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Monday, October 14, 2019

Knicks vs. Wizards – Preseason Game 2

We’re back online and the Knicks are back to playing basketball, with their second preseason game against the same terrible team they beat in their first preaseason game! Let’s see MSG show some love for RJ Barrett, Mitch and the other guys!

SNY.com: Takeaways from Knicks’ 104-99 win over Wizards, including RJ Barrett’s first preseason game

Ian Begley was one of the very few Knicks beat writers to actually have a game recap of the Knicks’ preseason debut : MORRIS EJECTED: Marcus Morris was ejected 13 seconds into the second half for doing something you don’t see often. First, he appeared to hit Justin Anderson, his defender, with an elbow when he swung his arms through to create space. That happens regularly in the NBA. Here’s the odd part. He then hit Anderson in the head with the ball and started jawing with him. He received a flagrant-two, presumably for the whole sequence. Sometimes, the league …continue reading

NY Post: Knicks great returns to drop some knowledge on RJ Barrett

Outside of Carmelo Anthony, Bernard King is really the last time that the Knicks had a young wing with as much promise as RJ Barrett (and King wasn’t even that young, as he was 26 by the time he joined the Knicks, but guys obviously entered the league later back in those days), so I guess it’s good to get them together. From Marc Berman: After Thursday’s practice, Barrett sat for several minutes with King, who has been invited for the second straight year to training camp. King, the Brooklyn-born scoring machine, will be with the club until Saturday. “It’s …continue reading

NY Daily News: ‘Dog’ Marcus Morris will bring accountability to Knicks

I thought Mills and Perry were fairly embarrassing on Media Day, and I really don’t want to harp on it, so I choose instead to spotlight a Knick who had a really good Media Day, namely Marcus Morris. From Stefan Bondy: Marcus Morris is a bit of an oddity on the Knicks active roster in that he’s been to the playoffs. There’s only three of them. Perhaps more so than any other Knick, Morris’ career arc and clock are should be screaming for another winning season. The 30-year-old’s resume, fiery personality and physicality make him the king of accountability on …continue reading

NY Post: This looks nothing like the Frank Ntilikina who has confounded Knicks

I love how there’s not even any new information about Frank to share, but Berman still managed to put out this article. Incredibly, Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks’ 2017 lottery pick, is now the team’s longest-tenured player, along with Damyean Dotson. Ntilikina played like he wants to stay that way when he led the French National Team to a bronze medal in the FIBA World Cup earlier this month. As the 6-6 point guard arrives from France later this week to gear up for his third Knicks training camp, which starts Monday, scouting guru Nick Hauselman put up a six-minute Ntilikina …continue reading

Deadspin.com: Dennis Smith Jr. May Have Fultzed His Shooting Form

It’s Deadspin, so feel free not to pay it much mind, but I’m so desperate for Knicks-related content, it’s the best I’ve got. A Reddit user posted a video of Dennis Smith Jr. working out and his shot looked…different. Look who came to my school…. from NYKnicks From the Deadspin write-up, “Here’s Dennis Smith Jr. taking some free throws which bear the troubling artistic influence of Markelle Fultz. The clip comes from a Redditor who claimed to spot the Knicks point guard at school—judging by the banners, it’s the Manhattan private school Avenues—and some credibility is gained from the fact …continue reading

SNY.com: Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. says helping RJ Barrett win Rookie of the Year is one of his season goals

Ian Begley parsed an excellent interview by Chris Henderson with Dennis Smith Jr. over at SNY. The key quote is Smith talking about how important it is for him to help RJ Barrett win Rookie of the Year, “I’m treating that as one of my focal points just to help him win Rookie of the Year. And whatever I can do, I’m willing to do it. It’s important for us and it’s important for our team and it’s important for our morale moving forward, so I think it would be major if he won that.” Smith also acknowledged the chip …continue reading