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31-51, 3rd in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans can vote for Dunk of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Assist of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Top Performance of the Year on the NBA's web site. Kristaps Porzingis is a candidate for block of the year.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the atmosphere in the Knicks' locker room, Kristaps Porzingis mentioned that Joakim Noah's leadership was missed at times. Noah played less than half of his first season in New York due to injuries and suspension.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis said earlier this week that he learned lessons about leadership during the Knicks' struggles this season:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In his press conference earlier this month, Phil Jackson cited Joakim Noah's passion as a reason for optimism going forward. Jackson inked Noah to a 4-year, $72 million contract last summer and the veteran played less than half the season in '16-'17. Here is Jackson's quote on Noah: "He's 31, still relatively young, there's a great heart in this guy, he has got passion for the game,'' the team president said. "His combination with (Derrick Rose) seemed to be a perfect combination because they teamed well together..,, He expresses great dedication towards getting back to what he was and who he is as a basketball player. So I have to trust him in that."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Once he's deemed healthy by the team and the NBA, Joakim Noah will serve the remainder of his suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. He will miss the first 12 games of the season, assuming he's cleared for opening night. Willy Hernangomez, Kristaps Porzingis or Kyle O'Quinn are expected to start at center for the Knicks during Noah's absence - and possibly once he returns.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah had surgery Wednesday to repair his rotator cuff, the Knicks say. Jeff Hornacek said recovery time is approximately five months.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant doesn't think Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony's relationship is irreparable (even though most believe it is). "Not from what I've been through with Phil,'' Bryant said in an interview with the New York Post. "Michael had his rough times with him as well. The history is you get through rough times after you win a good amount of championships. We certainly had our rocky times, but we still stuck to it, we figured out our way through it and came out better because of it. I think the most important thing is sticking to it, being patient. Sometimes things work out. Sometimes they don't."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis, away from the drama in New York, posts a photo on Instagram from a Lithuanian sauna. He seems pretty relaxed:

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If Porzingis wants to win, shouldn't he want out of NY? (2:02)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis hasn't talked to the Knicks since he skipped exit meetings earlier this month. It is unclear if NYK will have any staff with Porzingis while he is in Latvia this summer, as the club did last year. Last offseason, Knicks director of performance Mubarak Malik went to Porzingis' hometown of Liepaja, Latvia, in the offseason to provide a summer training program for the big man. Assistant coach Josh Longstaff then spent time with Porzingis in Liepaja in June to work on different facets of his game. Janis Porzingis, Kristaps' brother, said on Monday that Longstaff may still work with Porzingis again in Latvia. "Maybe Kristaps' personal coach [Longstaff] will visit KP's summer camp [in mid-June] in Liepaja as he did last year, but nothing more,'' Janis Porzingis said, according to a translation of a press conference in Latvia on Monday published by the New York Post.

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Charlamagne tha God: 'Knicks are just trash' (1:45)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose discussed his free agency while attending the Bulls playoff game in Chicago on Sunday. "I'm going into it with an open mind and will listen to everyone," Rose said, via the Chicago Tribune. "Last season sucked losing. But it was a great experience. I loved the guys that I played with and I loved the coaching staff. And who wouldn't like playing in New York? It was great." Rose underwent surgery in April to repair a meniscus injury and expects to be healthy enough to return to the court later this month. The Knicks have expressed interest in re-signing Rose this summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis announces at a press conference in Latvia that he'll play for the Latvian national team this summer in the European Championships. The Knicks recommended last year that Porzingis not play with his national team. This year, it is unclear if they made any recommendation. Porzingis was frustrated by the lack of direction within the organization at the end of the season.

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Porzingis wants to be Knick, but win most of all

Kristaps Porzingis said in an interview with a Latvian sports magazine that he wants to remain in New York for his whole career -- but he provided an important caveat.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bulls recognized a few former Bulls in attendance at Game 4. Other than the tandem of Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant, this current New York Knick got the loudest ovation.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Loud cheers as Derrick Rose shown on Jumbotron at Game 4 of Celtics vs Bulls.

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Might Carmelo be better off in Boston? (0:39)
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When bad things happen to 1-seeds (1:05)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It doesn't seem like the Knicks will meet face-to-face with Kristaps Porzingis before he heads home to Latvia. I wouldn't be surprised if someone from the Knicks - Steve Mills? Jeff Hornacek? - went to Latvia to talk to Porzingis in person and get on the same page.

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Carmelo Anthony's offseason, Jonathan Allen

Domonique Foxworth joins Justin Tinsley and Clinton Yates to discuss Kendrick Lamar's new album, Carmelo Anthony's tumultuous offseason and Terrika Foster-Brasby talks to NFL prospect Jonathan Allen.

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Fox the next PG in the Big Apple?

With Derrick Rose likely to leave in free agency, the Knicks would do themselves a favor by drafting De'Aaron Fox. If he improves his jumper, he could be a star in the NBA.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.3Tied-18th
Rebounds Per Game45.25th
Assists Per Game21.819th
Points Allowed108.023rd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451
2012-135428.659