big man Enes Kanter reiterates that he's not happy with his current situation in New York (🎥 via MikeVorkunov / twitter)
fans want Raymond Felton back on that MSG floor 😂😂😂
“I heard the critics. Now I’m focused on me.”
“Sometimes at the beginning, when I was a rookie, sometimes it was tough. I would think about the number [I was drafted at], little stuff like, ‘I’m the eighth pick, this other guy I’m playing is the whatever pick. On the court, I was not bringing it. Now I don’t think about it because it’s the second season and either you’re eighth pick or not, it’s not your number that’s going to decide where you are at the end of your career.”
“At the end of the day, it’s just a number. Of course it’s really an honor to be the eighth pick of the NBA draft, to be a Knick. But in the end, I don’t bring my draft number on the court. I bring my game. You saw the undrafted rookies that did good. Sixtieth pick in the league that did well. And the first picks that did less good. So you don’t bring your number on the court, you just bring your game. So I know it’s going to take a while to get to my ceiling, to my full potential.”
“I felt comfortable moving him to different positions because he’s a guy who can handle it. And he can adapt to those positions and play that position. And he can defend those positions which is the most important ingredient of them all.”
“I’m still going to let him tell me what kind of player he is as we continue to move forward. I’m going to keep trying to put him in a position to be successful. I think right now I’ll keep him at backup point guard because it balances it out with him and Allonzo. Zo is a natural scorer, he wants to score, and Frank is a natural distributor. So I want to see how that looks over the next few weeks.”
“If you’ve got enough guns you’re going to need somebody to move that ball or those guns are going to go after eachother’s throats. That’s just the balance that you have to find in your team and your roster as you build it. That’s what I see in Frank right now. We’re thinking big picture. Who’s a winner? Who’s going to be a guy that can help us win next year and into the future? That’s how we’re looking at Frank.”
According to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News, Frank Ntilikina has support within the front office, but not as much from General Manager Scott Perry as others. Perry joined the Knicks after the Knicks drafted Ntilikina, and has less of an attachment to the frenchman.
Perry recently approached the Hawks in attempt to trade the 20 year old, but talks didn’t go far due to Frank playing the same position as rookie Trae Young.
With all the trade rumors regarding Dennis Smith Jr, a lot of people want the Knicks to swap Frank Ntilikina for him. Smith has been a better player so far into their careers, but in my opinion, I’d rather have Frank than Dennis.
I understand why people would prefer Dennis, who is more proven than Frank as of now, but to me, Frank has the tools to be a good player and that he just needs more time to develop. Keep in mind he’s a year younger than DSJ which is significant for guys just entering the league. —————————————————————
I just think Frank’s game can help our offense run more smoothly because of his selflessness and vision, and that he’ll be a better defender than DSJ as time goes on. He obviously needs to be way better on offense, but I think he’s capable of doing that because of his dedication to the game and his frame.
Tell me how right or wrong I am in the comments.
The tank rolls through London as the Knicks lose 101-100. Trier tried to block the game winning shot but it was called a goaltend. Knicks now tied for the 2nd worst record in the league.
Mudiay- 25p, 7r
Trier- 13p, 3a
Kornet- 16p, 3r, 5s
Vonleh- 13p, 10r
Gameday! The Knicks take on the Wizards at 3:00 in London! Robinson will be available to play after missing the last 13 games. He should see a lot of minutes as Kanter is out due to safety concerns. #BelieveTheProcedure
Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale included this trade in an article about Marc Gasol trade packages. We’d give up Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Charlotte’s 2nd rounder for DeAndre Jordan, who we would likely buy out. Even through we’re giving up a pick, we still have our own pick for that year. Would you do this trade? #BelieveTheProcedure
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Bleacher Report’s Sean Highkin included this trade in a series of possibly Dennis Smith Jr. trades, as the Mavs are currently shopping him.
This would open up cap space for the future, as THJ’s $18 mil per year comes off the books. The Knicks would also receive DSJ, a solid combo guard that’s only 21 years old.
In my opinion, Frank is a better fit for us than Smith Jr, but clearing Hardaway’s contract makes us better suited to sign a big time free agent, which is why I kinda like this trade.
Would you pull the trigger on this trade? #BelieveTheProcedure
El rookie #KevinKnox
terminó hoy con un career high (31pts 7reb 2stl) y sigue dejando saber que el núcleo de #Porzingis
puede impresionar juntos en el futuro. 👀🏀🔥
Knicks fall to Sixers 108-105. Knicks kept it close all game against one of the “better” teams in the league and almost won. Kornet played great against Embiid and Frank played aggressively. Knox set his career high and is 19 years old. Overall great game.
Knox- 31p, 7r, 2s
Kornet- 23p, 5r, 5a
Mudiay- 19p, 4a, 4r
Frank- 8p, 6a, 2s
Hezonja- 9p, 5r
Knicks take on Sixers at 1:00 at MSG. Frank and Dotson are back in action, Kanter is out (illness), and Tim is a game time decision (hamstring). #BelieveTheProcedure
Some unsettling news about Porzingis. It’s clear he wants to win, but the front office wants to tank, hence wanting to hold him out all season. #BelieveTheProcedure
Update on Porzingis’ contract situation. Basically, for KP to leave the Knicks, he would give up over $20 million this season if he took the qualifying offer to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020. (second picture from @knickfilmschool
So far there hasn’t been any updates on the potential trade report from this morning, but just know it’s more important for the Knicks to move Tim Hardaway Jr. or Courtney Lee than Enes Kanter.
While Kanter has openly voiced his frustration with limited playing time and losing, his contract expires this summer, meaning he can go wherever he wants and we open up cap space. Lee’s contract expires next summer and Hardaway’s expires in 2 summers. Trading Kanter for another expiring contract will only fix Kanter’s situation, as he gets to play more and for a better team.
For the Knicks to get a good deal while moving Kanter, they should either a) move Hardaway or Lee as well or b) acquire a pick in addition to the expiring deal. #BelieveTheProcedure
WOJ BOMB! This trade would be great for both sides as Kanter gets a chance to play for a team in playoff contention and we get an expiring contract! #BelieveTheProcedure
star Kevin Durant talks about #Knicks
rookie Kevin Knox "He's got a bright future ahead of him" (🎥 via @snytv
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Knicks tank gets back on track with a 111-101 loss to the Blazers. It was a close game at half but the Blazers took off in the 3rd quarter and never looked back.
Vonleh- 16p, 14r
Kanter- 18p, 14r
Hezonja- 14p, 7r, 3s
Mudiay- 17p, 7a, 3s