Knicks now built to increase pace amid new personnel, conditioning

Derrick Rose misplaced weight since final season. So did Julius Randle. The Knicks’ roster has extra youth and a real playmaking level guard. It all factors in a single path: a extra uptempo type than followers have been accustomed to. Coach Tom Thibodeau gave hints of that adjustment Tuesday when he stated: “Pace is commonly … Read more

Knicks believe point guards will ease the burden on Julius Randle

Julius Randle used the phrases “simpler for me” earlier this week when discussing what the addition of point guard Jalen Brunson and a wholesome return for veteran point guard Derrick Rose would imply for him this season. Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau additionally believes that having these two gamers in his rotation will ease the ball-handling … Read more

Tom Thibodeau not swayed on Julius Randle-Obi Toppin opinion

Tom Thibodeau is not softening in his stance on a possible Julius Randle-Obi Toppin pairing. When advised the duo had a constructive ranking when sharing the courtroom final yr, the Knicks coach grew testy. “It’s not solely the numbers, I really watch the video games,” he stated on Thursday following the crew’s third observe of … Read more

Knicks’ Obi Toppin looking to improve protection, jump shot

Obi Toppin was relaxed Wednesday, leaning again in his chair and joking with reporters. He’s heading into his third NBA season with the Knicks and his confidence is palpable. Toppin’s manufacturing skyrocketed on the finish of final season, when he averaged a 20 factors over his last 10 video games, and he is not too … Read more

Isaiah Hartenstein is ready to stretch the floor for the Knicks

It wasn’t a choice. It was extra like a no brainer. During Isaiah Hartenstein’s foray into free company, the Knicks shortly emerged as his most well-liked vacation spot, as soon as he spoke to coach Tom Thibodeau and the entrance workplace. “I feel it was a spot the place I felt wished,” the 7-footer stated … Read more

Knicks defend decision to hire Jalen Brunson’s father

Tom Thibodeau defended the Knicks’ decision to hire the father of the workforce’s new level guard, Jalen Brunson, regardless of his checkered previous. Rick Brunson, who joined the Knicks in June as an assistant coach and helped them land his son in free company in July, has confronted sexual misconduct allegations prior to now. “I’ve … Read more

Julius Randle and RJ Barrett remain key to it all for the Knicks

The $104 million Knicks’ query is not Jalen Brunson’s affect at level guard. He’ll be simply effective. Whether the Knicks are racing again towards relevance or face one other season of despair rests on their two acquainted faces — Julius Randle and RJ Barrett. The duo led the Knicks to a 41-31 report in 2020-21. … Read more

The questions surrounding RJ Barrett after the big Knicks contract

RJ Barrett attended a Puma occasion earlier this week to unveil his first “participant version” shoe. Called Fusion Nitro RJ, the proper shoe is blue, the left crimson. The Maple Leaf on the tongue stood for Canada. The crimson is for his homeland, too. The blue stands for Duke. A Maple Mamba insignia, additionally on … Read more