Last Game
Sun, Apr 10
vs Toronto Raptors (48-34)
  • Madison Square Garden
94
Final
105

Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
51-31 7-3 W1
51-31 6-4 W2
48-34 8-2 L1
44-38 6-4 W4
37-45 7-3 W2

Top Luka Samanic News

  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Let go by Knicks

    Samanic (heel) was waived by the Knicks on Thursday, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

    Samanic was deemed out for the season due to heel soreness, so the Knicks let him go to bring in Feron Hunt. Samanic finishes his second season having appeared in 33 games, with averages of 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.3 minutes.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Out with heel injury

    Samanic missed Monday's G League contest due to a left heel bruise.

    Samanic missed most of December with a foot injury, but he was able to play in the team's first game of 2022. It's unclear whether the heel issue is related to the previous injury, but it's worth mentioning that both have been to his left foot. Samanic has been dominant for Westchester when healthy enough to play, averaging 27.9 points, 10.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 2.2 three-pointers and 0.9 blocks over eight contests.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Scores 26 in return from injury

    Samanic tallied 26 points (11--21 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and one steal over 35 minutes for Westchester in a G League loss to Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

    Samanic missed more than over a month with a foot injury, but he was able to return to Westchester's lineup in the team's first game of 2022. The big man picked up where he left off prior to the injury, finishing with his seventh straight performance of at least 25 points. Samanic hasn't yet played in an NBA game this season, but given the recent surge of players landing in COVID protocols and his dominance in the G League -- he is averaging 27.9 points, 10.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 2.2 three-pointers and 0.9 blocks over eight contests -- the former first-round pick figures to be among the top candidates for a roster spot should the Knicks find themselves in need of a big man.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Misses game due to foot injury

    Samanic did not play in Westchester's loss to Delaware on Sunday due to a left foot injury.

    Samanic had been on quite a roll prior to the missed contest -- he had recently been named G League Player of the Week after averaging 30.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his previous three games. In last Friday's win over the Skyhawks, the 21-year-old notched a career-high 36 points while grabbing 12 boards. It's within reason that Samanic could see time with the NBA Knicks sometime during the campaign given his dominance in G League play thus far.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Keeps rolling in G League

    Samanic totaled 36 points (15-26 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds and two assists over 34 minutes Friday in a 121-117 win over College Park.

    The big games keep coming for Samanic, who led Westchester in both scoring and rebounding Friday. His 36 points and 26 shot attempts were each a season high, and he has now tallied at least 25 points in six straight contests. Samanic ranks second in the G League (behind Saben Lee of Motor City) with an average of 28.1 points per game.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Another dominant G League effort

    Samanic tallied 25 points (8-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 16 rebounds, four assists and one steal over 32 minutes Thursday in a 123-102 win over College Park.

    Samanic has established himself as one of the G League's most impressive players, ranking second with 26.8 points per contest and sixth with 10.3 boards per game. He is also shooting 44.1 percent from three-point range and knocking down 2.5 treys per game. Samanic has shot less than 50 percent from the field in only one of his six contests on the campaign.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Posts 29 points for Westchester

    Samanic played 36 minutes in Westchester's loss to Maine on Monday, totaling 29 points (10-22 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and three assists.

    Samanic continues to display the skill set that made him a first-round NBA draft pick by the Spurs in 2019, as he has scored exactly 29 points in three straight games and averaged 10.7 rebounds over that span. The 21-year-old has drained multiple three-pointers in four straight contests and ranks second in the G League in scoring at 27.2 points per game.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Another big G League performance

    Samanic finished Saturday's G League loss to Maine with 29 points (12-19 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and three steals over 35 minutes.

    Samanic has dominated G League competition of late, averaging 26.7 points and 11.0 rebounds over his past three games. He's shooting 54.5 percent from the floor over that span and has made seven of 17 attempts from three-point range. The 2019 first-round NBA draft pick is on a two-way deal with the New York Knicks, and he could see some time with the NBA squad if a need arises in the frontcourt.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Putting up big numbers in G League

    Samanic tallied 29 points (10-20 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 14 rebounds, five assists, three blocked shots and two steals over 34 minutes in Westchester's 108-101 win over Long Island on Tuesday.

