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Walt “Clyde” Frazier: If Melo’s Shut Down Other Knicks Will Get Opportunity

Walt “Clyde” Frazier: If Melo’s Shut Down Other Knicks Will Get Opportunity Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier believes that other Knicks players will step up and do their best to compete if Carmelo Anthony is shut down after the All-Star break. Frazier, who is a member of the Knicks MSG broadcast, knows it will be a tough decision for Anthony, but is confident the rest of the team won't pack it in for first-year head coach Derek Fisher. "Once they know that [Anthony] is done, it's going to dawn on the players, this is an opportunity for me," Frazier told ABC Sports Radio on Friday. "These guys get paid too, just like Melo. I think the players are really going to be galvanized by that." "When Melo has been out sometimes the team has played better without him," Frazier continued. "Everybody thinks now I have a better chance to score." Frazier will also be a judge in the Sprite NBA All-Star dunk contest on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. "Everyone likes to come here because this is the stage," Frazier said of the bright lights of New York. "It always brings out the best in players." So what is Frazier looking for in crowning the best dunker? "You've got to be very creative," he said. "The wow factor has to be the captivating thing." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Carmelo Anthony Says He Will Likely Shut It Down After All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony Says He Will Likely Shut It Down After All-Star Game NBA via New York Knicks(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony said in an interview with ESPN Radio Thursday that it is "very likely" he will shut it down for the season after the All-Star Game."It's very likely. It's very likely. Now I've got to start thinking about the future," Anthony said to Marc Stein, Marc Kestecher and P.J. Carlesimo on ESPN Radio. "This season is this season. So I really want to just sit down with my team and sit down with the proper people to just kind of plan this thing out and see exactly what I have to do to get done and just to fix it."Anthony has been dealing with soreness in his left knee for months, and is playing for a Knicks team that has the worst record in the NBA.Although he is hurt, Anthony expects to play in Sunday's All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. It's the first time New York City has hosted the game since 1998."Even if I come out and just play a couple minutes and just wave," Anthony said. "I don't think the fans deserve (seeing me miss the game). They voted me in for a reason, so at least I can show them that I appreciate that by just participating in the game."The 30-year-old Anthony has played in 40 games this season, averaging 24.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. The Knicks are 0-13 with Anthony out of the lineup. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Wizards Cruise Past the Knicks, 102-91

Wizards Cruise Past the Knicks, 102-91 NBA via Washington Wizards(NEW YORK) -- Washington Wizards point guard showed a national audience just why he's become one of the best guards in the NBA on Christmas Day as he led the team past the New York Knicks for a 102-91 victory. Wall finished the game with 24 points, six rebounds, and 11 assists. He leads all Eastern Conference guards in assists, and second overall in the NBA. It was Wall's ninth game this season with at least 20 points and 10 assists, the most in the NBA. "I'm just a feisty guy that likes to compete," Wall said. "And I want to win games." Even though they only won by 11 points, the game was never close. The Wizards led as many as 22 points during the contest and never trailed at any point. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony did all he could to keep the team in it, as he scored a game-high 34 points. The Wizards improved to 20-8 while the Knicks fell to 5-26. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Knicks Snap Skid with Win Over Boston

Knicks Snap Skid with Win Over Boston Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images(BOSTON, Mass.) -- The New York Knicks finally snapped a 10-game losing streak on Friday night, defeating the Boston Celtics 101-95 on the road. It was the first win for New York (5-20) since beating Philadelphia back on Nov. 22 at Madison Square Garden. "It's always hard when you're climbing uphill, then you get that one game like today. It's kind of like relief," Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said. "It gives you a chance to feel what winning a basketball game is like." Anthony cause some headlines, before leading his team with 22 points, when rumors swirled that the forward would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if the right situation presented itself. The 30-year-old told reporters before the game that those were just rumors. Anthony shot 9-for-20 in the win, pulling down five rebounds and blocking three shots. New York opened the game shooting well, holding a 26-19 lead after the first quarter, while their defense helped set the tone. The Knicks held Boston (7-14) to just 7-of-22 from three-point land and forced 17 total turnovers. The win snapped the longest losing streak for the Knicks since 2005-06 when they also dropped 10 in a row. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Knicks Spoil James’ Return to Cleveland

