USA Today "Addressing the NBA's weak Eastern Conference on Sirius XM Radio's new NBA channel, deputy commissioner Adam Silver said Monday the league's competition committee will examine if divisions have outlived their usefulness. "One thing I have learned from David (Stern) over all those years ... is..." December 10
Knicks say Kenyon Martin is a game-time decision tonight with a sore left ankle.
New York Post "It started 18-1 and it finished 114-73, an endless afternoon of basketball malpractice by the Knicks, an egregious performance in which nobody was spared, least of all the 19,812 people inside Madison Square Garden forced to witness the bloody carnage the Celtics inflicted across 48 joyless..." December 09
Boston Herald "Jordan Crawford went for 23 points in just three quarters as the Celtics rolled over the Knicks, 114-73, this afternoon for their third straight victory and fourth in the last five games. Crawford was able to sit out the final period as the Celts mopped up their easiest win of the season. Jared..." December 09
New York Post "Stay angry. That’s J.R. Smith’s message to Iman Shumpert, who admitted Friday he is “[mad] at the world,’’ then took it out on the Garden rim with a violent right-handed driving dunk against the Magic that had the arena rocking and the iron shaking. “That’s when Shumpert plays his best, when..." December 08
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony doesn’t need Rajon Rondo on his side — just to trust his teammates more. Rondo is coming to the Garden today … in a suit and as a rehabbing member of the Celtics. After winning their last two games by a combined 68 points, the Knicks no longer look as if they desperately need..." December 08
SB Nation "Chandler is expected back soon after breaking his leg over a month ago. New York Knicks center and former Defensive Player of the Years Tyson Chandler is expected to return within 10 days, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Chandler broke his leg on Nov. 5 against the Bobcats and..." December 08
New York Post "Amar’e Stoudemire was out and Metta World Peace was in Friday night. The only thing the Knicks lost was seeing Stoudemire play in a back-to-back scenario for the first time this season. World Peace, who before the Knicks’ 121-83 systematic beatdown of the Magic said his early season..." December 07
SB Nation "If the Knicks part ways with their superstar, it will be in free agency next summer. The New York Knicks will not be trading Carmelo Anthony this year, according to a report by ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Anthony, last year's NBA scoring champion, will be a free agent this summer. The Knicks,..." December 07
New York Post "Break up the Knicks! The Knicks have gone from “laughingstock’’ to possibly a top contender in the rotten Atlantic Division in a space of two days. As coach Mike Woodson said before Friday night’s game: “It’s crazy.’’ The Knicks are clicking again. They posted their second straight blowout..." December 07
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony didn’t exactly say he’s ready to “retire in New York’’ Thursday, but denied he has made the decision to leave the Knicks this summer as a free agent, saying it would be “selfish’’ to think along those lines right now. ESPN Radio’s Stephen A. Smith stated on air Wednesday Anthony..." December 06
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
SB Nation "If 'Melo sticks in New York next summer, expect the Rondo rumors to really heat up. With both players set to hit free agency in the coming years, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has been recruiting Celtics guard Rajon Rondo to join him in New York, according to Jason Jordan of USA Today. The news..." December 06
Stoudemire is attempting to play back-to-back for the first time tonight vs. Orlando. After so-so first quarter, he did good. 12 points.
New York Post "Rarely, has a game been more anticipated, more debated by area fans. Our Knicks are better than your Nets. Brooklyn will stomp Manhattan. Carmelo Anthony should own Kevin Garnett. Yes, it was a game everyone looked forward to seeing, a game everyone circled on the calendar. And then the season..." December 06
At #Knicks shootaround, Mike Woodson said JR Smith (knee) will play tonight vs. Nets.
Melo shot down premise he's already decided to leave NY. Said he's not sure who Stephen A.'s sources are, but it didn't come from him.
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
ESPN.com "Mike Woodson says he sees no quitters on the New York Knicks despite a nine-game slide. The Knicks might be in desperate need of a victory over the Nets on Thursday to boost morale. But he doesn't see anybody quitting. “Will it be a springboard? I think any win for our team is important,”..." December 05
Bleacher Report "There's eccentric, there's irrational, there's absurd and then there's the New York Knicks. Madison Square Garden's NBA inhabitants have never been known for their sensible business models, but the 3-13 Knicks have officially reached new levels of insanity. According to the New York Daily News'..." December 04
ESPN New York "The New York Knicks insist that they get along great off the court. On the court? That's another matter. "There's no synchronization out there on the court," Carmelo Anthony said after Tuesday's practice. "Off the court, we talk to each other, we hang out with each other. We have fun with..." December 04
Kenyon Martin probably said it best: "It's about us caring and giving a f**k, man, that's what it boils down to."
Metta said the reported argument between he and Kenyon was over pasta. He said Kenyon likes shell pasta and he likes elbow pasta.
JR Smith and Kenyon Martin not taking part in scrimmage. Knicks say they were kept out of contact parts of practice.
ShamSports.com "After getting a new two-year deal with Kobe Bryant a few days ago, the Lakers are thinking in which players can help them in their future. With the departure of Dwight Howard and Kobe’s injury, it’s not a secret that the Lakers are not one of the top teams for this season. According to..." December 03
New York Post "The expiration date on owner James Dolan’s recent vote of confidence for coach Mike Woodson is approaching, according to sources. While Woodson will coach the Knicks when they play the Nets on Thursday, it is unclear how much longer Dolan will allow this losing streak to go on. It has reached..." December 03
Knicks lose...again. 1st time since 2006 New York loses 9 straight. NYK has not won a home game since the 1st game of the season.
