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Why Knicks GM is giving second chance to his biggest draft bust

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — We were all jerks in our youth. That was the message from new Knicks coach David Fizdale in predicting newly signed forward Mario Hezonja has turned over a new leaf as the 23-year-old Croatian put forth a strong finish to last season. Hezonja, the fifth pick in the 2015 draft, officially signed...
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Thunder just trying to figure out how to get rid of Carmelo

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Carmelo Anthony didn’t like his reduced role and the Thunder weren’t keen on paying him big money to fail at it. A parting of the ways always seemed inevitable, and now it appears close to happening. Following one dismal season in Oklahoma City, the former Knick appears headed elsewhere shortly after opting in to the...
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Kyle O’Quinn signs with Pacers as Knicks think young

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Kyle O’Quinn Era is over in New York. The Queens product agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Pacers, an NBA source confirmed. The Knicks’ burly backup center got a small raise after opting out of his Knicks contract that would have paid him $4.25 million next season. According to...
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Emmanuel Mudiay all-in with Fizdale as career at a crossroads

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Emmanuel Mudiay doesn’t have to be here. But the 6-foot-5 point guard wants to be around new coach David Fizdale as much as he can looking to reverse a disappointing two-month stretch with the Knicks after the trade-deadline deal with Denver. Mudiay is practicing with the Knicks summer-league team that debuts Saturday...
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Knicks coach is planning a historically massive lineup

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — David Fizdale has big — and small — plans for Kristaps Porzingis. Fizdale revealed he may try having Porzingis play some small forward in an envisioned quartet that would be one of the longest the NBA has ever seen. Fizdale plans to visit Porzingis in Latvia about five days after the summer...
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Knicks can’t believe how good their new ‘athletic freak’ looks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — No rust? Fourteen months is a long time not to play a 5-on-5 basketball game, unless you are Mitchell Robinson. The Knicks’ 7-foot center project has floored Knicks coach David Fizdale. “Ma-a-a-n, is he athletic,” Fizdale said of Robinson, whom they selected with the 36th pick of the draft. After two days...
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David Fizdale: No guaranteed Knicks starters right now

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale said every starter will have to recapture his spot — even center Enes Kanter and shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. The new coach, using grand rhetoric, wants them to fight it out. “I’m not even going to touch it yet,’’ Fizdale said. “I’m going to let them clash...
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Allonzo Trier looking to show Knicks they made right choice

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Allonzo Trier doesn’t know why he didn’t get drafted following his junior year as Arizona’s shooting guard. He just knows how shocked he was, how many teams made mistakes and how he will get his first chance to prove it on the Knicks’ summer-league team, beginning Saturday against the Hawks. “Yeah, it...
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How Fizdale, Knicks are helping Ntilikina get into attack mode

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale invited Frank Ntilikina to his hotel room Wednesday morning for breakfast and basketball. They pored over film of Tuesday’s first summer-league practice, Fizdale showing the 19-year-old Frenchman, among other things, where he could have been more aggressive. Ntilikina’s second season is off to a promising start, even if...
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Knicks getting first taste of David Fizdale’s innovative offense

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS – While Mike D’Antoni gets all the credit for being a pioneer of the modern offensive trend of pace-and-space, position-less basketball, new Knicks coach David Fizdale likes to think he had a share in moving it toward the mainstream. As a Heat assistant coach under Erik Spoelstra, Fizdale lobbied to change up things...
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Knicks’ top draft pick vows to fix one weakness

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — When rookie 6-foot-9 combo forward Kevin Knox debuts for the Knicks on Saturday in the Las Vegas Summer League, their lottery pick gets the first chance to dispel his reputation as a low-energy defender who occasionally lacked a revved-up motor while playing one season at Kentucky. Knox, 18, has taken all the...
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Breaking down the Knicks’ enticing summer league roster

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Here’s a deeper look at the players on the Knicks’ summer league roster: Troy Williams Was impressive add to roster after All-Star break as athletic, dunking small forward will be on NBA roster. Luke Kornet After being two-way contract guy last season, Kornet signed an NBA deal on Sunday and could be backup to center...
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Knicks coach plots Lakers-like splash with big names lined up

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — The Lakers got LeBron James and the Knicks got Mario Hezonja … but wait ‘til next July. “Hal-le-lu-jah,” coach David Fizdale said when asked Tuesday about James leaving the East for a four-year deal with the Lakers. “But I can’t talk much about that stuff until all of those guys are inked,...
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Enes Kanter burns NBA to ground amid Warriors fury

NY Post (Mollie Walker) — The never-ending ensemble of talent stacking up in Golden State set off Enes Kanter. Shortly after news broke of DeMarcus Cousins joining the Warriors, the Knicks center went at the NBA, mocking the signing and state of the league. Kanter joined fans and other players who essentially threw their hands up as the four-time All-Star...
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Knicks’ new forward has underachieved but dreams big

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Mario Hezonja’s NBA career hasn’t gone as projected, but that hasn’t dimmed his confidence. According to an NBA source close to Hezonja, the 6-foot-8 combo forward still believes he’s going to make it to an All-Star Game one day. On Sunday night, Hezonja agreed to terms on a one-year, $6.5 million contract with a portion...
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