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Head coach Derek Fisher of the New York Knicks speaks with Shane Larkin against the Dallas Mavericks on July 11, 2014 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Fisher To Face Big Challenges In First Year On The Job

Assuming the Knicks want to play a nine- or 10-man rotation for most of the season, Fisher is going to have to bench guys that expect to play serious minutes.

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

Report: Knicks Mulling Trade Options For J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert

The Knicks are expected to have enough cash for a power play in free agency next year. But Phil Jackson could be setting himself up for some moves in the meantime.

07/21/2014

J.R. Smith (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Smith: I ‘Wouldn’t Blame’ Phil Jackson If He Traded Me Last Season

“The way I was playing, I was playing like a person who didn’t want to be there; not looking as focused as a person should be in that situation that we were, in the trenches. I wouldn’t blame them at all.”

07/17/2014

Jason Smith (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jason Smith Gives The Knicks Much-Needed Depth Up Front

With too many wings and not enough big men, the Knicks had to add more depth up front, and they did that by signing Jason Smith.

07/16/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Fans Should Be Disappointed By Details Of Melo’s Contract

They should still be happy that their star is back and that the Knicks will be very competitive for the next four to five years, but it is going to be very hard to get to a championship level during that same time frame.

07/16/2014

Carmelo Anthony at Sunset Tower on July 15, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Grey Goose)

Reports: Melo Has No-Trade, Opt-Out Clauses In Contract

The details of Carmelo Anthony’s new contract with the Knicks are no longer a mystery. And it looks like he made out pretty well for himself.

07/16/2014

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

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Melo Must Be Prepared To Face Dark Side Of Being A Star In N.Y.

The natives are always restless, and as Melo embarks on the second half of his Knicks career, he is going to learn that quickly. How he handles it will help define his Knicks career.

07/15/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: Jackson’s Triangle Offense Will Bring The Best Out Of Anthony

Star forward Carmelo Anthony announced Sunday that he is remaining with the Knicks, a decision that will prove to be the best one he’s made during his stellar career.

07/14/2014

New York Knicks v Orlando Magic

Schmeelk: This Is The Melo Era, For Better Or Worse

This wasn’t a PR coup like LeBron’s return home to Cleveland, but it certainly will help Anthony’s image. Those things, however, tend not to last too long if the wins don’t follow.

07/14/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony On Knicks Return: ‘My Heart Never Wavered’

Melo is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled “My City, My Heart” on his website.

07/14/2014

Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony Sticks With Knicks

The Knicks’ star forward released a statement on his website, ThisIsMelo.com, on Sunday announcing that he will re-sign with the team.

07/13/2014

Lamar Odom (credit: Getty Images)

Veteran Odom Waived By Knicks, Center Cole Aldrich Re-Signed

The New York Knicks have waived veteran forward Lamar Odom and re-signed center Cole Aldrich.

07/12/2014

Carmelo Anthony shoots against the Chicago Bulls on April 11, 2013 at the United Center. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: He’s Yours, Chicago! Melo Sign-And-Trade Is Knicks’ Best Option

There are no quick fixes here. Phil Jackson wants to build this team in his image, and it will take some time, with or without Carmelo Anthony.

07/11/2014

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