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Bondy: Gracious Knicks spare fans of typical early tease, head straight for dreadful

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — As bad as the Knicks finished the last three seasons, they still had hope until around mid-January. Those teams followed the same formula – a hot start, which was better than expected, followed by a total collapse. In 2015-16, they began 22-22. In 2016-17: 16-13. Last season: 17-14. It was captivating...
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The many theories for why Knicks have fallen off a cliff

NY Post (Marc Berman) — OKLAHOMA CITY — Five observations from Wednesday’s 128-103 loss to the Thunder. 1. Bill Parcells’ fabled line is: You are what your record says you are. It now holds true for the Knicks. They are as bad as 4-11 suggests following three straight blowout losses in which they were outscored by a combined 67 points....
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Bondy: If Kevin Durant flees Warriors, Knicks can thank Draymond Green

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — The biggest competition for Kevin Durant was always thought to be the incumbent team, the Warriors. And why not? They are the two-time defending champions and the Knicks haven’t won a championship since Richard Nixon was in the White House. Except Durant has a wandering eye. The Warriors tried...
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Former teammate makes a joke about Enes Kanter’s defense

NY Post (Marc Berman) — OKLAHOMA CITY — Enes Kanter and his former Thunder teammate Steven Adams were up to their old zany antics Wednesday at Chesapeake Arena. “He always tries to troll me and tells me I suck, but it’s all love in the end,” Kanter said after scoring 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting in the Knicks’...
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Knicks lineup changes flop in loss to Thunder

NY Daily News OKLAHOMA CITY — David Fizdale’s lineup changes didn’t pay off. In desperate need of better ball movement, the Knicks head coach slotted point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and small forward Kevin Knox into the starting rotation for Frank Ntilkina and Damyean Dotson. But neither move worked as Paul George...
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Knicks destroyed by Russell Westbrook-less Thunder

NY Post (Marc Berman) — OKLAHOMA CITY — The Knicks already had posted one victory Wednesday with mounting evidence Kevin Durant’s rift in Golden State may be irreparable. Durant, who once fled this town when few here expected it, has momentum to bolt again in July, with the Knicks possibly being on his radar. Nevertheless, the Knicks couldn’t summon a...
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The big rookie test that awaits Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson

NY Post (Marc Berman) — OKLAHOMA CITY — Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson figures to get a warm welcome Friday, when he returns to his hometown of New Orleans for the first time as an NBA player. In fact, his high school, Chalmette High, will play a matinee game at Smoothie King Arena to honor Robinson’s big moment before the Knicks...
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Now Mudiay rises as Knicks debuting faster starting lineup

NY Post (Marc Berman) — OKLAHOMA CITY — David Fizdale wants to be fast again. In a move to try to jolt the offense while sacrificing some defense, the New York Knicks coach announced his second starting-lineup shake-up of the young season, inserting Emmanuel Mudiay as starting point guard and reinserting rookie lottery-pick Kevin Knox at small forward. Out are...
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David Fizdale trying to figure out best fit for Mario Hezonja

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Mario Hezonja criticized his defense. He ripped his free-throw and 3-point shooting. He admitted his playmaking needs improvement. The Knicks’ newcomer, however, insisted he hasn’t lost confidence. “It will come,” he said following Tuesday’s practice. “Trust me.” An intriguing offseason addition, the 6-foot-8 Croat is off to a slow start, averaging fewer minutes (19.6) than...
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Kristaps Porzingis talking like he’s closing in on Knicks’ return

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — Kristaps Porzingis is talking like someone planning on a return. In fact, the Knicks’ star forward is making it sound as if he’s nearing the end of his rehabilitation road. “Now that it’s getting closer, I can taste it,” the 7-foot-3 Latvian told GQ in his first public comments since the opening of Knicks training...
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Knicks’ Trey Burke relieved it wasn’t worse for Caris LeVert

NY Post (Zach Braziller) — The news was as positive as it could be, but it still didn’t diminish Trey Burke’s disappointment for close friend and former college teammate Caris LeVert. “It’s sad,” the Knicks point guard said on Tuesday, shortly after the Nets announced their rising star had suffered only a dislocated right foot that won’t require surgery after...
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Tracy McGrady: It’s time for Carmelo Anthony to retire

NY Post (Kevin Kenney) — Seven-time NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady thinks Carmelo Anthony’s next landing spot should be his couch. “You know what? I honestly think Melo should retire, I really do,’’ McGrady, who retired in 2012, said of the former Knick and soon-to-be officially former Houston Rocket. Speaking on Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s “The Jump” with Rachel Nichols, McGrady...
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Trey Burke is 'praying' for a swift recovery for Michigan teammate and Nets star Caris LeVert

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Like the rest of us non-sadists out there, Trey Burke didn’t want to watch Caris LeVert’s injury. There were enough warnings out there to know it was grotesque. Cringe-worthy. But LeVert is one of Burke’s closest friends – “like a little brother,” he said – and the Knicks point guard was still...
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One Knicks stat makes David Fizdale 'want to yack' as coach contemplates lineup changes

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Just before his team left for its longest road trip of the season to date, David Fizdale was contemplating another lineup change with the following vomit-inducing statistic in mind: the Knicks are dead last in the NBA in assists. And it’s not really that close. “It makes me want to yack, to be...
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Kristaps Porzingis mixes it up with greatest villain in sports movie history

NY Daily News (Daily News Sports Staff) — Kristaps Porzingis checked off an item off the bucket list this week. It just doesn’t involve a return to basketball court. The Knicks star met Dolph Lundgren, known of course for his role as the villain “Ivan Drago” in Rocky IV, Monday night at a Tribeca party celebrating the coming release of...
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