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Kawhi Leonard opts out, though Raptors are still alive

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — This Kawhi Leonard move was expected. His next might not be. The NBA Finals MVP will become an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his 2019-20 player option worth $21.3 million, according to Yahoo Sports. Many viewed his one season in Toronto as a pit stop following his arrival from the Spurs, making a...
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Ignas Brazdeikis is Knicks’ other one-and-done NBA draft stud

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — RJ Barrett drew all the attention and the headlines, and justifiably so. The Knicks’ first-round pick out of Duke was at one time considered the best prospect in the draft and set the ACC freshman scoring record (860 points). But Barrett wasn’t the only one-and-done prospect the Knicks selected Thursday night. Second-round pick Ignas Brazdeikis...
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The Knicks may have already made their summer splash

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks have a new rookie trio to add to their 2018-19 version. If this threesome has as much promise, the Knicks will be ecstatic. Thursday night and into Friday morning, the Knicks added the leading scorers from three blue-blood college programs — Duke, Michigan and UCLA. RJ Barrett, Ignas Brazdeikis and Kris Wilkes, meet...
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RJ Barrett watched the NBA Finals with the Knicks’ president

NY Post (Marc Berman) — When RJ Barrett visited the Knicks for his workout June 10, the Duke product spent more time than the usual draft prospect, even getting invited to team president Steve Mills’ home to watch the NBA Finals. Until now, Barrett was a rabid Raptors fan, growing up in a Toronto suburb for part of his childhood....
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Knicks’ braintrust must realize fanbase’s patience isn’t infinite

NY Post (George Willis) — The occasion was to introduce the Knicks’ two selections from Thursday’s NBA draft. First-round pick RJ Barrett and second-rounder Ignas Brazdeikis held up their Knicks jerseys, took the customary photos and spoke briefly about how hard they’re going to work to make the franchise a winner. “It was a great step forward for our basketball...
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The path RJ Barrett took to become the Knicks’ latest savior

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — RJ Barrett’s back faces the rim. A chest presses against him. The scoreboard hints at overtime. Some fans tag along with the clock, counting the final seconds. Some chant “De-fense.” Barrett breaks left. He quickly crosses over to his right, then throws the ball between his legs back to his dominant hand. The defender is...
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Knicks’ RJ Barrett welcomes Rangers’ top pick Kaapo Kakko to New York

NY Post (Michael Blinn) — The kids are already playing nice. Moments after the Rangers picked Finnish power forward Kaapo Kakko with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft, he was welcomed to town by none other than RJ Barrett. “Sup, Kaapo, It’s RJ Barrett. Welcome to the family! I’m excited to start this journey together. Go...
  • 86 days ago
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There won’t be a wait for an RJ Barrett-Zion Williamson Summer League battle

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The RJ Barrett versus Zion Williams buddy battle for NBA Rookie of the Year starts as early as possible when the Knicks face the Pelicans to open the Las Vegas Summer League on July 5. Vegas knows how to put on a show. Barrett said at his introductory Garden press conference Friday that the Rookie...
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NBA free agency landscape could lead Knicks to bigger Kawhi push

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks believe they fared excellently in Thursday’s NBA draft, but head into the next step of free agency on June 30 with more caution and recasting expectations. The landscape has changed with Kevin Durant’s Achilles tear that will put him out next season and Kyrie Irving’s recent yen for Brooklyn. It has shifted some...
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NBA Draft grades 2019: Breaking down all 60 picks team-by-team

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — The NBA Draft featured plenty of trades, a few big surprises, and its usual array of entertaining suits. The Post’s Zach Braziller was there to take it all in and he presents his grades for the festive evening: Atlanta Hawks No. 4: De’Andre Hunter, SF, Virginia No. 10: Cam Reddish, SF, Duke No. 34: Bruno...
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Stephen A. Smith goes full fanboy after Knicks take RJ Barrett

NY Post (Jared Schwartz) — Stephen A. Smith is in full fanboy mode. Smith, an outspoken Knicks fan who was previously distraught about the results of the draft lottery, raved in typically loud fashion Thursday night after the team selected former Duke star RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick. “OK. We did it. We drafted RJ Barrett,” the bombastic...
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Knicks sign UCLA’s Kris Wilkes after NBA Draft

NY Post (Justin Tasch) — The Knicks stayed busy once the NBA Draft ended. They signed UCLA standout Kris Wilkes to a two-way deal at the conclusion of the second round Thursday night, according to ESPN. The 6-foot-8 wing averaged a team-leading 17.4 points points per game last season along with 4.8 rebounds while shooting 43.3 percent from the field....
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Where RJ Barrett’s love of Knicks first came from

NY Post (Steve Serby) — These stories don’t get much better than this: The late maternal grandfather came from Jamaica to Brooklyn and cheered for Patrick Ewing and … well let his son-in-law tell it. “I used to sit and watch the Knick games every time I went over, especially when I was courting my wife,” Rowan Barrett told The...
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When the Knicks knew they were going to draft RJ Barrett

NY Post (Marc Berman) — General manager Scott Perry knew RJ Barrett eventually would be a Knick when he visited their Tarrytown campus June 10 and wowed them. “He came in and won our building over,’’ Perry said on a conference call Thursday night after Barrett officially became a Knick with the third pick in the NBA draft at Barclays...
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Knicks move up in NBA draft to pick Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — The Knicks could simply wait to land RJ Barrett. They couldn’t afford to be as patient in the second round. Making a trade with the Sacramento Kings to move up from the 55th pick to the 47th, the Knicks selected another southpaw in Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis. The Knicks included cash considerations in the deal....
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