|2017–18 New York Knicks season|
|Head coach||Jeff Hornacek|
|General manager||Scott Perry|
|Owner(s)||The Madison Square Garden Company|
|Arena||Madison Square Garden|
|Place||Division: 4th (Atlantic)|
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 2017–18 New York Knicks season was the 72nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America, composed of 30 teams. It is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
On June 28, 2017, the Knicks' president of basketball operations Phil Jackson has mutually agreed to leave the team.On July 14, 2017, the Knicks named Scott Perry to become the team's general manager after promoting Steve Mills to become the team's president of basketball operations. However, the Knicks would have to give up a 2019 second round pick and cash considerations to acquire him.
Philip Douglas Jackson is an American former professional basketball player, coach, and executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A power forward, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NBA, winning NBA championships with the New York Knicks in 1970 and 1973. Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls from 1989 to 1998, during which time Chicago won six NBA championships. He then coached the Los Angeles Lakers from 1999 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2011; the team won five championships under his leadership. Jackson's 11 NBA titles as a coach, surpassed the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach. He also holds the NBA record for the most combined championships, winning a total of 13 as a player and a coach.
Scott Perry is an American basketball executive and former coach. He serves as the general manager for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Steve Mills is President of the New York Knicks.
For the first time since 2011, Carmelo Anthony was not on the roster, as he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the offseason, before training camp began, in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a 2018 second round draft pick.
Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent and last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an NBA All-Star ten times and an All-NBA Team member six times. He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange, winning a national championship as a freshman in 2003 while being named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City. The Thunder compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division. The team plays its home games at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Enes Kanter is a Swiss-born Turkish professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the third overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz. Kanter is a political activist.
On February 6, 2018 Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL, ending his season for the Knicks.
On April 12, 2018, the Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek and Kurt Rambis.
Jeffrey John Hornacek is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as the head coach of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played shooting guard in the NBA from 1986 through 2000.
Darrell Kurt Rambis is a Greek-American basketball coach and former player who is a senior basketball adviser for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As a player, he won four NBA championships while playing power forward for the Lakers. Rambis was a key member of the Showtime era Lakers and was extremely popular for his hard-nosed blue collar play. With his trademark black horned rim glasses, Rambis complemented the flashy Hollywood style of the Showtime era Lakers.
|Round||Pick||Player||Position||Nationality||College / Club|
As one of the last things former team president Phil Jackson would do for the Knicks, he looked to oversee the prospects the team had for the New York Knicks. One of the more dramatic points of the team's draft prowess came nights before the draft began, where Jackson said he was looking to offer star player Kristaps Porziņģis (who was feeling very discouraged about the direction the team was taking around this time) to either the Phoenix Suns or Boston Celtics in exchange for the opportunity to also draft coveted small forward Josh Jackson.Rumors of Jackson also trying to obtain point guard Lonzo Ball from the Los Angeles Lakers would also crop up months after the draft concluded. However, after the Knicks ultimately failed to gain another draft pick to join their own first round selection, they would stick around with Kristaps and the three selections they still had back when their previous season concluded. For their only first round pick, the Knicks would select the French/Belgian point guard Frank Ntilikina, who last played for the SIG Strasbourg in France's LNB Pro A. As for their two-second round draft picks (the first being acquired from Chicago and the second from Houston), New York would use them on senior shooting guard Damyean Dotson from the University of Houston and Serbian point guard Ognjen Jaramaz from the Mega Leks. After the failed attempt to trade their star center, Jackson would ultimately be terminated from his position on June 28, 2017.
The New York Knickerbockers, more commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The Knicks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden, an arena they share with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City; the other is the Brooklyn Nets. Alongside the Boston Celtics, the Knicks are one of two original NBA teams still located in its original city.
Kristaps Porziņģis is a Latvian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the one of the tallest active players in the NBA, standing at 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) tall, and plays both the power forward and center positions.
The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division, and are the only team in their division not based in California. The Suns play their home games at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
|2017–18 New York Knicks roster|
|c – Toronto Raptors||59||23||.720||0.0||34–7||25–16||12–4||82|
|x – Boston Celtics||55||27||.671||4.0||27–14||28–13||12–4||82|
|x – Philadelphia 76ers||52||30||.634||7.0||30–11||22–19||9–7||82|
|New York Knicks||29||53||.354||30.0||19–22||10–31||6–10||82|
|1||c – Toronto Raptors *||59||23||.720||–||82|
|2||x – Boston Celtics||55||27||.671||4.0||82|
|3||x – Philadelphia 76ers||52||30||.634||7.0||82|
|4||y – Cleveland Cavaliers *||50||32||.610||9.0||82|
|5||x – Indiana Pacers||48||34||.585||11.0||82|
|6||y – Miami Heat *||44||38||.537||15.0||82|
|7||x – Milwaukee Bucks||44||38||.537||15.0||82|
|8||x – Washington Wizards||43||39||.524||16.0||82|
|11||New York Knicks||29||53||.354||30.0||82|
|2017 pre-season game log|
Total: 0–5 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–3)
Pre-season: 0–5 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–3)
|2017–18 season schedule|
|2017–18 game log|
Total: 29–53 (Home: 19–22; Road: 10–31)
October: 3–3 (Home: 2–1; Road: 1–2)
November : 8–7 (Home: 8–3; Road: 0–4)
December : 7–8 (Home: 5–2; Road: 2–6)
January : 5–11 (Home: 1–3; Road: 4–8)
February : 1–9 (Home: 0–5; Road: 1–4)
March : 3–11 (Home: 2–4; Road: 1–7)
April : 2–3 (Home: 1–3; Road: 1–0)
|2017–18 season schedule|
|July 14, 2017||To New York Knicks |
Scott Perry (new general manager)
|To Sacramento Kings |
2019 second-round pick
|September 25, 2017||To New York Knicks |
|To Oklahoma City Thunder |
|February 7, 2018||To New York Knicks |
Johnny O'Bryant III
2020 second round pick
2021 second round pick
|To Charlotte Hornets |
|February 8, 2018||To New York Knicks |
|To Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks |
Devin Harris (to Denver)
Doug McDermott (to Dallas)
2018 2nd round pick (Denver sends to Dallas)
2018 2nd round pick (New York sends to Denver)
|Ron Baker||August 7, 2017||2-year/$8.9M|
|Luke Kornet||July 3, 2017||Two-way contract||Vanderbilt Commodores|
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||July 8, 2017||4-year/$71M||Atlanta Hawks|
|Michael Beasley||August 8, 2017||1-year/$2.12M||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Ramon Sessions||August 8, 2017||1-year/$2.3M||Charlotte Hornets|
|Jamel Artis||August 18, 2017||1-year/$815K||Pittsburgh Panthers|
|Nigel Hayes||August 18, 2017||1-year/$815K||Wisconsin Badgers|
|Xavier Rathan-Mayes||August 18, 2017||1-year/$815K||Florida State Seminoles|
|Jarrett Jack||September 15, 2017||1-year/$2.3M||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Isaiah Hicks||October 20, 2017||Two-way contract||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|Player||Reason left||New team|
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