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2017 Schedule
31-51, 3rd in Atlantic

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted seven-footer rookie Luke Kornet out of Vanderbilt has agreed to a two-way deal with the New York Knicks, league sources tell ESPN.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks are taking 6-3 Serbian Ognjen Jaramaz at 58.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming no Kristaps Porzingis trade happens, I'm guessing things between the organization and Porzingis will be pretty awkward going forward.

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Knicks with another French connection (0:22)

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Interesting ideas just now on potential Cavs buyout candidates from @WindhorstESPN with us on the @NBAonESPNRadio broadcast: D-Wade and Melo

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks will select Houston's Damyean Dotson with the 44th pick. First reported by Vertical.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson didn't rule out the possibility of the Knicks trading their two second-round picks (44 & 58) for a higher pick. Members of the organization are high on Xavier's Edmund Summer and Villanova's Josh Hart, per sources. Also on their radar in the second round, among other players, are Deonte Burton, Kennedy Meeks and Nigel Williams-Goss, sources say.

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Jackson extols Ntilikina's hoops IQ, 'athleticism'

Knicks president Phil Jackson said the team took French point guard Frank Ntilikina over other guards available at No. 8, in part, because of his basketball IQ and "aptitude for the game."

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Calipari wanted Monk on the Knicks (1:58)
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Jackson is a big fan of Ntilikina (1:52)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This Phil Jackson comment on Ntilikina (if you think of it with the Porzingis/Melo drama in mind) was interesting: "He leads his teammates well. He follows directions. Very good at that." Jackson was discussing Ntilikina's strengths, in context of how he filled his role in France. Still, interesting.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson just spoke to reporters at the Knicks facility in Tarrytown, NY for nine minutes, 30 seconds. He wanted to keep the focus on Frank Ntilikina, declining answering questions about Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony. On Derrick Rose's status Jackson simply said: "We're listening."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson on how the Knicks are approaching Derrick Rose's free agency: "We're listening."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle leaves no doubt Mavs wanted Dennis Smith over Frank Ntilikina, saying there was "uproarious" applause when Knicks made pick.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson declines to comment on the Knicks' trade discussions surrounding Kristaps Porzingis.

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Ntilikina has a busy 24 hours (1:07)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said Frank Ntilikina's potential on defense played a big role in the Knicks selecting him.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson declines to discuss the Kristaps Porzingis chatter. On Frank Ntilikina, he says the Knicks liked his athleticism, smarts and ability to perform in winning moments. Admits Ntilikina may be a project but, it's time to "start growing our own kids."

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Ntilikina gets warm reaction from New York crowd (1:16)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says Knicks like Frank's size and aptitude.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Knicks select Frank Ntililikina. He's the 2nd player from the French League to be drafted by the Knicks, joining Frederic Weis (1999). Weis was drafted ahead of Ron Artest and is most known for being dunked on by Vince Carter. Ntilikina is the highest-drafted player from the French League.

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