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Knicks hire Kurt Rambis

Then-Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis reacts during

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The Knicks officially announced that Kurt Rambis will be their associate head coach, reuniting him with team president Phil Jackson and coach Derek Fisher.

"Together, Derek and I have started assembling a coaching staff to lead this team on and off the court,” Jackson said in a statement. “The three of us are similar in our philosophies and our approach to the game.”

Rambis has been...

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Knicks Summer League roster

Tim Hardaway Jr. of the Knicks reacts after

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The Knicks released their Las Vegas Summer League roster and last year’s first-round pick Tim Hardaway Jr., and two second-round picks from this year, Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo headline the team.

Newly acquired point guard Shane Larkin and Jeremy Tyler, whose contract is partially guaranteed, are also on the team, as well as veteran free agents Cole Aldrich and Shannon Brown.

The...

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Phil Jackson zings San Antonio

Phil Jackson arrives to talk to media at

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Phil Jackson is the Knicks’ president now, but he couldn’t help himself from taking a little shot at the San Antonio Spurs, one of his chief rivals when he coached the Lakers.

Jackson was talking about wanting Carmelo Anthony to take less money in free agency in order for the Knicks to have more flexibility. He cited Tim Duncan, who has done it in San Antonio to help keep the Spurs together...

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Carmelo Anthony will continue playing through shoulder issue - for now

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks reacts to a

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Carmelo Anthony plans to continue playing through the discomfort in his right shoulder as long as the Knicks have a chance to make the playoffs.

That, of course, could end Friday night.

A loss to the Raptors and a Hawks’ win over the Nets, who are supposed to rest some main guys, would eliminate the Knicks from the playoffs.

“I’ll deal with that when that time comes,” Anthony said...

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Knicks working on buyouts for Metta World Peace, Beno Udrih

Metta World Peace looks on during the second

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ATLANTA – The Knicks are working on buying out the contracts of Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih.

World Peace announced on Twitter that his agent and the Knicks were in discussions on a buyout. League sources confirmed that Udrih’s agent, who also represents World Peace, was negotiating a buyout for both players with the Knicks.

World Peace, a Queensbridge native and former St. John’s...

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Raymond Felton says he's fit, not fat

Raymond Felton calls a play against the Lakers

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Raymond Felton said the trade rumors didn’t bother him but talk about his weight did and still does.

Felton has struggled this season on both ends of the floor, which led to the Knicks shopping him around the league. But they couldn’t make a deal before Thursday’s trade deadline, so Felton will finish out the season with the Knicks.

At different stages in hisNBA  career, Felton...

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All-Star break means more talk of Carmelo Anthony's future

Carmelo Anthony battles against Los Angeles Clippers guard

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The first part of the Knicks’ season featured more trade rumors and reports that Mike Woodson was close to being fired than actual wins.

Both should continue through the All-Star break and into next week.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 20 and the Knicks are 20-32 heading into the break. So expect rumors of Woodson being on his way out to persist and trade talks to heat up.

It’s...

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Carmelo Anthony voted All-Star starter

Carmelo Anthony after hitting a three point shot.

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Carmelo Anthony was voted to start in the NBA All-Star Game for the third straight time as a Knick. Could it be his last? Anthony has said he will opt out of his contract in July and become a free agent. The Knicks hope to re-sign Anthony and can offer him $34 million more than any other team. But the Knicks’ struggles this season could make Anthony look to join a team with a better chance to win....

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Andrea Bargnani out indefinitely with torn ligament in left elbow

Andrea Bargnani is fouled by DeAndre Jordan. (Jan.

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Andrea Bargnani is out indefinitely after an MRI releaved a torn ligament in his left elbow, the Knicks said. Bargnani sustained the injury in the third quarter of last night’s loss to the 76ers. The 7-foot forward drove and was fouled as he went up for a dunk and landed hard. Bargnani, who has started 39 games, is the Knicks’ second-leading scorer, averaging 13.3 points per game. He’s also one...

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Mike Woodson gets defensive - again

Mike Woodson of the Knicks reacts during a

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Mike Woodson continues to play defense better than his players. Woodson defended Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony, who have been openly critical about the team. Woodson defended his defensive scheme. And during his weekly spot with 98.7 FM ESPN Woodson said he’s not going to let the media tear the Knicks apart. Actually the Knicks are doing a good job of that by themselves. They are 15-27, have...

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