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Nov 16, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) secures a rebound against New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (left) in the second half at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports (Stephen Lew)
Nov 16, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) secures a rebound against New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (left) in the second half at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports (Stephen Lew)

The Knicks led the Pelicans for 45 minutes on Friday night -- and up 19 in the first half -- but still could not come away with the victory. 

New Orleans fought its way back in the second half -- going on a 26-10 run to close out the fourth quarter -- and the Knicks squandered their lead with 2:33 left in regulation to fall to the Pelicans, 129-124, in their fourth striaght loss. >> Box score

 

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Nov 4, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard Austin Rivers (1) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Nov 4, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) dribbles past Washington Wizards guard Austin Rivers (1) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Knicks head coach David Fizdale's lineup experiment continues on Friday night when his starting five will feature all three rookies for the first time this season. 

First-rounder Kevin Knox got his first career start against the Thunder in Wednesday's 128-103 blowout, and second-rounder Mitchell Robinson has been cemented at center for some time now. 

It will be undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier making his first career start, as he has impressed early on this season. The three rookies will work alongside Emmanuel Mudiay and Tim Hardaway Jr. at tip off.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Nov 14, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots the ball over New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports (Rob Ferguson)
Nov 14, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots the ball over New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports (Rob Ferguson)

The Knicks tried a new starting five on Wednesday night, but it didn't work as Paul George led the Thunder to a dominant 128-103 win on their home court. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1) Head coach David Fizdale mixed up his starters with rookie Kevin Knox getting his first career start, and Emmanuel Mudiay taking over for Damyean Dotson and Frank Ntilikina respectively. But the move didn't change the woes the Knicks have faced in the last three games. Knox did finish with 15 points, but only on 5-of-16 from the field, including two three-pointers. Mudiay had just seven points, and was quick to dish the ball back out to the perimeter when he looked to have an open lane to the bucket on some possessions.

 

Tags: Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Oklahoma City Thunder, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin drives past New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Orlando Magic guard D.J. Augustin drives past New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

A poor first quarter doomed the Knicks as they lost to the Orlando Magic 115-89 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. The Knicks were held scoreless for the first 4:54 of the game and were outscored 30-10 in the opening frame as they lost for the fourth time in their last five games.

2. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mario Hezonja combined to make 5 of 22 shots, as New York was outshot .449 to .356. The Knicks shot 5-of-28 from beyond the arc, while the Magic made 17 of 41 3-pointers.

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Orlando Magic, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Nov 10, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh (right) controls the ball against Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (left) during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Nov 10, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Knicks forward Noah Vonleh (right) controls the ball against Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (left) during the first half at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

The Eastern Conference-best Raptors were too much for the Knicks, as New York fell 128-112 in Toronto on Saturday. >> Box Score

Things to know about Saturday's game

1) There was sloppy basketball to kick off this one, with both teams not hitting their shots and turning the ball over. But when things settled down, the Knicks were keeping up with the Raptors as the first quarter ending in a 25-25 tie. But the home team turned it up in the second quarter with 39 points to New York's 28, and ran away from there. Seven Raptors finished with double-digit points.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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 (Dale Zanine)
(Dale Zanine)

The Knicks stumped Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks with a 112-107 win on the road Wednesday night. >> Box Score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Tim Hardaway Jr. was a main reason the Knicks totaled 47 free throw attempts on Wednesday night, which is the most by any team in franchise history. Hardaway got 20 attempts from the charity stripe, converting 16 of them on his way to a team-high 34 points. He also had three assists and three steals on the night, as he continues to be the veteran scorer the Knicks need him to be. 

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Knicks lose in double overtime 00:01:23
Knicks head coach David Fizdale and center Enes Kanter comment on the Knicks' loss to the Bulls in double overtime, 116-115.

Despite clutch game-tying shots by Allonzo Trier in regulation and Emmanuel Mudiay in double overtime, Zach LaVine hit a free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime after a Mudiay foul as the Knicks lost to the Chicago Bulls 116-115 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Things to know about Monday's game

1. Mudiay tied the game with a fastbreak layup with 2.7 seconds remaining to tie the game at 115, but he fouled LaVine on a shot attempt in the final second. LaVine hit the first free throw and missed the second as New York fell to 3-7.

