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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Now that the deadline has passed for Carmelo Anthony to opt out with the Thunder, the focus for the team will be getting back on the same page with Anthony after he voiced some frustration with his role last season. If the Thunder and Melo can't resolve his role concerns, OKC could negotiate a contract buyout, discuss trade options (Melo would need to waive his no-trade clause) or use the stretch provision. Nothing happening on those fronts yet, though.

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 talks about how all the players have a fresh start under new coach David Fizdale: "We're all kind of starting from scratch. But it's a positive scratch. It's big to see that people are actually loving what the front office is doing, loving what the coaching staff is doing. Everybody's supportive. So that's a good thing." Mudiay was asked if it feels like a ‘new vibe' under Fizdale. "For sure. It's like night and day to be honest. You could just see people having confidence in themselves. And Fiz did a great job connecting with the players. Not only him but his coaching staff." Mudiay plans to spend some time in New York during the rest of the offseason. The NBPA will host camps in New York City with other Knicks, including Tim Hardaway Jr., later this summer.

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 talks about the benefits of David Fizdale working on the court with players during voluntary workouts at the training facility: "Every time I've been here he's been in the gym with us. A lot of people don't know that he was also a skills and training coach for a little bit. To be a head coach who can also get out there with you is huge. It doesn't only put confidence in you but it puts trust in you and I feel like that's definitely somebody that I can trust." Mudiay has been working at the facility with other young Knicks lately and has spent time in Dallas this offseason.

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.