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Fans Jeer D’Antoni, but Sting Is in Defeat
|2014, September 16( 16539 reads)
New York Times
Anthony torched the Lakers for 22 points in the first quarter, leading the Knicks to a 26-point lead in the first half and an eventual 116-107 victory after a late Lakers charge. Anthony left the game in the third quarter after spraining his left ankle, but he finished with 30 points, and the outcome of the game was never in doubt.As the final minutes wound down, fans broke out in a ...more from this
Melo torches D'Antoni's Lakers, leaves win with sprained ankle
|2014, September 16( 14386 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony was poised to break something on Thursday — maybe a Madison Square Garden scoring record or perhaps Mike D’Antoni’s spirit. As it turns out, Melo nearly broke himself.“It was one of those awkward falls,” Anthony said. “My knee and ankle are a little sore right now.”Anthony sprained his left ankle in the third quar ...more from this
Woodson: I kept D’Antoni's scheme
|2014, September 16( 14169 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike Woodson revealed Thursday how he managed to motivate the Knicks following Mike D’Antoni’s resignation last March.He “scared them into playing.”“I had some things that I had to get off my chest being back in the driver’s seat as the head coach,” Woodson said before his conference-leading Knicks (17-5) easily defeated D’ ...more from this
Woodson explains how he got Knicks to play hard after taking over for D'Antoni
|2014, September 16( 15367 reads)
New York Post
Mike Woodson, in reflecting how he changed the losing to winning after taking over the Knicks for Mike D’Antoni last March, said he may have “scared them into playing’’ hard.Thursday night, Woodson and D’Antoni square off at the Garden when the surging Knicks (16-5) take on D’Antoni’s slumping Lakers (9-13). D’Antoni is 4-8 since takin ...more from this
Melo’s Knicks flying high while D’Antoni struggles with Lakers
|2014, September 16( 15585 reads)
New York Post
Mike D’Antoni and Carmelo Anthony are back together at the Garden for the first time tonight, their public divorce last March working out magnificently for the player and not so wonderfully for the former Knicks coach.As D’Antoni’s purple-and-gold Lakers invade the Garden, Anthony is coming off a 45-point explosion in Brooklyn amidst an MVP-caliber season. ...more from this
Anthony’s scoring leads to Knicks wins, deserved MVP talk
|2014, September 16( 2014 reads)
New York Post
If the voting for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award were held today, Carmelo Anthony would be a consensus selection. But that’s not reality. One quarter of a season does not make an MVP.At this point in 2010, Amar’e Stoudemire would have gotten his share of MVP votes, but then came trades and injuries and his season didn’t deserve a trophy.So w ...more from this
Kidd: Amar'e will 'fit in just fine' with Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1871 reads)
New York Post
Jason Kidd confirmed he believes Amar’e Stoudemire will make his season debut in late December and said he thinks Stoudemire’s addition will be smooth.“I think Amare’s close,” Kidd said on “The Michael Kay Show” on 98.7 FM. “I think he is very close, around the corner in getting involved in playing. Maybe at the end of this month. ...more from this
Howard: Melo, Knicks still No. 1 in New York
|2014, September 16( 809 reads)
ESPN New York
The Nets can move into a new arena just 5 miles from Madison Square Garden instead of 11. They can change the name on everything from their jerseys to their stationery from New Jersey to Brooklyn. With any luck, they will never have to hear another wisecrack about being swamp creatures, or the Exit 16W Nets.They can even try to conjure up a little old-time magic by planting a flagpo ...more from this
Anthony Has 45, and Kidd’s 3-Pointer Wins It
|2014, September 16( 842 reads)
New York Times
Jason Kidd planted himself 26 feet from the basket and Jerry Stackhouse charged — two gray-bearded basketball veterans on a collision course, with a game hanging in the balance and 17,732 New Yorkers of various stripes screeching in various octaves.If every edition of the battle of the boroughs goes down like this, the burgeoning Nets-Knicks rivalry will be very healthy ...more from this
NO ENCORE: Kidd sinks clutch 3, Melo scores 45 points as Knicks get revenge in Brooklyn
|2014, September 16( 592 reads)
NY Daily News
The first pump is very much a Jersey thing, so it was fitting that Jason Kidd, whose career took off in the Garden State, ended the night by pumping his fist and embracing Carmelo Anthony.“It might be,” Kidd says, “the biggest celebration you’ll get out of me.”The Anthony-Kidd combination, the former with a strong connection to B ...more from this
Former Jersey Boy Jason turns Knicks vs. Nets into Kidd's play
|2014, September 16( 440 reads)
NY Daily News
The buzzer sounded at Barclays Center Tuesday night and there was Jason Kidd, the old, great Net from their New Jersey days, raising his arms in triumph.Kidd finally made it to Brooklyn and all he did was give the Knicks a 100-97 win that they have been gunning for since they left Brooklyn last month on the short end in overtime.So it was a big game for Mike Woodson&rsqu ...more from this
Jason hits late '3', Melo drops 45 as Knicks rally to beat Nets
|2014, September 16( 508 reads)
New York Post
Jason Kidd beat the Knicks plenty of times during his days with the Nets. Last night, the greatest player in New Jersey Nets history turned the tables on his old team in its new home.Kidd took a pass from a driving Raymond Felton and buried a 3-pointer — drawing a foul on Jerry Stackhouse in the process — with 24.1 seconds left to give the Knicks a thrilling 100-97 victo ...more from this
Melo’s monster night prompts MVP talk
|2014, September 16( 415 reads)
New York Post
The buzzer groaned, though it was hard to hear it cut through the swirling din — two fan bases, two boroughs, 17,732 voices belonging to 17,732 people who had stayed for every second of another beautiful basketball game.As he saw the red light glow on the backboard, signaling to his eyes that the game was over, that the Knicks had stolen this 100-97 wrestling match with the Ne ...more from this
Knicks ready for Round 2 against the Nets
|2014, September 16( 753 reads)
ESPN New York
Jason Kidd will face the Nets, one of his ex-teams, for the first time as a Knick on Tuesday.He insists that it's just another game on the schedule."They're looking to stop a streak and we're looking to get better," Kidd said. "There's no hype about this game."There may not be much hype from Kidd's perspective, but you can be sure that the Knicks will be prop ...more from this
Even Anthony Likes Offense to Go Through Kidd
|2014, September 16( 544 reads)
New York Times
The moment said a lot about Carmelo Anthony and Jason Kidd.Anthony was heroic in Sunday’s game at Madison Square Garden, leading the Knicks to a 112-106 victory over the Denver Nuggets with a game-high 34 points. Fans cheered at the buzzer because Anthony’s return to the team, after two games out with a finger injury, played a vital part in the team’s success ...more from this
Knicks ‘ready’ to get payback in Brooklyn
|2014, September 16( 399 reads)
NY Daily News
It will not be the first time the Knicks make the short jaunt to Brooklyn, but that does not take away all of the luster from Tuesday’s rematch at Barclays Center.The Nets swiped a 96-89 overtime win on Nov. 26 on their new home court, and the two weeks — and six wins in seven games — in between haven’t been enough for the Knicks to completely forget no ...more from this
Melo & Co. want revenge in B'klyn rematch
|2014, September 16( 551 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks have whipped the Heat twice, won rugged road games in San Antonio and Dallas, and are off to their best 20-game start since the 1995-96 season. They have soared 10 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2000-01 season, are the NBA’s lone unbeaten team at home and own the best record in the Eastern Conference at 15-5.What the Knicks haven&rsquo ...more from this
Knicks' Stoudemire getting close to ‘big’ return to lineup
|2014, September 16( 520 reads)
New York Post
With Rasheed Wallace and Marcus Camby each battling left-foot pain, the time has never been better to start easing in Amar’e Stoudemire.Stoudemire is closing in on getting cleared to practice fully with the club. He is expected to make his return sometime this month while Iman Shumpert is on his heels, looking at January.Coach Mike Woodson has said Stoudemire sti ...more from this
Anthony leads surging Knicks to rout of Hornets
|2014, September 16( 3579 reads)
ESPN New York/AP
Carmelo Anthony spun around Darius Miller on the dribble and pulled up in the lane as he was bumped hard and knocked off balance by Hornets 7-footer Jason Smith.Anthony's 7-foot floater still dropped in for the front end of a three-point play that gave him 19 points in the first quarter alone. He set the tone once again for a Knicks team that is showing the potential to be as good a ...more from this
Fast Start for Anthony and 8-1 Start for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 2933 reads)
New York Times
This was the world Carmelo Anthony envisioned when he joined the Knicks last season, where defenders have the best view in the arena to watch him light up the scoreboard.The Hornets’ Greivis Vasquez (21) drove to the basket as Robin Lopez boxed out Tyson Chandler, who had 7 points and 12 rebounds.A drive to the basket for 2 points here, a spin move to the bas ...more from this
Melo drops 29 points as Knicks top Hornets
|2014, September 16( 1297 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony was so efficient and so lethal Tuesday night that anything seemed possible.“Honestly, I thought he was going to score 50,” Tyson Chandler said.Anthony definitely had that look, but ultimately the Knicks were too strong, and the undermanned New Orleans Hornets so defenseless that Mike Woodson used the last 16 minutes of Tuesday’s 102-80 v ...more from this
Bondy: It's time to give Dolan his due for Knicks start
|2014, September 16( 1290 reads)
NY Daily News
The arena is revamped and unfamiliar, much like the roster. Donnie Walsh walked into the Garden on Sunday morning, got lost somewhere in the twists and turns of a reconstructed corridor and then watched his Pacers fall miserably short to the renovated Knicks, 88-76.He watched Carmelo Anthony work hard on defense.He watched the Knicks take care of the ball. The president ...more from this
Anthony pumps in 29 as Knicks rip Hornets
|2014, September 16( 2820 reads)
New York Post
Maybe it’s a good thing rookie sensation Anthony Davis didn’t try to play on a bum left ankle Tuesday night. He might have been spared the embarrassment of getting torched by Carmelo Anthony in their power-forward matchup.Anthony dominated in the low post last night, scorching through the Big Easy for 29 points in 28 minutes as the Knicks routed the young Hornets, 102-80 ...more from this
Woodson won’t commit to starting Amar’e
|2014, September 16( 1876 reads)
New York Post
Mike Woodson was asked the $100 million question at yesterday’s morning shootaround at New Orleans Arena. Will Amar’e Stoudemire return as starting power forward when he recovers from his left knee surgery?The Knicks coach danced around it like he was at a Mardi Gras parade on Bourbon Street.Before the Knicks’ 102-80 victory over the Hornets last night, ...more from this
Barkley: Nets will still be better than Knicks
|2014, September 16( 2970 reads)
ESPN New York
The New York Knicks’ 6-0 start hasn’t changed Charles Barkley’s mind.The TNT analyst still believes the Nets will be the top team in New York City by season’s end.“The Brooklyn Nets will have a better record than the New York Knicks,” Barkley said during Friday morning edition of Inside the NBA. ...more from this
Raymond Felton, Knicks rally past Spurs to stay unbeaten
|2014, September 16( 1178 reads)
ESPN New York
Instead of watching their season-opening winning streak come to a messy end, the New York Knicks served notice that they can't be counted out in the fourth quarter.Raymond Felton scored 25 points and New York stayed undefeated by rallying late to beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-100 on Thursday night.Trailing by 12 with 7 minutes left in the game, the Knicks (6 ...more from this
Party over: Knicks' Smith cuts back on nightlife
|2014, September 16( 1133 reads)
ESPN New York
Apparently, the party's over for New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith.Smith is off to one of the best starts of his nine-year NBA career and on Thursday he cited a cutback in nightlife as one of the key reasons for his success."I'm not going to lie. The New York City nightlife pretty much got to me. I was going out pretty much every other night and not f ...more from this
Saving Best for Last, Knicks Go to 6-0
|2014, September 16( 699 reads)
New York Times
The deficit had grown large and time was running out. The AT&T Center was rocking. In those few moments during their full timeout, the Knicks had to find some formula, some strategy in which to regroup. The Knicks’ unbeaten record and their pursuit of gaining respect against one of the best teams in the N.B.A., the San Antonio Spurs, was in the balance.Coach Mike Woo ...more from this
Lone Stars: Knicks still NBA's only perfect team
|2014, September 16( 676 reads)
NY Daily News
Now the Knicks and their fans are allowed to get excited, even if it’s a week shy of Thanksgiving.The Knicks are still the only undefeated team in the NBA after pulling out a pulsating 104-100 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.On a night when the Knicks did little right for a good part of the second half, and when Carmelo Anthony couldn&r ...more from this
Guards spark perfect rally for statement win
|2014, September 16( 909 reads)
New York Post
Mike Woodson knows nobody can scoff at the Knicks’ unbeaten start now, not after last night’s comeback from 12 points down in the final seven minutes to stun the powerhouse Spurs, 104-100, at AT&T Center.“It shows me that this team is for real,’’ said Woodson, who had never won in San Antonio as a head coach. “We beat a great team tonigh ...more from this
Challenged Late, the Knicks Remain Undefeated
|2014, September 16( 1493 reads)
New York Times
Many Knicks looked up at scoreboard inside the Amway Center on Tuesday night and quickly recognized the anomaly. For the first time this season, they trailed in the fourth quarter, and looked vulnerable against an unlikely opponent, the Orlando Magic, who lost to the Brooklyn Nets by 39 points last week.Jason Kidd, though, reminded his teammates to stay calm. Kidd told Carmelo ...more from this
Knicks hold off Magic to stay perfect
|2014, September 16( 628 reads)
NY Daily News
The frustration was beginning to show as Carmelo Anthony fought to create space under the basket and tried in vain to score over Maurice Harkless.It was a futile exercise as Harkless, the rookie out of St.  John’s, twice rejected Anthony’s shot while avoiding being called for a foul. All Anthony could do was shake his head in disgust.“It w ...more from this
Looking for Amar'e room
|2014, September 16( 586 reads)
NY Daily News
Help, even though the Knicks don’t seem to need it, is on the way.At some point, both Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert, two players recovering from knee surgery, will return to the lineup. In theory, their presence should make the Knicks stronger and deeper. But having Shumpert and especially Stoudemire back will eventually make Mike Woodson’s job that much toug ...more from this
Matured Melo ready for a title run
|2014, September 16( 904 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony has grown in so many ways as a player and as a leader. All you have to do is talk to veterans Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd to understand how far Melo has come — and just how far he can take the Knicks this season.“I think each year he has actually been getting better and better as a player, but also as a person,’’ Camby told The Post last night ...more from this
Knicks' Jason playing like a Kidd again
|2014, September 16( 798 reads)
New York Post
Jason Kidd finally played Kidd-like minutes — a season-high 31:53 — and he saved his best for last.Kidd, with Ronnie Brewer’s knee swelling up, played the first nine minutes of the fourth quarter and made a handful of big plays early to give the Knicks the momentum for good as they pulled away from the Magic, 99-89, last night to stay unbeaten.Off a hig ...more from this
D’Antoni hoping for Lakers-Knicks Finals
|2014, September 16( 696 reads)
New York Post
When Mike D’Antoni’s Lakers visit the Garden Dec. 13, the Knicks’ former coach hopes it will be a preview of the NBA Finals. It would be a renewal of the Finals matchup 40 years ago when the Knicks and Lakers faced off and Red Holzman won the franchise’s last title.“I couldn’t agree to a better scenario, especially from the Lakers’ side,&rsq ...more from this
Donnie’s on board with D'Antoni move
|2014, September 16( 649 reads)
New York Post
Pacers president Donnie Walsh thought the idea of Mike D’Antoni coaching the Lakers made terrific sense when he first heard the possibility. But like 99.9 percent — OK, make it 100 and unanimous — of folks around the NBA, Walsh figured the pick would be Phil Jackson after the name of the 11-time championship coach surfaced.So Walsh, who as Knicks president brought ...more from this
Practice Report: Knicks prep to hit the road
|2014, September 16( 619 reads)
ESPN New York
The Knicks have already played three games in four nights, but starting Tuesday, it will be their first stretch like that on the road.To prepare for Orlando, San Antonio and Memphis -- the latter two being two of the top teams in the NBA -- Mike Woodson stressed turnover-free offense, high-intensity defense and rebounding during Monday's practice. Woodson also said there needs ...more from this
Playing Down the Past, the Knicks Say D’Antoni Has a Bright Future in L.A.
|2014, September 16( 617 reads)
New York Times
The Knicks answered the questions in diplomatic fashion. They spoke highly of Mike D’Antoni, their former coach who resigned last March. They used words like respect, genius and fantastic.Although the Knicks are 4-0 under Coach Mike Woodson, D’Antoni’s name was uttered once again at the team’s practice facility after the Los Angeles Lakers hired him lat ...more from this
D’Antoni Is Not in Phoenix Anymore
|2014, September 16( 614 reads)
New York Times
When Mike D’Antoni resigned from the Knicks eight months ago, after an apparent work slowdown by Carmelo Anthony, it was easy to dump all the blame on Anthony for not being on board with the emergence of Jeremy Lin.How could he not want to play with the exciting new point guard anointed by D’Antoni as the second coming of Steve Nash?Except L ...more from this
Melo happy to see D'Antoni back in the game
|2014, September 16( 412 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony publicly endorsed the Lakers' surprise hiring of Mike D'Antoni to replace fired Mike Brown, and the Knicks' star reiterated Monday that he had a "good relationship" with his ousted former coach."I'm happy for him, man," Anthony said following practice in Greenburgh. "Despite all the stuff, the hoopla and the B.S. that was going on about me and Mike, we actually ...more from this
Knicks hit the road for first real test
|2014, September 16( 385 reads)
NY Daily News
The undefeated Knicks have had plenty of downtime over the past week to prepare for a rough early test on their schedule, with six of the next seven games on the road beginning Tuesday night in Orlando.“It’s our schedule and we’ve had four good games and now we have to go see what we’re made of on the road,” coach Mike Woodson said after the ...more from this
Melo & Co. happy for ex-Knicks coach as he heads to Lakers
|2014, September 16( 296 reads)
New York Post
The unbeaten Knicks are amidst a perfect present under Mike Woodson but had to deal with their imperfect past yesterday with news former coach Mike D’Antoni was hired to a 3-year, $12 million deal by the Lakers.Carmelo Anthony, whose distaste with D’Antoni’s speedball offense led to his mid-March resignation, said he is “happy for him,” claimed th ...more from this
Mike was never fit for New York
|2014, September 16( 361 reads)
New York Post
Mike D’Antoni is made for the West. He certainly wasn’t made for New York.His whining about the difficulty of coaching a team in New York City was unbearable during his final days with the Knicks.He looked like a guy who signed only for the money and not the only reason to coach — to try to bring your team to a championship.The Lakers did th ...more from this
Model of consistency is ... J.R. Smith?
|2014, September 16( 773 reads)
ESPN New York
Death. Taxes. Inconsistent play from J.R. Smith.For the past eight seasons, those were three things NBA fans could count on. But the third one might be changing this year.It's still early, but Smith has played consistent basketball at both ends of the floor for the 4-0 Knicks. He is scoring 17.5 points per game off the bench, the second-highest total behind C ...more from this
Lakers Hire D’Antoni After Jackson Talks Falter
|2014, September 16( 788 reads)
New York Times
The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni late Sunday night, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown.The Lakers and D'Antoni's agent, Warren LeGarie, confirmed the deal two days after the Lakers fired Brown five games into the season.D'Antoni agreed to a three-year deal with a team option for a fourth season. ...more from this
Practice makes Knicks perfect
|2014, September 16( 513 reads)
NY Daily News
If the Knicks continue to get three days off between games, maybe they will go 82-0.The schedule, altered when the season opener in Brooklyn was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, has been kind to Mike Woodson’s club. When they take the floor on Tuesday in Orlando they will have played just four games in 11 days, which includes a pair of three-day breaks. ...more from this
Stern Woody making all right moves for perfect Knicks
|2014, September 16( 775 reads)
New York Post
Mike Woodson has his own television show now, but no nickname for his offense like Mike D’Antoni does, or a cute nickname for himself like “The Zen Master.’’Let the Lakers bring back Phil Jackson. The Knicks have “Woody’’ and perhaps they also have the 2012-13 Coach of the Year. Because right now, nobody is doing it better in the NBA.< ...more from this
Amar’e lends a hand in the Rockaways
|2014, September 16( 747 reads)
New York Post
Amar’e Stoudemire still can’t get on the court after left-knee surgery, but he can get out to the Rockaways and aid the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged peninsula — perhaps the hardest-hit community in New York City.On Saturday, Stoudemire spent part of the day giving out food, clothing and blankets in several of the Rockaway and Far Rockaway enclaves. ...more from this
Felton, Kidd help Knicks rule efficiency
|2014, September 16( 855 reads)
ESPN New York
While many people are suggesting that Amar'e Stoudemire should come off the bench to avoid disrupting the starting five's flow, could the same conversation happen with Iman Shumpert before his return?Because right now, Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd in the starting backcourt are the main reason why the Knicks are playing the most efficient basketball in the league.< ...more from this
Starks' 'Dunk' showcased in the Garden
|2014, September 16( 773 reads)
ESPN New York
If you've had a chance to walk around the revamped sixth floor at the Garden, you may have noticed a wall display featuring John Starks' old pregame warmups. They are the same ones from the night he threw down the famous "The Dunk" in Game 2 of the 1993 Eastern Conference finals against the Bulls.The exhibit, one of the arena's 10 "Defining Moments," pays homage to Starks' personal ...more from this
Knicks and Lakers: Contrasts on Coasts
|2014, September 16( 630 reads)
New York Times
The Knicks have gone so retro this season that they acquired, among various performers long in the proverbial tooth, the Argentine Dick McGuire.That is whom Pablo Prigioni — at 35 the N.B.A.’s oldest rookie — stylistically brings to mind for students and scholars of ancient Knicks history. McGuire, the passing wizard of the 1950s, was known for being so reluc ...more from this
Novak Says Second-Half Play Is Key to Knicks’ Early Success
|2014, September 16( 623 reads)
New York Times
Steve Novak knows it is early in the season. He wants to remind Knicks fans of that, too — that it is too early to draw any significant conclusions about this team. It is only four games out of 82, he says.Yet the Knicks, undefeated and alone atop the Eastern Conference standings, have been the league’s most dominant team. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, they ...more from this
Lupica: For love of the Knicks
|2014, September 16( 364 reads)
NY Daily News
It doesn’t mean look out, Miami Heat, because the Knicks have started 4-0, or that the Knicks are a mortal lock to get one of the top four seeds in the Eastern Conference, or that they are going to make it out of the first round. Or that we should start booking time in the Canyon of Heroes for late June.But know this: The last time the Knicks were this much fun to watch was wh ...more from this
Woodson: Divas won’t be playing for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 406 reads)
New York Post
Knicks coach Mike Woodson put on his no-nonsense cap yesterday and warned if any player on his team is upset about playing time, they can write their ticket out of the Big Apple.Not only are the Knicks the only unbeaten team in the NBA at a stunning 4-0, they are also the deepest.The Knicks, off until Tuesday in Orlando, have unprecedented depth and the jostle for minute ...more from this
Anthony, Knicks top Mavs to remain unbeaten
|2014, September 16( 753 reads)
ESPN New York/AP
The basket was shaking and Tyson Chandler was screaming, definitely toward, though maybe not at the voices he recognized near the Dallas bench.His more important words came long before that dunk that helped the New York Knicks put away the Mavericks.Chandler told his teammates at halftime not to let their perfect record get ruined, and they responded with a 104-94 victor ...more from this
Woodson has to emerge from Phil's shadow
|2014, September 16( 588 reads)
ESPN New York
The New York Knicks could have beaten Los Angeles to Phil Jackson, could have locked up the megacoach long before the Lakers considered proposing to him a third time, and instead they hired the perfectly fine candidate who will always be measured against that call.Mike Woodson is 22-6 as head coach of the Knicks, and 4-0 this season after Friday night's victory over the Dallas Maver ...more from this
Chandler fires up Knicks, shakes up Mavs
|2014, September 16( 585 reads)
ESPN New York
With 6:09 remaining in the fourth quarter, Tyson Chandler soared over Dallas' defense, following up on a Carmelo Anthony missed layup, and threw down a vicious, two-handed putback dunk.Chandler flexed his arms, shouted a few words in the direction of the opposing bench -- and fired up his team. The Knicks went on to put away the Mavericks, 104-94, en route to their best start (4-0) ...more from this
Needing Offense, Knicks Still Can’t Lose
|2014, September 16( 650 reads)
New York Times
The Knicks’ two most prolific scorers took turns torching the Dallas Mavericks. Carmelo Anthony bullied his way to the basket, made jumpers in transition and converted key free throws. When Anthony went to the bench, J. R. Smith, the always-willing-to-pull-the-trigger sixth man, took over.On most nights, Coach Mike Woodson prefers defense over offense, a formula that led the K ...more from this
Anthony nets 31 as undefeated Knicks top Mavs
|2014, September 16( 403 reads)
NY Daily News
The schedule hasn’t exactly been grueling and the competition, except for the uninterested Miami Heat, has been vulnerable. Remember, Philadelphia was without Andrew Bynum and on Friday Dallas was missing Dirk Nowitzki.Still, we are now into the second week of the NBA season and not only are the Knicks in first place but they have yet to lose a game. Think about that; the form ...more from this
Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni candidates to replace fired Lakers coach Mike Brown
|2014, September 16( 449 reads)
New York Post
Even Yogi got 16 games.The Lakers, stressing the higher than normal expectations to win now put on the team with the arrivals of center Dwight Howard and point guard Steve Nash, fired coach Mike Brown yesterday, just five games into the season.“Very surprising. I’m disappointed for him. He’s highly respected in our business,” Mavericks coach Rick ...more from this
Knicks outlast Mavericks to remain NBA’s only unbeaten team
|2014, September 16( 475 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks sweated it out for a half, which is the most they have sweated this season.After falling behind at halftime and actually looking beatable, the Knicks swatted their first challenge away with the ease of the NBA’s lone undefeated team.Holding the Mavericks to 37 points in the second half, the Knicks romped to 4-0 for the first time since 1993-94, posting a ...more from this
J.R Smith's brother, Chris, will be a Knick
|2014, September 16( 27539 reads)
ESPN New York
Chris Smith, the younger brother of guard J.R. Smith, will join the Knicks, according to a source familiar with the situation.Terms of the contract have not been confirmed.On Wednesday, J.R. tweeted a photo of Chris signing, but the deal won't be official until the Knicks sign a contract and the NBA does its paperwork, typical for a new acquisition. ...more from this
Will Knicks play game in London?
