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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks head coach David Fizdale says he hopes to motivate Kevin Knox by bringing the rookie off the bench to start the regular season. Knox said the move will have the desired affect. "Oh yeah, it's going to be great. He said the lineup is going to be great, a great opportunity for me to go in there and do as much as I can for that lineup. He wants me to be more aggressive, be more vocal on that court. Defensively. being more active with that second lineup. There's a lot that's really good with this. Coming off the bench is going to help me, light that fire."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox said he wasn't surprised to learn that he was coming off the bench in the Knicks' opener after starting in all five preseason games. "If I'm coming off the bench, I'm going to do whatever it takes to help my team win. Coach wants me to be more aggressive with that second lineup. So I'm trying to come out, trying to be aggressive with that lineup and go from there.... I'm just excited for my first game. Coming off the bench with (Allonzo Trier), (Mitchell Robinson), some of the other guys will be really good." Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway Jr., Lance Thomas & Enes Kanter will start for New York against Atlanta on Wednesday.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LT Kelvin Beachum spent his off day serving meals to seniors at the Food Bank for New York City. He also organized food donations in conjunction with World Food Day. "I've have had times in my life where suffered from food insecurity," Beachum said. "I feel strongly that no one should ever have to choose between paying their electric bill or putting food on the table. I know firsthand that community support goes a long way and is greatly appreciated. God has provided me an NFL platform to hopefully inspire others to join me in the fight to end hunger."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

When asked about the idea of keeping Joakim Noah on the roster and trying to trade him later this season, Knicks GM Scott Perry said: "I was around him last year. I think with a new coach coming in, we've got so many young players, we have a lot of young players at his position, we just didn't think it was the right fit for us right now. That factored heavily into our decision. Also what factored heavily into (it): we're very comfortable with the guys you see on the court right now." The Knicks waived Noah and stretched the final season of his contract ($19.3 million) over three seasons.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On waiving and stretching Joakim Noah, Knicks GM Scott Perry was asked if the $6.4 million added to NYK's cap in the 2020 and 2021 offseason hurts the club. "We feel comfortable and confident where we're at, that we're going to be able to move forward and continue to strategically build this team in the right way and continue to add to this team.... "We want to be a championship roster so we feel good about that."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry on the decision to waive Joakim Noah and stretch the final season of his contract ($19.3 million) over three seasons: "That decision was made in the best interest of the Knicks, first and foremost. Secondly, we spent a lot of time, a lot of months trying to find a deal that made sense and learned a lot about the market out there. That the market was expensive. What we've said all along was we were not going to trade first round picks and young players in any type of transaction like that. We're comfortable with the decision we made. We're going to move forward. We wish Joakim the very best."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if it's a risk to let Kristaps Porzingis enter this summer as a restricted free agent, Knicks GM Scott Perry said, "I'm not going to get into predicting anything about the future. I would just reiterate that I think we're in a good place with the type of conversations we're having with he and his group and that we have a shared goal of making the Knicks a very good basketball team going into the long term." There is no updated timetable for Porzingis' return from ACL surgery.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry on Kristaps Porzingis, whose contract was not extended on Monday: "Kristaps Porzingis is a special and unique talent. He is someone that is extremely important to this franchise. He is someone that as we continue to strategically build this team he's very much a part of it. The goal is to continue to work very close with he and his representation on making him be a part of the New York Knicks for the long term." By waiting to extend Porzingis, the Knicks will have an additional $10 million in cap space next summer. When asked if Porzingis, currently rehabbing from an ACL injury, is comfortable with not having an extension, Perry said, "That's a question you'd have to ask him. But I think Kristaps and his representation, they are very – he's rehabbing very well. We're pleased to see the progress that he's making with that. Again I think one of his goals where we are lined up is that this team be in a position to be very competitive moving forward."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees announced today that they made a $100,000 donation to support relief efforts following Hurricane Michael's destruction last week. Of the donation, $50,000 is going to the American Red Cross. Another $50,000 is going to the Salvation Army. "The devastation caused by Hurricane Michael in the Panhandle of Florida is overwhelming," Yankees general partner/vice chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal said in a news release. "Floridians are resilient and strong, and we want to offer our assistance and support in this time of serious need. We extend our deepest sympathies to the great many lives that have been impacted by the storm."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if it's a risk to let Kristaps Porzingis become a restricted free agent, Knicks GM Scott Perry said he doesn't want to predict the future: "I think we're in a good place with the type of conversations we're having with he and his group." Perry adds that both sides share the goal of turning the Knicks into a sustained winner.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry said he spent ‘a lot of time' trying to find a trade involving Joakim Noah. He said he was dead set against giving up first round picks in any deal. He says they did what was in the best interest of the Knicks re: waiving and stretching Noah. He wishes Noah the best.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry says Kristaps Porzingis is a special talent and extremely important for the franchise going forward. He said both sides - the Knicks and Porzingis and his representation - want to see the club in a position to win games/succeed long-term.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says he felt, in part, the decision to start Frank Ntilikina was based on wanting to establish a strong and culture with the Knicks. So Ntilikina earned it and it was important to give it to him based on merit. He believes the decision will also spark Kevin Knox, who he'd previously said would start on opening night.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Starting at point guard for the Knicks on opening night: Trey Burke. Frank Ntilikina will also start. Kevin Knox off the bench.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets today are working out former Titans WR Rishard Matthews, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. With Quincy Enunwa (ankle), Terrelle Pryor (groin) and Charone Peake (hamstring) dealing with injuries, the Jets are down to three healthy receivers. Matthews, 29, played three games with the Titans this season (three catches, 11 yards), but requested his release because he was unhappy with his number of targets. It was granted. He has 228 career catches for 3,147 yards and 21 touchdowns.

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