Carmelo Anthony: New York equipped me to make it in any other place in the world. It taught me how to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable. Saying Goodbye is the hardest thing to do. I never thought I would, especially to you. No one will ever take your place. It’s hard to find someone like you, so know you will always be missed. You helped me laugh. You dried my tears. Because of you, I have no fears. You came into my life and I was blessed. It’s time to raise my hand and say goodbye. It’s not the end, because like I’ve always said, NYC ‘til the end.
October 20, 2017 | 3:32 pm EDT Update
Chris Mannix: Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca had bilateral knee injections for patellar tendonitis in his knee, team says. Will miss 4-6 weeks.
Darnell Mayberry: Bobby Portis practiced today, as expected. But he will not speak to media today. He’s expected to address the media in the coming days.