2. Trier scored 11 of his 21 points in the final 5:17 of regulation, including a 27-foot 3-pointer with 41.9 seconds remaining to tie the game at 102. With 3 seconds left, though, he missed a potential game-winning jumper and Mario Hezonja missed a put-back layup attempt that forced overtime.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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New York Knicks small forward Kevin Knox steals the ball from Chicago Bulls shooting guard Antonio Blakeney during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks small forward Kevin Knox steals the ball from Chicago Bulls shooting guard Antonio Blakeney during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks rookie forward Kevin Knox scored two points and played five minutes in Monday's double-overtime loss against the Chicago Bulls in his first game back from a sprained ankle.

Knox, New York's first-round pick from this year's NBA draft, had been out since Oct. 20 due to a sprained ankle he suffered against the Boston Celtics.

Knox made 1 of 2 field goals and recorded one steal and one turnover. He had scored 10 and 17 points in two complete games before he suffered the injury. 

Teammate Tim Hardaway Jr., who suffered a back injury in Sunday's loss to the Washington Wizards, was available to play but did not log any minutes on the court Monday.

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Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) reacts during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) reacts during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

One of the few bright spots of the Knicks' 3-7 start to the season has been the play of Tim Hardaway Jr. In his sixth year, and fourth in New York, Hardaway is the team's leading scorer with a much-improved outside shot, and has been their most dependable option on the offensive end as other players shuffle in and out of the lineup.

But the 26-year-old Hardaway is also due a lot of money -- $17.3 million this season, and $37.1 million over the next two. By the time his contract is up, he'll be 29 and due for an even bigger payday, and it remains to be seen whether the Knicks will be any closer to a return to the playoffs by then. It's a worthwhile question as to whether the Knicks' best course of action is to keep Hardaway around during the rebuild or cash in on his value right now and go even younger.

With Kristaps Porzingis sidelined for the foreseeable future, Hardaway is seeing the most offensive responsibility thus far in his career, and he's making the most of the opportunity. He's shooting a career-high 40.2 percent from three-point range on 8.7 attempts per game, while also getting to the free-throw line more than he ever has (a career-high 25.7 percent free-throw rate). 

Tags: Enes Kanter, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. dribbles as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal defends during the first half at Capital One Arena. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. dribbles as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal defends during the first half at Capital One Arena. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

After turning a 13-point second-half deficit into a tie game, the Knicks faltered late as they lost to the Washington Wizards 108-95 on Sunday at Capital One Arena.

Things to know about Sunday's game

1. The Knicks trailed 77-64 with 4:01 remaining in the third quarter but went on an 18-5 run, capped by a Trey Burke layup, to tie the game at 82. But Washington's Jason Smith scored a layup to start a 16-4 run that would ice the game for the Wizards.

2. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored just seven points on 2-of-10 shooting, while Enes Kanter had a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds off the bench for New York, which fell to 3-7.

Tags: Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway Jr., Washington Wizards
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Damyean Dotson (21) Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)
Damyean Dotson (21) Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)

The Knicks picked up their first road win of the season in a 118-106 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night. >> Read More


Things to know about tonight's game...

1) Allonzo Trier, the undrafted rookie, led the Knicks' offense with a career-high 23 points on a very efficient 8-of-10. He also had two rebounds and one assists as well. Tim Hardaway Jr. was second on the Knicks with 18 points on 7-for-17 from the field. 

Tags: Damyean Dotson, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 29, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) controls the ball against Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

It has been a month since the David Fizdale Era has begun in Madison Square Garden, and the Knicks are 2-6. Though it isn't the best of starts, it is what most expected from this team going through their rebuilding stage. 

Here are some takeaways from the Knicks' first few games, and what to expect moving forward...

Fizdale has bought into the youth movement

Tags: Courtney Lee, Damyean Dotson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Lance Thomas, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Fizdale explains late loss 00:00:45
Knicks coach David Fizdale talks about his team needing to learn how to win close games in the 4th quarter after a tough loss to the Pacers.

It was another fourth-quarter breakdown for the Knicks, as they lost a tough battle to the Pacers, 107-101, at Madison Square Garden on Halloween night.  >> Read More


Things to know about tonight's game...

