New York Knicks

Derek Fisher (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Needs To Shorten His Rotation

The Knicks need to play their best players and force opponents to match up against them. It’s the only way this team is going to forge an identity and figure things out.

11/13/2014

J.R. Smith puts up a three-pointer in the closing seconds against the Orlando Magic on November 12, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith Insists He Took ‘Right Shot’ At Buzzer In Loss To Magic

The ball never got to Carmelo Anthony, who appeared to be calling for it. “If I forced it into him, what kind of shot will he really have — a turnaround, fadeaway?” Smith said.

11/13/2014

NEW YORK, NY -  NOVEMBER 12: Tobias Harris #12 of the Orlando Magic goes for the dunk against the New York Knicks during the game on November 12, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Drops 27 On Magic, But Knicks Still Lose 6th Straight

Evan Fournier scored a career-high 28 points, and the Orlando Magic bounced back from a poor finish with a good one, handing the New York Knicks a sixth straight loss with a 97-95 victory Wednesday night.

11/13/2014

(Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Offering Up An Apology And Rallying Around Rex

After advising loyal listeners to ‘bet the mortgage’ on the Knicks to beat the Magic, a distraught Craigie got things started Thursday morning by instructing ‘The’ Eddie Scozzare to kill the open music…

WFAN–11/13/2014

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher speaks to his team during practice at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Dissecting Knicks’ Issues In The Triangle

There’s an adjustment that has to happen, but as coach Derek Fisher and president Phil Jackson have both said, the team isn’t making basketball plays when the system affords the opportunities.

11/12/2014

The Knicks’ Iman Shumpert, right, battles the Hawks’ Paul Millsap for a rebound during the second half at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 10, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Numbers Lie — The Knicks’ Defense Is Still Horrid

If you just look at the stats, it appears the Knicks are playing pretty good defense this season. Teams are only averaging 98.4 points against them and shooting 44.7 percent from the field. But those numbers are illusions hiding a simple fact.

11/11/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Not Amused By Commissioner’s Comments On Triangle

Despite his team’s struggles, the only thing the Knicks’ team president seems bothered by is people focusing too much on the team’s triangle offense — including Commissioner Adam Silver.

11/11/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10:  Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks on November 10, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Drop 5th Straight, Fall To Hawks 91-85

Paul Millsap scored 19 points, Dennis Schroder extended his best stretch in the NBA with two big baskets in the final 2 minutes, and the Atlanta Hawks sent the New York Knicks to their fifth straight loss.

11/11/2014

Members of the Jets celebrate during their 20-13 win over Pittsburgh at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 9, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports — Week 2

It’s time once again to look at who’s hot and who’s not on the New York/New Jersey sports landscape.

11/10/2014

Former NBA players Kiki and Ernie Vandeweghe attend a game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on November 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ex-Knick Ernie Vandeweghe Dies At 86

“I am so lucky to have spent so many years with him learning and growing,” granddaughter CoCo Vandeweghe, a pro tennis player ranked 40th in the world, said in a Facebook post Saturday.

11/10/2014

Dennis Schroder #17 of the Atlanta Hawks drives against the New York Knicks on November 8, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Korver’s 27 Help Hawks Rally Past Knicks, 103-96

Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a strong start by Carmelo Anthony and New York to beat the Knicks 103-96 on Saturday night.

11/08/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images); Joe Johnson (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Still Developing Identities, Knicks And Nets Set To Meet At Barclays

The New York Knicks are still laboring with their new triangle offense and that could make it challenging for them to extend a three-game win streak in Brooklyn.

11/07/2014

Knicks fan holds up a sign (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images); Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Prokhorov, Nets Continue to Needlessly Obsess Over Knicks

Mr. Prokhorov, let’s forget about this Knicks nonsense for a while and get down to what this organization really needs: a competent general manager.

11/07/2014

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks shoots the ball during open practice at Madison Square Garden on October 26, 2014. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jared Max: Why A Me-First NBA Is Awful For Everyone

One of the strongest themes of my favorite sports movie, “Hoosiers,” is one which, sadly, seems lost on too many of today’s NBA superstars: teamwork.

11/06/2014

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks goes up for a shot against the Washington Wizards during a game at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

WATCH: J.R. Smith Hits Glen Rice Jr. In The Groin; Gets 1-Game Suspension

In the fourth quarter, with the Knicks down double-digits, the shooting guard hit Glen Rice Jr. in the groin. Rice Jr. immediately fell to the ground, though it’s unclear whether the shot was intentional.

11/05/2014

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