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Ron Baker’s convincing Knicks the knock against him is a myth

NY Post (Marc Berman) — The free-agent-to-be point guard ran the offense with aplomb in Miami, directed the triangle traffic flow, defended fiercely. It wasn’t Derrick Rose, who rested his sore left knee in Friday’s stunning win, but Ron Baker, whom Carmelo Anthony affectionately nicknamed “Ron Burgundy.’’ The undrafted rookie combo guard from Wichita State notched 10 points and six...
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Knicks finally show some fight with nothing left to play for

NY Post (Marc Berman) — MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony’s role Friday night was to sit on the bench in a gray suit. The Knicks took care of the rest. Anthony “rested” another game — his third in the last five games — as the Knicks finished their home-and-home versus the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday by cooling off the...
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Why Jeff Hornacek wants Knicks to be more like Heat

NY Post (Marc Berman) — MIAMI — The 2016-17 Heat are the blueprint for Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek: An in-season turnaround can be made with a commitment to defense. It’s too late for this season, but Hornacek can garner hope that 2017-18 won’t be as miserable once defense becomes the chief focus come next training camp in October. Hornacek said he’s unsure...
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One Knick frustrated the ‘most talented’ team he’s played on was a bust

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — As a rookie in 2008-09, Courtney Lee went to The Finals with the Magic who lost in five games to the Lakers coached by Phil Jackson. That was frustrating. But not as frustrating as falling short of the 2016-17 playoffs with the “most talented” team Lee has been a part of, a Knicks team assembled...
  • 330 days ago
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Scottie Pippen: Phil Jackson is to blame for Knicks’ mess

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — Add one more Hall of Famer who came to the support of Carmelo Anthony. But this one, Scottie Pippen, puts the blame for the Knicks woes at the feet of his former Bulls championship coach, Phil Jackson, and feels his old boss should get out of New York. “I’m going to have to go at...
  • 331 days ago
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‘Didn’t do it’ right from onset: Is Porzingis blaming Hornacek?

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — A word that surfaced a lot in recent Knicks conversations was “consistency” — as in the lack of consistency helped caused the team to stink for much of the season. And to Kristaps Porzingis there also was a lack of fundamentals, both offensively and defensively. Whether Porzingis was faulting the coaching staff or not, only...
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Rose and Noah’s absences symbolic of a Knicks’ lost season

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Before the Knicks were eliminated from the playoffs Wednesday after their 105-88 blowout loss to the the Heat at the Garden, their two key offseason additions from the Bulls were missing. Mark their absences as symbolic in a season gone astray. Point guard Derrick Rose and center Joakin Noah were supposed to lift the Knicks...
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Hubie Brown on where Kristaps Porzingis must improve as a player

NY Post (Marc Berman, Fred Kerber) — Former coach Hubie Brown, on hand for the 1984 Knicks reunion, once had a pretty good post man in Bill Cartwright. Though the league is moving away from post-ups strategically, Phil Jackson’s triangle is not. That is why Brown, now an NBA analyst for ESPN , stressed Porzingis has to get better in that area,...
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Bill Cartwright: Cut the triangle talk, defense is Knicks’ problem

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — Bill Cartwright, who won three championships playing for Phil Jackson in Chicago, cannot understand all the talk about the Knicks and the triangle offense. Cartwright said he believes the focus should be upon the Knicks’ donut defense. “This has always confused me. … You’re scoring 105 points a game. How many you giving up?” said...
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Knicks eliminated from playoff hunt as another lottery awaits

NY Post (Marc Berman) — After the first practice of preseason at West Point, Carmelo Anthony said, “I haven’t been excited like this in a long time to actually get going and get ready to create something.’’ The Knicks created a disgusting mess and were mathematically eliminated Wednesday from the playoff race in a 105-88 Garden meltdown to the upstart...
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Start the clock on Joakim Noah’s 20-game ban

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — The countdown on Joakim Noah’s 20-game suspension imposed by the NBA on the Knicks center for violation of the league’s anti-drug policy starts Wednesday against Miami. An independent doctor confirmed the assessment of Knicks physicians that Noah, who underwent left knee surgery Feb. 27, is fit to play. Noah returned to practice on Tuesday, though it...
  • 332 days ago
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The lone Knicks positive to Joakim Noah’s disastrous year

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — The playoffs are a fantasy — something for other teams to do — for a fourth straight Knicks season. Expectations died long ago. Now the starting center who was signed for four years and began the season fighting injury will end it serving a suspension. Still, coach Jeff Hornacek found a positive amid the Joakim...
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Joakim Noah: Decision to use supplement ‘backfired’

NY Post (Fred Kerber) — An apologetic Joakim Noah claimed he “made a mistake” in taking an over-the-counter supplement that led to the NBA slapping him with a 20-game suspension that will carry over into next season for the Knicks center. “First, I want to just start by saying I made a mistake,” Noah said Tuesday after his return to...
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Knicks finally show the kind of heart NCAA brought to Garden

NY Post (George Willis) — Perhaps some of the residue from last weekend’s NCAA East Regional rubbed off on the Knicks after South Carolina used their locker room while earning its first ever trip to the Final Four. Watching a bunch of college kids playing with heart and passion in games where every point and possession mattered was exhilarating. Cheers...
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Carmelo opens up on Noah ban: ‘I’m more of a natural guy’

NY Post (Marc Berman) — Carmelo Anthony said Joakim Noah is ready to face the consequences. After the Knicks’ 109-95 victory over the Pistons at the Garden on Monday, Anthony opened up on his teammate’s recent 20-game suspension for using a banned substance. “I feel bad for the situation,’’ Anthony said. “I’ve talked to him personally. It’s something Jo has...
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