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 4 years ago '04        #10521
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noooo dont trade shump
 4 years ago '08        #10522
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idk how faried makes us better but its obvious they trying to phase shump out
 4 years ago '04        #10523
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 dj ac said:
idk how faried makes us better but its obvious they trying to phase shump out
he's basically black D. Lee, unlike Chandler, Faried will be the interior bulldog on both ends of the floor...think K. Mart without the injuries/restrictions years ago
 4 years ago '04        #10524
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Berman

ATLANTA — With J.R. Smith making his first start of the season Wednesday night in Atlanta, the future of Iman Shumpert remains up the air.

Though Shumpert will start in a three-guard alignment against the Hawks, it’s clear the Knicks will put Shumpert to the bench when injured center Tyson Chandler returns in a few weeks.

According to sources, Knicks GM Steve Mills has spoken to several teams about Shumpert, but those conversations are in the initial stages, including the long-rumored Knicks interest in Denver’s rebounding power forward Kenneth Faried, who reportedly was being shopped in October.

Faried was drafted in Shumpert’s class in 2011 and their salaries match up. On Oct. 21, The Post reported new Nuggets personnel director Jared Jeffries was in Green Bay, Wis., scouting the Knicks just as the Faried rumors were heating up and had dinner with Mills before the preseason game.

However, the Denver Post reported Wednesday the Nuggets have little interest in sending Faried, a Newark native, to the Knicks for Shumpert. The Nuggets just lost center Javale McGee to a stress-fracture injury, giving them a lack of depth up front.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson was ticked at Shumpert for leaving Las Vegas after just one summer league game in July to go to China. Knicks owner James Dolan also was said to be irate because Shumpert originally didn’t want to show up to Las Vegas, and Dolan threatened to have him traded.

Woodson has been critical of Shumpert since the preseason, calling him a young player with a lot of room to grow offensively. Woodson also has made it a point to say repeatedly how stacked the Knicks are at the shooting-guard position, calling it at times a “logjam.’’

Former Knicks executives Donnie Walsh and Glen Grunwald passed on Faried in the draft to take Shumpert at No. 17 because they didn’t feel Faried had the length to be a top-notch rebounder. But Faried has proven to be an fierce boardman, with career averages of 8.6 rebounds and 26 minutes.
 4 years ago '04        #10525
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Berman

An angry Mike Woodson threatened to install a Twitter policy in the wake of J.R. Smith’s latest social-media feud with Brandon Jennings, who criticized Smith’s brother and Knicks teammate Chris. Woodson said he will “address’’ Smith about his latest flap and they spoke before Thursday’s game against the Rockets.

The reigning NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year defended his little brother and appeared to threaten Jennings on Twitter. Jennings, now with the Pistons, criticized Chris Smith for even being on an NBA roster. The NBA is reviewing the situation.

Wednesday night, Jennings wrote: “Wait wait wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & @BBROWNLAU isn’t. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!” One of the players, point guard Bobby Brown, was nearly signed by the Knicks this summer before going to China.

The tweet was later deleted. J.R. Smith fired back with on Twitter with a message of his own — also later deleted — in which he said he would send his “street homies” to Detroit. The Knicks face the Pistons Tuesday in Motown.

“No respect for these lil kids who pop at the mouth on twitter an then want to delete they tweets,’’ Smith wrote.

Smith said before the Rockets game he wasn’t threatening Jennings.

“Threatened? No,’’ Smith said. “There’s a way of threatening someone and that’s not the way to publicly threaten somebody. I know Brandon. We have a pretty good relationship before this. Hopefully we’ll continue it afterward.’’

Woodson wasn’t pleased. “I got wind of it and we’ll address it after the game,’’ the Knicks coach said. “If you’re going to tweet, tweet something positive. I don’t know the social-media game. I deal with you guys and keep it moving.”

Smith was fined by the NBA in his first season as a Knick in March 2012, for tweeting a photo of a nekkid woman in his hotel room in Milwaukee.

