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Feb 6, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) lays on the court after being injured against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Feb 6, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) lays on the court after being injured against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Knicks owner James Dolan has no definitive answer on when Kristaps Porzingis will return from a torn ACL-- he might even sit out all of next season. 

ACL recoveries typically take 6-to-9 months, but the Knicks could be without Porzingis for more than a year after he went down in early February. The injury happened as he fell awkwardly after a dunk against the Bucks.

"I've been told everything from December to him being out for the season, so I don't know what to expect on that," Dolan told Larry Brooks of NY Post. "But we can't just sit on our [expletive] while he's away. We need to develop a team and then integrate him into it when he comes back."

The 22-year-old Porzingis was averaging 22.9 points through 47 games for the Knicks in his third NBA season.

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MSG executive chairman James Dolan is currently searching for two head coaches, with the Knicks and Rangers letting Jeff Hornacek and Alain Vigneault go just hours after they completed their final regular season games. For Hornacek, in particular, Dolan says he wasn't adapting to the way players deal with coaches and management in today's game. That was the main reason the Knicks wanted to make a change. 

"I think Hornacek had the same kind of issue that Phil did in that he didn't grasp how different the players are now in the way they think and deal with management and the coaches," Dolan told The Post's Larry Brooks. "I think he was way behind on that. 

Jake Brown | Twitter | James Dolan had to react to why the Knicks needed a change from Jeff Hornacek...even though Dolan isn't the go-to guy for how to do your job. We all know Dolan is far from one of the better owners in sports, but that's another story for another day. Dolan is 100 percent right on Hornacek not being able to grasp how different players are now and how they deal with coaches. It's a completely different game from when Hornacek played in the NBA in the 90's, and Hornacek just doesn't relate with the players. He wasn't the voice that the Knicks needed. The best part about Dolan saying that about both Hornacek and Phil Jackson is that...he hired them...

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Feb 4, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala (31) defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Feb 4, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala (31) defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis will be present at his exit meeting this season, per ESPN's Ian Begley.

The Latvian big man infamously skipped his exit meeting with former team president Phil Jackson last season, as he was publicly verbal about his displeasure with the team's dysfunction. Though the losing narrative hasn't changed, the Knicks' front office has seen a significant change with team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry in place. 

Porzingis, who is currently rehabbing his torn ACL, went back to Latvia instead of sitting in his exit interview last year. He stayed out of contact with the Knicks as he trained for the European Championship with the Latvia national team.

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Nov 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) and Sacramento Kings shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 11, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) controls the ball against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) and Sacramento Kings shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (8) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- When Kristaps Porzingis next plays for the Knicks, he will do so for his fourth coach.

The 7-foot-3 Latvian unicorn has already played for Derek Fisher, Kurt Rambis and Jeff Hornacek, who was fired Thursday morning.

Whoever is named the next head coach will have to develop a good relationship with Porzingis, the franchise's cornerstone player moving forward.

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek 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 head coach Jeff Hornacek in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

The Knicks can look ahead to the offseason already with no playoff hopes in the distance. And despite not being a popular destination last season, head coach Jeff Hornacek thinks he knows why.

It was Phil Jackson's triangle offense, which has since been debunked.

"I think it probably was," Hornacek told ESPN's Ian Begley. "I think we truly believe that we could blend it [into Hornacek's preferred offense.] And we found out that probably wasn't great."

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As the Knicks disappointing season comes to an end, some players on the team are playing for contracts next season. And F Isaiah Hicks is making a good case for himself. 

After a nine-point performance against the Bulls on Monday night, Hicks is showing the Knicks that they could have a place for him next season. He notched 12 points and eight boards in 25 minutes against the Hornets as well. 

So, as the season has just 11 games left, seeing what Hicks brings to the table is a priority for the tanking Knicks. Head coach Jeff Hornacek loves his physical stature and athletic abilities. If he could tweak his jumpshot, he could be a solid backup to Kristaps Porzingis in the stretch-four position one day. 

