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Knicks practice notes, 10/1/19: David Fizdale tweaks defense, Mitchell Robinson drains threes.

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2019-20 New York Knicks Media Day Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images

With Media Day in the books, the time has finally come for the 2019-20 New York Knicks to get down to business. The team held their first official practice of the season Tuesday.

Apparently Ignas Brazdeikis felt the wrath of fellow rookie Kenny Wooten.

Poor Iggy. Now, if you’ll excuse, I’m going to sit back and imagine the same scenario playing out in the regular season, but with Dennis Smith Jr. throwing a lob to Mitchell Robinson, who dunks all over Kristaps Porzingis. Yes, that’s the stuff.

Speaking of Mitch, he was showing off a new three-point jumper in practice.

Indeed, why work on something all summer if you don’t intend to use it, at least during the preseason. Still, I remain skeptical that Mitch will be letting ‘em fly from downtown in games just yet. He said something similar before Summer League, if I recall, and I don’t think the kid took a sing jump shot in four games.

We also have footage of Dennis Smith’s new (and hopefully improved) jumper.

Head coach David Fizdale told reporters that he intends to make changes to the Knicks’ defensive scheme during training camp.

He didn’t go into much detail about said tweaks, but hopefully it works. And while he’s at it, Fizdale should also make some changes to the offense, which actually ranked worse than the defense (30th in efficiency last season).

Whatever. Now that Mitch is splashing threes like a seven-foot Steph Curry, we have nothing to worry about.