When asked if he could install a policy, Woodson said it was a good idea.

“It might come to that,” he said. “You just gave me a good idea. I like that.’’
Smith wouldn’t disclose what Woodson said to him and said he hasn’t spoken to the NBA.

“I don’t know what to expect,’’ Smith said. “I didn’t think it was a big deal, apparently it is. I’m always getting in trouble with Twitter. I don’t know what it is. I’m trying to shake it.’’

Smith said he is tired of his brother taking flak for making the Knicks roster.

“It happens every day. People criticize him, telling him what he deserves and doesn’t deserve,’’ Smith said. “I think he works hard for what he does.
“I was definitely frustrated, tired of people picking on my little brother. It is my little brother. I’m going to step up for him — good, bad or ugly.’’
Smith wouldn’t say whether Woodson has banned him from Twitter.

“We spoke,’’ Smith said. “I don’t know if he wants me to talk to you about it.’’

Chris Smith also got in on the action, responding to the slight on Twitter: “If they hate, then let them hate and watch the money pile up‼ everyone have a blessed day from yours true.. jr smiths brother lmao…”

Smith is making $491,000 this season, but is costing the Knicks $2.1 million because of the stringent luxury tax. He is earmarked for the D-League and speculation is he was kept as a lure for J.R. Smith to re-sign for less money with the Knicks.

Smith said he’d like to get Jennings’ number before they face off next week to talk it out. “It’s not that serious,’’ Smith said. “I go to L.A. in the summer and [we] hoop together.’’
 4 years ago '04        #10526
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Berman

Iman Shumpert met with Knicks coach Mike Woodson before Wednesday’s win in Atlanta to discuss his uncertain status.

Sources have told The Post Shumpert is on the trading block and Knicks president/general manager Steve Mills is discussing scenarios with teams in an attempt to get frontcourt help and alleviate a shooting-guard glut.

According to Shumpert, Woodson told him what he told the media. Shumpert should be flattered teams are interested in him and take it as a compliment. But Shumpert didn’t say he’s in the clear.

“There’s nothing I can do about it,’’ Shumpert said after Thursday’s 109-106 Houston heartbreaker. “Got to keep playing and limit distractions. I just have to play hard.’’

Asked if he wants to stay a Knick, Shumpert said, “I just want to play ball and try to win. We’re in a slump at home and trying to fix that.’’

Shumpert has fallen out of favor with the organization and Woodson, who has been hypercritical of Shumpert since preseason. One person connected to the team feels he is viewed as a “head case’’ by some of his superiors.

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Woodson said for now the Kenyon Martin-Amar’e Stoudemire platoon is off after getting approval from the medical staff.
Martin played both ends of the back-to-back, including Thursday’s loss to the Rockets. Martin got in for just 9:59 after going 16 minutes in Atlanta.
Stoudemire will still play every other game. He had a rough 5:03 outing in the first half Thursday when the Knicks were outscored by 10 points. Stoudemire was 0-for-3, getting his inside shot blocked once.

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The Knicks are 0-4 when allowing 100-plus points. … Thursday was the 30th 40-point game of Carmelo Anthony’s career.
 4 years ago '04        #10527
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Berman

Carmelo Anthony scored 45 points Thursday, but the points that could have won the game got wiped away by an intentional foul and referee Scott Foster’s whistle.

Anthony’s 3-point miracle shot that could have forced overtime or even won it was waved off with five seconds left as the Knicks lost again to the Rockets in a foul-plagued, controversial 109-106 decision at the Garden. It was fourth straight home loss for the 3-5 Knicks.

It gave Jeremy Lin his third straight win over the Knicks since departing for Houston, as the Rockets swept both games last season. The same defensive problems existed Thursday night. Lin finished with 21 points in 29 minutes, and the Knicks lost despite Anthony and Andrea Bargnani (24 points) combining for 69 points.

