According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Amar'e Stoudemire is determined to improve on the defensive end and believes Mike Woodson can help. He also indirectly appeared to lay some of the blame on playing for the defensively indifferent Mike D'Antoni in his formative NBA years:

“Just having a defensive coach for the first time in my career is going to help,’’ Stoudemire said. “I’ve never been taught defense my whole career. To now have a coach who actually teaches defense and strategies and knows positioning and posture and how to guard different plays is going to be helpful and I’m taking it as a challenge and try to improve as a player.’’

D'Antoni must hear this and just think, "Thanks." Now, no one's confusing D'Antoni with some sort of defensive wizard, but I kind of feel like Amar'e could have picked up a thing or two about defense during a 10-year NBA career, right? Someone must have at least mentioned something somewhere along the way. I just can't imagine a young Stoudemire raising his hand at Suns practice, "Um, yes, sirs, about defense, uh, I was just wondering..."

"SILENCE! WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THAT HERE! Just go work on your dunking and then grab some lunch!"

That being said, Stoudemire has always had skills that you'd think could make him a decent defensive player, obviously just his crazy athleticism, but also an ability to block a shot along with plenty of strength, as well, but too often he appears to lack almost any sense of how to play team defense. He just looks lost out there at times, the kind of thing I guess you might expect from someone claiming he's never been taught defense his whole career.

In fairness, Amar'e was a guy who came straight out of high school, where one imagines he didn't really get fully versed in the intricacies of defense while he was stomping every poor pimple-faced kid in his path. That's the type of stuff that really needs to be drilled in before you arrive in the NBA, since it's the type of training that's difficult to get done under the grind and speed of professional hoops, and could go a long way in explaining how porous he's become on that end.

Anyway, it's worth a shot. Best of luck, Woody.

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Knicks C Joakim Noah is epxected to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and miss the remainder of the season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Noah hasn't played since Feb. 4 due to a strained left hamstring.

He missed time earlier this season due to a sprained left ankle, and played through discomfort in his right shoulder. 

Noah, who missed the end of last season due to surgery on his left shoulder, has averaged 5.0 points and 8.8 rebounds in 46 games this season...

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New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings (3) in action against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher)
New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings (3) in action against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher)

The Knicks have cut PG Brandon Jennings and will used the open roster spot to sign free agent guard Chasson Randle, the team announced Monday.

Randle's deal includes a team option for next season, reports Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.

Jennings, who signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Knicks last offseason, was averaging 8.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game, appearing in 58 games with New York.

The veteran point guard had recently told the team's management that he wanted to play for a playoff team this season, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated...

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New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez (14) reacts after an officials call during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher)
New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez (14) reacts after an officials call during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher)

With Joakim Noah set to miss his eighth straight game on Monday, Knicks rookie C Willy Hernangomez will likely get another start.

Hernangomez has performed well as of late, starting the last four games and averaging 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds on 58.6 percent shooting in 27.9 minutes. However the 22-year old is still getting accustomed to playing in the NBA.

"Sometimes, I think too much," Hernangomez said to Fred Kerber of the New York Post. "So I need to let my body just play. Let my mind play. I think too much, like if I miss a shot."

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New York Knicks center Marshall Plumlee (40) during a game at Target Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn)
New York Knicks center Marshall Plumlee (40) during a game at Target Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn)

The Knicks have assigned Ron Baker, Maurice Ndour and Marshall Plumlee to Westchester, the team announced on Sunday.

Baker has played in 29 games for the Knicks this season, including three starts, averaging 3.2 points per game.

Plumlee and Ndour are wrapping up a brief stint after just being recalled to the Knicks from Westchester on Feb. 23. 

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Feb 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) defends against Philadelphia 76ers guard Justin Anderson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 110-109.
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Feb 25, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) defends against Philadelphia 76ers guard Justin Anderson (1) during second half at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 110-109. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

While Carmelo Anthony's clutch points led the Knicks to a win over the 76ers on Saturday, Kyle O'Quinn gave the Knicks a spark off the bench in his 25 minutes of play. 

O'Quinn scored nine points and added five assists, five rebounds and five steals during the one-point victory. 


Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV:

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GEICO SportsNite: Jeff Hornacek 00:00:51
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says the Knicks are still trying to win every ballgame following a 110-109 thriller over Philadelphia.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left to give the New York Knicks a 110-109 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.  