1) Tim Hardaway Jr.'s All-Star campaign continues to move on schedule. His jumper has been on fire to start the season, and that was the case in The Garden tonight, going 7-for-10 from three on his way to a team-high 37 points. He also had two rebounds and one assist. 

 

Tags: Damyean Dotson, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert controls the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert controls the ball against New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets' losing streak reached three games with a 115-96 loss to the Knicks on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Brooklyn was outscored 23-6 over the first 6:34 of the third quarter, struggling to stop Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitchell Robinson. They combined for 15 points during the run, as the Nets trailed 75-50 midway through the period.

The Nets' starting backcourt of Caris LeVert and D'Angelo Russell made 6 of 21 field goals. Spencer Dinwiddie led Brooklyn with 17 points.

Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Knicks win decisively over Nets 00:01:18
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points and added 8 assists as the Knicks defeated the Nets handily, 115-96 at MSG.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Mitchell Robinson combined for 15 points during a key 23-6 run in the third quarter to lead the Knicks to a 115-96 win over the Nets on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Hardaway finished a game-high 25 points and added eight assists while Robinson scored 11 points, as the Knicks snapped a five-game losing streak. New York led 52-44 at halftime but outscored the Nets by 17 through the first 6:34 of the third quarter to take a 75-50 lead.

Robinson had three dunks, including an alley-oop from Hardaway that pushed the Knicks' lead above 20. On the next possession, Hardaway made a 3-pointer that made it 72-50. 

Tags: D'Angelo Russell, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Warriors top Knicks 00:01:34
Kevin Durant poured home 41 points and Stephen Curry added 29 as the Warriors pulled away in the 4th quarter against the Knicks, 128-100.

The Knicks were surprisingly leading as the fourth quarter began, but Kevin Durant caught fire and led the Warriors to a 128-100 win at MSG.  >> Read more

Things to know about tonight's game...

1)  Durant heard an MSG crowd go crazy when his name was called out for starting lineups, and he certainly put on a show. The Knicks' free-agent target poured in a team-high 41 points on a very impressive 17-for-24 shooting, including five three pointers 

Tags: Damyean Dotson, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Oct 24, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Rodney McGruder (17) passes the ball around New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) and center Enes Kanter (00) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Oct 24, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward Rodney McGruder (17) passes the ball around New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) and center Enes Kanter (00) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Led by Hassan Whiteside and Josh Richardson, the Heat gave the Knicks their first blow out of the season in a 110-87 loss in Miami on Wednesday night. >> Read more

Things to know about tonight's game...

1) As the scoreboard indicates, the Knicks' defense was paltry in this one. The Heat shot 49.4 percent from the field, which included a third quarter that saw the Knicks go 15-for-20 from the field. Miami also shot 48 percent from beyond the arc with Richardson knocking down a team-high five. 

Tags: Damyean Dotson, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. is enjoying early success, but he wants his team to have the same fortunes too. 

While Hardaway is averaging a career-high 27 points through his first four games, the Knicks have lost three straight since their home-opening win over the Hawks. And those losses have been heartbreakers, with two coming down to the final buzzer. 

The Knicks have fought hard against opponents like the Bucks and Celtics, but coming away with a loss isn't what Hardaway imagines at the end of his game -- no matter how well he performed. 

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Knicks on loss to Boston 00:01:01
Knicks coach David Fizdale, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke talk positives after Saturday's close loss to the Boston Celtics, 103-101.

 

The Knicks mounted a rally in the final moments, but they ran out of time as the Celtics held on to win, 103-101. >> Box Score


Things you need to know about tonight's game...

1) Every time the Knicks fell behind, they stormed back -- and that's exactly what happened in the final quarter when they scored 31 points. Trey Burke made a layup with 10 seconds remaining to trim Boston's lead to one point, but Jayson Tatum subsequently hit both of his free throws to put the Celtics ahead for good.

Tags: Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Knicks season will be a ride! 00:01:36
Step right up and hop on the roller coaster of the New York Knicks 2018-2019 season. It will be a crazy ride!

Choo! Choo!

You hear that sound coming from West 33rd and 8th Ave? No, it's not the trains running through Penn Station. This locomotive, better known as the Knicks Hype Train, is chugglng along through Madison Square Garden after last night's 126-107 rout of the Hawks. 

