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Carmelo Anthony thinks that playing in the Knicks' new triangle offense will result in him taking fewer shots.

Anthony won the scoring title last year with a mark of 27.4 points per game, but has reportedly said that he doubts he repeats given the system. While that's not necessarily the case and Anthony figures to get in a strong number of shots per game, it's safe to assume that when you're drafting, you hold that pessimism of his in the back of your mind.Fantasy Alarm's Mark Kaplan has Anthony in the top tier of small forwards in the 2014 NBA draft Guide, right alongside Kevin Love and LeBron James, so obviously expectations are high. Just don;t overpay for a guy who relies on quantity not quality. If he's not chucking the ball as often, his lousy shooting percentage is likely to shine through a little brighter.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Oct, 12:58 AM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) won't play in Monday's preseason game.

This hamstring injury continues to hamper his availability this preseason. The season opener is rapidly approaching and he has yet to shake off this hamstring injury. He is becoming a major question mark for their season opener with Chicago.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

19 Oct, 10:48 PMSource

Amar'e Stoudemire is not playing with a minutes restriction this season. 

When given starter minutes last season Amar'e was a solid fantasy option scoring in the mid to upper teens and adding close to 10 rebounds per contest. With Tyson Chandler no longer in New York the Knicks will likely look to Amar'e to fill that void.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

19 Oct, 08:41 PMSource

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) did not practice on Saturday. His status for Monday’s game is unclear. 

Bargnani's missed three games this preseason due to a hamstring issue, and likely won't play on Monday either. He could sit out for the game after that as well with the intent that he is fully healthy for the regular season.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

18 Oct, 06:43 PMSource

Carmelo Anthony doesn't expect to win the scoring title this season, his first in the triangle offense. In fact, he suggested on Saturday that he may score less and take fewer shots this season.

Players usually do not downplay their performance, so Anthony must really be seeing the writing on the wall with the new offense. He should still be a top scoring option for fantasy purposes, just temper your expectation a tiny bit.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Oct, 04:40 PMSource

Amar'e Stoudemire (rest) is not practicing on Saturday.

Stoudemire is not injured, so relax. The Knicks just want to limit his minutes in the preseason and the time he spends in practice to keep him fresh for the long haul of the NBA regular season, since he is projected to be their starting center to open the season.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

18 Oct, 01:32 PMSource

Travis Outlaw did not practice Friday due to a mild right Achilles tendon strain.

While the Knicks are calling it a mild sprain, you can never be too careful with the Achilles. Consider him day-to-day and await the team's re-evaluation of him over the weekend.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Oct, 11:15 PMSource

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) was still limited in Friday's practice.

Bargnani put in a limited practice Thursday as well, so that at least bodes well for a full recovery fairly soon. He may miss an exhibition game or two coming up but he will be ready to go for the regular season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Oct, 10:42 PMSource

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) was limited in practice on Thursday.

Bargnani started 39-of-42 games for the Knicks last season averaging 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

16 Oct, 02:06 PMSource

Quincy Acy is likely to start at power forward for the Knicks this season.

Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony and Samuel Dalembert have locked up the starting point guard, small forward and center positions, respectively, which left Acy to battle with Andrea Bargnani and Amare Stoudemire for the power forward job. He has impressed in camp thus far and should get first crack at the spot, thus pushing his value up in fantasy leagues.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Oct, 10:53 AMSource

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