The Knicks blew a 17-point lead and fell behind by one when Jahlil Okafor scored with 9 seconds remaining. But Anthony dribbled left after a timeout, pulling up over Robert Covington to cap his 37-point performance. 

The Knicks then intercepted the 76ers' inbounds pass to hold on and snap their two-game losing streak.  

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Feb 23, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 23, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over the defense of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks take on the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night. 

According to STATS:

  • T.J. McConnell's turnaround jumper at the buzzer gave the 76ers a 98-97 home victory over the Knicks on January 11. The loss snapped New York's overall five-game win streak in this series, although it still owns an active five-game home winning streak over Philadelphia, including a 119-113 double-overtime victory in the teams' last meeting at Madison Square Garden (January 18, 2016).
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Is Porzingis frustrated? 00:01:41
Kristaps Porzingis took to Twitter with a cryptic message Thursday night.

Kristaps Porzingis (sprained right ankle) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play Saturday night against the 76ers, head coach Jeff Hornacek said.

"There's a lot of swelling, but I can walk around no problem, and the swelling is going down, too, so it's getting better," Porzingis said of his injury. "No ligament damage, just a sprained ankle, swelling."

Hornacek added Porzingis could play Monday.

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Jan 19, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) drives past Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) 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 guard Derrick Rose (25) drives past Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Washington Wizards won 113-110. (Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)

B.J. Armstrong, who represents Derrick Rose, would prefer it if his client remained with the Knicks, he told Sirius XM on Saturday

Armstrong said Rose has put together a good season in New York, but wasn't surprised he is still with the Knicks after Thursday's trade deadline. Rumors had swirled that Rose would be traded to Minnesota in a deal involving Ricky Rubio.

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Porzingis to sit vs. 76ers 00:01:21
Kristaps Porzingis' ankle did not suffer ligament damage, but the forward will still miss Saturday's matchup with the 76ers.

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(Ken Blaze)

Willy Hernangomez, who has been starting at center for the Knicks with Joakim Noah out, had another good game during Thursday night's loss to the Cavaliers.

Hernangomez had 11 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 27 minutes.

He turned the ball over just once and committed three personal fouls.

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Knicks F Carmelo Anthony struggled during Thursday night's 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers.

Anthony, who remained with the club after an uneventful trade deadline, was just 9 of 25 from the field.

He struggled from downtown, hitting just 2 of 8 attempts, and turned the ball over five times.

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New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) and forward Carmelo Anthony (7) against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) and forward Carmelo Anthony (7) against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter at Talking Stick Resort Arena. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite over a month of trade rumors and speculation, both Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose remained with the Knicks following the passing of the NBA's trade deadline yesterday.

When asked about Phil Jackson's vision for the Knicks moving forward, Anthony told reporters he was still unclear on the team president's plans for the future.

"Not now. To be honest with you, no," Anthony told Al Iannazzone of Newsday. "I think they were kind of planning on a trade on the trade deadline. Whether they were trying to make moves, I think that was one plan. So now it's they've got to get back to the drawing board and come up with another plan about the future of this team."

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Feb 23, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) greets New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) after the game during at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs won 119-104. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Feb 23, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) greets New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) after the game during at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs won 119-104. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the New York Knicks, who hung on to superstar Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose at Thursday's trade deadline.

James scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds with 15 assists for his sixth triple-double of the season.

Anthony, the subject of trade rumors because of a strained relationship with Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson, scored 20 points, going 9 of 25 from the field.

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Rapaport on Oakley 00:05:16
Actor Michael Rapaport provides his thoughts on the incident involving Charles Oakley and the Knicks.

Charles Oakley and his lawyer, Frederick Nance, sat courtside with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert during the Knicks' matchup in Cleveland Thursday night. Nance said that he invited Oakley to the game as his guest and when Gilbert found out, he invited them to sit with him, ESPN's Ian Begley reports.

hen asked who he was rooting for, the Knicks or the Cavaliers, Oakley responded, "the better team."

Oakley was ejected from Madison Square Garden and subsequently arrested on Feb. 8 after an altercation with security guards.

