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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Lastly, Knicks GM Scott Perry said earlier this month that "it would only make sense (to take a point guard) if you feel that guard is far and away better than what you have on the roster. And we haven't been able to make that determination yet." Privately, some members of the front office have been saying the same thing regarding the idea of taking a point guard, essentially saying that it wouldn't make sense to select a PG given the current roster, which seems to be a sign of the organization's confidence in 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina. Again, it's worth noting that this opinion may not be uniform throughout the Knicks' front office.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

There are some in the NYK front office who love Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. and Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr. There's no way to know if that opinion is uniform throughout the front office. But even if it is, it's unlikely that either player will be available when the Knicks pick. Though Porter Jr. may fall due to uncertainty over the back injury/surgery that kept him from playing most the past season. Also, some in the organization have Mikail Bridges ranked ahead of Miles Bridges at the moment. Both players could be available at No. 9 and, again, neither has worked out individually for the Knicks yet. So those evaluations can change, and are not necessarily uniform throughout the entire front office.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks haven't worked out any of the top prospects in the draft yet. So it's too early to start talking about who they may or may not draft with the No. 9 pick on June 21. Plenty can – and will – change about how they view a prospect based on that player's individual workout. With that being said, opposing executives and others around the league have heard a few consistent themes in conversations with members of the Knicks' front office lately.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A little late on this but kudos to Michael Beasley for supporting the ACES brand by wearing these shoes in a game. Brian Kortovich started the company to honor his late father, Joseph Kortovich, who died from appendix cancer when Brian was 10. ACES gives a percentage of each sale to causes that matter. "It was an honor to rock the Nike KD "ACES" custom shoes in game," Beasley said. "Knowing what Brian and the ACES brand stands for, I've always taken pride in overcoming the odds and embodying that Hustle & Heart mentality. Look forward to the next one!"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan guard Charles Matthews also worked out for the Knicks, per his Instagram account.

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Seton Hall's Desi Rodriguez has a pre-draft workout with the Knicks, per his Instagram account.

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Douglas Wigdor, Charles Oakley's lawyer, denies that he edited a published video showing Oakley's removal from Madison Square Garden, as MSG alluded to in a statement: "As media reports have made clear, the video is a matter of public record and was not "edited and manipulated" by our Firm as Defendants falsely claim. We find it deeply offensive that James Dolan would purposefully malign our Firm in the same way he did our client." Oakley's civil suit against Dolan and MSG alleging defamation and discrimination is ongoing. MSG has released the video in full.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Madison Square Garden Company on the video referenced in a court filing today by Charles Oakley's lawyers that allegedly shows James Dolan giving a ‘thumbs up' after Oakley was ejected from MSG: "Today's claims are nothing more than Oakley's latest attempt to distract from the real reasons why he was ejected. We like the videos – they show what actually happened, which is why Oakley's lawyer continues to fight to exclude them from the court case. As opposed to the edited and manipulated video posted by Oakley's counsel, we filed the entire unedited video with the Court months ago. As we've stated before, we believe this suit has no merit and should be dismissed."

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Kristaps Porzingis tweets that he "just had a great conversation on the phone with Coach Fiz. Man im excited!!!!! Lets gooo!!!" This would seem to be a good sign for relations between the Knicks and Porzingis going forward. The All-Star big man is eligible for a 5-year, $157 million extension this summer.

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All NBA Teams were announced today. To no one's suspense, the Knicks did not have a player on any of the three teams. Kristaps Porzingis received one vote for third-team All-NBA.

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Ex-Knick Amar'e Stoudemire shared his thoughts on new Knicks coach David Fizdale in an interview with The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 98.7 FM: "Fizdale was great when I was in Miami (in 2015-16). He was great with the veteran players, myself Dwyane Wade, Loul Deng. He was brilliant with the young players, with Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson. So what he would do was, the training regimen for those guys, he brought us all in early. We worked out before practice, we went through the plays, we had a great understanding of the offense and defensive schemes. So he had us well-prepared for when Spoelstra was ready to take over (practice)….So with having coach Fizdale here, he's going to definitely bring a winning mentality, he's going to make sure that the guys are on the same page. He's going to build a chemistry, I think, that's going to be beneficial for the team."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The filing from Charles Oakley's lawyers says that after Oakley was ejected by Garden security "Defendant Dolan can be seen giving a thumbs up to the security guards." MSG lawyers say the video - which was obtained by the NY Daily News and does not contain audio - proves that Oakley's ejection from the arena was warranted. Oakley's lawyers vehemently disagree. Oakley's lawsuit claims that he was defamed and discriminated against, among other claims. Full background on the civil suit and criminal case in the wake of Oakley's removal from the Garden can be found in previous stories on ESPN.com. Defense lawyers are expected to file a reply to Thursday's filing next month and the judge is expected to rule on whether or not the case will proceed to jury in the coming months.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley's lawyers on Thursday argued in court papers that the motion to dismiss Oakley's civil suit against Madison Square Garden and Knicks owner James Dolan be rejected. Lawyers for Dolan and Madison Square Garden have filed a motion requesting that the suit be dismissed. One piece of evidence Oakley's lawyers cited in Thursday's filing is an arena video that shows Dolan ordering Oakley's ejection and then giving a 'thumbs up' after the ejection. (More in subsequent post).