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Kristaps Porzingis generated buzz over the weekend after he was pictured shooting at a gym in his Manhattan apartment building on Sunday. 

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NEW YORK -- Charles Barkley may be known as a notorious Knicks hater, but fresh off hosting "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, Barkley now says the Knicks are in their best position in years, and can continue to build a playoff team via the draft and their young players.

"It's the best it's been in a long time and it's getting better," Barkley, echoing comments he made last month, said Tuesday at a CBS/Turner media brunch in Manhattan. "It's unfortunate [Kristaps] Porzingis got hurt, but I'm telling you, I think they're getting better."

Barkley said he likes the young Knicks core of Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina and Emmanuel Mudiay, and is a big fan of center Enes Kanterwho has said he hopes to retire a Knick.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) 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 forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Doc Rivers knows firsthand how devastating a torn ACL can be for a player, which is why he sympathizes with Kristaps Porzingis as he starts the long road back to the Madison Square Garden court. 

Rivers was playing with the Knicks when he tore his ACL in 1993-94. It was a different time, and differing circumstances as Rivers was already the wrong side of 30, but he'd play just two more seasons after the injury. Those two years saw Rivers play far fewer minutes per game than any other year of his career..

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) 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 forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday showing him walking with a brace just weeks after tearing his ACL in a game on Feb. 6.

Porzingis posted the photo with the caption "Everyday progress."

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Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

When Emmanuel Mudiay first met Frank Ntilikina, he immediately spoke to him in French, foreshadowing the bond the two Knicks guards have developed in their short time together as the "French Connection."

Mudiay's family escaped from the war-torn nation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2001, while Ntilikina was born in Belgium to Rwandan parents. Congo and Rwanda are neighboring nations in Africa, and both faced similar conflicts.

"They're neighboring countries and the reason why people fled from both countries is the same reason," Jean-Micheal Mudiay, Emmanel's older brother, told SNY.tv by phone from Dallas. "Them being neighboring countries, they're both involved in the same kind of war."

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Oct 24, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) looks to pass over Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)
Oct 24, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) looks to pass over Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving told Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis earlier this season that he "would love to play" with a player like him, he said during NBA All-Star weekend.

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Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley told New York not to give up on the Knicks just yet. 

While speaking at the All-Star weekend festivities, Barkley said he understands why Knicks might be frustrated after consecutive losing seasons, and the team's recent skid. But he believes the front office is building up the team in the right direction. 

For example, making Kristaps Porzingis the franchise player was the right move in Barkley's eyes. And despite being upset over his ACL injury, Barkley thinks it could help the Knicks in the long run. 

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) 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 forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Kristaps Porzingis tweeted on Wednesday that he believes he'll be back from ACL surgery stronger than ever.

Porzingis, who had ACL surgery on Tuesday, is expected to be out at least 10 months.

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Feb 6, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) lays on the court after being injured against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Feb 6, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) lays on the court after being injured against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Kristaps Porzingis had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, the Knicks announced.

Recovery time for a torn ACL is usually between eight and 12 months, and Porzingis is expected to be out for at least 10 months, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.

The 22-year-old Porzingis was averaging 22.9 points through 47 games for the Knicks in his third NBA season, and was set to play in his first All-Star game before getting injured.

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Dec 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Dec 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

It was another Knicks loss, and yet another night where Tim Hardaway Jr. couldn't find his shooting stroke. 

Hardaway has struggled with his jumpshot recently, and it didn't get any better against the Sixers Monday night. He went 4-for-16 from the field, including an awful 0-for-8 from beyond the arc. Hardaway has particularily struggled from three, going 5-for-44 from that range over the last seven games. 

His shooting woes came to a boiling point in the locker room after the game. 

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GEICO SportsNite: KP, Kanter 00:02:30
Kristaps Porzingis has scheduled his surgery for Tuesday to repair his knee and Enes Kanter discusses the Knicks' playoff aspirations.

Even Enes Kanter, who has consistently said the Knicks would make the playoffs, can't look at the standings anymore. 

