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Knicks re-sign Kenyon Martin

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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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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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Andrea Bargnani officially a Knick

Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani drives against the

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Andrea Bargnani is officially a Knick.

The team completed the trade for the 7-foot Italian shooter this afternoon. The Knicks sent Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson (via sign-and-trade), 2016 first-round pick and second-round choices in 2014 and 2017 to Toronto for Bargnani.

The trade was agreed upon July 1, but couldn’t be finalized until today’s end of the NBA moratorium...

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Knicks sign Pablo Prigioni

Pablo Prigioni of the Knicks controls the ball

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The Knicks officially announced that they have re-signed Pablo Prigioni.

The Argentine point guard inked a three-year deal for just under $6 million. The third year is a partially guaranteed team option.

This is the first day teams can announce free agent dealings as the NBA moratorium is over.

“We are very excited to have Pablo back in a Knicks uniform. He is one of our catalysts...

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Carmelo Anthony can improve, says Knicks GM

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony stretches during the first half

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Carmelo Anthony had his best NBA season, but Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said he could be better.

“I don’t think you can say that Carmelo can’t improve,” Grunwald said Tuesday. “I think he can improve, and I think he works very hard and I think he will improve.”

Anthony led the league in scoring, averaging 28.7 points per game, and committed to defense more than he ever had....

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Jason Kidd coming back to Knicks?

Jason Kidd dribbles the ball against the Indiana

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Jason Kidd hasn’t publicly committed to returning next season, but Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said Tuesday: “We look forward to having him again next year.”

Kidd, 40, was scoreless in the last 10 playoff games and benched the second halves of Games 5 and 6 against Indiana. Speculation is Kidd could seek a buyout, but Grunwald and Woodson said retirement wasn’t discussed in Monday’s exit meeting.

“He...

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Knicks waive Kurt Thomas, sign Solomon Jones

Kurt Thomas (40) raises his hand for a

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The Knicks officially announced Friday that Kurt Thomas was waived and Solomon Jones was signed to a contract.

The 6-10 Jones, who played in China, will be in uniform for Friday's game against the Cavaliers. The Knicks initially went after James Singleton, who also played in China this year, but he didn’t get a letter of clearance to play in the NBA. 

Jones, 28, has played for the...

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Knicks' Media Day Part I: The Jeremy Lin Decision and moving on

American basketball star Jeremy Lin gives lessons to

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The Knicks held their annual Media Day this morning and there was some things that had to be discussed beside the usual ‘what are the expectations for this team?’

Of course, the Knicks believe they’ve assembled a team that can compete for a championship. Mike Woodson said it. (Mike D’Antoni said it last season and that didn’t work out so well).

But the decision to not match the Rockets’...

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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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