New York Knicks

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  • Taj Gibson
    PF, New York Knicks

    Taj Gibson is out vs. the Pelicans on Friday with a sore right calf.

    This is the first we've heard of the right calf issue, and it is most likely not something that will threaten Gibson's status for when the games start counting. When given a decent role Gibson can deliver steady fantasy value. It won't be hard for him to carve out a fantasy role if Fizdale decides to shuffle up his rotation.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. is set to start on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    It would appear Smith has a slight edge on Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina for the starting point guard slot on opening night. However, when your coach is David Fizdale things can change quickly. DSJ will be joined in the starting lineup by Wayne Ellington, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Kevin Knox
    SF, New York Knicks

    As David Fizdale continues to tinker with his rotations, SNY's Ian Begley is hearing that there is already some grumbling about minutes and roles.

    With the way the Knicks have assembled their roster, this could be coming from almost anywhere. At shooting guard you have Wayne Ellington, Damyean Dotson, Allonzo Trier and eventually Reggie Bullock behind R.J. Barrett. Kevin Knox is playing behind Marcus Morris, and Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis are battling for time up front, with rookie Iggy Brazdeikis lurking in the background too. And Fizdale still hasn't settled on a starter at point guard between Dennis Smith Jr., Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina. Fantasy managers in 12-team leagues will probably want to steer clear of everyone besides Randle and Mitchell Robinson, simply to avoid this major headache.

    Source: SNY

  • Zak Irvin
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have waived Zak Irvin.

    The team just signed Irvin yesterday but he was always destined for the G League.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina is unlikely to play on Friday, with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton splitting the point guard minutes.

    Ntilikina is off the injury report so this is probably not a great sign for his rotation prospects. He's off the radar outside of deeper formats, though with the way the Knicks change up their rotations he may get back in the mix shortly.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Zak Irvin
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have signed guard Zak Irvin.

    Irvin played with the Knicks' G League affiliate in Westchester last season and was with New York for Summer League, but he's not going to make the final roster with the big club. Expect another transaction that sends him down to the G League before the season starts.

    Source: Zak Irvin on Twitter

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, New York Knicks

    Marcus Morris continued his solid preseason on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points (5-of-11 shooting) to go with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a 3-pointer.

    Morris has quitely posted strong stat lines starting at SF through three preseason games, and one could reasonably believe he opens the season in this same role. There's no guarntee that he holds onto that job all season long if he is to get it out the gate, but he still looks like he could be a productive player in New York. He's currently ranked outside the top-170 on Yahoo's draft board, making him an intriguing sneaky choice at the end of drafts.

  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    RJ Barrett had a rough shooting night in the Knicks' 96-100 loss to the Hawks finishing with 12 points (4-of-14 shooting), seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in 39 minutes.

    Barrett continued his streak of playing heavy starters minutes and at this point, it's starting to look like Fizdale is just going to let him do whatever he wants. This is Fiz we're talking about though, so consistant rotation decisions aren't exactly on brand with this administration. Still, it can't be ignored that Barrett is averaging 37.7 minutes per game so far. He'll murder your percentages, but is likely to end up on some rosters with big counting stat lines like these.

  • Julius Randle
    PF, New York Knicks

    Julius Randle lead the scoring charge for the Knicks in their loss to Atlanta on Wednesday, finishing with 20 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocks.

    Randle has proven himself to be the most reliable player on New York's roster and it doesn't seem to be particularly close. He's as safe a bet to produce where he's being taken in drafts as any player on the Knicks' roster.

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson (right shoulder surgery), Kadeem Allen (foot) and Allonzo Trier (neck) are all available for Wednesday's preseason game against the Hawks.

    It is good to see guys getting healthy in time for the start of the regular season. Although all three of these players had roles for the Knicks at times last season, it is very difficult to project any of them as having value outside of very deep leagues this upcoming season.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) will be available to play Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Ntilikina is in competition for the starting point guard role with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton. Monitor this competition to see who wins out once the regular season arrives.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. will start at point guard in Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hawks.

    DSJ is in a competition for the starting point guard role with Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton. Kevin Knox, Bobby Portis, R.J. Barrett, and Marcus Morris will join DSJ in the starting lineup. Wednesday's game will give coach Fizdale an opportunity to see how DSJ runs with the starting unit.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's preseason matchup against the Hawks.

    Coach Fizdale told reporters on Tuesday that the last two preseason games will be "huge" in determining who will start at point guard for the Knicks on opening night. This leads us to believe that Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr., and Elfrid Payton will all see time in Wednesday's game against the Hawks and Friday's preseason finale against the Pelicans. With an open competition for the point guard spot, all three players are better left undrafted outside of deep leagues in lieu of more stable options.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kadeem Allen
    SG, New York Knicks

    Kadeem Allen is questionable to face the Hawks on Wednesday due to a strained right foot.

    Allen has been fighting this injury for much of training camp. Allen showed some good range last season, but how much playing time he gets going forward is in question.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, David Fizdale said that the next two games will be 'huge' in determining his opening night starter at point guard.

    Frank Ntilikina is competing with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton but no one seems to have the edge right now. DSJ will play on Wednesday night against the Hawks, after missing the first two preseason games with a back strain, and he will get the chance to impress his coach. Fizdale also mentioned that he wants to put the ball to RJ Barrett’s hands, while he sees Julius Randle and Marcus Morris as potential non-point guard ball-handlers in his offense, so this is definitely a situation to avoid for now.

    Source: SNY.tv