"It's tough. We are in the 11th spot right now. I'm probably going to stop looking at it because it would just me to see us not in the top eight," he told The Post's Fred Kerber. "So I'm going to just stop looking."

The Knicks continue to falter as the season winds down, and with Kristaps Porzingis out for the season, it looks as if New York may have to focus on next season. They were dominated by the Raptors on the road Thursday, and if that what life is going to be like without Porzingis, the Knicks have a long road ahead. 

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Nov 17, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (right) and forward Kristaps Porzingis (left) look on from the bench during a break in the action against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Nov 17, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (right) and forward Kristaps Porzingis (left) look on from the bench during a break in the action against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Enes Kanter spoke with Kristaps Porzingis on Thursday and believes the Unicorn will come back "even stronger" from his ACL tear.

Porzingis will undergo ACL surgery on Tuesday, a league source confirmed to SNY.tv, but he could miss up to a year afterward depending on his rehab.

"I'm always trying to give him positive energy because he's my teammate but more than my teammate, he's my brother," Kanter said Saturday. "I'm always going to be with him, I'm always going to try to give him positive energy.

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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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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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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Knicks are 23-32 and have lost their best player for the remainder of the season, but GM Scott Perry gave head coach Jeff Hornacek a vote of confidence on Wednesday.

Asked if the franchise was looking to make any staff changes, Perry said: "No, we're not looking to make any changes. We're evaluating the entire season. Jeff and his group are working really hard with this basketball team and doing the very best they can and obviously this is an adversity for them to deal with [Kristaps Porzingis] being out but I'm confident that they'll be able to do a good job of keeping this team playing hard and playing together. That's what we'll be looking at moving forward."

Both former Knick point guard Mark Jackson and former Cavs coach David Blatt have been speculated as possible successors to Hornacek, who signed a three-year deal before the 2016-17 season. Blatt maintains a close relationship with Knicks President Steve Mills.

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Perry on Porzingis injury 00:01:25
Knicks general manager Scott Perry discusses the devastating knee injury to Kristaps Porzingis.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- As the Knicks began Day One of life without Kristaps Porzingis on Wednesday, they have no timeline on when the 7-foot-3 unicorn might return to the court and no announcement on how they'll handle his contract situation moving forward.

ACL recoveries typically take 6-to-9 months, but the Knicks could be without Porzingis for up to a year after he went down during Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee.

"I'd hate to put a timetable on that because every player, every person's a little different in how they come back and respond," Knicks GM Scott Perry said. "I know he will attack in it an aggressive manner but we want to make sure that he is fully healthy before we put him back on the court. So would not want to put a definite timetable on it."

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Feb 6, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) lays on the court after being injured against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Feb 6, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) lays on the court after being injured against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Jake Brown | Twitter | Remember when the Knicks were 17-14? We were all talking about this being a playoff team and how fun it was to watch them play and continue to develop. That seems like ages ago. The are now a season-worst five games back for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. But that all takes a back seat now to the news that Kristaps Porzingis has a torn ACL and will be out for the season.

The worst part of this is how it affects the Knicks' future.

The Knicks weren't making the playoffs this year, but the main issue is that Porzingis will most likely miss at least the first half of next season as well. New York is going to have to potentially play 41 games next season -- and maybe even more -- without the face of their franchise. Essentially, this injury means throwing next season out the window as well...

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Thunder F Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe what happened to his former Knicks teammate Kristaps Porzingis on Tuesday. 

Porzingis tore his ACL following a dunk over Giannis Antetokounmpo after landing awkwardly on the court. The news swept across the NBA, and many expressed their support for the Knicks' new franchise player, including their former one. 

"It's sad, man. It's sad," Anthony said to a group of reporters in Oklahoma City. "It's just sad to know that injury, the type of year he's been having, the growth that he has had over this past couple years and even this season."

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Kristaps Porzingis' All-Star dreams will have to be put on hold, as now he must focus on returning to the game itself after tearing the ACL in his left knee on Tuesday night. 

It was a play Porzingis has made plenty of times. He ran to the hoop, took flight over Giannis Antetokounmpo, and hammered home a dunk. But he didn't stick the landing properly, and it resulted in Porzingis clutching at his knee and needing assistance to walk off the hardwood. 

