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Carmelo Anthony voted All-Star starter

Carmelo Anthony after hitting a three point shot.

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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...

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Carmelo Anthony on recent trade rumor with the Clippers: 'It's silly and stupid'

Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony sit on the

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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...

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Fast breaks: Love, LeBron, rookies

Minnesota's Kevin Love fights for control of the

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- Kevin Love -- and the people who have him on their fantasy team - probably can't wait for his games against the Knicks. He's averaging 32.5 points, 20.5 rebounds and 11.3 free-throw attempts his last four games against them - that includes a 31-point, 31-board game in 2010-11.

- LeBron James became the fifth player to score in double figures in at least 500 consecutive regular-season games....

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Carmelo Anthony could be overlooked for All-NBA first team

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony holds the ball before

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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...

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Carmelo Anthony earns East Player of Week

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...

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Carmelo Anthony still behind LeBron James in MVP race

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts

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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....

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Heat believe the Knicks are legit

Dwyane Wade looks on during a game against

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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...

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Carmelo Anthony iffy Thursday with finger injury

Carmelo Anthony holds the ball before a game

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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....

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Raymond Felton will play through the pain

Raymond Felton (2) drives past the Orlando Magic's

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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...

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Knicks improved this offseason

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...

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