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February 11, 2015 Updates

Anthony said his reasons for joining the Knicks had included wanting to play in New York, and also with Stoudemire. "That’s something that we talked about since high school, playing with each other on a team someday," he said. "We got the opportunity, but it’s like the timing was a little bit off from injuries, the team wasn’t doing well. Whatever the case was we never — I don’t want to say took advantage of our time together, but the timing was just bad for both of us." Bergen Record

February 10, 2015 Updates

It's widely believed that Carmelo Anthony will ultimately find a way to play for the East All-Stars, given how much he's been looking forward to serving as one of the faces of the weekend, with Anthony's 10-42 New York Knicks co-hosting all of the All-Star festivities ‎with the Brooklyn Nets. ESPN.com

Marc Berman: Carmelo says has tendon injury not cartilage issue in knee. Whenever surgery it would take eight weeks to get back on court. Twitter @NYPost_Berman

Anthony is expected to have a procedure on his left knee sometime after the All-Star break, but first he wants to play in Sunday's All-Star Game at the Garden. That might not be derailed by what happened in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' 109-95 loss to the Heat Monday night, but he said he's getting closer to shutting it down. "It's little things that I'm doing out there on the court, I'm restricted, or I'm not getting that power or that bounce," he said. "To do something like I did tonight, I'm getting closer to that point." Newsday

The frustration has been obvious all season. Anthony said if the All-Star Game wasn't in New York, he might have had the surgery already. "Maybe," he said. "It's hard to say." It seems unlikely that Anthony, who had 26 points, will be available when the Knicks (10-42) play their last game before the All-Star break Wednesday night in Orlando. It doesn't make much sense for him to play. He isn't ruling out playing Sunday, though. "I'm not thinking about All-Star at this point," he said. "As long as I can go to Orlando and wake up and kind of don't feel nothing or no soreness, I'll see what happens." Newsday

February 9, 2015 Updates

Carmelo Anthony said it’s not proper to respond angrily to fans who express their disappointment at the Knicks’ losing ways, but admitted, “We all have those moments.’’ At the morning shootaround Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena, Anthony was asked about owner James Dolan’s vicious email to a fan in which he accused the person of being an alcoholic. The email, written last month, became public Sunday. New York Post

Last season, Anthony also cursed out a heckler during a game at the Garden. He realizes the importance of the fans, but wants them to know the players are experiencing the same feelings. “I said this earlier in the year, it’s frustrating for the fans, for me, for us, for the team,’’ Anthony said. “I get the frustration coming from the fans … but we’re the ones going through it, too, and we have to deal with it, too. We have to come to work everyday and play hard and stay focused whether we’re winning or losing. Yeah, I feel for the fans. They’re the ones who spend the money and one of the reasons we’re able to do what we do. But I want them to know we’re going through the same thing.’’ New York Post

February 5, 2015 Updates

Approaching with the soothing calm of an oasis on a desert horizon, All-Star Weekend is a time for Carmelo Anthony to regenerate and forget the misery of the Knicks season. But more importantly, it is a time for the Anthony to sell the Knicks, for the Knicks to sell the city and for the city to sell itself as a potential Eden for any and all NBA free agents. Asked after Thursday’s practice in Tarrytown if he hoped the Garden, with its history, and New York City, with its everything, can lure free agents to the Knicks, Anthony said, “I hope so, I hope so.” New York Post

Last year in New Orleans, Anthony was the focal point of the weekend as his free agency was THE prominent story, the topic that received the most questions, even more than, “Can you believe you’re playing in a place called Smoothie King Arena?” Now Anthony will see it from the other side. "That was kind of the talk of All-Star Weekend last year,” Anthony said. “I’ve had that experience maybe twice now, last year and then the one in L.A. a couple of years back right before I got to New York. Now it’s my turn. Now it’s my turn to extend the favor.” New York Post

“For the most part, guys pretty much know New York. Especially veteran guys who have been in the league for a long time,” Anthony said. “People come here in the summertime, in the offseason, they spend time here. When they come to play, they spend time being out and about and just experiencing different things. I am pretty sure people already know New York. It is just a matter of kind of knowing and learning the Knicks organization at that point.” New York Post

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