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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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Courtney Lee knows he may not get to witness Knicks’ end game

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — It would be different if Kristaps Porzingis were healthy. It would be different if the Knicks front office took after its predecessors and considered a shortcut to the postseason. But now there is prudence. There is patience. There is a new coach and a young core, pegged by oddsmakers to win the third-fewest games (over/under:...
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Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson set himself up to fail with Knicks

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — Phil Jackson made plenty of mistakes in three years as Knicks president. He gave $72 million to Joakim Noah, who provided 53 games of service to the Knicks before finally being waived this weekend. He hired Derek Fisher as head coach, and inserted Kurt Rambis as the interim coach less than two years later. He...
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Knicks forward explains slow start: Don’t want to be ‘a–hole’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Mario Hezonja is playing for his next contract, but first, he’s playing for his new teammates. Hezonja has avoided any temptation to try to put up numbers. In fact, by design, Hezonja took his first preseason with the Knicks slowly, trying to feel out new teammates and not force anything. When the Knicks open their...
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Frank Ntilikina’s growth forcing Knicks into difficult decision

NY Post (Marc Berman) — A host of negative issues surfaced that took the buzz off the final week of the Knicks’ preseason: Rookie Kevin Knox’s mysterious funk. Fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson’s rawness, which will lead him to some G-League action. The flummoxing point-guard dilemma facing coach David Fizdale. Tim Hardaway Jr.’s wrist sprain, suffered in Friday’s preseason finale. All...
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Knicks mercifully end their Joakim Noah limbo with release

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks officially released center Joakim Noah on Saturday and officially rid themselves of their worst signing in franchise history in a stretch provision. Sources indicated the delay was trying to get Noah to give up more money in a buyout since he can sign with another team for the veteran’s minimum. It’s been reported...
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BREAKING: Knicks officially waive Joakim Noah, still owe former All-Star $38 million

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — The Knicks finally severing ties with Joakim Noah on Saturday afternoon, announcing they have waived the former All-Star after two astoundingly disappointing seasons. The 33-year-old has been away from the Knicks since January, when he and former coach Jeff Hornacek got into a heated altercation...
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Undrafted rookie Alonzo Trier has gone from phenom to forgotten to now having a place on the Knicks

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — For Allonzo Trier, the NBA draft was unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. He watched the night painfully unfold 3,000 miles away from the Barclays Center on a TV in L.A. with his mother and agent by his side. Names started being called he couldn’t even recognize. It was frustrating, says the...
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Which Knicks have their stock rising with the regular season looming? Who is on the downswing?

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — After the Knicks completed a 3-2 preseason on Friday, here’s a look at their stock report heading into Wednesday’s opener: Lance Thomas (Up) Seized the starting power forward spot by exhibiting his usual mix of leadership and defense. Ultimate team guy who can contribute offensively if he’s hitting...
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Knicks dragging out rookie’s roster promotion

NY Post (Marc Berman) — David Fizdale said undrafted rookie guard Allonzo Trier’s two-way contract will not be ripped up until, at the earliest, after his 45 days of service is completed on the Knicks roster. Trier still can play, but technically will not be on the 15-man roster when it is set Monday. Trier had a scintillating training camp,...
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Knicks end preseason with a dud and no answers at point guard

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The Knicks finished their preseason Friday with a Garden loss to the Nets, a 3-2 record and no official answer on who will be the starting point guard on opening night. However, things cleared up a bit as Emmanuel Mudiay didn’t get in until 8:12 left in the 113-107 loss — an indicator he may...
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Knicks' starting point guard spot is still an open battle, with nobody emerging yet

NY Daily News (Stefan Bondy) — Five days before the regular season begins, the Knicks’ starting point guard spot remains an open battle. David Fizdale started four different point guards in five preseason games – including Ron Baker in the finale Friday against the Nets – but nobody has been able to seize the moment. “I am definitely...
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Nets guard: Why wouldn’t we be better than the Knicks?

NY Post (Brian Lewis) — After Spencer Dinwiddie had already stirred the pot with his assertion that he should’ve won last year’s Most Improved Player award, the Brooklyn guard continued to stoke the fires of a milquetoast Nets-Knicks rivalry in need of a little heat going into Friday’s preseason meeting at the Garden. During the same interview on the YES...
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