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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson, 20, was casually shooting threes after Thursday's practice. When asked about it by a reporter afterward, Robinson said that he eventually plans to shoot threes in games. “I can shoot it a little bit. I'm continuing to work on it. I'll be out there shooting threes a little bit. Just continue to work.” Robinson, the Knicks' 2018 second-round pick, shot 137 threes in high school (about 25 percent of his attempts) in 2017-18, his last year of organized basketball, per Maxpreps.com.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson's rebounding rate – the percentage of available rebounds a player grabs while on the floor - has increased over the past 15 games. He and David Fizdale say DeAndre Jordan have helped him improve in that area (3/3): “I really give credit to DJ on that one,” Robinson said after Thursday's practice. “He always told me in the locker room we need a certain amount of rebounds together. Personally you can get at least like 14-plus. Just him helping me with that got me in my mindset to say OK, I'm gonna go get rebounds.” Before the All-Star break, Robinson's rebounding rate was 12.4. In the last 15 games, it's jumped to 17.3.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson's rebounding rate – the percentage of available rebounds a player grabs while on the floor - has increased over the past 15 games. He and David Fizdale say DeAndre Jordan have helped him improve in that area (2/3): “Bless his heart, (Knicks assistant) Pat Sullivan has been beating it in to Mitchell all year,” Fizdale said after Thursday's practice. “Whether it's been not fouling, or pursuing rebounds, running the floor. All things that Pat's really been hammering on him day in and day out with the film and the drill work. I just think that what we're seeing is 70 games of reps and going over and over again.”

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson's rebounding rate – the percentage of available rebounds a player grabs while on the floor - has increased over the past 15 games. He and David Fizdale say DeAndre Jordan and assistant coach Pat Sullivan have helped him improve in that area (1/3): “I think seeing DJ and DJ talking to him about positioning and stuff to get rebounds, how to go grab it with two hands (has helped),” Fizdale said after Thursday's practice. “Were still working on that idea of keeping it up high and tucked away so the guards can't strip him.”

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Greek broadcaster/former coach Vangelis Alexandris accused ex-Cavs coach David Blatt of lying — because "he has Jewish blood inside him" — when he said he didn't know his Olympiacos team would walk off/forfeit a game last month. Said World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer Thu.: "Such expressions of antisemitism recall the darkest days of history and the oldest tropes in the book. It is inconceivable that someone in the sporting community could make such shameful comments. We demand an immediate retraction and apology."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs G/F Tim Hardaway Jr. will not play the rest of the season due to a stress reaction in his left leg, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks didn't have enough players for a five-on-five practice so Frank Ntilikina didn't get to scrimmage again on Thursday. He is questionable for Friday's game against Denver. Ntilikina has been sidelined since late January with a groin injury.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

LeBron James participated in half of practice today, but Lakers coach Luke Walton said he expects that James should play tomorrow vs. Brooklyn.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks great Willis Reed huddling with Steve Mills, Scott Perry and David Fizdale after practice today. Reed was on NYK's last title-winning team (1972-73).