An MRI revealed the horrific injury, and though the Knicks didn't issue an official timetable for his return, it is safe to say Porzingis is done for the season. And he may be out at the start of training camp next year as recovery for an ACL injury ranges anywhere from seven to 12 months.

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(Andy Marlin)

Players on the Knicks and throughout the NBA couldn't bear to see Kristaps Porzingis get carried off the court, and they wished him a speedy return after it was found out he had a torn ACL in his left knee. 

Fellow Knicks like Willy Hernangomez, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Enes Kanter took to Twitter to express their support for their star player. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Hornacek on KP 00:00:43
Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek discusses the knee injury to All-Star Kristaps Porzingis after a 103-89 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

NEW YORK (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23 points, jumping over Tim Hardaway Jr. for one high-flying slam, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 103-89 on Tuesday night in a game that featured a knee injury to Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis was injured after crashing to the ground following a successful dunk with 8:46 left in the second quarter. The Knicks announced that he had a left knee injury and was undergoing further evaluation.

Jake Brown | Twitter | The story of this game is clearly Kristaps Porzingis and his knee. Porzingis threw down a dunk then fell awkwardly and was holding his knee. At the time, it looked pretty serious -- like a torn ACL. He's able to put pressure on it, but even with a torn ACL, you're able to put pressure on it. They call him "The Lizard," but it's almost impossible to imagine Porzingis returns any time soon...

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GEICO SportsNite: Hardaway Jr. 00:01:09
Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. takes a moment to apologize to members of the media for recently skipping out on interviews following a loss.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is looking for some revenge as the Bucks come to Manhattan Tuesday night. 

Hardaway, who apologized to the media for leaving before questions on Sunday, wants to put his awful weekend of games in the past -- one of which came in Milwaukee. He shot 1-for-14, including the game-winning three at the buzzer, against the Bucks on Friday. His struggles shooting continued against the Hawks on Sunday, and he told everyone to blame him for the Knicks losing those games. 

"These last two games -- they're definitely on me," Hardaway told Newsday's Anthony Rieber. "Learn from it. Be a man about it. Own up to it. Move forward."

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Knicks are still to blame for their 99-96 loss to the Hawks on Sunday, but one confusing play certainly gave the Hawks an advantage in the fourth quarter. 

With a little under four minutes to play and the Knicks just 89-86, Hawks guard Kent Bazemore took a three-point shot for the tie, and though he missed, Tim Hardaway Jr. fouled him which results in three free throw attempts. But Bazemore was only awarded two of them.

After missing his second foul shot in a row, the Knicks took the rebound and ran up the court without any referee interference. Head coach Jeff Hornacek called a play that saw Kristaps Porzingis get fed the ball in the low post just as Hardaway sprinted toward the pain, where he dunked home a pass from Porzingis with Bazemore fouling him for an and-one opportunity...

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Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Muscala defends New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis voiced his frustrations after New York blew a four-point lead with 1:07 remaining in Sunday's 99-96 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden.

"I can't even process that we lost," Porzingis said, according to ESPN's Ian Begley. "I can't believe it. It was our game. It was 100 percent our game. Stuff happened quick and boom it was over. ... We're just not there yet as a team. We keep losing these games."

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(Benny Sieu)

Giannis Antetokounmpo not only dropped 29 points, but he hit the game-winning layup to defeat the Knicks, 92-90, in Milwaukee.

With second left on the clock, the Greek Freak sprinted through the lane and banked a layup off the glass over Kristaps Porzingis to go up two with 1.9 left. Tim Hardaway Jr. threw a desperation-three toward the hoop on the ensuing inbound, but it didn't have a chance. 

Hardaway had a bad game from the field, shooting just 1-for-14 including 0-of-9 from beyond the arc. He finished with six points thanks to 4-for-7 from the free throw line. 

 

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 (Derick E. Hingle)
(Derick E. Hingle)

Kristaps Porzingis isn't letting the All-Star Skills challenge trophy leave his grasp. 

