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Reed: Phil is right man for Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Knicks legend Willis Reed thinks new president Phil Jackson is the right man to lead New York to a title. “The one thing I believe is that if anybody can change the fate of the New York Knicks, I think Phil will do it,” Reed said Wednesday from Knicks training camp. “He’s had a remarkable career as a basketball coach and what he’s been able to...
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Melo: Energy, culture 'a lot different now'

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — WEST POINT, N.Y. –- It’s only been two days, but Carmelo Anthony can feel a difference with this Knicks team. “The energy is different,” Anthony said Wednesday after team practice at Christl Arena at the US Military Academy in West Point. “The culture is a lot different now. The vibes around here is different.”It's only natural for things to feel fresh and...
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Fisher-Phil era begins in defense mode

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — WEST POINT, N.Y. -- With Phil Jackson seated sideline next to executives, Derek Fisher’s first-ever practice as a head coach lasted nearly three hours. And there wasn’t a single drill devoted to the triangle. The Fisher-Phil era began in West Point, where the Knicks focused on nothing but defense in their first practice of the season. The triangle will be taught plenty this camp....
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J.R. likes Rodman comp; Amar'e limited

ESPN (Ian Begley & Ohm Youngmisuk) — WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Some people might be offended if you compared them to Dennis Rodman. Those people aren't Knicks guard J.R. Smith. Smith said Tuesday that it was an “honor” to be compared to Rodman by Knicks president Phil Jackson. “Last time I checked Dennis Rodman got, what? Three-four rings [Rodman has five]. I’m not offended by that,” Smith said....
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Melo tips cap to 'mentor' Jeter

ESPN (Ian Begley) — WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony was in the stands at Yankee Stadium last Thursday when Derek Jeter knocked in the game-winning run in his final at-bat in pinstripes.“He kind of gave me some chills. The way it ended, [he’s such] a class act, nobody could have written that ending for him,” Anthony said at the first day of Knicks training camp on Tuesday. “For me to be...
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Stoudemire: I can log 30 minutes per night

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Amar'e Stoudemire is confident that he’ll be able to play 30 minutes per night this season. “Oh, for sure. Having the year I had last year from a health standpoint is very positive. ... I hope it allows me to play even more this season,” Stoudemire said Monday. Stoudemire has been on a minutes restriction for much of the last two seasons due to various...
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Melo buys in to 'Bockers, Phil's plan

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony had heard Phil Jackson’s pitch about all the things he can accomplish in the triangle offense. And Anthony was sold enough to spurn Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant, among others, to remain a Knick. But Melo wanted to do a little more research on how he will fit into the triangle, so he spoke to Michael Jordan, Bryant and Scottie Pippen --...
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J.R.: This camp is 'definitely a clean slate'

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- J.R. Smith is looking forward to starting training camp without having to worry about his health or an impending suspension.“I think it’s definitely a clean slate,” Smith said at Knicks media day on Monday about going into camp this year. “I think it will be a more productive start of the year for me. There’s nothing hanging over my head...
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Five things to watch during Knicks camp

ESPN (Ian Begley) — With training camp opening Tuesday, we take a look at five things to watch for the New York Knicks: 1. Melo, the Knicks and the triangle: Training camp will give the Knicks an opportunity to learn the nuances of the triangle offense without worrying about wins and losses. It will be interesting to see how long it takes Carmelo Anthony and his teammates to adapt to an offense that's predicated...
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Source: No negotiations with Shump

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Iman Shumpert is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. He is eligible to sign a rookie scale extension between now and Oct. 31. According to league sources, the Knicks haven't had any contact with Shumpert or his representatives about a possible extension. New York still has about four weeks to start talks with Shumpert, but the feeling here is that they will be content to...
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Fish: Melo can look to MJ, Kobe for triangle

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Initially, you can expect Carmelo Anthony to play on the wing and in the post in the Knicks’ new triangle offense. But eventually, Phil Jackson says Carmelo should be able to play all positions on the floor -- including in the backcourt. “He will be, I think, quite comfortable in the position he is at on the floor,” Jackson said on Friday. One of the biggest storylines this...
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Fisher: There will be 'boundaries' with Phil

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Derek Fisher wants to learn as much as he can from Phil Jackson. But Fisher said Friday that there will be “boundaries” in his relationship with the Knicks’ president. Translation: Fisher intends to do things his own way on the sideline. The Knicks' new coach made that clear when he was asked about the idea that he'll be a puppet for Jackson this season. “I guess...
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Mills: Dolan 'true to his word' with Phil

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GM Steve Mills says owner James Dolan has been mostly hands off when it comes to the Knicks of late. “I think [he] has been true to his word when we had conversations about Phil joining earlier. He was going to remove himself from the [day to day basketball operations] of the Knicks and be there if he needed him. But only get involved if we asked him to be involved,” Mills said on...
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Fish: 4 starting spots are up for grabs

ESPN (Ian Begley) — The start of the regular season is still four weeks away. So it makes sense that Derek Fisher wasn’t ready to announce his starting lineup on Friday. “The only person that I know for sure is going to probably start is No. 7 [Carmelo Anthony],” Fisher said. “Everything else ... we haven't practiced yet and so part of going to practice and starting training camp is...
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Phil, Fisher show respect to Jeter

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- Like pretty much all of New York and the rest of the country, Knicks president Phil Jackson was impressed with how Derek Jeter went out in his final home game. Unlike pretty much all of New York, though, Jackson wasn't watching Jeter’s dramatic walk-off single Thursday night. “What a way to go out last night with the home crowd,” Jackson said at a...
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