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Carmelo Anthony will continue playing through shoulder issue - for now

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks reacts to a

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Carmelo Anthony plans to continue playing through the discomfort in his right shoulder as long as the Knicks have a chance to make the playoffs.

That, of course, could end Friday night.

A loss to the Raptors and a Hawks’ win over the Nets, who are supposed to rest some main guys, would eliminate the Knicks from the playoffs.

“I’ll deal with that when that time comes,” Anthony said...

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All-Star break means more talk of Carmelo Anthony's future

Carmelo Anthony battles against Los Angeles Clippers guard

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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.

It’s...

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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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Mike Woodson gets defensive - again

Mike Woodson of the Knicks reacts during a

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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.

They...

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Mike Woodson indicates J.R. Smith will play tonight

J.R. Smith (8) reacts after scoring during the

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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...

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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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Knicks starting big lineup again Monday

Knicks' Andrea Bargnani shoots a free throw against

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ORLANDO – The Knicks have come up small when they’ve gone big this year, but that isn’t stopping Mike Woodson from starting the frontcourt of Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Tyson Chandler.

They are 0-4 this season with that starting frontline. Yet Woodson said this morning that he would start that lineup Monday against the Magic.

The Knicks used it Saturday against the Grizzlies,...

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Carmelo Anthony denies report he's already decided to leave the Knicks

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks on from the

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Carmelo Anthony refuted an ESPN report that he’s already made up his mind to take his talents elsewhere this summer when he becomes a free agent.

“I’m not thinking about that," Anthony said at the Knicks' morning shootaround. "I’ll be selfish to think about that at this point, with us losing and going through the situation that we are going through. It’d be selfish on my part to...

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Raymond Felton to return for Knicks

Raymond Felton missed the last four games with a pinched nerve in his hip, but he will return tonight to face Chris Paul and the Clippers.

The Knicks, losers of six straight, could use all the help they can get. But Felton wasn’t playing well defensively when he was healthy, and Paul isn’t the best guy to face when you’re coming off an injury like that.

“Chris Paul is not a good matchup...

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NBA fined Mike Woodson $25,000 for criticizing officials

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson talks to Carmelo

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Mike Woodson was fined $25,000 by the NBA for "public criticism of the officiating" yesterday on 98.7 FM, ESPN New York.

Woodson said "absolutely not" when asked if Carmelo Anthony gets the superstar calls and went on to say he's "starting to wonder what's a foul and what's not a foul."

Woodson thought Anthony drew contact from Paul George on the final play...

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