January 8, 2010
Chris Duhon made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 minutes, 3 seconds left, Danilo Gallinari followed with two more and the Knicks pulled out a 97-93 victory Thursday that snapped the three-game win streak of the visiting Bobcats. Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 27 points to lead the Knicks, who hit six 3-pointers in the final quarter and 12 overall. David Lee had 22 points and Gallinari finished with 17 for the Knicks, who have won three straight and 11 of 16. • Rafer Alston got his wish, signing with the Heat for the remainder of the season and getting the chance to play alongside Dwyane Wade again.
March 5, 2011
Now for the arrival of The 13th Knick … Or not. "Our own Big Three" reunited last week, eight months after Chris Paul joked about forming it with Amare Stoudemire in his toast at Carmelo Anthony's wedding, in New York, of course. That was when Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke stomped out, went home and told his people to trade Melo. Even with Paul stuck in New Orleans, it was as if CAA, The Movie Star Agency, had brought him in for the 2011-12 Team Picture of Knick Dreams.
February 22, 2011
Carmelo Anthony is heading to New York. The Knicks acquired Anthony on Monday night, and the consensus among national columnists is that the Knicks will return to relevance with Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, who are expected to become one of the league's top frontcourt tandems. We're still sorting out all the moving pieces of the deal (after all, this is like a 47-player deal , right?). The Knicks will reportedly send send Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round draft pick to the Nuggets, along with more picks and cash.
December 14, 2009
The Knicks have signed free agent Jonathan Bender , marking the oft-injured forward's return to the NBA after a three-year absence. The 7-foot Bender, selected out of high school by Toronto with the fifth overall pick in the 1999 draft but traded to Indiana the same day, enjoyed his best season in 2001-02, when he averaged career highs of 7.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 78 games for the Pacers. But injuries forced Bender, 28, to miss 172 games in the next three seasons before chronic knee pain sidelined him indefinitely in February 2006.
July 7, 2010
At least NY not shut out Lisa Dillman Los Angeles Times Amare Stoudemire, who agreed to a max-level deal with the Knicks on Monday, has turned into an uber civic booster, a one-man chamber of commerce president, vowing to reach out to LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Tony Parker. And if he had more time he probably would have mentioned Blake Griffin, John Wall and Evan Turner. But the preemptive strike, more than anything else, does save the Knicks from the worst-case scenario — total embarrassment.
November 21, 2009
The Knicks won't sign Allen Iverson , believing any short-term gain would hinder their plans to build for the future. Team president Donnie Walsh said Friday the team won't make any additions at this time despite its 2-9 record. He added the decision to pass on the former MVP had nothing to do with Iverson's ability to play or his character in the locker room. "I've always admired him," Walsh said. "I think he'd be a great addition for a team that's in a different position than we're in, and I hope he gets picked up."