May 21, 2013 10:57 AM EDT
Iman Shumpert will play in the Vegas Summer League this offseason for the first time.
Shumpert missed last season due to rehab for his torn ACL, while the lockout cancelled the Summer League during his rookie season.
“They want to see me be more decisive offensively, which I already knew, but that would be big for me to work on this summer…and come in for training camp ready to do that,” Shumpert said.
May 21, 2013 10:54 AM EDT
Carmelo Anthony would like the New York Knicks to re-sign J.R. Smith this offseason.
“Without a doubt,” Anthony said Monday when asked about Smith. “J.R. is a special player. To me, and to everybody on this team, he’s made a huge step forward as a basketball player. We look forward to that, for him to come out and be focused, the way he was focused this season, win the Sixth Man of the Year, help us to win another division title, helping us to win 50-plus games. He was a big help to this team and I definitely would love him back here.”
The Knicks could be trumped by a rival team with more cap space since they can only offer the early Bird exception beginning at $4.9 million per season.
May 19, 2013 11:10 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony will have his injured left shoulder re-examined in order to determine how to treat it moving forward.
The New York Knicks are hopeful that Anthony will not need surgery and that it will improve with rest.
Anthony originally injured his shoulder during an April 14th win over the Indiana Pacers. Anthony reported that his left arm "popped in and out" when Kevin Garnett yanked his arm in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics.
Anthony had fluid drained from his right knee two months ago but according to the team official Anthony's knee has improved and won't need arthroscopic surgery.
May 19, 2013 1:40 PM EDT
Amar'e Stoudemire knows his contract will not allow him to leave the New York Knicks, and he plans to meet with Mike Woodson to explain how he, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler can coexist.
“We never gave it a chance,” Stoudemire said after Indiana’s 106-99 victory eliminated the Knicks from the postseason. “So I think just the opportunity of allowing them to understand exactly what my style of play is and what I bring to the table is something that I think I’m going to have to sit down with Coach Woody and express to him."
Stoudemire has two years remaining on his uninsured contract and is nearly impossible to trade. He played just six minutes on Saturday.
“It’s tough, it’s tough,” Stoudemire said. “It’s never easy to sit there and watch. But again, it’s Coach’s decision."
May 19, 2013 2:27 AM EDT
The New York Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers in six games of the Eastern Conference semifinals, and Carmelo Anthony acknowledged the team failed in accomplishing its goal.
“It’s tough. We all know what the goal was,” Anthony said after the Pacers captured Game 6. “Everybody wanted to go to the championship. That’s the ultimate goal. Unfortunately, our run has to stop here."
The Knicks had the second seed going against the third-seeded Pacers.
“I really don’t know (what happened)," Anthony said. “I have to sit back and think about it."
May 17, 2013 12:42 PM EDT
The New York Knicks could lose Chris Copeland this summer in restricted free agency.
Copeland will measure his market value after posting several strong performances in the Eastern Conference semifinals, including a 13 point, 4-rebound showing in the Knicks’ 85-75 win over the Pacers Thursday night.
The Knicks will extend a qualifying offer to Copeland, making him a restricted free agent, but they may be prohibited from matching any offer more than $3 million.
May 15, 2013 10:42 AM EDT
The New York Knicks trail the Indiana Pacers 3-1 after losing 93-82 in Game 4.
“My frustration with myself is extremely high. I take the blame for this whole series,” J.R. Smith said. “It started off in (Game 5) in Boston... I haven’t been playing (like) myself. I haven’t been playing my part.
“I’ve been letting my teammates down. I’ve been letting my coaches down. And it doesn’t feel good.”
Smith went 7-for-22 in Game 4 and is now shooting 28.6 percent over this last six games.
“Everybody’s been encouraging me, ‘Keep shooting, keep shooting, keep shooting,’” Smith said. “I’m still trying to get to the basket, trying to get easy ones, easy layups, get to the free-throw line.
“But I’m even missing layups, too. I missed a technical free throw tonight. It’s just frustrating.”
May 14, 2013 5:51 PM EDT
Iman Shumpert underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which did not reveal any structural damage in his left knee.
Shumpert is expected to play for the New York Knicks in Game 4.
Shumpert tore his ACL approximately a year ago.
May 13, 2013 5:25 PM EDT
Iman Shumpert sat out the New York Knicks' practice on Monday due to soreness in his left knee, but he is expecting to play in Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.
"In my mind, I'm playing," Shumpert said.
Mike Woodson also believes that Shumpert will play and wanted to be cautious by leaving the guard out of practice.
Shumpert tore the ACL in his left knee last April.
J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin are gametime decision for Game 4 with sickness.
May 13, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony intends to privately speak with Tyson Chandler about comments made by the latter about him being too selfish in Game 3.
"You want to take over the game or you want to make a big shot where you (should) stick to the game plan," said Chandler, not mentioning Anthony by name. "A good team wins basketball games. Unless you’re a great, great, great, great individual…and we only have a few of those come through.”
Anthony was asked about the comments on Monday.
"I really don’t want to go back and forth about that because I really don’t know exactly what he’s talking about. But if he feels that way…we’re about to get together right now and discuss that amongst ourselves and figure that out. Just get his take his perspective on that comment. And we’ll handle that internally and figure that out amongst ourselves."
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