The defending champion of the title will be back in the competition during All-Star Weekend, and his heart is set on being crowned back-to-back winner. 

"I have to protect my title, I have to be back-to-back skills champion," Porzingis told The Post's Marc Berman. "That's the goal for me. It was a lot of fun [last year]. The whole thing -- the rookie game and skills challenge. I had a great time."

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) 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 forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Kristaps Porzingis will participate in the Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend, the league announced. Porzingis joins Joel Embiid, Lauri Markkanen and Al Horford for the bigs and Lou Williams, Spencer Dinwiddie, Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray for the smalls.

The Knicks superstar is the returning champion of this event, having won last season in New Orleans. 

"I'm happy to get the win for the bigs," Porzinigs said last year after winning. "This one's for the bigs."

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(Winslow Townson)

A rout would be an understatement to what went down inside TD Garden last night. 

The Celtics, even without All-Star PG Kyrie Irving, oblierated the Knicks by 30 on their home court. Head coach Jeff Hornacek couldn't believe what he saw out of his team's worst loss of the season. 

"I have no explanation for it," Hornacek told Newsday's Al Iannazzone. "They played better, they played harder and they're a little bigger than us. When you're not as big as the other team you got to out-hustle, outmuscle, you got to do little things. They did those things on top of that."

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Jan 31, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) and Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) battle for a rebound during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)
Jan 31, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) and Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) battle for a rebound during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)

BOSTON (AP) Terry Rozier filled in nicely for Kyrie Irving, logging his first career triple-double in his first NBA start and leading the Boston Celtics to a 103-73 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

Rozier collected 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to become just the second player in NBA history with a triple-double in his first start, joining Tony Wroten for Philadelphia on Nov. 13, 2013, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Irving was sidelined by a right quad contusion after he got hurt during Monday's win in Denver.

Marcus Morris scored 21 points for Boston, and Jayson Tatum had 15. Al Horford and Jaylen Brown scored 14 points apiece. >> Read more

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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)

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 forward Kristaps Porzingis warms up prior to taking on the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis warms up prior to taking on the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, who is eligible to sign a max contract extension this summer, still has a desire to remain in New York, his agent and brother, Janis, told Newsday's Al Iannazzone.

"He wants to be a Knick, no question about it," Janis said. "He always wanted to be a Knick."

The 22-year-old Porzingis, the face of the Knicks since they traded Carmelo Anthony, has averaged 23.1 points and 6.7 rebounds en route to his first All-Star Game selection.

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(Adam Hunger)

Kristaps Porzingis will get to live his dream on Feb. 18 when he suits up for his first All-Star Game of his career. 

After getting drafted by the Knicks back in 2015, Porzingis pondered where his career would take him. Becoming an All-Star was always the goal for the 7-foot-3 Latvian, and now this thinking back when he was a kid doesn't seem so crazy after all.

"That's when you start thinking, what am I going to be capable of doing in my career?" Porzingis told Newsday's Al Iannazzone. "When I was 12 years old, if you think you're going to be an All-Star -- not just playing in the NA, going to be an All-Star -- you're a pretty crazy kid I would say. ..

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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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Jan 17, 2018; Memphis, TN, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports (Justin Ford)
Jan 17, 2018; Memphis, TN, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) handles the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports (Justin Ford)

The message must not have been relayed to Walt Clyde Frazier about Kristaps Porzingis' absence from the Knicks lineup on Tuesday against the Warriors. 

It was announced that Porzingis wouldn't play due to knee irritation, but Frazier was under the impression that Porzingis was just resting. Frazier then asked more of the star, saying Porzingis needed to play against the Warriors as he's on the cusp of greatness. 

Prior to the Knicks game against the Nuggets, Frazier walked that criticism back.

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New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)  (Aaron Gash/AP)
New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash) (Aaron Gash/AP)

Knicks legend and MSG broadcaster Walt Clyde Frazier didn't mince words before the Knicks 123-112 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday, a game that Kristaps Porzingis sat out due to 'knee irritation'.

