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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Knicks remain hobbled, unsure about New Year's Day lineup

Carmelo Anthony reacts after being called for an

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Mike Woodson was looking forward to today’s practice because he was hoping to have nearly a full complement of players out there.

But Carmelo Anthony didn’t practice because of a hyperextended left knee, Tyson Chandler rested with a sprained right ankle, Rasheed Wallace couldn’t go with an acute stress reaction in his left foot and the Knicks gave Jason Kidd off for a recovery day.


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Big names could return to practice Sunday, or not

Carmelo Anthony reacts after scoring against the Minnesota

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The Knicks’ practice Sunday could feature Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire together for the first time since mid-October. Or neither of them could practice.

It’s still unknown whether Anthony (hyperextended knee) and Stoudemire (knee surgery) will be able to go full. That was the Knicks’ hope, but Stoudemire has to be re-evaluated by team doctors before he can practice.

He was asked...

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J.R. Smith, Jason Kidd lead Knicks to last-second win

J.R. Smith dunks against the Phoenix Suns. (Dec.

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J.R. Smith had never had a game-winning, buzzer-beating shot before this season. Now he has two in three weeks.

Smith capped off a terrific all-around game with a difficult catch-turn-and-shoot deep baseline jumper as time expired to lift the Knicks to a 99-97 win at Phoenix. Smith was also fading to his left when he launched the decisive bucket that helped the undermanned Knicks improve to...

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Carmelo Anthony a game-time decision, but Rasheed Wallace is out again

Carmelo Anthony leaves the game in the third

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Carmelo Anthony went through shootaround and will test his sprained left ankle before the game. Right now he’s a game-time decision against the Nets.

“He’s moving around pretty good so we’ll see,” Mike Woodson said. “He still hasn’t indicated that he’s going to play. So he’s going to wait. I think he’s going to come out and warm up and see how he feels.”

The Knicks won’t have Rasheed...

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Amar'e Stoudemire close to returning to practice

Amar'e Stoudemire warms up before a game against

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Amar’e Stoudemire is getting closer to being cleared for practice. Mike Woodson said there might be an update after Monday night’s game against Jeremy Lin and the Rockets.

Woodson said Stoudemire still hasn’t been given the OK. But he wouldn’t rule out Stoudemire doing something Tuesday if the Knicks hold practice.

“We’ll see,” Woodson said. “We’ll know more tonight after the game.”


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The world according to Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace, left, argues with referee John Goble

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The Knicks will have Rasheed Wallace tonight after he missed Sunday’s game with a sore left foot. Wallace said he just re-aggravated an old injury in Chicago Saturday. Here’s a little more of Rasheed for you all to enjoy:

What did you think of playing in the Barclays Center last month?

Wallace: “You all still trying to make a rivalry out of it. It’s not a rivalry yet. Atmosphere is like...

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Knicks focusing on the big picture, the big prize

Raymond Felton of the New York Knicks goes

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The Knicks continue to talk about being professional and putting team before self.

That mentality has helped them to an 11-4 record without two key players in Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert.

Raymond Felton said having a veteran team and having the big picture in mind have keyed the start.

“I’ve been on a team where a lot of guys were playing for contracts,” Felton said “It’s...

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Knicks look forward to rematch with Grizzlies at MSG

The Memphis Grizzlies' Rudy Gay looks for room

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The Knicks are apparently looking forward to the March 27 game against the Grizzlies and looking for some kind of payback.

Last night’s 105-95 Grizzlies' win was a physical contest that really had a playoff atmosphere.

“Hats off to the Grizzlies,” Rasheed Wallace said. “But one thing that we’re saying: they’ve got to come to the Garden.”

In the second quarter J.R. Smith elbowed...

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3 reasons to be excited for 2012-13 Knicks

Jason Kidd makes a pass during an intrasquad

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1. Depth

Having Jason Kidd, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Iman Shumpert (when healthy), Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas means you have depth and the already injury-plagued Knicks may need it.

2. Leadership

Letting Jeremy Lin go wasn’t a popular decision, but the Knicks improved at point guard with more polished and respected players Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo...

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Lineup shuffling and big men updates

Head coach Mike Woodson of the New York

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And so it begins.

Amar’e Stoudemire’s injury has opened up the possibility to Mike Woodson playing different lineups depending on the match-ups.

This is not the ideal situation because you want to have the same starting five as much as possible.

But take tonight for example.

The Knicks could start Raymond Felton, Ronnie Brewer, Tyson Chandler, Kurt Thomas and Carmelo Anthony...

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