December 5, 2019, 10:45 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris was back in action on Thursday, scoring 10 points with two boards, two assists, a block and two triples.
He missed time due to neck spasms, but was back on the floor tonight. Morris went 4-for-13 from the field and 2-for-9 from deep. The Knicks got nothing out of Julius Randle (six points, four rebounds, four assists) and Bobby Portis chipped in 10 points, four boards and a block but this situation is just putrid all around. Morris has the starting gig and almost unlimited leash so as long as things stay this way he should be able to float near his top-75 value on the year.
November 23, 2019, 10:18 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis came off the bench on Saturday to score 16 points (6-of-11 from the field) with two rebounds and four threes (4-of-6 from deep) in 20 minutes.
Portis is known to have hot shooting nights like this, but he doesn't contribute much outside of points and his upside is limited with the crowded Knicks front court. Portis can be left on the wire in standard-leagues.
November 16, 2019, 10:18 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, adding two rebounds, one assist and one steal in Saturday's loss to the Hornets.
Teammate Taj Gibson got the start at center over Mitchell Robinson but Portis was still able to play 22 minutes off the bench. The Knicks wanted to go small this game, though they actually found a lot of success when they plugged Robinson in, and Portis was an integral part of their offense putting up 10 shots. Offensively Portis provides a punch but leaves a lot to be desired with the rest of his game. Fantasy managers should be wary with the current logjam in the Knicks front court.
November 14, 2019, 10:56 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis managed 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting to go with two triples and five rebounds on Thursday against the Mavs.
Now that the Knicks are healthy, it'll be nearly impossible for Portis to carve out standard-league value. He logged 17 minutes tonight and Kevin Knox played 15 minutes with six points, a rebound and a 3-pointer. Taj Gibson had four points with six boards and two assists in 15 minutes and none of these three players can be trusted. Stay away.
November 9, 2019, 4:14 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (concussion) will not be playing on Sunday versus the Cavs.
This will be Robinson second game missed due to concussion symptoms. The recover differs from player to player, but we could be looking at another game or two absence. Look for Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis to benefit the most from extra playing time.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
November 9, 2019, 1:14 amBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis delivered 14 points and 12 rebounds in 24 minutes on Friday night.
Portis didn't start despite Mitchell Robinson missing the game, as that honor went to Taj Gibson, who logged 28 minutes. Even so, Portis remains the superior play and should be good for cheap double-doubles as one of the most consistent options on the roster. The 5-of-15 mark from the field stings but Portis has always had low field goal numbers for a forward.
November 7, 2019, 12:42 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson suffered a concussion in Wednesday's loss against the Pistons and has been ruled out for Friday.
Robinson left the game early, logging just eight minutes and producing six points on 3-of-4 shooting with four rebounds and one assist. He will remain in the NBA's concussion protocol, and it's hard to say how many games he will have to sit. Coach Fizdale said he is considering to start Julius Randle at the center. Either way, Bobby Portis will see his minutes increase close to the 30 mark, making him a possible option for DFS players. Robinson isn't having the breakout season a lot of us were hoping for, but the Knicks are 1-7 and player development should (once again) be their primary focus.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
November 3, 2019, 9:33 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis drew the start on Sunday but was quiet in 20 minutes of action, scoring two points with six rebounds, one assist, a steal and a 1-for-6 shooting line.
Portis started over Mitchell Robinson because David Fizdale thought it might "unlock" some things for Julius Randle. Randle found a whole other level all right, scoring eight points with seven rebounds on 4-of-13 from the field. The Knicks should just stick to their expected starting lineup as it seems to suit everyone better, but you know how things go in New York.
November 3, 2019, 5:40 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis will start over Mitchell Robinson on Sunday evening against the Kings.
It's a move that David Fizdale spoke about previously, and these two could go back and forth for most of the year. The hope is that Portis' shooting can help open up the interior for Julius Randle to go to work, but we'll see what happens. Both Portis and Robinson should still be in all lineups.
Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter
November 1, 2019, 11:06 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson was limited to playing 16 minutes on Friday after hurting his finger on a dunk attempt, but was able to end the game with six points, six rebounds and two blocks.
He's been dealing with a dislocated finger and may have aggravated in tonight's game. Expect the team doctors to take a closer look at Robinson's finger after the game. If he misses time, Bobby Portis (13 points, seven rebounds, 21 minutes) should eat up those minutes at center.
October 28, 2019, 10:06 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis was red-hot in Monday's game against the Bulls, dropping a game-high 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting with 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Portis logged 30 minutes off the bench and knocked down all four of his 3-point attempts tonight. He was a team-best plus-31 during his time on the court and his line tonight is his fantasy ceiling. The Knicks still have a logjam at the forward position, but Portis makes for a decent low-end play for owners in need of points. The issue with him as a streamer is that you don't know when he'll catch fire like tonight.
October 27, 2019, 12:10 amBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Bobby Portis scored eight points, along with 11 rebounds, one assist and one block on Saturday vs. the Celtics.
Portis played the most minutes off the bench with 27. He didn't shoot well as he went 3-of-10 from the field, including 0-of-4 from three. He is a streaming option in standard leagues.
October 25, 2019, 11:28 pmBobby PortisPF, New York Knicks
Just two days after logging 33 minutes, Bobby Portis saw just 10 minutes of action in Friday's loss to the Nets, scoring two points to go with two rebounds and a steal.
David Fizdale said he probably would've started Portis on Wednesday regardless of Mitchell Robinson's health, which makes tonight's move all the more frustrating. A healthy MitchRob returned and drew the start, and the Knicks ended up making a big comeback thanks to a small lineup that had Julius Randle at the five. Stick with Portis for now, but he's going to be tough to truly rely on with the way the Knicks will change their rotations at the drop of a hat.
October 25, 2019, 10:44 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle struggled with his shot, going 5-for-15 from the field to finish Friday's game with 14 points, 11 boards, four dimes and six turnovers.
Randle's team-high 39 minutes indicates that his role is safe from the big-man logjam that the Knicks have. Taj Gibson (14 minutes, two points) and Bobby Portis (10 minutes, two points) were not much of a threat tonight, keeping Randle's mid-round value window safe.
October 24, 2019, 12:57 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Speaking to reporters after Wednesday's game, David Fizdale said of starting Bobby Portis at center, "Whether Mitchell [Robinson] was playing or not I probably was going to come to this conclusion."
Robinson was one of the few assumed locked-in starters, but Fizdale's already up to his old tricks. Portis had a nice first game and logged 33 minutes, so he's definitely someone to scoop up in leagues of all sizes. As for Robinson, we would expect him to get some starts eventually, but even if he only gets 20 mpg we're looking at a borderline early-round player thanks to his elite blocks output. It's just a shame that he might not get the opportunity to really show out — especially if you invested a second or third-round pick.
Source: The Athletic