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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony moves on from Kevin Garnett incident

New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony addresses the media

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The Knicks’ theme Wednesday was right out of a Manhattan street-corner scene of curious onlookers: Move along; nothing to see here.      Carmelo Anthony, acknowledging that he was “pretty sure” he would be hearing from league security people about his verbal confrontation with Boston’s Kevin Garnett after Monday night’s game, declined to address the subject beyond that.   ...

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Amar'e Stoudemire says he meant no knock on Mike D'Antoni

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against

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Ama’re Stoudemire laughed and said, “Really?” when he was told Mike D’Antoni said Stoudemire threw all of his former coaches under the bus when he said this was the first time in his career he’s being taught defense. 

“It was taken out of context,” Stoudemire said. “It wasn’t really to be exaggerated as much as it was - just from the simple fact Coach Woodson is a defensive coach. He’s...

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Knicks could look to Amar'e Stoudemire more tomorrow

Mike Woodson talks with Amar'e Stoudemire during a

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The Knicks went to Amar’e Stoudemire against San Antonio more than they did in his debut, and could look for him more Saturday in Orlando.

Stoudemire needs to knock off the rust, though.

In his debut against Portland, he was 3-for-8 with six points in 17 minutes and missed a couple of shots in the paint.

Stoudemire shot 4-for-10 against the Spurs with 10 points in 21 minutes. He...

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Marcus Camby could start tonight for Knicks

Marcus Camby passes the ball during a game

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The Knicks could have a new addition to the starting lineup tonight, but it won’t be Amar’e Stoudemire.

It sounds as if Marcus Camby could replace Kurt Thomas against the Spurs. The Knicks have gotten off to bad starts lately, so Mike Woodson said something was going to have to change.

“Not taking nothing away from Kurt because Kurt bangs and does what’s asked of him too,” Woodson said....

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Amar'e Stoudemire could make season debut tonight

Amar'e Stoudemire stands with the ball during practice.

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The Knicks are not shooting around this morning. They will have a walk through before tonight’s game against Portland, so whether Carmelo Anthony and/or Amar’e Stoudemire plays won’t be known officially until around 90 minutes before tipoff, give or take.

According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Stoudemire will make his long-awaited season debut following October knee surgery. Stoudemire didn’t...

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Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire practice, but are questionable for New Year's Day

Knicks guard Carmelo Anthony, right, practices alongside teammate

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The Knicks had 10 players for practice today and it may be what they have for tomorrow’s game – but not necessarily the same 10.

Carmelo Anthony (hyperextended knee) went through part of practice and Amar’e Stoudemire all of it. But both are questionable to face the Blazers.

Anthony said he’s not getting the usual lift on his jump shot and doesn’t have the power he needs in his leg.


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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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Amar'e Stoudemire shooting for the New Year

Amar'e Stoudemire stretches after practice. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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Amar’e Stoudemire finally has a realistic target date for his season debut following knee surgery.

He said Jan. 1, 2013 is “a possibility.” It’s the first time Stoudemire has used a specific date. Of course, it depends on how his knee feels after some practices when the Knicks return home from this trip.

The way Stoudemire and Mike Woodson spoke last week about wanting to go through...

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