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New York Knicks: Robinson welcomes competition from Noel

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Third-year center Mitchell Robinson should be in line to become the New York Knicks’ starting center. But not so fast. Free-agent pickup Nerlens Noel is expected to give him a run for his money in the training camp as new Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau weighs in on who should get the starting gig. Robinson welcomes ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Robinson welcomes...
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Knicks’ Obi Toppin bleeds confidence after condition test

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — When the New York Knicks drafted Obi Toppin with the eighth overall selection in the 2020 NBA draft, some saw the move as malpractice, considering the team needed a point guard desperately. However, Toppin bleeds confidence in every category, which should excite Knick fans and the coaching staff that is preparing to help him with ... Read more The post Knicks’ Obi Toppin bleeds...
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New York Knicks: Obi Toppin enrolls at ‘House of Payne’

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Much has been said about the lore of the big man’s whisperer Kenny Payne out of Kentucky. Payne, who has helped produce some of today’s finest big men in the NBA, from Anthony Davis to Karl-Anthony Towns to Bam Adebayo, has taken New York Knicks‘ rookie Obi Toppin as his next most important project. Uncle ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Obi Toppin enrolls at...
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New York Knicks: Obi Toppin reminds RJ Barrett of Zion Williamson

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks‘ RJ Barrett and New Orlean Pelicans’ Zion Williamson were the first freshman teammates in college to average 20-plus points per game. The dynamic pair wound up their one-and-done season in Duke with an identical 22.6-point average. This is the scenario that Barrett has been envisioning with the arrival of Obi Toppin, the ... Read more The post New York Knicks:...
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New York Knicks: Projecting the starting five to open the 2020-21 season

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are saturated with players that represent average talent, so figuring out their starting rotation could be tumultuous. However, we can project several promising players with more upside to be included in the starting roster as well as veterans at several key positions the Knicks lack star talent at. For new head ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Projecting the...
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Make New York Knicks Great Again: Austin Rivers embraces the challenge

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks haven’t attracted a superstar since Amar’e Stoudemire signed a five-year, $100-million deal in the 2010 free agency. The Knicks haven’t been to the playoffs since Carmelo Anthony led them to the second round in 2013. If there’s such seventh heaven, the last seven years have been the opposite for the Knicks ... Read more The post Make New York...
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New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau unveils strategy for 2020-21 season

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks took an interesting approach to their off-season, missing out on big-name free agents and failing to even spark any interest in joining the ranks at The Garden. However, it is important to note that the Knicks are actively rebuilding, specifically through a youth agenda that includes RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, and ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Tom...
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Tom Thibodeau on Knicks offseason moves: ‘We wanted to be disciplined’

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks have always been under the microscope. So the Knicks went into the offseason with so much anticipation from their fan base and around the league. Armed with a massive $40-million cap space, the Knicks have struck out anew in a free agency devoid of franchise-altering stars. But it’s not that they ... Read more The post Tom Thibodeau on Knicks offseason moves:...
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New York Knicks’ RJ Barrett will use All-Rookie Team snub as motivation

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks‘ incoming sophomore RJ Barrett won’t take the All-Rookie Team snub sitting down. Last year’s third overall pick, Barrett said he would use that as extra motivation coming into the new season. “It bothered me a lot. I’m not gonna lie,” Barrett told reporters after the first day of training camp. “It bothered ... Read more The post ...
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New York Knicks taking massive risk, preparing for 2021 offseason

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — Some might call what New York Knicks president Leon Rose is doing a massive risk, and others might say the conclusion of the 2020 offseason was inevitable. The Knicks didn’t manage to land a single max contract or star player, being passed on by Fred VanVleet and missing out on point guard Chris Paul. Rose ... Read more The post New York Knicks taking massive risk, preparing for 2021...
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New York Knicks: How would Obi Toppin/Julius Randle tandem work?

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — When the New York Knicks selected Obi Toppin with the eighth overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, a major question arose regarding Julius Randle’s future with the team. Toppin is an NBA ready-made power forward with fantastic transition abilities and explosive power. With Dayton the past two seasons, Toppin has increasingly gotten better, averaging ... Read more The post New York...
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New York Knicks: ‘Gym rat’ Immanuel Quickley ready for training camp

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley hasn’t changed his routine even after getting picked in the first round of this year’s NBA Draft. There’s not a single day he missed going to the gym. Even during the Draft Night, Quickley’s mother had to talk him out going to the gym. That’s how dedicated Quickley is ... Read more The post New York Knicks: ‘Gym...
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New York Knicks: Kevin Knox enters make-or-break season

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Kevin Knox must have heaved a sigh of relief after Gordon Hayward decided to go to the Charlotte Hornets rather than to the New York Knicks. Knox dodged a bullet there. With no Hayward, Knox has a clearer path to earning a significant role under new head coach Tom Thibodeau with only veterans Reggie Bullock, ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Kevin Knox enters make-or-break season ...
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Should the New York Knicks look to trade Julius Randle?

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — It is no secret that the New York Knicks struggle to lure star free agents to Madison Square Garden, but last season, they managed to secure two quality talents, with one of them being traded away for draft capital midway through the 2019-20 campaign. Signing Julius Randle and Marcus Morris, the Knicks hoped they could ... Read more The post Should the New York Knicks look to trade Julius...
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New York Knicks could have their future point guard in UDFA Myles Powell

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have a ton of point guards to choose from but no established playmakers. Finding a superstar player at the position has been extremely difficult for the Knicks, and it hasn’t been for the lack of trying. They have spent draft capital and free agency money to acquire many different players, but ... Read more The post New York Knicks could have their future point guard in...
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