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Knicks Agree to Send Center Tyson Chandler to the Mavericks

NBA via New York Knicks(NEW YORK) -- Tyson Chandler is heading back to the Mavericks as the New York Knicks and Dallas have agreed on a six-player trade with Chandler as the center piece.

The trade would sent Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton to the Mavericks in exchange for point guards Jose Calderon and Shane Larkin along with guard Wayne Ellington, center Samuel Dalembert, and two second-round picks in Thursday night's draft.

Chandler played for the Mavericks during the 2010-2011 season -- the season they won their one and only NBA Championship.

"The journey to build this team for the upcoming season and beyond continues," Knicks executive Phil Jackson said in the announcement. "We have added players with this move that will fit right in to our system while maintaining future flexibility."

This move will help Dallas pursue top free agents such as Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James.

For the Knicks, it provides future flexibility, young players, and draft picks, which is something the Knicks haven't had much of in recent years.

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Nets Pound Knicks 103-80

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  After an extremely rough start to the season, the Brooklyn Nets are now clicking on all cylinders.

Joe Johnson scored 25 points as the Nets pounded the New York Knicks 103-80 on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

Deron Williams returned for the Nets after missing the past five games with ankle injuries.  He came off the bench and had 13 points and three assists in 27 minutes.

Tge Knicks blew out the Nets in Brooklyn last month by a score of 113-83, so the Nets were happy to be able to return the favor.

"Obviously when we first played them, they embarrassed us," Nets center Kevin Garnett said. "So obviously we needed to come back and get a payback, and kind of redeem ourselves because lately we've been playing better basketball and today was a great job of what we've been doing lately."

The Knicks (15-26) were paced by Carmelo Anthony's 26 points and 12 rebounds.  They have now lost four straight games.

Brooklyn's win coupled with Toronto's loss to Charlotte puts the Nets just 2.5 games back of first place in the Atlantic Division.  They are 7-1 since the start of 2014, the best record in the NBA.

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Knicks Center Tyson Chandler Out 4-6 Weeks

New York Knicks/NBA(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler will be out for the next four to six weeks with a small non-displaced fracture of the right fibula, the team announced Wednesday.

The injury occurred during Tuesday night's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats when Chandler collided with guard Kemba Walker.

"Of course we miss him.  He is our anchor on our defensive end, so we miss him big time," Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said after the loss on Tuesday.

Chandler was averaging 11.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in the Knicks first three games and the team will miss his defensive presence in the middle.

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Rose Lifts Bulls Over Knicks 82-81

Chicago Bulls/NBA(CHICAGO) --  Derrick Rose knocked down a baseline floater with 5.7 seconds remaining to give the Chicago Bulls an 82-81 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

Rose was playing in his first home game since tearing his left ACL 18 months ago, and he set out to make sure there would be no other outcome.

"That's what builds your résumé," Rose said. "Leaves a mark on your legacy."

Knicks center Tyson Chandler went 1-for-2 at the foul line to give the Knicks (1-1) an 81-80 lead with 10.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter.  On the next possession, Rose drove baseline and floated the game-winning shot over both Chandler and Raymond Felton.

The Knicks had one last chance, but Carmelo Anthony missed a jumper as time expired, giving the Bulls their first win of the season.

"I got the look I wanted," Anthony said.

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Chandler Expected Out a Week with Neck Injury

New York Knicks/NBA(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss one week with a small bulging disk in his neck area, the team announced Tuesday.

Chandler has missed the past two games with the injury.

Chandler, last season's defensive player of the year,  has averaged 10.7 points and 11 rebounds a game this season.

It was also announced forward Kurt Thomas will be out two to four weeks with a stress reaction and a stress fracture in his right foot.

Besides Thomas and Chandler, the Knicks are already without Amare Stoudemire for the season and Rasheed Wallace until at least the first round of the playoffs. The Knicks are also dealing with Carmelo Anthony's lingering knee/hamstring issues that have caused him to miss six of the team's last nine games.

