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Rick Carlisle calls Knicks a contender, praises Jason Kidd

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Rick Carlisle was impressed with what he saw from the Knicks, and continues to be impressed with Jason Kidd.

After his Mavericks lost last night at The Garden, Carlisle said the Knicks look like a team that could contend for an NBA title.

“They are a very good team," Carlisle said. "In my opinion, they are one of a handful of teams in the East that has a chance to come out...

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Marcus Camby to play Friday night

New York Knicks center Marcus Camby speaks during

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Mike Woodson said Thursday that Marcus Camby “absolutely” would make his season debut Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks.

With Camby, who missed most of camp with a strained left calf, in the mix, the big-man rotation will change. Rasheed Wallace’s minutes increased last game and Kurt Thomas’ decreased.

“I got to figure that out — that’s what I’m paid to do,” Woodson said. “I’m...

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