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Paul Pierce with WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts (Credit: Ernie Acosta/WFAN)

Glaring Omission: Pierce Leaves Out Knicks When Naming East Contenders

The 2008 NBA Finals MVP chatted with Joe & Evan following the news conference, and Roberts asked Pierce if he intentionally left out the Knicks when discussing the top teams in the East. “Definitely,” Pierce said.

07/18/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Despite Disappointing Offseason, Knicks Should Be Ready For Season

Tim Hardaway, Jr, CJ Leslie, Andrea Bargnani and Ron Artest are the new members of the club. But is the team better? How will they compete with an improving Eastern Conference next year?

07/18/2013

Metta World Peace (Photos by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Teti: World Peace Adds Depth, Experience To Knicks’ Roster

He can establish that second unit that comes in and challenges opponents when the starters are winded. He can completely change the game, get the crowd pumped up and propel the Knicks forward.

07/16/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Silverman: Nabokov In Goal For Islanders Is Not A Workable Solution

What are the New York Islanders thinking? Could they possibly believe that they are going to pick up where they left off last year with Evgeni Nabokov in goal?

07/10/2013

Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Nets May Think They Hit Lottery, But Celtics Trade Could Backfire

While the Nets will have a starting lineup that includes Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez along with Pierce and Garnett, you have to worry about the longevity of this team.

06/28/2013

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Pacers & Heat Rivalry Just Getting Started

The Indiana Pacers pushed the Miami Heat to the brink only to come up short in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But their play made a major announcement to the country and the NBA that the Pacers are here to stay.

06/04/2013

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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Tortorella Must Go — Rangers Need New Philosophy And New Leader

Sather and the Rangers need a new philosophy and a new leader. Tortorella’s hard-edged discipline serves a purpose, but it’s not going to bring the Rangers a championship.

05/28/2013

Colin McDonald #13 and Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Have Fate In Their Own Hands As Series Resumes In Pittsburgh

The New York Islanders have put the fear of God in the Pittsburgh Penguins. They can change that fear into a full-fledged panic if they can beat the Penguins in Game 5 on Thursday night and take a 3-2 lead in the series.

05/09/2013

P.J. Carlesimo (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Nets Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo On Firing: ‘I’m Tremendously Disappointed’

“It’s the way it is,” Carlesimo told Mike Francesa. “I’m disappointed. I’m not a little disappointed, I’m tremendously disappointed, just because I feel strongly about what a great situation this was.”

05/06/2013

John Tortorella of the New York Rangers coaches against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Underdog Rangers Will Have Short Postseason Stay

The Rangers may be able to push the Caps, but this is Washington’s series to win. The Rangers may get two games, but it’s Oates, Ovechkin and the Capitals who will go on to the second round.

05/02/2013

Derek Stepan (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After Breakout Season, Rising Star Derek Stepan Has Eyes On Stanley Cup Playoffs

After quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.

05/01/2013

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck through Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's legs on March 24, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Who’s ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.

04/30/2013

Sidney Crosby (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby’s Status Remains Uncertain For Opener Of Isles-Penguins Series

Penguins star Sidney Crosby practiced Monday but his status remains uncertain for Wednesday’s playoff opener against the New York Islanders.

04/29/2013

Johan Hedberg (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations Following A Disappointing Season

The New Jersey Devils packed up on Monday morning after finishing out a disappointing 2012-13 season that left them out of the playoffs for the second time in three years.

04/29/2013

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