2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
31-51, 3rd in Atlantic
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Melo's rough season (1:00)
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
14hKevin Pelton and Bobby Marks

Future Power Rankings: Knicks inching upward

The Knicks could have cap space in the summer of 2019, and they have all their own first-round picks. So assuming they can repair their relationship with Kristaps Porzingis, there appears to be hope.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In a blog written on a company website, Knicks GM Scott Perry described how his background as an athlete, coach and executive shapes his views and approach as general manager. He offers some insight into his thoughts on the future of the Knicks. "There are no shortcuts," he writes. "Reshaping the Knicks as a championship contender will be a step-by-step process, and along the way, the plan will demand patience, as our young core of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangómez, Frank Ntilikina and Ron Baker mature. But allow me to add a twist. I don't view my job as an either-or proposition. A general manager — especially in today's world of free agency and player movement — must always have his antenna up for all possibilities." Perry didn't mention any other Knicks in his blog, including Carmelo Anthony, whom the Knicks have hoped to trade.

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18hESPN.com

Worst NBA superstar breakups in the past 30 years: 2017 Knicks

The relationship got off to a rocky start when Phil Jackson said in 2014 that he "wasn't losing any sleep" over the possibility of Carmelo Anthony leaving New York in free agency. And things only got worse from there.

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Greeny: LeBron will assemble super team next season (1:55)
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Carmelo in an awkward place with Knicks (2:37)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Jack has been one of more than 15 Knicks working out and scrimmaging at the team's training facility in Tarrytown. Carmelo Anthony has been training at his gym in the Sky Building in Manhattan but hasn't been working out at the facility, which is somewhat noteworthy but not all that surprising since the Knicks and Anthony aren't on great terms (the club wants to trade Anthony; Anthony wants to be traded). Other Knicks players have been to Carmelo's gym for pickup and members of the organization, including Steve Mills and Jeff Hornacek, have attended workouts.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran point guard Jarrett Jack says he's 100 percent healthy after he was limited to two games last season due to a right knee injury. He's been working out at the Knicks training facility with rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina and others. "Really long arms, really active defensively," Jack said of Ntilikina, who has a 7-0 wingspan. "Great size. Just looking forward to giving him all the game that I've gotten over these 13 years… He has a great pace to him. He's crafty, definitely going to cause a lot of problems on the defensive end which in turn can hopefully lead to some easy buckets on offense."

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Knicks' Michael Beasley holds court (1:24)
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3dBrian Windhorst and Zach Lowe

What happens when 30 NBA owners can't share $24 billion?

The NBA's new $24 billion TV deal was believed to be a potential solution for the league's revenue disparity, but the Knicks alone made $10 million more from TV last season than the six lowest-earning teams combined.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley says he's looking forward to playing with Carmelo Anthony and believes the Knicks have enough talent to make the playoffs as a No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the East. "If Tim Hardaway Jr., Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and myself (are on the roster) – those are four guys that can score 25 points per game....I think we've got a position to be not only a playoff team but a five, six seed team if we do it right." New York has missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. Beasley may not get his wish to play with Anthony for long. Both Anthony and the Knicks would like to find a suitable trade partner for the veteran forward.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Jack says he's talked to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek about a number of topics during informal workouts at the Knicks training facility, including a transition to new offense for the Knicks. Jack was asked if there have been any principles of the triangle offense - which the Knicks ran last season under Phil Jackson - in Hornacek's new offense. "If there are he hasn't implemented them yet," Jack said. "So far it's a lot, (a) much more fast-paced style offense. Moving, cutting. A lot more ball movement. But from what I understand that's going to be the crux of it right now."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley says he changed his diet recently and has lost about 20 pounds since last season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley says Knicks' associate coach Kurt Rambis 'had a lot to do' with him landing in New York. Rambis coached Beasley in Minnesota.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley says Carmelo is a mentor and that he's looking forward to playing with Melo. He says management hasn't talked to him about a Melo trade.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek isn't the only member of the Knicks' hierarchy to attend one of Carmelo Anthony's New York City pickup games. Knicks president Steve Mills also attended a pickup game earlier this month featuring Anthony and other players at the Lifetime Athletic gym in Manhattan, league sources told ESPN. Mills' and Hornacek's attendance at these games is noteworthy because the Knicks have been looking to trade Anthony for months and Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, is open to being moved. New York has been unable to find a suitable deal with Anthony's preferred destination, the Houston Rockets. It is unknown if Hornacek or Mills had any substantive discussions with Anthony on the day(s) they attended games. For what it's worth, Mills last month wrote a long blog on a company website about his vision for the future of the club and didn't mention Anthony.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim thinks the Knicks would have been better off letting Phil Jackson complete the Carmelo Anthony trade before he was fired. "Now the new guys (Steve Mills and Scott Perry) are going to be held responsible for the deal and nobody's going to give much up [for Anthony in a trade]. So they're going to end up not getting a lot for him and it's really because of what Phil did in poisoning the air," Boeheim, who coached Anthony in college, told SNY.tv's Adam Zagoria. "….I think for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, the best thing is for him is to go someplace where they can start over. [The Knicks] need to start over. They have young guys and it would be best for him to get with veteran guys and he's still got two or three great years left. They can't win in New York for two years, three years." Both Anthony and the Knicks hope that a trade is completed. Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, prefers to go to the Houston Rockets.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

With Jarrett Jack on the roster, the Knicks now have 20 players under contract. They can't add anyone else for training camp without cutting a player. They have 14 players under guaranteed deals (Chasson Randle's contract is not fully guaranteed). Randle and Jack will likely be competing for the 15th spot while Nigel Hayes, Xavier Rathan Mayes and Jamel Artis compete for the Knicks' second two-way contract. The Knicks are thin/untested at point guard heading into the season. Ramon Sessions, Frank Ntilikina, Jack, Ron Baker and Randle fill out the depth chart at the position.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Knicks now have the maximum 20 players allowed heading into training camp with the addition of veteran Jarrett Jack. New York has 14 players on guaranteed contracts.

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

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