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Knicks to add Ike Diogu, Josh Powell

Hawks forward Josh Powell puts his shoe back

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The Knicks will add veteran forwards Ike Diogu and Josh Powell to their training camp roster, league sources said.

Both were part of the group of free agents who had a two-day workout with the Knicks last week. Neither will get any guaranteed money, but will sign make-good contracts.

The Knicks have 14 players with at least partial guarantees, and want to add insurance up front.

Tyson...

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Knicks work out some veteran free agents

Los Angeles Clippers guard Ricky Davis, front, goes

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The Knicks hold their first practice of training camp on Oct. 1, but they worked out several veteran free agents at their facility the past two days.

A group that includes Ricky Davis, who played for six NBA teams and hasn’t played in the league since the 2009-10 season, and center DeSagana Diop worked out for the Knicks.

Center Cole Aldrich – formerly of the Thunder, Rockets and Kings...

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Book claims members of '81-82 Knicks shaved points

The cover of "Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game

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A new book claims that players from the 1981-82 Knicks fixed games as a favor to their drug dealer.

In Brian Tuohy’s book, entitled “Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI,” he cites FBI documents alleging three Knicks, reportedly “heavy users of cocaine,” and their drug supplier shaved points.

But the federal investigation ultimately was dismissed and closed due to...

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Knicks announce training camp schedule

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks celebrates his last

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The Knicks are staying local for training camp, announcing Thursday that the team will prepare for the regular season at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Greenburgh, N.Y.

The Knicks will hold media day on Sept. 30 and then will have training camp from Oct. 1-8.

The Knicks will play their first preseason game Oct. 9 in Providence against the Celtics....

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Ex-Raptor says change of scenery will be good for Andrea Bargnani

The Toronto Raptors' Andrea Bargnani (7) shoots over

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Alan Anderson spent parts of two seasons playing with new Knick Andrea Bargnani in Toronto and called him “an amazing player.”

Anderson, who signed with the Nets Tuesday, also thinks a change of scenery will be good for Bargnani and a weight will be lifted off of his shoulders because of the Knicks’ roster.

Bargnani, the first overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, was heavily criticized...

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Original Knick Ossie Schectman dead at 94

Former Toronto Huskies players, from left, Dick Schulz,

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Original Knick Oscar Benjamin “Ossie” Schectman, the man credited with scoring the first basket in NBA history died Tuesday, the team announced. Schectman was 94.

Born in Queens May 30, 1919, Schectman played at Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn and was an All-American at Long Island University, where he helped the Blackbirds win the NIT championship in 1939 and 1941. He was a first-team...

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Knicks re-sign Kenyon Martin

Kenyon Martin celebrates in the fourth quarter of

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The Knicks made it official, re-signing power forward Kenyon Martin today.

The hard-playing forward signed a one-year deal for the veterans’ minimum of roughly $1.4 million.

With Martin in the fold, the Knicks have 12 players under contract and have re-signed three of their own free agents. They also brought back J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni.

Martin averaged 7.2 points and 5.3...

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John Starks: Nets are 'still looking up' at Knicks

A dejected John Starks of the New York

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Basketball greats Walt Frazier, Nate Archibald and John Starks hit the links on Tuesday at a golf fundraiser to fight cancer hosted by Joe Cairo at Lido Golf Course. They also did some talking. Starks, a former Knicks shooting guard, said that despite the Nets moves this offseason the Knicks are still the team in New York.

"No," Starks said with a smile when asked if the Nets were...

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Andrea Bargnani, 'starving to win,' will focus on D and rebounding with Knicks

Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani drives against the

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Andrea Bargnani has shown he can score, and he might get more and easier opportunities playing with Carmelo Anthony. But Bargnani knows he has to put more an emphasis into defense and rebounding.

“I’ll focus a lot on that,” Bargnani said on a conference call Thursday morning. “I got to get better in many aspects of the game. Last year was tough for me because I had so many injuries. I wasn’t...

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J.R. Smith re-signs with Knicks

J.R. Smith looks on in the first quarter

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J.R. Smith officially re-signed with the Knicks Thursday.

The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year inked a four-year deal for roughly $25 million. The fourth year is a player option.

“Re-signing J.R. was one of our primary goals this offseason and we are thrilled to have him back,” Knicks executive vice president and general manager Glen Grunwald said in a statement. “He made great strides this...

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