The Knicks, who started last season 10-0 at home, still are looking to rediscover the magic formula at the Garden.

“It was a tough one to lose, especially with the effort we put forth,’’ Anthony said. “We have to get over this hump at home. I am at a loss of words.’’

Anthony could have been the hero in Lin’s second return to the Garden with a benefit of a call. For Anthony, it was a similar situation to the game in Chicago on Halloween when he missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds in the Knicks’ 81-80 loss to the Bulls.

This time, trailing by three points, Anthony drained the 3-pointer, but it didn’t count as referee Foster ruled James Harden intentionally fouled Anthony far enough before the release. After getting hacked, Anthony threw up a prayer, and it sailed through the net as the Garden erupted.

Instead of a potential four-point play, it was ruled a non-shooting foul. With the Rockets in the penalty, Anthony had just two free throws. Coach Mike Woodson screamed for a review, Anthony argued vehemently, shaking his head, and the fans booed. Anthony made both free throws to cut the deficit to 107-106 with 5.0 seconds left, but they fell short.

“It was a tough call, but last year we put a new rule in for these situations and how we go about them,’’ Foster told a pool reporter. “The initial contact was before he started to turn, while his back is to the basket, and then he flings it up.’’

Woodson said he thought the play was reviewable.

“I am up there screaming to try to get it reviewed,’’ Woodson said. “I thought it was close enough to have that play reviewed but they never entertained it.’’

Foster said his judgment on that type of foul is no longer reviewable.

“There’s nothing in the rule book — and there’s 14 triggers — that allows us to review that for continuation,’’ Foster said. “The only thing we can review is whether it’s a two or a three if we’d allowed it to be a made basket.’’

Anthony tried to miss the second free throw but it went in, giving the Rockets the ball up 1. The Knicks fouled Harden and he made both free throws with 2.9 seconds left to make it a 3-point bulge. With no timeouts left, J.R. Smith raced to halfcourt and missed at the buzzer high off the backboard.

Anthony did enough complaining on the court and said he was ready to let it go.

“My thoughts don’t mean anything at his point,’’ he said. “It doesn’t matter if I thought it was a good or not. No reason to keep harping on it. I’ve seen it multiple of times. I don’t want to see it again.’’

According to Anthony, the referees told him they didn’t review it because there were less than two minutes left in the game — contrary to Foster’s postgame comments.

The Rockets have lost two games with late 3-pointers this season and coach Kevin McHale said they have been practicing fouling on the catch at length.

“Houston informs us before the play they are going to take a foul,’’ Foster said. “The initial contact is way before what probably everybody else thinks. It’s a push, a slap and then another slap but we’ve already called the foul on the initial contact. Now he turns and throws it up. It’s not able to be scored that way.’’

Indeed when Iman Shumpert inbounded with 5.8 seconds left, Anthony bobbled the ball.

“He lost the ball up high at first and that’s when I fouled him initially,’’ Harden said. “Then he finally gathered himself and shot it.’’

For Knicks fans, it was a tough loss to swallow, especially on a night Bargnani was so solid on both ends, defending Dwight Howard, who scored just seven points, and making 9-of-12 shots. Anthony scored his season high, making 17-of-30 from the field, hitting 9-of-11 free throws and grabbing 10 rebounds.

“I thought [Bargnani] did a great job defensively, staying in front of him, taking charges, making it tough on him,’’ Anthony said.
 4 years ago '04        #10528
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Ian Begley

New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been fined $25,000 for directing hostile and inappropriate language to Detroit's Brandon Jennings via his Twitter account, the league announced Friday.

On Wednesday, Jennings sent out the following tweet, which was later deleted: "Wait wait wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & @BBROWNLAU isn't. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!"

J.R. Smith responded with a tweet later that night appearing to threaten to send his "street homies" to Detroit, presumably to confront Jennings. Smith also wrote that he had "no respect" for Jennings because of the apparently disparaging comments he directed at Smith's younger brother, Knicks guard Chris Smith.

