Nov 10, 2013 1:38 AM EST
The return of J.R. Smith could lead to the exit of Iman Shumpert given the belief that the New York Knicks might undervalue the young guard.
“The rest of the league seems to value Iman more than the Knicks do,” one Eastern Conference executive said. “And his value is high."
One plausible scenario is moving Shumpert for Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried, especially when you factor in the health of Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin.
Nov 08, 2013 2:14 PM EST
Carmelo Anthony initiated a players-only meeting after the New York Knicks' loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday, saying the team must elevate its effort and "want it more."
“We shut the door after the game, talked it out a little bit,’’ Anthony said. “Try to figure out what was happening and going on. We just weren’t competing the way we know how to compete. We weren’t playing the way we know how to play. Hopefully the conversation we had after the game made everyone else realize, though it is early, there are things we need to fix and fix now.’’
The Knicks are turning the ball over 16.5 times per game.
“[It was] just players,’’ Anthony said of the meeting. “It doesn’t really have anything to do with the coaches. It’s us out there playing. I felt we needed to sit down and talk and get that out of the way.’’
Nov 08, 2013 11:38 AM EST
The New York Knicks are electing to not find an immediate replacement for Tyson Chandler, who is out four to six weeks with a broken leg.
The Knicks have spoken to Jason Collins about joining the team, but they plan on re-signing Jeremy Tyler in December. Tyler is currently rehabbing.
Mike Woodson said during preseason Collins’ “name came up’’ over the summer.
The Knicks could create a roster spot by releasing Chris Smith, who already has his minimum contract of $491,000 fully guaranteed.
Nov 07, 2013 9:48 AM EST
Mike Woodson was taken aback by James Dolan’s “win-now” edict for the New York Knicks, according to sources. Woodson privately questioned why the Knicks' roster didn't have more veterans with "championship DNA" if a title in 2014 is the goal.
Dolan wanted the Knicks to get younger after they were eliminated in last year's playoffs by the Indiana Pacers with Jason Kidd and Rasheed Wallace underperforming.
Woodson has been willing to go along with Dolan's ways such as having a Garden employee follow him everywhere he goes, including when meeting with family and friends outside the locker room on a road trip.
“Expectations are high and they should be,” Woodson said. “I am not running from that as the coach. As the owner, Mr. Dolan being an owner of our team, he has every right to voice his opinion. This is his team, we all work for Mr. Dolan and I am happy to be a worker for Mr. Dolan.”
Nov 06, 2013 5:27 PM EST
With Tyson Chandler out four to six weeks with a broken leg, the New York Knicks may need to start Andrea Bargnani at center.
Mike Woodson is considering a small lineup of Raymond Felton, Pablo Prigioni, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Bargnani.
"It’s been proven since I have been here that the small lineup works," Woodson said on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. "Again, there’s going to be nights where we got to against teams like the Pacers and Brooklyn, the big teams that I don’t know if the small lineup will fare very well against.
"With Amar’e [Stoudemire] and Kenyon [Martin] both on restricted minutes, it might bump Andrea now to the 5 and Melo goes back to the 4 spot where he play[ed] so nicely for us in the last season. And then we might go with Pablo and Raymond and Iman until we are able to get J.R. back. That’s really the only route I have right now."
Nov 06, 2013 11:38 AM EST
Tyson Chandler will miss the next four to six weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula.
Chandler will not need surgery.
Chandler did not suffer any nerve or ligament damage with the injury.
Nov 06, 2013 1:54 AM EST
Tyson Chandler suffered a right leg injury in the first quarter of the New York Knicks' loss on Tuesday night and X-rays after the game were inconclusive, the team announced.
Chandler will undergo further testing on Wednesday, when a diagnosis will be given.
Chandler is averaging 7.5 points, 9 rebounds and 2.5 rebounds in four games this season.
Nov 05, 2013 4:26 PM EST
Baron Davis is working out in the hopes of making a return to the NBA.
Davis hasn't played since the 2012 NBA Playoffs with the New York Knicks when he suffered a broken leg.
Davis was hired last season by the Knicks in an advisory role.
Davis hopes to be a late season addition for a contending team needing a veteran point guard.
Nov 01, 2013 2:36 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony can opt out of his contract on July 1 to become a free agent.
Anthony's consistently said that his preference is to remain with the New York Knicks.
“I want to retire in New York, I mean, let’s just be quite frank,” said Anthony.
“I think a lot of people jumped the gun when I said I wanted to be a free agent,” Anthony said. “And yeah, I want people to come play in New York. I want them to want to play in New York. I want New York to be that place where guys want to come play.”
Oct 31, 2013 1:35 AM EDT
The New York Knicks agreed with Carmelo Anthony about not discussing the forward's contract situation during the season.
“Carmelo and I, the first day of training camp, we both agreed we wouldn’t have any more conversations about his ability to opt out or us negotiating an extension,’’ Steve Mills said. “I’ll stick to what I had agreed to and not talk about his contract status.’’
Mills was hired partly to ensure Anthony will stay beyond this season.
Mills has a strong relationship with CAA, which represents Anthony.
Andrea Bargnani finished the Knicks' season opening win six points and shooting 3-for-9 in 17 minutes of play.
Mike Woodson is signed with the Knicks through the 14-15 season.
Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony are good friends.
The Knicks could have significant cap space in 2015.
Iman Shumpert averaged 6.8 points and three rebounds last season.
The Knicks have waived forwards Ike Diogu, C.J. Leslie, Josh Powell and Jeremy Tyler and guard Chris Douglas-Roberts.
Chris Smith, brother of J.R., was invited to the Knicks' training camp under a non-guaranteed deal.
Amar'e Stoudemire played the 09-10 season with the Suns as a pending free agent.
Mike Woodso said the Knicks hope Amar'e Stoudemire is available to play on Oct. 30.
Jim Boeheim believes Carmelo Anthony is right to consider all options.
Carmelo Anthony has long been expected to opt out in 2014.
Oct 16, 2013 | Ian Begley/ESPN
Amar'e Stoudemire averaged 23.5 minutes per game last season.
Oct 14, 2013 | Ian Begley/ESPN
Carmelo Anthony would have missed the beginning of the regular season if he underwent surgery.
Jeremy Tyler, C.J. Leslie, Josh Powell, Ike Diogu and Cole Aldrich are battling for a roster spot with the Knicks.
Steve Mills hired Isiah Thomas to be team president in 2003.
Oct 07, 2013 | Ian Begley/ESPN
Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani have had seven practices together.
Oct 06, 2013 | Ian Begley/ESPN
Josh Powell, Ike Diogu and Cole Aldrich were signed to non-guaranteed deals.
Iman Shumpert does not have his starting role locked up and is dealing with a sore right shoulder.
Chris Douglas-Roberts holds a career average of 7.5 points on 44.2-percent shooting.
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J.R. Smith's knee surgery is expected to sideline him through training camp.
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