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2016 Schedule
32-50, 3rd in Atlantic
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USA is a team of interchangeable parts (1:36)
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Coach K: Melo's experience helping develop Team USA (0:46)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Also in the gym tonight in Queens at The Artest Foundation tournament: NYC high school legend Lenny Cooke. Cooke, who had a legendary showdown against LeBron James at a high school camp, still has a strong crossover.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Metta World Peace is headlining the Artest Foundation's charity game tonight in Queens. The foundation, which is run by his father, is focused on improving youth literacy, among other issues.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Amar'e Stoudemire will discuss ending his NBA career and the next chapter in his life at a press conference on Monday at Madison Square Garden. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Stoudemire works for the Knicks in some capacity. Stoudemire had a great relationship with Knicks owner James Dolan.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A federal judge has denied Derrick Rose's motion to have the civil sexual assault case against him dismissed, and the trial is scheduled to start Oct. 4 in Los Angeles, presumably in the middle of Rose's first training camp with the New York Knicks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In a December interview with Today's Fastbreak that was published Friday, Phil Jackson notes that rookie Kristaps Porzingis was making "huge strides" but was also missing makeable shots because he had a propensity to dribble into a crowd rather than pull up for a jump shot. Jackson also noted that the Knicks should have found more playing time for Derrick Williams, who declined his player option with New York this summer and signed with Miami. Lastly, Jackson pointed out that teams were going underneath screens set for Jerian Grant because of his unreliable jump shot. Grant was eventually dealt to Chicago in the Derrick Rose trade.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In a December interview with Today's Fastbreak that was published today, Phil Jackson mentioned that Derek Fisher wanted to push the pace on offense, in part, because the Knicks were struggling with the triangle. Fisher not running the offense the way Jackson and others saw fit was a source of consternation between coach and president last season. It probably wasn't the reason Fisher was ultimately fired, but it probably contributed to Jackson making the decision. That's worth remembering now as Jeff Hornacek looks to blend an up-tempo approach with the triangle offense.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

To stop the Hack-a-Shaq approach, Phil Jackson suggests in an interview with Today's Fastbreak that when player is fouled outside of the context of a basketball play the team should be awarded two free throws and possession. He also suggests in the interview that a player shouldn't foul out; rather, a team should be awarded an extra free throw if an opposing player commits his 7th foul. He also would like to widen and lengthen the dimensions of the NBA court to make the 3-point arc concentric, so players don't risk stepping out of bounds on corner threes. These changes seem logical, though unlikely to come to fruition due to their drastic nature.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In a December interview with Charley Rosen published Friday on Today's Fastbreak, Phil Jackson bemoans the lack of fundamental skills in today's NBA and how they hurt the Knicks' attempts to run the triangle offense. "Today's players simply lack the skills to play the triangle. They know how to play one-on-one, catch-and-shoot, and they've mastered crossover dribbles, spins, playing off of screens and step-back shots. They don't know how to execute things like inside-reverse pivots and other basic footwork. They have no sense of timing or organization. They don't really know how to play five-on-five basketball," he said. The Knicks will continue to run the triangle this season. Sounds like new coach Jeff Hornacek will have plenty of teaching to do.

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Amar'e: Suns not receptive to retirement idea

Amar'e Stoudemire says he heavily weighed retiring with the Suns instead of the Knicks as he did Tuesday but "wasn't getting any positive response" from Phoenix.

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Anthony has become the unlikely face of Team USA

As the U.S. men's basketball team readies for the Olympics, Carmelo Anthony has become the reluctant leader of Team USA and could go down as the most accomplished in U.S. men's hoops history.

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How would a third gold medal affect Carmelo's legacy? (1:20)
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Is Stoudemire headed to Hall of Fame?

Kevin Pelton details the cases for and against an induction speech for Amar'e Stoudemire, who officially retired from the NBA on Tuesday as a member of the Knicks. Springfield for STAT? (Insider)

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Melo was the man in third quarter

Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his 20 points in Team USA's 107-57 rout of China on Tuesday night during the third period. He's averaging 14 points through the first three games of the Americans' five-game Rio warm-up tour. Box score

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Stoudemire's career full of highlight-reel moments (0:47)
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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk (1:47)
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Why did Stoudemire choose to retire as a Knick? (1:50)
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Knicks won't match statistical projection

ESPN's recent Summer Forecast of the Eastern Conference calculated New York improving from last season's 32 wins to 40. Bradford Doolittle sees another step forward for the Knicks under Jeff Hornacek but not that large. East's most underrated/overrated teams (Insider)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony summed up Amar'e Stoudemire's impact in New York with this quote from the night that the Knicks and Stoudemire agreed to a buyout: "One of the main reasons I'm a New York Knick today was because of him.... When he came [to New York] he brought back some excitement to the game of basketball here in New York. There was hope when he came back. People started believing in the New York Knicks again. He was the main reason for that belief and for that hope."

Team Stats

Points Per Game98.427th
Rebounds Per Game44.410th
Assists Per Game20.526th
Points Allowed101.110th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451
2012-135428.659
2011-123630.545

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