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November 11, 2014 Updates

Phil Jackson can’t talk about Kobe Bryant because of tampering rules. But the Knicks President was asked about his former star guard amid rumors that Bryant could somehow land in New York given the Lakers’ disastrous start to this NBA season: “We just have to measure, always, what’s this team’s potential?” Jackson said Monday night about his thoughts on the Bryant rumors. “What is this group’s potential? What do we have in front of us as an organization? I always used to say, ‘General managers are thinking three to five years ahead, coaches are thinking one to three games ahead, that’s about as far as they can see.’ The Knicks Blog

“”If there is not a real opportunity for [Bryant] to win a championship there, the thought of him leaving may shock Lakers fans,” Fox said. “But I wouldn’t put it past him going in search of one or two more championships. Personally, I think it’s going to get done in New York. I really do. I just believe in Phil. I’ve been around him. I know Kobe has had his greatest success with Phil in a leadership capacity. So the reuniting of the two is not an unrealistic thought.” Los Angeles Daily News

Silver jokingly said it "clearly" looked like the Knicks were "still learning" the triangle after their loss to the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. Jackson on Monday addressed the commissioner's comments. "I wasn't so humored by the commissioner actually jumping in on top of that, too," he said. "He doesn't need to get in on that. There's enough focus on [the] triangle. It's not anything. It's a system. It's simple basketball. Just play the game. We're over the triangle; let's get to business and play the right way." ESPN.com

In a rare state-of-the-Knicks address, Phil Jackson couldn't help himself. In addition to some illuminating observations about Carmelo Anthony and the triangle offense, the Knicks' team president fell into a familiar role: criticizing the referees. "I did step on the court today and tell players that if guys lean all over you and put their nose in your business, you have a right to protect yourself," Jackson said Monday night, using one of his pet peeves to answer a question about how involved he is with the team's day-to-day, on-court activities. "I was disappointed in the refereeing the other night with letting Atlanta slap the ball out of our players' hands and get turnovers that were really out of the positional favor. So we have to be much firmer with the ball and so that irritated me as a sideline observer." At one point, Jackson remarked that the reason he took the Knicks job was the opportunity to "impart what I have learned." Perhaps, the Zen Master also missed writing fine checks to the league office. CBSSports.com

Jackson said Anthony needs to focus on other things than shotmaking, getting to the basket when the triangle is set up on the other side of the court as he did in Atlanta in the first half on Saturday. Jackson also would like to see Anthony get more offensive rebounds. Jackson hasn’t traveled to any road games, but has been giving input. In fact, he made a point to step on the court during the morning shootaround Monday to impart wisdom about showing more fight against physical defense. New York Post

Jackson said he told his coaches to expect the team to struggle early on due in part to a difficult schedule. The Knicks have played eight games in the first 12 days of the season, seven against teams that made the playoffs in 2013-14. The lone exception was a road game against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I see growth in this team and I'm optimistic," Jackson said. "It's not always the final score; it's sometimes how you play. I think we're playing the game much better and we're getting some activity that we like to see." ESPN.com

November 10, 2014 Updates

Ernie Vandeweghe, a New York Knicks player in the post-World War II era and father of former NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe and three other top athletes, has died. He was 86. The death was confirmed Sunday night by Kiki Vandeweghe, who said his father died of natural causes at his home in Newport Beach. Vandeweghe averaged 9.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 224 regular-season games for the Knicks from 1949-56. In college, he averaged 19.1 points in four seasons at Colgate. Indiatimes

November 8, 2014 Updates

J .R. Smith returned to the Knicks’ lineup Friday night in Brooklyn after serving a one-game suspension for what he insisted was an unintentional striking of Washington’s Glen Rice Jr. in the groin earlier this week. “I wasn’t surprised. It is what it is,” Smith said at the morning shootaround at Barclays Center. “At this stage of my career with all the suspensions and stuff like that, once I knew I had to make the phone call, something was going to come down from it. “It is what it is, just got to move on and try and win some games.” New York Daily News

Williams toasted Shumpert like an English muffin all game, finishing with 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting in the Nets’ 110-99 victory. One question was answered: Williams is healthy. One question remained: When are the Knicks getting a healthy point guard back? “I’m going to take this one,” said Shumpert, who stood up, stuck out his chest and took every hit. “Deron Williams got to do whatever he wanted out there. I got to get better with controlling the ball after him coming off the ball screen. I didn’t do a good job of that tonight. “As a reflection of that, our bigs got in foul trouble, they hit 3s from everywhere on the court because he kept getting into that paint. I [have] got to do a better job of getting over the ball screens and not letting him get into our defense.” New York Post

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