How Many Wins Will The Knicks Have in the 2018-19 NBA Season?

I’ll admit, there is a part of me that just likes to use the fact that Polldaddy allows you to have lots of different poll questions!

I am going to go nuts and say 34, as I don’t believe that this team will ever actually tank.

Knicks Morning News (2018.10.16)

  • [NYDN] Knicks gamble by letting Kristaps Porzingis become restricted free agent in 2019
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis will hit free agency.

    The Knicks gambled with their future and did not sign their star Latvian to the five-year, $158 million contract extension by Monday’s deadline, adding pressure on the front office to sign another star in the summer.

    In an ideal Knicks world – which hasn’t…

  • [NYDN] Knicks exercise third-year option on Frank Ntilikina
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 9:15:00 AM)

    Let’s be frank, this isn’t a big surprise.

    The Knicks announced Monday that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Frank Ntilikina, their first-round pick in 2017 draft (8th overall) from France.

    Ntilikina, 6-6, 200-pounds, struggled in his rookie season, averaging just 5.9 points,…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale has set a lofty goal for Frank Ntilikina
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 6:51:18 PM)

    Even if Frank Ntilikina doesn’t start the first game of his second season, the 20-year-old remains a big part of the Knicks’ plans. While waiting for coach David Fizdale to determine his starting point guard for Wednesday’s season opener against the Hawks, Ntilikina’s third-year option was exercised by the Knicks on Monday. The young guard…

  • [NYPost] Knicks season preview: What they’re really playing for
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 3:00:22 PM)

    The flowery offseason rhetoric is over and now the games — and probable losses — begin for the 2018-19 Knicks. Player development is the priority over the won-loss record that won’t be aided by Kristaps Porzingis’ uncertain return from an ACL tear. A plan is in place that should include another high lottery pick in…

  • [NYPost] Knicks make Porzingis decision official with 2019 splashes in mind
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 11:40:47 AM)

    What was long expected became official as the Knicks let Monday’s deadline pass without signing Kristaps Porzingis to a rookie extension, making the face of the franchise a restricted free agent next summer. By waiting to sign their biggest star, the Knicks will save $10 million in cap space and be in stronger position to…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Fizdale impressed with Porzingis’ energy in practice
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 6:30:17 PM)

    Though the Knicks have yet to set a definitive timetable for Kristaps Porzingis’ return, he has impressed new head coach David Fizdale with how he’s tried to help younger players in practice.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks exercise third-year option for Frank Ntilikina
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 1:55:11 PM)

    The Knicks pick up Frank Ntilikina’s option for the 2019-20 season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks projected as worst team in NBA this season
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 11:55:38 AM)

    Based on FiveThirtyEight’s projections this season, the Knicks should be shooting for the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Mario Hezonja: ‘I don’t want to be an a–hole’
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 9:38:46 AM)

    Knicks forward Mario Hezonja explains his slow start in the preseason and the impact Lance Thomas has on him.

  • [ESPN] Knicks won’t extend Porzingis deal before season
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 6:02:12 PM)

    The Knicks decided against signing Kristaps Porzingis to a rookie extension prior to Monday’s deadline — a move that will give New York an extra $10 million in cap space next summer and will make Porzingis a restricted free agent in the offseason.

  • [ESPN] Knicks exercise 2019-20 option on Ntilikina
    (Monday, October 15, 2018 1:42:17 PM)

    The New York Knicks have exercised their third-year option on Frank Ntilikina’s contract.