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Alec Burks proving to be key addition to Knicks lineup

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Alec Burks missed the final two preseason games, but he didn’t miss a beat in Wednesday’s opener in Indiana. In his first game as a father and a Knick, Burks came off the bench to smoothly drop in 22 points, shooting 6 of 12 with three assists and one turnover in 32 minutes. No rust...
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Knicks rookies’ home debut will likely have to wait

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Bah Humbug. The two rookies probably won’t make their home Knicks debuts Saturday against the Sixers. Forward Obi Toppin has a hurting calf, and point guard Immanuel Quickley is still nursing a hip pointer, leaving both doubtful for the Garden opener on the injury report released Friday. The Knicks also face the Bucks on Sunday,...
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Obi Toppin’s mom desperate to watch son play: ‘I want him to go out and kill’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Roni Toppin — like other Knicks fans — will be banned from watching in person rookie Obi Toppin’s Garden debut as a Knick on Saturday against the Sixers. No fans. Not even mothers. Roni Toppin teaches autistic kids at a Washington Heights middle school. During the pandemic, she wants a part-time job with MSG in...
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Austin Rivers making progress toward Knicks debut

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — This counts as progress. Although Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said combo guard Austin Rivers did only “a little bit” in a light practice Thursday, that was at least a step in the right direction for the newcomer, who missed virtually all of training camp and didn’t appear in a preseason game due to a right...
  • 340 days ago
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The Knicks’ biggest issue is rearing its ugly head again

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — The star of the Knicks’ preseason is already hurt. Two former lottery picks at the same position developed splinters on the first night. And their journeyman starter was unimpressive. Point guard remains inarguably the Knicks’ No. 1 issue. Immanuel Quickley, the first-round pick out of Kentucky who was already becoming a fan favorite after his...
  • 340 days ago
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Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin have roller-coaster Knicks debut

NY Post (Marc Berman) — One hurt his hip. The other hurt his shooting percentage. You can never accuse the Knicks two rookies, Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley, of being shy. Tom Thibodeau has a reputation for not relying on his rookies, but he was ready to roll with his two confident first-rounders in the season opener in Indiana on...
  • 341 days ago
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Knicks tried to stay away from Frank Ntilikina in revealing move

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau went into the season-opening contest versus the Pacers with no intentions of playing either point guards, Frank Ntilikina or Dennis Smith Jr. The two 2017 lottery picks did not get their rookie contract extensions at Monday’s deadline and tellingly neither made Thibodeau’s 10-man rotation. Even after backup point guard Immanuel Quickley...
  • 341 days ago
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Tom Thibodeau just proved why is he perfect for Knicks

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — The tricky part will be culling the good stuff from the first 24 minutes, cultivating the aspects of those first two quarters that had Knicks players floating off the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Knicks fans — even the most jaded, even the most wounded, even the most skeptical — involuntarily hearing this come...
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Knicks crumble in season-opening loss to Pacers

NY Post (Marc Berman) — It started all so swell for Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks. A club that was not touted for scoring exploded for 66 points in the first half and RJ Barrett started his second season with a big bang, making his first eight shots in the season opener. But rookie backup point guard Immanuel Quickley was lost for...
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Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley exits debut with injury

NY Post (Mark Fischer) — Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley saw his NBA debut end early Wednesday after suffering a hip pointer against the Pacers, the team announced. The point guard appeared to hurt his hip while colliding with Indianapolis power forward Myles Turner in the second quarter. Quickley shined during the preseason after he was selected with the 25th pick...
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Knicks make key lineup calls before season-opener

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks rookie point guard Immanuel Quickley won’t start in Wednesday night’s season-opener against the Pacers — but Mitchell Robinson will Quickley, who became a preseason revelation and started at point guard in the preseason finale, was set to come off the bench as head coach Tom Thibodeau stuck with veteran point guard Elfrid Payton. Thibodeau...
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Frank Ntilikina has no clue about his Knicks role as future gets murkier

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Frank Ntilikina would also like to know if he’ll play in Wednesday’s season opener in Indiana. Ntilikina, the Knicks’ 2017 lottery pick, missed the final two preseason games with Achilles soreness. He’s in a dogfight for rotational minutes with the Knicks’ backcourt depth and coach Tom Thibodeau announcing he will have a 10-man rotation. “It’s...
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Listen to Episode 25 of ‘Big Apple Buckets’: Knicks Season Preview, Predictions

NY Post (Jake Brown) — The NBA season has begun just in time for the holidays. The New York Knicks get their 2020-21 season underway on Wednesday when they take on the Pacers in Indiana. Tom Thibodeau will coach a young Knicks team that will probably go through some bumps and bruises, especially without a star on their roster. There...
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Knicks’ Obi Toppin missed out on crucial learning experience

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Obi Toppin, the Knicks’ rookie lottery pick, had bright moments in preseason, but more regarding his passing than his dunking. The 22-year-old out of Dayton still has a lot to figure out. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau isn’t surprised. Toppin, a late-bloomer from Brooklyn, could have used a summer league, but that got zapped by the...
  • 342 days ago
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Knicks are fired up over doomsday predictions

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The harsh glare of the regular season hits Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks on Wednesday night in their season opener at empty Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.  A 3-1 preseason was all well and good, but even hyped rookie Obi Toppin knows it means little.  “Everybody is talking about the difference because it’s real,’’ Toppin said after...
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