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Nets Top Knicks In First New York City Rivalry Game

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Round one goes to Brooklyn.

Deron Williams had 14 assists and the new-look Brooklyn Nets beat the crosstown New York Knicks 96-89 in overtime at the Barclays Center on Monday night.

"It was absolutely fantastic. It was a great game for the fans," Nets center Brook Lopez said. 

Lopez scored 22 to lead the way for the Nets, but the team got a big contribution from Jerry Stackhouse, who hit a three-pointer with 3:31 left in overtime to put Brooklyn (9-4) up to stay.

The game, which was a makeup of the season opener postponed by Hurricane Sandy, was back and forth throughout. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks (9-4) with 35 points and 13 rebounds, but was not a factor in the overtime period.

"They're across the bridge. They're here in Brooklyn. We're in the city. They're in the same division, the same sports town. I guess you can say this started something," Anthony said of the new rivalry.

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Knicks Roll Over Hornets, 102-80

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Carmelo Anthony scored a game high 29 points, leading the New York Knicks to a 102-80 thrashing of the New Orleans Hornets.

The Knicks (8-1) hit 14 3-pointers as a team in the win.

"When we get it going inside the paint early going to the basket, it opens up a lot of things on the outside," Anthony said. "We have guys that can make shots...outside shots. When we find them we move the ball and sometimes it goes in and sometimes it don't. Tonight was one of them nights that it was going in."

The Hornets (3-6), who were without rookie phenom Anthony Davis because of an ankle issue, lost their fourth straight game.

Knicks point guard Raymond Felton hit five 3-pointers in the win.

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Knicks End Game on 27-11 Run, Stay Undefeated 

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) --  The New York Knicks are 6-0 for only the second time in franchise history. Raymond Felton had 25 points and seven assists, and the Knicks finished the game on a 27-11 run to beat the San Antonio Spurs (7-2), 104-100.

"We beat a great team tonight...well-coached team," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said. "It's the first time I've ever won in San Antonio, so I feel pretty good about that."

The win also snapped the Knicks nine game losing streak in San Antonio.

J.R. Smith scored 17 points and Jason Kidd added 14 for the Knicks who are now the only undefeated team left in the NBA.

The other time the Knicks started the season this well was the 1993-94 season. That season the team made the NBA Finals before losing to the Houston Rockets.

Next up for the Knicks: a trip to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies Friday.

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Team USA Ready for Another Run at Gold

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) -- The Men's 2012 USA basketball team is set.  Now they'll be trying to bring home back-to-back gold medals in the Olympics.

The team did lose Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Dwight Howard, but gained Western Conference champion guards James Harden, Russell Westbrook and forward Kevin Durant from the Thunder.  The team will also have New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler to make up for the loss of Howard.  With the entire roster set, Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski has faith that this team will also be able to bring gold back.

"I think it has the potential to be that if we learn to use our versatility. It's a more versatile team than 2008. Now does that translate into being better?"  Krzyzewski said Sunday. "Although we don't have the center, that team didn't have Durant or Westbrook. So it's a different team, and we'll see if it becomes better, but it can be. It could be."

This time around will be even sweeter for Heat forward LeBron James who captured his first NBA championship in June and he like Krzyzewski believes in this team.

"If you match us up, we have so many great pieces that guys can just play to their strengths, and I think we can be better," James said.

New faces to the roster also include 76er's forward Andre Iguodala and Clippers forward Blake Griffin. Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Deron Williams will be part of the crew returning for another gold title from the 2008 team.

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Knicks Center Chandler to Win Defensive Player of the Year

NBA(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, who signed with New York as a free agent after the lockout ended, will be named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.

Last season, without Chandler, the Knicks gave up 106.5 points per game.  This year, that number has been slashed to 97.8 points per game.  Chandler averaged just under 10 rebounds and nearly one-and-a-half blocks per game this season.

The Knicks are currently trailing the Miami Heat 2-0 in the first round of the NBA playoffs. 

Game three is Thursday in New York.

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