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Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry Headline 2015 NBA All-Star Starters

Jan 22, 2015 7:05 PM

Stephen Curry was the leading vote-getter for the NBA 2015 All-Star Game, beating LeBron James.

Western Conference Starters
Stephen Curry, Warriors
Kobe Bryant, Lakers
Anthony Davis, Pelicans
Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
Blake Griffin, Clippers

Eastern Conference Starters
John Wall, Wizards
Kyle Lowry, Raptors
LeBron James, Cavaliers
Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
Pau Gasol, Bulls

Voting Results

Western Conference Frontcourt

Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans, 1,369,911
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, 795,121
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, 700,615
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs, 546,817
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, 545,226
LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers, 498,131
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings, 465,334
Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, 348,275
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, 292,557
Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings, 144,702
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, 132,150
DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, 117,816
Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder, 107,223
Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, 99,039
Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks, 98,654

Western Conference Backcourt

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, 1,513,324
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 1,152,402
James Harden, Houston Rockets, 1,069,368
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 551,167
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, 365,417
Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, 314,254
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder, 248,758
Rajon Rondo, Dallas Mavericks, 219,506
Jeremy Lin, Los Angeles Lakers, 216,246
Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, 103,015

Eastern Conference Frontcourt

LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 1,470,483
Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls, 974,177
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, 647,005
Marcin Gortat, Washington Wizards, 570,005
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, 542,006
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, 386,208
Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto Raptors, 231,741
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls, 203,718
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic, 129,293
Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, 121,938
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks, 114,955
Al Jefferson, Charlotte Hornets, 110,980
Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn Nets, 106,820
Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls, 103,645
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, 86,717

Eastern Conference Backcourt

John Wall, Washington Wizards, 886,368
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors, 805,290
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, 789,839
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, 535,873
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, 455,756
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, 379,994
DeMar DeRozan, Toronto Raptors, 159,123
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, 83,900
Lou Williams, Toronto Raptors, 82,135
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, 55,014

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Carmelo: Tanking Is Bad Mentality

Jan 22, 2015 11:00 AM

The New York Knicks have won two straight games for the first time since Nov. 2, but they still have the NBA's worst record.

Carmelo Anthony is opposed to tanking the season for a higher draft pick.

"I don't know how to have that mindset," Anthony said Wednesday night after the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 98-91 to improve to 7-36. "Having that mindset as a basketball player, as a competitor, it's just hard to do unless you don't care about the game, what happens and your performance. To say that we're going to go out there and we want to lose a basketball game, I think that's a bad mentality to have."

Anthony has been playing this season with knee soreness that will likely eventually require surgery.

"I think the most important thing is just a matter of how much work I've been able to put in with my overall body these two weeks," Anthony said before the game. "So that's kind of what's getting me through right now, not having to compensate my knee, and everything else is feeling good."

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Knicks To Sign Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas To Second 10-Day Deals

Jan 20, 2015 1:16 AM

The New York Knicks have reached agreements to sign forwards Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas to second 10-day contracts, league sources told RealGM.

Both Amundson and Thomas had expiring 10-day deals on Monday night after logging 24 and 22 minutes, respectively, in the Knicks’ win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Thomas and Amundson were part of the Knicks’ three-team trade that dealt away J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert.

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Langston Galloway Will Sign 2nd 10-Day Contract With Knicks

Jan 16, 2015 7:22 PM

Langston Galloway will sign a second 10-day contract with the New York Knicks, a league source tells RealGM.

Galloway is averaging 9.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 24.1 minutes over four games with the Knicks.

Galloway was previously with the Westchester Knicks of the D-League.

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Knicks Don't Have Executive Plugged In Around NBA

Jan 16, 2015 5:48 PM

The New York Knicks' lack of experience within their front office is a potential issue in making deals happen.

Phil Jackson is in his first year as an executive and he doesn't have interest in suddenly becoming a networker.

The Knicks, therefore, don't have anyone who regularly calls around the NBA to gauge the value of players, according to a source.

"No one has Steve Mills' phone number," said one Western Conference executive. 

Jackson went into the Knicks' job expecting to evaluate the front office after the first year. Mills has never previously worked in basketball operations.

 

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Carmelo Anthony Concedes Knee Surgery Likely At Some Point

Jan 12, 2015 4:49 PM

Carmelo Anthony said on Monday he's "pretty sure at some point" surgery will be the only option to repair his injured knee.

Anthony hasn't played since Dec. 31.

Anthony would like to be healthy enough to play in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played at Madison Square Garden.

Ian Begley/ESPN

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Knicks Trying To Trade Bargnani, Calderon But Not Amar'e

Jan 12, 2015 11:26 AM

The New York Knicks are actively attempting to trade away Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani, according to sources.

But Amar'e Stoudemire is not a player the Knicks currently would like to deal.

Stoudemire is a free agent this offseason and has enjoyed his time with the Knicks, leading to the possibility of him re-signing at a reduced rate.

Calderon has two seasons left on his deal worth $15.1 million, which could make it difficult for the Knicks to trade despite interest across the NBA.

Bargnani holds little value after playing just 22 minutes this season and his expiring contract would likely only be used as salary filler.

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Knicks Sign Lou Amundson, Lance Thomas To 10-Day Contracts

Jan 10, 2015 5:21 PM

The New York Knicks have signed Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas to 10-day contracts. Both players were originally acquired as part of a three-team deal on Jan. 5, but then waived on Jan. 7.

Amundson, 6-9, 225-pounds, scored 11 total points and grabbed 20 rebounds over 79 minutes in 12 games for Cleveland this season. 

Thomas, 6-8, 225-pounds, averaged 5.1 points and 3.4 rebounds over 20.5 minutes in 22 games (13 starts) for Oklahoma City this season. 

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Carmelo Treating Surgery As Last Resort, Looking To London, ASG

Jan 10, 2015 4:38 PM

Phil Jackson said Saturday that surgery is a possibility for Carmelo Anthony, who has missed eight straight games with soreness in his left knee.

"I think for Melo the last resort is surgery, as it should be for anybody," Jackson said. "Surgery is basically to repair and to correct. He's got a situation that could exacerbate, could get difficult, could be better with the surgery, but he wants to really try it again and see where he's going to be at. The next period of time we'll assess that and we'll sit down and talk to him about it. I know the All-Star Game [at Madison Square Garden] is important for him down the road in February. I know this trip to London [for the Knicks game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 15] will be important for him to play. He sees possibilities of helping the team get back and be better."

Ian Begley/ESPN

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Phil Jackson Takes Blame For Knicks' Struggles
Phil Jackson thought the Knicks would be a playoff team this season, but they instead have the worst record in the NBA at 5-35.

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Lance Thomas To Sign 10-Day Deal With Knicks
The Knicks have reached agreement with Lance Thomas on a 10-day contract, league sources told RealGM.

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Lou Amundson Could Re-Sign With Knicks On 10-Day Contract
Lou Amundson was acquired this week from the Cavaliers and then waived.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Carmelo: Everything Starts Now With Trusting Phil's Plan
Carmelo Anthony hasn't spoken to Phil Jackson since the trade.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Lance Thomas To Be Waived By Knicks
Lance Thomas is known as a good locker-room guy with limited skills.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Sign Langston Galloway From D-League
Langston Galloway will debut for the Knicks on Wednesday.

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Knicks Likely To Make Another Run At Reggie Jackson
The Thunder have been adamant about keeping Reggie Jackson, who will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Knicks Could Next Attempt To Trade Jose Calderon
Phil Jackson is stripping down the Knicks' roster and Jose Calderon has two seasons remaining on his deal.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Knicks Encouraging Carmelo Anthony To Rest Injured Knee
Carmelo Anthony has been resisting the idea and has wanted to keep playing.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Dion Waiters Traded To Thunder, Cavs Acquire Shumpert, J.R. Smith
Dion Waiters has been traded to the Thunder, while J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert are now Cavaliers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Carmelo Anthony Could Eventually Sit Remainder Of Season
Carmelo Anthony has been playing with soreness in his left knee since the second game of the season.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Knicks Allow Carmelo Anthony To Decide Playing Status With Injured Knee
Carmelo Anthony has received expansive treatment on his knee.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Derek Fisher Focused On Bigger Picture
Carmelo Anthony described Derek Fisher as "always cool, calm and collected, regardless of what the situation is."

Andrew Keh/New York Times

Amar'e Stoudemire To Sit With Knee Soreness
Amar'e Stoudemire said he will seek medical attention and have the knee examined when he returns to New York to make sure nothing serious is afoot.

Mitch Abramson/New York Daily News

Marc Gasol Not Particularly Looking Forward To Outside Courtship Of Spurs, Knicks, Lakers, Others
The Grizzlies badly want to keep Marc Gasol.

Ian Thomsen/NBA.com

Quincy Acy Ejected, Suspended One Game
Both Quincy Acy and Derek Fisher said that Acy did not throw a punch at John Wall.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Iman Shumpert Won't Need Shoulder Surgery
Iman Shumpert suffered the injury on Dec. 12 and will be reevaluated in a few weeks.

Peter Botte/New York Daily News

Goran Dragic Will 'Definitely' Consider Signing With Knicks
The presence of Phil Jackson makes the Knicks more attractive to Goran Dragic.

Mitch Abramson/New York Daily News

Carmelo Has Been Advised To Rest Knee For Several Weeks
Carmelo Anthony has been advised to stop playing for a few weeks due to soreness in his left knee.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

Phil Jackson Defends Chandler Trade On Twitter
Phil Jackson and Chris Sheridan engaged in a spirited discussion on Twitter about the early results of the Knicks' trade of Tyson Chandler to the Mavericks.

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