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Tim Jr. looking to make noise defensively

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 team. “I just want to be a better defender, a better vocal leader out there,” Hardaway Jr.

Knicks tix on sale Sept. 30

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 team on social media, as well as members of the Knicks Insider e-newsletter community, will have the opportunity to access tickets on Thursday, Sept.

Burning Q's: Who has the most pressure?

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 Knicks back to the playoffs. Without a doubt, those two will have pressure on them.

James Dolan takes Ice Bucket Challenge

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.

More mature J.R. ready to bounce back

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 fines. “I am not going to put it all on the injury," Smith said.
New York Post Sep 10, 2014

Hawks GM also talked Carmelo on infamous Deng call

Danny Ferry has been under fire for several days since his racially-charged comments about Luol Deng became public knowledge. On that call, Ferry was discussing potential free agents for the...

J.R.: Pranks are fine, but fines aren't

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 Knicks 2014 STATS GM74 PPG14.5 RPG4.0 APG3.0 FG%.415 FT%.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 that, I like to have fun,” Smith http://bleacherreport.
New York Daily News Sep 9, 2014
Carmelo Anthony says return to Knicks influenced LeBron James decision to return to Cavs: report

Carmelo Anthony says return to Knicks influenced LeBron James decision to return to Cavs: report

Is LeBron James back in Cleveland because Carmelo Anthony decided to stay with the Knicks? That depends on who you ask. If you ask, say, Melo himself, the answer is a resounding yes.

Knicks add two to training camp roster

The Knicks have made two additions to their training camp roster, signing guard Langston Galloway and forward Travis Wear, the team announced Tuesday. Galloway is an undrafted rookie out of...

Knicks sign two undrafted rookies, Langston Galloway and Travis Wear

Galloway, a 6-2 guard, was the second-leading scorer in St. Joseph’s history after averaging 17.7 points as a senior last season. Wear, a 6-10 forward, averaged 9.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 96 games for UCLA after transferring from North Carolina.

Melo: My return influenced LeBron's choice

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 [James] go back to Cleveland, did that affect your decision on staying in New York, and did you learn anything from watching LeBron go back home?
Newsday Sep 9, 2014

Carmelo Anthony says he influenced LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland

Carmelo Anthony believes he contributed to LeBron James taking his talents back to Cleveland.
New York Post Sep 9, 2014

Carmelo: LeBron followed my lead in Cavaliers decision

Carmelo Anthony didn’t follow LeBron James’ lead in free agency — it was the opposite. Even though James announced his return to Cleveland before Anthony opted to re-sign with the...

Burning Q's: Most important defender?

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 most glaring issues during the team's forgettable 37-win season last year.

Former Laker Rick Fox hunting for Knicks job in future

Knicks coach Derek Fisher and his former Lakers teammate, Rick Fox, showed up at the U.S. Open on Sunday to watch Serena Williams win the women’s title. While Fox plans...

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