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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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Derek Fisher still searching for rotation as Knicks beat Wizards

NY Daily News (MITCH ABRAMSON) — The Knicks are just days away from opening the regular-season against the Chicago Bulls and yet two of the team’s likely starters are still nursing injuries.
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Phil Jackson breaks down the Knicks roster, player by player

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Knicks president Phil Jackson views J.R. Smith as the Knicks’ best athlete, is worried about Amar’e Stoudemire’s and Jose Calderon’s defense and Carmelo Anthony’s passing, acknowledged Iman...
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Blog Articles

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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Carmelo ranked 11th in player rankings

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — It remains to be seen how Carmelo Anthony fits into the triangle.With a first-time head coach in Derek Fisher, a new system and perhaps even a new way of thinking to learn, Anthony enters the...
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Calderon sits out practice

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- Jose Calderon sat out practice Thursday as the point guard continues to nurse a calf injury.Calderon said he is unsure if he will play against the Raptors in Montreal on...
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Slight uni change for Knicks…

theKNICKSblog.com (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — Knicks unis have a slight change (blue NOB). Credit @Sportslogosnet. Melo Jersey Is the new one. (via @TheNBALatest) pic.twitter.com/LSA6U7FgH2 — Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) October 23, 2014
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Dog Playdate Knicks Podcast, Episode 15: COLE WORLD

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Podcast! Jason and I talked about the last couple preseason games, and some players and lineups who have stood out to us, and the  Phil Jackson scouting report , and more. Enjoy. Check Out...
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Calderon is Gametime Decision for Friday, Looking Ahead to Opening Night

theKNICKSblog.com (Adam Zagoria) — Jose Calderon called himself a “gametime decision” for the Knicks final preseason game Friday night in Montreal against Toronto, but is targeting opening night on Wednesday against the...
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Carmelo Anthony, Cleanthony Early and more in NBA GM survey

theKNICKSblog.com (Keith Schlosser, Lead Writer) — That much was evident in the recently released NBA.com General Managers Survey for the 2014-15 season. Receiving 7.7 percent of the votes (behind LeBron James and Kevin Durant), Anthony ranked...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago
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