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Knicks’ Obi Toppin will ‘likely’ participate in 2021 NBA Slam Dunk contest

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Obi Toppin hasn’t played major minutes for the Knicks in his rookie season, but the 2020 lottery pick is expected to participate in the revamped Slam Dunk contest on All-Star Sunday. A source confirmed Toppin is “likely” to participate in the popular event, which has been switched this year to halftime of the All-Star Game...
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Frank Ntilikina looks ‘fantastic’ in surprise return to Knicks lineup

NY Post (Marc Berman) — It was good to see you again, Frank Ntilikina. Tom Thibodeau had an opening in his 10-man rotation with starting point guard Elfrid Payton missing his first game of the season with a hamstring injury Thursday against the Kings. Instead of moving back to Austin Rivers, Thibodeau threw a surprise and tapped the maligned French...
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Knicks’ Derrick Rose thrives in place of ailing Elfrid Payton

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Derrick Rose took advantage of his season’s first start at point guard on the first possession. Rose started the Knicks’ 140-point outburst by ripping to the basket and converting a lefty runner off the glass. The Knicks never stopped scoring in the first game Elfrid Payton has missed this season. Will this be the passing...
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Knicks now face an intriguing debate: Progress vs. playoffs

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — Every now and again it is perfectly delightful to play a game like this, to welcome a team like these Sacramento Kings into your house, for in many ways they are like the perfect Homecoming Game foe. They are fun to watch, with plenty of dazzling fill-it-up young stars. And they can’t guard a stop...
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Immanuel Quickley puts on show for Knicks fans in win

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The “We Want Quickley’’ chant began late in the first quarter when Sacramento was putting together a rare run. With 2:44 left in the quarter, rookie Immanuel Quickley was inserted into the game and he didn’t disappoint the second giddy Garden gathering of the season. In sparking the Knicks with 18 first-half points, Quickley led...
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Obi Toppin may finally be playing himself into bigger Knicks role

NY Post (Marc Berman) — For one of the few nights this season, Obi Toppin looked like the Knicks rookie with better prospects Tuesday vs. the Warriors before a Garden crowd of 2,000. Was it any coincidence that it came on the first night the Garden allowed fans, including Roni and Obidiah Toppin, his parents from Brooklyn? “She had an...
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Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley trying to avoid every rookie’s nightmare

NY Post (Marc Berman) — As the Garden opened its doors to fans for the first time this season Tuesday, a handful of patrons donned spanking-new Immanuel Quickley Knicks jerseys. In the Knicks’ “second home opener,” however, the electric rookie combo guard was a disappointment. Quickley looked hesitant against the Warriors, and he finished 1-of-5 from the field for three...
  • 8 days ago
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LeBron James, Zion Williamson visits highlight Knicks’ second-half schedule

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The second half of the Knicks’ pandemic-shortened 72-game schedule was announced Wednesday, and the Garden will be blessed with two April treats six days apart. The Lakers and LeBron James will visit April 12 for the first time since being crowned 2020 NBA bubble champions. The bigger event will come April 18 in a Saturday...
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Austin Rivers sounds like he’s bracing for Knicks to trade him

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks guard Austin Rivers arrived as a veteran team leader who was set to close games as a backup. On Wednesday, in his first remarks since the Derrick Rose trade, he sounded like a man about to be traded, sometimes frustratingly forging into the past tense of his Knicks stint. Ironically, Tom Thibodeau is friends...
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Knicks ‘analyzing’ potential Andre Drummond trade

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks are a surprising 3-2 since starting center Mitchell Robinson broke his right hand. The new center tandem of Nerlens Noel and Taj Gibson have provided rebounding and defense in those five games. But the duo have combined to average just 11.4 points. As Tuesday’s loss to the Warriors showed, the Knicks still may...
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Knicks, Nets fans welcomed back inside arenas: ‘completely electric’

NY Post (Elizabeth Rosner, Joe Marino, Kenneth Garger) — Fans of both the Knicks and Nets returned to their teams’ arenas on Tuesday night to watch the action on the court in-person for the first time in nearly a year.  “The evening was completely electric,” Knicks fan Ben Soffer said outside Madison Square Garden following the team’s 114-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors....
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Knicks stars were not happy over ‘lopsided’ officiating

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Warriors shot 24 free throws. The Knicks shot 22 free throws. That didn’t stop the Knicks from voicing concern about the officials after the first Garden game this season with fans. Derrick Rose was the most vocal after he felt he got fouled on a few forays to the hoop. The Knicks shot 39...
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A Knicks home game finally felt normal again

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — There were a couple of times, even if you weren’t lucky enough to be inside the building, even if you were watching through a television screen, when this finally felt like an honest-to-goodness, no-kidding Madison Square Garden basketball game, and it was like listening to an old tune you haven’t heard in years. The lyrics...
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Knicks clipped by Warriors in first game with fans back at MSG

NY Post (Marc Berman) — It was as if 11 months of enthusiastic fervor had been unleashed in one night at the Garden. A lively, loud crowd of 2,000 cheered the Knicks, heckled the Warriors and booed the referees Tuesday night. But in the end, the season’s first Garden crowd could do only so much and the Warriors’ talent won...
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Knicks’ Julius Randle named NBA All-Star for first time in career

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Julius Randle’s dream was not just making the NBA. It was becoming an NBA All-Star. The dream has been realized as Randle will be named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve, according to The Athletic, to culminate his career year in his second season with the Knicks. Randle will become the first...
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