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Pending free agent Mario Hezonja: “I’m ready to talk to Dolan.”

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — If the Knicks gave the ball to him earlier this season, Mario Hezonja believes he could’ve made the rookies better. But as this ugly season played out, Hezonja was given his first start at point guard in Game 79 — then led the Knicks to victory Sunday in Game 80 — and he’s just happy to show off...
  • 15 days ago
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Rockets stars can’t be bothered to stick around until end of Knicks rout

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — HOUSTON — The Rockets “toyed” with the Knicks and then got a head start to their Friday night plans. With 1:30 remaining in extended garbage time of Houston’s 120-96 laugher over New York , many of the Rockets — including James Harden and Chris Paul — darted for the locker room and left their bench...
  • 16 days ago
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Kevin Durant to the Knicks? The agent-client relationship that could deliver star to New York

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — HOUSTON — If Kevin Durant comes to the Knicks, Steve Mills and James Dolan should send flowers to his agent Rich Kleiman. Or better yet, how about a job in the organization? Maybe even stock options. After all, Kleiman has the grandest of plans for himself and Durant — to own an NBA franchise....
  • 16 days ago
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Emmanuel Mudiay wants to re-sign with Knicks, understands superstars’ decisions come first

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — HOUSTON — Emmanuel Mudiay can’t say he didn’t get a chance in New York. After becoming David Fizdale’s favorite point guard, the 23-year-old averaged over 27 minutes and started over half the games this season. Sometimes he played well offensively, and most of the time he struggled defensively. ...
  • 17 days ago
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Limping toward finish line, Knicks now experimenting with Mario Hezonja at point guard

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — HOUSTON - Limping toward the finish line, this is what the historically bad Knicks season looks like – nine available bodies, fewer practices and Mario Hezonja starting at point guard. Hezonja is a 6-foot-8 power forward under normal circumstances, but was thrust into the lead guard role Friday...
  • 17 days ago
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The most important dates of the Knicks’ offseason

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — The Knicks never were going to contend for the playoffs this season -- the only suspense to be found was in how long they could manage to pretend to. Not long, it turned out. During the final week of the season, when other teams around the league are jostling for a spot in the tournament or a higher...
  • 17 days ago
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Ja Morant is great backup plan for desperate Knicks

NY Daily News (Kyle Wagner) — There is an 86% chance the Knicks do not draft Zion Williamson this June . Backup plans are not only appropriate, but necessary. Ja Morant, the new consensus No. 2 overall pick, announced Wednesday night that he will enter the draft. Of course he will. America plans to file taxes this month, too. ...
  • 19 days ago
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Alleged rape victim asked Knicks to mediate payment from Porzingis

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — The woman accusing Kristaps Porzingis of a brutal rape asked the Knicks in late October to help “mediate” a payment of $68,000 she claimed was the Latvian star contractually agreed to pay. That was among the new details in an ESPN story based on emails, documents and text messages in the aftermath...
  • 21 days ago
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Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina is out for the remainder of the season with groin injury

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — It's official. Frank Ntilikina’s disappointing sophomore season is over. The Knicks announced Friday that the Frenchman’s re-aggravated groin strain will keep him out of the final seven games of the season, leaving Ntilkina with the following averages - 5.7 points, 2.8 assists and 2 rebounds on...
  • 24 days ago
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David Fizdale: Knicks defense will be great ... once better players arrive

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — David Fizdale believes his system — while unrecognizable with this roster — will work with better players. Navigating the third-worst defensive-rated team in the NBA, the Knicks coach acknowledged his scheme is designed with the summer additions in mind. “Our defense won’t really, really get to...
  • 26 days ago
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Dennis Smith Jr. returns to Knicks practice and reveals he had two displaced discs in his back

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Speaking for the first time since a back injury forced him out of six straight games, Dennis Smith Jr. said an MRI uncovered some displaced discs and inflammation but he doesn’t seem concerned about the long-term outlook. The 21-year-old, who was recouped from Dallas in the trade for Kristaps Porzingis,...
  • 26 days ago
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Why DeAndre Jordan won’t be granted 28 free throws in one half ever again

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — To the untrained eye, it looks fairly normal from an NBA player. DeAndre Jordan steps to the line and asks a teammate, ‘Who you got?’ or ‘Who you guarding?’ After that first free throw, he asks a different teammate on the other side the same question. Then he shoots. And he does it again the next...
  • 29 days ago
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Donovan Mitchell painfully reminds Knicks of draft blunder

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — The biggest Knicks draft mistake in recent years was in their space Wednesday night, pummeling them into further embarrassment. Donovan Mitchell was passed over by New York in 2017 when it took Frank Ntilikina eighth overall. Now he is a bonafide star leading the Jazz to the playoffs and dropping...
  • 33 days ago
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Kobe Bryant reveals Knicks fantasy that could have altered history

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Add Kobe Bryant to the list of superstars who claimed a desire to play for Knicks but only ended up torturing them as an opponent. “I always kind of dreamed about playing in New York and what that would have been like,” Bryant, the Laker Lifer, told The Athletic . “It’s true. As a fan, the Garden...
  • 33 days ago
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Frank Ntilikina’s impending return may seal his Knicks fate

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Frank Ntilikina could return as early as Wednesday, and these final 11 games – while largely inconsequential for the Knicks – are among the most important of the Frenchman’s young career. After missing 23 consecutive games with a groin strain, Ntilikina was cleared to practice Tuesday with the...
  • 34 days ago
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