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2018 Schedule
29-53, 4th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cool moment from the NBA on draft night. Kayla Solomon, an 11-year-old from Central Islip, NY and Tyler Eng, 11, from Brooklyn, presented Knicks rookie Kevin Knox with an NYK hat right after he was drafted. "It's been amazing I got to meet all these rookies that could turn into future all-stars . It's a lot of fun I got all their signatures and autographs," Eng said. Eng and Solomon both earned the draft night honor by winning a regional Junior NBA skills competition.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On behalf of his foundation, Emmanuel Mudiay hosted dozens of young basketball players for a camp at the National Basketball Players Association on Saturday in conjunction with Go Hoop Day. He took some time to answer a few questions about the Knicks. Here, he talks about how all the players have a fresh start under new coach David Fizdale: "We're all kind of starting from scratch. But it's a positive scratch. It's big to see that people are actually loving what the front office is doing, loving what the coaching staff is doing. Everybody's supportive. So that's a good thing." Mudiay was asked if it feels like a ‘new vibe' under Fizdale. "For sure. It's like night and day to be honest. You could just see people having confidence in themselves. And Fiz did a great job connecting with the players. Not only him but his coaching staff." Mudiay plans to spend some time in New York during the rest of the offseason. The NBPA will host camps in New York City with other Knicks, including Tim Hardaway Jr., later this summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On behalf of his foundation, Emmanuel Mudiay hosted dozens of young basketball players for a camp at the National Basketball Players Association on Saturday in conjunction with Go Hoop Day. He took some time to answer a few questions about the Knicks. Here, he talks about the benefits of David Fizdale working on the court with players during voluntary workouts at the training facility: "Every time I've been here he's been in the gym with us. A lot of people don't know that he was also a skills and training coach for a little bit. To be a head coach who can also get out there with you is huge. It doesn't only put confidence in you but it puts trust in you and I feel like that's definitely somebody that I can trust." Mudiay has been working at the facility with other young Knicks lately and has spent time in Dallas this offseason.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On behalf of his foundation, Emmanuel Mudiay hosted dozens of young basketball players for a camp at the National Basketball Players Association on Saturday in conjunction with Go Hoop Day. He took some time to answer a few questions about the Knicks. Here, he offers his impressions of new Knicks coach David Fizdale: "I love it man. Fiz, he can connect with us, the younger generation really good. But at the same time he has experience bhe's been a world champion with the Miami Heat. There's nothing that he hasn't seen. He's seen the best of the best. And in a good way, the worst of the worst too. He knows the ins and outs," Mudiay said. "And I've been like a sponge around him, just trying to pick up everything I can pick up. And he's been encouraging not just me but the whole team to continue to develop. One thing I love about him is he's big on development. We're a young team so we've got to development."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said the instinct Mitchell Robinson showed in the Jordan Brand Classic in 2017 reminded him of Houston big man Clint Capela. "I watched the film. Impressive. If you watch, you'll see what (Knicks GM) Scott (Perry) and those guys saw. His timing is incredible. He has a great motor, super long. He has that instinct that Capella has," Fizdale said. "If everybody had it they'd all do it. This kid was doing it very easily at a young age. Hopefully we can build on that, really give him a defined role, like a Capella type of guy." The Knicks selected Robinson with the No. 36 pick in the second round. The 7-1 center didn't play organized basketball last season, choosing to train for the NBA rather than play in college.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on his approach to giving playing time to the younger players on Knicks: "I'm not handing out nothing. Everything will be earned. Obviously we're going to have a super young team. I felt like why even disrupt the culture by handing something to a kid? Make them earn everything along the way is going to make them tougher. They'll become better teammates, they'll believe in what we're doing more, if they feel it's a fair shake."

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Kevin Knox on his draft night experience

The newest member of the New York Knicks, Kevin Knox, on the fans booing, his conversation with Kristaps Porzingis, his relationship with Coach Fizdale and more.

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Porzingis, Knox bond over 'boos' on draft night

Knicks first-rounder Kevin Knox got a call from Kristaps Porzingis on Thursday, who told Knox that the boos he heard on draft night will eventually turn into cheers.

Knox got advice on booing fans from Porzingis (0:51)
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Perry on the Knicks pick of Kevin Knox

Knicks GM Scott Perry joins the guys to explain the team's thinking in drafting Kevin Knox. And shares his thoughts on when Kristaps Porzingis could be ready to return.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale is impressed with Kevin Knox's mental makeup: "Right from the beginning, this kid wanted to be a Knick. I'm crazy enough because I can relate: I asked to be a Knick. To ask for that you have to be a certain type of competitor."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says there is ‘absolutely' a chance that Kevin Knox can start at small forward as a 19-year-old rookie.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Steve Mills and Scott Perry mentioned their confidence in the Knicks' player development program - David Fizdale & staff in particular - as reasons why they believe Kevin Knox & Mitchell Robinson will be successful with NYK.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson didn't play basketball last season but Knicks GM Scott Perry said he saw Robinson enough high school tournaments to recognize his athleticism. Robinson said he didn't play college basketball this season in order to ‘focus on basketball' prepare for the NBA to know he was most athletic in 2017 class.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry said he doesn't expect to be ‘highly active' in free agency but doesn't want to talk in detail about what may happen in July at this point.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox says he and Kristaps Porzingis talked about being booed at the draft during their conversation last night. "It's all motivation. It adds fuel to the fire," Knox said Porzingis told him. ".... They'll be cheering for you soon."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox said Kristaps Porzingis gave him a call via FaceTime from Spain last night after he was selected by the Knicks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Steve Mills reiterates that the club was locked in on Kentucky's Kevin Knox leading into the draft. Doesn't sound like there was strong internal consideration for Michael Porter Jr. last night. Mills adds that NYK feels lucky that Mitchell Robinson was available at No. 36.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina and Damyean Dotson are on hand for Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson's introductory press conference.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks draft picks Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson meet the media:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Perry discusses why Knicks took Kevin Knox at 9 and answers a question about Mikal Bridges and Michael Porter Jr. being on the board at 9:

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks can add another two-way player in addition to Arizona's Allonzo Trier. Last year's 2-way players (Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks) were one-year contracts. Knicks can extend either player a qualifying offer to them restricted free agents.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis welcomes Knicks' first-round pick Kevin Knox and second-round pick Mitchell Robinson to New York.

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