Pau Gasol of Chicago will start up front for the East along with James and Carmelo Anthony for the Feb. 15 game in New York.
Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the New York Knicks past the Philadelphia 76ers 98-91 on Wednesday night.
The Knicks snapped their 16-game losing streak Monday, getting 24 points and nine rebounds from Carmelo Anthony to beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 99-92.
O.J. Mayo scored 22 points, Brandon Knight had 20 points and six steals, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed New York 95-79 on Thursday night, extending the Knicks’ franchise-record losing streak to 16.
“The team is tanking, and to have a guy just to represent your organization, I have a problem with that. You have to take care of yourself and your body long-term. Shut it down now.”
When you consider the team and the town, the game and the gravitas of New York, this is indeed the worst team in NBA history.
The Knicks are actually operating in a logical way for the first time in a long time. Knicks fans should show some appreciation for that.
This is not Team Titanic or Tritanic. The ship isn’t sinking. It is being scuttled. The Knicks are tanking, and tanking the old-fashioned way: with gross incompetence.
Carmelo Anthony is on pace to be named an All-Star Game starter for the seventh time, and — no surprise here — LeBron James is dominating the balloting with an NBA-best 775,810 votes.
Now that Rex Ryan has been evicted from his extended stay on the coaching hot seat, there is a vacancy. Don’t bother checking rates on Trivago or Kayak. I understand there is a reservation being held for the Knicks’ Derek Fisher.
Carmelo Anthony left the New York Knicks’ game at Portland on Sunday night with a sore left knee.
“The fans are dying, we’re dying. We’re out there, we’re not producing. We didn’t expect, I didn’t expect, to be sitting at 5-26. So as much as I feel for the fans, I feel for us going through it, too.”
John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists, eluding the Knicks all day until getting knocked to the floor by a flagrant foul that sparked an altercation, and the Washington Wizards beat New York 102-91 on Thursday.
As the annual tradition goes, Santa Schmeelk is coming to town and presenting the Knicks with some gifts to help them get through this usually joyous, but now painful time of year.
Putting the Knicks on national television on Dec. 25 is equal parts sadism and masochism. They’re off to the worst start in team history, which is saying a lot when you consider how bad they’ve been.