|2014, September 16( 20853 reads)
ESPN New York
On the Knicks' 2012-13 schedule, the location for their game against the Pistons on Jan. 17 is marked "TBD." According to the New York Daily News, that matchup will take place in London, likely at the O2 Arena.The NBA has not yet released any details.It wouldn't be the first NBA regular-season game played in London. In March 2011, the New Jersey Nets played two games aga ...more from this
Kobe puts Christmas wrap on Knicks
|2014, September 16( 11606 reads)
NY Daily News
Kobe Bryant can’t think of a better way to enjoy Christmas than to be spending it with Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks.“We actually might win on Christmas Day for the first time ever,” Bryant says.It was classic Kobe: confident, not cocky, and never passing up the opportunity to take a playful dig at Anthony, his Olympic teammate. ...more from this
Knicks' Chandler calls recent awards snub 'ridiculous'
|2014, September 16( 24849 reads)
New York Post
Knicks center Tyson Chandler is starting to wonder if sportswriters take their postseason voting chores more seriously than the NBA coaches.Following Team USA basketball practice yesterday, Chandler reacted publicly to the confusion of his being named to the Second Team All-Defense just a week after being named Defensive Player of the Year.The media votes on the DPOY Awa ...more from this
Sources: Knicks open season in Brooklyn against Nets
|2014, September 16( 12805 reads)
Newsday
New York basketball fans won't have to wait very long to see the Knicks and Nets square off next season.The Knicks will be the Nets' first regular-season opponent in their new home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to league sources. Both teams open the 2012-13 campaign with that Nov. 1 matchup, which also will be televised nationally on TNT, the sources said.T ...more from this
Battle for New York: Nets host Knicks in opener
|2014, September 16( 6964 reads)
NY Daily News
If the Nets found a true home in Brooklyn — and not just an extension of Madison Square Garden — they’ll find out in the first game of the season.A source confirmed the Brooklyn Nets will open their inaugural campaign at the Barclays Center against the Knicks on Nov. 1 in a nationally televised game. It’s a surprising move from the league, and perhaps a dange ...more from this
Lawrence: D'Antoni landing in Houston? It's not Linsane
|2014, September 16( 5644 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike D’Antoni will take the coming NBA season off, but we can see him returning the following season and landing in Houston to reunite with Jeremy Lin.In fact, it makes all the sense in the world. Now that the Rockets are committed to going with Lin as their top playmaker, they should have D’Antoni’s phone number handy. Nothing against their current coach, Kevin Mc ...more from this
Nets-Knicks open regular season in Brooklyn
|2014, September 16( 5118 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks won’t have to wait long to get a close look at their new city rival.The Nets will play their first-ever regular-season game in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center against the Knicks on Nov. 1, league sources confirmed. It will be the first game of the regular season for both teams. The Thursday night game will be nationally televised on TNT.With the Nets cr ...more from this
Lin says he didn’t ask Rockets for more money
|2014, September 16( 1150 reads)
New York Post
Jeremy Lin says not to blame him for the surprisingly quick end to his Knicks career.In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Lin said he had nothing to do with the Rockets’ decision to restructure their offer sheet with Lin, which raised the value of the contract’s third year to just under $15 million and ultimately led the Knicks to decide to decline to match th ...more from this
Knicks sign shooting guard Brewer
|2014, September 16( 726 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks addressed one of their biggest remaining needs yesterday when they agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent shooting guard Ronnie Brewer.“New York Knicks lets get it!!!” Brewer tweeted yesterday afternoon.Brewer’s agent, Henry Thomas, confirmed the move, which gives the Knicks a second veteran at the position to pair with J.R. Smith, as well ...more from this
With Eight Games Left, Knicks Questions Abound
|2014, September 16( 24230 reads)
New York Times
Lounging at his locker stall in Milwaukee late Wednesday — shirtless, arms folded, his feet soaking in a bucket — Carmelo Anthony was a picture of mid-April contentment. The Knicks had clawed their way to a 111-107 victory over the Bucks, tightening their hold on a postseason berth. Anthony had been dominant, with 32 points and 10 rebounds, despite injuries and ...more from this
Knicks gambling on J.R. in the clutch
|2014, September 16( 10711 reads)
NY Daily News
Not even John Starks — the original hand grenade in high tops — could prepare Knicks fans for J.R. Smith. He is instant offense and instant agita. The player covered head-to-toe with tattoos, Smith is a one-man, 48-minute drama every night. His performance in Wednesday’s 111-107 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks was classic Smith. He twi ...more from this
Keeping Mike at head coach offers Knicks chance at stability
|2014, September 16( 10278 reads)
New York Post
Mike Woodson hasn’t lost at the Garden as Knicks interim head coach. He takes an 8-0 Garden clip into Friday night’s game against Washington and figures to go to 9-0 against the weak Wizards. It has been a sweet 16 games for Woodson in his month on the job. The cheering and winning hasn’t stopped at the Garden since his debut versus Portland on March 14, ...more from this
Thorn: Knicks are ‘dangerous’ team
|2014, September 16( 10749 reads)
New York Post
In his 10 years as general manager and president of the Nets, Rod Thorn was in a daily war with the Knicks. Area rivalry and all that. So he escaped down the New Jersey Turnpike to the 76ers but still finds himself battling the same old foe. “Isn’t that amazing? It really is. Moved down the Turnpike but we’re still fighting them,” Thorn said with a ...more from this
FOUR CORNERS: Knicks should try Amar'e off the bench
|2014, September 16( 10393 reads)
New York Post
The long-term goal for the Knicks is to find a way to maximize the talents of Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, so the pair can co-exist while still playing at a star level. That may never happen, and it certainly won’t in the short-term. Whenever Stoudemire returns from the bulging disk in his back, perhaps Wednesday against the Nets, the Knicks will be o ...more from this
Knicks Edge Bucks in Battle for 8th Place
|2014, September 16( 5865 reads)
New York Times
The battle for eighth place would not be determined by awe-inspiring defense or brilliant playmaking or any qualities that typically define great teams. This was, after all, a tussle for the Eastern Conference’s last playoff berth, a spot reserved for the flawed and the hopeful. So it seemed only right when J. R. Smith — flawed, hopeful, often maddening — ...more from this
Knicks edge Bucks on road, 111-107
|2014, September 16( 6239 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks did not nail down a playoff berth Wednesday night. They merely took one big step toward securing entry into the postseason for the second straight year. Make that one giant step.  “This,” Mike Woodson said, “is the game we had to have.”It also wasn’t pretty — especially on the defensive end &mdas ...more from this
Add neck injury to Baron woes
|2014, September 16( 4765 reads)
NY Daily News
Baron Davis’ health continues to be a major concern. The veteran guard, who injured his neck in Tuesday’s loss to Chicago, played just 19 minutes Wednesday night and had five turnovers. Mike Bibby played nine minutes, and third-string guard Toney Douglas was a DNP as Mike Woodson went most of the second half with J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in the backcourt. ...more from this
Knicks struggle vs. 8th-spot foe
|2014, September 16( 4920 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks seemed genuinely concerned as they left the locker room in Chicago late Tuesday night and boarded a bus for Milwaukee. And they should be -- with a loss knocking them out of playoff position. The Knicks enter their mammoth showdown vs. the Bucks playing the second night of a back to back. The Knicks finished at 12:10 a.m. in Chicago and tip off at Bradley Center ...more from this
Anthony at His Best Against the Best
|2014, September 16( 1464 reads)
New York Times
Carmelo Anthony was dancing, spinning, hopping and hollering, a fountain of bravado and joy, a star on a mission, a force unleashed. The moment suited him. The Knicks wobbled, and Anthony stabilized them. The Chicago Bulls charged, and Anthony turned them back. And when he had fired the last of his fate-changing shots, a 3-pointer from 25 feet that gave the Knicks a 1-poin ...more from this
Eighth Place Is Good for Nostalgia but Little Else
|2014, September 16( 484 reads)
New York Times
As the final seconds of overtime ticked away, as Tyson Chandler twice saved the misfiring Knicks on the offensive glass, as the ball found its way into Carmelo Anthony’s hands on the far right wing, the thought had to occur to the returning Larry Johnson sitting at courtside and anyone else who was in the building on a particular tension-filled night in June 1999. If ...more from this
Lin Is Happy With Recovery So Far
|2014, September 16( 575 reads)
New York Times
Six days removed from surgery, an upbeat Jeremy Lin said Sunday he nearly had full range of motion in his left knee and was biking and walking with ease. Basketball, however, remains a ways off. Lin, the Knicks’ young point-guard sensation, is on a six-week rehabilitation schedule that will probably end his season, unless the Knicks advance in the playoffs. Although ...more from this
Garden sees Melo bloom as Rose wilts
|2014, September 16( 469 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar’e Stoudemire wasn’t in any condition to bend over and pick up Easter eggs if he had tried on Sunday. Jeremy Lin says any form of Linsanity he’s up for when he comes back from knee surgery isn’t going to happen until the second round of the playoffs, at the earliest. So for the Knicks at the Garden on a big day for Mike Woodso ...more from this
Anthony hits game-winning three as Knicks beat Bulls in overtime
|2014, September 16( 439 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony saved the Knicks today from a disastrous loss to the Bulls that would’ve thrown them out of playoff position with 43 points and two gigantic 3-pointers – a game-tying bucket at the end of regulation and the game-winner in OT. Melo’s 43 points is the most for a Knick this season and his two heroic shots came when they needed him to be a sup ...more from this
Knicks don't expect Stoudemire 'for a while'
|2014, September 16( 513 reads)
New York Post
Despite recent reports Amar’e Stoudemire hoped to return from his back injury by next weekend, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he does not plan on having the power forward anytime soon. Stoudemire has missed the past six games with a bulging disk in his back and originally was given a timetable to return of 2-4 weeks — Wednesday marks two weeks since the diagnos ...more from this
Knicks hire Johnson in business operations
|2014, September 16( 408 reads)
New York Post
An old face is officially joining the Knicks organization, and it's not Isiah Thomas. Larry Johnson, who was known as a winner in New York, was named basketball and business operations representative Sunday morning. It is a combo working with players/community relations position as the Knicks continue to add player alumni to their staff. Maybe he can work with Amar'e Stoud ...more from this
Woodson a Reflection of His Famed Mentors
|2014, September 16( 2887 reads)
New York Times
Eighteen summers ago, Mike Woodson was lured to Phoenix with the promise of brilliant blue skies, lush green fairways and a bottomless bucket of bright-white Titleists. He landed in a gymnasium, with a whistle in his mouth and a roster of N.B.A. rookies. Coaching careers usually begin with some mix of ambition and intent. Woodson’s began with a double-cross, a mischi ...more from this
Tale of Card Reflects the Knicks’ Season
|2014, September 16( 990 reads)
New York Times
Yair Rozmaryn watched Jeremy Lin in his 25-point breakout game against the Nets in early February and was excited, and intrigued, by what he saw. Rozmaryn, a card collector who lives in Manhattan and works as a job recruiter in the fields of health care and information technology, could already see the possibilities. And two days later, after Lin startled everyone again wi ...more from this
Hello, Melo! Knicks superstar returns to form
|2014, September 16( 963 reads)
NY Daily News
Whether Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire can successfully co-exist will remain an unanswered question for now. And it no longer matters whether Mike D’Antoni’s offense is right for Anthony. But change the head coach and remove the power forward from the lineup and there is no denying that Anthony seems comfortable and has been productive as the Knick ...more from this
Woodson’s defense, discipline have Knicks swarming foes
|2014, September 16( 938 reads)
New York Post
Mike Woodson returns to Atlanta Friday night as the NBA’s hottest coach, hotter than Hotlanta in July — with a defense stifling and a club sizzling. Perhaps Hawks fans won’t exactly recall this Woodson, who couldn’t get the Hawks out of the second round of the playoffs in six seasons. At 8-1, Woodson’s winning percentage (.889) as interim coac ...more from this
Amar’e gets injection
|2014, September 16( 845 reads)
New York Post
Amar’e Stoudemire received his epidural steroid injection yesterday for his bulging disk and did not travel with the Knicks to Atlanta. Stoudemire’s reaction to the injection ultimately will determine whether he is healthy for the first round of the playoffs, which begin April 28. The Knicks have listed a timetable of 2-to-4 weeks. With the e ...more from this
Knicks great King 'disappointed' not to get Hall call
|2014, September 16( 833 reads)
New York Post
Bernard King, former Knicks legend, said he is “quite disappointed’’ he has been passed over again for induction into the Hall of Fame.The Post reported on its website Thursday King, 55, was not voted in as an inductee to the Springfield, Mass., shrine, citing a league source. The official announcement on inductions is Monday at noon in New Orleans — site of th ...more from this
The Knicks, 5-0 Under Woodson, Are Flying
|2014, September 16( 3811 reads)
New York Times
A storied N.B.A. rivalry, long dormant and coated in cobwebs, rumbled back to life Wednesday night, with enough tension, tenacity and promise to last deep into the spring. The Philadelphia 76ers are lording over the Atlantic Division after years of misery. The Knicks, bound in a cycle of perpetual dysfunction, are charging hard down the I-95 corridor, becoming a legitimate ...more from this
Knicks thrive as win streak hits five
|2014, September 16( 1163 reads)
NY Daily News
Maybe the Knicks won’t ever lose under Mike Woodson. They remain perfect under their new coach and are now in position to make a run at first place in the Atlantic Division, something that seemed virtually impossible just 10 days ago. “If we continue to play at the pace we’re playing we’ve got a legitimate shot to move up,” ...more from this
New coach not giving up on Linsanity, yet
|2014, September 16( 3809 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike Woodson isn't ready to give up on Linsanity just yet. The Knicks’ head coach met with Jeremy Lin on Friday and assured the second-year point guard out of Harvard that he will remain in the starting lineup. "He said that's not going to change," Lin told reporters. "He told me not to worry about anything, just play my game." L ...more from this
Knicks topple division-leading 76ers for fifth straight win
|2014, September 16( 1248 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks owned the crowd, owned the Sixers and soon may own their first Atlantic Division title in 18 years. It’s a reality now as Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson is alive for five. The Knicks’ voracious defense forced the division-leading 76ers to miss their first 14 shots, then Jeremy Lin swatted away Philadelphia’s second-half rally to pull off a d ...more from this
MSG keeps capitalizing on Linsanity
|2014, September 16( 1016 reads)
New York Post
Linsanity II continues to gain speed on every level. The Garden will soon have Coca–Cola courtside signs in Chinese by next week, according to team officials. The Garden approached Coca-Cola on the matter and an agreement has been reached. While Lin is keying the current five-game winning streak with last night’s fourth-quarter gem when he sc ...more from this
What a difference 10 days can make
|2014, September 16( 695 reads)
New York Post
There comes a point when you wish you could spike the players’ Gatorade with sodium pentathol, let the truth serum take a tour through their bloodstream and their consciences, loosen their lips and unlock their most honest opinions. Instead, all we have are our eyes. Instead, all we have are these five games that the Knicks have played under Mike W ...more from this
Collins: CHI, MIA don't want to see NYK
|2014, September 16( 707 reads)
ESPN New York
Make no mistake, the Knicks are going to do whatever they can over the final 20 games of the season to avoid facing Chicago and Miami in the playoffs.  But if they do end up in the bottom of the playoff picture and are forced to face the Bulls or Heat, Doug Collins believes the higher seed won't necessarily be happy.  "When you start looking at ...more from this
All the Parts, and Not Enough Points
|2014, September 16( 6453 reads)
New York Times
The Jeremy Lin joy ride was built on the backs of the Nets, the first team to succumb to his surprising prowess, and the first to overtly resent his sudden fame. The Knicks won, the Nets sneered and for 16 days the world adjusted to a new, Lin-centric reality. Jeremy Lin with Anthony, who scored 11 after missing the last seven games.Deron Williams flashed his irrita ...more from this
Reality trumps Linsanity at Garden
|2014, September 16( 2395 reads)
NY Daily News
The seminal moment in all of the Jeremy Lin madness started when Mike D’Antoni, desperate for someone to run the team, inserted Lin into the lineup against the Nets on Feb. 4. Lin went off for 25 points and outplayed Nets point guard Deron Williams. Linsanity has reigned supreme in New York ever since as the Knicks have gone on a tear with Lin at point guard and the ...more from this
Deron proves his point vs. Lin
|2014, September 16( 2352 reads)
NY Daily News
Deron Williams sat at his locker, as ecstatic as he’s ever been since he was reluctantly traded to the Nets a year prior, and reeled off the reasons Monday night was special: He wanted another crack at Jeremy Lin, he wanted to attack a smaller point guard, and he wanted to avenge the night he helped create Linsanity. Williams read on Twitter about how he “got d ...more from this
Anthony return a letdown as Deron torches Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1917 reads)
New York Post
The fears Carmelo Anthony would hurt the wonderful chemistry the Knicks created under Jeremy Lin proved true last night in a Garden stinker. Nets point guard Deron Williams, who was the first victim of Linsanity 17 days ago, exacted his revenge with a 100-92 Brooklyn-style beating of Lin’s lackluster Knicks in Anthony’s disastrous return. Wil ...more from this
It’ll take time to make pieces fit together again
|2014, September 16( 1911 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony wasn’t trying to be the hero last night. He wasn’t trying to reclaim his role as the Knicks’ main man, the guy who needs to take all the shots and make all the big baskets. Instead, the highest paid Knick at $18.5 million just tried to fit in while taking his first steps toward answering all those questions whether he and Linsanity can co- ...more from this
Davis’ underwhelming Knicks debut no threat to Linsanity
|2014, September 16( 1766 reads)
New York Post
Mike D’Antoni had a chance to end a controversy before it began when Baron Davis made his Knicks debut last night at the Garden against the Nets. But, when the Knicks coach was asked whether he had talked to Davis about understanding his redefined role within the Linsanity surrounding the team, D’Antoni said that might not be the case. &ldquo ...more from this
Smith’s Day: Show Up, Suit Up and Fire ’Em Up
|2014, September 16( 1912 reads)
New York Times
J. R. Smith had a modest goal for his Knicks debut, which proved to be earlier, longer and more resounding than he anticipated. “The first thing I was thinking was, ‘Don’t air-ball your first shot,’ ” he said, laughing. “You definitely won’t live that down in New York City.” Smith was born in Freehold, N.J. ...more from this
Lin-sational phenom fouls up Mavs
|2014, September 16( 1530 reads)
New York Post
Standing at the old freight elevator at the Garden, Mark Cuban had a chance to complain about the officiating after Jeremy Lin and the Knicks on Sunday afternoon rode emotion, momentum and timely 3-point shooting and even a big whistle to come away with another impressive win in the Lin era. The Mavs’ owner was even baited when someone said, “I thought your guy ...more from this
Sharpton, MSNBC jump on Lin wagon
|2014, September 16( 1600 reads)
NY Daily News
The Rev. Al Sharpton says Jeremy Lin gives "Americans hope again" in a “Lean Forward” ad for MSNBC. In the 90-second clip, Sharpton refers to Lin's surprise success, saying, "It's about looking past the surface, beyond the stereotypes, and giving unlikely people a chance." The undrafted guard of Asian-American descent has risen to stardom aft ...more from this
Knicks talking title after Lin leads them to win over Mavericks
|2014, September 16( 1493 reads)
New York Post
After Jeremy Lin’s nationally televised theatrics were over, after the point guard’s international stardom had reached yet another level, after Jason Kidd said Lin indeed looks like Steve Nash in Phoenix, Tyson Chandler soaked it all in and declared what may have become obvious by now: Lin’s Knicks are a genuine contender for a championship this season. ...more from this
Novak a hot shot in role of Mr. 3’s
|2014, September 16( 409 reads)
New York Post
Steve Novak made little impact in the first three quarters of yesterday’s slugfest between the Knicks and the Mavericks at the Garden, missing one 3-pointer and grabbing one rebound in 11:27 of playing time. But by the time the game ended, Novak had hit four 3-pointers, scored 14 points and helped deliver the knockout blow in the Knicks’ 104-97 victory over the ...more from this
Time for Carmelo to fit lin
|2014, September 16( 364 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony — Pardon the Linterruption — finally gets his chance tonight against the Nets to ride this blue-and-orange wave of Linsanity and begin to truly define his New York basketball legacy, his chance to answer a question that has been asked of all the stars who come to New York for fame and fortune:Did you come here for the great stage and the spotlight and the e ...more from this
Smith comes out firing in first bow at MSG
|2014, September 16( 307 reads)
New York Post
He came mostly because of Carmelo Anthony, partly because of Mike D’Antoni’s offense and partly to be back in the region where he was raised. Back from a stint playing in China, J.R. Smith, the former Nuggets shooting guard out of Freehold, N.J., made his Knicks debut in yesterday’s giant 104-97 victory over the Mavericks without so much as a single pract ...more from this
A Rising Star’s Friendship Brings Out the Best in Fields
|2014, September 16( 1378 reads)
New York Times
It is somewhat unfortunate that, in the growing canon of Jeremy Lin lore, Landry Fields is best known for supplying a couch. Since his arrival in late December, Lin has slept most nights at his brother’s apartment on the Lower East Side. But the night before he streaked into stardom, with a 25-point game against the Nets, Lin crashed with Fields in White Plains.< ...more from this
Truck Driver’s Analysis Predicted Lin’s Potential as a Professional
|2014, September 16( 967 reads)
New York Times
When Bill James arose out of nowhere with his self-published Baseball Abstract books in the late 1970s, he represented something the world of sports was unfamiliar with: an informed voice who was neither an employee of a team nor an established journalist. James, who had been a night security guard when he first began writing, has since established himself as one of the mo ...more from this
Knicks closing in on deal with J.R.
|2014, September 16( 550 reads)
NY Daily News
J.R. Smith could have been the guy who cost Jeremy Lin his job in New York. Instead, he figures to become the player who shares the backcourt with the Knicks’ starting point guard. The Knicks are in negotiations to sign Smith, the free agent shooting guard who was Carmelo Anthony’s teammate in Denver before signing with a Chinese club during the NBA lockout. ...more from this
Lin says talk of Melo being selfish is 'untrue'
|2014, September 16( 595 reads)
NY Daily News
Jeremy Lin can’t understand the concern about Carmelo Anthony returning to the Knicks lineup. Lin, who has emerged as a phenomenon since Anthony went down with an injury, said he has a good relationship with the Knicks’ star forward. There may be an adjustment period when Anthony comes back, Lin said, but there will be no chemistry problem. & ...more from this
Q & A with Jeremy Lin
|2014, September 16( 650 reads)
New York Post
The Post’s Steve Serby sat down yesterday with the Knicks’ point guard to talk about his life as an instant New York superstar, his faith and more.First of two partsQ: Describe what it’s like being Jeremy Lin today.A: It’s a lot going on right now and just trying to catch my breath every day, just something different every day, just taking it one ...more from this
After Melo’s return, Knicks expect to play ...
