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Laboral Kutxa's US forward Lamar Odom (L) vies with Unicaja's US guard Earl Calloway (R) during the Euroleague top 16 round 8 basketball match Laboral Kutxa Vitoria vs Unicaja Malaga at the Fernando Buesa Arena sportshall in Vitoria on February 27, 2014.(Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Knicks, Veteran Forward Lamar Odom Close To Deal

The Queens native didn’t play in the NBA this season. In February, the 6-foot-10, 230-pound big man signed with Laboral Kutxa of the Spanish ACB League. Because of a back injury he played in just two games in Spain.

04/15/2014

Amar'e Stoudemire during a visit with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on July 18, 2013. (Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)

Amar’e Stoudemire Not Ruling Out Move To Jerusalem When Contract Expires

Amar’e Stoudemire has said he’d like to finish his career with the Knicks. But there’s a very real possibility he could bolt to join a team that he co-owns in Israel.

04/15/2014

Nets Anthem Audition

Brooklyn Residents Audition To Perform National Anthem At Nets Playoff Games

The Brooklyn Nets have launched a search for the borough’s best.

04/14/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks End Most Underachieving Season In More Than 20 Years

Last year proved to be nothing more than a tease to the fan base. There’s been plenty of hurt over the years, but this year’s was of a different variety.

04/14/2014

Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket against the Chicago Bulls on April 13, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Curious Carmelo Sings Praises Of Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau

Here’s something that may not sit well with Knicks fans. “What is it like to play for Thibs?” Melo recently asked a former Bulls player, according to the Daily News.

04/14/2014

Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hardaway, Knicks Snap Bulls’ Streak At 7 Games

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points and the New York Knicks, a night after being eliminated from playoff contention, beat the Chicago Bulls 100-89 on Sunday.

04/14/2014

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Teletovic, Nets Upend Magic 97-88

Mirza Teletovic scored a team-high 20 points and Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee each added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-88 Sunday night.

04/14/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by David Dow NBAE via Getty Images)

Will Knicks Shut Down Ailing Carmelo Anthony?

The Knicks’ star forward, who has been playing with an ailing right shoulder, might sit out Sunday night’s game against the Bulls.

04/13/2014

Mike Woodson  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Knicks Officially Out Of Playoff Race After Hawks Beat Heat

Even with a 1-14 stretch in February and March, the Atlanta Hawks made the Eastern Conference field with two games remaining.

04/13/2014

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 11: Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets takes a shot against the Atlanta Hwaks on April 11, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks Beat Nets, Close In On Playoff Spot

Paul Millsap had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks moved to the verge of a playoff spot with a 93-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.

04/11/2014

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks shoots against the Toronto Raptors on April 11, 2014 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.   (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo Scores 30 As Knicks Beat Raptors 108-100

Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, Amare Stoudemore had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the New York Knicks kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the Toronto Raptors 108-100 on Friday night.

04/11/2014

The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony shoots against the Magic on Feb. 21, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Injured Melo Says He’ll Rest When The Knicks Are Dead And Buried

Carmelo Anthony says he’ll put his damaged shoulder to the test until the Knicks are eliminated. If they don’t get a move on and get some help he could be shut down by Saturday.

04/11/2014

Joe Johnson (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets To Play Kings In Shanghai, Beijing In October

The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Nets and Sacramento Kings will meet twice in China — Oct. 12 in Shanghai and Oct. 15 in Beijing.

04/10/2014

Arron Afflalo #4 of the Orlando Magic goes up for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during the game on April 9, 2014 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Orlando Rallies Late, Beats Nets 115-111

Arron Afflalo scored 25 points, E’Twaun Moore added 17 and the Orlando Magic held off a late rally to beat the Brooklyn Nets 115-111 on Wednesday night.

04/10/2014

LeBron James against the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LeBron James Laughs Off Nets As Heat’s Biggest Challenge

A season sweep of the defending champs? Yeah, Brooklyn is for real. But LeBron James doesn’t sound too worried about the red-hot Nets.

04/09/2014

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Phil Jackson looks on during his introductory press conference as President of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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