Melo, on his knee: "It's not gonna heal in a week ... or even two weeks." Says he wanted to take an MRI to clear his mind about situation.
ESPN "Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will return to the lineup Sunday after a one-game absence due to left knee soreness. Anthony deemed himself fit to play against the Denver Nuggets following a light workout Saturday." February 07
Memphis Commercial Appeal "After scoring the first 10 points, the Grizzlies ended up in anything but a comfortable, lopsided game. They clung to a two-point advantage without the ball and 16.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter. But the Griz did Friday night what they have done well over the past month. "We did the..." February 06
New York Post "Now it’s really starting to feel like last season. Carmelo Anthony missed his unlucky seventh game Friday against Memphis with left knee soreness that became alarming enough he chose to take an MRI exam. Knicks coach Derek Fisher said the exam showed no structural damage and the injury still is..." February 06
CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Sacramento Kings last summer, so he'll go through free agency again in five months. There will not be a ton of point guards on the market, and it's a position of need for the New York Knicks, but don't bet on Rondo teaming up with Carmelo..." February 06
New York Post "Knicks fans can begin to dream of their own Big Three after Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley didn’t rule out joining the team as a free agent after this season. “I think everything will be on the table when the time comes,” Conley said. “I haven’t committed to anything.” Upgrading at point..." February 06
ESPN "Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers says he didn't deserved to be tossed from Friday night's game against the Knicks, calling into question Sasha Vujacic's reaction to contact over which Chalmers drew a flagrant foul 2 and an automatic ejection. "No, not at all," Chalmers said when asked..." February 06
Lance Thomas will also sit out of the Memphis game due to a mild concussion.
Carmelo Anthony will miss tonight's game against Memphis due to left knee soreness.
Detroit News "Less than two minutes into Thursday night’s nationally televised game against the New York Knicks, the Pistons opened the scoring with three consecutive 3-pointers. The Pistons continued to pummel the Knicks in the second quarter and cruised into halftime with a 24-point lead. But what..." February 05
USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05
New York Post "Pistons coach and GM Stan Van Gundy scoffed at the notion the Knicks are a young, “developing” team not ready to make the playoffs during a trademark pregame rant that seemed aimed at recent remarks by Knicks coach Derek Fisher. Fisher said recently on ESPN Radio he wouldn’t be “disappointed’’..." February 05
Mike Conley on the possibility of signing w/Knicks: "Everything will be on the table when the time comes. I haven't committed to anything."
CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05
New York Daily News "Wait until Carmelo Anthony finds out that Derek Fisher won’t be disappointed if the Knicks fail to make the playoffs. “The focus on the process,” Fisher said on Tuesday, “is more important than the result.” That’s easy for Fisher to say. He won championships as a player and his coaching..." February 04
New York Post "The Knicks’ visions of making a short-term upgrade to their sagging backcourt or to improve their overall shooting prowess at the Feb. 18 trade deadline won’t make sense if their current slide continues. If the Knicks (23-28) continue fading from the playoff race — they are five games behind..." February 04
CSN New England "It became clear early on during Tuesday night's game that the three-ball was not going to save the Celtics. The Knicks jumped out to a 9-0 lead on Boston, which took its first three shots of the game from beyond the three-point line. Three bricks. In fact, the C's had missed five..." February 03
New York Post "Knicks coach Derek Fisher said because his club is coming off a 17-win season, he can’t consider it a failure if they don’t make the playoffs, believing the “end result” is not what’s most essential. With the Knicks about to face two teams they need to pass to nab a playoff berth — Boston on..." February 03
New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02
Orlando Pinstriped Post "Going into the 2014 draft, the Orlando Magic were in a position to make a big splash. Holding the fourth and the 12th picks, the Magic were in a position to make a big splash as they dove even deeper into their rebuild. What was unknown at the time, however, was the fact the Magic had their eyes..." February 01
San Francisco Chronicle "The Warriors have gotten so good that they can romp to victories even on nights when Stephen Curry doesn’t make his usual MVP impact. The Warriors rolled past New York 116-95 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden for their seventh straight win, including the past three when Curry wasn’t quite..." February 01
CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01
The Wall Street Journal "On the eve of training camp, Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks’ franchise player, was asked a question on a subject he has been quizzed about many times during his NBA career: leadership. Specifically, he was asked whether now, in his 13th season as a pro, he planned to become a more vocal leader for..." February 01
New York Daily News "Think of it as the dress rehearsal before Sunday’s showdown with Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Occasionally, the NBA schedule falls just right and the desperate Knicks, with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis back in the lineup, took advantage of a hapless opponent that is in..." January 30
Pro Basketball Talk "This isn’t new news, we had heard before that Kristaps Porzingis didn’t want to land with the Philadelphia 76ers — heck, nobody did — so they couldn’t get a meeting with him before last June’s draft. This frost from agents is part of the reason GM Sam Hinkie was benched. The Sixers spun this as..." January 30
ESPN New York "With the trade deadline less than three weeks away, the topic of a potential Carmelo Anthony deal is sure to come up at some point. Let’s put aside for a second the question of whether the Knicks have any plans to trade Anthony. Or whether Anthony has any desire to waive his no-trade..." January 30
New York Post "Latvia or Las Vegas? Kristaps Porzingis told The Post he will have a big decision on his hands soon. Three days ago, the Latvian National Team was chosen to compete in the Olympic qualifier in Belgrade, Serbia, from July 4-10 with a chance to make it to the Summer Games in Rio. The 7-foot-3..." January 30
The Score "Both Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis will be back on the floor for the New York Knicks on Friday when they host the Phoenix Suns. Anthony sat out the last two games with left knee soreness, sounding some alarm bells around Gotham after he underwent season-ending surgery on a tendon in..." January 29
Toronto Star "On a night when No. 10 got his just due from the NBA, it was appropriate that his team took a step into history with the same number. DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points hours after being named a reserve for the NBA all-star game and the Raptors downed the visiting New York Knicks 103-93. The..." January 29
Yahoo! Sports "Three days before the 2015 NBA draft, and Kristaps Porzingis feared everything slipping away. He wanted New York, the Knicks, the Garden. Still, Porzingis needed the Knicks to want him, too. And now, 20 minutes into his private workout for Phil Jackson at the franchise's suburban practice..." January 29
NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29
Knicks said Kristaps Porzingis (upper respiratory illness) will not play tonight.
