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Knicks banged up with regular season nearing

Andrea Bargnani poses for a photo at Knicks

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TORONTO – Andrea Bargnani’s stiff back loosened up just in time for him to hear the boos in the city he called home for seven years.

Bargnani, who's back tightened Sunday, will play Monday night when the Knicks face the Raptors. He’ll start up front with Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler. The backcourt could be Beno Udrih and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Raymond Felton (strained left hamstring)...

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Knicks' last roster spots up for grabs

Mike Woodson talks with Toure' Murry (23) and

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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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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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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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Andrea Bargnani officially a Knick

Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani drives against the

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Andrea Bargnani is officially a Knick.

The team completed the trade for the 7-foot Italian shooter this afternoon. The Knicks sent Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson (via sign-and-trade), 2016 first-round pick and second-round choices in 2014 and 2017 to Toronto for Bargnani.

The trade was agreed upon July 1, but couldn’t be finalized until today’s end of the NBA moratorium...

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Marcus Camby unhappy with the Knicks and with trade to Toronto

New York Knicks center Marcus Camby speaks during

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Marcus Camby sounds as if he doesn't think he got a fair shot with the Knicks last season and isn’t thrilled about returning to Toronto.

The Knicks agreed in principle to a trade to send Camby, Steve Novak and picks to the Raptors for Andrea Bargnani. The trade isn’t official yet, but Camby is officially unhappy.

Camby, 39, signed a three-year, $13.1 million deal last summer to be Tyson...

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Woodson on Chandler: No more tap-outs

Knicks' Tyson Chandler slams down a dunk while

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Mike Woodson was critical of Tyson Chandler’s offensive game, but he said he wants to help the Knicks' center get better.

“I think you've got to be able to catch the ball and play offense,” Woodson said. “Rebound the ball instead of tapping it out. Rebound the ball and go back up and get fouled or score the bucket. That's important. I thought that was our difference in the series with the...

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Video: Carmelo Anthony says Knicks will be better next year

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony talks to reporters at

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The Knicks packed it in Monday following their Game 6 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse that ended their season.

Being the Knicks' superstar, Carmelo Anthony said he knows the Knicks' shortcomings fall on his shoulders.

"Being the face of this team, it comes down to me. I accept that. I love that challenge. I love that pressure. I embrace that."

"We...

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What went wrong for the Knicks?

Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) and Paul George

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Five ways the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Indiana Pacers went wrong for the Knicks:

1) Chandler bombs

Tyson Chandler didn’t play like a former Defensive Player of the Year or All-Defensive First-Team center against Indiana’s Roy Hibbert. Chandler totaled 36 rebounds and 29 fouls in the six games, while Hibbert averaged 13.3 points and 10.3 boards.

2) Anthony...

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