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Burning Q's: How's Phil doing so far?

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: How would you grade Phil Jackson so far?When Phil Jackson took over as Knicks president in mid-March, he had the tall task of rebuilding the Knicks in his desired image of team ball, keeping Carmelo Anthony, fixing the Knicks’ salary cap and...
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Burning Q's: Can NYK win title with Melo?

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: Can the Knicks win a title with Carmelo Anthony?The Knicks won in free agency this summer by managing to re-sign Anthony despite suitors like the Bulls, Lakers, Rockets and Mavericks all coming after him. So now that the Knicks have locked him up to a...
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Burning Q's: Will defense be an issue?

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: Will the Knicks' defense be an issue again?I think the Knicks’ defense will have its challenges again this season. I also believe that Derek Fisher will get the Knicks to play better D by installing a better scheme. Last season, the Knicks were...
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Burning Q's: Do Knicks have enough size?

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: Do the Knicks have enough size to compete?When Phil Jackson traded Tyson Chandler earlier this summer, the Zen Master was lauded for not only being able to ship Chandler and Raymond Felton out of town but for bringing in Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert,...
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Shump restoring leg, shunning social media

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk and Ian Begley) — ARDSLEY, NY -– Iman Shumpert is spending his offseason working on strengthening his surgically-repaired left knee and staying off social media. Shumpert, speaking at his Citi Basketball Procamp at House of Sports on Tuesday, said he wants to be able to feel confident leaping off one leg -- something he couldn’t do last season. He has been strengthening his left leg, which sustained...
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J.R.: On way to be among top shooters ever

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — J.R. Smith has a message for his doubters.On his Instagram account, the Knicks shooter wrote about perceptions he believes he has overcome and how he's "on pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever seen!""They said I wouldn't make it!" Smith writes. "I did! They said I wouldn't stay! This is my 11th yr! They said you can't shoot like that in the league! I'm on pace to be one of the...
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Knicks preseason schedule set

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — The Knicks announced their preseason schedule with three games to be played at Madison Square Garden.The Knicks will face the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors twice each with their three other preseason games coming against Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Washington. The three home games at the Garden will be against the Raptors, Bucks and Wizards. The Knicks will visit Connecticut twice to play...
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Vegas likes Knicks better than Nets

ESPN (Mike Mazzeo) — Las Vegas likes the New York Knicks’ odds better than the Brooklyn Nets heading into the 2014-15 season. Vegas sports book Bovada has the Knicks at 50-1 to win the championship. The Nets are at 66-1. The betting lines were adjusted after Kevin Love was officially traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are the title favorites at 5-2, followed by the San Antonio Spurs at 4-1 and...
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Melo workouts draw Durant, J.R. & others

ESPN (Ian Begley) — To get in playing shape before training camp, many NBA players head to warm weather cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami to workout.But last week, some of the biggest names in the NBA were training out a couple blocks away from Madison Square Garden.Carmelo Anthony hosted workouts at his Terminal 23 gym in midtown Manhattan last week that included Kevin Durant, J.R. Smith, Lance...
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Burning Q's: How will Melo fit in triangle?

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: How will Carmelo Anthony fit into the triangle offense?Last week, we posed the question above to a longtime scout for an Atlantic Division team. His first impression was a positive one. "I think he's skilled enough and I think he's smart enough. I think...
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Burning Q's: Who starts at shooting guard?

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: How should Derek Fisher divide minutes among his shooting guards? And who should start at shooting guard?Unless they make a trade, the Knicks will enter the season with three players who can make a strong case for the starting shooting guard spot: Tim...
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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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