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  1. Grizzlies knock Knicks from ranks of undefeated

    Nov 17, 2012, 2:32 AM EDT

    Marc Gasol, Rasheed Wallace

    Here’s a good one for your friends who think they know basketball, but maybe don’t follow the day-to-day happenings of the NBA all that closely. The best record in basketball now belongs to the Memphis Grizzlies, as they had no trouble taking care of the previously undefeated Knicks by a final of 105-95. New York…

  2. The Knicks are legit. If they can keep this up is another question.

    Nov 16, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith celebrates as he faces the crowd after making a shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    The Knicks are 6-0, the last undefeated team in the NBA — and it’s not a fluke. They are defending better than anyone in the league, giving up just 93.6 points per 100 possessions, via Hoopdata. (Anyone who says they just started defending this year wasn’t watching last year.) Their offense with Carmelo Anthony at…

  3. New York 104, San Antonio 100: Yes, the Knicks are for real.

    Nov 16, 2012, 12:09 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    You know how announcers talk about Shane Battier? How they say he “does things that don’t show up in the boxscore” and how his value can’t really be defined by common statistics? Well, no one ever really says those things about Carmelo Anthony. Ever. And that’s fair. Anthony’s entire career has been defined by the…

  4. J.R. Smith says he is partying responsibly this season

    Nov 15, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT

    Knicks' Smith reacts after shooting a three-point shot against Heat in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York

    J.R. Smith has always been a gunner, a volume scorer. But this year — though five games at least — there is a sudden efficiency. The career 42.8 percent shooter is hitting 49.3 percent overall, and a ridiculous 72.2 percent from three (and he’s taking from downtown 3.6 a game). We’re going to ignore the…

  5. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Even when sloppy Knicks get win

    Nov 14, 2012, 2:58 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Our nightly roundup of all the action in the NBA. Or, what you missed while thanking Buddha this guy is not on your team…. Spurs 84, Lakers 82: The Bernie Bickerstaff era in Los Angeles came to an end with a missed Pau Gasol three and a loss. Bickerstaff had a .667 winning percentage as…

  6. Three Stars of the Night: The big boys showed up on Friday

    Nov 10, 2012, 3:17 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    Nights like this have happened before and will happen again — as much we love the stories of the rookies finding themselves or the under-appreciated player having a huge night, the NBA’s superstars are the NBA’s superstars for a reason. Nike pays them to sell shoes for a reason. The NBA’s stars showed up in…

  7. J.R. Smith can’t get over the price of LeBron’s new shoes (VIDEO)

    Nov 6, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith, Evan Turner

    We’ve covered the release of latest signature shoe from LeBron James, the LeBron X. The best player in the game deserves the highest quality footwear, but the price tag still has some unable to come to terms with the cost associated with that reality. Add Knicks guard J.R. Smith to that list. Smith appeared in…

  8. Video: J.R. Smith’s monster slam dunk

    Nov 6, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    The Knicks blew out the Sixers for the second time in as many days, and this slam dunk from J.R. Smith provided the exclamation point. Two things to love about this one: First, the way Smith’s entire body seems to arch back as he’s flying toward the rim before throwing it down is amazing. And…

  9. Video: Doug Collins is not impressed with J.R. Smith’s huge dunk

    Nov 5, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

    J.R. Smith

    My favorite part of this video is not J.R. Smith‘s dunk, although it is impressive and powerful. It is not Smith going over looking to say some magical words to the fans in Philly who just witnessed said dunk. It is not Pablo Prigioni getting in the air then getting bailed out with the 25-foot back…

  10. Knicks continue impressive start by taking care of Sixers

    Nov 4, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony, Thaddeus Young

    A tip-off time of 12 noon in the NBA can often be trouble for both teams. It’s a quirk in the schedule for a league whose players are used to gearing up to perform at their peak sometime after 7:30 p.m., so the broken routine can result in some rough basketball during those early afternoon…

  11. Knicks play like adults, spank the Heat in home opener

    Nov 2, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v New York Knicks

    The advanced age of the Knicks has been a source of comedy this offseason, but the Miami Heat probably don’t think the Knicks are much of a joke after getting blown out, 104-84, at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks may be short on speed and athleticism with their role players, but it’s evident already that…

  12. Report: Amar’e Stoudemire possibly out 6-8 weeks

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:57 PM EDT

    Amare Stoudemire

    When one door closes, another one opens. Now, Knicks big men, don’t everybody clutch their lower back and slowly lurch towards the door at the same time. This is an opportunity for a player to establish that he’s truly an offensive savant, and as much fun as a Rasheed Wallace revival would be, this is…

