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The New York Knicks have a new plan to win games in 2021

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are going into the 2020-21 season with a revitalized sense of success. While upper management didn’t appeal to some of the more highly touted free agents on the market, new head coach Tom Thibodeau has no plans to lay down to competition next season. Winning is the ultimate goal, and playing ... Read more The post The New York Knicks have a new plan to win games in 2021...
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New York Knicks: Thibodeau likes Ntilikina’s defensive versatility

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau hasn’t settled yet on his starters and rotation, but there’s one guy on the roster who caught his eye. Frank Ntilikina, the longest-tenured Knick on the roster and the last remnant of the Phil Jackson era, has impressed Thibodeau during the training camp. “I like Frank. Obviously, we ... Read more The post New York Knicks:...
  • 358 days ago
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Tom Thibodeau takes the good with the bad in Knicks’ first full practice

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — It was a slow-moving first day of practice for the New York Knicks under new coach Tom Thibodeau but the main focus revolved around teaching and improving. More than half of the Knicks’ training camp roster is new, and so are the whole coaching staff. The effects of the long layoff were evident with players ... Read more The post Tom Thibodeau takes the good with the bad in...
  • 358 days ago
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The New York Knicks have Doc Rivers to think for Austin Rivers’ services

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks didn’t have much appeal this past off-season, and with training camp underway, it seems like the current roster will likely be similar to their opening game unit. One thing is for sure, the Knicks have bolstered their team with plenty of guards, despite not picking one with quality options on the ... Read more The post The New York Knicks have Doc Rivers to think for...
  • 359 days ago
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Carmelo Anthony details why Knicks weren’t even considered in free agency

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — Going into his 18th season in the NBA, former New York Knicks sharpshooter Carmelo Anthony was rumored to possibly make a return to Madison Square Garden. Anthony, who spent seven seasons with New York and played in 412 total games, found a new home with the Portland Trailblazers this past season. He led them to ... Read more The post Carmelo Anthony details why Knicks weren’t even...
  • 359 days ago
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New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina could be left behind with Tom Thibodeau’s strategy

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have a tall task ahead of them trying to figure out who they’re going to utilize at point guard and why. The expectation is that Tom Thibodeau will select Elfrid Payton as a starter, considering he is the most refined of the group and offers veteran experience. In addition, he’s a ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina could be left behind with Tom...
  • 360 days ago
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New York Knicks: Julius Randle believes he can co-exist with Obi Toppin

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — After the New York Knicks selected Obi Toppin in the NBA Draft, there were questions on how he and Julius Randle co-exist. Randle, speaking for the first time since the draft, believes Toppin will fit right next to him. “He’s an athletic player from what I know. I haven’t seen much of him. But he ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Julius Randle believes he can...
  • 360 days ago
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New York Knicks: Robinson welcomes competition from Noel

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Third-year center Mitchell Robinson should be in line to become the New York Knicks’ starting center. But not so fast. Free-agent pickup Nerlens Noel is expected to give him a run for his money in the training camp as new Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau weighs in on who should get the starting gig. Robinson welcomes ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Robinson welcomes...
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Knicks’ Obi Toppin bleeds confidence after condition test

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — When the New York Knicks drafted Obi Toppin with the eighth overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft, some saw the move as malpractice, considering the team needed a point guard desperately. However, Toppin bleeds confidence in every category, which should excite Knick fans and the coaching staff that is preparing to help him with ... Read more The post Knicks’ Obi Toppin bleeds...
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New York Knicks: Obi Toppin enrolls at ‘House of Payne’

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Much has been said about the lore of the big man’s whisperer Kenny Payne out of Kentucky. Payne, who has helped produce some of today’s finest big men in the NBA, from Anthony Davis to Karl-Anthony Towns to Bam Adebayo, has taken New York Knicks‘ rookie Obi Toppin as his next most important project. Uncle ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Obi Toppin enrolls at...
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New York Knicks: Obi Toppin reminds RJ Barrett of Zion Williamson

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks‘ RJ Barrett and New Orlean Pelicans’ Zion Williamson were the first freshman teammates in college to average 20-plus points per game. The dynamic pair wound up their one-and-done season in Duke with an identical 22.6-point average. This is the scenario that Barrett has been envisioning with the arrival of Obi Toppin, the ... Read more The post New York Knicks:...
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New York Knicks: Projecting the starting five to open the 2020-21 season

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are saturated with players that represent average talent, so figuring out their starting rotation could be tumultuous. However, we can project several promising players with more upside to be included in the starting roster as well as veterans at several key positions the Knicks lack star talent at. For new head ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Projecting the...
  • 362 days ago
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Make New York Knicks Great Again: Austin Rivers embraces the challenge

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks haven’t attracted a superstar since Amar’e Stoudemire signed a five-year, $100-million deal in the 2010 free agency. The Knicks haven’t been to the playoffs since Carmelo Anthony led them to the second round in 2013. If there’s such seventh heaven, the last seven years have been the opposite for the Knicks ... Read more The post Make New York...
  • 362 days ago
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New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau unveils strategy for 2020-21 season

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks took an interesting approach to their off-season, missing out on big-name free agents and failing to even spark any interest in joining the ranks at The Garden. However, it is important to note that the Knicks are actively rebuilding, specifically through a youth agenda that includes RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, and ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Tom...
  • 363 days ago
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Tom Thibodeau on Knicks offseason moves: ‘We wanted to be disciplined’

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks have always been under the microscope. So the Knicks went into the offseason with so much anticipation from their fan base and around the league. Armed with a massive $40-million cap space, the Knicks have struck out anew in a free agency devoid of franchise-altering stars. But it’s not that they ... Read more The post Tom Thibodeau on Knicks offseason moves:...
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