Nov 19, 2014 12:27 PM EST
Carmelo Anthony has been playing with a sore left knee since the second game of the season and has undergone tests to determine the severity.
Anthony wouldn't say what's wrong with it or what those tests revealed, but he aggravated it on Tuesday.
"It's been sore since maybe the Cleveland game," Anthony said after leading the Knicks with 26 points. "I've just been trying to go through it and play through it and not kind of think about it. Some days are better than others.
"I don't think it's serious. I'm out there playing. I don't think it's that serious."
Nov 18, 2014 12:21 PM EST
Cleanthony Early will have arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose fragment from his right knee.
The injury was diagnosed following an MRI exam.
Early will be reevaluated in one month to determine the timetable for his return to the New York Knicks' lineup.
Nov 17, 2014 1:52 PM EST
Joe Johnson signed a six-year, $123.7 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks in 2010, but seriously considered the New York Knicks.
“Almost. Almost,” Johnson recalled of the Knicks’ contention. “The Knicks were the first team I met with.”
Johnson met with Mike D'Antoni, Allan Houston and James Dolan.
“We all met and talked and they had a great presentation. It was impressive. You know what threw me off more than anything?” Johnson asked. “Obviously there was the money difference, but they said, ‘You needed a place in Westchester and you needed a place in the city.’ They said you would roughly spend like $5 million.
“I was like, ‘aw, no,’ as opposed to being in Atlanta where I was already established with a solid team that was getting better every year. And I didn’t have to buy nothing or make any changes, and we had the arena and the practice facility in one place. It took me roughly 20 minutes with traffic to get there. Oh no. So then I never even imagined being in New York.”
D'Antoni isn't sure if the Knicks actually told Johnson that.
“I don’t know if we told him that,” D’Antoni said. “But he could afford it anyway. Obviously he made his choice, and for Atlanta, he was great.”
Nov 16, 2014 1:11 PM EST
Marc Gasol will be the New York Knicks' main free agent target next offseason, but the San Antonio Spurs will pursue Gasol assuming Tim Duncan retires after the season.
Gasol is also appealed by staying with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies can offer Gasol the most money, and he has grown to love the city, having lived there since high school when Pau Gasol broke into the NBA.
Nov 12, 2014 6:25 PM EST
Tobias Harris hopes that the New York Knicks will pursue him in restricted free agency.
“I’m telling you if the Knicks come at him hard, who wouldn’t want to play for their hometown team?” a Harris confidant told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog.
Harris is a native of Long Island and worked out multiple times this past summer with Carmelo Anthony.
“They play well together,” the confidant said. “Carmelo always had him on his team when Kevin Durant came to town and they would win every game.”
Nov 11, 2014 11:55 AM EST
Paul Millsap will be a free agent this offseason and had a 19-point performance in the Atlanta Hawks' win over the New York Knicks.
”There’s always some potential here [in Atlanta] for sure,’’ Millsap told The Post before the Hawks swept the home-and-home Monday. “But I’m trying not to think about it, trying to put it as far in the back of my head as possible until the end of the year and see what happens.’’
Asked about playing in New York, Millsap said, “Anywhere could be an option. But my loyalty right now is in Atlanta. Free agency is free agency. When it happens, I’ll weigh my options and see where I’m at. But I’m happy in Atlanta right now.’’
Millsap played with Derek Fisher with the Utah Jazz.
“I know Fish,’’ Millsap said. “I played with Fisher for a year. He’s always been a good friend for me — not surprised at all he’s coaching. A great guy, always been a great locker-room guy. Knows the game well. I knew it would happen at some point. ‘’
Nov 04, 2014 12:20 PM EST
Carmelo Anthony feels that the energy surrounding the New York Knicks is better this season.
"I think just overall, not pointing anything out, but just overall from day one last year the energy was just not right," Anthony said after practice on Monday. "This year, you could just feel the total difference stepping into this gym, talking to guys, talking to the staff, talking to the players. Everybody has a newfound energy so it's just a lot different now."
Anthony's assertion that the "energy was not right" from the first day of training camp last season may have been a reference to owner James Dolan's decision to fire general manager Glen Grunwald days before training camp.
Anthony was asked if Tyson Chandler may have contributed to the "bad energy."
"I'm not talking about no players, I'm just talking about as a whole, as a whole," Anthony said. "As an organization, as a whole, the energy was just different last year from day one. It ain't have nothing to do with the players. When we walked in here from day one from training camp, media day the energy was just different."
Nov 03, 2014 11:09 AM EST
The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers recently discussed a trade of J.R. Smith for Chris Copeland, according to a source.
Copeland has an expiring contract after leaving the Knicks for the Pacers on a two-year, $6 million deal in 2013.
Smith can opt out of the $6.4 million he's owed for 15-16, but he could also wait for 2016 when the cap is expected to increase.
Phil Jackson isn't expected to make any moves until Dec. 15 when free agent signees and 2014 draft picks become eligible to be traded.
Oct 29, 2014 8:25 PM EDT
The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford.
The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the playoffs. The Lakers also get to keep their 2015 first round pick if it is in the top-5.
The Knicks are an especially interesting possibility due to his connection to Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher and Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks could include young players like Iman Shumpert and/or Tim Hardaway Jr., along with a 2015 first rounder and they also have the expiring contracts of Amar'e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani.
"I don't think Mitch has much choice but to find ways to lose," one GM told ESPN. "They're going to be bad anyway. You don't want to be just good enough that you lose the pick and still miss the playoffs. I don't think they have the assets to get good enough to make the playoffs and I don't think they have the [expletive] to trade Kobe. It's paradoxical, but right now losing seems like the only way to really get better."
Bryant's contract expires after the 15-16 NBA season.
Oct 27, 2014 3:40 PM EDT
The New York Knicks have agreed to trade Travis Outlaw to the Philadelphia 76ers for Arnett Moultrie.
The 76ers will also acquire a future second rounder, as well as rights to swap another future second round pick.
Outlaw is likely to be released by the 76ers.
The Knicks have already waived Moultrie to make room for Travis Wear on their roster.
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