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 3 years ago '04        #10381
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Ian Begley

NEW YORK -- Paul Pierce has sparked a war of words between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks.

Earlier this month, Pierce said that he believed that the Nets would eventually own New York.

J.R. Smith is the latest Knick to take umbrage to Pierce's comments.

"I just look at him as a bitter person just getting out of Boston. He doesn't really know what New York is all about. He's been playing in Boston his whole career," Smith told ESPN New York on Saturday.

Smith, speaking without anger in his voice, added: "He just knows, just know that his words have consequences and he's going to have to pay for them."

Pierce, an ex-Celtic, said earlier this month that his hatred for the Knicks "has grown a little" since he joined the Nets in July following a blockbuster trade.

"Everybody knows how much I disliked the Knicks when I was with the Celtics, but I think it's grown to another level," Pierce said on ESPN NewYork 98.7 FM's "The Michael Kay Show." "I think it's time for the Nets to start running this city."

In an interview with Complex Magazine, Pierce added that he believed the Nets will eventually be the most popular team in New York.

"Oh yeah. Right now it might be like 70-30 but we're gonna push that the other way," Pierce told the magazine.

On Saturday, Smith said Pierce's comments don't necessarily rub him the wrong way, but he disagrees strongly with the idea that the Nets will eventually take over New York.

"They're in one borough, we're all over. So it's like, you're on an island and we've got the whole country. So it's nothing really to even talk about," Smith said at a PGA Foundation golf clinic at Chelsea Piers for the New York/New Jersey Boys & Girls Club.

Earlier this month, Knicks point guard Ray Felton also shot back at Pierce.

"They will never take over the city. Because we've got 'New York' on our chest," Felton said. "They've got 'Brooklyn' on their chest, and we've got 'New York.' They'll never take over the city.

"[Pierce] saying that is just him talking. At the end of the day, it's all about rivalries. We understand that -- he knows that, I know that. He's just trying to fuel it."

Felton said Pierce's headline-grabbing predictions are good for the Knicks-Nets rivalry, but he doesn't believe them to be malicious.

"He's just trying to talk, talk, talk, to fuel the rivalry, which is good. I love it," said Felton, who laughed when asked about Pierce's comments. "I think it's good for us, it's good for the whole state, it's good. So, whatever -- I love it."

The Nets and Knicks both made upgrades in the offseason. Brooklyn grabbed headlines trading for Celtics stalwarts Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Brooklyn also signed free-agent Andrei Kirilenko and hired ex-Knick Jason Kidd as its head coach.

The Knicks acquired Andrea Bargnani in a trade with Toronto and signed Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih.

The Knicks and Nets will play four times in the regular season, including twice in April. The first Knicks-Nets game is Dec. 5 at the Barclays Center.

Smith should be back on the court for that first Knicks-Nets meeting, but he may not be ready for the season-opener as he recovers from offseason knee surgery.
 3 years ago '04        #10382
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Berman

Beno Udrih already got a taste of New York, attending last night’s U.S. Open quarterfinals. Now he wants a taste of a championship in the Big Apple.

Udrih, the Knicks 31-year-old backup point guard who signed as a free agent last month, won two titles with the Spurs. Now he wants his new teammates thinking title from Day 1 of training camp, which begins Sept. 30.

“I believe our team can go as far as going to the Finals,’’ Udrih told The Post at Ashe Stadium in his first remarks since signing. “We have to think like that from the first practice. We can be very good. It all depends how seriously we’re going to take it.

“We all believe we can go really far. And our goal from the beginning has to be win it all because we know we’re going to be in the playoffs. Our mentality from the first practice has to be: we want to win a championship.’’

The Slovenian point guard got paid $7 million last season, but he had to ply his trade in Milwaukee and Orlando. Nevertheless, it was a surprise the Knicks got him for the $1.4 million veteran’s minimum.

