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2019 Schedule
14-59, 5th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike "Stinger' Glenn, who played for the Knicks from 1978 to 1981, was given the club's Dick McGuire Legacy Award on Friday. Glenn runs basketball camps for the deaf and hard of hearing. This year is the 40th anniversary of his basketball camp for the deaf and hard of hearing. Over the 39-year history, Glenn's non-profit has included 4,000 athletes and is currently held in Atlanta. His camp is the nation's first for deaf athletes. Glenn's award was presented by Scott McGuire, Dick's son and a former NYK scout.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Most exciting part of the Knicks' 111-93 loss to the Nuggets: fans at Madison Square Garden chanting ‘Free IT' for Isaiah Thomas during garbage time. Thomas was a DNP.

Robinson comes up with big block and slam (0:32)
Jordan hammers down alley-oop dunk (0:18)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina will play on Friday against Denver. He has been out since late January with a groin injury.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox is shooting 37% on the season but has hit 47% of his shots, including 52% of his 3s, in the last 6 games. He's averaging 15.7 points in that span. David Fizdale: "Within a tough season you're just looking for him to have those moments of, where you go, ‘OK, I see it.' And (Monday, when Knox had 27 points in a loss), I really felt like he did some things that you go, ‘Ok, if he can just put this together consistently we've got something here.' And that's really what we're working for is getting him to a place where he's decisive, he's consistent and he knows who he is in this league."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said Willis Reed, the leader on the Knicks last two title-winning teams (1970 and 1973), texts him encouragement. He also hears from Bernard King, a Knicks great who has helped mentor rookie Kevin Knox. "He really wants Kevin to do well. He's really been a good mentor to Kevin and just keeping him positive, keeping him focused on the right things, giving him good advice about playing that position," Fizdale said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks Hall of Famer Willis Reed spoke to the team on Thursday at the practice facility. Here's David Fizdale on Reed's message to the team (2/2): "He said this league you got to go through it. Especially with a whole bunch of young guys you got to go through it. But he said if you stay with it and you work hard, eventually you can get to the place that we ultimately got to."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks Hall of Famer Willis Reed spike to the team on Thursday at the practice facility. Here's David Fizdale on Reed's message to the team (1/2): "The message was, ‘Hang in. He was like, "My first three years we were terrible. He said I had three coaches. He said it wasn't the coaches fault, which I like to hear,'" the coach added with a laugh.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson, 20, was casually shooting threes after Thursday's practice. When asked about it by a reporter afterward, Robinson said that he eventually plans to shoot threes in games. “I can shoot it a little bit. I'm continuing to work on it. I'll be out there shooting threes a little bit. Just continue to work.” Robinson, the Knicks' 2018 second-round pick, shot 137 threes in high school (about 25 percent of his attempts) in 2017-18, his last year of organized basketball, per Maxpreps.com.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson's rebounding rate – the percentage of available rebounds a player grabs while on the floor - has increased over the past 15 games. He and David Fizdale say DeAndre Jordan have helped him improve in that area (3/3): “I really give credit to DJ on that one,” Robinson said after Thursday's practice. “He always told me in the locker room we need a certain amount of rebounds together. Personally you can get at least like 14-plus. Just him helping me with that got me in my mindset to say OK, I'm gonna go get rebounds.” Before the All-Star break, Robinson's rebounding rate was 12.4. In the last 15 games, it's jumped to 17.3.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson's rebounding rate – the percentage of available rebounds a player grabs while on the floor - has increased over the past 15 games. He and David Fizdale say DeAndre Jordan have helped him improve in that area (2/3): “Bless his heart, (Knicks assistant) Pat Sullivan has been beating it in to Mitchell all year,” Fizdale said after Thursday's practice. “Whether it's been not fouling, or pursuing rebounds, running the floor. All things that Pat's really been hammering on him day in and day out with the film and the drill work. I just think that what we're seeing is 70 games of reps and going over and over again.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson's rebounding rate – the percentage of available rebounds a player grabs while on the floor - has increased over the past 15 games. He and David Fizdale say DeAndre Jordan and assistant coach Pat Sullivan have helped him improve in that area (1/3): “I think seeing DJ and DJ talking to him about positioning and stuff to get rebounds, how to go grab it with two hands (has helped),” Fizdale said after Thursday's practice. “Were still working on that idea of keeping it up high and tucked away so the guards can't strip him.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks didn't have enough players for a five-on-five practice so Frank Ntilikina didn't get to scrimmage again on Thursday. He is questionable for Friday's game against Denver. Ntilikina has been sidelined since late January with a groin injury.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks great Willis Reed huddling with Steve Mills, Scott Perry and David Fizdale after practice today. Reed was on NYK's last title-winning team (1972-73).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina hasn't played since late January due to a groin injury. He'll practice with the Knicks on Thursday and is likely to play on Friday against Denver. Ntilikina was asked Wednesday if it's important for him to show something to the Knicks in the final games of the season. “Um, it might be important for you but for me, just, I want to play basketball. I want to grow with this team, my guys, all that showing and stuff is for you guys and for the fans. Me, I hate being on the side, not playing.”

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Donovan Mitchell on Knicks' second-year guard Frank Ntilikina (3/3): "He's a talented player and once he starts to figure it out a little bit on offense they can be really good. He can pass the ball, he can defend, and that's my guy so I always have his back." Ntilikina is averaging 5.9 points on 34 percent shooting and 2.8 rebounds in 41 games. Mitchell and Ntilikina have a relationship dating back to pre-draft workouts in 2017.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Donovan Mitchell on Knicks' second-year guard Frank Ntilikina (2/3): “So when he gets a chance, and he's figured it out. He's a great defender. Like I said last year, he's one of the hardest guys I had to go against last year. He came in the second half of last game and shut me down when we played here.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Donovan Mitchell, who had 30 points in front of 200 family and friends in Utah's win at MSG Wednesday, on Knicks' second-year guard Frank Ntilikina (1/3): "That kid is really good. People don't see that. A lot of times you don't see that in the way that he's playing. I think when he's given a chance – and it's easy to say he got one his rookie year – but it's your rookie year."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks lose to Utah by 21. They need to go 4-6 to avoid tying the worst record in franchise history, set in 2014-15 (17-65). Kevin Knox had 27 points on 10-for-17 shooting against the Jazz. Mario Hezonja added 23.

2d

Mitchell scores 30, Jazz pound Knicks 137-116

Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert made all seven shots and added 18 points, and the Utah Jazz romped to their fifth straight lopsided victory by beating the New York Knicks 137-116 on Wednesday night.

Knox rejects ball off backboard, leads to Robinson slam (0:20)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are met with some boos from the home crowd in the final minute of the third quarter. They trail Utah by 32, allowing 111 points on 63 percent shooting.

Robinson flies for alley-oop jam (0:16)

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.328th
Rebounds Per Game44.620th
Assists Per Game20.030th
Points Allowed114.325th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-191459.192
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207