East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas
Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.
The New York Knicks have signed forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo to a 10 day contract, league sources tell Yahoo. He was NYK's 2014 pick.
New York Post "The Greek Freak’s brother is coming. Small forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, a 2014 second-round pick who was released during training camp, will sign a 10-day contract to claim the Knicks’ open roster spot and will join the club for Friday’s game against the Suns at the Garden. Antetokounmpo,..." January 28
The Score "The New York Knicks will try to do something they haven't accomplished all season - win a game without Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks small forward will not play in Thursday night's matchup against the Toronto Raptors, according to the New York Daily News' Stefan Bondy. Anthony will miss his..." January 28
USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28
New York Post "Kristaps, you sly dog! Knicks phenom Kristaps Porzingis played it exceedingly cool when asked by GQ whether he has a girlfriend, saying he’s too busy for New York City dating — becoming a crowd-thrilling NBA icon takes up most of his days — but he has managed to squeeze in a little something..." January 28
The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant shimmied, set and shot the final free throw for the last of his season-high 44 points. Forty-four in Madison Square Garden, the most he's ever scored in the nation's most famous sports arena. Durant lingered afterward for a quick postgame interview, enticing many of the awed Knicks..." January 27
CBS Sports "The Atlanta Hawks have been the model of consistency and continuity the last three years. They've kept the same core together, which resulted in a 60-plus-win season last year and the entire starting five being named All-Stars. Their success has been tied to that continuity, and the comfort they..." January 27
Steven Adams will play for the Thunder. No Carmelo Anthony for the Knicks.
Washington Post "You can count Kevin Durant among the many admirers of New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis. Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in the snowbound Big Apple this week to make their visits to both Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where they surprisingly lost to the Nets Sunday, and Madison..." January 25
ESPN "Several Madison Square Garden employees were fired recently for violating company policy by reselling New York Knicks and New York Rangers tickets on the secondary market for a profit, according to the New York Post. An MSG spokesperson did not disclose details of the firings but confirmed that..." January 25
New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis realized he would shrink to nothing if he didn’t take the Knicks’ new dietitian’s advice and inhale a grand-style breakfast. While the rail-thin Knicks 7-foot-3 rookie added 11 pounds from the end of July’s summer league to the start of training camp, Porzingis started to..." January 25
Newsday "As if things weren’t going badly enough for the Knicks on Saturday night, there was the sight of Carmelo Anthony, most of his face covered by a towel, remaining on the bench and failing to return to the game because of soreness in his surgically repaired left knee. Anthony downplayed it after..." January 25
Charlotte Observer "With a short-handed lineup, the Charlotte Hornets needed someone else other than Kemba Walker to step up. Jeremy Lin and P.J. Hairston – along with some timely defense – came through for the Hornets in their 97-84 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Lin –..." January 24
Lance Thomas braved trip to Charlotte but still questionable. #Knicks missed his D last 2 games.
Orange County Register "The Clippers weren’t happy to begin with, so making Chris Paul and the Clippers angry wasn’t too smart. A third-quarter skirmish helped ignite Paul and turn Friday’s game against the New York Knicks into a 116-88 blowout. Paul and Knicks center Robin Lopez got tangled up, and Lopez..." January 23
ESPN "Robin Lopez was ejected from the New York Knicks' 28-point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after smacking Chris Paul in the face. "Things were getting pretty chippy out there," Lopez said after the 116-88 defeat. "It happened so fast. Kind of hard to recall, but maybe I overreacted a little..." January 23