Shawne Williams

Gerald Wallace #45 of the New Jersey Nets dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets’ Gerald Wallace Reportedly Opts Out Of Contract, Becomes Unrestricted Free Agent

Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract, multiple reports said on Thursday. The 29-year-old had until midnight on Wednesday to make a decision on his $9.5 million player option for the upcoming season.


Deron Williams #8 and Shawne Williams #7 look at a play by Avery Johnson of the New Jersey Nets during the game against the Detroit Pistons on February 10, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Shawne Williams Has Surgery On Left Foot

New Jersey Nets forward Shawne Williams had surgery to repair an old fracture and remove two small bone fragments in his left foot Wednesday. He will miss the rest of the season.


Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Season Preview

John Schmeelk gives Knicks fans the rundown on what expect in the 2011-12 season. Can the Knicks make a magic run? Here’s what to watch for this season…


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New Jersey Nets Sign Forward Ime Udoka

The New Jersey Nets have signed veteran free agent forward Ime Udoka.


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Schmeelk: Knicks Fans, Stop Pining For Jamal Crawford

Watching fans pine for Jamal Crawford has been confusing and disconcerting. Despite doing nothing but losing with Crawford as one of the Knicks key cogs, fans have fond memories of him during his time in New York.


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Schmeelk: Knicks In Need Of Guards

The Knicks have a huge hole at point guard they need to fill if they want to be considered true top tier championship contenders.


Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks has his back wrapped after suffering back spasms during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Celtics in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 19, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stoudemire Expecting To Be ‘Back’ For Game 3

Amar’e Stoudemire expects to be ready for the Knicks’ next playoff game after back spasms sidelined him for the entire second half of their 96-93 loss on Tuesday night that gave the Boston Celtics a 2-0 lead.


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Schmeelk’s Stance: Chemistry Experiment

There’s been a lot of debate about Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire working together. There will be issues the two will have to work out, and first and foremost is floor spacing.


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Knicks Face ‘Tough Game’ Against Hawks

The Knicks have suffered two nine-point losses to the Atlanta Hawks and the last meeting featured a fight heading into Wednesday night’s game at Madison Square Garden.



Knicks Fall Apart In 4th, Lose 100-98 To 76ers

Elton Brand scored a season-high 33 points and the Philadelphia 76ers used a 15-0 run late in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Knicks 100-98 on Friday night.


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NBA Suspends Shawne Williams One Game

The NBA cited Marvin Williams on Saturday for throwing punches and fighting, while Shawne Williams got a one-game ban for throwing a punch during an altercation.



Knicks’ Rally Too Little, Too Late In Loss To Hawks

Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks turned back New York’s late comeback to beat the Knicks 111-102 on Friday night.


Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams, right, is pressured by New York Knicks power forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City, Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)

Defense-Optional Approach Sinks Knicks In Utah

Deron Williams and reserve C.J. Miles scored 24 points apiece, leading seven Utah players in double figures as the Jazz beat the New York Knicks 131-125 on Wednesday night.


Williams - (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) Turiaf - (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk’s Stance: Time To Step Up

Perhaps the one glaring weakness of this Knicks roster has been a lack of depth. That deficiency has been hidden fairly well with the starters playing well and Mike D’Antoni holding the rotation to eight for most of the season.


Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic loads up for a shot against Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks on December 30, 2010 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Howard Leads Magic Past Stoudemire, Knicks 112-103

Dwight Howard had 24 points and 18 rebounds in a bruising battle with Amare Stoudemire, and the Orlando Magic beat the New York Knicks 112-103 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win.