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Knicks News: Starting center likely ‘out’ for opener, it’s Taj Gibson’s time to shine

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — While the long-term starting center for the New York Knicks will likely be Mitchell Robinson, he isn’t expected to take on that role to begin the 2021–22 campaign. In fact, the hope was that Nerlens Noel, who signed a three-year, $27.7 million deal this past off-season, would take on the starting job to allow Robinson ... Read more The post Knicks News: Starting center likely...
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Knicks News: Mitchell Robinson says first action was ‘bad’, a few surprise players make 15-man roster

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are just a few days away from the start of the regular season against the Boston Celtics. However, the preseason finale against the Washington Wizards gave them an opportunity to get center Mitchell Robinson onto the court for the first time since fracturing his foot last season. Robinson, who has been ... Read more The post Knicks News: Mitchell Robinson says first...
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Knicks waive 4 players to reach 15: Brandon Goodwin, Brandon Knight, Aamir Simms, MJ Walker

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks executed a slew of moves on Saturday afternoon to cut the roster to 15 ahead of the regular season. With the first game coming on October 20 against the Boston Celtics, the Knicks are now in a good place with a solid group of players to hopefully elevate a team that ... Read more The post Knicks waive 4 players to reach 15: Brandon Goodwin, Brandon Knight, Aamir Simms,...
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Knicks’ Thibodeau showcases interesting player combo in win over Wizards

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks played their final preseason game of the off-season as if it were a playoff contest against the Washington Wizards on Friday evening. Winning every single game prior to the start of the regular season on October 20, the Knicks are flying high into a year where expectations are elevated after adding ... Read more The post Knicks’ Thibodeau showcases interesting...
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Knicks Notes: Derrick Rose is the not so secret ingredient, Robinson enjoys first action

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — New York Knicks veteran point guard Derrick Rose might’ve given the starting point guard job away to Kemba Walker, but he is a catalyst to success for the team this upcoming season. In the Knicks’ buzzer-beater win over the Washington Wizards in the preseason finale, Rose looked like his vintage self, playing in 29 minutes ... Read more The post Knicks Notes: Derrick Rose is the not...
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Julius Randle sets the tone for Knicks’ season with a game-winner

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau made his final instruction loud and clear. “Make the shot. End the game. Get the win.” Julius Randle and the Knicks followed it to the letter. Randle beat the buzzer with a fallaway jumper to complete the Knicks’ furious 19-point comeback, 115-113, over the Washington Wizards Friday night in ... Read more The post Julius Randle sets the...
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Knicks News: Taj Gibson is the roadblock in front of Jericho Sims, but for good reason

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks will be leaning on some of their veteran players this upcoming season to maintain discipline. Head coach Tom Thibodeau relies on some of the older players to help guide the team’s youth, and that is exactly what he expects out of reserve center, Taj Gibson this upcoming year. Gibson has been ... Read more The post Knicks News: Taj Gibson is the roadblock in front...
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Report: Knicks sign former Spurs first-round pick Luka Samanic to two-way contract

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks are taking a flier on Luka Samanic after the San Antonio Spurs waived the 21-year old Croatian. On Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Knicks and Samanic have agreed on a two-way contract. Samanic was the 19th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft after playing two seasons professionally ... Read more The post Report: Knicks sign former Spurs first-round pick...
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Knicks: Kemba Walker is a huge fan of Immanuel Quickley

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — When Kemba Walker signed with the New York Knicks, it meant there was another former All-Star point guard who would crowd Immanuel Quickley in the backcourt. But Quickley did not see it that way. “We added a guy, Kemba Walker, who can do it all, somebody I can learn from, compete with to expand my ... Read more The post Knicks: Kemba Walker is a huge fan of Immanuel Quickley ...
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Defense or Die: Knicks’ RJ Barrett says ‘it’s defense first’ under Thibodeau

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — Despite the front office adding Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker this off-season, the New York Knicks still have one goal in mind, maintaining an elite defense. Neither Fournier nor Walker are known for their defense, but the latter has an understanding of how the Knicks operate on that end, stating: “One guy gets beat, you ... Read more The post Defense or Die: Knicks’ RJ Barrett says...
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Knicks sign Brandon Goodwin, waive Dwayne Bacon, Myles Powell

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks have signed Brandon Goodwin after waiving Dwayne Bacon and Myles Powell on Thursday. Goodwin, who went undrafted in 2018, played for the Atlanta Hawks last season, averaging 4.9 points, 2.0 assists, and 1.5 rebounds in 47 games, including five starts. Powell signed an Exhibit 10 deal just two days ago. The ... Read more The post Knicks sign Brandon Goodwin, waive Dwayne...
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Knicks Notes: Julius Randle in mid-season form, Taj Gibson adds new element to his game

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks overcame the Detroit Pistons by a score of 108–100 on Wednesday evening. The Knicks have now scored over 100 points in all three of their preseason games, with the final contest coming on Friday against the Washington Wizards at 7:30 PM. In the victory, the starting team contributed significantly aside from ... Read more The post Knicks Notes: Julius Randle in...
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Tom Thibodeau coaches Knicks hard in preseason win against Pistons

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The game was practically over as the New York Knicks were up by 11 with 23 seconds to go. But Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau was still in a competitive and combative mood. He argued with the referee on what he felt was a non-call after a defender charged at his rookie guard, Miles McBride, that ... Read more The post Tom Thibodeau coaches Knicks hard in preseason win against Pistons appeared...
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Knicks center Mitchell Robinson could return Friday against Wizards

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — There’s a good chance that Mitchell Robinson could return as early as Friday in New York Knicks‘ final preseason game. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said that Robinson is close to being clear for full contact, according to SNY’s Ian Begley. Tom Thibodeau says that Mitchell Robinson could "ideally" play in the Knicks' next preseason game ... Read more The post ...
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Knicks: 3 expectations in final pre-season matchup Vs Detroit

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks will play their last preseason game on Wednesday evening before the regular season begins on October 20 against the Boston Celtics. Trying to get their players a bit more time on the court to build chemistry is essential, especially with the additions of Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker. However, the team ... Read more The post Knicks: 3 expectations in final pre-season...
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