Lenn Robbins

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Hardaway Breaks Out In a Big Way

Players often talk about doing the extra work. But what if the work becomes part of the problem? What if you’re stuck in a shooting slump and all those extra jumpers in practice are clanging off the rim just like the shots in games? So when Tim Hardaway Jr., mired in the worst shooting slump […]

Young Guards A Must-Watch Down the Stretch

The first game of the Knicks unofficial youth evaluation season opened Thursday night with recently-acquired Emmanuel Mudiay making his first start in a New York jersey. After the Knicks played a woeful defensive first quarter, they regrouped and beat the Magic, 120-113, in Orlando. Mudiay finished with 8 points on 4-of-9 shooting with 5 rebounds, […]

Knicks Continuing Plan With Mudiay

Before we get carried away with the Emmanuel Mudiay Experiment, let’s take a timeout and remember that the NBA has countless stories of players that changed teams and experienced an astounding career revival — that didn’t last. Having thrown out that caution, Mudiay’s Knicks’ debut was something to behold: He made his first three shots, […]

Kyle O’Quinn’s Hard Work Off The Court Paying Off

There were times last season when Kyle O’Quinn wasn’t K.O., the gregarious, cajoling, joking, heart-on-his-sleeve, hustling player that has been a locker room and fan favorite throughout his NBA career. The Knicks were losing more than they were winning. O’Quinn’s minutes were inconsistent as first-year coach Jeff Hornacek navigated a new roster. And the death […]

KP Climbing Ladder to Ultimate Goal

Kristaps Porzingis played his first game as an NBA All-Star Thursday night. His numbers (21 points on 7-of-16 shooting, seven rebounds and one blocked shot) weren’t overwhelming but that’s not what caught the eye of a former NBA coach. “I was impressed that he played after missing the Golden State game when he tweaked his […]

Hardaway Emerges as Vocal Leader

When the Knicks signed Tim Hardaway Jr. to a lucrative free agent deal over the summer, they believed they were getting a scoring swingman on the verge of stardom. They might have gotten more. Hardaway, despite missing nearly six weeks with a stress reaction injury in his leg, has been everything the Knicks hoped he […]

Hornacek, Knicks Don’t Need Excuses

The Knicks just gave Jeff Hornacek carte blanche to make any coaching move he desires. Bench a starter, go ahead. Sub the first unit, be my guest. The team’s 105-99 loss in Memphis Wednesday night was arguably the worst setback of the season. [Watch Knicks-Jazz Friday on MSG & MSG GO] You want to blame ref Derrick […]