New York Teams

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Giants still safe in NFC East? (1:47)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In NBA.com's survey of 39 rookies, Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. was named most likely to win Rookie of the Year. This is sure to motivate Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina.

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Liberty, Unity! (0:55)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets will play the Knicks at MSG on Oct. 9 in the preseason. Just a guess: Carmelo Anthony will be playing for NYK that night.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks announced their preseason schedule:

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

In just a little while, Rory McIlroy is gonna make more contact with a ball than Aaron Judge has in a while! That's not really fair. McIlroy will be hitting a golf balls along with a patient from St. Jude Children's Hospital at multiple targets from the 200 level at Yankee Stadium onto the field.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Both the Knicks Jamel Artis and Xavier Rathan-Mayes have an Exhibit 10 in their contract. Each player would receive a $50K bonus if they are waived and spend 60 days with the Knicks G-League team. Unlike the protection for Nigel Hayes, the Exhibit 10 bonus doesn't impact the Knicks cap.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The contract for the Knicks Nigel Hayes has $50K protection. The Hayes money will hit NYK cap if waived and doesn't have an Exhibit 10.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Jets: "The New York Jets organization is very proud that Woody Johnson was officially sworn in today as ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As previously announced, Christopher Johnson has taken over the role of New York Jets chairman and CEO."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Blake Griffin doesn't claim to have any insight into LeBron James' mindset, but he said on a recent podcast that he could see James signing with the Knicks before choosing the Lakers. "Honestly, I don't see him coming to L.A. period," Griffin said on the podcast, "View from the Cheap Seats." "Listen, again, I have no idea. I think something is brewing with him and his group of guys.... I could see [LeBron] going to New York before L.A," Griffin added. "I still think, when you go to the Garden, it's a completely different feeling. The energy, there seems like there's just a consistent buzz the entire game. … Even last year when you go play them, it's still there."

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets avoided the total solar eclipse by practicing indoors. In fact, they didn't even practice; it was just a 90-minute walk-through, ending at 2:30 ET. Afterward, some players went outside to view the eclipse with protective glasses. Todd Bowles said the eclipse had nothing to do with the change in practice plans. He said he wanted a light day to allow the team to recover physically from Saturday night's game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Christian Hackenberg took the blame for the sack/fumble on the third play on Saturday night's loss to the Lions. "We could've checked to something else, probably maxed it, got some protection," said Hackenberg, who was crushed by the unblocked Cornelius Washington. "It was a good learning experience. I thought they were bringing something and they adjusted, and they did a good job of bringing what I thought they weren't going to bring." Translation: He got outfoxed by the Lions.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: LB Lorenzo Mauldin's back injury is healing "slowly," per coach Todd Bowles, who said Mauldin may need an epidural shot to relieve pain. Not good news for the third-year linebacker, who could lose his starting job and perhaps his roster spot. LB Darron Lee (illness) and S Rontez Miles (eye laceration) didn't participate in practice, which was just a walk through. RB Matt Forte (hamstring) was present and did light work on the side.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Josh McCown has had only nine preseason game reps. Did he want to play on Saturday night? Did he need to play?

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Josh McCown said he wanted to play on Saturday night, but understood why the coaches wanted to start Christian Hackenberg.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles wouldn't say definitively that RB Matt Forte (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he will make his final quarterback decision next Monday.

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