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Carmelo Anthony would like to see some stability

$Newsday Carmelo Anthony will be in the Knicks' opening-night starting lineup for the fourth straight season. He's the only player who can say that.
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Carmelo Anthony says he’s happy to tip off with Bulls, Cavaliers before Knicks’ preseason loss to Raptors

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — The Knicks did not win their final tune-up for the regular season on Friday night. Ready or not, they now will have four days of recovery and practice time before they will debut their new team,...
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Carmelo: Opening vs. Bulls, Cavs is nothing to worry about

NY Post (Marc Berman) — MONTREAL – Bring it on! Carmelo Anthony was completely undaunted when the NBA’s schedule came out in August and the Knicks were faced with a season-opening back-to-back against the consensus...
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Knicks' Derek Fisher closing in on starting five

$Newsday Derek Fisher is leaning toward starting Shane Larkin, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Smith and Samuel Dalembert in Friday night's final preseason tuneup.
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Jason Smith is your opening night Knicks power forward (probably)

NY Post (Marc Berman) — MONTREAL — The Knicks’ starting power-forward derby for next week’s season-opening, brutal Bulls-Cavaliers back-to-back is taking shape: It looks like free-agent signee Jason...
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Love triangle: Jackson agrees with Van Gundy’s take — sorta

NY Post (John DeMarzo) — Phil Jackson gave Jeff Van Gundy’s analysis of Jackson’s beloved triangle offense a thumb’s up — sort of. On Thursday night, the Knicks president tweeted, “Focus on triangle by JvG...
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Knicks Insider: Carmelo doesn’t make top 10 list

NY Daily News (MITCH ABRAMSON) — Carmelo Anthony views himself as an underrated superstar, an opinion he gave to ESPN earlier this month. He might be onto something. According to ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network, Anthony is not...
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Fisher dishes on Melo, Phil and why the Knicks will learn to be ‘great’

NY Post (Steve Serby) — The Post’s Steve Serby caught up with new Knicks coach Derek Fisher for some Q&A before the season tips off next week. Q: What are your expectations for this team?...
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Knicks’ Calderon in limbo for final tune-up

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — Jose Calderon feels better. But he won’t know until Friday if he’s completely better. Calderon continued nursing a right calf strain Thursday and the Knicks point guard said he would...
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Lupica: Knicks president Phil Jackson can lift New York to some new glory

NY Daily News (Mike Lupica) — Sometimes you get the idea the Knicks don’t need Phil Jackson around, even using him for cover until they get enough good players one of these days, nearly as much as we do in the big city. You...
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Derek Fisher to frustrated J.R. Smith: Trust triangle, it works

$Newsday Knicks coach Derek Fisher understands J.R. Smith's frustration. But that doesn't mean he is going to ask any less of him.
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Coddling Carmelo must help confused J.R. Smith learn offense

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — Another coach, another system, another “struggle” for Knicks guard J.R. Smith. And because of that struggle, Carmelo Anthony recorded an impressive assist, one coach Derek Fisher appreciates....
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Derek Fisher trying to distance himself from Phil Jackson

NY Daily News (MITCH ABRAMSON) — When Phil Jackson was hired as Knicks president, it was assumed that whomever he picked as coach would be nothing more than a Zen Master-clone, toeing the sideline with triangle philosophies piped...
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MSG voices agree on what will make or break Knicks season

NY Post (Justin Terranova) — The shine of the Phil Jackson hire and the re-signing of Carmelo Anthony has reinvigorated the Knicks franchise. But it won’t be the team’s president in the stands, his disciple,...
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Lakers boss slams free agents scared away by Kobe Bryant as 'losers'

NY Daily News (ANDY CLAYTON) — Lakers boss Jeanie Buss has a harsh message for anyone who doesn't want to play alongside Kobe Bryant: You’re a loser.
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Jeanie Buss: Got ‘awkward’ with Phil during Carmelo pursuit

NY Post (Howie Kussoy) — Nothing is more important to Jeanie Buss than the Lakers, including longtime fiancé Phil Jackson. The Lakers president, who met with Carmelo Anthony during the summer in hopes of luring...
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Hamstring strain likely to force Bargnani to miss Knicks’ opener

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Andrea Bargnani said he’s not sure when he will return from a right hamstring strain and admitted he’s frustrated by the injury. When two reporters from Italy interviewed him after...
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Bondy: There is no triangle for defense, which could be Knicks' big problem

NY Daily News (Filip Bondy) — Six days until the opener and the Knicks are starting to look very familiar — and not necessarily in a good way. In brief: Carmelo Anthony is shooting a lot and scoring many points on isolations,...
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Carmelo hits game-winner, but it’s only preseason

NY Post (Marc Berman) — There weren’t any final-second game-winners from Carmelo Anthony during last season’s wreckage, but the Knicks superstar set a sweet tone for 2014-15 — even if it’s preseason. Anthony broke a...
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Phil Jackson gives his critique of all Knicks players

