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Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) moves the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center.
Sacramento Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) moves the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center.

Keith Schlosser, SNY.tv

Reports of a trade that will send DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans have already sent major shockwaves through the NBA. Initially, pondering whether or not the Kings got fair value in return for the outgoing star may not appear to have any immediate impact on the Knicks. But alas, it sure does.

Following the deal, Langston Galloway will reportedly be waived and speculation is abound that Tyreke Evans could be let go as well. It would make sense if his expiring contract was merely included as a formality to make the deal work financially. With that in mind, the deal boils down to Buddy Hield, a top three protected 2017 first rounder and a second rounder for Cousins. 

Could the Knicks have made a legitimate play at acquiring Cousins? It may not have been such a farfetched concept. Knowing now what the Kings ultimately settled for, offering a deal centered around Derrick Rose and New York's 2017 first round selection probably would have garnered consideration. Adding Willy Hernangomez certainly would have sweetened the pot. This would have meant the Knicks would have been left without two of their top valued future assets, but Cousins is arguably the best center in the NBA. Still just 26 years old, New York could have built a future around him in Kristaps Porzingis. His contract only runs through next season, but it makes sense for marquee players to re-sign in the Big Apple. 

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Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center. (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center. (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored 10 points in Sunday's All-Star Game as the Eastern Conference lost to the Western Conference, 192-182, at Smoothie King Center.

Anthony, who replaced Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love on the Eastern Conference earlier this week, made four of eight field goals and recorded three rebounds in 19 minutes of play.

Anthony played in his 10th All-Star Game. He has been an All-Star in each of the last eight years and started seven of them. He has 185 points in his All-Star Game career.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis broke Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star Game scoring record by scoring 52 points on 26-of-39 shooting.

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Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (7) during the NBA All-Star Practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (7) during the NBA All-Star Practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

While Carmelo Anthony was thrilled to be selected to this year's All-Star Game, he would have preferred a rest during the break. 

Anthony, speaking to reporters on Saturday, said he was supposed to take a vacation over the next few days, but had to cancel because of his selection for the game. 

"It was a downer,'' Anthony said. "I had to cancel my trip, and there's no refund. I can't get my refund back."

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Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (7) during the NBA All-Star Practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Eastern Conference forward Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (7) during the NBA All-Star Practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady believes Knicks president Phil Jackson has completely mishandled Carmelo Anthony this season, and if McGrady were Anthony, things might be a little more contentious. 

McGrady, who played 24 games with the Knicks during the 2009-10 season, said if he were involved in this situation, he would take more direct action against Jackson. Jackson has been maligned for his negative tweets about Anthony this season, along with possible trade rumors involving the All-Star forward.

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV: 

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Boom or Bust: Knicks 00:04:32
Jon Hein and Marc Malusis play Boom or Bust for Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson and Kristaps Porzingis.

Jon Hein and Marc Malusis play Boom or Bust over Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson, and Kristaps Porzingis. 

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The Long Goodbye 00:02:51
The DNL crew discusses if Wednesday's game against the Thunder was Carmelo Anthony's last game as a member of the Knicks.

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

Carmelo Anthony is is headed to the All-Star Game. As the oldest participant, he's still holding his place amongs the league's best players. Both Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez (New York's biggest assets for the future) will take part in the weekend's festivities as well, participating in the Rising Stars Challenge. The Knicks have representation with feel-good stories to follow. All seems well, at least for a few days.

The next time the Knicks play, however, will be after the NBA trade deadline has passed --- five hours later, to be exact. Coincidentally, they'll face the Cavaliers. Will Anthony be in town suddenly donning a different uniform? 

Kevin Love's injury may make that difficult for the teams to accomplish. As it is, Love and his current contract isn't exactly the ideal return value for the Knicks. If and when they deal Anthony, New York needs flexibility, assets, future building blocks, etc. Love doesn't exactly fit that bill.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts during the 118-112 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts during the 118-112 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez)

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love at this year's NBA All-Star Game, the team announced. 

Love has been dealing with a knee injury and has decided not to play in the game. Earlier in the week, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reported Anthony wanted to rest during the All-Star Break and preferred not to be an injury replacement. 

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(AP)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

The news of Kevin Love's injury may put a wrench into a potential deal between the Knicks and Cavaliers surrounding Carmelo Anthony, but it also opens the door back up for Anthony and/or Kristaps Porzingis to once again receive All-Star Game consideration.

