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But Phil Jackson’s Knicks are working on something a bit more obscure than a blown defensive assignment. “We’re getting in touch with our inner-beings, our inner-selves,” Quincy Acy says. “We’re just reflecting on how our bodies are feeling,” Travis Wear says. “It’s really just getting in touch with where your mind is at.” ESPN.com

A healthy Andrea Bargnani finally is putting up big numbers in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense, and it’s putting a pause in what seemed the inevitable: the Italian’s summer departure. According to an NBA source, Jackson still is a fan and has interest in bringing Bargnani back for the right price because of his length, post defense and ability to score and pass in the structured system. Bargnani’s market value is one of the great mysteries of the summer, pending how he finishes the final 21 games. New York Post

Asked if he sees himself as a Knick next season, Bargnani, who lives in a nice apartment high-rise in White Plains, said: “I don’t think it is the place or time to talk about the future. The summer is in front. I’m very focused on finishing the season with the Knicks. I don’t know what’s going to happen. “It’s just about the Knicks and this season and my teammates. It’s all about the team right now.’’ New York Post

Jackson has no power forward or center under contract for next season and a one-year deal is not out of the question. Bargnani’s burdensome contract, which pays him $11.5 million this season, expires July 1. Before he returned Feb. 9 in Miami, there was speculation whether any NBA team would offer him even a minimum deal. New York Post

March 7, 2015 Updates

The scouting report on Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns reads like this; young, athletic big man with considerable skills and great vision. So how can the possible top overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, a player with all that talent and court awareness, not notice Phil Jackson watching his every move at a recent workout in Lexington? “Honestly, I really wasn’t looking,” Towns told the Daily News. “I was just focused on practice. I didn’t know.” New York Daily News

March 4, 2015 Updates

The NBA has fined the New York Knicks for president Phil Jackson publicly commenting on Ohio State freshman guard D'Angelo Russell, a league source told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday night. It is immediately unclear how much money the Knicks were fined. Upon leaving Ohio State's game on Thursday night in Columbus, Jackson told Cleveland.com that Russell was a "great looking kid, [a] great prospect." Yahoo! Sports

March 2, 2015 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA's review process continues on Phil Jackson's public comments about draft-ineligible D'Angelo Russell, league sources tell Yahoo. Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell is considered draft-ineligible -- until he declares. NBA doesn't let teams comment on those players. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

March 1, 2015 Updates

Knicks president Phil Jackson continued to scout top college prospects in person on Saturday. He was shown by television cameras in the stands at the Kentucky-Arkansas game. The Knicks are on pace to get a high pick in June’s NBA draft. Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns is projected as a top pick. Many draft experts put fellow Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein in the same echelon. Jackson likely had his eyes on those two. Earlier this week, the Knicks president attended Ohio State’s game against Nebraska and he commented on Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell. The NBA will likely fine Jackson for his comments. According to a source, several teams complained about the comment. It is against league rules for personnel to comment on players who haven’t declared for the NBA draft. ... The Knicks beat the Raptors on Saturday to win back-to-back games for the first time in a month. Hardaway Jr. led the team with 22 points. ESPN.com

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Point guard Jose Calderon didn’t take offense to Phil Jackson’s harsh tweet of the Knicks’ play in their 101-83 loss to the Cavaliers at the Garden Sunday. Jackson, the team’s president, tweeted: “Today’s game vs Cavs gave bb gods heartburn and those that know what “it” takes/means a smh.” “It wasn’t our best game,” Calderon said. “I don’t know what he said or done. He talks to us when something goes bad. We went back today to work. It happens sometimes, they play better. We’re working on something. We’re building. All these young guys are doing a great job. We’re going to keep fighting until the end. “Maybe it’s a question for Phil.” New York Post

February 23, 2015 Updates

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