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Sources: Knicks may cut Outlaw, keep Wear

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The New York Knicks are strongly considering parting ways with veteran forward Travis Outlaw, league sources told ESPNNewYork.com on Saturday.Outlaw is owed $3 million this season. If the Knicks released him, they would still owe him his full salary. They also could dump him on another team via a trade.Getting rid of Outlaw would open up a roster spot for another player. There is a possibility...
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Shumpert, Jason Smith look like starters

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Derek Fisher's starting five is starting to take shape. Fisher went with Iman Shumpert at shooting guard and Jason Smith at power forward in the New York Knicks' preseason finale Friday, against the Toronto Raptors in Montreal. Those two are likely to start in the regular-season opener as well. "We’re still identifying a specific group of guys that work best together, but I think...
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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 writer Ben McGrath about the triangle offense: McGrath: How do you go about trying to change culture of an organization from scratch. Phil: “The first thing you do in my mind is to have a system...
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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 season with some uncertainty ahead of him. In ESPN’s latest NBA player rankings, Anthony comes in at No. 11 on the list of the NBA's 500 players. The rankings are decided by the ESPN Forecast panel,...
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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 Friday.“Don’t know yet,” Calderon said. “It’s day to day. It’s better ... We’ll see tomorrow. We’re getting more treatment. Like I said the other day...
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Fisher 'still searching' for Knicks' starting 5

ESPN (Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com) — NEW YORK -- Derek Fisher says he's fine with the uncertainty, but you wonder how he can be. His New York Knicks now have less than a week to go before they play for real. They have just one more of these preseason games to go. And yet when Fisher was asked before Wednesday night's 103-100 win over the Washington Wizards if he's closer to identifying a rotation, his answer was basically what it...
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Phil Jackson gives player-by-player scouting report on his Knicks

ESPN (Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com) — Carmelo Anthony is the New York Knicks' "only certified All-Star." Andrea Bargnani will thrive in the triangle. J.R. Smith "has to learn the difference between a good shot and a bad shot," and "tends to be a ball-watcher" on defense. Amar'e Stoudemire can be a potent shooter, but "playing adequate defense is a real challenge for him, and he's also got to improve his rebounding." Says who? Phil...
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Knicks get no love in NBA.com GM poll

ESPN (Danny Knobler) — Were you surprised that Carmelo Anthony re-signed with the New York Knicks last summer? At least one NBA general manager was. We can't tell you which one, because NBA.com's annual survey of league general managers is conducted anonymously. But under the category of "most surprising move of the offseason," Carmelo staying in New York is listed among others receiving votes. LeBron James' move to...
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Jeff Van Gundy: Knicks can make playoffs

ESPN (Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com) — Some preseason forecasts have the New York Knicks missing the playoffs for a second straight season. Not Jeff Van Gundy's. "Yes, I think they'll make the playoffs," the former Knicks coach and current ESPN NBA analyst said on a Wednesday conference call to preview the season. Van Gundy had high praise for Jose Calderon and Carmelo Anthony, and also said he thinks Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith...
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Fish pleased with 'unselfish' Knicks offense

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Derek Fisher knows some people think Carmelo Anthony is too selfish to fit into the triangle offense. He knows others believe there’s no way J.R. Smith can thrive in an offense that’s so heavily predicated on ball movement. “A lot of people question or doubt a lot of these guys’ ability to do that and [their] willingness to be unselfish and play for...
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Bargs status for opener up in air

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Here’s what we know about Andrea Bargnani: He hasn’t played in a game since Oct. 8 because of a hamstring injury. He didn’t practice on Tuesday and won’t play Wednesday against Washington. And there is uncertainty about his availability for the Knicks’ regular season opener next Wednesday.“We still have eight days before opening night. I...
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Knicks need healthy Calderon to lead

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- Jose Calderon says his calf injury is nothing to worry about. Calderon left in the first quarter of the Knicks’ 120-107 loss to the Bucks after just four minutes. The Knicks point guard did not practice on Tuesday but he and head coach Derek Fisher both said the injury is no cause for alarm. “I think at that point I felt something in my calf and I...
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Fisher: Too many 'breakdowns' on D

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The regular season is still more than a week away. But if Monday night was any indication, the Knicks have a few things to clean up on defense before they hit the big stage. New York gave up 120 points to a Milwaukee team without its starting point guard in a loss at home Monday night. The Knicks allowed the Bucks to hit 60 percent of their shots, including 12 of 24 from beyond the arc....
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Derek Fisher can take a page from Jason Kidd's book in first season as Knicks coach

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK -- As Jason Kidd spoke in a hallway at Madison Square Garden before playing the Knicks, the new Bucks coach recognized a face in the middle of the media throng in front of him. Derek Fisher stopped by to greet Kidd, who cracked that the new Knicks coach should have had a microphone on him. “That’s what the league wants, they want you to wear a mic all day,” Kidd...
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STAT's goal: Be a 'better defensive player'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Amar'e Stoudemire has a new outlook on life in the NBA now that he’s fully healthy. “My joy is there. My love of the game is there. I feel like I’m 19 [years old] again as far as how much I love to play the game of basketball. I feel youthful,” Stoudemire said before the Knicks’ preseason game on Monday. “To have that type of feeling again as I had my rookie...
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