December 14, 2019, 12:46 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle finished Friday's 103-101 victory over the Kings with 26 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three triples.
It is starting to feel like Randle isn't even trying to record defensive numbers these days. You take the good scoring and rebounding numbers, but his upside remains capped as long as he puts up zeroes on the defensive side.
December 14, 2019, 12:44 amMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson posted 14 points (7-for-9 shooting), nine rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes on Friday.
It was odd to see Robinson go without a block in this one, but defensive numbers tend to come in waves anyway. It could be worth offering one of your worst players for Robinson to see if his current owner is getting impatient.
December 14, 2019, 12:40 amDamyean DotsonSG, New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson rode some hot shooting to 11 points (4-for-6 shooting) and three triples in 17 minutes on Friday as the Knicks defeated the Kings.
Dotson also added a steal to his line as he seems to be settling in as a decent threes and points streamer but not much more. Elfrid Payton was the only other guard to get minutes off the bench in this one, finishing with 16 points (7-for-13 shooting), four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a triple.
December 13, 2019, 8:40 pmDennis Smith Jr.PG, New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. (illness) is available to play for the Knicks on Friday.
His availability throws a monkey wrench into the already-chaotic game of tug-of-war between Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton. That said, we maintain that Payton remains the guard to own amid the Knicks' glut of low-end PGs.
December 13, 2019, 3:42 pmAllonzo TrierPG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier (concussion) has been ruled out of his next two games vs. the Kings and Nuggets.
He was doubtful just a couple of hours ago but it looks like the Knicks are going to play things safe with him. Kadeem Allen is being summoned to play in the game vs. the Knicks with Trier and Wayne Ellington also out.
Source: Marc Berman on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 1:24 pmAllonzo TrierPG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier (concussion symptoms) is being considered doubtful vs. the Kings on Friday.
Trier reportedly bumped his head while working out yesterday and is now experiencing some concussion-like symptoms. Stay tuned for updates closer to tip-off but the Knicks will likely be cautious with him.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
December 13, 2019, 12:15 amWayne EllingtonSG, New York Knicks
Wayne Ellington will miss Friday's game against the Kings with a sore left Achilles.
This will be yet another missed game for Ellington, who hasn't really seen enough playing time when he's on the floor to warrant consideration as a 3-point specialist. He played that role decently in the past, but that would require more volume all around to get to that point.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 13, 2019, 12:13 amDennis Smith Jr.PG, New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. (illness) is probable for Friday's game against the Kings.
It's hard to imagine a situation where DSJ is the go-to option in this backcourt with Elfrid Payton healthy. He can be probably stick to being waiver wire fodder.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 12, 2019, 1:35 amMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris dropped a season-high 36 points on Wednesday night, piling it it on with 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and five 3-pointers.
Morris was one point shy of his career-high 37 points. It's important to note this was against the Warriors, but Morris has been a nice pickup this season. With so much uncertainty ahead for the Knicks, it might be a good time to see what you can sell him for, especially since he was probably a pretty cheap acquisition.
December 12, 2019, 1:28 amJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle finished Wednesday night with another double-double to his name, tallying 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
Randle has been a disappointment for owners this season. We all know he can score and rebound, but another night with out any defensive stats continues to hurt his stock. Randle is going to need to pick it up to be standard league relevant again.
December 12, 2019, 1:24 amRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett secured his first career double-double on Wednesday night, ending with 22 points, 10 boards, three assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers.
Barrett logged over 40 minutes before the game even went into overtime and finished the game seeing 46 minutes. The Knicks aren't afraid to use their first-round pick, however, this hasn't turned into fantasy relevance yet. Games like this will help put him on the radar in standard leagues.
December 12, 2019, 1:20 amElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton collected 14 points, four boards, five assists and a steal on Wednesday night against the Warriors.
Payton came off the bench, but was on the court as the Knicks tried to close out the game. It's worth noting that Payton saw the most minutes at the point finishing the game with 29 minutes, and Frank Ntilikina only seeing 13 of action.
December 11, 2019, 9:42 pmDennis Smith Jr.PG, New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. will miss Wednesday night's game against the Warriors with an illness.
A rough season for both the Knicks and Smith Jr. continues. There is nothing to see here for fantasy.
Source: New York Knicks PR on Twitter
December 11, 2019, 2:04 pmWayne EllingtonSG, New York Knicks
Wayne Ellington (sore left Achilles) will be unavailable on Wednesday.
Ellington missed Saturday's game as well. He hasn't made a huge impact this season, but Allonzo Trier could see some more action for now.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 11, 2019, 9:35 amMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Neil Olshey, the former Clippers executive who has had a solid run with the Blazers for the past seven seasons might be an option if current Knicks President Steve Mills is bounced after the season.
Olshey, who lived in New York City as an aspiring actor, rose up the ranks with the Clippers, starting as a player personnel director in 2003 and finishing in 2010 as the GM who engineered the Chris Paul trade with New Orleans. He joined the Blazers in 2012, where the team has made the playoffs in six straight years with insiders commending Olshey for his leadership, his faith in coach Terry Stotts and his well-liked personality in executive circles.
Source: NY Post