|2014, September 16( 486 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony is probably not going to join the fun on the Garden court tonight, according to a league source. Anthony needs more time and is doubtful to make his return to Linsanity until Sunday against the Mavericks. But if you believe in kismet, then wrap your mind around these numbers when this does happen: Amar’e Stoudemire wears “1,’’ Anthon ...more from this
Backcourt duo forge friendship
|2014, September 16( 741 reads)
New York Post
Between the unique pregame handshake between Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin to Fields allowing Lin to crash on his couch the night before Linsanity began almost two weeks ago against the Nets, the off-court friendship between the new Knicks backcourt is an obvious one. But as the two have begun to play together on the court, that relationship is starting to pay dividends on ...more from this
Lin and Shumpert get Star weekend invites
|2014, September 16( 432 reads)
New York Post
Linsanity will take over Orlando on All-Star Weekend. After Jeremy Lin’s incredible two weeks, the NBA found a way to get the Knicks point guard involved in the All-Star festivities by making him a participant in the league’s Rising Stars Challenge game. He’ll be joined in Orlando by teammates Landry Field, also in the Rising Stars game ...more from this
At the Buzzer, It’s All Lin
|2014, September 16( 1172 reads)
New York Times
The clock was running down — on the game, on the Knicks and on a mystical streak that was teetering on the edge of disappointment. The seconds kept disappearing until Jeremy Lin stopped his dribble, pulled up and launched another miracle. The 3-point shot swished with a half-second remaining Tuesday night, lifting the Knicks to a 90-87 victory over the Toronto Raptor ...more from this
In China, an Instant Star and an Emerging Symbol
|2014, September 16( 935 reads)
New York Times
 HANGZHOU, China — The clearest sign that Jeremy Lin’s appeal has spanned the Pacific to mainland China may lie not in the 1.4 million Chinese microblog messages mentioning him in recent days, but in a rare failure to meet demand here in the heart of one of the world’s largest centers of pirated garment manufacturing. “His jerseys have sold ...more from this
Lin answers Knick prayers
|2014, September 16( 556 reads)
NY Daily News
The name Tim Tebow was overheard in the visitors dressing room Tuesday night after Jeremy Lin delivered another miracle win for the Knicks, but then Bill Walker decided it didn’t apply. “He’s doing it in New York, for one thing,’’ Walker told Baron Davis. “And Tebow only does his thing on Sunday.’’ As oppos ...more from this
Lin hits last-second 3-pointer; Knicks defeat Raptors
|2014, September 16( 454 reads)
New York Post
Jeremy Lin called his sudden 10-day phenomenon “a miracle from God’’ — and that was before he completed a miracle comeback with a miracle final-second 3-point shot. The fairy-tale story carried north of the border and got even more spectacular as the Knicks point guard dribbled down the clock in a tie game against the Raptors, wanted the last shot, ...more from this
Never a doubt guard’s legend would grow with game-winner
|2014, September 16( 639 reads)
New York Post
Around the arena, inevitability ruled the moment. Among 20,092 people inside Air Canada Centre, all of them on their feet. Among the Toronto Raptors, who could sense they were being set up as patsies. Among the Knicks, of course, who have come to believe that there is nothing their point guard can’t do. And, yes: Watching Jeremy Lin, you could see it in him, too. ...more from this
Amar’e returns to Knicks, finishes strong in win
|2014, September 16( 451 reads)
New York Post
Amar’e Stoudemire has a new tattoo teardrop near his right eye in memory of his deceased brother.On his return last night to the Knicks, that teardrop represented a tear of joy as Stoudemire celebrated wildly on the court with Tyson Chandler after Jeremy Lin’s “miracle’’ 3-point shot with 0.5 seconds left gave the Knicks a 90-87 victory over the Raptors.< ...more from this
For Lin, Erasing a History of Being Overlooked
|2014, September 16( 982 reads)
New York Times
Jeremy Lin played high school basketball in a gymnasium across the street from the Stanford campus. But the coaches there did not seriously recruit him. Neither did the coaches from U.C.L.A. The same for the coaches from many Ivy League universities. “We all felt the same way: we could get better,” said Steve Donahue, the former coach at Cornell.  ...more from this
From the Pulpit and in the Pew, the Knicks’ Lin Is a Welcome Inspiration
|2014, September 16( 683 reads)
New York Times
 Jeremy Lin’s sudden emergence as an N.B.A. star has thrilled fans at Madison Square Garden and on the road, generated a torrent of comments on social media around the world and made Knicks fans out of a lot of people who did not follow basketball a week ago. By Sunday, the story of Lin, a committed Christian, had worked its way into church services — notably those in Ne ...more from this
Melo faces Mission: Linpossible
|2014, September 16( 1282 reads)
NY Daily News
We’re guessing that the whole idea of Carmelo Anthony being the Knicks’ “point-forward’' has gone by the boards, absurd as that was from the word go. Whenever Anthony returns from his strained right groin, he’ll have to get into line and embrace the new Lin Knicks.As opposed to the team Anthony left, the Lin Knicks move the ball and pla ...more from this
5th straight victory on free throw
|2014, September 16( 527 reads)
New York Post
The kid can’t lose. The “Linderella’’ story grew again as Jeremy Lin sank a game-winning free throw with 4.9 seconds left that capped a wild Knicks comeback and an improbable 100-98 stunner over the Timberwolves at Target Center.The win extended the Knicks’ “Linning streak’’ to a season-high five games and capped a Sat ...more from this
Anthony about to enter Dragon’s lair
|2014, September 16( 775 reads)
New York Post
We are, as Kevin Costner, as Jim Garrison, says in “JFK,” through the looking glass, people. White is black. Up is down. Upside-down is rightside up. Digital is analog. Fire is ice. Day is night. Jeremy Lin is an NBA phenomenon. More, he is a pop culture marvel. A reporter walked through the Garden stands Friday night solely to compute the pe ...more from this
Emotional Amar’e eulogizes big brother
|2014, September 16( 440 reads)
New York Post
In the end, the pain was too much to bear. Amar’e Stoudemire rarely shows emotion on the basketball court, and those close to him say had not cried since he was 12, when his father died. But Stoudemire could not hold back any longer. As he spoke yesterday at his brother Hazell’s funeral here at the First Baptist Church, a flood of feelings came forth.&nb ...more from this
Even While Struggling, Lin Finds Way to Lift Knicks Again
|2014, September 16( 1034 reads)
New York Times
Long after he helped lift the Knicks to their fifth consecutive victory, Jeremy Lin hobbled to his locker as if he had been repeatedly kicked in the shins. Lin said he was not injured, just worn out after his seventh game in 10 days, a grueling stretch he never faced at Harvard.“I’m just a little numb,” he said. “I can’t feel my legs right now.” ...more from this
Lin Keeps His Cool; Around Him, Heads Spin
|2014, September 16( 664 reads)
New York Times
Jeremy Lin not only outscored Kobe Bryant by 38-34 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden, but he also had the audacity to better by a point Carmelo Anthony’s team high this season.“He got 38 points in the context of team basketball,” Coach Mike D’Antoni said after his Anthony-and-Amar’e-Stoudemire-less Knicks beat the Lakers, 92-85. Was that a messag ...more from this
Lin’s Appeal: Faith, Pride and Points
|2014, September 16( 610 reads)
New York Times
Last weekend, I was driving home when my BlackBerry buzzed with a text message from a Korean-American friend from my church: “You watching J Lin tearing it up?”I texted back, “Really??”He filled me in: “25 pts, 5 reb, 7 assists, 2 steals. Garden was going wild. Carmelo and Amar’e were going crazy. Announcers were effusive.” ...more from this
Stoudemire Mourns ‘Guardian Angel’
|2014, September 16( 538 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire stood before the open coffin, head bowed, eyes hidden behind sunglasses. Reaching in, he touched his brother’s body, holding his hand for several quiet seconds.Friends and family say they had not seen Stoudemire cry since he was 12, when his father, Hazell Stoudemire Sr., died of a heart attack. But later Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Wal ...more from this
For the Lin! J-Lin drops 20, sinks late FT in 'W'
|2014, September 16( 538 reads)
NY Daily News
No one ever said Jeremy Lin is perfect. But the Knicks are with Lin as their point guard.Lin’s worst game as since becoming a starter still turned out to be a thing of beauty as he capped the Knicks comeback by making one free throw with 4.9 seconds left as the Knicks rallied to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 for their fifth straight win.They are 4-0 with ...more from this
Linpossible to ignore Melo's inevitable return
|2014, September 16( 956 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony has yet to prove that he can successfully co-exist with Amar’e Stoudemire. Now, Melo has to prove he can co-exist with Jeremy Lin.There is a growing fear that the only one who can stop Lin is Anthony, who prefers to play with the ball in his hands and is most effective in isolation plays. In the two games since Anthony went down with a groin injury in the first ...more from this
New star leads Knicks past T'Wolves
|2014, September 16( 526 reads)
New York Post
Jeremy Lin did it again.Lin hit a free throw with 4.9 seconds left to overcome a dreadful second half and lift the New York Knicks to their fifth straight victory, 100-98, over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.Steve Novak scored 15 points, including the game-tying 3-pointer with 36 seconds to play and Lin used his quickness to draw a foul and get to the line ...more from this
With 38 Points, the Legend Grows
|2014, September 16( 650 reads)
New York Times
The tension got higher, the stage a little brighter and the competition significantly stiffer. Expectations ticked ever upward. If the moment when Jeremy Lin ran out of magic and gusto was going to arrive, it probably should have been this one.Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were in the building. The national television cameras were rolling. But the sensation could not be snu ...more from this
Linsanity drives Lakers crazy
|2014, September 16( 824 reads)
NY Daily News
It’s officially Linsanity.Officially because Jeremy Lin outdueled Kobe Bryant at the Garden Friday night.That’s not easy to write, nor is it easy if you happen to be a perennial All-Star who wears No. 24 for the Lakers.“Enjoy it,’’ said Bryant, when someone mentioned that Lin won the individual battle against him while the Knicks ...more from this
NBA power rankings: Lin gives Knicks a boost
|2014, September 16( 737 reads)
NY Daily News
It will really be Lin-sanity if the Knicks knock off Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in the Garden on Friday night.Behind Jeremy Lin's surprising play, the Knicks have defeated the Nets, Jazz and Wizards in their last three games. But without Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, they now they have to contend with a Laker team that has Bryant and two All-Star quality big men in Andrew B ...more from this
The Linderella story rolls on: Jeremy drops 38 in Knicks' win over Lakers
|2014, September 16( 952 reads)
New York Post
Now Kobe Bryant knows his name. Does he ever.The day before last night’s Knicks-Lakers showdown, Bryant claimed he had “no idea’’ what “Linsanity’’ was. Bryant got belted in the face with it last night as the Knicks new point-guard phenomenon Jeremy Lin ruled the frenzied Garden again, humiliated the mighty Lakers as this Disney movie has no ...more from this
Believe the hype, because it’s for real
|2014, September 16( 424 reads)
New York Post
What happens when the hype doesn’t do justice to the truth? When the breathless hysteria isn’t equal to the black-and-white of a stat sheet, or the relentless roar of an arena in full, epic spasm? When you empty the thesaurus of adjectives and try inventing new ones, like the end of a “Words With Friends” game?For crying out loud, what happens when Jeremy Lin ...more from this
Knicks' newest star getting used to 'Linsanity'
|2014, September 16( 415 reads)
New York Post
Knicks new point guard sensation Jeremy Lin admitted Friday he was still getting used to the new attention he has been getting and credited media and fans for all the Lin puns going around the city.“I didn’t know you can turn Lin into so many things,’’ he said at shootaround in Greenburgh. “We’ve never done it before. Me and my family were laughin ...more from this
Lin’s Success Surprising to Everyone
|2014, September 16( 1024 reads)
New York Times
Mike D’Antoni can recall exactly how he felt the first time Jeremy Lin played meaningful minutes for the Knicks. “Kinda neutral,” D’Antoni said. “I wasn’t excited.” It is hard to conceive of it now, but there was a time when Jeremy Lin’s name was spoken without exclamation points, when he was fourth on the ...more from this
In first two starts, Lin beats MJ, LeBron, Kobe
|2014, September 16( 824 reads)
NY Daily News
Maybe you haven't noticed, but Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, the Chinese-American phenom out of Harvard, is gaining quite a bit of attention. He is sweeping the NBA, one game at a time. And when you look at the numbers, it is easy to understand why Lin is getting the accolades. They seem to be well-earned. The previously little-used, ...more from this
Mighty Lin gets ready to face Kobe
|2014, September 16( 775 reads)
NY Daily News
Kobe Bryant is always a threat to go for 50, 60, maybe even 70 points when he makes his yearly pilgrimage to Madison Square Garden. “Kobe will be looking to light up the Garden as he usually does,” Mike D’Antoni says. Bryant certainly loves that challenge, loves the bright lights and loves tormenting the Knicks. When the Lakers come to ...more from this
Knicks star Lin searching for new home after sleeping on brother’s couch
|2014, September 16( 602 reads)
New York Post
He’s no longer a couch potato. Breakout Knick star Jeremy Lin — who currently sleeps on his brother’s couch on the Lower East Side — is looking for more permanent digs, sources told The Post. A broker has already shown the league’s first American-born player of Chinese descent at least two high-end properties.One is i ...more from this
A shot & a prayer
|2014, September 16( 392 reads)
New York Post
On a freezing-cold night in early January, Jeremy Lin sits anonymously in an upper row of bleachers at Fordham’s Rose Hill Gym, hunching slightly toward the court, clad in a ski jacket and sweatpants and still cloaked in relative obscurity. Though he has been picked up recently off waivers by the Knicks — despite getting cut in the past three weeks by the Warri ...more from this
Bryant, Lakers next for Lin’s gang
|2014, September 16( 711 reads)
New York Post
When Jeremy Lin used to enter the Garden during his first weeks as a Knick, arena security didn’t believe he was a player. They mistook him for one of the trainers. Lin had to talk his way through the player’s entrance, according to his agent Roger Montgomery. Now everybody knows Lin’s name. The Knicks’ point-guard savior will get the red-carpet tre ...more from this
Suns and Nash Deal D’Antoni 4th Straight Loss
|2014, September 16( 1688 reads)
New York Times
Mike D’Antoni’s glorious past and still-jumbled present collided at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, and presumably this should have produced a frantic festival of points and fast breaks. Instead, the evening came down to a solitary man, standing at the foul line, methodically putting away a low-scoring game with a series of free throws. Steve Nash &md ...more from this
True point guard Nash could fix Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1572 reads)
NY Daily News
Steve Nash could be the answer to the Knicks point guard troubles. That is, if they’re willing to wait until next season to get him and Nash wants to play out his final years chasing a title in New York. Nash refused to discuss his pending free agency but he reiterated his fondness for New York City and Madison Square Garden. &ld ...more from this
At Garden, Torts not like Mike
|2014, September 16( 1501 reads)
NY Daily News
James Dolan addresses the media about as often as the Knicks win playoff games. Less is more in Dolan’s world, unless you’re talking about ticket prices at the World’s Most Famous Arena. Dolan hasn’t agreed to a question-and-answer session with the Knicks’ traveling media corps since March 12, 2007 when he announced that due to the team’ ...more from this
Melo and Amar'e go cold against Suns
|2014, September 16( 1364 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony tried shooting the Knicks out of their funk only to dig a deeper hole for the team and his beleaguered coach. “We’re in a little bit of a crisis,” Mike D'Antoni said. Anthony’s shooting percentage is as poor as the Knicks’ record after Steve Nash, D’Antoni’s all-time favorite player, had 26 points ...more from this
'Bit of a crisis' after 4th straight loss
|2014, September 16( 1353 reads)
New York Post
The only solace to another horrific Garden evening is maybe Steve Nash will be doing this for the Knicks next season and not against them. Sore-wristed Carmelo Anthony could not have been more awful and Amar’e Stoudemire wasn’t much better. Anthony did not speak afterward. A team official claimed Anthony had a “family issue’’ to go along with ...more from this
Nash defends Knicks coach D'Antoni
|2014, September 16( 1475 reads)
New York Post
Steve Nash drilled Mike D’Antoni on the court last night in carrying the Suns to a 91-88 victory over the Knicks, but he had his former coach’s back afterward, saying he has faced nothing but upheaval during his tenure. With speculation Nash would want to play in New York next season, one wonders if it would be as appealing for the SoHo summer resident if D&rsq ...more from this
Team USA chose ‘better players’ than Knicks' Stoudemire
|2014, September 16( 1482 reads)
New York Post
Knicks brass believes it has three stars on their roster, but Team USA CEO Jerry Colangelo believes it’s just two. According to a person familiar with the decision, Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire was left off the U.S. Olympic Team roster of 20 finalists partly because Team USA officials feared he was a health risk and because at this stage, “There ...more from this
Melo to mates: Look in the mirror
|2014, September 16( 1333 reads)
ESPN New York
Carmelo Anthony was worried about the Knicks' confidence after road losses to Memphis and Oklahoma City last week.  "We're not playing with a high level of confidence right now," he said on Sunday. "... I think we need to get back to that and get back to having fun."  Anthony noticed his teammates having fun 'in spurts' on Monday against the Ma ...more from this
Chandler on NFC pick: Don't ask
|2014, September 16( 1359 reads)
ESPN New York
Not much intimidates Tyson Chandler on the basketball court.  He goes up against Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and other top NBA centers on a nightly basis.  But if you want to see Chandler squirm, just ask him who he likes in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.  "Oh, you’re not doing that to me," he said with a wide grin w ...more from this
Amare: Offense is 'going to pick up shortly'
|2014, September 16( 1275 reads)
ESPN New York
Amare Stoudemire is shooting 42 percent from the floor. If the season ended Wednesday, that would be career-low for the nine-year veteran.  Of course, the season doesn't end Wednesday. Stoudemire has 53 games to turn things around.  But he doesn't plan on waiting that long.  Stoudemire said on Tuesday that his shooting i ...more from this
'7 Seconds or Less' returns to MSG
|2014, September 16( 475 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike D'Antoni all but guaranteed that his offense, the one he cultivated and the one Amar’e Stoudemire thrives in, will return to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. The ball movement, spacing, shot selection and superb point-guard play — the basic principles of D’Antoni’s “Seven Seconds or Less” offense — will be on display. ...more from this
Knicks get close look at Nash tonight
|2014, September 16( 328 reads)
New York Post
Amar’e Stoudemire is off to the worst shooting start of his NBA career, and the Knicks offense has been as disjointed and dysfunctional as it has been under coach Mike D’Antoni. The team’s need for a point guard has never been clearer than in this three-game skid, and tonight they welcome the Suns and Steve Nash. Isn’t that ironic? The Knicks (6-7) ...more from this
Knicks forward Anthony trying to play through pain
|2014, September 16( 313 reads)
New York Post
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is shooting 42.7 percent from the floor, partly because he is dealing with a sprained right ankle and trying to dribble and shoot with a sore left wrist. It sounds like the pain in the wrist is going to linger for long enough that, rather than rest it, Anthony is going to have to learn to shoot through it. “My ankle’s a little sor ...more from this
Knicks Limit Howard, but Not the Long Shot
|2014, September 16( 402 reads)
New York Times
Sixty minutes after the buzzer sounded on another Knicks defeat, Carmelo Anthony emerged from the trainer’s room — his left wrist still wrapped tightly, his right ankle still tender, his self-belief unimpaired. The Knicks had once again sputtered at a critical moment, allowing the Orlando Magic to turn a tight game into a 102-93 victory Monday afternoon at Madi ...more from this
Melo and Knicks stuffed by Magic
|2014, September 16( 409 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire blamed himself for the Knicks’ latest calamity. It was a nice gesture but not exactly an accurate one. Sure, foul trouble cut into Stoudemire’s minutes and scoring chances in Orlando's 102-93 matinee victory at the Garden Monday. But that doesn’t explain how once Stoudemire finally found his rhythm and the Knicks had a lead, he didn&rsqu ...more from this
Ewing tells Howard grass isn't greener in Brooklyn
|2014, September 16( 386 reads)
NY Daily News
Dwight Howard is trying to force a trade to the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets while Patrick Ewing is telling his young pupil to be careful what he wishes for. "Most of the fans will still be Knick fans," Ewing said on Monday. "Brooklyn…it's a great town, a great city. It's New York. But most of the people, just like most of the people who were going to Nets game (when I ...more from this
Knicks not meshing under Melo, Amar’e
|2014, September 16( 940 reads)
New York Post
Maybe Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t want to be recognized when he appeared incognito in a black fedora and sunglasses in the Knicks locker room late yesterday afternoon. Stoudemire said he was to blame for yesterday’s Martin Luther King Day matinee fizzle, a 102-93 loss to the Magic, because of his foul trouble. In truth, there’s plenty of blame to pass ...more from this
‘Baron or Bust’ is no real solution
|2014, September 16( 416 reads)
New York Post
it has become Baron or Bust. How scary is that? In a telling moment before yesterday’s 102-93 MLK Day matinee defeat to Orlando, Mike D’Antoni was asked five straight questions on the exact timetable of Baron Davis’ first practice and scrimmage. Will it be the end of the week? Early next week? How many practices will he need?&nbs ...more from this
Knicks' Anthony advises Howard: Do what’s best for you
|2014, September 16( 291 reads)
New York Post
No one understands the situation in which Dwight Howard finds himself better than Carmelo Anthony. After Anthony spent several months last season at the center of the NBA’s rumor mill while the Knicks and Nets fought to acquire him from the Nuggets, he reached out to Howard recently to try to help the Magic star navigate through what is sure to be a wild two months l ...more from this
Anthony Sprains Ankle as the Knicks Struggle
|2014, September 16( 639 reads)
New York Times
The game was drifting away from the Knicks, lost in a haze of errant passes, ill-conceived jump shots and a general offensive malaise long before they watched their scoring leader stumble away in agony. Any hope they had for a revival Thursday night disappeared when Carmelo Anthony did. A sprained right ankle knocked Anthony out early in the second half, leaving the Knicks ...more from this
Knicks can't shoot straight in Memphis
|2014, September 16( 503 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony limped out of the locker room with his sprained right ankle heavily taped and his sprained left wrist aching. All in all, Anthony was lucky to make it out of town in one piece. The same, however, could not be said of his teammates. “I guess,” Anthony said, “when it rains it pours.” The Knicks wer ...more from this
Anthony sprains wrist, ankle as NY pounded in Memphis
|2014, September 16( 509 reads)
New York Post
There may no longer be a body part left for Carmelo Anthony to injure during this lockout-rushed regular season. In a discouraging setback last night at FedEx Forum, Anthony sprained his right wrist, then sprained his right ankle, sat out nearly the entire second half and likely won’t be healthy enough for tomorrow’s game in Oklahoma City. If ...more from this
Anthony joins Stoudemire as a captain
|2014, September 16( 528 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony has been selected a team captain, according to a team source. Anthony was named captain during the club’s Christmas party. Amar’e Stoudemire was the lone captain last season. Coach Mike D’Antoni elected giving Anthony a co-captaincy last season as he adjusted after the February trade. This time he allowed the players to ...more from this
Knicks Beat Division Leader, With Defense
|2014, September 16( 546 reads)
New York Times
Yet playing only their 10th game of this lockout-shortened season and just their second opponent with a winning record, the Knicks passed it Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. With defense. And despite subscribing to their own version of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan down the stretch on offense: nine turnovers and nine missed shots from the floor in the last nine minutes ...more from this
MSG and Time Warner Continue to Face Off
|2014, September 16( 566 reads)
New York Times
Since New Year’s Day, many local sports fans have lived with a disturbing reality: they cannot watch the Knicks, the Rangers, the Devils and the Islanders play on the MSG and MSG Plus networks. And fans in the Buffalo market cannot tune in to the wildly popular Sabres on MSG. The blackout is a result of a dispute that led to the disappearance of th ...more from this
Danilo says Knicks didn't need Melo
|2014, September 16( 621 reads)
NY Daily News
Danilo Gallinari said the Knicks had a good thing going before most of the starting lineup was shipped to the Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony last February. But the 23-year-old former favorite of Mike D’Antoni said he holds no grudges against Knicks. They taught him a valuable NBA lesson. “This is a business and the owners or whoever makes the decision, they want t ...more from this
Knicks winning but missing the point
|2014, September 16( 486 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike D’Antoni was looking at the game against the dead-legged Sixers on Wednesday night as a measuring stick for his Knicks at this early juncture of the season. Philadelphia came into the Garden on a six-game win streak and was finishing back-to-back-to-back games. That’s three straight, for those who aren’t familiar with the norm in the lockout-shortene ...more from this
Anthony, Amar'e lead team to fourth straight win
|2014, September 16( 479 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony said he is on a “personal vendetta’’ to erase the Knicks’ identity as a club that can’t play defense. Anthony heard it all offseason after the four-game playoff sweep to Boston and doesn’t want to hear it again. This season, the Knicks’ image is changing fast. Last night, they played better defense than the league&r ...more from this
Knicks center Chandler praised by 76ers coach
|2014, September 16( 517 reads)
New York Post
You can’t blame Sixers coach Doug Collins if he has nightmares whenever he sees 7-foot-1 center Tyson Chandler. During the Chandler draft in 2001, Collins coached the Wizards for Michael Jordan, had the No. 1 pick and selected — Kwame Brown. So he wasn’t thrilled when he found out the Knicks acquired Chandler during free-agency last month, giving Philadel ...more from this
Shumpert, like Fields once did, giving fans reason to cheer
|2014, September 16( 291 reads)
New York Post
All he has to do is turn his head to the right, look at the locker stall right next door, to see how fickle the title can be. Iman Shumpert is the darling of Madison Square Garden right now, a pied piper with fewer than 10 NBA games to his credit and yet his every move provokes unmatched energy at the Garden, inspires unconditional affection. On the floor, he is cheered ev ...more from this
Knicks' Iman may be man of steal
|2014, September 16( 458 reads)
NY Daily News
New York basketball fans tend to go overboard on their favorite rookies, which sometimes comes back to haunt anyone who bleeds blue and orange. Or do we need to remind you of what happened to Landry Fields? Compared to a young John Havlicek by then-team president Donnie Walsh when he got off to a fast start, Fields hit the rookie wall soon after the Knic ...more from this
Knicks rookie impressing team
|2014, September 16( 452 reads)
New York Post
Most rookies would be intimidated joining a team featuring Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, much less being thrust right into the starting lineup. But the Knicks say Iman Shumpert isn’t ordinary but extraordinary, a draft night steal because of the confidence in his own abilities and the chip on his shoulder. “He’s so poised as a rookie,&rdquo ...more from this
Knicks' Chandler getting comfortable
|2014, September 16( 375 reads)
New York Post
So far this season, Tyson Chandler has been efficient. Monday against the Bobcats, he was dominant. And coming into tonight’s game against the 76ers at the Garden, the Knicks think their new center will only get better as he and his teammates continue to get to know each other. “I do think that he’s getting a feel for what we want,’’ said Knic ...more from this
A Struggle for Anthony and the Knicks, but Also a Third Straight Win
|2014, September 16( 396 reads)
New York Times
Carmelo Anthony was burdened with foul trouble, turnover trouble, shot-making trouble and, most likely, achy body trouble, although that was the one difficulty that was neither listed nor confessed on an anxious Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Whatever the issue, and there were many, Anthony muddled his way through and pulled the Knicks to a satisfying, if unaesthet ...more from this
Knicks, Amar'e get back at Bobcats
|2014, September 16( 341 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire made things tougher for Boris Diaw just five days after the Knicks were embarrassed by the Charlotte Bobcats and their rotund forward. Consider it a lesson learned. It was a small victory, but of greater concern for Mike D’Antoni and his team is that three weeks into the season the coach’s bread and butter — his offense, particularly in ...more from this
Amar'e, Howard trade rumors swirl
|2014, September 16( 676 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire used to lead the Knicks in scoring. Now he leads them in most intriguing trade scenarios. Stoudemire, whose name surfaced last month in reports involving Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets, is also being mentioned as a possible partner in a trade to Orlando for Dwight Howard. “I don't worry about that stuff,” Stoudemire ...more from this
Knicks top Bobcats; Chandler stars
|2014, September 16( 467 reads)
New York Post
Tyson Chandler couldn’t be at the White House yesterday to be feted along with his former Mavericks teammates for winning last June’s NBA championship. Chandler admitted to being disappointed at the timing, but he had a more important matter at hand: Saving the Knicks from another disastrous result against the Bobcats. With Carmelo Anthony an ...more from this
Ill-prepared Douglas undeserving of boos
|2014, September 16( 404 reads)
New York Post
Toney Douglas was in no mood yesterday to discuss the Giants 24-2 wild-card playoff victory over the Falcons on Sunday. He was at MetLife Stadium to root for his brother Harry, a wide receiver for Atlanta. “I don’t want to talk about the football game,” Douglas scoffed before the Knicks’ 91-87 victory over the Bobcats last night. “We took an L ...more from this
Anthony wants Garden visitors 'to think twice'
|2014, September 16( 380 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony challenged his teammates to stop allowing opponents to strut their stuff on the Garden stage. And it seems as if they listened, because their defense didn’t let Charlotte breathe much in last night’s 91-87 win. Though Anthony, still feeling some effects of his lower-back injury, didn’t have a big offensive night, the Knicks ground out a re ...more from this
Knicks seeking revenge vs. Bobcats
|2014, September 16( 623 reads)
New York Post
Just five days ago, the Knicks looked headed for a fullblown crisis after the pitiful Bobcats threw a 118-point Garden party and former Phoenix stud Boris Diaw became coach Mike D’Antoni’s and Amar’e Stoudemire’s worst nightmare. And now they’re baaack! The Knicks aren’t taking the Bobcats lightly this time.&nbs ...more from this
Opposing scouts want better Garden view
|2014, September 16( 348 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks are attempting to fix a problem that arose among opposing team scouts regarding their dissatisfaction with the new nosebleed seating at the transformed Garden, according to NBA sources. The Knicks are responding to complaints from other club’s advance scouts who feel they can’t do their job properly in the current seating in the brand-new 300-level p ...more from this
Knicks rout Pistons following big 2nd quarter
|2014, September 16( 460 reads)
ESPN New York
Playing his third game in four nights -- with soreness all over his body -- Carmelo Anthony made it through three quarters.Then he had a chance to rest while the New York Knicks finished off a much-needed blowout.Anthony scored 13 points, and the Knicks routed the Detroit Pistons 103-80 on Saturday night. Anthony was hit in the back late in Friday night's win over Washin ...more from this
