2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
29-53, 4th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. Here's a look at Kanter interacting with children at the camp:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about his conversations with injured Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis: "Bill was like you have a problem in Turkey right now, we won't send you to Turkey. But maybe in the future, you can be the president of Turkey," Kanter said. "He actually watches the Knicks. He said, ‘I watch you – you play hard.' I said, ‘Hey, I appreciate that.'"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about meeting former president Bill Clinton and former first lady Hilary Clinton in New York recently: "Bill was like you have a problem in Turkey right now, we won't send you to Turkey. But maybe in the future, you can be the president of Turkey," Kanter said. "He actually watches the Knicks. He said, ‘I watch you – you play hard.' I said, ‘Hey, I appreciate that.'"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about meeting with state senates in New York to discuss his stance against the Turkish government, among other issues: "Whenever I go there I talk to the (senior most lawmaker). He asks me questions. I explain to him what's going on in Turkey and then I go around, take picturs with the senators. Hang out with them." In addition to New York, Kanter has also been invited to state senates in New Mexico and Pennsylvania.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Trae Young was asked on SiriusXM NBA Radio about meeting David Fizdale and the Knicks during his workout. "I definitely was very energized meeting him as well. It was great getting to meet coach Fizdale and go out to dinner and meet the whole front office. Really got a good feel and vibe for the whole organization. They're very interested in me as well but you never know what's going to happen on Thursday night."

Knicks fans have a love/hate relationship with NBA draft (1:12)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. Here's a look at Kanter interacting with children at the camp:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about what he's learned about new coach David Fizdale thus far: "There's two different coaches. One (prefers) a coach-player (relationship). One is more about friendship. I think with him, it's friendship. It's more than (just) coach-player," Kanter said Saturday. "When I first met him, I got so much positive energy. I think he's changing the culture already with the Knicks. With his mentality, I just think it's going to be awesome."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter reiterates that he'd still prefer a long-term contract as opposed to a one-year deal. He has until June 29 to decide on his 2018-19 player option, worth $18.6 million. "Obviously, I want to be here. It's just that I would feel better and feel more secure and feel more comfortable if I signed (a contract for) multiple, two or three whatever, years," Kanter said Saturday. "Think about it. Next year, if you get hurt, then what? I know you can't worry about it but it's always in the back of your head like, ‘Man, if I get hurt, what's going to happen?'"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about how he is approaching his decision to opt in or out to his $18.6 million option for 2018-19: "The draft is (June 21) so after the 21st people are going to have a better idea what they want to do with the team. So I am waiting for after the 21st, between 21st and 29th. After 29th, I will make a decision," Kanter said on Saturday. "It's (pointless) to worry about (the decision) now because things can change so much between the 21st and 29th."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about why he publicly challenged LeBron James to sign with the Knicks: "I will say this man: he is trying to be the best ever. If you win in New York, then people can say, ‘OK you're the goat. You're the best ever.'" Kanter said on Saturday. "There's no way he's going to win for whatever more years in Cleveland. (Michael) Jordan won three (titles with the Bulls after his first three-peat in Chicago) but I don't think it's going to happen in Cleveland. So I just think if he wins in a bigger city like New York, it would be amazing." Kanter would likely need to take a pay-cut to give the Knicks a chance to sign James, something he's aware of. The Knicks of course, have no chance to sign James this summer, though it's possible that they get a meeting with James because of his relationship with new coach David Fizdale and the front office's relationship with others close to James.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about what David Fizdale has told him about his role: "Actually, he wanted me to start taking threes. That's what he said. He actually texted me too and he was like, ‘Hey man, have you been shooting threes? Have you been practicing threes?' I think he wants me to shoot more threes now because he wants me to stretch the court," Kanter said Saturday. "I think teams will have an even tougher time if I spread out the court and start shooting threes. I think that's what he thinks." Kanter has been working on his 3-point shot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt ‘Clyde' Frazier has signed a lifetime endorsement deal with PUMA. Frazier, the company's original endorser, designed his first sneaker in the early 70s. He said the shoe remained popular in the 80s thanks to breakdancers. (Credit PUMA/Jamie McCarthy)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Puma signed likely No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement contract. It also signed Clyde Frazier, the company's original endorser, to a lifetime deal. In a Q&A, Ayton told Frazier that he's comfortable shooting 3s & defending guards. (Credit: PUMA/Jamie McCarthy):

