March 28, 2020, 10:21 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Knicks owner James Dolan tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday.
Dolan is in self-isolation and fortunately has "little to no symptoms". The Knicks' press release said that Dolan "continues to oversee business operations" which is hopefully, a good indicator that Dolan is feeling well.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
March 26, 2020, 4:11 pmReggie BullockSG-SF, New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock will likely return to the Knicks for another season, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
If the Knicks chose not to bring back Bullock for next year, the team would suffer a $1M cap hit. That means that bringing him back for another season will only have a cap hit of $3.2M. That amount is only 2 percent of the projected salary cap for next season. The Knicks appear to be focused on creating cap flexibility for future years in the hopes that they can land some big-name free agents. Continue to monitor this situation as it develops but it appears likely that Bullock will be in a Knicks uniform for at least one more season.
Source: The New York Post
March 26, 2020, 3:57 pmDamyean DotsonSG, New York Knicks
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Damyean Dotson's time with the Knicks could come to an end after this season and the Jazz, Bucks and Warriors are among the teams that are expected to have interest in signing Dotson for the 2020-21 campaign.
Dotson saw his role with the Knicks evaporate towards the end of the season as he received a DNP-CD for eight of the Knicks' final nine contests. Interim head coach, Mike Miller, chose to play veterans Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock over the 25-year-old that they drafted in the second round of the 2017 draft. Dotson will look to land in a situation that will give him a more consistent role as a three-and-D wing as he enters his fourth season in the association.
Source: The New York Post
March 24, 2020, 3:32 pmIgnas BrazdeikisPF, New York Knicks
The Knicks were planning to give Ignas Brazdeikis a role with the big club down the stretch, per Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Brazdeikis was playing well in the G League with averages of 21.0 points while shooting 49.9 percent from the floor and 34.4 percent from downtown in 21 games. The G League’s regular season was scheduled to end on Friday, at which point the promising rookie would have been brought up. If and when the season resumes, Brazdeikis may very likely find himself in a similar situation that he was expected to be in. The Knicks were happy with his development, and he is someone to keep an eye on in dynasty leagues.
Source: NY Post
March 11, 2020, 10:42 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson scored 16 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting on Wednesday, also collecting six rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes off the bench.
It's nice to see the points total staying in the teens for Robinson recently. Coupled with the shooting percentage and blocks, he can be a really solid contributor to fantasy teams needing big man stats.
March 11, 2020, 10:39 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle put up big numbers in Wednesday's 136-131 overtime win over the Hawks on Wednesday, finishing with 33 points (13-22 FG, 3-6 3PT), 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block.
Randle's been up and down this season, but this was definitely an up for him. He contributed in all categories and shot efficiently as well.
March 11, 2020, 10:35 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton scored 11 points while picking up 12 assists on Wednesday night, rounding out his line with five rebounds, four steals and a single block.
Payton looks good as the team's facilitator recently and put up some solid defensive numbers as well. A beneficiary of Payton's passing was RJ Barrett who scored 26 points to go with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block of his own.
March 10, 2020, 11:02 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett had 16 points (5-of-15 FG, 1-for-5 3PT)), five rebounds, two assists and four steals in 29 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.
Barrett has battled through jump-shot woes all season long and tonight was no different. He was drafted in a large percentage of fantasy leagues in the fall but has simply failed to produce fantasy-worthy numbers. Barrett is only a rookie and he will undoubtedly get better. For now, however, he belongs on the wire and is only a fringe streaming option for fantasy managers.
March 10, 2020, 10:55 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists on Tuesday in a loss to the Bulls.
He's been usable over the last two weeks, nearly ranking inside the top-125 during those eight games. His production and volume is just too inconsistent for him to be trusted in fantasy formats. Portis has gotten more playing time lately and has been productive in the past with more opportunities, so he could definitely be a streaming option if you are desperate.
March 10, 2020, 10:38 pmFrank NtilikinaPG, New York Knicks
Frank Ntilikina had a double-double on Tuesday vs. the Wizards, finishing with a season-high 20 points ( 6-of-9 FG, 3-for-5 3PT), 10 rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes, which was tied for a team-high.
This effort came out of nowhere and there's no reason to expect consistent production from Ntilikina as the season winds down. That being said, as the games become more and more meaningless for the Knicks, they could give guys like Ntilikina more floor time. Leave him on the wire.
March 10, 2020, 7:23 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (illness) appears to be on the active roster for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.
The Knicks never updated Robinson's status so DFS players had to pivot in another direction. If Robinson is not a healthy scratch, he should have a productive night against a softer Wizards frontcourt. The media restrictions are going to be tough navigating for the fantasy community in the coming weeks.
March 10, 2020, 6:52 pmDennis Smith Jr.PG, New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. has cleared the concussion protocol and will be available to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.
DSJ should resume his role as the third-string PG and doesn't carry much fantasy value unless Elfrid Payton or Frank Ntilikina get hurt.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 4:02 pmDennis Smith Jr.PG, New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. (concussion) is being listed as probable to play against the Wizards on Tuesday.
DSJ had some momentum going before the unfortunate concussion, but with Elfird Payton and Frank Ntilikina now healthy, Smith's value is capped. He can be left on the waiver wire.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 3:58 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (illness) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.
Robinson missed a game last week but played nearly 30 minutes in Sunday's win against the Pistons. If he can't play, Bobby Portis would be the biggest beneficiary. Keep an eye on his status as the day moves along.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 9:18 amElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
While the Knicks contemplate potentially drafting another point guard in June, and while they wait for former lottery picks Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr. to be more productive, Elfrid Payton continues to effectively run the team on the floor.
The six-year NBA veteran is playing his best basketball of the season, helping the Knicks to three wins in their past five games where he is averaging 18.0 points, 8.0 assists and 7.8 rebounds. Payton signed a two-year contract worth $16 million as a free agent in July but only $1 million of next season’s $8 million salary is guaranteed and new team president Leon Rose could decide to pick up his option as a veteran complement at the position. Due to Rose’s past ties, the Knicks have also already have been linked to his former client, Chris Paul. Payton is looking at a strong finish to the season though and he should be owned in all formats.
Source: NY Post