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Mike Woodson indicates J.R. Smith will play tonight

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Mike Woodson said if J.R. Smith isn’t with the program he should get used to sitting at the end of the Knicks bench.

“Put it this way, he’s going to have to be with it if he’s going to want to be a part of it,” Woodson said after Thursday morning’s shootaround. “As a coach, it’s my job to make sure that that happens.

"He’ll be back in uniform tonight. We expect him to come in and...

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Carmelo Anthony on recent trade rumor with the Clippers: 'It's silly and stupid'

Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony sit on the

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DALLAS – Carmelo Anthony never said he didn’t want to play with Chris Paul. But he called the recent report that the Knicks and Clippers might consider an Anthony for Blake Griffin trade “silly and stupid.”

Clippers coach Doc Rivers also used the word “stupid” a few times in reaction the report, which said the two sides haven’t had any discussions.

Still, Anthony and Paul are good friends...

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Knicks sign big man Jeremy Tyler; waive J.R. Smith's brother, Chris

Chris Smith poses with a basketball at Knicks

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GREENBURGH – The Knicks made it official, and announced the signing of Jeremy Tyler this morning. They waived Chris Smith to make room for Tyler.

The 6-foot-10 Tyler averaged 18 points and 10.2 rebounds in six games with the Knicks’ D-League team, the Erie BayHawks. The Knicks signed him over the summer and he likely would have made the team in training camp if he hadn’t broken his foot in...

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Carmelo Anthony out vs. Thunder

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) looks to

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The Knicks announced that Carmelo Anthony will not play against the Thunder in Wednesday's nationally televised game because of the left ankle spain he suffered against the Magic Monday.

It is not clear how serious the injury is and whether it will cause him to miss further time.

Coach Mike Woodson had said about 90 minutes before the game that Anthony would be a game time decision.

Anthony...

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Knicks starting big lineup again Monday

Knicks' Andrea Bargnani shoots a free throw against

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ORLANDO – The Knicks have come up small when they’ve gone big this year, but that isn’t stopping Mike Woodson from starting the frontcourt of Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Tyson Chandler.

They are 0-4 this season with that starting frontline. Yet Woodson said this morning that he would start that lineup Monday against the Magic.

The Knicks used it Saturday against the Grizzlies,...

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Knicks starting backcourt hobbled

Raymond Felton holds his hand after suffering a

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The Knicks could be without their starting backcourt tomorrow night in Boston at the least.

Raymond Felton will miss 2-3 weeks after MRI confirmed he has a strained left hamstring. Iman Shumpert is listed as day-to-day after suffering a bruised left knee.

Felton re-aggravated his hamstring in Tuesday’s loss at Cleveland. He sat out last night’s game was replaced by Pablo Prigioni in...

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Kenyon Martin still nursing sore left ankle

Kenyon Martin of the Knicks goes to the

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Kenyon Martin is a game-time decision Tuesday night against Cleveland due to a sore left ankle.

If he doesn’t play, Mike Woodson said he likely would start Metta World Peace when the Knicks try to rebound from an embarrassing 41-point home loss to the Celtics Sunday.

It sounded as if Martin would sit out for the second straight game. He said he would get treatment and see how it feels...

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Carmelo Anthony denies report he's already decided to leave the Knicks

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks on from the

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Carmelo Anthony refuted an ESPN report that he’s already made up his mind to take his talents elsewhere this summer when he becomes a free agent.

“I’m not thinking about that," Anthony said at the Knicks' morning shootaround. "I’ll be selfish to think about that at this point, with us losing and going through the situation that we are going through. It’d be selfish on my part to...

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Raymond Felton to return for Knicks

Raymond Felton missed the last four games with a pinched nerve in his hip, but he will return tonight to face Chris Paul and the Clippers.

The Knicks, losers of six straight, could use all the help they can get. But Felton wasn’t playing well defensively when he was healthy, and Paul isn’t the best guy to face when you’re coming off an injury like that.

“Chris Paul is not a good matchup...

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NBA fined Mike Woodson $25,000 for criticizing officials

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson talks to Carmelo

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Mike Woodson was fined $25,000 by the NBA for "public criticism of the officiating" yesterday on 98.7 FM, ESPN New York.

Woodson said "absolutely not" when asked if Carmelo Anthony gets the superstar calls and went on to say he's "starting to wonder what's a foul and what's not a foul."

Woodson thought Anthony drew contact from Paul George on the final play...

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