New York Knicks: All-Star

White, Novak in All-Star competitions

February, 7, 2013
The NBA announced Thursday night that Knicks forwards Steve Novak and James White will participate in All-Star Saturday night competitions on Feb. 16 in Houston.

Novak will participate in the 3-point shootout, along with Ryan Anderson (Hornets), Matt Bonner (Spurs), Stephen Curry (Warriors), Paul George (Pacers) and Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers).

"He may be the best shooter in the league," Charles Barkley said of Novak on TNT during the announcement.

White will be in the dunk contest, along with Eric Bledsoe (Clippers), Jeremy Evans (Jazz), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets), Gerald Green (Pacers) and Terrence Ross (Raptors).

In addition to White and Novak, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler will be in Houston, suiting up for the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

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Melo second in East All-Star voting

December, 27, 2012
Carmelo Anthony is the second frontcourt player in the latest Eastern Conference All-Star voting, released by the NBA on Thursday. LeBron James is first with 970,314 votes and Melo has 891,759.

Both players lead the East, but Kobe Bryant is No. 1 overall with 977,444 votes and Kevin Durant has 924,898. Also for the Knicks, Tyson Chandler is fifth on the East frontcourt list with 260,000 votes and Amar'e Stoudemire, who could return on Jan. 1 against the Trail Blazers, is 10th with 90,996. In the backcourt, Raymond Felton, who could be out until right before All-Star Weekend in Houston, is seventh with 66,745 votes.

Here's the entire Eastern and Western Conference leaderboard:


Frontcourt: LeBron James (Heat) 970,314; Carmelo Anthony (Knicks) 891,759; Kevin Garnett (Celtics) 328,716; Chris Bosh (Heat) 308,194; Tyson Chandler (Knicks) 260,000; Paul Pierce (Celtics) 171,601; Joakim Noah (Bulls) 129,331; Josh Smith (Hawks) 111,260; Anderson Varejao (Cavaliers) 99,955; Amar’e Stoudemire (Knicks) 90,996; Shane Battier (Heat) 88,800; Andrew Bynum (Sixers) 84,939; Luol Deng (Bulls) 76,400; Brook Lopez (Nets) 67,991; and Jeff Green (Celtics) 52,785

Backcourt: Dwyane Wade (Heat) 645,875; Rajon Rondo (Celtics) 574,272; Deron Williams (Nets) 309,778; Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers) 258,193; Ray Allen (Heat) 195,142; Monta Ellis (Bucks) 71,287; Raymond Felton (Knicks) 66,745; Jrue Holiday (Sixers) 56,683; Jason Terry (Celtics) 52,833; and Brandon Jennings (Bucks) 49,122


Frontcourt: Kevin Durant (Thunder) 924,898; Dwight Howard (Lakers) 616,150; Blake Griffin (Clippers) 489,795; Tim Duncan (Spurs) 299,434; Pau Gasol (Lakers) 197,377; Kevin Love (Timberwolves) 189,949; Omer Asik (Rockets) 131,002; Rudy Gay (Grizzlies) 125,562; Serge Ibaka (Thunder) 111,963; Marc Gasol (Grizzlies) 99,271; Zach Randolph (Grizzlies) 97,778; LaMarcus Aldridge (Trail Blazers) 97,090; Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks) 93,491; Metta World Peace (Lakers) 85,279; and Chandler Parsons (Rockets) 78,235

Backcourt: Kobe Bryant (Lakers) 977,444; Chris Paul (Clippers) 542,564; Jeremy Lin (Rockets) 496,133; James Harden (Rockets) 283,691; Russell Westbrook (Thunder) 232,074; Steve Nash (Lakers) 166,262; Tony Parker (Spurs) 111,032; Ricky Rubio (Timberwolves) 96,466; Stephen Curry (Warriors) 78,380; and Manu Ginobili (Spurs) 70,813

Balloting will conclude on Jan. 14, and starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 17 during a special one-hour pregame show at 7 p.m. ET, featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith.

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Melo, Tyson, Amar'e, Felton on ASG ballot

November, 13, 2012
Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton are the Knicks on the All Star ballot.

