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11-47, 5th in Atlantic

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Free agent guard Ron Baker underwent surgery to repair a torn right labrum and is expected to make a full recovery in four to six months, league sources tell ESPN. Dr. Neal Elattrache performed procedure in Los Angeles.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Big game from Portland's Jusuf Nurkic in a 113-99 win over Brooklyn. The big man had 27 points and 12 rebounds and went 7-for-8 from the line. Backup big and ex-Knick Enes Kanter, in his first game as a Blazer, had 18 points and 9 rebounds to lift Portland's bench.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Associated Press reported that Isiah Thomas will remain with Madison Square Garden as he completes his contract as president of the New York Liberty but will not work with the Liberty under its new ownership in the coming season. The Madison Square Garden Company offered the following statement further clarifying Thomas' role: "Isiah's contract ends in May and while we no longer own the Liberty, we will continue to honor his contract like we would any other executive. Isiah will continue to focus on his NBA TV job and managing his own business venture, Cheurlin Champagne." The Liberty finished in first place in the Eastern Conference in the first three seasons of Thomas' tenure, one of the strongest runs in the history of the franchise. The Liberty went 7-27 in 2018 amid uncertainty over the club's future as it was up for sale by then owner James Dolan. The club was sold to an investment group led by Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's more from David Fizdale on what he's seen from Mitchell Robinson lately: "Now he's gathering himself and going up strong and getting baskets and fouls out of that. And the last really big thing is free throw shooting.” On the last point, Robinson is making 64.7 percent of his free-throw attempts in his last six games, compared to 47 percent of his free-throw attempts in his first 36. (4/4)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

More David Fizdale on Mitchell Robinson's improvement: "Offensively I think he's getting much more comfortable with where his opportunities are going to come from, screening angles, what guys throw what passes and I think his finishing around the rim has taken a big jump forward. Early in the season in traffic, he was really rushing those finishes." (3/4)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Lastly, he's averaging nearly a full block more (0.8) per 36 minutes in his last six games when compared to his first 36. Here's David Fizdale on what he's seen lately in Robinson, the Knicks' second-round pick: "I think just discipline and not fouling. Recognizing plays that teams are running at him and seeing it ahead of time. I think his rebounding is starting to get better where he rebounds (outside of his area)." (2/4)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson's numbers of late show a player who seems to be getting more comfortable on the court. In his last six games, Robinson is averaging 4.3 fouls per 36 minutes, down from 6.5 fouls/36 minutes in his first 36 games. He's also grabbing five more rebounds per 100 possessions over his last five games than he did in his first 37, per NBA.com. (1/4)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Emmanuel Mudiay will return from a 2-week absence (shoulder injury) on Friday against Minnesota. He said he isn't worried about any conditioning issue because he's continued to run extensively during his absence. "One thing this staff does a great job is just keeping us in shape. Definitely kept running, keeping myself in condition," he said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

With Emmanuel Mudiay (shoulder) back in the lineup, David Fizdale said he's open to pairing Dennis Smith Jr. and Mudiay together in the backcourt.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina (groin) did not practice on Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated Friday. Emmanuel Mudiay (shoulder) did practice and will likely play Friday. Since Ntilikina won't be cleared for contact until Friday, he's unlikely to play against Minnesota.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks announce that they've signed Henry Ellenson to a 10-day deal.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The cap hit on the John Jenkins signing is $486,520 for the remainder of this season and $1,988,119 for 2019-20. The second-year is non-guaranteed (summer trigger date) and has trade value only if the contract is guaranteed. New York is now $851K below the tax.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' two-year deal with John Jenkins is not fully guaranteed in the second year (2019-20), per ESPN sources. Jenkins signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks earlier this month. The Athletic reported the original agreement between Jenkins and the Knicks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Henry Ellenson is expected to sign a 10-day deal with the Knicks this week, per league sources. The Knicks will fill one of their two open roster spots with Ellenson, a 2016 first round pick. Ellenson was waived by Detroit to make room for Wayne Ellington on the roster earlier this month. Ellenson had fallen out of the Pistons' rotation this season and will be a free agent this summer. His agreement with New York was first reported by The Athletic. The 22-year-old forward fits Knicks GM Scott Perry's approach of acquiring former first-round picks who didn't find a fit with their original team.

McGrady: New ownership would be 'fresh start' for Knicks (1:25)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Madison Square Garden's statement on the idea that Jim Dolan is courting offers to sell the Knicks: "The story is 100% false. There has been nothing. No discussions. No plans to have discussions - nothing." It was stated in a Ringer podcast that Dolan was courting offers to sell.

DSJ, J. Cole 'Work Out' ridiculously high-flying dunk (1:32)
Diallo downs DSJ to win dunk contest (1:54)
DSJ jumps over D-Wade for windmill dunk bounced by Curry (0:57)
7d

Balancing the books for the Lakers, Knicks, AD and Philly

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Dave McMenamin, Nick Friedell and Tim Bontemps chat about the faltering Lakers (1:15), reevaluate the Porzingis trade (24:05), LeBron seeing Zion Williamson in action (9:55), how good the 76ers' new starting lineup is (44:35) and more.

DSJ's 19 points lead Knicks to 1st win in 19 games (1:37)

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.326th
Rebounds Per Game44.322nd
Assists Per Game19.930th
Points Allowed114.025th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-191147.190
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207