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 (Jerome Miron)
(Jerome Miron)

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 is still a big-time contributor for the Mavericks alongside Luka Doncic, but he's continuing to shoot at a poor clip. In three games this week, the 7-foot-3 Latvia native shot just 37.8 percent from the floor, and 35.3 percent from downtown.

The big man scored just seven points on Tuesday against the Pelicans, and was just 2-for-11 from the field. He rebounded nicely on Wednesday with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting, but his inconsistency has been worth noting.

The Mavericks host the Kings on Sunday.

Tags: Courtney Lee, DeAndre Jordan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mario Hezonja, Noah Vonleh, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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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.

Tags: Courtney Lee, DeAndre Jordan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mario Hezonja, Noah Vonleh, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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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

Since losing to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 14, the Mavericks have won four straight games, with Porzingis playing an integral part. The former Knicks No. 4 overall pick recorded double-doubles in the first three of those games and had 17 points and seven rebounds in a blowout win over the Cavaliers on Friday.

Porzingis is averaging 18.1 points and 8.9 rebounds in 14 games this season.

Tags: Courtney Lee, DeAndre Jordan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mario Hezonja, Noah Vonleh, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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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

All eyes were on The Garden on Thursday, when Porzingis made his much-anticipated return to New York after requesting a trade from the Knicks in January. He was booed throughout the game, but finished with a double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Porzingis is averaging 18.5 points per game along with 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in his first season with the Mavericks.

Tags: Courtney Lee, DeAndre Jordan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mario Hezonja, Noah Vonleh, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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 (Jerome Miron)
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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.

Tags: Courtney Lee, DeAndre Jordan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mario Hezonja, Noah Vonleh, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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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 No. 4 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft has seen his Mavericks career get off to a strong start. The Latvia native has averaged 22.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists in four games. His best game of the the early season came on Sunday against Portland, when Porzingis scored 32 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and added five assists.

He did have an off night his last time out though, scoring just 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting against the Nuggets on Tuesday.

Tags: Courtney Lee, DeAndre Jordan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mario Hezonja, Noah Vonleh, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Oct 23, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots over Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8) during the first quarter at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)
Oct 23, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots over Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura (8) during the first quarter at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)

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 No. 4 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft made his debut for the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night after being traded from the Knicks on January 31, 2019 and missing all of the 2018-19 NBA season while recovering from an ACL injury. On July 12, 2019, Porzingis agreed to a five-year, $158 million max contract with Dallas.

 

Tags: Courtney Lee, DeAndre Jordan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Mario Hezonja, Noah Vonleh, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Nov 7, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) reacts after scoring against Charlotte Hornets during second half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 7, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) reacts after scoring against Charlotte Hornets during second half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray)

During his first interview as an Indiana Pacer, former Knick Kyle O'Quinn took a shot at New York saying he "wanted to be a part of something bigger than next year's draft." That basically translates to O'Quinn believing the Knicks will tank this season. 

But Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry didn't rebuttle O'Quinn's comments. Instead, they diverted when asked what to make of them. 

"Kyle is Kyle," Mills told The Post's Marc Berman. "He's obviously -- it felt like it didn't come out the way he wanted it to come out, knowing Kyle. Kyle is talking, but I still love Kyle and have a lot of respect for him."

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Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Kyle O'Quinn, who recently agreed to a one-year deal with the Pacers, threw shade at the Knicks on his way out the door. 

"I wanted to play for something more than next year's Draft," O'Quinn said upon joining the Pacers, according to Charlie Clifford of WISH-TV.

The 28-year-old O'Quinn, who averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 77 games with the Knicks last season, opted out of his $4.25 million player option at the end of the season. New York initially showed interest in bringing back O'Quinn, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, but that interest waned.

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New York Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn (9) prepares for a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis)
New York Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn (9) prepares for a game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis)

Former Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Indiana Pacers on Friday, a league source confirmed to SNY contributor Adam Zagoria.

The 28-year-old O'Quinn, who averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 77 games with New York last season, opted out of his $4.25 million player option at the end of the season.

New York initially showed interest in bringing back O'Quinn, according to ESPN's Ian Begley, however that interest waned in recent days.

