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The Mario Hezonja scouting report: The flashes and the flaw

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Magic radio analyst Richie Adubato has a Croatian neighbor who gave him a language tip. After every Mario Hezonja 3-pointer, Adubato bellowed, “Gee La Vee, Mario!” on the air. That’s a Croatian expression for “Bravo.’’ The phrase wasn’t uttered nearly enough during Hezonja’s failed three-year run in Orlando. On July 1, the 6-foot-8 forward joined...
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Mitchell Robinson’s agent cost himself a job with pre-draft ploy

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Mitchell Robinson is certainly acting the part of an NBA player now. According to league sources, Robinson, the Knicks’ 20-year-old project center who dazzled the Las Vegas summer league, has made an agent change already. Sources indicate Robinson, a Chalmette, La. product, has moved on from agent Raymond Brothers and has inked...
  • 33 days ago
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Knicks already have big plans for Kristaps Porzingis, top pick

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Imagine the buzz for the Knicks if Kristaps Porzingis were fully healthy entering training camp and had Kevin Knox waiting on him. Knox can’t wait to meet — and play with — Porzingis. Perhaps Porzingis, too, will be motivated to get back sooner than later after watching clips from Europe. Porzingis FaceTimed...
  • 33 days ago
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Rookie pair gives Knicks feeling they haven’t had in a long time

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale left the Thomas & Mack Center on Friday the 13th, but for a change, the floundering franchise has found only good luck. Stamp July’s summer league a success as Fizdale left Vegas raving about Kevin Knox’s “great toughness” in “answering the bell” and project center Mitchell Robinson’s “timing’’...
  • 34 days ago
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Politically vocal Enes Kanter gets ‘3 or 4 death threats’ a week

NY Post (Fox News) — Enes Kanter just opted in to the final year of his $18.6 million contract to stay with the Knicks for the 2018-19 season, but no amount of money can expunge the challenges the 26-year-old, who has been called a “terrorist” in his native Turkey, now faces. He is wanted for arrest, has had his passport...
  • 34 days ago
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Jimmy Butler’s Timberwolves frustration is now official

NY Post (Noah Bressner) — Jimmy Butler does not want to stay in Minnesota for the long haul. The Timberwolves star has rejected a four-year extension worth about $110 million, according to Minneapolis TV station KSTP. Butler’s current contract expires after the 2019-20 season. Butler is said to be unhappy with Minnesota’s current situation, with the Chicago Sun-Times reporting earlier...
  • 34 days ago
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Former college teammate sees one way Kevin Knox can improve

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Clippers point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Knicks forward Kevin Knox were never able to accomplish a goal of bringing another NCAA title to Kentucky. In fact, for the Wildcats, it was something of an underachieving season, losing to Kansas State in the Sweet 16 after going through a four-game losing streak in...
  • 34 days ago
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Emerging young defensive stopper slows down Kevin Knox

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye is starting to make his name as an emerging young defensive stopper. He played a lot on LeBron James during the playoffs. This was a bit less of a task, but the 23-year-old muffled 6-foot-9 Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox, stalling his summer-league scoring rampage. After racking up...
  • 34 days ago
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Mitchell Robinson breaks out for Knicks as Kevin Knox falters

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Kyrie Irving didn’t see the summer best of Kevin Knox on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center, but at least rookie center Mitchell Robinson looked like a shot-blocking machine. While Knox finally struggled, Robinson, the Knicks’ second-round pick, came up huge in another active, shot-blocking outing with 17 points, including a buzzer-beater,...
  • 35 days ago
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There’s a Knicks battle and bet over the World Cup final

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — It’s France vs. Croatia on Sunday. And Frank Ntilikina vs. Mario Hezonja. Ntilikina told The Post he plans to make a wager with his new Croatian teammate on Sunday’s World Cup final. If they are still in Las Vegas, they plan to watch the game together. “We discussed it, I think we...
  • 35 days ago
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Knicks long-shot is already showing he can fix biggest minus

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Frank Ntilikina was out with a groin strain Tuesday, so that gave the Knicks a chance to take a look at former Arizona shooting guard Allonzo Trier at the point. Remember these are the David Fizdale Knicks of positionless basketball. According to sources, failed PED tests were not the overriding reason the...
  • 36 days ago
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The Kevin Knox legend only grows after Knicks games end

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Burgeoning lottery pick Kevin Knox loves to play and has taken Thomas & Mack Center by storm. But he also loves to watch. When the Knicks are finished with their summer-league games, the 6-foot-9 forward can be seen afterward in the stands — and out of the scorching Las Vegas sun. Knox...
  • 36 days ago
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Knicks’ tricky response to Kyle O’Quinn’s tanking charge

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry brushed off Kyle O’Quinn’s dig at the Knicks but didn’t do a lot to dispel the big man’s premise. After signing last weekend with Indiana, O’Quinn said he rejected a similar Knicks offer because he “wanted to be a part of something bigger than...
  • 36 days ago
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Mario Hezonja: Knicks fans love helped bring me to New York

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Mario Hezonja wore his Knicks jersey in Croatia all the time after getting it at age 14. The 6-foot-8 forward heard from Knicks fans on social media once he started to turn around his 2017-18 season in late December. And Hezonja knew he had an ally in former Magic executive Scott Perry,...
  • 36 days ago
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The hedge bet behind the Knicks’ signing of Mario Hezonja

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Appropriately, in this gambling mecca, new Knicks signee Mario Hezonja was introduced as a hedge bet Tuesday at a press conference at UNLV. It’s a hedge against striking out in 2019 free agency. Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said they hope Hezonja becomes part of the long-term future...
  • 37 days ago
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