Ian Begley: Funny line from Jared Dudley when he was asked about advantages Nets might have in free agency over Knicks. He says NYK will always get more media attention in NYC. “(Knicks owner James) Dolan could burn down Manhattan and they’re going to talk about the Knicks, let’s be honest.”

The Portland Trail Blazers went through to the second round of the NBA Playoffs and Enes Kanter helped out with a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double in Game 5. He made it to the press conference with his left shoulder wrapped up, but seized the opportunity to thank the New York Knicks and the teams that didn’t pick him up after he was waived midway through the 2018-19 NBA Regular Season. “First of all, I want to thank the Knicks for waiving me. I wouldn’t be here if they didn’t waive me” he pointed out.