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Carmelo? Check. Here’s what Phil Jackson needs to do next

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — So what’s next in the Knicks’ post-Melo-signing universe? Phil Jackson said he needs to do minor tinkering to balance the roster, but there will be no big...
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With Return of Anthony, Knicks Quietly Edge Ahead

NY Times (MICHAEL POWELL) — Retaining Carmelo Anthony represents a down payment on the present, while leaving the door ajar to a brighter future a year from now.
  • New: 9 hr 9 min ago
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Melo took less money so Phil can improve supporting cast

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony took less than the maximum $129 million contract, and the Zen Master declared he needs his star player to maximize his teammates...
  • New: 9 hr 29 min ago
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Phil Jackson may be turning frugal for now

$Newsday After locking up Carmelo Anthony with a nine-figure contract, Phil Jackson said the Knicks might not spend much more in free agency -- at least this summer.
  • New: 9 hr 45 min ago
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Boeheim: Anthony can help recruit a championship squad

NY Post (Steve Serby) — Jim Boeheim is confident Carmelo Anthony — his former Syracuse pupil who will re-sign with the Knicks — will be able to help Phil Jackson recruit a star player to...
  • New: 11 hr 41 min ago
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Fisher hires former Oklahoma City assistant Brian Keefe

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks rookie head coach Derek Fisher has added a second assistant from his former Oklahoma City squad, Brian Keefe, according to an NBA source. Keefe has been with the Thunder...
  • 15 hr 6 min ago
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Carmelo Anthony Announces He Will Re-Sign With the Knicks

NY Times (SCOTT CACCIOLA) — With a 173-word statement on his website, Anthony smothered any remaining uncertainty about his plans and cemented his position as one of the team’s leaders in the years ahead.
  • 15 hr 53 min ago
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Carmelo officially announces return to Knicks

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS – Welcome back home, Carmelo! On the 13th day of free agency, Brooklyn-born-and-raised Carmelo Anthony officially announced this morning he’s back with the Knicks in a touching message...
  • 17 hr 39 min ago
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Carmelo Anthony announces decision to re-sign with Knicks

$Newsday In big block letters on the front page of Carmelo Anthony's official website are the words "My City, My Heart." That was Anthony's way of announcing he is re-signing with the Knicks.
  • 17 hr 45 min ago
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Melo makes it official, announces plan to return to Knicks

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — Carmelo Anthony has made it official. Anthony announced Sunday morning below the headline "MY CITY, MY HEART" on his website, thisismelo.com, that he will be returning to the Knicks.
  • 17 hr 56 min ago
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Lupica: He's not LeBron, but Melo is still King of New York

NY Daily News (Mike Lupica) — Carmelo Anthony returns to the Knicks now, which was the play for him all along, no matter how much he was romanced in his tour across America, teams in New York and Chicago and Los Angeles all...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago
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Lupica: Are Melo's Knicks fated to be doomed by LeBron, like Patrick and Jordan?

NY Daily News (Mike Lupica) — Phil Jackson has a sweetheart five-year deal to run the Knicks, Derek Fisher has his sweet five-year deal to coach the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony now has as big a five-year deal as anybody could have...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago
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Lawrence: Jackson keeps big fish in Melo, but reeling in more stars will be tough

NY Daily News (Mitch Lawrence) — Carmelo Anthony got his big money and is staying in New York as everyone figured all along, and the only question is, how much money? Did Melo give the Knicks a hometown discount so that they’ll...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago
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Forget sentiment, Melo-Knicks deal was pure business

NY Post (Mike Vaccaro) — There is no pretense attached to this, no feel-good heart-tugging element, and you know something? That’s for the best. This is about business, about cold-blooded and clear-minded commerce....
  • 1 day 7 hr ago
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LeBron James leads huge power shift in NBA East

$Newsday If it was in their style and they weren't the classy type, few would blame the Spurs if they chose to send up some smoke signals from San Antonio and did everything short of skywriting their...
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Fisher ‘excited, honored’ to have Melo on his squad

NY Post (Marc Berman) — LAS VEGAS — Carmelo Anthony didn’t make any of the three All-NBA teams this season. His playoff record is abysmal, having gotten out of the first round just twice. Nevertheless,...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago
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Melo return excites Knicks coach Fisher

NY Daily News (PETER BOTTE) — Derek Fisher has been around the NBA long enough to know deals aren’t done until they are officially announced, but the first-year Knicks coach was hard-pressed to suppress a smile when asked...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago
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Knicks fans (mostly) happy Carmelo Anthony is returning

$Newsday Fourteen-year-old Joseph Randazzo can finally stop checking his phone: Carmelo Anthony is still a Knick.
  • 1 day 9 hr ago
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Kenyon Martin not surprised that Carmelo Anthony didn't leave Knicks

$Newsday Phil Jackson is closing in on his first target, but his second one got away.
  • 1 day 10 hr ago
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OK, Phil: Now it’s time to get Carmelo some help

NY Post (George Willis) — Now that everyone at Seventh Avenue and 33rd Street can breathe a collective sigh of relief knowing Carmelo Anthony is remaining with the Knicks, the realization quickly will set in...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago
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Blog Articles

