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Anthony Mason, gone but not forgotten

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Anthony Mason last wore a Knicks uniform in 1996. But he maintained relationships with many in the organization long after his final home game at Madison Square Garden. He had no official title with the organization. But he attended games regularly and made frequent appearances at team functions. In that capacity, Mason developed relationships with several players who starred at...
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Phil Jackson on Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell: 'Great prospect'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Knicks president Phil Jackson attended the Ohio State-Nebraska game Thursday night and apparently liked what he saw from the Buckeyes' 6-5 freshman guard D'Angelo Russell. "He's a great-looking kid," Jackson said, according to Cleveland.com. "Great prospect."At 10-46, the Knicks have the worst record in the NBA. They are on track to get a top pick in the draft. The team that finishes with the...
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Jose Calderon not eyeing shutdown move

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — Jose Calderon is hoping to avoid a long-term layoff due to a sore Achilles that has him in a walking boot.And the Knicks' point guard says he is not entertaining any idea of shutting it down at any point this season if he can still play. During the Wednesday’s loss at Boston, Calderon left in the fourth quarter with a sore left Achilles. He has been in a walking boot and he told...
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Knicks looking for something from Bargnani

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- With Carmelo Anthony’s scoring punch on the shelf for the season, Phil Jackson sees one player on the Knicks roster who might be able to shoulder some of the scoring load. Jackson thinks Andrea Bargnani can help offset some of the 24.2 points per game lost with Anthony. At the very least, Bargnani should be able to replace Amar’e Stoudemire’s 12...
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What will Melo's recovery look like?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- The Knicks have more than $100 million invested in Carmelo Anthony’s long-term health. So, naturally, there is some concern in the organization about Anthony’s ability to return to form following his recent knee surgery. Knicks president Phil Jackson voiced those concerns last week when asked if he had any misgivings about Anthony’s surgery given his age (30) and...
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J.R., Shump dazzle in Garden return

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK –- Iman Shumpert was back at Madison Square Garden with his trademark hair standing a tad higher than before, which was already skyscraper-like to begin with.The only thing bigger than Shumpert's hair was the Broadway-sized smile on his face after connecting with J.R. Smith on an alley-oop that absolutely lit up Madison Square Garden during the Cavaliers' 101-83 victory over the...
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LeBron misses Melo at MSG

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK –- LeBron James missed his good friend Carmelo Anthony on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. With Anthony not in the building as he recovers from last week's season-ending knee surgery, James and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 101-83 win over the New York Knicks. “I know what he's going through,” James said when asked if he could relate to Anthony being the man...
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Prepare for triumphant return of J.R. Smith

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- New York Knicks president Phil Jackson couldn’t wait to get rid of J.R. Smith. Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt can’t live without him. “J.R. Smith has been a dream for us, as a team and for me personally,” Blatt said on Saturday afternoon. “I love the guy. I love coaching him. He comes to work every single day, he’s a great teammate,...
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Knicks whiff on deadline day - and beyond?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The New York Knicks mostly stood pat on trade deadline day, and they may now have to cross two free agent targets off their 2015 wish list.New York made a deal late in the afternoon, sending backup point guard Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets for two second-round picks (2017, 2019) and 6-foot-6 guard Alexey Shved, league sources said.The Knicks had to use one of the trade exceptions...
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Chauncey: Melo 'needs strong leadership'

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- Carmelo Anthony shouldn’t have played in the All-Star Game and he could use some more leadership in the Knicks' locker room, according to former teammate Chauncey Billups. Billups, who now is an analyst for ESPN, doesn’t understand why the decision was up to Anthony on when to have season-ending knee surgery as well.“I said it all weekend, I...
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Phil: Knicks eye action before deadline

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- Phil Jackson says the Knicks could be busy before Thursday’s trading deadline. The Knicks’ team president said he is looking to add more cap space if possible but that he is keeping an eye on this summer’s impending free agents. If any of those free agents could be potentially moved by Thursday’s deadline, Jackson is...
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Is Goran Dragic worth the price for Knicks?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The Phoenix Suns are trying to trade point guard Goran Dragic before Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET trade deadline and the New York Knicks are one of the teams on his preferred list of destinations, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports. The Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat are also “in the mix,” according to Stein. This presents an interesting scenario for Phil Jackson and the...
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What Melo's shutdown means for the Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The New York Knicks will officially rule out forward Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season later Wednesday, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein.Here’s a look at what that means for Anthony and the Knicks: Surgery for Melo: Anthony will undergo surgery to repair the left knee injury that has been bothering him since the second game of the season. It is unclear exactly when the surgery...
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NBA All-Star Weekend's party scene set frigid Big Apple to a boil

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK –- The NBA's midwinter classic has come and gone, and all we are left with is the bitter cold. But despite the frigid temperatures, New York City was sizzling during All-Star Weekend.From a Kanye West outdoor show in the Flatiron District to a surprise concert by music royalty at the Jordan Brand 30th Anniversary Party, ESPNNewYork.com brings you behind the ropes at some of the...
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Focus now shifts to Carmelo's knee

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The biggest question surrounding the New York Knicks right now has little do with pending trades. It's all about Carmelo Anthony and his sore left knee. Anthony said Sunday he hadn't made a definitive decision about his future. But he's acknowledged it's "very likely" that he shuts himself down sometime after the All-Star break to have surgery on his injured left knee. No one knows at this...
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