 

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Feb 12, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) high fives Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)
Feb 12, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) high fives Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)

The Knicks return from the All-Star break with a matchup against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers from Quicken Loans Arena at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

According to STATS:

  • Cleveland has won its last nine meetings with the Knicks, its second-longest active win streak versus any opponent (15 vs. Magic). In three matchups this season, Cleveland has averaged 118.0 points.
  • The Cavaliers are an NBA-best 7-1 (.875) in February, leading the league in scoring (121.4 ppg) and three-point percentage (.436) while ranking second with a .516 field-goal percentage (Bucks, .523).
  • New York lost five of its last six games entering the All-Star break. The Knicks haven't had back-to-back wins since December 20-22, going 7-21 (.250) since Christmas Day.
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Isola on Knicks' trade deadline 00:03:11
Frank Isola joins Daily News Live to talk about the New York Knicks' uneventful trade deadline, including the failed deal with Minnesota.

Knicks quiet at deadline 00:08:08
DNL discusses the Knicks' decision to stay quiet at the trade deadline and Charles Oakley attending Wednesday's game in Cleveland.

The Knicks did not make any moves prior to Thursday's NBA trade deadline, which passed at 3 p.m. ET.

They had been engaged with the Timberwolves regarding a trade that would've sent PG Ricky Rubio to New York for Derrick Rose

In addition to Rubio, the Knicks had reportedly been asking the Timberwolves for F Nemanja Bjelicareported Marc Berman of the NY Post.

As the deadline approached on Thursday, some in the Knicks organization were ready to trade for Rubio without a second asset being sent back, but the Wolves refused, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

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Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan donated $300,000 to Donald Trump's campaign, Stefan Bondy of the Daily News reports. The pledge was made to the fundraising committee Trump Victory less than two months prior to the election.

When reached for comment, an MSG spokesman issued a statement saying that, "Mr. Dolan's contributions are a matter of public record."

While it's not unusual for team owners to support candidates for public office, Dolan's support of Trump is in stark contrast to what many players and coaches around the NBA think about the president.

 

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The Knicks have had discussions with the Clippers regarding a trade that would send SG Courtney Lee to Los Angeles, reports Ian Begley of ESPN.

Begley notes that the Knicks have been seeking near-immediate first-round picks (which the Clippers do not have) in trade talks with most teams.

The Knicks also remain engaged with the Timberwolves about a trade revolving around Ricky Rubio and Derrick Rose...

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) dribbles in the second quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Target Center. (Brad Rempel)
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) dribbles in the second quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Target Center. (Brad Rempel)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.tv

With Thursday's NBA trade deadline approaching, Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio remains a "significant target" of the Knicks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, who notes the Timberwolves are also engaged with other teams regarding a potential Rubio trade.

The Knicks are reportedly asking the Timberwolves for F Nemanja Bjelica as part of a potential Rubio for Derrick Rose trade, according to Marc Berman of the NY Post. Meanwhile, Minnesota is unlikely to trade Rubio unless they get a first round draft pick in return, reports Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report.

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(AP)

The Knicks have recalled Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour from Westchester, and both are expected to be available tonight against Cleveland, the Knicks announced Thursday morning.

Plumlee has appeared in eight games this season, averaging 1.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game.

Ndour has played in 20 games this year, and is averaging 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.2 minutes per game.

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GEICO SportsNite: Trade deadline 00:01:47
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and coach Jeff Hornacek address trade rumors the day before the NBA trade deadline.

Heading into Thursday's trade deadline, Carmelo Anthony told reporters Wednesday that he is not worried about possibly being dealt away from the Knicks. 

According to Anthony, he has not heard anything from the front office about a trade just yet. 

"I don't think that's something that I'm worried about or thinking about at this time," Anthony said Wednesday. "If something is going to happen, it's going to happen. I haven't heard anything as of right now, so that's not something that I'm concerned about."

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The Knicks are asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Kyle O'Quinnreports Frank Isola of the NY Daily News.

Isola doesn't note which teams the Knicks have engaged regarding O'Quinn.

O'Quinn, 26, is averaging 6.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 55 games for the Knicks this season....

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GEICO SportsNite: Trade Talk 00:03:04
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek and guard Derrick Rose discuss the trade rumors surrounding the team as the deadline looms.

Latest Update: (Feb. 22)

1:30 p.m.

"I'm sure I'll have information as it starts unfolding, if something unfolds," Carmelo Anthony told reporters after practice on Wednesday. "As of right now nothing is on the table."

SNY.TV's Keith Schlosser discussed a rumored trade earlier today that would send Derrick Rose to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ricky Rubio.

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New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin)
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin)

 

Joakim Noah, who tweaked his hamstring in practice prior to the All-Star break, missed practice on Wednesday, the Knicks said.

