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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Tyson Chandler's neck remains an issue, concern

The Knicks probably won’t have Tyson Chandler tonight when they try to clinch their first Atlantic Division title since 1994.

Chandler is listed as doubtful with a bulging disc in his neck. But Mike Woodson said Chandler is “sore” and “needed rest today.”

“He’s a little beat up,” Woodson said.

Chandler’s injury seems like something that could linger and is definitely a cause for...

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Carmelo Anthony earns East Player of Week

Carmelo Anthony won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after an incredible four games for the Knicks.

Anthony averaged 41.8 points in leading the Knicks to a 4-0 week.

He scored 50 at Miami, 40 at Atlanta, 41 against Milwaukee and had 36 yesterday to help the Knicks win in Oklahoma City for their 12th straight victory.

Anthony became the second Knick to score at least 40...

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Iman Shumpert returns to scene of his ACL tear

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Iman Shumpert will be making his first trip back to Miami since he tore his left ACL in Game 1 of last year’s playoffs.

He said he’s dreaded going back there because of the horrible memory he has. “I’m going to try not to think about it,” he said. “I have been dreading it for a long time already, didn’t feel like being in Miami because of it. Once they tip the ball up it’s just basketball.”

It’s...

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Iman Shumpert relieved his knee is fine

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TORONTO – Iman Shumpert went from being scared to feeling relieved.

When he heard the pop in his surgically repaired left knee Wednesday against the Magic, he started thinking bad things.

“That was the first time I was actually scared,” said Shumpert, who tore his left ACL in last year's playoffs. Other times it hadn’t felt as strong, but that was the first time I got scared. I thought...

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Tyson Chandler says he'll be back soon

Tyson Chandler dunks in front of Miami Heat

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Tyson Chandler was back to his old self today, talking and laughing with the media.

It’s probably a sign that he’s feeling better. It’s unlikely he will play tomorrow against the Clippers – Carmelo Anthony either - but Chandler is feeling better.

“I know I’ll be back in the next couple of games,” he said.

In Portland Thursday, Chandler initially refused to speak to reporters, but...

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Knicks sign Kenyon Martin for remainder of season

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Kenyon Martin will be sticking around for the rest of the season.

As expected the Knicks signed the veteran power forward for the rest of the season after his second 10-day contract expired.

The Knicks are in need of big men and Martin has shown he can help the Knicks defensively and with his toughness in his short time with the team

He’s averaging 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and...

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Carmelo Anthony still behind LeBron James in MVP race

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Carmelo Anthony is having his best all-around season and deserves MVP consideration, but he's behind a few guys in the conversation.

Reigning MVP LeBron James is the front-runner to win again. He showed it last Sunday at the Garden when he had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and shut down Anthony in the fourth quarter.

James is the most complete player in the game right now....

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Iman Shumpert gets advice from Darrelle Revis

Iman Shumpert drives to the basket in action

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Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis gave Iman Shumpert some words of wisdom about defense recently that opened up his eyes.

"One of the things he was telling me was after you have a good year, the next year it's hard to get interceptions," Shumpert said. "You start cheating and doing stuff you wouldn't normally do just to get stuff. You have to understand as a good defender, if people...

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Carmelo Anthony has fluid build-up in his knee

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Mike Woodson said the MRI on Carmelo Anthony’s injured right knee showed he has “some fluid build-up” and that’s what’s causing the stiffness.

Anthony wasn’t at the Knicks’ morning shootaround and is out for Thursday's game against the Pistons.

“Rest will probably be the best thing for him,” Woodson said. “He’s got to make that commitment. If he wants to sit down...

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Mike Woodson said Carmelo Anthony asked out before falling

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Mike Woodson said Carmelo Anthony asked out of last night’s game before he fell and aggravated his right knee. Woodson said he was too “stubborn” to listen.

“I should have,” Woodson said on ESPN NY 98.7 FM this afternoon. “But stubborn coach, I just didn’t. We’re down 22, I’m going to leave one of my best players in the game. Maybe I should have taken him out before he actually stumbled and...

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