Phil: Melo no longer 'Mr. Do It All' for Knicks

ESPN (Fred Katz | Special to ESPNNewYork.com) — LAS VEGAS -- Re-signing Carmelo Anthony was the first step in a series of moves the Knicks need to become competitive once again. Still, Phil Jackson’s team is a long way away from building...
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Melo deal allows Phil more 'wiggle room'

ESPN (Fred Katz | Special to ESPNNewYork.com) — Carmelo Anthony is coming back to New York, as the Knicks announced Sunday afternoon, and for the first time, we know some of the more intimate details of the contract.ESPN’s Chris Broussard...
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Phil Jackson: Carmelo Anthony took the pay cut the Knicks wanted

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — We still don't know exactly how much that was, but okay. Oddly, we still haven't seen exact financial details for Carmelo Anthony's new five-year contract with the Knicks.  Last we heard , it's...
  • New: 11 hr 21 min ago
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Melo's on board; now it's up to Phil, Fish

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — Carmelo Anthony spent hours talking with Tom Thibodeau. He listened to persuasive pitches from the Rockets and Mavericks. He contemplated what life in Hollywood would be like alongside best friend...
  • 17 hr 39 min ago
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“My City, My Heart” – ‘Melo Announces He’s Back

The Knicks Wall (Ryan Punzalan) — Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the New York Knicks. He made his decision known through a message on his website, ThisIsMelo.com. Here are his words to the fans of New York: “A few years...
  • 17 hr 58 min ago
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Carmelo Anthony announces his return to the Knicks

theKNICKSblog.com (Keith Schlosser) — As expected, Carmelo Anthony announced his own return to the Knicks on Sunday. Taking to his website (thisismelo.com) to reveal his decision , the star forward praised the team, adding,...
  • 18 hr 3 min ago
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Carmelo Anthony announces he's returning to the Knicks

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — On his website! Carmelo Anthony's website splash page  just turned into this LeBron-style open letter (though much more concise!): So yeah, I think the rumors are true: Carmelo Anthony...
  • 18 hr 6 min ago
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Rapid Reaction: Melo returns to Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Carmelo Anthony will spend the prime years of his career with the New York Knicks. Here is what Anthony's return means to the Knicks: Carmelo Anthony#7 SFNew York Knicks2014...
  • 18 hr 6 min ago
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Melo’s a Knick

Knicker Blogger (Robert Silverman) — The essay just dropped on Melo’s site making it official. From a pure writing perspective, it’s not as good as LeBron’s–and just because of the timing, it feels like...
  • 18 hr 14 min ago
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Melo expected to announce return to Knicks on Sunday

theKNICKSblog.com (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce that he is re-signing with the Knicks on Sunday. Anthony is reportedly signing a five-year deal with the Knicks, and an official announcement is expected on...
  • 19 hr 7 min ago
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SportsNite: Melo Stays

theKNICKSblog.com (John F. Silver) — Knicks Insider Frank Isola reports that Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks and gives insight into Phil Jackson’s role in the move. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
  • 21 hr 32 min ago
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In case you missed it…

theKNICKSblog.com (John F. Silver) — Carmelo Anthony is expected to sign with the Knicks on Sunday with a deal worth over $122 million, but not the max (TKB, July 12th).  Now that Anthony is coming back, the Knicks have a lot of work...
  • 23 hr 31 min ago
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Fisher on Melo: 'It's close to being real'

ESPN (Fred Katz | Special to ESPNNewYork.com) — Carmelo Anthony is planting the seeds to stay in New York. The only big question remaining is when his return to the Garden will become official.Finally, after 11 days of waiting, first-time head...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago
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Summer League Recap: Knicks 71, Blazers 69

Knicker Blogger (Chase Thomas) — Despite shooting paltry 34.3 percent from the field and 27.8 percent from three, but the New York SummerKnicks eked out a less-than-pretty 71-69 victory over a Portland SummerBlazers squad that...
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SummerKnicks 71, SummerBlazers 69: Notes and highlights

Posting and Toasting (WScottD) — A dramatic ending in Las Vegas pushed the SummerKnicks to 2-0 A sloppy, disorganized, and often agonizing Summer League game gave way to a dramatic, intense ending. The Summer Knicks were often...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago
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The East is Wide Open as Melo Returns to the Knicks

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Zagoria) — Now that Carmelo Anthony has reportedly agreed to re-sign with the Knicks for five years, the Eastern Conference he is returning to will be as wide open as it has been since the Big Three Era in...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago
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Anthony to return to Knicks

theKNICKSblog.com (John F. Silver) — Carmelo Anthony will be returning to the Knicks on a 5-year contract, coming back to New York after considering Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago as landing spots according to multiple published...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago
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Reports: Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks, no seriously this time

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — No money details yet, though. Okay,  Woj had today's first report suggesting Carmelo Anthony would pick the Knicks , and now we hear the other teams in contention  have been informed as well...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago
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Carmelo Anthony to Re-Sign With Knicks

The Knicks Wall (Ryan Punzalan) — Just 24 hours after LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Knicks are expected to announce that they have re-signed veteran forward Carmelo Anthony to a five-year deal....
  • 1 day 16 hr ago
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Woj: Carmelo to Sign 5-Year Deal with New York

Knicker Blogger (DCrockett17) — Wojnarowski twatteth: Just a matter of hours until Carmelo Anthony informs the Knicks of his return on a five-year deal, as @FisolaNYDN reported this week. 12:56 PM – 12 Jul 2014 [Editor's...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago
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