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Former Knicks executive Clarence Gaines questions David Fizdale for not using Frank Ntilikina to defend on final play vs. Nets

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Clarence Gaines, the former Knicks executive and Phil Jackson’s adviser, second-guessed David Fizdale for putting Tim Hardaway Jr. on Caris LeVert for the final possession of Friday’s loss to the Nets. Gaines tweeted Saturday morning that Frank Ntilikina – whom Gaines was instrumental in drafting...
  • 28 days ago
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Diplomatic Sam Darnold is not taking sides in the Knicks/Nets 'rivalry'

NY Daily News (Daily News Sports Staff) — Sam Darnold is being very diplomatic. The Jets rookie QB was at Barclays Center Friday night to watch the Knicks battle the Nets, but he was not taking any sides in the so-called rivalry. “Coming here to support the Knicks AND the Nets,” Darnold said in a courtside interview on YES network. Though...
  • 29 days ago
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David Fizdale puts focus on Knicks' up-tempo play, but watch for how rookie Kevin Knox keeps up

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — The Knicks are the youngest team in the NBA and plan to play that way. In other words, it’s speed, it’s transition baskets, it’s everything that should define youth. The Knicks took 99 shots on 112 possessions in the opener Wednesday, which are numbers they rarely, if ever, touched under Jeff Hornacek. ...
  • 29 days ago
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Courtney Lee remains on the bench with neck spasms as Knicks battle Nets in Brooklyn

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Courtney Lee still hasn’t played. The oldest player on the Knicks roster, who has two years and $25 million remaining on his contract, suffered further neck spasms and was inactive for Friday’s game against the Nets, according to coach David Fizdale. The Knicks have been trying to trade Lee since...
  • 29 days ago
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Enjoy it for now: Knicks blow out lowly Hawks in regular-season opener

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — A fan hit a shot before the Knicks did. That’s how bad it started Wednesday in the season opener for the home team, which missed its first nine field goals and watched as spectator George Holmes from Northport celebrated his halfcourt heave for $10,000. But New York’s struggles ended at that moment...
  • 31 days ago
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Knicks president Steve Mills: Kristaps Porzingis isn't complaining and 'we're in a good place'

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Knicks president Steve Mills believes “we’re in a good place” with Kristaps Porzingis despite not giving the All-Star forward an extension by Monday’s deadline. In an interview with ESPN Radio, Mills said he was straightforward with Porzingis agent and brother, Janis, about their plans and, “We...
  • 31 days ago
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SEE IT: Fan knocks down half court shot for $10K before Knicks hit field goal in regular-season opener

NY Daily News (Daily News Sports Staff) — It can’t get anymore Knicks than this. Everyone knows David Fizdale’s team is in for a rough season as the team continues its overdue rebuild. But, well, not even this was expected during the Knicks opener Wednesday night against the Hawks. A fan nailed a half court shot for $10,000 during a break...
  • 31 days ago
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Bondy: David Fizdale ready for season void of winning expectations as Knicks rebuild continues

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — David Fizdale had never, with a decade of experience as a head coach or an assistant, entered a season without the expectation of winning. Until he joined the Knicks. Now, as Fizdale explained ahead of his New York coaching debut Wednesday against the Hawks, he’s reaching for a lower bar. “The...
  • 31 days ago
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How does Kristaps Porzingis feel about not getting an extension yet? You'll have to ask him, says Knicks GM

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — With next summer and Kristaps Porzingis’ free agency looming over this upcoming season, GM Scott Perry said Tuesday that the Knicks remain driven toward making the Latvian “a part of us for the long term.” But Perry also was vague about where the Knicks and Porzingis stand in that discussion, leaving...
  • 32 days ago
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Knicks coach David Fizdale explains shocking decision to start Frank Ntilikina at small forward over Kevin Knox

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — For his first real game as Knicks coach, David Fizdale sent out a shocker. He announced Tuesday – a day before the Knicks host the Hawks in the season opener -- that Kevin Knox will be removed from the starting lineup and replaced, at small forward, by Frank Ntilikina. The change came just four...
  • 32 days ago
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Frank Ntilikina to start at small forward in surprising move as Knicks name starting line up

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — As largely expected, Trey Burke will open the season Wednesday as the starting point guard, Knicks coach David Fizdale announced Tuesday. In a more surprising move, Frank Ntilikina will start over Kevin Knox at small forward. The starting lineup will consist of Burke, Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.,...
  • 32 days ago
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Bondy: 5 ways to measure success for the rebuilding Knicks as new NBA season set for tip-off

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Success for the Knicks this season isn’t defined the conventional way – by wins and losses - at least according to the Knicks. Whether the product is purchased is up to the consumer, but buyer beware: they’re promoting this season as another rebuilding step, equipped with the inevitable growing...
  • 32 days ago
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Trae Young makes his NBA debut at The Garden Wednesday night, and a former Knick has some advice about the insanity to come

NY Daily News (Carron J. Phillips) — ATLANTA – Of all the places that Trae Young has played basketball, Madison Square Garden isn’t one of them. That all changes on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for Knicks fans he won’t be wearing a Knicks jersey. Young will make his NBA debut for the Atlanta Hawks who open their season at The Garden...
  • 32 days ago
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Knicks gamble by letting Kristaps Porzingis become restricted free agent in 2019

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Kristaps Porzingis will hit free agency. The Knicks gambled with their future and did not sign their star Latvian to the five-year, $158 million contract extension by Monday’s deadline, adding pressure on the front office to sign another star in the summer. In an ideal Knicks world – which hasn’t...
  • 33 days ago
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Knicks exercise third-year option on Frank Ntilikina

NY Daily News (Daily News Sports Staff) — Let’s be frank, this isn’t a big surprise. The Knicks announced Monday that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Frank Ntilikina, their first-round pick in 2017 draft (8th overall) from France. Ntilikina, 6-6, 200-pounds, struggled in his rookie season, averaging just 5.9 points,...
  • 33 days ago
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