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Knicks could start differently against Warriors

Pablo Prigioni is closely guarded by the Orlando

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Mike Woodson may change the starting lineup tonight based on an injury.

Carmelo Anthony wasn’t at shootaround today due to a stomach virus, but Woodson said, “I’m pretty positive he’s going to play.”

It's backup point guard Pablo Prigioni, who is a game-time decision against the Warriors due to back spasms. If he can’t play, Woodson will bring Jason Kidd off the bench and start someone...

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Carmelo Anthony: Knicks need to play harder

Carmelo Anthony drives around Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams

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The Knicks aren’t playing hard enough.

We’re paraphrasing, but that’s basically what Carmelo Anthony said before the Knicks faced the Raptors, and you can’t argue with him.

The Knicks have slid since starting the season 18-5. They’re not showing the same passion or urgency and they have been exposed defensively.

So Anthony was asked what has to change after the Knicks gave up 125...

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Knicks react to Kenyon Martin pickup

Kenyon Martin of the Los Angeles Clippers reacts

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Many Knicks are familiar with Kenyon Martin.

Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby and Jason Kidd all played with him before. Martin’s most success came playing with Kidd and the Nets, where they reached two Finals together. But that was more than a decade ago.

Martin is 35 and hasn’t played since May. So at least he will have something no other Knick has – fresh legs. Mike Woodson...

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Knicks send Iman Shumpert to the video tape

Iman Shumpert drives to the basket in action

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INDIANAPOLIS - Iman Shumpert made some appearances over All-Star Weekend in Houston, and also watched some tape the Knicks gave him to kind of kick-start him after the break.

Shumpert, the subject of trade rumors, hasn’t been himself since returning from a torn left ACL 13 games ago. A big part of that is coming back from the injury itself. But Mike Woodson wanted to remind Shumpert of the...

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Mike Woodson said Knicks would 'sit tight' at trade deadline

Iman Shumpert controls the ball during a game

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INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Woodson reiterated that he doesn’t expect the Knicks to make a trade before Thursday’s deadline and that Iman Shumpert would remain in New York.

“I think we’ll sit tight and try to make this final run with what we have,” Woodson said at Wednesday morning’s shootaround.

Of course, things can change between now and 3 p.m. Thursday.

The Knicks have been rumored...

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Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett are getting along

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) and Carmelo

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Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett have already been in meetings together, will practice together tomorrow and will be in the same locker room and on the same team in Sunday’s All-Star Game.

They both say what happened in New York last month stayed in New York.

“I’m not going to discuss that, man,” Garnett said. “Actually, I saw Melo a couple of minutes ago. It was good to see him. I’m...

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Carmelo Anthony will play in All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony puts up a shot against Blake

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Carmelo Anthony said his right biceps is feeling much better than it was Wednesday and he will start in Sunday’s All-Star Game.

Anthony was elbowed in the arm in Wednesday’s loss to the Raptors and said he didn’t know if he would play Sunday.

“There was [doubt],” Anthony said. “The day after, it was definitely sore. Once I got some treatment we found out it wasn’t as deep a contusion...

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Where do the Knicks stand heading into the All-Star break?

Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony laugh as the

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Heading into the All-Star break, the Knicks lead the Atlantic Division at 32-18. Newsday's Knicks beat writer Al Iannazzone discusses Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and more in the video below....

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Steve Novak, James White selected for All-Star Weekend

Steve Novak of the New York Knicks shoots

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The Knicks already were going to be well-represented at All-Star Weekend with Carmelo Anthony starting in the game and Tyson Chandler selected as a reserve.

Now Steve Novak and James White will be joining the festivities in Houston.

As expected, Novak was selected to compete in the three-point shootout during All-Star Saturday night. White will be in the dunk contest.

Novak led...

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Mike Woodson: Rasheed Wallace 'scheduled to start practicing' after break

Knicks center Rasheed Wallace pulls down a rebound

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rasheed Wallace still isn’t running yet, but Mike Woodson said the veteran big man is expected to start practicing with the Knicks when they return from the All-Star break.

“He’s moving around and doing things,” Woodson said after this morning’s shootaround. “He’ll continue his therapy work at the All-Star break. When he comes back he’s scheduled to start practicing, our...

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