2017–18 New York Knicks season

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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
Results
Record2953 (.354)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television MSG TV
Radio WEPN-FM
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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.

Contents

On June 28, 2017, the Knicks' president of basketball operations Phil Jackson has mutually agreed to leave the team. [1] 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. [2] However, the Knicks would have to give up a 2019 second round pick and cash considerations to acquire him.

Phil Jackson basketball coach and former player from the United States

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.

Tim Hardaway Jr. was the team's biggest signing for the season. Tim Hardaway Jr. (40978576182).jpg
Tim Hardaway Jr. was the team's biggest signing for the season.

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 Anthony American basketball player

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.

Oklahoma City Thunder Professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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 Turkish basketball player

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. [3]

Jeff Hornacek American basketball player and coach

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.

Kurt Rambis American basketball player and coach

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.

Draft

RoundPickPlayerPositionNationalityCollege / Club
18 Frank Ntilikina PGFlag of France.svg France Flag of France.svg SIG Strasbourg
244 Damyean Dotson SGFlag of the United States.svg United States Houston
258 Ognjen Jaramaz PGFlag of Serbia.svg Serbia Flag of Serbia.svg Mega Leks

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. [4] 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. [5] 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. [6]

New York Knicks professional basketball team based in New York City, New York.

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 Latvian basketball player

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.

Phoenix Suns American professional basketball team

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.

Roster

2017–18 New York Knicks roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
G 31 Baker, Ron  Cruz Roja.svg6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)220 lb (100 kg)1993–03–30 Wichita State
F 8 Beasley, Michael 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)235 lb (107 kg)1989–01–09 Kansas State
G 23 Burke, Trey 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)191 lb (87 kg)1992–11–12 Michigan
G 21 Dotson, Damyean 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)210 lb (95 kg)1994–05–06 Houston
G/F 3 Hardaway, Tim 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)205 lb (93 kg)1992–03–16 Michigan
F 4 Hicks, Isaiah  (TW)6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)242 lb (110 kg)1994–07–24 North Carolina
G 55 Jack, Jarrett 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)200 lb (91 kg)1983–10–28 Georgia Tech
C 00 Kanter, Enes 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)245 lb (111 kg)1992–05–20 Turkey
C 2 Kornet, Luke  (TW)7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)250 lb (113 kg)1995–07–15 Vanderbilt
G 5 Lee, Courtney  (C)6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)200 lb (91 kg)1985–10–03 Western Kentucky
G 1 Mudiay, Emmanuel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)200 lb (91 kg)1996–03–05 Prime Prep Academy (TX)
C 13 Noah, Joakim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)230 lb (104 kg)1985–02–25 Florida
G 11 Ntilikina, Frank 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)190 lb (86 kg)1998–07–28 France
F/C 9 O'Quinn, Kyle 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)250 lb (113 kg)1990–03–26 Norfolk State
C 6 Porziņģis, Kristaps  Cruz Roja.svg7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)240 lb (109 kg)1995–08–02 Latvia
F 42 Thomas, Lance  (C)6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)235 lb (107 kg)1988–04–24 Duke
F 0 Williams, Troy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)220 lb (100 kg)1994–12–30 Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–04–12

Standings

Division

Atlantic Division WLPCTGBHomeRoadDivGP
cToronto Raptors 5923.7200.034–725–1612–482
xBoston Celtics 5527.6714.027–1428–1312–482
xPhiladelphia 76ers 5230.6347.030–1122–199–782
New York Knicks 2953.35430.019–2210–316–1082
Brooklyn Nets 2854.34131.015–2613–281–1582

Conference

Eastern Conference
#TeamWLPCTGBGP
1cToronto Raptors *5923.72082
2xBoston Celtics 5527.6714.082
3xPhiladelphia 76ers 5230.6347.082
4yCleveland Cavaliers *5032.6109.082
5xIndiana Pacers 4834.58511.082
6yMiami Heat *4438.53715.082
7xMilwaukee Bucks 4438.53715.082
8xWashington Wizards 4339.52416.082
9 Detroit Pistons 3943.47620.082
10 Charlotte Hornets 3646.43923.082
11 New York Knicks 2953.35430.082
12 Brooklyn Nets 2854.34131.082
13 Chicago Bulls 2755.32932.082
14 Orlando Magic 2557.30534.082
15 Atlanta Hawks 2458.29335.082

Game log

Preseason

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 0–5 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–3)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season

2017–18 game log
Total: 29–53 (Home: 19–22; Road: 10–31)
2017–18 season schedule

Transactions

Trades

July 14, 2017 [7] To New York Knicks
Scott Perry (new general manager)
To Sacramento Kings
2019 second-round pick
Cash considerations
September 25, 2017 [8] To New York Knicks
Enes Kanter
Doug McDermott
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Carmelo Anthony
February 7, 2018 [9] To New York Knicks
Johnny O'Bryant III
2020 second round pick
2021 second round pick
To Charlotte Hornets
Willy Hernangómez
February 8, 2018 [10] To New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay
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)

Free agency

Re-signed

PlayerSignedContract
Ron Baker [11] August 7, 20172-year/$8.9M

Additions

PlayerSignedContractFormer team
Luke Kornet July 3, 2017 Two-way contract Vanderbilt Commodores
Tim Hardaway Jr. [12] July 8, 20174-year/$71M Atlanta Hawks
Michael Beasley [13] August 8, 20171-year/$2.12M Milwaukee Bucks
Ramon Sessions [14] August 8, 20171-year/$2.3M Charlotte Hornets
Jamel Artis [15] August 18, 20171-year/$815K Pittsburgh Panthers
Nigel Hayes [15] August 18, 20171-year/$815K Wisconsin Badgers
Xavier Rathan-Mayes [15] August 18, 20171-year/$815K Florida State Seminoles
Jarrett Jack [16] September 15, 20171-year/$2.3M New Orleans Pelicans
Isaiah Hicks October 20, 2017 Two-way contract North Carolina Tar Heels

Subtractions

PlayerReason leftNew team
Maurice Ndour [17] Waived Flag of Russia.svg UNICS Kazan
Mindaugas Kuzminskas Waived Flag of Italy.svg Olimpia Milano

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