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Enes Kanter leaves door open for opt-out with decision nearing

NY Post (Marc Berman) — With signs pointing toward Enes Kanter opting into his contract, the Knicks center stated in a text message to The Post his final decision won’t be rendered until Friday night. The Post has reported he will declare his intentions on social media. Friday is his deadline and strong indications point to Kanter opting into the...
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Knicks expect ‘excited’ Porzingis to drive 2019 free agency splash

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks president Steve Mills said formerly disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis is thrilled at the team’s direction. He expects Porzingis to draw a marquee free agent in 2019 like “a magnet,” as the franchise essentially sits out this summer’s frenzy. With brass again making no indication they’ll even attempt to have a meeting with LeBron James on July...
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How Kentucky tried building Kevin Knox into next Durant

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Rookie Kevin Knox will make his Knicks debut July 7 at the Las Vegas summer league against the Hawks. Knox, 18, will either look like the next Kevin Durant or Jayson Tatum, depending which Kentucky coach you believe. One week after John Calipari compared Knox to Tatum in predicting he will explode in the NBA...
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MSG Company may spin off Knicks, Rangers

NY Post (Alexandra Steigrad) — The Madison Square Garden Company is exploring a possible spin-off that would create a separately traded public company made up of its sports franchises, including the Knicks and Rangers. The other half of the company would be comprised of a live entertainment business that includes venues, MSG and its Hulu theater, Radio City Music Hall,...
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Enes Kanter clue: Ready to mentor Knicks ‘athletic’ rookie

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Enes Kanter said he wouldn’t mind being a mentor to new Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson, who was drafted Thursday in the second round with the 36th pick. Kanter, who will decide Friday on whether he will opt into the final, $18.6 million year of his Knicks contract, sounded like he’ll eventually be teammates with...
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The first sign Joakim Noah will be ready for Knicks

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Joakim Noah has impressed one former teammate this offseason. “I just worked out with Jo, actually a couple of days ago. Jo is doing great,” Corey Brewer, who won two national titles with Noah at the University of Florida, told Kevin Brockway of GatorSports.com at Brewer’s annual youth summer camp at Santa Fe College in...
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Enes Kanter likes David Fizdale but won’t commit to Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks center Enes Kanter swears he has not made a final decision on whether to opt out of his contract by Friday’s deadline, but said the addition of coach David Fizdale has made his desire to stay in New York even stronger. Kanter met with Fizdale for two hours during the Chicago draft combine in...
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Kyrie Irving knows how he’ll handle Knicks recruitment

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kyrie Irving’s debut in New York is Tuesday. His movie debut, “Uncle Drew,” that is. The film premieres Tuesday in Manhattan and is officially released in theaters Friday. Irving, the West Orange, N.J., superstar who becomes a free agent in 2019, when the Knicks will be in hot pursuit, says he hears recruiting-type comments from...
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David Fizdale has team he wants, now he must make it work

NY Post (Marc Berman) — David Fizdale’s middle name isn’t Naismith, but Knicks brass does have confidence its brand-new coach invented basketball. Thursday’s draft was confirmation after the Knicks selected 18-year-old small forward Kevin Knox over the more established Mikal Bridges and Miles Bridges, and snagging the rawest of 20-year-olds in Louisiana mystery man Mitchell Robinson without a workout. Since...
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Carmelo Anthony celebrates $28M by laughing at angry fans

NY Post (Post Wire Report) — Carmelo Anthony decided that a foray into free agency wouldn’t be cost effective — and knows how angry he just made a lot of Thunder fans. The 34-year-old veteran forward decided against opting out of his player option and will stick with Oklahoma City for a $27.9 million salary in the 2018-19 season. Anthony faced...
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Knicks taking a chance on Arizona guard after two bans

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Ostarine is partly the reason Arizona junior shooting guard Allonzo Trier is expected to be a Knick this season. The Knicks plan to sign the 6-foot-5 Trier to a two-way contract in July, and he would play on the summer league team. Trier went undrafted Thursday after a college career marred by testing positive twice...
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Kevin Knox’s goal for first Knicks season posted on bedroom wall

NY Post (Steve Serby) — Knicks first-round draft pick Kevin Knox takes his first shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Do you burn to be great? A: Yes. That’s why I love this game, that’s why I play this game, that’s the goal. I want to be great. I want to have my name up in...
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Mitchell Robinson pick puts one Knick’s future in doubt

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The drafting of 7-footer Mitchell Robinson in the second round Thursday has put 7-foot-1 center Luke Kornet’s future in flux, according to sources. Kornet was on a two-way contract last season after being undrafted last June and the Knicks have extended a qualifying offer for another two-way deal ahead of his restricted-free agency. If another...
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High school coach sheds light on enigma of Knicks’ second pick

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Chalmette (La.) High School coach Butch Stockton may have concerns for his former player’s first summer league game in Las Vegas as the Knicks’ new 7-foot center Mitchell Robinson gets into game shape. Robinson, selected by the Knicks in the second round Thursday with the 36th pick in the NBA draft, hasn’t played a 5-on-5...
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Don’t expect Knicks to be active in free agency

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks general manager Scott Perry didn’t sound as if he will be signing LeBron James in July. Or as if he’ll have any cap space at all. If center Enes Kanter opts in by June 29, as would seem the judicious move, the Knicks will have just their $8.4 million mid-level exception to wield July...
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