Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Lakers downfall?

NOT LONG AFTER the final horn of Game 7 of the 2010 Finals, Champagne-soaked Lakers captain Derek Fisher, who carries a reputation as an NBA stoic, screamed with glee. "We just gettin' started, baby!" he bellowed from beneath his freshly minted back-to-back-title cap. In case anyone missed it, he hollered again. "We just gettin' started, bay-beeee!" It...
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Knicks Evaluating Other Options At PF In Bargnani's Continued Absence

The continued absence of Andrea Bargnani with a strained hamstring will allow the New York Knicks further opportunities to evaluate other options at power forward. “He hasn’t been able to practice the last few days so it wouldn’t be smart to jeopardize him by putting him into game action tomorrow,” Derek Fisher said of Bargnani after the Knicks practiced for the fourth straight...
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Carmelo Doesn't Envision Another Scoring Title In New Triange Offense

Carmelo Anthony finished second among the NBA's scoring leaders last season to Kevin Durant, but he does not foresee another title under Phil Jackson's and Derek Fisher's triangle system. “I don’t think, especially in this system now, I don’t think I’ll be scoring champion,” Anthony said. “Especially with this system and the way we’re playing. The way that...
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Knicks Rumors: Quincy Acy could win starting power forward role

Andrea Bargnani is nursing another injury, and the New York Knicks prefer to bring Amar'e Stoudemire off the bench. This has opened up the competition for the starting power forward spot for the Knicks, and the 6'7 Quincy Acy has emerged as the surprise front-runner.Image by donielle, via Wikimedia CommonsCoach Derek Fisher spoke of Acy's play style:"It's...
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Carmelo Doesn’t Expect To Win Scoring Title With New Offense

Carmelo Anthony has a new coach in New York and with Derek Fisher’s new system, the infamous triangle offense, Anthony doesn’t foresee a scoring title in his near future. Per ESPN’s Ian Begley, Anthony believes that the system provides more of a balance. Carmelo said he may take fewer shots and score less this season as a result of the triangle. #Knicks — Ian Begley (@IanBegley...
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TOK Roundtable – How Many Games Will the Knicks Win?

The Knicks are off to a bit of a slow start this preseason, but will it carry over to when the games start counting? Find out what our staff writers think in this week’s TOK Roundtable! How many games will the Knicks win this season? Chris Celletti - A lot of folks may not like this opinion, but it’s sort of liberating for the Knicks to be heading into a season with pretty...
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Knicks Talk: Derek Fisher Makes Great 1st Impression as Head Coach

The Knicks roster is basically set but while lineups and rotations have yet to determined, one thing that has looked promising is the 1st impressions on head coach Derek Fisher. Fisher has already shown an air of confidence and know-how rarely seen in a rookie head coach especially in a big-market city like New York. But you can easily see that his time as NBA Players’ Association...
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JR Smith says he has to think more in Triangle offense

It’s NBA pre-season. Teams are still working out the kinks to their game. The Knicks are one of the teams people will be paying a lot of attention to this season. A new team president in NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson, a new coach in Derek Fisher, and the introduction of the triangle offense. So how is the team handling learning one of the most complicated offenses in...
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Derek Fisher has buffer in Phil Jackson to stay off hot seat

There was no greater optimist inside Madison Square Garden on Monday than Derek Fisher, who for the first time was occupying the same precious space on the Knicks bench that once belonged to Phil Jackson’s mentor, Red Holzman, and Jackson’s rival, Pat Riley. “The Garden is a special place,” Fisher said prior to Monday’s 81-76 preseason loss to the Toronto Raptors. “Whether...
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Shane Larkin’s freakish speed may change the Knicks’ offense

New point guard Shane Larkin is so lightning-fast he will try to pull the Knicks out of the triangle offense at times. That’s the plan, according to Larkin, whom coach Derek Fisher is leaning toward as backup point guard over Pablo Prigioni despite his inexperience. Fisher wants speed on the second unit and the second-year Larkin, whose rookie campaign in Dallas was a whitewash...
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Fisher praises J.R. Smith's work ethic and starts J.R. in preseason opener

Derek Fisher decided to start J.R. Smith at shooting guard in the New York Knicks' first preseason game. Fisher went with Smith, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Fisher, though, made it clear that his lineup can change before the start of the regular...
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Is J.R. Smith gaining the trust of the Knicks?

When one thinks of J.R. Smith as a basketball player, they might think of his questionable shot selection, his explosive scoring ability, or his propensity to get into on-court skirmishes. But being a responsible team leader? That is not normally an attribute associated to Smith. Well, according to new Knicks coach Derek Fisher, that is exactly what J.R. has been thus far in training...
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Somehow, J.R. Smith is gaining the trust of the Knicks’ new coaching staff

When one thinks of J.R. Smith as a basketball player, they might think of his questionable shot selection, his explosive scoring ability, or his propensity to get into on-court skirmishes. But being a responsible team leader? That is not normally an attribute associated to Smith. Well, according to new Knicks coach Derek Fisher, that is exactly what J.R. has been thus far in training...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Learning triangle will take Knicks a ‘few months’

J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched in stone. After watching the Knicks at both ends against the Celtics, nothing should be etched in stone because they looked like they were stuck in cement. “It’s going to take a few months. Over the course of the year understanding...
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Knicks fall to Celtics in Derek Fisher's debut as head coach

  Derek Fisher lost his coaching debut with the New York Knicks when Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 106-86 preseason win on Wednesday night. Fisher played 18 seasons in the NBA before he replaced the fired Mike Woodson in June. The Knicks went 37-45 last season and missed the playoffs, just a year after winning the Atlantic Division and advancing...
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Turn On The Knicks Roundtable – Who Should Start?

Preseason basketball is usually as meaningful as a James Dolan promise, but with three legitimate shooting guards, four injury prone big men, but just one guaranteed starter on the roster, Derek Fisher certainly has his work cut out for him in early October. The amount of possible combinations are endless, and I think it’s safe to say that the general public will be hard-pressed...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire: ‘I Feel Dominant’

It seems the zen and confidence that comes from being around Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher is now rubbing off on Amar’e Stoudemire. Amar’e  finished last season strong, scoring in double figures in 20 of his last 21 games and averaging 16 points during that span. Stoudemire told ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk that he feels dominant again. “Obviously to reach back to my dominant...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shumpert wants to play through new injury; Knicks not so sure

At least Iman Shumpert’s knees are swell. Knicks coach Derek Fisher revealed Shumpert has been bothered by a strained right hamstring since the second day of training camp at West Point, and wouldn’t definitively say whether the combo guard will play in the preseason opener Wednesday against the Celtics in Hartford, Conn. Shumpert, who didn’t scrimmage or have any contact...
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Phil Jackson resisting urge to interfere with Knicks practice

Phil Jackson is having his first Knicks training camp as President of the team. It’s a strange feeling for him since he’s usually the coach when he’s involved with an NBA team. The New York Post mentioned he’s had to resist the urge to interfere during Knicks practice. Via Marc Berman: With the Knicks breaking training camp at West Point on Friday, Jackson managed to get...
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Expect a different Iman Shumpert under Derek Fisher

Nobody is happier to have a coach not named Mike Woodson than Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, who spent last season looking like an angry man with an angry jump shot. Whether he was angry at former coach Woodson, who rode him hard and criticized him often, wasn’t always clear. Shumpert once said during last season’s misery he was “angry at the world.’’ But he sure isn’t...
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Derek Fisher knows how dangerous his new point guard is

New Knicks point guard Jose Calderon admits learning the triangle offense is “complicated.” But at least Calderon no longer has to deal with the complications of facing the scrappy, hard-nosed point-guard defense of Derek Fisher, now his coach and triangle professor. Last season, the veteran point guards Calderon and Fisher squared off in Western Conference battles between Dallas...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Turn On The Knicks Six Pack – 2014-15 Training Camp Edition

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much positivity surrounding the Knicks. We shouldn’t anoint Derek Fisher the next coming just yet, but he certainly has the team’s mentality headed in the right direction. Here’s what you need to know about the first few days of training camp: 1. Most of the summer was spent speculating on how the Knicks roster fits into the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Derek Fisher ignored triangle offense in first Knicks practice

Triangle this. At the first practice of Knicks training camp at West Point, the triangle was an unspoken word. The 2 ¹/₂-hour session at Christl Arena was all defense, all the time. Rookie coach Derek Fisher realizes the team’s lack of defensive fortitude was the downfall of last season’s confused 37-45 club. What a better venue to study the art of defense than a military...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks 2014-15 Training Camp Primer

Knicks training camp is underway in West Point, and with a new general in town, there’s plenty of new faces to get acquainted with. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2014-15 New York Knicks. Coaching Change After miraculously surviving last season, Mike Woodson, and the rest of the Knicks staff, were fired shortly thereafter. Yes, that means Herb Williams too. It...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

15 Player Quotes from Knicks Media Day

  Monday, the New York Knicks held media day at its training facility in Westchester, NY.  The players had an opportunity to catch up with the media and share their outlook on the upcoming season as they adjust to playing for a new coach in Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson’s triangle offense.  Here are a few highlights from yesterday’s media event. Carmelo Anthony on why he re...
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