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Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Knicks C Kyle O'Quinn is looking for more this offseason, as he opted out of his contract to play in New York for the 2018-19 season, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

O'Quinn, a Queens native, was set to make $4.2 million with the Knicks next season. However, after posting 7.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and shooting 58 percent from the field in his bench role, he will search for a better deal in free agency. 

The 28-year-old is one of two Knicks that had a player option for this upcoming season. Starting center Enes Kanter still has a decision to make on his $18 million player option that must come by the end of June. 

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After yelling back at head coach Jeff Hornacek in the Knicks' matchup against the Timberwolves, center Kyle O'Quinn said it was nothing personal.

Hornacek was angry with O'Quinn's effort on a Karl Anthony-Towns three-point shot that he didn't close out on. He yelled at O'Quinn who immediately yelled back, and the entire altercation was caught on camera. 

O'Quinn, though, said there was nothing behind the argument. It was simply a matter of two grown men in his words.

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Nov 7, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) reacts after scoring against Charlotte Hornets during second half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 7, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) reacts after scoring against Charlotte Hornets during second half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray)

Knicks C Kyle O'Quinn is having a career year in his third year in New York. Too bad he may be playing his way out. 

O'Quinn's four-year, $16 million contract still has one season left on it before free agency. However, he has the choice to opt-out at the end of the season, and based on his numbers, he may have suitors this offseason. His production was the reason the Knicks shipped Willy Hernangomez to the Hornets, and it was his hard work and dedication that began last offseason that O'Quinn believes made this year so far. 

"Fans play a big part -- their opinion matter," O'Quinn told The Post's Marc Berman. "At the end of the day, coach's decision trumps everybody. He decides who is going to play. I trusted what I did over the summer. I'm trying not to say anything too good about myself, but I earned my spot. I realldy don't care what anybody else says."

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Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Just like Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter before him, Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn told reporters he wants to remain in New York for the rest of his career.

"I would love to be here for the rest of my career if I can," the 27-year-old O'Quinn said, according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone.

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Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jan 30, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Jahlil Okafor (4) defends against New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Knicks C Kyle O'Quinn denied ever receiving a loan from his ASM agent, Andy Miller, after his name came up in the FBI's investigation of NCCA corruption. 

Yahoo! Sports published documents on Friday that saw a large list of players -- both in and out of college -- that received compensation during their tenures at school. This is an obvious violation of NCAA rule. 

O'Quinn is one of those players, as he was reported to have taken a $1,887.06 loan from Miller while attending Norfolk State. However, he denies those claims.

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New York Knicks center Joakim Noah warms up before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah warms up before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Don't ask Jeff Hornacek anymore questions about Joakim Noah. That is in the past. 

The banished Knicks center continues to stay away from the team, as New York decides what the next step with him is. Hornacek and Noah reportedly got in a "very heated exchange," where some said Hornacek shoved Noah. However, there are conflicting reports on that end. 

Either way, Hornacek is done fielding questions on the matter. The Knicks still need to find a way to get the rest of his contract off the books. But in Hornacek's mind, his time with the Knicks is coming to a close...

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Knicks are not ruling out additional trades in the wake of the Willy Hernangomez deal as the NBA trade deadline approaches on Thursday at 3 p.m.

Center Kyle O'Quinn and wing Courtney Lee are the two most prominently mentioned names after Hernangomez. The 23-year-old center was traded Thursday to Charlotte for two second-round picks and forward Johnny O'Bryant one day after his best friend, Kristaps Porzingis, went down for the season with an ACL tear. O'Bryant will be waived.

"I don't want to project any deals, what may or may not come out but whatever we decide to do it will definitely be well thought out," Knicks GM Scott Perry said Thursday. "It will be part of the plan that we want to follow and be disciplined to and so if that involves acquiring a pick or another player and we feels that's going to help us, we would do that."

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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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With the NBA trade deadline looming at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Knicks should be sellers, not buyers.

Following Sunday's loss to the lowly Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks are 23-31, and sit four games behind the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 8 seed in the East. It looks like the Knicks will miss the playoffs for a fifth straight season dating to their 2013 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the second round.

