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  1. Do the Knicks need an offensive assistant?

    Jared Zwerling

    The Knicks' offense was a seven out of 10 this past season. While they had an offensive rating of 111.1 during the regular season -- third-best in the NBA -- they averaged a league-worst 19.3 assists per game. That number plummeted in the playoffs (1...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  2. 2013 NBA Finals -- LeBron James on cover of 'NBA 2K14' video game...

    Jared Zwerling

    MVP and Miami Heat star LeBron James will be the cover athlete of "NBA 2K14," the latest in the top-selling video game series, which hits stores Oct. 1.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  3. Shumpert can be Knicks' second star

    Jared Zwerling

    Could Iman Shumpert be the elite, all-purpose guard who can complement Carmelo Anthony next season and beyond? The 22-year-old came off an impressive playoff run just a few months after returning from a left ACL repair, and coach Mike Woodson said...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  4. Early results: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em

    Jared Zwerling

    So how do you see this Knicks' roster unfolding this summer? In the annual "Take 'Em or Trash 'Em" voting, Jason Kidd and Amar'e Stoudemire got the boot. Kidd didn't score in 208 straight minutes in the playoffs, and Stoudemire is due $21.68 milli...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  5. Shumpert: Offense needs 'more continuity'

    Jared Zwerling

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- "We failed." That's how Iman Shumpert summed up the Knicks' playoff exit. "We failed to do what we were supposed to do," he said Monday after his exit interview. "We know we were supposed to go farther, and we didn't." Sh...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Copeland gives Pacers a reason to worry

    Jared Zwerling

    Mike Woodson has been trying too hard to search for answers offensively. He had Chris Copeland right there sitting behind him on the bench. After two losses in which the Knicks averaged 76.5 points, Woodson announced on Thursday that he would p...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  8. Halftime Report: Knicks 40, Pacers 34

    Jared Zwerling

    The Knicks lead the Pacers 40-34 at the break. Here are five observations from the half: 1. Intensity is high. On one play in the second quarter, D.J. Augustin drove it in on a breakaway and J.R. Smith skied high for a big block. Later, Tyson Chan...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  9. W2W4: Knicks vs. Pacers, Game 5

    Jared Zwerling

    Win or go home. It's as simple as that. The Knicks don't have history in their favor, as they are 0-12 when trailing 3-1 in a best-of-7 series. They also haven't had offense in their favor against Indiana -- they're shooting 41.2 percent from the ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  10. Woodson 'expecting to win' Game 5

    Jared Zwerling

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Mike Woodson is confident heading into Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. "I'm expecting to win tonight," he said after Thursday morning's shootaround. "If we lose, we go home, and I'm not ready to go home yet." The Pacers lea...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  11. Opening Tip: Go even smaller?

    Jared Zwerling

    Every weekday throughout the season, ESPNNewYork.com will tackle a burning question about the Knicks in our "Opening Tip" segment. Today's Burning Question: If the Knicks' offense struggles early in Game 5, should Mike Woodson try a five-man penet...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  12. Practice Report: Prigioni could start again

    Jared Zwerling

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- While Knicks coach Mike Woodson's audible to start bigger in Game 4 was a worthy attempt in a playoff series full of adjustments, it didn't matter in the end. The Knicks still got outrebounded 54-36 by the Pacers, who lead the Eas...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  13. Head-scratching scenarios from Game 4

    Jared Zwerling

    While the Pacers clearly pose problems for the Knicks, the 'Bockers are beating themselves in certain ways by not adjusting. That goes for the coaches and the players. Here are five head-scratchers from the Game 4 loss on Tuesday and how the Knick...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  14. McMillan on Ray: 'He was always capable'

    Jared Zwerling

    Raymond Felton has been one of the Knicks' X-factors in the playoffs, averaging 15.7 points on 47 percent shooting to go with 4.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Nate McMillan, who coached Felton in Portland last season, told ESPNNewYork.com that...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  15. Melo expects Smith to erase slump

    Jared Zwerling

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Ever since J.R. Smith got suspended for Game 4 against the Celtics, he's been in a major slump, shooting only 26.3 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from 3-point range. Carmelo Anthony has spoken to his longtime scoring s...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  16. 2013 NBA playoffs -- Amar'e Stoudemire of New York Knicks set to ...

    Jared Zwerling

    The New York Knicks have established a playing-time plan for Amar'e Stoudemire, stating that the power forward will play between 10 and 15 minutes Saturday in his return from knee surgery.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013