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Knicks waive Kurt Thomas, sign Solomon Jones

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The Knicks officially announced Friday that Kurt Thomas was waived and Solomon Jones was signed to a contract.

The 6-10 Jones, who played in China, will be in uniform for Friday's game against the Cavaliers. The Knicks initially went after James Singleton, who also played in China this year, but he didn’t get a letter of clearance to play in the NBA. 

Jones, 28, has played for the...

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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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Iman Shumpert relieved his knee is fine

Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks reacts

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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

Kenyon Martin of the New York Knicks scratches

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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 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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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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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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Inside the numbers of Knicks’ rout

From left, Jason Kidd #5, Carmelo Anthony #7,

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Some stats off of last night’s 120-81 Knicks’ destruction of the Kings:

* The Knicks’ bench scored 82 points, the most in franchise history.

* Amar’e Stoudemire shot 10-for-10, and came up just short of tying the franchise record for makes without a miss in a game. Johnny Newman and Bernard King were 11-for-11.

* The Knicks shot 19-for-43 from three. The franchise record for three-pointers...

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Mike Woodson told Tyson Chandler to play like an All-Star

Mike Woodson encourages his team during a game

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Mike Woodson spoke to Tyson Chandler about his offense because he didn’t think he was playing like an All-Star lately.

Chandler was named an All-Star last Thursday for the first time and that night he was 1-for-2 and scored five points. The next two games, he was 3-for-3 and totaled eight points. Then Woodson told Chandler to be more aggressive and he was 10-for-11 with 21 points against the...

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