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The 2018–19 New York Knicks season was the 73rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On April 12, 2018, the Knicks fired head coach Jeff Hornacek after the team missed the playoffs.[1] On May 7, 2018, the Knicks hired David Fizdale as head coach.[2] The Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention on March 4, 2019, when they lost to the Sacramento Kings 115–108.[3] The team ended the season with the worst record in the NBA,[4] and tied the franchise-worst record set in the 2014–15 season.[5]

2018–19 New York Knicks season
Head coachDavid Fizdale
General managerScott Perry
Owner(s)The Madison Square Garden Company
ArenaMadison Square Garden
Results
Record17–65 (.207)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Atlantic)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionMSG TV
RadioWEPN-FM
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DraftEdit

2018 NBA draft picks
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club
1 9 Kevin Knox SF   United States Kentucky
2 36 Mitchell Robinson C   United States Chalmette High School

RosterEdit

2018–19 New York Knicks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 0 Allen, Kadeem (TW) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993–01–15 Arizona
G 21 Dotson, Damyean 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–05–06 Houston
F 13 Ellenson, Henry 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1997–01–13 Marquette
G/F 3 Garrett, Billy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1994–10–16 DePaul
F 8 Hezonja, Mario 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1995–02–25 Croatia
F 4 Hicks, Isaiah (TW) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1994–07–24 North Carolina
G 30 Jenkins, John 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1991–03–06 Vanderbilt
C 6 Jordan, DeAndre 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1988–07–21 Texas A&M
F 20 Knox, Kevin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1999–08–11 Kentucky
F/C 2 Kornet, Luke 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1995–07–15 Vanderbilt
G 1 Mudiay, Emmanuel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996–03–05 Prime Prep Academy (TX)
G 11 Ntilikina, Frank 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1998–07–28 France
C 26 Robinson, Mitchell 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1998–04–01 Chalmette HS (LS)
G 5 Smith, Dennis Jr. 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1997–11–25 North Carolina State
F 42 Thomas, Lance 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988–04–24 Duke
G 14 Trier, Allonzo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996–01–17 Arizona
F 32 Vonleh, Noah 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1995–08–24 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: 2019–04–10

StandingsEdit

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

The preseason schedule was announced on July 9, 2018.[6]

2018 preseason game log
Total: 3–2 (Home: 1–2; Road: 2–0)
2018–19 preseason schedule

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season schedule was released on August 10, 2018.[7]

2018–19 game log
Total: 17–65 (Home: 9–32; Road: 8–33)
2018–19 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season statisticsEdit

As of April 10, 2019[8][9][10]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kadeem Allen 19 1 21.9 .461 .472 .778 2.7 4.0 .8 .2 9.9
Ron Baker 11 0 9.7 .250 .111 .833 .6 1.2 .5 .0 1.3
Trey Burke 33 7 20.9 .413 .349 .827 1.9 2.8 .6 .2 11.8
Damyean Dotson 73 40 27.5 .415 .368 .745 3.6 1.8 .8 .1 10.7
Henry Ellenson 17 0 13.8 .412 .441 .739 3.4 .9 .4 .1 6.0
Billy Garrett Jr. 4 0 15.8 .407 .000 1.000 .8 1.8 .3 .3 6.5
Tim Hardaway Jr. 46 46 32.6 .388 .347 .854 3.5 2.7 .9 .1 19.1
Mario Hezonja 58 24 20.8 .412 .276 .763 4.1 1.5 1.0 .1 8.8
Isaiah Hicks 3 0 10.7 .500 .800 2.3 .7 .3 1.0 4.0
John Jenkins 22 0 14.5 .388 .357 .833 1.6 1.0 .0 .1 5.2
DeAndre Jordan 19 19 25.9 .634 .773 11.4 3.0 .5 1.1 10.9
Enes Kanter 44 23 25.6 .536 .318 .814 10.5 1.9 .4 .4 14.0
Kevin Knox 75 57 28.8 .370 .343 .717 4.5 1.1 .6 .3 12.8
Luke Kornet 46 18 17.0 .378 .363 .826 2.9 1.2 .6 .9 7.0
Courtney Lee 12 2 13.3 .447 .313 .643 2.3 1.3 .7 .2 4.7
Wesley Matthews 2 1 27.0 .211 .200 .800 1.5 2.5 .5 .5 7.0
Emmanuel Mudiay 59 42 27.2 .446 .329 .774 3.3 3.9 .7 .3 14.8
Frank Ntilikina 43 16 21.0 .337 .287 .767 2.0 2.8 .7 .3 5.7
Mitchell Robinson 66 19 20.6 .694 .600 6.4 .6 .8 2.4 7.3
Dennis Smith Jr. 21 18 28.6 .413 .289 .568 2.8 5.4 1.3 .4 14.7
Lance Thomas 46 17 17.0 .396 .278 .750 2.5 .6 .4 .2 4.5
Allonzo Trier 64 3 22.8 .448 .394 .803 3.1 1.9 .4 .2 10.9
Noah Vonleh 68 57 25.3 .470 .336 .712 7.8 1.9 .7 .8 8.4

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

January 31, 2019[11][12] To New York Knicks
DeAndre Jordan
Wesley Matthews
Dennis Smith Jr.
2021 unprotected first round pick
2023 protected top 10 pick
To Dallas Mavericks
Trey Burke
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Courtney Lee
Kristaps Porziņģis

ReferencesEdit

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