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Enes Kanter not yet ready to give up job to talented rookie big man

NY Post (Marc Berman) — While the new guy, uber-athletic rookie center Mitchell Robinson, grabs all the headlines, old-schooler Enes Kanter is still grabbing all the rebounds. Knicks coach David Fizdale talks up the 26-year-old Kanter as a basketball dinosaur but a bull-like force he’s glad to have. For now. Fizdale has noted his improvement as a more active defender,...
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Knicks coach giving Clyde Frazier chance he’s been craving

NY Post (Marc Berman) — For so many years, Knicks head coaches had come, gone and not used Walt Frazier’s knowledge despite him being present on the planes, trains and buses. Frazier, to a man, was always surprised at the lukewarm interest. In fact, Frazier, the Hall of Fame guard with the NBA’s fastest hands, had told confidants he didn’t...
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MSG moving ahead with plans to spin off the Knicks and Rangers

NY Post (Alexandra Steigrad) — Madison Square Garden Co. said Thursday it is moving ahead with plans to spin off its sports franchises, which include the Knicks and Rangers, into a separate publicly traded company. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2019, MSG said in a Thursday securities filing, adding that its executive chairman and...
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Courtney Lee didn’t want to celebrate his birthday this way

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Courtney Lee entered training camp having to prove he’s worth a rotation spot despite not being a big part of the team’s future. Lee celebrated his 33rd birthday Wednesday and he’s had better ones. Still suffering from a neck strain he picked up on the third day of training camp practices last Thursday night, Lee...
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Mitchell Robinson and Knicks coach disagree on ankle injury

NY Post (Marc Berman) — One game after baiting Washington’s Markieff Morris into an ejection, Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson was forced to leave early, suffering a sprained right ankle early in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 107-102 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center on Wednesday. Afterward, the Knicks’ mercurial rookie said he believed he would be ready...
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Knicks’ forgotten rookie steals show — before Mitchell Robinson scare

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The best rookie on the floor wasn’t Kevin Knox or Mitchell Robinson or even the Nets’ first-rounder, Dzanan Musak, who didn’t see the floor. It became undrafted Allonzo Trier, the 6-5 Arizona shooting guard who lit up Brooklyn for 20 first-half points in 16 minutes and made major headway in eventually landing a regular roster...
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J.R. Smith expected to pay $600 fine for chucking fan’s phone

NY Post (Priscilla DeGregory) — Ex-Knick badboy J.R. Smith is expected to accept a deal that requires him to pay $600 to a fan whose phone he tossed outside a Chelsea bar in exchange for dropped criminal charges. Smith, 32, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, turned himself in to police in August after the fan said Smith threw his phone...
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David Fizdale: My rookie the mature one, not the ‘stupid-ass’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — David Fizdale didn’t think Markieff Morris had it right when he called Knicks center Mitchell Robinson “a stupid-ass rookie’’ after the Wizards forward was ejected in the preseason opener Monday in Washington. The Knicks coach defended Robinson, whom Morris claimed said something that crossed the line when they were alongside each other during free throws....
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The only notice Knicks got in NBA GM surveys

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Though the Knicks were largely ignored in the dozens of categories of the NBA GM survey, rookie Kevin Knox and Kristaps Porzingis got some props. Porzingis was voted second in “Best International Player” with 10 percent of the vote — with first-place Giannis Antetokounmpo garnering 73 percent. Porzingis did not receive a single vote in...
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Mario Hezonja ‘pissed off’ after debut, but not at Knicks coach

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Mario Hezonja was ticked at himself — not coach David Fizdale for not starting him in Monday’s preseason opener. The Croatian combo forward wears his emotions on his sleeve. Though his Knicks preseason debut was decent enough, coming off the bench for Lance Thomas at power forward, the 2018 free-agent signee said he was “pissed...
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All three Knicks rookies make impressive opening splashes

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks went 3-for-3 in Washington D.C. during their preseason opener. Not from the field — but with their rookie showings, and that is what general manager Scott Perry’s 2018-19 vision is mostly about after running his first draft as chief operator. Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier all excelled in different ways. Knox,...
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Rookies impress as Knicks open preseason with overtime win

NY Post (Marc Berman) — WASHINGTON – If this season is to be judged on how the rookies fare, mark the Knicks’ first preseason game as promising. Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson never fails to be in the middle of the action and amid his alley-oop dunks, rebounds and blocked shots, he baited Wizards veteran forward Markieff Morris into a...
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Knicks ‘shocked’ and buzzing after surprise Patrick Ewing speech

NY Post (Marc Berman) — WASHINGTON — The Knicks received a big surprise upon their 10 a.m. arrival at Capital One Arena for Monday’s morning shootaround ahead of their preseason opener against the Wizards. There was Patrick Ewing, who made the short drive from Georgetown. The Hoyas head coach/Knicks legend delivered a 10-minute speech that had Knicks center Enes Kanter...
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The lone surprise in Knicks’ debut starting lineup

NY Post (Marc Berman) — WASHINGTON — Knicks coach David Fizdale announced his starting lineup for the preseason opener against the Wizards on Monday, and the lone surprise was last year’s captain, Lance Thomas, securing the power-forward position over newly signed Mario Hezonja. A bulkier Thomas has wowed Fizdale with his defense and leadership. Trey Burke will start at point...
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Knicks want free agent addition to get ‘more greedy’ on offense

NY Post (Greg Joyce) — They are the words any player loves to hear: shoot more. New Knicks wing Mario Hezonja officially has received that directive from coach David Fizdale. “I wish he’d be a little more greedy about letting the 3-ball go, which I’m going to be hammering on him,” Fizdale said after practice Sunday. “When he’s open, he’s...
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