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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In a December interview with Charley Rosen published Friday on Today's Fastbreak, Phil Jackson bemoans the lack of fundamental skills in today's NBA and how they hurt the Knicks' attempts to run the triangle offense. "Today's players simply lack the skills to play the triangle. They know how to play one-on-one, catch-and-shoot, and they've mastered crossover dribbles, spins, playing off of screens and step-back shots. They don't know how to execute things like inside-reverse pivots and other basic footwork. They have no sense of timing or organization. They don't really know how to play five-on-five basketball," he said. The Knicks will continue to run the triangle this season. Sounds like new coach Jeff Hornacek will have plenty of teaching to do.

Carmelo’s legacy tied up with Olympics

Amin Elhassan says another Olympic gold medal is the best way for Carmelo Anthony to end his career in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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The best remaining free agents

Yes, J.R. Smith is still available, but there are other useful players to be had -- like Lance Stephenson. The top 10 (Insider)

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Karl-Anthony Towns takes kids to school

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns blows by kids at a basketball camp and puts them all on a poster.

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LaVine-Gordon as good as Wilkins-MJ?

Dr. J said the LaVine-Gordon Slam Dunk Contest was "clearly as good as the Wilkins-Jordan showdown." You be the judge.

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Dirk Nowitzki is not so good at soccer

The NBA star's talents on the court don't translate to the pitch.

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Summer Forecast: MVP race projections

Could Russell Westbrook's solo act lead to an MVP in OKC? Could Steph Curry complete a three-peat? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early picks. Ballot

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Carmelo 'shocked' Wade left Miami

Carmelo Anthony on Dwyane Wade signing with the Bulls: "It's hard to see some players in different uniforms, and he's one of those guys."

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Dr. J gives his approval on dunk contest

In an interview, Dr. J said the LaVine-Gordon Slam Dunk Contest was "clearly as good as the Wilkins-Jordan showdown."

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

David Lee lands a two-year deal worth $3.2 million and a player option for Year 2 in San Antonio, according to his agent Mark Bartelstein.