4 Facts to Know For Knicks-Jazz

The Knicks play host to Ricky Rubio and a very different Utah Jazz at The World’s Most Famous Arena tonight.

Coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG, MSG+ and MSG GO.

1 Kanter Knows Jazz

Having been drafted by Utah third overall in the 2011 NBA draft, Enes Kanter knows a thing or two about the Jazz.

He played for them from 2011 – 2015, and although the roster looks rather different now, there’s nothing like playing the team that brought you into the NBA.

2 Pick Pocket Frank

Rookie sensation Frank Ntilikina finished the Knicks-Cavs tilt on Monday with six rips.

What can we expect from the hard-nosed rookie tonight?

3 Beware the Spaniard

The Knicks must be wary of Ricky Rubio 2.0, who is enjoying a reboot and is Utah’s leading scorer. Known primarily as an incredible passer, Rubio now poses as a dual-threat with a whole lotta grit.

It will be an interesting matchup for Frank Ntilikina, for sure.

4 Porzingis Power

Kristaps Porzingis is taking his game to a whole new level, becoming the focal point for the Knicks and putting the NBA on notice.

Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks need to take control early on at The Garden, as Utah will be hungry, having lost five of its last six games.

The Unicorn will need to keep his club on top and put away a desperate Jazz team when the opportunity presents itself.

5 Noah Sighting?

After serving a suspension to start the season, Joakim Noah is eligible to return back to the Knicks Saturday. The Knicks' center talks about being back and his observations on the team so far.

After being inactive in the Knicks’ last go with the Cavs, will we see defensive captain Joakim Noah suit up against Utah?