New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

To stop the Hack-a-Shaq approach, Phil Jackson suggests in an interview with Today's Fastbreak that when player is fouled outside of the context of a basketball play the team should be awarded two free throws and possession. He also suggests in the interview that a player shouldn't foul out; rather, a team should be awarded an extra free throw if an opposing player commits his 7th foul. He also would like to widen and lengthen the dimensions of the NBA court to make the 3-point arc concentric, so players don't risk stepping out of bounds on corner threes. These changes seem logical, though unlikely to come to fruition due to their drastic nature.

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.

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Source: Mets' Lagares likely back to the DL

With a partially torn ligament in his left thumb that may require surgey, the New York Mets will call up Brandon Nimmo and likely put Juan Lagares on the disabled list, a source tells ESPN.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing that Juan Lagares to the disabled list is the most likely roster move to clear the roster spot for Brandon Nimmo. That's bad news for Lagares. He appears headed for surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo is returning to the Mets from Las Vegas. The move gives the team a lefty-hitting center fielder, which could lessen the need to use Michael Conforto at the position. The corresponding move is not yet clear, but Yoenis Cespedes is dealing with a balky quadriceps and Jose Reyes has an intercostal strain on his left side.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Details of Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract with the Jets: Technically, it's a two-year contract with a voidable. Five days after the Super Bowl, it voids to one year. The two-year structure allows them to spread the signing bonus ($10M) over two years. His base salary is $2M, meaning his cap charge is $7M. There will be a $5M dead charge in 2017. (Per Adam Schefter).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Details of Ryan Fitzpatrick's contact with the Jets: Technically, it's a two-year contract with a voidable. Five days after the Super Bowl, it voids to one year. The two-year structure allows them to spread the signing bonus ($10M) over two years. His base salary is $2M, meaning his cap charge is $7M. There will be a $5M dead charge in 2017. (Per Adam Schefter).

Who will start opposite Darrelle Revis?

If Buster Skrine or Marcus Williams are unable to perform at cornerback, the team's man-to-man defense could suffer, writes Rich Cimini. Under-the-radar storylines

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