New York Knicks
- Madison Square Garden
|26||C||7' 1"||240||04/01/1998 (21)||0|
|5||PF||6' 11"||250||02/10/1995 (24)||3|
|4||PF||6' 9"||230||07/24/1994 (25)||1|
|30||PF||6' 9"||250||11/29/1994 (24)||4|
|13||PF||6' 9"||235||09/02/1989 (29)||7|
|67||PF||6' 9"||232||06/24/1985 (34)||9|
|14||PG||6' 5"||200||01/17/1996 (23)||0|
|5||PG||6' 3"||195||11/25/1997 (21)||1|
|4||PG||6' 4"||185||02/22/1994 (25)||4|
|11||PG||6' 6"||200||07/28/1998 (21)||1|
|20||SF||6' 9"||215||08/11/1999 (20)||0|
|42||SF||6' 8"||240||04/24/1988 (31)||7|
|35||SF||6' 7"||205||03/16/1991 (28)||5|
|21||SG||6' 6"||210||05/06/1994 (25)||1|
|30||SG||6' 4"||215||03/06/1991 (28)||5|
|0||SG||6' 3"||200||01/15/1993 (26)||1|
|20||SG||6' 5"||200||11/29/1987 (31)||9|
The Brooklyn Nets plan to sign center DeAndre Jordan to join the teams new core of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. While the Nets already have a promising young center in Jarrett Allen, Jordan should get a decent amount of run for the team. Hes still a solid rebounder and rim runner who can score on some Kyrie Irving lobs, but his fantasy value is going to be dependent on whether or not he ends up seeing the majority of Brooklyns center minutes or not. Allen is arguably a better player at this point, but Jordans a veteran who has a preexisting relationship with Irving and Durant, which might give him a boost in the competition. Keep an eye on Jordan at this point, but until we know how the rotation will shake out, he has the potential to post disappointing numbers this upcoming season.
The Portland Trail Blazers and free agent forward Mario Hezonja have agreed to a one-year minimum contract with a player option in the second season. Hezonja was the fifth overall pick in 2015 but has promptly become an afterthought in the league. He spent last year as a Knick, playing 58 games with 24 starts. He shot just 27.6 percent from three despite entering the league as a promising shooter, scoring 8.8 points per game and adding 4.1 rebounds. Portland is lacking some depth on the wing, which could allow Hezonja to see some playing time while Nassir Little adapts to the NBA, but he shouldnt be on anyones fantasy radar at this point except in the deepest of leagues, as theres a good chance he winds up playing even less than he did as a Knick.
New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson could not muster up a last big line for owners on Wednesday as he failed to block a shot in the loss to the Pistons. Robinson did score 11 points and grabbed just two rebounds while chipping in a steal in 22 minutes in his matchup with Andre Drummond. Robinson has shown massive potential this season when given the minutes and is poised to be a fantasy stud next season with his ability to rack up double-doubles and record blocks at an elite level.
New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. did not take the court on Wednesday as he sat on the bench the entire game in the loss to the Pistons. It was a meaningless game for the Knicks, so they decided to take the cautious approach with their young guard, hopefully, it did not cause owners too much frustration. The Knicks are going to be big players this offseason in free agency, so it will be interesting to see the role Smith Jr. takes on next season in the Big Apple.
New York Knicks forward Mario Hezonja struggled to find any groove on Wednesday when he went scoreless in the loss to the Pistons in his club's season finale. Hezonja missed all three of his shots and added three boards with four assists and did have six turnovers on this night. The positive was that he did have three steals, but the six turnovers may have cost owners their league if they grabbed as a last game flier. Hezonja is an unrestricted free agent and has once again shown some potential this season.