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  1. Report: Carmelo Anthony wants Knicks to add another scorer

    May 29, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Anthony doesn’t care about the math — if he did, he’d know it’s going to be very difficult for the Knicks to change the roster much this summer. No, Carmelo Anthony just wants to win a title and he understands the Knicks roster as it stands is maybe fourth best in the East next…

  2. Report: Knicks want J.R. Smith back, but his brother Chris… not so much

    May 27, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

    "A Year In A New York Minute" Photo Exhibition

    Last season Chris Smith — the brother of Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith — spent time with the Knicks D-League affiliate. The Knicks may want to add a more athletic, explosive point guard this summer (even if they keep both Pablo Prigioni and Jason Kidd) and the Knicks certainly want to re-sign free…

  3. Report: Knicks’ J.R. Smith played end of season with fluid in his knee

    May 24, 2013, 7:21 AM EST

    J.R. Smith

    J.R. Smith struggled in the playoffs. Well, he looked great the first couple games but he really struggled after returning from a one-game suspension for an elbow to the head of Boston’s Jason Terry in the first round. Against the Pacers he averaged 14 points a game but on just 29 percent shooting. His play…

  4. Wednesday And-1 links: The Knicks expect Jason Kidd back

    May 22, 2013, 6:28 PM EST

    New York Knicks guard Kidd looks down during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Knicks GM Glen Grunwald says after his exit meeting with Jason Kidd, he…

  5. Jim Boeheim says Knicks problem is not Carmelo, it’s everyone else

    May 21, 2013, 1:15 PM EST

    BOEHEIM ANTHONY

    A good coach always has his players’ backs in public. Even if he hasn’t coached them in a decade. Enter legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who like a lot of people in the great state of New York was watching Carmelo Antony lead the Knicks to eventual second round playoff elimination this year. You’ll remember…

  6. J.R. Smith, likely entering free agency, says he ‘wants to retire a Knick’

    May 19, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    J.R. Smith had an incredible regular season for the Knicks, and was every bit deserving of the Sixth Man of the Year honor he was given for that performance. He also was brutal in the postseason, struggling to find his shot ever since he was suspended for Game 4 in the first round of the…

  7. Pacers advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with Game 6 win over Knicks

    May 19, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Six

    The Pacers sent all five members of the starting lineup to the podium for the postgame press conference following their 106-99 Game 6 win over the Knicks, which goes a long way in telling the story of how they were able to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. The team defensive effort that Indiana exhibits…

  8. Friday And-1 links: Hawks to interview Stan Van Gundy, Budenholzer

    May 17, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

    Orlando's Stan Van Gundy shouts during an NBA playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • While they may be looking overseas for a coach, the Hawks are looking…

  9. Small ball, no George Hill, enough for Knicks to win, stave off elimination

    May 16, 2013, 11:37 PM EST

    New York Knicks' Chris Copeland celebrates a basket in the second half with his teammate Carmelo Anthony during the Knicks' 85-75 win over the Indiana Pacers' in Game 5 of their NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series in New York

    The Knicks didn’t solve the Pacers defense Thursday night. New York made some good little runs — with George Hill out for Indiana Raymond Felton was getting into the lane and making things happen more often, plus Chris Copeland showed why he should get more run — but overall the Knicks scored a pedestrian 85…

  10. Knicks head coach Mike Woodson says he’s ‘expecting to win’ Game 5 vs. Pacers

    May 16, 2013, 2:23 PM EST

    Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony

    The Knicks are facing elimination Thursday night, trailing three games to one in their playoff series against the Pacers. New York hopes that returning to play at Madison Square Garden, where the team was 31-10 during the regular season, may help them snap out of their offensive funk and force a Game 6 back in…

  11. Mike Woodson on Knicks struggles: “Blame it on me”

    May 15, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Three

    J.R. Smith did the manly thing and said to blame him for the Knicks struggles against the Pacers. And certainly his shooting slump (exacerbated by the Pacers stout defense) isn’t helping matters. But Mike Woodson is a stand up coach; he’s not going to let the Sixth Man of the Year throw himself under the…

  12. J.R. Smith tries to take blame for Knicks loss to Pacers

    May 15, 2013, 10:28 AM EST

    J.R. Smith, Lance Stephenson

    One man does not win or lose an NBA playoff series. But J.R. Smith’s shooting woes — 7-of-22 in the Knicks Game 4 loss Tuesday night — are symptomatic of the Knicks problems in this series. Indiana is a good defensive team that has taken away the Knicks first option (Carmelo Anthony is not efficent…

  13. Knicks predictably drop Game 4 to Pacers, fall behind 3-1

    May 14, 2013, 10:28 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Four

    George Hill tried to call timeout as he was falling out of bounds, but the official didn’t realize and instead called a foul Amar’e Stoudemire, who protested to no avail. Sorry, Knicks, nobody is stopping this runaway series – at least not since Frank Vogel made that mistake in Game 2. The Pacers beat New…

  14. Preview: Knicks can shoot their way out of 2-1 hole to Pacers

    May 14, 2013, 7:04 PM EST

    Knicks forward Anthony gets past Indiana Pacers forward George during the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game in Indianapolis