“I just want to be on a winning team,’’ Udrih said. “The last couple of years I was with teams rebuilding. I was trying to bring them a winning mentality and it didn’t happen. Now I’m actually on a team where I can play basketball and help a team win instead of teaching young guys how to win.’’

San Antonio, tried to get him back, Udrih said. Memphis was also in the mix and two European teams. “I’ve been there,‘’ Udrih said of nixing the Spurs. “I know their mentality. Tony Parker’s their guard. Been there, done that. I’ve always wanted to play for the Knicks. It’s something special. ‘’

Udrih, who sat with his wife, already has a place in Manhattan. He has been working out at the Tarrytown practice facility with a handful of guys — Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert, Amar’e Stoudemire, Jeremy Tyler and Chris Smith, who has been invited to camp.

Udrih said he wants to be one of the leaders as coach Mike Woodson wants to use him in a three-point-guard-platoon with Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni.

“I know what it means how to win,’’ Udrih said. “Last year’s team got a taste of winning and had bad luck vs. Indiana [in the second round]. Tyson got sick — a lot of injury problems. We have to stay healthy all year and it’s good we have a deep team. Some guys can get time off and still get a win.’’
 3 years ago '04        #10383
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Marc Stein

Free-agent guard Toure' Murry has accepted the New York Knicks' invitation to training camp after a strong late push from the Miami Heat, according to sources close to the situation.

Sources told ESPN.com that Murry, following his strong summer-league showing with the Knicks, ultimately decided to try to build on his July success in a New York uniform despite receiving an offer to go to camp instead with the two-time reigning champions, who have only 13 players under contract.

Murry won raves in the Las Vegas summer league for his hard-nosed play and defensive presence at 6-foot-5, most notably from Knicks legendary broadcaster Walt Frazier. Sources say that Frazier's high praise was among the factors that convinced him to try to make the Knicks' roster even after the recent signing of free agent Beno Udrih as a third point.

The Knicks do still have a roster spot open for the regular season with only 14 guaranteed contracts on their books, one shy of the league maximum.

Murry and big man Jeremy Tyler, who signed a two-year deal with New York in early August, were known to be Knicks coach Mike Woodson's two favorites from the summer league squad.
 3 years ago '04        #10384
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 3 years ago '05        #10385
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 3 years ago '04        #10386
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Berman

Already starting. Jeremy Tyler surgery on stress fracture out eight weeks at least.
 3 years ago '04        #10387
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Berman

The injuries are already starting.

Knicks power forward/center, Jeremy Tyler, signed this summer to give them big-man depth, had surgery today to repair a stress fracture of his right fifth metatarsal, the Knicks announced. He will be out eight to 10 weeks, missing the entire preseason. Tyler was very impressive during the Las Vegas summer league, earning him a contract.

Tyler had been working out informally in scrimmages at the Knicks practice facility, with camp starting Sept. 30. The procedure was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan by Dr. Martin O’Malley. The Knicks have had a handful of players working out in Tarrytown that could be invited to camp. The Knicks only have one roster spot open. Tyler is signed to a guaranteed minimum but they could always decide to cut him if he proves injury-prone. The Knicks could re-sign center Earl Barron, who finished last season with the Knicks.

Tyler played with Golden State and Atlanta as a rookie last season.
 3 years ago '08        #10388
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 3 years ago '04        #10389
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Ian Begley

NEW YORK -- Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced Friday.

Smith is recovering from offseason knee surgery and might not be ready for the beginning of the regular season.

The NBA says Smith's suspension will begin with the first game of the season for which he is eligible and physically able to play.

The Knicks re-signed Smith in July to a three-year contract worth approximately $18 million with a player option for the third year.

The 27-year-old averaged 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season, in which he won the league's Sixth Man of the Year award. He played an integral role in the Knicks' regular-season success but struggled mightily in the playoffs, making just 33 percent of his field goal attempts.
 3 years ago '04        #10390
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Ian Begley

Training camp is still a few weeks away, but some Knicks have shown up early at the team's practice facility in Greenburgh to work out together.

Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert, C.J. Leslie, Amar'e Stoudemire and Beno Udrih, among others, were at the the facility this past week, according to two people with knowledge of the workouts.

It is common for players to get together on their own to work out. Some Brooklyn Nets worked out together in Los Angeles recently.

Last season, the Knicks worked out together at the team's practice facility before training camp.

Attendance at this year's workouts should pick up a bit next week.

Raymond Felton is expected to join, as is Metta World Peace. Tour'e Murry, who last week agreed to accept an invite to Knicks training camp, should join the workouts next week as well.

It is unclear when Carmelo Anthony will join. Another question mark is Andrea Bargnani. Bargnani was forced to sit out of Italy's participation in EuroBasket 2013 due to pneumonia. His availability for training camp is unknown at this point.

CUT TYLER? Jeremy Tyler, 22, underwent surgery earlier this week to repair a fracture in his fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

Tyler signed a two-year deal with the Knicks but it is only partially guaranteed. So I saw a few tweets from Knicks fans wondering if the team will cut ties with Tyler and add another big to fill the roster spot. I think that would be a bit shortsighted.

Tyler is a young player the Knicks can develop, something that is in short supply on this roster.

The Knicks also have some money invested in him, meaning they'd have to pay Tyler a certain amount of money if they decided to cut him.

So it makes sense, I think, for the Knicks to keep Tyler around and take a look at him after he heals from the surgery. He is expected to be out 8-10 weeks.
 3 years ago '04        #10391
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Berman

Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he believes the Knicks are a better team than they were last season and called the Nets rivalry now the best in the NBA.

Anthony, a guest speaker at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in Midtown, also indicated he would have even more of a scoring mentality than he did last season, when he won the scoring title. Anthony also cracked up the audience by joking about rumors he would sign with the Lakers as a free agent.

“We were the top two seed last year,’’ Anthony said. “I think nobody expected that. This year we expect to do the same thing. I actually see this team be better than last year’s team. I won’t get into all the details [why]. But we feel that. We feel we have improved as a unit.”

The Knicks went 54-28, winning the Atlantic Division, but petered out in the second round, losing in six games to the Pacers. The Knicks drafted Tim Hardaway Jr. and added Metta World Peace, Andrea Bargnani and point guard Beno Udrih. Their losses were Jason Kidd, Steve Novak and Marcus Camby, all three of whom barely played in the playoffs. Still, some are predicting the Knicks to drop to fifth in the East.

The restocked Nets, with Kidd as their coach, are getting all the hype, and Anthony, a Brooklyn native, is savoring it.

“I love it,” Anthony said. “I think it’s a great for sports. I think it’s great for us as a Knicks organization. To have somebody we can compete with on a consistent basis four times a year, I think it’s going to be the best rivalry in basketball for a long, long time.’’

That Anthony, who can opt out of his contract after this season, was talking in the long term appeared a good sign for Knicks fans, though the Lakers surely will try to woo Anthony next summer with their cap space.

Anthony was on the panel to talk about building a “billion-dollar brand’’ and spent time promoting his companies such as PowerCoco — a coconut water sports drink. The panel’s interviewer, Matt Miller of Bloomberg TV, teased Anthony that Los Angeles was a good place for coconut-water drinkers and the Lakers were “a strong brand.’’

Anthony shot back, “I would love to sign the Lakers up to be one of the sole teams in the West that drinks PowerCoco.’’

The crowd of sports business executives erupted in laughter.

The Knicks being training camp Sept. 30 and kick off the season Oct. 30 against the Bucks. On opening day of last year’s training camp, Anthony declared he wanted to be less of a scorer and more of an all-around player. He sang a different tune Tuesday after leading the NBA in scoring last season (28.6), perhaps realizing his output is even more vital this season.

“When you can do something so great, that’s the only thing people see you as,’’ Anthony said. “When you do something good, people don’t see that. People expect me to go out and score 30. If I score 15 points and we still win the basketball game, people look at that and say, ‘Oh, he’s not on his game today.’

