Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with an injured right knee, Newsday's Al Iannazzone reported. Anthony will not return to the game.
He suffered the injury in the second quarter after tripping over his own feet. The Knicks star scored six points in 14 minutes.
Amar'e Stoudemire is expected to see more playing time in the second half. He already logged...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »