Cleanthony Early to have knee surgery

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Knicks rookie Cleanthony Early will have surgery to remove a loose fragment in his right knee. It is unclear how early soon he will return, but the forward out of Wichita State will miss at least a month, after which he will be re-evaluated. Cleanthony has played sparingly out of the gate, so his absence will clear a few— but not enough— minutes for Andrea Bargnani, who is expected to return soon.

You can read the interview I did with Early a couple weeks after the Knicks drafted him, HERE

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GIF: JaVale McGee airballs free throw vs Knicks

Yes, good form JaVale! All your power comes from your toes.

javaelgifWait, no, that can’t be right…

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Knicks Vine: JR Smith ignores open Melo at buzzer

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Knicks ball. Down 2. Get it to Melo? Right? Nah

The music is a really nice touch

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Knicks Vine: Iman Shumpert throws ball off of Amar’e Stoudemire’s face

The Triangle is SERIOUSLY overrated.

Shades of Last year’s Knicks-Hawks game?

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Knicks Owner James Dolan Charged With Breaking Federal Labor Laws

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James Dolan is the latest sports owner to find himself in hot water. The Knicks owner is facing charges from the National Labor Relations Board claiming that he threatened, illegally, to withhold pay increases from employees unless they voted to quit their union. Dolan runs the Knicks, Rangers, and Cablevision. You can read more about the case here

 

NBA suspends JR Smith

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The NBA has suspended JR Smith after he hit Glen Rice Junior in the “groin” (yes, that means balls) in Tuesday night’s Knicks-Wizards game. Smith, who was suspended for five games last year after failing a drug test, will only be forced to miss one game this time around, at least as far as the NBA is concerned. As such, JR will not play in Wednesday night’s game against the Pistons (whose point guard, Brandon Jennings, was the recipient of hostile tweets from Smith which led to JR receiving a $25,000 fine last season). -Tommy Rothman

The GIF of the hit is below

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JR Smith hits Glen Rice Junior in the balls (GIF)

Looks like there won’t be a Glen Rice III, am I right?

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The triangle is more complicated than I thought.

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^The moment before the crime