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Knicks destroyed by Rockets despite Mario Hezonja’s triple-double

NY Post (Marc Berman) — HOUSTON — Making his first Knicks start at point guard, Mario Hezonja got his first career triple-double and helped hold Rockets star James Harden to “just” 26 points — but his club was routed wire to wire anyway, 120-96, Friday at Toyota Center. The Knicks (15-64) clinched at least a tie for the NBA’s worst...
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Zion Williamson gets praise from Oscar Robertson while talking Knicks, draft

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — MINNEAPOLIS — Zion Williamson is willing to play for anyone who drafts him — including the tanking Knicks. “Yes, if they draft me, I would love to play for them,” the almost-certain No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft said on Friday, after he was honored as the Oscar Robertson and Associated Press National...
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Mario Henzonja’s first task as Knicks’ point guard: James Harden

NY Post (Marc Berman) — HOUSTON — First LeBron James, now James Harden. It’s gone from the absurd to the surreal as Mario Hezonja starts at point guard Friday vs. the red-hot Rockets and faces the glossy backcourt tag-team of Harden and Chris Paul. The 6-9 combo forward has been switched to man the offense and defend Harden because all...
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Knicks execs confident in ‘two max free agents’ in letter to fans

NY Post (Marc Berman) — HOUSTON — Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry sent a letter to season-ticket holders this week, promising “an extremely bright future’’ and to “diligently” use their cap space this summer. The 279-word essay, dated April 3rd, marked the first time team brass specified publicly the specter of signing “two max free agents” this...
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Knicks betting rookies will improve with return to Las Vegas

NY Post (Marc Berman) — HOUSTON — Despite their mammoth opportunities and heavy minutes, Knicks brass wants their impressive rookie trio to go to Las Vegas’ summer league in July and play at least a few games. The silver lining to this historically wretched 15-63 Knicks’ season is rookies Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier are coming out of...
  • 362 days ago
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Knicks might sit Dennis Smith Jr. rest of season with sore back

NY Post (Marc Berman) — HOUSTON — Dennis Smith Jr. trash-talked Knicks assistant coach Royal Ivey in the visitors’ locker room in Orlando on Wednesday night, joking that he reinjured his back “bustin’ his ass” in practice. Ivey, the former Thunder swingman who is just 37, participated in one-on-one games against the guards last week with the club injury-riddled. Nevertheless,...
  • 362 days ago
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DeAndre Jordan open to Knicks’ future, even with awkward present

NY Post (Marc Berman) — HOUSTON — Knicks center DeAndre Jordan had a mixed reaction when coach David Fizdale approached him recently about taking a seat for the rest of the season. “It sucks watching,’’ Jordan said. After some soul-searching, the 30-year-old free agent got on board. And Fizdale’s request to go all-in on the young guys hasn’t effected Jordan’s...
  • 362 days ago
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Mario Hezonja lights it up vs. his ex-team, but Knicks fall again

NY Post (Marc Berman) — ORLANDO, Fla. — Mario Hezonja scored a career-high 29 points in his first game against the Magic in an opponent’s uniform, but he fouled out with 3:34 left and didn’t have enough help as Orlando continued its playoff push with a 114-100 victory over the Knicks on Wednesday at Amway Center. The Knicks fell to...
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Knicks are keeping their promise to Mario Hezonja

NY Post (Marc Berman) — ORLANDO, Fla. — Mario Hezonja never got a chance to say goodbye to the Orlando fans. Now he can as this season is nearing its end Wednesday at Amway Center, where he toiled for three seasons as their shiny high lottery pick. “This is a game I cannot miss,” Hezonja said after the morning shootaround....
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