LeBron James redirects blast from Ntilikina to Phil Jackson

LeBron James has redirected the dagger. Before the Cavaliers held a shootaround Monday morning at the Garden, James clarified his take that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr., saying it wasn’t a shot at Frank Ntilikina but instead Phil Jackson. “I wasn’t throwing shade at Frank at all,

“Pissed’ Knicks rally around Ntilikina amid LeBron furor

It was just LeBron being general manager LeBron. Still, the Knicks are not asking for a do-over in the draft. Teammates rushed to support Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina after the ruckus from LeBron James claiming the team drafted the wrong point guard last June. Acknowledging his comments would cause “headlines,”

Frank Ntilikina’s fellow rookies think little of him

Maybe this year’s NBA rookies didn’t know how to spell his name.In a rookie survey that took place two weeks ago during the league’s annual rookie photo shoot in Tarrytown, Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina didn’t receive a single vote in any of the categories that were voted upon.Thirty first-year

NBA draft’s complete: First-round pick-by-pick analysis

Here’s a pick-by-pick analysis of all the first-round selections in Thursday’s NBA draft:Markelle Fultz, G, WashingtonThe Process finally has arrived in Philadelphia, and it comes in the form of a young Big Three, featuring the uber-talented Fultz and young big men Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. No more tanking, Sixers.Lonzo

Knicks’ dream draft pick has “Greek Freak’ talent: Szczerbiak

If guards Dennis Smith Jr., Malik Monk, Donovan Mitchell and Frank Ntilikina are on the board when the Knicks’ turn comes at No. 8 on Thursday, what would Wally Szczerbiak do?Wally would go French.Szczerbiak, the CBS college basketball analyst/MSG Network broadcaster, told The Post it’s a close call, but he’d

How a hidden Dennis Smith trait could put him out of Knicks’ reach

Executives from at least 10 NBA teams, including a representative from the Knicks, were at North Carolina State on Thursday for Dennis Smith Jr.’s pro day.Though the 6-foot-3 freshman point guard is projected in the mid-lottery in most mock drafts, Smith’s longtime trainer told The Post that talent evaluators will be

Knicks taking a good long look at Dennis Smith Jr.

Former North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, according to a league source.Smith, who arrived in New York on Tuesday, also has plans to work out with the Celtics, Lakers and Sixers — the top three teams in the June 22

Knicks taking a good long look at Dennis Smith Jr.

Former North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, according to a league source.Smith, who arrived in New York on Tuesday, also has workouts scheduled with the Celtics, Lakers and Sixers — the top three teams in the June 22 draft.However, many

How point guard phenom dipped into Knicks’ draft range at No. 8

The celebration inside the Neuse Christian Academy locker room in Red Springs, N.C., became wild after the high-school team survived a last-second battle against Freedom Christian. That is, until its coach, Ken Adrian, angrily entered the room.“You guys are all proud and going crazy,’’ he snapped at them. “You guys

How point guard phenom dipped into Knicks’ draft range at No. 8

The celebration inside the Neuse Christian Academy locker room in Red Springs, N.C., became wild after the high-school team survived a last-second battle against Freedom Christian. That is, until its coach, Ken Adrian, angrily entered the room.“You guys are all proud and going crazy,’’ he snapped at them. “You guys

Knicks only can hope to snag “one of the great point guards’

The celebration inside the Neuse Christian Academy locker room in Red Springs, N.C., became wild after the high-school team survived a last-second battle against Freedom Christian. That is, until its coach, Ken Adrian, angrily entered the room.“You guys are all proud and going crazy,’’ he snapped at them. “You guys