"I would definitely try to just acquire as many as assets for the future as I could," longtime NBA agent Keith Glass told SNY.tv in reference to the Knicks.

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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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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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Kristaps Porzingis said he needed to make an adjustment in his style of play, and he answered with a 26-point surge against the Nets on Monday. 

Teams have changed their defensive scheme on Porzingis after his MVP-calibur start to the season, whether it is double teams or playing small. It has forced Porzingis to adapt, and in turn, struggles have followed. 

"I think in the beginning of the season, I was free. I was just playing my game and things seemed to happen so smoothly," Porzingis told ESPN's Ian Begley. "(Then) there was moments when all kinds of different defense, the attention was on me, and I felt like I still had to put up the same numbers. I think now I'm starting to realize it doesn't need to be that way. I can just let the game flow and see what happen and i can make the right play and not force and try to get those numbers."...

Tags: Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Scott Thompson
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(Brad Penner)

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek has created a new strategy that involves C Willy Hernangomez finally seeing more time on the court. 

"Bullyball" is the term Hornacek used to describe his philosophy that involves the Knicks using a bigger lineup to go against smaller teams. The Knicks are lucky to have a strong frontcourt with Enes Kanter, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn to go along with Hernangomez. However, after playing 18.4 minutes per game last season, Hernangomez has barely seen the floor at only 9.5 minutes per game. 

This new scheme, though, has Hernangomez in the game and active in his limited time. 

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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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Jan 11, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) and center Kyle O'Quinn (M) react after guard Courtney Lee (5) scores against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 11, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) and center Kyle O'Quinn (M) react after guard Courtney Lee (5) scores against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forwards Kyle O'Quinn and Joakim Noah are both active for Monday's game against the 76ers, while Philadelphia forward Joel Embiid and guard J.J. Redick are also active.

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Many know Kyle O'Quinn as the powerful Knicks center, but most don't realize he is a hot commodity in the bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah scene. 

Many know Kyle O'Quinn as the powerful Knicks center, but most don't realize he is a hot commodity in the bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah scene. 

O'Quinn has spent a few Saturdays appearing as a bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah entertainer during his time with the Knicks, and after doing a couple, the moniker "Bar Mitzvah Man" was born. 

"The parties are crazy," O'Quinn told ESPN's Ian Begley. "I did one, did two, and the next thing you know, I was just Bar Mitzvah Man."

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NEW YORK -- Enes Kanter said he'll be "fine" despite his latest ailment, a neck injury that caused him to see double after Andre Roberson came down on the back of his head and neck while they battled for a rebound Saturday night.

"I think I'm good," Kanter said after the Knicks 111-96 win over Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder. "There was a point I saw two refs but I think I'm fine. I'm not going to talk about it. I'm going to use the neck bracelet. Just get some treatment and get ready for the next game." The Knicks play at Charlotte on Monday.

During the third quarter, Roberson hit Kanter in the back of the head and neck while battling for a rebound, and Kanter briefly looked dazed in the huddle afterward.

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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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In another comeback victory for the Knicks, it was star F Kristaps Porzingis who iced the team's third straight win on Tuesday night. 

The Knicks capped off a 19-point comeback on Sunday night against the Pacers, and last night's contest against the Hornets was eerily similar. Down 15 at one point, they relied on Porzingis -- the recently named Eastern Conference Player of the Week -- to bring them home. 

The 21-year-old only had two points in the second half before a pair of free throw tied the ball game with 2:32 left on the clock. Then, Porzingis drained a three with less than a minute left to give the Knicks' a 114-111 lead.

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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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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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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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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Luke Kornet worked out for more than a dozen NBA teams last spring, but when he watched the NBA Draft from his home in Lexington, Ky., 60 picks came and went without Kornet's name being called.

But soon after the draft, he received a call from the Knicks who wanted to offer him the unique opportunity of a two-way contract.

"The Knicks were the only one who offered me the two-way on the night of the draft, so that was a pretty good obvious choice from the beginning," the 7-foot-1 Kornet said Tuesday at Westchester Knicks Media Day.

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76ers guard Sergio Rodriguez (14) passes the ball as the Knicks' Kyle O'Quinn (9) defends.
76ers guard Sergio Rodriguez (14) passes the ball as the Knicks' Kyle O'Quinn (9) defends.

