From Ian Begley: New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said Thursday on ESPN Radio that it’s “very likely” he will shut it down after the All-Star Game. Anthony maintained that he plans to play in Sunday’s game at Madison Square Garden, “even if it’s just a few minutes” — but could be done playing after that. “It’s very likely. It’s very likely. Now I’ve got to start thinking about the future,” Anthony told Marc Stein, Marc Kestecher and P.J. Carlesimo in an interview on ESPN Radio. “This season is this season. So I really want to just sit down with …continue reading
The Knicks are going to find themselves hard-pressed to lose tonight against a reeling Orlando Magic team, even with Carmelo Anthony out (and possibly out for the season). In much bigger news than Tankathon 2015, former Knick Sixth Man of the Year Anthony Mason suffered a massive heart attack today and after four surgeries, it does not look good. Our best hopes to the former Knick star.
This is going to be a tough game for the Knicks to lose, but hopefully they can pull it out with Philly and Minnesota both playing very losable games tonight. Hassan Whiteside is luckily healthy enough to play. And, of course, most importantly, so is Andrea Bargnani. Let’s go! Knicks?
You really have to wonder if Steve Kerr will be able to keep a straight face tonight when he sees what he could have been the coach of if he had honored his verbal agreement with Phil Jackson (I don’t think enough is made, by the way, about him breaking a verbal agreement to coach the Knicks. That’s not cool). We will get a chance to see a guy tonight that the Knicks might actually have an outside chance of getting this offseason, Draymond Green. Maybe the Knicks will surprise us and win this one! Let’s go Knicks!
On the one hand, we should likely be rooting for as many losses as this team can get, to best assure the worst record in the league. On the other hand, wouldn’t it be fun to help the Nets not even make the playoffs? As bad as the Knicks’ future is, the Nets is that much worse, since they don’t own their own first round pick until…man, I don’t even know when (will we need a new rule, call it the Billy King Rule, where you can’t do first round pick swaps in consecutive years?). So I’m going to root …continue reading
From ESPN: Amar’e Stoudemire is pondering his future and whether to ask the New York Knicks for a buyout, he said. “It’s not an easy decision to make,” Stoudemire told Yahoo! Sports. “Over time, we will see how things pan out. You give yourself a break during the All-Star break. You think about it with your family. … That will give me a good solid week on how to weigh out the rest of the season.” The Knicks have had internal discussions about a possible buyout but have yet to approach Stoudemire about it, sources told ESPN.com’s Ian Begley earlier …continue reading
Tonight is a very important game in Tankathon 2015, as Danny Ainge has historically demonstrated an inordinate ability to have the Celtics tank really well. The Knicks are still seven behind the Celtics but the Celtics are 3-7 in their last 10 as opposed to the Knicks’ 5-5 and they are sinking fast. If the Knicks can pull off a loss tonight, that would be big in the tanking department. Let’s go! Knicks?