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Knicks Links: I Kant(er) wait for June 29

Also: Trey Burke campin’ and KRISTAPS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD

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Yes, it’s the glorious return of links posts. I’m working on figuring out a schedule so that these will be back for good!

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And then there’s these links:

— Enes Kanter figures to be the biggest story of the remainder of this week in Knicks land. Kanter can opt in or out of the roughly-$19 million final year of his contract by the end of the day Friday. Whether he will or won’t... well, it’s been a bit of an object of debate. First there were these two little reports from ESPN’s Ian Begley and SNY’s Taylor Rooks the other day that made it seem as if Kanter might be on the way out:

But then today, Marc Berman of the NY Post (between veiled insults at the Knicks after they didn’t draft his guy Mikal Bridges) got an exclusive BERMAN BOMB interview with Kanter where he sounded more or less like he wanted to stay:

“I watched videos [of Robinson],” Kanter told The Post of the 7-foot project. “He’s athletic. He’s going to be really good for us. He can bring a lot of energy and have an effect on the defensive end and he’s just going to get better on offense.”


Kanter told The Post new coach David Fizdale makes it more likely he’ll opt in, though he revealed that “four, five teams” have interest in him as a free agent on a long-term deal. Several agents, however, believe Kanter will be forced to opt in because most teams lack considerable cap space this offseason.

Kanter, according to a source, is expected to announce his decision Friday on social media, where he is extremely active.

Kanter’s already sorta cringey on social media, so I’m expecting a full-on college signing day-esque spectacle, complete with hats. And then there’s also this:

So, yeah. Welcome to Enes Kanter Week! All Enes, all the time!

— Begley has been just wonderful so far this offseason, and clearly working his tail off. He offered these very encouraging quotes from Trey Burke:

CliffsNotes: Fizdale’s beating the fundamentals into the young Knicks and holding everyone accountable. A healthy schmear of shade towards Jeff Hornacek. Worth the read!

— Kristaps Porzingis loves looking pretty while driving. And also, apparently he loves INSTAGRAMMING WHILE DRIVING. PUT THE GODDAMN PHONE DOWN KRISTAPS. IT CAN WAIT.

— Ray Allen thinks LeBron James should sign with the Knicks. Yawn.

— The Post’s Zach Brazillier reports that Joakim Noah has been working out with college teammate Corey Brewer and looks pretty good:

“I just worked out with Jo, actually a couple of days ago. Jo is doing great,” Corey Brewer, who won two national titles with Noah at the University of Florida, told Kevin Brockway of at Brewer’s annual youth summer camp at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla. “You know it was a tough situation for him in New York. I think he’s going to be better. He had a year just to prepare, get his mind right, get his body right. I think he’s going to surprise a lot of people when he comes back this year. He’s going to be a lot better.”

— The Wall Street Journal reports that Madison Square Garden is considering spinning off the sports entities (the Knicks and the Rangers) from its TV division. What does this mean? I don’t know, probably means that Jim Dolan gets more money somehow.

— A few days old, but Newsday beat writer Al Iannazzone is moving on to the Jets beat:

That’s all for today, guys! Let’s do this again soon.