And I know what you're thinking: The Hawks are probably the worst team in the league this season. Yeah, you're probably right. But who cares! The Knicks are rebuilding, have brand new faces to go along with a brand new coaching staff, and they put on a clinic...

Tags: Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK -- The Knicks' unveiling of their shiny new lottery pick three years ago went a little bit differently.

It was in late October, against these same Atlanta Hawks, when 20-year-old Kristaps Porzingis made his home debut. The rookie added the first ever play to his highlight reel, shaking Paul Millsap with a spin move to throw down a breakaway dunk. This 7-foot-3 forward with guard skills, who was supposed to be a long-term project, announced to the arena, the city, and a national television audience that he was ready to contribute right away. Fans wouldn't have to wait to start enjoying Knicks games again and hyping the living daylights out of the team's future.

Tuesday night, in a 126-107 win, the Knicks' latest lottery pick delivered a new message to fans with his play: Chill...

Tags: Kevin Knox, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Nets top Knicks 00:01:03
Caris LeVert poured home 28 points, including the game-winner with 1.0 to go to lead the Nets past the Knicks, 107-105.

Caris LeVert scored on a game-winning layup in the final seconds to lead the Nets to a 107-105 win over the Knicks on Friday night at Barclays Center. >> Box Score


Things you need to know about tonight's game...

Tags: Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Knicks open season with win 00:01:10
Tim Hardaway Jr. led the way with 31 points as the New York Knicks routed the Atlanta Hawks in their season opener on Wednesday, 126-107.

David Fizdale and his young Knicks squad opened their 2018-19 season with a 126-107 rout of the Hawks on Wednesday night in The Garden. >> Box Score


Things you need to know about tonight's game...

1) Tim Hardaway Jr., despite being young, is expected to be a veteran leader this season. And that certainly showed with a 31-point, seven-rebound night to start his year. He also collected five assists and two steals on the night. 

 

Tags: Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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Oct 19, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 19, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) goes to the basket against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Caris LeVert scored on a game-winning layup in the final seconds to lead the Nets to a 107-105 win over the Knicks on Friday night at Barclays Center. >> Box Score


Things you need to know about tonight's game...

Tags: Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Scott Thompson
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The 2018-19 season is going to be a transitional one for the Knicks.With a brand-new coach in David Fizdale and a highly touted rookie in Kevin Knox, there is plenty of reason for a long-suffering fanbase to be hopeful for the future. But there's also a lot of uncertainty.

Kristaps Porzingis is rehabbing a torn left ACL, and it remains to be seen when he'll play - or how good he'll look when he does. Second-year guard Frank Ntilikina showed promise in his rookie campaign, particularly on the defensive end of the floor, but he still has a long way to go.

After waiving Joakim Noah's onerous contract with the stretch provision, Scott Perry and Steve Mills will go into 2019 free agency armed with enough cap space to lure a big name. In the meantime, the Knicks can choose one of two paths: Go for broke and make a dark-horse playoff run, or embrace the tank for one more year and add to their collection of young players. Each approach would have its advantages and its drawbacks...

Tags: Courtney Lee, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Mar 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during second half against Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during second half against Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Knicks SG Tim Hardaway Jr. said he will be ready to play in the team's season opener on Wednesday after spraining his wrist in Friday night's final preseason bout against the Nets, per Ian Begley of ESPN.

Hardaway underwent an MRI, and Begley said it came back negative. He played 26 minutes, totaling 18 points and one rebound. 

The 26-year-old guard is expected to be one of the veteran leaders of this young Knicks squad this season, which means missing him in the season opener against the Hawks on Wednesday wouldn't be the ideal situation for New York. Hopefully rest over the weekend will allow him time to heal and get back on the court. 

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Oct 12, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) dribbles the ball while being defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Oct 12, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) dribbles the ball while being defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

D'Angelo Russell scored a team-high 18 points and had seven assists to help carry his team to a 113-107 win over the Knicks in a preseason game on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

The Nets turned in a well-rounded effort, as Joe Harris and Spencer Dinwiddie each chipped in 16 points while Caris LeVert scored 12 points on four three-pointers.

The Knicks fell behind by 14 points at the end of the half, but fought back in the second half as they outscored the Nets in the fourth quarter by seven points. Tim Hardaway Jr. was leading his team in minutes and points when he left the game with a sprained wrist. He finished with 18 points in 26:02 minutes.

