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Carmelo On Not Signing With Bulls: What's Done Is Done

Carmelo Anthony isn't regretting his decision to re-sign with the New York Knicks instead of leaving for the Chicago Bulls.

Anthon chose to remain with the Knicks for five years and $124 million. Chicago only could offer four years at about $74 million, though had Anthony been able to get Knicks president Phil Jackson to do a sign-and-trade, he could have gotten significantly more.

“No, if I start doing that and saying, ‘What if?’ to myself, second-guessing and questioning myself, it won’t be right. For me, mentally, it won’t be right so I will not allow myself to sway towards asking myself ‘What if?’ with this situation or that situation,” Anthony said Wednesday.

“What’s done is done. I kind of don’t look at it, I kind of don’t think about it anymore,” Anthony said. “That’s in the past for me. … As far as now and thinking about that situation, it doesn’t even come close to me thinking about that.”

Anthony hopes the Knicks will be able to eventually get him more help.

“You think about that,” Anthony said of the not-yet-arrived help. “It’s only right that you think about that. I don’t try to put too much thought into what’s going to happen when we still have [55] games left this season. For me to start thinking ahead of what the possibility is this offseason or next season, I just can’t find myself thinking like that [now].

“You just got to believe. I have never been a quitter in my life or in my career. It is something that you got to believe in, that it will happen and have faith that it will happen and stay the course and just know that this is not the situation that I expected, that we expected. There’s nothing that we can do about it as far as what has happened already. We got to focus on tomorrow.”

Via Fred Kerber/New York Post

Tyson Chandler Feels Sorry For Carmelo

Tyson Chandler feels sorry for his former teammate Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony and Chandler had an icy relationship during their time together with the New York Knicks, according to various reports.

"I do because he's a competitor," said Chandler. "I laced them up and went to battle with him for the last three years and know what kind of competitor he is.

"I know he wants to win, and I know he's going to take a lot of this heat. And it's unfortunate because he's a hell of a player in our league. It's just unfortunate."

The Knicks have struggled this season with a newly re-signed Anthony.

"He signed a contract to come back here with expectations of doing everything in his power to take this team to the next level," Chandler said. "I ultimately feel like it will with the right pieces. They have to get luck with some things in free agency or get a high draft pick or whatever the case may be, but it takes a while to change the culture.

"You bring in a new coach and you bring in a new offense and a new identity. As long as players and everybody here understands that it's a process, it'll be all right. The moment it gets tough is when you're losing. Losing makes things difficult."

Via Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Derek Fisher Senses Knicks' Pending Free Agents Thinking About Future

Derek Fisher senses that pending free agents on the New York Knicks are thinking about their futures, which has compromised the team's cohesiveness.

“That’s a reality of this game,” Fisher said on Sunday. “You have a number of guys that are thinking about how they’re going to provide for their families and where their career is going and whether they’re going to be here or on another team and all the ramifications of those decisions.

“So that’s not easy stuff to process. And then on top of that they’re being asked to sacrifice more and do less in order to win so it’s not a great combination for cohesion and team chemistry but I do think there are enough guys in the locker room that want to do it the right way and so that’s why we’ve had a chance a lot of nights to win. But I don’t think anybody’s giving up on what we’re trying to do at this point.”

Amar’e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani, Iman Shumpert, Shane Larkin, Jason Smith, Quincy Acy, Cole Aldrich and Travis Wear are all in the last year of their respective contracts. J.R. Smith can opt out of his contract in July.

Via Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Stephen Curry Wanted Knicks To Draft Him In 2009

Stephen Curry wanted to play for the New York Knicks when he came out of Davidson and in the NBA Draft in 2009. Curry was chosen by the Golden State Warriors at No. 7 while Jordan Hill was taken by the Knicks one spot later.

“The Warriors had some questionable characters on their team, the Knicks really needed a point guard, and we felt that Stephen would fit perfectly with a coach like Mike D’Antoni, playing that fast, up-and-down style," Dell Curry said. "He loved the idea of playing at Madison Square Garden.”

