Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
ATLANTA – The Knicks are working on buying out the contracts of Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih.
World Peace announced on Twitter that his agent and the Knicks were in discussions on a buyout. League sources confirmed that Udrih’s agent, who also represents World Peace, was negotiating a buyout for both players with the Knicks.
World Peace, a Queensbridge native and former St. John’s...Read more »
Raymond Felton said the trade rumors didn’t bother him but talk about his weight did and still does.
Felton has struggled this season on both ends of the floor, which led to the Knicks shopping him around the league. But they couldn’t make a deal before Thursday’s trade deadline, so Felton will finish out the season with the Knicks.
At different stages in hisNBA career, Felton...Read more »
The first part of the Knicks’ season featured more trade rumors and reports that Mike Woodson was close to being fired than actual wins.
Both should continue through the All-Star break and into next week.
The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 20 and the Knicks are 20-32 heading into the break. So expect rumors of Woodson being on his way out to persist and trade talks to heat up.
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Carmelo Anthony was voted to start in the NBA All-Star Game for the third straight time as a Knick.
Could it be his last?
Anthony has said he will opt out of his contract in July and become a free agent. The Knicks hope to re-sign Anthony and can offer him $34 million more than any other team. But the Knicks’ struggles this season could make Anthony look to join a team with a better...Read more »
Andrea Bargnani is out indefinitely after an MRI releaved a torn ligament in his left elbow, the Knicks said.
Bargnani sustained the injury in the third quarter of last night’s loss to the 76ers. The 7-foot forward drove and was fouled as he went up for a dunk and landed hard.
Bargnani, who has started 39 games, is the Knicks’ second-leading scorer, averaging 13.3 points per game. He’s...Read more »
Mike Woodson continues to play defense better than his players.
Woodson defended Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony, who have been openly critical about the team. Woodson defended his defensive scheme. And during his weekly spot with 98.7 FM ESPN Woodson said he’s not going to let the media tear the Knicks apart.
Actually the Knicks are doing a good job of that by themselves.
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Mike Woodson said if J.R. Smith isn’t with the program he should get used to sitting at the end of the Knicks bench.
“Put it this way, he’s going to have to be with it if he’s going to want to be a part of it,” Woodson said after Thursday morning’s shootaround. “As a coach, it’s my job to make sure that that happens.
"He’ll be back in uniform tonight. We expect him to come in and...Read more »
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...Read more »
GREENBURGH – The Knicks made it official, and announced the signing of Jeremy Tyler this morning. They waived Chris Smith to make room for Tyler.
The 6-foot-10 Tyler averaged 18 points and 10.2 rebounds in six games with the Knicks’ D-League team, the Erie BayHawks. The Knicks signed him over the summer and he likely would have made the team in training camp if he hadn’t broken his foot in...Read more »
The Knicks announced that Carmelo Anthony will not play against the Thunder in Wednesday's nationally televised game because of the left ankle spain he suffered against the Magic Monday.
It is not clear how serious the injury is and whether it will cause him to miss further time.
Coach Mike Woodson had said about 90 minutes before the game that Anthony would be a game time decision.
Anthony...Read more »