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Knick players think Garden crowd should cheer Jeremy Lin tomorrow

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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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LI's Tobias Harris keeps improving for Bucks

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Second-year Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris expects to have a host of family members in Dix Hills watching him Wednesday night as he starts against the Knicks -- his favorite team growing up.

Harris, 20, starred at Half Hollow Hills West and Long Island Lutheran before spending a year at the University of Tennessee.

He is improving in his second year as an NBA player. Harris heads...

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Knicks react to Lakers hiring D'Antoni

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Sometimes traveling is not a bad thing in basketball. And, now that Mike D’Antoni has journeyed to the other coast to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, a couple of his former associates with the Knicks offered their thoughts after practice Monday:

Head coach Mike Woodson:

“Very excited for him. I really am. I think he’s a guy that’s meant to be a coach. He’s done great...

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3 reasons to be excited for 2012-13 Knicks

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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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What NBA GMs think of this year's Knicks

Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks reacts

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Apparently, the NBA general managers don’t think that highly of the Knicks or their offseason moves.

In the annual GM Poll, none of the 30 GMS picked the Knicks to win the Eastern Conference title and they were picked to finish behind the Celtics in the Atlantic Division. The Nets and Knicks each had four votes for who is the best team in the Atlantic.

Carmelo Anthony finished...

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Two key player return, but Knicks waiting for more reinforcements

Steve Novak speaks at the podium during the

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Amar’e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith returned to practice today, but another familiar face was missing.

Steve Novak didn’t practice. The Knicks called it a recovery day. Mike Woodson said Novak was “fatigued” from playing 38 minutes in Saturday’s OT preseason win over the Celtics.

“We gave Novak the day off,” Woodson said. “He was a little tired from the other night, all the minutes that...

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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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A rough couple of days for J.R. Smith and his younger brother Chris

The Smiths haven’t received good news over the last couple of days.

First, J.R. Smith learned that despite his preference to start that Mike Woodson wants him to continue coming off the bench. In describing his feelings, Smith said “disappointed would be an understatement.”

Then Smith’s younger brother Chris, who was hoping to get one of the final rosters on the Knicks, learned he needed...

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Knicks sign Jason Kidd, re-sign Steve Novak

The Knicks officially added Jason Kidd and Steve Novak today.

Kidd signed a three-year deal for the taxpayer midlevel, starting at $3.09 million and Novak re-signed with the Knicks on a four-year, $15 million contract.

Yesterday the Knicks acquired Marcus Camby in a sign-and-trade with Houston, re-signed J.R. Smith and inked athletic forward James White. They also agreed on a one-year...

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Knicks sign James White

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The Knicks made their first of what will be many moves on the first day teams can announce the signing and acquisition of players.

Athletic swingman James White signed a one-year deal for the league minimum. Jason Kidd, Steve Novak, J.R. Smith and Marcus Camby are forthcoming.

Here is part of the release the Knicks sent: White, 6-7, 200-pounds, spent the past three seasons playing overseas...

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