Howard Beck

Last year: People flip out about a "tanking" trend that doesn't exist. This year: NBA passes lottery "reform" to fix nonexistent problem.

Frank Isola

Barcelona looks pretty darn good. And they run the triangle: Messi, Neymar & Iniesta.

Ian Begley

Fish happy w/NYK's ball movement: "A lot of people question or doubt a lot of these guys' ability to do that & willingness to be unselfish."

Marc Berman

How #Knicks could benefit from a revised NBA draft lotteryformula to be voted on by Board of Governor's tomorrow nyp.st/1zjtf57

Jonah Ballow

"We're not running down the floor to set up the Triangle. We're running down to score..." Fisher on #Knicks approach to transition ball.

Chris Herring

It's lowkey sad how excited I am for the season to start. So many ideas I can't wait to get into the paper.

Ian Begley

J.R. Smith is dealing with back stiffness. His status is unclear for tomorrow's game. Fisher isn't sure of his starting five yet. #Knicks

Al Iannazzone

Bargnani is out tomorrow and his status for next Wednesday's opener is unclear. He's been out more than 2 weeks with the hamstring issue.

Ian Begley

Bargnani hasn't played in a game since Oct. 8. Fisher was non-committal when asked if he'd be ready for the season opener on Oct. 29.

Jonah Ballow

Just spoke to @Iman Shumpert after practice. Great insight into his struggle w/ patience & the approach to transition offense. VID coming soon.

Steve Popper

Fisher sounded uncertain about Bargnani for the start of the season. Hasn't practiced in weeks. Conditioning, Level of play. Yeah.

Marc Berman

Calderon said he thinks he'll be ready despite calf but Fisher hinted that hope of having a regular rotation tomorrow unlikely with injuries

Steve Popper

Scott's best writing. RT @Scott Cacciola: Bargnani (hamstring), JR (back), Calderon (calf) and Amar'e (Amar'e) did not practice today.

Marc Berman

J.R. Smith's back spasms surfaced again in practice. Fisher said unsure if he plays tomorrow vs. Washington.

Scott Cacciola

Bargnani (hamstring), JR (back), Calderon (calf) and Amar'e (Amar'e) did not practice today.

Ian Begley

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) will not play Wednesday. He has missed the last 4 preseason games. #Knicks

Scott Cacciola

Fisher rules out Bargnani for tomorrow's game. Hasn't practiced.

Frank Isola

Jose Calderon on Vince Carter blocking Dirk's dunk. "It was great...I'll text him later."

Al Iannazzone

Calderon says his calf is nothing to worry about. He hopes to play tomorrow

Ian Begley

Calderon says his calf is nothing to worry about. He hopes to play Wednesday. #Knicks

Ian Begley

#Knicks say Bargnani (hamstring), Calderon (calf), J.R. Smith (back), Stoudemire (recovery) did not practice. Outlaw was limited.

Frank Isola

Jose Calderon is watching, not participating, in practice.

Al Iannazzone

Knicks say Bargnani, Calderon, J.R. Smith and Stoudemire (recovery) did not practice today. Participation for Outlaw was limited.

Steve Popper

Bargnani, Calderon, J.R. Smith, Stoudemire (recovery) did not practice today. Participation for Outlaw was limited.

Chris Herring

Lmao. I don't know what's funnier: That the guy asked Obama to stay away from his girl, or the fact that Obama got a kiss from her anyway

Chris Herring

Bruhhhhh RT @BuzzFeed: Chicago Man Tells Obama: “Don’t Touch My Girlfriend” bzfd.it/ZEAKmk http://t.co/28qHyoehho

Ian Begley

#Knicks And-1s: A look at the positives (ball movement) and negatives (perimeter 'D') so far in preseason: espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Steve Popper

On the Kobe controversy - I'd take Kobe and fire everyone else, release every other player.

Ian Begley

Here's J.R. on the consequences of taking 'bad shots', Fisher on defensive "breakdowns" vs. MIL & Calderon's injury: es.pn/1ziJ5wO

Ian Begley

His shot didn't fall late in the game, but Carmelo had a strong all-around game last night: 9 rebs (5 offensive), 6 assists, two steals.

