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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis spent a long time chatting with assistant coach Josh Longstaff after today's practice. Longstaff has played a pivotal role in Porzingis' development, as well the development of NYK's other young players.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis talks about the Knicks' offensive progress, believes the club has an opportunity to be 'really dangerous.'

NBA 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With Carlos Beltran an Astro, the Yankees will have to look elsewhere for a DH. Edwin Encarnacion is out there, but it remains to be seen if the Yankees will go for four or five years for $20M a season for a 33-year-old. Matt Holiday is a fallback option.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee went through some workouts today but didn't practice. He plans to test his ankle on Sunday prior to the Knicks' game against the Kings and hopes to play. The fact that he didn't practice Saturday seems to indicate that he won't suit up tomorrow. Lee hurt his ankle in the first half against Minnesota on Wednesday. He's officially listed as questionable. If he can't play, expect Justin Holiday to start.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah returned to practice today after missing two games with an ankle injury. Jeff Hornacek said Noah "looked fine" during practice and the coach seemed optimistic that Noah would be back in the lineup on Sunday against Demarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. If Noah can't play, Kyle O'Quinn will likely get the start. The Knicks are 4-0 in games O'Quinn starts.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at some of the Knicks working on perimeter shooting after Saturday's practice:

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Key points on the Jets' final injury report for Monday night: WR Brandon Marshall and C Nick Mangold are good to go. Marshall returned to full practice after sitting two days. The new concern is DE Mo Wilkerson. Just three days after Todd Bowles said Wilkerson is "feeling a lot better," the Jets are listing him as questionable. He didn't practice today due to the ankle injury that has hampered him throughout the season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Westchester Knicks coach Mike Miller says Cleanthony Early has been a full participant in practice after missing three months with a hamstring injury. Miller expects Early, the Knicks' second-round draft pick in 2014, to begin playing in games with the Westchester Knicks this month. Early is an NBA free agent, so he can sign with any club.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants signed LB Deontae Skinner off practice squad. Waived OL Shane McDermott. This is because they need special teams help and Brett Jones and Marshall Newhouse looking good for Sunday. McDermott became expendable.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee says his ankle sprain is improving and he hasn't ruled out returning to the lineup Sunday against the Kings. The big test will be if Lee can move well laterally today. "It feels a lot better than it did when I initially twisted it," Lee said Friday. "I wasn't able to walk that night but I was able to move around (Friday)." If Lee can't play Sunday, look for Justin Holiday to start in his place.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have assigned Maurice Ndour to the D League for the Westchester Knicks' game tonight against Erie. NYK has been sending players back and forth fairly frequently this season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance Thomas returned to the court on Friday after missing nearly 3 weeks with an ankle injury. He says his ankle is now fully healthy. But he's still feeling the effects of plantar fasciitis. Thomas says there are two stages of discomfort from he fasciitis: soreness and acute pain. He says the acute pain is not present at the moment but the soreness comes and goes, which is OK. "I can play through soreness," he says, adding, "it felt good to wear have my jersey back on."

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Rose has found new life in New York (0:52)
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Vintage Rose on display against the Wolves (0:29)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says he's loved everything about his experience with the Knicks thus far. As far as signing with New York long-term? "Who knows?" he says. "I'll have wait 'till the end of this year and figure things out. But I would to love be here though."

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Knicks sweep home-and-home with Wolves (1:08)

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