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."
May 12, 2013 8:05 PM EDT
J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin missed the New York Knicks' practice on Sunday with the flu.
The Knicks will meet the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 on Tuesday.
The Knicks trail the best of seven series 2-1 after losing in Game 3 in which Smith played with a 102 degree fever.
May 10, 2013 8:07 PM EDT
Pablo Prigioni is interested in returning to the New York Knicks for a second season.
Prigioni will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
"Pablo really enjoyed himself here, and he has interest in playing again next year," Bass said. "He's fallen in love with New York, there's no doubt. The Knicks are just a first-class organization, so it's been good all the way around."
Prigioni will likely test the free agent market.
"I do believe there will be other teams that will have interest in him, but you never know how much interest," Bass said. "If somebody came along and offered him more money, then that's a whole different story."
May 10, 2013 11:47 AM EDT
Nate Robinson is averaging 8.3 points in the fourth quarter in the playoffs, up from only 4.8 points during the regular season.
Robinson’s minutes have gone up from 25.4 during the regular season to 31.5 during the postseason.
Carmelo Anthony ranks second in the league in postseason fourth quarter scoring, averaging 8.1 points.
May 09, 2013 11:06 AM EDT
Mike Woodson may bench J.R. Smith if he continues to struggle in the second round against the Indiana Pacers.
Smith is 7-of-30 from the floor in his last two games and is 1-for-7 from beyond the three-point arc.
“If he’s struggling and I feel the need, I got to pull him,” Woodson said. “I will do that as head coach.”
Woodson said he hasn’t pulled him yet because Smith is still defending well.
“He’s missing shots and he’s not playing well from an offensive standpoint,’’ Woodson said. “He’s giving a lot defensively. That’s why he’s staying out there on the floor.’’
May 06, 2013 11:25 AM EDT
Steve Novak believes he can return to the New York Knicks' lineup for Game 3 on Saturday against the Indiana Pacers.
Novak has been suffering from back spasms since Game 5 of the Knicks' first round series against the Boston Celtics.
“Yeah, I mean right now we think Game 3,” said Novak.
Despite missing Game 6 against the Celtics on Friday and Game 1 against the Pacers on Sunday, Novak has felt progress during treatment and told the media no MRI will be necessary.
“No, because if it hadn’t gotten better we would have, but each day it’s gotten better,” said Novak. “We think we know that it’s tissue, it’s not a disc or anything like that.”
Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith have struggled shooting the ball recently and Novak believes his return would help space the floor for both to operate.
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LeBron James received all but one first place vote for the 2013 NBA Most Valuable Player award as Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe cast his vote instead for Carmelo Anthony.
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Carmelo Anthony admitted his celebrity spouse has every right to be upset over being brought up repeatedly in games.
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Jason Kidd also won the Sportsmanship award last season.
Iman Shumpert tore his ACL a year ago and is not all the way back athletically, but he continues to get closer to full strength.
J.R. Smith threw an elbow and struck the chin of Jason Terry in Game 3.
J.R. Smith has a player option for the 2013-14 season.
Amar'e Stoudemire was sidelined for the first 30 games of the regular season following a debridement procedure on his left knee, which he had again on his right knee on March 11.
J.R. Smith averaged 18.1 points per game on 42.2 percent shooting from the field this season.
Earl Barron will take Rasheed Wallace's roster spot with the Knicks.
Rasheed Wallace had not played for the past two seasons before coming out of retirement for the Knicks.
Quentin Richardson had not played for an NBA team this season.
The Knicks defeated the Pacers, clinching the No. 2 seed.
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