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Oct 12, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) dribbles the ball while being defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Oct 12, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) dribbles the ball while being defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

D'Angelo Russell scored a team-high 18 points and had seven assists to help carry his team to a 113-107 win over the Knicks in a preseason game on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

The Nets turned in a well-rounded effort, as Joe Harris and Spencer Dinwiddie each chipped in 16 points while Caris LeVert scored 12 points on four three-pointers.

The Knicks fell behind by 14 points at the end of the half, but fought back in the second half as they outscored the Nets in the fourth quarter by seven points. Tim Hardaway Jr. was leading his team in minutes and points when he left the game with a sprained wrist. He finished with 18 points in 26:02 minutes.

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Kevin Knox (20) Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Kevin Knox (20) Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Tim Hardaway Jr. used to be the only Knick that grew up with a professional athlete as a father. Until Kevin Knox joined the team. 

Knox' father, Kevin Knox Sr., was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round back in 1994 after four seasons as a wide receiver at Florida State. Despite only playing two games with the Cardinals over his NFL career, Knox Sr. totaled 1,431 yards on 102 receptions with 11 touchdowns over his FSU career that saw a national championship game in 1993. 

So, Kevin has grown up knowing exactly what it takes to make it to the pros...

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Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green shoots against New York Knicks guard Kevin Knox in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green shoots against New York Knicks guard Kevin Knox in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks starters combined for 41 points as they lost their penultimate preseason game to the Washington Wizards 110-98 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Frank Ntilikina combined for 28 points, while Alonzo Trier, Trey Burke and Mario Hezonja each scored double digits off the bench.

All five Wizards starters, led by Bradley Beal's 20 points, scored in double figures.

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David Fizdale on competing 00:00:31
Knicks head coach David Fizdale talked about the necessity of competition after his team won its 3rd game of the preseason.

The Knicks collected their third straight preseason victory with a 106-100 win over the Pelicans at MSG on Friday night. >> Box Score

Five Knicks ended up with double-digit points, with Tim Hardaway Jr. collecting a team-high 21 points on 6-of-18 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line. 

Enes Kanter produced another double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds as well as five assists. Lance Thomas and rookie Kevin Knox scored 13 and 12 points respectively. And finally, Noah Vonleh had 10 points coming off the bench. 

Tags: Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Oct 1, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) passes the ball against the Washington Wizards during the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Oct 1, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks guard Allonzo Trier (14) passes the ball against the Washington Wizards during the second quarter at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Undrafted rookie G Allonzo Trier had the hot hand with 25 points in the Knicks' victory over the Nets, 107-102, in Brooklyn. >> Box score 

Trier was lights out in the first half, where he scored 12 points in just about four minutes. He finished with 20 at the end of the half, while tallying four rebounds and one assists in the contest as well.

Enes Kanter was a strong presence at the rim with 22 points and 19 rebounds for a double-double. He also collected two blocks...

Tags: Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke
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Mar 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during second half against Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 23, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during second half against Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Rock bottom for Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. was a five-hour bus ride through the snow in Ohio. The young guard's dream of playing in the NBA was being questioned as he had just lost his G-League game with the Canton Charge. And not only did he lose, but he had a bad night on the stat sheet as well.

It was on that bus that Hardaway actually thought about quitting basketball. 

"I was second-guessing myself at the time, thinking about if I really wanted to play," Hardaway told Newsday's Barbara Barker. "It was a dark period...

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the fourth quarter in game four of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the fourth quarter in game four of the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James will almost certainly become a free agent on Friday, when he's expected to opt out of his contract with the Cavaliers.

But unlike in 2010 -- when the Knicks were among the teams to pitch him -- James doesn't want any elaborate pitches this time around, sources close to him told ESPN.

Rumors have swirled that James could wind up with the Lakers, though former NBA All-Star and current TNT analyst Reggie Miller believes the Knicks could be a viable option...

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New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks hired Fizdale after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer/AP)
New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in New York. The Knicks hired Fizdale after agreeing to terms with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach last week. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer/AP)

Jake Brown | Twitter | Accountability. Accountability. Accountability. That is something David Fizdale is ready to hammer down. And It's something that Jeff Hornacek failed to do in his two forgettable seasons coaching the Knicks.