Donnie Walsh and Larry Riley, both running the Knicks and Warriors, respectively, at the time, fell in love with Curry's game.

“He’d get the ball in the backcourt, and boom, he was gone,” Walsh said. “It wasn’t just his quickness; he saw everything. I’m sitting there thinking, ‘We’ve got D’Antoni coaching our team, and this kid would fit perfectly.’"

“And you know what?” Riley said. “I walked out that night thinking that he would be a very good N.B.A. player for 10 years. I didn’t worry about what he shot. I knew he could shoot. The reason I really liked him was that he never backed down. Nelly always loved playing small ball. And there was always the thought that if it didn’t work, we could move someone.”

Curry's agent, Jeff Austin, admitted he tried to do whatever he could to get Curry in New York.

“Riley calls me and says, ‘Can I watch a workout?’ ” Austin said. “I said, ‘No, you can’t.’ He says, ‘Can I talk to him?’ I said, ‘No, you can’t.’ I tell him that Stephen wants to be in New York. Stay away from him.

“Larry, to his credit, kept saying, ‘I’m still taking him.’ There was nothing I could do to dissuade him.

“The Knicks, if they were one spot higher, where would they be now? It just shows you that as much time and energy they put into it, the draft is not an exact science. A lot of it is just luck, where you land.”

Via Harvey Araton/New York Times

Iman Shumpert To Be Sidelined At Least Three Weeks With Dislocated Shoulder

Iman Shumpert diagnosed with a dislocation of his left shoulder, the New York Knicks announced on Saturday.

No surgery is necessary.

Shumpert will be reevaluated in approximately 3 weeks.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Carmelo Anthony Denies Report Of Willingness To Waive No-Trade Clause

Carmelo Anthony and his agent have denied a report that he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if the New York Knicks decided they wanted to trade him.

Anthony has no desire to be traded at the current moment, according to the report, but his willingness to consider giving up the no-trade clause shows how frustrated he has become with the Knicks’ historically bad start to the season.

“He thought things would be better than this, but he still wants to stick it out for now, ’’ a source said. “He trusts Phil, but I think he’s afraid of Phil.’’ 

Anthony would have to approve any trade.

"After all the work I did to get here and get back here? If I was to get up and want to leave now that would just make me weak," said Anthony in response to the report.

"Carmelo, as always, is committed to the Knicks," said his agent Leon Rose to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. "There have never been discussions about trades or wanting to leave New York. Any story, rumor, report to the contrary is utter nonsense."

Via Marc Berman/New York Post

Carmelo Anthony Considers Surgery Last Resort For Knee Injury

Carmelo Anthony has been playing with left knee soreness for much of the season and the fear is that it may require surgery to correct.

Anthony said surgery is the “last, last option.”

“I’m not even looking forward to even discussing the surgery or anything like that. I’ll explore as many other options as I can before I go under the knife and get surgery. ... That will always be a solution, an option, but that was the last, last option.”

Anthony could postpone the procedure until after the season.

Via Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Knicks Most Interested In Trading Away J.R. Smith

The New York Knicks are expected to be active in trade talks once free agents who were signed in the summer become eligible to be traded on Dec. 15.

Sources say J.R. Smith is the player the Knicks are most interested in trading away.

Smith is averaging 10.3 points in 25.1 minutes per game this season, down from his 18.1 points in 33.5 minutes in 12-13.

Smith has a player option for the 15-16 season.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

Knicks' Players Don't Like Triangle, Hope To Run Different System

Carmelo Anthony and other members of the New York Knicks do not care for the triangle offense, sources said. 

The players have been ready to move on from the triangle for several weeks to another system. The Knicks feel like other teams know what they are going to run and where they're going on the court.

Phil Jackson said on Monday that the Knicks players have shown defiance to the changes he and Fisher have made in the name of "changing the culture."

