After going through a pregame workout, Carmelo Anthony decided he felt well enough to play.
Anthony returns after missing the prior two games with hand and foot injuries. His right ankle has been the most bothersome lately, but apparently it felt well enough for him to come back to face the Pistons.
Anthony has been mired in an awful shooting slump, as he shot 40-for-126 in his last... » more
Suffolk County's James Funaro will receive the Knicks "City Spirit" Award before tonight's game. Here is part of the release:
The Knicks named 7-year-old James Funaro of Suffolk County’s Nesconset, NY, is the recipient of the Sweetwater Clifton "City Spirit" Award for the month of January for creating a men’s necktie fundraiser that generated over $9,000 to singlehandedly... » more
Carmelo Anthony went through a workout this morning and is a game-time decision tonight against the Pistons.
“He was cutting more,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He said he felt pretty good. He’s getting real close. He wanted to go out before the game and try and if it feels good he’ll do it. If not, one or two more days.”
Meanwhile, Baron Davis is out tonight and perhaps until next week.
Anthony,... » more
At this stage of the season and after all the losing, this is a big week for the Knicks and could be for Mike D’Antoni.
The Knicks have lost nine-of-10 games, and have showed very little sense of urgency. It’s not what you expected from a team with championship expectations.
That’s what makes this is a big week and why D’Antoni could be feeling the heat more than ever in New York if... » more
With Carmelo Anthony out against the Heat due to his various injuries, coach Mike D’Antoni decided to start Toney Douglas and move Iman Shumpert to shooting guard and Landry Fields to small forward.
D’Antoni said he went with Douglas to try and get more scoring.
“We just want more playmaking on the floor,” D’Antoni said. “We’re just trying to find ways to be able to make shots and get... » more
The rest of the trip will be telltale for the Knicks.
Sure, they looked good last night in crushing the Bobcats by 33 points on a night when Carmelo Anthony didn’t make a basket and scored just one point.
It was against arguably the worst team in the league, but you don’t want to take anything away from the Knicks performance because they played with the passion and urgency and selflessness... » more
Mike D’Antoni said Baron Davis didn’t have any “ill effects” after going through his first practice yesterday and was going to take part in a 3-on-3 after today’s shootaround.
We’ll get an update before the game, but Davis won’t play tonight against the Bobcats. D’Antoni said the earliest Davis could – COULD – play is tomorrow at Cleveland.
“It could be tomorrow,” D’Antoni said. “That... » more
Mike D’Antoni has heard the boos and the chants from the Madison Square Garden crowd demanding his termination. The Knicks coach said he understands the fans displeasure.
The Knicks were expected to be much better than they are. D’Antoni said they should contend for a championship this year. But the Knicks have played more like a Lottery team and the fans have let them and D’Antoni hear it.
“They’re... » more
After the Knicks’ latest loss, it was Carmelo Anthony’s turn to sit and think. The struggling small forward has plenty on his mind.
Anthony is mired in a terrible shooting slump that has contributed mightily to the Knicks’ six-game losing streak. He also continues to play with a sprained left wrist and sore ankle that isn’t helping his shooting.
All of this had Anthony considering shooting... » more
One Knicks’ crisis was avoided.
Carmelo Anthony returned from the family issue that kept him out of practice and will start tonight when the Knicks try to snap a four-game losing streak against the Bucks.
Without Anthony yesterday, the Knicks focused on offense, moving the ball, player movement and creating tempo.
“We’re not running,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Nobody is... » more