“There’s a fine line. My thing is to go out there and be great. If I score the basketball and can be one of the best scorers in the world … Yeah, I can do other things and I do other things. But when you do something so well, people overlook everything else.’’

But Anthony said scoring titles mean nothing compared to his first NBA title. His playoff resume is rocky, having gotten out of the first round twice in 10 seasons.

“For me now, the only thing I need is a championship,’’ Anthony said. “I think I proved to everybody the type of basketball player I am. Everyone in the world knows I can score the basketball — to separate myself is a championship. I can count on one hand the amount of people that won a national championship in college, a gold medal and an NBA title. If I can do that, that kind of separates me from some others.’’
 3 years ago '04        #10392
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RealGM

The New York Knicks have signed Toure’ Murry and Chris Smith.

Murry, 6-5, 190-pounds, averaged 7.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 a.ssists and 1.20 steals over 20.8 minutes in five games for New York’s entry at the 2013 NBA Summer League.

Smith, 6-2, 195-pounds, averaged 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 a.ssists over 19.9 minutes in five games for New York’s entry at the 2013 NBA Summer League.
 3 years ago '04        #10393
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Al Iannazzone

Carmelo Anthony can become a free agent after the upcoming season, but he gave the strongest indication yet that his plan is to re-sign with the Knicks.

"I'm not going nowhere," Anthony said during an interview Tuesday with Bloomberg Television's "Market Markers."

Anthony is due to make $23.3 million in the 2014-15 season. If he were to opt out, the Lakers likely would pursue him, but the Knicks can offer him significantly more. Under the collective bargaining agreement, the most the Lakers could offer is four years and roughly $96 million. Anthony could get a maximum five-year contract worth about $129 million from the Knicks, who can start negotiating with him in February.

Money aside, Anthony pushed for the February 2011 trade from Denver to be in the spotlight and try to help the Knicks win their first championship since 1973. He led them to 54 wins last season and their first Atlantic Division title in 19 years, but they lost to Indiana in the second round.

Anthony, 29, remains hungry to carry the Knicks to a title.

"That is one of the reasons why I wanted to come here to New York, just so I could take on those pressures and those challenges,'' Anthony said. "A lot of people do not like to deal with the pressure. A lot of people do not know how to deal with the challenges they face. To me, it is everyday life.''

But Anthony doesn't want his future or free agency to be an everyday discussion. He told The a.ssociated Press at a Sept. 11 charity event Wednesday that he would not address either issue during the season. "I'm just not going to do it,'' he said. "I'm going to let everybody know the first day that I'm not going to talk about it.''

The Knicks were the No. 2 seed in the East last season behind eventual NBA champion Miami, but they lost leaders Jason Kidd and Rasheed Wallace. Their big offseason pickups were Andrea Bargnani, Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih.

The Knicks could take a step backward, especially with the Nets, Bulls and Pacers improved, but Anthony doesn't think so.

"I actually see this team being better than last year,'' he said Tuesday at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit. "That's just my opinion, that's the way that we feel. And if we feel that way as a unit, then there's nothing that can come between us.''

Notes & quotes: The Knicks signed guards Toure' Murry and Chris Smith (J.R.'s brother) to non-guaranteed deals. They want to add another big man because Jeremy Tyler is out 8-10 weeks after foot surgery last week.
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 3 years ago '04        #10395
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Ian Begley

Over the past two days, the New York Knicks have worked out Ricky Davis, Cole Aldrich, Justin Brownlee, Ike Diogu and Josh Powell.

The workouts are part of a free agent minicamp this week.

The Knicks recently signed guards Toure Murry and Chris Smith.
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 3 years ago '04        #10397
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Angry Knick Blog

Bad news guys. Remember when the Knicks traded for Andrea Bargnani, one of the things we leaned on the most was that Chris Copeland was basically a cheaper Bargnani? That they could do the same things, but actually Copeland does it better? Then when we let Copeland walk to Indy, we were up in arms even more because now we weren’t just adding another guy to the roster that mirrors what Copeland does, we REPLACED Copeland with him.

