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January 26, 2015 Updates

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

With his sprained left ankle taped up, his swollen right knee wrapped up, and still awaiting a brace for a sprained left wrist, Stoudemire quietly muttered, "Guys, it [stinks] getting old." Stoudemire may be just 32 years old, but it's been a hard-worn career — a run of injuries that never seems to end. With 37 games remaining this season, his five-year, $100 million contract with the Knicks is coming to an end, and his days in New York likely are, too. He couldn't say if he'd be back tonight to face Sacramento, and really couldn't put a date on a return with any certainty. Bergen Record

"With the ankle sprain, I tried to go back out and play through it," he said. "I was struggling the entire time. I was trying, trying. But I couldn't be myself out there. [In the final minutes] I couldn't do much. My ankle was throbbing. I felt like it was getting tighter and stiffer. At that point, I knew I couldn't be beneficial out there. "I'm sure it's going to be a little time for me to get over this ankle sprain and my wrist sprain. But we'll see. I'll bombard it with rehab the next few days, recover, and see how it feels." Bergen Record

Stoudemire sprained his ankle and wrist in the game. He finished 0-for-5 with one point in 12 minutes and didn't sound too confident about being able to play Monday night against the Kings. "I'm sure it's going to be a little time for me to get over this ankle sprain and my wrist sprain," Stoudemire said. "But we'll see. I'll bombard it with rehab the next few days, recover and see how it feels." Newsday

January 25, 2015 Updates

After a pulmonary embolism, there is also fear of long-term damage to the heart. According to experts, Teletovic likely will undergo stress tests soon for that reason. Medical experts say even if his bloodwork is normal, Teletovic could be on blood thinners for six months to a year. Teletovic is a restricted free agent this summer, and the Knicks could have a lot of interest in him because of his shooting ability as a 6-foot-9 big man for the triangle. The Nets can match any offer. New York Post

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