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New York Knicks Unveil City Edition Uniforms Inspired by the NYC Skyline

The New York Knicks today unveiled their City Edition alternate jersey, which features the New York City Skyline as the central design element and a symbol of the diverse cultures united across New York City. The Knicks will debut these uniforms on Sunday, November 11 when the team takes on the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden and will continue to wear the jerseys at various theme nights throughout the 2018-19 season.
The City Edition design was inspired by what it cheap nba jerseys
means to be a New Yorker and utilizes one of the City’s most iconic and defining attributes – its skyline—as a representation of the many cultures that make up New York and their shared ambitions and dreams. To unveil the uniforms to the team, six Junior Knicks members were invited to the Knicks practice facility where they read letters describing how the Knicks inspire them as New Yorkers.

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Beginning November 9, the jerseys and additional City Edition merchandise will be available for purchase at the MSG Team Store inside Madison Square Garden and on NYKnicks.com. The Knicks will wear the City Edition uniforms at the following theme nights at Madison Square Garden:

Hoops for Troops Night – Sunday, November 11 vs. Orland Magic
Hanukkah Night – Monday, December 3 vs. Washington Wizards
French Heritage Night – Sunday, December 9 vs. Charlotte Hornets
Christmas Day — Tuesday, December 25 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 21 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Chinese New Year – Tuesday, February 5 vs. Detroit Pistons
Latvian Heritage Night – Sunday, February 24 vs. San Antonio Spurs
Black History Month – Tuesday, February 26 vs. Orlando Magic
Women’s History Night – Wednesday, March 20 vs. Utah Jazz
Noche Latina – Sunday, March 24 vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Pride Night – Saturday, March 30 vs. Miami Heat
First Responders Night – Sunday, April 7 vs. Washington Wizards
For more information and tickets visit NYKnicks.com/Theme-Nights.

James Harden, on Relatively Leisurely Night, Leads Rockets Past Knicks

James Harden had 26 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds in just 29 minutes to lead the host Houston Rockets to a 120-96 win against the Knicks on Friday night.

For Harden, it was not nearly as spectacular as his last game against the Knicks when he tied a career high by scoring 61 points in a 114-110 win at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 23. Harden entered Friday averaging 43 points in his last three games against the Knicks.

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With the game largely in hand early, Harden played cheap nba jerseys from china
less than 30 minutes for just the sixth time this season. He entered Friday night second in the league with 37.0 minutes a game.

Houston (52-28) kept the heat on Denver in the battle for the second seed in the Western Conference. The Rockets have two games remaining in the regular season; they host Phoenix on Sunday and visit Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

Stakes Are Huge for Knicks, Lakers, Zion, Kyrie, AD in 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA draft lottery’s ripple effects will extend beyond their normal range this year, stretching deeper into free agency and the trade market than usual.

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The lottery always matters to the 14 non-playoff teams involved, but there’s a real potential for league-altering repercussions this time around. Several marquee organizations,cheap nba jerseys china
many with no realistic chance to pick high in the draft, will be watching—waiting to see how the outcome might affect the pursuit of superstars or the construction of superteams.

We have more than a month before the May 14 lottery takes place, but it’s never too early to get a grip on what’s hanging in the balance.

NBA Draft 2019: Date, Selection Order, Lottery Predictions and Top Prospects

The Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and other playoff teams will compete for a championship in the coming weeks, but those on the outside of the postseason picture have their eyes on another prize—Zion Williamson.

Duke’s phenom freshman is talented enough to anchor a franchise for years, putting additional importance on this season’s lottery luck.

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While the draft lottery isn’t until May 14, here is a look at the current selection order for June 20’s draft, per Tankathon.

1. New York Knicks

2. Cleveland Cavaliers

— Phoenix Suns

4. Chicago Bulls

5. Atlanta Hawks

Knicks no longer view 2019 free agent splash as priority: Report

Perhaps someone should take down the Kevin Durant billboard outside Madison Square Garden.

Per Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks brass no longer feels they need to make a big free agent splash in the summer of 2019.

Instead, the Knicks have deemed adding a top-five lottery pick, Wholesale nba jerseys
developing their rookies and young players as well as easing Kristaps Porzingis back into action as larger priorities.

The Knicks are currently $32 million under the salary cap and would not add someone to a max-like contract “unless that player would be a dramatic difference maker to the team’s fortunes,” Berman reports.

Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, and Kyrie Irving are all expected to hit free agency on July 1.

Rolling over cap space to 2020 or having flexibility to trade for a star, such as Pelicans’ Anthony Davis this summer, are other options, Berman writes.

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The Knicks could still make necessary moves to clear more cap space and sign someone like Durant, too, but team president Steve Mills downplayed the urgency to do that while speaking to reporters on Friday.

