2017–18 New York Knicks season
The 2017–18 New York Knicks season was the 72nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|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|
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.
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.
On February 6, 2018 Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL, ending his season for the Knicks.
|Round||Pick||Player||Position||Nationality||College / Club|
|1||8||Frank Ntilikina||PG||France||SIG Strasbourg|
|2||44||Damyean Dotson||SG||United States||Houston|
|2||58||Ognjen Jaramaz||PG||Serbia||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. 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.
|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|
|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|
|Maurice Ndour||Waived||UNICS Kazan|
|Mindaugas Kuzminskas||Waived||Olimpia Milano|
- "Phil Jackson, New York Knicks Agree to Part Company". NBA.com. June 28, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
- "Steve Mills named president, Scott Perry named general manager of New York Knicks". NBA.com. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
- "JEFF HORNACEK RELIEVED OF HEAD COACHING DUTIES". New York Knicks. April 12, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
- "Kings Acquire Future Second Round Draft Pick and Cash Considerations in Trade with Knicks". NBA.com. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
- "Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony To Oklahoma City". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
- "Knicks deal center Hernangomez to Hornets". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
- "Knicks get Mudiay in deal with Nuggets, Mavs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
- "Knick Re-Sign Ron Baker". NBA.com. August 7, 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
- "Knicks Sign Tim Hardaway Jr". NBA.com. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
- "Knicks Sign Michael Beasley". NBA.com. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
- "Knicks Sign Ramon Sessions". NBA.com. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
- "Knicks Sign Three Free Agents". NBA.com. August 19, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- "Knicks Sign Jarrett Jack". NBA.com. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
- "Maurice Ndour: Waived by Knicks". CBSSports.com. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.