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Knicks change course, bench rookies amid tanking perception

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Never mind. The Knicks’ three-rookie starting lineup is history, lasting just two games. Coach David Fizdale did another 180-degree spin with his lineup Tuesday against the Trail Blazers, yanking all three first-year players and reinserting disgruntled Enes Kanter as starting center over Mitchell Robinson. Kanter, Noah Vonleh and Mario Hezonja, making his first start as...
  • 27 days ago
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David Fizdale changes Knicks starting lineup once again, inserting Mario Hezonja and Enes Kanter

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — By trial and (mostly) error, David Fizdale arrived at yet another lineup for his reeling Knicks. And this one went against his message. After weeks of preaching development through growing pains for his young players – “throw them into the fire,” has been the coach’s mantra – Fizdale removed three...
  • 27 days ago
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Emerging John Jenkins trying to shoot way onto Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — There’s one Knick adapting wonderfully to David Fizdale’s attempt at a high-tempo, spread-the-floor offense. John Jenkins of the Westchester Knicks. Jenkins, a 3-point shooting machine, is tearing up the G League the same way Trey Burke did last season. The 27-year-old posted a franchise-record 44-point game and leads the G League in scoring with 30.0...
  • 28 days ago
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Kevin Durant tells hecklers to 'shut the f--- up' as possible Knicks free agent target sees drama-filled season rage on

NY Daily News (Daily News Sports Staff) — If only he could turn to burner accounts in real life. Kevin Durant told fans on Saturday to “Watch the f—— game and shut the f—” after a few heckles, one of which reportedly included the spectators calling the possible Knicks free agent target a “cupcake.” The Mavs ended up taking down the Warriors...
  • 28 days ago
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Fizdale wants prayers for Knicks’ defense against Trail Blazers

NY Post (Mike Mazzeo) — The Knicks have been a dumpster fire on defense all season. And with Portland’s vaunted duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum visiting the Garden on Tuesday, it’s not going to get any easier. Asked about how his team plans to contain the Trail Blazers’ high-scoring backcourt, David Fizdale responded simply, “Prayer.” “No, you gotta...
  • 28 days ago
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Kevin Knox draft concerns are becoming a reality for Knicks

NY Post (Mike Mazzeo) — Both Kevin Knox and his coach agree — he needs to play with more fire. Going into the draft, there were concerns about Knox’s motor. And 10 games into his rookie season, those concerns remain. A day after Knox was significantly outplayed by Aaron Gordon in the Knicks’ 131-117 defeat at Orlando, David Fizdale described...
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David Fizdale waves white flag, says Knicks aren't worried about winning

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — It’s mid-November, just about a month into the NBA season, and David Fizdale has already stopped worrying about the grim record. Riding a five-game losing streak heading into Tuesday’s game against the Blazers, the coach asked for his players to face the reality that winning is not the priority. ...
  • 28 days ago
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Kevin Knox's effort issues with Knicks have followed him from Kentucky

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Kevin Knox is still working on his effort problem. It was a knock on the 19-year-old in college, commonly labeled as ‘not having a high motor.’ And that has followed Knox to the NBA, with both he and coach David Fizdale acknowledging the issue Monday after practice. “It’s up and down. Still learning...
  • 29 days ago
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The Memphis Grizzlies Are in ‘Extensive Discussions’ to Sign Joakim Noah

NY Times (MARC STEIN) — Noah was waived by the Knicks in October after two disastrous seasons of a four-year, $72 million deal. The center has been away from the team since an argument in February.
  • 29 days ago
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Knicks bust Joakim Noah may sign with Grizzlies: report

NY Daily News (Mark Fischer) — Joakim Noah’s voluntary exile from the NBA seems to be nearing its end. The former Knicks center is in talks with the Grizzlies, The New York Times reported Monday. The Knicks rid themselves of Noah last month, waiving the former all-star after a disappointing two-season stint culminated by a heated...
  • 29 days ago
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Joakim Noah is on the verge of another NBA chance

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — Joakim Noah’s NBA vacation could be over. The Knicks’ free-agent bust is in talks with the Grizzlies, the New York Times reports. The Knicks released Noah using the stretch provision last month after two seasons, one altercation with former head coach Jeff Hornacek, 53 games and a wasted $72 million. Noah’s contract stands out in...
  • 29 days ago
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Knicks add former Warriors big man to Mitchell Robinson tutors

NY Post (Marc Berman) — ORLANDO, Fla. — Sunday at Orlando’s Amway Center, former defensive center Clifford Ray, of Warriors fame, sat behind the basket and barked instructions at rookie center Mitchell Robinson. Add another former NBA player enlisted by the coaching staff to tutor Robinson — and other young Knicks. Ray attended Knicks practice in Orlando on Saturday to...
  • 29 days ago
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Knicks rookie plays more like project than shot-blocking whiz

NY Post (Marc Berman) — ORLANDO, Fla. — One week ago, center Mitchell Robinson blocked a Knicks rookie-record nine shots against the Magic at the Garden. Orlando coach Steve Clifford said he was on “my board” during preparations for the rematch. On Sunday, Robinson got rejected by the referees. In a foul-plagued performance, Robinson looked a lot more like a...
  • 29 days ago
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Knicks' rally comes up short as Magic hands them fifth straight loss

NY Daily News Aaron Gordon scored 20 of his 31 points in the first quarter and the Orlando Magic held off two Knicks rallies for a 131-117 victory on Sunday night. Nikola Vucevic had 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for Orlando, which has won seven of nine. Jonathan Isaac added 16 points. Tim Hardaway...
  • 29 days ago
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Kevin Knox disappoints as Knicks’ losing streak hits five

NY Post (Marc Berman) — ORLANDO, Fla. — One Scott Perry lottery draft pick shined. The most recent one was awful. The Knicks’ losing streak hit five games as Orlando power forward Aaron Gordon chewed up the Knicks for 31 points while Kevin Knox suffered through a low-effort performance as the Magic beat the Knicks 131-117 in the rematch at...
  • 29 days ago
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