Courtney Lee (illness) also missed practice.

Noah's injury will cause him to miss Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, Newsday's Barbara Barker reported earlier this week...

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New York Knick forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) reacts after winning the skills challenge during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Smoothie King Center. (Bob Donnan)
New York Knick forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) reacts after winning the skills challenge during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Smoothie King Center. (Bob Donnan)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.tv

With the NBA still coming off its All-Star Weekend, the Knicks have not played since losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder last Tuesday. But alas, the late additions of Carmelo Anthony and Willy Hernangomez to the weekend's festivities gave the team's fan base a little bit more to be excited about and invested in as things went on in New Orleans. 

When just about everyone in the NBA world collides for a few days, talk about the Knicks is never too far away. Speculation regarding the team's future, especially with the trade deadline steadily approaching, is running ramped as we speak. With that in mind, here are three things to ponder around this team in the week that follows.

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New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached out to the New York Knicks about possibly acquiring guard Derrick Rose, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

Before he joined the Knicks last summer, Rose played several seasons with the Chicago Bulls under Tom Thibodeau, the current Timberwolves coach. 

Several teams have reached out to the Knicks about Rose, according to Begley. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.

Rose, 28, has averaged 17.7 points, 4.5 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 48 games in his first season with the Knicks. He is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

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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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On the latest TheKnicksBlog Podcast, Anthony Donahue had some pointed thoughts regarding Charles Oakley and th current situation with owner James Dolan...

"The New York Knicks for the most part have tried with Charles Oakley," Donahue explained. "He has been completely ungracious since the Knicks traded him on June 24th or 25th 1998….Charles Oakley since June of 1998 has just bashed the Knicks organization - at times he's been right - and he wants to be treated with a silver spoon and wants the red carpet at the Garden."

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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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New York Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers guard Brian Roberts during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette drives to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers guard Brian Roberts during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Former New York Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette scored 73 points in a Chinese league game on Sunday night.

Fredette, who played two games for the Knicks last year and had spent time with their D-League affiliate in Westchester, scored the fourth most points in a game in the Chinese Basketball Association, however his team, the Shanghai Sharks, lost to the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in double overtime.

The 27-year-old Fredette has averaged six points and 1.4 assists in five seasons in the NBA. A former first-round pick, Fredette played 235 games split between the Knicks, Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls.

He is averaging 36.3 points per game, the third most in the league, with Shanghai, which is 29-6 and the No. 3 seed in the CBA playoffs.

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Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during the Commissioner Press Conference at Smoothie King Center. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during the Commissioner Press Conference at Smoothie King Center. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is disappointed that former Knick Charles Oakley and team owner James Dolan have not fully solved their differences, but is hopeful things will get better between the two soon. 

Silver, who spoke during NBA's All-Star weekend, said he talked with Oakley and Dolan last week over the phone in an effort to play mediator in the situation. While Silver said there has been progress since the initial event on Feb. 8, the two are still not on the same page.  

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Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New York Knick forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) celebrates winning the three-point contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports (Derick E. Hingle)
Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New York Knick forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) celebrates winning the three-point contest during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports (Derick E. Hingle)

Kristaps Porzingis dribbed around obstacles, passed the ball, shot 3-pointers and more en route to victory in the 2017 NBA Skills Challenge, defeating Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz.

Porzingis, participating in his second All-Star Weekend, first eliminated Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets before knocking out Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins

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Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are still angry, and this time they direct their frustration towards an unlikely figure for Knicks fans - Charles Oakley. The guys look back at two decades of disappointing behavior from the former power forward, and think it's time for Oak to man up. 

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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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Feb 17, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; U.S. Team center Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers (33) and World Team forward Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks (6) go for a loose ball during the Rising Stars Challenge at Smoothie King Center. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 17, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; U.S. Team center Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers (33) and World Team forward Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks (6) go for a loose ball during the Rising Stars Challenge at Smoothie King Center. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kristaps Porzingis helped lead Team World to victory over Team USA in the Rising Stars Challenge, as he scored 24 points and collected 10 rebounds. 

In 33 minutes on the floor, Porzingis shot 11-of-16 from the field and was 1-of-4 for from the free-throw line. His 24 points were third on the team after Buddy Hield (28) and Jamal Murray (36). 

