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Kristaps Porzingis trades buckets with Melo, quotes "Friday" and other notes

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The Zinger hates to lose.

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I hope you're ready for more interesting Kristaps Porzingis news nuggets, my friends. Honestly, if you're not ready, you need to find another damn website to frequent.

Let's start off with a report on the behind-closed-doors shooting contest between Krispy and Carmelo Anthony, reminiscent of the Balboa-Creed fight at the end of Rocky III:

Porzingis also worked out with Carmelo Anthony yesterday... Zinger said he was "pissed" b/c Melo beat him badly in a few shooting contests

— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) August 8, 2015

I love that fire, Zinger. But if you're gonna get beat in a shooting contest, I prefer it be by a fellow Knick.

In other news, Melo took a break from maybe, possibly not wanting to be a Knick so he could work out...with a bunch of Knicks:

Classic reverse-psychology at work here: show how dissatisfied you are with the Knicks roster by working with them in the offseason to build cohesion. And why haven't you worked out with Jerian Grant yet, huh?

Knicks rookie point guard Jerian Grant also has worked out with Anthony.

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"He's been a great, great leader — he's the star, but at the same time one of the guys,'' Grant said. "He's been working out with us. He's welcomed me with open arms.''

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I'm on to you, Melo, you slick son of a bitch.

It should come as no surprise that Sasha Vujacic joined Melo in mentoring the youngsters -- he undoubtedly wants to get close to Porzingis and siphon off some of his groupies.

Make no mistake, though, the Vujacic signing is already paying dividends, if only for the meta commentary coming from Knicks master scout Clarence Gaines:

Never before has this organization be so united -- scouts are finding players, players are signing on the low table, scouts are joking about the low table. It's all coming together.

Last, but certainly not least:

This team is gonna win 50 games. At least.