I did some research. It turns out that even in Bargnani’s worst year as a pro, he’s more versatile of an offensive player that can help open the floor for Carmelo while still being able to score himself than Copeland was.

This past year was by far Andrea Bargnani’s worst year in the NBA. He was riddled by injury, he was booed out of the building, he shot poorly… he was about to be amnestied for God’s sake (source: none)! Meanwhile, Chris Copeland finally made an NBA roster, he became a fan-favorite, and wouldn’t you know it, he actually HELPED his team win some [regular season] games. To compare the two, we’ll start out with their shot charts, separated by zone:

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Here’s what we can draw from this:

For a guy who was labeled a three point specialist by experts and bloggers all over the interwebs, Bargnani sure does take a lot of mid-range jumpers. Actually, he took almost 70 more mid-range jumpers than he did three-pointers. And he only took 13 more three-pointers than he did shots in the paint.
Chris Copeland is almost as bad from mid-range as Bargnani is from three-point range. He only took 69 mid-range shots last year actually, as opposed to 135 three-pointers. But if you’re going by the theory that all that matters are three-pointers, this is irrelevant.
Copeland is obviously better down low. He’s a better offensive rebounder and, according to Synergy, most of his points came in the paint off offensive rebounds. Let’s get real, no one is feeding either Cope or Bargs in the post.

So right off the bat, it seems like calling Bargnani one-dimensional or labeling him a three-point shooter is inaccurate. Well at least we tried. But where it really becomes apparent that Bargnani is way more of a versatile player that can really help the offense is when you break down those zones, like so:

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Now what do we see here:

Chris Copeland is actually borderline below average from every spot on the floor that isn’t under the hoop or on the right wing. He’s not as painfully bad from beyond the arc as Bargnani was, but there’s a little bit of false advertisement thanks to his right wing three percentage.
This is just weird more than anything: Bargnani shot a very respectable 45% from the top of the arc… but when he takes a few steps in to the top of the key, he’s well under average.
From every other spot inside the arc, Bargnani is a pretty solid shooter. And considering the bulk of his shots came inside the arc, but outside the paint, that’s a pretty good thing.

So what conclusions can we draw from this?

For starters, Andrea Bargnani can hit from a lot more places on the floor than Copeland can. That’s not what’s important though… HOW he hits from those spots on the floor is. When you break down Bargnani’s offense in 2012-2013, it ain’t pretty. Synergy can provide you with those stats, and none of them will blow you away. 2012-2013 was also his worst year as a pro. If you go back two, three, even four years though… his pick and pop efficiency is top of the line. Literally.


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Sooo, that’s pretty good. And yes that was two years ago, but it should be noted that sample size is larger than this past season, and it also wasn’t Bargnani at his best (or healthiest) by the raw numbers. Tim Duncan, Kevin Love, Kevin Garnett… that’s some good company. You probably also have to be able to set some pretty decent screens if you’re THAT effective in receiving the ball after one and being wide open enough to hit shots at that high a rate.

IMPORTANT: The free throw percentage that you see in that table. That means that he is getting fouled on 12.9% of his pick and pop attempts, head and shoulders above the rest of the crew. Now, a common blogger theme has been “LOL defenders won’t have to play him tight because he’s a bad shooter.” Welp, this is gonna hurt, but the NUMBERS… they disagree with that sentiment. So either teams are going to leave him wide open and he will hit the shot 40-45% of the time or go to the line 13% of the time… or they are going to have to stick a defender on him, allowing guys like Melo and JR to have a most likely favorable one on one matchup.

Now, I digress. This past season, his stats are miserable (per Synergy). Couldn’t find one that I’d be able to use in my favor. But what we’ve looked at is the sum of all parts. Of course, Bargnani is not going to be Kevin Garnett, Kevin Love or Tim Duncan from mid-range in terms of production. Especially not on this team, where he will be a third option for most of the minutes he’s on the floor. But I also know who research tells me he won’t be: a worse Chris Copeland.