Rookie Starts, but an Old Hand Lifts the Knicks
|2014, September 16( 453 reads)
New York Times
The rookie got the start, but the night belonged to the 33-year-old journeyman.Iman Shumpert, the Knicks’ improbably confident rookie guard, started Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons. But it was Mike Bibby’s second-quarter scoring spurt that helped break the game open as the Knicks coasted to a 103-80 victory.The Knicks were also helped by an energiz ...more from this
Knicks slam Pistons, win two straight
|2014, September 16( 484 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike Bibby was not even in the conversation. The veteran guard was brought in by the Knicks as insurance at the point guard position when they thought that Toney Douglas would be running the show.When the Knicks arrived in Detroit Saturday morning, the talk was about the decision to bench Douglas and start rookie Iman Shumpert.By the end of Saturday night, however, the 3 ...more from this
Knicks' Shumpert shows right stuff in proving coach wrong
|2014, September 16( 476 reads)
NY Daily News
Chris Bosh, Jarrett Jack and Derrick Favors all had Paul Hewitt’s blessings when they left Georgia Tech for the NBA as underclassman.Iman Shumpert, however, was different. With an NBA lockout looming and the chance to be a lottery pick in the 2012 draft, Shumpert was advised by his college coach to stick around one more year.“I thought it was the right thing ...more from this
Dolan & TWC play game at fans' expense
|2014, September 16( 361 reads)
NY Daily News
We can’t say when this cable blackout imposed on you, the fan, by Time Warner Cable and the Madison Square Garden Network will end.Nor does it really matter.The only certainty is this: When it’s over, there will be another . . . and another. These money grabs go back many moons. Like to the late 1980s when Cablevision, which now owns MSG, threw MSG, then owne ...more from this
Knicks roll past Pistons, now 4-4
|2014, September 16( 342 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony wasn’t at full health last night, but the Knicks look like they have healed fast on this two-game weekend road trip that ended emphatically last night in Motown.Coach Mike D’Antoni’s hot seat feels more comfortable after the Knicks crushed the Pistons, 103-80, at the near-empty Palace. Back-to-back road wins have moved the Knicks to .500 at 4-4 wit ...more from this
Douglas exits with pain in shoulder
|2014, September 16( 385 reads)
New York Post
Toney Douglas’ surgically repaired shoulder is now a big issue.A combination of poor play and a lingering right-shoulder pain has cost Douglas his starting point-guard job. He was to the bench last night with rookie Iman Shumpert making his first career start against the Pistons and only played 5:43 because of his sore shoulder. Douglas was 0-for-3 in the Knicks’ 103-80 ...more from this
Shaky Knicks Rally to Keep Wizards Winless
|2014, September 16( 443 reads)
New York Times
The desperation was spelled out on the scoreboard, across the Knicks’ bench and finally in their lineup. They were teetering on the edge of disaster before finding momentary salvation from sources both obvious and unexpected.They trailed the Washington Wizards, a team with no victories and even less chemistry, by double digits. Their starting backcourt was in ...more from this
Anthony's three lifts Knicks above Wiz
|2014, September 16( 359 reads)
NY Daily News
Maybe the only team the Knicks could have beaten last night was the Washington Wizards, who at this rate just might finish 0-66.The Knicks struggled again against an inferior opponent and needed Carmelo Anthony, fighting through a back injury, to sink a go-ahead three-pointer with 15.5 seconds left to propel them to a 99-96 win over the 0-7 Wizards. The Knicks, who snapp ...more from this
Coach stresses patience as Knicks' Big Three attempts to mesh
|2014, September 16( 369 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks’ sluggish start has drawn comparisons to what the Miami Heat went through last season, but Mike D’Antoni isn’t buying it.“Yeah, we’re just like them," D'Antoni said sarcastically.Miami started out 9-8 last season before finishing with a 58-24 record before losing the Finals in six games. The Knicks, who started out 3-8 ...more from this
Iman Shumpert third-quarter substitution for Toney Douglas pays immediate dividends for NY Knicks vs. Washington Wizards
|2014, September 16( 329 reads)
NY Daily News
Iman Shumpert is slowly earning his way into the Knicks’ starting lineup and a promotion could happen sooner than later. It just didn’t happen on Friday until the second half.Shumpert replaced Toney Douglas at point guard in the third quarter and played a significant role in the Knicks’ 99-96 victory over the Wizards. The first-round pick out of Georgia Tech ...more from this
Knicks beat Wizards thanks to Anthony's late shot
|2014, September 16( 372 reads)
New York Post
Early in the second quarter, when the Knicks trailed the winless Wizards by 16 points, coach Mike D’Antoni sat on the hottest seat in Washington, D.C., outside President Obama.But the “Broadway Bigs’’ — and sensational rookie Iman Shumpert — lived up to their hype to key a wonderful comeback last night, powering the Knicks to a desperately n ...more from this
Chandler: I would’ve repped Mavs with Prez
|2014, September 16( 356 reads)
New York Post
Tyson Chandler said if his former Mavericks team couldn’t have gotten to the White House to attend a ceremony with President Obama to celebrate its NBA championship, he would have been willing to take the trip there himself.Dallas owner Mark Cuban called the NBA “stupid’’ for not scheduling the Mavericks to play in Washington this season because of the ...more from this
Do the right thing, Mike, start Shumpert
|2014, September 16( 312 reads)
New York Post
This is an easy move, one that Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni should have made last night but did not pull the trigger on until the second half.Start young Iman Shumpert at guard. Don’t outthink yourself, coach. Do the right thing.Basketball can be so simple if you let it be. Energy and hustle go a long way in the NBA and never more so than in this sc ...more from this
Hey Zeke, it’s time to Melo out
|2014, September 16( 384 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony said Isiah Thomas has taken the easy way out in already jumping off the Knicks bandwagon after their 2-4 start.Anthony, who scored 37 points in last night’s 99-96 victory in Washington, was amused at Thomas’ remarks on Miami radio that criticized the Knicks’ acquisition of defensive center Tyson Chandler. The move formed the “Broadway Bigs&rsq ...more from this
D'Antoni on NYK defense: 'We were awful'
|2014, September 16( 466 reads)
ESPN New York
For about 90 minutes on Thursday morning, the Knicks watched film of their embarrassing loss to the Bobcats.  It wasn't pretty, it wasn't fun to re-live and no one was in a particularly good mood when it was over.  "But I think it's something that we needed," Carmelo Anthony said.  According to Anthony, players "said the ...more from this
Shumpert could get shot to start Friday
|2014, September 16( 433 reads)
NY Daily News
Sure Mike D'Antoni heard the cries for Iman Shumpert loudly and clearly, but it’s what the Knicks head coach sees on the floor that has him considering a lineup change. D’Antoni revealed on Thursday that Shumpert, the energetic rookie guard and favorite among the Madison Square Garden faithful, could make his first NBA start as soon as Friday against the 0-6 Wa ...more from this
NY Knicks' Baron Davis laughs off typo
|2014, September 16( 665 reads)
NY Daily News
Baron Davis' injury took on a painful new meaning Wednesday, when the Charlotte Observer reported the Knicks' injuries entering Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Davis, who has yet to debut in a blue and orange uniform, was listed as "recovering from a herniated d*ck." Of course, the Observer intended to write Davis is recovering from a herniated disk ...more from this
Shumpert could start Friday for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 359 reads)
New York Post
Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said at practice Thursday he is considering elevating rookie combo guard Iman Shumpert into the starting lineup for Friday’s game in Washington against the winless Wizards (0-6). D’Antoni said he isn’t sure which position (shooting guard or point guard) would be the likely destination. The only negative to making the move ...more from this
FOUR CORNERS: Knicks coach, Anthony not a good match
|2014, September 16( 434 reads)
New York Post
It’s really not his fault. But Mike D’Antoni may not be the right coach to manage these Knicks superstars. In Phoenix, D’Antoni had Steve Nash, who was perfect for the speedball offense and did not need motivation to play at an MVP level. Carmelo Anthony is the antithesis of that. Anthony likes to hold the ball upon getting it, slowing ...more from this
Anthony Scores 35, but Knicks Miss Stoudemire in Loss
|2014, September 16( 583 reads)
New York Times
Game 2 of life without Amar’e Stoudemire for the Knicks on Monday didn’t look much as Game 1 did 48 hours earlier in Sacramento. It turned into the Carmelo Anthony Show. Yet, despite his 35 points on a season-high 31 shots (his previous high was 17) and a comeback from down 18 early in the second half to one twice in the final 64 seconds, it ...more from this
Carmelo Anthony scores 35 points, but it isn’t enough in loss
|2014, September 16( 478 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire spent the night inside the Knicks’ locker room, presumably receiving treatment on his sprained left ankle, and undoubtedly realizing that the Knicks can't survive very long without him. As well as the Knicks played on New Year’s Eve in Sacramento without their All-Star power forward, they were just as ineffective Monday night against the Toron ...more from this
Amar'e and Knicks both hurting
|2014, September 16( 478 reads)
NY Daily News
There are two kinds of Knick games at the Garden, and this was the type that Spike Lee does not bother attending. This was, in other words, a game against a lackluster opponent that was supposed to provide a welcome, conventional home victory with minimal fretting. Instead, the 90-85 loss on Monday night to the Raptors set off several alarms in the building, as the Knicks ...more from this
Back from California, Knicks flop
|2014, September 16( 470 reads)
New York Post
The jetlagged Knicks seemed in a post-California-trip haze during and after last night's 90-85 loss to the Raptors. Nobody could get his story straight after this lousy Garden defeat regarding Carmelo Anthony's missed 3-point shot with 10.7 seconds left that would have tied the score. The miss killed the Knicks' comeback bid from 17 points down in the first half as they dr ...more from this
Knicks need depth for short season
|2014, September 16( 503 reads)
New York Post
It was more than two hours before the Knicks played the Raptors last night at the Garden, but there was plenty of action already on the court. Knicks assistant coaches Phil Weber, Dan D’Antoni and Kenny Atkinson were putting some of their young players through a vigorous workout. Rookie Iman Shumpert was in a full sweat, running to half-court, then back toward the fr ...more from this
Knicks' Iman, Amar’e near returns
|2014, September 16( 533 reads)
New York Post
Iman Shumpert could return for tomorrow’s game against the Bobcats, easily beating the Knicks’ 2-to-4-week timetable. The Knicks dynamic rookie combo guard spent the morning shootaround leaping and dunking, cutting and grooving to the basket. Shumpert hasn’t played since spraining his left MCL in a collision with the Celtics’ Chris Wilcox in the sea ...more from this
Knicks run past Kings quickly, cruise to victory
|2014, September 16( 599 reads)
ESPN New York
Learning at a morning shootaround that he would be making his first NBA start because teammate Amare Stoudemire was injured, New York Knicks rookie Josh Harrellson didn't have a lot of time to be nervous.And the rookie from Kentucky didn't show it, either.Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and the Knicks got an unexpected 14 points and 12 rebounds from Harrellson in contro ...more from this
Stoudemire Sits, but a Rookie and a Veteran Stand Tall
|2014, September 16( 527 reads)
New York Times
The Knicks were in midair somewhere over California’s central valley when physics and physiology conspired against them.Amar’e Stoudemire’s sprained ankle swelled at 30,000 feet Friday afternoon, forcing a sudden shift in the Knicks’ identity. Stoudemire, the high-flying rim bender, was out. Josh Harrellson, the stout rookie jump-shooter, was in. New Year&rsq ...more from this
Knicks ring in new year with Kings win
|2014, September 16( 698 reads)
NY Daily News
Josh Harrellson doesn't have Amar'e Stoudemire's skills set and he most definitely doesn't have Stoudemire's physique.But last night Harrellson, with legs the size of tree trunks and a shooting touch most guards would die for, was every bit as effective as Stoudemire's enormous stand-in.Harrellson, the unheralded second round pick out of Kentucky, scored 14 points with 1 ...more from this
Knicks beat Kings without Stoudemire
|2014, September 16( 502 reads)
New York Post
Amar’e who?Amar’e Stoudemire missed last night’s game with a left ankle sprain, rookie Josh Harrellson made the seamless transition to starting power forward, and the Knicks soared into 2012 with a face-saving 114-92 wire-to-wire rout of the Kings at the Power Balance Pavilion.Yeah, it was stunning. After a flawless performance when the offense looked m ...more from this
Kings' Jimmer proud of New York roots
|2014, September 16( 485 reads)
New York Post
Jimmer Fredette is quite the aficionado of New York high school basketball, growing up five blocks from the Glens Falls Civic Center — site of the state tournament.As a youngster, the upstate point guard spent entire days watching the best of New York scholastic hoops.“I think [Lincoln’s Sebastian] Telfair was the most exciting for us to watch,’&r ...more from this
N.B.A. Rejects Trade Sending Paul to Lakers
|2014, September 16( 1274 reads)
New York Times
An epic trade that would have made Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant teammates in Los Angeles was vetoed Thursday night by N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern in a decision that rocked the league just as it emerged from a five-month lockout. The New Orleans Hornets had agreed to send Paul, a four-time All-Star, to the Lakers in a three-team deal that involved the Houston Rockets. Onl ...more from this
Knicks Close to Adding Chandler to an Already Strong Frontcourt
|2014, September 16( 1062 reads)
New York Times
Tyson Chandler, whose defense and grit helped deliver a championship in Dallas, is close to joining the Knicks, two people involved in the talks said Thursday. The deal faces some hurdles, however. To meet Chandler’s contract demands — about $58 million over four years — the Knicks must create salary-cap room by unloading the veterans Chauncey Billups and ...more from this
Knicks closing in on deal for Chandler
|2014, September 16( 520 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony might not have Chris Paul throwing him passes, but he could have Tyson Chandler protecting his back. The Knicks were moving closer to finalizing a four-year, $56 million contract with Chandler, the defensive-minded center who helped the Dallas Mavericks win the NBA championship last June. The 7-1 Chandler would instantly make the Knicks b ...more from this
NBA blocks Paul-to-Lakers trade
|2014, September 16( 530 reads)
NY Daily News
All-Star point guard Chris Paul appeared to be on his way to the Lakers as part of a three-team deal between Los Angeles, the New Orleans Hornets and the Houston Rockets, but it appears the NBA has blocked the deal, according to a report on Yahoo! Sports. The report says other owners in the league complained about the deal, so commissioner David Stern nixed the trade made ...more from this
NBA kills three-team trade sending Paul to Lakers: report
|2014, September 16( 3587 reads)
New York Post
Chris Paul’s trade to the Lakers was over almost before it began. NBA commissioner David Stern on Thursday voided the three-team deal that would have sent the All-Star point guard from the Hornets to the Lakers, The Post has confirmed. No reason for Stern’s veto was immediately given. Paul, who can opt out of his contract f ...more from this
Knicks close to landing Chandler
|2014, September 16( 3274 reads)
New York Post
In a whopping change of direction, multiple NBA sources said the Knicks are close to going all-in on free agent center Tyson Chandler. The Knicks and Mavericks were involved in intense trade talks that would include the contract of Chauncey Billups. But the more likely is the Knicks using the new amnesty clause to waive Billups and the trade Rony Turiaf's contract to offer ...more from this
Knicks close to deal with Hill
|2014, September 16( 3326 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks are on the verge of landing Grant Hill, according to two NBA sources. Hill, the Suns free agent, deliberated for the past few days between making the jump to New York or staying with the Phoenix Suns, who are in rebuilding mode. Hill is close to accepting the big challenge of the Big Apple. “It’s not 100 percent ...more from this
Source: Paul knows Knicks lack trade assets
|2014, September 16( 470 reads)
ESPN New York
Chris Paul may love the idea of playing with good friend Carmelo Anthony in New York, but a source familiar with Paul's thinking said the New Orleans Hornets point guard knows being dealt to the Knicks is not a realistic possibility. "He has not asked for a trade to the Knicks because he knows the Knicks don't have anything to offer," the source said. "He wouldn't insult t ...more from this
Knicks try for one-year wonders
|2014, September 16( 424 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks have until Friday to get their free agent priorities in order. That’s when training camp opens and the free agent signing period begins, so it behooves the Knicks to finalize their roster as quickly as possible, especially since they’ll open the NBA season at high noon on Christmas Day. The Knicks are fortunate that they have an owner, Garden chairma ...more from this
Knicks have eye on Foster
|2014, September 16( 409 reads)
New York Post
Pacers rugged free agent defensive center Jeff Foster has become the Knicks’ top priority with their $5 million mid-level exception, and former team president Donnie Walsh can earn his consulting fee if he can convince Foster to leave Indiana. According to league sources, Walsh, who drafted Foster in 1999 for the Pacers when he traded for his rights, has pushed for t ...more from this
Knicks target Toronto big
|2014, September 16( 321 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks continue beating the bushes for a big man and have placed Toronto’s young 7-2 French center Alexis Ajinca among their targets. Ajinca — who began last season with Dallas, even starting two games — is strictly a reserve and still needs to work on his body with his skinny build. But if Toronto passes, the Knicks could take a flyer on Ajinca with ...more from this
Rattled by Trade Rumor, Billups Wants to Stay Put
|2014, September 16( 443 reads)
New York Times
Chauncey Billups was yanked from his hometown and dropped into New York in February because of a superstar’s discontent. Now another superstar’s wanderlust could send him packing again. Ten months ago, it was Carmelo Anthony who spurred the relocation by forcing the Denver Nuggets into a blockbuster deal that sent Anthony and Billups to the Knicks. Now it is Ch ...more from this
For NY Knicks to get Chris Paul, he needs to take gamble Carmelo Anthony would not
|2014, September 16( 432 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony was the very first player working out Thursday at the Knicks’ practice facility in Greenburgh, reluctantly employing an automatic ball return gadget to help hone his shooting eye. “I may be bringing my son tomorrow,” Anthony said. Chris Paul would be far better at this task but, in order for that to happen, Paul would ne ...more from this
To Barea, Knicks sound Mav-elous
|2014, September 16( 440 reads)
NY Daily News
Hornets All-Star point guard Chris Paul may be using his clout to get traded to the Big Apple, but maybe Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni and the franchise’s front office should consider a championship-caliber player who actually is a free agent. "I still haven't signed with nobody,” J.J. Barea, who helped the Dallas Mavericks torch the Miami Heat for their first NBA ...more from this
Getting Hornets' Paul in trade could be difficult for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 283 reads)
New York Post
It’s no secret Chris Paul wants to come to the Knicks, but it does not appear his agent, Leon Rose, has officially informed the Hornets yet. Perhaps in due time. A Yahoo! report Thursday stated Paul’s agent, Rose, had asked the team’s general manager, Dell Demps, to trade his client to the Knicks. The report said Rose, who’s also Carmelo Anthony&rsq ...more from this
Lockout Is to Be Partly Lifted
|2014, September 16( 340 reads)
New York Times
For the first time in 153 days, N.B.A. players will be allowed back in N.B.A. gyms when the league partly lifts the lockout on Thursday. The league sent a memo to all 30 teams on Tuesday informing them of the move. Players will be allowed to use team facilities and to work with team trainers on “voluntary conditioning or strength training,” according to the lea ...more from this
Tipoff for Paul to Knicks speculation
|2014, September 16( 433 reads)
NY Daily News
The question regarding Chris Paul’s possible future employer brought a big smile to Carmelo Anthony’s face as if it w ere a little inside joke between him and the New Orleans Hornets’ All-Star point guard. Except the idea of pairing Paul with Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire may be the worst-kept secret in basketball. And even though Paul sidestepped i ...more from this
Whether Chris Paul joins NY Knicks is point of concern
|2014, September 16( 443 reads)
NY Daily News
 Here's how you know that the new NBA collective bargaining agreement, still to be ratified by the players and owners, isn’t all that much different from the old one. During an appearance Tuesday inside the Navy Yard Clubhouse of the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn, with his buddies Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, Chris Paul w ...more from this
Hornets, not Knicks, have Paul’s attention
|2014, September 16( 255 reads)
New York Post
Chris Paul said yesterday he is ready to move on — to New Orleans. Appearing with Carmelo Anthony at a Brooklyn Feed The Children charity event, Paul said his “heart is in New Orleans’’ and he can’t wait to start packing boxes to move from his Carolina pad for the start of training camp in the Big Easy. Miami’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wa ...more from this
Paul says 'heart is in New Orleans'
|2014, September 16( 353 reads)
New York Post
Chris Paul can become a free agent after this season, and the new NBA labor agreement would still allow the Hornets to send the point guard to another team through a sign-and-trade deal to get something in return if it appears he’s determined to leave.The Knicks have been his long-rumored destination.Paul said Tuesday, “My heart is in New Orleans.”&ldqu ...more from this
N.B.A. Teams to Be Paired for Two Exhibition Games
|2014, September 16( 377 reads)
New York Times
It could be another week before the N.B.A. ratifies its new labor deal and releases a 66-game schedule for the revived 2011-12 season. In the meantime, the league is constructing a hurried preseason schedule. Each team will play two exhibition games — one home and one away — against the same opponent. Pairings are being determined, but most will be geographical ...more from this
Knicks center on Kurt
|2014, September 16( 290 reads)
NY Daily News
Kurt Thomas knows there is a good chance he could be playing on Christmas Day. He just doesn’t know where. Thomas, the league’s oldest player at 39, could end up with the Knicks, Bulls, Heat or his hometown Dallas Mavericks. “That’s the great thing about free agency,” Thomas said Monday. “A lot of things can happen. Te ...more from this
Knicks may pursue Heat sharpshooter for 3-point prowess
|2014, September 16( 384 reads)
New York Post
The new CBA’s amnesty clause could be the Knicks’ salvation.  The Knicks are hampered during upcoming free agency because they are only willing to hand out one-year deals to protect 2012 cap space for the free-agent bonanza. Signing a player who gets through the new amnesty process may be an alternate solution.  Two na ...more from this
It’s time to play ball ... and I can’t wait
|2014, September 16( 265 reads)
New York Post
Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert has provided a periodic diary during the lockout, detailing his offbeat transition to the NBA. The Georgia Tech guard is locked out no more. His twitter handle is @I_Am_Iman. THE news of the labor agreement brought tears to my eyes. I was sitting up watching TV at 3 a.m. Saturday in a recording studio in Atlanta. The move to N ...more from this
Poof! Goes a Bad Contract, if Any N.B.A. Team Wishes
|2014, September 16( 479 reads)
New York Times
In the N.B.A., where bad contracts are more common than lane violations, every team executive dreams of a way to expunge his mistakes. Can that Eddy Curry deal be undone? Can we make Gilbert Arenas disappear? Is there a purple pill we can take? Is there an app for that? Sadly, no. But the N.B.A. is giving every team ...more from this
Knicks May Delay Their Spending Until the Summer
|2014, September 16( 282 reads)
New York Times
Now that David Stern’s nuclear winter has turned into a mere snow day, the N.B.A. will most likely sign a new collective bargaining agreement in a few days and resume operations on Dec. 9. That will give teams a little more than two weeks before games begin, which means a full summer of off-season moves will be compressed into a couple of days. Alt ...more from this
Winners, losers of (tentative) new CBA
|2014, September 16( 305 reads)
NBA.com
Two things are impossible when compiling a list of the likely winners and losers in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement -- oops, make that tentative out-of-court settlement between the owners and the players.First, it's impossible to do this without triggering an endless loop of soundtrack songs in one's head: "Winning" (Santana), "Even the Losers" (Tom Petty), "Every 1's ...more from this
Pending agreement, season to open Dec. 25
|2014, September 16( 382 reads)
NBA.com
NBA Commissioner David Stern said early Saturday morning that, if the tentative agreement reached between the owners and players is completed and ratified, he is hopeful of having a 66-game season, beginning on Christmas Day. Assuming the season tips off on Christmas, below is a general breakdown of how the 2011-12 NBA Season schedule will be structured. Full details of the schedule will be ...more from this
Knicks players react to end of lockout
|2014, September 16( 310 reads)
ESPN New York
Here is some of the early reaction from Knicks players on the end of the lockout (via Twitter):Carmelo Anthony: SHOWTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Just wanna say Thank You to the fans for your patience and understanding thru all this!!!!!! Glad to give you the game of basketball back.Landry Fields: Anddd we're back! On a brighter note, America's unemployment rate ...more from this
N.B.A. Reaches a Tentative Deal to Save the Season
|2014, September 16( 271 reads)
New York Times
Six weary figures rose from their chairs early Saturday morning, their expressions telegraphing the conclusion to the N.B.A.’s five-month labor crisis: Basketball is back in business, with a new labor deal that heavily favors the owners, despite some last-minute concessions.The league wanted an overhaul of its $4-billion-a-year enterprise, and it got it, with a nearly $300 mil ...more from this
It's Chris-mas in New York
|2014, September 16( 314 reads)
NY Daily News
The countdown to Chris Paul has begun.The tentative agreement between NBA owners and players paves the way for Paul, the Hornets All-Star point guard, to potentially join the Knicks via a sign-and-trade, the same way his good friend Carmelo Anthony joined the Knicks nine months ago.“Extend and trade and sign and trade are both available,” says one prominent p ...more from this
NBA lockout over, Knicks can begin quest for postseason
|2014, September 16( 269 reads)
New York Post
To borrow from Amar’e Stoudemire’s famous line, “The Knicks are back!’’Remember the Knicks?Now that the NBA is returning, you may need a refresher course on the Knicks’ roster. We wouldn’t blame you after reading five dull months of revenue splits, luxury-tax penalties and mini mid-levels. You were reading more of Billy Hunter an ...more from this
NBA deal could help Knicks land Paul
|2014, September 16( 316 reads)
New York Post
As soon as commissioner David Stern uttered the words “tentative agreement’’ at 3:30 a.m. yesterday in the GM Building, and ended the nearly five-month-old NBA lockout, Chris Paul got a little closer to wearing a Knicks jersey.Several elements in the tentative collective bargaining agreement impact the Knicks, relating to their ability to land Paul as a free agent ...more from this
More Games in Danger, Stern Says
|2014, September 16( 794 reads)
New York Times
N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern upped the ante Thursday in the league’s contentious labor talks with the players union. He said regular-season games may be canceled through Christmas if the two sides do not reach an agreement by Tuesday, when the two sides are set to meet with a federal mediator.“If we don’t make it by Tuesday, my gut — this is not in my offi ...more from this
Knicks 'have found religion' in building team, Stern says
|2014, September 16( 583 reads)
New York Post
It took time, but the Knicks obviously -- and finally -- are on the right path, NBA commissioner David Stern said yesterday.If one specific proposal by the owners in the current NBA labor negotiations is accepted, the Knicks could be saved from themselves in the future.At one point in his half-hour interview with Mike Francesa on WFAN, Stern was addressing how big-market ...more from this
Amar’e hopeful Knicks will get together in November
|2014, September 16( 499 reads)
New York Post
Amar’e Stoudemire was the toast of the red-carpet cocktail party last night at a packed Land Rover Manhattan as he celebrated his Gotham Magazine cover and promoted the launch of the Range Rover Evoque.But Stoudemire so far has been unsuccessful in staging his own Knicks party in Bradenton, Fla. For months, Stoudemire has attempted to arrange a boot camp with about 10 teammate ...more from this
NBA web schedules off the mark
|2014, September 16( 608 reads)
New York Post
The NBA is misleading the public and media by keeping schedules on each team's websites, with the league potentially resuming games on Nov. 16. It has even led to misinformed media reports.Even if the lockout is settled Monday, the Knicks may not open in Denver and the Nets in Oklahoma City on Nov. 16.The Post has reported that over the last two months NBA schedulemaker ...more from this
Knicks' Anthony reveals extent of surgeries
|2014, September 16( 539 reads)
New York Post
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony revealed the severity of his left elbow and right knee surgeries yesterday and confessed he didn’t want it out in the public after they were performed in early May.Anthony said he had loose chips removed from his left elbow and a broken-bone fragment cleaned out from his left knee.“Something I like to keep off the radar,” ...more from this
Melo doesn't want return to Denver canceled
|2014, September 16( 581 reads)
ESPN New York
The first big night of the NBA season, barring further cancellations, would feature Carmelo Anthony's return to Denver.The Knicks' All-Star doesn't want to lose that one, but is concerned there may not be basketball at all this season."Right now, anybody would be," he said Wednesday. "They cancel the first two weeks of the season, maybe in a couple of days they cancel an ...more from this
Season Lost by the N.H.L. Could Teach the N.B.A.
|2014, September 16( 513 reads)
New York Times
The league commissioner, dressed somberly in a dark blue suit, stepped to the microphone before a hushed roomful of reporters in a New York hotel and spoke the words no one wanted to hear.“It is my sad duty to announce that because the solution has not yet been attained, it is no longer practical to conduct even an abbreviated season,” he said, announcing that the labor ...more from this
A Lot of Talk, but Few Stars Have Left the Country to Play
|2014, September 16( 336 reads)
New York Times
If he were desperate for competition — without regard to geography, lifestyle or paycheck — Carmelo Anthony could board a flight to Italy, Spain or France tomorrow. The jobs are there. Games are being played. Basketball goes on, even without the N.B.A.If he wanted to, Anthony could set off a virtual bidding war with a single announcement. But he only chuckles at the pros ...more from this
Federal Mediator to Meet With N.B.A. Sides
|2014, September 16( 355 reads)
New York Times
A federal mediator will try to accomplish next week what months of intense negotiations did not: labor peace in the N.B.A.George H. Cohen, the head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, is scheduled to meet with league and union leaders on Tuesday. .The mediation is nonbinding, and Cohen has no authority to push the sides toward an agreement. Cohen also met ...more from this
Sources: Players meeting set for Friday
|2014, September 16( 310 reads)
ESPN
Union president Billy Hunter will meet with NBA players Friday afternoon in Los Angeles, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.After more than 12 hours of negotiations with the NBA Sunday and Monday proved fruitless, Hunter wants to begin meeting face-to-face with groups of players to explain the details of where the league and the union stand.Hunter had p ...more from this
Amare: Players talked of starting own league
|2014, September 16( 321 reads)
ESPN New York
If the NBA lockout forces the cancellation of the 2011-12 season, New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire says players will give "serious" consideration to starting their own league.According to Stoudemire, the possibility of forming an alternate league has already been discussed among players."Obviously we're trying to ... get this lockout resolved. We want to play NBA ...more from this
Owners Sacrificing Games (or Season?) in Bid to Balance N.B.A.
