DENVER --The Knicks (9-28) will try to derail the Nuggets and get their own season back on track. New York has lost seven straight and is dealing with some internal strife. The Knicks are coming off a blowout loss in Utah, a game in which the Jazz led by as many as 46, and forward Enes Kanter is unhappy with his role.
Kanter is a free agent at the end of this year and has come off the bench the last two games. According to Newsday, Kanter all but asked to be traded, adding to the upheaval.
"Hey, it happens," coach David Fizdale told Newsday. "Oh, trust me I have (been a part of losses like Saturday's). I went in with deeper teams, more veteran teams. But even the best teams I've been on even at home we've been smacked by 40. It happens in this league. It happens to the best of them.
"We've seen that numerous times already this year. My job is to keep these guys focused on getting better and every night coming out and competing."
Denver will see a familiar face on Tuesday night. New York point guard Emmanuel Mudiay was the Nuggets' first-round draft pick in 2015 and was thought to be the future at the position, but he was traded to the Knicks last season after Jamal Murray supplanted him.
Mudiay has had a revival this year with New York, averaging 14.2 points a game. He is questionable with a right ankle sprain. Read more>>
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