Whereas Anthony has been a mainstay at the midseason event for nearly a decade, Porzingis is just starting to knock down the door that leads to association with the game's top talents. As demonstrated in the fan, player, and media voting, the 21-year-old has increasing popularity.

As the ever-quickly budding centerpiece and potential superstar of this hungry Knicks squad, Porzingis has plenty of things going in his favor, including an injury to 76ers big man Joel Embiid...

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NBA television personality Greg Anthony during pre-game broadcast of game three in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Amway Center. (Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE)
NBA television personality Greg Anthony during pre-game broadcast of game three in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Amway Center. (Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE)

Former Knick Greg Anthony, who spent four seasons in New York as a teammate of Charles Oakley, believes players will look at the Knicks in a different light because of the recent treatment of Oakley and Carmelo Anthony.

"It sure as hell ain't gonna help..." said Anthony in an interview with Business Insider. "It's one thing to have your struggles on the court, but this is kind of becoming a domino effect where everything that can go wrong is going wrong for the organization. And it creates a tremendous distraction for the players that are still battling and fighting and figuring out a way to get into the postseason."

The Knicks are facing a rebuild, something the franchise has historically not done slowly through the draft. This past offseason, New York traded for Derrick Rose, while committing over $120 million to Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee in an attempt to improve the team quickly. Anthony believes the situation involving Oakley will not do the team any favors in trying to attract free agents in the future.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) yells to the crowd after hitting a three-point basket during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) yells to the crowd after hitting a three-point basket during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.tv

The Knicks had an empowering win over the Spurs to cap off the weekend. Beyond that, however, the dysfunction has only continued. The rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony continue to swirl. Frustration around the team's feeble defensive effort continues to set in. The mystique around what Phil Jackson's next remark may be (or how he chooses to communicate it) keeps everyone on their toes. And as if all of this wasn't enough, James Dolan played a part in a bizarre sequence of events this past week, reminding all that he is never truly far enough away.

As the trade deadline approaches and the losing continues, there are question marks around this team. Can the Knicks build off of the win against San Antonio, or will they fall back into their poor ways? Here's a look at what the team will face in the week ahead. 

Questions about team culture: One could argue that the poor culture is going to affect the Knicks for years to come. Clearly, the lack of positivity makes it difficult for players already in the Big Apple to perform at an optimal level. What's more, all that has gone on as of late could certainly impact the decisions of prospective free agents and scare them off from donning orange and blue. For years, James Dolan has been criticized for his poor way of handling things and a lack of overall basketball knowledge. While he has stayed out of Phil Jackson's way, he proved this week with Charles Oakley that he himself will never be far enough away not to play a role in something here or there. That's not a good feeling.

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 (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
(Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony does not want to be a potential injury replacement during the NBA All-Star Game, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.

With the injury to Cavliers F Kevin Love, a spot might open up, but Anthony prefers to rest.

"I would love to take this break and just utilize this break and my body and my mind and just get away from everything," Anthony said. "I could utilize this break. If they call me I'd consider it. But I would love to utilize this break."

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GEICO SportsNite: Knicks win 00:02:39
Jeff Hornacek, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose react to a big Knicks' win after they defeated the Spurs on Sunday afternoon, 94-90.

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and the New York Knicks salvaged the finale of a tumultuous five-game homestand by beating the San Antonio Spurs 94-90 on Sunday.

With Latrell Sprewell and a number of other former Knicks in attendance two days after Charles Oakley was banned, the current team pulled out a defensive performance from its past, limiting the Spurs to 36 percent shooting.

That came just two nights after the Knicks yielded 131 points in a dismal defensive performance against Denver, which came after losses to Cleveland and both Los Angeles teams to start the homestand.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony passed Hall of Famer Charles Barkley on the NBA's all-time scoring list in Sunday's 94-90 win against the San Antonio Spurs.

Anthony scored 11 of his 25 points in the third quarter of Sunday's game, including a 3-pointer to move into 25th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. He now has 23,775 points in his 14-year NBA career.

He has the fifth most points among active NBA players, trailing Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James, Paul Pierce and Vince Carter. Carter ranks 24th on the all-time scoring list with 24,352.

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DNL: Worst Knicks' season ever? 00:03:45
Daily News Live examines the Knicks? 2016-17 season full of struggles, public embarrassments and failure on the court.

DNL examines the Knicks' 2016-17 season full of struggles, embarrassments, and failure.