According to Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry, current NBA players, coaches, and executives all spoke highly of Fizdale, calling him someone who holds people accountable. That attribute, mixed with being a "tireless worker" and an "innovative basketball mind," all add up to what the Knicks have been missing.

Also, a high character head coach is something the Knicks badly needed. Fizdale fills that void. Nobody used the words "high character" when speaking about Hornacek. The 43-year-old Fizdale is a dozen years younger and can get into the ears of these players. If someone is playing poorly, Fizdale will sit them...

Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Enes Kanter, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke, Troy Williams, Jake Brown
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Mar 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Mar 13, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (1) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (1) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

As another basketball season draws to a close, the Knicks host the Bucks for their 79th game of the season. Just as many other seasons have ended for the team this century, they are left jostling for lottery position rather than playoff seeding.

Against Giannis Antetokounmpo and co., the Knicks will be without Emmanuel Mudiay (concussion) and are likely to be without  Tim Hardaway Jr. (ankle) and Enes Kanter (back, wrist), who are listed as doubtful.

After a surprise win against the playoff-bound Heat, the Knicks currently hold the 9th place in the lottery. They are one game "behind" the Bulls for 8th and two "behind" the Nets (whose pick is owned by the Cavaliers via the Celtics) for 7th. 

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(Brad Penner)

Despite the Knicks dominating the Heat at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, several players sustained injuries. 

It was forward Michael Beasley who left the game with a left knee contusion in first quarter. He was previously out against the Magic with an illness as well.

Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay also left Friday's contest with a headache, which was later diagnosed a concussion. He won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Bucks.

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Apr 3, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) puts up a shot against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) in the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 3, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) puts up a shot against New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) in the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports (Nicole Sweet)

NEW YORK (AP) Mario Hezonja scored 19 points, Jamel Artis added 16 off the bench, and the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 97-73 on Tuesday night.

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Mar 31, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Mar 31, 2018; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Trey Burke (23) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jake Brown | Twitter | As the Knicks season slowly and painfully winds down, it's time to start thinking about what this team needs to do in the offseason. The first decision is simple for them -- fire Jeff Hornacek.

The next move will be to replace Hornacek with someone who hopefully won't be getting replaced anytime soon. I recently broke down possible options for the Knicks at head coach.

After replacing Hornacek, it's time for the Knicks to figure out what they are doing with the current roster before they plan on who they are going to select with their top 10 pick in the NBA Draft in June. Many of those decisions begin with what they are going to do with their overcrowded backcourt situation. Here's where the Knicks should start...

Tags: Courtney Lee, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., Jake Brown
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(Brian Spurlock)

At this point in the season, the Knicks are beginning to give minutes to their young guys for evaluation, and what their potential could hold for the future of the franchise. For 2017 second-round pick Damyean Dotson, those minutes have been very few. 

Dotson, a Houston product, has been on the bench the past two games with a right foot injury, and it very well may be the worst time for an ailment to keep him off the court. New York wants to see how their young prospects can perform under the big lights, and Dotson wants nothing more than to show the front office what he can do. 

"Eventually I'll get my time on the court and I can show what I can do," Dotson told Newsday's Al Iannazzone.

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

With the Knicks' disappointing season coming to an end, the only positive thing for fans to look forward to is the NBA Draft in June. 

The Knicks currently own the ninth seed in this year's draft, and speculation has already rien on who they should go after. For head coach, Jeff Hornacek, who may not have a say in the decision as his future is up in the air, knows exactly what the team needs. 

"If you look around at the top teams in the league, they have multiple guys in the 6-7, 6-8 range with length," he told The Post's Marc Berman. "We have a lot of guys in the 6-5ish range. [We] just got to get bigger at some of those spots...You talk about that 6-7, 6-8 guy, everybody in the league wants that guy. You don't see those guys all over the place."

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 130-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 130-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

Whether Jeff Hornacek returns the Knicks next season is irrelevant. At the moment, he's still the head coach and in his eyes, he believes one thing the club is sorely lacking is a genuine small forward.

"I think if you look around at the top teams that are in the league they have multiple guys that are in the 6-7, 6-8 range with length," Hornacek said. "We had a lot of guys that are in the 6-5ish range. Just to get bigger at some of those spots and just continue to work on the chemistry."

