New York Post "Carmelo Anthony didn’t exactly say he’s ready to “retire in New York’’ Thursday, but denied he has made the decision to leave the Knicks this summer as a free agent, saying it would be “selfish’’ to think along those lines right now. ESPN Radio’s Stephen A. Smith stated on air Wednesday Anthony..." December 06
New York Post "Rarely, has a game been more anticipated, more debated by area fans. Our Knicks are better than your Nets. Brooklyn will stomp Manhattan. Carmelo Anthony should own Kevin Garnett. Yes, it was a game everyone looked forward to seeing, a game everyone circled on the calendar. And then the season..." December 06
At #Knicks shootaround, Mike Woodson said JR Smith (knee) will play tonight vs. Nets.
Melo shot down premise he's already decided to leave NY. Said he's not sure who Stephen A.'s sources are, but it didn't come from him.
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
ESPN.com "Mike Woodson says he sees no quitters on the New York Knicks despite a nine-game slide. The Knicks might be in desperate need of a victory over the Nets on Thursday to boost morale. But he doesn't see anybody quitting. “Will it be a springboard? I think any win for our team is important,”..." December 05
Bleacher Report "There's eccentric, there's irrational, there's absurd and then there's the New York Knicks. Madison Square Garden's NBA inhabitants have never been known for their sensible business models, but the 3-13 Knicks have officially reached new levels of insanity. According to the New York Daily News'..." December 04
ESPN New York "The New York Knicks insist that they get along great off the court. On the court? That's another matter. "There's no synchronization out there on the court," Carmelo Anthony said after Tuesday's practice. "Off the court, we talk to each other, we hang out with each other. We have fun with..." December 04
JR Smith and Kenyon Martin not taking part in scrimmage. Knicks say they were kept out of contact parts of practice.
Metta said the reported argument between he and Kenyon was over pasta. He said Kenyon likes shell pasta and he likes elbow pasta.
Kenyon Martin probably said it best: "It's about us caring and giving a f**k, man, that's what it boils down to."
ShamSports.com "After getting a new two-year deal with Kobe Bryant a few days ago, the Lakers are thinking in which players can help them in their future. With the departure of Dwight Howard and Kobe’s injury, it’s not a secret that the Lakers are not one of the top teams for this season. According to..." December 03
New York Post "The expiration date on owner James Dolan’s recent vote of confidence for coach Mike Woodson is approaching, according to sources. While Woodson will coach the Knicks when they play the Nets on Thursday, it is unclear how much longer Dolan will allow this losing streak to go on. It has reached..." December 03
Knicks lose...again. 1st time since 2006 New York loses 9 straight. NYK has not won a home game since the 1st game of the season.
ESPN New York "Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace got into a "heated" verbal argument during a Knicks workout prior to Sunday's game against the Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The two veteran forwards did not come to blows, but the back and forth was described as "intense"..." December 02
ESPN.com "Shortly after the New York Knicks dropped their ninth-straight game, star forward Carmelo Anthony said the team is "playing to lose" and appears "a little tense" as the losses pile up. The Knicks have lost nine a row for the first time since 2006. They have dropped seven in a row at home...." December 02
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans didn't falter after star power forward Anthony Davis went down with a non-dislocated fracture in his left, non-shooting, hand. They actually got stronger. Put in a situation where a lot of teams would buckle, the Pelicans turned to super-sub Ryan Anderson, and he..." December 02
New York Post "J.R. Smith finally acknowledged his knees aren’t responding as well as he had hoped. The Knicks are 1-9 since Smith returned for the season’s sixth game. He was suspended the first five games for marijuana use, and missed almost all of the preseason because of rehab from surgery on a torn..." December 01
New York Post "Maybe the worst is over. Or maybe not. With the Knicks an emotional train wreck, they’re trying a new approach — the Power of Positive Thinking. Indications are a new edict has come down from above — either new president Steve Mills or owner James Dolan. Enough of the morose, hypercritical,..." December 01
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony wasn’t surprised about Jason Kidd’s cup-dropping incident against the Lakers on Wednesday. That’s the kind of savvy the Nets coach displayed in his one season as a Knick last year. Kidd picked up a $50,000 fine from the NBA, but also got his coaching staff a chance to draw up a..." November 30
Denver Post "Before the game, it crossed Brian Shaw's mind to worry a bit about his team's focus on a Friday night. No, not because it was a Friday night in the city. But because of what lies ahead. The Nuggets' coach was concerned about a look-ahead factor to a six-game Eastern Conference road swing..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
ESPN.com "After the New York Knicks lost their seventh consecutive game Wednesday night to fall to 3-11 on the season, players and coaches held a 20-minute, closed-door meeting. "The easiest thing for us to do is just to crumble right now," Carmelo Anthony said. "We are in a dark place but we have to get..." November 29
ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are actively shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Three teams the Cavaliers are known to have spoken with are the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers, the sources said. It is believed..." November 28
New York Post "With another report the Cavaliers approached the Knicks about Iman Shumpert, coach Mike Woodson continues to stamp out the perception he doesn’t like the Knicks combo guard because he’s on the trading block. An ESPN.com report stated the Cavaliers asked about Shumpert as they shop young guard..." November 28
Los Angeles Times "Chris Paul suffered a strained right hamstring late in the third quarter of the Clippers' game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The All-Star point guard didn't return to play in the game after he went to the locker room, but the Clippers went on to a 93-80 victory at Staples..." November 28
New York Post "Kobe Bryant said his contract extension hasn’t hindered the Lakers’ ability to do “something special’’ this summer as they look to reload — potentially stealing Carmelo Anthony from the Big Apple. Bryant, who signed a two-year contract extension Monday, shouted down the naysayers who believe..." November 27
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony dismissed Amar’e Stoudemire’s theory the Knicks’ troubles stem from a lack of ball movement, saying the big man is barking up the wrong tree. After each of the last three games — all losses — Stoudemire has stated a lack of ball movement has led to the Knicks’ 3-10 start as they..." November 27
New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony has been around long enough to decipher that phrases such as “not enough ball movement” and “the ball is sticking” are usually code for “Melo shoots too much.” “It comes back to me,” Anthony says. Yes, it does seem to always be about Melo, even when the analysis by his..." November 27
Sources: Cavs shopping Dion Waiters. They've spoken w/Chi, NYK & Philly. No deal imminent. Waiters is open to being traded.