Marc Berman

Kidd lauds Fisher as future "great'' coach. Fisher says Kidd a coaching pioneer nyp.st/11ZeDsE

Al Iannazzone

Amar'e Stoudemire feels fine like (red) wine: newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Marc Berman

#Knicks shiny new defense gives up 120 points to #Bucks in preseason debacle but Calderon's calf seems not serious nyp.st/ZMaNSg

Alan Hahn

As always, the #Knicks Fix Podcast is available for download/subscription on iTunes, Android, etc.

Alan Hahn

PODCAST (S2, E1): @MichaelRapaport joins me to talk When The Garden Was Eden, a lost era and hip-hop: msg.com/podcasts/the-k… #Knicks

Alan Hahn

The good and the bad from last night's #Knicks preseason loss to the Bucks, with me and @AlTrautwig on @MSGNetworks: player.theplatform.com/p/TZlbt/raiMSG…

Ian Begley

Melo says "I don't think (the Bucks are) a team that we should have given up 120 to" after #Knicks' loss. More here: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Alan Hahn

Thursday! 7-10 pm RT @zigg3: @Alan Hahn Need u back with Rick? When?

Alan Hahn

Melo talks about the #Knicks defensive struggles, and does it wearing a Clydesque Borsalino on @MSGNetworks: player.theplatform.com/p/TZlbt/raiMSG…

Ian Begley

#Knicks F Amar'e Stoudemire says he feels "19" again & his goal is to "be a better defender" this year. Details here: es.pn/1uwJymQ

Steve Popper

By the way, I let this pass by over the weekend, but Record's Mike Kelly - Sayreville isn't the first with hazing: northjersey.com/news/kelly-say…

Scott Cacciola

On two former point guards squaring off once again in the Garden last night: nyti.ms/1yTnmdA

Alan Hahn

Cooper. Look at that WR corps. RT @SteveCono: @Alan Hahn Jets have the 4th pick, Cooper and Mariota both there. Who do you take?

Marc Berman

Kidd says Fisher will become "great coach'' before his Bucks soar at MSG. Fisher says Kidd is pioneer Si nyp.st/11ZeDsE

Alan Hahn

Jets, please. RT @BrandonTierney: @Fsmoot21SeanT on Amari Cooper: "He reminds me of a faster, bigger and stronger version of Reggie Wayne."

Steve Popper

Amar'e Stoudemire gets a start - at center - as Derek Fisher still searching for a lineup as season approaches: bit.ly/1t3Q7Bb

Steve Popper

Record column: Jason Kidd set a path for Derek Fisher - and thinks he can avoid the bumps he hit: bit.ly/1rpvbir

Marc Berman

Knicks' shiny new defense gives up 120 points to young Bucks as Melo praises Kidd's strategy nyp.st/ZMaNSg via @nypost

Chris Herring

The comments under this tweet are so great. twitter.com/nyknicks/statu…

Ian Begley

Carmelo credited Jason Kidd for using lineups that gave the #Knicks trouble: "He went small ball, something we haven’t even worked on."

Marc Berman

Carmelo said in locker room things will look better once established starting lineup and rotation is set.

Ian Begley

Carmelo on the Bucks: "Not talking nothing away from them, but I don’t think they're a team that we should have given up 120 points to."

Ian Begley

#Knicks F Amar'e Stoudemire says he wants to "be a better defensive player" this season. More here: es.pn/1uwJymQ

Steve Popper

Even Flavor Flav is thinking, man, that's risky fashion. RT @seth_rosenthal: Iman Shumpert is wearing a clock hat. http://t.co/4kw9atr9iv

Scott Cacciola

Carmelo declined comment on Iman's hat.

Chris Herring

Carmelo: "We haven't has any consistency" with our lineups, but we can't use that as an excuse for our struggles.

Al Iannazzone

Melo said the Knicks hadn't practiced 'small ball' and credited Jason Kidd for throwing that at them.

Chris Herring

Melo, on tonight's struggle: "We gave up 120 points to Milwaukee. Not taking anything away from them."

