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Opener special for Fizdale, even with Knicks’ sad-sack hopes

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — David Fizdale took comfort in the familiar most of the day Wednesday. Coaches are like that. Routines are sacraments to them. He led the Knicks through their shootaround — just another game day, 1 of 82 — and he drove to Madison Square Garden, and he studied film and he thought, a lot, about the...
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Jeremy Lin sounds so happy, though maybe not with the Nets

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Lloyd Pierce’s expectations are high for Jeremy Lin’s first game as a Hawk. “I’m looking to recreate Linsanity tonight,” the Hawks coach joked Wednesday. When those comments were relayed to Lin following Wednesday’s shootaround at the Garden, he froze, like he had seen a ghost. When told it was in jest, the reference to his...
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It took one game and one sales job for Kevin Durant to snap

NY Post (Justin Terranova) — It’s going to be a long season for Kevin Durant. The rumors about Durant opting out and leaving the Warriors this offseason have been running rampant, with the Knicks mentioned as a possible destination. “I just want people to focus on basketball,” Durant told Yahoo Sports after scoring 27 points in Golden State’s 108-100 season-opening...
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Knicks GM: Teams wanted first-rounder for Joakim Noah

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks general manager Scott Perry never saw Joakim Noah as a good match for this rebuilding 2018-19 Knicks team, and said trading him or releasing him via the league’s stretch provision was the only measure that made sense. Noah was finally waived Saturday after Perry had tried to trade him since late January. Teams wanted...
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Knicks GM’s curious response about if Porzingis is happy with deal

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks general manager Scott Perry claimed he’s in a “comfortable place” with Kristaps Porzingis after it became official Monday he’s not getting his contract extension until he becomes a restricted free agent in July. But Perry strangely demurred when asked directly if Porzingis is happy with his contract situation. “That’s a question you’d have to...
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The strange reality that Knicks’ hope is already gone

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — Wednesday is opening night for the Knicks, which means the regulars at Madison Square Garden will begin their 41-night routines in and around Penn Plaza, which means the City Game will officially return to the city, which means New York’s basketball fans will be renewing all of the old habits. Well, with one exception. Everyone...
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Kevin Knox won’t be a Knicks starter in surprising reveal

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — In the point-guard battle, there were multiple winners. And Kevin Knox was a loser in a fight he wasn’t expected to be a part of. In a surprising move, the Knicks’ starting lineup for Wednesday’s season opener, against the Hawks, will not feature Knox, David Fizdale announced Tuesday. The darling of the summer league and...
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David Fizdale has set a lofty goal for Frank Ntilikina

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Even if Frank Ntilikina doesn’t start the first game of his second season, the 20-year-old remains a big part of the Knicks’ plans. While waiting for coach David Fizdale to determine his starting point guard for Wednesday’s season opener against the Hawks, Ntilikina’s third-year option was exercised by the Knicks on Monday. The young guard...
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Knicks season preview: What they’re really playing for

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The flowery offseason rhetoric is over and now the games — and probable losses — begin for the 2018-19 Knicks. Player development is the priority over the won-loss record that won’t be aided by Kristaps Porzingis’ uncertain return from an ACL tear. A plan is in place that should include another high lottery pick in...
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Knicks make Porzingis decision official with 2019 splashes in mind

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — As expected, the Knicks announced they exercised their third-year option on guard Frank Ntilikina, while the team will pass on extending Kristaps Porzingis’ rookie contract before Monday’s 6 p.m. deadline. Porzingis will now become a restricted free agent after this season. The Knicks can match any offer made to their franchise forward, and waiting to...
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Courtney Lee knows he may not get to witness Knicks’ end game

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — It would be different if Kristaps Porzingis were healthy. It would be different if the Knicks front office took after its predecessors and considered a shortcut to the postseason. But now there is prudence. There is patience. There is a new coach and a young core, pegged by oddsmakers to win the third-fewest games (over/under:...
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Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson set himself up to fail with Knicks

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — Phil Jackson made plenty of mistakes in three years as Knicks president. He gave $72 million to Joakim Noah, who provided 53 games of service to the Knicks before finally being waived this weekend. He hired Derek Fisher as head coach, and inserted Kurt Rambis as the interim coach less than two years later. He...
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Knicks forward explains slow start: Don’t want to be ‘a–hole’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Mario Hezonja is playing for his next contract, but first, he’s playing for his new teammates. Hezonja has avoided any temptation to try to put up numbers. In fact, by design, Hezonja took his first preseason with the Knicks slowly, trying to feel out new teammates and not force anything. When the Knicks open their...
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Frank Ntilikina’s growth forcing Knicks into difficult decision

NY Post (Marc Berman) — A host of negative issues surfaced that took the buzz off the final week of the Knicks’ preseason: Rookie Kevin Knox’s mysterious funk. Fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson’s rawness, which will lead him to some G-League action. The flummoxing point-guard dilemma facing coach David Fizdale. Tim Hardaway Jr.’s wrist sprain, suffered in Friday’s preseason finale. All...
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Knicks mercifully end their Joakim Noah limbo with release

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks officially released center Joakim Noah on Saturday and officially rid themselves of their worst signing in franchise history in a stretch provision. Sources indicated the delay was trying to get Noah to give up more money in a buyout since he can sign with another team for the veteran’s minimum. It’s been reported...
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