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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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Should Knicks keep Travis Wear?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Travis Wear may not end up on the Knicks’ regular season roster. But it sounds as if he has a future with the organization. Knicks head coach Derek Fisher has been impressed with Wear's play in the preseason. “He works hard every single day. He has some natural talents and some natural gifts that you can’t coach,” Fisher said on Sunday. “He's extremely athletic....
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Fisher's day: In at 6 a.m., out at 6 p.m.

ESPN (Ian Begley) — New York Knicks rookie Travis Wear is trying to make his way in the NBA. So in addition to spending time at the team's facility during practice, Wear is often on the court in the morning working on his craft. He also stays after practice to take extra shots. And if the Knicks are off, he'll head to the facility to work out with a few other players. Each time Ware sets foot in the facility, he...
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Fisher: No minutes limit for Amar'e

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- For the first time in a long time, Amar'e Stoudemire is not playing with a minutes restriction.Stoudemire has played with minutes restrictions for most of the past two seasons. Last year, he wasn’t permitted by the Knicks’ medical staff to play in both games of a back-to-back for much of the year. He also couldn’t play more than 30 minutes in a game for...
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Bargnani out; PF rotation up in the air

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Andrea Bargnani will miss his third straight game due to a hamstring ailment, Knicks coach Derek Fisher said Sunday.“He hasn't been able to practice the last few days so it wouldn't be smart to jeopardize him by putting him into game action tomorrow,” Fisher said. The coach was hoping to have a better handle on lineups and rotations entering Monday’s game...
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Carmelo Anthony: Fewer back-to-backs? 'That's the dream'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- If it were up to Carmelo Anthony, teams would play fewer sets of consecutive games. “I don’t know if that will ever happen, but that’s the dream,” Anthony said after practice Saturday. “Maybe it will happen 10 years from now when I’m out of the league.”The Knicks play 20 back-to-backs this season. LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki made...
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Jason Smith to start at PF?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Quincy Acy has started at power forward in the Knicks' past three preseason games. But it seems there remains an open competition for the job. Derek Fisher reiterated on Friday that "things are still open and fluid" with his starting lineups. One of the biggest question marks surrounds the starting power forward. Acy has played well in the past three games. But Jason Smith has also impressed...
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J.R. the new Worm? 'I like it'

ESPN (Ian Begley) — J.R. Smith knows all about Dennis Rodman calling him the “new” Rodman on Twitter. And he appreciates it. “I thought it was funny. He took time out of his day to think about me and [Knicks president Phil Jackson], so I think it’s great," Smith said after practice Friday. "Being compared to Dennis Rodman anyway I think is a great thing, so I’ll take it, I like...
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Melo: Winning in NYC better than the rest

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Of course money played a factor in Carmelo Anthony's decision to re-sign with the Knicks this summer. He was paid $124 million over five years to return to New York, more money annually and overall than any other team could have offered him. But Anthony said on Thursday that the potential of winning a title with the Knicks, a franchise that hasn't won in 40 seasons, also played a role in his...
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Shumpert trying to maintain positive energy

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- Iman Shumpert is trying to smile and be more positive this season. The Knicks guard said he is trying to foster a better, more positive energy.“It is hard,” Shumpert said. “Because I want to play so hard and I want to win so bad, sometimes I get caught up [if] we lose a couple of games and I get caught up in that bad energy. Those things easily...
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ESPN Forecast: Knicks finish 38-44

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — Carmelo is back and he has Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher to run things.The Knicks should be better than last season right? Well, according to ESPN’s NBA Insider forecast, the Knicks will be one win better than last season. That’s right, ESPN Forecast predicts the Knicks to go 38-44 and finish ninth in the Eastern Conference, one spot behind the Brooklyn Nets. Ouch. Insider’s...
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