November 18, 2018, 9:30 pmEnes Kanter - C - New York Knicks
Amidst reports that he's frustrated with his role, Enes Kanter came off the bench again on Sunday and delivered 21 points (8-of-16 shooting), 19 rebounds and a block in 38 minutes of playing time.
It's no secret that Kanter's upset with his bench gig but it hasn't affected his fantasy stock too much. Mitchell Robinson got smoked against Nik Vucevic tonight and Kanter had to go in and keep things afloat. The Knicks probably won't be able to placate the big man until he gets his deserved promotion back into the starting lineup so we'll see where this goes.
November 18, 2018, 9:26 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. poured in 32 points on Sunday, going 9-of-20 from the field and 5-of-10 from behind the arc.
Hardaway also added three steals and went 9-of-10 from the line. David Fizdale has managed to screw with most of the Knicks this season, but THJ has been the pillar of consistency. Fantasy owners should count their blessings and hope that it continues. One wonders what Fizdale would've done had Hardaway started off in a slump like he did last season.
November 18, 2018, 9:24 pmTrey Burke - G - New York Knicks
Trey Burke's hot streak continued on Sunday as he connected on 11-of-20 from the field for 31 points, adding two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes of work.
Burke has played 20-plus minutes and scored in double digits in three of his last five and been a DNP in the other two. It does seem like he's trending upwards again and this scoring run won't last, but if you're in a deep league then you can go for it. Just don't get attached.
November 18, 2018, 9:20 pmEmmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay shot 5-for-12 to score 12 points on Sunday, adding one rebound and two assists in his 23 minutes.
Can you feel the excitement? He's fine enough as a deep-league option while he's starting but Mudiay is constantly in a precarious position given his woeful shooting. It's been alright so far but veteran fantasy owners are just waiting for that other shoe to drop. At least he's been better than Frank Ntilikina, who went scoreless in 22 minutes tonight.
November 18, 2018, 9:18 pmNoah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks
Noah Vonleh logged 35 minutes on Sunday, coming off the bench for seven points, nine rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.
Kevin Knox was not good tonight but it's still incredibly hard to trust Volneh unless he's starting again. He had played 26, 23, 20 and 27 minutes leading up to this one and there's just no consistency in New York right now. Vonleh makes some sense as a deep-league rebounding specialist but we'd love to see his role solidify before taking him (or the rest of the Knicks) seriously.
November 18, 2018, 9:15 pmAllonzo Trier - G - New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier started again on Sunday night but only played 13 minutes, registering seven points, two rebounds and a 3-pointer.
Trier had been posting some solid value thanks to unsustainable block totals, but it's going to be tough to hang on as David Fizdale throws his rotation into the blender.
November 18, 2018, 9:13 pmDamyean Dotson - G - New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson played just 14 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Magic.
Dotson had a nice run with the starters, but he can be dropped in any leagues with fewer than 16 teams now. He scored three points with no other stats. David Fizdale could juggle things up and give Dotson more run again but you don't need to stash him and wait for it to happen.
November 18, 2018, 9:11 pmKevin Knox - F - New York Knicks
Kevin Knox drew another start on Sunday but was basically useless for fantasy purposes, shooting 2-for-8 and scoring four points with two rebounds in 23 minutes.
If Knox isn't going to do more than score, it's going to be very hard for him to be worth owning in 12-team leagues. He's still got a decent outlook given his opportunity to play, but Knox still looks like more of a second-half stash as he suffers through these growing pains.
November 18, 2018, 9:09 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson struggled mightily on Sunday, picking up five fouls and finishing with no points, two rebounds and a steal in just nine minutes of action.
Robinson predictably struggled trying to contain Nikola Vucevic. One wonders if the Knicks would consider rotating Robinson and Enes Kanter based on matchups. It's clear that they want to develop Robinson, but getting thumped in impossible matchups probably isn't the best way for him to learn and it'd help cheer Kanter up considerably. He's still a hold in standard leagues but there's going to be a frustrating game for every great one.
November 18, 2018, 4:45 pmMario Hezonja - F - New York Knicks
Mario Hezonja is questionable for Sunday's game against the Magic because of an illness.
Hezonja was thought to be a DNP-CD last night, but perhaps he was still feeling the effects of either the stomach flu or food poisoning — those are the possible diagnoses from Dr. Fizdale, anyway. Super Mario has been a big disappointment this year and is only a deep-league stash.
Source: John Denton on Twitter
November 17, 2018, 1:00 amMario Hezonja - F - New York Knicks
Mario Hezonja did not take to the court on Friday due to coach's decision.
Coach Fizdale likely wanted to get a better look at some of his other players in this game. We wouldn't be too surprised to see Hezonja return to the rotation soon. Anyone not named Tim Hardaway Jr. will have a rough time getting consistent minutes on that Knicks roster. Owners beware.
November 16, 2018, 10:57 pmKevin Knox - F - New York Knicks
The Knicks deployed three rookies in their starting lineup on Friday and Kevin Knox emerged as the best producer with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, three treys and one steal in 21 minutes.
Knox was joined by Allonzo Trier in the starting five and he had 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting with two rebounds, five dimes and one block. Knox is still learning how to stay away from foul trouble but is worth watching as a potential strong play post-All-Star break.
November 16, 2018, 10:53 pmEmmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay was a pleasant surprise for the Knicks in Friday's 124-129 loss to the Pelicans as he chimed in with 19 points, six rebounds, two treys, two steals and two blocks.
He literally did everything else except record an assist, which is kind of what you tend to look for from a point guard. The defensive stats were a nice surprise but Mudiay needs to show us more of this (and some more dimes) before we recommend an add in standard leagues.
November 16, 2018, 10:50 pmTrey Burke - G - New York Knicks
Trey Burke went 10-for-13 from the field to finish Friday's game against the Pelicans with 24 points and a full stat line.
Burke chipped in one rebound, one assist, one trey, one steal and one blocked shot to round out his line for the night. He's been out of the rotation and this surprise performance must have been a DFS lotto ticket for sure. The Knicks point guards are getting more shuffling than a deck of cards at a casino right now, making them difficult to trust, so just stay away until one separates himself from the pack.
November 16, 2018, 10:45 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a team-high 30 points on Friday and added eight rebounds, four triples, two assists and two steals.
THJ is the only true reliable player on a Knicks lineup that goes through a merry-go-round shuffle every other week. He's a solid bet to finish as a top-60 player in 9-cat, with his .420 shooting from the field as his only Waterloo.