Carmelo Anthony has 30 million reasons to remain with the New York Knicks after he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. But if the Knicks don’t have his word that he’ll re-sign with them for five years at a max salary, can they afford to take the risk that he might leave? That is the question owner Jim Dolan and his tight-lipped lieutenants are asking themselves as New York struggles through the first half of the season, entering tonight’s game against
There is reason to believe that, after the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the NBA with last night’s Luol Deng/Andrew Bynum swap, that Deng was just the first domino to fall in Chicago. Well, I suppose that would actually be Derrick Rose, whose loss to season ending injury has given the Bulls a second chance to reassess their future.
Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Shane Larkin, son of baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. So, it would make sense that he’d have attention turned to the AFC Wildcard game Sunday afternoon between the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers prior to his Sunday night game against the New York Knicks. Unfortunately, the outcome was not as he had hoped. Cincinnati, often lampooned as the Bungles after years of inventing ways to lose games,
Just when you thought the New York Knicks were starting to make strides to salvage a disastrous season, they managed to lose yet another game in horrendous fashion against the Houston Rockets on Friday. With 43 seconds left on the game clock and the score tied at 100 apiece, the Knicks used the full 24 seconds on the shot clock before Beno Udrih took a 3-pointer from the right corner. Tyson Chandler was there to grab the offensive rebound and dished
As if he ever left Twitter in the first place…with the New York Knicks coming off of a 105-101 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, Metta World Peace is now active on Twitter again. Twas yet another example of Metta being Metta on Twitter. He qualified his social media activity by suggesting that he can’t tweet when his team loses.
Word on the street today is louder than ever that Carmelo Anthony wants out of New York. How do we know this? Marc Berman and Frank Isola are writing it hard in the New York tabloids, and both of those fellas are as plugged into their team as any beat writers in North America. You can bristle at Isola’s anti-Berman’s tweets – a constant source of amusement for anyone who follows the Knicks – and you can bristle at Berman’s wardrobe, which
Is Carmelo Anthony reaching his breaking point? Throughout a remarkably frustrating season for the New York Knicks, Anthony has pretty much kept his cool. He hasn’t questioned management or ownership, thrown any teammates under the bus or purposely extended the narrative about his future. Anthony also has played very well – nearly as well as he did last season, when the Knicks won 54 games and he was a legitimate MVP candidate. His points (26.3 ppg) are down, but so are his
Amid its myriad injuries, its dozen teams below .500 and its 44-98 record against the Western Conference, there is a looming question regarding the Eastern Conference: Can the East even field an All-Star team? A year ago, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Tyson Chandler, Kyrie Irving, Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday were among the East’s All-Stars. You can make the argument – irrefutable in some cases, strong in others – that none of those players should be invited back