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Frank Ntilikina’s NYC adjustment, from his most trusted source

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Jacqueline Mukarugema stood by the bar at the Garden’s Delta Club on Saturday night, but she wasn’t purchasing drinks. The new jerseys of her son, Frank Ntilikina, had just arrived in time for the Knicks home opener, and she was preparing to buy a bunch off the rack to bring back to France. Mukarugema had...
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A look at Kristaps Porzingis’ new plan for staying healthy

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kristaps Porzingis believes he’s found a new formula to stay healthy this season and not hit the wall – as he did late in his first two seasons. Porzingis, who is averaging 32 points per game through the first two contests, revealed he underwent a battery of tests by doctors in Spain over the summer...
  • 26 days ago
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Porzingis: I think Hernangomez ‘deserves’ to play

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Although he didn’t take issue with Jeff Hornacek, Kristaps Porzingis said Willy Hernangomez “deserves’’ to be on the floor. Now he’s trying lift his spirits, acknowledging his friend is “frustrated.” Hernangomez, the Knicks young center who has been called a building block by management, has moved out of the rotation, earning a DNP in the...
  • 26 days ago
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Knicks’ big-ticket item off to a rocky start

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — Tim Hardaway Jr.’s contract doesn’t look any better yet. Two games into his second stint with the Knicks, Hardaway already is struggling to carry the weight of his four-year, $71 million contract. In his return to Madison Square Garden, the team’s biggest free-agent acquisition became no more popular with the skeptical fanbase, hitting just 4-of-16...
  • 27 days ago
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Knicks’ rebuild already stalling as benched building block stews

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — Throughout the summer, the Knicks spoke of their impending rebuilding around a core of young players — draft-pick point guard Frank Ntilikina, athletic free agent Tim Hardaway Jr., All-Rookie Team center Willy Hernangomez and New York’s favorite unicorn, Kristaps Porzingis. Finally, the rebuilt squad was ready for its home unveiling Saturday as the Knicks, after...
  • 27 days ago
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Porzingis can’t keep Knicks from blowing big lead in MSG opener

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks likely will find a lot of ways to lose this season. In their home opener, they decided to tease the sellout Garden crowd by taking a 21-point lead late in the second quarter and dominating the half before blowing all of it. In their first home opener without Carmelo Anthony since 2010, the...
  • 27 days ago
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Why the Knicks remain excited about Frank Ntilikina’s progress

NY Post (cmasisak) — While Knicks fans are frustrated with rookie Frank Ntilikina’s fragility, Jeff Hornacek continues to see good signs well beyond the spate of injuries. After a rough, scoreless, seven-minute NBA debut Thursday in Oklahoma City, Ntilikina’s status for the home opener Saturday vs. Detroit was in doubt because of a sprained ankle suffered at practice Friday....
  • 27 days ago
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Knicks’ logjam at center is already a subplot to watch

NY Post (Alex Squadron) — After Willy Hernangomez made the All-Rookie first team last year, there were high expectations for the Knicks big man entering this season. But in a crowded frontcourt, the 23-year-old still is competing to see the floor at all. During the season-opening loss Thursday at Oklahoma City, Hernangomez checked in during garbage time, logging four total...
  • 28 days ago
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Porzingis’ biggest fear before his headlining Broadway debut

NY Post (Alex Squadron) — The face of the Knicks is ready. Ready to take the big stage under the bright lights at Madison Square Garden. Ready to meet his exuberant fan base for the first time this season. Ready to keep shouldering the load. “I’m excited,” 22-year-old Kristaps Porizingis said of the home opener Saturday against the Pistons. “The...
  • 28 days ago
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Frank Ntilikina suffers painful ankle injury at Knicks practice

NY Post (Alex Squadron) — Knicks practice took a turn for the worst on Friday, when rookie guard Frank Ntilikina went down with an apparent ankle injury. During a competitive game of 4-on-4, Ntilikina hobbled off the floor before going to the ground, clutching his left ankle. The Frenchmen was clearly in a lot of pain and stayed down for...
  • 28 days ago
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Carmelo: No reason for Knicks fans to boo me at MSG

NY Post (Marc Berman) — OKLAHOMA CITY – Carmelo Anthony said the “chapter is closed’’ on his Knicks’ stint with Thursday’s 105-84 victory. However, there may be one more page – Dec. 16 when Anthony and the Thunder visit the Garden for the first time since the trade. Always a lightning rod, the Garden reaction to Anthony’s return will be...
  • 28 days ago
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Frank Ntilikina is Knicks’ only hope at point guard

NY Post (Marc Berman) — OKLAHOMA CITY – The Knicks point-guard dilemma looked as bad as advertised in the season opener, a 105-84 loss to the Thunder and Carmelo Anthony. Neither Ramon Sessions, Ron Baker nor French rookie Frank Ntilikina could do a thing. In Ntilikina’s case, it was understandable. After missing summer league, Ntilikina missed the final four preseason games...
  • 28 days ago
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A glimpse at what the Porzingis era will look like for Knicks

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — OKLAHOMA CITY — At the ripe old grizzled age of 22, Kristaps Porzingis already has played — endured? — two Knicks seasons in New York. He became many things to Knicks fans because of his 7-foot-3 length, perimeter shooting skills and explosiveness at the rim. The Future. The Hope. The Cornerstone. But no matter what...
  • 29 days ago
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‘No more Knicks talk’: Carmelo gets closure with emphatic ‘W’

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — OKLAHOMA CITY — Less than one game-time minute had passed and Carmelo Anthony accepted a Russell Westbrook pass on the right side and launched an open 3-pointer. The Thunder were up on the Knicks, 3-0. “It felt good,” Anthony said. “I was actually surprised the first shot was that wide open. Glad it went in...
  • 29 days ago
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One Knicks building block didn’t play much in opener

NY Post (Marc Berman) — OKLAHOMA CITY — Center Willy Hernangomez, the young building block who was a first-team All-Rookie selection, found himself out of the rotation in the season opener Thursday versus the Thunder. As expected Enes Kanter started and Kyle O’Quinn got 22 minutes as the backup. With 3:46 left, Hernangomez was put in during garbage time of...
  • 29 days ago
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