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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In's survey of 39 rookies, Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. was named most likely to win Rookie of the Year. This is sure to motivate Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets will play the Knicks at MSG on Oct. 9 in the preseason. Just a guess: Carmelo Anthony will be playing for NYK that night.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks announced their preseason schedule:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum and Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball tied atop vote for "best career" in NBA's annual rookie survey. The next generation of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry?

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Both the Knicks Jamel Artis and Xavier Rathan-Mayes have an Exhibit 10 in their contract. Each player would receive a $50K bonus if they are waived and spend 60 days with the Knicks G-League team. Unlike the protection for Nigel Hayes, the Exhibit 10 bonus doesn't impact the Knicks cap.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The contract for the Knicks Nigel Hayes has $50K protection. The Hayes money will hit NYK cap if waived and doesn't have an Exhibit 10.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Blake Griffin doesn't claim to have any insight into LeBron James' mindset, but he said on a recent podcast that he could see James signing with the Knicks before choosing the Lakers. "Honestly, I don't see him coming to L.A. period," Griffin said on the podcast, "View from the Cheap Seats." "Listen, again, I have no idea. I think something is brewing with him and his group of guys.... I could see [LeBron] going to New York before L.A," Griffin added. "I still think, when you go to the Garden, it's a completely different feeling. The energy, there seems like there's just a consistent buzz the entire game. … Even last year when you go play them, it's still there."

Adam Reisinger 

The next total solar eclipse visible in the United States will arrive on April 8, 2024 and the path of totality will cover four NBA cities: San Antonio, Dallas, Indianapolis and Cleveland. There will be near-totality in Detroit and Toronto as well.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

BTW, Pacers initiated this tampering investigation around the draft. We're just learning of it now.