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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Author: Brian Cronin

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SNY: Knicks Q&A: Julius Randle looks ahead to 2019 season

Ian Begley continues his fine work at SNY with a great Q&A with Julius Randle. Some choice quotes… Speaking on Mitchell Robinson: Bobby Portis said in an interview with the New York Post that he expects to come off the bench behind Robinson this season. So Randle should play alongside Robinson regularly this season. He’s looking forward to it. “I’m excited man, that kid is going to be amazing,” Randle said. During his free agency meeting with the Knicks, Randle recalls telling Fizdale, “‘When we played I was like, ‘who is this kid?’ Cause every time I went to the basket …continue reading

NY Post: Development-focused Knicks add ex-Westchester coach Mike Miller to staff

Brian Lewis at the Post brings up an interesting point regarding the Knicks’ promotion of their G-League coach to a position on David Fizdale’s coaching staff (replacing Howard Eisley, who went to go join Juwan Howard’s coaching staff in Michigan). He notes, : Miller — not to be confused with the sharpshooting former NBA champ with the Heat — won G League Coach of the Year in 2017-18. Now he gets a promotion to the NBA, filling the last vacancy on David Fizdale’s bench. Miller neatly fits the player-development ethos the Knicks are trying to instill. “Mike is an accomplished and respected …continue reading

SNY: Mitchell Robinson, Allonzo Trier talk expectations for Knicks’ 2019-20 season

Ian Begley continues his fine work at his new digs with a quick interview with Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier about the upcoming season at the NBA Rookie Development Program. Trier talked about shooting more threes and Robinson discussed his recurring foul trouble, noting, “I slide my feet more than I did (at the beginning of his rookie season). The game kind of slowed down for me at the end of last season. So the only thing I can do now is pick up where I left off last season, which is continue to stay out of foul trouble and …continue reading

TheAthletic: Aldridge: How much better is your team since its season ended?

David Aldridge did his “offseason rankings” of all of the NBA teams at TheAthletic (subscription required and recommended). Aldridge is very much an “old school” guy when it comes to evaluating teams, but he’s also been around the block so long that it is still somewhat interesting to hear his thoughts (and I’d prefer there be a more recent post than Mitchell Robinson’s knee injury), so I’ll quote you a bit from his Knick write-up. He has them #19 out of 30 teams (strictly in how he viewed their offseason, not based on how good they are – he thought …continue reading

NY Post: Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson dealing with knee injury at Team USA camp

Marc Berman freaks us all out: According to a Team USA source, Robinson suffered a knee injury and missed the first two days of practice, beginning with an informal workout Sunday. He returned for two days, but re-injured the knee Wednesday. Robinson was expected to miss Thursday’s set of scrimmages and practice. A member of the Knicks training staff is in Vegas with Robinson. According to a source close to Robinson, he’s been experiencing “just soreness,” and the team and his camp are being extra cautious after an MRI turned up clean. The scrimmages end Friday. The Knicks were set …continue reading

NBA.com Canada: How RJ Barrett can impact the New York Knicks in his rookie season

Gilbert McGregor makes the case for the Knicks’ newest great hope… At Duke, Barrett averaged 4.3 assists per game, a mark that was second on the team and sixth among all players in the ACC. With even more talented players around him in the NBA, Barrett will continue to be able to create for others. In Summer League, Barrett’s playmaking ability was on full display in one game as he flirted with a triple-double by recording 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Thanks to his rebounding and ball-handling ability, Barrett will have plenty of opportunities to lead the break …continue reading

NBA.com: All-Decade Team: Best NBA players of the 2010s

NBA.com decided to put together an “All-Decade Team” for the 2010s (starting with 2009-10 and ending with the recently completed 2018-19 season. I’d have probably done it 2010-11 through 2019-20, but whatever, you get the picture) and oddly enough, the Knicks actually have a player on the second team All-Decade team! The voters had to pick two backcourt players and three frontcourt players for each team (a first team, a second team and a third team). Here are the results… The first team was Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard. The second team was Chris …continue reading