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Knicks fans have a love/hate relationship with NBA draft (1:12)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Clint Frazier gets the start tonight for the Yankees as Brett Gardner sits a third straight day. Here's the full lineup for the opener with the Mariners: Hicks CF Judge RF Stanton DH Gregorius SS Sánchez C Torres 2B Bird 1B Andújar 3B Frazier LF

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Back in the Bronx with another gorgeous day. On the field going through some early work is Luis Severino. Found it interesting that he was doing a little base running; tagging from third, running from home. He's scheduled to pitch in an NL park next week. Yankees don't need any more pitchers straining hamstrings running the bases after Masahiro Tanaka landed on the DL doing the same.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. Here's a look at Kanter interacting with children at the camp:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about what he's learned about new coach David Fizdale thus far: "There's two different coaches. One (prefers) a coach-player (relationship). One is more about friendship. I think with him, it's friendship. It's more than (just) coach-player," Kanter said Saturday. "When I first met him, I got so much positive energy. I think he's changing the culture already with the Knicks. With his mentality, I just think it's going to be awesome."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter reiterates that he'd still prefer a long-term contract as opposed to a one-year deal. He has until June 29 to decide on his 2018-19 player option, worth $18.6 million. "Obviously, I want to be here. It's just that I would feel better and feel more secure and feel more comfortable if I signed (a contract for) multiple, two or three whatever, years," Kanter said Saturday. "Think about it. Next year, if you get hurt, then what? I know you can't worry about it but it's always in the back of your head like, ‘Man, if I get hurt, what's going to happen?'"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about how he is approaching his decision to opt in or out to his $18.6 million option for 2018-19: "The draft is (June 21) so after the 21st people are going to have a better idea what they want to do with the team. So I am waiting for after the 21st, between 21st and 29th. After 29th, I will make a decision," Kanter said on Saturday. "It's (pointless) to worry about (the decision) now because things can change so much between the 21st and 29th."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about why he publicly challenged LeBron James to sign with the Knicks: "I will say this man: he is trying to be the best ever. If you win in New York, then people can say, ‘OK you're the goat. You're the best ever.'" Kanter said on Saturday. "There's no way he's going to win for whatever more years in Cleveland. (Michael) Jordan won three (titles with the Bulls after his first three-peat in Chicago) but I don't think it's going to happen in Cleveland. So I just think if he wins in a bigger city like New York, it would be amazing." Kanter would likely need to take a pay-cut to give the Knicks a chance to sign James, something he's aware of. The Knicks of course, have no chance to sign James this summer, though it's possible that they get a meeting with James because of his relationship with new coach David Fizdale and the front office's relationship with others close to James.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about what David Fizdale has told him about his role: "Actually, he wanted me to start taking threes. That's what he said. He actually texted me too and he was like, ‘Hey man, have you been shooting threes? Have you been practicing threes?' I think he wants me to shoot more threes now because he wants me to stretch the court," Kanter said Saturday. "I think teams will have an even tougher time if I spread out the court and start shooting threes. I think that's what he thinks." Kanter has been working on his 3-point shot.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Walt ‘Clyde' Frazier has signed a lifetime endorsement deal with PUMA. Frazier, the company's original endorser, designed his first sneaker in the early 70s. He said the shoe remained popular in the 80s thanks to breakdancers. (Credit PUMA/Jamie McCarthy)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Puma signed likely No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton to an endorsement contract. It also signed Clyde Frazier, the company's original endorser, to a lifetime deal. In a Q&A, Ayton told Frazier that he's comfortable shooting 3s & defending guards. (Credit: PUMA/Jamie McCarthy):

Greenberg: Public perception of depression changing (2:23)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal provided some advice to draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Marvin Bagley III and Jaren Jackson Jr. O'Neal and the soon-to-be rookies hosted a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide them apparel from JCPenney. Here's Bridges on receiving advice from O'Neal: "There's a lot fo links in his belt," said Bridges, who said he learned a significant amount from O'Neal: "He's won championships with the Lakers - that's what I dream about.... It's great to hear from someone who has been throughthe process and been through it at the highest level." Bridges is scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week, his final workout before the NBA Draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mikal Bridges joined Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y and provide apparel from JCPenney: "It means the world," Bridges said of speaking to the teens. "It shows it's bigger than us. I just tried to show the kids what we've been through, what can help you. They've never been through it, and to have someone who has been through an experience and can tell you about it, it can be helpful." Bridges has worked out for several teams, including the Knicks and Sixers. He's scheduled to work out for Cleveland next week.

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