Anthony leads the NBA in scoring average (27.3 per game), Chandler has been a defensive force for the 4-0 Knicks, who are the league's top defensive club. And Felton has helped the Knicks lead the league in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio entering play Tuesday.

Stoudemire, though, is a curious addition.

The forward has missed the first four game thus far as he recovers from knee surgery and isn't expected to return until mid December.

Ex-Knicks on the ballot include Chauncey Billups (Clippers), David Lee (Warriors), Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets), Zach Randolph (Grizzlies) and Jeremy Lin (Rockets).

Fans elect the All Star starters from among the players on the ballot.

The rest of the team is voted on by the coaches.

Fans can vote on, Twitter and Facebook.

You can tweet a vote for one player per day. The tweet must include a player’s first and last name, along with hash tag #NBABALLOT. Facebook voting will allow fans to fill out one full ballot (three in the frontcourt and two guards from each conference) per day, through a custom application on Facebook.

Fans can also vote via text message by texting the player's last name to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA"). Fans can vote for up to 10 players per day via text.

Balloting will conclude on Jan. 14, and starters will be announced live on TNT on Jan. 17.

The NBA All-Star ballot lists 120 players -- 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences -- with 36 frontcourt players and 24 guards from each conference comprising the list. Fans select three frontcourt players and two guards from each conference. Previously, the ballot featured three positions with fans picking two guards, two forwards and a center.

The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA:
Steve Aschburner (, Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle), Doug Smith (Toronto Star/PBWA), and Kenny Smith (TNT).

Question: Do you agree with the Knicks on the ballot? Would have have added anyone? Taken anyone off?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Team New York wins Shooting Stars

February, 25, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Team New York, consisting of Knicks guard Landry Fields, former Knicks star Allan Houston and Cappie Pondexter of the WNBA's Liberty, won the Shooting Stars event on All-Star Saturday Night.

Houston hit the half-court shot in both rounds for New York, which recorded the two best times of the competition, 38.7 seconds in the first round and 37.3 in the final.

New York defeated Team Texas in the final round. Team Texas consisted of Rockets forward Chandler Parsons, former Rockets point guard Kenny Smith and Sophia Young of the WNBA's Silver Stars.

Team Orlando consisted of Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, former Magic forward Dennis Scott and three-time WNBA All-Star Marie Ferdinand-Harris.

Team Atlanta featured Hawks guard Jerry Stackhouse, former Hawks guard Steve Smith and Lindsey Harding of the WNBA's Dream.

Lin, Fields in Rising Stars Challenge tonight

February, 24, 2012
Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty ImagesJeremy Lin, Landry Fields, Kemba Walker and Ricky Rubio at Friday's practice.
Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields, the Knicks' starting backcourt, will be teammates in the Rising Stars Challenge at 9 p.m. in Orlando, Fla.

The event was formerly known as the Rookie Challenge and pitted the best second-year players against top rookies during All-Star weekend. The format is different this year: TNT analysts Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley conducted a draft and built teams with a mixture of first- and second-year players.

Lin and Fields will play for Team Shaq. Nets rookie MarShon Brooks will play for Team Chuck.

Other players with ties to New York and New Jersey:

• Bobcats guard Kemba Walker of Team Shaq is a Bronx native who played for Rice High School in Harlem.

• Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving of Team Chuck played for St. Patrick's High School in Elizabeth, N.J.

• Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson of Team Shaq spent two years at Saint Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

• Jazz forward Derrick Favors of Team Chuck was drafted by the Nets and traded to Utah in the Deron Williams blockbuster.


Norris Cole, Heat
Landry Fields, Knicks
Blake Griffin, Clippers
Brandon Knight, Pistons
Jeremy Lin, Knicks
Greg Monroe, Pistons
Markieff Morris, Suns
Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves
Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers
Kemba Walker, Bobcats


Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers
DeMarcus Cousins, Kings
Derrick Williams, Timberwolves
Paul George, Pacers
MarShon Brooks, Nets
John Wall, Wizards
Evan Turner, 76ers
Gordon Hayward, Jazz
Kawhi Leonard, Spurs
Derrick Favors, Jazz



Carmelo Anthony
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
ReboundsC. Anthony 8.1
AssistsP. Prigioni 3.5
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2