Frazier demands more out of Porzingis, who has just been named to his first All-Star team. Frazier believes he's got to find a way to play against the defending champions.

"He's on the threshold of greatness, but you got to go against the Warriors, man," Frazier told 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area. "We've played against some elite teams this year and he hasn't been ready to play. You can't be injured against those type of teams. Like (Tuesday night) the team needs him. You're an All-Star, you've just been voted to the All-Star team so go out there and show the Warriors why..."

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It was a night the Knicks desperately needed their All-Star to perform. Instead, he didn't even suit up. 

Named an All-Star reserve last night, Kristaps Porzingis sat out of the Knicks-Warriors matchup with a sore ankle. The Warriors -- who added two All-Star reserves in Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to go along with starters Stephen Curry (who is the West's captain) and Kevin Durant -- pulled away late on their home floor, 123-112.

The Knicks got off to another hot start in the first quarter, eventually finishing with a 10-point lead. However, the Warriors crawled there way back into things as per usual, but New York ran into the locker room with a lead. It was one that SG Courtney Lee knew should have been bigger...

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Dec 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) defends against New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Dec 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) defends against New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis has been selected as a reserve in the upcoming NBA All-Star game, marking the first time in his career he has been named to the All-Star game.

 

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(Jeff Hanisch)

After a 127-107 rout by the Lakers in their last contest, the Knicks know they needed to figure out their problems defensively before they face the Warriors on Tuesday night. 

Golden State owns a NBA-best 37-10 record that includes being 16-6 at their home Oracle Arena. So, if the Knicks can't contain the Lakers on their home court, how will they tame the red-hot Warriors?

Head coach Jeff Hornacek believes getting his team's fundamentals back to where he wants them will help. 

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New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram in the first half of the game at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram in the first half of the game at Staples Center. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Clarkson had 29 points and 10 assists, Julius Randle added 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks 127-107 on Sunday for their sixth win in eight games.

Kyle Kuzma added 15 points for the Lakers (17-29), who continued their midseason surge of solid play. Rookie point guard Alex Caruso set career highs with nine points and eight assists, making the most of extensive playing time in the absence of injured Lonzo Ball.

Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Michael Beasley scored 17 points apiece for the Knicks, who have lost 12 of 16. New York slipped to 2-2 on its seven-game trip.

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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)

The Los Angeles Lakers will get another look at a player they could have taken in the 2015 NBA Draft when the New York Knicks visit Sunday.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis warms up prior to taking on the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis warms up prior to taking on the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA revealed 2018's All-Star starters on Thursday night, and Kristaps Porzingis was not one of the East's five voted in. The frontcourt spots went to LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid, leaving no room for Porzingis.

The All-Star starters were decided between the fans, players and media: fan vote accounted for 50 percent, while current players and basketball media each accounted for 25 percent each of the equation. Porzingis was voted ahead of Embiid by the players, but Embiid got the nod from the fans and media.

"Players know," Porzingis said, via Stefan Bondy of NY Daily News. "That's all I'm going to say..."

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Dec 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) go for a loose ball during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)
Dec 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) go for a loose ball during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)

Kristaps Porzingis fell just on the outside looking in to be a starter in the 2018 All-Star game, finishing behind LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid in the frontcourt. Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozen were voted in as guards. The All-Star game will be held on February 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

After a hot start to the season and pushing the Knicks to an overachieving record, both Porzingis and the Knicks have regressed of late, though Porzingis still has impressive numbers. He's averaging 23.6 points on 43 percent shooting with 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. 

The All-Star starters were decided between the fans, players and media: fan vote accounted for 50 percent, while current players and basketball media each accounted for 25 percent each of the equation.

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Jan 17, 2018; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans (12) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated the New York Knicks 105-99. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports (Justin Ford)
Jan 17, 2018; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans (12) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated the New York Knicks 105-99. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports (Justin Ford)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Tyreke Evans had 23 points, including three free throws in the closing seconds, along with 10 assists to lift the Memphis Grizzlies over the New York Knicks 105-99 on Wednesday night.

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