Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony could lead the league in scoring and finish in the top three in MVP voting and still not make the All-NBA first team.
Voters have to pick two guards, one center and two forwards for the All-NBA teams. LeBron James and Kevin Durant likely will be named first-team forwards. If the league had gone the same route as it did for the All-Star Game -- eliminating the center position...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after an incredible four games for the Knicks.
Anthony averaged 41.8 points in leading the Knicks to a 4-0 week.
He scored 50 at Miami, 40 at Atlanta, 41 against Milwaukee and had 36 yesterday to help the Knicks win in Oklahoma City for their 12th straight victory.
Anthony became the second Knick to score at least 40...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony is having his best all-around season and deserves MVP consideration, but he's behind a few guys in the conversation.
Reigning MVP LeBron James is the front-runner to win again. He showed it last Sunday at the Garden when he had 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and shut down Anthony in the fourth quarter.
James is the most complete player in the game right now....Read more »
The Heat is giving the Knicks the ultimate respect heading into tonight’s matchup that may or may not include Carmelo Anthony.
The Heat hasn’t forgotten what the Knicks did to Miami opening night either.
“In the Eastern Conference you would have to look up and say they’re the measuring stick right now and they would say the same about us,” Dwyane Wade said this morning. “It’s as good...Read more »
There was plenty of uncertainty regarding Carmelo Anthony and his status for Thursday’s game against the Heat after he suffered a deep cut in his left middle finger that required five stitches to close.
Mike Woodson made it sound as if Anthony would surely be in the lineup for the game between the two best teams in the East.
“He’s going to play,” Woodson said. “He’ll be ready to play....Read more »
Anyone who saw Raymond Felton grimacing and struggling to get dressed in the locker room because of the pain in his left hand after Sunday’s game probably figured he wouldn’t play tomorrow.
But Felton is a physically tough player who doesn’t want to miss any time, especially in what some might consider an easy win for the Knicks in Charlotte Wednesday.
Felton and the Knicks don’t view...Read more »
The Knicks are just about done putting their roster together for next season.
There could be some things that come up between now and training camp – a trade call can come at any time. But other than that, all the Knicks have are minimum contracts to offer free agents.
The Knicks have 15 players under contract, 13 of them guaranteed. Chris Smith’s deal isn’t fully guaranteed – although...Read more »
The NBA released the schedule tonight and here are some notable games, stats regarding the Knicks:
* They open up at Brooklyn against the Nets in a TNT game.
* They play 32 games on TNT, ABC, ESPN and NBA TV
* They open the season with four games in five nights and close the season with 13 of their last 22 on the road.
* They play Jeremy Lin on Nov. 23 in Houston, and he...Read more »
LAS VEGAS – Carmelo Anthony would have liked to see Jeremy Lin play on the U.S. Select Team.
“Going against the best players and a team that gets after it every single day, it definitely would have helped him,” Anthony said.
Lin withdrew from the squad that has been practicing against the U.S. Olympic team the past six days here because of his contract status. He could have gone up against...Read more »
Ex-Knicks president Donnie Walsh could return to the Pacers, and get his old job back with Indiana.
According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, Pacers president Larry Bird will step down. The Star said Walsh, who served at Indiana’s GM and president during his 24-year run with the organization, is expected to return to the Pacers and could be Bird’s replacement.
Walsh ran the Knicks...Read more »