|2014, September 16( 392 reads)
New York Times
The N.B.A., like the N.F.L. before it, is embroiled in a full-scale labor battle, in part because professional basketball wants what football has: competitive balance, a healthy distribution of talent and a belief that every team, regardless of market size, should have the chance to win a title.The National Football League secured those ideals, grew into a booming $9 billion enterpr ...more from this
Bondy: Lockout blessing in disguise here
|2014, September 16( 264 reads)
NY Daily News
The NBA Players' Association met again Monday with league officials here in the city, one last failed effort to rescue the full 82-game season. And then came the news Monday night: There was no agreement yet, and the first two weeks of the regular season are canceled.Everyone was rooting for a solution, for the owners to bend just a bit from their hardest figure - the 50-50 revenue ...more from this
Knicks' Amar'e: We'll start our own league
|2014, September 16( 340 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire said last night if the NBA lockout wipes out the season, he believes the players will form their own league instead of trying to catch on in Europe."If we don't go to Europe, we're going to start our own league, that's how I see it," the Knicks forward said. "It's very serious. It's a matter of us strategically coming up with a plan, a blueprint and putting it toge ...more from this
NBA execs adjusting to lockout
|2014, September 16( 236 reads)
New York Post
In a normal year, this Saturday would have been an important day for NBA executives. In case you haven't noticed, this is not a normal year for the NBA.Saturday is when college practices begin, and when NBA types would have been in attendance. With the players locked out and the first two weeks of the season canceled -- and more games threatened -- all routines are in turmoil. ...more from this
NBA cancels first 2 weeks of season
|2014, September 16( 286 reads)
ESPN
After roughly 13 hours of negotiations over two days failed to close what he termed a significant gulf "on virtually all issues," NBA commissioner David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season Monday night.Stern also suggested that the cancellations imposed on the 102nd day of the NBA lockout -- just the second work stoppage in league history to bleed into ...more from this
N.B.A. Cancels First 2 Weeks of Play
|2014, September 16( 308 reads)
New York Times
The N.B.A. canceled the first two weeks of the season Monday night after another marathon bargaining session between league and union officials ended in frustration and despair.Commissioner David Stern, who last week had set Monday as the deadline for a deal, announced the cancellations around 10 p.m., on a sidewalk outside the Manhattan hotel where the parties held 13 hours of talk ...more from this
Knicks get taste of own Big Three
|2014, September 16( 320 reads)
NY Daily News
LeBron James started it 15 months ago at Carmelo Anthony's wedding when he advised the soon-to-be Knick that Anthony and Chris Paul should join forces with Amar'e Stoudemire in New York. That partnership, according to James, would give the trio their best chance of competing for an NBA championship.So when it came time to pick teams for the South Florida All-Star Classics here on Sa ...more from this
Knicks' Anthony wants game of stars in New York
|2014, September 16( 396 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony talked late Saturday night about playing a basketball game in New York City in mid-November, but not at the Garden and not in a Knicks uniform.Anthony emerged from the FIU locker room at midnight Saturday pretty certain the NBA will cancel the first two weeks of the season today -- no matter the last-hour meeting being arranged for last night between the two sides in ...more from this
Knicks explain refund policy
|2014, September 16( 338 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks sent out in recent days a letter to their season-ticket holders regarding new refund policies with interest ranging from 1 to 2 percent. Cancellation of preseason games occurred last week and potential cancellation of the regular season's first two weeks was on tap yesterday.Commissioner David Stern set a deadline to cancel the first two weeks for yesterday, but the ...more from this
Commissioner David Stern cancels start of NBA season
|2014, September 16( 313 reads)
New York Post
NBA commissioner David Stern announced Monday that the first two weeks of the season will be canceled after the owners and NBA Players' Association failed to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA).The parties met for a second straight day of talks in New York in the hope the start of the season, which was scheduled to begin Nov. 1, could have possibly been postp ...more from this
Key Negotiators Make Final Effort to Save Games
|2014, September 16( 313 reads)
New York Times
On the night before the N.B.A. was to begin canceling games, league and union officials gathered one more time Sunday night, but once again parted without an agreement, or any overt signs of progress.The hastily called meeting began at 6:30 p.m. in Manhattan and ended just before midnight. The only news either side would share was that they will continue meeting Monday afternoon. Pr ...more from this
Amar'e, Carmelo key Team Wade win
|2014, September 16( 331 reads)
New York Post
Knicks superstars Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony keyed last night's Team Wade 141-140 overtime victory over Team LeBron in the South Florida All-Star Classic hosted by Isiah Thomas and Florida International.But neither player believes he is going to be keying victories for the Knicks any time soon."The way it looks right now they're going to cancel the first two w ...more from this
NBA talks adjourn, to resume Monday
|2014, September 16( 325 reads)
ESPN
NBA players and owners still have no deal headed into the deadline day for starting the season on time.Negotiators for the sides agreed to meet Sunday and then huddled for more than five hours before breaking for the night. They agreed to resume talks Monday afternoon, but union president Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers acknowledged that the sides are "not necessarily closer" ...more from this
First action for Amare since April
|2014, September 16( 319 reads)
ESPN
Tonight, Amare Stoudemire is set to take the court in his first 5-on-5 contact game since April 24 -- the day the Celtics swept the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs. Stoudemire will be joining teammate Carmelo Anthony at Florida International University for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh's South Florida All-Star Classic.Former Knicks center Eddy Curry, who's now a ...more from this
Interrupting Lockout for a Respite on the Court
|2014, September 16( 754 reads)
New York Times
The N.B.A.’s player propaganda machine took a holiday Saturday.Instead of pounding home a message about percentages of B.R.I. (Basketball Related Income), length of contracts or a hard salary cap, players tried to let fun and good vibrations rule the day.And that is pretty much what happened at the South Florida All-Star Classic, a charity game hosted by the Miami ...more from this
Amar'e looks fine in Isiah star-fest
|2014, September 16( 405 reads)
NY Daily News
Sure, Amar'e Stoudemire was teammates with both Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul for one night. That is the dream of every Knicks fan, isn't it?The reality, however, is that the Knicks have a long way to go in their pursuit of Paul, the free agent-to-be point guard. More importantly, Stoudemire has a ways to go before he's back to being Stoudemire again.Stoudemire appeared ...more from this
Rift Deepens as N.B.A. Draws Line on Compensation
|2014, September 16( 506 reads)
New York Times
Any hope for a last-second resolution to the N.B.A. lockout vanished Friday, as the owners drew a firm line on player compensation, driving a deep wedge in the already fragile labor negotiations.N.B.A. officials informed the players union that they would not increase their offer beyond a 50-50 split of league revenues, and that the subject was no longer negotiable. The declaration i ...more from this
Out of the N.B.A., Thomas Retains Influence There
|2014, September 16( 342 reads)
New York Times
The N.B.A.’s brightest stars will take their talents to Miami on Saturday night, to a smallish gymnasium at a public research university with no particular athletic identity.LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will be there, as will Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire, all of them All-Stars. They are coming for two reasons: charity and Isiah Thomas. ...more from this
Stoudemire ready to test his back
|2014, September 16( 352 reads)
New York Post
Last time Knicks fans witnessed Amar'e Stoudemire on a basketball court, he was a shell of himself, rendered useless by a pulled back muscle in the first round against the Celtics.Stoudemire probably shouldn't have played that Game 4 at the Garden when the Knicks got swept. One source believes Stoudemire's insistence on playing Games 3 and 4 at well less than 50 percent was a key re ...more from this
Sources: Meeting before deadline off
|2014, September 16( 297 reads)
ESPN
The NBA and its locked-out players are unlikely to meet again before Monday, almost assuring the first two weeks of regular-season games will be canceled.Who's to blame for scuttling a proposed weekend meeting between the sides depends on who you ask.Sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that the union asked for the meeting, and the owners agreed -- on the con ...more from this
How Bernard King would fare today
|2014, September 16( 927 reads)
ESPN
n ESPN Insider's "What if they played now?" series, we'll translate the statistics of stars of the 1980s and 1990s to the present-day environment to give an idea of how they might have stacked up to their contemporaries. Each season's stat line is compared to league average at the time, then projected using the current NBA averages. We begin with Bernard King.A quarter-century befor ...more from this
Charge against Marcus Camby dropped
|2014, September 16( 341 reads)
ESPN
Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana possession charge against NBA veteran Marcus Camby after his arrest during a traffic stop in suburban Houston.Camby was arrested last month after police in Pearland said they found less than two ounces of the drug inside a Porsche he was driving. Also arrested was Camby's counsin, Kendal Johnson, who was in the vehicle.Brazoria County ...more from this
Isiah says Woodson good fit for Knicks' D
|2014, September 16( 343 reads)
New York Post
Isiah Thomas, who is playing host to a quasi NBA All-Star Game tomorrow at his Florida International campus, said he believes new Knicks defensive assistant Mike Woodson will be a giant addition to coach Mike D'Antoni's staff -- if there's an NBA season.Thomas, the former Knicks president, Woodson and Knicks interim president Glen Grunwald played together at Indiana University. Thom ...more from this
Source: Agents back off decertification push
|2014, September 16( 311 reads)
ESPN
The seven agents who sent NBA players a "warning letter" on Monday held a conference call Wednesday afternoon to discuss their next move in the league's lockout, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.Those agents -- Arn Tellum, Bill Duffy, Dan Fegan, Jeff Schwartz, Leon Rose, Henry Thomas and Mark Bartelstein -- had been strong behind-the-scenes advocates of decertifi ...more from this
Vaporizing preseason only creates new issues to address now
|2014, September 16( 309 reads)
NBA.com
What, October gone already? Whatever happened to optimistic talk from every camp and every team, even the Cleveland Cavaliers? Preseason games in Sheboygan? Media days? Two-a-days? Picture day?All we're left with is May-day. We could say October never happened, because none of the above will happen. The month was just whacked, and the only good news is at least Halloween was spared. ...more from this
N.B.A. Players Rejecting a 50-50 Split of Revenue
|2014, September 16( 348 reads)
New York Times
Before they walked away from each other and plunged the N.B.A. into limbo, owners and players discussed the most basic, equitable-sounding solution to their conflict: a 50-50 split of league revenue.It held obvious emotional appeal and public relations potential: to the casual observer, nothing sounds more reasonable than a 50-50 split. But N.B.A. labor relations are rarely that sim ...more from this
Knicks rookie is getting his kicks
|2014, September 16( 326 reads)
New York Post
Despite the lockout, I can't complain about how things are going.I feel like I'm getting better and staying in shape. When the lockout ends, I will be ready. So will the Knicks. I'm in my hometown Chicago now, training until further notice.Union president Derek Fisher and fellow Knicks guard Roger Mason, who is on the negotiating committee, both have been checking in on ...more from this
Knicks purchase 45th pick from Hornets
|2014, September 16( 2377 reads)
ESPN New York
As expected, Jim Dolan’s wallet opened up in the second round of Thursday night’s NBA draft.The Knicks purchased the 45th overall pick from the New Orleans Hornets and selected Kentucky center Josh Harrellson, adding some depth to a position where they have their greatest need.A league source said the Knicks paid between $700,000 and $750,000 for the pick, a ...more from this
Knicks take a shot on Iman Shumpert
|2014, September 16( 2191 reads)
ESPN New York
The book on Iman Shumpert was that he couldn't shoot. But when the New York Knicks saw him knocking down shot after shot when they worked him out, they determined the book was outdated.Outgoing Knicks president Donnie Walsh raved about Shumpert's shooting ability, his defensive abilities and his 40-inch vertical leap Thursday night after the Knicks took the Georgia Tech combo guard ...more from this
Needing Shooting, Knicks Go for Defense
|2014, September 16( 1739 reads)
New York Times
By the time the 2011 draft arrived, his last draft, Donnie Walsh had already disassembled and reassembled the Knicks in spectacular fashion, installing true stars where false idols once stood. His final stroke was necessarily more modest.In what will probably stand as his last major move, Walsh selected Iman Shumpert, a defensive-minded guard from Georgia Tech, with the 17th pick Th ...more from this
Who's the Iman? Knicks take Shumpert
|2014, September 16( 1878 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks better hope this Georgia Tech point guard works out better than the last one.Iman Shumpert became the man for the Knicks last night when outgoing team president Donnie Walsh selected the 6-5 point guard with the 17th pick in the NBA draft. Shumpert is regarded as superb athlete and strong defensive player whom Walsh feels will crack the rotation next season.He ...more from this
Ga. Tech guard drafted at No. 17
|2014, September 16( 1467 reads)
New York Times
The Knicks selected Georgia Tech guard Iman Shumpert with the 17th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft on Thursday night.With a crowd at the Prudential Center in Newark that included No. 1 Knicks fan Spike Lee chanting “Let’s Go Knicks!” as the pick was to be announced, Shumpert’s name drew a mixed reaction that included boos.But Shumpert, 6 feet, 5 inches ...more from this
NBA Draft, first round selections
|2014, September 16( 952 reads)
New York Post
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.Here are the selections from the first round, being held at Prudential Center.1. Cleveland (from L.A. Clippers): Kyrie Irving, G, Duke2. Minnesota: Derrick Williams, F, Arizona3. Utah (from NETS): Enes Kanter, C, Turkey4. Cleveland: ...more from this
Billups Injury Weighs Heavily on Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1906 reads)
New York Times
On the morning after their first playoff game in seven years, the Knicks were still limping, rationalizing and grumbling, and still wondering how to unlock the mystery of the mighty Boston Celtics.They came close Sunday, before losing to Ray Allen’s renowned 3-point stroke and the Celtics’ superior crunch-time sensibility. The 87-85 loss left room to debate the officiati ...more from this
Mike D still in Melo mood after miss
|2014, September 16( 1706 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony woke up Monday to screaming headlines and more questions about his late-game shot selection. In many ways, this was Melo's welcome-to-New York moment.Anthony learned the hard way that there is losing and then there is losing a playoff game as the Knicks' go-to-guy. Just ask Patrick Ewing."I couldn't buy a bucket," Anthony said. "Shots were going in and ou ...more from this
Lupica: Knicks toughness put to test
|2014, September 16( 1487 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks are good enough to beat the Celtics in Game 2, even if Chauncey Billups doesn't play. They showed they are good enough on Sunday night when Billups shot 3-for-11 and Carmelo Anthony shot 1-for-11 in the second half and only Amar'e Stoudemire stood up and stood out. Now the question is whether they are tough enough to take a fourth quarter off the Celtics in the playoffs.T ...more from this
Billups out, 'Melo down for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1370 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks might be able to get back into their first-round series tonight vs. the Celtics without point Chauncey Billups, but they can’t possibly even the series if they don’t get back Carmelo Anthony.Billups is expected to miss tonight’s Game 2 at TD Garden and possibly beyond after straining his left knee Sunday. Anthony already seemed to miss Game 1. ...more from this
Time for Anthony to wake up and seize playoff moment for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1245 reads)
New York Post
You can see and sense how this is going to go for Carmelo Anthony, who is as extraordinary a talent — and as polarizing a personality — as the Knicks have had in years. You can see and sense the unwritten rules that have already devolved into doctrine.When he is good . . . well, he’s supposed to be good, right? Didn’t the Knicks trade half of Manhattan island ...more from this
Knicks' Stoudemire says Boston's 'D' can't stop me
|2014, September 16( 1024 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire doesn't expect the Celtics to defend him differently tonight.Because it isn't possible."I don't think there's anything they can do. Besides try to deny me the ball," Stoudemire said yesterday. "But there's ways to get open."Stoudemire was an absolute monster in Sunday's 87-85 Game 1 loss to the Celtics, ferociously unleashing a game-high 28 ...more from this
Knicks Get an Unlikely Proponent: Reggie Miller
|2014, September 16( 1978 reads)
New York Times
Reggie Miller, the former sharpshooting guard for the Indiana Pacers, holds no allegiance to either the Knicks or Boston Celtics. Miller, though, caused his share of heartbreak for both franchises, which makes him more than an interested bystander to the approaching first-round series between them.During his 18-year career, Miller stood as a skinny, shot-dropping human road block to ...more from this
Lupica: Now, we get real Knicks-Celtics
|2014, September 16( 1580 reads)
NY Daily News
It only felt and looked like a real rivalry in the playoffs, a real and lasting one, three times in four seasons back in the 1970s. But in those days, Knicks vs. Celtics was what Yankees vs. Red Sox is now. It was all that. All the money on the table, that's the way the late, great Dave DeBusschere used to describe those games.Before Dave Checketts hired Don Nelson to coach the Knic ...more from this
Knicks are back, and duo is ready
|2014, September 16( 1438 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony were both juniors in high school in 2001, the last time the Knicks won a postseason game.There was no such thing as Facebook or Twitter. The term "social media" meant newspaper reporters going out for a beer after a game. Akron was just starting to love LeBron James while New Yorkers had no clue that their beloved basketball team was about to be ...more from this
Knicks' Stoudemire vows a tough series vs. Celtics
|2014, September 16( 1485 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire made an unexpected return from his ankle injury last night against the Celtics in the meaningless regular-season finale at TD Garden.Next time Stoudemire steps foot on the parquet floor, Stoudemire believes the Celtics are going to have their hands full.The Celtics are focused on making their second straight Finals, but the Knicks superstar said last ni ...more from this
Remembering the Last Knicks Playoff Game
|2014, September 16( 1938 reads)
NY Mag
Assuming the Knicks' series against the Celtics begins Sunday — which is likely — it will have been 2,549 days since the Knicks last played in a playoff game. (It has actually been 3,641 since they won one, but let's just focus on attendance rather than proficiency, for now.)The world has changed in rather dramatic ways since April 25, 2004; for example, back then, we were in ...more from this
Anthony powers Knicks to seventh straight win
|2014, September 16( 1457 reads)
ESPN New York
Carmelo Anthony insisted it would take some time for the New York Knicks to show their true potential after the blockbuster trade that brought him and Chauncey Billups over from Denver.His prediction seems to be right on.Anthony scored 34 points, making the go-ahead jumper with 4.9 seconds left and blocking a potential winning attempt by Danny Granger, helping the Knicks ...more from this
Knicks Are Assured a Winning Season After Anthony’s Key Shot and a Block
|2014, September 16( 1295 reads)
New York Times
Carmelo Anthony was down a superstar teammate and was playing with a banged-up wrist and foul trouble, but still found a way to push the Knicks past the Pacers, delivering a victory that had slipped past the Knicks the last time these teams met.Anthony delivered a 19-foot jump shot that gave the Knicks a 1-point lead over the Indiana Pacers with 4.9 seconds left in Sunday’s ga ...more from this
Amar'e gets the boot for safety
|2014, September 16( 1213 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire's appearance on the bench in a gray suit in Newark on Friday night was alarming enough. Then there was the fashion accessory that no player wants to be wearing at this time of the season, the matching gray boot he sported on his injured left leg."It's for protection, to keep myself from moving the ankle," the Knicks' power forward said. "It feels a lot better than ...more from this
Melo splashes game-winner, Knicks defeat host Indiana Pacers, 110-109
|2014, September 16( 1552 reads)
NY Daily News
The game is on the line. The clock's ticking down. The Knicks' fate is in his hands.In his 25 games in New York, Carmelo Anthony has come to cherish these moments."I just love the moments, man," Anthony said. "That's all. I make the shot, I'm a hero. I don't, move on to the next game."With the Knicks trailing by one against the troublesome Indiana Pacers Sund ...more from this
Anthony's winner, key block ensure Knicks over-.500 mark
|2014, September 16( 1034 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning shot, made the game-winning block, and the surging Knicks feel light years removed from their last tragic visit to Conseco Field House 3½ weeks ago.Melo scored 34 points and made two giant plays -- a 16-footer over Danny Granger with 4.9 seconds left and a block on Granger's last-second attempt -- to bring merriment to the Knicks universe. ...more from this
Knicks' Walsh upset over Pacers rumors
|2014, September 16( 987 reads)
New York Post
Knicks president Donnie Walsh made his first road trip of the season beyond Newark yesterday, appearing at Conseco Field House, 25 minutes away from where he still has a home and his wife still lives.With his future still uncertain for next season, Walsh, who had hip-replacement surgery in November, said speculation he could return to the Pacers in some role is rubbish. Pacers presi ...more from this
Knicks Reach Wrong Side of Mediocre
|2014, September 16( 2466 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire slowly unwrapped the ice from his knees and unraveled the tape from his ankles before exhaling loudly. He logged more heavy minutes, lost another game, and still assumed the burden of explaining exactly what went wrong.The Knicks wasted Carmelo Anthony's most well-rounded game since his arrival from Denver. He had 24 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds. ...more from this
Anthony: Knicks need to Melo out
|2014, September 16( 2392 reads)
NY Daily News
Leave it to the Knick with the easygoing nickname to remind his team that NBA basketball is only a game.Wednesday's 111-99 loss to the Orlando Magic at the Garden dropped the Knicks to 35-36, marking the first time since Nov. 27 that they have been below .500. It was the Knicks' seventh loss in eight games, and their once-powerful offense again sputtered when it mattered most. ...more from this
Bondy: Superman won't be Knicks' hero
|2014, September 16( 2461 reads)
NY Daily News
It was snowing in New York Wednesday, a lousy job by the local weathermen in the budding recruitment of Dwight Howard.Howard noticed the cold white stuff, yet insisted this was not really his concern. He had come to the Garden with the Magic to trounce the Knicks, not necessarily to join them."A beautiful place to play," he said of the old arena, before taking the Knicks ...more from this
Magic, Howard put Knicks below .500
|2014, September 16( 2234 reads)
New York Post
Now even Amar'e Stoudemire is wearing down.It's breaking apart piece by piece, and Dwight Howard flexed his mighty muscles to aid in the continuing destruction of the Knicks at the Garden last night.With their MVP candidate officially hitting the skids, complaining of fatigue after his worst outing as a Knick, the club sunk below the .500 mark for the first time since la ...more from this
Anthony Is Better in Loss, but It’s Not Good Enough
|2014, September 16( 2341 reads)
New York Times
Carmelo Anthony made amends, reclaimed his smile and his swagger and reasserted his place in a Knicks offense that remains intermittently ragged but badly needs him in it.When he snarled on Sunday, it was at the Milwaukee Bucks or the referees, not at his teammates. When he shot the ball, he did so mostly within the system and within rhythm. His head was clear, but everything else a ...more from this
Struggling offense irks Stoudemire
|2014, September 16( 2274 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire didn't call anybody out after Sunday's game, but he was frustrated by the offense again and indicated that the pieces still are not fitting.Stoudemire, Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony combined for 69 points, but that didn't add up to a win against the lowly Bucks.Billups, who struggled with turnovers in Detroit, had just one against the Bucks, and ...more from this
Melo concedes Knicks may not jell until next season after 100-95 loss to Bucks
|2014, September 16( 2439 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire wants the Knicks to play together and Mike D'Antoni wants them to get through this "rough stretch" and firmly believes his offense can work for Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.But in the wake of the team's worst first-quarter scoring output in 55 years and a second straight loss to a lottery-bound team, Anthony had a different message. Moments after the Knicks fell ...more from this
Knicks drop under .500 since Anthony trade
|2014, September 16( 2465 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks officially became a losing team with Carmelo Anthony yesterday — and they are getting worse, not better.After another alarming loss — this one 100-95 to the Bucks, in which the Knicks got humiliated during a 32-9 first quarter at the Bradley Center — Anthony sounded worried that a magical playoff spring may not be in the offing because of chemistry issue ...more from this
'Melo, Knicks mates clear air after Detroit debacle
|2014, September 16( 2403 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony said before yesterday's 100-95 loss to the Bucks that a clear-the-air film session/meeting was held in the Knicks' Milwaukee hotel Saturday, during which he told his mates to be patient with him and not to expect him ever again to get that frustrated on the court as he did Friday night in Detroit.Anthony hid on the bus following Friday's loss in Detroit without talki ...more from this
Sprewell 'glad' Anthony's happy with Knicks
|2014, September 16( 2312 reads)
New York Post
Ex-Knick All-Star Latrell Sprewell, a Milwaukee resident, sat front-row, courtside at Bradley Center yesterday and took in his first Knicks game since his 2005 retirement.Sprewell had a messy ending with the Knicks and said he preferred not to comment on their new superstar alignment, other than to say, "I'm glad Melo's happy.""At least there's no more controversy," Spre ...more from this
Knicks C Turiaf mourns death of prep player
|2014, September 16( 1677 reads)
ESPN New York
New York Knicks center Ronny Turiaf became emotional Saturday when asked about Wes Leonard, the basketball player from Fennville (Mich.) High School who died last week.Turiaf -- who underwent open-heart surgery in 2005 -- got teary-eyed while talking about Leonard's death, which happened shortly after Leonard hit the game-winning shot against Bridgman High on March 3. While Fennvill ...more from this
Knicks Expect Billups in Lineup on Sunday
|2014, September 16( 1703 reads)
New York Times
Chauncey Billups practiced for the first time in two weeks and is expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday night when the Knicks host the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden.Billups missed six games after sustaining a deep bruise in his left thigh on March 1 in a loss to the Orlando Magic. The Knicks went 4-2 in his absence, with Toney Douglas starting in his place at point ...more from this
Billups ready to play vs. Pacers
|2014, September 16( 1644 reads)
NY Daily News
An injured Chauncey Billups has spent the last 12 days scrutinizing the Knicks from the sidelines, watching team go 4-2 and Carmelo Anthony grow more accustomed to playing with Amar'e Stoudemire.Now, Billups is ready to get in on the action. The 34-year-old point guard went through a full practice in Greenburgh Saturday, and he expects to be in the starting lineup when the Knicks fa ...more from this
Knicks get Billups back
|2014, September 16( 1568 reads)
New York Post
The Big Apple 3 will be whole again tonight.Knicks new point guard Chauncey Billups, out six games with a thigh bruise and a swollen knee, expects to make his long-anticipated return tonight against the Pacers at the Garden.Billups, 34, the X-factor to a long Knicks' playoff run, plans to rejoin Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire for the final 18 games and lengthy pos ...more from this
Serby's Sunday Q & A with... Chauncey Billups
|2014, September 16( 1427 reads)
New York Post
The Post's Steve Serby chatted with the 34-year-old point guard who came to the Knicks in the Carmelo Anthony trade.Q: Is reaching the Eastern Conference Finals realistic?A: I think it's realistic. To go that deep in the playoffs, you gotta have some kind of luck. You gotta be lucky with injuries. The ball's gotta bounce your way.Q: Does this team play enough ...more from this
Knicks future will come down to Donnie, not Dolan
|2014, September 16( 1345 reads)
New York Post
Something tells me it’s safe to hint the new-car smell has vanished from the post-Jim O’Brien Pacers — tonight’s victims at the Hanging Garden.Having begun the Frank Vogel era with four consecutive wins and seven-of-eight, Indiana has dropped 10 of its last 13 — including the last six by a total of 95 points, margin of defeat 16 points per game. ...more from this
Warm Welcome Propels Knicks in Atlanta
|2014, September 16( 1785 reads)
New York Times
His vision impaired, his head pounding and his jumper dampened, Carmelo Anthony took a seat on the Knicks’ bench and watched the critical minutes unfold Sunday night. Even through the blurs and the distortions, he could see the clear signs of a minor revival.The Knicks rediscovered their defense, their 3-point shooting and their confidence, all in one spectacular five-minute s ...more from this
Hopes for Billups' return are thigh high
|2014, September 16( 1766 reads)
NY Daily News
Chauncey Billups missed his third straight game with a left thigh bruise Sunday night, but the Knicks are hopeful he'll be available for Monday night's home game against Utah. ...more from this
D'Antoni feels Heat of balancing stars
|2014, September 16( 1673 reads)
NY Daily News
Every head coach wishes he faced the dilemma of having to decide between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade with the game on the line. That is, until the responsibility falls on your shoulders.As the Knicks learn to co-exist with two All-Stars and cope with a revamped roster, Mike D'Antoni can feel Erick Spoelstra's pain. The Miami coach has lost four straight games, including three at ho ...more from this
Knicks' subs lead team over Hawks
|2014, September 16( 1221 reads)
New York Post
It’s been exactly two weeks since the Knicks obtained Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups. Last night, they didn’t need either of them. Billups sat out with a bruised thigh, Anthony sat most of the fourth quarter, benched with blurred vision and a migraine after getting poked in the left eye.Without their two new gems, these unpredictable Knicks didn’t miss a beat ...more from this
Roger, that! Mason delivers in a pinch, earns more playing time
|2014, September 16( 1294 reads)
New York Post
Roger Mason Jr. was so buried, the Garden fans giddily chanted his name late in Wednesday’s blowout win over New Orleans during garbage time. Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni summoned him to play out the final minutes.Last night, with the Knicks desperate and decimated, D’Antoni summoned the veteran guard for prime time — and he delivered.Mason, who has ...more from this
After season, Mike may be Done’toni
|2014, September 16( 988 reads)
New York Post
Much has been made about the uncertainty of Knicks president Donnie Walsh returning next season — but coach Mike D’Antoni’s future seems in question, too.Following the blockbuster additions of Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups two weeks ago, the Knicks have assembled a club that is not built in D’Antoni’s speedball image.So with one year ...more from this
Former Knick Houston has No. 20 retired by Tennessee
|2014, September 16( 934 reads)
New York Post
Allan Houston appreciates being honored for his scoring prowess while at Tennessee. It’s the memories of the Volunteers’ family that he cherishes the most, though.Tennessee honored its all-time scoring leader on Sunday by retiring his No. 20 and unveiling a banner with his name and number now hanging in the rafters at Thompson-Boling Arena alongside fellow Vols greats Be ...more from this
The Knicks Are Racing to Blend Talent Into a Team
|2014, September 16( 1066 reads)
New York Times
Mike D’Antoni looked straight ahead for a moment Saturday as he flipped through a mental calendar for the next date that his team could have a full practice. He finally settled on next Saturday. Yes, he said, the Knicks could have a good practice then.RelatedDespite an abundance of talent, the reconfigured Knicks will have to get through another week of jelling on the fl ...more from this
D'Antoni eyes Bobcats, not playoff seed
|2014, September 16( 1166 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks can see the Sixers in their rear-view mirror, but that's not the team that has Mike D'Antoni's full attention, even with the Knicks in danger of being overtaken Sunday night by the Sixers for sixth place in the East."The team I'm looking at is Charlotte," D'Antoni said. "That's the team I've got my eye on. As long as we stay ahead of them, that's all that matters to me."< ...more from this
D'Antoni happy if Knicks win 50% of games left, make playoffs
|2014, September 16( 875 reads)
New York Post
The bloom is off the rose. The buzz is off the trade. And a painful rasp is inside Mike D'Antoni's throat.Is this trade ever going to work out defensively and will this "superteam" get their act together by April's playoffs? Those are legitimate questions the Knicks coach can't honestly answer.After yesterday's 2½-hour practice, D'Antoni blamed his hoarse voice on ...more from this
Billups expected to sit out again
|2014, September 16( 672 reads)
New York Post
Chauncey Billups hobbled, winced and dribbled in measured steps as he did dribbling drills on his own private court during yesterday's practice. The Knicks upgraded Billups to questionable for tonight's game in Atlanta, but it seemed extremely unlikely he will play.Billups will probably miss his third straight game as he is still in pain and wants to be close to 100 percent before h ...more from this
D’Antoni Adjusts Playbook With a Pencil, Not a Sharpie
|2014, September 16( 829 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike D’Antoni is fighting against perceptions, resisting his impulses and wrestling with his playbook.For years, D’Antoni cultivated an image and an offense based on speed and small lineups, constant movement and contrarian thinking. In Phoenix, that offense produced 60-win seasons and deep playoff runs. In New York, it re-energized a moribund franchise.But c ...more from this
Bondy: Knicks more than 2-man show
|2014, September 16( 819 reads)
NY Daily News
It was getting a bit difficult remembering why, exactly, New York had been so excited about this deal, why all the traffic stopped and the neon blinked. During his first four games with the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony often had looked more like Derrick Coleman than like Bernard King.Melo was scoring plenty of points but shooting less than 40% from the field. He disappeared at critical t ...more from this
Knicks talk playoffs, revenge on Cavs
|2014, September 16( 839 reads)
NY Daily News
One player was clearly heard chanting "Beat the Heat" behind closed doors while another declared, "This is the playoffs." And down the hallway, if you listened closely, you could almost hear Mike D'Antoni cringing.The Knicks' marketing department spent Thursday preparing for the club's first postseason appearance in seven years by recording in-game scoreboard messages by several pla ...more from this
Carmelo & Co. pumped for rematch
