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Knicks Takeaways from Saturday's 104-103 loss to the Pacers, including a potential game-tying free throw miss – SNY.tv, Www.sny.tv

Knicks Takeaways from Saturday's 104-103 loss to the Pacers, including a potential game-tying free throw miss – SNY.tv, Www.sny.tv


        

            

The Knicks fought valiantly, but a last-second free throw miss saw the team fall to the Pacers 109 – 104 on Saturday.>>Box Score

Five things to know from Saturday’s game

********** 1 InMike Miller’s debut as the team’s interim coach, the Knicks came out of the gates playing well.

Marcus MorrisandRJ Barretteach scored an early four points, leading to a 16 – 7 Knicks’ lead midway through the quarter. Miller said before the game that he wanted to see more ball movement, and that was the case early on. The Pacers fought back though, led byTJ Warren( (points) and (Domantis Sabonis) **************** (points).

Early in the fourth quarter, the Pacers pushed their lead to – 89, but the Knicks did not let the game get out of hand. New York went on a 16 – 4 run, spurred on by

Elfrid Payton, to get back within one point. Later, the scored stayed put at – 103 for a long stretch, until Morris hit a floater to bring the Knicks within two points with under two to go.

In the closing seconds, trailing by two, the Knicks came up with a loose ball and

Julius Randlewas fouled with 0.1 seconds left down by two. Randle knocked down the first, but he missed the second, and the Knicks walked away with the loss.

********** 2 Randle appeared to be much more aggressive in the early going, attacking the basket in the first half. At the break, Randle was tied for the team lead with points, while adding three rebounds and an assist. He finished the game with 18 points, (rebounds, and three assists.)

3) Mitchell Robinsonlooks to be getting more comfortable in his role coming off the bench. The Knicks once again elected to start

Taj Gibson

at center , but Robinson brought his typical energy off the bench. In the first half alone, Robinson contributed 12 points to go along with four rebounds. He ended the game with 16 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks.

********** 4 After allowing Denver to hit a staggering 21 – of – 38 three-point attempts in their last game, the Knicks’ defense of the three-point line had nowhere to go but up, but the Pacers nonetheless had a lot of success from beyond the arc, hitting – of – (threes) .9 percent).

5)Morris led the Knicks in scoring on the night with 27 points, 9-of-shooting – 22 from the floor. Randle, Robinson, Barrett (*************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** (points), andDamyean Dotson(11 points) all scored in double digits.

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(with a chance to send things into overtime on Saturday night with two free throws attempts,Julius Randlemissed the second shot to hand the Knicks their th loss of the season. But with the night he was having shooting, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Looking at Randle’s performance as a whole in the loss to the Pacers, it was a solid night for the power forward: points, a team-high rebounds – a whopping seven of which came on offense – and three assists.

But Randle had a very rough night shooting in this one, going 6 – from the field on shots that included numerous missed layups.

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Just a day after

David Fizdalewas fired as their head coach, the Knicks still had a game to play against the Indiana Pacers, and although they put up a valiant effort, it was enough to come away with the win.

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The game came down to a pair of free throws fromJulius Randleafter he was fouled with 0.1 seconds remaining and the Knicks down two. After hitting the first one, Randle flicked his wrist a bit to hard and the ball bounced off the back rim and out, ending the game – 105 inMike Millers first outing as interim head coach.

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Prior to their game Saturday night against the Pacers, Knicks players spoke to the media and reacted to the firing ofDavid Fizdaleon Friday afternoon.

Here’s what a few of them had to say:

RJ BARRETT

“I appreciate everything coach Fizdale and coachKeith)

Smarthave done for me. They were the first ones to give me a chance in the league so I appreciate them. I spoke to coach Fizdale. Wished me the best. ”

Barrett added that he spoke with management after the firing, but kept the details to himself: “Oh that’s private. I can’t talk about what management told me.”

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As

Mike Millerprepares for his first game as Knicks interim head coach on Saturday night, he met with the media for the first time sinceDavid Fizdalewas fired.

Here are the biggest takeaways from what Miller had to say before Saturday’s tipoff with the Pacers:

Thanking the team

Miller, who spent four seasons at the helm of the Westchester Knicks of the G League before making the jump to an assistant with Fizdale this season, started his press conference by thanking Fizdale and the Knicks.

