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Scouting Report: New York Knicks

  Mike D’Antoni was much maligned after his brief stint with the New York Knicks a few years back. Sure, the offense was great but the team defense didn’t improve. After acquiring Carmelo Anthony midseason, management thought a change needed to be made. While the Knicks were much improved in 2012-13 under head coach...
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NY News: Knicks add World Peace, Brand to Hawks

  Native New Yorkers  Ron Artest and Elton Brand started their NBA journeys together in Chicago over a decade ago. Today, they’re linked once again.   As was seemingly clandestine, Metta World Peace has signed with the New York Knicks. He’ll get a two-year deal worth $3.2 million, according to CBS Sports. Metta will...
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Knicks keep J.R., Pablo

  The New York Knicks will be bringing back the same backcourt rotation as last season (minus the new Nets’ head coach, of course).   J.R. Smith has agreed to re-sign for four years, $24.7 million. An earlier report (from his father, Earl) was that J.R. would wait on the Knicks’ offer until Friday. Obviously, no other...
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Elton Brand to Knicks?

  The New York Knicks have always seemed to have an affinity for former All-Star bigmen. Larry Johnson, Antonio McDyess, Vin Baker, Rasheed Wallace, Kenyon Martin…..we may now be adding Elton Brand to that list, according to CBS Sports.   On a day when one ‘EB’ made big news (Clippers trading Eric Bledsoe to Phoenix),...
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No Kidd: Nets-hiring-Jason is a joke

  The story of the week, outside of the NBA Finals, has been the Brooklyn Nets and Jason Kidd dancing around the head coaching vacancy. Reports now are that the two sides are working on finalizing a deal. I couldn’t think of a worse move to make…for either side.   First of all, nobody goes from straight from...
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Recap: Interior Pacers eliminate perimeter Knicks

  The Indiana Pacers eliminated the New York Knicks in Game 6 Saturday night, 106-99, showing that inside play really does beat perimeter scoring.   The home team controlled the boards, again, and anchored the game with their inside play. The Knicks, if not for a three-point blitz in the second half, would have...
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Shumpert’s knee not serious

  Iman Shumpert sat out Knicks practice on Monday due to soreness in his left knee. However, the swingman is expecting to play in Game 4 on Tuesday, according to numerous media outlets. “In my mind, I’m playing,” Shumpert said.   Head coach Mike Woodson agrees that Iman will play at Indiana and said he...
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NBA suspends J.R. Smith

  The NBA Sixth Man of the Year will miss Sunday’s game, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. J.R. Smith was called for a Flagrant 2 foul in the 4th quarter of Game 3. He did a ’swing through’ move on Jason Terry that connected above the neck. Smith was trying to clear some space from Terry, who had just violently swung and hit...
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Recap: Knicks take second half, game from Celtics

  The Boston Celtics finished Game 2 at Madison Square Garden without a single field goal in the final 9:15 of the game, missing their last 13 shots. Still wondering which team won the game?   The New York Knicks responded to Boston’s inspired play in the 1st half by blitzing them from start to...
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J.R. Smith wins 6th Man award

  J.R. Smith has finally won something that’s worth telling his grandkids about. The maturation process is complete.   The New York Knicks’ shooting guard was awarded the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award today. Smith played in 80 games (all off the bench), averaging 18.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.7 apg.   Thanks to the...
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Recap: Celtics’ offense disappears, Knicks take Gm 1

  The New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics in Game 1 on Saturday. It was a playoff-worthy 85-78 game.   As great as the Knicks’ defense was, Boston’s offense failed them in this one. The Celtics scored 25 points in the second half and only 8 in the entire fourth quarter. They seemed...
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Preview: Will Knicks shoot Celtics out the playoffs?

  The No.2 New York Knicks face the No. 7 Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. The ‘Melo-KG’ beef may be dead but the bad blood still flows (like Cheerios) between the two cities.   Matchups: C    Tyson Chandler           Kevin Garnett PF  Carmelo Anthony       Brandon Bass SF   Iman Shumpert          Paul Pierce SG  ...
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Knicks make roster moves

  The New York Knicks waived Kurt Thomas and replaced him with Solomon Jones last week. Well, they weren’t done.   The team has signed veteran shooter Quentin Richardson, who was last with the Orlando Magic earlier this season. Like Thomas, this will be the second stint for Q-Rich in N.Y.   The team...
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Knicks waive Kurt Thomas

  It’s the end of an era at Madison Square Garden.   Okay, maybe not, but doesn’t it seem like Kurt Thomas was destined to retire as a Knick? Well, that ain’t happening.   New York will reportedly waive the veteran ‘big’ man, after playing sparingly all season. The 40-year-old has missed the past...
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Carmelo’s knee serious?

  There’s more than just swelling around Carmelo Anthony‘s right knee…..there’s a whole lot of drama too. Anthony had fluid drained from the back of his right knee and is questionable for the New York Knicks’ Sunday game against the Los Angeles Clippers. A MRI showed no structural damage in Anthony’s knee. The team...
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