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Knicks rookie finally gets his shot and refuses to waste it

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks’ controversial decision to trade a 23-year-old, All-Rookie first-team center selection for two distant second-round picks became clearer Thursday in Toronto. The 7-foot former Vanderbilt center Luke Kornet, who has spent the season with G-League Westchester, made his NBA debut a historic one at Air Canada Centre. He posted a double-double, adding four blocks...
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Knicks GM reveals Emmanuel Mudiay-Frank Ntilikina plan

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks general manager Scott Perry said the addition of young point guard Emmanuel Mudiay is part of their “talent acquisition phase’’ and has no reflection on any disappointment with their struggling rookie lottery point guard Frank Ntilikina. Thursday’s trade with the Nuggets for Mudiay, 21, a former lottery pick himself in 2015, gives the Knicks...
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The shot that can take Knicks’ Emmanuel Mudiay to next level

NY Post (Marc Berman) — TORONTO – Jared Jeffries, the former Nuggets’ scouting director and ex-Knicks forward, told The Post that Emmanuel Mudiay desperately needed out of Denver before his entire career was shot. Denver had moved on with their 2016 first-rounder, Jamal Murray and Mudiay, 21, was regressing. Jeffries, who helped draft Mudiay with the seventh pick in 2015,...
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Knicks teammate lived Kristaps Porzingis’ nightmare scenario

NY Post (Marc Berman) — TORONTO – Jarrett Jack isn’t trying to scare Kristaps Porzingis, just warn him. The Knicks veteran point guard said it took him 17 months before he was back and the process “is going to suck.’’ However, there’s a caveat. When Jack tore his ACL in January 2016, he also had meniscus damage. In fact, he...
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Frank Ntilikina sounds OK with his new guard competition

NY Post (Marc Berman) — TORONTO — Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina reacted with his usual nonchalance about the Knicks trading for another young point guard — Emmanuel Mudiay — at Thursday’s trade deadline. “It’s good — a young player, good for our future,” Ntilikina said before the Knicks’ 113-88 loss to the Raptors at Air Canada Centre. “We both can...
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Porzingis-less Knicks pounded by powerhouse Raptors

NY Post (Marc Berman) — TORONTO — This hopeless season carried on for the Knicks without Kristaps Porzingis, but the result was same old, same old in ‘O Canada.’ The Raptors won their fifth straight game over the Knicks on Thursday at Air Canada Centre, routing the depleted club 113-88. Michael Beasley, replacing Porzingis at starting power forward, scored 21...
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Why Knicks picked Emmanuel Mudiay over Elfrid Payton

NY Post (Marc Berman) — In the end, the Knicks had a choice of a lottery-pick point guard the franchise passed on in 2015 or a former lottery-pick point guard GM Scott Perry once selected. The Knicks were in the ballgame for both Emmanuel Mudiay and Elfrid Payton, the athletic penetrator with the high-rise hair. The Knicks decided on Mudiay...
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Knicks acquire Emmanuel Mudiay from Nuggets

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — The Knicks achieved their goal of getting more athletic at the trade deadline by acquiring Emmanuel Mudiay from the Nuggets, ESPN.com reports. The point guard comes to New York as part of a three-team deal that sends Doug McDermott to the Mavericks and Devin Harris to the Nuggets. The Knicks also will send Denver a...
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Courtney Lee wants to save Knicks, not run from them

NY Post (Marc Berman) — TORONTO — The co-captain isn’t looking to abandon the sinking ship. Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee said despite Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL tear that ended his season and likely will affect the first section of next season, he wants to be here. The Knicks are looking at a more significant rebuild than previously envisioned with Porzingis’...
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Jeff Hornacek isn’t going anywhere — for now

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kristaps Porzingis is gone for the season, but Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek won’t be going anywhere. There were previous indications from team brass Hornacek wouldn’t be evaluated until after this season despite the clamor from the fan base that has watched the Knicks slide to a season-worst 23-32 record. Now Knicks general manager Scott Perry...
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Porzingis devastation can crush Knicks’ dreams in a good way

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — The Knicks have little choice in the matter of what they must do now. If there is one silver lining — and it is but a thin sliver of silver — it is this: The fantasy they’d created for themselves that they could somehow sneak into the playoffs is now over. Whatever benefits they believed...
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GM outlines Knicks’ goals for when Porzingis returns

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks general manager Scott Perry said he met with Kristaps Porzingis late Tuesday and told him his job will be to make sure when the All-Star gets back, he’s got a better team to come back to. “[It’s] very tough news to swallow,’’ Perry said Wednesday at the Tarrytown practice facility. “A tough day for...
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Could the Porzingis-less Knicks make a run at the No. 1 pick?

NY Post (Corey Masisak) — For some sports fans, college basketball takes center stage the day after the Super Bowl. For Knicks fans, it happened one day after that. A torn ACL for Kristaps Porzingis should end any hope of a late-season playoff push for the Knicks. Now, there’s something else for Knicks fans to focus on — where they...
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The Knicks’ Porzingis shocker just changed everything

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry woke up to the hardest job in sports Wednesday. “The Franchise’’ has a torn ACL, imperiling the franchise’s future, perhaps wasting a full year of progress. So much of this rebuild was based on the 7-3 lanky Latvian turning into a superstar and getting stronger this summer with a...
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This is Kristaps Porzingis’ face of heartbreak

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — The next day the grimace was gone. Kristaps Porzingis just looked frustrated. The 7-foot-3 Knicks unicorn looked almost ordinary squeezed into a lobby-room chair at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, just another patient for just another surgery. The 22-year-old, in black sweatpants and a white sweatshirt with his hood up, was spotted exclusively Wednesday...
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