“We are in a position if we need to find a slot for a max salary we can do that,” Mills said. “Our focus is on the guys that we have right now, developing them, and also developing the environment, or the culture, that exists around our team.”

While some of the young talent on the Knicks have shown promise, the team is still 9-25 and losers of nine of their last 10 games.

Mills believes the team still has a long way to go before free agents view New York as a desirable destination.

“If we don’t make this a place the guys internally feel something good is happening and believe in what we’re doing, that’s not going to be attractive to people who are on the outside,” Mills said. “Our guys have to feel it and then they have to hear about it and see it in how our guys are interacting with us. The plan is that we develop an environment that free agents should want to be here.”

Knicks combating biggest travel fear before heading to London

First stop for the Knicks in London?

Yoga.

Sightseeing and basketball will come later, but during and after their journey across the pond on a red-eye flight Monday night for Thursday’s showdown with the Wizards at O2 Arena, the Knicks will place a premium on making sure their bodies and minds are ready for tipoff.

“The schedule has been a really challenging schedule the last couple months, and I think this is a great way to kind of cap it all off: Can we take the challenge of going overseas cheap nba jerseys
and find a way to win a game?” coach David Fizdale said Monday before leaving the team’s Tarrytown facility.

Fizdale said the team is “really attacking the idea of jet lag,” a process that started Monday by ending practice early enough to give their bodies time to recover before boarding the flight.

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“If you go too far into it and jump on a flight right away before your body has rested, your blood will start pooling in your legs, you start cramping, you’re getting tight, things like that,” Fizdale said. “So we’re really being mindful of that.”

Players will all be wearing compression tights on the plane to help guard against that. They will also have special glasses to block out blue light in hopes of getting a good sleep so they can adjust to the new time zone and stay up all day once they arrive.

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Sunday night, but those plans were ruined by snow. Their flight was rescheduled for Monday night, so the teams will be on equal footing.

The Knicks will not practice Tuesday, instead opening up some time for sightseeing during a three-day trip that will be a practice in balancing work and play.

“These guys, a lot of the time, they’re not running around a lot anyway, they’d rather be playing ‘Fortnite,’ ” Fizdale said with a laugh. “I think collectively we talk about the stuff that, ‘OK, what do we really want to do over there? What are the things we really have to see and experience?’ And then after that, we try to keep it as business as we can.”

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Frank Ntilikina preached having the same professional mindset, but it will also be a special game for the second-year guard who grew up in Strasbourg, France. He said he has requested upward of 30 tickets for the game, with his mom, brother and plenty of friends set to be in attendance.
“They’re really supportive and they support me in every step I make here,” Ntilikina said. “Once they learned I was playing in London, they were really excited about coming and seeing me. It’s a blessing for me to go play there, to have my friends come and watch the game. Bring the NBA feelings to them and enjoy that time together.”

The most friends Ntilikina has had in attendance for any of his first 114 NBA games was around 10 — other than French Heritage night last month at the Garden, when he said it felt like he had more supporters while scoring a career-high 18 points.

So playing much closer to home Thursday will be a thrill for the 20-year-old.

“Not a big party, but seeing each other, them watching me play basketball and me knowing they’re in the seats is just an awesome feeling,” Ntilikina said. “I know they’re watching almost all my games on TV and now they get to watch an NBA game in real life. It’s just awesome.

“Of course it’s a blessing to travel to that country, but we won’t forget that the most important is going to be trying to get that win, play hard and keep improving.”

Pete Davidson Smiles as He Checks Out a Cheerleader at New York Knicks Game

Almost a month after alarming fans with a suicidal Instagram note, Pete Davidson seemed happy-go-lucky during a New York Knicks game at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 14.

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who split with ex-fiancée Ariana Grande in October, smiled and laughed throughout the game as he and his celeb pals sat courtside. Scroll down to see photos of the fun afternoon.

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Davidson seemed especially joyous during the Knicks City Dancers’ cheerleading routine and had a big smile as he checked out of the dancers.

The Set It Up actor was seated between NFL alum Victor Cruz — whose date was his daughter, Kennedy — and fellow SNL player Chris Redd.

A day before the game, Davidson performed a stand-up set in Tarrytown, New York, during which he dished on his recent hookups with a “fast, loose” woman and discussed Grande’s comments about his penis size.
A source told Us Weekly that Davidson smiled sheepishly during Saturday’s stand-up performance when an audience member shouted out Kate Beckinsale’s name. He and the Underworld actress were spotted flirting at a Golden Globes afterparty earlier this month.

Benching behind Mario Hezonja’s sudden breakthrough

Mario Hezonja’s most recent stretch glued to the Knicks’ bench has him wishing he had a time machine.

Not so the small forward could have signed elsewhere in free agency last offseason, but so he could have entered the NBA with the coaches he has now.

