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It took one game and one sales job for Kevin Durant to snap

NY Post (Justin Terranova) — It’s going to be a long season for Kevin Durant. The rumors about Durant opting out and leaving the Warriors this offseason have been running rampant, with the Knicks mentioned as a possible destination. “I just want people to focus on basketball,” Durant told Yahoo Sports after scoring 27 points in Golden State’s 108-100 season-opening...
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Knicks GM: Teams wanted first-rounder for Joakim Noah

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks general manager Scott Perry never saw Joakim Noah as a good match for this rebuilding 2018-19 Knicks team, and said trading him or releasing him via the league’s stretch provision was the only measure that made sense. Noah was finally waived Saturday after Perry had tried to trade him since late January. Teams wanted...
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Knicks GM’s curious response about if Porzingis is happy with deal

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks general manager Scott Perry claimed he’s in a “comfortable place” with Kristaps Porzingis after it became official Monday he’s not getting his contract extension until he becomes a restricted free agent in July. But Perry strangely demurred when asked directly if Porzingis is happy with his contract situation. “That’s a question you’d have to...
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How does Kristaps Porzingis feel about not getting an extension yet? You'll have to ask him, says Knicks GM

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — With next summer and Kristaps Porzingis’ free agency looming over this upcoming season, GM Scott Perry said Tuesday that the Knicks remain driven toward making the Latvian “a part of us for the long term.” But Perry also was vague about where the Knicks and Porzingis stand in that discussion, leaving...
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The strange reality that Knicks’ hope is already gone

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — Wednesday is opening night for the Knicks, which means the regulars at Madison Square Garden will begin their 41-night routines in and around Penn Plaza, which means the City Game will officially return to the city, which means New York’s basketball fans will be renewing all of the old habits. Well, with one exception. Everyone...
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Knicks coach David Fizdale explains shocking decision to start Frank Ntilikina at small forward over Kevin Knox

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — For his first real game as Knicks coach, David Fizdale sent out a shocker. He announced Tuesday – a day before the Knicks host the Hawks in the season opener -- that Kevin Knox will be removed from the starting lineup and replaced, at small forward, by Frank Ntilikina. The change came just four...
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Kevin Knox won’t be a Knicks starter in surprising reveal

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — In the point-guard battle, there were multiple winners. And Kevin Knox was a loser in a fight he wasn’t expected to be a part of. In a surprising move, the Knicks’ starting lineup for Wednesday’s season opener, against the Hawks, will not feature Knox, David Fizdale announced Tuesday. The darling of the summer league and...
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Frank Ntilikina to start at small forward in surprising move as Knicks name starting line up

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — As largely expected, Trey Burke will open the season Wednesday as the starting point guard, Knicks coach David Fizdale announced Tuesday. In a more surprising move, Frank Ntilikina will start over Kevin Knox at small forward. The starting lineup will consist of Burke, Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.,...
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Bondy: 5 ways to measure success for the rebuilding Knicks as new NBA season set for tip-off

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Success for the Knicks this season isn’t defined the conventional way – by wins and losses - at least according to the Knicks. Whether the product is purchased is up to the consumer, but buyer beware: they’re promoting this season as another rebuilding step, equipped with the inevitable growing...
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Trae Young makes his NBA debut at The Garden Wednesday night, and a former Knick has some advice about the insanity to come

NY Daily News (Carron J. Phillips) — ATLANTA – Of all the places that Trae Young has played basketball, Madison Square Garden isn’t one of them. That all changes on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for Knicks fans he won’t be wearing a Knicks jersey. Young will make his NBA debut for the Atlanta Hawks who open their season at The Garden...
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David Fizdale has set a lofty goal for Frank Ntilikina

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Even if Frank Ntilikina doesn’t start the first game of his second season, the 20-year-old remains a big part of the Knicks’ plans. While waiting for coach David Fizdale to determine his starting point guard for Wednesday’s season opener against the Hawks, Ntilikina’s third-year option was exercised by the Knicks on Monday. The young guard...
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Knicks season preview: What they’re really playing for

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The flowery offseason rhetoric is over and now the games — and probable losses — begin for the 2018-19 Knicks. Player development is the priority over the won-loss record that won’t be aided by Kristaps Porzingis’ uncertain return from an ACL tear. A plan is in place that should include another high lottery pick in...
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Knicks gamble by letting Kristaps Porzingis become restricted free agent in 2019

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Kristaps Porzingis will hit free agency. The Knicks gambled with their future and did not sign their star Latvian to the five-year, $158 million contract extension by Monday’s deadline, adding pressure on the front office to sign another star in the summer. In an ideal Knicks world – which hasn’t...
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Knicks make Porzingis decision official with 2019 splashes in mind

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — As expected, the Knicks announced they exercised their third-year option on guard Frank Ntilikina, while the team will pass on extending Kristaps Porzingis’ rookie contract before Monday’s 6 p.m. deadline. Porzingis will now become a restricted free agent after this season. The Knicks can match any offer made to their franchise forward, and waiting to...
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Knicks exercise third-year option on Frank Ntilikina

NY Daily News (Daily News Sports Staff) — Let’s be frank, this isn’t a big surprise. The Knicks announced Monday that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Frank Ntilikina, their first-round pick in 2017 draft (8th overall) from France. Ntilikina, 6-6, 200-pounds, struggled in his rookie season, averaging just 5.9 points,...
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