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Harlem star with huge wingspan unlikely to fall to Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Harlem’s Mohamed Bamba set a wingspan record for the NBA Draft Combine, measuring at 7-foot-9¾. The shot-blocking center who played at Texas has helped his stock so dramatically the Knicks know they have no shot at Bamba falling to No. 9. Bamba, a probable top-five pick in June’s draft, was born and raised...
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Bob McAdoo: Knicks know David Fizdale got raw deal in Memphis

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo, who worked alongside David Fizdale in Miami for eight-plus years, said he believes the Knicks need to let Fizdale be Fizdale. After working under Miami president Pat Riley for 22 years, McAdoo is as old-school as it gets. The former Knicks All-Star center from the late 1970s still...
  • 87 days ago
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It might not matter to Knicks if Trae Young is best player in draft

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Oklahoma point guard Trae Young, who claimed himself the best player in the NBA draft, isn’t sure yet if he will grant a private workout to the Knicks, who have the ninth pick. Under the draft combine rules, the Knicks requested Young, who became one of their 20 interviewees Friday. It’s hard to...
  • 88 days ago
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John Calipari talks up freshman as worthwhile Knicks project

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — John Calipari admitted his freshman small forward Kevin Knox is a project, but if the Knicks drafted him at 9, the Kentucky coach said he believes he could become a better player than the more established Mikal Bridges in three years. The outspoken Kentucky coach said maybe it’s time for Knicks brass to...
  • 88 days ago
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Duke’s NBA draft sleeper tries to quiet Knicks’ Porzingis fears

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — It was saved as the final question of Duke big man Wendell Carter’s interview with the Knicks on Friday morning. Because it is by far the only question that really matters. The Duke center, who played alongside likely top-three lottery pick Marvin Bagley III, was asked by general manager Scott Perry how he...
  • 88 days ago
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Jay Wright gives ‘big play’ pitch on Knicks target Mikal Bridges

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Villanova coach Jay Wright has been in talks with Knicks GM Scott Perry this month. No, the topic was not the possibility of Wright leaving the NCAA champion Wildcats to coach the Knicks — something the Knicks had wanted to explore, but which Wright politely declined. The topic of these talks was Villanova...
  • 89 days ago
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Michael Porter hits it off with Knicks, but has No. 1 on his mind

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Last July, after Phil Jackson’s firing, it was evident the Knicks had a new developmental philosophy: making the lottery wouldn’t be the worst predicament. “Plummet for Porter” was to be the unofficial motto. Incoming Missouri freshman small forward Michael Porter Jr. was touted as the potential No. 1 pick in the draft. And despite an...
  • 89 days ago
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David Fizdale’s Porzingis plan: European shuttle diplomacy

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Knicks coach David Fizdale doesn’t want to make just one trip to Latvia – but multiple, in a push to establish a strong rapport with Kristaps Porzingis. Indeed, Fizdale, appearing at the draft combine here, said that connecting with Porzingis is his “biggest goal” this summer. Porzingis is rehabbing a torn ACL in Europe,...
  • 89 days ago
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Villanova hero: Mikal Bridges could be ‘All-Star’ for Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was the red-headed hero of the NCAA Championship game last month, but he believes his teammate Mikal Bridges can become the hero of New York. That is, if Bridges drops to No. 9. “I think he’s top five, personally — as a character person and what he brings to...
  • 90 days ago
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One Knicks assistant may survive coaching turnover

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — David Fizdale may retain at least one of Jeff Hornacek’s assistants — Howard Eisley. Eisley is part of the Knicks’ contingent in Chicago at the draft combine. Eisley also was on the list of top African-American assistant coaches that Fizdale compiled for The Undefeated. Eisley was a teammate of Hornacek’s with the Jazz....
  • 90 days ago
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Mike Budenholzer, mulled for Knicks job, headed to Bucks

NY Post (Reuters) — Mike Budenholzer, a candidate for the Knicks’ head-coaching job before it went to David Fizdale, has agreed to become the next coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, multiple reports said Wednesday. ESPN had reported on Tuesday that Budenholzer, the front-runner for the Bucks job, and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, the other finalist, were meeting...
  • 90 days ago
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Kristaps Porzingis’ Knicks relationship gets stranger with Spain rehab

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kristaps Porzingis has not been doing most of his ACL rehab in Latvia as previously thought, but secretly working in Spain with Real Madrid, according to multiple sources. Porzingis has conducted much of his offseason rehab in Madrid at its training facility that houses its superpower basketball and soccer clubs. Real Madrid’s basketball team is...
  • 91 days ago
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NBA mock draft: Who’s going No 1? Who will Knicks grab at No. 9?

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — The lottery selections in the 2018 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 21 could go something like this (but likely won’t): 1. Phoenix: Deandre Ayton, Arizona, C, 7-1, 250 Suns hired Luka Doncic’s Slovenia coach, Igor Kokoskov. So naturally they’ll take the offensive athletic freak center (20.1 ppg, 11.6 rpg), the best guy in...
  • 91 days ago
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Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson, Clippers part ways

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Ex-Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is done in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports, where he was a Clippers assistant coach to Doc Rivers the past three seasons. Woodson interviewed for the Knicks’ head-coaching job and expressed interest to The Post in joining David Fizdale’s staff two weeks ago. Woodson gave Fizdale his first assistant-coaching...
  • 91 days ago
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Isiah Thomas fan of Fizdale hire, but he wasn’t his first choice

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO — Former Knicks president Isiah Thomas had lobbied for Mark Jackson to get the team’s head-coaching job, but still thinks general manager Steve Mills did a good job landing David Fizdale. “They made a great choice,’’ Thomas said after the draft lottery here in his hometown. “I’ve known him through my travels. I saw...
  • 91 days ago
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