New York Knicks
- Madison Square Garden
|23||C||7' 0"||240||04/01/1998 (21)||0|
|1||PF||6' 10"||250||02/10/1995 (24)||3|
|30||PF||6' 8"||250||11/29/1994 (25)||4|
|13||PF||6' 8"||218||09/02/1989 (30)||7|
|67||PF||6' 9"||232||06/24/1985 (34)||9|
|14||PG||6' 4"||200||01/17/1996 (24)||0|
|5||PG||6' 2"||205||11/25/1997 (22)||1|
|6||PG||6' 3"||195||02/22/1994 (25)||4|
|11||PG||6' 4"||200||07/28/1998 (21)||1|
|20||SF||6' 7"||215||08/11/1999 (20)||0|
|25||SF||6' 6"||205||03/16/1991 (28)||5|
|21||SG||6' 5"||210||05/06/1994 (25)||1|
|0||SG||6' 1"||200||01/15/1993 (27)||1|
|2||SG||6' 4"||207||11/29/1987 (32)||9|
New York Knicks point guard Elfrid Payton recorded a double-double on Friday against the Raptors in the 118-112 loss. Payton scored 13 points on a decent 5-for-11 shooting while handing out 11 dimes with four rebounds and two steals and he even chipped in a triple for the first since January 8th. Payton has had his moments this season and with most of his value coming in terms of assists (6.1 a night) and steals (1.4 a night) on the season. He is worthy to be owned with assists being something hard to come by with late-round players.
New York Knicks power forward/center Julius Randle posted a full line on Friday, but his solid outing was not enough in the six-point loss to the visiting Raptors. Randle scored 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting while adding 11 rebounds with two assists and he also threw in three blocks with a steal and was a team-high plus-11 in his 34 minutes of action. Randle's three blocks were a season-high and he has been a stud over his last seven games averaging 20.9 points and 9.9 boards in that span.
New York Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson was feeling it on Wednesday against the Lakers, going 5-for-11 from downtown on his way to 17 points. He shot 6-for-14 overall from the field in 27 minutes off the bench, also adding two rebounds and one steal to his line. Dotson showed off some very good ability last season when he even ended up starting 40 games, but his minutes have been very inconsistent this year and as a result, he hasn't done much so far. However, he's now logged 20-plus minutes in three straight contests and he has scored in double figures in consecutive games, so the third-year guard will have some momentum ahead of Friday's clash with the Raptors.
New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris shot 7-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-9 from downtown, on his way to a team-high 20 points in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers. He added six rebounds and one assist to his line in 37 minutes. The Knicks found it very tough to score and Morris ended up combining for over a third of the team's points with former Laker Julius Randle, who finished with 16 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Morris is enjoying very good scoring form at the start of 2020, averaging 22.4 points per game in January. He needs to overcome Toronto's tight defense next to continue the good run. Morris managed only seven points against the Raptors in the first meeting of the season on Nov. 27.
New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. (oblique) is getting closer to returning after missing the last 13 games. Head coach Mike Miller said that Smith will be re-evaluated within the next few days. It's been a rough season for Smith, so he's probably not much of a fantasy option when healthy. Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina will continue to split up the minutes until Smith is back in the mix.