|2014, September 16( 842 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony is out for vengeance.The Cavaliers, the NBA’s worst team by far, come into the Garden tonight having gone 2-0 against the Knicks this season, the second win throwing a wet rag last Friday on the soaring vibe surrounding the new-look Knicks.“[Tonight] is a payback game, man,” he said yesterday. “[Last Friday’s] game, it left a ...more from this
Role players must align to support leading stars
|2014, September 16( 761 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony called tonight’s Garden match-up against the Cavaliers a “payback” game for the defeat Cleveland dealt the Knicks last Friday.The tough talk might have more appeal if Anthony wasn’t talking about a team that deserves mostly sympathy for the way it was abandoned by LeBron James and owns the league’s fewest wins with 11.In trut ...more from this
Oh Quad, Book 2, for Billups
|2014, September 16( 893 reads)
New York Post
Chauncey Billups is expected to miss his second straight game tonight, because of a bruised left quad.“I think they upgraded him to doubtful. But he’s not out for sure,” Mike D’Antoni said of his point guard, who didn’t practice yesterday. “It’s responding really well. There’s a chance he could play. But we’ll see.” ...more from this
Heat and Knicks Are Reflection of Rising East
|2014, September 16( 1231 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire sat near the scorer’s table Sunday morning and addressed questions from reporters. Carmelo Anthony did the same from a courtside seat a few feet away. Somewhere past a couple of twists and turns in the American Airlines Arena tunnel, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were finishing Miami’s shootaround on a practice court.That much star powe ...more from this
Miami’s New York State Of Mind
|2014, September 16( 1268 reads)
NBA.com Hangtime
Let the record show that on Sunday night, Feb. 27 in the year 2011, a rivalry was renewed, thanks to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire and especially Chauncey Billups.The Knicks and Heat could be the NBA blood feud many of us have been waiting for since … the Knicks and Heat of yesteryear. And believe me folks, that is a goo ...more from this
Billups, Amar'e rally Knicks past Heat
|2014, September 16( 1010 reads)
NY Daily News
The intensity level and the final result were reminiscent of the great Knicks-Heat playoff wars of the late '90s.And that moment of truth, when it came down to needing one defensive play to preserve a victory in their home away from home, the Knicks found a way. Some things never change.The Knicks overcame a 15-point first-half deficit and in the final 10 seconds Amar'e ...more from this
Lawrence: Billups' star tops all others
|2014, September 16( 1151 reads)
NY Daily News
Just like old times.But Chauncey Billups was not talking about all those moments when the Knicks would torment Pat Riley's teams here in May."It's just like when I'd come in with Detroit and we'd win here," Billups said. "Same feeling."He was getting dressed at his stall after leading the Knicks to the unlikeliest of wins, 91-86, Sunday night at American Airl ...more from this
Anthony, Stoudemire lead Knicks over Heat
|2014, September 16( 725 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks obtained Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to beat the Heat. And they did. Oh, yes — the Knicks’ new star trio did it on its first try last night.The Melo & ‘Mare Show — with a clutch late fourth-quarter burst from Billups — were better than the Dream Team last night.The Knicks eked out a stunning 91-86 victory over the Hea ...more from this
Suddenly, the possibilities are simply D-licious for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 881 reads)
New York Post
This wasn’t Clarence Weatherspoon, one of many ghosts of Knicks-Heat past, teeing up a try for the game-winner and aiming a spear at Pat Riley’s heart. It may have felt like one of those vintage games, sure: gaggles of missed shots and hard fouls, neither team near triple digits, and Old Man Riles’ hangdog expression a courtside fixture.But this was LeBron James wi ...more from this
Billups makes 'big' difference for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 688 reads)
New York Post
If this felt familiar to you, Knicks fan, the Knicks and the Heat battling to the final seconds of a tight, taught, close basketball game, it should. If you have a long enough memory, you know this used to be standard-operating procedure for these two teams.Chauncey Billups? He doesn't have to go back that far. It wasn't that long ago that Billups was the heart, soul, motor and engi ...more from this
Knicks’ Euphoria Is Thrown for a Loss
|2014, September 16( 917 reads)
New York Times
The first test was a rousing success. Carmelo Anthony made a triumphant Knicks debut Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. But playbooks take time to learn, and simply suiting up superstars does not guarantee victories.Chauncey Billups, left, scored 18 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter but could not save the Knicks.On Friday, the Knicks showed that the pairing of Anth ...more from this
Lawrence: LeBron knows it takes time
|2014, September 16( 921 reads)
NY Daily News
As Friday night's 115-109 loss in Cleveland shows, despite winning in Carmelo Anthony's Knick debut on Wednesday, Mike D'Antoni's team could be headed for a slow start with its new two-star alignment.Take it from LeBron James, who lived through a 9-8 record in his first month in Miami with co-superstar Dwyane Wade."I think it might be the same way," James said Friday nig ...more from this
Big Apple Three lose to NBA's worst
|2014, September 16( 1021 reads)
NY Daily News
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade needed 17 games to figure it out and those two All-Stars had the benefit of a full training camp. Time, unfortunately, is not on the side of Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.Chemistry and familiarity are clearly legitimate issues for the revamped Knicks, but there is no excuse for playing with low energy and little effort. There is no excuse for wha ...more from this
Anthony sore after bumping his elbow
|2014, September 16( 716 reads)
New York Post
Not even Carmelo Anthony can solve the Knicks' problems with the Cavaliers.Last night's 115-109 loss was the Knicks' 10th straight to Cleveland -- the last two coming after LeBron James' departure, to a team that wobbled through a 26-game skid this season, a squad with an embarrassing, league-worst 11-47 record.Nevertheless, a bigger issue may be Anthony's elbow. He fini ...more from this
D'Antoni can't wait for Jeffries
|2014, September 16( 699 reads)
New York Post
With the signing of Jared Jeffries imminent, Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said the 6-foot-11 swingman would be a welcome addition. Jeffries' buyout with the Rockets became official last night and he was placed on waivers, according to two league sources. The Post reported yesterday the Knicks plan on signing him.Jeffries won't clear waivers until Tuesday, which accounts for two busine ...more from this
Melo bites Karl back
|2014, September 16( 584 reads)
New York Post
Welcome to the Carmelo-Karl catfight.In payback for Anthony causing a Rocky Mountain-sized pile of distractions this season, Nuggets coach George Karl took a series of shots on TNT Thursday night at Carmelo Anthony and his lack of "defensive focus."It prompted the new Knicks star to call Karl a "snake" on his Twitter account and disagreeing with Karl's premise again at y ...more from this
Ex-Knicks Are Eager to Strut Their Stuff
|2014, September 16( 1362 reads)
New York Times
There is always another side to a trade. For the four former Knicks — Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Timofey Mozgov — it came in the shadows of the elation and expectations of the Knicks’ acquisition of Carmelo Anthony, and also at their expense.Felton and Chandler’s final public act as Knicks was ducking reporters and leaving through a ...more from this
Anthony Makes Knicks Debut With 27 Points
|2014, September 16( 921 reads)
New York Times
After months of meetings, maneuvering, whispers and waiting, the Carmelo Anthony-Amar’e Stoudemire Knicks era began at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday evening. It started with an electrifying introduction of Anthony, settled into a series of approving chants and ended with a satisfying win that will stoke the lofty expectations.In the closing moments of the Knicks’ 11 ...more from this
At Knicks’ Party, Dolan Makes a Scene
|2014, September 16( 978 reads)
New York Times
On a celebratory night at Madison Square Garden, with Carmelo Anthony in a Knicks jersey and five franchise legends in the building, James L. Dolan suddenly veered from jovial to testy.He welcomed Anthony and Chauncey Billups, the star players acquired in a franchise-altering trade on Monday. He thanked the proper people. Then he lectured members of the news media for a litany of re ...more from this
'Melo's debut swings Knicks' way, 114-108
|2014, September 16( 865 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony felt it in the pit of his stomach the first time he ran through the tunnel, heard the roar of the crowd and made a sharp right turn toward the Knicks basket.Home at last."The beginning," Anthony said, "was a hell of a moment."It was an emotional conclusion to a hectic 48 hours that saw Anthony, the Brooklyn-born All-Star, traded from Denver to ...more from this
Lupica: The Pearl says sacrifice is the key to success for new-look Knicks
|2014, September 16( 975 reads)
NY Daily News
He brought his star with him to New York from Baltimore in another time in pro basketball and another time in professional sports in this country. He was Earl (The Pearl) Monroe, known as the Magic Man on playgrounds before Magic Johnson was even out of grade school. He was The Pearl and he couldn't run very fast and couldn't jump and couldn't play the game above the rim. But until the legs he ...more from this
Anthony's 27 leads Knicks to win at electrified Garden
|2014, September 16( 526 reads)
New York Post
The “We Want Melo” Garden chants from earlier this month have transformed into a shorter, louder, happier one. It’s just a chant of “Mellll-loooo” now.With 11.4 seconds left, the giddy, electric Garden night became even more blissful and loud when Carmelo Anthony stepped to the free-throw line and “Mellll-loooo” rained down from the rafters. ...more from this
In 'Melo's first Knicks start, it's the finish that amazes
|2014, September 16( 928 reads)
New York Post
The final touch was vintage, a play that insomniacs in New York have been watching on the late highlight shows for years. Carmelo Anthony was planted in the low post, calling for the ball, demanding it, and Toney Douglas got it to him.The Knicks were up by four, unable to put away the lousy but feisty Milwaukee Bucks. Amar’e Stoudemire was on the bench, six fouls next to his n ...more from this
Anthony already Knicks' go-to guy
|2014, September 16( 575 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony, despite a rousing introduction he will never forget and crackling electricity the Garden hasn't seen in a decade, had an off game -- until the final moments when the game on the line.While Amar'e Stoudemire was on the bench, Anthony took over the game, carrying the Knicks to a 114-108 win over the Bucks. He scored six points in the final minute-plus, as the Garden r ...more from this
Knicks Go for Greatness With Anthony
|2014, September 16( 1159 reads)
New York Times
Carmelo Anthony wanted the Knicks, and the Knicks wanted Carmelo Anthony, but the trade that finally united them was so much more complicated than mutual attraction.The Knicks had to navigate a minefield of conflicting agendas, internal and external. They had to weigh Anthony’s competitive drive against his drive for financial security. They had to gauge the anxiety of the Den ...more from this
Call on Anthony Trade Was His to Make, Walsh Says
|2014, September 16( 690 reads)
New York Times
The uncomfortable moments come and go, but Donnie Walsh disarms them with the same emotional distance and wry humor.Before reporters had taken their seats Tuesday, Walsh was anticipating questions about meddling owners and meddling former executives and, as he called it, “the grassy knoll.”Yes, Walsh said, he was reluctant at times to make the three-team, 12- ...more from this
Lupica: Showtime for Carmelo at Garden
|2014, September 16( 876 reads)
NY Daily News
It no longer matters how Carmelo Anthony, born in Brooklyn, makes it all the way back to New York City Wednesday night, to 33rd and Seventh, to Legends Night of all nights at the Garden. What matters now - and only - to Knick fans is that he is here. He didn't just want to get paid, he wanted to get paid here. He wanted the Knicks, the city, this stage, this shot to prove that he has it in him ...more from this
Lawrence: Now 'Melo, Amar'e must click
|2014, September 16( 655 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire came to New York to finally get his own team and to perform on the NBA's biggest stage.Well, he still has half of that.In the aftermath of the Knicks' blockbuster/teambuster deal with Denver, the Knicks' All-Star forward now has to share the Garden's stage and New York's bright lights with another star who also needs to dominate the ball, Carmelo Anthon ...more from this
Knicks new era set to begin
|2014, September 16( 882 reads)
New York Post
After months of enormous, LeBronesque buildup, "The Melo-Amar'e Show" is finally hitting the Garden."Wow, just had the craziest 12 hours of my career," Anthony said on his Twitter account last night after arriving at Teterboro Airport at 7 p.m. "So much to say but really want to thank all my fans and friends for their support!"Knicks owner James Dolan has made this happe ...more from this
GM: Melo my call, not Zeke’s
|2014, September 16( 833 reads)
New York Post
Knicks team president Donnie Walsh got in a poke at Isiah Thomas yesterday, whom sources said lobbied behind the scenes for owner James Dolan to do whatever it took to trade for Carmelo Anthony."I have no idea, only what I read in your papers," Walsh said when asked if had knowledge of Thomas' involvement. "I'm assuming he's getting ready for the NCAA Tournament."Not qui ...more from this
Walsh not fretting over Isiah, new contract
|2014, September 16( 735 reads)
New York Post
An advantage of being almost 70 years old is you really don’t give a rip about what anyone is writing or saying about you. In most cases it is useless background noise that has little bearing on the real objective.That’s why Knicks team president Donnie Walsh hasn’t paid much attention to all the speculation about owner James Dolan overruling his advice in pursuing ...more from this
Knicks' Walsh teases Thomas about NCAA tournament
|2014, September 16( 909 reads)
New York Post
Donnie Walsh has not let the wave of speculation about his future affect his sense of humor.The Knicks president reportedly took a shoot at Isiah Thomas in an interview session at the team’s practice facility Tuesday.It’s been rumored that Thomas, the former Knicks GM/coach, helped convince owner James Dolan to make the trade for Carmelo Anthony that was comp ...more from this
Amar'e says 'Melo is 'very excited'
|2014, September 16( 956 reads)
NY Daily News
After speaking with Carmelo Anthony on his cross-country flight from the West Coast early Tuesday morning, Amar'e Stoudemire said on Tuesday that his newest Broadway co-star is "very excited' and "can't wait" to come to New York.Knicks fans have waited patiently for years for the organization to align such stars, and Stoudemire added his full endorsement of the mega-deal that delive ...more from this
Walsh insists 'Melo deal was his call
|2014, September 16( 739 reads)
NY Daily News
After a handful of Knicks practiced in Greenburgh, general manager Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D'Antoni said the deal for Carmelo Anthony was one the team needed to make. Walsh said he was heavily involved in all the trade talks and he downplayed the idea that Dolan confidante Isiah Thomas was the one pulling the strings, insisting that the deal was his decision in the end.Walsh sai ...more from this
Addition of selfish 'Melo makes Knicks good, not special
|2014, September 16( 867 reads)
NBA.com
He'll be hailed a hero Wednesday at the Garden, which happens when a city that was subjected to a decade of basketball purgatory finally sees the light, in the form of a star who shoots lights out. But the Knicks won't be anything special on the court anytime soon, because Carmelo Anthony, more than looking out for the Knicks, was looking out for himself.He could've told the Knicks ...more from this
Lupica: 'Melo arrives at a high price
|2014, September 16( 891 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks get the player they want now, and don't seem to care that they got played as a way of making it all happen. They make the biggest trade in their history for Carmelo Anthony and don't seem to care that it costs them twice as much as it should have and may end up costing them Donnie Walsh, the executive who came in here and cleaned up the Garden after Isiah Thomas turned the place into ...more from this
Raissman: Walsh's wisdom washed away
|2014, September 16( 631 reads)
NY Daily News
Unless Donnie Walsh entered the magical world of Madison Square Gulag with blinders on, he knew there was always the possibility of James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan and Whispering Isiah Thomas pulling some kind of power play.What Walsh, whose blueprint had the Knicks on the right track, couldn't predict is how quickly some in the media would turn on him. Like Dolan, they too had visions o ...more from this
Prokhorov: We forced Knicks to up offer
|2014, September 16( 456 reads)
NY Daily News
Even if he doesn't land Carmelo Anthony, Mikhail Prokhorov is happy to see the Knicks suffer.The Russian billionaire congratulated himself in a television interview Sunday for again needling his rival, telling CNBC that the Nets had forced the Knicks to up their offer for Anthony. Prokhorov didn't concede defeat - and a source said Sunday the Nets still believe they can nab Anthony ...more from this
Knicks swing 3-team trade for star
|2014, September 16( 504 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks finally got their man, giving them two superstars -- with a strong chance of adding a third in 2012.Carmelo Anthony is finally a Knick, not a Net."It's a done deal," a league source said.The deal was agreed upon last night when Knicks owner James Dolan caved in and added Russian center Timofey Mozgov to the deal after the Nuggets threatened to trad ...more from this
Gallinari: Arrivederci, N.Y.
|2014, September 16( 552 reads)
New York Post
Danilo Gallinari knows it's just business -- but that doesn't make leaving the Knicks any easier for him."To be honest with you, it's tough to leave New York. It's tough," the forward said after what became his final Knicks practice. "But it's a part of the NBA life and it's a part of how the NBA works."You've got to live with that."Gallinari was traded to De ...more from this
Clouds over Walsh's future with Knicks
|2014, September 16( 350 reads)
New York Post
The Carmelo Anthony blockbuster -- spearheaded by Knicks owner James Dolan with Isiah Thomas in his ear -- does not bode well for team president Donnie Walsh.Two sources told The Post that, as negotiations for Anthony heated up in Los Angeles with Dolan, Walsh bolted for Indiana to see his family during All-Star Weekend.One source said Walsh packed up and left because he ...more from this
Grading The Deal: Knicks Acquire Carmelo Anthony
|2014, September 16( 964 reads)
RealGM
Grade for Knicks: B-The Nuggets had very little leverage in this entire situation and have been saved by labor uncertainty, so David Stern's quest for greater NBA parity has its first winner.Dealing with the Nuggets over the past few months, by all accounts, has been a grueling process with the front office consistently changing the finish line on their trade partners. T ...more from this
Harris included in 'Melo proposals: source
|2014, September 16( 1089 reads)
NY Daily News
It's not all about Carmelo Anthony for the Nets. But until the mess is sorted out, their options are being put on hold.The Nets have again included Devin Harris in proposals to land Anthony, according to an NBA source. The point guard's inclusion, coupled with what reportedly is an eight-player proposal, throws a wrench in other discussions.The most intriguing is a deal ...more from this
Dolan, Prokhorov to meet 'Melo in L.A.
|2014, September 16( 1945 reads)
NY Daily News
The cold war is on again.Only now it is an American billionaire and a Russian billionaire engaged in a high-stakes game to land the best available NBA player on the current trade market.The Daily News has learned that both Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov are scheduled to meet with Carmelo Anthony this weekend in Los Angeles, wh ...more from this
Nuggets want 5 Knicks and 1st-round pick in Anthony deal: source
|2014, September 16( 2345 reads)
New York Post
Denver's asking price for Carmelo Anthony is more outlandish than previously thought.The Post has learned the Nuggets made a whopping demand one week ago that is more exorbitant than recent reports. According to an NBA source debriefed on Carmelo Anthony negotiations, Denver asked for Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Landry Fields, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and a first-round ...more from this
At Rye High, Knicks’ Coach Is Just a Face in the Crowd
|2014, September 16( 1166 reads)
New York Times
For the coach of the Knicks, the clamor of a high school gymnasium was a welcome diversion from the daily chorus of inquiry that comes with the territory. Here, there were no demands to explain away on-court misfortune or need to deal with the Carmelo Anthony distraction. Here, the responsibility of prepping the team for the next day’s must-win game was somebody else’s responsibilit ...more from this
Knicks and Hawks Bracing for a Rematch
|2014, September 16( 1136 reads)
New York Times
mar’e Stoudemire and Al Horford will be teammates Sunday at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles in a mostly friendly and largely ceremonial celebration.But Wednesday’s meeting between Stoudemire’s Knicks and Horford’s Atlanta Hawks takes precedence. It will be the teams’ first meeting since Jan. 28, when tempers and fists briefly flared between Shawne Will ...more from this
Amar'e ready to go toe-to-toe with Hawks
|2014, September 16( 1151 reads)
NY Daily News
It's gonna take more than a bad toe to keep Amar'e Stoudemire from missing Round 2 with Al Horford."I told you before, he don't want to see me man," Stoudemire says. "Horford....I watched him play at Florida and seen him play a few years in Atlanta. We've got two different games."Stoudemire has ruled himself available for Wednesday night's final game before the All-Star ...more from this
Isola: Walsh must pay price for 'Melo
|2014, September 16( 1530 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony is patting himself on the back for the way he's handled the 'Melo-drama, which is kind of amusing since he's the one who created the mess in the first place.He should try spending a day in Donnie Walsh's shoes. I'd give him a week before 'Melo would crack under the pressure of Madison Square Garden, an impatient owner and a de facto consultant in South Florida. ...more from this
Amar'e & Knicks ready to rumble in rematch vs. Hawks
|2014, September 16( 1003 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire says Madison Square Garden won't be quite as forgiving for Al Horford as Philips Arena was.Back on Jan. 28 in Atlanta, the Hawks knocked off the Knicks 111-102 in a game that featured a scuffle between Shawne Williams and Atlanta's Marvin Williams, and resulted in both players getting suspended.Stoudemire also wasn't happy with Horford, the Hawks' super ...more from this
Isiah doesn't deny he's unofficially consulting Dolan
|2014, September 16( 827 reads)
New York Post
Isiah Thomas did not deny he was unofficially consulting with Knicks owner James Dolan on the Carmelo Anthony situation and suggested standing pat won't win a championship."Everyone agrees they need to keep improving to get to a championship level,'' Thomas said on Miami radio tonight with Sid Rosenberg. "I don' think anyone's saying this is it. I do think the organization wants to ...more from this
Knicks’ D’Antoni Counts Differences With Lakers
|2014, September 16( 1204 reads)
New York Times
When Coach Mike D’Antoni considered the Lakers, he noted that their roster had stars worthy of playing in Los Angeles. How far do his Knicks have to go to reach that level? Let him count the ways.“They’ve got one, two, three, four, five,” D’Antoni said Thursday. “They’ve got five of the best players in the game. We’re a little bit of a ...more from this
Raissman: Walsh being set up for a fall
|2014, September 16( 1249 reads)
NY Daily News
One constant theme of this Knickerbockers season of alleged rejuvenation has been about nostalgia, that "old sound" returning to the Garden. Many find this notion precious. Including a variety of scribes who often enjoy dealing in the whimsical.Good for them. Still, there is another constant. It's a residue of the past that sticks to the organization like Krazy Glue - the Knicks soa ...more from this
D'Antoni claims fans' 'Melo Mania turning into distraction for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1210 reads)
New York Post
Mike D'Antoni heard the "We Want 'Melo" Garden chants during Wednesday night's depressing loss to the Clippers, and it was painful to his ears.One day after D'Antoni's scathing postgame press conference, the Knicks coach yesterday confessed that the chanting, and all the Carmelo Anthony trade reports, have hurt his club's focus.And he's begged his players to tune it all ...more from this
The boos are back — but that’s a good thing
|2014, September 16( 1170 reads)
New York Post
The chants that came later on, the ones that exhorted Donnie Walsh to go get Carmelo Anthony, were telling enough. But they were brief, and they were fleeting, and they died quickly as most of the fans who were chanting Anthony’s name already were heading toward the train station, toward the parking garages, having seen enough of the Clippers’ knee-capping of the Knicks. ...more from this
Add Felton & Billups to the raging rumors
|2014, September 16( 1228 reads)
New York Post
Recent rumblings have the Nuggets interested in Knicks point guard Raymond Felton being added to the Carmelo Anthony package, with the Knicks taking back aging Chauncey Billups.So far, that element has not been a consideration for Knicks president Donnie Walsh, whose signing of Felton has been one of the best values of the 2010 summer free-agent market.The Felton acquisi ...more from this
Spotlight on Mozgov tonight against Lakers
|2014, September 16( 833 reads)
New York Post
With Ronny Turiaf doubtful because of a sprained ankle, Timofey Mozgov is set for a third straight start tonight when the Knicks host the Lakers.Coach Mike D’Antoni acknowledged he’d always wanted Mozgov in the starting lineup — and with his recent performances, the seven-foot Russian rookie center has given the Knicks coach a reason to keep him there.& ...more from this
Stoudemire Snaps Knicks Out of Latest Funk
|2014, September 16( 1347 reads)
New York Post
Whenever the Knicks lose, Amar’e Stoudemire can be found in some corner of the locker room with his head down, voice low and legs wrapped like a mummy from the costs of another wasted effort. Stoudemire then pledges that the Knicks have yet to accomplish anything of substance and notes the urgency to snap out of whatever malaise that is on the verge of setting in.The wor ...more from this
Knicks owner Dolan dials up Nuggets' owner to try to close Carmelo deal
|2014, September 16( 1742 reads)
NY Daily News
Garden chairman James Dolan is taking a more active role in the Knicks' pursuit of Carmelo Anthony and has had direct negotiations with Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke, the Daily News has learned.According to a source familiar with the negotiations, Dolan's decision to become more involved in the Anthony trade talks is a sign that the Knicks are closing in on a deal for the All-St ...more from this
Nuggets dragging feet on mega-deal
|2014, September 16( 1464 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks and T’Wolves are eager to do a deal. The Nuggets? The wait is on.“At the end of the day, it’s all up to Denver,” one person involved in the three-team discussions that would bring Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks told The Post.“Just waiting to see what Denver ultimately does,” another individual with knowledge of the situation ...more from this
Mediocrity shouldn’t be the goal
|2014, September 16( 1387 reads)
New York Post
an only coach who is on his roster and set his expectations accordingly. Still, it seems Mike D’Antoni was low-balling the Knicks a bit when he said simply making the playoffs was the primary goal, and from there, “you try to do the best you can do.”In theory, that would be quite an accomplishment for a franchise that hasn’t been to the playoffs in nearly a d ...more from this
76ers Beat Knicks, Continuing to Surge as Knicks Struggle
|2014, September 16( 1169 reads)
New York Times
The ball found Shawne Williams in the left corner, his corner, the spot where he is most comfortable and where, just seconds earlier, he had hit a critical 3-pointer.The moment called for another 3, but as the seconds ticked away late Friday, Williams hesitated. He pulled down the ball, drove the baseline and put up a floating jump shot filled with regret. The ball grazed the rim, t ...more from this
To Walsh, Attention Is Puzzling
|2014, September 16( 1137 reads)
New York Times
When the frenzy escalates and the reporters descend en masse, Donnie Walsh turns satirical. “The Congressional inquiry,” he says wryly.After two and a half years in New York, Walsh is still taken aback at the intensity, the volume and the size of the herd that surrounds him each time controversy erupts — which, with the Knicks, is often.Always polite an ...more from this
Shawne Williams clanks runner at buzzer as Knicks fall in Philly
|2014, September 16( 1146 reads)
NY Daily News
Shawne Williams had the shot the Knicks wanted, the same shot Williams specializes in and the same one he had sunk just 30 seconds earlier."It was," Williams said, "a no-brainer."But in the moment of truth, Williams, the NBA's leading three-point shooter, suddenly got gun-shy and instead drove to the basket and misfired on a runner at the buzzer. It was a costly decision ...more from this
Sixers' late charge leads to NY defeat
|2014, September 16( 1079 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks' swagger is gone. And so is their status as playoff locks.After last night's stunning fourth-quarter collapse against the Sixers in a heartbreaking 100-98 loss at Wells Fargo Arena, Amar'e Stoudemire sounded the alarm. The Knicks have lost 10 of their last 14 games and Stoudemire sounded very concerned."We have to definitely look at ourselves in the mirror," s ...more from this
Playoffs no sure thing for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1093 reads)
New York Post
While Knicks president Donnie Walsh twists, his team continues to let go of the rope.Down two after being up nine, the Knicks had a shot for the win last night and, like a club that has lost nine of 13, essentially didn't take it.Oh, Shawne Williams, who had just nailed a corner 3 on the Knicks' third chance of the previous possession to give them a last chance, eventual ...more from this
MSG prez O'Neil force behind Warkentien hire
|2014, September 16( 1156 reads)
New York Post
MSG president Scott O'Neil, not team president Donnie Walsh, was the one to push James Dolan into hiring former Nuggets general manager Mark Warkentien, The Post has learned.The official announcement on Warkentien's hire is likely to come today.Despite his fancy title, O'Neil is not part of basketball operations and is supposed to run the marketing end of the franchise. ...more from this
Lawrence: Walsh says no help on way
|2014, September 16( 2081 reads)
NY Daily News
If there were ever a time the Knicks needed a scorer in the mold of Carmelo Anthony, this is it.With their losing streak at six games, Mike D'Antoni has seen his best shooters go into a collective slump in fourth quarters and his offense go dead at the wrong times.Put it all together and the Knicks (22-21) are only one game over .500 for the first time since Nov. 30. But ...more from this
'Melo: Stay in Denver for now
|2014, September 16( 1926 reads)
New York Post
The half-million Twitter followers of LaLa Vazquez got a treat Friday, when Carmelo Anthony's Brooklyn-born celebrity wife tweeted frequently about the Nuggets. It was a first.Vazquez twice pumped up that night's showdown: "BigGame Tonight. NUGGETS vs. Lakers." Then the former MTV VJ updated with scores across the night, turning into an overeager new-age basketball blogger. ...more from this
Knicks won't get down over second six-game skid
|2014, September 16( 1822 reads)
New York Post
Nine years puts six games in perspective. After spending the better part of a decade continually redefining dire situations, the Knicks' second six-game losing streak of the season has altered few of their faces. Team president Donnie Walsh is equally unfazed.Following a hard-fought loss to the Spurs and a brutal buzzer-beater loss to Kevin Durant and the Thunder, Walsh is not going ...more from this
Their Minds on Denver, Knicks Fall in Houston
|2014, September 16( 1981 reads)
New York Times
It is surely too soon to call the Knicks distracted, hopeful or in any way emotionally invested in the concept of Carmelo Anthony. All they knew Wednesday, as they reached the midpoint of a transformational season, is that another transformation could be coming.How they deal with it, and whether they ultimately make a deal, will define the next half-season.When the Nets ...more from this
Lawrence: Nets owner not Russian into deal
|2014, September 16( 1918 reads)
NY Daily News
How about if the Nuggets come back Thursday and offer Anthony at fire-sale prices?"I don't speak in the subjunctive mode," he said, sternly.Translation: Let him go to the Knicks, see if I care."No concern," Prokhorov said about 'Melo ending up at the Garden.So if Anthony winds up with Amar'e Stoudemire this summer or perhaps before the Feb. 24 tra ...more from this
Fourth straight loss shows 'Melo need
|2014, September 16( 1916 reads)
NY Daily News
James Dolan isn't calling a press conference Thursday to announce that the Knicks are very much alive in the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes. Why? Because Dolan, the Garden Chairman, doesn't do press conferences and he would only be stating the obvious.With the announcement/public bluff that the Nets are no longer pursing a trade for Anthony, the Knicks once again emerge as a strong can ...more from this
Knicks president not rushing the Anthony talks
|2014, September 16( 2513 reads)
New York Post
Knicks team president Donnie Walsh, one of the league's smartest poker players and tactful negotiators, wasn't rushing to call the Nuggets last night after Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov blindsided the NBA by saying the club had pulled out of the Carmelo Anthony talks.Walsh said he would look into the matter today and find out "if the situation has changed."Walsh can be pa ...more from this
Knicks drop fourth straight
|2014, September 16( 1816 reads)
New York Post
With the Knicks' link to Carmelo Anthony stronger than ever, the club did nothing to quell the urgency, losing their fourth straight game, 104-89 to the Rockets last night at Toyota Center.Amar'e Stoudemire scored 25 points but had five turnovers and got no offensive help. Afterward, Stoudemire warned his mates to ignore the new wave of Anthony-to-the-Knicks rumors following Nets ow ...more from this
Stoudemire in Technical Foul Trouble
|2014, September 16( 2110 reads)
New York Times
The goggles were up, and his eyebrows along with them. Amar’e Stoudemire was questioning and complaining for what seemed like the 10th time. Another call had gone the wrong way, and his face was drenched with exasperation.Stoudemire lost his argument with the referees and lost a game against his old team — 129-121 to the Phoenix Suns — leaving the Knicks to wonder ...more from this
Lawrence: Slump tied to Felton's woes
|2014, September 16( 1806 reads)
NY Daily News
As much as the Suns came away with what Steve Nash called "a rewarding win," it was another troubling loss for the Knicks at the Garden Monday.You lose to an eight-win Sacramento team, you need to check your pulse.You follow that up by surrendering 129 points to a declining Suns team that you manhandled by 25 points just 10 days ago, you might want to find out what's wro ...more from this
Amar'e, Mike livid after Knicks flop
|2014, September 16( 1114 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire stewed in the locker room following the Knicks' third straight loss -- a 129-121 Garden shredding by the Suns on Martin Luther King Day.Ten days ago in Phoenix, Stoudemire and the Knicks had hammered the Suns by 25 points amid boos from fans lamenting the departure of the superstar, who played there from 2002-10. Stoudemire was in his glory.Yesterday, S ...more from this
Knicks have no defense for such miserable play
|2014, September 16( 1129 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks can learn a lot from the Jets.Rex Ryan & Co. have backed up all the big talk because they play defense and went out and got enough offensive help for Mark Sanchez, adding the likes of LaDanian Tomlinson and Santonio Holmes.No matter what the sport, if you don't play defense, you have no chance to succeed and you need more than one person to carry the load. ...more from this
Turiaf Powers Knicks Past Blazers
|2014, September 16( 1507 reads)
New York Times
An opposing team’s typical scouting report on Ronny Turiaf can probably be captured in three sentences. He is energetic. He is defensive-minded, even a pest, at times. He is mostly indifferent offensively.The first two statements held true on Tuesday evening. The third did not. Amar’e Stoudemire struggled for long gaps and the Knicks required Turiaf’s offense, espe ...more from this
Camby Knows Just What the Knicks Are Missing
|2014, September 16( 1381 reads)
New York Times
Marcus Camby made the transition long ago from being the mere pogo-stick leaper he was as a Knick. As his points and blocks have dipped, his basketball knowledge has increased and his rebounding remains on par with the N.B.A.’s best.Camby, 36, is aware of the Knicks’ resurgence and of what type of player they are in the market for, should they be permanently diverted fro ...more from this
Feeling 'Melo in the Big Apple?
