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A bunch of Knicks just shrank

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks got shorter — on paper. In compliance with an NBA mandate to become more accurate with listed heights in an attempt at full disclosure, the Knicks released their new measurements. Recent draft picks Kevin Knox II, Frank Ntilikina and Mitchell Robinson each lost an inch. Knox was reduced to 6-foot-8 from 6-9. Ntilikina...
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Dennis Smith Jr. getting late start to Knicks point guard battle

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks point-guard derby featuring three former lottery picks will officially commence in Monday’s preseason opener in Washington, but Dennis Smith Jr. will have to sit this one out. Smith has a strained back, leaving coach David Fizdale to start either new-signee Elfrid Payton or emerging Frank Ntilikina. The smart bet is Payton, 24, who...
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New-look Knicks ready to unveil frenetic defense

NY Post (Marc Berman) — It’s time to get a first glimpse on how much the Knicks have improved following last season’s 17-65 wreckage and $70 million expenditures this summer. Without a star but carrying loads of depth after signing seven free agents, coach David Fizdale’s new pressure defense will be on display for the first time Monday in Washington...
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Knicks’ RJ Barrett demonstrates he’s fearless in the paint

NY Post (Marc Berman) — During Saturday’s open scrimmage at Columbia University, RJ Barrett made what broadcaster Mark Jackson would call “a grown-man move.’’ The Knicks’ 6-foot-7, rookie shooting guard drew contact with defender Frank Ntilikina after barreling down the lane, but the former Duke great rolled in the layup as the whistle blew for a foul. Barrett’s “and-1” against...
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Kenny Smith’s advice for Knicks during these tough times

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kenny Smith is no longer surprised the Knicks are not a magnet for stars. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving choosing the Nets over the Knicks this summer would have “shocked me five years ago, but not anymore,’’ the TNT analyst and Queens native said. The current players, he said, aren’t aware of the history. “I...
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Knicks’ Taj Gibson excited to be reunited with former pupil

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Taj Gibson told The Post in August his chief job as a new Knick was to mentor center Mitchell Robinson. But the 34-year-old defensive bruiser hasn’t forgotten about the Knicks’ other big man, former Bulls teammate Bobby Portis. Portis, 24, cited Gibson as one of his first mentors when they were together in Chicago his...
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David Fizdale is planting the early seeds for advanced Knicks offense

NY Post (Marc Berman) — It won’t be as difficult as the triangle but Knicks coach David Fizdale said his 2019-’20 offense will be more complex. He’s ready to dig deeper. The thicker playbook will be due to having more veterans than last season, when Fizdale felt the young squad couldn’t handle complicated schemes. Fizdale admits simple pick-and-rolls and isolations...
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Kristaps Porzingis’ slick response to RJ Barrett challenge

NY Post (Greg Joyce) — RJ Barrett chose Kristaps Porzingis as the opponent he would most like to dunk on. The former Knick didn’t completely dunk on the prized rookie in response, but let him know it won’t be easy. “He said he wants to dunk on me? That’s fine,” a smiling Porzingis told reporters in Dallas on Thursday. “I’m...
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Knicks great returns to drop some knowledge on RJ Barrett

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks coach David Fizdale is hoping Bernard King turns into the team’s lottery-pick whisperer. Last season, the Hall-of-Fame scoring forward was assigned as rookie Kevin Knox’s mentor and they got together for four sessions, even spending some time together on the road for breakfasts. Now it’s on to RJ Barrett, the Knicks’ third-overall pick in...
  • 316 days ago
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Marcus Morris surprised Spurs controversy keeps escalating

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks new forward Marcus Morris said he did not expect legendary Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to call him out earlier this week for reneging on his verbal commitment, but admitted he felt bad how it played out. “I was very surprised but I have nothing but respect for Pop,” Morris said after Thursday’s training camp...
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Dennis Smith Jr. switches diet in quest for Knicks starting job

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Dennis Smith Jr. came to camp with a new shot — and a new body. Smith, the Fayetteville, N.C., product with a self-admitted taste for Bojangles, took coach David Fizdale’s mandate to step up his nutrition game if he wanted to remain the team’s starting point guard. The key piece to the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster...
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How David Fizdale will help Frank Ntilikina after huge summer

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina left his World Cup bronze medal back in France, but the newly emboldened point guard believes he is bringing his game to the U.S. And Knicks coach David Fizdale is bringing over a couple of the French Team’s plays it ran for the Knicks’ maligned 2017 lottery pick. Fizdale said...
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RJ Barrett’s development takes center stage at first Knicks practice

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks rookie RJ Barrett looked down at his muscular arms after being asked about the different level of physicality found in the NBA following the Knicks’ first practice. “We got the vets here — big, strong guys, definitely a different level of physicality,’’ Barrett said Tuesday. “I’m going to get used to it. I’ve got...
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Knicks’ Julius Randle knows job is much more than scoring now

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Julius Randle already has proven he can be an inside-out scorer. The Knicks’ highest-paid player hasn’t proven he can be a leader, defender or even a winner. Armed with a whopping three-year, $63 million contract, the Knicks’ expected starting power forward spoke candidly about his new role as a leader during Monday’s media day. “My...
  • 318 days ago
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The Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson dream is all too familiar

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — We have been reminded again these past few weeks how powerful the imagination can be in sports, how easy it is to trigger in the very soul of a sports fan. Daniel Jones has relit that spark among a fresh generation of Giants fans who’d already started tasting life in the wilderness, even after only...
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