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January 1, 2015 Updates

This season, Anthony said, has "definitely (been) a test for me." The Knicks already have had losing streaks of 10, nine and six games this season. Some of that can be blamed on injuries -- they've been without key players like Anthony, J.R. Smith, Amare Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani, Jose Calderon, and Iman Shumpert -- for large stretches of the season. Some of it has been difficulty adjusting to the culture change Fisher and new Knicks president Phil Jackson have tried to instill in New York. Some is a lack of depth and talent on the roster as a whole. ESPN.com

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At different times in the second quarter of Sunday’s 101-79 loss to the Blazers at the Moda Center — the Knicks’ eighth straight defeat and 18th loss in their last 19 games — Anthony appeared to be grimacing in pain. And after he went up for an offensive rebound late in the second quarter, the pain in his knee became so severe that he looked over to Derek Fisher on the sideline asking to “come get me,” he said. New York Daily News

December 28, 2014 Updates
December 26, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony has a message for that fan. “I feel what the fans are feeling,” Anthony said after the Knicks fell to 5-26 following a Christmas Day loss to the Wizards. "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," he said. "So as much as I feel for the fans, I feel for us going through it, too. I don’t expect nobody to feel sorry for us, I don’t expect nobody to feel sorry for me." ESPN.com

December 25, 2014 Updates

For Bryant's part, he isn't about to criticize his good friend for the choice he made. "I hear you (about Anthony making the wrong choice), but at the same time as players you have to make business decisions," he said. "You have to try to make decisions where it's a win-win for you and for the organization. It can't be a one-sided street, so Phil and the management over there in New York, they'll figure it out. They'll get the pieces around him. It's not happening right now. I don't think anybody expected that this year they'd be world-beaters. They know it's a process. He knows it's a process. They'll figure it out." USA Today Sports

December 23, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony has been the spokesman for the Knicks the past couple of years and has had some memorable words about their struggles. But one of the team's most respected and least vocal players may have gotten right to the root of this team's major issue. "Maybe we don't have enough talent to win," Pablo Prigioni said after the Knicks sank to 5-25 with Sunday's 118-108 loss in Toronto. Newsday

Anthony is down and searching for answers, and also is navigating through a left knee problem, but he doesn't want to "shut it down" and rest or perhaps have surgery. But there could come a point when that's the most prudent thing. "I kind of try to approach each day as a new day," he said. "Try to stay positive throughout this whole situation. Just keep believing that it will turn around one day. I've got to be strong for myself mentally and then for the other guys, who probably are not taking it as well." Newsday

December 21, 2014 Updates

Josh Lewenberg: As expected, Melo will play - had missed a game earlier in week w/ sore knee. Amar'e gets another day of rest, Aldrich starts in his place Twitter @JLew1050

Al Iannazzone: Knicks announce that Carmelo Anthony is available to play today. Amar'e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith are both out. Twitter @Al_Iannazzone

December 20, 2014 Updates

Eric Bledsoe had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Thomas scored 22 points, and the Phoenix Suns beat New York 99-90 on Saturday. It was the seventh straight home loss for the Knicks, who haven't won at MSG since beating Philadelphia on Nov. 22. New York has lost four straight overall and is 5-24. "I can just see it out there on the court, that we don't believe in ourselves to be able to go down the stretch and win basketball games," Carmelo Anthony said. USA Today Sports

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