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...
Carmelo Anthony, Portland Trailblazers
Anthony continued his "comeback" tour of sorts with two solid performances over the last week, putting up 23 points apiece against the Suns and Pelicans. Against Phoenix, grabbed eight boards and blocked an impressive three blocks, before adding another nine rebounds when the Blazers hosted New Orleans.
The forward bruised his left knee in the second quarter against the Magic last week after nine minutes of play, but luckily for Portland, Anthony returned the following game.
Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks
Porzingis had been in a shooting funk this season while also playing second-fiddle to Luka Doncic, but since Doncic went down with an injury, Porzingis' production has taken a jump up and helped keep the Mavs from imploding.
The Mavs have wins over the Bucks and Sixers--plus a close loss to the Celtics--in a span of five days. Since Dec. 14, Porzingis' point/rebound totals have been 22/14, 26/12, 23/13, 22/18 and 19/12, while the Unicorn also blocked three shots in each of the last three games.
Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks
Hardaway Jr. played a big part in the Mavs' 117-98 road win over the Sixers, scoring 27 points on 47 percent shooting--including going 7-of-11 from beyond the arc. This was a large uptick on the scoring end considering he is averaging just 13.6 points per game for Dallas this season.
Courtney Lee, Dallas Mavericks
Lee played just his third game of December last week in the upset win over the Bucks. However, Lee didn't do much in his seven minutes of action aside from turning the ball over once. Lee has essentially been taken out of the Mavs' rotation.
Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder
Gallinari went on a roll of consistencey over the last week for the Thunder, putting up 22, 20 and 22 points in their past three games--all wins. The Thunder pulled off consecutive 24-point or more comebacks to win the first two games before blowing out the Suns.
Gallinari is averaging 18 points per game this season.
Emmanuel Mudiay, Utah Jazz
With the Jazz recently completing a trade sending Dante Exum to the Cavaliers for Jordan Clarkson, Mudiay is now the sure backup to Mike Conley at the PG spot, though Donovan Mitchell has been controlling the ball since his injury.
Last time out, Mudiay added 12 points (on 75 percent shooting), two rebounds, two assists and a steal in Utah's three-point loss to the Heat--this ended a five-game winning streak.
DeAndre Jordan, Brooklyn Nets
As the Nets roll on and stay hot despite Kyrie Irving's absence, Jordan has been playing very well off the bench for the Nets. He's notched double-doubles of 13/11 and 12/20 in two of the last four games, and grabbed at least 10 boards in five of the last six games.
Jordan has accepted his role behind Jarrett Allen well.
Mario Hezonja, Portland Trail Blazers
Hezonja still hasn't cracked double figures since Nov. 13, and scored zero points in two of the last three games--Hezonja hasn't scored a field goal since Dec. 10.
The small forward is averaging 4.2 points and 4.3 rebounds a game.
Kyle O'Quinn, Philadelphia 76ers
O'Quinn played just one minute in the Sixers' loss to the Mavs and win over the Pistons. The center continues to see his minutes fluctuate during a season in which he is averaging three points and just over three rebounds a game.
Noah Vonleh, Minnesota Timberwolves
Vonleh has seen his minutes take a bump up over the last four games after barely playing earlier in the month. He's averaged 5.5 points in 15.5 minutes during the four games, losses to the Pelicans, Nuggets, Blazers and Warriors.