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9-21, 5th in Atlantic

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those - like myself - who wondered why the Knicks didn't wait longer to try and trade Joakim Noah and instead waived him/stretched the final year of his deal in October, his admission earlier this week about possibly partying too much in New York is likely part of the reason why the front office decided to go in that direction. ‬The Knicks have a young, developing team. Noah probably would have wanted to play and also the off-court habits he talked about earlier this week don't exactly sound like a quintessential leader.

Mudiay notches a career high in Knicks' OT win (1:39)
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'Too lit' for New York: Noah talks Knicks tenure

Joakim Noah, now with the Grizzlies, says part of his struggles during his time with his hometown Knicks stemmed from him being "too lit" in New York City.

Mudiay clinches OT win for the Knicks (0:21)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Big night for Emmanuel Mudiay, who had a career-high 34 points in the Knicks' overtime win in Charlotte. The Knicks trailed by 21 in the first half and stormed back thanks in part to Mudiay, who had 29 points in the second half and overtime.

Walker, Mudiay can't connect, force OT (0:41)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks rebound from a 21-point first half deficit behind 26 points from Emmanuel Mudiay and 29 points from Kevin Knox. It will be interesting to see which pairings David Fizdale goes with in the final four minutes as his club leads by one.

Monk has words with Hardaway after dunk (0:24)
Robinson slams down the alley-oop (0:16)
Knox drops 17 in 1st half (1:00)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks allow 72 points in the first half to Charlotte. That's a season-high, and not the kind of defensive execution David Fizdale is looking for from this young group.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks say Mitchell Robinson (sprained left ankle) will not return to Friday's game against Charlotte. He injured his ankle when landing on an opponent's foot. X-rays were negative.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks trail Charlotte by 17 after 9 minutes due in part to poor pick and roll defense. Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks best defender, checks in. It will be interesting to see if he can change the tenor of the game.

Vonleh extends for one-handed jam (0:16)
Noah: 'I'm too lit' to play in NYC (1:20)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale tells reporters in Charlotte that Damyean Dotson is out for Friday's game against the Hornets due to shoulder soreness. Allonzo Trier (hamstring), Trey Burke (knee) and Lance Thomas (knee) remain out. So Frank Ntilikina should play significant minutes against the Hornets.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah in an interview with the Chris Vernon Show on his NYK tenure: "I could look back on it and say I thought I was ready for New York City and I wasn't....I'm too lit to play in New York City. Memphis is perfect for me.... We were lit in Chicago but I was young, so you recover faster you know?" Noah is implying that he may have partied too often during his time with the Knicks. Justified or not, some people around NYK early last season had concerns about Noah's off-court habits and how they might influence younger players.

Allonzo Trier
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Sources: Trier gets $7M deal in Knicks contract

Allonzo Trier, who has averaged 11.3 points for the Knicks, has signed a new deal with New York. Sources tell ESPN the signing is the biggest contract to emerge out of the brief history of the two-way contract format.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Steve Mills on Ron Baker, released on Thursday to make room for Allonzo Trier: "Ron is a true professional and we thank him for all of his contributions during his time with the Knicks. His dedication and passion for the game are unquestioned and have been truly appreciated by our fans and organization. We wish him all the best."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ron Baker's a great teammate & showed signs that he could become a strong defender. NYK coaches love his work ethic & motor. Whether it's the NBA or overseas, there will be interest in Baker. NYK, though, bid against itself when giving Baker a 2-year, $9M deal w/a player option.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Allonzo Trier's Knicks contract is the largest first-year salary for a non-international undrafted free agent. The previous high was Malcom Delaney, who made $2.5 million in his first season with the Hawks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Allonzo Trier, an undrafted free agent, took advantage of his opportunity in New York. Credit the Knicks, too, for signing Trier to a two-way deal and providing him the chance to show he can thrive in the NBA.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The cap space for New York in 2019-20 now projects to be $29.5M after the Allonzo Trier signing ($3.55M cap hit). The room takes into account: 1) All free agent cap holds renounced except for Kristaps Porzingis 2) Waiving the non-guaranteed contract of Lance Thomas 3) Their own first round pick. The projected max for a player with 7-9 years of service like Kyrie Irving is $32.7M and for 10+ years like Kevin Durant $38.15M.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Allonzo Trier's two-year contract is for $7 million and has a team option for the second year, per ESPN sources. Ron Baker will be waived to make room for Trier.

Knox with the big dunk down the stretch (0:34)

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.921st
Rebounds Per Game45.514th
Assists Per Game19.929th
Points Allowed115.226th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-19921.300
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207