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David Fizdale on the new Knicks culture

Knicks Head Coach David Fizdale weighs in on the sort of culture he's looking to create and what his expectations are for this group. Plus, when will Porzingis return??

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks rookie Kevin Knox, speaking at an event for Subway, on the possibility of the team making the playoffs this season: “Oh yeah. I feel like that 8th seed is kind of still up in the air in the East. You've got a lot of good teams in the East that are playoff teams. But that eighth seed can really be up in the air,” Knox said in an interview with ESPN on Thursday at an event to promote new Subway sandwiches. “You're going to have to win some games in order to get it but I feel like that's something we can do with LeBron (James) leaving (for the Los Angeles Lakers). So I feel that that's opened up more room for teams to make that playoff push. I feel like we can be one of the teams that makes that push for the playoffs, especially with the young guys that we have and new coaching staff with (David) Fizdale. I feel like we can really make a push for that eighth seed.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Mills, speaking generally about trading draft picks for players entering free agency: "We're committed to following the plan and not just shifting, pivoting, because we see something that is attractive and might fast track something. I've seen that happen and go wrong too many times."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

‪Asked about the Knicks saving $10 million in 2019 cap space by waiting until next summer to sign Kristaps Porzingis to an extension, Scott Perry declines to get into specifics of talks w/Porzingis' camp. Steve Mills says the Knicks will make sure Porzingis always knows he's a franchise cornerstone.‬

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Steve Mills, when asked indirectly about trading for Jimmy Butler, reiterates that the club won't skip steps in developing the roster. So the Knicks remain unlikely to trade major assets for a player they feel they can sign in free agency.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry declines to talk in detail about Kristaps Porzingis' extension but says Porzingis is a a very important part of NYK's future. Porzingis is eligible for a 5-year $157 million extension.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry says he hopes to come to a resolution that works for both Joakim Noah and the Knicks prior to training camp. Says he's in touch regularly with Noah's representatives.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

‪Knicks president Steve Mills says Kristaps Porzingis was at the team practice facility yesterday, along with more than a dozen other Knicks who were working out. ‬

Stephen A. wants to see Butler on Knicks (0:57)
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2dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Butler most interested in Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is most interested in pursuing a future with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told ESPN.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrius Walker, who played well for the Knicks in Summer League when he was given playing time, has signed a contract with the club, per his agency. Walker is the 20th player under contract with New York. Teams can carry a max of 20 players in training camp.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

‪On the reports that Courtney Lee wants the be traded from the Knicks: Lee has not expressed a desire to be moved. In a conversation with ESPN, Lee refuted the idea that he prefers to be traded. He says he's happy being a Knick & looking forward to starting training camp next week‬

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3dIan Begley

Mills says perception of Knicks on the rise

Knicks team president Steve Mills said Monday night that there has been a change in how NBA players perceive the club, and that it bodes well for attracting free agents to New York next summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New Rockets teammate James Harden stopped by Carmelo Anthony's fashion event in New York City last week. Anthony collaborated with Jordan Brand, rag & bone, Goorin Brothers, Rochambeau and Famous Nobodys to produce some clothing.

Are Knicks really prioritizing Kyrie over Durant in 2019 free agency? (1:40)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On Instagram, JR Smith appears to weigh in on the Knicks' chances of signing Kyrie Irving in free agency next summer (photo via @World_Wide_Wob):

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks captain Lance Thomas, an avid fisherman, spent some time fishing in waters off of Manhattan last week with some kids on behalf of Mercury Marine. Thomas fishes regularly in offseason in waters off the coast of New Orleans.

Knox looking forward to playing with Porzingis (1:30)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt Frazier puts things in perspective for the Knicks during an interview Wednesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio, discussing the importance of Kristaps Porzingis' health: "The reality is without KP, man, we're going nowhere. Without Porzingis, he's our future. The worst thing that could have happened to the Knicks did happen. This guy blew his knee out mid season. Supposedly he's coming back in January, but who knows. If the Knicks don't get him back to his former grandeur things are looking pretty bleak for them." Porzingis is currently rehabbing from ACL surgery. He's expected to remain sidelined until at least December.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting NBA Finals prediction from Ron Artest:

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22dIan Begley

Down goes Frazier: Clyde gives 'asterisk' to KD

Clyde Frazier, when asked where he'd rank Kevin Durant on a list of all-time players, said he would dock the two-time Finals MVP for joining "a team that really didn't need him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Clyde Frazier said on Sirius XM NBA Radio Wednesday that he'd give Kevin Durant an asterisk on a list of all-time great players because of his success with the Warriors. CLYDE: "Durant, I mean, as great a player as he is, I would still hold back because man he joined a team that really didn't need him. You know what I mean? He's right there with LeBron, probably will surpass LeBron as the best player in the game soon. But for him doing that, I still don't give him the full credit that he probably would have deserved if he stayed with OKC and won a title with that team." Frazier was asked if Durant's success with Golden State would affect where he lands on a list of all-time greats. CLYDE: "He's going to be down the list for me because of that. There will be an asterisk by his name (chuckles)."

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