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Tim Hardaway Jr. said he worked on "making sure my defense was on point" in the offseason. 

Offense has come easy for him based on his rookie season and his 22.8 points per game during the Las Vegas summer league. If he can improve on the other side of the ball and become a more complete player, he'll prove to be a force in this game for a very long time.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 09:49 AMSource

Amar'e Stoudemire is confident he'll be able to play 30 minutes per night this season. 

Well, we'll just have to wait and see about that. Along with the increasing number of injuries and the declining numbers, Stoudemire has seen his minutes decrease steadily over the last few seasons. In fact, he hasn't averaged 30 minutes per game since the 2011-12 season. We admire the gumption, but fantasy owners have to be realists and understand that a comeback from a decline like this is a rarity.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

30 Sep, 09:49 AMSource

Iman Shumpert said Monday that his surgically repaired knee is fully healthy and stronger than last season.

Two seasons ago, he tore his ACL and it even bothered him through last season. His explosiveness should be back this year, but keep in mind that he is not the premier scoring option for the Knicks.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Sep, 11:17 PMSource

Andrea Bargnani says his elbow is "100 percent fine."

Bargnani was limited to just 42 games last year because of the elbow issue, but has now been on the shelf healing for a few months here. He is expected to see a significant amount of time on the floor this season for the Knicks, so a healthy elbow is a must.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

29 Sep, 11:33 AMSource

Coach Derek Fisher says Amar'e Stoudemire is in terrific physical shape.

While Fisher's enthusiasm is appreciated, fantasy owners are well aware of the fact that Stoudemire is not the player he once was. If healthy, he'll be able to contribute, but given the recent history, he doesn't appear to be someone upon whom you can rely for a full season or a high level of play anymore.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

26 Sep, 11:53 AMSource

Knicks have signed forward Orlando Sanchez to a one-year deal.

The Knicks are bad enough that Sanchez could actually see the floor some this season, but there is virtually no chance he contributes to any fantasy teams this season.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

17 Sep, 02:35 PMSource

Shannon Brown is simply invited to camp with the Miami Heat; his contract is not guaranteed.

Brown will look to gain a roster spot by a solid performance in training camp, but even if he lands a contract it is unlikely he will be able to make a lasting impact worth noting for fantasy purposes.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

30 Aug, 01:01 AMSource

J.R. Smith says one of his goals for the 2014-15 season is to be a leader.

Smith endured a down season a year ago, but appears poised to make a big comeback and take more of a leadership role in the team's backcourt. The Knicks shooting guard averaged 14.5 pints and 3.0 rebounds over 32.7 minutes per game during the 2013-14 season.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

21 Aug, 09:33 PMSource

Thanasis Antetokounmpo has decided to play for the Knicks D-League team over playing in Europe next season.

This decision will allow Antetokounmpo the chance to join the Knicks sooner rather than later. He won't be paid or under contract to the Knicks, but he will be playing under coaches that will be taking direction from the New York front office. It may be awhile before Antetokounmpo makes the main roster, but at least he is closer to the Knicks playing in the D-League.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Aug, 09:00 PMSource

Knicks have acquired forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from the Kings in exchange for guard Wayne Ellington and forward Jeremy Tyler.

A depth trade for both teams only Travis Outlaw averaged more than 10 minutes per game last seasons with 16.9 minutes for the Kings last season.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

6 Aug, 05:32 PMSource

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