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Burning Q's: Can NYK win title with Melo?

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 $124 million deal spanning five years, can their franchise player repay them with a championship?

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Burning Q's: Will defense be an issue?

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 often confused on defense and all the switching did not go smoothly.

Burning Q's: Do Knicks have enough size?

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, Shane Larkin and two second-round picks which helped land Cleanthony Early.

Iman Shumpert: New triangle offense will suit my game

Iman Shumpert has spent the summer working on a lot of little things, honing different elements of his offensive arsenal, in preparation for what he expects to be a bigger...

Shump restoring leg, shunning social media

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 a torn ACL during his rookie season and a sprained MCL last season.
New York Post Aug 26, 2014

J.R. Smith says he’s ‘one of best shooters’ ever, cites Wikipedia

Ah, this is the defiant, outraged, boastful J.R. Smith we’ve been missing. Late Monday night, Smith — whose quiet summer had been marked by closed workouts with Carmelo Anthony and...

J.R.: On way to be among top shooters ever

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 best shooters the game had ever seen! Bottom line what yall say don't me sh@$ What I do says everything!
Marc Berman / New York Post Aug 25, 2014

Knicks Greek rookie takes huge pay cut to play in D-League

The Greek agent for Knicks draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo said he’s “amazed’’ his client chose to play in the NBA’s D-League for the $25,000 cap and turn down an offer...

Knicks preseason schedule set

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 the Celtics at Hartford and Mohegan Sun. They also will make a trip to Syracuse to play the Sixers and travel to Montreal for a game against the Raptors.

Vegas likes Knicks better than Nets

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 the Chicago Bulls at 11-2. The Oklahoma City Thunder at 6-1 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 12-1 round out the starting five.
New York Daily News Aug 25, 2014
Knicks announce preseason schedule, will play three games at MSG

Knicks announce preseason schedule, will play three games at MSG

The Knicks have finally announced their preseason schedule, which consists of seven games against six Eastern Conference opponents throughout October.

Knicks release preseason schedule

Date Opponent Arena Time Oct. 8…….. @ Boston Celtics……………… XL Center, Hartford, CT………………………………….. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11…… @ Boston Celtics……………… Mohegan Sun Arena, Mohegan, CT…………………….. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13…… vs. Toronto Raptors…………. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY……………….. 7:30 p.m. …

Melo workouts draw Durant, J.R. & others

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 Stephenson, Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel and David Lee, among others.

Burning Q's: How will Melo fit in triangle?

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 he'll fit very well." But the same scout, who has been watching Anthony since his rookie year (2003-04), also has some reservations.
Newsday Aug 22, 2014

Carmelo Anthony on Jim Boeheim: He 'says some crazy stuff'

Before reiterating that he was "close" to leaving the Knicks this summer, Carmelo Anthony smiled Thursday night when told of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's recent comments.

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