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New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrate a basket by Porzingis against the Charlotte Hornets during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner)
New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrate a basket by Porzingis against the Charlotte Hornets during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.tv

On pace to miss the NBA postseason for the fourth straight season, Carmelo Anthony knows what losing is all about. Since the Knicks won the Atlantic Division title back in 2012-13, Anthony has slowly but surely seen all of the talented veterans from that successful squad depart the Big Apple. In turn, the spotlight casts its shadow more and more on the star forward. Anthony has been unable to deliver since then.

Things are finally appearing to come to a head with New York shopping Anthony more aggressively than ever before. The team is motivated to deal him, as the vision with him leading the Knicks back to the promise land hasn't come any closer to fruition. As Anthony watches his closest friends and NBA counterparts chase and successfully capture NBA titles, he's arguably as far as he's ever been from one. This means it's time for a change all around. Nevertheless, Phil Jackson hasn't done himself or the team any favors. This organization has a negative vibe around it and the executive's recent comments and respective actions certainly haven't made things any easier for Anthony. 

Unfortunately for the Knicks' future, Anthony may not be the only one suffering from this lack of positive culture. New York is motivated to shop Anthony, not only because things haven't worked out, but because they have a beacon of light in Kristaps Porzingis to turn to next. Still, this slow transition and negative atmosphere can't be doing the budding superstar any good. Anthony obviously has more experience with this by now, but Porzingis too is getting used to losing. Through a season and a half, the young gun's Knickerbockers have gone 54-82. He's already been mentored by three head coaches. Teams have been known to change players from one season to the next: it's relatively normal. Nevertheless, after drastically changing the makeup of last year's squad, the revolving door would appear likely to keep swinging, given this season's shortcomings. More changes are coming.

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LM: Foaming at the Mouth 00:06:22
Loud Mouths are foaming at the mouth after Phil Jackson sent out a few cryptic messages on Twitter.

Latest update (Feb. 9)

7:00 p.m.: Phil Jackson took to Twitter in response to his initial cryptic tweet with another that claims he was misunderstood:

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

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Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton react to Wednesday night's melee involving Charles Oakley at MSG. The guys chat with former Knick Chris Childs about the Oakley incident and how he would have reacted if he was there on Wednesday night. Later, the guys get into the latest on the Melo-Phil drama, and discuss Phil's cryptic tweet.

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Actor and director Spike Lee argues with an official during the fourth quarter between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)
Actor and director Spike Lee argues with an official during the fourth quarter between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner)

While the drama between Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony has caused the Knicks to look for a trade for their star player, superfan and legendary director Spike Lee made it very clear which of the two he would rather have stay in New York.

"I'll pack Phil's bags for him," Lee told ESPN.

The latest Jackson-Anthony tension stems from a tweet Jackson sent on Tuesday that referenced a Bleacher Report article that was critical of Anthony. 

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Is Dolan still in Phil's corner? 00:03:04
The DNL panel addresses several Knicks questions, including whether owner James Dolan is still fully supporting Phil Jackson.

Carmelo Anthony responded to Phil Jackson's latest barb on Wednesday, saying he's "self-motivated" and that anyone would get tired of verbal spats.

"I think anybody would get tired of it if you went to work every day and you had these spats about you, eventually you'll get tired," Anthony said, according to Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News. "Unless you're as strong as I am, know how to deal with it and move on from it. But I think anybody, any human being, at some point in time, will start feeling a way about it. Can't cry over spoiled milk."

Anthony was responding to a critical tweet Jackson wrote about him on Tuesday, stemming from an article in Bleacher Report. It was the latest in a series of public comments about Anthony by Jackson. In the tweet, which head coach Jeff Hornacek called a "distraction," Jackson said you can't change the spots on a leopard...

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) moves the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez)
Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) moves the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the second half at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez)

Clippers PG Austin Rivers could end up being the centerpiece of a trade involving Carmelo Anthony going to Los Angeles, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Rivers, who met with Phil Jackson in July during free agency, is averaging 12.1 points and 2.8 assists while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from long range in 27.9 minutes per game this season. With Chris Paul out with a thumb injury until March, Rivers has emerged as the Clippers' starting point guard.

The Knicks want more assets than Rivers, whose father Doc Rivers, the Clippers' coach and president of basketball operations, has already said on record that he would trade his son for Anthony. 

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Frank Isola on Melo rumors 00:06:11
Frank Isola stands by his report that LeBron James has urged the Cavaliers front office to trade for Carmelo Anthony.