Knicks Spoil James’ Return to Cleveland Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- LeBron James' first game back in Cleveland as a member of the Cavaliers didn't have a fairy tale ending.Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 25 points to help the New York Knicks beat the Cavaliers 95-90 Thursday night, ruining James' homecoming.With 2:58 left in the game, the Cavaliers went on a 8-2 run to cut the Knicks' lead to three. But Anthony's jumper with 25.9 seconds to play made the score 92-87, ultimately sealing the deal for New York.James finished the game with 17 points on 5-for-15 shooting while also grabbing five rebounds and dishing out four assists. Kevin Love had a team-high 19 points and 14 rebounds in his first game as a Cavalier.James, who left the Cavaliers for Miami in the summer of 2010, re-signed with his home-state squad this summer. Since then, the team has acquired a multitude of new faces including Kevin Love, Mike Miller, and Shawn Marion.Before the game, thousands of fans gathered in downtown Cleveland to celebrate King James' return. There was a free concert featuring Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons in a parking lot across from Quicken Loans Arena.Tickets for the game were selling for more than $10,000 a pop on the secondary market and celebrities such as a Michael Strahan, David Beckham, and Justin Bieber all attended.James will now have to wait until Nov. 10, when New Orleans comes to town, to get another chance for his first win in Cleveland this season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Melo Meets with Knicks and Lakers

Melo Meets with Knicks and Lakers Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Thursday was a busy day for one of the NBA's most sought after free agents. After spending two hours meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, Carmelo Anthony also spent time with his most recent team in the New York Knicks. Anthony sat down with members of both team's leadership and discussed possible terms of contracts as he enters his first ever free agency period. The Lakers contingent was reportedly to include star Kobe Bryant, but the small forward was unable to get back to California in time following a family vacation in Europe. Bryant did say he planned to met with Anthony later in the day. Following a two and a half hour meeting, Los Angeles told the small forward they would be willing to offer him maximum contract worth $96 million over four years. If Anthony chose to stay with the Knicks, he could garner a five-year deal with a $129 million price tag. New York reiterated to Anthony that he would be given such a contract if he chose to stay. Anthony has also met with Chicago, Dallas, and Houston during this free agency period.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bulls Trade for McDermott

Bulls Trade for McDermott Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In the first of many anticipated moves, the Chicago Bulls traded to get former Creighton star Doug McDermott at the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Bulls gave up both of their first-round picks to get the sharp-shooting forward. McDermott was drafted by the Denver Nuggets, who also get Anthony Randolph and a future second-rounder with the 11th overall pick. Chicago originally held the 16th and 19th overall picks, selecting Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris before the deal. McDermott was the consensus player of the year in college basketball this past season, averaging 26.7 points per game and shooting over fifty percent from the field. The 6'7" forward also shot 45 percent from three-point range as a senior, finishing fifth all-time on the NCAA scoring chart with 3,150 points. Chicago was the lowest scoring team in the NBA in 2013-14, scoring 93.7 points per game while shooting just 33.3 percent from downtown. The Bulls are expected to be a top destination for free agent forward Carmelo Anthony, and they're hopeful the acquisition of McDermott boosts their odds. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Carmelo Anthony Opts Out

Carmelo Anthony Opts Out Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony has informed the team that he will opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. Anthony, who had hinted towards the decision during the regular season, will be able to negotiate with any team on July 1. Anthony has the ability to sign a maximum contract worth $96 million over five years with any team outside of the Knicks. Should he choose to resign with New York, the small forward could command a max deal worth $129 million. Sources close to Anthony say the Chicago Bulls are one team that he would consider playing for. Among others that could garner his services are the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. ESPN.com reported earlier in June that the Miami Heat have also inquired about signing Anthony. Meanwhile, Knicks president Phil Jackson had expressed his hope that Anthony would "opt in" to the final year of his deal and test free agency in 2015. New York went 37-45 this past season, led by Anthony's 27.4 points per game. Should he leave, Anthony would become the fifth player in the last 30 years to change teams after averaging more than 27 points that year and the first to do so since LeBron James. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Carmelo Anthony: Meeting Went Well with Phil Jackson

Carmelo Anthony: Meeting Went Well with Phil Jackson New York Knicks/NBA(NEW YORK) -- The days for Carmelo Anthony to decide if he is opting out of his current contract are quickly approaching. Still, Anthony said a recent meeting with Knicks president Phil Jackson was positive. "It was great meeting with Phil. It went well," Anthony told two reporters in New York City on Wednesday as he promoted his partnership with 50 Cent and SMS Audio headphones. The Knicks hired Derek Fisher as their new head coach and Anthony had no problems with that either. "I like what Phil is doing," Anthony added. Anthony has until June 23 to notify the New York Knicks on whether he'll be coming back next year or become a free agent in July, reports ESPN.com. Anthony is spending his offseason with his family in Los Angeles. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Nowitzki Makes Plea for ‘Melo in Dallas

