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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by Oklahoma City Thunder rookie and Queens (NY) native Hamidou Diallo, who hosted Hamidou Diallo Day last Friday in Queens. Guests received food and raffle prizes and youth basketball teams played games at the event.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics have formally signed P.J. Dozier to a two-way contract. The 21-year-old spent last season on a two-way deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 6-foot-7 Dozier played his college ball at South Carolina. And, yes, the team that employs Terry Rozier now has a Perry Dozier (whose uncle Terry Dozier played in the NBA).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

NYK's Kevin Knox finished tied for 2nd in NBA.com rookie survey voting for which 1st-year player will have the best career. Knox was tied with LAC's Jerome Robinson. CHI's Wendell Carter finished first. NYK's Mitchell Robinson received votes for biggest steal/best defender in the draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA rookies voted on who is most likely to win Rookie of the Year in an NBA.com survey. Knicks rookie Kevin Knox finished tied with Luka Doncic for third in the vote (9 percent). DeAndre Ayton and Collin Sexton finished tied for first with 18 percent of the vote. Rookies have correctly predicted the Rookie of the Year in this survey just once in the first 9 editions.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Toronto Raptors are hiring San Antonio Spurs staffer Jeremy Castleberry – a close friend of Kawhi Leonard – to a position on their coaching staff, league sources told ESPN. By all accounts, Castleberry is more than qualified for this position with Toronto. The Spurs didn't want to lose him. But it will be interesting to see if the Castleberry hire, which was essentially done for Leonard, leads to resentment among Raptors players/coaches. Leonard, of course, will test free agency next summer.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Westchester Knicks coach Mike Miller will be among the assistants on Jeff Van Gundy's bench for USA Basketball in its World Cup qualifying games in September. The United States will host Uruguay and visit Panama.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A Knicks fan is selling his fan hood on e-bay for $1,973 (the last year the team won the NBA title). In his post, the fan cites some of the uglier moments in recent franchise history. The club has won just one playoff series in the past 18 years and has been in the middle of some regrettable off-court issues. Will things be different under new coach David Fizdale and executives Scott Perry and Steve Mills? So far, the three men seem to have brought a sense of normalcy to the organization. We'll find out over the next few years if they can build something sustainable.