Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony was voted to start in the NBA All-Star Game for the third straight time as a Knick. Could it be his last? Anthony has said he will opt out of his contract in July and become a free agent. The Knicks hope to re-sign Anthony and can offer him $34 million more than any other team. But the Knicks’ struggles this season could make Anthony look to join a team with a better chance to win....Read more »
Andrea Bargnani is out indefinitely after an MRI releaved a torn ligament in his left elbow, the Knicks said. Bargnani sustained the injury in the third quarter of last night’s loss to the 76ers. The 7-foot forward drove and was fouled as he went up for a dunk and landed hard. Bargnani, who has started 39 games, is the Knicks’ second-leading scorer, averaging 13.3 points per game. He’s also one...Read more »
Mike Woodson continues to play defense better than his players. Woodson defended Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony, who have been openly critical about the team. Woodson defended his defensive scheme. And during his weekly spot with 98.7 FM ESPN Woodson said he’s not going to let the media tear the Knicks apart. Actually the Knicks are doing a good job of that by themselves. They are 15-27, have...Read more »
Mike Woodson said if J.R. Smith isn’t with the program he should get used to sitting at the end of the Knicks bench. “Put it this way, he’s going to have to be with it if he’s going to want to be a part of it,” Woodson said after Thursday morning’s shootaround. “As a coach, it’s my job to make sure that that happens. "He’ll be back in uniform tonight. We expect him to come in and play and...Read more »
Decide who should start for the Knicks by picking the player who should take the floor at each position. The Knicks are on a roll and now it's your chance to keep it going by deciding who you would start if you were in Mike Woodson's shoes. Iman Shumpert over Tim Hardaway Jr.? Andrea Bargnani over Amar'e Stoudemire? You be the judge.
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DALLAS – Carmelo Anthony never said he didn’t want to play with Chris Paul. But he called the recent report that the Knicks and Clippers might consider an Anthony for Blake Griffin trade “silly and stupid.” Clippers coach Doc Rivers also used the word “stupid” a few times in reaction the report, which said the two sides haven’t had any discussions. Still, Anthony and Paul are good friends and have...Read more »