“I would like to thank Coach Fiz for the opportunity to be a part of his staff and to work with such a great group of coaches,” said Miller. “I’m very appreciative there, and [I] would like to thank the entire Knicks organization. I’ve been here, as you know, this is my fifth year working for the knicks, and I’m very appreciative to the entire organization for giving me the opportunity to start and work my way up into the organization. “

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The Knicks have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. We’ll take a look at how some of those former knicks are performing with their new teams as the – NBA season is underway …


Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks

Porzingis is still a big-time contributor for the Mavericks alongside

Luka Doncic, but he’s continuing to shoot at a poor clip. In three games this week, the 7-foot-3 Latvia native shot just 39 .8 percent from the floor, and 37. 3 percent from downtown.

The big man scored just seven points on Tuesday against the Pelicans, and was just 2-for – 13 from the field. He rebounded nicely on Wednesday with 20 points on 7-of – 17 shooting, but his inconsistency has been worth noting.

The Mavericks host the Kings on Sunday.

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We’re basically a week away from the unofficial start to the trade season. On Dec. 16, players who signed contracts as free agents can be moved.

As that date approaches, the Knicks (4 –

are keeping an eye on potential moves that would improve the team, per SNY sources familiar with the matter.

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As noted on Friday, the spotlight is on Knicks president

Steve Mills in the wake of

David Fizdale’s

firing.

**************************************************************** We detailed herewhere things stood with Mills and general manager

Scott Perry

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On Friday, the New York Knicks fired head coach David Fizdalejust

games into his second season. Unhappy with the 4 – 22 start to the year, management decided it was time to move in another direction.

What that direction ends up being is anybody’s guess, but in the meantime they peggedMike Milleras interim head coach. That name might not have the punch of a

Mark Jackson

or

Becky Hammon

, but Miller may turn out to be exactly what the Knicks need, and should be considered as more of a contender for the vacancy than a stopgap.

Miller hails from the G League, where he coached the Westchester Knicks – New York’s affiliate – for four seasons. In that stretch he made the playoffs three times and amassed a. 620 regular season win percentage.

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Knicks shooting guard

******** (Wayne Ellingtonis out for Saturday’s matchup against the Indiana Pacers with a sore left Achilles, the team announced. ********

Ellington has appeared in of the team’s games this season, but is averaging just over 13 minutes per game in his first year with the Knicks. He’s in the midst of the worst year of his 11 – Season NBA career, averaging career lows in field goal, free throw, and three-point percentage, and has reached double-figures in points just twice.

Allonzo

Trier

, who fell out of the rotation during the second half of November, has appeared in the last two games and could see more minutes in Ellington’s absence.Damyean Dotsonshould also get more of an increased role when the Knicks tip-off against the Pacers at 7: pm at Madison Square Garden.************

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After a

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After the Knicks struck out on superstar free agents

Kevin Durant and, Kyrie Irving,They added several mid-tier veterans. With hopes of being competitive while retaining cap flexibility in the future, the Knicks signed five different players to two-year contracts.

All five deals featured a team option or a partial guarantee in the second year. That makes those five players essentially expiring contracts in the trade market. Add in a one-year deal for

Marcus Morris

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On Friday, the Knicks parted ways with head coach David Fizdaleand turned the reins over to (Mike Miller) **************** (on an interim basis.)

Miller had been an assistant under Fizdale since the beginning of this season, but he hadn’t had any NBA exposure prior to this year.

Here’s everything fans need to know about the Knicks’ new interim head coach:

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San Antonio Spurs head coachGregg Popovichcan often be tight-lipped with the media, though there are always certain topics that he feels the need to speak out on.

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Popovich

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With the team’s record dropping to 4 – after an embarrassing – point home loss to the Denver Nuggets, it was utterly predictable when the New York Knicks fired head coach David Fizdalein a Friday afternoon news dump.

Just as predictable was the resounding chorus that cropped up in wake of the move, declaring that Fizdale was not the problem in New York.

Unquestionably, that is true.

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Retired NBA player

******** (Metta World Peace) ******************, formerly known as Ron Artest,tweeted outhis interest in becoming the head coach for the Knicks on Friday afternoon.

