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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said the instinct Mitchell Robinson showed in the Jordan Brand Classic in 2017 reminded him of Houston big man Clint Capela. "I watched the film. Impressive. If you watch, you'll see what (Knicks GM) Scott (Perry) and those guys saw. His timing is incredible. He has a great motor, super long. He has that instinct that Capella has," Fizdale said. "If everybody had it they'd all do it. This kid was doing it very easily at a young age. Hopefully we can build on that, really give him a defined role, like a Capella type of guy." The Knicks selected Robinson with the No. 36 pick in the second round. The 7-1 center didn't play organized basketball last season, choosing to train for the NBA rather than play in college.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on his approach to giving playing time to the younger players on Knicks: "I'm not handing out nothing. Everything will be earned. Obviously we're going to have a super young team. I felt like why even disrupt the culture by handing something to a kid? Make them earn everything along the way is going to make them tougher. They'll become better teammates, they'll believe in what we're doing more, if they feel it's a fair shake."

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Milwaukee Bucks assistant Sean Sweeney has agreed to a deal to become one of Detroit coach Dwane Casey's new top assistants, league source tells ESPN.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Denver forward Wilson Chandler will exercise $12.8 million player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell ESPN.