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Melo optimistic about new-look Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- A confident Carmelo Anthony believes the Knicks will create a "new culture" and "new identity" this season and leave any remnants of last year's 37-win nightmare in the rear-view mirror. "I don't think we will have another season like we had last year. When I say, 'I believe that we will make the playoffs' -- that's where I'm coming from. I think we will have a much better season...
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Ewing tabs Dolan for Ice Bucket Challenge

ESPN (ESPNNewYork.com Staff) — Knicks great Patrick Ewing accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Michael Jordan and he in turn challenged Knicks owner James Dolan to participate. There was a time when the relationship between Ewing and the Knicks was perceived to be as cold as the water people are dumping on themselves to bring attention to ALS. But the Knicks and Ewing have mended fences in recent seasons. Ewing was...
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J.R.'s goal for the season: 'Be a leader'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — J.R. Smith has several goals entering the 2014-15 season.He wants to help the Knicks to make the playoffs and contend in the Eastern Conference. He wants to produce consistently on both ends of the floor. All of these are normal goals for any NBA player. But Smith has one goal that may surprise you: "Be a leader," Smith said in an interview with ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday at his foundation's...
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MJ challenges Phil to Ice Bucket Challenge

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — Michael Jordan has delivered a challenge to Phil Jackson.Jordan has taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and as part of the challenge he has named his former Bulls coach and current Knicks team president as one of the people he’s passing the challenge on to. Our Hornets owner has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge! Watch Michael Jordan's video here: http://t.co/aSdj4cYbi3...
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Burning Q's: Which newbie is most vital?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: Which newcomer is most vital to the Knicks’ success this season?Jose Calderon: Calderon is widely recognized as the top shooting point guard in the NBA. He hit 45 percent of his threes last season. In that respect, Calderon will be a big upgrade...
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Melo: Knicks will 'absolutely' make playoffs

ESPN (ESPNNewYork.com Staff) — The New York Knicks won just 37 games last season. But Carmelo Anthony is confident they’ll make the playoffs this year. “Yeah, I think so for sure. Absolutely,” Anthony said Monday when asked if the team will play in the postseason, according to the New York Post. “I can’t wait to get started. No goals. Not setting any goals, but I just can’t wait to get it...
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Boeheim: Bulls, not Knicks, better for Melo

ESPN (Ian Begley) — WEST POINT, N.Y. -- If Carmelo Anthony based his free-agency decision this summer purely on basketball, Jim Boeheim believes that he'd be better off in Chicago than New York."Just from a basketball point of view it would have been better to go to Chicago because they've got better players," Boeheim, who coached Anthony on Syracuse's national championship team in 2003, said on Monday. "But he...
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Burning Q's: Whom should Fisher start?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today's question: Who should be in the Knicks’ starting lineup this fall?Derek Fisher could have some interesting lineup decisions on his hands. Whom will he start at shooting guard? Will Fisher play Carmelo Anthony at power forward or move him back to small forward? Will...
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Grunwald: Knicks are in 'good hands'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Ex-Knicks GM Glen Grunwald has taken his talents to Canada. Grunwald, who was fired as Knicks GM less than a week before training camp last season, has accepted a position as Director of Athletics and Recreation at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. “I’ve always had an interest in university athletics and working in administration,” Grunwald said by phone earlier this...
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Trainer: Melo sheds pounds, adds years

ESPN (Ian Begley) — There were several reasons behind Carmelo Anthony's decision to drop a few pounds this summer. One of them? To make sure he’s healthy enough to play at a high level through the life of his new five-year Knicks deal. “In anything, you get older and getting leaner and lighter helps with the longevity of your career,” Anthony’s trainer, Idan Ravin, told ESPNNewYork.com in...
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Burning Q's: Where will NYK finish in East?

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks.Today's question: Where will the Knicks finish in the East?I think the they will make the playoffs. But it will not be easy. The Knicks have a first-time head coach in Derek Fisher. They will be learning a new system with Phil Jackson and Fisher installing the triangle. And...
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Five Knicks games to watch: 2014-15

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — It’s the middle of August, but the schedule is out, and here are five Knicks games I am looking forward to:1. Knicks vs. Bulls, Oct. 29: Carmelo Anthony flirted with joining the Bulls before finally staying. Now he gets to see what could’ve been when the Knicks face the Bulls for the first time on opening night. Instead of getting Melo, Chicago added Pau Gasol. The Bulls should be...
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Rapid Reaction: Knicks' 2014-15 schedule

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Here are the highlights of the Knicks’ 2014-15 schedule:Tough start: The NBA didn’t do the Knicks any favors in the first seven days of the season. They open at home against the Bulls in an ESPN game on Wednesday, Oct. 29. On the next night, New York travels to Cleveland to take on LeBron James, Kevin Love (we think) and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Cavs' first game with James...
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How Fisher can change Melo's game

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Sometimes it was a phone call. On other occasions, it was a recruiting pitch over dinner. In some form or another, Carmelo Anthony and Derek Fisher have been in touch throughout the summer. In fact, as soon as Anthony re-signed with the Knicks, Fisher handed Anthony a playbook with the team’s new triangle offense.“I speak to him all the time,” Anthony said of Fisher,...
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Summer Forecast: Knicks to miss playoffs

ESPN (ESPNNewYork.com staff) — ESPN's Forecast panel predicts the Knicks will miss the playoffs this season. The Forecast panel, made up of a large cross section of writers, analysts and editors, believes the Knicks will finish 10th in the Eastern Conference this season.The Knicks finished with 37 wins last year. The panel sees no improvement for the team this year, predicting that it will go 37-45. Phil Jackson and the...
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