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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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Big-game Pablo

Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni reacts after he a

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Pablo Prigioni, the soon-to-be 36-year-old rookie from Argentina, said he hasn’t felt any additional nerves playing in his first NBA postseason.

“I’ve played important games on different levels -- overseas, Olympic games, World Championships,” the Knicks guard said. “It’s different but I think that it helps me at this moment, gives me some experience.”

Coach Mike Woodson has praised...

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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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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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Fractured pinky could sideline Raymond Felton for at least a month

Raymond Felton reacts to a foul call in

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Raymond Felton’s hand injury is much more serious than originally thought and could sideline him for at least a month.

X-rays revealed a fracture in Felton’s right fifth finger. The Knicks said the next course of action will be determined after his return to New York. But Felton told reporters in Phoenix he might need surgery and that could keep him out 4-to-6 weeks.

"This is not...

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Knick players think Garden crowd should cheer Jeremy Lin tomorrow

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin tries to shoot around

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Jeremy Lin makes his MSG return tomorrow night with the Rockets in what should be another interesting night at the Garden.

Lin was tremendous last season, one of the greatest sports stories ever. But his departure led to feelings of anger, sadness, indifference and in some cases relief.

Right now, the Knicks look much better off for not matching the Rockets’ three-year, $25.1 million...

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Mike Woodson said letting Jeremy Lin go wasn't a hard call

Knicks interim head coach Mike Woodson talks with

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HOUSTON -- Mike Woodson addressed the Knicks’ decision not to match Jeremy Lin’s contract offer from the Rockets for the first time Friday, and said it wasn’t a hard call.

“That’s a business decision,” Woodson said after the morning shootaround. “I don’t think it was difficult. We just decided to go in a different direction, based on the guys I thought I liked in terms of Raymond [Felton],...

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3 reasons to be excited for 2012-13 Knicks

Jason Kidd makes a pass during an intrasquad

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1. Depth

Having Jason Kidd, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Iman Shumpert (when healthy), Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas means you have depth and the already injury-plagued Knicks may need it.

2. Leadership

Letting Jeremy Lin go wasn’t a popular decision, but the Knicks improved at point guard with more polished and respected players Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo...

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Knicks beat Boston in intense preseason game

Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34), left, shoots over

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This didn’t feel like a preseason game from the very beginning. The Knicks and the Celtics played an intense game that featured both benches standing down the stretch, screaming things at each other and urging on their teammates.

Kevin Garnett really was the catalyst for that. Garnett was up screaming, 'Here we come,” after back-to-back Celtics’ baskets late in the Knicks’ 98-95 overtime win....

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Veterans get Knicks off to good start in preseason opener

The Knicks got off to a good start in their preseason debut – literally.

They scored 38 first-quarter points and after squandering, a 17-point lead beat the Wizards 108-101 last night.

Both teams are banged up and with all due respect to the Wizards they could be one of the worst teams in the league, but what you look for in the preseason is how guys play together, what units work, whether...

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