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2018 Schedule
29-53, 4th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Madison Square Garden Company on the video referenced in a court filing today by Charles Oakley's lawyers that allegedly shows James Dolan giving a ‘thumbs up' after Oakley was ejected from MSG: "Today's claims are nothing more than Oakley's latest attempt to distract from the real reasons why he was ejected. We like the videos – they show what actually happened, which is why Oakley's lawyer continues to fight to exclude them from the court case. As opposed to the edited and manipulated video posted by Oakley's counsel, we filed the entire unedited video with the Court months ago. As we've stated before, we believe this suit has no merit and should be dismissed."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis tweets that he "just had a great conversation on the phone with Coach Fiz. Man im excited!!!!! Lets gooo!!!" This would seem to be a good sign for relations between the Knicks and Porzingis going forward. The All-Star big man is eligible for a 5-year, $157 million extension this summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

All NBA Teams were announced today. To no one's suspense, the Knicks did not have a player on any of the three teams. Kristaps Porzingis received one vote for third-team All-NBA.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ex-Knick Amar'e Stoudemire shared his thoughts on new Knicks coach David Fizdale in an interview with The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 98.7 FM: "Fizdale was great when I was in Miami (in 2015-16). He was great with the veteran players, myself Dwyane Wade, Loul Deng. He was brilliant with the young players, with Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson. So what he would do was, the training regimen for those guys, he brought us all in early. We worked out before practice, we went through the plays, we had a great understanding of the offense and defensive schemes. So he had us well-prepared for when Spoelstra was ready to take over (practice)….So with having coach Fizdale here, he's going to definitely bring a winning mentality, he's going to make sure that the guys are on the same page. He's going to build a chemistry, I think, that's going to be beneficial for the team."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The filing from Charles Oakley's lawyers says that after Oakley was ejected by Garden security "Defendant Dolan can be seen giving a thumbs up to the security guards." MSG lawyers say the video - which was obtained by the NY Daily News and does not contain audio - proves that Oakley's ejection from the arena was warranted. Oakley's lawyers vehemently disagree. Oakley's lawsuit claims that he was defamed and discriminated against, among other claims. Full background on the civil suit and criminal case in the wake of Oakley's removal from the Garden can be found in previous stories on ESPN.com. Defense lawyers are expected to file a reply to Thursday's filing next month and the judge is expected to rule on whether or not the case will proceed to jury in the coming months.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley's lawyers on Thursday argued in court papers that the motion to dismiss Oakley's civil suit against Madison Square Garden and Knicks owner James Dolan be rejected. Lawyers for Dolan and Madison Square Garden have filed a motion requesting that the suit be dismissed. One piece of evidence Oakley's lawyers cited in Thursday's filing is an arena video that shows Dolan ordering Oakley's ejection and then giving a 'thumbs up' after the ejection. (More in subsequent post).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are among the teams who've sent an executive to the Next Sports Pro Day in Atlanta on Thursday, where Seton Hall's Khadeen Carrington and others are working out. Full list of players at the workout here:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Rachel Nichols: in addition to Frank Ntilikina, new Knicks coach David Fizdale brought Emmanuel Mudiay and Damyean Dotson to Game 5 of Celtics-Cavs to get a taste of a playoff atmosphere.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Knicks president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry and director of scouting Kristian Petesic are at the Excel agency's Pro Day in NYC where Villanova's Mikal Bridges and other players who have signed with the agency are working out. All NBA teams likely have representation at the Excel Pro Day. But it's potentially noteworthy that Mills, Perry and Petesic were on hand to watch Bridges and other Excel players because many in the organization see Bridges as a potential option for New York, which has the ninth overall selection in the draft.

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.

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