“If the @nyknicks is available, I definitely want to head coach there,” World Peace said. “I will absolutely bring that street mentality to the garden … This would be epic for all people like me. Straight from the jungles to win a title in NYC.”

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The Knicks made the firing of David Fizdaleon official evening, naming assistant

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David Fizdale

(is out. Here we take a look at potential candidates for the job – assuming that their interim head coach doesn’t coach well enough to do the job. It also assumes that team president

Steve Mills

and GM Scott Perryare the execs who hire the next full-time coach ( Here’s a look at why that may not be the case.

Anyway, assuming Mills and Perry are making the call, below is a look at some potential candidates:

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The Knicks have fired head coachDavid Fizdale

, SNY’s Ian Begley confirmed. The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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At 4 – (**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************, the club is on pace for the worst season in franchise history and has lost eight consecutive games.

New York fired Fizdale on Friday, a day after a 39 – point loss to the Denver Nuggets. In their previous game, the Knicks had lost by (points to the Milwaukee Bucks.)

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David Fizdale has found himself in the hot seat.

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“I don’t think about that stuff, I don’t think about it at all” Fizdale said, when asked if he thinks he’ll be given the time to turn things around for the Knicks. “I go into everyday as’ I come in here, I see Guys that I’ve got to make better and I see a team in Indiana that we’ve got to try and go out and beat, ‘and I take it day-by -day that way. “

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*** The Knicks are sitting not so comfortably at the bottom of the eastern conference and are in the midst of the worst five-year stretch in franchise history, but don’t expect NBA commissioner

Adam Silverto step in to help them any time soon.

Speaking to WFAN on Thursday, the commissioner did not leave any doubts regarding his stance on potentially interfering with the Knicks.

“I wouldn’t. It’s not my role,” Silver said. “Of course, I work for (teams. And the 31 Other teams want to beat that team. That’s not to say me getting involved (would be good) and that I’m in any better position to know what to do. We set the rules. And then we try to have a level playing field for the teams to compete. “

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For the first time in franchise history, the Knicks have lost back -to-back games by – plus points.

Thursday’s – 95 loss at home to the Denver Nuggets was the fifth game this season that the team has trailed by 30 or more in a game, with three of those games coming at home.

Perhaps the biggest issue for the Knicks came on the defensive end, as they allowed the Nuggets to shoot a lofty 23 – (). 620) from three-point range on the night .

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*** The Knicks lost their second straight game in blowout fashion, as the Nuggets came into Madison Square Garden on Thursday and left with a – win.>>(Box Score)

Five things to know from Thursday’s game

********** 1 The Knicks led by six points with five and a half minutes to go in the first quarter, and while that opening stretch was a noticeable improvement over their last game against the Bucks, things were all downhill from there. The Knicks struggled particularly in defending the three-pointer, as Denver found open shot after shot from beyond the arc. Overall, the Nuggets shot – (. 620) from beyond the arc. This was the fifth game this season that Knicks have trailed by – plus points, with three of them coming at home.

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Carmelo Anthonyhas seemingly silenced any and all doubters since making his return to the NBA this season with the Portland Trail Blazers.

After being named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday, Anthony has now had his contract fully guaranteed by the Blazers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Blazers officially announced Anthony’s signing on November 22, signing him to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract at the time.

Wojnarowski notes that the Blazers had until early January to make a decision on guaranteeing the contract, but it looks like they’ve seen enough from the former Knick to want him around for at least the rest of the season.

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As the Knicks (4 – (prepare to host the Denver Nuggets) 17 – 5) Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York, here are several notes from Wednesday’s practice.

With seven straight losses, the Knicks continue to search for their first win since Nov. s 128 – 115 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they should get a big boost in the lineup.

Marcus Morris

should return for the Knicks against Denver after missing two games with a neck injury (more on that below). New York should also haveElfrid Paytonand Frank Ntilikinathe Nuggets.

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Allonzo Trierfinally found his way back into the Knicks’ lineup in their blowout against the Bucks on Sunday night after posted DNPs in the previous two. And unfortunately for him, that has been common of late.

Trier’s name hasn’t come up a lot for the Knicks, and that is probably due to the fact that he has only played in two of the last games . He had six straight DNPs before

David Fizdale

played him for seven minutes against the Raptors on Nov. 30.

