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Knicks center Andrea Bargnani  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jackson Says Bargnani Should Excel In Knicks’ New Offense

If you can’t move ‘em, laud ‘em. That seems to be Phil Jackson’s new mantra now that he’s embraced the reality that no one wants to take Andrea Bargnani’s big contract in a trade.

07/15/2014

Derek Fisher coaches a summer league game against the Dallas Mavericks on July 11, 2014 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derek Fisher Says Knicks Are Playoff-Caliber Club

Fisher thinks the ‘Bockers can do something special in his rookie season as head coach, but they’ll have to prove it on the court.

07/15/2014

Andrea Bargnani (left) (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images); Amar'e Stoudemire (Right) (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Jackson Thinking Cap Space, Hoping To Deal Stoudemire And Bargnani

If Phil Jackson gets his way, the Knicks will be contenders on paper a lot quicker than many first thought — and he might get a statue erected in his honor at the same time.

07/07/2014

Jose Calderon, then of the Mavericks, handles the ball against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Center on Feb. 18, 2014 in Dallas. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

New Knicks Guard Calderon Says If Melo Stays He’ll Help Him Shine

Jose Calderon believes he can make life better in New York for Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani. Nobody knows if he will get to play with both.

06/27/2014

Raymond Felton  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Bargnani Injury Forces Knicks To Play Small, And It’s Working Out

With Mike Woodson’s inability or unwillingness to find a way to use Bargnani well, his injury helps the team by default.

01/29/2014

Andrea Bargnani #77 of the New York Knicks shoots against the Philadelphia 76ers. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Andrea Bargnani Has Torn Ligament In Left Elbow, Is Out Indefinitely

Bargnani was hurt Wednesday during a 110-106 loss to Philadelphia when he landed hard while attempting to dunk. He had an MRI on Thursday that revealed the injury.

01/24/2014

(L-R) Kenyon Martin, Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Knicks Are Winning — Why? We Go Inside The Numbers

Will the Knicks finally be able to sustain an increased defensive effort under Woodson, something they haven’t done for more than a year? If that’s the case, then this run might be more sustainable than people think.

01/14/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on January 09, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Beat Heat 102-92, Win 3rd Straight Game

Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points, Andrea Bargnani had 19, and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 102-92 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight victory.

01/10/2014

Mike Woodson (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images), Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo-Less Knicks Wilt In The 4th Quarter Heat, Lose To Raptors

Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points, and the Toronto Raptors rallied for a 95-83 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

12/27/2013

Andrea Bargnani shoots against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 17, 2013 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Face It, Knicks Are A Low-IQ Organization

I hate to say it, but the Knicks are a laughingstock to fans, media and other NBA executives. And it starts at the top with owner James Dolan and trickles down to the players.

12/19/2013

Knicks swingman Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Anthony, Knicks Beat Hawks 111-106

Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, Andrea Bargnani added 23 and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-106 on Saturday night.

12/14/2013

The Celtics’ Phil Pressey, right, carries the ball down the court in front of the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. during the first quarter during the game at TD Garden on Dec. 13, 2013 in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Knicks Blow 11-Point Lead In 4th Quarter, Lose To Celtics

Avery Bradley scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter, hitting a 3-pointer with 2:38 to play to give the Celtics the lead for good, and Boston beat the New York Knicks 90-86 on Friday night.

12/13/2013

The Knicks have been exploring a trade for Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry, according to a report. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Kyle Lowry Is A Good Fit For Knicks — But At What Cost?

Here’s the issue: Lowry is a free agent after this season. If the Knicks want to re-sign him long-term it will probably cost them around eight million dollars a season, give or take. That type of contract will make it nearly impossible for the Knicks to bring in another max player in the 2015 offseason if Carmelo Anthony signs a max extension this summer.

12/13/2013

Mike Woodson draws up a play for J.R. Smith against the Chicago Bulls on December 11, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Ugh! Knicks Would’ve Been Better Off Losing To Bulls

I actually walked out of MSG on Wednesday night annoyed that New York beat Chicago. Please don’t dismiss this. There’s logic behind it. I swear. Read on!

12/12/2013

Jason Alexander (Photo credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/Getty Images) and Mike Woodson Copyright NBAE 2013 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: George Costanza Can Help Solve All Of Mike Woodson’s Problems

I want to introduce Mike Woodson to someone. His name is George Costanza. He once devised a theory that would do Mike Woodson a lot of good today: do the opposite.

12/04/2013

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