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Feb 17, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Western Conference All Star Draymond Green during the All Star media availability at the Ritz Carlton. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 17, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Western Conference All Star Draymond Green during the All Star media availability at the Ritz Carlton. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green appeared to change his mind about whether or not free agents would want to sign with the Knicks, he told reporters at All-Star Weekend. 

"I'm not sure how people view it," Green said, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. I don't really know anybody else's opinion or views around the league. I'm in the locker room with 14 guys on a daily basis. I kind of know their views because we talk a lot. But I don't know everyone's views."

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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. 

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, 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.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis, Keith Schlosser
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Oakley-Dolan feud continues 00:05:19
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein discuss the ongoing feud between Charles Oakley and James Dolan as Oakley compares Dolan to Donald Sterling.

Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley isn't yet ready to return to Madison Square Garden, days after team president James Dolan lifted Oakley's ban. On Thursday, he seemed to harden his stance in his feud with Dolan, telling SI Now that "some things can't be solved." 

Oakley also compared Dolan to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was caught on tape making racist comments in 2014. Commissioner Adam Silver forced Sterling to sell the team.

Oakley is more upset about the aftermath of last week's incident than the incident itself, and is hoping for a public apology, reports Marc Berman of the NY Post.

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Green weighs in on Knicks drama 00:05:15
Warriors forward Draymond Green speaks critically of James Dolan and the Knicks, predicting that they won't be able to sign free agents.

Speaking on his podcast, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had harsh words against Knicks owner James Dolan, even claiming Dolan has a "slave master mentality." 

Green took exception to how Dolan handled the recent controversy with former Knicks legend Charles Oakley. 

"You doing it for me, it's all good," Green said on the podcast. "You doing it against me -- you speaking out against my organization -- it's not good anymore? That's a slave mentality. A slave master mentality. That's ridiculous.

"It was all fine and dandy when he was laying people out, taking fines and all this stuff for your organization. But now, all of a sudden, when he says something that he feels, it's a problem."

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, drives around New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, drives around New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (Sue Ogrocki/AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and posted his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook moved into sole possession of third place for the most triple-doubles in a season, behind Oscar Robertson's 41 in 1961-62 and Wilt Chamberlain's 31 in 1967-68. The star guard had 14 rebounds and 12 assists in the 64th triple-double of his career.

Victor Oladipo scored 21 points and Jerami Grant added 13 for the Thunder, who snapped a two-game skid.

Carmelo Anthony had 30 points for the Knicks after being selected to the All-Star Game as an injury replacement for Kevin Love earlier in the night. Derrick Rose scored 25 and Courtney Lee added 16.

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 (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)
(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Knicks coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy hopes that the Knicks will hold a day to commemorate Charles Oakley and retire his number, he said before Wednesday's Knicks-Thunder game. 

Van Gundy coached Oakley with the Knicks during the 1990s, first as an assistant and then as head coach starting in 1995. The former Knicks coach believes an event like this could help smooth things over between Oakley and the Knicks after the events of last week. 

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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. 

Tags: Carmelo Anthony
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New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin)
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) reacts after the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Andy Marlin)

Joakim Noah will miss his fifth consecutive game on Wednesday, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

Noah has been out with a hamstring injury since leaving the game against the Cavaliers early on Feb. 4. 

Willy Hernangomez will start at center against the Thunder.

Tags: Joakim Noah, Willy Hernangomez
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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

The Knicks head to Oklahoma City to take on Russell Westbrook and the Thunder at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night. 

According to STATS:

  • The Thunder won 112-103 when these teams faced off in New York on November 28. Oklahoma City will look to sweep the season series with the Knicks for the first time since 2013-14.
  • The Thunder fell 120-98 at Washington Monday, their worst loss versus the Wizards since moving to Oklahoma City in 2008-09. The Thunder are 4-13 this season when failing to score 100 points.
  • New York snapped a four-game losing streak with a 94-90 home win over the Spurs on Sunday. The Knicks had allowed at least 111 points in all four losses (120.5 ppg).
Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder
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 (AP)
(AP)

The Knicks were valued at $3.3 billion by Forbes in their latest NBA valuation, up from $3 billion last year. It's the second consecutive year New York has topped the list of the league's most valuable franchises. 

Despite the lofty valuation, the Knicks are 23-33 and 12th in the Eastern Conference, three games ouf of the final playoff spot. New York has not particpated in the postseason since 2013.

The Lakers ($3 billion) and Warriors ($2.6 billion) round out the top three.

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