Frank Isola

Calling the deal fair because Sam Dalembert "is on the court" is interesting since many say Mavs won the trade because Sam "is on the court"

Marc Berman

Carmelo Anthony may not play tonight in Chitown but won't shut it down despite advice nyp.st/1sDYDDj

Frank Isola

Phil tweets that he's "okay with the Dallas deal. Tyson fits there and our 3 players, Jose, Sam, and Shane are on the court." Riiight.

Ian Begley

Carmelo Anthony is questionable for Thursday due to recurring knee soreness. Amar'e won't play to rest. More here: es.pn/1AwfFaS

Carmelo Anthony

Excited to be celebrating #AVeryMeloChristmas tomorrow w/some special kids thanks to the #CarmeloAnthonyFoundation. #BeMore #TeamMe7o

Frank Isola

One final thing about ESPN's Santa Claus commercials; today's NBA players have actually worn sillier hats to press conferences.

Frank Isola

Someone check on Berman of the Post. He's disappeared since @NateSilver538 reported NYK have 3% chance of winning title by 2019. I'm worried

Jared Zwerling

New tongue-&-cheek NBA Xmas #NoGifts ad features players' skills & how they won’t be giving gifts to their opponents youtu.be/mTCnYR-bbj8

Steve Popper

And in more immediate news, Knicks Carmelo Anthony wondering about a shutdown: bit.ly/1sLM1zL

Al Iannazzone

Carmelo Anthony may not play tonight due to knee soreness, and has had "multiple people say...shut it down." newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Steve Popper

So, you've been thinking you wish the NBPA would ask you redesign their logo? Well, funny you ask: sportsblog.com/NBPAlogochalle…

Marc Berman

Carmelo Anthony: 'Multiple people saying shut it down' nyp.st/1sDYDDj via @nypost

Steve Popper

On the Melo front - from today's Record: Heading to Chicago and trying to avoid regret: bit.ly/1C47Qum

Steve Popper

The line Knicks might want to heed is the last one from @NateSilver538 - Tanking doesn't pay.

Frank Isola

The @NateSilver538 report means half the NY media has to continue ignoring and/or defending the madness at MSG until at least 2019. Damn.

Frank Isola

You @NateSilver538 can forget about ever being invited to the biggest event of the holiday season: Irving Azoff's annual "Just Us Guys" bash

Howard Beck

The NBA players union @TheNBPA is inviting fans to design a new logo. Winner to be announced at All-Star in NY. sportsblog.com/NBPAlogochalle…

Steve Popper

Not sure about Melo, but Derek Fisher should've gone to the Bulls. Long hug and talk with Pau Gasol.

Frank Isola

Did you know every time a Knicks fan says "It's not about this season" Jim Dolan makes $10,000? True story. That's how he made his fortune.

Frank Isola

I wonder if @NateSilver538 is aware that Carmelo is holding the ball 3.0 seconds per touch, down from last year's 3.5 seconds per touch.

Alan Hahn

BLOG: "Fisher, who in 18 seasons experienced losing just twice, seems confounded by the fragility of his team": msg.com/teams/knicks/k…

Jonah Ballow

Shootaround videos will be live soon at NYKnicks.com. Melo, Stoudemire, & Fisher from Chicago. #Knicks

Steve Popper

Carmelo said that "a bunch of people" have told him to shut it down for a while - but he's trying to play through the pain. #5and22

Frank Isola

ESPN commercial with Santa Claus saying at a press conference "we're talking about presents? Not the game. Presents?" is pretty, pretty good

Steve Popper

Derrick Rose is questionable tonight -illness.

Jared Zwerling

In the Melo staying in NY chat, overlooked is the local gym Jordan Brand built for him. Very unique & now renovated: instagram.com/p/wpYNpzxUoZ/?…

Howard Beck

Slogan for the Dolan era. RT @Eric Koreen: @Howard Beck The 2014-15 New York Knicks: What's Done is Done.

Frank Isola

Carmelo Anthony expected to sit out vs. Bulls tonight. As the Daily News reported last week, Melo will need knee surgery at some point.

