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Knicks’ RJ Barrett projects ultimate confidence in team ahead of regular season

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The growth of RJ Barrett is extremely important to the New York Knicks’ plans during the 2021–22 season. Barrett took an astronomical leap in his sophomore campaign at just 20-years-old, averaging 17.6 points, 3.0 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. He posted a 44% field goal percentage and connected on 40% of his three-point shots. Most of ... Read more The post Knicks’ RJ Barrett...
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No ‘MotorCade’ in the Garden: Cunningham will sit out Knicks-Pistons game

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — After two impressive preseason victories, the New York Knicks will head into Wednesday’s game as the overwhelming favorites when they host the Cade Cunningham-less Detroit Pistons. Cunningham, the No.1 overall pick, has yet to see action for the Pistons in the preseason after suffering a mild ankle injury during the training camp. Pistons coach Dwayne ... Read more The post No...
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Knicks bring back controversial guard Myles Powell after waiving Tyler Hall

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Former Seton Hall star Myles Powell is back with the New York Knicks as the 20th man on the roster. The team announced Powell’s signing Tuesday after waiving Tyler Hall. Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, Powell will likely compete for the remaining two-way spot in the roster. Rookie Jericho Sims, the 58th ... Read more The post Knicks bring back controversial guard Myles...
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How Knicks’ Quentin Grimes plans to make an impact off the bench

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have built an extremely deep roster with talent at every position, but there aren’t enough minutes to go around for everybody. When it comes to the rookies, Miles McBride and Quentin Grimes, getting on the court, this upcoming season will likely be a challenge, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be ... Read more The post How Knicks’ Quentin Grimes plans to make an...
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How the Knicks are using the 3-point shot to take their game to the next level

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — One of the most critical factors for a successful NBA team is high percentage three-point shooting. Last season, the New York Knicks were highly efficient from beyond the arc, shooting 38.8%, which ranked fourth-best in the NBA. However, they ranked 24th in three-point attempts, a statistic that head coach Tom Thibodeau wants to expand upon ... Read more The post How the Knicks are using...
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BetUS survey reveals Knicks with most die-hard fans, Nets with most bandwagon fans

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — One of the most interesting storylines in the Eastern Conference this season is the battle of New York. It has been three summers since the Brooklyn Nets had emerged from the shadows of the New York Knicks when they scooped up superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The Nets have become a title contender overnight ... Read more The post BetUS survey reveals Knicks with most die-hard...
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Knicks’ Derrick Rose gives rookie center Jericho Sims words of wisdom

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — When it comes to rookie center Jericho Sims, the New York Knicks are incredibly high on his potential. Standing at 6’9″ and 250-pounds, Sims has a lot of developmental work left ahead of him, which is why he would likely spend the majority of the 2021–22 season with the team’s G-League squad. However, Sims has ... Read more The post Knicks’ Derrick Rose gives rookie...
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Knicks’ Kevin Knox takes advantage of big pre-season opportunity in win

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have to cut their roster from 20 to 15 players in the coming days as the regular season is set to commence on October 20 against the Boston Celtics. With roster cuts coming up, one player who is on the bubble is Kevin Knox. Knox has seen his minutes deteriorate over ... Read more The post Knicks’ Kevin Knox takes advantage of big pre-season opportunity in win ...
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Knicks: 2 standout players in pre-season win over Wizards

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks overcame the Washington Wizards on Saturday evening by a score of 117–99. Without All-Star power forward Julius Randle, who was ruled out due to personal reasons, the Knicks featured Obi Toppin as their primary PF. Toppin recorded 13 points, eight rebounds and earned two blocked shots. He shot over 50% from ... Read more The post Knicks: 2 standout players in pre-season...
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Knicks beat Wizards with spellbinding ball movement and shooting wizardry

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks shot the lights out of Capital One Arena in a dazzling display of firepower to defeat the Washington Wizards, 117-99, Saturday night despite missing their All-Star Julius Randle. The Knicks hit 24 of 52 three-pointers that would have broken their record 20 made three-pointers, which they did thrice (2011, 2013, and ... Read more The post Knicks beat Wizards with...
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Knicks: Obi Toppin gets his chance in Julius Randle’s absence

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Obi Toppin will finally have his chance to show what he can do with an expanded role when the New York Knicks face the Washington Wizards Saturday night on the road. Toppin is likely to start in place of All-Star Julius Randle, who skipped the trip to the nation’s capital due to personal reasons. Randle ... Read more The post Knicks: Obi Toppin gets his chance in Julius Randle’s absence ...
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Knicks add guard Tyler Hall to camp roster, replacing Luca Vildoza

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — With the New York Knicks releasing two-way guard Luca Vildoza after he sustained a foot injury that kept him of the Summer League and Training Camp, the team announced a new signing on Friday. The Knicks will bring in guard Tyler Hall, who spent three games with the Summer League team, averaging 7.9 points per ... Read more The post Knicks add guard Tyler Hall to camp roster, replacing...
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Knicks’ Thibs raves about Immanuel Quickley: ‘He’s a student of the game’

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are gearing up for hopes to be a big 2021–22 season with elevated expectations after a surprising campaign last year. With big free-agent acquisitions and developing talent, the Knicks are in good shape for the future, but one of their players has been earning glowing reviews from head coach Tom Thibodeau. ... Read more The post Knicks’ Thibs raves about Immanuel...
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Knicks: A new portrait of Tom Thibodeau

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — There is this long-held portrait of Tom Thibodeau as a draconian and gruff coach who runs his players to the ground. It’s hard to fault anybody who pictured Thibodeau that way after his messy exits in Chicago and Minnesota. A Karl Anthony-Towns’ no holds barred interview after Ryan Saunders replaced Thibodeau as the Timberwolves coach ... Read more The post Knicks: A new...
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Knicks News: Thibs hints at unique two-way guard combination, how will Quentin Grimes earn minutes?

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are gearing up for the start of the regular season on October 20, but not before two more preseason games. Working out some of the kinks and developing chemistry between the new players on the roster is essential, but head coach Tom Thibodeau has already begun thinking about different combinations he ... Read more The post Knicks News: Thibs hints at unique two-way...
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