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Jeff Pendergraph #29 of the Indiana Pacers dunks the ball during the game between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Have One Worry In Second Half — Defense

Everything else will take care of itself if the Knicks start to guard people. It’s all that matters. It’s everything.


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Giglio: With Trade Deadline Passed, It’s On Mike Woodson Now

Woodson can’t just expect Melo to elevate his team on the floor. Anthony is a great player and a gifted scorer, but he doesn’t automatically make a team a champion. The coach needs to see — from film, numbers or gut — the writing on the wall.


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Grunwald Says Knicks Have ‘The Parts’ To Contend For Title

General manager Glen Grunwald hopes the newly acquired Kenyon Martin can help New York achieve its goal — an NBA championship.


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Knicks Trade Ronnie Brewer To Thunder For Second-Round Pick, Agree With Martin

The Knicks traded shooting guard/small forward Ronnie Brewer to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a second-round pick and cash considerations. New York also agreed in principle to sign 12-year veteran Kenyon Martin to a 10-day contract.


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Schmeelk: Knicks’ Win In London Serves As A Blueprint For Second-Half Success

The dog days of January and February are when the season can be decided, and the Knicks are at a crossroads which will dictate whether they are a two seed or a five seed. If they play like they did against Detroit, you have to like their chances.


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Schmeelk: Knicks Leave America Looking For Plenty Of Answers

If I went in-depth on all of the Knicks’ problems you’d be looking at a 10-page dissertation. The list is that long. But the Knicks have only one game in seven days, and this is valuable time that should be used to get things right.


Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks battles against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Need To Come Up Big In ‘Show Me’ Game Against Bulls

This is a “show me” game for the Knicks that could be a decent preview of what their playoff success might look like.


J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks celebrates a game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns with teammates James White #4, Carmelo Anthony #7, Steve Novak #16 and Tyson Chandler. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: Knicks’ J.R. Smith Is Thriving With Increased Amount Of Responsibility

Without Carmelo Anthony in the lineup, J.R. Smith embraced the role of crunch time go-to guy and delivered another clutch game-winning shot.


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Schmeelk: It’s Time For Raymond Felton To Take A Seat

On December 2, Felton bruised his left hand against the Suns. Then, on December 13, he bruised his right hand against the Lakers. His Christmas gift from Santa on Tuesday was a sprained ligament on the pinky finger of his shooting hand. He’s a mess.


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Lichtenstein: Stoudemire’s Return Will Boost The Knicks

There is room on the Knicks for Stoudemire, who could return in the next week from the knee injury that has sidelined him all season.


Raymond Felton (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) and Jeremy Lin (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: ‘Linsanity’ Was Nice, But Knicks Are Gladly Taking The Victories Instead

So far this year, Lin certainly hasn’t shown much to make anyone think that the Knicks did the wrong thing by letting him go.


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Schmeelk: The Loss Of Brook Lopez Takes Juice Out Of Knicks-Nets Game

There is far less hype surrounding the second meeting between the Knicks and the Nets on Tuesday night than there was for their first game a couple of weeks ago.


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Schmeelk: Mike Woodson Is An Early Candidate For Coach Of The Year

Without Anthony the Knicks would be nowhere — the same place they would be without Mike Woodson. The Knicks’ head coach has done a number of things this year that deserve a ton of recognition.


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Schmeelk: Knicks Are Making Too Many Small Mistakes To Win Consistently

The Knicks have lost three of four and have gotten sloppy in a number of areas. Mike Woodson got credit for their fast start, but issues have popped up that he needs to address rather quickly if the Knicks want to break out of their slump.


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Hartnett: Brooklyn Defeat Proves Jason Kidd’s Value To The Knicks

The Knicks’ defeat in Brooklyn proved how crucial Jason Kidd is to their success.