New York Teams

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees 3B prospect Miguel Andújar, the young, power-hitting infielder who had four home runs in one week earlier this spring, was sent down today. He was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It's a sign that Brandon Drury, who the club traded for at the start of the spring, will be the Opening Day 3B. Andújar also today was named the 2017 Kevin Lawn Award winner as the Yankees' "Minor League Player of the Year." Along with Andújar, OF prospect Estevan Florian was reassigned to minor-league camp.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One thing that's been consistent with Frank Ntilikina: he's said all year that he's confident that he'll be successful in the NBA. He says it's his responsibility to work hard enough to reach his potential. "I know I can do a lot of great things here," he said after scoring a career-high 15 points. Ntilikina has been inconsistent, particularly on offense, which is understandable given his age (19). But his defensive numbers are encouraging. With Ntilikina on the court, the Knicks allow 105.3 points per 100 possessions, which would be 11th in the NBA. With him off the court, New York allows 110.2 points per 100 possessions, which would rank 29th in the league.

How the Jets' trade affects other teams (1:04)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina was asked if he agreed with Jeff Hornacek deciding against having him defend bigger players like Ben Simmons and Nic Batum. He answered the way you'd expect him to: "As a competitor I won't agree with that becauwe that would make myself be... I don't know how to say it English. But you know me, I just want to take every challenge. That's the coach's job and coach's decision to put whoever he thinks is the better matchup on the court. But as a player we all gotta be ready when he calls you. And I was ready when he called me (tonight) and that will be the (approach) every night."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said defense - and Lance Thomas' defense in particular - was the key to the Knicks outscoring Charlotte, 42-17, in the third quarter on Saturday: "I think the biggest thing was they got after it defensively. I thought Lance was fantastic in the third quarter. He made some big plays. (Nic) Batum, played him great. He helped to slow him down."


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina: "I know I can do a lot of great things here."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago lost to Cleveland and the Knicks beat Charlotte tonight so New York fell a half-game behind the Bulls in the Lottery Standings. The Knicks (25-45) have the ninth-worst record in the NBA. They can move a half-game ahead of Chicago again if they lose to the Bulls on Monday.

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Ramirez outslugs Imam to capture vacant belt

In an action fight against his fiercest pro opponent yet, Jose Ramirez rose to the occasion and claimed a vacant junior welterweight belt Saturday night, outpointing Amir Imam by unanimous decision in the Top Rank ESPN main event.

Grabner nets shorthanded goal in Devils' shutout (0:29)
Ntilikina gets 4-point play opportunity (0:25)
Acy emphatically denies Mavs' shot attempt (0:22)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Jack is playing for the first time since Feb. 14. He'd logged 10 straight DNPs as the Knicks inserted Emmanuel Mudiay in at point guard.

Garden lights up after Williams' slam (0:25)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina has a career-high 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting in 18 minutes tonight against Charlotte.

Kanter shows off on both sides (0:26)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are up by 32 heading into the fourth quarter against Charlotte. They're well on their way to snapping a nine-game losing streak and winning at home for the first time since Jan. 30 (they've lost 8 straight at home).

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