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

    Oct 26, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 23, 2012, 2:21 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 21, 2012, 1:14 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 18, 2012, 7:41 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 15, 2012, 5:24 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:56 PM EST

    "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…

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

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 8, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 6, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

    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.…

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

    Oct 5, 2012, 7:49 PM EST

    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…

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

    Oct 4, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 25, 2012, 7:10 PM EST

    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…

  13. Iman Shumpert could be back in December

    Sep 23, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

    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…

  14. The complex personality, career of J.R. Smith

    Sep 20, 2012, 5:59 PM EST

    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

    This is from our “if you read one post today make it this one” file: J.R. Smith — former Hornet, former Nugget, current enigmatic backup shooting guard for the Knicks — is one of the most fascinating people to league to follow. Mostly because his talent is undeniable and he rarely sticks to the script.…

  15. NBA Season Preview: New York Knicks

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:05 PM EST

    Knicks' Anthony celebrates after a three point shot late in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' win in Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff series against the Heat in New York

    This week begins PBT’s team-by-team season preview, going through all 30 squads. We are starting in the deep Atlantic Division that could well send four teams to the playoffs, and we will move West from there. Next up, your New York Knicks. Last season: Good God, where to begin. Uh, they beat Boston in their first…

  16. J.R. Smith thinks McGrady could help Knicks. That’s’ great.

    Sep 17, 2012, 1:43 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    You know who some of the worst judges of talent and team building skills are? No, stop it with the Bobcats jokes. It’s other players. They often see players for what they were not are, or have inflated (or undersized) understanding of a player based on what they have seen in person in a game…

  17. The Inbounds: Why players and their agents should consider a franchise’s spending history in free agency decisions

    Sep 17, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Tyson Chandler react to a call in the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston

    Two and a half weeks ago, Business Week released a study on the “smartest spenders in the NBA.” Kurt talked about the top and bottom ten here. It’s nothing shocking. The Lakers spend really well! The Wizards and Kings spend really badly! Turns out there’s a high correlation between “being a really good team” and…

  18. The Inbounds: The NBA Hierarchy of Needs Part I, the Star-Builder

    Sep 12, 2012, 12:50 PM EST

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    Welcome to The Inbounds, touching on a big idea of the day. It could be news, it could be history, it could be a tangent, it could be love. OK, it’s probably not love. Enjoy. The following is a work of theory and more of a thought exercise than anything else. It’s not based on…

  19. J.R. Smith says Knicks expect “nothing less” than title

    Sep 11, 2012, 2:23 PM EST

    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

    What else do you expect him to say? You and I and even most Knicks fans realize they are not title contenders as presently constructed. How good they are this season depends on how Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire (and Tyson Chandler) mesh on offense. Because when all three were on the court together last…

  20. The Inbounds: Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and the actualization of scorers

    Sep 10, 2012, 12:38 PM EST

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    Does Kobe Bryant need to be more like Dwyane Wade? Or does Dwyane Wade need to be more like Kobe Bryant? Neither? Both? Hungry? Who’s hungry? The biggest challenge for any player in the NBA is the same one so many children struggle with: how to play with others. Particularly those whose talents are self-mobilized.…

  21. Knicks Ronnie Brewer out six weeks after knee surgery

    Sep 7, 2012, 2:59 PM EST

    Ronnie Brewer, Ron Garretson

    Well, this is not the ideal way to start the season in New York. The Knicks had planned to give Ronnie Brewer a lot of run to start the season as Iman Shumpert recovers from knee surgery, then Howard Beck of the New York Times tweeted this on Friday: Knicks G Ronnie Brewer will be…

  22. J.R. Smith, Tyreke Evans put on a show at playground game

    Sep 3, 2012, 8:41 AM EST

    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

    Dyckman Park in New York City is one of those places where on a few warm summer nights there is some crazy run going on. Streetball at it’s best. Which means a screaming announcer, some spectacular shots and everyone looking for their shot. You’re going to find about as much defense as you will fans…

  23. Picture of the Day: Marbury with his statue in Beijing

    Aug 29, 2012, 3:29 PM EST

    Marbury statue

    Remember early last year, when Knicks fans were worried about when J.R. Smith could get out of his China contract and help the Knicks in the NBA playoffs, but everyone had to wait for his team to be eliminated from the playoffs? Well, Stephon Marbury and his Beijing Ducks were never eliminated — they won…

  24. Video: Top 5 plays from Drew League championship game

    Aug 14, 2012, 9:39 PM EST

    Screen-shot-2012-08-14-at-4.43.54-PM

    Last season was the summer of the Pro-Am leagues like the Drew League — with the NBA locked out the stars flocked to play there and so did our eyes. This summer our eyes have been back at the Vegas Summer League and London. But the Drew League was still going on in Los Angeles…

  25. J.R. Smith sounds like blog commenter, says Knicks are contenders

    Aug 6, 2012, 12:21 PM EST

    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

    There are some very thoughtful, basketball smart Knicks fans out there. As a whole they know the game. And then there are the Knicks fans who vastly overestimate how good their team really is and think the franchise is still thought of like it’s 1972. Apparently, J.R. Smith falls in the later group. The Knicks…

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