New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says the Knicks have been playing quicker in scrimmages so far in training camp with a focus on early offense. It's a development Anthony seemed to welcome. "It can make the game easier," he said. NY ranked in the bottom 10 in the NBA in pace the last 3 seasons, per NBA.com.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek wants to push the pace: "If we can get 5, 6 easy buckets a game just by pushing the ball, that's a big advantage." NYK ranked 30th in fast-break points/game (8) last year, per NBA.com. For what it's worth, 12 fast-break points/game would put a team in the middle of the pack last year.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Line at least 100 deep for Dwight Gooden autograph signing tonight in New Jersey

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lucas Duda was scratched from the game on Wednesday night. The Mets will provide more information later.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Funny line from Carmelo Anthony on the Knicks opening the season at Cleveland: "On their celebratory night, too? I think the NBA tried to give us light setup on that one. We'll be ready for that. It's a major test for us to kind of see where we're at as a team."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' practice report.

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Brook Lopez discusses Day 2 of training camp

The Nets' Brook Lopez talks about new head coach Kenny Atkinson, learning how to play with new teammates and meeting Jeremy Lin for the first time.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee said he expects to take a few more 3-pointers this season than the 2.7 attempts per game he's averaged over the course of his career. He believes the Knicks' quicker pace will allow for more attempts, noting that his previous clubs played at a slower pace & through the post.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall said improvement in the red zone starts with him and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Marshall noted that he still hasn't scored a TD: "Not a good start to the season if you have me on your fantasy team."

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Jets' WR Decker to have MRI for shoulder injury

Jets wideout Eric Decker is expected to have an MRI this week to determine the severity of a shoulder injury suffered on Sunday. He didn't practice on Wednesday and wasn't spotted at the field.

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Pierce sensing another long Sunday for Fitzpatrick (0:19)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets and former first-round pick Dee Milliner have officially parted ways. In a procedural move, they waived Milliner from their injured-reserve list. In reality, he was gone at the end of the preseason, when he was waived/injured on the final cutdown. So ends the disappointing Milliner era. Ah, but the Jets are still on the hook for his base salary -- $675,000. They already paid him a $1.5M roster bonus this year.

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FPI: Tune in for Giants-Vikings

Minnesota's second game in its new stadium will again be in prime time, this time on Monday Night Football. ESPN's Football Power Index sees a good matchup with the Giants coming to town. FPI game rater

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FPI: Tune in for Seahawks-Jets

These two teams are headed in opposite directions, but ESPN's Football Power Index sees an evenly matched game at MetLife Stadium. Only three Week 4 games have a higher matchup quality. FPI game rater

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are concerned about WR Eric Decker, who aggravated a shoulder injury in the game. He's expected to have an MRI. Decker didn't tell the training staff about it until yesterday, according to Todd Bowles. Decker didn't practice today and wasn't seen by the media. This is an injury to watch. Sounds like it could be serious.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles on whether he has any reservations about adding TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who was arrested last week for DUI: "I don't have any reservations because I haven't met him yet. As I get to know him, obviously with the situations he's been in, he's going to sink or swim on his own. We brought in a player and he's got a chance to clean his act up. We'll see what happens."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says he has the freedom to tweak the triangle as he sees fit. "We talked a lot about it over the summer. Phil's given us the ability to run it anyway we want, how we set it up. We (have) what we feel is a good working way to run it with different options."

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