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Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley never worried about mock drafts

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Immanuel Quickley was predicted to be a second-round pick — not even an early second-round pick.  ESPN’s mock-draft kingpin, Jonathon Givony pegged Quickley at 45. Matt Babcock, former agent now in the mock-draft business, put the Kentucky combo guard at 53. NBA Draftroom plugged him in at 48, The Athletic at 42.  The Ringer was...
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Obi Toppin sets conditioning test record in Knicks rookie harbinger

NY Post (Marc Berman) — They say the NBA season — even a shortened 72-game campaign — is a marathon. Let’s hope Obi Toppin’s record-setting conditioning pays off in his rookie season. Toppin, the eighth pick in the draft last month, revealed he scored the highest in the franchise’s conditioning test, which is believed to consist of mostly running drills....
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Kevin Knox desperate to put sophomore slump behind him

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks small forward Kevin Knox is anxious to rid the stench of his sophomore campaign, coming back more muscled and believing this season will be “huge.’’ Buried on the bench last season after a promising rookie campaign, Knox, selected ninth in the 2018 NBA Draft, said he’s even looking to earn the starting slot with the...
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Jazz connections enticed Alec Burks to join Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — New Knicks swingman Alec Burks was in Utah for eight seasons and cherished his stability. Now that he’s bounced around of late, Burks found at least some familiarity in New York.  Knicks assistant GM Walter Perrin made Burks Utah’s 2011 first-round pick. New Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant was with him in Utah for seven seasons. ...
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Elfrid Payton looking to silence doubters as Knicks’ starting point guard

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The biggest surprise of Knicks president Leon Rose’s modest free-agent signings late last month was Elfrid Payton returning after the Knicks declined his $8 million team option.  But it was no surprise to Payton, the Knicks’ starting point guard most of last season and a client of Rose’s former Creative Artists Agency.  “From the beginning...
  • 362 days ago
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Austin Rivers wants to change Knicks’ dismal rap among free agents

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Welcome to the Austin Rivers Monologues, coming very soon to Broadway. The Knicks new combo guard on Wednesday went on a 16-minute spiel — much of it revolving on why players around the league should be dying to come play in New York for the Knicks. The 28-year-old said he’s been mystified why this hasn’t...
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Joakim Noah to be waived by Clippers, career likely over

NY Post (Ted Holmlund) — A long-time NBA veteran’s career looks to be over. The Los Angeles Clippers are waiving the 35-year-old Joakim Noah, which likely means its the end of the big man’s career, his agent, Bill Duffy, told ESPN Tuesday night. Noah, who has played 13 seasons in the NBA, is best known for his first nine years...
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Tom Thibodeau reveals Knicks’ anti-tank strategy

NY Post (Marc Berman) — No tanks. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said repeatedly Tuesday on Media Day he’s not playing the younger guys if they don’t give the team the best chance at winning. The Knicks’ newly remixed roster is geared more for future success than the present, but don’t tell that to the new head coach. In ignoring dire...
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Nets get Christmas date with Celtics as Kyrie Irving returns to Boston

NY Post (Brian Lewis) — The NBA is all about the holiday drama. So it’s no surprise the league schedule-makers jumped at the chance to send the Nets to Boston on Dec. 25.  Kyrie Irving, who had an ugly divorce from the Celtics, should make his regular-season return to TD Garden on Christmas Day at 5 p.m., according to ESPN,...
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Nerlens Noel sees himself in Mitchell Robinson: ‘I want to be a big brother’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — New free-agent signee Nerlens Noel wants to be “a mentor’’ to youngster Mitchell Robinson, but sounded like he’d prefer to do it as the Knicks’ starting center.  The 26-year-old, 6-foot-10 defensive big man will battle Robinson for the starting job. Last season, veteran Taj Gibson won the starting role and was a terrific adviser to...
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