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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

(Credit: Errol Anderson)

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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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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Carmelo Anthony wanted Jeremy Lin in Las Vegas

Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

LAS VEGAS – Carmelo Anthony would have liked to see Jeremy Lin play on the U.S. Select Team.

“Going against the best players and a team that gets after it every single day, it definitely would have helped him,” Anthony said.

Lin withdrew from the squad that has been practicing against the U.S. Olympic team the past six days here because of his contract status. He could have gone up against...

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