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Monday / August 8.
  • N’Diaye Still Smiling Despite Lack of Playing Time

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    NEW YORK — Even after receiving his fourth “DNP-CD” in six preseason games, Hamady N’Diaye emerged from the visiting locker room at Madison Square Garden Sunday night with headphones on his ears and a broad smile on his face.

    The former Rutgers star and reigning Big East Defensive Player of the Year remains upbeat and hopeful despite sitting the bench for the entirety of the Knicks’ 92-90 victory over the Washington Wizards.

    “You kind of expect it at this point,” N’Diaye said in a Garden hallway. “There’s a lot of big guys on our team and they have a lot more experience than I do. So what I do is I learn from them in practice and I give it all I have in practice every day.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.