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December 17, 2014 Updates

Minnesota Timberwolves backup center Ronny Turiaf will miss the rest of the season recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right hip. The surgery went as planned Tuesday in New York and the team announced after that Turiaf won't return this season. Turiaf appeared in only two games this season, his second with the Timberwolves. They're his seventh NBA team in 10 seasons in the league. NBA.com

The former All-Star center reciprocated those warm feelings back to the $124 million forward after Chandler’s Mavericks whipped the 5-22 Knicks, 107-87, on Tuesday night. “I do. I do,” Chandler responded when asked if he feels bad for his former teammate. “He’s a competitor. I laced it up and went to battle with him the last three years. I know what kind of competitor he is. I know he wants to win. I know he’s going to take a lot of this heat. It’s unfortunate because he’s a helluva player in our league. It’s unfortunate. “It’s so tough. He signed a contract coming back here with expectations of doing everything in his power to take his team to the next level. “Ultimately, I feel he will with the right pieces.” New York Daily News

December 16, 2014 Updates

Larkin said he wants to re-sign with the Knicks, and they left that door open when informing him they were declining his option. “I love it here. I want to be here,” Larkin said. “Obviously, I want to help bring the Knicks back to what they used to be.” But the Knicks can offer Larkin only up to the $1,675,320 he would have earned on his rookie-scale contract. Any other team can pay more. NBCSports.com

First, Walmart lists the doll as being “Anthony Carmelo.” And second, the doll isn’t Carmelo Anthony at all. It’s Jeremy Lin, who last played for the Knicks in 2012. The doll goes for $13.88, a far cry from the $22.5 million the real Melo will make this year for a team that’s currently 5-21. The Knicks Blog

December 15, 2014 Updates

Derek Fisher’s job of developing the Knicks into a cohesive unit has been compromised by two-thirds of the roster being in the final year of their contracts, according to the head coach. “That’s a reality of this game,” Fisher said on Sunday. “You have a number of guys that are thinking about how they’re going to provide for their families and where their career is going and whether they’re going to be here or on another team and all the ramifications of those decisions. “So that’s not easy stuff to process. And then on top of that they’re being asked to sacrifice more and do less in order to win so it’s not a great combination for cohesion and team chemistry but I do think there are enough guys in the locker room that want to do it the right way and so that’s why we’ve had a chance a lot of nights to win. But I don’t think anybody’s giving up on what we’re trying to do at this point.” New York Daily News

In an interview at the hospital, Evans said that Vanchiro’s father told her that Vanchiro awoke apparently disoriented and leapt from the building. She said that Vanchiro sustained severe brain damage and a fractured spinal cord in the fall, and that his brain had stopped functioning Sunday morning. The hospital listed Vanchiro’s condition as critical as of 11:45 p.m. Sunday. New York Times

Evans said Vanchiro had been behaving erratically since being ejected from Madison Square Garden on Dec. 2, when the Nets faced the Knicks. Video taken from the stands showed Vanchiro, who lost the lower part of his left leg in an accident several years ago, being carried out of the arena by multiple security guards. In the videos, which were widely shared in the news media that night and in the following days, Vanchiro is missing his prosthetic left leg, which he said that he had removed during an exchange with the security guards. “After that, he was a completely different person,” Evans said. “He was paranoid. He was erratic. He was frightened. He was horrified. He was a bit delusional. He was having a lot of trouble sleeping. He couldn’t sleep at all. When he would sleep, or try to sleep, it would only take about 10 or 15 minutes before he would jump up screaming covered in sweat.” New York Times

December 14, 2014 Updates

Jeffrey Vanchiro, who had gained widespread attention as a colorful and outspoken fan of the Nets, was on a ventilator late Sunday afternoon and was not expected to survive after falling from a second-story window in Flushing, Queens, late on Saturday night. Vanchiro was staying at his father’s house Saturday night. Vanchiro’s fiancée, Kristi Evans, who was with Vanchiro’s family at New York Hospital Queens on Sunday, said that Vanchiro’s father told her that Vanchiro awoke apparently disoriented and leapt from the building. Evans said that Vanchiro sustained severe brain damage and a fractured spinal cord in the fall, and that his brain had stopped functioning Sunday morning. New York Times

Evans said Vanchiro, who had lost the lower part of his left leg in an accident several years ago, had been behaving erratically since being ejected from Madison Square Garden on Dec. 2, when the Nets faced the Knicks. Video showed Vanchiro being carried out of the arena by multiple security guards and was widely shared in the news media that night and in the following days. In the video Vanchiro is missing his prosthetic left leg, which he had said that he removed during an exchange with the security guards. “After that, he was a completely different person,” Evans said. “He was paranoid. He was erratic. He was frightened. He was horrified. He was a bit delusional. He was having a lot of trouble sleeping. He couldn’t sleep at all. When he would sleep, or try to sleep, it would only take about 10 or 15 minutes before he would jump up screaming covered in sweat.” New York Times

In other injury news, an MRI taken on J.R. Smith's left foot Saturday revealed a small partial tear of the plantar fascia, the team said. Smith is questionable for Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors and will remain day-to-day after that. With Shumpert out indefinitely and Smith hobbled, the Knicks likely will rely heavily on guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to fill in at shooting guard. ESPN.com

In a telephone interview, Curry’s father, Dell, who played 16 N.B.A. seasons as a sweet-shooting guard, said: “The Warriors had some questionable characters on their team, the Knicks really needed a point guard, and we felt that Stephen would fit perfectly with a coach like Mike D’Antoni, playing that fast, up-and-down style. He loved the idea of playing at Madison Square Garden.” New York Times

From Indianapolis, Walsh can only wonder, wistfully, how Curry might have changed the course of recent Knicks history. “Every time I see him play, I think of it,” he said. “He was the guy I was really looking for, and his agent kept telling me he wanted to be in New York. So it just broke my heart when we didn’t get him because I knew we had missed out on something special.” New York Times

New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert has a dislocated left shoulder and could miss at least three weeks. The Knicks also said Saturday that an MRI on guard J.R. Smith's left foot revealed a small tear of the plantar fascia and he is questionable for their game Sunday against Toronto. USA Today Sports

December 13, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN KNICKS HISTORY

Carmelo Anthony already ahead of Phil Jackson, but still far away from the all-time New York greats.

   

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