In fact, Trier has only played in of the Knicks’ 24 games this season, and the logjam in the backcourt is the main reason why.

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It’s been months since they made their decision, but (Kyrie IrvingandKevin Durantcontinue to catch flak for choosing the Nets over the Knicks. This time, the shot comes from rapper and New York’s own

Fat Joe.

Speaking with Sports Illustrated on Wednesday, Joe said that the two NBA All-Stars did want to deal with the pressure of being a Knick, yet still wanted to play in New York . The alternative, then, was to go to Brooklyn.

“You got to understand a lot of players, and I’ll call them out: Kyrie, Durant. They didn’t want that New York Knick pressure,” Joe said. “They did not want that media attention. They did not want Sports Illustrated being right in the backyard. They did not want that, so they said, ‘Alright, we want New York, but let’s do the lesser of the drama . Let’s go to Brooklyn. ‘”

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Former Celtics great Kevin Garnett was not surprised thatKyrie Irvingleft Boston in the offseason to sign with the Brooklyn Nets.

“No,” Garnett said during an interview in New York to promote the film, ‘Uncut Gems,’ which stars Garnett andAdam Sandlerand will be released on Christmas.

Garnett explained why he was not shocked that Irving didn’t want to re-sign with the Celtics.

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We are at about the quarter-way point of the NBA season. and the Knicks find themselves with the second worst record in the league and at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

At 4 – (****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************, the Knicks have fallen to new lows and are on pace to break the record they tied last season for the worst season in team history.

Head coachDavid Fizdale

has been in an extremely hot seat ever since Knicks presidentSteve Millsand GMScott PerryHeld a rare press conference after the team started the season 2-8.

Since then, the Knicks have gone 2-9.

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The lingering question after the Knicks’ – point loss in Milwaukee is this: how much longer will

(David Fizdale) be on the sidelines?

We don’t have a definitive answer, but one member of the organization said late last month that he expected management to fire Fizdale soon, per SNY sources. The person who expressed the thought isn’t someone who would make the decision to fire Fizdale. But the idea that a member of the Knicks believes a coaching change is coming says a lot about the level of uncertainty in New York right now.

As you know, there has been speculation about Fizdale’s job status for several weeks amid New York’s 4 – (start.

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Five things to know from Sunday’s game

********** 1 Milwaukee jumped out to a 16 lead after the first quarter and coasted the rest of the way to a victory.

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Frank Ntilikinais out of the lineup for Monday’s game against the Bucks,the Knicks announced.

Ntilikina had been listed as questionable earlier in the day, but with the point guard’s status up in the air, the team brought inKadeem Allen from Westchester.

Ntilikina played just seven minutes in Sunday’s loss to the Celtics before being removed due to back spasms.Dennis Smith Jr.played a season-high 38 minutes in his absence, scoring points, another season high.

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Amid a miserable start to this Knicks season, there have been a few positive developments.Frank Ntilikinahas shown that he’s – at the very least – a capable NBA rotation player in the league.

Marcus Morris

has shot incredibly well from beyond the arc ( (percent). And, of course, there’s

RJ Barrett

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On most nights, Barrett has impacted the game on both ends of the floor and played with a poise and awareness that you wouldn’t expect from a – year-old.

Before Sunday’s loss to the Celtics, Boston head coach

Brad Stevensoffered his thoughts on Barrett: “The first time I saw him in person up close here was the third game of the season and his body, physicality, skill level, all ready for the NBA. I think that’s pretty unique for a wing in the league “

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The ********** The Knicks will be missing one of their key players when they take on the Bucks on Monday night in Milwaukee, with Marcus Morris) (cervical spasms) ruled out.

Morris did not travel with the Knicks to Milwaukee.

Frank Ntilikina

, who left Sunday’s game against the Celtics early due to back spasms and was later ruled out, is questionable for Monday night.

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Ian Begley, SNY.tv||

Last year after (games, the Knicks were 6 – 17. They went on to win just 11 more games. That summer, they spent $ 70 million in free agency. They did sign their top targets, but landed players they felt would improve the team.

