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Marc Malusis: Carmelo Anthony is right to stay mum on his future plans

Good For Carmelo Anthony.After the Saturday night loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Madison Square Garden, Anthony told reporters that he does not want to talk about his no-trade clause anymore. Good for him.How many times do you have to address your future and what you are thinking and where do...

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 11:33pm

NBA trade rumors: Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love era may end in 2016

It has become increasingly likely that the Cavaliers' Big 3 of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be broken up this summer.Cleveland's championship window is closing asLeBron now has 12 years on his NBA odometer. As great as No. 23 still is, we saw last June that one man and one man...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:29am

Fantasy sports: Alex Len, Tobias Harris, Mike Conley will see stats jump

If you slept through this year’s NBA trade deadline, you didn’t miss much.The snoozefest included a fistful of minor deals as teams stood pat in anticipation of the upcoming steep salary cap jump. Still, we quietly had significant fantasy value changes in a few spots.THROUGH THE LENSThe Markieff...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 1:00am

NBA Power Rankings: Raptors, Pacers, Trail Blazers climb the ladder

1. Golden State Warriors (50-5) Last week: 1 - Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors, who became the fastest team ever to 50 wins. This can't be a surprise to anybody who's watched them play this season.2. San Antonio Spurs (47-9) Last week: 2 - After getting spanked by the Clippers, 105-86...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 5:45am

Knicks notebook: Carmelo the key if Knicks have any shot at making a run at playoffs

The Knicks finally earned their first post-All Star break win, and ended their seven-game skid, but they still remain far behind the pack for the eighth and final playoff seed.Judging by the inactivity at the trade deadline, team president Phil Jackson must think they have just enough to eke into...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:02am

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Brandon Ingram to Celtics, Grayson Allen to Jazz

1. Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, PF, LSU2. Los Angeles Lakers: Jaylen Brown, SG, Cal3. Boston Celtics: Brandon Ingram, SF, Duke4. Phoenix Suns: Dragan Bender, PF, Croatia5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Buddy Hield, SG, Oklahoma6. New Orleans Pelicans: Jamal Murray, SG, Kentucky7. Denver Nuggets: Ivan...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 10:53pm

Fantasy basketball: Expect Kristaps Porzingis' numbers to spike soon

There are “only” two months left in the NBA season. That’s an eternity in fantasy basketball terms.Values will shift a lot over the next 60 days as Thursday’s NBA trade deadline passes.Certain teams will go into full tank mode and others go into playoff prep mode. The players making a difference in...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:32am

Knicks mid-season report card: A bunch of 'C' students on the roster

The Knicks are certainly a much better team now than they were at this point a year ago, but that doesn’t mean all is well and fixed.New York (23-32) enters the second half of the season losers in six-straight games and 10 of its last 11 contests – and only above three other putrid franchises in...

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:21pm

Malusis: Derek Fisher firing actually a sign that Phil Jackson will stay with Knicks

Knick fans need a reality check. What were the realistic expectations for a team coming off of a 17-win season a year ago? They did draft Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant and they did sign Robin Lopez, Derrick Williams, ArronAfflalo and Kyle O’Quinn. They had their best player, Carmelo Anthony,...

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:05pm

NBA trade rumors: Markieff Morris, DeMarcus Cousins, Celtics updates

The Raptors remain the leader in the clubhouse to pluck Markieff Morris from Phoenix but ESPN's Marc Stein wrote last week that the Suns covet a solid draft pick. Like with every other major trade rumor, the whole"draft picks thing"opens the door for the Celtics and their boatload of assets.Morris...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:58am

NBA Power Rankings: Celtics and Raptors both on a roll

1. Golden State Warriors (46-4) Last week: 1 - The Warriors currently own a nine-game winning streak, which is the longest in the NBA. That includes a big win over the Thunder. It also includes a trip to the White House to be honored as the champs.2. San Antonio Spurs (43-8) Last week: 2 - The...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 2:51am

Luke Walton, Tom Thibodeau, Kurt Rambis top names for Knicks head coach job

Somewhere, Matt Barnes is smiling. But while many Knicks fans are also rejoicing in the fact that Derek Fisher was removed from his coaching duties Monday, team president Phi Jackson noted the “embarrassing” episode between the Memphis Grizzlies forward and the now detached coach had very little...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:03am

NBA Power Rankings: Grizzlies in top 10, Kings jump up

1. Golden State Warriors (41-4) Last week: 1 - Monday night's game between the Warriors and the Spurs was supposed to be one of the best regular-season matchups in the history of the NBA. Instead, the Warriors blew the doors off the Spurs. They're still the best.2. San Antonio Spurs (38-7) Last...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 2:20am

Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis can't wait to face Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant

Knicks rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis has been compared to a handful of future Hall of Famers, from Dirk Nowitzki to Pau Gasol. But for the budding star, he said the one guy he likens himself to the most is the star of New York’s upcoming opponent.Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:26am

Marc Malusis: It's time to give Carmelo Anthony some credit

Carmelo Anthony has not done himself any favors since being a Knick.He was clearly jealous of Jeremy Lin when he captured the imagination of this city and the country when “Linsanity” was born in February of 2012.I was never a fan of Mike D’Antoni and his coaching style, but Melo did him no favors...

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 1:49am

PHOTOS: Laura Govan Arenas hot Instagram pics (gallery)

Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas is suing the mother of his four children, Laura Govan (the sister of Derek Fisher's girlfriend,Gloria Govan), after Laura said that he gave her multiple STDs, according to BlackSportsOnline.com.Laura is said to have leaked "false accusations" regarding Arenas to...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 4:49am

NBA Trade Deadline: Markieff Morris to Cavaliers? Rudy Gay to Clippers

After the Cavaliers got waxed by the Warriors this week, the Cleveland front office may actually begin thinking aboutshaking things up for the sake of shaking things up.Chris Haynes, of Cleveland.com, reported earlier this month that "there is no connection right now between [Suns forward Markieff...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 5:44am

NBA Power Rankings: Raptors, Clippers, Grizzlies climb

1. Golden State Warriors (38-4) Last week: 1 - Just when you thought the Warriors might be a little vulnerable, they go into Cleveland and absolutely embarrass the best team in the Eastern Conference. If a message was needing to be sent, it sure was.2. San Antonio Spurs (36-6) Last week: 2 - Had...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:15am

Knicks notebook: Arron Afflalo, Knicks role players stepping up

Today’s NBA requires at least two star players on a roster just to compete on a nightly basis, but to contend for a title, even that’s not enough.As Shaquille O’Neal likes to say, true contenders not only need their stars to show up each night, but they need “the others” too. Those others are a...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:29am

NBA Power Rankings: Knicks climb, Celtics fall

1. Golden State Warriors (35-2) Last week: 1 - Another perfect week for the Warriors, who went 4-0 and beat each of those teams by double digits, three on the road. Stephen Curry had eight three-pointers and 38 points in Sacramento. In other words, par for course.2. San Antonio Spurs (32-6) Last...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 7:10pm