Cavaliers F LeBron James said a report that he's pushing for a trade that would bring Kevin Love to the Knicks in exchange for Carmelo Anthony is "trash."

"It's trash," James said in a postgame interview Monday night. "And the guy who wrote it is trash too, for writing that, especially during the game like that. So it's always about outside noise, and that's just outside noise for us. We got to focus on what needs to be done and that's to continue to compete for a championship. And we got who we got. Our GM will do a great job of figuring out if we need something else, but right now we're in a good place."

The NY Daily News' Frank Isola had written that James had been trying to persuade the Cavs to trade for Anthony even if it meant trading Love, even though the Cavaliers reportedly rejected such a trade offer last month.

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GEICO SportsNite: NYK blown out 00:01:03
Carmelo Anthony, Jeff Hornacek and Kristaps Porzingis discuss the Knicks' embarrassing loss to the Lakers

Several Knicks players and head coach Jeff Hornacek questioned the team's pride after their 121-107 loss to the Lakers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

"You've got to play for some pride," Hornacek said after the game, according to Ian Begley of ESPN. "If you're just going to come out and just play basketball, then you're in the wrong level."

Brandon Jennings, who had 16 points, five assists and three rebounds in 28 minutes against the Lakers, said it was the worst the Knicks had looked this season.

"You can't coach effort and energy," Jennings said. "That's something we should all have. We all make millions of dollars playing this game, so the least we can do is go out there and play hard every night. Regardless of who's making shots or anything like that, just effort and energy, just leave it all out there on the court."

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Knicks rebuild: Yay or Nay? 00:02:39
The Daily News Live crew debates whether or not it is time for the Knicks to begin to rebuild.

The Daily News Live crew debates whether or not it is time for the Knicks to hit the rebuild button.

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) look on during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) look on during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden. ( Adam Hunger)

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony shot well from the field, making 10 of 17 shots to finish with 26 points, but it was not enough as the Knicks put on a lifeless performance Monday and lost to the Lakers, 121-107.

Anthony's stat line looked strong, ending the game with 26 points, five assists, and three rebounds. But from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer, the Knicks, led by their star player, did not seem like their hearts were in it.

"I think our mentality, our attitude, throughout the course of the game, approaching the game, I think that has to change," Anthony told Al Iannazzone of Newsday. "Overall, the effort just wasn't there from the beginning to the end. This was a bad performance."

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Lou Williams scored 22 points, Nick Young had 17 and the Los Angeles Lakers handed the New York Knicks an embarrassing 121-107 defeat on Monday night to stop a 12-game losing streak on the road.

Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram added 14 points apiece for the struggling Lakers, who won for only the third time in 13 games overall. They had dropped 17 of their previous 18 away from home, with the only road victory during that stretch coming on Dec. 16 in Philadelphia.

It was Los Angeles' first victory over New York at Madison Square Garden in six years.

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New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings shoots as Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. defends during the first quarter at Verizon Center. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings shoots as Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. defends during the first quarter at Verizon Center. (Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks face the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Knicks have won eight of their last 10 meetings with the Lakers, including each of the last five. The five-game win streak is New York's third-longest in franchise history against the Lakers, trailing a 12-game streak spanning 1957-1958 and a seven-game streak spanning 1993-1995.
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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek instructs Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek instructs Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.tv

Looking back, the Knicks are currently nowhere near where anyone thought they'd be. Carmelo Anthony is facing a fourth straight year without a playoff appearance. With his own fate/success as an executive seemingly tied to that of his team's star forward, Phil Jackson has failed amid the continued pressure to put a consistent product on the court. He went all in last summer, spending on veterans and proven contributors. New York's inability to meet expectations has led to trade speculation all around, which ultimately prevents this group from creating and maintaining the positive culture Jackson aspired to develop.
 
All of this has given way to a very underwhelming 6-19 record in 2017. The Knicks had to put forth a really strong comeback effort just to defeat the 9-40 Nets last week. Here's a look at some of the questions facing New York as they look for stability.

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony shoots a foul shot after a technical foul against the Brooklyn Nets during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony shoots a foul shot after a technical foul against the Brooklyn Nets during the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Carmelo Anthony wanted New York and Knicks fans wanted him - if the price was right.

The Knicks probably exceeded it when they acquired him six years ago this month, setting expectations Anthony was eager to face but is increasingly unlikely to ever meet.

But if his time in New York is almost up, if the Knicks really are considering moving on without him, a word of warning.

"He had 25 (points) in one quarter this year. Very recently," LeBron James said. "So you tell me. How many guys do that?"

