The Knicks have reshaped their roster over the last year and change, saying goodbye to some familiar faces (some beloved, some not) in the process. We'll take a look at how some of those former Knicks are performing with their new teams as the 2019-20 NBA season is underway...
Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks
The No. 4 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft made his debut for the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night after being traded from the Knicks on January 31, 2019 and missing all of the 2018-19 NBA season while recovering from an ACL injury. On July 12, 2019, Porzingis agreed to a five-year, $158 million max contract with Dallas.
Porzingis went 7-for-16 from the field for 23 points, including going 3-for-7 from three in the Mavs 108-100 win over the Washington Wizards. He added in four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 29 minutes of action. It looks like Porzingis is fully healed from his torn ACL, as he threw down an alley-oop slam to seal the win for the Mavs.
Courtney Lee, Dallas Mavericks
Lee was part of the Porzingis trade to Dallas last January, after playing with the Knicks from 2016 to 2019. In 16 minutes, he scored just four points on 2-for-5 shooting and grabbed one rebound in the Mavs win.
Tim Hardaway Jr., Dallas Mavericks
A former first round pick in 2013, Hardaway Jr. signed a four-year, $71 million on July 6, 2017 for his second stint with the Knicks, but was also a part of the Porzingis trade to Dallas in January 2019. He scored four points on 2-for-7 shooting, while going 0-for-5 from three in the Mavs opening night win.
Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder
Gallinari hasn't played for the Knicks since 2011, as he was a major piece in the Carmelo Anthony/ Denver trade in February of 2011. The No. 6 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft made his debut as a member of the OKC Thunder after being traded by the LA Clippers in exchange for Paul George on July 10, 2019.
He scored 21 points on 7-for-13 shooting, and also had seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in OKC's 100-95 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Emmanuel Mudiay, Utah Jazz
Mudiay signed a one-year deal with Utah over the summer, after playing in 59 games with the Knicks in the 2018-19 season...he averaged a career-high 14.8 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.3 rebounds.
He scored 12 points on 6-for-11 shooting to go along with five assists and two rebounds in 22 minutes of Utah's 100-95 win over the OKC Thunder.
DeAndre Jordan, Brooklyn Nets
Jordan played in just 19 games with the Knicks, averaging 10.9 points and 11.4 rebounds, in the 2018-19 season after coming over from Dallas as a piece in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. He signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets over the summer, after the team signed stars, and close friends, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.
His first game for Brooklyn was underwhelming, as he scored just two points and grabbed three rebounds in the team's 127-126 OT loss. Jordan was 0-for-1 from the field, with both of his points coming on foul shots. He played in 16 minutes, as young center Jarrett Allen logged in 36 minutes.
Mario Hezonja, Portland Trail Blazers
Hezonja played in 58 games for the Knicks during the 2018-19 season, averaging 8.8. points and 4.1 rebounds per game. The No. 5 pick in the 2015 draft signed a one-year minimum deal with Portland over the summer.
In 18 minutes of action, Hezonja scored two points and had four rebounds in the Blazers 108-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
Kyle O'Quinn, Philadelphia 76ers
O'Quinn played only three minutes in the 76ers 107-93 win over the Boston Celtics, but had five points and was 1-for-1 from three in the game. He made just one three-pointer in 45 games for the Indiana Pacers last season.
Noah Vonleh, Minnesota Timberwolves
Vonleh played 14 minutes for the T-Wolves, scoring two points on 1-for-3 shooting. He recorded four rebounds, two steals, and one assist in Minnesota's 127-126 OT win over the Brooklyn Nets.