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Carmelo Anthony Hurts Left Hand, X-Rays Negative

Carmelo Anthony injured his left hand and underwent X-rays after the New York Knicks' win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.

X-rays returned negative.

Anthony scored 19 points on seven of 21 shooting in the game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Source: Kevin Love Likes Idea Of Playing In LA, New York, Chicago

Kevin Love can become a free agent in 2015 and appears one of the more likely players to move teams even though he has downplayed the possibility of leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“You know, my parents live there and they had me there,” Love said of Los Angeles. “It’s not my fault. So, I don’t really care about that right now. I just go out there and play and don’t think about it.” 

A sources familiar with Love's thinking says he's enamored with the idea of being “big time in a big city,” and that list of potential places he’d seek includes Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

Both the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are projected to have max cap space in 2015, while the Chicago Bulls could have enough assets to acquire Love via trade.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Steve Kerr Could Become Candidate For Warriors If Jackson Leaves

With Steve Kerr interested in becoming a head coach, he has been linked to joining Phil Jackson with the New York Knicks.

But Mark Jackson could conceivably not return to the Golden State Warriors next season and Joe Lacob is known to have been interested in Kerr in the past.

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Phil Jackson: We're In A Talent Hunt

Phil Jackson was in attendance for the New York Knicks' 127-96 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

The Knicks allowed 51 points in the third quarter to a Lakers' team playing without Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant.

“Fifty-one points,” Jackson said. “When it’s 35 points you start to get worried. When it’s a 51-point quarter, that’s really awful.”

Jackson said he's in assessment mode.

“We’re in a talent hunt,” Jackson said. “We have to bring in talent.”

Via Billy Witz/New York Times

Amar'e Stoudemire Wants To Remain With Knicks Despite Possible Trade Inquiries

Amar'e Stoudemire could receive trade inquiries in the offseason due to his expiring contract.

Stoudemire hopes to remain with the New York Knicks and be part of a potentially successful rebuild under the direction of Phil Jackson.

"I think the near future is very bright because we have a great nucleus with Tyson and Carmelo and myself, and now Phil Jackson," Stoudemire said. "Those are all highlights that manifested from me signing here in 2010, when I came here to help the Knicks win.

"That's why I don't want to leave. I want to be here for the long haul and do whatever it takes to win, so whatever sacrifices I have to make, I will be willing to make them."

Via Jared Zwerling/Bleacher Report

Shannon Brown Signs With Knicks For Remainder Of Season

Shannon Brown has signed with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the season.

Brown has averaged 1.8 points in nine games with the Knicks.

The Knicks also decided not to sign Earl Clark after the expiration of his second 10-day contract.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Woodson Would Welcome Jackson's Help Implementing Triangle

Mike Woodson met with Phil Jackson on Wednesday, a few months after James Dolan actually offered his job up to the newly named president of the New York Knicks.

“Mr. Dolan, this is his team, he has that right to talk to anyone about a coaching position,” Woodson said. “Again, I mean, he said it, it happened obviously but I’m the coach of the Knicks right now, I still have a job to do and as long as I’m coach of this team I’m going to try to put my best foot forward in terms of trying to get this goal accomplished in terms of trying to get this team into the playoffs. That’s what’s first and foremost at this point.”

Jackson is widely expected to replace Woodson with a handpicked head coach.

“Could I teach it? Absolutely, I can teach it, but it’d be even better if he helped me teach it,” Woodson said of Jackson. “That would be great. Who would be better in teaching the triangle than Phil Jackson?

Woodson added that he briefly “fooled with” the Triangle under head coach Chris Ford as an assistant in Milwaukee, “but we weren’t as good as Chicago and how they ran it.”

Via Peter Botte/New York Daily News

Silver, Buss Discuss Jackson's Setup With Knicks

Adam Silver and Jeanie Buss sat down on Monday to discuss Phil Jackson's setup as president of the New York Knicks.

Because Buss is not in charge of personnel moves for the Los Angeles Lakers, there is not expected to be any conflict of interest.