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“I wish they were my coaching staff in my rookie year,” Hezonja said. “We’d be talking a different story right now.”

Before playing in the final three games of the Knicks’ six-city, 13-day road trip, Hezonja had played just twice over his last six games, and only for a combined 8:23. But the former Magic No. 5 pick cheap new york knicks
used it to his advantage, seeing the game through different eyes for the first time and staying in the ear of assistant coach Keith Smart, among others.

“I think as much as you play and as much as you learn on the court, I think it’s the same amount you can learn off the court,” Hezonja said Thursday after practice, ahead of the Knicks’ Friday matchup against the Pacers at the Garden. “That matters… Right now when I wasn’t playing, I see globally, as a team, how we move and all this stuff. So I learned a lot.”

Hezonja said he kept on asking Smart questions about what he would want him to do in certain situations on the court, how to better manage the game, what plays opposing teams were running. When Hezonja finally got back on the floor, he noticed the difference. The things he had talked through with Smart and assistants Kaleb Canales, Pat Sullivan and Jud Buechler were coming into play.

“When you pay attention to details like this, they become your habit,” Hezonja said. “So now it’s coming automatically to me to control the game more so I don’t have to — I’m always waiting for the game, but once it comes, I control how the pace is going to go. It’s very important.”

Trey Burke is in trade deadline limbo, and trying to ignore it

It’s tempting, but backup point guard Trey Burke won’t do it. The Knicks are heading toward a second half of oblivion and seeking second-round picks at February’s trade deadline for players brass is unsure about keeping for next season.

The way Burke has been treated, he’s a clear candidate. Burke has returned to being Emmanuel Mudiay’s caddie at point guard, but only after Frank Ntilikina went down in the first quarter in Los Angeles on Friday with a sprained ankle.

The scoring point guard is a free agent after the season with no guarantee he’ll be back despite the Knicks’ uncertain situation at his position.

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“You always want to go to the playoffs,’’ Burke told The Post. “It’s something I look at as fool’s gold. It’s an illusion. You can always put yourself in Wholesale nba jerseys  a playoff-team situation. What would it be like if I was with the Lakers? Or with Golden State? You can always do that as a player. It’s not reality until it happens. I try to stay away from it. I know the trade deadline is coming up. It’s a big year for me. If I look at those situations, I lose focus on what’s ahead of me.
“I don’t’ think about it. Some players, they do. You think about the trade deadline, other teams, other opportunities, I lose focus on what’s in front of me with this organization. Everyone knows I want to be a Knick. But I know how the business works.”

Burke, 26, sprained his right MCL on Dec. 1, missed five games and didn’t have a big role when he came back. He also floundered wearing a knee brace and he shot 4-of-23 his first three games back from the knee injury, leading coach David Fizdale to pull him from the rotation.
Burke said the brace — which he recently removed — was a factor.

“The brace coming off makes me feel lighter out there and more myself,’’ Burke said. “I had tights over it. You don’t grow up playing like that. So I’m back to my original look and feel like myself.’’

An Expanded Trade Between The Sacramento Kings And New York Knicks Might Benefit Both Teams

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday that the Kings and Knicks are discussing a trade centering around Enes Kanter and Zach Randolph. According to Wojnarowski, the two sides aren’t currently close to completing a deal, as the Kings would prefer to part with additional expiring contracts.

A swap of Kanter for Randolph would be a cap-neutral move for New York. Although it would save owner Jim Dolan some money this year, contracts for both players expire at the end of this season. Thus, it wouldn’t help the Knicks clear any additional cap space for 2019-20 and beyond.

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However, since the two teams are already engaged in trade conversations, New York should undoubtedly gauge Sacramento’s interest in Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee.

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The Kings already have a pair of quality wing scorers on their roster in Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic. Yet, the presence of these two sharpshooters did not stop Sacramento from signing Chicago Bulls restricted free agent Zach LaVine to a four-year, $78 million offer sheet back in July. The Bulls ended up matching the Kings offer, and LaVine remained in the Windy City. The Kings ended up signing Yogi Ferrell to a two-year $6.2 million pact later in July. However, Ferrell hasn’t lived up to expectations in Sacramento, as he’s averaging 5.8 points in 13.6 minutes. He’s also been a liability defensively. Of all rotation regulars, Ferrell has the lowest Net Rating on the team.

Still, Sacramento has been one of the league most pleasant surprises this season. Incredibly, the Kings have finished more than 15 games under .500 in each of the past ten seasons and haven’t qualified for the playoffs since 2005-2006. After losing 55 games last year, it was assumed they would be back at the bottom of the barrel again this season. However, at 20-21, just a game under .500 halfway through the 2018-19 campaign, they are within shouting distance of the eighth seed out west.