    A former first-round NBA draft pick by the Spurs, Samanic linked up with the Knicks this season and has been displaying his considerable skills with Westchester in the G League. He led the squad in scoring, rebounds and blocks Tuesday, setting season highs in the latter two categories. Samanic is averaging 26.0 points, 9.3 boards, 3.3 assists and 1.7 swats through three G League games.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Returns with big game Wednesday

    Samanic tallied 32 points (12-23 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot over 33 minutes in Westchester's win over Long Island on Wednesday.

    Samanic sat out the previous three games due to a bruised heel, but he looked explosive in Wednesday's victory. The 21-year-old led Westchester in scoring and tied for the team lead in rebounds. He was a first-round NBA draft pick by the Spurs in 2019 and is now on a two-way contract with the Knicks, so there is a chance that he could see some time in the Association at some point this season under the right circumstances if he continues to play well.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Out with injury/illness

    Samanic was listed as out due to injury/illness for Saturday's G League game against Capital City.

    Samanic looked good in his first contest for Westchester on Friday, putting up 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and one block against Capital City. The Spurs' first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft was waived by San Antonio in October and is now on a two-way contract with the Knicks. Assuming his issue isn't serious, Samanic should play in Westchester's next game, which doesn't take place until Thursday.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: G League likely

    Head coach Tom Thibodeau said Sunday that Samanic would be arriving soon but that he is pegged for the G League, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

    Samanic signed a two-way deal with the Knicks less than 10 days ago and isn't expected to make an appearance with them this season. He'll instead play with the Knicks' G League affiliate.

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  • Knicks' Luka Samanic: Signed by Knicks

    Samanic signed a two-way contract with the Knicks on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    After being waived by the Spurs earlier in the week, Samanic agreed to a deal with the Knicks just a few days later. The No. 19 overall pick in the 2019 Draft's tenure with San Antonio was quite short, but the 21-year-old will look to make the most out of his fresh start in the Big Apple.

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  • Luka Samanic: Waived by Spurs

    Samanic was waived by the Spurs on Monday, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

    Samanic was selected by the Spurs with the 19th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, but he averaged just 4.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game across his first two professional seasons. If the 21-year-old is claimed off waivers, his new team will have the option to exercise his team option for the 2022-23 season.

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  • Spurs' Luka Samanic: Skipping out on summer league

    The Spurs aren't including Samanic (hand) on their Las Vegas Summer League entry, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

    Though Samanic is heading into his third NBA season, he's only 21 and played in just 36 games over his first two years, so he would have a logical candidate to join the Spurs in Las Vegas. However, he's apparently still on the mend from the fractured left hand he suffered May 12, so the Spurs won't rush him back into action for the summer league. Samanic should be back to full health ahead of training camp, when he'll be looking to secure a regular role in head coach Gregg Popovich's rotation.

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  • Spurs' Luka Samanic: Suffers broken hand

    Samanic has been diagnosed with a fractured left fourth metacarpal, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.

    Samanic broke his hand during Tuesday's loss to the Nets. It's not clear exactly how long he'll be sidelined, but it would be surprising if we saw him again this season. Assuming he's out for the year, Samanic will finish his sophomore campaign with averages of 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.5 minutes per game across 32 appearances.

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  • Spurs' Luka Samanic: Scores team-high 15 points in loss

    Samanic managed 15 points (6-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one block in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 126-94 loss to the Jazz.

    The Spurs were run off the court Wednesday, allowing their role players to see extended run down the stretch. The fact Samanic led all Spurs' scorers with 15 points tells you everything you need to know about the game. This needs to be viewed as an outlier, so there is no need to make any significant roster moves just yet.

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  • Spurs' Luka Samanic: Coming off bench

    Samanic will come off the bench Saturday against the Pelicans, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    With DeMar DeRozan (quadriceps) back in the starting five, Samanic will come off the bench. However, with Rudy Gay (back) out, Samanic could still see more playing time than usual.

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  • Spurs' Luka Samanic: Limited output as starter

    Samanic notched two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, two steals and an assist across 15 minutes in Thursday's win over the Pistons.

    Samanic started for the second time in the last four games, but his output was limited once again. The young forward is one of the Spurs' main developmental prospects but hasn't seen the court much this season, and he's averaging just 10.6 minutes per game across eight appearances this month.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 227 lbs
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Age: 22
Experience: 2