CBSSports.com "When you start looking for reasons for the Knicks' horrid 3-10 start, you can pretty much pick where you want to target. Ball movement, basing your entire team around a brilliant but isolation-heavy star, Tyson Chandler's defense, having Andrea Bargnani be your only legitimate starter-quality..." November 27
Woodson said plans to start Raymond Felton but worried about his conditioning.
New York Post "Mike Woodson and Iman Shumpert didn’t kiss and make up Tuesday, but seemed to come to an understanding. The Knicks coach angrily denounced the notion he doesn’t like Shumpert, saying it’s “bulls–t” after the two spoke during practice. Woodson’s salty comments came one day after Shumpert played..." November 27
New York Post "Mike Woodson can say anything about his pet, J.R. Smith, and nobody takes it too seriously. But the Knicks coach certainly is beside himself regarding Smith, who has not been playing at the level befitting the 2012-13 Sixth Man Award winner. Woodson certainly didn’t enjoy some of Smith’s recent..." November 26
ESPN New York "Head coach Mike Woodson says he does not think he has lost the New York Knicks locker room or any individual players. The Knicks lost their sixth straight game in Portland on Monday night and Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire both say the Knicks aren't having any fun as frustration mounts...." November 26
Word is Felton likely to play.
Oregonian "This time, there was no need for a huge comeback, no near-melee to inspire them. But the result Monday at the Moda Center was the same: a win for the Trail Blazers, this time a 102-91 victory over the floundering New York Knicks that left the announced 19,939 fans jubilant, even if there was..." November 26
The Wall Street Journal "Looking at the underperforming Knicks and their coming schedule, it looks like they could be in for further struggles. The West Coast trip that begins Monday figures to challenge the Knicks, who have lost five straight games, even more—their first stop is Portland, where they'll face the..." November 25
Buzz from Mohegan Sun event over the weekend where #Twolves GM Milt Newton was: D-Will trade is close. Utah, Sac. NYK, Nets possible.
CBSSports.com "Knicks coach Mike Woodson told reporters Sunday that he doesn't think it's time for panic, after his guard J.R. Smith said last week he is panicking over the Knicks' horrific start to the season. "So I don't know what J.R. is talking about. It shouldn't be panic time. It's too early in the game..." November 25
New York Times "The next day, at the team’s shootaround, Smith’s mood had lifted as he chatted with Allan Houston, the Knicks’ assistant general manager, who oversees the BayHawks. In an interview, Houston praised Smith’s work ethic and his family and said, “We see him as a player we want to develop and see..." November 25
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony says he may chip in with Knicks coach Mike Woodson, who made a $25,000 donation Friday to the NBA in care of the Melo Foundation of No Fouls. In truth, the NBA whacked Woodson $25,000 for complaining about the officiating on his radio show, in which he said Anthony is not..." November 24
New York Post "During his exclusive hour-long interview with Post columnist Mike Vaccaro, Knicks owner James Dolan fell short of saying he “expects” the Knicks to win the title, but said he believes this team should be in the championship hunt. That likely means another second-round ouster won’t be good..." November 24
Ray Felton said he doesn't think he will play tomorrow in Portland. "Wishful thinking LA," he said. Knicks are at Clippers Wednesday.
Washington Post "By the time John Wall smacked New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert’s layup attempt into the first row and angrily cursed, most of the orange-and-blue clad supporters had already trickled out of Verizon Center, leaving the Washington Wizards and their fans to celebrate an impressive, 98-89..." November 24
Woodson said Raymond Felton is out again tonight.
Buckets Over Broadway "Raymond Felton is questionable for the New York Knicks’ Saturday night matchup with the Washington Wizards. All things considered, Felton shouldn’t feel rushed to come back to the team, despite their struggles; he should take his time and get healthy. In Felton’s absence, the Knicks have gotten..." November 23
New York Post "Former Knicks president Isiah Thomas, fresh off teaching a class at Harvard University on Thursday, said he has “moved on’’ from a strong desire to rejoin the Knicks. While not ruling out returning to the NBA as a general manager, Thomas said the Knicks job wouldn’t be one he covets under the..." November 23
New York Post "There are many issues beguiling the 3-8 Knicks, but the referees’ harsh treatment of Carmelo Anthony and coach Mike Woodson’s harsh treatment of Iman Shumpert are two of the biggies. On his ESPN Radio show Thursday, Woodson defended how he handles Shumpert, meeting with him Thursday, while..." November 22
Mike Woodson has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating, it was announced today by NBA