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Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. has been changing his shot this offseason

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — The Kristaps Porzingis trade netted cap space that didn’t ultimately net a superstar joining the squad. But it netted young point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who revealed Saturday he has spent his first Knicks offseason in North Carolina working diligently with assistant coach Keith Smart on changing the mechanics of his shot....
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Dust has settled which means one thing: NBA power rankings

NY Post (Greg Joyce) — LAS VEGAS — There’s a new world order in the NBA. Figuring out that order is another beast. After Kawhi Leonard picked the Clippers late Friday night, and made it a stunner by ensuring that Paul George joined him there in a trade from the Thunder, the major free-agency sweepstakes are complete. The number of...
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RJ Barrett taking his Knicks debut dud in stride

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — The earthquake may have been the best part of RJ Barrett’s opening NBA night. The game being called in the fourth quarter amid precautionary concerns about the swaying scoreboard overshadowed Barrett’s dud-of-a-debut. Forcing many attempts, the lefty Duke product shot 4-for-18 — 1-for-8 from beyond the 3-point stripe — to tally 10...
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Russell Westbrook to the Knicks wouldn’t work right now

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — If on-the-block Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is traded before the season starts, the Knicks will not be a good match assets-wise. With Saturday’s moratorium to make their six free-agent signings official, the Knicks will no longer have the cap space to absorb Westbrook’s supermax contract, which has him slated to make...
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Kawhi Leonard’s call to Kevin Durant that nearly changed everything

NY Post (Mark Fischer) — For all the helicopters that tracked Kawhi Leonard’s every move, his free-agency remained a mystery until news broke Saturday morning that he’d be teaming up with Paul George in Clippers land. Now, details are beginning to trickle out. A few days before free agency opened on July 30, Leonard called Kevin Durant to see whether...
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Julius Randle: Joining the Knicks is a ‘dream come true’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS – Julius Randle wanted the Knicks as much as they wanted him. He believed the chance to play for “a starving fan base’’ in a city considered the best to win was too much to pass up. The centerpiece of the Knicks’ six-player free-agent frenzy dropped by the Knicks’ summer-league opener against the...
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Zion Williamson show cut short after knee-to-knee hit

NY Post (Greg Joyce) — LAS VEGAS — The buzz began before noon local time Friday, well before the first of 10 games tipped off on the opening day of the Las Vegas Summer League. A hot sun was beating down on the concrete, though it did little to discourage the never-ending line of fans that zigzagged around the Thomas...
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Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson gets picked for US Select Team

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks center Mitchell Robinson will be back in Las Vegas in August. Robinson, coming off a season in which he garnered second-team All-Rookie honors, found out Monday he will be on the Select Team that will practice against the U.S. World Cup team from Aug. 2-8 in Las Vegas, according to a...
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Earthquake brings entire NBA Summer League to a halt

NY Post (Greg Joyce) — LAS VEGAS — Friday night’s Pelicans-Knicks matchup was expected to be a showstopper, just not like this. The summer league game was halted in the middle of play with 7:53 left in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans leading the Knicks, 80-74, after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the Thomas & Mack Center. As the speakers and...
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Zion Williamson-RJ Barrett clash postponed after fourth-quarter earthquake

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — It was quite a scene for this Zion Williamson-versus-RJ Barrett showdown, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis sitting baseline and Knicks owner James Dolan dropping in at sold-out Thomas & Mack Center on Friday night before a 7.1 earthquake delayed the game. Both former Duke stars were cheered wildly during pregame intros,...
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Spencer Dinwiddie fanning rivalry flames with Knicks jab

NY Post (Brian Lewis) — LAS VEGAS — Adding Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will surely lift the Nets up the Eastern Conference standings. But in Spencer Dinwiddie’s first comments since the free-agent coup, the Nets guard said the team’s newfound star power will also boost them up the New York pecking order. “We definitely are going to be viewed...
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Knicks’ free agency whiffs mean its time for an image overhaul

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — With $70 million of cap space, Knicks brass bought time instead of a star player. Striking out shouldn’t be shocking when reviewing their past lack of conquests. The Knicks’ narrative for the last several months, despite the league-worst 17-65 record, is the company had changed its image league-wide, changed the culture. Knicks...
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Why favored Knicks aren’t smart bet to win Vegas summer league

NY Post (VSiN) — LAS VEGAS — The offseason for the Knicks has not gone as planned. They missed out on the top pick in the draft lottery, and struck out with both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in free agency. However, not all is lost. The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas tips off Friday, and despite the...
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Stephen A. Smith is the one man who can save the Knicks

NY Post (Ethan Sears) — Stephen A. Smith’s new plan to save the Knicks involves … himself. The ESPN analyst and noted Knicks fan posted a highlight montage of himself piloting the franchise to NBA 2K glory on Twitter. This comes just days after a miserable Smith ranted on Twitter about his team’s failure to nab Kevin Durant and Kyrie...
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Zion Williamson keeping NBA debut in perspective, even if world isn’t

NY Post (Greg Joyce) — LAS VEGAS — An earthquake shook the ground near Cox Pavilion Thursday morning. Contrary to popular belief, Zion Williamson was not throwing down dunks. But there may be another one Friday night when the Pelicans’ prized No. 1 pick will finally make his anticipated debut — no less against former Duke teammate RJ Barrett and...
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