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With or without Melo on the floor, the Knicks just can’t win

NY Post (Kevin Kernan) — Carmelo Anthony is down. He should be out. The Knicks are going nowhere with this aching version of Melo. They need to rest him, get him right, get a true...
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Suns' Goran Dragic open to playing with Knicks under Jackson

NY Daily News (MITCH ABRAMSON) — Phil Jackson is concerned that all the losing by the Knicks will drive off potential free agents this summer.
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Is Suns' Goran Dragic a good fit for Knicks' triangle offense?

$Newsday Goran Dragic and the Suns had difficulty defending the triangle offense . . . in practice, that is.
  • New: 1 hr 18 min ago
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Knicks fall to 5-24 with 99-90 loss to Suns

$Newsday Carmelo Anthony's balky left knee felt good enough for him to face the Suns.
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Carmelo Anthony again says he's committed to Knicks

$Newsday Carmelo Anthony reiterated that the losing isn't impacting his desire to remain with the Knicks.
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Knicks insider: Phil Jackson fights back; now if the Knicks will, too . . .

$Newsday All those championship rings aren't weighing down Phil Jackson's fingers. He used them plenty to defend himself and his team on Twitter this week.
  • New: 3 hr 12 min ago
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New York Knicks fall to the Phoenix Suns

$Newsday Isaiah Thomas thrust both arms in the air and started back down the court, his 3-pointer having just essentially clinched a victory.
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Depleted Knicks Can’t Hold Off Suns’ Late Surge

NY Times (ZACH SCHONBRUN) — New York, with several injured players, lost to Phoenix, for their seventh straight home defeat, despite Carmelo Anthony’s 25 points and 11 rebounds.
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New York teams out of tune this holiday season

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — “It’s the Most God-Awful Sports Year of All” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” As sung by New York sports fans It’s the most God-awful sports year of...
  • New: 5 hr 17 min ago
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Melo and sinking Knicks can’t eclipse Suns

NY Post (Jonathan Lehman) — Day or night, home or away, Carmelo Anthony or no Carmelo Anthony, it hardly seems to make a difference for the Knicks these days. Anthony’s return to the lineup was...
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Knicks can't stop losing, now lead NBA in losses

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — The Knicks still have not recorded a single home victory between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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As Losses Mount, Knicks Cling to Their Plan and Their Patience

NY Times (SCOTT CACCIOLA) — Hamstrung by the handiwork of previous regimes, Phil Jackson appears determined to wait it out until next summer, when the Knicks will dip well below the salary cap and finally have money to spend.
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Goran Dragic: Knicks ‘an option’ in free agency

NY Post (Jonathan Lehman) — Suns point guard Goran Dragic, one of the headliners of the 2015 free-agent class, promised to take a look at the Knicks this summer, offering an open-minded assessment of the team’s...
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Andrea Bargnani takes big step toward return

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Andrea Bargnani’s 20-minute on-court workout at United Center on Thursday was a big step toward rejoining Knicks practice as he is bent on making his season debut shortly, said his...
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Knicks get glimpse at stud point guard tailor-made for them

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Here come the Suns. And here comes Phoenix point guard Goran Dragic into the Garden for a Saturday matinee — a crafty, left-handed point guard who will be a free...
  • 21 hr 59 min ago
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Tough-talking Carmelo to critics: I’m not ‘a loser’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Carmelo Anthony said he’s not “a loser,’’ despite the possibility of being the leader of the Knicks team with the most losses in franchise history. Anthony said his new $124...
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Jose Calderon says Knicks won't lose fight despite record

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — Jose Calderon knows the injuries and the losses are building “like a snowball.”
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Knicks’ disastrous season leaves MSG Media in the red

NY Post (Claire Atkinson) — As even the most casual basketball fan can see, the 5-23 Knicks have been losers on the court so far this season. On Friday, a Wall Street analyst broke down...
  • 23 hr 14 min ago
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Twitter beefs, Barkley quips and some injuries sum up Knicks' season thus far

$Newsday Jose Calderon was speaking about Andrea Bargnani's situation, but his words aptly described the Knicks' season.
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Knicks rewind: ‘Moral victory’ is sign of team that’s given up

NY Post (Marc Berman) — CHICAGO – The night after Thanksgiving, Amar’e Stoudemire questioned the team’s heart, desire to win, sense of urgency and courage in an epic locker-room rant, saying the team looked “afraid.’’...
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Blog Articles

Knicks now leading the league -- in losses

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- It’s not only the losses that are driving the New York Knicks crazy. It’s the way they’re losing games. Nineteen times, the Knicks have played games that are within...
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After yet another loss, Melo says Knicks ‘don’t believe in themselves right now’