|2014, September 16( 1954 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks remain very much in the hunt for Carmelo Anthony mostly because New York remains the Denver Nuggets All-Star forward's preferred destination.A person familiar with the negotiations told the Daily News that talks between the Nuggets and Knicks are ongoing and classified the possibility of a deal with New York at "50-50.""He'd like to play in New York," said the ...more from this
Knicks blazing hot in second half, beat Portland 100-86 for 4th win in 5 games
|2014, September 16( 1219 reads)
NY Daily News
It's not like Amar'e Stoudemire has hit the MVP wall. He's just can't seem to find his shooting touch."I just missed shots," he said. "It wasn't anything they did."For the second straight game, Stoudemire missed a lot more than he made but unlike Sunday's loss in Los Angeles, the Knicks had enough to overcome Stoudemire not being at his best.With Ronny Turiaf ...more from this
Leave Blazers in dust with fast & furious 4th
|2014, September 16( 1141 reads)
New York Post
Ronny Turiaf was the forgotten man in La-La Land on Sunday, playing just six minutes -- none in the second half. Last night, Turiaf proved that perhaps not only should he play significant minutes, maybe he should reinherit the starting center position he held in November.Turiaf, inserted into the starting lineup last night for injured Danilo Gallinari, made up for another errant sho ...more from this
Danilo happy with team Knicks have
|2014, September 16( 1048 reads)
New York Post
Danilo Gallinari never has appreciated the chatter about Carmelo Anthony, and his displeasure seemed to come out last month at the Garden in his fierce, physical one-on-one battle that included his hardest foul of the season.So it was no surprise the injured Gallinari feels the Knicks are fine to carry on as is. Gallinari, who missed his fourth straight game here last night, could m ...more from this
Looking Up at Opponents Leaves Knicks Feeling Empty Inside
|2014, September 16( 1186 reads)
New York Times
Deep teams, quality ones built to win championships, have strong frontcourts or at least one overpowering force. They pose problems for a player the caliber of Amar’e Stoudemire, a natural power forward.The Knicks’ lack of size exposes their weakness. In four games against the Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers, the Knicks were outrebounded, 207-150 ...more from this
Amar'e sets Knicks sights even higher
|2014, September 16( 1122 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire isn't staying up at night counting the days until Carmelo Anthony does or doesn't arrive in New York. In fact, he seems as confused as the next person regarding the fate of the Denver Nuggets' All-Star."I'm not sure what the logistics are as far as a deal," Stoudemire says, "so I don't know what's going on."Stoudemire instead is focused on things he can ...more from this
Amar'e: Knicks are title contenders
|2014, September 16( 1302 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire will have a huge audience Thursday to trump the Knicks when he sits on the couch with David Letterman on The Late Show.Yesterday at the Rose Garden, Stoudemire got a head start, proclaiming the Knicks should not be counted out as a Eastern Conference title contender -- even without Carmelo Anthony.Yesterday, Anthony cast doubt on the Knicks' chances, sa ...more from this
D'Antoni desperate to solve pivot-al problem
|2014, September 16( 1138 reads)
New York Post
If Carmelo Anthony is unavailable to them, the Knicks' Plan B this summer is to address their starting center position, with Memphis restricted free-agent center Marc Gasol high on their wish list -- as reported by The Post yesterday.But for now, the Knicks are trying to make due without a natural pivot -- and the stinging reality of their void at that position came Sunday, when the ...more from this
Lakers Contain Stoudemire and Handle Frustrated Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1146 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire switched time zones, teams and residencies in revitalizing the Knicks and entertaining hopes of eventually bypassing the Lakers, a firm obstacle throughout his career.He changed. On Sunday, he found the Lakers mostly the same.The same N.B.A. hierarchy endures and the same issues that restrained Stoudemire against the Lakers when he played for Phoe ...more from this
Ex-mate: Amar'e in no 'Melo mood
|2014, September 16( 877 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire has said publicly that he'd love to see the Knicks acquire Carmelo Anthony, but not everyone who has played with Stoudemire believes him."Amar'e will embrace any teammate, but if it were up to him, I know he'd rather just see the Knicks stay the way they are," says a former Suns teammate, who requested anonymity."Amar'e likes being the guy. He likes the ...more from this
Knicks' three-game win streak snapped in 109-87 blowout loss to Lakers
|2014, September 16( 743 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire was booed all night and heard the fans chanting "M-V-P" for someone else. And yet, the treatment he received from the Lakers was far worse.Stoudemire was thrown to the ground by Ron Artest, dunked on by Andrew Bynum and occasionally roughed up by Lamar Odom. He was even betrayed by his own jump shot.The day after being excused from practice to remain ho ...more from this
Lakers run roughshod over Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1157 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire was excused from Saturday's practice at UCLA to stay back in Phoenix with his family. Then he seemed to excuse himself from the first half of last night's game against the Lakers.Even with Andrew Bynum's controversial ejection in opening minute of the fourth quarter, Stoudemire and the undersized Knicks couldn't capitalize and the defending champion Lakers posted a ...more from this
Ron impressed by Amar'e, Knicks
|2014, September 16( 691 reads)
New York Post
Along the way to his first NBA championship, Ron Artest and the Lakers knocked off Amar'e Stoudemire's Suns in the Western Conference Finals last spring.In fact, Artest's catch of an airball and putback in the final seconds of Game 5 sent the Lakers on their way. But Artest got a great impression of Stoudemire during that series, that the Knicks' 6-foot-10 big man had the stuff to t ...more from this
D'Antoni mellow on trade front
|2014, September 16( 697 reads)
New York Post
With the Knicks winning, Amar'e Stoudemire stamping himself as an MVP contender, Raymond Felton turning into an All-Star, Wilson Chandler rising and rookie Landry Fields emerging as the steal of the draft, losing Carmelo Anthony to the Nets will not be as devastating as if it had happened before the season.Mike D'Antoni was asked last night before facing the Lakers if he was followi ...more from this
Cheers for Stoudemire, Jeers for Suns in Knicks Win
|2014, September 16( 811 reads)
New York Times
Over the past few days, Amar’e Stoudemire expressed contentment and satisfaction over the Knicks’ surge, revealed his surprise that the Suns took a rigid stance in the contract negotiations that led to his departure and shared his remorse at how his tenure here expired with the possibility of vying for a championship unfulfilled.One emotion never coursed through his body ...more from this
Knicks Show Suns What They Were
|2014, September 16( 749 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire peeked his head around the corner, and first surprise and then satisfaction showed on his face. A large group of reporters had gathered to hear what he had to say in his return here, with a Knicks resurgence under way and the Phoenix Suns still seeking an identity without him.The constant in all this is that the Knicks added Stoudemire, the Suns subtracted hi ...more from this
Prodigal Sun returns: Amar'e and Knicks blow out Phoenix 121-96
|2014, September 16( 829 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire didn't just beat his former team Friday night, he bludgeoned it, embarrassed it and turned its fans against it.Maybe three or four years down the road Suns majority owner Robert Sarver will be justified for his controversial decision not to pay Stoudemire $100 million over fears that the big man's  knees will give out. But for one game and at least one season, ...more from this
Stoudemire, D'Antoni return to Phoenix in style as Knicks roll
|2014, September 16( 770 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire's Phoenix homecoming turned into a gigantic nightmare for the ailing Suns franchise and its owner Robert Sarver.Stoudemire traveled to Phoenix last night and introduced his new point-guard sidekick, Raymond Felton, to his former fans in the Valley of the Sun.The Stoudemire-Steve Nash combo is an ancient memory now and last night became the time for Phoe ...more from this
Amar'e: Knicks better defenders than Suns
|2014, September 16( 680 reads)
New York Post
On his ballyhooed return to Phoenix, Amar'e Stoudemire had a strong message before donning his road blue Knicks jersey: Don't compare the Knicks to the old Suns. We play defense.When a reporter said the Knicks are "the Suns East," Stoudemire swatted the notion away like a shot at the rim."We're not the Suns East, not at all," Stoudemire said away from the phalanx of Phoe ...more from this
Dolan plans L.A. visit
|2014, September 16( 496 reads)
New York Post
Knicks owner James Dolan, who normally makes one Knicks road trip a season, is going Hollywood.Dolan will join the club today in Los Angeles, where the Knicks will practice at UCLA following last night's game in Phoenix. The Knicks face the Lakers tomorrow. Dolan is expected to continue on with the trip to Portland for Knicks-Trail Blazers.Ironically, Knicks president Do ...more from this
Chandler thriving under the radar
|2014, September 16( 1034 reads)
NY Daily News
There is a moment during every Knicks home game when the Madison Square Garden public address announcer urges fans to vote Amar'e Stoudemire, Raymond Felton and Danilo Gallinari to the All-Star Game.Wilson Chandler, arguably the team's second-best player, isn't mentioned. In fact, Pauly D of "Jersey Shore" fame got more face time on the Garden's JumboTron on Tuesday than Chandler. ...more from this
Knicks president: 'I'm going to sign' Chandler to long-term deal
|2014, September 16( 1014 reads)
New York Post
Knicks president Donnie Walsh promised yesterday he will not let Wilson Chandler get away this summer. Walsh passed on signing him to a long-term contract extension at Oct. 31's deadline but claims he will not rue the decision.Amidst the euphoria of Tuesday's 128-115 victory over league-best San Antonio, Chandler was the shining star, busting the Spurs for a season-high 31 points wi ...more from this
Stoudemire, D'Antoni return to Phoenix on high note
|2014, September 16( 918 reads)
New York Post
It will be a happy homecoming for Amar'e Stoudemire and coach Mike D'Antoni, who are returning tomorrow to Phoenix with a revitalized Knicks club. The Suns are not faring well at all without Stoudemire, whom they allowed to sign with the Knicks in July when Phoenix refused to give him $100 million guaranteed.The Suns are in a tailspin following their cap-clearing trades, falling to ...more from this
Knicks’ Gallinari to Miss 2-3 Weeks
|2014, September 16( 1083 reads)
New York Times
Danilo Gallinari grimaced when Indiana’s Brandon Rush landed on his left knee Sunday, and the Knicks held their breath. That air was not fully exhaled Monday when a magnetic resonance imaging test revealed that Gallinari had mildly sprained his knee.The injury will sideline Gallinari for two to three weeks, leaving him unavailable for 6 to 10 games, and test the resolve of the ...more from this
Knee injury to keep Knicks' Gallinari out 2-3 weeks
|2014, September 16( 925 reads)
New York Post
Now the Knicks, once the picture of health, will really be tested -- tonight and on an upcoming four-game West Coast trip.Danilo Gallinari will miss two to three weeks with a sprained left knee -- a costly blow considering their lack of depth and vicious upcoming schedule.Gallinari will miss tonight's showdown against the league-best Spurs (29-4) and the entire West Coas ...more from this
Parker: Knicks were top choice outside of San Antonio
|2014, September 16( 937 reads)
New York Post
Tony Parker confirmed the Knicks were his No. 1 choice if he hadn't signed an October contract extension with the Spurs.The French point guard was planning to become a free-agent this summer, but the threat of a lockout and revised collective bargaining agreement scared him into signing a four-year, $50 million extension.If the Spurs hadn't wowed him with an offer, Parke ...more from this
Stoudemire a Star Center Who Isn’t Really a Center
|2014, September 16( 1437 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire is not a center, but he plays one on television. Often, and mostly quite well, despite his own protestations.“I’m not starting at center,” Stoudemire declared in 2004, when he was with the Phoenix Suns. “I’m a power forward.”Upon joining the Knicks, Stoudemire again made his preferences clear.“ ...more from this
Magic's Howard poses sizeable challenge
|2014, September 16( 1390 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire failed to get a win in Miami Tuesday, but he came away with a decent consolation prize: a posterizing dunk over the one and only LeBron James."I'm pretty sure the fans can ask for autographs when they get that poster," said Stoudemire, who was only partially joking.Stoudemire's one-handed flush over James was an impressive moment that will be replayed o ...more from this
Stoudemire excited for matchup vs. Dwight Howard as Knicks face Magic
|2014, September 16( 1485 reads)
New York Post
Tonight in the main event at the new Amway Center, it's a battle of two heavyweights -- the former Orlando high school superstar in Amar'e Stoudemire vs. Magic superstar center Dwight Howard.Stoudemire lived in the Orlando area during his chaotic teenage years when he attend six different high schools before making the jump to the NBA.But Stoudemire had his game face on ...more from this
D'Antoni continues to defend Duhon
|2014, September 16( 1469 reads)
New York Post
At yesterday's practice at Amway Center, a national writer was working on a piece regarding Raymond Felton's brilliant first season with the Knicks as their electric new point guard.But Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni, who has a soft spot for former point guard Chris Duhon, continued to defend Duhon's horrible two-year run in New York as Stephon Marbury's successor.Tonight th ...more from this
Knicks Get Another Hard Lesson From Heat
|2014, September 16( 1254 reads)
New York Times
The foul was unnecessary, ultimately meaningless, but LeBron James gave it anyway, for emphasis, for the Knicks to remember in the months to come. The message: nothing will come easy against the Miami Heat, not even in the final seconds of a game in which the outcome is clear.James grabbed Amar’e Stoudemire’s shoulders, denied him one last dunk and put the final imprint ...more from this
Knicks feel the Heat yet again
|2014, September 16( 1002 reads)
NY Daily News
The thing about teams with multiple superstars is that if one doesn't get you, the other will. So even when LeBron James was good, not great, the Knicks couldn't squeeze out a victory Tuesday night because LeBron is lucky enough to have Dwyane Wade as a teammate.James came within two assists of recording another triple-double against the Knicks, but the way Wade finished and the way ...more from this
Wade gets 40 as Heat hold off Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1002 reads)
New York Post
One day, the Knicks will string together two good halves against Miami's Dream Team, not just one, and will beat the Heat. But that time has yet to come.The rematch looked like it would be a first-half KO for the Heat, which built a 22-point lead in the second quarter.The Knicks kept fighting, outplayed the mighty Heat in the second half and whittled the deficit to three ...more from this
This time, LeBron keeps quiet on contraction
|2014, September 16( 770 reads)
New York Post
LeBron James was quiet before the game and relatively quiet during it.In defiance of his remarks on contraction being misconstrued, James blew off the media for his regularly scheduled pregame press conference last night.In the Heat's 106-98 victory over the Knicks last night, James took a backseat to Dwyane Wade, who pumped in 40 points. James had 18 points, 10 rebounds ...more from this
Amar'e, Knicks take 2nd shot at Big 3
|2014, September 16( 1042 reads)
NY Daily News
The Knicks picked an ideal time to head to Florida and not just because most of the Northeast is buried under snow.Mike D'Antoni's club has won its last two games, including an impressive Christmas Day win over the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks have clearly regained their edge following a three-game losing streak and they will need to be at their best when they face Miami and Orlando ov ...more from this
LeBron James relishes boos for Knicks rematch
|2014, September 16( 1143 reads)
New York Post
LeBron James wasn't bothered a bit 11 days ago by the relentless Garden boos, posting a triple-double and helping the Heat to a 22-point victory.So King James says he wouldn't mind if AmericanAirlines Arena is dotted with Knicks fans spewing more venom tonight. In fact, James encouraged transplanted New Yorkers to come to the arena on Biscayne Bay and deliver a blizzard of boos. ...more from this
LBJ backs off Net-cutting comments
|2014, September 16( 972 reads)
New York Post
LeBron James does have a heart.In clarifying his contraction remarks after getting ripped by Nets coach Avery Johnson, James said yesterday he does not want the Nets to fold. He said his contraction remarks were misconstrued and he is not a proponent of the NBA axing teams.When asked by The Post about Johnson's angry remarks after Heat practice, James said, "I didn't mea ...more from this
Miami coach met Amar'e on July 1
|2014, September 16( 674 reads)
New York Post
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra met with Amar'e Stoudemire and his agent, Happy Walters, at midnight, July 1 in Los Angleles for two hours.Stoudemire was so busy meeting with the Heat and the Knicks were so busy meeting with Joe Johnson and Mike Miller that night in Santa Monica, Calif., Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni and Stoudemire could only talk by phone briefly in the first hours of free ...more from this
Knicks' defense gets nasty in fourth quarter
|2014, September 16( 1120 reads)
ESPN New York
The Knicks gave their fan base the best present it could've hoped for during a Christmas Day matinee against the Bulls on Saturday: They played defense.For the second straight game, Mike D'Antoni's club beat a quality opponent behind a stifling effort on defense. Wednesday night, they clamped down on Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Saturday, they held Chicago scoreless o ...more from this
Knicks Savor Joys of Defense
|2014, September 16( 1004 reads)
New York Times
The home team wore green and the visitors red, and for one festive afternoon, the Madison Square Garden floor looked like a whirling tornado of Christmas wrap.Amar’e Stoudemire sent balls and bodies flying, and Raymond Felton repelled Derrick Rose on Saturday as the Knicks tapped into the ghost of rivalries past, using a defensive stand to beat the Chicago Bulls, 103-95. ...more from this
Bondy: Knicks enjoy working on Xmas
|2014, September 16( 601 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike D'Antoni and Danilo Gallinari knew it couldn't and wouldn't be this way back in Italy. On Christmas Day in Rome or Milan, the work world comes to a halt and the arenas lay empty."It's vacation," Gallinari said, and D'Antoni figured he would be sitting down for a big dinner, maybe with some spaghetti.But this is the NBA, a league that worships ESPN television dollars ...more from this
Earn Christmas cheers with win
|2014, September 16( 992 reads)
New York Post
Someone must have hung some mistletoe, because the Knicks are kissing a decade of ineptitude goodbye.Christmas cheer returned to Madison Square Garden yesterday in thrilling fashion, as the resurgent Knicks, in the opening noon slot on the prestigious national television holiday slate, pulled away in the fourth quarter to notch a 103-95 statement victory over the powerful Bulls befo ...more from this
Knicks' Stoudemire gives mom greatest present ever
|2014, September 16( 701 reads)
New York Post
It was an Amar’e Christmas yesterday for the Knicks and Garden fans, including an inconspicious individual seated courtside front row, opposite the Bulls’ bench.She goes by Carrie, wears her hair in long blonde braids and really is not inconspicious at all.She is Carrie Stoudemire, the 54-year-old mother of Amar’e Stoudemire, and she experienced her bes ...more from this
Knicks Feeling Fuzzy About Holiday Slot
|2014, September 16( 605 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire is nobody’s Christmas elf.The Knicks will be wearing festive green jerseys Saturday, and some will be sprinting in green-and-red high-tops to signify the holiday. Not Stoudemire, a fashion-conscious forward, who draws the line at footwear.“I don’t think so, buddy,” he said Friday. “Not for me.”It may ...more from this
Knicks savor chance to play on Xmas
|2014, September 16( 705 reads)
NY Daily News
The Bulls will be in their familiar red road uniforms. The Knicks will be in their unfamiliar green home uniforms.As you might have guessed from the color scheme, it's Christmas at the Garden on Saturday, and unlike LeBron James and Phil Jackson, the Knicks are more than happy to be working on the NBA's showcase day.The Knicks (17-12) and Bulls (18-9) will lead off the f ...more from this
Relevant again, Knicks relish spotlight
|2014, September 16( 659 reads)
New York Post
Lakers coach Phil Jackson has gone from Zen Master to Scrooge in blasting the NBA for scheduling a five-game slate today on Christmas, saying the league is disrespecting "Christian holidays."But the Knicks, to a man, are thrilled to kick off the holiday bill.They start the day off at the Garden in a noon matinee, hosting the Bulls on national television, and will be wear ...more from this
Walsh: Fields reminds me of Havlicek
|2014, September 16( 1017 reads)
New York Post
Landry Fields' rookie season is off the chain now. No superlative is too strong, considering the fairy tale the 39th pick out of Stanford is weaving.Knicks president Donnie Walsh told The Post that Fields reminds him of John Havlicek. Yes, that Havlicek, the Celtics Hall of Famer who wasn't an ace shooter as an NBA rookie either."Talking to some people today, he reminds ...more from this
Begley: For Knicks, 2011 still a long way away
|2014, September 16( 872 reads)
ESPN New York
New Year's Day can't come soon enough for the Knicks.Before the ball drops on 2010, Amare Stoudemire's crew will welcome Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder to the Garden. Then it's Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. Then a two-game road trip to Miami and Orlando.A brutal stretch against teams with a combined winning percentage of .654 comes at a trying time, the Knick ...more from this
Knicks need to approach the bench
|2014, September 16( 720 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire mindlessly pedaled away on a stationary bike as a trainer kneaded at the neck injury that has been nagging the star forward for days."He's wanted to play," said coach Mike D'Antoni. "But the trainers thought...he's got a little bit of a stinger in his neck (that) he's had a couple games. Better safe than sorry."That was Tuesday at practice in Greenburgh ...more from this
D'Antoni turns to Williams for spark off bench
|2014, September 16( 714 reads)
New York Post
With three days between games, the Knicks got a much-needed break to rest their bodies and recharge their batteries. Mired in a three-game skid, they'll need it tonight, with Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City coming to the Garden.Amar'e Stoudamire sat out yesterday's five-on-five contact scrimmage with what coach Mike D'Antoni called a stinger, and Toney Douglas didn't practice at all ...more from this
Far From Home and Trouble
|2014, September 16( 1052 reads)
New York Times
When the Knicks’ president, Donnie Walsh, informed Shawne Williams that his N.B.A. lifespan had been granted an extension with the Knicks, he offered one strong caveat.“I told him, ‘It’s a different ballgame now,’ ” said Walsh, who kept Williams over the sentimental favorite Patrick Ewing Jr. for the last roster spot before the season. “ &ls ...more from this
Amar'e looks for helping hand during Knicks' three-game losing streak
|2014, September 16( 952 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire was angry and hurting late Saturday night, a bad combination for a player who doesn't take losing very well.As Stoudemire dressed, he turned to Raymond Felton and Wilson Chandler and wondered aloud how someone can play 20-plus minutes and have "no dimes." One look at the box score and it was obvious that Stoudemire was referring to Toney Douglas, the backup point g ...more from this
Knicks need more depth to spell aching Amar'e
|2014, September 16( 1142 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks need more than just Carmelo Anthony -- they need bench help.Anthony is the obvious answer to get the Knicks to the next step and a trade for the All-Star forward could well happen by February. But with the Nuggets favoring the Nets' slew of draft-pick assets, Knicks president Donnie Walsh has another need to address to stop the team's three-game slide, which threatens wha ...more from this
Starks: Knicks still need couple more pieces
|2014, September 16( 933 reads)
ESPN New York
John Starks likes what he's seen from this group of New York Knicks this season, saying the sky is the limit for the team. But even with that potential, one of the franchise's fan favorites still thinks the Knicks could benefit from the addition of a great player or two to the roster."We definitely need a couple more players," Starks said Saturday afternoon at Baruch College in Manh ...more from this
Road No Relief for Knicks, and Losing Streak Grows
|2014, September 16( 1022 reads)
New York Times
From the recent and still vivid memories of Paul Pierce’s closing jumper and LeBron James’s complete game against them, the Knicks can now add another unwanted highlight.On Saturday, it came in the form of Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao, who flew past and through the Knicks for a 109-102 overtime victory on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.Removed from the ...more from this
Lupica: Knicks need 'Melo now to contend
|2014, September 16( 826 reads)
NY Daily News
The object of the game, Donnie Walsh said the other day, isn't just to be a hot ticket again. The object of the game is for the Knicks to be a real contender again, the way they were 10 years ago. The Knicks, as much fun as they have been so far this season, as much fun as the last week has been, aren't a contender yet for anything other than a low playoff seed.The rip they were on ...more from this
Lowly Cavaliers win in OT
|2014, September 16( 986 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire has a sore neck, a bad cold and now a sour mood over the Knicks' three-game losing streak.The Knicks still had LeBron James' sweat on them as they descended on Cleveland last night. But despite James being a ghost in Cleveland and despite the fact the Cavaliers entered the game on a 10-game losing streak, the Knicks still could not win at Quicken Loans Arena. ...more from this
Amar'e: Suns may go down
|2014, September 16( 549 reads)
New York Post
Ex-Sun Amar'e Stoudemire said Steve Nash might have it tough after the Suns blew up their team yesterday in a blockbuster trade with the Magic.The Suns appear to be starting from scratch in acquiring the expiring contract of Vince Carter to clear cap space. There has been speculation since November the Suns would dump the 36-year-old Nash as part of a rebuilding process. ...more from this
Cleveland in ruins after LeBron's 'decision' to leave
|2014, September 16( 602 reads)
New York Post
It's like a "Planet of the Apes" time warp in downtown Cleveland, zooming past the tall brick building that once had a monstrous billboard of LeBron James with his arms spread open and words: "We are all Witnesses."The new mural is of Cleveland's modest city skyline -- which thankfully is intact, though its basketball team is a wreck, despite the Cavaliers finding late magic last ni ...more from this
Vilified by Fans, but Exiting Victorious
|2014, September 16( 626 reads)
New York Times
LeBron James finally arrived at Madison Square Garden on Friday, 51 days and 26 games later than expected. For this, he was greeted with boos instead of cheers, an interrogation instead of fawning questions and several insulting newspaper illustrations.James did not grow up in Coney Island or Kew Gardens, was not drafted by the Knicks and never promised to bring a championship to Br ...more from this
Lawrence: Amar'e stalls while King stars
|2014, September 16( 544 reads)
NY Daily News
On this night, the MVP was LeBron James. On this night, the best power forward at the Garden was Chris Bosh.On this night, Amar'e Stoudemire and his Knick teammates got a crash course in what happens when you run into a rising power that will contend for the title.James and Bosh outclassed Stoudemire, and the Heat outclassed the Knicks, 113-91."I think Boston ...more from this
Bondy: Reggie, MJ, now LeBron at Garden
|2014, September 16( 516 reads)
NY Daily News
LeBron James, jilter and betrayer of all that is New York basketball, was supposed to be rattled by the jeers, overwhelmed by the moment. He would read the angry banners and dissolve into a puddle of turnovers. Amar'e Stoudemire would teach him a lesson or two about pioneering and commitment.Payback would be a glitch in LeBron's South Beach career.Except that didn't happ ...more from this
Triple-double gives LeBron James last laugh as Amar'e streak ends
|2014, September 16( 414 reads)
New York Post
LeBron James proved the point again, hammered it home completely. He could have been King of New York -- 41 regular-season games and beyond instead of just this one, magical, triple-double night.King James quieted a deafening, electric Garden crowd in the second half, silencing the thunderous boos, humbling the Knicks and lifting his hated Miami Dream Team to a second-half rout and ...more from this
Wild week over, it's time for the Knicks to get busy winning
|2014, September 16( 418 reads)
New York Post
The week had been building to this, a slow rumble growing into an earthquake inside the walls of Madison Square Garden, Sunday to Wednesday to yesterday, Nuggets to Celtics to Heat. For 10 electric quarters, the Knicks had been equal to the task set before them, proving they could compete with winning basketball teams, proving they belonged.They held off the Nuggets on Sunday, ownin ...more from this
James, a Co-Star in Miami, Visits Stoudemire’s Stage
|2014, September 16( 571 reads)
New York Times
When he sat down for a dual postgame, late-night news conference with Dwyane Wade, LeBron James seemed to cede the position of celebrity host to his teammate and co-star naturally and gratefully.While Wade leaned forward to address reporters in a relaxed, conversational manner, James sat upright and spoke in the clipped baritone of the classic sound bite. While Wade’s eyes con ...more from this
Knicks and Anthony: Yes. Or No.