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(Julio Cortez/AP)

Carmelo Anthony was not mad about being benched during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game against the Nets, head coach Jeff Hornacek said Saturday.

"He was happy for the guys. The guys were playing well," Hornacek said, according to ESPN New York's Ian Begley. 

The Knicks rallied in the fourth quarter, largely due to the efforts of the bench players.

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GEICO SportsNite: Carmelo update 00:01:25
Jeff Hornacek discusses Carmelo Anthony's playing time moving forward and if he has a future in New York.
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(Adam Hunger)

Kristaps Porzingis thinks it would be detrimental to his development if the Knicks traded Carmelo Anthony.

The Knicks are "determined" to trade Anthony before the deadline, and have been in dialogue with the Cavaliers, Clippers, and Celtics about a potential deal.

"I think it would make life harder for me on the court (if Anthony was traded)," Porzingis told Stefan Bondy of the Daily News. "He makes stuff easier for me."

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Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are back on TheKnicksBlog Podcast as they continue to debate the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors, and if the Knicks should (and could) make a move for the playoffs. Later, the guys get into some all-star talk and discuss whether Kristaps Porzingis can win the Pass, Dribble, and Shoot event.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Latest update (Feb. 3)

The Knicks remain interested in trading Carmelo Anthony to the Cavaliers, despite the fact that Cleveland refuses to include Kevin Love in a potential deal, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.

The Knicks also remain engaged with the Clippers and Celtics regarding Anthony, with the Knicks not interested in receiving G Jamal Crawford as part of a potential deal with the Clippers, reports Mitch Lawrence of Forbes

In many of their talks with the Cavaliers and Clippers about Anthony, the Knicks have broached the idea of three-and-four-team trades due to the "complexities involved" with trading Anthony, notes Begley.

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Daily News Live: Knicks update 00:05:28
The DNL panel discusses what free agents the Knicks should target, Wednesday's win in Brooklyn and the maturation of Kristaps Porzingis.

Jan 31, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) defends during the second quarter at Verizon Center.  (Tommy Gilligan (USA Today))
Jan 31, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) defends during the second quarter at Verizon Center. (Tommy Gilligan (USA Today))

Bradley Beal went shot for shot with Carmelo Anthony and then some as the Washington Wizards blew out the New York Knicks 117-101 Tuesday night to move into a tie for first place in the Southeast Division.

With New York big man Kristaps Porzingis out with illness, Washington's Marcin Gortat was unchallenged inside and scored 15 points on 7-of-7 shooting.

After a back-and-forth first half, the Wizards led by five at halftime but took control early in the third quarter with a 16-2 run. The Knicks missed six consecutive shots after Anthony opened the quarter with a jumper and committed two turnovers to fall behind by 19. >> Read more from SNY 

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Is Carmelo underappreciated? 00:03:47
JR joins Jon Hein to debate if Carmelo Anthony is underappreciated by Knicks fans during this season.

JR joins Jon Hein to debate if Carmelo Anthony has been underappreciated by Knicks fans this season. 

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Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is fouled by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony as he goes in for a lay up during the second half at Philips Arena. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)
Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is fouled by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony as he goes in for a lay up during the second half at Philips Arena. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was fouled on his game-tying layup with 3.5 seconds left in regulation and should have been awarded a free throws in Sunday's quadruple-overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks, according to the NBA's two-minute report.

With the Knicks down 104-102, Anthony drove to the hoop as Paul Millsap guarded him. Millsap hit Anthony that affected his speed, quickness, balance and/or rhythm on the play, however referees did not call a foul.

The NBA's two-minute report said it was an incorrect non-call.

Anthony scored 45 points on 18-of-36 shooting before he fouled out. Millsap recorded 37 points and 19 rebounds while playing a game-high 60 minutes.

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Knicks' four-OT loss to Hawks 00:03:13
The Daily News Live panel discusses the pros and cons of the Knicks' four-overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, 142-139.

Carmelo Anthony scored 45 points during the Knicks' 142-139 quadruple overtime loss to the Hawks on Sunday night in Atlanta.

Anthony tied the game near the end of regulation and again near the end of the first overtime. And he thought his basket near the end of regulation should've resulted in an and-one.

"The game should have been over at that point," Anthony told the NY Times, insinuating he would've hit what would've been the go-ahead free throw.

