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Dolan sets kazoo mark, gives $100K for ALS

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Knicks owner James Dolan takes a lot of criticism in this town. Some of it is deserved.But Dolan should get some credit for his actions Thursday night.Dolan donated $100,000 to the ALS Association as part of his participation in the ALS challenge. Dolan donated the money after the MSG audience, on hand to watch Dolan's band, JD & The Straight Shot, open for the Eagles, set the "world record"...
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Burning Q's: Most vital bench player?

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — With training camp a couple of weeks away, we're examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today's question: Who's the most important bench player?This question is a little difficult to answer considering we don't know who Derek Fisher will start yet?Will he start J.R. Smith or have Smith return to being the super Sixth Man again? Will Iman Shumpert start or be a critical sub...
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Dolan: I've let Phil run the Knicks

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Knicks owner James Dolan has insisted he won’t be involved with the day-to-day operations of the Knicks. He reiterated that stance Tuesday in an interview with WFAN. “I was much more involved than I wanted to be in the last couple of years. Now I got somebody who I think is the smartest mind in basketball. It’s great. Let him go,” Dolan said on WFAN Tuesday, reiterating...
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Jason Smith eager to introduce himself

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK -- Whether it’s a spontaneous chat with Phil Jackson or the opportunity to showcase his game in the triangle, Jason Smith is downright giddy about being a Knick this coming season.The Knicks’ signing of the 7-foot center flew under the radar in free agency. But a healthy Smith could prove to be one of Jackson’s better moves if the jump-shooting center fits in the...
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Burning Q's: Who has most to prove?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — With training camp less than two weeks away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: Which player has the most to prove during training camp?The Knicks are coming off of a horrific 37-win season. So you can make a strong case that each member of the organization enters training camp with something to prove. Carmelo Anthony has to show...
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Tim Jr. looking to make noise defensively

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK –- Tim Hardaway Jr. made some noise with his offense as a rookie.Now he’s hoping to take the next step in his game by improving his defense and being more vocal on the court.The Knicks’ promising second-year shooter has spent his offseason focusing on his defense and agility, practicing with Team USA on a select team and playing on the Knicks' summer league...
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Knicks tix on sale Sept. 30

ESPN (Ian Begley) — Individual tickets for Knicks games will go on sale starting Sept. 30. The team announced Tuesday that limited tickets will be available starting at noon via the team's website and Ticketmaster. Fans will be limited to purchasing four tickets per game. Also, the team says Chase cardholders have access to a special presale, which began today at 2 p.m. Additionally, Knicks fans that follow the...
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Burning Q's: Who has the most pressure?

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — With training camp a few weeks away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: Who has the most pressure on him? You could say it’s Phil Jackson, who is being paid a fortune to turn the Knicks around. Or you could say it’s Derek Fisher, who is coaching for the first time in his life and is also being paid millions to get the...
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Melo: 'I was angry' after last season

ESPN (Ian Begley) — NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony usually takes a month off to rest and recharge after the NBA season. This year was a little different.Anthony started working out two weeks after the end of the Knicks' 37-win season. Why such a short break?"I was angry," Anthony said on Saturday at the Citi Carmelo Anthony Basketball camp in Manhattan.Anthony also probably wanted to be in top shape for free agency....
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James Dolan takes Ice Bucket Challenge

ESPN (Mike Mazzeo) — Knicks and Rangers owner Jim Dolan completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during Friday’s "Today" show on NBC. Dolan was challenged by former Knicks center Patrick Ewing. Joe Walsh, guitarist from the Eagles, dumped the ice-water bucket on Dolan's head. Dolan and his band "JD & The Straight Shot" will open for the Eagles on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
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More mature J.R. ready to bounce back

ESPN (Ohm Youngmisuk) — NEW YORK –- J.R. Smith never quite felt like himself last season.Coming off surgery to repair the patellar tendon and meniscus tears in his left knee, the shooter couldn't get comfortable nor did he have the kind of mobility he had in the past. Frustration and losses mounted, and Smith admits he only made things more difficult on himself with his shoelace antics, which led to $50,000 in...
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J.R.: Pranks are fine, but fines aren't

ESPN (Mike Mazzeo) — New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith said he would continue to untie his opponents’ shoelaces -- if there weren’t any fines involved. J.R. Smith#8 SGNew York Knicks2014 STATSGM74PPG14.5RPG4.0APG3.0FG%.415FT%.652Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA last season for his shoelace stunts in consecutive games.“I do care about the fines because it’s loss of money, but other than...
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Burning Q's: Who is Melo's Robin?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — With training camp less than one month away, we’re examining some burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: Who is the Knicks' best secondary scoring option? Who is best suited to complement Carmelo Anthony in the triangle? The Knicks had trouble finding consistent scoring behind Carmelo last year. New York's second-highest scorer last season, J.R. Smith,...
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Melo: My return influenced LeBron's choice

ESPN (Mike Mazzeo) — Carmelo Anthony told AdWeek that his coming home to New York influenced LeBron James’ decision to go back to Cleveland. Anthony was doing a Q&A with Michael Strahan. Strahan: (On being a pro athlete in New York) Not only on the court, but off the court, you’re the leader. Everything you do is more scrutinized. You have to be more careful than anybody else. And watching LeBron...
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Burning Q's: Most important defender?

ESPN (Ian Begley) — With training camp less than one month away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: Who is the Knicks' most important defensive player?Derek Fisher will face plenty of challenges in his first year on the bench. One of the biggest will be trying to establish a defensive identity for the Knicks. Defense -- or lack thereof -- was one of the...
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