Al Iannazzone

If Melo takes off tonight he will have three days off, then they play a back-to-back with three more days off before the Christmas Day game

Howard Beck

Heckuva endorsement MT @Royce Young Melo not expressing regrets over re-joining Knicks cbsprt.co/1GvroKp “What’s done is done.”

Al Iannazzone

Melo also said a bunch of people have told him to "shut it down" for a little while but he is fighting it

Steve Popper

Melo is going to test the knee in shootaround. Said he aggravated it Tuesday.

Marc Berman

Carmelo says didn't feel right vs. Dallas and knee hasn't responded too well.

Al Iannazzone

Melo said the knee was bothering him against Dallas. He is going to test it at shootaround

Al Iannazzone

Pau Gasol jogged down the hallway to hug and talk to former teammate Derek Fisher

Marc Berman

Pau Gasol and Fisher exchange hugs in hallway here at United Center. Pau also embraces Calderon.

Al Iannazzone

So the Knicks could be without Carmelo, Amar'e, JR Smith, Shumpert and Bargnani tonight for a TNT game.

Steve Popper

Carmelo is questionable - Amare said this was a planned recovery day.

Al Iannazzone

Amare says he feels fine but this was a planned recovery day.

Marc Berman

If Melo sits and with Amare out, why did Knicks bother to waste the plane fuel. Amare didn't know Melo may be out.

Steve Popper

TNT should enjoy this game.

Ian Begley

Fisher tells reporters in Chicago that Amare probably won't play tonight (rest) and Carmelo (knee) is questionable vs. Bulls.

Jonah Ballow

Melo is questionable tonight vs. Bulls. He's still dealing with knee soreness. Fisher will decide on lineup based on Melo's availability.

Marc Berman

Melo questionable with knee and Amare being rested.

Jonah Ballow

Fisher says Stoudemire will not play tonight vs. Bulls. They want to give Stoudemire rest with back-to-back coming up.

Al Iannazzone

Amar'e is a recovery day with three games in four days

Al Iannazzone

Fisher said Amare probably won't play tonight and called Melo questionable with knee soreness

Steve Popper

Amare will rest tonight and Carmelo may too.

Ian Begley

The #Knicks are one of several teams talking to Boston about a potential Rondo deal, @Marc Stein reports. More: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Frank Isola

If Carmelo had trusted his instincts he'd be wearing a Bulls uniform today. nydn.us/1AsAfZZ

Steve Popper

Record column: Carmelo visits the last ghost of free agency past- and even Dickens never penned this bleak a story: bit.ly/1C47Qum

Chris Herring

Bruh. RT @WorldofIsaac: Woke up, watched the Brandon Jennings play again, went back to sleep. vine.co/v/OgDEaWhDOwK

Steve Popper

Record column: Knicks' Carmelo Anthony visits Chicago - the last ghost to haunt him from his free agency choice: bit.ly/1C47Qum

Chris Herring

*scans Netflix ... finds 2-hr long Robert Redford movie that has absolutely no dialogue ... click*

Ian Begley

#Knicks are among a handful of teams talking to Boston about a potential Rondo deal, @Marc Stein reports. More: espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Chris Herring

I love Doris Burke beyond words. RT @cjzero: ESPN point guard Doris Burke (@heydb) shows off the handles at halftime vine.co/v/OgjFKYgDw2q

Alan Hahn

Exactly what came to mind. RT @jadande: That Duncan shot reminded me of the one he hit over Shaq right before Derek Fisher's .4

Brian Mahoney

Wow, Duncan prayer sends Spurs-Grizzlies to 3rd OT. Pop might rest his starters the rest of 2014 after tonight.

Chris Herring

If I get a flight down to San Antonio now, maybe I can get there before this game ends.

Ian Begley

Celtics have talked to #Knicks, among others, about Rajon Rondo trade, per @Marc Stein. More here: m.espn.go.com/nba/story?stor…

Alan Hahn

Hmmm.... RT @Marc Stein: Link to ESPN latest on Celtics' Rajon Rondo talks with Dallas (and others) -- espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Chris Herring

This Spurs-Grizzlies game is absurd.