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The Knicks are among the teams who've sent an executive to the Next Sports Pro Day in Atlanta on Thursday, where Seton Hall's Khadeen Carrington and others are working out. Full list of players at the workout here:

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Per ESPN's Rachel Nichols: in addition to Frank Ntilikina, new Knicks coach David Fizdale brought Emmanuel Mudiay and Damyean Dotson to Game 5 of Celtics-Cavs to get a taste of a playoff atmosphere.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Knicks president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry and director of scouting Kristian Petesic are at the Excel agency's Pro Day in NYC where Villanova's Mikal Bridges and other players who have signed with the agency are working out. All NBA teams likely have representation at the Excel Pro Day. But it's potentially noteworthy that Mills, Perry and Petesic were on hand to watch Bridges and other Excel players because many in the organization see Bridges as a potential option for New York, which has the ninth overall selection in the draft.

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The All-NBA defensive teams were announced today. This won't come as a surprise but none of the Knicks received first or second-team votes from the panel of 100 media members which voted on the teams.

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New York City native and Oklahoma City assistant Royal Ivey interviewed with the Knicks recently for an assistant position on David Fizdale's staff, per sources. Ivey has also received some interest from other teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, per sources. Ivey played high school basketball at Cardozo HS under legendary high coach Ron Naclerio. The Atheltic earlier reported that the Knicks were considering Ivey as a staff addition.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Another sign that suggests the Knicks are high on 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina: new head coach David Fizdale is traveling to Boston with Ntilikina to attend Game 5 of the Celtics-Cavs Eastern Conference Finals, a league source confirmed. Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke, Damyean Dotson, Isaiah Hicks and Troy Williams all worked out in front of Fizdale at the team facility earlier this week, which is fairly common for players staying in New York. Knicks management has been complimentary of Ntilikina in interviews recently. Ntilikina's presence will factor in to their decision to draft a point guard with the ninth overall pick. SNY.tv first reported Fizdale and Ntilikina's trip to Boston.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are in advanced talks with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Pat Sullivan about an assistant role on David Fizdale's staff, per ESPN sources. Sullivan has coached with the Clippers for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he'd been an assistant in Washington, Detroit and with the then New Jersey Nets. Sullivan, a New Jersey native, coached in Detroit when Knicks GM Scott Perry was an executive with the club. As a player, he was a part of three Final Four teams at North Carolina. He also was an assistant coach for three Final Four teams at UNC. The Knicks are also in serious talks with Lakers assistant Jud Buechler, per sources, and are expected to add Memphis assistant Keith Smart as a top assistant to Fizdale.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are talking seriously with Lakers assistant Jud Buechler about joining new head coach David Fizdale's staff as an assistant, per ESPN sources. Buechler has coached as an assistant under Luke Walton with the Lakers, where he worked in player development. A 12-year veteran, Buechler won three titles as a Chicago Bull for teams coached by ex-Knicks president Phil Jackson. Memphis assistant Keith Smart is also expected to be a top assistant under Fizdale.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke, Troy Williams, Damyean Dotson and Isaiah Hicks all participated in a group workout in front of new Knicks coach David Fizdale earlier this week, per a league source. Also in the gym that day? Michael Beasley, who will be a free agent this summer. Beasley, per a source, was just working out at the facility and didn't participate in the group workout. It's not unusual for players in New York to work out at the team facility but it's noteworthy in this case because the Knicks have a new coach. The NY Post reported earlier this week that the younger players would be working out in a group setting for Fizdale.

Jackson not sure if Young is ready for New York pressure (0:49)

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Knicks are one of several teams to have an executive at the Pro Basketball Combine, an event that includes players who did not participate in the NBA Draft Combine. Players there include Deng Adel, LiAngelo Ball:

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.518th
Rebounds Per Game44.013th
Assists Per Game23.313th
Points Allowed108.020th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451