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Can the Knicks afford to give Kevin Knox another opportunity? | Team must drop 5 from active roster

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are flush with talent as they approach preseason and training camp gets underway. Adding Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, Quentin Grimes, and Miles McBride this off-season should contribute toward far more effective and productive play during the 2021-22 season. However, there are not enough spots on the active roster once the regular ... Read more The post Can the Knicks...
  • 15 days ago
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Knicks News: Julius Randle is a man of the people, Derrick Rose’s presence is enough to attract stars

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — One of the more impressive accomplishments the New York Knicks have enjoyed the past two years is the building of a culture on the backs of great people. The first step in changing the course of the franchise was to alter their trajectory in the locker room regarding mentality and discipline. Head coach Tom Thibodeau ... Read more The post Knicks News: Julius Randle is a man of the people,...
  • 16 days ago
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Knicks’ Kemba Walker raves about togetherness of team and winning mentality

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are on the right path toward becoming a more prominent team in the NBA after years of struggling. The 2020-21 season represented a shift in culture and mentality, aiding in the acquisition of several big names this off-season, including Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker. Walker has expressed his excitement about joining ... Read more The post Knicks’ Kemba Walker...
  • 16 days ago
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Knicks News: See Mitchell Robinson’s new muscles, Obi Toppin’s worth-ethic is unmatched

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are patiently waiting for Mitchell Robinson to make a full return from a fractured foot last season. Robinson underwent two surgeries to correct fractures in his foot and hand, suffered at different points during the 2020-21 campaign. Despite his struggles, Robinson has worked diligently to improve his overall muscle mass and ... Read more The post Knicks News: See...
  • 17 days ago
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Knicks: Sports injury analyst weighs in on Mitchell Robinson’s slow recovery

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — With three weeks left before the new season begins, New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson has yet to progress to contact drills. His availability on the opening night remains a question mark. “There’s really no timetable,” Tom Thibodeau said after Thursday’s practice. “When he’s ready, he’s ready. We talk to the medical people every day. ... Read...
  • 17 days ago
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Report: Knicks’ Thibodeau kept three of his four veterans, but had to let go of Bullock

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks let several players from the 2020-21 roster go this off-season, including Elfred Payton, Frank Ntilikina, and Reggie Bullock. All three offered different attributes and skills but ultimately didn’t make the cut to continue on with the team. In Frank’s case, his offensive development hit a wall and was unable to take ... Read more The post Report: Knicks’ Thibodeau...
  • 17 days ago
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Knicks News: Thibs tells how players are giving extra effort, Dolan providing great support

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — On the first day of training camp for the New York Knicks, there was no drama, there was no animosity, and there was no hostility. They were clear-cut signs of progression and development for a franchise that has been lost in the abyss for many years. However, the tides are shifting with head coach Tom ... Read more The post Knicks News: Thibs tells how players are giving extra effort,...
  • 18 days ago
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Knicks: Tom Thibodeau explains why Kemba Walker will start over Derrick Rose

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — On Wednesday, New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed that Kemba Walker would be the opening night starter. Derrick Rose, an early Sixth Man of the Year favorite, will reprise his role as the second unit leader, giving the Knicks a solid point guard rotation they lacked last season. “Pretty much [Kemba Walker will ... Read more The post Knicks: Tom Thibodeau explains why...
  • 18 days ago
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Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley details his new improvements and dominant floater game

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are expecting big things out of sophomore guard Immanuel Quickley, who had a surprising rookie season where he averaged 11.4 points. As a late first-round pick, the 22-year-old has added different elements to his game in just one year, including a legit floater derived from veteran Derrick Rose. Quickley is a ... Read more The post Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley...
  • 19 days ago
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Knicks: Luca Vildoza in limbo as he starts training camp in walking boot

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks guard Luca Vildoza started his first NBA Training Camp on the wrong foot—a walking boot. Vildoza, who has yet to recover from an ankle injury he sustained in the NBA Summer League last month, was reduced to a spectator. And his chances to realize his NBA dream are getting slimmer by the ... Read more The post Knicks: Luca Vildoza in limbo as he starts training camp in...
  • 19 days ago
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Knicks: The growth of Mitchell Robinson in the eyes of Tom Thibodeau

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — When Tom Thibodeau became the New York Knicks head coach, one of the first things he did was send his assistants Mike Woodson and Kenny Payne down to New Orleans to work out Mitchell Robinson. Woodson didn’t like what he saw. “He wasn’t in shape and I just didn’t know how much he would allow ... Read more The post Knicks: The growth of Mitchell Robinson in the eyes of Tom...
  • 19 days ago
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Knicks center Nerlens Noel gets license to shoot

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks center Nerlens Noel has only attempted 10 three-pointers and made two during his first nine seasons in the NBA. Last season, he was 0-of-3 from the three-point zone. That is about to change as Noel said he’d gotten the green light to expand his game. “It’s something that I’ve been working on. ... Read more The post Knicks center Nerlens Noel gets...
  • 19 days ago
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The Knicks’ offense is capable of being elite, but how can they get there?

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are heading into the 2021-22 season with added firepower on offense and development with some of their younger players. Letting Elfrid Payton, Frank Ntilikina, and Reggie Bullock walk this off-season left a few holes behind, but they replaced them eagerly with even better talent. Signing Evan Fournier, Kemba Walker, and drafting ... Read more The post The Knicks’...
  • 19 days ago
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Knicks’ Julius Randle explains why he flopped in post-season series V Atlanta

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — When the New York Knicks needed their All-Star power forward the most, Julius Randle flopped during the postseason against the Atlanta Hawks. After averaging 24.1 points per game, Randle didn’t post more than 20 points until the fourth game of the series in Atlanta, when he recorded 23. His rebounds remained in the double digits, ... Read more The post Knicks’ Julius Randle explains...
  • 20 days ago
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RJ Barrett ready to become Knicks’ top perimeter defender

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — RJ Barrett made a leap as a catch-and-shoot player last season. In Year 3, Barrett wanted to be known as a solid two-way player. Someone has to step up after the New York Knicks lost their top perimeter defender in Reggie Bullock to the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason. Barrett is more than willing to ... Read more The post RJ Barrett ready to become Knicks’ top perimeter defender ...
  • 20 days ago
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