to start the season--46.1 percent from the field, 45.5 percent from three and an extremely efficient 94.1 percent from the free-throw line. But the Thunder just sit at 4-5 as they still try to figure out if they're tanking this season or if they are trying to compete in Chris Paul's first season in Oklahoma City.
Emmanuel Mudiay, Utah Jazz
The seventh overall pick from the 2015 draft hasn't seen action since Nov. 1, having been out since then with a left hamstring injury. Through the first six games of the season, Mudiay was averaging 9.0 points and 3.5 assists per game for the Jazz, a surprisingly solid showing from the fourth year guard.
DeAndre Jordan, Brooklyn Nets
Jordan injured his ankle in Monday's win over the Pelicans when he collided with JJ Reddick, and hasn't played since then for the Nets. Despite being day-to-day throughout the week, Jordan is probable to suit up for Sunday's game against the Suns.
Jordan had arguably his best game in a black and white uniform this past week against the Pistons, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to go with a season-high four blocks.
Mario Hezonja, Portland Trail Blazers
Despite playing about 23 minutes a game for the Blazers this season, Hezonja hasn't produced much during his time on the court this season. The small forward is averaging 5.7 points per game through nine appearances this year.
Although his scoring hasn't been where he might've wanted it to be, Hezonja has been rebounding the ball well as of late, recording a double-double last week against the Sixers with 11 points and 12 rebounds, and another nine rebounds in Friday's loss to the Nets. Hezonja is averaging 6.6 rebounds per game, so far, this season.
Kyle O'Quinn, Philadelphia 76ers
O'Quinn is averaging less than 10 minutes per game in his first season with the Sixers, averaging 4.9 points per game on 53.8 percent shooting from the field. O'Quinn has hit four of his ten three-point attempts, including one in Friday night's loss to the Nuggets in the final minute of action--he scored a season-high 11 points off the bench in the loss.
Noah Vonleh, Minnesota Timberwolves
The former No. 9 overall pick continues to have a quiet season off the bench for the Timberwolves, averaging 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. The power forward is averaging 13.9 minutes per game for Minnesota.