$Newsday Phil Jackson said passing isn't a strength of Carmelo Anthony's, and he wants J.R. Smith to play smarter, and Amar'e Stoudemire to defend and rebound more.
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Blog Articles

Saturday Pacific Sanddabs

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Good Saturday! Preseason is over and we've got a couple days to collect ourselves before the real thing begins. Let's look at some links! - I dunno, I just think it's so funny that nature put ...
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How The Knicks Can Effectively Use Amar’e Stoudemire

Knicker Blogger (bgibberman) — It’s impossible to avoid the positivity regarding the potential resurgence of Amar’e Stoudemire these days as the New York Knicks get set for the 2014-2015 season.Before their fifth preseason game...
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Preseason: Raptors 83, Knicks 80: "Oh well."

Posting and Toasting (Jonathan Schulman) — New York mostly kept pace with Toronto but got walloped in the third quarter, which was ultimately their undoing. Pre-season is over. I say we bury it. This was the second time the Knicks fell...
  • New: 10 hr 25 min ago
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Raptors 83, Knicks Fake Basketball Comes to a Close

Knicker Blogger (bgibberman) — The Knicks preseason came to a conclusion and the winner of their final game against the Raptors was… the crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Those crazy Francophilic Canadians brought it...
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Game recap: Raptors 83 — Knicks 80

theKNICKSblog.com (jmcguire860) — Recap: The Knicks were outscored 25-11 in the third quarter to give up an eight-point halftime lead as they lost their preseason finale Friday in Montreal. Need to Know: Carmelo Anthony led the...
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Preseason Final Score: Raptors 83, Knicks 80

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — The Knicks looked kinda okay in Montreal, then they looked horrible, then they had kind of a fun finish against the Raptors but lost. It got seriously ugly in the third quarter there. From now...
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Shumpert, Jason Smith look like starters

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Derek Fisher's starting five is starting to take shape. Fisher went with Iman Shumpert at shooting guard and Jason Smith at power forward in the New York Knicks' preseason finale Friday, against...
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Odds are in for the NBA season

Bergen: Knicks Zone (Steve Popper) — Did you want to place a wager – for fun only of course – on who will be the first coach fired this season? On how many games Dwyane Wade will play? Or just size up the Knicks odds to...
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J.R. Smith knows he's struggling with the Triangle

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — J.R. Smith has, in my opinion, looked especially lost in the Triangle offense during preseason. Everyone's looked a bit lost, but J.R.'s a veteran and a guy whose skills *should* fit very nicely...
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J.R. Smith Has “Basketball” Explained to Him

Knicker Blogger (Kevin McElroy) — Ace ESPN New York scribe Ohm Youngmisuk has a new article out on ESPN.com, wherein he transcribes various discussions he’s had with various Knicks’ personnel that suggest that one Earl...
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Derek Fisher kinda named a starting lineup

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Andrea Bargnani is still out with a hamstring injury and may remain so through the season opener. Jose Calderon will sit the final preseason game tonight to rest his sore calf, but he's fine....
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Phil says triangle is "not rocket science"

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Before you watch Spike Lee’s film on the triangle offense, it’s worthwhile to listen to Phil Jackson describe the principals of it in his own words. Below, Jackson talks to New Yorker...
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SportsNite: State of the Knicks and the Triangle

theKNICKSblog.com (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — Derek Fisher talks about his transition from playing to coaching and Amar’e Stoudemire discusses the triangle offense. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
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The Knicks cut Orlando Sanchez and D.J. Mbenga

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — More cuts to come... The regular season is nigh, cuts must happen, and the first two went through this morning: Oct. 24, 2014 – NY Knicks President Phil Jackson announced today that the team...
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Knicks waive Sanchez, Mbenga

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Zagoria) — The Knicks have waived center Didier Mbenga and forward Orlando Sanchez. The team has 15 guaranteed contracts and both players faced long odds to make the team. Sanchez will now play with...
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Round(ball) Table: Opening night starting lineup draft!

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — One man, one vote, five players. One thing is certain right now: We have no idea who is going to start the regular-season opener on Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls . More importantly, Derek...
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TKB Radio at 9 p.m.

theKNICKSblog.com (Danny Abriano) — Anthony Donahue will be joined by J.E. Skeets, the host of NBA TV’s “The Starters,” at 9 p.m. on Thursday on TKB Radio. Listen on Blog Talk Radio…
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Here's why the Knicks signed a guy they're going to cut almost immediately

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — So, to explain this: Oct. 23-NY Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed center Jordan Vandenberg. pic.twitter.com/Q4d4xlsQWQ — NY_KnicksPR...
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Knicks sign Jordan Vandenberg

theKNICKSblog.com (Danny Abriano) — The Knicks announced Thursday that they have signed C Jordan Vandenberg. Vandenberg, 24, who was with the Knicks during the summer league, played for NC State last season.
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