Carmelo Anthony played 12 playoff games with a partially torn left shoulder, the Daily News has learned. An MRI of Anthony's shoulder revealed a partially torn labrum, according to a Knicks source and there is a possibility that Anthony may need surgery.
Amar'e Stoudemire’s agent said the veteran forward is unhappy with the way the season ended for him and the Knicks, but that Stoudemire believes he’ll play a bigger role next year.
The search for the No. 2 star to pair with Carmelo Anthony is not leading the Knicks to Los Angeles, as much as Chris Paul would be Anthony’s perfect wing man. Instead of landing a star talent like Paul, a free agent this summer who once toasted an Anthony-Paul-Amar’e Stoudemire alliance at the Garden, the Knicks will have to set their sights considerably lower.
Knicks GM Glen Grunwald preached "continuity" with the Knicks in his post-mortem address Tuesday, knowing he must be "aggressive and creative" this summer to improve on a season that ended with his built-for-now team being bounced in six games in the Eastern Conference semifinals by Indiana.
Knicks GM Glen Grunwald declined to fire back Tuesday at Jim Boeheim for the longtime Syracuse coach's published comments eviscerating the team assembled around former Orange star Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks aren’t good enough to make it up the Canyon of Heroes, not by a confetti-filled mile of lower Broadway. So in lieu of a parade, all they can give you at the end of another championship-less season is a long and painfully slow procession of players, all spouting the company line, all living in a dream world where LeBron James and the Miami Heat do not exist.
If Tyson Chandler had defended Roy Hibbert the way he defended himself on Monday during exit interviews, the Knicks might be booking a flight to Miami. Of all the Knicks to come up small against the Pacers, the biggest culprit may have been the 7-1 Chandler.
Just as Carmelo Anthony finished his interview with reporters on Monday in Greenburgh and was to about exit the 2012-13 season for good, he stopped briefly to close a different kind of door. “Do you think Chris Paul will re-sign with the Clippers,” he was asked.
J.R. Smith has received an important endorsement to return to the Knicks next season, from longtime teammate Carmelo Anthony. Smith, the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract and test free agency this summer despite a prolonged shooting slump that contributed mightily to the Knicks’ six-game ouster by Indiana.
Carmelo Anthony sat shirtless and wore ice packs on both knees. From his demeanor and posture right down to the accessories needed to heal his aching body, Anthony resembled Patrick Ewing more than ever after the Knicks’ season ended.
The NBA’s Final Four is underway and not surprisingly, the Knicks again didn’t make the cut. Miami-Indiana and San Antonio- Memphis aren’t exactly a TV ratings bonanza, but when you look at the remaining quartet, you can see why the Knicks keep falling short of that elite group.
Carmelo Anthony will have his ailing left shoulder re-examined by team doctors to determine the extent of the injury and how to treat it, according to a Knicks official.
A season in which he was praised for maturing into the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year ended with Smith most likely heading toward free agency on the heels of an unsightly shooting slump that was a prime factor in the Knicks getting eliminated by the Pacers in six games in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The big playoff showdown they talked about all season with the Miami Heat isn’t coming off, as the Knicks had their season come to a bitter end when they failed to get this series back to the Garden for a Game 7.
Amar’e Stoudemire knows his contract won’t allow him to go anywhere and he wants Mike Woodson to make a commitment to make a frontcourt of Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler work.
The Knicks had two consecutive second-round selections in the 2010 NBA draft, choosing Syracuse’s Andy Rautins and Stanford’s Landry Fields with the 38th and 39th picks.
But if you are looking for the one place in this game when everything changed, and this season really began to change into next season for the Knicks, it was when it was 92-92. Brooklyn’s Lance Stephenson, such a big, important player for his team on this night, missed a three-pointer — badly — and the Knicks had the chance to get the lead again in the fourth quarter and maybe start to put the Pac
Forget about a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. And you can forget about a trip to Miami as well. The Knicks championship drought is now at 40 years and counting after the Indiana Pacers, tougher and smarter throughout the series, defeated Mike Woodson’s team 106-99 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
James ( Guitar Jimmy ) Dolan should hope Knicks players believe Mike Woodson more than Stephen A Smith does. Then again, in a lame attempt to discredit opposing viewpoints, it was Dolan’s lackeys who wanted the coach to spin/lie the organization out of an embarrassing situation.
The Pacers prepared to be without George Hill for a second straight game, but the concussed point guard is rejoining the starting lineup for Game 6 against the Knicks.
In so many ways, the best and most important money game Patrick Ewing ever played for the Knicks, the one that finally put him into the NBA Finals, was Game 7 against another Indiana Pacers team, back in 1994. Patrick scored 24 points in that game, had 22 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks, made the put-back — of a J.L.
Mike Woodson has always publicly supported J.R. Smith in the face of the shooting guard’s struggles on and off the court. But Woodson offered Smith what seemed like a back-handed compliment during a conference call Friday.
Beyond grappling with the Pacers’ size and defensive prowess, Mike Woodson has had to wrestle with his own rotation — whom to start, whom to have come off the bench, how to divvy up the minutes, whether to go big or small and now this: the emergence of Chris Copeland.
A comment posted from her Instagram account claimed that the New York Knicks player’s form on the court has suffered because “his a-- be hungover from clubbing every night during playoffs.”
Desperate times call for desperate measures and with the Knicks on the brink of elimination, Mike Woodson redeemed himself from his brain freeze in Game 4 by pushing all the right buttons in the Knicks' 85-75 Game 5 victory.
All night long you kept looking at the scoreboard after the Pacers had missed another free throw or made another turnover, and kept expecting to see the Knicks up by more than they were on the night when they were playing for their season. But they were not.
Chris Copeland has known his place on the veteran-laden Knicks throughout his long-awaited first NBA season. The dreadlocked 29-year-old rookie carries around a reminder of that status every day — a pink Disney princesses backpack.
J.R. Smith played a solid, even-keeled game Thursday night against the Pacers at the Garden, scoring 13 points with six rebounds and three steals in an 85-75 victory that kept the Knicks’ season alive in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
An elbow from Game 4 out in Indianapolis went a long way toward getting the Knicks back to the Circle City for one more basketball game on Saturday. Tyson Chandler threw it, George Hill caught it with his noggin and the Knicks used Hill’s absence on Thursday night to get a season-saving, 85-75 victory at the Garden.
Mike Woodson left no doubt that he was in full “win-or-go home” mode in Thursday’s elimination-avoiding Game 5 victory over Indiana. Woodson benched two of his most accomplished players, returning big man Amar’e Stoudemire and slumping guard Jason Kidd, for the entire second half of the Knicks’ 85-75 win at the Garden.