January 17, 2019, 6:59 pmEmmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay put up a team-high 25 points on Thursday, going 11-for-18 from the field to go with seven rebounds, two assists and a triple.
The typical guard stats were light and he also committed five turnovers, but when Mudiay shoots it efficiently you can't complain too much. His deficiencies leave him outside the top-150 of late and while he has the general profile of a must-own player, you can look for alternatives if you really need to preserve your field goal percentage.
January 17, 2019, 6:57 pmMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (sore groin, left ankle sprain) logged 10 minutes and four points, two rebounds and a block in Thursday's win.
It was Robinson's first game in over a month as he's missed the last 13 games because of his two injuries. It might be hard for him to get steady minutes until the Knicks do something with Enes Kanter, but his blocks upside makes him a stash in all formats. We'd advise picking him up across the board unless you absolutely need immediate production from every roster spot. Robinson could be in for a huge second half.
January 17, 2019, 6:55 pmLuke Kornet - F/C - New York Knicks
Luke Kornet stuffed the stat sheet against the Wizards on Thursday, finishing a close loss with 16 points, three rebounds, two assists, five steals, a block and four 3-pointers.
Normally owners expect blocks and threes from Kornet but they'll happily take the steals instead. He dominated the minutes with Enes Kanter back in New York and Mitchell Robinson playing his return game, so this will likely go down as a high-water mark in terms of the sheer volume of cash counters. You can view it as a sell-high opportunity if you'd like, or take it as a sign of things to come once Kanter is removed from the rotation. Either way, Kornet is a must-own player right now. Just hope that David Fizdale still gives him quality minutes until the rotation gets cleared up.
January 17, 2019, 6:51 pmDamyean Dotson - G - New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson posted 13 points off the bench on Thursday, hitting 5-of-8 from the field with three triples in 25 minutes.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left hamstring) isn't quite 100 percent and split minutes evenly with Dotson today. We'd expect Dotson to take a step back as THJ gets healthy again but it's possible that he puts a nice run together in the second half of the year. Allonzo Trier slots into that category as well and had 13 points, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes today.
January 17, 2019, 6:48 pmMario Hezonja - F - New York Knicks
Mario Hezonja only played 20 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Wizards, missing all four of his shots and finishing with six rebounds and one assist.
Hezonja, the new hotness last week, is right back to being cold. His value was propped up by unsustainable steals and his minutes have been trending down in the last three. It's possible that the Knicks let Hezonja loose in the second half after some trades clear the deck a bit, but we wouldn't hold him outside of 20-team leagues until there are more signs of life. You can give him another game or two just to make sure but we wouldn't hesitate to swap him out for a more attractive free agent.
January 17, 2019, 6:46 pmKevin Knox - F - New York Knicks
Kevin Knox finished Thursday's London game with five points and four rebounds in 31 minutes of action while shooting 2-for-11 in the process.
It's a far cry from his career-high 31 points on Sunday. Obviously the opportunity will be there for Knox to produce the rest of the way but we have major reservations about his stat set, as today's performance laid bare. He's an upside stash in most standard formats but is a little bit of a stronger play in points leagues.
January 17, 2019, 6:44 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left hamstring) had a rough go in Thusday's last-second loss, returning from one game on the sidelines to score eight points with two 3-pointers in 25 minutes of action.
Hardaway went 2-of-7 form the field. It was good to see him active even if this wasn't the line that fantasy owners were hoping to see. He's still one of New York's most (or only) consistent fantasy plays and should be treated as a late-middle round asset whenever he's on the floor. Ideally Hardaway will be back up to his usual workload next week.
January 17, 2019, 3:03 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (sore left hamstring) is in the starting lineup on Thursday.
There's the green light. Hardaway was active on Sunday but didn't start and never saw the floor, so it's good to get some confirmation that he'll actually be playing today. Damyean Dotson moves back to the bench.
Source: New York Knicks on Twitter
January 17, 2019, 1:53 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - New York Knicks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (sore left hamstring) is listed as available for Thursday's London game against the Wizards.
It's good to see that Hardaway is available, but it's tough to lean on this considering THJ was active on Sunday and didn't end up seeing the court. There shouldn't be any Knicks in lineups with weekly locks but those of you in daily leagues should check back in an hour or so to see if Hardaway is in the starting lineup or not. If he is, you've got the green light. If he isn't, it'll be a roll of the dice.
January 17, 2019, 11:00 amMitchell Robinson - C - New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (sore groin) has been cleared to play for Thursday's game against the Wizards after going through this morning's shootaround.
Robinson has always been a great blocks specialist once he gets that playing time. Although, foul trouble has been his constant nemesis when it comes to staying on the court. He is considered a luxury stash at this point of the season and his outlook will only possibly change if the Knicks trade Kanter at the deadline.
Source: Steve Popper on Twitter
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.