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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On behalf of his foundation, Emmanuel Mudiay hosted dozens of young basketball players for a camp at the National Basketball Players Association on Saturday in conjunction with Go Hoop Day. He took some time to answer a few questions about the Knicks. Here, he offers his impressions of new Knicks coach David Fizdale: "I love it man. Fiz, he can connect with us, the younger generation really good. But at the same time he has experience bhe's been a world champion with the Miami Heat. There's nothing that he hasn't seen. He's seen the best of the best. And in a good way, the worst of the worst too. He knows the ins and outs," Mudiay said. "And I've been like a sponge around him, just trying to pick up everything I can pick up. And he's been encouraging not just me but the whole team to continue to develop. One thing I love about him is he's big on development. We're a young team so we've got to development."

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."