Due to the lack of options, the Knicks have often used Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee, natural shooting guards, at small forward. In doing so, the club has given up precious height and overall size advantages.

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(Craig Mitchelldyer)

Jeff Hornacek thought mixing up his lineup would spark a change in his team. Too bad Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard didn't care who was on the floor. 

Frank Ntilikina saw his first start as a Knicks, but it was at shooting guard as Courtney Lee was injured. Michael Beasley, on the other hand, came off the bench as his offensive struggles forced the move by Hornacek. Lance Thomas took his spot instead. 

But, on the road in Portland, it was the red-hot Lillard who put on a show once again to aid the Blazers to a 111-87 blowout. He had 37 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including eight threes. 

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(Kim Klement)

Emmanuel Mudiay saw his first start as a Knick on Thursday night in Orlando, and what he did was a rare sight. It wasn't his overall play, but a particular play instead. 

On a fast break to end the second quarter, Mudiay saw Tim Hardaway Jr. sprinting and threw up an alley-oop dime for him to flush home. The Knicks haven't seen Hardaway go up for that play in quite some time despite his ability to get above the rim. 

Mudiay said Hardaway wanted more alley-oops, and he delivered...

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Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley told New York not to give up on the Knicks just yet. 

While speaking at the All-Star weekend festivities, Barkley said he understands why Knicks might be frustrated after consecutive losing seasons, and the team's recent skid. But he believes the front office is building up the team in the right direction. 

For example, making Kristaps Porzingis the franchise player was the right move in Barkley's eyes. And despite being upset over his ACL injury, Barkley thinks it could help the Knicks in the long run. 

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(Adam Hunger)

It was one for the ages, but it wasn't at all in the Knicks' favor. 

What looked like a high ending to a bad streak before the All-Star break, it actually turned into more pain and sorrow for the reeling Knicks. A 27-point lead was blown in what was one of the worst losses New York has seen in their franchise. 

And it was the epitome to what this Knicks' losing streak has turned into. 

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(Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK (AP) Bradley Beal scored 36 points, and the Washington Wizards overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the slumping New York Knicks 118-113 on Wednesday night.

Otto Porter Jr. added 22 points and Ian Mahinmi had 17 for the Wizards, who trailed 68-41 late in the second quarter. Washington then went on a 42-15 run to tie it at 83 with 3:32 left in the third.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 37 points - 32 in the first half - to lead the Knicks, who've lost a season-worst eight straight and are 0-4 since losing All-Star Kristaps Porzingis to a season-ending knee injury. Enes Kanter added 24 points and 14 rebounds. >> Read more

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Dec 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Dec 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

It was another Knicks loss, and yet another night where Tim Hardaway Jr. couldn't find his shooting stroke. 

Hardaway has struggled with his jumpshot recently, and it didn't get any better against the Sixers Monday night. He went 4-for-16 from the field, including an awful 0-for-8 from beyond the arc. Hardaway has particularily struggled from three, going 5-for-44 from that range over the last seven games. 

His shooting woes came to a boiling point in the locker room after the game. 

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New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 118-108. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)
New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 118-108. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Jim Mone/AP)

Tim Hardaway Jr. is not here for your tanking ambitions. In fact, Hardaway says anyone who feels the Knicks should be tanking, then they're rooting for the wrong team. 

The Knicks lost to the Raptors 113-88 in their first game since Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL and many hope the Knicks refocus their efforts from a playoff push to developing young talent and aiming for a high lottery pick. But Hardaway doesn't believe in that plan. 

"Tank is not in my vocabulary," said Hardaway said, via Stefan Bondy of the NY Post. "If anybody feels like we should be tanking or should be doing something like that, they're rooting for the wrong team..."

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Kristaps Porzingis' All-Star dreams will have to be put on hold, as now he must focus on returning to the game itself after tearing the ACL in his left knee on Tuesday night. 

It was a play Porzingis has made plenty of times. He ran to the hoop, took flight over Giannis Antetokounmpo, and hammered home a dunk. But he didn't stick the landing properly, and it resulted in Porzingis clutching at his knee and needing assistance to walk off the hardwood. 

An MRI revealed the horrific injury, and though the Knicks didn't issue an official timetable for his return, it is safe to say Porzingis is done for the season. And he may be out at the start of training camp next year as recovery for an ACL injury ranges anywhere from seven to 12 months.

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