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October 16, 2014 Updates

In a bizarre turn of events, Quincy Acy, who may have the NBA’s longest beard, and one wilder than James Harden’s, has emerged as the Knicks’ leading candidate at power forward. It is seemingly the lone position battle still remaining. That is a testament to Acy’s defensive fortitude and vibrant playing style that coincides with new coach Derek Fisher’s vision of what he wants out of his starting lineup. It also helps Acy’s cause that Andrea Bargnani’s battling a sore hamstring. “No I didn’t plan on coming here to start,’’ Acy told The Post with a chuckle. “I planned on coming here and playing hard to earn minutes. I guess I impressed enough with my defense to earn a spot. I don’t know what coach got going if I’m starting or coming off the bench or not playing, but I’ll be happy.’’ New York Post

Amar’e Stoudemire posted this picture to Instagram yesterday. It apparently shows him taking a red wine bath, which obviously helps anyone who has not taken a red wine bath in a while. Apparently, bathing in red wine helps recovery by boosting circulation and shifting cellulite and other scientific-ish things that come with any odd health practice. The Big Lead

October 15, 2014 Updates

Calderon spent a few minutes prior to Monday’s pre-season game, his first at Madison Square Garden as a member of the Knicks, playing down talk that he is some sort of pig farming kingpin who is heavily involved in the process. “I’m just part of that business, I’ve just got my brand,” Calderon said with a laugh, dispelling any rumours he spends his spare time in the mud with swine. “We just buy some ham for farmers. You sell that, it’s not like we’re huge, big, I don’t have pigs. I don’t know who did that at the beginning, that media guide,” he said. Toronto Sun

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has made no secret of his fondness for Calderon: “He’s one of those guys you remember (when you are done coaching),” Casey said. “He’s one of the most beautiful leaders I’ve ever been around. Jose is great, he’s a beautiful man. Very knowledgeable, I always tease him, does he want to get into coaching, and hopefully he’s smart and doesn’t do that, stay with his pig business over in Spain and raise his family.” Right around that time, Calderon walked by and interrupted Casey’s media scrum for a hug. “I was just telling them what a great pig farmer you are,” Casey said, keeping that narrative going. Toronto Sun

October 14, 2014 Updates

Speaking of Jackson, the Knicks president took a playful shot at Lee on Sunday, saying he was an avid fan of the Knicks who knew nothing about basketball. Lee said on Monday that he wasn't offended, but also indirectly defended his knowledge of the game. “Look I go way way back with Phil and all these guys, so it’s all love,” Spike said, adding: “Here's the thing: if Phil thought I didn't know anything about basketball, I wouldn't be doing this film.” ESPN.com

After that, O’Neal thinks he knows what’s needed. “For the triangle to work, you need to have two superstars,’’ he said. “It’s been proven over time. Look at what Phil needed to win his championships in Chicago. Then look what he had in L.A., with me and Kobe. You have to have two superstars playing in the triangle to win championships.’’ NBC New York

Phil Jackson took a playful shot at Knicks super fan Spike Lee on Sunday. Lee is making a film for MSG Network about Jackson's triangle offense. Jackson was asked about Lee during a talk at the New Yorker Festival in Manhattan on Sunday evening. "As most people know, Spike is an avid Knick fan that doesn't know anything about basketball," Jackson said, drawing laughs from the crowd. "He knows how someone makes a shake and bake move and might dazzle the fans and make a shot." ESPN.com

However, Amar’e Stoudemire expressed a view that might become a sticking point for players: wearing a brand on the jersey that clashes with a sponsorship deal the player already has. “It all depends on the players,” Stoudemire said before Monday’s preseason home opener against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. “A lot of players have endorsement deals. So it could be a conflict of interest, if you ask me. It depends on the company I’m in bed with. I could be endorsed by a company that’s not sponsored by the NBA, so that could be a conflict of interest.” New York Daily News

October 13, 2014 Updates

Even though it’s only been a few weeks, Carmelo Anthony can see a difference in Tim Hardaway Jr. already this season. “I see a more confident Tim,” Anthony said. “And Tim’s got a lot of confidence. I see a lot more confidence in Tim, knowing how good of a player he could be. I think he believes that now. He believes in himself a lot more now. And it’s only going to grow.” The second-year shooter already plays and carries himself with a lot of confidence. That could clearly be seen last season as the rookie averaged 10.2 points, 42.8% shooting overall and 36.3% three-point shooting in 81 games. That earned him first-team All-Rookie honors. ESPN.com

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