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24-36, 4th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks say Luke Kornet will play for Westchester today and Isaiah Hicks will play for the Knicks vs. Boston. The idea is to manage the amount of time (45 days) 2-way players can spend with NBA club before the contract has to be converted to a traditional NBA deal.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn, Enes Kanter talk about Frank Ntilikina's defense in the 2nd half vs. Orlando; Jeff Hornacek is encouraged by Troy Williams' athleticism:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek on Lance Thomas' value and versatility on defense:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Neither Frank Ntilikina nor Jeff Hornacek are concerned about the knee pain Ntilikina has dealt with occasionally in recent weeks. Ntilikina says he can play through the pain. Hornacek said it isn't anything to be worried about.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was impressed by the Frank Ntilikina-Trey Burke backcourt and likes how Ntilikina defended shooting guards vs. Orlando:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley tweets that he wasn't taking a shot at Frank Ntilikina with his praise of Dennis Smith Jr.: "Not a shot at Frank - love his game! Just showing my support for Dennis."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley told Knicks draft pick Frank Ntilikina that he has a bright future when he met him at All Star weekend. This morning, he posted a picture with Dennis Smith Jr., the player NYK passed on in the draft, and said he would have been a great Knick. The guess here is that Oakley, who has a pending civil suit against owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, wants to get a rise out of Knicks or the organization.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

If Joakim Noah and the Knicks want to move on from one another (I'm almost certain they do), a key date to watch is March 1. That's the last date Noah can be waived and eligible for the playoffs. It will be interesting to see if either side comes off its negotiating stance. NYK doesn't want to waive Noah without the center giving up money in a buyout; as of last week, Noah didn't want to give up any money in a buyout scenario. He's owed $37.8 million over the next two seasons plus a portion of this season's $17.7 million).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those keeping an eye on lottery odds: the Knicks' win tonight moved them 3 games ‘behind' Chicago in the race for the NBA's 8th-worst record. They are percentage points ‘ahead' of the Lakers in the race for the 9th worst record. Competition for 9th worst record between NYK, CHA & LAL is tight. A team can fall no further than three spots back in the lottery.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks snap an 8-game losing streak with a win in Orlando. Trey Burke led New York with 26 points on 12-for-22 shooting and tied Tim Hardaway for a team-high with six assists. Frank Ntilikina played 29 minutes and Emmanuel Mudiay started and played 22 as the Knicks began to look at their younger players. Veteran Jarrett Jack didn't play against the Magic.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Trey Burke has been the best among the Knicks' three young guards tonight. He gave NYK a lift in the first half with 14 points off the bench. Starter Emmanuel Mudiay distributed the ball well but the Knicks struggled defensively during his time on the floor, getting outscored by 12 points.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' lineup change - starting Emmanuel Mudiay - hasn't helped its perimeter defense. Orlando has hit nine of its first ten threes in the first quarter and has a four-point lead.

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Mudiay helps Knicks win in first start at PG

The New York Knicks started Emmanuel Mudiay at point guard Thursday night in a 120-113 win over the Orlando Magic. Mudiay scored eight points and handed out four assists.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek tells reporters in Orlando that Emmanuel Mudiay will start at point guard on Thursday. Jarrett Jack had started at point guard since the fourth game of the regular season by New York is playing its younger players more often over the final 23 games. That's why Mudiay will move into the starting lineup. It's interesting that New York chose to start Mudiay rather than rookie Frank Ntilikina at point guard.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was asked Wednesday about the idea that his job status could be determined by the Knicks' final 23 games, as the club prioritizes player development over wins and losses. "You can't think that way," Hornacek said. "We've talked in the past with [owner] Jim Dolan, [general manager] Scott [Perry] and [president] Steve [Mills]. We all want to win as many games as possible. Still there's that, ‘OK we know it's going to take a few years.' " The Knicks started the season 16-13 and have won just seven of 30 since. Hornacek said external expectations changed after the fast start. "You still go back to, ‘It's kind of a long-term plan.' We got off to a good start maybe changed everyone's thoughts. But they were home games, we knew we had a long way to go," Hornacek said. The coach has one year remaining on his contract. Steve Mills as Scott Perry have said they will evaluate everything, including Hornacek's status, after the season.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. & Luke Kornet shooting from behind the arc after practice Wednesday:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek's comments today about Frank Ntilikina's fatigue and occasional knee pain are two of the factors behind Ntilikina not playing a bigger role thus far in his rookie season. Ntilikina's minutes are expected to increase in the Knicks' final 23 games. He's playing 20 MPG thus far.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek talks about Frank Ntilikina adjusting as a PG and says Ntilikina felt significant fatigue at times this season, which is natural for a rookie:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Emmanuel Mudiay on the possibility of starting for the Knicks: "I'm not going to take it for granted. I came in as a lottery pick so I was kind of handed the spot and stuff like that. So the fact that I'm in that position again it's a blessing. Thank God for it. I just have to take full advantage." There's been no announcement but it seems as if Mudiay will start for New York against Orlando.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Troy Williams on signing with NYK: "Great opportunity, great fit. Their interest level here was a little bit higher than everybody else's." He's hoping for an opportunity to stick with NY. "Right now my main role is just being an extra athletic guy, run the court and defend," he said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Emmanuel Mudiay is doing some extra running after practice with a Knicks strength coach. Playing big minutes for NYK after playing 18 minutes per game in Denver will be an adjustment.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Troy Williams just stripped one of the Knicks guards and finished with a windmill dunk on the other end. He won the D League dunk contest last season.

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.920th
Rebounds Per Game44.39th
Assists Per Game22.912th
Points Allowed106.216th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182436.400
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451