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Inside look at the revamped Knicks roster

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The Knicks roster is almost set — having spent their cap space and having only the $4.9 million room exception left for one more veteran. Here is a look at the 16 players expected to be at training camp. The Knicks can enter the regular season with 15 on the main roster and two players on two-way G-League contracts.

PG Kemba Walker: Knicks fans are ecstatic. The former Rice High/UConn NCAA champion has upgraded the starting point guard position immensely with Elfrid Payton gone. However, Walker’s balky left knee bears watching — as does his defense at age 31. That’s why new Celtics GM Brad Stevens couldn’t get rid of him fast enough and the Knicks got him as a waiver-wire free agent.

PG Derrick Rose: With an improved 3-point shot, Rose put together 35 wonderful games for the Knicks. He’s at his best playing for Tom Thibodeau. At this stage, the 2011 MVP is most effective if his minutes don’t exceed 25 a night.

Kemba Walker, Julius Randle and Evan Fournier
Kemba Walker, Julius Randle and Evan Fournier
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PG Miles McBride: The rookie out of West Virginia is a stout defender, a solid 3-point shooter and by all accounts a Thibodeau-type player. The 36th pick may have to scratch for minutes if Rose and Walker stay healthy.

PG Luka Vildoza: Will he make the team? The Knicks signed the Argentine from the Spanish League late season to be a piece for 2021-22. He’ll be at summer league after a modest Olympic performance and has a non-guaranteed contract.

SG/SF RJ Barrett: The Knicks’ No. 3 selection in 2019 took significant strides in his second season, becoming a more reliable 3-point shooter and second option to Julius Randle. But his lack of creative shotmaking got exposed in the playoffs and he’s still got a ways to go in his bid to reach his All-Star goal.

SG/SF Evan Fournier: He flew under the radar in Orlando, but his last two seasons were too impressive to ignore in averaging 18 and 17 points, respectively, with strong percentages from 3. As he stars in the Olympics, Fournier is the centerpiece of the Knicks offseason — even if he’s from France and not The Bronx.

SG/PG Immanuel Quickley: Coming off a second-team all-rookie selection, the Knicks still view the Kentucky product as a reserve off guard who can light up an offense with his 3-point shooting and floater. Still has a ways to go as a playmaker and defender.

SG/SF Alec Burks: The Knicks had to use cap space to re-sign the former Jazz swingman to a 2-and-1 deal after he performed admirably in his first season in New York. Burks never gets flustered and is a shotmaker from midrange and 3. He even can play the point in a pinch.

SG Quentin Grimes: The first-round pick out of the University of Houston is coming off a Final Four appearance, showing he’s a winner. He’s a two-way force who can become a very strong value pick.

SF/PF Kevin Knox: He doesn’t appear to be part of the future. The 2018 lottery pick was headed to Las Vegas summer league to showcase himself, but Knox is out because of COVID-19. Could be traded at any juncture.

PF Julius Randle: With his contract extension in place, the second-team All-NBA power forward will have more to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke — and his poor first playoff showing was.

PF Obi Toppin: Leon Rose’s 2020 lottery pick had a disappointing rookie season, playing limited minutes behind Randle. He showed potential as an athletic big man who can lift the team with acrobatic dunks, but his basketball IQ on defense is a concern.

C Nerlens Noel: He returns for his second season with two guaranteed years and a team option on a third. Noel was a key defensive force — a tough, true rim protector who executed a series of highlight-reel blocks to spark the club.

C Mitchell Robinson: The Knicks 2018 second-round pick was in a walking boot on July 31 at his foundation’s camp — an indicator his broken foot isn’t fully healed. The athletic shot-blocker needs to stay healthy next season as he veers into 2022 free agency — unless the Knicks extend him.

C Taj Gibson: The 36-year-old Brooklyn native comes back for his third season as one of Thibodeau’s all-time favorite players with a defensive basketball IQ that’s off the charts and grit quotient Knicks fans adore.

C Jericho Sims: The 58th pick in the draft out of Texas is headed for a two-way G-League contract. The athletic 6-10 power forward could have a legit role if one of their bigs gets dealt. The Knicks were impressed with him at the Draft Combine in Chicago.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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