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August 18, 2014 Updates

Brad Turner: Former Lakers, Bucks assistant Jim Cleamons to join Knicks coach Derek Fisher's staff, reunites with NY president Phil Jackson, sources. Twitter @BA_Turner

August 16, 2014 Updates

Call him the $62 million man. Carmelo Anthony has elected to take half of his $22.5 million this season up front. Because the five-year, $124 million contract is built similarly for future seasons, he’ll have $62 million up front over the course of his deal. According to the Wall Street Journal, Anthony, per NBA rules, took the maximum allowable 50 percent of his new pact in advance. New York Post

August 15, 2014 Updates
August 14, 2014 Updates

A photo of Anthony this week on his Instagram showed what appeared to be a dramatic weight loss since the season ended. Anthony, who turned 30 on May 29, looks younger with the weight loss. “He wants to be as athletic as he was when he was a rookie,’’ the confidant told The Post. “Plus he wants to be a facilitator in the triangle and speed will help that.’’ New York Post

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris, a Long Island product, worked out three times with Anthony in June at the Terminal 23 gym Anthony owns in midtown. Harris noticed a major difference in his appearance. “He looked real good,’’ Harris told The Post recently. According to a source, the Harris camp was told Anthony was working out three times a day, doing basketball drills, agility drills, weights and yoga. With regard to his diet, Anthony has followed LeBron James’ lead in a mostly no-carb diet. But Anthony has a history of crash diets and “fasting.’’ New York Post

August 13, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony, who nearly jumped ship to join the Chicago Bulls in July, won’t have to wait long to see Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Tom Thibodeau again. According to a source, the Knicks are tentatively scheduled to open the 2014-15 season at home against the Bulls. The News reported last month that the Knicks will play host to the Washington Wizards on Christmas Day. New York Daily News

August 12, 2014 Updates
August 11, 2014 Updates

Who is Michele Roberts' team? Roberts is humored by the question. "Do you really have to ask?" she asks, in response, on the phone Saturday. "I'm from the Bronx and have two older brothers. Of course it's the Knicks." NBA.com


Carmelo Anthony already ahead of Phil Jackson, but still far away from the all-time New York greats.


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