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Knox drawing comparisons with emerging Celtics star he’s set to face

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — Even before Kevin Knox fell to the Knicks and became the ninth overall pick, his coach at Kentucky, John Calipari, predicted several teams ultimately would regret passing on the youngest player in this year’s NBA draft. Calipari easily envisioned a path to stardom for Knox because he believed he had just seen it, following the...
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Enes Kanter’s big game hurt by questionable flagrant foul

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Enes Kanter almost always has his way with the Nets’ smaller front line — he’s a menacing bull at Barclays Center. When the Knicks needed three points to tie Friday night, Kanter got them, barreling to the bucket after a pocket pass from Trey Burke off a pick-and-roll with 15.9 seconds left. Kanter scored the...
  • 359 days ago
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D’Angelo Russell: We’re ‘supposed to beat’ the Knicks

NY Post (Brian Lewis) — Spencer Dinwiddie, who boasted the Nets are better than the Knicks, nearly saw his mouth write a check his behind couldn’t cash. But after the Nets pulled the game out at the end, D’Angelo Russell called it a game his team is expected to win. “Get the wins you’re supposed to win,” Russell said after...
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Knicks nipped by Nets thanks to LeVert’s bucket in final second

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — The Nets took Round 1. Caris LeVert landed the knockout blow. After losing all four of last season’s meetings with their cross-river rival, the Nets blew an 11-point second-half lead, but left Barclays Center Friday night with a thrilling 107-105 win over the Knicks, decided by LeVert’s game-winning drive with one second remaining. Tim Hardaway...
  • 360 days ago
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When the real battle begins for the Knicks and Nets

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks and Nets scrapped in Brooklyn on Friday in the first of four regular-season grudge matches. It stood as the Nets’ home opener, but usually the arena turns into Barclays Square Garden. Both New York teams likely will strive for 30-win seasons. Both are expected to miss the playoffs together for the fourth straight...
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Rookie grateful for mentorship of these two former Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks coach David Fizdale has compared 6-foot-5 rookie guard Allonzo Trier to Clippers reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams. Trier, a Seattle native, would be just as flattered if he were compared to a former Clippers Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford. Trier has befriended two fellow Seattle products and accomplished ex-Knicks...
  • 361 days ago
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Speedy youngsters have Knicks leading one ‘non-negotiable’ stat

NY Post (Marc Berman) — “The Fiz Kids” are No. 1 in the NBA in two things. They are the league’s youngest team with an average age of 24.1 and — at least after one game — the fastest. The Knicks may or may not win 30 games, but they are young, athletic and have a head coach in David...
  • 361 days ago
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The Knicks are thinking bigger than this Nets feud

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks coach David Fizdale said his team’s goal is more than being better than Brooklyn. The Knicks and Nets will scrap Friday at Barclays Center in the season’s second game for both clubs. The teams split two preseason games against each other. Chatty Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie said during the preseason the Nets are...
  • 361 days ago
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David Fizdale’s lineup twist worked perfectly

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Five takeaways from the Knicks’ season-opening 126-107 victory over the hapless Hawks — a game in which the club led by 28 points early in the third quarter. 1. David Fizdale’s decision to start Frank Ntilikina at the swing position paid off, and the coach didn’t care an iota about Ntilikina’s modest five-point, one-assist, 2-of-7 showing....
  • 361 days ago
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It was a mixed bag for the Knicks’ rookies

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — On opening night, the Knicks’ three rookies ran the gamut. There was the good (Allonzo Trier scoring 15 points), the bad (Kevin Knox making just 4-of-16 shots) and the unfortunate (Mitchell Robinson tweaking his ankle in just over a minute of action) in the Knicks’ 126-107 rout of the Hawks at the Garden on Wednesday...
  • 361 days ago
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Knicks get a double-double from this Noah

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Noah Vonleh looked at the roster, saw its youth, players with a similar story to his, heard coach David Fizdale’s mandate on the importance of development, and knew the Knicks were the right move. It sure seemed like a good fit on opening night for the 23-year-old forward. Taking advantage of extra playing time after...
  • 361 days ago
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Knicks display an energy that gives fan base a lift for one night

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — Look, there is nothing wrong with savoring what you saw Wednesday night. There is nothing wrong with admitting you got a little caught up in the frenetic pace the Knicks employed, and the fact that for the first time since Prohibition there were basketball players wearing Knicks uniforms who actually looked interested in defense. There...
  • 362 days ago
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Knicks put on a show and open season with Hawks destruction

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Don’t get used to it, but David Fizdale’s youthful Knicks created fireworks and history on opening night. Scoring a franchise-record 49 points in the second quarter and with Tim Hardaway Jr. adjusting superbly to his No. 1 option role, the Knicks captured their season opener with a 126-107 pounding of the even-younger Hawks. The Garden...
  • 362 days ago
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Knicks boss denies contract rift with Kristaps Porzingis

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks president Steve Mills said he has no evidence of Kristaps Porzingis being unhappy that he didn’t get his rookie $158 million contract extension at Monday’s deadline. It was a foregone conclusion for months the Knicks would wait until he became a restricted free agent. Had they extended Porzingis, the club would have had little...
  • 362 days ago
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Frank Ntilikina’s season-opening start is major Fizdale statement

NY Post (Marc Berman) — It took former Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek into March before he gave Frank Ntilikina his first NBA start. New coach David Fizdale didn’t waste any time — even if it meant making the gutsy decision to sit this year’s prized lottery pick, Kevin Knox, for Wednesday’s season opener against the Hawks at the Garden. Whatever...
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