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What Knicks’ Julius Randle is doing to be a more balanced player

NY Post (Peter Botte) — David Fizdale knew what to expect from $63 million import Julius Randle at the offensive end, but the Knicks’ coach said he was pleased to see his new starting power forward lead the way defensively in Monday’s preseason opener against Washington. “He was flying around. I mean, he was everywhere for us, defensively,” Fizdale said...
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Knicks aren’t worried how cool Kevin Durant thinks they are

NY Post (Peter Botte) — Everything is cool with the Knicks, regardless of what insults Kevin Durant slings at them. One day after the Nets’ injured $164 million signee said the Knicks are not “the cool thing” with prospective free agents, their coach and players defended the franchise that was shunned by the biggest names in free agency over the...
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Knicks’ Marcus Morris avoids suspension for ‘unprofessional’ foul

NY Post (Marc Berman) — According to an industry official, it does not appear new Knicks forward Marcus Morris will receive a suspension after his Flagrant 2 ejection in Monday’s preseason opener for batting a ball in the face of Wizards forward Justin Anderson. Hence the Knicks’ new starting small forward is primed for his date in San Antonio for...
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It took one half for RJ Barrett to reveal eye-opening Knicks potential

NY Post (Marc Berman) — WASHINGTON — It didn’t take long for Knicks rookie RJ Barrett to get redemption from his college career that ended too early — in the Elite 8 at Capital One Arena in March. With five seconds to go in the same venue, the 6-7 shooting guard drained two game-sealing free throws with the club up...
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Kevin Durant’s snub explanation is troubling for Knicks’ future

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — The Knicks failed in free agency because the Knicks have failed for most of the past two decades. While the Nets are currently in China for a pair of preseason games, Kevin Durant is back in New York, explaining why the Knicks could continually struggle to attract marquee free agents in the near future. “I...
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Knicks make most of travel inconvenience by visiting military hospital

NY Post (Marc Berman) — WASHINGTON — When Knicks coach David Fizdale found out recently the club would have to stay over in D.C. after their first preseason game because of Westchester Airport construction, he sought to make the most of the experience. Fizdale arranged for the club to visit Washington’s iconic Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The Knicks,...
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Knicks facing Bobby Portis injury mystery: ‘Don’t even remember’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — WASHINGTON — The first mystery of the season has arrived — forward Bobby Portis’ bruised left rib. The new Knick has no idea how he injured his ribs, but he felt it a few days ago and it cost him his preseason debut with the Knicks on Monday. Portis was unable to face his former...
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Knicks’ Marcus Morris ejected after bizarre move against Wizards

NY Post (Mark Fischer) — Marcus Morris was ejected from the Knicks’ first preseason game Monday night in Washington after bouncing the ball off Justin Anderson’s head in the third quarter. Anderson was locked in defensively on Morris, when the newly minted Knick pulled off the bizarre move. He swung his arms — elbows out — in front of Anderson’s...
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Kevin Knox will start Knicks preseason in bench role

NY Post (Marc Berman) — WASHINGTON — If there was a surprise to coach David Fizdale’s starting-lineup announcement at Monday’s morning shootaround, it was a small one. Marcus Morris, who signed a one-year, $15 million deal in July, will start over 2018 lottery pick Kevin Knox when the Knicks open the preseason Monday night against the Wizards at Capital One...
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A bunch of Knicks just shrank

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks got shorter — on paper. In compliance with an NBA mandate to become more accurate with listed heights in an attempt at full disclosure, the Knicks released their new measurements. Recent draft picks Kevin Knox II, Frank Ntilikina and Mitchell Robinson each lost an inch. Knox was reduced to 6-foot-8 from 6-9. Ntilikina...
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Dennis Smith Jr. getting late start to Knicks point guard battle

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks point-guard derby featuring three former lottery picks will officially commence in Monday’s preseason opener in Washington, but Dennis Smith Jr. will have to sit this one out. Smith has a strained back, leaving coach David Fizdale to start either new-signee Elfrid Payton or emerging Frank Ntilikina. The smart bet is Payton, 24, who...
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New-look Knicks ready to unveil frenetic defense

NY Post (Marc Berman) — It’s time to get a first glimpse on how much the Knicks have improved following last season’s 17-65 wreckage and $70 million expenditures this summer. Without a star but carrying loads of depth after signing seven free agents, coach David Fizdale’s new pressure defense will be on display for the first time Monday in Washington...
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Knicks’ RJ Barrett demonstrates he’s fearless in the paint

NY Post (Marc Berman) — During Saturday’s open scrimmage at Columbia University, RJ Barrett made what broadcaster Mark Jackson would call “a grown-man move.’’ The Knicks’ 6-foot-7, rookie shooting guard drew contact with defender Frank Ntilikina after barreling down the lane, but the former Duke great rolled in the layup as the whistle blew for a foul. Barrett’s “and-1” against...
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Kenny Smith’s advice for Knicks during these tough times

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kenny Smith is no longer surprised the Knicks are not a magnet for stars. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving choosing the Nets over the Knicks this summer would have “shocked me five years ago, but not anymore,’’ the TNT analyst and Queens native said. The current players, he said, aren’t aware of the history. “I...
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Knicks’ Taj Gibson excited to be reunited with former pupil

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Taj Gibson told The Post in August his chief job as a new Knick was to mentor center Mitchell Robinson. But the 34-year-old defensive bruiser hasn’t forgotten about the Knicks’ other big man, former Bulls teammate Bobby Portis. Portis, 24, cited Gibson as one of his first mentors when they were together in Chicago his...
  • 11 days ago
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