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Knicks' last roster spots up for grabs

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The Knicks still have four preseason games remaining and they clearly have some decisions to make regarding their last roster couple of roster spots.

Twelve players have fully guaranteed deals. C.J. Leslie and Jeremy Tyler have partial guarantees.

But Tyler is rehabbing from foot surgery and Leslie hasn’t stood out through these three preseason games. He’s averaging 2.3 points and 1.7...

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J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert battling for the starting shooting guard spot

J.R. Smith poses during Knicks media day in

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Providence - Mike Woodson said Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith will compete for the Knicks’ starting shooting guard spot this season.

Woodson said Shumpert has “the jump” because he’s healthy. But he still wants to see more from the third-year guard.

The competition may not come until the end of preseason or into the season as Smith continues his rehab from two offseason surgeries on his...

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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 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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Kenyon Martin reacts to Jason Kidd's retirement

Kenyon Martin of the New York Knicks reacts

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Kenyon Martin enjoyed his best years with Jason Kidd on the Nets. Martin was the enforcer and a main defensive presence on the Nets’ back-to-back NBA Finalist teams in 2002 and 2003.

Martin was happy to play with Kidd again this past season with the Knicks. Kidd announced his retirement Monday. Here’s Martin’s reaction:

“One of the best teammates I have had in the league as well as a...

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Knicks waive Kurt Thomas, sign Solomon Jones

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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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Tyson Chandler's neck remains an issue, concern

The Knicks probably won’t have Tyson Chandler tonight when they try to clinch their first Atlantic Division title since 1994.

Chandler is listed as doubtful with a bulging disc in his neck. But Mike Woodson said Chandler is “sore” and “needed rest today.”

“He’s a little beat up,” Woodson said.

Chandler’s injury seems like something that could linger and is definitely a cause for...

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Knicks sign Kenyon Martin for remainder of season

Kenyon Martin of the New York Knicks scratches

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Kenyon Martin will be sticking around for the rest of the season.

As expected the Knicks signed the veteran power forward for the rest of the season after his second 10-day contract expired.

The Knicks are in need of big men and Martin has shown he can help the Knicks defensively and with his toughness in his short time with the team

He’s averaging 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and...

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Knicks could start differently against Warriors

Pablo Prigioni is closely guarded by the Orlando

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Mike Woodson may change the starting lineup tonight based on an injury.

Carmelo Anthony wasn’t at shootaround today due to a stomach virus, but Woodson said, “I’m pretty positive he’s going to play.”

It's backup point guard Pablo Prigioni, who is a game-time decision against the Warriors due to back spasms. If he can’t play, Woodson will bring Jason Kidd off the bench and start someone...

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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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