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Atlanta's Dwight Howard (8) puts up a shot over Knicks center Joakim Noah during the first half. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)
Atlanta's Dwight Howard (8) puts up a shot over Knicks center Joakim Noah during the first half. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)

Paul Millsap had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Carmelo Anthony's season-high 45 points to outlast the short-handed New York Knicks 142-139 on Sunday.

The Knicks' first four-overtime game in 66 years lasted almost four hours. Millsap logged 60 minutes. Five players, including Anthony and Atlanta's Dwight Howard, fouled out.

Anthony scored the tying baskets at the end of regulation and the first overtime period, before fouling out with 12.9 seconds remaining in the second overtime. Courtney Lee sank a 26-foot tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining in the second OT and sank the tying free throws late in the third extra period.

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Jan 19, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives against Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Washington Wizards won 113-110. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 19, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives against Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Washington Wizards won 113-110. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

With his name swirling in trade talks this week, Carmelo Anthony said the latest rumors have been a burden, according to Newsday's Barbara Barker.

According to an ESPN report, the Knicks and Clippers are still discussing a trade involving Anthony. 

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Jan 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrate a basket by Porzingis against the Charlotte Hornets during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jan 27, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrate a basket by Porzingis against the Charlotte Hornets during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Amidst trade rumors swirling about Carmelo AnthonyKristaps Porzingis is supporting the forward and would like to see him stay in New York. 

Porzingis has now played with Anthony for two years and believes that he has been a leader for this team. 

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(AP)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

The NBA trade deadline is less than a month away, which gives the Knicks a limited amount of time to explore and pull the trigger on a blockbuster deal involving Carmelo Anthony

While they could certainly wait until the offseason, moving Anthony sooner than later would give the team a clear direction as they start fresh and look toward the NBA Draft.

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Carmelo getting traded? 00:07:35
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein debate the validity of the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors and what it would mean for the Knicks going forward.

Marc Malusis and Jon Hein debate the validity of the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors and what it would mean for the Knicks going forward. 

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony was not named to the list of Eastern Conference reserves for the NBA All-Star Game announced Thursday by the league, ending Anthony's string of seven consecutive appearances.

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Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are ready for the Knicks to trade Carmelo Anthony. The guys discuss where Melo could be headed and what they would receive in return. Later, Ant and Moke get into the issues surrounding Kristaps Porzingis.

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(Todd Kirkland/AP)

Point guards Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings struggled on Wednesday night as the Knicks lost to the Mavericks, 103-95, in Dallas.

Rose had 13 points, three assists, and three turnovers, and was a -13 in 35 minutes.

He had scored at least 20 points in each of his four previous games, including a season-high 30 points against the Celtics on Jan. 18.

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(USA Today)

The Knicks struggled in the second half and could not contain the 16-29 Dallas Mavericks in a 103-95 road loss at American Airlines Center. Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 30 points.

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No Love for Melo 00:02:38
Daily News Live breaks down the Knicks' reported attempt to deal Carmelo Anthony to the Cavaliers for Kevin Love.

The Knicks recently tried to engage the Cavaliers in a potential Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love deal and were rebuffed, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

Cavaliers F LeBron James made profanity-laced comments on Monday saying the team better not be happy personnel-wise and urging them to acquire a "playmaker."

Anthony weighed in on those comments on Wednesday, saying he was unsure whether James' 'playmaker' comment was about him.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures after a three point basket during the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures after a three point basket during the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso)

 

Carmelo Anthony spoke about his own desire to win a championship while weighing in on comments made by LeBron James earler this week. 

Anthony described the differences in his situation with that of his good friend, James.

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The Under Armour All America Basketball Camp at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. (B. Alyssa Trofort)
The Under Armour All America Basketball Camp at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. (B. Alyssa Trofort)

Two days before St. Raymond's was set to play New York Catholic league rival Bishop Loughlin on January 13th, Isaiah Washington called up Carmelo Anthony and let him know about the game.

Sure enough, when game day arrived, Anthony turned up at the St. Raymond's gym along with fellow Knicks Brandon Jennings and Kyle O'Quinn and rising Def Jam recording artist Dave East.

"I had spoke to Melo and another good friend that knows Melo and they said they was going to come through," the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Washington told SNY.tv by phone.

The trio of Knicks then watched as the Minnesota-bound Washington went off for a triple-double of 29 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds as St. Raymond's prevailed, 85-84, in a game that was marred by a St. Raymond's guard Dallas Watson going down with a broken wrist. The Knicks remained in the building throughout the 32-minute injury delay mainly to watch Washington.

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