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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 coachJeff Hornacek
General managerScott Perry
Owner(s)The Madison Square Garden Company
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Results
Record29–53 (.354)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Atlantic)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionMSG TV
RadioWEPN-FM
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

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.

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.

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]

Contents

DraftEdit

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.[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]

RosterEdit

2017–18 New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 31 Baker, Ron   6 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   7 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
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–04–12

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
cToronto Raptors 59 23 .720 0.0 34–7 25–16 12–4 82
xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 27–14 28–13 12–4 82
xPhiladelphia 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
Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 15–26 13–28 1–15 82

ConferenceEdit

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cToronto Raptors * 59 23 .720 82
2 xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 82
4 yCleveland Cavaliers * 50 32 .610 9.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 11.0 82
6 yMiami Heat * 44 38 .537 15.0 82
7 xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15.0 82
8 xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 16.0 82
9 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 20.0 82
10 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 23.0 82
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 82
12 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 32.0 82
14 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 34.0 82
15 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 35.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

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

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

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 agencyEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed Contract
Ron Baker[11] August 7, 2017 2-year/$8.9M

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Contract Former team
Luke Kornet July 3, 2017 Two-way contract Vanderbilt Commodores
Tim Hardaway Jr.[12] July 8, 2017 4-year/$71M Atlanta Hawks
Michael Beasley[13] August 8, 2017 1-year/$2.12M Milwaukee Bucks
Ramon Sessions[14] August 8, 2017 1-year/$2.3M Charlotte Hornets
Jamel Artis[15] August 18, 2017 1-year/$815K Pittsburgh Panthers
Nigel Hayes[15] August 18, 2017 1-year/$815K Wisconsin Badgers
Xavier Rathan-Mayes[15] August 18, 2017 1-year/$815K Florida State Seminoles
Jarrett Jack[16] September 15, 2017 1-year/$2.3M New Orleans Pelicans
Isaiah Hicks October 20, 2017 Two-way contract North Carolina Tar Heels

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason left New team
Maurice Ndour[17] Waived   UNICS Kazan
Mindaugas Kuzminskas Waived   Olimpia Milano

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Phil Jackson, New York Knicks Agree to Part Company". NBA.com. June 28, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Steve Mills named president, Scott Perry named general manager of New York Knicks". NBA.com. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "JEFF HORNACEK RELIEVED OF HEAD COACHING DUTIES". New York Knicks. April 12, 2018. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-knicks/post/_/id/66584/sources-knicks-offered-joakim-noah-in-kristaps-porzingis-trade-talks
  5. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2726995-kristaps-porzingis-trade-for-lonzo-ball-reportedly-wanted-by-phil-jackson
  6. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/2017/6/28/15886050/kristaps-porzingis-phil-jackson-new-york-fired-nba-trade-rumors
  7. ^ "Kings Acquire Future Second Round Draft Pick and Cash Considerations in Trade with Knicks". NBA.com. July 14, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony To Oklahoma City". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Knicks deal center Hernangomez to Hornets". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  10. ^ "Knicks get Mudiay in deal with Nuggets, Mavs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  11. ^ "Knick Re-Sign Ron Baker". NBA.com. August 7, 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Knicks Sign Tim Hardaway Jr". NBA.com. July 8, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "Knicks Sign Michael Beasley". NBA.com. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "Knicks Sign Ramon Sessions". NBA.com. August 8, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  15. ^ a b c "Knicks Sign Three Free Agents". NBA.com. August 19, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  16. ^ "Knicks Sign Jarrett Jack". NBA.com. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  17. ^ "Maurice Ndour: Waived by Knicks". CBSSports.com. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.