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Kyrie Irving knows how he’ll handle Knicks recruitment

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kyrie Irving’s debut in New York is Tuesday. His movie debut, “Uncle Drew,” that is. The film premieres Tuesday in Manhattan and is officially released in theaters Friday. Irving, the West Orange, N.J., superstar who becomes a free agent in 2019, when the Knicks will be in hot pursuit, says he hears recruiting-type comments from...
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David Fizdale has team he wants, now he must make it work

NY Post (Marc Berman) — David Fizdale’s middle name isn’t Naismith, but Knicks brass does have confidence its brand-new coach invented basketball. Thursday’s draft was confirmation after the Knicks selected 18-year-old small forward Kevin Knox over the more established Mikal Bridges and Miles Bridges, and snagging the rawest of 20-year-olds in Louisiana mystery man Mitchell Robinson without a workout. Since...
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Carmelo Anthony celebrates $28M by laughing at angry fans

NY Post (Post Wire Report) — Carmelo Anthony decided that a foray into free agency wouldn’t be cost effective — and knows how angry he just made a lot of Thunder fans. The 34-year-old veteran forward decided against opting out of his player option and will stick with Oklahoma City for a $27.9 million salary in the 2018-19 season. Anthony faced...
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Knicks taking a chance on Arizona guard after two bans

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Ostarine is partly the reason Arizona junior shooting guard Allonzo Trier is expected to be a Knick this season. The Knicks plan to sign the 6-foot-5 Trier to a two-way contract in July, and he would play on the summer league team. Trier went undrafted Thursday after a college career marred by testing positive twice...
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Kevin Knox’s goal for first Knicks season posted on bedroom wall

NY Post (Steve Serby) — Knicks first-round draft pick Kevin Knox takes his first shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Do you burn to be great? A: Yes. That’s why I love this game, that’s why I play this game, that’s the goal. I want to be great. I want to have my name up in...
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Mitchell Robinson pick puts one Knick’s future in doubt

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The drafting of 7-footer Mitchell Robinson in the second round Thursday has put 7-foot-1 center Luke Kornet’s future in flux, according to sources. Kornet was on a two-way contract last season after being undrafted last June and the Knicks have extended a qualifying offer for another two-way deal ahead of his restricted-free agency. If another...
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High school coach sheds light on enigma of Knicks’ second pick

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Chalmette (La.) High School coach Butch Stockton may have concerns for his former player’s first summer league game in Las Vegas as the Knicks’ new 7-foot center Mitchell Robinson gets into game shape. Robinson, selected by the Knicks in the second round Thursday with the 36th pick in the NBA draft, hasn’t played a 5-on-5...
  • 358 days ago
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Don’t expect Knicks to be active in free agency

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks general manager Scott Perry didn’t sound as if he will be signing LeBron James in July. Or as if he’ll have any cap space at all. If center Enes Kanter opts in by June 29, as would seem the judicious move, the Knicks will have just their $8.4 million mid-level exception to wield July...
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What Kristaps Porzingis told the Knicks’ top draft pick

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kristaps Porzingis has gone from exit-interview blow-off malcontent to team leader in one offseason. Kevin Knox, the Knicks’ No. 9 selection in Thursday’s NBA draft, received a big, 7-foot-3 welcome from Porzingis late Thursday night. According to Knox, Porzingis called him on FaceTime from Madrid, where he is doing his ACL rehab at soccer giant...
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Knicks’ top pick needs to be ready for NYC pressure cooker

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — Shortly before the Knicks picked fourth in 2015 — their highest selection since they won the first NBA lottery — the grand prize from the 1985 draft, Patrick Ewing, was asked about playing in New York. “Whoever they get,” Ewing said, “tell him he better have a thick skin. A really thick skin.” No one...
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Knicks feeling lucky athletic ‘Clint Capela-type’ fell to them

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks new 7-foot shotblocking center Mitchell Robinson is a mystery man – and man of few words. Robinson, 20, let Knicks coach David Fizdale and team brass do the hyping for him after becoming their second-round pick at No. 36 in Thursday’s draft. At Friday’s introductory press conference for Kevin Knox and Robinson, Fizdale even...
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David Fizdale: Kevin Knox can start for Knicks as a rookie

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Forget the notion that 18-year-old Kevin Knox’s rookie season will be spent as a reserve. Knicks coach David Fizdale said he has confidence the second-youngest player in the draft can crack the Knicks starting lineup at small forward. In rave reviews about the Knicks’ first-round pick selected at No. 9 Thursday, Fizdale said the 6-foot-9...
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Kevin Knox has some strange Knicks draft history on his side

NY Post (Ethan Sears) — Kevin Knox and Kristaps Porzingis already have one thing in common. Both were booed on draft night — and the same young fan, Jordan, who was seen crying after the Knicks drafted Porzingis was among those jeering at Knox and chanting to take Michael Porter Jr. instead at No. 9 on Thursday. “We were hoping...
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Big-time coach: Knicks made a good call picking Kevin Knox

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Go ahead, Knicks fans. Dream about Kevin Knox’s upside. John Calipari thinks the Knicks hit a home run with his former player. “It’s a futures league. He’s 18 years old. You’re trying to project who of these guys can be special, and when you look at what they were having at that pick, if that...
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Knicks snag big man in the second round

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks selected New Orleans mystery man, 7-foot-1 center Mitchell Robinson with the 36th pick in the second round. Robinson didn’t play any games in college, committing to Texas A&M, switching to Western Kentucky before leaving the school and decided to train for the draft. Robinson even backed out of the Draft Combine the day...
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