J.R. Smith said Thursday night that he didn't mean to threaten Jennings and that he was simply defending his younger brother.

"Threaten? No. There's a way to threaten somebody and that's not the way to publicly threaten somebody," Smith said.

Smith has gotten in trouble on Twitter in the past. In March 2012, he was fined $25,000 by the NBA for posting "inappropriate pictures" of a semi-nud3 woman on his Twitter account.

"I'm always in trouble with Twitter," Smith said. "I don't know what it is. I'm trying to shake it."

Smith added that he is considering taking a hiatus from Twitter.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson addressed the issue with Smith prior to Thursday's game.

"My whole thing with that is, if you're going to tweet, tweet something positive," said Woodson, who added that he may require his players to stop using social media in-season.

"It might come to that," he said.
 4 years ago '04        #10529
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Marc Stein

As covered here earlier in the week, sources close to the process say that no Iman Shumpert deal is imminent.

However ...

More and more folks around the league see some sort of Shumpert deal materializing sooner rather than later, given that he’s New York’s only real a.sset of value to make an in-season move and with the Knicks increasingly confident that they’ve got enough at the position to handle Shumpert’s exit now that J.R. Smith is back and with rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. looking good early.

Word is that the Nuggets do have a level interest -- just not if the Knicks keep asking them to part with Kenneth Faried in exchange -- while Sacramento is also said to be gauging how Shumpert might fit in.

The reality, though, is that the Knicks had no chance of getting the Nuggets interested in a Shumpert-for-Faried swap without picks to send Denver, too. And the Knicks are essentially bereft of tradeable picks for years.

Yes, plural.

They don’t have an available first-rounder to sweeten a trade until (yikes) 2018. And the best fully unencumbered second-rounder they can put on the table is also in 2018.
 4 years ago '04        #10530
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Berman

Two months after getting hit with a five-game suspension by the NBA for failing a third marijuana test, J.R. Smith has been disciplined by the league again.

In his second fine for twitter abuse in 20 months, the Knicks guard was whacked with a $25,000 penalty Friday for “directing hostile and inappropriate language to another player via his Twitter account, in violation of NBA rules.’’ And Knicks coach Mike Woodson is not happy.

Smith recently dodged another Twitter fine, according to a source. On April 20, the renegade shooting guard issued a tweet “Happy 4-20.’’ The NBA mulled disciplining Smith over the tweet, but decided against it, feeling it wasn’t direct enough. April 20 is a day commonly a.ssociated with marijuana use. Sure enough, Smith got nailed four months later for marijuana use in violation of the league’s drug policy.

On Friday, the NBA took action over another offensive tweet from the fingertips of Smith, who went to verbal war this week with the Pistons’ Brandon Jennings.

Smith appeared to threaten Jennings via twitter when he wrote he would send “his street homies” to Detroit. Smith was responding to Jennings’ tweet that Smith’s younger brother, Chris, doesn’t deserve an NBA roster spot over Bobby Brown and Pooh Jeter. The Knicks face the Pistons on Tuesday in Detroit.

On Thursday, Woodson said he would “address’’ the matter with Smith and threatened to shut down his Twitter account.

“There’s got to come a time where you stop putting yourself in that position,” Woodson said Friday on his ESPN radio show. “You can’t keep putting yourself in that position. It’s going to come a time when you keep doing it, eventually no team is going to want to deal with you. You got to learn from it. Those are the things where I’m trying to get this young man to do.”

This is Smith’s second $25,000 fine for tweeting in a long list of transgressions. He was a.ssessed a similar fine in his first season with the Knicks for tweeting a photo of a nud3 woman in his hotel room in Milwaukee.

Smith said Thursday his tweet toward Jennings wasn’t a threat, but rather “frustration’’ over his brother taking flak.
 4 years ago '04        #10531
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Berman

Coach Mike Woodson and Iman Shumpert barked at each other on the Garden court Thursday during the Knicks 109-106 loss to Houston at the Garden.