|2014, September 16( 581 reads)
New York Times
The quandary facing the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony is so great, so confounding, that even Vizzini — the philosophizing, fast-talking Sicilian genius in “The Princess Bride” — would have trouble reasoning through it.Carmelo Anthony is a below-average shooter from two-point range.“Anthony is an elite player, so he clearly would help the Knicks ...more from this
Lawrence: Boos for LeBron cheer up Garden
|2014, September 16( 586 reads)
NY Daily News
The days of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade walking into the Garden as if they own the place are over. They spurned the Knicks last summer, so they are officially the enemy starting Friday night.And to be honest, they wouldn't have it any other way.Nor should Knick fans. After seeing Patrick Ewing leave after the 2000 season, they finally now have a certifiable superstar of ...more from this
Only room for one King on Garden floor
|2014, September 16( 486 reads)
NY Daily News
The debate in the Knicks' war room last June was the same one taking place in bars, on radio and apparently in the mind of one LeBron James as well.Who would you rather have, Amar'e Stoudemire or Chris Bosh?"We did have a list of priorities," Mike D'Antoni said. "Right or wrong."Each player had strengths that Knicks officials and coaches admired and weaknesse ...more from this
'The No. 1 guy in the East'
|2014, September 16( 438 reads)
NBA.com
All last season, there was no "Amar'e Countdown" or "Amar'e Watch" in the New York papers. The fans didn't chant his name or drop on bended knee when his team, the Suns, played at the Garden. And when it came time to sign free agents last summer, he was far enough down the wish list that you needed to borrow his goggles to find him.No, he wasn't The One They Wanted. Or even The Two ...more from this
Knicks Can’t Beat Buzzer or Celtics
|2014, September 16( 593 reads)
New York Times
The release felt solid — the way it had all game — whether it was a silky jumper or violent dunk. This time, Amar’e Stoudemire stepped behind the 3-point arc, outside his normal range. The ball left his right hand and settled into the net, igniting the loudest roar Madison Square Garden had heard in years, the apparent game-winner at the buzzer topping Paul Pierce’s appa ...more from this
Knicks, Amar'e fall to Celtics at buzzer
|2014, September 16( 521 reads)
NY Daily News
A split second is all that separated Amar'e Stoudemire from being handed the keys to the city Wednesday night and a disappointing loss.Faster than you can say "M-V-P," the Knicks appeared to produce their most important victory in 10 years only to be told they had lost.Stoudemire didn't even need a New York minute. Just a split second more."It was just a seco ...more from this
Amar'e 3-pointer discounted, Knicks fall to Boston 118-116
|2014, September 16( 547 reads)
New York Post
It doesn't get any closer than that.Amar'e Stoudemire's potential game-winning 3-pointer was ruled a fraction of a tick after the buzzer, allowing the Celtics to escape with a 118-116 victory over the Knicks in a thriller tonight at the frenzied Garden that chanted "Boston [Stinks]" across the night.The ruling – after a wild midcourt celebration by the Knicks &ndas ...more from this
N.B.A. Players Voting on Step Toward Dissolving Union
|2014, September 16( 788 reads)
New York Times
N.B.A. players are considering dissolution of their union as another means to combat sweeping changes to their labor agreement. The effort may ultimately prove to be more theatrical than substantive.A vote is under way to authorize decertification of the National Basketball Players Association, according to agents and others involved in the process.At least two teams hav ...more from this
In passing Naulls, Amar'e gains a fan
|2014, September 16( 1081 reads)
NY Daily News
On March 2, 1962, Willie Naulls scored 31 points for the Knicks. Not that anyone especially remembers his performance, almost a half century later.As all basketball junkies know, that was the night that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the Knicks in Hershey, Pa.About a year after being part of NBA history, Naulls, a four-time All-Star forward, met a tall, gangl ...more from this
Red-hot squad has D'Antoni smilin'
|2014, September 16( 585 reads)
New York Post
Mike D'Antoni spent yesterday Christmas shopping on the Knicks' well-earned day off. If he keeps this up, with the Knicks on a 13-1 spree and eight-game winning streak, D'Antoni will have a James Dolan contract extension under his tree by Christmas Day.In a month's span, D'Antoni has gone from embattled coach on the firing line with a speedball offense that can't work in the East to ...more from this
Nuggets' Anthony denies Knicks are only option
|2014, September 16( 623 reads)
New York Post
Predictably, Carmelo Anthony refuted Sunday's report he told Nuggets brass he only wants to be traded to the Knicks, ruling out the possibility of a Nets' deal or re-signing."No, I haven't talked to [Denver general manager] Masai [Ujiri] about who I would sign with and who I want to sign with," Anthony said the day after being serenaded at the Garden during the Nuggets' 129-125 loss ...more from this
Lawrence: 'Melo can't be king of Knicks' court
|2014, September 16( 920 reads)
NY Daily News
New York, New York, it's a helluva town, especially when you're an NBA scoring machine, the Knicks want you and you're free to come home in just seven more months."I had people yelling out the window, 'We need you in New York,'" Carmelo Anthony said Sunday about his two-day stay in Manhattan. "It feels good to hear that."In midtown, Anthony reveled in the adulation. But ...more from this
'Technical' difficulty doesn't slow Amar'e
|2014, September 16( 754 reads)
New York Post
Nuggets coach George Karl said he thought Amar'e Stoudemire should have been ejected yesterday. Stoudemire picked up a technical foul in the first quarter, and midway through the second quarter he got into it with Nene, the Nuggets' 6-foot-11 big man.Stoudemire didn't get called for anything -- no second technical that would have gotten him tossed from the game."They sai ...more from this
Carmelo has New York on his mind
|2014, September 16( 692 reads)
New York Post
A new report surfaced following yesterday's 129-125 victory over the Nuggets that Carmelo Anthony recently told the Nuggets that he will only agree to a extend-and-trade with the Knicks, directly conflicting Denver general manager Masai Ujiri's statements earlier in the day.Ujiri, at the Garden for the Carmelo Bowl, said Anthony has told him he still could sign a contract extension ...more from this
Source: Anthony wants trade, but only to Knicks
|2014, September 16( 759 reads)
ESPN New York
Carmelo Anthony has told the Denver Nuggets he will not sign the nearly $65 million contract extension he has been offered unless he is traded to the New York Knicks, a source told ESPN.com on Sunday.The source, using the most definitive language possible, confirmed what has been widely speculated around the NBA over the past two months as Anthony has been at the center of trade tal ...more from this
Carmelo has made no decision yet
|2014, September 16( 705 reads)
NY Daily News
Carmelo Anthony sounds like he'll play in New York Sunday, but as for calling the Garden his future home, the Nuggets All-Star forward isn't saying one way or another what he's going to do."Everybody's got something to say about every situation," Anthony told reporters in Manhattan Saturday after the Nuggets' practice. "My mind is just focused on this game (Sunday). That's really al ...more from this
Knicks welcome Carmelo by beating Nuggets
|2014, September 16( 725 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire almost missed his chance to break a 48-year-old franchise record and hear the Garden chanting "M-V-P" once again.No one will ever know if the Knicks would have survived Sunday had Stoudemire been ejected after committing a hard foul on Nene midway through the second quarter. Denver was livid that Stoudemire got to stick around, while the Knicks and their fans were ...more from this
Knicks top Carmelo, Nuggets in thriller for eighth straight win
|2014, September 16( 590 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony came, scored, but did not conquer.The Knicks showed they may not need Carmelo to be a 45-to-50-win team this season. The Knicks have their own new tandem – Amar'e Stoudemire and a Melo-on-the-rise - Wilson Chandler.Chandler capped a brilliantly efficient outing with a left-wing trey to break a tie with 30.6 seconds left as the Knicks held off a late ...more from this
Anthony says his pep talk helped Knicks' Stoudemire
|2014, September 16( 493 reads)
New York Post
Carmelo Anthony hasn’t scored a single point for the Knicks, but he’s already crediting himself with an assist.The Nuggets superstar said he gave a pep talk to close friend Amar’e Stoudemire after the Knicks lost in Denver on Nov. 16. Considering the Knicks have ripped off 12 wins in 13 games since then behind a scorching-hot Stoudemire, Anthony’s words of mo ...more from this
Three-Game Set Could Be Barometer for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 653 reads)
New York Times
If the Knicks’ schedule could be parsed and decoded like some ancient scroll, then the etchings labeled Dec. 12 to 18 would be rich with intrigue.In a six-day span, Madison Square Garden will play host to the Denver Nuggets, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat — a gantlet that will test the Knicks’ resolve and perhaps provide a blueprint for their future. ...more from this
Stoudemire’s Mixed Bag Helps Knicks Win Seventh Straight
|2014, September 16( 721 reads)
New York Times
Everywhere Amar’e Stoudemire turned Friday night, he left a lasting mark: on the record books, on the league’s top draft pick and on a crowd that cheered him as if he were their own. Even his mistakes seemed larger than life.Stoudemire extended his scoring binge to a seventh game, with 36 points, and the Knicks muddled through a mistake-filled night to take a 101-9 ...more from this
Amar'e ties record, Knicks win 7th straight
|2014, September 16( 685 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire revealed that he is suffering from a sore neck, bruised thighs and, for one night at least, a case of bad hands.Stoudemire committed a ghastly 11 turnovers against the Wizards and yet the talented power forward still managed to carry the Knicks to a victory and make history in the process. Stoudemire posted the wrong kind of triple-double in the Knicks' 101-95 win ...more from this
Randolph could land 'Melo on Knicks
|2014, September 16( 1334 reads)
NY Daily News
Anthony Randolph's value to the Knicks can't be measured in points and rebounds. Instead, he could be the guy who gets them Carmelo Anthony.The Knicks have fielded calls from several Western Conference clubs regarding a deal for Randolph, according to a team source. The most compelling conversations have been with the Houston Rockets, who in one scenario would trade the Knicks the f ...more from this
Stoudemire's 36 lifts surging Knicks
|2014, September 16( 609 reads)
New York Post
Twenty four games into his Knicks career, Amar'e Stoudemire tied one franchise record, and there may be many more to come.Stoudemire slammed into the Knicks record books last night, scoring 36 points and pacing the way for another road victory, 101-95, over the Wizards.Stoudemire notched his seventh straight 30-plus game before an adoring road crowd that chanted "MVP" re ...more from this
Dealin' for 'Melo could disrupt D'Antoni's red-hot crew
|2014, September 16( 667 reads)
New York Post
As the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks take their 12-1 spree into tomorrow's game vs. Denver, going for their eighth straight win, the franchise faces a conundrum.If there's a trade out there that might slightly upgrade the club -- or if the Nuggets want the house for Anthony, do the Knicks do a deal and potentially disrupt this historic roll. No Knicks team has won 11 of 12 since 1994- ...more from this
Union Plan Shows Gulf in N.B.A. Labor Talks
|2014, September 16( 623 reads)
New York Times
The standoff between owners and players in the N.B.A. is measured mostly in dollars and rhetoric. But the divide runs deeper, with competing goals and divergent visions of what a healthy league should look like.That chasm became more apparent with a review of the players’ proposed changes to the labor agreement, details of which were provided to The New York Times. ...more from this
D'Antoni and Knicks bounce back big
|2014, September 16( 627 reads)
NY Daily News
Mike D'Antoni's job security was suddenly an issue, and Knicks fans were already counting the days until Raymond Felton's two-year contract expired.The coach and point guard could not leave town fast enough. At least that was the prevailing mood three weeks ago after the Knicks opened the season with eight losses in their first 11 games. They were in danger of becoming irrelevant be ...more from this
Amar'e one big game from Knicks history
|2014, September 16( 602 reads)
New York Post
Amar’e Stoudemire is 30 points from Knicks history.The sizzling superstar is on a scoring binge, ripping up opponents for at least 30 points in each of the last six games. Willie Gaulls did it in seven straight for the Knicks back in 1962. Stoudemire can tie that club mark tonight vs. the Wizards in D.C. with one more 30-point effort.But that’s not what&rsquo ...more from this
Fields ready for potential rookie battle vs. Wiz kid
|2014, September 16( 572 reads)
New York Post
Landry Fields may not have the chance to battle one of the NBA’s other elite rookies tonight.Wizards stud point guard John Wall, who was the first overall pick in the draft, is listed as day-to-day with a sore left foot, according to the team. The Wizards say Wall, who sat out Wednesday’s loss to the Kings, probably will be a game-time decision.The Knicks alr ...more from this
Miami caps tough stretch for Knicks
|2014, September 16( 491 reads)
New York Post
The objects of the Knicks’ affection past and present will come to the Garden in the next eight days, but for once the talk in New York is about the players on the current team.Carmelo Anthony’s Nuggets are in town Sunday, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Heat the following Friday with a visit from the best-in-the-East Celtics sandwiched in between. ...more from this
Felton Gets Bounces; Knicks Get a Victory
|2014, September 16( 585 reads)
New York Times
The chants at Madison Square Garden this season have transformed from bellowing boos toward the Knicks to sweeping serenades of “M.V.P.” for Amar’e Stoudemire. At some point, though, the Knicks will have to win a game without a dominant performance by Stoudemire.On Wednesday, Stoudemire powered his way to a customary 30-plus game (he now has six straight), but it w ...more from this
Lawrence: Instant karma for Ray & Co.
|2014, September 16( 638 reads)
NY Daily News
Jim Dolan shook the basket support.That must have been how Raymond Felton's shot went in.Of course, that's not how it happened at the Garden Wednesday night, although Felton's two-bouncer off the rim, which then caromed off the backboard and went in for his game-winning three-pointer, did come at the basket where the Garden's chairman sits.When you're on your ...more from this
Raymond's 3 with 2.7 left puts Knicks over Raptors
|2014, September 16( 593 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks' MVP candidate and his All-Star sidekick willed the club to another comeback victory last night.It's a whole new world at the World's Most Famous Arena, now starring Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton.The "MVP" chants for Stoudemire blasted through the Garden last night for the first time with 45 seconds left, and the Knicks up three points and the ball. ...more from this
Roars are coming back to Garden
|2014, September 16( 503 reads)
New York Post
The basketball seemed to under stand the moment every bit as well as the players did, as much as the 19,763 folks stuffed into Madison Square Garden did. In the movies, they would have slowed this baby down, the first bounce, the second, the third and the fourth, the kiss off the glass in between. In real life, it seemed to take even longer."Make up your mind, ball," Raymond Felton ...more from this
Final prayer gets answered
|2014, September 16( 428 reads)
New York Post
nicks coach Mike D'Antoni didn't call a timeout before the final play. He trusted Raymond Felton and Amar'e Stoudemire and Co., that the right decision would be made.So with 28 seconds left and the game tied against the Raptors last night and with the Garden chanting "Let's go Knicks," Felton said the play would be determined by what he saw."Take the clock down and then ...more from this
Azubuike not close to return
|2014, September 16( 589 reads)
New York Post
Coach Mike D'Antoni gave his most damning assessment of Kelenna Azubuike's status last night, as the Knicks worse fears are being realized that he might not be ready this season or ever play a game for the team."He's not ready, physically," D'Antoni said of Azubuike, who is recovering from left knee surgery. "If you watch the scrimmages, he doesn't have the pop and it's going to be ...more from this
Knicks feasting on cupcake schedule
|2014, September 16( 702 reads)
NY Daily News
It's one thing to hear the Garden fans chant "M-V-P" late in a win over hapless Minnesota, but it's quite another when they're singing your praises during a victory over Boston or another championship contender.Amar'e Stoudemire appreciates the fans weighing in on the M-V-P race on his behalf, even if it's a little early to be campaigning, as they did Monday night when the Knicks wo ...more from this
Stoudemire's start among the best in Knicks history
|2014, September 16( 590 reads)
New York Post
There have been just four Knicks players who have finished a season with a better scoring average than Amar'e Stoudemire has delivered in the first 22 games.Stoudemire, the 6-foot-10, $100 million man, has been a star since coming aboard this summer and has been the leading factor in the Knicks' 13-9 start. The Knicks head into tonight's matchup with the Raptors at the Garden winner ...more from this
Calipari glad Williams is turning life around
|2014, September 16( 636 reads)
New York Post
When John Calipari used to see his former star, Shawne Williams, he tried to impart some wisdom."Every time I saw him, I just kept saying to him, one, I hope you're saving your money. And two, you can't be in both lives," Calipari said yesterday. "You have to just be basketball."Calipari, who now is coaching Kentucky, said he is thrilled to hear what Williams has been do ...more from this
Behind Stoudemire, Knicks Gain Some Revenge
|2014, September 16( 590 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire took turns clapping his hands, pointing skyward, and curling his fingers into fists and pumping them. The moves usually followed a made jump shot, a bank shot or a forceful dunk.Stoudemire had as much variety in his celebrations as he had ways to score. And there were plenty of chances to do both. He had 34 points Monday to power the Knicks to their fifth con ...more from this
Wolves have no answer for red-hot Knicks
|2014, September 16( 610 reads)
NY Daily News
Apparently, there is no stopping Amar'e Stoudemire and now the same can be said of the Knicks.Stoudemire bullied the Timberwolves Monday night, scoring 34 points as the Knicks, who continue to roll over sub .500 teams, defeated Minnesota, 121-114, at the Garden. Stoudemire dominated the fourth quarter again, scoring 12 points just hours after he was named Eastern Conference Player o ...more from this
Stoudemire paces rally for 5th straight
|2014, September 16( 555 reads)
New York Post
Amar'e Stoudemire won the Eastern Conference's Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks hours before last night's game at the Garden. Then he went about working on winning Player of the Year.Even with the Timberwolves blazing at the start, hitting their first nine shots, there was no worry from Stoudemire, who is putting together -- dare we say it -- an MVP-like start.< ...more from this
Amar'e lifts Mike where others laud
|2014, September 16( 506 reads)
New York Post
I fully expected Kevin Love -- in town with the Timberwolves last night to kneel for the Knicks -- to tell us how much he thoroughly enjoyed practically playing for Mike D'Antoni in the FIBA World Championship . . . had the assistant been fit enough to help Mike Krzyzewski.At the very least, I look forward to reading quotes today about how much fun Love had auditioning for D'Antoni ...more from this
Knicks beatin' 'D' soft teams
|2014, September 16( 561 reads)
New York Post
After a decade of get ting punched in the mouth, the new horse is putting too big a smile on Knicks faces for them to suffer any skepticism.They beat another softie, the Timberwolves, last night, forcing eight turnovers, recording seven steals and blocking four shots in the third quarter alone to wipe out a nine-point deficit and go on to win for the 10th time in 11 outings, 121-114 ...more from this
Quarterly Report on the Knicks: Stock Is Rising
|2014, September 16( 897 reads)
New York Times
The hour was late, and the visitors’ locker room at New Orleans Arena was nearly empty Friday night when two deep voices called across the room to each other.“Great job tonight, Ray,” Amar’e Stoudemire said on his way out.“You too, bro,” Raymond Felton responded.The mutual respect was tangible, the appreciation earnest. Sto ...more from this
Shawne Williams taking advantage of opportunity
|2014, September 16( 690 reads)
NY Daily News
Shawne Williams is the reclamation project within the reclamation project.He's the guy who went from first-round pick to flop to in trouble to out of the NBA and back again. He's the same guy who became a villain for beating out the son of a New York legend for the final roster spot.And apparently he can play a little as well. Williams, once a forgotten man on so many le ...more from this
Knicks' assistant GM: Stoudemire new Ewing
|2014, September 16( 658 reads)
New York Post
Knicks executive Allan Houston told The Post Amar'e Stoudemire's arrival has meant to the franchise as much as when the club won the 1985 Draft Lottery and Patrick Ewing came onto the scene to revive a dead team.The Post has learned Houston was recently granted a new title of assistant general manager after his contract expired last month. The assistant GM title replaces his nebulou ...more from this
Paul's long-term options not Easy
|2014, September 16( 576 reads)
New York Post
The Knicks left the Big Easy yesterday amidst a front-page story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune which reported the deal to sell the team to Gary Chouest is dead and the NBA may buy the franchise.The Hornets' ownership crisis could have a direct effect on whether superstar point guard Chris Paul wants to stick around for the long haul, even with the club off to a solid 13-6 start. ...more from this
Amare drives streaking Knicks past Hornets
|2014, September 16( 648 reads)
ESPN
Amare Stoudemire wanted to play with the kind of contagious aggression that would help his Knicks teammates believe they can beat a Hornets team that had lost only once in nine games at home.During a span of less than seven minutes in the second quarter Friday night, Stoudemire did precisely that by scoring 16 of his 34 points while almost single-handedly erasing an eight-point defi ...more from this
Hushing Skeptics for Now, Knicks Secure Big Victory
|2014, September 16( 603 reads)
New York Times
To the asterisk-minded and the skeptical, the Knicks’ recent success offered everything but credibility. They had grown adept at beating the most beatable teams, but insufficiently skilled to beat the best.An accommodating schedule — filled with Kings and Clippers and Pistons and Nets — had paved the way back to a winning record. The Knicks never claimed to be seek ...more from this
D'Antoni won't rush embattled center Curry
|2014, September 16( 607 reads)
NY Daily News
As Eddy Curry attempts to work his way back into the Knicks' lineup as well as Mike D'Antoni's consciousness, the reality is the veteran center may be fighting a losing battle.D'Antoni said Friday that the team is in no position to "experiment," especially with the Knicks a week away from embarking upon a difficult stretch."I'm playing it close to my vest," D'Antoni said ...more from this
Hornets' Paul praises Knicks coach
|2014, September 16( 684 reads)
New York Post
If the Knicks are to have the best chance at landing Chris Paul in 2012, they may want to consider keeping Mike D'Antoni around.Paul, who faces the Knicks tonight at New Orleans Arena for the first time since his infamous champagne toast at Carmelo Anthony's wedding in July, heaped unsolicited praise on the Knicks coach, saying he is "a huge fan."It may mean nothing. In ...more from this
Chris Paul Sets Standard for N.B.A. Point Guards
|2014, September 16( 632 reads)
New York Times
One of the highlights of the first full month of the N.B.A. season was the outstanding play of the league’s top point guards. This seems to be a golden age for the position, with young stars like the Spurs’ Tony Parker, the Hornets’ Chris Paul, the Celtics’ Rajon Rondo, the Bulls’ Derrick Rose, the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook and the Jazz’s Deron Willia ...more from this
Second choice Felton has been first-rate
|2014, September 16( 471 reads)
NY Daily News
He's averaging career-highs in scoring and assists. He's gradually developing chemistry with Amar'e Stoudemire. And he's helped the Knicks win seven of their last eight games.But is Raymond Felton the point guard the Knicks really want? The 26-year-old may be reminded that he's a mere consolation prize Friday night in New Orleans, when he goes head-to-head with Hornets guard Chris P ...more from this
Stoudemire saw his place in King's court
|2014, September 16( 489 reads)
NY Daily News
Amar'e Stoudemire believes that LeBron James would have re-signed with the Cavaliers last summer had Cleveland pulled the trigger on a deal to acquire Stoudemire from the Phoenix Suns.In fact, Stoudemire was committed to becoming James' full-time running mate until the Cavs shifted their focus from Stoudemire and instead traded for Antawn Jamison last winter.On the eve o ...more from this
Hornets' Paul praises Knicks coach
|2014, September 16( 465 reads)
New York Post
If the Knicks are to have the best chance at landing Chris Paul in 2012, they may want to consider keeping Mike D'Antoni around.Paul, who faces the Knicks tonight at New Orleans Arena for the first time since his infamous champagne toast at Carmelo Anthony's wedding in July, heaped unsolicited praise on the Knicks coach, saying he is "a huge fan."It may mean nothing. In ...more from this
Tough matchup awaits Knicks' Felton
|2014, September 16( 429 reads)
New York Post
From Steve Nash to Tony Parker to Chris Paul -- whom the Knicks face tonight, New York has constantly eyed All-Star point guards. But Raymond Felton is playing like one, and he can show just how far he's come tonight against Paul, his old friend and the star Knicks fans have pined for."I don't even think about none of that talk. That's the first time I heard that all year. But I don ...more from this
The Knicks Get a Victory but Not a Rivalry
|2014, September 16( 654 reads)
New York Times
Amar’e Stoudemire was benign before the tip-off and complimentary after the buzzer. In between, he and Brook Lopez were generally pains to one another in the post.In the end, Stoudemire and the Knicks pieced together a well-rounded box score in a 111-100 victory over the Nets Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. The win was another step on the path to respectability for the ...more from this
Amar'e and Felton push Knicks over .500
|2014, September 16( 619 reads)
NY Daily News
Who knows what the rivalry would look like today if either the Knicks or Nets had come out of July with LeBron James.Both were hard-luck losers in the LeBron derby, but it's safe to say the Knicks' consolation prizes are slightly better than what the Nets have to show for themselves.Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton, the Knicks' two biggest free-agent signings, overwh ...more from this
Lawrence: Nets looking past Knicks
|2014, September 16( 601 reads)
NY Daily News
Of course the Nets don't want to be like the Knicks.Why would you?Why copy a team that hasn't won in "58,000 years" - to quote Mike D'Antoni?Why be like a team whose owner still has dreams of one day bringing back Isiah Thomas to run the show?Why be like a franchise that isn't thinking clearly when it comes to its pursuit of Carmelo Anthony? The K ...more from this
Amare's 35 points propel win
|2014, September 16( 638 reads)
New York Post
On any normal night, the story of this latest Knicks-Nets encounter could have been the game-high, personal season-high, 36-point explosion of Nets center Brook Lopez.Knicks stud Amar'e Stoudemire made sure this was no normal night.And if you needed more convincing, Raymond Felton and Wilson Chandler were right behind him making this special for the Garden faithful. But ...more from this