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The New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau believes opposing defenses are “closing to [Obi Toppin] a lot harder” after his fast start, and he must take advantage of that adjustment.

“When they do, I think he has the ability because of his athleticism to put it down and blow by people. It’s one of the things he does well,” Thibodeau said. “Running the floor, he’s gifted at that, great athlete, but if they fly at you, show your shot and go by them.”