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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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Tyson Chandler got stronger in the offseason, says ultimate goal is winning a championship in New York

Tyson Chandler reacts in front of the Indiana

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Tyson Chandler already has talked about how bad he felt during the offseason for being outplayed by Pacers center Roy Hibbert in the conference semifinals and he “vowed” he would never let his teammates down again.

Chandler said similar things in a video promoting Muscle Milk.

“Whenever you don’t win a championship you didn’t complete your task,” he said. “I have a sour taste in my mouth...

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Iman Shumpert misses practice with sore right shoulder

Greenburgh - September 30, 2013: Knicks Iman Shumpert

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GREENBURGH – Iman Shumpert was just happy it wasn’t his left knee.

Shumpert was held out of Knicks’ practice today after suffering a sore right shoulder during a 3-on-3 drill Wednesday. Shumpert said it’s “minor,” and plan is just to rest it right now.

“Nothing major,” Shumpert said. “They just want to make sure that I’m healthy. First time I’ve been healthy so they just want to make...

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Knicks sign Chris Douglas-Roberts

Chris Douglas-Roberts looks for a shot during a

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The Knicks signed onetime Net Chris Douglas-Roberts today, and waived forward Justin Brownlee.

Douglas-Roberts, 26, holds career averages of 7.5 points in 161 games over four seasons with the Nets, Bucks and Mavericks.

The 6-foot-7 swingman, who played his college ball at Memphis, averaged 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League last year.

"I...

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Mike Woodson can't say when Amar'e Stoudemire will return

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against

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GREENBURGH - Next to Amar’e Stoudemire’s name on the injury report was “limited practice.” Mike Woodson said Stoudemire shot around during the Knicks’ first workout of training camp, and reiterated that they would take it slow with him.

Woodson couldn’t commit to Stoudemire, who has had three knee surgeries within the last year including one over the summer, being available when the season...

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Knicks pick up option on Mike Woodson's contract

Mike Woodson talks to media at the Knicks'

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Mike Woodson is no-longer a coach on the last year of his contract.

The Knicks announced that they picked up the 2014-15 option on Woodson’s deal. Woodson is 72-34 in his 1 ½ seasons as Knicks coach.

Woodson, who replaced Mike D’Antoni in 2012, He guided them to 54 wins and their first Atlantic Division title in 19 years last season. The Knicks also won a playoff series for the first...

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Knicks sign Ike Diogu

The Knicks signed veteran forward Ike Diogu to a non-guaranteed deal today.

The 6-foot-9 Diogu has career averages of 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 225 games with the Warriors, Pacers, Blazers, Kings, Clippers and Spurs. He spent the last two seasons playing in Puerto Rico and China.

Their training camp roster stands at 18. They are expected to add forward Josh Powell before their first...

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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 announce training camp schedule

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks celebrates his last

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The Knicks are staying local for training camp, announcing Thursday that the team will prepare for the regular season at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Greenburgh, N.Y.

The Knicks will hold media day on Sept. 30 and then will have training camp from Oct. 1-8.

The Knicks will play their first preseason game Oct. 9 in Providence against the Celtics....

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Ex-Raptor says change of scenery will be good for Andrea Bargnani

The Toronto Raptors' Andrea Bargnani (7) shoots over

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Alan Anderson spent parts of two seasons playing with new Knick Andrea Bargnani in Toronto and called him “an amazing player.”

Anderson, who signed with the Nets Tuesday, also thinks a change of scenery will be good for Bargnani and a weight will be lifted off of his shoulders because of the Knicks’ roster.

Bargnani, the first overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, was heavily criticized...

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