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Knicks feeling lucky athletic ‘Clint Capela-type’ fell to them

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks new 7-foot shotblocking center Mitchell Robinson is a mystery man – and man of few words. Robinson, 20, let Knicks coach David Fizdale and team brass do the hyping for him after becoming their second-round pick at No. 36 in Thursday’s draft. At Friday’s introductory press conference for Kevin Knox and Robinson, Fizdale even...
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David Fizdale: Kevin Knox can start for Knicks as a rookie

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Forget the notion that 18-year-old Kevin Knox’s rookie season will be spent as a reserve. Knicks coach David Fizdale said he has confidence the second-youngest player in the draft can crack the Knicks starting lineup at small forward. In rave reviews about the Knicks’ first-round pick selected at No. 9 Thursday, Fizdale said the 6-foot-9...
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Kevin Knox has some strange Knicks draft history on his side

NY Post (Ethan Sears) — Kevin Knox and Kristaps Porzingis already have one thing in common. Both were booed on draft night — and the same young fan, Jordan, who was seen crying after the Knicks drafted Porzingis was among those jeering at Knox and chanting to take Michael Porter Jr. instead at No. 9 on Thursday. “We were hoping...
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Big-time coach: Knicks made a good call picking Kevin Knox

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Go ahead, Knicks fans. Dream about Kevin Knox’s upside. John Calipari thinks the Knicks hit a home run with his former player. “It’s a futures league. He’s 18 years old. You’re trying to project who of these guys can be special, and when you look at what they were having at that pick, if that...
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Knicks snag big man in the second round

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks selected New Orleans mystery man, 7-foot-1 center Mitchell Robinson with the 36th pick in the second round. Robinson didn’t play any games in college, committing to Texas A&M, switching to Western Kentucky before leaving the school and decided to train for the draft. Robinson even backed out of the Draft Combine the day...
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Knicks fans should realize new regime needs Knox to work out

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — The fact is, in the end, you want what they want, and they want what you want. Sure, it’s always funny whenever a draft is held in New York and when the name announced causes visceral pain among the faithful in attendance. At last count, the video of the Jets selecting Jeff Lageman with the...
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The talk of NBA draft is the risky star who plunged

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — Michael Porter Jr. gained a team and 13 enemies. Porter, once the top high school recruit in the country and widely projected as a top-10 pick until this week, fell all the way to No. 14 and Denver during the NBA draft Thursday. Teams, including the Knicks at No. 9, had gotten scared off by the...
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Knicks pick Kevin Knox as their draft gamble

NY Post (Marc Berman) — With injury-plagued Michael Porter Jr. dropping like a rock and still available at No. 9, the Knicks wouldn’t take the chance on the Missouri forward, but still wound up taking something of a chance on draft night. Kentucky 6-foot-9 freshman forward Kevin Knox, like a late-closing thoroughbred from his home state, beat out the more...
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Knicks seeking to do better with this second-round pick

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Former Knicks president Phil Jackson mostly bombed with his second-round picks. Current Knicks general manager Scott Perry will try to reverse the trend Thursday with the 36th selection, acquired in the Carmelo Anthony deal. The only second-rounder Jackson has a shot with is his 2017 pick, shooting guard Damyean Dotson, who still has promise. Willy...
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NBA mock draft: Knicks stay safe as gambles don’t tumble

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — It’s the night every NBA hopeful dreams of, the night NBA executives long for, the night NBA writers can’t wait to end: the NBA draft. So that brings us to The Post’s last mock draft for the 2018 event, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Barclays Center. It’s an exercise in guesswork in which...
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Kyle O’Quinn opts out of Knicks deal, but isn’t necessarily gone

NY Post (Marc Berman) — As expected, Knicks backup center Kyle O’Quinn opted out of the final year of his $4.3M contract, a source confirmed. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean the Knicks are out of the picture to bring back O’Quinn, especially if center Enes Kanter follows suit. Indications are the Knicks will investigate re-signing O’Quinn for a more lucrative one-year...
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Knicks talked trade-up to 4, with defensive force in play

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Coming home felt different this time. Mohamed Bamba couldn’t put his finger on it, but as his plane descended upon the city and he saw the skyline from his airplane window, a different emotion rushed across his 7-foot frame. “It was like a homecoming,” he said Wednesday, on the eve of the NBA draft. And...
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The temptations lurking who would jolt this Knicks draft

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — The cord is officially cut Thursday night. For real, and for good, the lasting stain of Phil Jackson will be removed from the Knicks. It was two days shy of a year ago that Jackson conducted his final official duties with the Knicks, drafting Frank Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick, declining to trade Kristaps...
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Where Knicks are leaning on eve of NBA draft

NY Post (Marc Berman) — On the eve of Thursday’s draft, Villanova junior Mikal Bridges, a Philly native, called New York his “second home.” GM Scott Perry, running his first draft for the Knicks and essentially with more power than he’s ever had, is eyeing making New York Bridges’ permanent home. It would be a very safe pick for a...
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Knicks’ London return comes with Porzingis question

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Will the Latvian be good for London? The Knicks will make their third trip to London since the 2012-13 season when they face the Wizards on Jan. 17, according to a promo on NBA.com and confirmed by sources. The big question is whether their star European, Kristaps Porzingis, will be on the court. Porzingis is...
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