LeBron James puts pressure on Cavs to sign JR Smith (The Associated Press)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James didn't hold back in weighing in on J.R. Smith's contract impasse with the Cavaliers.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 30, 2016 at 3:49 pm

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Pacifist Noah skips military dinner (AFP)

French star Joakim Noah opted to skip a New York Knicks training camp dinner held with US Army cadets at the West Point military academy, saying it clashed with his pacifist beliefs, reports said Friday. Noah, who joined the Knicks this summer, said he felt uncomfortable about attending the dinner held on Thursday at West Point where the NBA team is holding its pre-season training camp. The 31-year-old star, who has both US and French citizenship, also did not attend a speech given by a retired Army Colonel, the New York Daily News said.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 30, 2016 at 3:09 pm

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Joakim Noah skips dinner with cadets during Knicks camp at West Point (Ball Don’t Lie)

This marks the third straight year that the Knicks have traveled north of the city to West Point for camp. The team hadn’t made the trip since 1967 — Jackson’s rookie season as a player for the Knicks — and the legendary coach-turned-Knicks president of basketball operations decided to resume the practice once he took the reins of the team in 2014. “I like the feel of West Point,” Jackson told longtime confidante Charley Rosen last year.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 30, 2016 at 2:39 pm

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Jeremy Lin on the 'double-edged sword' of being Asian-American in the NBA (Ball Don’t Lie)

Five years after “Linsanity,” Jeremy Lin is at home in New York. This coming NBA season will mark the five-year anniversary of “Linsanity,” that glorious fortnight stretch when Jeremy Lin averaged 24 and nine for the surging New York Knicks in February 2012. It’s impossible to understate just how larger than life Lin became almost overnight.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm

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BDL 25: On LeBron James, 'on deck' for NBA-level old age (Ball Don’t Lie)

The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. LeBron James knows he’s staring it down. Paul Pierce is on his last wheelchair, and Vince Carter already has his NBA TV tribute feature acting as offseason programming fodder.

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'Fed-up' judge in Derrick Rose civil rape case gives lawyers gag order (Ball Don’t Lie)

At the final pretrial hearing before the scheduled start of the civil case alleging that Derrick Rose and two of his friends drugged a woman, broke into her apartment, and raped her while she was unconscious, the presiding judge on Thursday gave lawyers on both sides of the contentious, controversial and highly public matter a clear and concise directive: stop talking. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said Thursday he was inclined to issue a longer gag order in light of pretrial publicity about the case, which has included interviews with Rose’s accuser and her attorneys allowing a letter confirming a police investigation of her rape allegations to become public. Fitzgerald told the woman’s attorney, Waukeen McCoy, that his team’s filing of the letter in the public court docket was ”borderline unethical.” He also said legal filings from Rose’s attorney, Mark Baute, were tailored for the press and not to secure favorable rulings for Rose.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 29, 2016 at 3:57 pm

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Judge issues temporary gag order in Derrick Rose rape case (The Associated Press)

A judge on Thursday ordered lawyers handling a rape lawsuit against Knicks guard Derrick Rose to temporarily stop talking to reporters, faulting attorneys for actions that have raised pretrial publicity about one of the NBA's stars. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said Thursday he was inclined to issue a longer gag order in light of pretrial publicity about the case, which has included interviews with Rose's accuser and her attorneys allowing a letter confirming a police investigation of her rape allegations to become public. Fitzgerald told the woman's attorney, Waukeen McCoy, that his team's filing of the letter in the public court docket was ''borderline unethical.'' He also said legal filings from Rose's attorney, Mark Baute, were tailored for the press and not to secure favorable rulings for Rose.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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Joakim Noah calls Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf's 'frontline' dig 'a low blow' (Ball Don’t Lie)

Rare is the NBA owner that goes on record to discuss player personnel decisions. Even rarer is the NBA owner that goes on record to justify any transactions, especially to the point of criticizing an ex-player that has since been set free. [Follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball]

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm

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Knicks have Carmelo confident of more post-Olympic success (The Associated Press)

Carmelo Anthony couldn't wait to get started. Maybe that's because he looks at the New York Knicks and sees real NBA talent around him for the first time in a few years. ''Like I said yesterday, I haven't been excited like this in a long time to actually get going and ready to create something,'' Anthony said Tuesday after the Knicks held their first practice.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm

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Pat Riley, at age 71, isn't thinking of stepping aside anytime soon (Ball Don’t Lie)

Pat Riley would be forgiven if he decided to step aside. From there he became the team’s associate and eventual head coach, leading the squad to four NBA titles before stepping down in 1990. Riley took an entire season “off” in 1990-91 while working as an NBC color commentator before moving on to coach the New York Knicks from 1991 through 1995.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NBA - New York Knicks News on September 27, 2016 at 2:37 pm

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