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Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks high-fives his teammates pregame against the Washington Wizards during the preseason game at the Baltimore Arena on October 17, 2013. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Ignore Talk Of Fall, Are Determined To Build On Last Season

Finally back on top of their division, all the New York Knicks keep hearing is that they are going to fall back. Second in the Eastern Conference last season, now they’re supposedly second-best in their own city.

10/23/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: J.R. Smith Starting Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

With Smith and Anthony on the court together, the ball often stops, which would hurt the ultra-effective Felton/Chandler pick-and-roll. Smith also doesn’t apply the smart, heady defense that’s needed with the rest of the starting five.

10/17/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

J.R. Smith Says He Has ‘Nothing Left To Prove’ As Knicks’ Sixth Man

Smith wants the starting nod from coach Mike Woodson. That said, if the Knicks reprise his role as the go-to guy off the bench, he’d be OK with that, too.

10/16/2013

Mike Woodson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Breaking Down Mike Woodson’s Offense/Defense Dilemma

Woodson will have a lot of flexibility when it comes to finding the proper offense/defense balance. He can go with a dual point-guard lineup with Prigioni or start a bigger two-guard like Shumpert or Smith.

10/08/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Coach Mike Woodson: J.R. Smith Needs To ‘Grow Up’

The Knicks’ head coach said Wednesday that J.R. Smith needs to “grow up and do the right things” after the sixth man was suspended five games by the NBA for violating the anti-drug policy.

10/02/2013

J.R. Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

J.R. Smith And Amar’e Will Sit, But Knicks Insist They’ll Score

The Knicks have the NBA’s leading scorer in Carmelo Anthony, but after that there are questions about who’s going to put the ball in the basket until their second- and third-leading scorers get back.

10/02/2013

James L. Dolan (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: As Usual, The Drama Has Started Early For The Knicks

This is the way the Knicks’ season has to start. It’s so disappointing, but also so typical at the same time. Dolan would have it no other way.

09/30/2013

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Boomer & Carton: J.R. Smith Gets Himself Suspended

With NFL Week 1 and the Yankees garnering the majority of the attention on this Monday morning, Craig was sure to carve out a few minutes to discuss the suspension with Boomer, who is still curious about the use of a ‘roach clip’…

WFAN–09/09/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith Suspended 5 Games For Violating NBA’s Drug Policy

Smith “did not test positive” for a performance-enhancing drug, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported via Twitter.

09/06/2013

Beno Udrih (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Knicks Point Guard Beno Udrih: We Can Get To The NBA Finals

“I believe our team can go as far as going to the Finals,’’ Udrih said. “We have to think like that from the first practice. We can be very good. It all depends how seriously we’re going to take it. We all believe we can go really far.”

09/05/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith: Knicks Are ‘Still The Marquee Team In New York’

“It’s an unbelievable move for (Nets coach Jason Kidd) to have a team like that to start off his first year,’’ Smith said. “They have a great chance to compete for a title. But we’re still the marquee team in New York.”

08/09/2013

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Teti: An Inside Look Into The Battle For The Big City’s Hoops Crown

This will be the season when the Nets-Knicks rivalry will blow up and evolve into one of the greatest in pro sports.

07/22/2013

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

J.R. Smith (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Handle Smith’s Injury The Knicks’ Way — Incompetently

Just days after J.R. Smith signed a reported four-year deal with the Knicks, he underwent knee surgery that will put him out three to four months and put his availability for the start of the regular season in serious danger.

07/17/2013

Metta World Peace (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keidel: Knicks Are Assured Another Corporate Conundrum

The Knicks are a win-now team that just got someone whose prime was expended and expired in Los Angeles. Metta World Peace. Just feels funny saying it.

07/16/2013

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