"There's some resistance to discipline and order and culture change and things like that," Jackson said.

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

Carmelo Threatens To Beat Up Hardaway As Tension Between Two Increases

Carmelo Anthony and Tim Hardaway Jr. had a verbal altercation during the end of the New York Knicks' loss to the Brooklyn Nets last week.

Hardaway screamed "get the rebound!", which Anthony believed was intended for him. Anthony approached Hardaway on the way down the court using an expletive.

Anthony used another expletive in telling Hardaway he was going to beat him up when they got into the locker room after the game, according to sources.

"Nobody's taken a swing at anybody, but there's a lot of arguing and cursing each other out after games," one source said.

Sources said the most tension exists between Anthony and Hardaway, as they haven't cared for each other almost since Hardaway joined the team last season, with each player believing the other shoots too much and doesn't care about defense. 

Via Chris Broussard/ESPN

New York Knicks Archives

Knicks Don't Like Chances Of Signing Marc Gasol In Free Agency

Marc Gasol is having a career season with the Grizzlies, who can pay him an extra season on his new contract.

Carmelo: Bulls Were Perfect Fit For Me

Carmelo Anthony privately made a decision to sign with the Bulls in the offseason before changing his mind to stay with the Knicks.

Knicks Concerned Carmelo Anthony's Back Issue Could Be Season-Long

The Knicks are concerned that Carmelo Anthony's injury could become a season-long issue related to the disk.

Carmelo Anthony Leaves Game With Back Spasms

The Knicks described Carmelo Anthony's injury as back spasms.

Carmelo Had 'Great Dialogue' With Dwight About Joining Rockets

Carmelo Anthony isn't playing the what-if game with the Rockets and Mavericks playing well.

Carmelo Has Been Playing Through Knee Injury Since 2nd Game Of Season

Carmelo Anthony wouldn't say what's wrong with it or what those tests revealed, but he aggravated it on Tuesday.

Cleanthony Early To Undergo Knee Surgery

Cleanthony Early will be reevaluated in one month to determine the timetable for his return.

Joe Johnson Had Issue In Free Agency With Knicks' Facility Being Outside City

Joe Johnson seriously considered signing with the Knicks in 2010.

Spurs Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol As Possible Tim Duncan Replacement

Marc Gasol will be the Knicks' main free agent target next offseason.

Tobias Harris Has Interest In Signing With Knicks

Tobias Harris hopes that the Knicks will pursue him in restricted free agency.

Paul Millsap 'Happy In Atlanta Right Now'

Paul Millsap will be a free agent in 2015.

Carmelo Feels 'Energy' Better Around Knicks This Season

Carmelo Anthoyn said the "energy was not right" from the first day of training camp last season.

Knicks, Pacers Discussed J.R. Smith For Chris Copeland Trade

J.R. Smith may wait until 2016 to become a free agent.

Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Hornets Could Conceivably Be Interested In Kobe

Kobe Bryant's contract expires after the 15-16 NBA season.

Knicks Trade Outlaw, 2nd Rounder To 76ers To Clear Roster Space

The Knicks will also send a future second round pick to the 76ers.

Knicks Expected To Pursue Marc Gasol In Free Agency

Phil Jackson believes Marc Gasol is the "quintessential center to play in the triangle offense."

Knicks Consider Cutting Travis Outlaw To Keep Travis Wear

Travis Outlaw is owed $3 million this season.

Knicks Waive Langston Galloway, Jordan Vandenberg

The Knicks have waived guard Langston Galloway and center Jordan Vandenberg.

Knicks Waive Didier Mbenga, Orlando Sanchez

The Knicks have waived center Didier Mbenga and forward Orlando Sanchez.

Knicks Sign Jordan Vandenberg To Camp Roster

Jordan Vandenberg averaged 2.0 points and 4.0 rebounds over 9.9 minutes in two games with New York’s entry at the 2014 NBA Summer League.
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