After the exchange, Shumpert walked away from the coach with noticeable disgust and sat on the bench. If their suspect relationship is improving, it wasn’t apparent during the back-and-forth.

Shumpert is on the trading block, and Woodson hasn’t exactly eased the combo guard’s nerves — even after their meeting when the Knicks played in Atlanta on Wednesday. The Knicks face the Hawks again on Saturday at the Garden.

Carmelo Anthony, who is Shumpert’s locker mates at the Garden, said he’s worried the trade chatter will distract Shumpert. Anthony also talked to him about the situation, admitting, “It can get to you.’’

“I have to, I have to,’’ Anthony said about communicating with Shumpert. “We were all in that situation before. Names will always come up. People will always try to figure out what’s the best thing. It’s going to happen. For me I have to be there and have his back and be there for him.

“I know it’s kind of hard for me, or him to listen to that,’’ Anthony added during his foundation’s event in which he distributed food boxes at the Boys Club in The Bronx. “Especially when you hear your name in trade reports and trade rumors. I have to tell him, just focus on basketball, everything else will take care of itself.

“I think when you are a talent like that everyone wants you. That just goes to show you what kind of player he is — for everybody to want you, to be on everybody’s radar.”

After the loss to Houston, Shumpert said there’s “nothing I can do about it’’ regarding trade talk and said he’s trying to “limit the distractions.’’

Anthony, who has been subjected to trade and free-agency talk throughout his career, said he knows it can be stressful.

“It can get to you, it can get to you,’’ Anthony said. “When you’re hearing your name in trade rumors, you can take it two ways, you can take it that people really want you or people don’t appreciate you.’’

According to sources, Knicks president Steve Mills is shopping Shumpert to see if there’s frontcourt help he can add while also removing a shooting-guard glut. Because rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. is playing well, there could be a minutes crunch. Woodson wants J.R. Smith to remain as a starter.

During last February’s trade deadline, a report surfaced the Suns asked about Shumpert in an exchange for Jared Dudley. The Knicks nixed it and Woodson said at the time Shumpert was “a big piece of the future.’’

Woodson has not repeated that line the past few days, only that trade rumors are “part of the business’’ and he still has to play hard while “still in a Knick uniform.’’

On his ESPN radio show Friday night, Woodson said, “I can’t tell any player they are not going to be traded. I’m not in position to do that.”

Woodson has had a problem with Shumpert’s c*cksure attitude for some time, and according to a source, some of his superiors view the Georgia Tech product as “a head case’’ because he always doesn’t take coaching well. Shumpert’s decision to play just one summer-league game in Las Vegas also didn’t sit well with the organization.

The Suns still could be interested in Shumpert. The Lakers, led by former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, aren’t a bad candidate either.

D’Antoni is one of Shumpert’s biggest supporters and reprimanded NBA a.ssistant coaches for not naming him to the Rookie-Sophomore game in his first season. Shumpert wound up on the First-Team All Rookie Team in 2012.

Houston’s power forward Omar Asik is on the trading block, too, but the Knicks would have to add salary to a Shumpert package that makes it a difficult exchange. Plus, the Knicks have no first-round picks to deal.

The Pacers also aren’t about to help out the Knicks with a trade, but Indiana adviser and former Knicks president Donnie Walsh still is a fan. Walsh drafted Shumpert in 2011 with the 17th pick in the draft over Denver’s Kenneth Faried, whom the Knicks were attempting to acquire, to no avail.

“Iman had all the ingredients to be a very good NBA guard, a very good athlete,’’ Walsh told The Post after the Pacers knocked out the Knicks last season. “[He’s got] great body intelligence, confidence and ambition. He was a great defender already and will get better with experience. His shooting was not broken but needed work. He obviously did it and has become a very dependable shooter. He will have a terrific career.’’

But the Knicks may not think so.
 4 years ago '07        #10532
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 4 years ago '04        #10533
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Ohm Youngmisuk

NEW YORK -- Knicks guard J.R. Smith accepts his $25,000 fine from the league for tweeting hostile and inappropriate language toward the Detroit Pistons' Brandon Jennings, but he wonders where the loyalty is between NBA players.

On Wednesday, Jennings sent out the following tweet, which was later deleted, in reference to Smith's brother, Chris Smith, who also is on the Knicks' roster: "Wait wait wait JR smith brother is in the NBA but @PoohJeter & @BBROWNLAU isn't. Call me hater but not Rollin!!!"

Smith was asked if Jennings crossed a line or broke an unspoken code between players.

"There's no loyalty in this game, so there is no loyalty player to player," Smith said before the Knicks hosted the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. "There's no loyalty between anything in this game. I don't really expect that it should be like that, but it isn't."

Knicks coach Mike Woodson talked with Smith and warned the guard about watching what he does on social media.

"He's just got to clean up," Woodson said. "You know that, and I do. He's got to let things roll off, let it go, and just concentrate on playing basketball."

Woodson said he will not ask Smith or any of his players to stop using social media.

"There's nothing I can do about that," Woodson said. "I can't take that away from him, none of the players; I don't have the right to do that."

Smith got in trouble with his coach and the NBA when he responded to Jennings' tweet by appearing to threaten to send his "street homies" to Detroit presumably to confront Jennings.

Smith also wrote that he had "no respect" in a tweet that appeared to be directed toward Jennings.

"No respect for these lil kids who pop at the mouth on twitter an then want to delete they tweets! #GrowUp! #ManUp! @TheOnlyCSmith0 #Facts!," Smith tweeted.

Smith said he won't shut down his Twitter account.

"No, I'm not going to do that," he said. "I just have to be better at policing myself."

"[Woodson] sent the right message. It's just a matter of me doing the right thing."

Chris Smith, who hadn't appeared in a game this season entering Saturday, was activated by the Knicks before the Hawks game as Metta World Peace sat out with a sore left knee.
 4 years ago '07        #10534
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yo wtf are we doing at home???
 4 years ago '05        #10535
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Trade JR Felton and THJr. Get bargnani more mins in the 4th. Hire an offensive a.ssistant please. This no. Ball movement is fu*kin retarted n*ggas just take jumpshots every possession and sh*t expecting to win...what da fu*k
 4 years ago '07        #10536
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on the reals though, i'm a big Felton advocate but he's missing something this yr... JR and Ray are lacking big time... Shump is being Shump, Amare & KMart can only play so much cuz of restrictions... Time to give Beno, Timmy Jr, Bargs, Artest, Pablo, Cole, and maybe Toure some minutes cuz Melo can't do it all
 4 years ago '04        #10537
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Frank Isola

Iman Shumpert had a second left knee operation over the summer, the Daily News has learned, and it is unclear if the unreported surgery could affect his trade value — with the desperate Knicks trying to package Shumpert in a number of proposed deals, including one for Boston’s Rajon Rondo.

According to a source, Shumpert had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last July that the Knicks never reported. In September, the Daily News reported that Amar’e Stoudemire had knee surgery over the summer, which the Knicks also elected not to make public.

Shumpert originally tore the ACL and meniscus in his left knee against the Miami Heat during Game 1 of the 2012 playoffs. Shumpert didn’t return until Jan. 17, 2013, and has felt soreness on several occasions, including the Knicks’ second-round playoff series against Indiana. In October, Mike Woodson cryptically said that Shumpert had “battled this summer with some of his injuries” and added that Shumpert had experienced knee pain but left it at that.

Despite missing a few days of training camp due to what the Knicks claimed was a shoulder injury, Shumpert has been available for all nine games this season but has clearly fallen out of favor with Garden chairman James Dolan and Woodson.