It comes down to Woodson, basically. The gameplan couldn’t be more clear for the people that take the time to look at it. Bargnani is a very potent mid-range jumpshooter that does his best work when he doesn’t have the ball. I don’t know, but to me, that seems like a perfect fit next to a guy like, oh, let’s go with Carmelo Anthony? A player who isolates more than anyone? Not only could it take some of the workload away from him, but it can help him be more effective.

That does create a problem however: the team might actually be better, and then what’s a blogger to do?
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Marc Spears

Derrick Byars is working out for the Memphis Grizzlies this week, according to a source.

Byars is also drawing interest from the New York Knicks.

Byars was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the in 2007 NBA draft and logged two games with the San Antonio Spurs in the 2011-12 season.
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NEW YORK -- Knicks forward Metta World Peace expects his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, to play for the right to hoist the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy this season.

"I think the Lakers are going to go to the NBA Finals," World Peace said during a signing for his children's book "Metta's Bedtime Stories" in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday.

"I think Kobe [Bryant's] gonna be healthy, they're gonna get Pau [Gasol]. The Lakers are gonna make a big trade like they always do. They're gonna get another good player, boom, boom, and they're gonna go to the Finals. I believe it. Kobe's gonna come back, he's gonna play team ball, and Pau's gonna play well."

According to ESPN.com's conference projections, the Lakers will finish 12th in the West, which prompted Bryant to tweet earlier this offseason, "12th I see.."

The Lakers lost Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets in the offseason, and Bryant, 35, is coming off surgery on his injured Achilles.

World Peace was let go by the Lakers via the amnesty clause and signed with his hometown Knicks.

Notorious for controversial quotes, World Peace declined to respond to Paul Pierce's a.ssertion that it's time for the rival Brooklyn Nets to start running New York City, saying he doesn't have the energy to engage in a war of words and is still just trying to enjoy his offseason.

"I just want apple pie. I don't feel like talking," World Peace said. "I want to go to Whole Foods, enjoy my Whole Foods and play with my teammates. I don't have the energy to go back and forth with words because there's just too many great things happening in New York City for me to be going back and forth."

Asked about the Nets and their additions of Kevin Garnett, Pierce, Jason Terry and Andrei Kirilenko, World Peace responded, "Honestly, I don't even know who's on their team. I'm not going to lie. I'm just happy to be a Knick. That's it."

World Peace said he's fine coming off the bench if that's what Knicks coach Mike Woodson thinks is best for the team.

"I mean, I came off the bench when I was in Houston, they tried it. I had to start later because I had to get us out of the first round. And then I came off the bench when I was in L.A. and they tried it and then I had to start," he said. "So I don't have an issue with coming off the bench. I've been starting for 15 years, so hey, it should be somebody else's chance to start.

"I've been starting for 15 years. I could've went to any other team I wanted to and started. I got calls from Oklahoma (City) and the Clippers, all these teams, but I came here and it wasn't to start, it was to win a ring."

Just how feasible is that?

"Those types of [championship] questions are answered in June," World Peace said. "I learned that from Phil Jackson. just going through that journey with Phil, I kind of know the journey, and in New York everything happens so fast and happens now. That's one of the reasons I went to St. John's, where I realized when you prepare you'll be OK."

World Peace also mentioned the two-time defending champion Miami Heat as obvious contenders.

"I think all those teams are good, but I think the Knicks are gonna be great," World Peace said. "Carmelo [Anthony]? What is he, the No. 1 scorer in the last two minutes last season? I'm excited. It's exciting."

World Peace said he has not heard from ex-teammate Lamar Odom, who has battled off-the-court problems in what has been a tumultuous offseason.

"I've been reaching out. I need to speak to Lamar," World Peace said. "That's one thing I can't [comment on] until I speak to him personally. I don't even know what to say. Shocking headlines. But I need to speak with him."
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