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Hezonja misses revenge chance after brutal Bucks website rip

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Mario Hezonja didn’t get a chance to prove the Bucks’ website editors wrong. Knicks coach David Fizdale did not play Hezonja in the Bucks’ 109-95 Christmas rout of the Knicks, the second straight game he didn’t play. Fizdale, though, could have been taking steps to avoid an incident. Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo had threatened to...
  • 28 days ago
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Greek Freak’s Garden visit proof of what real contender looks like

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks became the tomato cans of Christmas — not belonging on the NBA’s grand stage with their 9-26 record and potential superstar still sidelined another two months. They kept up the fight for a first half before the Bucks, legitimate Eastern Conference title contenders, threw a third-quarter haymaker that wobbled their legs. “The Grinch...
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Noah Vonleh had no fear taking on Giannis Antetokounmpo

NY Post (Jonathan Lehman) — There it was, mixed in with the coal that filled the Knicks’ stocking in a Christmas afternoon mismatch against the Bucks: a genuine highlight. A defensive highlight, at that. With 36 seconds remaining in the first half, Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo go-go’d his Inspector Gadget arms on a layup attempt, and Noah Vonleh met him...
  • 28 days ago
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Allonzo Trier return reminds Knicks what they were missing

NY Post (Jonathan Lehman) — It took Allonzo Trier two-and-a-half weeks to recover from his first NBA injury. It took him 30 seconds to get a bucket once he was back on the floor. Trier, who had been sidelined since Dec. 8 due to a strained left hamstring, returned to the lineup and scored eight points in the Knicks’ 109-95...
  • 28 days ago
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The Greek Freak steals Knicks’ Christmas show

NY Post (Jonathan Lehman) — The Knicks are on the NBA’s annual Christmas schedule on the basis of tradition. The Bucks are there on merit — a rising Eastern Conference contender powered by a lanky, unstoppable MVP candidate. That’s the Knicks’ benchmark. Tuesday’s holiday matinee at the Garden showed just how much ground they have to make up. The Knicks...
  • 28 days ago
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Lance Thomas delivers Kristaps Porzingis news Knicks wouldn’t

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks president Steve Mills won’t acknowledge how badly Kristaps Porzingis wants to be on the court, but Lance Thomas, the longest-tenured Knick, will. Thomas said Porzingis has “the itch.’’ On Friday, the Knicks released a statement that Porzingis, after the latest round of strength tests, will be reevaluated in mid-February. As such, he won’t return...
  • 29 days ago
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Barack approval, boxing fights: Inside bond between Knicks exec and sister Michelle

NY Post (Marc Berman) — If the Christmas spirit is about family, Craig Robinson and Michelle Obama are its brother-sister embodiment. “I’d spend a lifetime admiring him for his ease,” the former Michelle Robinson wrote in her new memoir, “Becoming Michelle Obama.” The 412-page best seller that has sold more than 3 million copies is filled with odes to the...
  • 29 days ago
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Noah Vonleh epitomizes this version of the Knicks

NY Post (Jonathan Lehman) — A brief sampling of starting forwards in the NBA’s annual Christmas Day buffet of marquee games: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Noah Vonleh. Yes, Vonleh and the Knicks (9-25) are something of an exception on a noon-to-night slate that trends toward the league’s biggest stars, best teams and hottest...
  • 29 days ago
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Enes Kanter has one thing on his Christmas wish list for Knicks

NY Post (Peter Botte) — There will be no Kristaps Porzingis for the Knicks, but Enes Kanter and his teammates certainly are looking forward to their showcase matinee on Christmas Day. Kanter dressed up as an elf and handed out presents to his fellow players alongside team legend Bernard King for a television spot after practice Sunday. He evidently not...
  • 30 days ago
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Greek Freak-Mario Hezonja Round 2? Knicks aren’t so sure

NY Post (Peter Botte) — If they are expecting any Nutcracker carryover on Christmas from the last time they faced Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, the Knicks aren’t saying. Mario Hezonja declined to speak to the media after practice Sunday, but the Greek Freak had threatened to “punch him in the nut next time” following a step-over altercation earlier this...
  • 30 days ago
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How the Knicks are addressing Kevin Knox’s 2nd-half swoons

NY Post (Marc Berman) — A pattern is unfolding even during these productive times for Knicks rookie Kevin Knox. He’s become a ferocious first-half monster before petering out after halftime. Coach David Fizdale wonders if it’s a conditioning issue or if teams are quick to adjust to the former Kentucky 6-foot-9 combo forward’s forays. “It’s him understanding it’s a long...
  • 31 days ago
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Knicks voice Mike Breen’s dream began in basement radio station

NY Post (Steve Serby) — Voice of the Knicks on MSG and national NBA announcer Mike Breen makes the call for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: If you could go back in history and broadcast or announce one event, what would it be? A: I think, because of my love of basketball, I would probably pick Game...
  • 31 days ago
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Christmas carols to get New York fans through the cold winter

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — You know the best way to take your mind off the relentless torrent of bad news that our teams deliver faithfully night after night, day after day? Why, with a little song, of course! Here are a few ditties to help you try to muddle through somehow. If the fates allow. “It’s the Post’s Wonderful...
  • 31 days ago
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Knicks’ summer plan may not include a free-agent splash

NY Post (Marc Berman) — According to NBA sources, Knicks brass no longer views 2019 as a make-or-break free-agent summer. The 9-25 Knicks feel their plan can still go on even if they do not sign a big fish in July. Adding a potential top-five lottery pick, developing their three rookies — Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier —...
  • 31 days ago
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Lance Thomas: Zion Williamson will be even better in NBA

NY Post (Jonathan Lehman) — An electrifying thought, courtesy of a wise NBA veteran and avid observer of Duke basketball: Zion Williamson “will actually be better up here” in the pros. That’s the scouting report from Knicks forward Lance Thomas, a Blue Devils alum who was part of the large NBA contingent — along with teammates Kevin Knox and Emmanuel...
  • 32 days ago
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