Chris Herring

JR said he took some bad shots tonight. Said "it hurts team morale" & players often dont hustle back on D after he and others take bad looks

Chris Herring

This is epic. RT @seth_rosenthal: Iman Shumpert is wearing a clock hat. http://t.co/38ydPfQKjm

Scott Cacciola

Sadly, Iman's clock hat appears to read 1:34 p.m. :(

Scott Cacciola

Iman is wearing a gray baseball cap that appears to have an operational clock on the front of it.

Al Iannazzone

Fisher said he doesn't think Calderon's calf injury is serious

Ian Begley

Fisher says Calderon's injury isn't "serious" but he doesn't know yet if Jose will be ready for Wednesday's game

Marc Berman

Derek believes Calderon will be back Wednesday. Doesn't see calf pull as serious.

Chris Herring

Fisher, on Calderon's calf: "It's not an extremely serious injury. I think if this was a regular-season injury, he prob wouldve returned."

Scott Cacciola

Fisher on Calderon: Felt a tug in his calf, doesn't think it's serious. If it was regular season, he probably could've returned.

Al Iannazzone

Fisher said the Bucks' small lineup hurt the Knicks.

Chris Herring

Fisher says he thinks his small lineups faltered tonight; particularly when NYK guards had to defend bigs in pick-and-roll situations.

Scott Cacciola

Fisher says defense was partly the result of poor matchups as Knicks experiment with lineups. But still a lot of "breakdowns."

Al Iannazzone

On defensive struggles tonight, fisher said, "it was a tough night from a match-up standpoint."

Steve Popper

Aw, Rest in peace. RT @HeyCor: @Steve Popper Tractor Traylor?

Scott Cacciola

Bucks shoot 59.7 percent, defeat the Knicks 120-107. I'm not going to read much into preseason games, but ... defense is a concern.

Alan Hahn

#Knicks PostGame is next on @MSGNetworks with me @AlTrautwig and, eventually, @Wally Szcerzbiak.

Marc Berman

Bucks finish shooting 59.7 percent in 120-107 win. Same old Knicks as one fan jeers on his way out.

Chris Herring

Someone lashed out at me for saying NYK could potentially be just as bad on D -- if not worse -- this year. I hope he's watching this game.

Steve Popper

Bucks still shooting over 60 percent. The only thing missing tonight at the Garden is a chant of "Fire Woodson."

Frank Isola

Berman of the Post and Knicks fans (redundant, I know) take the preseason far too seriously. I treat it like Popovich does.

Scott Cacciola

Cole is banging his thighs with his fists. He appears to be checking in.

Scott Cacciola

Knicks fans appear to be handling this game well.

Marc Berman

Looks a lot like last season. It's fourth quarter and Melo can't make a shot. Literally.

Frank Isola

Just a hunch, but I don't think Spike is making a movie about Bargnani. The Great Kazoo, however, might write a blues song about him

Frank Isola

Berman of the Post, whom the Knicks recruited to be their Siskel & Ebert, failed to mention that during his review of Spike's triangle movie

Marc Berman

Bucks lead 112-103 with 5:38 left. Time to stop saying it's just preseason. The defense may not get much better.

Frank Isola

Rarely recited fact about Phil Jackson's triangle teams in Chicago & LA featuring Michael & Kobe; both clubs were strong defensively.

Jonah Ballow

Dude cheering for thunder sticks here at MSG. #Preseason

Scott Cacciola

There is an impassioned gentleman sitting next to press row in the upper deck who very much wants to see a Knicks victory.

Marc Berman

Milwaukee with 103 points with 9:37 left. That's not Fisher's mantra of defense first since West Point. Let's see if he rips team after.

Chris Herring

Milwaukee Bucks break the 100-point mark here at MSG with more than 10 mins to go in the 4Q. So there's that.

Steve Popper

The Bucks who are shooting the lights out here do not have Oscar Robertson, Lew Alcindor, Gary Payton, Ray Allen or even Brandon Knight.

Steve Popper

Bucks with 94 points on 60 percent shooting through three quarters.

Steve Popper

I'd like to stress that the triangle offense is supposed to help the Knicks defense.

Scott Cacciola

The Bucks are 20 of 31 from inside the 3-point arc.