When asked about Jackson possibly joining the Lakers instead of the Knicks, Buss said, "He was not offered an official position. There is no role in the front office for him. ... He's too good of a basketball mind to be sitting home in a rocking chair playing solitaire."

Via Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Bulls, Rockets Emerge As Carmelo's Options If He Decides To Leave Knicks

Carmelo Anthony has the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets as the two options above all others he would consider if he decides to leave the New York Knicks.

The Bulls have an easier path to sign Anthony to a contract, but the Rockets believe they can also shed enough contracts to offer Anthony a third near-max deal alongside Dwight Howard and James Harden.

"He'll give New York every option," one source with knowledge of Anthony's plans told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. "But he has options – and he's going to explore them all."

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jackson Convinced Steve Kerr To Take Seattle Coaching Job

The New York Knicks are expected to pursue Steve Kerr as their next head coach.

Phil Jackson had convinced Kerr to come to Seattle as his coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Seattle ownership group was planning on hiring Jackson for a front office role similar to the one he signed with the Knicks.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Dolan: Carmelo Situation Completely Up To Jackson

Jim Dolan confirmed that Phil Jackson has full power, even when it comes to the future of Carmelo Anthony.

Phil Jackson 'Strongly Committed' To Running Triangle

Phil Jackson plans on shaping the roster with the triangle in mind.

Carmelo Favorites Tweet About LeBron Joining Him With Knicks

The report from IActAFool.com hardly seems credible or newsworthy, but Carmelo Anthony's response is certainly intriguing.

Jackson Given Full Control Of Knicks By Dolan 'Willingly, Gratefully'

Phil Jackson said that Carmelo Anthony is 'in the future plans' of the Knicks.

Carmelo Willing To Change Game If Jackson Asks

Phil Jackson has said previously that he believes Carmelo Anthony has to be a better passer.

Source: LeBron Would Have Never Considered Knicks Before Jackson Hire

Executives of the Heat are not convinced LeBron James will stay though they believe in their "heart of hearts" that he will re-sign.

Phil Jackson Agrees To Five-Year, $60M Deal With Knicks

Phil Jackson and the Knicks have been engaged in ongoing discussions for several months.

Phil Jackson Press Conference Scheduled For Tuesday

Phil Jackson and the Knicks have a verbal agreement for him to run their front office.

Report: Mike Woodson Could Be Candidate For Hoosiers

Sources say there is a push at Indiana to force out Tom Crean and replace him with Mike Woodson.

Woodson Hoping For Meeting With Jackson To Discuss 14-15

Mike Woodson wouldn’t say how much he’s been debriefed about the Phil Jackson hiring.

Source: Rockets Expected To Pursue Carmelo Anthony

The Rockets inquired about the availability of Carmelo Anthony at the deadline.

Knicks Planning Phil Jackson Press Conference For Tuesday

The Knicks and Phil Jackson have agreed in principle, but haven't publicly commented.

Carmelo Anthony Points To Minnesota Win As Turning Point For Knicks

The Knicks have won five straight and are on the edge of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Phil Jackson, Knicks Reach Deal To Run Front Office

Phil Jackson and the Knicks have reached agreement on a deal to run the team's front office.

Carmelo Anthony Doesn't Expect Potential Phil Jackson Hiring To Impact Decision

Carmelo Anthony has been told by the Knicks that Phil Jackson is likely to accept a position within the front office.

Report: Phil Jackson Could Get $15M Annual Deal, Ownership Stake

The Knicks could sign a deal that earns Phil Jackson in excess of $15 million per season.

Report: Knicks Confident Phil Jackson Deal 'Essentially' In Place

The major aspects of Phil Jackson's deal with the Knicks are reportedly in place.

Steve Kerr Could Be Knicks' Coaching Candidate If Jackson Hired

Steve Kerr is currently an analyst with TNT and was previously general manager of the Suns.

Source: Dolan Will Never Let Anyone Have Full Autonomy

James Dolan believes Phil Jackson is capable of swinging the balance of power in free agency.

Knicks Purchase D-League Franchise To Operate In New York

The Knicks have acquired the right to operate an NBA D-League team that will play in White Plains, New York.
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