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Zagoria) — Carmelo Anthony may believe he’s a “winner,” but right now he says the Knicks just don’t believe in themselves. The Knicks fell to 5-24 after losing to the Phoenix Suns,...
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Suns 99, Knicks 90: "Man if we don't win the lottery I'm going to be pissed"

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — No wins here, folks. I have been told by others that there's a documentary on Reggie Miller entitled "Winning Time." I've never watched it, but I can only assume it is the story of his...
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Suns 99, Knicks 90; NY falls to 3-12 at MSG

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK – The New York Knicks let another winnable game slip out of their hands on Saturday afternoon. Down three with three minutes to go, the Knicks went scoreless over the next two...
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Dragic: Knicks to be "an option" in free agency

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Goran Dragic is going to consider all of his options in free agency this summer -- including the New York Knicks. “Every team that is going to be available for me is going to be...
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Recap: Suns 99 – Knicks 90

theKNICKSblog.com (John F. Silver) — Recap: The Suns knocked off the Knicks 99-90 behind 25 points from Eric Bledsoe at Madison Square Garden on Saturday afternoon.   Need to know: Bledsoe went for 25 points and 10 rebounds as...
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Final Score: Suns 99, Knicks 90

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — It was a Knicks game! New York looked surprisingly peppy and productive for most of their Saturday matinee against the Suns, then played weird lineups, took weird shots, and gave up buckets down...
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Free-agent-to-be Dragic says he’s open to Knicks

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Zagoria) — Free-agent-to-be point guard Goran Dragic says he’s open to the Knicks — as well as everybody else – when he gets on the market this summer. “Every team that is going to be...
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Shumpert hopes to return from dislocated shoulder ‘as soon as possible’

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Zagoria) — Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert is glad he didn’t need surgery on his dislocated left shoulder and hopes to make a quick return. “I want to get back on the court as soon as...
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Today’s Game: Suns at Knicks

theKNICKSblog.com (jmcguire860) — The Knicks are home to host the Phoenix Suns Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The game tips off at 1 p.m. on MSG and ESPN New York 98.7 FM. Quincy Acy, Tim Hardaway Jr., Travis Wear,...
  • New: 10 hr 6 min ago
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Barkley: Phil not attracting free agents

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The idea that free agents will sign with the New York Knicks now that Phil Jackson is in town is a “flawed theory,” Charles Barkley says. Barkley shared his thoughts on Friday on...
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Derek Fisher has a 'crazy' notion

ESPN (Ian Begley) — New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher knows the idea “sounds crazy.” But he remains confident that the Knicks will make a run at the playoffs this season. “I think if we can get...
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Melo, Amar’e questionable; Smith doubtful

theKNICKSblog.com (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire are listed as questionable to play against the Suns on Saturday. J.R. Smith is listed as doubtful. Anthony has been battling a knee injury, while...
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Rajon Rondo trade escalates Knicks-Celtics tank warfare

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — Their nemesis is loaded with picks, so the Knicks need to make their pick count. Let me just begin by saying: Screw the Boston Celtics . Those green devils from the frozen North finally dealt...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago
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FanDuel Tournament for Friday's NBA Games

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — $$$ It's the last weekend before Christmas, folks... everybody panic!!! If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping, now would be a good time to win some extra cash. You can test your NBA...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago
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DraftKings $45,000 one-day fantasy basketball contest

theKNICKSblog.com (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — DraftKings is offering The Knicks Blog readers a great opportunity to win a share of $45,000 by picking a fantasy basketball team for tonight. All you have to do is pick the eight NBA players you...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago
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Zenmaster takes to Twitter to battle Barkley

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Zagoria) — The Zenmaster took to Twitter Thursday night to battle Charles Barkley. And that was after he Tweeted out a response to writer Chris Sheridan. Phil Jackson wasn’t at the Knicks-Bulls game in...
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Happy Holliday!

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — I hereby proclaim the Eighteenth of December of every year as Derek Fisher Day. This holiday, also known as Fisherday, will mark the day that the Knicks’ coach not only started Cole Aldrich,...
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Bulls 103, Knicks 97 "That's usually how it looks."

Posting and Toasting (MMiranda) — If there's such a thing as a moral loss...this was it. My sister's basement flooded today. She had to call a plumber, which ain't cheap. The plumber noticed something and suggested she contact...
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Final: Bulls 103, Knicks 97

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — Great effort, magnificent tanking. I think we can all agree that, with the notable exception of that first win in Cleveland, this was by far the most entertaining game of the year. The Melo-less...
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