It’s fair to assume that no one in the organization thought this year Knicks would be worse than last year team. But New York will wake up on Monday with a 4 – 16 record, two games worse than last season and tied with Atlanta for the worst record in the league.

If you’re looking for people to blame for the Knicks’ awful start, you can point the finger in several directions.

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The Knicks were outscored

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Five things to know from Sunday’s game

1) Julius Randleled the Knicks with points and five rebounds, but went 0-for-5 from three in the game. The team as a whole went just 8-for – (((****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************. 8 percent) from three, while the Celtics shot – for – (from three 38 .6 percent).

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Knicks point guard

Frank Ntilikinawill not return to Sunday’s game against the Celtics, as he is dealing with a sore upper back , the team announced.

Ntilikina played just seven minutes against the Celtics before exiting the game. He had three points and an assist in limited action.

The No. 8 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft has been playing some of his best basketball recently as the Knicks starting point guard. He has been averaging 7.6 points and 4.6 assists over the last ten games.

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Second-year forward

Kevin Knoxwill start for the Knicks on Sunday against the Celtics withMarcus Morrisout, (the team announced)

KnoxNov 24, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II (20) handles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)was a DNP-CD on Friday nightin the team’s loss to the ers, and has seen more than 16 minutes in a game just once over the past five games.

Knicks head coachDavid Fizdale has elected to play veterans like Morris over Knox so far this season. Before Friday’s game, Fizdale spoke about Knox’s playing time.

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As the Knicks hit their practice courts on Saturday afternoon, there was a special guest in attendance.

Performing artist

J. Cole, who is nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, was on site to watch practice and to speak with the team.

Born on a military base in Germany, Cole grew up in North Carolina, but moved to New York City after high school, attending St. John’s.

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David Fizdalelikes to break the Knicks’ – game schedule into the game stretches.

Over the team’s first 13 games of the year, the Knicks went 2-8. Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics will be the team’s 20 th game of the season, and currently, the team is just 2-7 in this second – game span of the season.

Still, head coachDavid Fizdalebelieves that there have been notable improvements during the latest 12 – game stretch, despite that fact that the team has just two wins during that time frame.

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The ********** The Knicks will look to break out of their current five-game losing streak when they host the the Boston Celtics on Sunday, but they may without their leading scorer.

Following the team’s practice on Saturday, the team announced that forward

Marcus Morrisis questionable to play on Sunday due to cervical spasms.

The free agent pickup has played in every game this season with the Knicks, and he’s taken on the role as the team’s leading scorer during his first season in New York. He’s averaged .7 points this season, easily the highest total of his NBA career. He’s also scored points or more in (of the Knicks’) ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************ games.

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The Knicks have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. We’ll take a look at how some of those former knicks are performing with their new teams as the – NBA season is underway …


Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs went 2-1 this week, but Porzingis’ shooting woes have started to become a storyline. Since dropping points against the Rockets last Sunday, the Latvia native has had two straight sub-par games. In a 16 – point loss to the Clippers, Porzingis was just 4-of – 15 from the floor, and he followed that up with an 0-for-8 performance on Friday night against the Suns. The game marked the first time this season that he was held without a field goal, as he totaled just two points in 35 minutes.

The Mavs are back on the court on Sunday agianst the Lakers.

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Kristaps Porzingiswas traded to the Mavericks last season, he was joined by Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney LeeandTrey Burkeon the move to Dallas.

Nearly a year later, what precipitated to the deal is still somewhat of a mystery. There was a meeting between Porzingis and the Knicks’ front officeabout the direction of the team, and just two days later, the Latvian native was out the door. People have said that Porzingis was so unhappy, he demanded the trade himself.

But Burke – now with the 81 ers and who was back at Madison Square Garden on Friday for the first time since the trade – shed a new light on the days leading up to Porzingis’ departure.

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If you look at the (box score) ofFriday’s Knicks-Sixers game,Kevin KnoxDNP-CD makes sense. With Knox on the bench, the Knicks had a chance to win a game against one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.

But if you dig a little deeper, the idea that Knox – the Knicks’ first-round pick – didn ‘t play at all Friday night leads to questions about New York’s direction this season.

The Knicks, as you know, spent $ million in free agency over the summer. So they came into the season expecting to be much more competitive than last year – win team.

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