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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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What went wrong for the Knicks?

Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) and Paul George

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Five ways the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Indiana Pacers went wrong for the Knicks:

1) Chandler bombs

Tyson Chandler didn’t play like a former Defensive Player of the Year or All-Defensive First-Team center against Indiana’s Roy Hibbert. Chandler totaled 36 rebounds and 29 fouls in the six games, while Hibbert averaged 13.3 points and 10.3 boards.

2) Anthony...

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J.R. Smith questionable tonight, but Carmelo Anthony says he'll play

J.R. Smith looks on during the final seconds

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Knicks went through shootaround this morning without J.R. Smith, who Mike Woodson said had a 102-degree temperature.

The Knicks are listing Smith as questionable tonight against the Pacers. But Carmelo Anthony removed any question about Smith’s status for the pivotal Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series that’s tied at 1-1.

“J.R. is going to play tonight,”...

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J.R. Smith is NBA's top Sixth Man

J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks celebrates

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. - J.R. Smith wanted to start this season, but became the best sixth man in the NBA.

Smith will be named the Sixth Man of the Year for his strong season off the bench. The NBA will present him with the award this afternoon at the Knicks practice facility.

Smith averaged career-highs of 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 80 games, all as a reserve. He scored at least 20 points...

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Carmelo Anthony earns East Player of Week

Carmelo Anthony won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after an incredible four games for the Knicks.

Anthony averaged 41.8 points in leading the Knicks to a 4-0 week.

He scored 50 at Miami, 40 at Atlanta, 41 against Milwaukee and had 36 yesterday to help the Knicks win in Oklahoma City for their 12th straight victory.

Anthony became the second Knick to score at least 40...

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Knicks react to Kenyon Martin pickup

Kenyon Martin of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts

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Many Knicks are familiar with Kenyon Martin.

Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd all played with him before. Martin’s most success came playing with Kidd and the Nets, where they reached two Finals together. But that was more than a decade ago.

Martin is 35 and hasn’t played since May. So at least he will have something no other Knick has – fresh legs. Mike Woodson...

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Mike Woodson said Knicks would 'sit tight' at trade deadline

Iman Shumpert controls the ball during a game

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INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Woodson reiterated that he doesn’t expect the Knicks to make a trade before Thursday’s deadline and that Iman Shumpert would remain in New York.

“I think we’ll sit tight and try to make this final run with what we have,” Woodson said at Wednesday morning’s shootaround.

Of course, things can change between now and 3 p.m. Thursday.

The Knicks have been rumored...

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Raymond Felton close to returning to Knicks

Raymond Felton shoots a foul shot during a

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Raymond Felton was shooting around while the rest of the Knicks were practicing. The significance in this exercise was Felton wasn’t wearing a brace, just some tape on his right pinky and fourth finger.

Felton was cleared to do normal basketball activities – shoot, dribble, pass and catch passes – without a brace. The next step for him is to be cleared for contact. It could happen later this...

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J.R. Smith says Knicks need to make a statement

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) goes to

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It’s hard not to agree with J.R. Smith’s assessment of the Knicks after they beat New Orleans Sunday.

If the Knicks are supposed to be a championship contender, they shouldn’t come out flat against the Hornets, which is basically what Smith said.

“We’re playing against a team that’s not going to be in the playoffs and we expect to play better than that,’’ Smith said. “We talk about being...

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J.R. Smith, Jason Kidd lead Knicks to last-second win

J.R. Smith dunks against the Phoenix Suns. (Dec.

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J.R. Smith had never had a game-winning, buzzer-beating shot before this season. Now he has two in three weeks.

Smith capped off a terrific all-around game with a difficult catch-turn-and-shoot deep baseline jumper as time expired to lift the Knicks to a 99-97 win at Phoenix. Smith was also fading to his left when he launched the decisive bucket that helped the undermanned Knicks improve to...

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