The Daily News reported last Wednesday that the Knicks were trying to work a deal with the Denver Nuggets that would include Shumpert and Denver power forward Kenneth Faried. There are also reports of the Knicks talking to the Sacramento Kings about a deal for Shumpert. Coincidentally, Kings forward Jason Thompson is represented by Leon Rose, the agent for Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Chris Smith.

The Knicks’ primary target is Rondo, Boston’s All-Star point guard who is recovering from knee surgery. The Knicks have been trying to trade Shumpert, Raymond Felton and Stoudemire in a complicated deal for Rondo but the Celtics haven’t shown much interest.

Unless the Celtics are blown away with an offer, it’s hard to imagine GM Danny Ainge trading his best player, Rondo, to the rival Knicks. When Isiah Thomas was in charge of the Knicks he tried for months to acquire Kevin Garnett from Minnesota — only to have then-T-Wolves GM Kevin McHale trade Garnett to Ainge, McHale’s former Celtics teammate.

A similar scenario involving Rondo could unfold in the coming weeks and months with the Rockets amenable to trading unhappy backup center Omer Asik. Houston could enhance its championship credentials by adding Rondo to a lineup that includes Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons. In return, the Celtics may have interest in both the 7-foot Asik and Jeremy Lin. McHale is now Houston’s head coach and Rockets GM Daryl Morey started his career in the Celtics’ front office.

The general feeling around the league is that Shumpert will be traded sooner than later, especially with Smith now starting and the Knicks looking to develop first-round pick Tim Hardaway Jr. The Knicks are off to a 3-6 start and Dolan is growing more impatient by the hour.

It’s no secret that the Knicks want to deal Stoudemire, whose bloated contract doesn’t expire until after next season. Felton’s value has never been lower, with the point guard underperforming this season. Felton has been playing with a hamstring injury.
 4 years ago '08        #10538
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^i this team is a mess right now
 4 years ago '04        #10539
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The New York Knicks have a.ssigned Chris Smith to the Erie BayHawks, the team’s NBA Development League affiliate.

Smith is the eighth NBA player to be a.ssigned to his NBA D-League affiliate the season.

The a.ssignment is the first for Smith.

The Knicks do not pick up an extra roster spot with Smith in the D-League.
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Mike Woodson is planning to change his starting lineup tomorrow night against the Pistons.

The Pistons start a Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond frontline so Woodson said he “might match to their bigness.”

It’s a safe bet that Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Kenyon Martin will start up front with Raymond Felton and either J.R. Smith or Iman Shumpert.

Woodson said he hasn’t decided who will be his shooting guard yet, but in all likelihood the Knicks will start their fifth lineup in the first 10 games.

Shumpert, the subject of trade rumors, doesn’t seem to be a part of the Knicks’ plans but he’s better equipped to start because of his defense. Smith hasn’t played well as a starter – he’s 7-for-34 in his last two games – and has shown he can inject life and scoring with the second unit. The Knicks need that right now.

Actually they need a lot of things because they’re 3-6 and a lack of effort – particularly after a 20-point home loss to the Hawks Saturday – was a major topic of discussion at practice today.

“Not good enough,” Woodson said. “Not good enough. And everybody’s held accountable, got to be held accountable. The effort is not where it should be because if it was we would be in a better position than we are right now and we’re not. We’ve got to all give better effort. From a coaching standpoint, from a players standpoint we’ve got to give more effort.

“I’m not here to teach effort and I think our players understand that I’m a little irritated by that because that’s something in the past that we haven’t had. Everybody can give effort. Every night that you step out on the floor, practice floor, you’ve got to be able to give effort and I’ve got to see that. And right not I’m not seeing it.”

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Metta World Peace is not traveling to Detroit. Woodson said it was due to the death of World Peace’s sister. But the Knicks said World Peace is dealing with a left-knee soreness. It’s the same he knee he had surgery on with the Lakers last year. The Knicks said World Peace didn’t play Saturday because of his knee.

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The Knicks sent Chris Smith down to the D-League. He’s still on the roster so they can’t add a player unless they cut someone.
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