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2018 Schedule
29-53, 4th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The All-NBA defensive teams were announced today. This won't come as a surprise but none of the Knicks received first or second-team votes from the panel of 100 media members which voted on the teams.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New York City native and Oklahoma City assistant Royal Ivey interviewed with the Knicks recently for an assistant position on David Fizdale's staff, per sources. Ivey has also received some interest from other teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, per sources. Ivey played high school basketball at Cardozo HS under legendary high coach Ron Naclerio. The Atheltic earlier reported that the Knicks were considering Ivey as a staff addition.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Another sign that suggests the Knicks are high on 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina: new head coach David Fizdale is traveling to Boston with Ntilikina to attend Game 5 of the Celtics-Cavs Eastern Conference Finals, a league source confirmed. Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke, Damyean Dotson, Isaiah Hicks and Troy Williams all worked out in front of Fizdale at the team facility earlier this week, which is fairly common for players staying in New York. Knicks management has been complimentary of Ntilikina in interviews recently. Ntilikina's presence will factor in to their decision to draft a point guard with the ninth overall pick. SNY.tv first reported Fizdale and Ntilikina's trip to Boston.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are in advanced talks with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Pat Sullivan about an assistant role on David Fizdale's staff, per ESPN sources. Sullivan has coached with the Clippers for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he'd been an assistant in Washington, Detroit and with the then New Jersey Nets. Sullivan, a New Jersey native, coached in Detroit when Knicks GM Scott Perry was an executive with the club. As a player, he was a part of three Final Four teams at North Carolina. He also was an assistant coach for three Final Four teams at UNC. The Knicks are also in serious talks with Lakers assistant Jud Buechler, per sources, and are expected to add Memphis assistant Keith Smart as a top assistant to Fizdale.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are talking seriously with Lakers assistant Jud Buechler about joining new head coach David Fizdale's staff as an assistant, per ESPN sources. Buechler has coached as an assistant under Luke Walton with the Lakers, where he worked in player development. A 12-year veteran, Buechler won three titles as a Chicago Bull for teams coached by ex-Knicks president Phil Jackson. Memphis assistant Keith Smart is also expected to be a top assistant under Fizdale.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke, Troy Williams, Damyean Dotson and Isaiah Hicks all participated in a group workout in front of new Knicks coach David Fizdale earlier this week, per a league source. Also in the gym that day? Michael Beasley, who will be a free agent this summer. Beasley, per a source, was just working out at the facility and didn't participate in the group workout. It's not unusual for players in New York to work out at the team facility but it's noteworthy in this case because the Knicks have a new coach. The NY Post reported earlier this week that the younger players would be working out in a group setting for Fizdale.

Jackson not sure if Young is ready for New York pressure (0:49)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks are one of several teams to have an executive at the Pro Basketball Combine, an event that includes players who did not participate in the NBA Draft Combine. Players there include Deng Adel, LiAngelo Ball:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina did not make the first or second NBA all-rookie team. He received one second-team vote.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff is interviewing coaches for his staff with the knowledge that Keith Smart will join David Fizdale as an assistant with the Knicks, per ESPN sources. Smart will be a top assistant on Fizdale's staff.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks met with Kentucky small forward Kevin Knox at the NBA Draft Combine, the player told reporters in Chicago.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr. told reporters at the NBA Draft Combine that he interviewed with the Knicks at the event.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wendell Carter, Jr. says one of the last questions the Knicks asked him in his interview was how he thought he would fit playing alongside Kristaps Porzingis.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are among the teams Miami's Lonnie Walker IV interviewed with at the NBA Draft Combine, per a team source. New York is one of several teams with a top-10 pick that interviewed Walker at the combine, the source says. The 19-year-old measured at 6-4.5 with a 6-10.25 wingspan and with 5 percent body fat at the combine. Walker is currently projected as the 13th pick to the Los Angeles Clippers in ESPN's latest mock draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have interviewed - or will interview - Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Alabama's Collin Sexton, Missouri's Michael Porter Jr., the players told reporters at the NBA Draft Combine.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry was asked on ESPN's Draft Combine show if he'll be targeting one position with the club's first-round pick (9th overall) or if he'll select the best player available. "We're still in that talent acquisition phase. Obviously, it's no secret that we could use some more help at the wing position. So when we get down to the ninth pick, at the end of the day, we're going to pick the very best player," Perry said. "If it happens to be a wing, then so be it. If there is a clear delineation at another position in terms of talent, then we'll probably opt to go that direction and get the very best talent we can get."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On ESPN's Draft Combine Show, Knicks coach David Fizdale is asked how he plans to build a relationship with All Star big man Kristaps Porzingis. "Step-by-step. I won't skip a step. I'll spend a ton of time with he and his family. I want to hear their experience and what they see going forward for Kristaps and how I can interject and help him in any way become what I think he can be, which is an MVP-caliber player. Part of that goes along with winning. And I know that's what he's ready to do. So I want to make sure that they see, from my standpoint, that we're connected, that the vision is the same, that we want the same culture. And that we all have the same thing in mind, which is eventually holding the trophy in New York."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry, speaking on ESPN's NBA Draft Combine show, reiterates that the club plans to take the best player available with the ninth pick. Perry says if that player ends up being a wing, which is an area of need, "so be it."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Per reporters in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine, new Knicks head coach David Fizdale will meet with Enes Kanter on Wednesday night. Kanter, who has an $18.6 million player option for next season, is in Chicago at the moment.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Things can change drastically between now & draft night on June 21. But before the NBA Lottery, people in the NYK organization were fans of Mikal Bridges, Miles Bridges & Collin Sexton, among others. As you'd imagine, some in the organization would be thrilled if Michael Porter Jr. fell in their laps.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Worth noting regarding the Knicks picking ninth in the draft: New York finished the season with the 9th-worst record in the NBA (29-53) after winning 5 of its last 13 games. The Knicks finished a game behind the Nets and two games behind the Kings and Bulls in the league's final standings.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks will select 9th in the 2018 NBA Draft. They had an 81.3 percent chance of landing the 9th pick after finishing with the league's ninth-worst record.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Reminder: odds for the Knicks entering the NBA Lottery tonight: 1.7 percent to land the No. 1 pick; 2.0 percent chance to land the No. 2 pick; 2.4 percent chance to land the No. 3 pick; 81.3 percent chance to land the No. 9 pick; 12.2 percent chance to land the No. 10 pick; 0.4 percent chance to land the No. 11 pick (per Tankathon).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In an interview on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio, David Fizdale discussed what needs to happen for the Knicks to attract top free agents. He said the club needed to put a strong development program in place, establish a culture and a solid roster ‘to show them that you're not just going there because it's New York City. You're going there because you're about to join a culture and a coaching staff and an organization that deeply practices, every single day, the habits of a champion. When you start showing that through action, players are going to come. I really believe that."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said he will play an important role in free agent recruitment for the Knicks. "That was a part of why, another reason why I felt good coming here," he said in an interview with WFAN. "(Knicks GM) Scott (Perry) and (Knicks president) Steve (Mills) want me to be a part of that. Do it from a coaching standpoint and always paint the picure for these players from a coaching perspective of how they'd be used and implemented into what we do. Being able to talk about the culture and detail from a coaching perspective to these free agents. And then recruiting. And then the fact that I've developed some really great relationships around the league and a reputation with these kids and players — that may make us more attractive once they see that we're doing things step by step the right way." Fizdale added: "It's not that (Mills and Perry) need the help.... The way that they talked to me in the interview process, I would have gone and played for them."

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.518th
Rebounds Per Game44.013th
Assists Per Game23.313th
Points Allowed108.020th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451