Nowitzki Makes Plea for ‘Melo in Dallas Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Carmelo Anthony, projected to be one of the top free agents if he chooses to opt out of his contract, may have a new suitor. Over the weekend, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki made his pitch for Anthony. "If Carmelo would really love to come here, we'd love to have him," Nowitzki said in a radio interview. Despite being under contract for next season, Anthony is expected to opt out of the final season of his contract with the New York Knicks and test free agency. Along with the Mavericks, the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, and Miami Heat have also been rumored to have interest in the small forward. Still, Knicks president Phil Jackson has publicly stated his desire for Anthony to remain in New York. "Listen, I think I've showed over my 16 years that I can play with anybody," Nowitzki said. "The only tough season I think we've had is when we had [Antawn] Jamison and Antoine Walker and myself who are all three kind of the same four-men, but other than that I think I've shown over my career that I can play with anybody. I'll adjust, whether I have to get out of the way or go to the corner more, post up, pass. I'll do whatever, really, that needs to be done out there to win or for this franchise to be a winner." Anthony, who has said he would like to remain in New York, has stated on multiple occasions during the season that he planned to become a free agent this summer. Should he choose to re-sign with the Knicks, 'Melo could ink a maximum contract worth $129 million over five years. If Anthony signs with another team, his contract would only be able to be a maximum of $96 million over four seasons. Dallas won 49 games last year and made the playoffs as the eight seed. The Mavericks were champions in 2011 and are projected to have more than $30 million in cap space. The Knicks won just 37 games this year and are not expected to have enough cap space to create a contender for the 2014-15 season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Phil Jackson: ‘Definitely Concerned’ about Carmelo’s Pending Free Agency

Phil Jackson: ‘Definitely Concerned’ about Carmelo’s Pending Free Agency Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(GREENBURGH, N.Y.) -- New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson is "definitely concerned" that possible free agent and seven-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony will take his game to another team next season. Anthony could opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent in July, but Jackson said on Friday that he spoke with Anthony about coming back next season and testing free agency in the summer of 2015. "I told him it might be a good idea to hang in here and see what it's like for a year and go out the next year," Jackson said. "But that's his option, that's what he's earned, and that's what's part of his contractual agreement. He has the right to do that. But I just offered that as, 'Look, this gives you an opportunity to see how this is going to change, see how we're going to get going, your relationship to the team and the coach and the system or whatever, the system we impose." Jackson said he remains positive about their chances about bringing back Anthony, but noted it only takes one team to blow Anthony away with an offer. "It only takes one bidder out there that has the ability and can ruin your hopes and your chances," Jackson said. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Carmelo Anthony Has Small Tear in Right Shoulder

Carmelo Anthony Has Small Tear in Right ShoulderSteve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has a small tear in his right labrum and will sit out the team's last two games of the season, the Knicks announced Tuesday. The injury will not require...

Knicks Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over Raptors

Knicks Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over RaptorsSteve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Carmelo Anthony had 30 points, eight rebounds and three steals to lead the New York Knicks past the Toronto Raptors Friday night, 108-100. Amar'e Stoudemire had a season-high 24 points and 11 rebo...

Heat Burn Knicks 102-91

Heat Burn Knicks 102-91Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(MIAMI) --  LeBron James scored 38 points as the Miami Heat dealt a significant blow to the New York Knicks' playoff hopes with a 102-91 victory on Sunday. Chris Bosh added 14 points for the Heat (53-23), who were playi...

Lakers Blow Away Knicks 127-96

Lakers Blow Away Knicks 127-96Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Xavier Henry scored 22 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 blowout victory over the New York Knicks. Kent Bazemore added 18 points...

Knicks Win Sixth-Straight

Knicks Win Sixth-StraightJared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 as the New York Knicks won their season-best sixth straight game by smacking the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-94 Saturday.  At the beginning of ...

Noah’s Triple-Double Leads Bulls to Their 9th Win in 10 Games

Noah’s Triple-Double Leads Bulls to Their 9th Win in 10 GamesThearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Joakim Noah recorded the fifth triple-double of his career with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 109-90 beatdown of the New York Knicks Sunday. "It's really all my teamma...

Masked LeBron Leads Heat to Beat Down of Knicks

Masked LeBron Leads Heat to Beat Down of KnicksMarc Serota/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- LeBron James put to rest any questions of whether or not wearing a mask to protect his broken nose would hinder his ability to play ball.James had 31 points, four rebounds and four assists to lead the Miami Heat to ...

Eastern Conference Ends Three-Game Losing Streak Against West

Eastern Conference Ends Three-Game Losing Streak Against WestChristian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Kyrie Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and Carmelo Anthony hit an All-Star record eight 3-pointers to help the Eastern Conference beat the West 163-155 Sunday, ending a three-game losing streak. Irving...

Carmelo Anthony Willing to take Paycut to Stay with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony Willing to take Paycut to Stay with KnicksNBA via New York Knicks(NEW YORK) -- With New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony's future with the team unknown past this season, he did admit recently that he is willing to take less money to stay with the team as he is set to hit free agency this su...
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