ESPN New York "Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace got into a "heated" verbal argument during a Knicks workout prior to Sunday's game against the Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The two veteran forwards did not come to blows, but the back and forth was described as "intense"..." December 02
ESPN.com "Shortly after the New York Knicks dropped their ninth-straight game, star forward Carmelo Anthony said the team is "playing to lose" and appears "a little tense" as the losses pile up. The Knicks have lost nine a row for the first time since 2006. They have dropped seven in a row at home...." December 02
New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans didn't falter after star power forward Anthony Davis went down with a non-dislocated fracture in his left, non-shooting, hand. They actually got stronger. Put in a situation where a lot of teams would buckle, the Pelicans turned to super-sub Ryan Anderson, and he..." December 02
New York Post "J.R. Smith finally acknowledged his knees aren’t responding as well as he had hoped. The Knicks are 1-9 since Smith returned for the season’s sixth game. He was suspended the first five games for marijuana use, and missed almost all of the preseason because of rehab from surgery on a torn..." December 01
New York Post "Maybe the worst is over. Or maybe not. With the Knicks an emotional train wreck, they’re trying a new approach — the Power of Positive Thinking. Indications are a new edict has come down from above — either new president Steve Mills or owner James Dolan. Enough of the morose, hypercritical,..." December 01
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony wasn’t surprised about Jason Kidd’s cup-dropping incident against the Lakers on Wednesday. That’s the kind of savvy the Nets coach displayed in his one season as a Knick last year. Kidd picked up a $50,000 fine from the NBA, but also got his coaching staff a chance to draw up a..." November 30
Denver Post "Before the game, it crossed Brian Shaw's mind to worry a bit about his team's focus on a Friday night. No, not because it was a Friday night in the city. But because of what lies ahead. The Nuggets' coach was concerned about a look-ahead factor to a six-game Eastern Conference road swing..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
ESPN.com "After the New York Knicks lost their seventh consecutive game Wednesday night to fall to 3-11 on the season, players and coaches held a 20-minute, closed-door meeting. "The easiest thing for us to do is just to crumble right now," Carmelo Anthony said. "We are in a dark place but we have to get..." November 29
ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are actively shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Three teams the Cavaliers are known to have spoken with are the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers, the sources said. It is believed..." November 28
New York Post "With another report the Cavaliers approached the Knicks about Iman Shumpert, coach Mike Woodson continues to stamp out the perception he doesn’t like the Knicks combo guard because he’s on the trading block. An ESPN.com report stated the Cavaliers asked about Shumpert as they shop young guard..." November 28
Los Angeles Times "Chris Paul suffered a strained right hamstring late in the third quarter of the Clippers' game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The All-Star point guard didn't return to play in the game after he went to the locker room, but the Clippers went on to a 93-80 victory at Staples..." November 28
New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony has been around long enough to decipher that phrases such as “not enough ball movement” and “the ball is sticking” are usually code for “Melo shoots too much.” “It comes back to me,” Anthony says. Yes, it does seem to always be about Melo, even when the analysis by his..." November 27
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony dismissed Amar’e Stoudemire’s theory the Knicks’ troubles stem from a lack of ball movement, saying the big man is barking up the wrong tree. After each of the last three games — all losses — Stoudemire has stated a lack of ball movement has led to the Knicks’ 3-10 start as they..." November 27
New York Post "Kobe Bryant said his contract extension hasn’t hindered the Lakers’ ability to do “something special’’ this summer as they look to reload — potentially stealing Carmelo Anthony from the Big Apple. Bryant, who signed a two-year contract extension Monday, shouted down the naysayers who believe..." November 27
Sources: Cavs shopping Dion Waiters. They've spoken w/Chi, NYK & Philly. No deal imminent. Waiters is open to being traded.
CBSSports.com "When you start looking for reasons for the Knicks' horrid 3-10 start, you can pretty much pick where you want to target. Ball movement, basing your entire team around a brilliant but isolation-heavy star, Tyson Chandler's defense, having Andrea Bargnani be your only legitimate starter-quality..." November 27
Woodson said plans to start Raymond Felton but worried about his conditioning.
New York Post "Mike Woodson and Iman Shumpert didn’t kiss and make up Tuesday, but seemed to come to an understanding. The Knicks coach angrily denounced the notion he doesn’t like Shumpert, saying it’s “bulls–t” after the two spoke during practice. Woodson’s salty comments came one day after Shumpert played..." November 27
Word is Felton likely to play.
ESPN New York "Head coach Mike Woodson says he does not think he has lost the New York Knicks locker room or any individual players. The Knicks lost their sixth straight game in Portland on Monday night and Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire both say the Knicks aren't having any fun as frustration mounts...." November 26
New York Post "Mike Woodson can say anything about his pet, J.R. Smith, and nobody takes it too seriously. But the Knicks coach certainly is beside himself regarding Smith, who has not been playing at the level befitting the 2012-13 Sixth Man Award winner. Woodson certainly didn’t enjoy some of Smith’s recent..." November 26
Oregonian "This time, there was no need for a huge comeback, no near-melee to inspire them. But the result Monday at the Moda Center was the same: a win for the Trail Blazers, this time a 102-91 victory over the floundering New York Knicks that left the announced 19,939 fans jubilant, even if there was..." November 26