Multiple teams have called the Knicks to express interest in trading for C Kyle O'Quinn, reports Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.

The Knicks are not interested in trading C Willy Hernangomez, who is currently out of the rotation while O'Quinn and Enes Kanter get the bulk of the playing time at center.

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis said earlier this week that he believes Hernangomez "deserves" more playing time after the center was limited to just four minutes in Thursday's season-opener and a healthy scratch in Saturday's loss to the Detroit Pistons.

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New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez and forward Kristaps Porzingis speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez and forward Kristaps Porzingis speak to the media on media day at MSG Training Center. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis said he believes teammate Willy Hernangomez "deserves" more playing time after the center was limited to just four minutes in Thursday's season-opener and a healthy scratch in Saturday's loss to the Detroit Pistons.

"He deserves it," Porzingis told the New York Post's Marc Berman. "But we have a lot of big guys on the floor and I understand everybody's fighting for those minutes. And not everybody is going to get what they deserve."

Head coach Jeff Hornacek told Hernangomez, who averaged 8.2 points and seven rebounds in 72 games last season, before Thursday's game that the 23-year-old center would not be in the team's rotation behind Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn in the frontcourt. 

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New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez (14)
New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez (14)

Willy Hernangomez barely played during the Knicks' season-opening loss to the Thunder in Oklahoma City, only entering the game in the final minutes of New York's blowout loss. 

Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek told Hernangomez before the game that he wouldn't be in the rotation.

Jake Brown | Twitter | With the Knicks preaching on their youth and rebuilding, it's foolish for a guy like Hernangomez to not be the first center off the bench when Enes Kanter sits.

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 (Reinhold Matay)
(Reinhold Matay)

Knicks F Kyle O'Quinn will not have charges pressed against him by the Manhattan district attorney's office from an altercation in Zuccotti Park last May, per NY Daily News' Christina Carrega

The incident occurred on May 22, 2016 where O'Quinn allegedly assaulted 23-year-old Shakaira Elie outside Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan.

In her Brooklyn Supreme Court lawsuit, Elie said O'Quinn struck a conversation with her in the Trinity Place Bar and Restaurant, which made his girlfriend angry. She went on to assault Elie outside the bar. 

Elie and her friends proceeded to assault O'Quinn's girlfriend and take her purse at Zuccotti Park, according to court documents. Elie said that her purse was stolen by O'Quinn and she reported the brawl to the police...

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) listens to forward Kyle O'Quinn (9) against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) listens to forward Kyle O'Quinn (9) against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski)

With all of the controversy surrounding Phil Jackson, Kyle O'Quinn was not surprised the Knicks let go of the team president, he told the New York Post. 

"It's tough to see anybody go, but I knew a change was going to be made,'' O'Quinn told Marc Berman of the Post. "We didn't know what. We knew something had to be done. That's what they chose to do. I wish Phil the best of course. In any organization, no matter who it is, you hate to see somebody go." 

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Courtney Lee (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)
Courtney Lee (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks reportedly may consider trading Courtney Lee or Kyle O'Quinn in order to clear cap space so they can offer more money to free agents, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

New York has showed interest in guard Shelvin Mack, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman.

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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Pistons are open to trading the 12th overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft in order to acquire more of a "win-now" player, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Knicks currently have the eighth overall pick.

Team president Phil Jackson has suggested the Knicks will trade Carmelo Anthony this offseason as they look to build for the future, so dealing other veterans as part of that effort makes sense.

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Jeff Hornacek hinted to reporters on Monday that the Knicks will be working on upgrading their defense during the offseason.

"I think if you look at our defense this year, we can use some more defensive players," Hornacek told Ian Begley of ESPN. "[Management] will look at that. [General manager] Steve [Mills] and [president] Phil [Jackson] and those guys will look at whatever can help us out. We know we need some help there."

New York has been in the bottom third of the NBA on defense throughout the entire season, which was a significant factor in the team missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season. However the Knicks will have a top-10 pick in this year's draft, and can have nearly $25 million in cap space to spend in free agency, depending on their decision on the future of Derrick Rose with the franchise.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Lance Thomas, Willy Hernangomez
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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Kyle O'Quinn took a shot at the Nets after the Knicks lost to them, 121-110, on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

"It doesn't sit well," O'Quinn said, according to the NY Post. "We got to go to the drawing board. But we don't play them no more. I think they got us this year. But it's tough, you know? A team like that, you look at the roster [and say] they shouldn't be in the gym with us, I feel. But they played hard. And anybody can win. It's March: Anybody can win in March."

Thursday night was the Knicks' second loss to the Nets this week, coming on the heels of their 120-112 loss on Sunday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn...

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Brook Lopez scored a game-high 24 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Nets defeated the Knicks for the second time in five days, 121-110, Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

Brooklyn defeated New York 120-112 on Sunday at the Barclays Center.

The Nets trailed by seven at halftime and were down 67-58 with 9:53 left in the third. Brooklyn finished the third quarter on a 34-20 run to take a 92-87 lead into the final period.

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New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) brings the ball down court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. (Reinhold Matay)
New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) brings the ball down court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. (Reinhold Matay)

Courtney Lee scored 18 points, Lance Thomas added 17 and the New York Knicks used a big fourth quarter to rally past the Orlando Magic, 113-105 on Monday night.

Willy Hernangomez had 14 points and eight rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis scored 14 points for the Knicks, who stopped a two-game losing streak. Kyle O'Quinn sparked the comeback with 11 points and eight rebounds, all in the fourth quarter.

Elfrid Payton had his first triple-double of the season with 16 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds. Evan Fournier led Orlando with 25 points and Aaron Gordon had 17 in the Magic's third loss in four games.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Lance Thomas, Orlando Magic, Willy Hernangomez
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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek instructs Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden (Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek instructs Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden (Adam Hunger)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.tv

By the time NBA All-Star Weekend came to a close, there was refreshing optimism in the air surrounding the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony and Willy Hernangomez were late additions to the festivities. Kristaps Porzingis went home a winner after snagging the trophy at the Skills Challenge. Following the passing of the trade deadline, New York stood pat. After a spirited Cleveland loss and an exhilarating win against the 76ers, signs led to the Knicks wanting to remain competitive, for better or worse.

But alas, reality has begun to set in. Waiving Brandon Jennings may be the domino effect for the tone of the rest of the season. The dust probably hasn't cleared. More changes could be on the way. It's time to look towards the future, build towards the draft, embrace and explore more youthful talent, etc. With that in mind, here's a look at the Knicks will face in the week ahead and beyond.

Defensive Communication: The Knicks' defense has been a raw source of frustration for this team all season long. Frankly, it's a bit strange to see a squad that added players like Joakim NoahCourtney Lee, and Willy Hernangomez in the offseason struggle on that end of the floor. Clearly, putting up a consistent effort on defense had been an initial priority. Such a plan hasn't come to fruition.

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Lance Thomas, Willy Hernangomez, Keith Schlosser
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Feb 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) defends against Philadelphia 76ers guard Justin Anderson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 110-109.
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Feb 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) defends against Philadelphia 76ers guard Justin Anderson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 110-109. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

While Carmelo Anthony's clutch points led the Knicks to a win over the 76ers on Saturday, Kyle O'Quinn gave the Knicks a spark off the bench in his 25 minutes of play. 

O'Quinn scored nine points and added five assists, five rebounds and five steals during the one-point victory. 


Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

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The Knicks did not make any moves prior to Thursday's NBA trade deadline, which passed at 3 p.m. ET.

They had been engaged with the Timberwolves regarding a trade that would've sent PG Ricky Rubio to New York for Derrick Rose

In addition to Rubio, the Knicks had reportedly been asking the Timberwolves for F Nemanja Bjelicareported Marc Berman of the NY Post.

As the deadline approached on Thursday, some in the Knicks organization were ready to trade for Rubio without a second asset being sent back, but the Wolves refused, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee, Derrick Rose, Kyle O'Quinn
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The Knicks are asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Kyle O'Quinnreports Frank Isola of the NY Daily News.

Isola doesn't note which teams the Knicks have engaged regarding O'Quinn.

O'Quinn, 26, is averaging 6.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 55 games for the Knicks this season....

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