January 16, 2019, 5:31 pmNoah Vonleh - F - New York Knicks
The Sixers have expressed interest in Noah Vonleh, per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Vonleh is currently on a one-year, $1.6 million deal and it'd be shocking if the Knicks didn't move him to gather assets at the deadline. He's been a helpful contributor in New York and a trade would really dampen his appeal in fantasy leagues — a move to Philly specifically would probably make him a drop in standard leagues. Vonleh is having a career season with personal bests across the board: 8.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.9 blocks, 0.9 3-pointers in 26.3 minutes per game, all while shooting .411 from behind the arc. The Sixers are in dire need of floor spacing so he makes for an obvious target. Proactive fantasy owners might want to consider moving Vonleh before the Knicks do.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 1:51 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (sore left hamstring) is questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Wizards.
Hardaway Jr. was injured in Friday's game and was actually available to play on Sunday, though he never left the bench. Hopefully the fact that he's had three days of rest helps get him on the court tomorrow. If THJ is forced to sit, Damyean Dotson is likely to start in his place.
January 16, 2019, 12:59 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (sprained ankle, groin strain) is listed as questionable for Thursday.
The Knicks have been targeting Thursday's game for Robinson's return and there's hope that it'll happen after the rookie has been sidelined for a month. Enes Kanter appears on the outs and Robinson will be a great blocks specialist if he gets playing time, but he might be more of a roll of the dice for as long as the Knicks try to jam three centers into their rotation.
Source: Marc Berman on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 9:25 amEnes Kanter - C - New York Knicks
Enes Kanter will miss Thursday's game against the Wizards after not joining the Knicks on their flight to London.
With Mitchell Robinson close to a return it will be interesting to see what happens when the Knicks return from their trip to Europe. Kanter might find himself behind Luke Kornet and Robinson and his days in New York might be numbered. Owners should hold onto him of course as a trade might be the best case scenario for the Turkish center.
Source: Enes Kanter on Twitter
January 13, 2019, 5:25 pmLuke Kornet - F/C - New York Knicks
Luke Kornet racked up 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in Sunday's 108-105 loss to the Sixers.
Kornet was 7-for-13 from the field, 3-for-8 from downtown and 6-for-8 from the free throw line and played 34 minutes in what was a 'vintage' UniKornet game. After disappearing for a few games, Kornet showed his diverse stat set once again. If he is going to get the playing time, he's a must-own player with his blocks and 3-pointers combination. He's worth a look if someone dropped him, but with Enes Kanter (illness) and Mitchell Robinson (ankle) due back soon, Kornet will have a hard time carving out playing time.
January 13, 2019, 5:18 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left hamstring) did not play Sunday despite being active after being listed as a game-time decision.
The Knicks did this earlier in the year and is not an uncommon thing to do. While it goes in the books as a DNP-CD, THJ didn't play because of the injury. Damyean Dotson played 36 minutes in his place and seems to be the daily play if THJ misses more time.
January 13, 2019, 5:14 pmMario Hezonja - F - New York Knicks
Mario Hezonja tallied nine points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 22 minutes on Sunday.
Tim Hardaway Jr. was active but did not play in this one, yet Hezonja logged the fewest minutes he's seen over the past four games. However, he has been a top-30 player per-game over the past two weeks and is worth a look if you've got room at the end of your bench.
January 13, 2019, 5:01 pmFrank Ntilikina - G - New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina returned from a strained left ankle tendon on Sunday to the tune of eight points, six assists, two boards, two steals and one block in 28 minutes of action.
He was 4-for-11 from the field while missing his only 3-pointer as well as both of his free throw attempts. Ntilikina is too inconsistent to use in fantasy leagues outside of very deep leagues that are desperate for steals. His return also forced Trey Burke into a DNP-CD.
January 13, 2019, 4:56 pmDamyean Dotson - G - New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson got a spot start on Sunday and tallied eight points, four rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes.
It wasn't a spectacularly flashy game from Dotson, but he eventually got to a respectable line. He's been a top-165 player on the season per game and is nuzzled right inside the top-200 over the past month. You can keep rolling him out in deeper formats.
January 13, 2019, 4:45 pmEmmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay scored 19 points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, three turnovers and one 3-pointer in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.
Mudiay has been putting up counting stats as the Knicks' main point guard over the past few weeks, but his field goal percentage is killing owners. If you can stomach the poor efficiency he's a solid option at point guard. He's been a top-190 player over the past month, but shoots up to top-160 if you're punting field goal percentage.
January 13, 2019, 4:26 pmKevin Knox - F - New York Knicks
Kevin Knox scored a career-high 31 points in 44 minutes of action on Sunday to go along with seven rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers.
He was an effective 12-of-23 from the field, 4-of-9 from downtown and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. He's been extremely inconsistent in his rookie year, but these are the types of games that he's flashed. He'll need to string together a few more good games before warranting ownership in standard leagues.
January 13, 2019, 12:59 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left hamstring) is available to play on Sunday but is not in the starting lineup.
The Knicks will start Damyean Dotson at shooting guard, which casts some serious doubt on whether or not THJ will actually play at all. Good luck if you've got him in lineups today.
Source: Ed Cohen on Twitter
January 13, 2019, 12:14 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
The Knicks are hoping that Mitchell Robinson (sprained ankle, groin strain) will return on Thursday in London.
Robinson was on the cusp of returning from his left ankle sprain before suffering a groin injury while rehabbing. He's missed 12 straight games and will make it 13 today, but it does sound like the rookie will be back soon. Robinson's blocks make him a great specialist option, and with Enes Kanter looking likely to be gone in the second half of the year you can make a case for a huge finish for Robinson. He's a bit of a luxury stash while the Knicks have three centers on call but if you need blocks badly you can consider picking him back up.
Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter
January 13, 2019, 11:59 amTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left hamstring) is a game-time decision on Sunday.
The Knicks tip off in just over an hour so we should get another update soon. THJ went for an MRI after Friday's game but was called probable for this one yesterday, and while that suggests that the test went well you can never assume anything with hamstring issues. If he can't play today it'd open up more shots for most of the roster and leave more minutes for Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier.
Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter
January 13, 2019, 11:56 amDamyean Dotson - G - New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson (left calf) has been cleared to play on Sunday afternoon.
Dotson was forced to leave Friday's game after straining his calf but the Knicks never seemed overly concerned. He's been playing pretty well of late and looks to have jumped Allonzo Trier in the pecking order, so he's back on the radar in 16-team formats. He's actually a top-200 player on the full season but the inconsistencies make him pretty tough to trust.
Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter