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Melo: Jose's "high IQ" will help Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- By and large, great scorers love great point guards. And Carmelo Anthony is no different. Anthony has thrived with lead guards like Andre Miller, Chauncey Billups and Jason Kidd over the course of his career. “I don’t think there’s anything like playing with great PGs,” he said late Saturday night. And that’s one reason why Anthony is pleased to see...
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Knicks 91, Sixers 83: Calderon's return

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- The return of Jose Calderon and the ineptitude of the Philadelphia 76ers were all it took for the New York Knicks to get a win. The Knicks topped the Sixers 91-83 on Saturday night in Calderon’s first game as a Knick. He’d missed the first 13 with a calf injury.Calderon had three points, three assists and three rebounds in 21 minutes. He missed five of six shots and...
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Calderon seems ready; Bargnani uncertain

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. – If all goes as expected, the Knicks will have Jose Calderon back in the lineup on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers.Calderon went through a full practice on Friday and the Knicks hope their point guard wakes up without any setbacks on Saturday morning. “We tried to run a little bit harder yesterday, do some full-court stuff and sprints and conditioning at...
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Melo: I want a "bulletproof legacy"

ESPN (Ian Begley) — New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony doesn't want his legacy to be defined solely by wins and losses -- he wants to be known as more than a basketball player when it's all said and done. "What I really want is a bulletproof legacy," Anthony told ESPN The Magazine. "How can I be known for being a visionary, for being truly great?" The Magazine has a fascinating look at Anthony's business...
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Wolves 115, Knicks 99; Embarrassing effort from N.Y.

ESPN (Ian Begley) — If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the New York Knicks were tanking this season. The Knicks lost in embarrassing fashion to one of the worst teams in the league on Wednesday night, falling 115-99 to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Knicks fell to 3-10 with the loss and have dropped nine of ten. The Timberwolves snapped a five-game losing streak with the blowout win. ...
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J.R. Smith embarrassed by Knicks' effort

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Here's how J.R. Smith summed up the New York Knicks' effort in the first half against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night: "Really embarrassing."The Knicks allowed Milwaukee to score 66 points in the first half in a 117-113 win. The Bucks hit six of their first nine 3-pointers and went on a 30-9 run in the second quarter. Smith said Knicks coach Derek Fisher had to remind his players to play...
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Bombs away? Knicks' D plan questionable

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Much of the early-season conversation surrounding the New York Knicks has been about the triangle offense. But offense wasn't the issue on Tuesday night. The Knicks' defense -- or lack thereof -- led to their loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. And it continued an alarming trend for this team. The Knicks entered play Tuesday ranked with the worst perimeter defense in the NBA, allowing opponents...
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Cleanthony Early to undergo knee surgery

ESPN (Ian Begley) — New York Knicks rookie Cleanthony Early will undergo arthroscopic surgery this week to remove a loose body in his right knee, the team announced Tuesday. The loose body was revealed by an MRI, the team said. Early will be re-evaluated in one month to determine a timetable for his return to the court. Early, who was selected by the Knicks with the 34th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, averaged 2.7...
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Bargnani may play Saturday vs. Sixers

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani participated fully in practice on Monday and may make his season debut on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Bargnani, who has been sidelined since the Knicks’ second preseason game with a hamstring injury, is schedule to scrimmage later this week. If all goes well, the power forward may suit up on Saturday....
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Melo getting more 'comfortable' in triangle

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Things are starting to get a little easier for Carmelo Anthony in the triangle offense. "I'm getting there," Anthony said late Sunday afternoon. "Every game I'm starting to become a little bit more comfortable with my role."Those aren't just hollow words from the Knicks star. The proof is in the numbers. Anthony had his most efficient game of the young NBA season on Sunday, scoring...
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Knicks 109, Nuggets 93; Melo, J.R. net 56

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- The streak is over. The New York Knicks got a combined 56 points from Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith to top the Denver Nuggets 109-93. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Knicks, who improved to 3-8 on the season. New York also improved to 2-5 at home. Stat of the Day 1: One. That’s how many field goals Denver scored in the second quarter. New York’s...
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Shump: No finger pointing this year

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The New York Knicks will probably be short-handed on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets. Iman Shumpert is doubtful for the Sunday afternoon game due to a right hip contusion. Shumpert hurt his hip on a collision with Utah Jazz big man Enes Kanter in the first minute of Friday’s loss. With Shumpert likely out, Derek Fisher will start either Tim Hardaway Jr. or J.R....
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Melo feels 'disbelief' after 7th straight loss

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Shortly after Trey Burke knocked down a seemingly impossible shot to send the New York Knicks to their seventh straight loss, Carmelo Anthony walked across the Garden floor with the ball in his hand, as if he was looking for another shot. “I just wanted it to go to overtime,” he said. “Just give us a chance to play to win.”Anthony did all he could to lead...
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Fisher distances himself from Woodson

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- The records may be similar, but Derek Fisher wants you to know something: this season’s New York Knicks team is nothing like last season’s. Fisher has made sure to distance himself from anything related to Mike Woodson’s disastrous 37-win team over the past few days, including Friday before the Knicks lost their seventh straight game. A few hours before the...
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Jazz 102, Knicks 100: Losing skid hits 7

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Trey Burke broke the New York Knicks’ heart on Friday night. Burke hit a 21-footer over the outstretched hand of J.R. Smith at the buzzer to give the Jazz a 102-100 win. The Knicks have lost seven straight and fell to 2-8 on the season. Carmelo Anthony did all he could to break the Knicks’ losing streak, scoring 46 points -- including the game-tying 3-pointer with 2.3...
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