New York Knicks

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  • Kenny Wooten
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have waived V.J. King, Lamar Peters and Kenny Wooten.

    All three undrafted rookies played in Summer League but did not enter a game in preseason as they appear poised to start their professional careers for the Knicks' G League affiliate. The Knicks were already at the limit with 15 fully guaranteed contracts but only have one of their two-way slots filled.

    Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson made his return to action on Friday from offseason shoulder surgery and logged 10 minutes, contributing three points, one assist, one 3-pointer and one steal.

    Dotson has a lot more competition for minutes in 2019-20 compared to his bright performance as a pick-up streamer in 2018-19. He's also under the thumb of the evil coach David Fizdale roster-shuffling chaos machine. so it's best to leave him undrafted in most leagues, applying a wait-and-see approach for now.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle shouldered the offensive load to score 20 points and added nine rebounds, five assists, one assist, one block and four treys in Friday's 116-117 loss to the Pelicans.

    Randle is the clear number one option on offense for the Knicks as put attempted 19 shots from the field. He has been working on his 3-point shooting all offseason and showed some fruit with 4-of-8 shooting from three. He may not produce many defensive numbers but expect some big offensive numbers from Randle this season.

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Mitchell Robinson blocked four shots and added 10 points, seven rebounds and a steal against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Robinson had another impressive showing swatting four shots, however he committed five fouls in 20 minutes of playing time. He has had many games with limited minutes due to foul trouble which could continue to cap his potential.

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    RJ Barrett was the second leading scorer on the Knicks with 19 points and added six rebounds, three assists, one block and one three in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

    Coach David Fizdale continues to play Barret big minutes with 36 minutes which owners will hope to continue into the regular season. Barrett bounced back from his rough shooting last game by shooting 9-of-12 from the field and a 1-of-1 from the line. He will put up some nice counting stats during the season sprinkled in with some bad shooting nights.

  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson is out vs. the Pelicans on Friday with a sore right calf.

    This is the first we've heard of the right calf issue, and it is most likely not something that will threaten Gibson's status for when the games start counting. When given a decent role Gibson can deliver steady fantasy value. It won't be hard for him to carve out a fantasy role if Fizdale decides to shuffle up his rotation.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. is set to start on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    It would appear Smith has a slight edge on Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina for the starting point guard slot on opening night. However, when your coach is David Fizdale things can change quickly. DSJ will be joined in the starting lineup by Wayne Ellington, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Kevin Knox
    SF, New York Knicks

    As David Fizdale continues to tinker with his rotations, SNY's Ian Begley is hearing that there is already some grumbling about minutes and roles.

    With the way the Knicks have assembled their roster, this could be coming from almost anywhere. At shooting guard you have Wayne Ellington, Damyean Dotson, Allonzo Trier and eventually Reggie Bullock behind R.J. Barrett. Kevin Knox is playing behind Marcus Morris, and Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis are battling for time up front, with rookie Iggy Brazdeikis lurking in the background too. And Fizdale still hasn't settled on a starter at point guard between Dennis Smith Jr., Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina. Fantasy managers in 12-team leagues will probably want to steer clear of everyone besides Randle and Mitchell Robinson, simply to avoid this major headache.

    Source: SNY

  • Zak Irvin
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have waived Zak Irvin.

    The team just signed Irvin yesterday but he was always destined for the G League.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina is unlikely to play on Friday, with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton splitting the point guard minutes.

    Ntilikina is off the injury report so this is probably not a great sign for his rotation prospects. He's off the radar outside of deeper formats, though with the way the Knicks change up their rotations he may get back in the mix shortly.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Zak Irvin
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have signed guard Zak Irvin.

    Irvin played with the Knicks' G League affiliate in Westchester last season and was with New York for Summer League, but he's not going to make the final roster with the big club. Expect another transaction that sends him down to the G League before the season starts.

    Source: Zak Irvin on Twitter

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, New York Knicks

    Marcus Morris continued his solid preseason on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points (5-of-11 shooting) to go with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Morris has quitely posted strong stat lines starting at SF through three preseason games, and one could reasonably believe he opens the season in this same role. There's no guarntee that he holds onto that job all season long if he is to get it out the gate, but he still looks like he could be a productive player in New York. He's currently ranked outside the top-170 on Yahoo's draft board, making him an intriguing sneaky choice at the end of drafts.

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    RJ Barrett had a rough shooting night in the Knicks' 96-100 loss to the Hawks finishing with 12 points (4-of-14 shooting), seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in 39 minutes.

    Barrett continued his streak of playing heavy starters minutes and at this point, it's starting to look like Fizdale is just going to let him do whatever he wants. This is Fiz we're talking about though, so consistant rotation decisions aren't exactly on brand with this administration. Still, it can't be ignored that Barrett is averaging 37.7 minutes per game so far. He'll murder your percentages, but is likely to end up on some rosters with big counting stat lines like these.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle lead the scoring charge for the Knicks in their loss to Atlanta on Wednesday, finishing with 20 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks.

    Randle has proven himself to be the most reliable player on New York's roster and it doesn't seem to be particularly close. He's as safe a bet to produce where he's being taken in drafts as any player on the Knicks' roster.

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (right shoulder surgery), Kadeem Allen (foot) and Allonzo Trier (neck) are all available for Wednesday's preseason game against the Hawks.

    It is good to see guys getting healthy in time for the start of the regular season. Although all three of these players had roles for the Knicks at times last season, it is very difficult to project any of them as having value outside of very deep leagues this upcoming season.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter