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Iman Shumpert talks, plays a big game

Iman Shumpert knocked down all seven shots he took last night, and was as animated on the court as he has been at any time in his NBA career – and this was a preseason game.

Shumpert shouted things after his makes, came to the huddle during timeouts very intense and still talking.

“That’s how I play,” Shumpert said after his 18-point night. “That’s how I play. I ain’t going to be quiet...

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Metta World Peace: In his words

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After the Knicks edged the Celtics, 103-102, on Wednesday night in what was a fun game to watch, Metta World Peace provided the postgame entertainment.

Refreshingly candid and filter free, the man formerly known as Ron Artest offered some gems outside the Knicks locker room in Providence. Here are a few:

On why he’s still wearing purple and gold sneakers instead of blue and orange, the...

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Iman Shumpert was slowed by knee soreness during the offseason

Iman Shumpert at Knicks media day. (Sept.

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PROVIDENCE - Iman Shumpert revealed he took about three to four weeks off in the offseason because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee.

Mike Woodson said "some nicks and bruises" kept Shumpert from doing some of the things the Knicks wanted him to do in the summer, and that he wasn't "in great shape" when camp started.

Shumpert, who tore his left ACL...

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J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert battling for the starting shooting guard spot

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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

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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

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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

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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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