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  1. Sources: Knicks talking to Johnson, Pargo

    Jared Zwerling

    Amid their search for a young big man who could provide interior scoring, rebounding and defense, the Knicks are having discussions with free agent Ivan Johnson, a player source told ESPNNewYork.com. The 29-year-old Johnson, who became an NBA play...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  2. Intensity key for Game 6

    Jared Zwerling

    As one veteran NBA scout put it, the Knicks brought a "different intensity level" to their Game 5 victory. It all started on defense in the first quarter when Tyson Chandler and Pablo Prigioni's defense led to early offense. "The key to the gam...

    Blog | May 18, 2013
  3. Halftime Report: Knicks 39, Celtics 27

    Jared Zwerling

    BOSTON -- The New York Knicks jumped out to a 24-10 lead in the first quarter, a credit to their defense and controlling the tempo in transition. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics struggled to hit even open shots (midway through the second period); Paul ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  4. Chandler: Felton 'better game by game'

    Jared Zwerling

    The Knicks trailed at halftime in Games 1 and 2, mostly because their offense stuttered -- a combination of the Celtics' swarming defense, and Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith's isolation-heavy plays. "Sometimes Melo and myself get doubled and somet...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  5. Kidd: Martin 'saved our season'

    Jared Zwerling

    To close out the regular season, the Knicks were mostly without five big men. But one guy was able to keep the team's interior defense in check during their winning streak: Kenyon Martin. The rugged K-Mart has carried that do-whatever-it-takes app...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. Amar'e guarantees winning Celtics series

    Jared Zwerling

    Amar'e Stoudemire has no timetable for his playoff return from right knee debridement, which has prevented him from playing since early March. But even with the Knicks missing his newer low-post moves and improved weak-side defense for likely the ent...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  7. Richardson: My mindset is to play defense

    Jared Zwerling

    In his 12 previous years in the NBA, Quentin Richardson mostly made a name for himself with his 3-point shooting. His career accuracy from downtown is a respectable 35.5 percent. Three years ago, playing for the Heat, he nearly shot 40 percent from l...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  8. Knicks mastering steal-and-score strategy

    Jared Zwerling

    Perimeter defense and transition scoring. That has been the Knicks' mix during their six-game winning streak, while playing smaller ball with Kenyon Martin at starting center, Tyson Chandler injured and Marcus Camby hardly seeing the court. On ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. Practice Report: Melo respects Martin's D

    Jared Zwerling

    Even with Carmelo Anthony's potential return on Wednesday night, Mike Woodson said that one thing has to remain the same: the defense. In the past two games, without essential personnel, the Knicks still held the Clippers and Jazz to 93 and 83 points...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  10. Halftime Report: Clippers 44, Knicks 37

    Jared Zwerling

    Even without their Big Three, Carmelo Anthony (sore right knee), Tyson Chandler (neck strain) and Amar'e Stoudemire (right knee debridement), the Knicks hung in against the third-best team in the West. The Knicks' veteran defense down-low, anchore...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  11. W2W4: Knicks at Warriors

    Jared Zwerling

    Fifty-four. That's how many points Stephen Curry rung up on the Knicks on Feb. 27 at the Garden. He shot a remarkable 11-for-13 from 3-point range. But the Bockers pulled out a victory with great trapping defense on Curry in the final minute, winn...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  12. Halftime Report: Thunder 59, Knicks 56

    Jared Zwerling

    Without Carmelo Anthony (sore right knee), the Knicks hung around with their strong defense and smart offense, moving well without the basketball and taking good shots in the flow of things. While the Thunder were too much handle to offensively -- fo...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  13. Melo expects aggressive D from foes

    Jared Zwerling

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Knicks had another physical practice on Tuesday -- "We got after it," Tyson Chandler said -- but they didn't only play that way to regain the hard-nosed defense they had earlier in the season. The recent tenacity in practic...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  14. Physical practices fuel Knicks on defense

    Jared Zwerling

    Two days before they faced the Celtics on Jan. 24, the Knicks said they had one of their best practices of the season, where, as Carmelo Anthony described it, they "really competed and got after each other, fouled a little bit, got physical out there...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  15. Halftime Report: Knicks 51, Raptors 48

    Jared Zwerling

    The Knicks didn't look like a completely different team on Friday night after their disastrous loss to the Pacers. They showed more tenacity early on and made some strides defensively down low, but their perimeter defense is still in need of an upgra...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. Scout: Melo's act 'gets old fast'

    Jared Zwerling

    The Knicks started the season on fire, jumping out to an 8-1 record and then 20-8, fueled by their hot 3-point shooting and perimeter defense. From there, they've continued to build wins, but on an inconsistent basis -- and now they enter the All-...

    Blog | February 14, 2013