Player News - Knicks

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Carmelo Anthony said that he's "ahead of schedule" in his recovery during a recent interview, and that being ready for training camp next season is a non-issue.

"I’ll be ready in June," Anthony said. "I’ll probably be ready a little before June, back to my regular program and working out... The rehab is going extremely well. I feel very positive where I will be about next training camp. I’m actually excited about the progress I’ve made in a short period of time." It sounds like Anthony will have no problem being ready for training camp next season after only making it through 40 games this year. He has first-round upside, but knee injuries are nothing to play with, so he'll certainly carry some risk with an early-round selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Apr 17 - 11:37 AM

Carmelo Anthony said he doesn't think he'll ever be 100 percent, but will be fully-recored and injury-free in time for training camp.

While it isn't exactly reassuring to hear a 30-year-old coming off knee surgery say he won't ever be 100 percent, it sounds like Melo will be ready to roll for the 2015-16 season. "I don't think I'll ever be a hundred percent, but as far as being fully recovered, injury-free, I'll be at that point," Anthony said. "If I lost my drive over this time then I shouldn't even be here, to be honest with you. My drive, everything that I've been through, and even this year in particular, I'm like pulling my hair out right now because I'm ready to get back on the court. I'm ready to prove everybody wrong." Anthony has the potential to deliver first-round fantasy value next season, but would be a very risky proposition at that draft spot coming off knee surgery.
Apr 16 - 2:01 PM

Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he wouldn't have a problem with becoming the No. 2 option on the Knicks if they're able to land another superstar.

No, it's not April Fool's Day, as that happened a couple weeks ago. And whether the Knicks are able to get a superstar to come play for a team that was led by Langston Galloway, Jason Smith, Tim Hardaway and Cole Aldrich for much of the season isn't going to be an easy task. And finally, whether Melo can actually happily become a support player is also up for debate. It should be an interesting summer in New York. Marc Berman of the Post also reports that Melo's ahead of schedule as he recovers from knee surgery. He's expected to begin running and basketball activities on June 1, and then will start scrimmaging at a later date. He should be ready for the start of next season.
Apr 16 - 12:27 PM

Langston Galloway, who came in hot, hit just 2-of-8 shots for seven points and seven assists in Wednesday's merciful season finale, a loss to the Pistons.

Galloway was a buzzkill if you used him in daily tonight, but it was tough to see this coming. Tim Hardaway led the Knicks with 25 points and Cole Aldrich scored 24 with 15 rebounds and two blocks, and those were the only two Knickerbockers in double digits. Brutal. They won just 17 games, setting a franchise record, and have a 19.9 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick in the lottery (and can't pick lower than fifth). As Bob Seger once sang about the Knicks' season, turn the page.
Apr 16 - 1:26 AM

Andrea Bargnani will not play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

If the Knicks somehow win this game, their fans are going to be quite displeased. Assuming no other players will rest, Jason Smith, Cole Aldrich and Quincy Acy benefit.
Apr 15 - 6:26 PM

Derek Fisher said he won't apologize for Monday's win over the Hawks.

Tank-hungry Knicks fans would have preferred a loss on Monday as the Knicks are now in danger of having to split the draft lottery odds with the 76ers, but Fisher was in no mood to apologize. "I'm sure people are upset with us," Fisher said. "But I don't think you can ever go out there and basically try and not play your best. Those two things don't go together." While his quote may not sit well with fans, kudos for Fisher for not openly embracing the tank.
Source: ESPN NY
Apr 14 - 11:55 AM

Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points and was perfect on six 3-point attempts (also a career-high), hitting 10-of-12 shots overall with five rebounds, six assists and one steal in the Knicks' win over the Hawks on Monday.

Have a game, young fella. Galloway has been a bright spot in an otherwise terrible season for New York, and he should be in all lineups for Wednesday's finale against the Pistons.
Apr 14 - 3:18 AM

Jason Smith scored 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting (including a three) with nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in Monday's win over the Hawks.

Smith also hit 5-of-5 FTs to finish out the unlikely yet studly fantasy line. He has actually been rolling pretty good lately, averaging 14.0 points, 0.8 threes, 7.3 boards, 3.5 assists, 2.3 combined steals and blocks with solid percentages over his last four games. The whole team was rolling tonight against the Hawks' somewhat disinterested unit but Smith is worth a look for the finale, nevertheless.
Apr 14 - 3:16 AM

Cole Aldrich couldn't back up his 19-point, 14-rebound outing from Saturday, managing just two points and two rebounds in 10 minutes on Monday against the Hawks.

Aldrich has always been this way and whether it's his achy knees or inconsistency he just can't be trusted as anything but a low-end flier.
Apr 14 - 3:14 AM

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including three triples) with two rebounds, five assists and one block in 36 minutes on Monday against the Hawks.

Hardaway has been a disappointment all season but he got it done tonight and he wasn't bad on Saturday with a game-winning trey, 13 points and four assists. Though he hit three 3-pointers in that contest, he was just 4-of-16 from the field and that's a typical problem for him. He's as risky as a risk-reward pickup can be heading into the team's final game on Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 2:49 AM

Lou Amundson scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 24 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Hawks.

Amundson is hit or miss as a fantasy play but he has been consistent with the blocks, averaging 1.8 per contest over his last four games. He has also added 8.0 points and 6.5 boards so if those type of returns work for you give him a look.
Apr 14 - 2:46 AM

Quincy Acy scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, three assists and one block in 26 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Acy isn't typically a productive fantasy player so owners should proceed with caution for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.
Apr 14 - 2:44 AM

Shane Larkin logged 22 minutes off the bench on Monday, hitting 4-of-7 shots (no threes) for nine points, three rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

Larkin has been a nice low-end play recently even if the minutes tonight were disappointing. Give him a look for low-end returns in Wednesday's finale against Detroit.
Apr 14 - 2:43 AM

Andrea Bargnani is not with the Knicks for Monday's game against the Hawks.

It's safe to say he's out for the season. Cole Aldrich, Jason Smith and Quincy Acy benefit.
Apr 13 - 6:06 PM

Alexey Shved (ribs) said that staying in New York will be his top priority in the offseason.

"I hope next year I can stay here,’’ Shved said. "My agent will do his work summertime but I want to stay here. We had a lot of problems and injuries. Everything will change next year and I want to be part of it.’’ Shved was fantastic for the Knicks before suffering a cracked rib on March 22, averaging 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists. The Knicks will obviously reload for next season through the draft and via free agency, so there is no guarantee that we will see Shved in a Knicks' uniform next season.
Apr 12 - 9:12 AM


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