Chris Herring

Mentions the Knicks here. RT @Marc Stein: ESPNs latest on Celtics' Rajon Rondo talks with Dallas (and others) -- espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Alan Hahn

Tonight's Hahn & Humpty podcast: RT @RaySanti: Podcast -- Things get "classy" at the NYAC for @Alan Hahn & @HDumpty39: c.espnradio.com/audio/2408204/…

Chris Herring

Why are the basketball gods injuring one of the most fun teams in the league? I love watching this Milwaukee team

Chris Herring

No :( RT @Jason Quick: Giannis Antetokounmpo is down on the floor with what looks like a serious injury

Brian Mahoney

Grizzlies are a fantastic team. Just have to wonder if they're using up all their miracle shots too early in the year. OT in San Antonio.

Ian Begley

J.R. Smith (foot) will not make the trip to Chicago but #Knicks coach Derek Fisher hopes to have him Saturday vs. PHO or Sunday vs. TOR.

Brian Mahoney

Interesting first-round matchup if they decided to end the NBA season Dec. 17: No. 4 Chicago vs. No. 5 Cleveland. The presumed East final.

Peter Vecsey

18-7 Hawks, sans Teague (top scorer/assists) beat Cavs (4 Ls last 5) by 29 on road. Danny Ferry executive of year. Lue inching over on bench

Chris Herring

Fire your friend. RT @mikeyillz: I keep arguing with someone at work who thinks the Knicks should trade for Kobe Bryant. What do you think?

Steve Popper

I don't want to judge someone's heritage but @Al Iannazzone just asked if pizza in Chicago comes with cheese.

Howard Beck

From last night at the Garden. It's the KesslerKam! #howu http://t.co/9ZfU90Fz7W

Scott Cacciola

"I think the girls are shy. They don't come to talk to me. I don't know why. Why?" -NBA Player tsn.ca/raptors-noguei…

Cleanthony Early

Shout out to that last episode of HardBall...#Msnbc

JR Smith

If u guessed 42 you are right. GOOD LUCK

JR Smith

DAY 1. Let the games begin. If you add my season high points, rebounds, assists, and steals you get… instagram.com/p/wukOS5tfDP/

Chris Herring

I'm all like: awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/upl… RT @jonmorosi: @MikeGarafolo just now on @AmericasPregame: "Harbaugh is considering the Michigan job."

Alan Hahn

Hahn & Humpty Show tonight from 6:30-8 p.m. LIVE at @newyorkac for the @ESPNNY98_7FM "Legends Series" celebrating the @NYIslanders dynasty.

Frank Isola

North Korea did give two thumbs up to Carmelo's "Bulls Free Agency Infomercial." They called it "uplifting, You won't run from these Bulls."

Frank Isola

Phil Jackson must be thinking "where was North Korea the day before Spike's triangle movie was set to debut on MSG Network."

Peter Vecsey

In this week's Hawks Ultimate Highlight I voted for Kent Bazemore's dunk! Vote here: on.nba.com/12F7Ow8 #BazemoreDunk

Chris Herring

That awkward moment when you fully accept how nerdy and detailed you are as a basketball reporter.

Chris Herring

MT @KC Johnson: Noah: "Im happy with what we have. We’re deep & we're striving for something pretty diff than what (Knicks) are striving for."

Amare Stoudemire

Thx for the help Liam... See you Christmas Day @TakenMovies #Taken3 sprts.is/taken3 http://t.co/kfPyYbBYxe

Ian Begley

Carmelo Anthony insists he's not thinking of what could have been with the Bulls as the #Knicks head to Chicago: es.pn/1AqcAcD

Ian Begley

Fisher calls out #Knicks' starters, says they were 'a disappointment to their teammates' vs. Dallas. More: m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Frank Isola

Andrea Bargnani has held the ball 0.0 seconds this year.

JR Smith

Happy Holidays to everyone apart of TeamSwish! This year I wanted to connect with my fans in a fun… instagram.com/p/wuHglgNfD4/

Amare Stoudemire

Vote for me for the @NBAAllStar game! Head over to AmareSaves.com, click on the #NBABallot link & join @AmareSaves today!

Chris Herring

Goodbye. MT @galeamonster: @Chris Herring I hope you weave kanye puns into every story. "the knicks are BOUND 2 trade iman at the deadline."