“With us, we had a great conversation but it was the stuff that happened before me here I can’t really speak to that,” Fizdale said. “(Myself and the front office) all sat down to talk about stuff. (President Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry) are going to be the ones to negotiate this thing.”
Shooting guard Hardaway Jr. and center Kanter should be frontrunners for starting positions, but, if Fizdale is believed, they’re not locks. The Knicks carry five guards who’ve started games last season – Hardaway, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina and Courtney Lee – and there’s only one week before Monday’s preseason opener at Washington.
“The energy we had in the locker room, on the court. It’s just fun to be around. And I feel like that we have a bond, a chemistry that’s going to help us on the court. We’ve been together all summer like 14 guys in the gym, playing pick up every day. I just feel like the energy we have right now, it’s going to go on towards the season and we’re going to have a great season.”
“Of course, I’m hungry, and I want to be on the court as soon as possible. So it’s good that I have a good team around me, good people around me that are holding me back when I need to be held back, and telling me to be patient when I need to be more patient,” Porzingis said. “It’s been a long process, already been 7 1/2 months. So obviously I’m getting itchy and I want to get back on the court as soon as possible but it won’t happen until I am 110 percent and medically cleared.”
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“I think those plans have already started, those conversations, thoughts, where we’re at you just kind of start to brainstorm on different things that we’re considering,” he said. “But obviously we still have a lot of important games to go, (seven) games, so how this week unfolds can play a part in how things set up for us.