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Prigioni has one year left on his pact, but only $300,000 of his $1.7 million is guaranteed. “No, no, no,’’ Prigioni, who missed his second straight game with a hip injury on Friday, said when asked if he was intrigued about playing in a new American city. “I’m just focused here. “No reason to think about it, it’s directly out of our hands. I focus on the next practice, supporting the guys, keep moving on. Just focusing on the team and give my best. In the summer we will see. Now just focusing on our team.” New York Post

February 5, 2015 Updates

If he still is around after the trade deadline, as expected, Jackson could waive him to open a roster spot for a D-Leaguer or a player they gain from a trade exception. But somehow Stoudemire is still a fan favorite for the diligence and class he has shown in coming back from multiple knee surgeries. “I haven’t talked with Phil or [general manager] Steve Mills yet about the future,’’ Stoudemire said. “I’m sure we’ll talk soon about it. I don’t think something will be done this season. But the future is in their hands and my health. I want to make sure I stay healthy and maintain myself the rest of my career.’’ New York Post

Last season, Stoudemire told The Post he would entertain playing for the Israeli team he co-owns in Jerusalem when his contract is up. But he sounds like he is not done with the NBA, even if next season he is reduced to signing a veteran’s minimum deal for $1.9 million, because of his unpredictable health. A return to Phoenix is quite possible. Orlando could have interest, as he is a native son. When the Knicks are there next week, he will hold an event in his hometown of Lake Wales, Fla., refurbishing basketball courts. New York Post

Prigioni, who has not played in any of the last three games, tweeted in Spanish to confirm he suffered a hip injury at practice. Regrettably, the Spanish translation through Google translator mistakenly stated Prigioni tweeting he had a stroke. Prigioni, 37, is a top candidate to be traded by the Feb. 19 deadline for a much-needed second-round pick. New York Post

February 4, 2015 Updates

Amar’e Stoudemire says he doesn’t expect to be dealt by the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 19, but hopes toAmar'e play at least one game this weekend. “I don’t think there will be something done this season [in terms of a trade] but the future is within their hands and my health,” Stoudemire said Wednesday at practice, referring to Knicks President Phil Jackson and GM Steve Mills. “I just want to make sure I stay healthy for the rest of my career and we go from there.” The Knicks Blog

For now, Stoudemire says his inclination is to remain with the Knicks (10-38), even though they’re headed to the draft lottery and won’t contend for an NBA title on his watch. “That’s always the thought process, man,” Stoudemire said of possibly joining another team, “but I think the way we’re playing basketball, it’s tough to decide something right now. You win together, you lose together. There are guys that are new to the system, new to the Knicks so we all are learning. The most important thing is to stay healthy and to get back to my dominant self. That’s the main objective.” The Knicks Blog

One league source told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog that Stoudemire could be an attractive bench piece for a playoff team even though his skills have been diminished by knee injuries. “Sure,” the source said. “Not sure who and what New York would want in return as far as a trade. Only a few teams can take on that big salary.” The Knicks Blog

Pablo Prigioni was a late scratch Tuesday night, with the Knicks announcing a sudden hip injury 20 minutes before tipoff of their game with the Celtics. The team had not disclosed the injury during Derek Fisher’s pregame press conference, leading to speculation the club didn’t want to risk injuring Prigioni any further because it is trying to trade him. Prigioni sat on the bench in a suit as the Knicks lost, 108-97. According to a league source, Prigioni is on the trade block with the Feb. 19 deadline approaching. New York Post

The Cavaliers and Pistons each have need for a backup point guard and the Knicks have a need for second-round picks. They have traded all their second-round picks until 2019. A league source told The Post last week the Knicks feel Prigioni has value. New York Post

February 2, 2015 Updates

A source said the Knicks are actively trying to unload guard Jose Calderon’s contract. Calderon is owed $7.4 million in 2015-16, and $7.7 million in 2016-17. Yahoo! Sports

January 27, 2015 Updates

However, Harris thought that the New York Post tried to ruin the moment with Berman's article, which "erroneously" cited a fan saying his son wanted to play for the Knicks. "He kind of took away from the special moment that we had," Harris said. "The article was good, but he threw that in there ... Tobias didn't say that. People took that one little piece out and they ran with it." Gospel Herald

January 26, 2015 Updates

David Aldridge: Me: But when you knew Cleveland wanted you, what did that say to you? JR Smith: When I first heard about the trade and the possibilities, it was kind of mixed feelings. It was like, this could be a blessing in disguise. But I don't want to leave 'Melo by himself. Because just being in this situation, it's tough. Being in this situation alone is worse. So that bothered me a lot. And then I kind of got selfish with it. This is the best situation for me as a person. And make the best out of any situation. And I think I am right now. All the players seem to be responding to me very well, and the coaches love me. So I have no complaints. NBA.com

David Aldridge: I saw Carmelo a couple of weeks ago. I had forgotten y'all played together in Denver as well as New York. So what is it like when you've been with a guy for so many years, and you get close, and then it's just over. JR Smith: That was the toughest part about the trade. We played together nine years. The bond, the camaraderie, the brotherhood that we gained, it's, I wouldn't say over, it's just discontinued. When you're playing with a person like 'Melo, you depend on him a lot, from on the court and off the court. I can always go to him for advice, just everyday life things, as well as stuff on the court. So I think that's the toughest part. But fortunately, coming to a team like this, I've also got him in a different person, between him and LeBron. It's pretty much the same concepts and stuff like that; it's just coming from a different voice. NBA.com

David Aldridge: Are there similarities both on the court and in terms of leadership between he and Carmelo? JR Smith: Yeah. I think he's more of a vocal leader than 'Melo is. 'Melo's more of a I'm gonna show what to do, and if you follow suit, that's what it is. 'Bron is more of an 'alright, this is what's gonna happen; you're gonna do this, this, this and this,' or you're gonna receive this. He's more of a vocal person than 'Melo is. 'Melo is more behind the scenes, still gets his work in and everything in, you just don't see as much. 'Bron is more, you see it. I don't think it's a right or wrong way; (but) it's definitely a different in the culture between the two. NBA.com

David Aldridge: I wonder if you and Shump view it as, we've got another shot here. We could go from worst to first in one season. JR Smith: Yeah. I mean, I definitely look at it like that. I think it was harder for Shump because it was his first trade. New York was his first team. He had so many, at the point in time when we got traded, that was all he knew as a player his first three, four years. It's tough because, other than that one year when we got the second seed, he's never won consistently at this level. So it's tougher for him than it was for me...right now, I think we're definitely -- I know he is, because he's pressing to come back from the injury -- but we're locking in as a unit more than anything. We came into the situation like, alright, man, it's just me and you until we see what the other guys are like. It's just us. And then meeting everybody, it was like, okay, it's all of us. NBA.com

January 25, 2015 Updates

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