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Knicks lock up the athletic draft pick they had to have

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — The Knicks were so worried rookie Mitchell Robinson wasn’t going to drop to No. 36 in the second round that they mulled trading up a few notches to ensure they’d be able to nab him, according to an NBA source. That’s how highly Knicks scouts had rated the 20-year-old center. Knicks general...
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Knicks’ other draft pick flashes rim-protecting ability

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks rookie Mitchell Robinson shook his head emphatically just as he was shaking off all the rust from a 14-month layoff. In his summer-league debut Saturday after not playing since April 2017, the 7-foot project center made a highlight block at the rim on Atlanta’s Jock Landale. Instead of a Dikembe Mutombo...
  • 79 days ago
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Kevin Knox has rim-rocking day in Knicks’ summer-league debut

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Kevin Knox’s 8-for-20 shooting line doesn’t tell the whole tale of a summer-league debut filled with rocking rims and an ocean of promise for the Knicks’ 2018 lottery pick. Though Knox tailed off in the second half, the 18-year-old put up 22 points while showing he can take it hard and often...
  • 79 days ago
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Juwan Howard Jr. is forging his own path to NBA dream

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Juwan Howard Jr. hasn’t taken the same Fab Five route through Michigan to the NBA that his father traveled. The elder Howard never played in the leagues of Luxembourg or Mexico or Finland, nor did he get cut by an NBA summer-league team before the opener. The son, a 6-foot-6 small forward...
  • 79 days ago
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NYC’s best high school prospect in years won’t stop until he’s on top

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — His future isn’t riding on a jump shot. He isn’t the ticket to get his family out of a difficult living situation. He can get into a premier college without a scholarship. Perhaps that’s what makes Cole Anthony’s rise to the top of the prep basketball world all the more impressive. He has reached this...
  • 79 days ago
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Why Knicks GM is giving second chance to his biggest draft bust

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — We were all jerks in our youth. That was the message from new Knicks coach David Fizdale in predicting newly signed forward Mario Hezonja has turned over a new leaf as the 23-year-old Croatian put forth a strong finish to last season. Hezonja, the fifth pick in the 2015 draft, officially signed...
  • 80 days ago
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Thunder just trying to figure out how to get rid of Carmelo

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Carmelo Anthony didn’t like his reduced role and the Thunder weren’t keen on paying him big money to fail at it. A parting of the ways always seemed inevitable, and now it appears close to happening. Following one dismal season in Oklahoma City, the former Knick appears headed elsewhere shortly after opting in to the...
  • 80 days ago
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Kyle O’Quinn signs with Pacers as Knicks think young

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Kyle O’Quinn Era is over in New York. The Queens product agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Pacers, an NBA source confirmed. The Knicks’ burly backup center got a small raise after opting out of his Knicks contract that would have paid him $4.25 million next season. According to...
  • 80 days ago
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Emmanuel Mudiay all-in with Fizdale as career at a crossroads

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Emmanuel Mudiay doesn’t have to be here. But the 6-foot-5 point guard wants to be around new coach David Fizdale as much as he can looking to reverse a disappointing two-month stretch with the Knicks after the trade-deadline deal with Denver. Mudiay is practicing with the Knicks summer-league team that debuts Saturday...
  • 80 days ago
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Knicks coach is planning a historically massive lineup

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — David Fizdale has big — and small — plans for Kristaps Porzingis. Fizdale revealed he may try having Porzingis play some small forward in an envisioned quartet that would be one of the longest the NBA has ever seen. Fizdale plans to visit Porzingis in Latvia about five days after the summer...
  • 81 days ago
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Knicks can’t believe how good their new ‘athletic freak’ looks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — No rust? Fourteen months is a long time not to play a 5-on-5 basketball game, unless you are Mitchell Robinson. The Knicks’ 7-foot center project has floored Knicks coach David Fizdale. “Ma-a-a-n, is he athletic,” Fizdale said of Robinson, whom they selected with the 36th pick of the draft. After two days...
  • 81 days ago
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David Fizdale: No guaranteed Knicks starters right now

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale said every starter will have to recapture his spot — even center Enes Kanter and shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. The new coach, using grand rhetoric, wants them to fight it out. “I’m not even going to touch it yet,’’ Fizdale said. “I’m going to let them clash...
  • 82 days ago
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Allonzo Trier looking to show Knicks they made right choice

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Allonzo Trier doesn’t know why he didn’t get drafted following his junior year as Arizona’s shooting guard. He just knows how shocked he was, how many teams made mistakes and how he will get his first chance to prove it on the Knicks’ summer-league team, beginning Saturday against the Hawks. “Yeah, it...
  • 82 days ago
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How Fizdale, Knicks are helping Ntilikina get into attack mode

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale invited Frank Ntilikina to his hotel room Wednesday morning for breakfast and basketball. They pored over film of Tuesday’s first summer-league practice, Fizdale showing the 19-year-old Frenchman, among other things, where he could have been more aggressive. Ntilikina’s second season is off to a promising start, even if...
  • 82 days ago
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Knicks getting first taste of David Fizdale’s innovative offense

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS – While Mike D’Antoni gets all the credit for being a pioneer of the modern offensive trend of pace-and-space, position-less basketball, new Knicks coach David Fizdale likes to think he had a share in moving it toward the mainstream. As a Heat assistant coach under Erik Spoelstra, Fizdale lobbied to change up things...
  • 82 days ago
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