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LOOK: Knicks center Mitchell Robinson wears New York or Nowhere shirt ahead of free agency

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York or nowhere. Knicks center Mitchell Robinson let his intentions known through his wardrobe choice six weeks before becoming an unrestricted free agent. The 24-year-old Robinson wore a black shirt with New York or Nowhere emblazoned on his chest during his recent visit to his high school in Louisiana earlier this week. Robinson gave ... Read more The post LOOK: Knicks center...
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2 reasons that might keep Knicks from extending RJ Barrett this summer

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — After Julius Randle fell out of the New York Knicks fans’ graces, RJ Barrett emerged as the new face of the franchise. His strong performance since the turn of the new year and his palpable leadership on and off the court has made his case for a rookie contract extension stronger. Barrett’s strides to finish ... Read more The post 2 reasons that might keep Knicks from extending...
  • 341 days ago
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Knicks FA target Jalen Brunson raises his stocks

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks’ free-agent target Jalen Brunson wants to get paid this summer. His Game 2 performance only raised his stocks to an all-time high. Brunson dominated the Jazz backcourt Mike Conley and Knicks trade target Donovan Mitchell with a career-high 41-point masterclass as the Dallas Mavericks tied the series after a 110-102 win in ... Read more The post Knicks FA target Jalen...
  • 342 days ago
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Karl-Anthony Towns pokes fun at Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau after playing 43 mins in playoff win

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks did not make the playoffs, but they continue to be part of the basketball conversation. After the sighting of Knicks executives in Dallas during the series opener between the Mavericks and the Utah Jazz made social media rounds, it was Tom Thibodeau’s turn to get the spotlight. Minnesota’s All-Star center Karl-Anthony ... Read more The post Karl-Anthony...
  • 343 days ago
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Strong Knicks contingent among curious crowd in Jazz Game 1 win over Mavs

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Trade target Donovan Mitchell and free-agent target Jalen Brunson went mano-a-mano in a riveting showdown in front of a strong New York Knicks contingent. Mitchell scored 30 of his 32 points in the second half to power the Utah Jazz to a 99-93 win over the Luka Doncic-less Dallas Mavericks Saturday in Game 1 of ... Read more The post Strong Knicks contingent among curious crowd in Jazz...
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Pelicans play-in win increases Knicks’ NBA Draft Lottery odds

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Thanks to the New Orleans Pelicans, the New York Knicks moved one spot up in the NBA Draft Lottery. The Pelicans beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers, 105-101, to sneak into the playoffs as the Western Conference’s eighth seed. Friday night’s result gave the Knicks the 11th best odds in the NBA Draft Lottery. The ... Read more The post Pelicans play-in win increases...
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Report: Knicks among 4 potential landing spots for Russell Westbrook

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Solving their point guard woes will be one of the top priorities for the New York Knicks this summer. Unless Donovan Mitchell suddenly becomes available, the Knicks’ options are limited. Jalen Brunson is viewed as their top free-agent target, but there’s also the intriguing possibility of a one-year rental of Los Angeles Lakers’ disgruntled star ... Read more The post Report: Knicks among...
  • 347 days ago
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How will Knicks solve the Randle-Toppin riddle?

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — This summer, the New York Knicks are staring at crossroads with a big Julius Randle question hanging over their heads. Randle’s extension worth at least $110 million will kick in next season following a disappointing season. As his outside shot, the swing skill in his Most Improved Player and All-NBA Second Team campaign last season, ... Read more The post How will Knicks solve the...
  • 349 days ago
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Toppin, Quickley show glimpse of Knicks’ future; Robinson Detroit-bound?

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley have been inseparable since the New York Knicks drafted them in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. So it wasn’t surprising that their on-court chemistry is off the charts. On Sunday, as the Knicks’ disappointing season came to a close, that chemistry was on full display as Toppin ... Read more The post Toppin, Quickley show glimpse of...
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RJ Barrett’s injury dampens Obi Toppin’s career night in Knicks big win

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The good news is New York Knicks rising star RJ Barrett will wrap up his third season, averaging 20.1 points, continuing his year-by-year progress. But the bad news is Barrett’s season is over with an initial prognosis of sprained right knee pending MRI results. Barrett was on pace to a big night when his right ... Read more The post RJ Barrett’s injury dampens Obi...
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Knicks rookie Jericho Sims has more to offer according to Tom Thibodeau

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks rookie center Jericho Sims is a man of few words. He let his game do the talking. Sims did just that and delivered his first career double-double, providing the silver lining in New York Knicks’ 110-98 loss to across-the-river rival Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Starting for Mitchell Robinson, ... Read more The post Knicks rookie Jericho Sims...
  • 354 days ago
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Obi Toppin is just starting to scratch potential: I’m nowhere near the top of my game

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — It has been a long wait for Obi Toppin. The New York Knicks’ eighth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft is starting to live up to his pre-draft hype, albeit almost two seasons too late. Toppin has recorded back-to-back 20-point games, his NBA career-high. Over seven games as a starter, Toppin averaged 15.3 points, ... Read more The post Obi Toppin is just starting to scratch...
  • 355 days ago
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What Tom Thibodeau wants to see in Knicks’ remaining games

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks are better off losing all their remaining games to increase their Draft Lottery odds. But don’t tell that to Tom Thibodeau, who doesn’t have ‘tanking’ in his vocabulary. Instead, he’s still searching for ways to win games at the end of a season filled with disappointments and shortcomings. To him, every ... Read more The post What Tom...
  • 356 days ago
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Knicks: Tom Thibodeau wants Immanuel Quickley to continue doing this

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — There is an ongoing debate whether Immanuel Quickley is better off as a scorer off the bench or a point guard. The sophomore New York Knicks guard continued to trend towards becoming both after notching his first career triple-double. Quickley scored 20 points with 10 assists and 10 rebounds, both career-highs, as the Knicks routed ... Read more The post Knicks: Tom Thibodeau wants...
  • 357 days ago
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Knicks forward Julius Randle likely played his last game this season

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks forward Julius Randle is likely done this season. Randle was ruled out of today’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a lingering sore quad. The announcement came one day after the Knicks were officially eliminated from postseason contention. “He’s out. Most likely, he’s out the rest of the way. He’s had ... Read more The post Knicks...
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