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Kevin Durant snaps back at talk of being Warriors outsider

NY Post (Marc Berman) — In his first interview since being felled by a calf strain, Kevin Durant gave another indication Friday about still being perceived as a Warriors outsider — one of the factors in a growing belief he will leave as a free agent. The Warriors have moved on to The Finals without Durant. On Friday, the elephant...
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LeBron James steps up Kyrie Irving recruitment in bold Instagram move

NY Post (Ethan Sears) — LeBron James has another superstar target, and the Knicks may have a competitor for Kyrie Irving. James liked an Instagram post Friday afternoon displaying Irving in a Lakers jersey, adding fuel to the fire that ESPN’s Brian Windhorst started Thursday. “I think Kyrie is considering the Lakers,” Windhorst told Stephen A. Smith. “… I know...
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Knicks’ NBA draft dream: RJ Barrett ‘a lot like’ James Harden

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Here’s a juicy comparison to chew on over Memorial Day Weekend – courtesy of ESPN’s college basketball savant Jay Bilas. Bilas sees a lot of 2018 MVP James Harden in Duke’s lefty 6-7 shooting-guard sniper, RJ Barrett, who should be available at No. 3 when the Knicks are on the clock at the June 20...
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Kemba Walker’s killer season has officially made it harder for the Knicks to sign him

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Kemba Walker’s great season could hurt the Knicks’ chances of signing the Bronx product. Walker was the only player on a losing team to get an All-NBA nod (he made third team), making the 29-year-old eligible for the super max if he re-signs with the Hornets. So what is the advantage of the super...
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The Knicks blackballed Larry Brown and Mike Woodson’s former agents, says blackballed agent

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Just prior to the Knicks’ most successful run of the last 19 years, Mike Woodson’s new contract became a point of controversy. It wasn’t the money or years that were in doubt, but rather who negotiated on the coach’s behalf. With a deal nearly in place, Woodson abruptly dropped his longtime agents...
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Kemba Walker’s All-NBA nod is a problem for Knicks’ pursuit

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — If the Knicks want Kemba Walker, they may need the New York native to take quite the hometown discount. The 29-year-old Hornets guard was named to the All-NBA Third Team Thursday, making Walker immediately eligible to receive a supermax extension from the team that drafted him in 2011. Walker, one of the top targets in...
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Clippers hype, Warriors belief as Knicks’ Kevin Durant threats are set

NY Post (Ethan Sears) — The Knicks’ competition for Kevin Durant is falling into place. As the superstar approaches free agency with speculation rampant, Durant’s former teammate Kendrick Perkins suggested to Fox Sports that Durant could end up with the Clippers when all is said and done. While many have believed Durant is New York bound, the Clippers have long...
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This may be closest Ja Morant gets to the Knicks

NY Post (Ethan Sears) — Ja Morant hasn’t heard from the Knicks since meeting with the team in Chicago last week at the draft combine. He also hadn’t visited New York before Wednesday, and coming from Sumter, S.C., before playing at Murray State, a school of roughly 11,000 in rural southwestern Kentucky, it was an adjustment. “I’m from a small...
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How RJ Barrett is ‘wired differently:’ Duke recruiter

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The man who recruited RJ Barrett to Duke said his best attribute is his “competitive streak.’’ Jeff Capel, a former Blue Devils assistant and now head coach at Pittsburgh, said he feels Barrett’s game translates better to the pros than it did in college. “I think the kid is a winner and he’s a competitor....
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Knicks’ Steve Mills: Porzingis’ trade demand came with Europe threat

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — Knicks President Steve Mills said Kristaps Porzingis threatened to return to Europe if he wasn’t traded within seven days. “He … point-blank said to us, ‘I don’t want to be here,'” Mills said at a Chase Fan Forum Series on Wednesday” ‘I’m not going to re-sign with the Knicks and I’m going to give you...
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RJ Barrett would be Knicks star — or happy Zion wingman: close friend

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Georgia Tech shooting guard Michael Devoe knows how much his former Florida classmate RJ Barrett would love to play with his Duke buddy Zion Williamson in the NBA. Devoe also knows how much the Knicks need a player of Barrett’s ilk. Devoe, who led the nation in 3-point shooting percentage at Montverde (Fla.) Academy in...
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NBA draft profile: Knicks target Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech

NY Daily News (Tribune News Service) — With the top three picks in the 2019 NBA draft seemingly set in stone, a dozen or so players are vying to be selected in the remaining seven spots of the top 10. Jarrett Culver, a sophomore guard from Texas Tech, is projected as a lock for that group. Culver helped the Red Raiders to the national...
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RJ Barrett schedules pro day as Knicks mull options

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Duke swingman RJ Barrett will stage a pro day with the rest of agent Bill Duffy’s draft-eligibles Tuesday at UCLA. Unlike the other participants, however, Barrett is not expected to perform drills — just interview with teams and speak with the media. This at least gives a chance for the Pelicans to meet with Barrett,...
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Kevin Durant’s closest confidant dodges Knicks hype

NY Post (Mark Fischer) — Kevin Durant’s closest confidant is playing it safe. The superstar’s manager and media business partner, Rich Kleiman, offered little hints over his client’s future Tuesday during an appearance at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival. “That is 100 percent undecided and I’m waiting on Kevin,” Kleiman said.  “That’s...
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Pelicans lay out ‘next step’ in their Anthony Davis plan

NY Post (Brian Lewis) — Anthony Davis’ status is the elephant in the NBA’s room. New Pelicans boss David Griffin said Davis’ status should be clearer after he meets with his disgruntled star next month in California for a frank face-to-face. “Yeah, we’ll visit together. We’ll probably sit together in Los Angeles at some point around the draft workouts that...
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