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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Amar'e Stoudemire out with a bruised knee

Amar'e Stoudemire works on free throws during team

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Amar’e Stoudemire bruised his left knee in practice yesterday and is out for tonight’s preseason opener against the Wizards.

The Knicks are downplaying the injury. Mike Woodson said, “If this was a regular season game he would play.” But after everything Stoudemire went through last season and the age of the team always being an issue, any injury raises questions.

At least at this point...

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A rough couple of days for J.R. Smith and his younger brother Chris

The Smiths haven’t received good news over the last couple of days.

First, J.R. Smith learned that despite his preference to start that Mike Woodson wants him to continue coming off the bench. In describing his feelings, Smith said “disappointed would be an understatement.”

Then Smith’s younger brother Chris, who was hoping to get one of the final rosters on the Knicks, learned he needed...

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Knicks improved this offseason

The Knicks are just about done putting their roster together for next season.

There could be some things that come up between now and training camp – a trade call can come at any time. But other than that, all the Knicks have are minimum contracts to offer free agents.

The Knicks have 15 players under contract, 13 of them guaranteed. Chris Smith’s deal isn’t fully guaranteed – although...

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Knicks sign Jason Kidd, re-sign Steve Novak

The Knicks officially added Jason Kidd and Steve Novak today.

Kidd signed a three-year deal for the taxpayer midlevel, starting at $3.09 million and Novak re-signed with the Knicks on a four-year, $15 million contract.

Yesterday the Knicks acquired Marcus Camby in a sign-and-trade with Houston, re-signed J.R. Smith and inked athletic forward James White. They also agreed on a one-year...

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Knicks sign James White

Spartak St. Petersburg's James White soars toward the

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The Knicks made their first of what will be many moves on the first day teams can announce the signing and acquisition of players.

Athletic swingman James White signed a one-year deal for the league minimum. Jason Kidd, Steve Novak, J.R. Smith and Marcus Camby are forthcoming.

Here is part of the release the Knicks sent: White, 6-7, 200-pounds, spent the past three seasons playing overseas...

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Knicks roster taking shape, but work needs to be done

Steve Novak (16) and J.R. Smith (8) of

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It was a busy day yesterday for the Knicks as they came to terms with three players – Steve Novak, Marcus Camby and J.R. Smith.

These deals can't be official until tomorrow, when the NBA moratorium for signing or trading players is over.

The Smith agreement was reached well after midnight on the East Coast. He will sign a two-year deal, starting at $2.8 million for the upcoming season....

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