Mar 31, 2012 8:30 PM EDT
Jeremy Lin will miss the remainder of the regular season due to a small meniscal tear in his left knee that will require surgery.
Lin will have surgery within the next few days and is expected to miss six weeks.
“It is a big blow,” said Mike Woodson. “He was starting to come as a player.”
Lin and team officials had hoped to delay surgery until after the season, but the knee did not sufficiently respond to treatment over the course of the week.
“I can’t really do much, can’t really cut or jump,” Lin said at a news conference. “So it’s pretty clear that I won’t be able to help the team unless I get this fixed right now. It’s disappointing for me. It’s hard to watch the games. And I think I want to be out there, obviously, more than anything, to help the team.”
Mar 29, 2012 1:01 AM EDT
Don Nelson will be among this year's class inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Nelson, a three-time coach of the year and the NBA's all-time winningest coach, said he got the call Wednesday morning after being snubbed for several years. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will officially announce the 2012 class on Monday at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans.
"It's a great honor to cap my career," said Nelson, who is involved in several business ventures and splits his time between Dallas and Maui. "I've had a great time and a great life coaching basketball. I don't actually need to be rewarded for anything, but I am very proud and my family is very proud of this award."
Mar 28, 2012 10:41 AM EDT
Amar'e Stoudemire will be out two to four weeks after seeing his doctor in Miami about the herniated disk in his back.
The prognosis now is non-surgical treatment.
Mar 27, 2012 12:39 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony tweaked his groin in Monday's New York win over the Bucks.
Anthony received treatment following the game.
"It’s not nearly as bad as it was the first time," said Anthony on Tuesday. "I was able to get back out there and still play."
Mar 27, 2012 12:35 PM EDT
With Jeremy Lin day-to-day due to a sore left knee, the Knicks will need to rely on their point guard depth beyond Baron Davis.
"We're going to need him to go down the stretch run, but again that's why Baron is here, [Mike] Bibby, Toney Douglas becomes a big factor now in terms of trying to get him back ready to go," Woodson said. "We just gotta take it a day at a time and hope that Lin is able to get back."
Bibby played just under 12 minutes in Monday's win over Milwaukee, while Toney Douglas did not play.
Mar 26, 2012 7:11 PM EDT
Amar'e Stoudemire is out indefinitely with a bulging disc.
Stoudemire had an MRI on Monday and is flying to Miami for a second opinion.
The Knicks don't believe Stoudemire will need surgery, but Mike Woodson said he believes he is young enough to come back from it if it is the ultimate prognosis.
Mar 26, 2012 2:19 PM EDT
Amar'e Stoudemire is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his back on Monday.
Stoudemire injured his back last April and was unable to participate in basketball activities for three months.
Mar 25, 2012 10:59 AM EDT
Carmelo Anthony is averaging a career-low 20 points per game on 39.9 percent shooting.
“I wish I had an answer,” said Anthony, after scoring 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting in the Knicks’ 101-79 win over the Pistons. “I’ve been around this game for a long time. It happens. I’m not too concerned about it at this point.”
Mike Woodson drew up a few plays to get Anthony on track.
“I opened up the second half with two plays to get Carmelo closer to the bucket, and he delivered both times,” Woodson said. “As a coach, I have to help him. That’s my job. I’m willing to continue to work with him and try to put him in the best position possible to be successful to help us win.”
Anthony is shooting just 21.7 percent from beyond the arc over his last seven games.
“I can’t help him make shots, but I’ve got to put him in the right position to be successful,” Woodson said.
Mar 21, 2012 12:16 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony has admitted to playing with more energy since Mike Woodson replaced Mike D'Antoni as head coach.
“I’ll say to you and I’ll say to Melo, he’s got to bring the energy now,” Woodson said. “I’m the head coach and I can’t speak for what’s happened. I was a part of it. But, he’s got to play harder, and Amar’e (Stoudemire) has got to play harder.
“Everybody’s got to play harder to get us where we need to go. And that’s the only way it’s going to happen .”
Mar 21, 2012 11:14 AM EDT
Bryan Colangelo believes Mike D'Antoni will be hired for another NBA job "very soon."
Colangelo sees D'Antoni's coaching style and philosophy as being one that can lead again to big success as he experienced with the Suns.
“Mike’s system can work, but you have to have the right personnel and the right mindset to do it,” Colangelo said. “Now, that’s not an indictment of anybody. I think it was evident that it was working (with the Knicks) a few weeks earlier. But again, there’s been a revolving door of players for the last few years so it’s been hard.
“I don’t know all the ins and outs of what happened here. There was a revolving door but there was a plan. And the plan was to take a few steps back to move forward. And the moving forward was an infusion of some big-time talent. Again, does the system work? You can debate that maybe it didn’t here.”
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