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How Fizdale, Knicks are helping Ntilikina get into attack mode

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale invited Frank Ntilikina to his hotel room Wednesday morning for breakfast and basketball. They pored over film of Tuesday’s first summer-league practice, Fizdale showing the 19-year-old Frenchman, among other things, where he could have been more aggressive. Ntilikina’s second season is off to a promising start, even if...
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Knicks getting first taste of David Fizdale’s innovative offense

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS – While Mike D’Antoni gets all the credit for being a pioneer of the modern offensive trend of pace-and-space, position-less basketball, new Knicks coach David Fizdale likes to think he had a share in moving it toward the mainstream. As a Heat assistant coach under Erik Spoelstra, Fizdale lobbied to change up things...
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Knicks’ top draft pick vows to fix one weakness

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — When rookie 6-foot-9 combo forward Kevin Knox debuts for the Knicks on Saturday in the Las Vegas Summer League, their lottery pick gets the first chance to dispel his reputation as a low-energy defender who occasionally lacked a revved-up motor while playing one season at Kentucky. Knox, 18, has taken all the...
  • 107 days ago
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Breaking down the Knicks’ enticing summer league roster

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Here’s a deeper look at the players on the Knicks’ summer league roster: Troy Williams Was impressive add to roster after All-Star break as athletic, dunking small forward will be on NBA roster. Luke Kornet After being two-way contract guy last season, Kornet signed an NBA deal on Sunday and could be backup to center...
  • 107 days ago
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Knicks coach plots Lakers-like splash with big names lined up

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — The Lakers got LeBron James and the Knicks got Mario Hezonja … but wait ‘til next July. “Hal-le-lu-jah,” coach David Fizdale said when asked Tuesday about James leaving the East for a four-year deal with the Lakers. “But I can’t talk much about that stuff until all of those guys are inked,...
  • 107 days ago
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Enes Kanter burns NBA to ground amid Warriors fury

NY Post (Mollie Walker) — The never-ending ensemble of talent stacking up in Golden State set off Enes Kanter. Shortly after news broke of DeMarcus Cousins joining the Warriors, the Knicks center went at the NBA, mocking the signing and state of the league. Kanter joined fans and other players who essentially threw their hands up as the four-time All-Star...
  • 107 days ago
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Knicks’ new forward has underachieved but dreams big

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Mario Hezonja’s NBA career hasn’t gone as projected, but that hasn’t dimmed his confidence. According to an NBA source close to Hezonja, the 6-foot-8 combo forward still believes he’s going to make it to an All-Star Game one day. On Sunday night, Hezonja agreed to terms on a one-year, $6.5 million contract with a portion...
  • 108 days ago
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Where Knicks could turn next in free agency — at cost of others

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks have 16 players under contract for next season — one over the max — but there’s still a chance they are not done in free agency. After inking Mario Hezonja on the first full day of free agency Sunday, the Knicks still could use a rebounding power forward and have inquired about Suns big...
  • 108 days ago
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LeBron James pal: Why he left, and Knicks didn’t have a shot

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Romeo Travis, former teammates of both LeBron James and Frank Ntilikina, calls himself “an Akron guy, really Akron.” And on the day after “The Decision III,” Travis, James’ longtime buddy and former high school teammate at St. Vincent-St. Mary, said Northeast Ohio “gets it.” Travis, who won the French League championship eight days ago as...
  • 109 days ago
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Knicks fans probably should give up the LeBron dream forever

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LeBron James may be completely bald by the time he’s a free agent again and the Knicks can pursue him. And by then Knicks coach David Fizdale, who shares a bond with James dating to their Miami days, could have already packed his bags. It looks like King James will never be King of New...
  • 109 days ago
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Knicks get their man who could put end to Michael Beasley era

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks didn’t get Lakers-bound LeBron James, but they got Super Mario. The Knicks have agreed to terms with Magic 6-foot-8 combo forward Mario Hezonja on a one-year deal for a portion of their $8.6 million mid-level exception , according to sources. The source confirmed ESPN’s report the pact was for $6.5 million — a...
  • 109 days ago
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Knicks offering deal to Magic swingman, who wants more

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks have an offer on the table for 6-foot-8 Orlando swingman Mario Hezonja for a portion of the $8.6 million, midlevel exception on a one-year deal, according to an NBA source. The sharpshooting Hezonja was seeking a multi-year deal, but if he settles, the Knicks’ Michael Beasley era would be over. The Knicks still...
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Knicks bring back project center for $1.6 million

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks apparently really like center Luke Kornet. The Post has learned the Knicks have agreed to terms on a one-year deal for $1.6 million for Kornet, who was a restricted free agent. The $1.6 million stands as more than his minimum, as the Knicks dished out his non-Bird exception. Kornet, the 3-point-shooting former Vanderbilt...
  • 110 days ago
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Why Knicks should be in no rush to extend Kristaps Porzingis

NY Post (Marc Berman) — As free agency began at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, so did the clock on whether Kristaps Porzingis has a chance of receiving a contract extension this summer with the Knicks. Porzingis can sign a $155 million extension July 6. But if there’s hope of any extension signed by October’s deadline, it won’t be so quickly. The...
  • 110 days ago
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Knick eyeing veteran power forward

NY Post (Marc Berman) — With the Knicks mulling re-signing Michael Beasley, they expressed interest in Pistons power forward Anthony Tolliver early Sunday morning when free agency began. The Knicks are offering one-year deals with their $8.4 million mid-level exception as they hunt for a starting power forward as Kristaps Porzingis heals from knee surgery. The journeyman 33-year-old improved his...
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