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New York Knicks

Why I Love the NBA Summer League

by James Decker

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

I’ve always casually watched the NBA Summer League. In a time where the focus is almost entirely on baseball, watching a couple of basketball games per day is a good way to have a change of pace and scout some young talent. But after being courtside in Las Vegas for five days, my appreciation for the Summer League has grown immensely.

Early Success In Vegas for the Knicks

by James Decker

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

The Knicks began the 2014 NBA Summer League on a high note with a 76-64 win over the Dallas Mavericks Friday, a successful coaching debut for Derek Fisher. A starting five of Shane Larkin, Tim Hardaway Jr., Cleanthony Early, Cameron Moore, and Cole Aldrich provided a sense of the type of young talent that the Knicks are showcasing in Las Vegas.

Shane Larkin Not Fearful of Eastern Conference

by Kenny Ducey

James Decker/WFUV

Hours after LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Shane Larkin - fresh off a 10-point, 5-assist performance in the NBA's Summer League opener - shrugged off the news.

"I kind of had a feel for it," Larkin said. "The way things ended for them in the finals – for him to be averaging 30, 10, and 5 and get beat by 30 points – I just had a feeling that team was starting to unravel at the end of last season."

Just Hold On, and Stay Home

by Sam Torres Jr

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It started in 2010. That summer the NBA changed drastically and still has not been the same since. It was the summer where players began to take power into their own hands, abandoning the teams that drafted them and teaming up with other stars to win championships.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo, brother of Giannis, Drafted by the Knicks

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

Thanasis Antetokounmpo was selected by the New York Knicks late in the 2nd Round of Thursday's Draft, and emerged from section 25 at the Barclays Center to walk on stage. He spoke to media shortly after, and expressed his gratitude towards the team for trusting in him, and his desire to give it all he's got to try and make the team. Hear what he had to say below.