Greenberg: Public perception of depression changing (2:23)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal provided some advice to draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Marvin Bagley III and Jaren Jackson Jr. O'Neal and the soon-to-be rookies hosted a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide them apparel from JCPenney. Here's Bridges on receiving advice from O'Neal: "There's a lot fo links in his belt," said Bridges, who said he learned a significant amount from O'Neal: "He's won championships with the Lakers - that's what I dream about.... It's great to hear from someone who has been throughthe process and been through it at the highest level." Bridges is scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week, his final workout before the NBA Draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mikal Bridges joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney: "It means the world," Bridges said of speaking to the teens. "It shows it's bigger than us. I just tried to show the kids what we've been through, what can help you. They've never been through it, and to have someone who has been through an experience and can tell you about it, it can be helpful." Bridges has worked out for several teams, including the Knicks and Sixers. He's scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week.

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Conversations about the 2018 draft

Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt ‘Clyde ‘ Frazier signed a lifetime contract with Puma on the same day the shoe company signed No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton. Frazier, Puma's original endorser, was asked in an interview with ESPN.com about David Fizdale and Kristaps Porzingis: "I like the idea that he's a defensive coach. He seems to be a player's coach – I think guys will like that. That will be a big advantage. The team is going to get better no matter who they get but they have to improve their defense. To me, that's the catapult." On Kristaps Porzingis' potential five-year, $157 million extension, Frazier says the club is ‘in a real quagmire' over the uncertainty regarding Porzingis' health in the wake of his ACL tear. "The Knicks have been burned so often with paying guys and then they don't produce. Will he return to his normal form? It's tough to tell." Assuming his rehab progresses well, Porzingis is expected to be out until at least early December.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt ‘Clyde' Frazier on signing a lifetime contract with Puma on Monday: "It's surreal. When I see (Michael) Joran, I see LeBron (James), I see Kobe (Bryant), I was the guy who started it – 1973," said Frazier, who was Puma's original endorser. "No hoopla. No fanfare. Just went there, sat down with the guy and signed the contract. I think the first contract was $5,000 and all the shoes I wanted. In those days, no one was getting paid. I remember the guys on the team teasing me. ‘Oh you think you're famous. You've got your own sneaker.' (laughs). It was a joy to do that. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, we sold so many shoes. We couldn't keep them in stores." Puma also reportedly signed DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III and Zhaire Smith to sneaker deals.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt ‘Clyde ‘ Frazier signed a lifetime contract with Puma on the same day the shoe company signed No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton. Frazier, Puma's original endorser, was asked in an interview with ESPN.com about second-year guard Frank Ntilikina: "First thing you've got to remember is that he's 19 in a foreign country. I came here at 22 and I was like a deer in headlights. So I can just imagine: this kid is 19 and doing that…..They like him. Obviously a precocious 19 year old. They think he has a tenacious work ethic. He's got to work on his handle. They say because his arms are so long that it's kind of awkward but still he's got to keep the ball lower. The advantage for him is what I had – he knows defense. He's a good defensive player.... He just has to get a little more confident (on the offensive end) and I saw it at times when he started going to the basket (later in the season). I wouldn't give up on him yet. But obviously this is a crucial year for him coming into this season. This is going to be a defining moment for him. His critics have already written him off so if he doesn't perform this year they're going to say, ‘This guy is a bust.' Right now, I have faith in him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have a workout scheduled on Tuesday with Loyola's Donte Ingram, sources say. Ingram's workout is believed to be in a group setting. Ingram, a 6-6 guard, has worked out for about ten teams and is viewed by some teams as a potential second-round pick. He's impressed in some workouts with his athleticism and defensive versatility. He's previously worked out for Memphis and Philadelphia, among other teams. Ingram averaged 11 points and 6 rebounds for the Ramblers and helped lead them to an unexpected run to the Final Four.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On the day they announce DeAndre Ayton's shoe deal, Puma signs Walt ‘Clyde' Frazier - the company's original endorser - to a lifetime deal:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Turkish news outlets are reporting that Enes Kanter's father, Mehmet Kanter, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail by a court in Turkey. Enes Kanter believes it is a result of his outspoken stance against the Turkish government and president Recep Erdogan. Kanter's father is not in the country at the moment but could be detained when he returns. "No matter what happens, I will continue to keep fighting for Human rights and Freedom of speech; Justice and Democracy above all," Kanter said in a statement. "I will stand for what I believe in. All I'm doing is trying to be the voice of all those innocent people."

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