  13. Tyson Chandler isn’t buying ‘Melo scoring less this season

    Oct 26, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Alan Anderson, Carmelo Anthony,

    Carmelo Anthony is not just going to be a scorer anymore. He’s changed. It’s about team and trust and distributing the rock. That’s what he’s saying, anyway. “I’m done trying to score 35, 40 points to win the basketball game. I don’t want that role anymore” You buying that? Tyson Chandler isn’t. From the Wall…

  14. ‘Sheed finally in shape enough to practice with Knicks

    Oct 23, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 7:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers

    Three weeks of intense conditioning has finally gotten Rasheed Wallace in shape enough to step on a basketball court. Rasheed Wallace practiced with the Knicks on Tuesday. So tweets Jonah Ballow of Knicks.com. The Knicks signed Wallace a few weeks back, but to a non-guaranteed contract, in part because of conditioning concerns. After a couple…

  15. Stoudemire has ruptured cyst in knee, to miss start of Knicks’ season

    Oct 21, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Media Day Basketball

    This is not an ideal start to the season in Manhattan. Amar’e Stoudemire will miss the Knicks regular season opener against the Nets, likely followed by another game or two, as he recovers from a minor knee problem. Al Iannazzone, who covers the Knicks for Newsday, broke the story. Amare Stoudemire went home this morning…

  16. Thursday And-1 links: J.R. Smith is among NBA’s injured

    Oct 18, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like most of the country likes watching the Yankees lose. • Already without Iman…

  17. Monday And-1 links: Kevin Garnett may sit out game Monday

    Oct 15, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

    Kevin Garnett

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Kevin Garnett may sit out the Celtics preseason game on Monday. What does…

  18. Knick camper, J.R. Smith’s brother Chris out with knee injury

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    "A Year In A New York Minute" Photo Exhibition

    Chris Smith, the less known of the Smith brothers in the New York Knicks training camp (J.R. Smith), was always a real longshot to make the roster. Now, you can throw the chances out the window with this news from Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Chris Smith’s season is over before it…

  19. J.R. Smith wants to start, coach Woodson sees it differently

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Knicks Media Day Basketball

    We brought you the report the other day that Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith doesn’t want to be a sixth man, he wants to start. And with Iman Shumpert still out for a while following knee surgery Smith sees an opening in the starting lineup. But coach Mike Woodson is standing in his way. Woodson…

  20. Report: Tracy McGrady finalizing deal to play in China

    Oct 8, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    Tracy McGrady was looking for another year in the NBA, a 16th NBA season. But not finding a guaranteed deal, he is taking his talents to the port city of Qingdao, China, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. McGrady, 33, will likely complete the deal within the next couple days and leave for China within…

  21. For every season, turn, turn turn, J.R. Smith wants to start, turn, turn ,turn

    Oct 6, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith attempts to dunk the ball in their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in New York

    J.R. Smith‘s abilities are both limited by and boosted by his confidence in his abilities. He has every bit of faith that he can make any shot he needs to, most often without the use or help of his teammates. It can propel his team to victory or send his coaches into a deep depression.…

  22. J.R. Smith says he would prefer to start for Knicks

    Oct 5, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

    J.R. Smith may get his wish, but not for a full season. Smith has been one of the best sixth men in the NBA for years — he comes off the bench, can score, picks up the defensive intensity. He can be a gunner, he can be erratic, but the energy can’t be questioned. And…

  23. Thursday And-1 link: News, notes from around NBA camps

    Oct 4, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Lakers new guard Steve Nash of Canada smiles as he walks past Kobe Bryant during NBA media day for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team in Los Angeles

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • It was news when Kobe Bryant said this was the most talented Lakers…

  24. Tuesday And-1 links: The Nets dancer uniforms are… pretty fly?

    Sep 25, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

    brooklyn-nets-cheerleaders

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like the twitterverse loves making fun of replacement referees. • The photo to the…

  25. Iman Shumpert could be back in December

    Sep 23, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Iman Shumpert,  Ryan Anderson, Dwight Howard,  J.J. Redick

    The Knicks are going to miss Iman Shumpert early this season. Of that there can be no doubt. He’s got too much athleticism and defensive ability, and they need some youth on a roster with a world full of older guys. Shumpert’s out following ACL surgery and his prognosis has put in a wide variety…

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