May 25, 2021: Julius Randle was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player. He averaged 24.1 points and 6.0 assists per game—by far the best marks in his career—and was voted to the All-Star Game for the first time.
April 16, 2021: Julius Randle scored 44 points in a road win over the Dallas Mavericks. It was his career-high third game in a row with 30 or more points for a total of 110 in the three contests—all New York victories. He was later named Player of the Week.
Season Preview: New York fans have been waiting a long time for a winning team. They may not get one in 2021, but the puzzle pieces seem to be falling into place. RJ Barrett should develop into a valuable team leader, while guards Kevin Knox and Frank Ntilikina have tons of potential. Center Julius Randle will lead an improving front line.
Season Recap: New York’s season ended early as the team finished 21–45 and did not qualify for the NBA’s summer restart. Power forward Julius Randle was the Knicks’ leading scorer and rebounder, while rookie RJ Barret had a solid year, averaging over 14 points a game. Reserve center Mitchell Robinson—the “Block Ness Monster”—showed he may be ready to become a full-time NBA starter.
Season Preview: The Knicks were hoping to get the #1 pick in the draft, but the ping-pong ball didn’t bounce their way. Instead, they drafted RJ Barrett, and he will get every opportunity to shoot, score, and become the club’s young leader as a rookie. He will be surrounded powerful Mitchell Robinson and newcomers Julius Randle and Marcus Morris. If the Knicks get close to 40 wins, and get better as a team, the fans wll be happy.
Season Recap: New York finished they year with 17 wins, the fewest in the NBA. The team was able to develop a handful of players for the future, including Noah Vonleh, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Kevin Knox. A big trade with Dallas saw Kristaps Porzingis leave New York, but left the Knicks with room to sign two superstars next year.
January 2, 2019: Kevin Knox was named NBA Rookie of the Month after scoring 20-plus points six times in December.
November 11, 2018: Center Mitchell Robinson set a team record for rookies with 9 blocked shots in a game against the Magic.
Season Preview: With superstar Kristaps Porzingis out for most or all of the year with a knee injury, the Knicks have time to learn how to win without him. That could work out well in the future, but in 2018–19 it is unlikely to produce many victories. The team hopes its young guards, Frank Ntilikina and Kevin Knox, can seize starting roles. In the meantime, New York fans should enjoy watching Time Hardaway Jr. fill it up!
Season Recap: The Knicks had the makings of a good team heading into the second half of the season, but a knee injury to their star, Kristaps Porzingis, was a knockout blow. Early in the year, the Knicks had one of the league’s best home records, but won just three times in Madison Square Garden after Porzingis went down. Center Enes Kanter was the only Knicks to score 1,000 points.
Season Preview: The team traded All-Star Carmelo Anthony, which means their primetime player is now Kristaps Porzingis. He leads a team of good, young players into battle. It will be up to coach Jeff Hornacek to get them to play solid defense—a huge problem last season.
Season Recap: New York fans were excited to have two ex-Chicago Bulls stars—Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah—to go with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. The quartet produced just 31 wins, which left the Knicks on the outside of the playoffs looking in.
Season Preview: After a dreadful season, the Knicks have begun moving forward again. Team president Phil Jackson has assembled a group of role players behind shooting star Carmelo Anthony. Jackson hopes that another star or two emerge in 2015–16. The Knicks will surely improve on their 17 wins last season.
Season Recap: An injury to high-scoring Carmelo Anthony sent the Knicks into a tailspin that landed them at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings. Only one player started more than half the team’s games, as coach Derek Fisher searched for the winning formula.
Season Preview: New coach Derek Fisher has a big star, Carmelo Anthony, and a lot of question marks, including old-timers Amar’e Stoudemire and Jose Calderon, and rising stars Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin—the son of baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin. He came to the Knicks along with Samuel Dalembert in a trade with the Mavericks.
Recap: After a promising 2012–13 season, the Knicks missed won only 37 games and missed the playoffs. Carmelo Anthony had another good year, but other New York veterans failed to deliver when needed. On the bright side, young guards Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. played well. The disappointing season cost coach Mike Woodson his job.