New York Knicks WiretapMarch 2012 New York Knicks Wiretap

Lin Out For Remainder Of Regular Season

Mar 31, 2012 8:30 PM

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.”

Howard Beck/New York Times

Tags: Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Don Nelson Voted Into Hall Of Fame

Mar 29, 2012 1:01 AM

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."

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Award

Stoudemire Out 2-4 Weeks

Mar 28, 2012 10:41 AM

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.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News (via Twitter)

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

New Groin Injury For Anthony Not As Serious As Earlier One

Mar 27, 2012 12:39 PM

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."

Al Iannazzone/Newsday (via Twitter)

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Woodson Expects To Give More Minutes To Bibby, Douglas With Lin Out

Mar 27, 2012 12:35 PM

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.

Adam Zagoria/

Tags: Mike Bibby, Toney Douglas, New York Knicks, NBA

Stoudemire Out Indefinitely With Bulging Disk

Mar 26, 2012 7:11 PM

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.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News (via Twitter)

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Stoudemire Set For MRI On Back

Mar 26, 2012 2:19 PM

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.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News (via Twitter)

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Carmelo Can't Explain Scoring Drought

Mar 25, 2012 10:59 AM

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.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Woodson: Carmelo, Amar'e Need To Play Harder

Mar 21, 2012 12:16 PM

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 .”

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Knicks, NBA

Colangelo Expects D'Antoni To Get Another Coaching Job Soon

Mar 21, 2012 11:14 AM

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.”

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Woodson Seeking More Consistency From Knicks
Mike Woodson is attempting to make the Knicks more consistent, something NBA scouts and observers have noted as a problem with the team.

Tim Smith/New York Daily News

Todd, Walker Join New York's Coaching Staff
Jim Todd and Darrell Walker have joined Mike Woodson’s staff as assistant coaches with the Knicks.

RealGM Staff Report

Woodson Changes Equation On Lin's Role
Baron Davis and Toney Douglas could take a significant amount of minutes Mike D'Antoni was giving to Jeremy Lin.

Howard Beck/New York Times

Knicks Unlikely To Make Significant Trade
If the Knicks do make a move it would involve trading Toney Douglas, the source added.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Source: D'Antoni Made Resignation Decision
Mike D’Antoni asked James Dolan if he would be open to trading Carmelo Anthony before the trade deadline.

Howard Beck/New York Times

Source: Phil Likely Fascinated By How Knicks Fit His System
The Knicks have not been in contact with Phil Jackson about their head coaching vacancy.

Ramona Shelburne, Marc Stein/ESPN

D'Antoni Sought Trade Of Carmelo For Deron Williams
Mike D'Antoni sought a trade of Carmelo Anthony for Deron Williams.

David Aldridge/ (via Twitter)

Scout: Departure Of D'Antoni Could Cost Millions To Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin is expected to be greatly impacted by the resignation of Mike D'Antoni.

Chris Mannix/ (via Twitter)

Knicks Intrigued By Howard, Won't Include Carmelo In Any Offer
New York is unwilling to trade Carmelo Anthony in a package to acquire Dwight Howard due to his stature with James Dolan.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Mike D'Antoni Out As Coach Of Knicks, Woodson Takes Over On Interim Basis
Mike D'Antoni is out as head coach of the Knicks and will be replaced by Mike Woodson on an interim basis.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Magic To Seek Trade Without Commitment From Howard
The Magic plan on trading Dwight Howard if they do not receive a commitment from him beyond the current season.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Sloan Would Be Interested In New York Job
Phil Jackson has been frequently mentioned as a successor, but Jerry Sloan could also be a candidate.

Sam Amick/

Lin Holding Endorsement Discussions With Volvo
Jeremy Lin is holding endorsement discussions with Swedish car brand Volvo.

Wall Street Journal

Source: Anthony Tells Friend He Wants Trade
Carmelo Anthony reportedly believes Mike D'Antoni and Glen Grunwald do not trust him.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Sources: D'Antoni Has Lost Respect Of Knicks' Locker Room
Mike D'Antoni is in the final season of his deal with the Knicks and the team is expected to seek a deal with Phil Jackson this offseason.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Lakers, Spurs, Knicks, Celtics Express Interest In Trading For Josh Howard
The Jazz currently are not motivated to trade Josh Howard.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)

Dolan Advisor Pushing For Trade Of Anthony
At least one member of James Dolan's inner circle believes the Knicks should trade Carmelo Anthony for financial reasons.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Knicks Seek Trade Of Toney Douglas
Toney Douglas began the season as the starting point guard, but has been replaced by Jeremy Lin.

Jared Zwerling/ESPN

Carmelo: Not A Good Feeling Right Now
Carmelo Anthony expressed his displeasure following New York's 104-99 loss at Chicago on Monday.


Thibodeau: Chandler One Of Most Underrated Players In NBA
Tyson Chandler returned to Chicago, the place he played from 2001 until 2006, on Monday as an NBA champion.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune