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  1. Tim Hardaway Jr. on his rookie transition

    Jared Zwerling

    Last week, the 2013 NBA rookies descended upon Florham Park, N.J., to attend the NBA's Rookie Transition Program. The players learned what to expect in the NBA on and off the court, and how to balance those pressures and demands. While the league'...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  2. Inside Tim Jr.'s training for rookie season

    Jared Zwerling

    New York Knicks rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. went from being under the radar on the national high school scene a few years ago to an NCAA tournament runner-up in April to the 24th pick in June's NBA draft. One factor in that progression has been his wo...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  3. Hardaway Jr. stars in summer opener

    Jared Zwerling

    LAS VEGAS -- Tim Hardaway Jr. was the 24th pick in last month's NBA draft, but on Friday his game was at the top among rookies in attendance. After scoring the first points of the Knicks' first summer league game -- a jump shot down the baseline -...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  4. Prigioni eyes return, but 'open' to options

    Jared Zwerling

    When Pablo Prigioni became the Knicks' starting point guard on March 18, after the team lost four straight games, the team went on a 13-game winning streak. It was the best start for any rookie guard in NBA history, outdoing Danny Ainge who won 12 in...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  5. Shumpert, Jack go way back

    Jared Zwerling

    During the 2011 NBA lockout, Iman Shumpert couldn't have any contact with the Knicks, but he did have a connection to a seasoned veteran who helped him prepare for his rookie season. That would be fellow Yellow Jacket Jarrett Jack, who Shumpert wi...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  6. Camby hazes Cope, and he's not done yet

    Jared Zwerling

    The Knicks entered the season with an average age of 31.2 -- the oldest in NBA history. Even their youngest rookie, Chris Copeland, is 28 years old. But in Marcus Camby's eyes, Copeland is still a rookie. This season, the backup center has bee...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  7. Shumpert named to All-Rookie First Team

    Jared Zwerling

    Knicks guard Iman Shumpert was named to the All-Rookie First Team, the NBA announced Tuesday. Shumpert was joined by Cleveland's Kyrie Irving (Rookie of the Year), Minnesota's Ricky Rubio, Denver's Kenneth Faried, Golden State's Klay Thompson, San...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  8. Shumpert finishes fifth in ROY voting

    Jared Zwerling

    Knicks rookie combo guard Iman Shumpert finished fifth in the Rookie of the Year voting, released on Tuesday by the NBA. Shumpert received 33 total votes and one first-place vote from a ballot that was filled out by 120 writers and broadcasters from ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  9. Shumpert scoring in a variety of ways

    Jared Zwerling

    We all know what Iman Shumpert's been able to do defensively this season. His 1.83 steals per game ranks him fifth in the NBA (second among rookies, after Minnesota's Ricky Rubio). Shumpert's impact on that side of the ball has helped the Knicks r...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  10. Iman 'very disappointed' on no Rising Stars

    Jared Zwerling

    When the 2012 NBA All-Star Rising Stars rosters were announced last week, there was an element of surprise. While Landry Fields was selected for the sophomore team, Iman Shumpert, who has been hands-down one of the top rookies this season, was not. ...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  11. Shumpert finds motivation through Twitter

    Jared Zwerling

    NEW YORK -- Ask any NBA player about Twitter and chances are his No. 1 reason for signing up wasn't to hear 140 inspiring characters from the fans. It was to give them a behind-the-scenes look into his daily life. That's just what Knicks rookie Im...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  12. Locked-out rookie on the record

    Jared Zwerling

    Today Chris Singleton, the 18th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, should be recovering from his rookie debut for the Washington Wizards at home against the New Jersey Nets. Instead, he's in Tallahassee, where he played hoops at Florida State. While trainin...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  13. Favors has held his own, but has made no jump

    Jared Zwerling

    From David Thorpe, NBA analyst for ESPN.com's Scouts Inc., on Nets rookie Derrick Favors in his latest "Rookie Watch" column: Something good: There is little to be excited about in New Jersey regarding Favors, mostly because he's playing about a 1...

    Blog | December 29, 2010
  14. Stoudemire's midrange game has sharpened

    Jared Zwerling

    Coming into the NBA as a rookie, Amare Stoudemire didn't have a strong midrange game, and before this season he never ranked in the top 20 in field goals made per game from 10 to 15 feet. But he has worked tirelessly on his shot, as demonstrated by s...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  15. Williams to make D-League debut tonight

    Jared Zwerling

    Terrence Williams, along with 76ers rookie Craig Brackins, will be in the lineup tonight for the NBA Development League affiliate, the Springfield Armor (The Republican). Avery Johnson recently demoted Williams to the team following repeated team vio...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  16. Kickin' it with a Knick: Landry Fields

    Jared Zwerling

    There are no surprises at No. 1 and No. 2 in ESPN NBA Insider's latest Top 50 Rookie Rankings. That would be Blake Griffin and John Wall, who should be flip-flopping with each other at those spots all season long. But at No. 3, there is a surprise...

    Blog | November 24, 2010