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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

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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J.R. Smith featured on AOL On's series 'My Ink'

J.R. Smith poses during Knicks media day in

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J.R. Smith is known for his tattoos. Now, they're they star of a miniseries episode.

The Knicks guard was recently profiled on AOL On's series "My Ink", where he visited Manhattan tattoo artist Bang Bang to get some new ink on his shooting hand. He also talked about his other tattoos, and his parents even make an appearance.

Watch the video below. (Newsday's mobile users can...

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Mike Woodson is 'a little irritated,' by the Knicks' lack of effort and considering another lineup change

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson looks on against

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Mike Woodson is planning to change his starting lineup tomorrow night against the Pistons.

The Pistons start a Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond frontline so Woodson said he “might match to their bigness.”

It’s a safe bet that Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Kenyon Martin will start up front with Raymond Felton and either J.R. Smith or Iman Shumpert.

Woodson said...

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Al Iannazzone's fast breaks

Kobe Bryant warms up before a game between

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- The Timberwolves ended a 22-game losing streak to the Lakers Sunday, which was the longest active streak between two NBA teams. Earlier this season, the Nets snapped the third-longest skid, 13 straight against Miami. The Spurs’ 15 consecutive wins over Washington is the current longest streak with Houston’s 13 in a row over the Nets second.

- After the Spurs’ loss, Wizards center Nene praised...

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Larry Sanders lets down Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders shoots over the

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Larry Sanders repaid the Bucks for making him the face of the franchise and cornerstone of their rebuild by tearing a ligament in his right thumb during an altercation at a nightclub, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. Sanders had surgery and will miss six weeks.

The Bucks signed Sanders to a four-year, $44 million extension over the summer, after letting Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings...

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J.R. Smith the starter

J.R. Smith talks to the media at the

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J.R. Smith had an awful postseason, and said he was more concerned with the Knicks playoff exit and his role in it than what Woodson apparently said at his exit meeting in May.

According to Woodson, he mentioned to Smith he wanted him to go from Sixth Man of the Year to a starter.

“I was so distraught after last year in the playoffs I didn’t even really get a chance to think about that,”...

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Metta World Peace finds Zen

Knicks forward Metta World Peace drives the basketball

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Metta World Peace has been a voice of reason – somewhat – during the Knicks’ struggles. He said playing for Zen Master Phil Jackson with the Lakers taught him not to overreact.

“I played for Phil, so I’m used to calm,” World Peace said. “Concerns are not my strong point. Solutions are my strong point. Staying in the moment is a strong point. I’m always trying to find solutions.”...

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