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Why ESPN’s Doris Burke is so excited about Knicks’ future

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Once in a while, Doris Burke lets slip on the air about her Knicks fandom. Born on Long Island and raised on the Jersey Shore in Manasquan, Burke hears about it. “We’re not supposed to root, and I don’t root when I’m calling the games,’’ Burke told The Post. “I am a New Yorker. My...
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Scrimmage shows Knicks rookies going in opposite directions

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kevin Knox looked right on schedule. Fellow Knicks rookie Mitchell Robinson looked as if he may be on his own schedule — as the project everyone figured he would be when the center was drafted in the second round. The Knicks staged an intrasquad blue-gray scrimmage at the Garden on Saturday before an estimated 5,000...
  • 15 days ago
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Knicks trying to keep up with David Fizdale’s speed-ball vision

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Trey Burke has never played in a faster system in his first five seasons. Every coach likes to talk about running more, but Knicks first-year coach David Fizdale isn’t paying lip service to this goal. It’s happening in Tarrytown, and players are trying to keep up. “It’s a little fast right now, still getting adjusted...
  • 16 days ago
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Two reasons to believe Mudiay is ready for Knicks’ breakout

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Less turnovers. Less pounds. That’s been point guard Emmanuel Mudiay’s modus operandi during the first week of Knicks training camp. First-year coach David Fizdale said Mudiay has the lowest turnover rate of anyone during the first week of scrimmages. Mudiay’s loss of 10-15 pounds since the regular season finale has helped with stamina and adjusting...
  • 16 days ago
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Kevin Knox is looking much different against real NBA players

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Kevin Knox isn’t in Las Vegas anymore. Coach David Fizdale acknowledged the Knicks lottery pick has faced a tougher go during Tarrytown training camp than during his summer-league domination that had the Knicks fan base agog. Nevertheless, Fizdale has seen improvement since Day 1. Knox, who just turned 19 — the second-youngest player in the draft...
  • 17 days ago
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Knicks’ long shot has one LeBron quality giving him roster chance

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Citing LeBron James’ rare knack for chase-down blocks, Knicks coach David Fizdale said rookie shooting guard Allonzo Trier is on the radar for making the 15-man roster. The undrafted Trier is now on a two-way G-League contract, meaning he can only spend a maximum 45 days with the Knicks and the rest with Westchester. However,...
  • 17 days ago
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Doctors aren’t sure about Kristaps Porzingis’ height hesitation

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Two medical experts — with no hard evidence on the matter — believe an extremely tall player such as Kristaps Porzingis could have a normal approach for a player returning from an ACL tear. “Porzingis’ height should not play a role in the speed of recovery and rate of success,” Dr. Armin Tehrany, founder of Manhattan Orthopedic...
  • 17 days ago
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Kyrie Irving delivers early blow to Knicks’ hopes

NY Post (Mark W. Sanchez) — It won’t stop the speculation, but it will settle Celtics fans’ stomachs for now. Kyrie Irving, who surely will be hounded all season about his future as he plays through the last year of his contract, tried to parry that conjecture in an interview published Wednesday. Of course, Irving did not commit to Boston, did...
  • 17 days ago
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Tim Hardaway Jr. glad Fizdale’s not giving him special treatment

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Tim Hardaway Jr. said he believes coach David Fizdale will make the right call on starters and won’t play favorites. Fizdale has opened up the competition for all five spots. On the surface, Hardaway has an advantage, having known Fizdale for longer than any other Knick. Fizdale was first Miami’s video coordinator in 1997-98 when...
  • 18 days ago
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Kristaps Porzingis’ energy at camp is starting to infect Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Enes Kanter didn’t know what to expect from Kristaps Porzingis in training camp. After all, once he tore his ACL last Feb. 6, Porzingis became a ghost, doing his own thing. Though Porzingis spent all of his five-month offseason in Europe rehabbing, fellow European Kanter stayed in the U.S., touring the country. For the second...
  • 18 days ago
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There is no one safe from David Fizdale’s roster free-for-all

NY Post (Marc Berman) — David Fizdale got fired up when a reporter asked the first-year Knicks coach if his starting-lineup choices will be influenced by politics and big contracts. Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr., both starters last season, make significant salaries. Kanter will make $18.6 million in his final year and Hardaway Jr. has three years and $54...
  • 18 days ago
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Kristaps Porzingis more than a spectator in Knicks’ 1st practice

NY Post (Marc Berman) — As David Fizdale’s first training-camp practice as Knicks head coach ended Tuesday, Kristaps Porzingis ran from the sidelines and joined the group huddle. That wasn’t seen near the end of last season, when Porzingis stayed away from ex-coach Jeff Hornacek and teammates after suffering a catastrophic ACL tear on Feb. 6 against Milwaukee. Now, Porzingis...
  • 19 days ago
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The Knicks’ ‘skinny Shaq’ is stunning David Fizdale, too

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Rookie center Mitchell Robinson continues to prove to teammates and the Knicks coaching staff he’s not raw and he’s not a project. It’s too early to label him the steal of the 2018 draft after being taken by the Knicks at No. 36 overall in the second round, but it may go down that way....
  • 19 days ago
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Fizdale opens camp with Knicks surprise: Starter free-for-all

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks coach David Fizdale conducted his first official practice in 10 months with a message to the players that, for Monday’s preseason opener in Washington, he has no starters. They have this week to earn those spots. Hence, Fizdale believes his mantra caused “a lot of big-time, nervous energy in the gym” and “great enthusiasm.”...
  • 19 days ago
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Frank Ntilikina’s improvement is a game of inches

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Frank Ntilikina, with his newly sculpted body, believes he has more versatility to guard different positions. The Knicks are officially listing Ntilikina at 6-foot-6 — up from 6-foot-5 as a rookie last season. They may want to add a position for Ntilikina, too: forward. “I’ve been working a lot this summer on my body. I...
  • 20 days ago
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