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April 26, 2015 Updates

To say the Knicks fells short of expectations this season would be an understatement. With a payroll in the Top 4 in the NBA, New York finished with the second-worst record in the league, which makes the Knicks the team with the worst return results-wise for the money spent on player salaries this year. (We're not even factoring in coaches and executives salaries here, which would make New York look even worse considering the lofty contracts of Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher). Each regular-season win cost the Knicks close to $4.8 million, which puts Jackson's club ahead of Minnesota and even the deep-pocketed, underperforming Lakers in this ranking. HoopsHype

April 21, 2015 Updates

Chris Herring: Phil says there's a tendency to overpay guys in FA. "We have to do some judicious shopping. [But] we won't go to the dollar store." Twitter @HerringWSJ

Ian Begley: Phil Jackson says that he'll try to use the triangle offense, Carmelo Anthony and he and his staff's history of winning to lure free agents Twitter @IanBegley

Fresh off a third Chinese Basketball Association title, Stephon Marbury weighed in on the Knicks’ potential draft pick, fellow CBA point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, calling the mystery prospect a player who is “going to be really good.’’ In a phone interview from Beijing, the ex-Knicks point guard from Coney Island branded Phil Jackson “a visionary’’ and claims to “love the triangle.’’ New York Post

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Jackson is also very familiar with Monroe’s agent, David Falk, who represented Michael Jordan during Jordan's playing days under Jackson in Chicago. So when the season comes to a merciful end on Wednesday night, Knicks fans may be hoping to see a big game from Monroe to not only see what he can do on the Garden floor but also potentially hand the Knicks a loss to help increase their lottery odds. ESPN.com

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