January 20, 2020, 8:04 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton was solid in his 28 minutes in Monday's 106-86 win over the Cavs, chipping in nine points on 4-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, eight dimes, one steal and two blocks.
Payton has run away with the starting PG job and the lion's share of the minutes and has not looked back. He's a steady and reliable source of assists and steals. His shooting efficiency is a bit suspect and his 8.5 points per game are still more than two shy of his career averages. That said, you can surely do worse on the wire.
January 20, 2020, 7:28 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris scored 19 points and made a pair of 3-pointers during 30 minutes in Monday's win over the Cavs.
Morris added three rebounds and a steal while making 8-of-16 from the field. He has been fairly consistent of late but hasn't come close to matching the 38 points he scored back on January 5.
January 20, 2020, 7:23 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle had 19 points, nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal on Monday against the Cavs.
Randle was 7-for-17 from the floor and 5-for-5 on free throws. The numbers are pretty much in line with his averages this season. He came into the game shooting 45.0 percent on field goals which is down from a career mark of 49.5 percent.
January 18, 2020, 11:44 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle double-doubled in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and five turnovers.
A bit of a sloppy game for Randle as he coughed up the ball five times against the Sixers. The turnovers negated the assists, as he also finished with five of those. He did not contribute any defensive statistics, so in addition to his poor efficiency from the field (5-of-13) he had a rather empty game even with the novelty of a double-double.
January 18, 2020, 11:34 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton scored 10 points in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, chipping in seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and a block.
Payton missed both of his 3-point attempts otherwise he would have finished the game with a contribution across all statistical categories. With Payton appearing to have temporarily won the starting point guard job for the Knicks, look for him to be an option for teams in need of ball-handling guard.
January 18, 2020, 11:30 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris scored 20 points in Saturday's home loss against the Sixers, chipping in six rebounds and two assists.
Morris continues to grind away and score in New York's crowded frontcourt. With this game, he is scoring almost 25 points per game in the month of January. He can chip in a few rebounds and steals but is main contribution is his steady points and 3-pointers.
January 18, 2020, 11:18 pmReggie BullockSG-SF, New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock scored 14 points in Saturday's loss to the Sixers, finishing with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.
With teammate RJ Barrett out this one, Bullock got the start and ended up playing 35 minutes in a tightly contested game. Bullock provides short-term value in Barrett's absence as he can provide decent steals and a few 3-pointers.
January 18, 2020, 6:00 pmReggie BullockSG-SF, New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock (neck) will play and start at SG for Saturday's game against the Sixers.
The Knicks will be without R.J. Barrett for this one, and it looks like he will be starting until Barrett can get back on the court. Bullock is averaging 9.8 points, 1.8 steals and 1.5 threes in 25.8 minutes per game over his past six games and makes for a solid pickup in deeper leagues while he sees extra run.
Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 1:46 pmWayne EllingtonSG, New York Knicks
Wayne Ellington (illness) is listed as questionable to face the 76ers on Saturday.
Ellington is averaging only 14.3 minutes per game this season but with R.J. Barrett already ruled out, Damyean Dotson could potentially see an increased opportunity and maybe even Allonzo Trier could work his way back into the rotation.
January 18, 2020, 9:34 amAllonzo TrierPG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier is staying positive despite reduced role.
As an undrafted rookie last season, Trier averaged 22.8 minutes across 64 games. This season has a much different outlook as he has appeared in less than half the team's games so far at only 12.0 minutes. Interim coach Mike Miller praised Trier's professionalism this year, saying he is one the first ones in the gym every day as well as being focused and providing excitement on the bench, cheering on his teammates. Trier himself spoke about how he is trying to be the best teammate he can be, constantly trying to find holes in the defense to point out to his teammates Mitch Robinson and Marcus Morris and his team-first, continue to work hard every day attitude is a great sign that he will be ready when his number is called. He can be ignored for fantasy purposes in the meantime.
January 17, 2020, 1:27 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett (sprained right ankle) will miss at least the next week of action.
He'll be re-evaluated in a week, but at least X-rays came back negative after he was forced out of action last night. Damyean Dotson, Frank Ntilikina, and maybe even Wayne Ellington or Allonzo Trier could get into the mix a bit more. Barrett isn't someone you need to hold in redraft formats as his terrible percentages have already left him as someone to deploy in specific punt builds, with just moderate value even in those situations.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
January 16, 2020, 10:41 pmJulius RandlePF, New York Knicks
Julius Randle scored 26 points (11-of-23 shooting) to go along with six rebounds and three assists in a game-high 36 minutes as the Knicks lost 121-98 to the Suns on Thursday.
Randle's stat set is a limiting factor for him for fantasy production. The percentages and turnovers are a big struggle but when those are in line, he can be a top-100 player as a volume scorer and rebounder.
January 16, 2020, 10:35 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris scored 17 points in 33 minutes in his return to the court on Thursday in a loss to the Suns.
Morris's return put a dent in any short-term value that Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson had. Morris had an inefficient night, shooting just 4-of-11 from the field and 7-of-10 from the line. He should be a mid-to-late round value going forward. Portis had five points and 10 rebounds in 17 minutes and Gibson had five points in 13 minutes.
January 16, 2020, 10:29 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson (sprained toe) played 30 minutes off the bench on Thursday, scoring 12 points, pulling down eight boards and tacking on three steals and two blocks.
The five defensive counters are the key to Robinson's value. It's safe to say he's been a disappointment after a lot of hype coming into the season. It's clear that he hasn't quite gotten into a groove with low usage and some injury issues. He's still a good buy-low option for the second half.
January 16, 2020, 10:20 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett played just 14 minutes on Thursday against the Suns due to a right ankle injury, scoring seven points.
Barrett's injury was a big blow to what has been his best run of the season. He has been a late-round value over the last couple weeks as his scoring output has ticked up. We'll see if he'll miss time, in which case Damyean Dotson and Frank Ntilikina could have more of an impact. Dotson had six points in 26 minutes and Ntilikina had two points (1-of-7 shooting) to go with six assists and three defensive counters in 24 minutes.