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Knicks Injury Update: Mitchell Robinson cleared for some contact

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — On Wednesday, New York Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau provided an encouraging update on the status of their young center, Mitchell Robinson. More than six months since he underwent surgery to repair a broken foot, Robinson has been medically cleared to take some contact. But the Knicks remain cautious and not in a rush to bring ... Read more The post Knicks Injury Update: Mitchell Robinson...
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Why Knicks’ RJ Barrett is primed for a Year 3 breakout performance

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — One of the most exciting developments during the 2020–21 season was the growth of Knicks guard RJ Barrett. Barrett, who was in his second season in the NBA, saw increased statistics in multiple categories, including points, assists, rebounds, and field goal percentage. Playing in 72 games and 34.9 minutes per, he averaged 17.6 points, 3.0 ... Read more The post Why Knicks’ RJ Barrett...
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Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley is quietly developing essential point guard traits

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are depending on veteran point guards Derrick Rose and Kemba Walker to hold them over for the 2021–22 season, but their long-term plans include Miles McBride and Immanuel Quickley. McBride will likely spend the majority of his rookie season on the bench developing his skills, but Quickley already has a year ... Read more The post Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley is...
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‘Most GMs never played basketball’ Kemba Walker, RJ Barrett react to NBA GM Poll’s Knicks snub

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Three past and present NBA general managers have already given up on Kemba Walker. But on Tuesday night, in an emotional preseason debut with his hometown team New York Knicks, Walker began a new chapter on his career and proved he still has plenty to offer. Playing with a chip on this shoulder, Walker looked ... Read more The post ‘Most GMs never played basketball’ Kemba...
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3 takeaways from Knicks’ first pre-season game Vs Indiana Pacers

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks looked in midseason form in their preseason rout of the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. Scoring 125 points, the Knicks showcased their new offensive playmakers in Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker, both of whom provided ample production. With Elfrid Payton and Reggie Bullock departing in free agency, the Knicks spent some money ... Read more The post 3 takeaways from...
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Knicks flaunt new firepower in 21-point rout of Pacers in preseason opener

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — It’s just the first preseason game, but the New York Knicks treated it like a regular-season game in a true Tom Thibodeau fashion. Thibodeau scowled and bemoaned on the sidelines despite the Knicks rolling past a hapless Indiana Pacers team, 125-104, Tuesday night at the Garden. It set the tone for the upcoming season that ... Read more The post Knicks flaunt new firepower in...
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Luca Vildoza undergoes surgery after getting waived by Knicks

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Now it can be told. The ankle injury doomed Luca Vildoza’s chances even before he could start his NBA journey with the New York Knicks. Vildoza revealed Tuesday that he underwent surgery to extract fluid from the back of his right foot. The Knicks waived him last Sunday. Hola a todos. Les quiero contar que ... Read more The post Luca Vildoza undergoes surgery after getting waived by...
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NBA GM Poll: Knicks outside East’s Top 7 despite having best defensive coach

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Just like last year, the NBA general managers keep on sleeping on Tom Thibodeau and the New York Knicks. Despite the addition of Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier to a core that finished fourth in the East last season, the general managers around the league don’t see a top-seven team. In the annual NBA GM ... Read more The post NBA GM Poll: Knicks outside East’s Top 7 despite...
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5 questions the Knicks are facing as the regular season nears

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are preparing to play their first preseason game on Tuesday evening against the Indiana Pacers. With three preseason games until the regular campaign commences on October 19, the Knicks have a few lingering questions that will play a big part in the upcoming year. Fives questions the Knicks are facing as ... Read more The post 5 questions the Knicks are facing as the...
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Why the Knicks should be ecstatic about their new point guard core

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks waived guard Luce Vildoza over the weekend, making the decision after spending the last few weeks with a foot injury making him unavailable to practice. Vildoza missing Summer League games and training camp, unfortunately, forced the Knicks to make a decision with the Argentinian native. Despite high hopes and expectations, he ... Read more The post Why the Knicks...
  • 13 days ago
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How Derrick Rose is blooming in the Garden of Knicks

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks backup point guard Derrick Rose turned 33 Monday, and he’s blooming in a different way in the Garden that has looked like a basketball paradise for most of last season. After a tumultuous first stint with the Knicks in 2016, Rose’s game withered, and he was already out of the league until ... Read more The post How Derrick Rose is blooming in the Garden of Knicks ...
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Knicks eye big step forward in one important shooting category

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are trying to adapt their game to the modern NBA, which involves shooting high percentage three-pointers. With a focus on defense, head coach Tom Thibodeau is preparing to add the next element to his team, which surprisingly ended up a top-five team in three-point efficiency during the 2020-21 season. Last year, ... Read more The post Knicks eye big step forward in one...
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Knicks waive Luca Vildoza as point guard plans begin to take shape

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks made the decision to waive guard Luca Vildoza on Sunday, electing to go with some of their younger pieces and allow a few NBA veterans to compete for a roster spot this upcoming season. With Dwayne Bacon and Wayne Selden both on the training camp roster, they will be competing for ... Read more The post Knicks waive Luca Vildoza as point guard plans begin to take shape ...
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Knicks’ Evan Fournier says team is ‘hungry’ as they embody ‘old school’ vibes

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — New York Knicks free agent acquisition Evan Fournier wasn’t around for the 2020-21 season, so he didn’t know what to expect entering the team this off-season in preparation for elevated expectations. Last year, the Knicks completely surprised the NBA and its fans, winning the 4th Seed in the Eastern Conference, which was considered a longshot ... Read more The post Knicks’ Evan...
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Barrett as Knicks’ top perimeter defender? Thibodeau says ‘That’s the challenge’

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks former lottery pick RJ Barrett wants to be known as a two-way player and become one of the top perimeter defenders. This season will give him that opportunity. Can he do it? “That’s the challenge,” Tom Thibodeau said after Thursday’s practice. “To continue to challenge him, to grow and get better.” When ... Read more The post Barrett as...
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