June 19, 2020, 8:37 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Current Mavs assistant coach Jamahl Mosley has received permission to interview for the Knicks vacancy at head coach, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Newly-minted Knicks president Leon Rose is seemingly trying to exhaust all of his options in terms of filling the Knicks head coaching position. And it's hard to blame him, as the Knicks are the midst of the worst stretch in franchise history and have had a number of flops recently as far as head coaching hirings are concerned. Tom Thibodeau is widely thought to be in the driver's seat for the job, but Rose seems to want to interview as many candidates as possible and make a calculated decision. Only time will tell, and there are bigger fish to fry at the moment.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 23, 2020, 9:32 pmLaMelo BallPG, International
The Knicks have LaMelo Ball as their top-rated point guard for the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Knicks have a need at point guard and Ball is considered the point guard with the highest upside in this draft. He had poor shooting numbers in his 12 games in the NBL this past season, shooting .250 from deep and .375 from the field. He is a gifted passer though and averaged 6.8 assists per game in 31.3 minutes, adding 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals. If Ball was drafted by the Knicks, he could help younger players RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson get easier looks. Ball will likely be given an opportunity to run the offense by the team that drafts him and he could put up big assists numbers. He also has an impressive steal rate in limited play in Australia, but his shooting percentages are a big concern.
April 26, 2020, 8:38 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Marc Berman of the NY Post is reporting that the NBA will find practice facilities to accommodate the Knicks and Nets players if they are unable to access their facilities in the New York area.
This plan would also cover teams in other COVID-19 hotspots across the country. The players are scattered well beyond the confines of New York and could wind up having individual sessions in other NBA team's facilities. To be clear, this is a baby step in the reopening process, and the entire situation remains as fluid as ever. Nonetheless, it's good to see the league pursuing the resumption of limited activities.
Source: NY Post
April 22, 2020, 7:59 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Knicks Owner James Dolan has fully recovered after testing positive for coronavirus over three weeks ago.
Dolan will join many athletes in donating his blood plasma for medical trials. He was reported as having "little to no symptoms" when he tested positive and was continuing to work under quarantine. Fortunately, he has made a full recovery and is helping medical research through his donation.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
April 14, 2020, 12:45 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
According to Ian Begley of SNY, Tom Thibodeau is the favorite to become the next head coach of the Knicks.
It's almost a certainty that Mike Miller won't be brought back for next season,, and Leon Rose will look to bring in his own guy. Bagley mentioned that "several coaches and people with a vetted interest in Leon Rose's first coaching hire believe it will ultimately be Tom Thibodeau." Thibodeau, for his own right, expects to be a head coach somehwere next season, so there is smoke to this fire. Thibodeau isn't known for player development, so this will be quite an interesting pair for a team in the midst of a rebuild. If anything, Thibodeau loves defense and to ride his ponies into the ground, so Mitchell Robinson may be unleashed right off the bat if Thibs were to get the gig.
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 17, 2020, 1:35 pmChristian WoodPF, Detroit Pistons
Ian Begley of SNY is reporting that some inside the Knicks front office are "enamored" with pending free agent Christain Wood.
The Knicks overhauled there frontcourt last offseason with the additions of Juluis Randle, Marcus Morris, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson joining Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Knox. The Knicks have since traded Morris and can decline Portis' 2020-21 team option if needed. Wood and the Knicks would make an interesting pairing, but this would once again curb the upside of Mitchell Robinson.
Source: Sports New York
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 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, 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 8, 2020, 10:28 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson played well on Sunday in a 96-84 win over the Pistons with 14 points and 11 boards in 27 minutes of action.
Robinson shot 5-of-6 from the field and added three blocks and one steal to the box score. He remains the best fantasy option on the Knicks due to his field goal percentage and blocks. It seems as though health will be his only obstacle to keep him from maintaining early-round value for the rest of the season.
March 6, 2020, 5:34 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (left hamstring) will be on the floor to face the Thunder on Friday.
It was just a one-game absence for Robinson, who has been a beast since the All-Star break. He's replicating the closing stretch early-round value he displayed last season, and as long as he stays healthy there is no reason he can't keep it going.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 5, 2020, 5:50 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson is questionable to face the Thunder on Friday as he continues to nurse a sore left hamstring.
Robinson missed his fourth game of the season on Wednesday and was able to play in 50 straight games prior. Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis are the primary beneficiaries when Robinson sits but both players have major holes in their fantasy games.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 4, 2020, 6:12 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson will not be able to play against the Jazz on Wednesday as he nurses a sore left hamstring.
Robinson has been great over the last two weeks but will be forced to miss a fourth game this season. He has been able to play in the last 50 games before Wednesday. Taj Gibson, Bobby Portis and Kevin Knox could see additional minutes with Robinson sidelined.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 1:44 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (hamstring) is being listed as questionable against the Jazz on Wednesday.
Robinson has seen his minutes rise since the break and has seen his production jump up because of it. Robinson is just outside the top-25/40 in 9/8 cat leagues over the past two weeks with averages of 11.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 2.8 blocks on over .72 percent shooting from the field. He looks primed for another late-season resurgence.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter