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Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 30 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes in a 124-129 loss to the Pelicans on Friday.

He was not bashful with a 9-of-23 shooting line and his shot attempts are back up again. Hardaway Jr. was taking 20 per game in October, but that number dropped to 15 in his previous November games. He'll be filling up the points category as he looks to be on pace for a top-50 season on a team dying for offense.
Nov 16 - 11:29 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay scored a season-high 19 points with six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

Coach David Fizdale said he wants Mudiay out there to push the pace, and he came through as the Knicks made a game out of this. Mudiay's long-term outlook doesn't look great, he's a headache to own because of so many duds, and coach Fizdale keeps changing things, so we wouldn't suggest adding him unless you're dropping someone you won't miss.
Nov 16 - 11:26 PM

Mitchell Robinson (ankle) scored seven points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

The 24 minutes is an encouraging sign after a high ankle issue sent him to the locker room twice on Wednesday. Robinson looks to have the starting job locked up and he continues to make an impact in blocks, swatting three per game this month before this loss. He could start to add more to his stat lines, so he should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 16 - 11:24 PM

Allonzo Trier scored 11 points with two rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

The new rotation would be a big win for Trier, but it's really tough to tell what coach David Fizdale has played over a multiple-game basis. Trier has been solid as a passer and he's going to get his shots, so he may have some value in points leagues. He's worth a look in deeper category leagues, too.
Nov 16 - 11:22 PM

Kevin Knox started at power forward on Friday with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

Coach David Fizdale said he wanted to test the physicality of Knox as a PF, so chances are he'll want to try him against other bigs. Offensively, Knox has been a work in progress, especially off the bounce. When Knox dribbles the ball more than once, he's just 4-of-29 from the field (13.8 FG% with no 3-pointers either). He'll be a headache to own in standard leagues and many owners may just want to cut bait.
Nov 16 - 11:20 PM

Noah Vonleh scored four points with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

Coach David Fizdale said he wanted to give Kevin Knox a shot at PF, so chances are that will last a long time. That means Vonleh will likely be coming off the bench, but he could still wind up splitting the minutes. The uncertainty still makes him a tough own because of the murky outlook.
Nov 16 - 11:17 PM

Enes Kanter scored eight points with five rebounds and one steal in 15 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

He did not have a good time against Anthony Davis today, so coach David Fizdale went away from him. Kanter will be fine and should do damage in around 20-24 minutes per game, but he'll have bad nights like this one from time to time.
Nov 16 - 11:16 PM

Frank Ntilikina scored four points with two rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 15 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

He moved back to the wing again and maybe coach David Fizdale has cooled off on his impact as a distributor. Ntilikina will likely still play on-ball defense, but that won't help fantasy owners. He's a drop in most leagues.
Nov 16 - 11:14 PM

Trey Burke scored a season-high 24 points with one rebound, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

Coach David Fizdale moved Frank Ntilikina back to the wing, so that opened up backup PG minutes for Burke. We don't know if Fizdale will keep it up, but it's certainly possible after he had doubled-down on Frank as a PG. Still, we'd like to see Burke do it again before adding him in anything but a deep league.
Nov 16 - 11:12 PM

With Allonzo Trier being inserted into the Knicks starting lineup Friday vs. the Pelicans, Noah Vonleh will head back to the bench.

Vonleh had started each of the Knicks last 10 games and averaged 7.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.9 blocks over those 10 contests. On the season, he's averaging 24.7 minutes per game as a starter and 17.1 minutes as a reserve. Thus, we can expect his minutes to drop, especially considering the Knicks want to see Kevin Knox play more at PF.
Nov 16 - 1:35 PM

Allonzo Trier will be inserted into the Knicks starting lineup Friday vs. the Pelicans.

The Knicks will start Trier alongside Emmanuel Mudiay, Tim Hardaway Jr., Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson. Noah Vonleh will head back to the bench. Trier started one other game this season. In that contest, vs. the Bulls back on Nov. 5th, Trier logged 42 minutes and tallied 21 points, three rebounds, two treys and two steals in a double-overtime loss to Chicago. His per-36 minute averages this season sit at: 16.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals. He's certainly worth considering as a dart throw in DFS tonight.
Nov 16 - 12:36 PM

Mitchell Robinson (sprained right ankle) will play Friday in New Orleans.

Mitch Rob tweaked his ankle in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder, but was able to return to the contest and was listed as probable on the injury report. Robinson has been on a blocking binge of late, averaging 3.8 rejections in just 18.9 minutes per game over his last five contests. However, he isn't providing much else, as he's averaging 3.8 points and 3.8 rebounds over that stretch as well. He will remain in the starting lineup on Friday. It's a homecoming, as he's a Louisiana native.
Nov 16 - 12:08 PM

Mitchell Robinson (sprained right ankle) is probable for Friday's game in New Orleans.

Robinson tweaked his ankle on Wednesday, the same one that cost him a few games during the preseason, but it sounds like he'll be fine. He's averaging 3.8 blocks in his past five games and is a great source of FG percentage (63.6%), giving him some ready-made appeal in roto leagues.
Nov 15 - 3:48 PM

Kevin Knox made 5-of-16 from the field for 15 points in the starting lineup against the Thunder during a 128-103 loss on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

Coach David Fizdale made a big change to his first unit, but it was only a matter of time Knox would take over at small forward. Fizdale could make another change in the first unit in a few games, but chances are it won't be Knox moving out. He is taking way too many contested shots and there's a chance he won't be close to 40 FG% on the year -- he's at 32.5. He'll be fine in points leagues, but he will bury owners in roto-style leagues.
Nov 14 - 11:06 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay scored seven points with one rebound, five assists, one steal and one block in a start against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He should get a fair shake in the first unit because coach David Fizdale wants him to push the pace. Given Fizdale's stance on Frank Ntilikina the last time he made a switch, Mudiay will likely not get much competition from Frank or Trey Burke either. Still, he's not worth owning in most leagues for his inconsistency.
Nov 14 - 10:59 PM


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