    The Knicks have fundamental problems against the Pacers, primarily rebounding. It’s virtually impossible for New York to re-invent itself this deep into the playoffs, and consequently, a big and physical Indiana team will likely continue holding an advantage on the glass. But that doesn’t mean the Knicks are doomed, and there’s a simple way form…

  15. Knicks waiting for an orthopedic surgeon to fly in and diagnose Iman Shumpert’s knee

    May 14, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Two

    Trailing the Pacers 2-1 in their second-round series, the Knicks need all the good news they can get. This is not it. Tina Cervasio of MSG Network: An orthopedic is flying in to evaluate Shumpert's left knee. Woodson says its swollen and "They will direct me…where to go w Iman" #Knicks — Tina Cervasio (@TinaCervasio)…

  16. Knicks Smith, Martin, Shumpert all skip practice on off day Monday

    May 13, 2013, 12:28 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers v New York Knicks - Game Two

    This news is not ideal, but Knicks fans should be a lot more worried if Tuesday after shootaround we are reporting the same thing. It was a light practice for the Knicks Monday as J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin and Iman Shumpert all skipped practice due to injury or illness, the team announced. Expect all of…

  17. Tyson Chandler joins chorus saying Knicks need to share the ball more

    May 13, 2013, 10:46 AM EST

    Tyson Chandler

    The Knicks path to the Eastern Conference finals and beyond had some good defenses in its path — Kevin Garnett and the stout Celtics first, followed now by Indiana and the best defense the NBA had in the regular season. What good defenses in the playoffs do is take away your first action, your preferred…

  18. J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin miss Knicks practice due to illness

    May 12, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Indiana Pacers - Game Three

    J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin both missed the Knicks’ practice on Sunday, a day after the team’s Game 3 loss to the Pacers. Smith was still recovering from the illness that caused him to miss shootaround on Saturday, and Martin was now under the weather, as well. “Kenyon’s kind of coming down with [illness], too,”…

  19. How do the Knicks rebound from this?

    May 11, 2013, 11:43 PM EST

    Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert smiles while running down court after a Pacers score during the second half of an NBA Eastern Conference second round playoff basketball game versus the New York Knicks in Indianapolis

    Tyson Chandler slowed to let a potential defensive rebound bounce in front of him. Seeing an opportunity, Tyler Hansbrough surged from behind and knocked the ball off Stoudemire as Hansbrough fell out of bounds. The ball bounced off Chandler and over the baseline, and though it next hit the knee of Hansbrough, who was then…

  20. Preview: Knicks, Pacers, Amar’e Stoudemire return after lengthy layoffs

    May 11, 2013, 7:29 PM EST

    Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough guards New York's Amare Stoudemire during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis.

    The Knicks and Pacers will finally return to the court tonight after last playing Tuesday. The Pacers are 4-1, including a 125-91 win over the Knicks in February, after at least three days rest. The Knicks are 3-3 and have been outscored by seven points in such games. Meaningful? Maybe not. That’s a fairly small…

  21. J.R. Smith to play in Game 3 after missing shootaround, Amar’e Stoudemire set to return

    May 11, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

    J.R. Smith

    UPDATE 7.44 p.m. ET: J.R. Smith is now expected to play in Game 3, according to multiple reports, including this one from the New York Post. 1:02 p.m. ET: New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith missed shootaround on Saturday and is questionable for Game 3 against the Pacers, according to the team’s official public relations…

  22. PBT Podcast: Are the Spurs in trouble?

    May 10, 2013, 2:34 PM EST

    Golden State Warriors v San Antonio Spurs - Game One

    In this edition of the podcast, Kurt Helin and I break down all of the second round playoff series. We talk physicality in Bulls-Heat, J.R. Smith‘s impact in Knicks-Pacers, San Antonio’s defense in Warriors-Spurs, and try to figure out who has the advantage in Thunder-Grizzlies. We now have an embedded player where you can listen…

  23. Knicks’ J.R. Smith fined $5,000 for flop against Pacers

    May 10, 2013, 1:36 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks - Game Five

    You want to know why guys flop? It works. It worked here for J.R. Smith in Game 1 between the Pacers and Knicks. He got the call. On Friday he also got a $5,000 fine for the flop, the league announced. In the fourth quarter of that game, Smith is trying to follow Lance Stephenson over…

  24. Amar’e Stoudemire to get 10-15 minutes in Game 3, Woodson says

    May 9, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

    New York Knicks forward Stoudemire shares a laugh with teammate and guard Smith after he entered their NBA game with the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter in New York

    Amar’e Stoudemire is back. Going against the big front line of the Indiana Pacers, Stoudemire’s size could be a plus — if he’s not too rusty after being off since March. Woodson said Stoudemire will play limited minutes in Game 3 on Saturday. Stoudemire told the New York Post he knows he can’t be rusty…

  25. Mike Woodson says J.R. Smith could spend time on bench if he stays cold

    May 9, 2013, 11:18 AM EST

    J.R. Smith

    The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year could be seeing more time on the bench, starting this Saturday in Indiana. In the two games against Indiana, J.R. Smith is 7-for-30 shooting, 3-of-13 from three and has six turnovers to one assist. Even in the second half of Game 2 against the Pacers, when everything the…

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