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Knicks practice notes: Yoga sessions and Joakim Noah’s bum hamstring

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The big man is still nursing a sore hammy.

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The New York Knicks held practice on Thursday, and you know what that means ... YOGA TIME!

You can clearly see Kristaps Porzingis in the back practicing the “I’m Kristaps and I’ll pose however I want” position.

Joakim Noah, who missed the opener with a hamstring injury, is hoping to get on the court Saturday. He doesn’t sound overly convinced that is going to happen:

Sounds like Noah was extremely limited in his workouts — “spot shooting, stuff in the weight room” — which means they are keeping him off that bum hamstring as much as possible. If he’s not practicing, there’s no way in hell the team is going to play him. It’s the friggin’ preseason, after all.

As for Derrick Rose, who is attending his rape trial in Los Angeles, his status remains up in the air:

Head coach Jeff Hornacek caught flak from some fans over his decision not to implement a defensive game plan during the opener. Well he’s doubling down on that decision, per Ian Begley:

I can get down with this. Hornacek seems to be invested in learning his players’ tendencies, as opposed to the traditional Knicks strategy of “Do whatever I say, whether or not you have the ability to execute it.”