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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks poses during Media Day on October 1, 2012 at the Knicks Training Facility in Greeburgh, New York. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: Time Is Now For Anthony To Write His Legacy

John Jastremski, Jon Rothstein and John Schmeelk join Sean Hartnett in a roundtable to discuss the journey and growth of Carmelo Anthony.

11/15/2012

J.J. Redick #7 of the Orlando Magic goes to the basket during the game between the New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Get Away With Poor Play In Victory Over Orlando

It was an ugly win for the Knicks, and they’ll have more as the season goes along. But I hope that Mike Woodson makes sure his team understands that slippage like that against better teams will result in losses.

11/14/2012

Knicks Jason Kidd

Flawless 4th Gets Knicks By Magic And To 5-0 For First Time Since 1993-94

In their first four games, the Knicks surprised many by consistently performing above preseason expectations and jumping out to an unbeaten start. Another night and another victory later, their breakout beginning doesn’t seem to have an end in sight.

11/13/2012

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Lichtenstein: Nets, Brooklyn Fans Hoping For More ‘Hump’ Days

No matter when the Brooklyn Nets play, they hope it’s Hump day. As in an extraordinary day at the office for worker-bee forward Kris Humphries.

11/12/2012

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Nets Hold On To Complete Home-And-Home Sweep Of Magic

The Nets beat the Magic 107-68 at Orlando on Friday and jumped out to an early 20-point lead in this one.

11/11/2012

Jerry Stackhouse

Nets Rebound From Blowout Loss With Blowout Win Over Magic

Andray Blatche had 15 points, Brook Lopez added 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 107-68 Friday night.

11/09/2012

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Lichtenstein: This Weekend A Good Test To See What The Nets Have Learned

This is as good a weekend as any to see if the Nets learned anything from their initial missteps. I want to see the Nets step on the Magic’s throat and not let go until the game is safely out of reach. Study the Heat film for tips.

11/08/2012

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Schmeelk: NBA Eastern Conference Preview And Predictions

With the NBA season kicking off on Wednesday, here’s my preview and ranking predictions for the 2012-2013 NBA season. This is how I see the Eastern Conference breaking down, and my season award winners.

10/29/2012

Brook Lopez (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) and Dwight Howard (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shaq: I’d Rather Have Robin — Er — Brook Lopez Than Dwight Howard

“If you want to go to flash and dunking and the pick-and-roll, you gotta go with Dwight Howard,” Shaq said. “But me, I’m going with Andrew Bynum and which Lopez? Brook. Brook Lopez.”

10/04/2012

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NBA Approves Dwight Howard To Lakers; Nets-Magic Saga Over

In the end, after two years of rumors, speculation and negotiations, the Nets failed to land the big man.

08/10/2012

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Nets Reach Agreement With Lopez; Howard Out Of The Picture For Now

The Dwight Howard trade saga seems to be over, at least for now. The Brooklyn Nets have moved on to their backup plan, reaching an agreement on a reported four-year deal with Brook Lopez.

07/11/2012

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Report: Cavs Out Of The Picture, But Nets Still Working On Mega-Deal To Land Howard

League sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday that the Cavaliers have dropped out of consideration as potential trading partners with the Nets and Magic.

07/10/2012

Marcus Camby of the New York Knicks poses for a studio portrait in Purchase, New York on March 30, 2002. Copyright 2002 NBAE (Photo by Steven Freeman /NBAE/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Knicks’ Back-To-The-Future Approach Has Team Moving In Right Direction

With Marcus Camby returning to Madison Square Garden, the present-day New York Knicks are resembling their defensive-strong teams of the late 1990s. Who is to say that New York can’t be the third-best team in the East?

07/10/2012

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Schmeelk: Howard Trade Too Good To Be True For Nets

I can’t believe what I’m reading. The Magic are really going to trade the best (by far) center in the NBA for Brook Lopez, bad players, and three or four first round picks that will all be in the mid to late twenties? Is this really happening?

07/09/2012

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Report: Howard, Richardson On Table In ‘Proposed Blockbuster’ Between Nets, Magic

It seems the ongoing Dwight Howard trade saga just took a favorable turn for Brooklyn. The Nets are emerging again as favorites to land the unhappy center, according to reports.

07/09/2012

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