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The improved point guard position and other practice notes

Raymond Felton is closely guarded as he shoots

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Many Knicks’ fans are not happy that Jeremy Lin isn’t back, but their point guard position is improved from last season.

Coach Mike Woodson, as expected, essentially said Raymond Felton would be his starting point guard. Jason Kidd will back him up – and likely finish games – and could play some with Felton.

“Raymond will be probably the starting point guard right now,” Woodson said....

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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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