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New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire ‘Looks Really Good’, Looks Slimmer, Moving Better than Ever

September 2nd, 2014 at 4:55 PM
By Doug Rush

Getting into the best, possible physical playing condition seems to be a common theme for the players of the New York Knicks this offseason.

Carmelo Anthony is down about 15 pounds and looks to be in the best shape of his career, J.R. Smith has been seen in the gym and taking his playing career more seriously and Iman Shumpert is getting his legs healthy so he can be a more effective player.

Now it looks like it's Amar'e Stoudemire who has jumped along on the getting themselves into the best shape of their lives train, as Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported that he saw Stoudemire in a recent gym and practice session and raved about how great Stoudemire looked in the session.

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New York Knicks Announce Preseason Schedule for 2014-2015 Season

September 2nd, 2014 at 12:22 PM
By Doug Rush

Last month, the New York Knicks had their regular season schedule announced, which will kick off against the Chicago Bulls late next month at Madison Square Garden.

This past week, the team announced its preseason schedule and the games are as follows:

  • October 8: at Boston Celtics
  • October 11: at Boston Celtics
  • October 13: vs Toronto Raptors
  • October 14: vs Philadelphia 76ers
  • October 20: vs Milwaukee Bucks
  • October 22: vs Washington Wizards
  • October 24: at Toronto Raptors

The game that they will play on October 14 against the 76ers will be played at the Carrier Dome, which is Syracuse's home arena and where Carmelo Anthony played his college basketball.

Following the game on the 24th against the Raptors which will close out the preseason schedule, the Knicks will then play the Bulls on the 29th.

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New York Knicks’ Iman Shumpert: Derek Fisher’s Triangle Offense Will Better Suit My Game

September 2nd, 2014 at 11:36 AM
By Doug Rush

With Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher coming into town for the New York Knicks this past year, the duo is preparing to install their infamous triangle offense that Jackson ran when he was the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Fisher was his point guard.

Now with Fisher as the head coach of the Knicks, he's going to take after his former coach and bring the triangle offense, which relies on moving without the ball and spreading the ball around. This offense will definitely differ from the offense that former coach Mike Woodson ran, which was more of a perimeter-heavy offense and saw a lot of three-point shots fired.

This past week while participating in a charity event in New York, Shumpert spoke to the media at the event and said that Jackson and Fisher's offense will better suit his game going forward.

“There’s constant action going on,” Shumpert said. “I think I’ll be able to capitalize off that and I’ll be able to use my athleticism a lot more than standing in the corner.”

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Former New York Knicks’ Forward Wayne Ellington Released by Sacramento Kings

September 1st, 2014 at 11:05 PM
By Matt Agne

Calling Wayne Ellington a former New York Knicks' forward is both true and misleading. It's true because technically he was a member of the Knicks. However, it's misleading because he was traded here and then traded again within the same off-season. Therefor, never playing a game in a Knicks uniform. Unfortunately for Ellington, the Knicks aren't the only team to hold his rights this off-season that wont have him suiting up for them next season. The Sacramento Kings have decided to part ways with Ellington and have released him from his contract.

Wayne Ellington came to the New York Knicks this off-season in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks along with Samuel Dalembert, Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and two 2014 second-round picks in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.

Known as a solid outside shooter, Ellington was thought to be a perfect fit in the Knicks' triangle offense as a backup behind Carmelo Anthony. However, his tenure with New York was short lived as he was packaged with Jeremy Tyler and the remainder of the pick protection on a 2016 second round pick of the Knicks that the Kings had already acquired in exchange for Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw.

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Could Jason Terry Trade Answer New York Knicks’ Backup Small Forward Need?

August 31st, 2014 at 9:40 PM
By Matt Agne

Jason Terry is a veteran with a lot of success off the bench in the past for the Dallas Mavericks. However, it's now become a common theme amongst NBA fans to believe Terry's a bit washed up. The Sacramento Kings might agree and that probably helped convince them to trade him to the Houston Rockets for Alonzo Gee and more. Could that trade help the New York Knicks find a backup small forward since Sacramento is expected to waive Gee?

No one is arguing that the New York Knicks should try to add Jason Terry to the roster. He's a shooting guard, of which the Knicks have plenty, and the real need is at small forward. That being said, Alonzo Gee is a skilled player.

Gee is one of the players Knicks 101 has suggested the team acquire in the past. He's a 27 year old 6'6", 225 pound small forward who played college basketball at Alabama.

After going undrafted, Gee played in the NBA D-League for the Austin Toros from 2009-10. In 2010 he had two stints with the Washington Wizards and one with the San Antonio Spurs. He then moved on to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he made a name for himself between 2010-14.

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