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Michael Jordan’s advice for kid who’d turn into prized Knicks rookie

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks’ rookie point guard, thanked Michael Jordan for advice he gave him a few years ago before he played in the Jordan Brand Classic at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center — words he’ll treasure forever. In an essay posted on The Players’ Tribune, Ntilikina said Charlotte owner and NBA legend Michael Jordan paid a...
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Lance Thomas wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Carmelo

NY Post (Marc Berman) — At least one Knick is going to miss Carmelo Anthony. Immensely. Knicks small forward Lance Thomas penned a gushing, 2,000-word, emotional letter to Carmelo Anthony published in the Players’ Tribune, branding Anthony as an incredible, unsung leader, forever his idol, and sharing an anecdote about him schooling a boastful young Knick who challenged him to...
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Jeff Hornacek: Kurt Rambis not in charge of Knicks ‘D’ anymore

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Jeff Hornacek indicated Kurt Rambis won’t be in charge of the defense this season, losing his title of defensive coordinator. The Knicks head coach said it will be done by committee. In the opening week of last season, with the defense struggling, Hornacek said Rambis would be the assistant in charge of defense. Things improved...
  • 53 days ago
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The incredible rise and fall of Long Island kid Rick Pitino

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Rick Pitino’s career may have come to a sad close Wednesday afternoon. If this was it, the Hall of Fame coach raised on Long Island wasn’t on the court barking out instructions when the clock hit triple zeroes. It was in a quick meeting with University of Louisville interim president Greg Postel, a day after...
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Frank Ntilikina looks like a ‘young Kyrie Irving’: Knicks mentor

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks veteran point guard Ramon Sessions is here as rookie Frank Ntilikina’s mentor and is already raising the stakes on the 19-year-old’s potential. Sessions already sees some Kyrie Irving in Ntilikina, the 6-5 point guard from France whom the Knicks drafted with the No. 8 pick in the 2017 draft. Signed for the $2.3 million...
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Michael Beasley has a solution for NCAA corruption scandal

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Michael Beasley said there would be no NCAA scandals such as at Louisville if the legislative body did the right thing and paid the basketball players. Beasley, the new Knicks forward, said he helped put Kansas State on the map during its run to the NCAA Tournament and the city prospered, but he didn’t. Beasley...
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What Carmelo does and does not need to change with the Thunder

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony laughed. To him, it was the only possible reaction after being asked how he’d feel about coming off the bench with the Thunder. Anthony has played 976 games, starting each one. He is a 10-time All-Star. He is a former scoring champion. But Anthony is no longer the biggest star...
  • 54 days ago
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Kristaps Porzingis offers some insight into his leadership style

NY Post (Marc Berman) — With a monster slam dunk off a fast-break drill, Kristaps Porzingis finished up his first Knicks practice with Carmelo Anthony wiped from the roster. His teammates surrounded Porzingis for high-fives. Porzingis is now “The Man” — and leader — at age 21. Anthony’s six-year, seven-month reign as the Knicks’ franchise player truly ended on the...
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What is Knicks’ starting 5 going to look like?

NY Post (Marc Berman) — With Carmelo Anthony on the frontier, Jeff Hornacek is looking at an empty canvas, facing three openings in the starting lineup. And he hardly sounded worried about filling Anthony’s void at small forward. In fact, Hornacek couldn’t have sounded less sentimental that Anthony is no longer a Knick, shipped to Oklahoma City on Saturday. Courtney...
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Jeff Hornacek is in triangle denial

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The triangle is not totally dead. After the first day of training camp practice, Kristaps Porzingis said there were some triangle actions Jeff Hornacek’s coaching staff reviewed. Somewhere in Montana, exiled president Phil Jackson is smiling. Porzingis admitted he has no idea if they’ll use that stuff in the gameplan, but it’s not a dead...
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Joakim Noah knows this whole season is about redemption

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Joakim Noah’s first year as a Knick was beyond nightmarish, starting the first few days of training camp when he protested the club being at West Point because of his anti-war, anti-gun stances. Noah got a public rebuke from West Point officials and it only got worse as he turned into a $72 million, drug-addled...
  • 55 days ago
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Knicks front office would rather not focus on the past

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Carmelo Anthony is gone, but the Knicks have been left with an abundance of centers following the trade with Oklahoma City that became official Monday. Center Enes Kanter, one of the prolific bench scorers in the NBA last season, is a Knick, joining presumed starter Willy Hernangomez. And then there’s the $72 million man, veteran...
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Thunder knew Carmelo Anthony deal was too good to pass up

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — OKLAHOMA CITY — Sam Presti doesn’t yet know whether he has built a legitimate championship contender, but the Thunder general manager wasn’t to going to pass on a chance to put his team in the conversation. When Carmelo Anthony became available, Presti only saw one avenue: A deal must get done. “It was an incredible...
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9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this time of year, everyone’s optimistic,”...
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New, thrilled Knick ‘punched myself’ to check if trade is real

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Enes Kanter admitted he had to contain his glee Saturday, when his manager told him via cellphone he had been traded to the Knicks. The Knicks’ new 25-year-old center from Turkey was in the middle of a kids camp for orphans in Oklahoma City when his manager, Hilmi Cinar, called him, and he reluctantly halted...
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