Knicks NBA 2k12 Ratings Released

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Today the NBA 2k12 ratings were released today in the video above.

Here are the Knicks ratings

Melo 91

Amar’e 89

Billups 79

Fields 71

Douglas 69

Mason 66

Brown 65

Walker 65

Balkman 64

Turiaf 62

Shawne Williams 61

Shelden Williams 59

Jeffries 58

Rautins 56

Carter 53

I think Carter, Jeffries and Toney Douglas got rated a bit low. I definitely think Douglas got better last season not worse as indicated in his rating. Overall I think these rating are pretty accurate though. I would have loved to see Amar’e in the 90′s but 88 is a solid rating. I can’t wait to play this game.

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Melo Reveals Offseason Surgeries, Weight Loss

 

 

Sunday night after the Melo league loss to the Philly league, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony revealed that he had 2 offseason surgeries during the offseason. Melo had arthroscopic surgery on his knee as well as an elbow procedure done in May. He suffers from chronic bursitis in his elbow. During the season, his elbow injury was publicized by the media but nothing was ever said about any knee problem. The Melo vs Goodman league game was the first time that Melo had been on the court since the offseason as he was shut down for most of it during rehabilitation.

As well as revealing his surgical procedures, a noticeably thinner Melo also revealed he was at 230 pounds, 5 pounds less then his playing weight from last season. Anthony came under some scrutiny last season from Knick fans wanting to see a thinner, more toned Melo.

I would tend to agree that Melo should at least be a bit more toned. From a defensive standpoint, obviously the quicker the better. A higher level of defensive ability would allow Melo to be more versatile on a team that is not particularly deep. Melo right now is not quick enough to check shooting guards but his quickness on offense leads me to believe he at least has the potential. Realistically he will never guard twos but if he is serious about his defense and gets better he certainly has the potential to. LeBron guarded Derrick Rose in the playoffs. Now obviously defensively LeBron is on a whole other level compared to the Meloman but that doesn’t mean Melo won’t ever eventually become proficient on defense. If Melo and STAT want to take this championship run seriously, they have to improve on defense and this is a good start for Anthony.

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Highlights of the Melo League vs Philly League Game

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Here are highlights from last nights 131-119 Philly league victory over the Melo league. Lebron had 43 points and 23 boards while Melo had 31 and 17. Chris Paul looked out of shape and did not play that well. For the Philly league, Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams and Kyle Lowry stole the show leading Philly to the 12 point win.

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Sunday’s Melo League Game to be Streamed on SI.com

This sunday, Sportsillustrated.com will be streaming a live feed of the Melo League vs Philly League Game. The “Battle for I-95″ will include superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. I am excited to watch this game as I am itching, like all NBA fans, to see some basketball. The Philly league roster for the game includes Lou Williams, Hakim Warrick, the Morris brothers, John Salmons and Wayne Ellington. The game is set for 6 pm eastern time at the Palestra on the UPenn campus.

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Iman Shumpert Impact League Highlights

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Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert has been working hard all offseason and has looked great at the Vegas Impact League. Here are some highlights along with some other NBA players. Shumpert shows off his athleticism and dunking ability as well as delivering a nice ally oop on one play. Shumpert seems like he will be a great player on the Knicks when/if the NBA season gets started. Enjoy

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Racy Pictures of Lala Vazquez Surface

Last week at the Goodman vs. Melo league, Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony had 2 cell phones stolen. Now racy photos of his wife, entertainer Lala Vazquez, have surfaced on the internet. This really is not a big deal but what they do in their own time is their business only. It is a big deal that somebody who went to a show that Melo put on (the Melo-Goodman game) stole his phones and exposed his wife online. I think it is absolutely absurd and I hope they find the person or persons that did this. The pictures do not reveal her naked or anything and she has done some modeling in the past so these pictures are not the end of the world but they were meant for Melo only and it is sad that they have now hit the internet. Again, this is not the biggest deal in the world but it is disappointing that somebody would do this.

The pictures can be seenĀ here.

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Melo and Lala on Regis and Kelly

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Yesterday morning, Melo and Lala appeared on Regis and Kelly to talk about the Knicks, Melo’s move to NY and Lala’s reality show. Enjoy.

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Roger Mason Slips Up on Twitter

After todays meeting between the NBA and NBA Players Association, the Knicks Roger Mason Jr, VP of the NBAPA, released an interesting tweet…

I think he clearly was trying to send a direct message to somebody and accidentally just tweeted it. I think this is a great sign though. After they met for 5 1/2 hours today, the two sides agreed to meet on Thursday as well. I think the fact that they are meeting at all is a great sign. Whether any progress has been made yet is unknown but it is great to see the two sides meeting. The season is approaching and the two sides need to get a deal done. I am actually surprised they are meeting as much as they are at this point. I thought they would wait till the 11th hour but they are getting some 10th hour negotiating done. In just a few days, I have gone from feeling very pessimistic about this lockout to being very optimistic.

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Melo joins CP3, Wade in a Dance Off During Jordan Tour

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Video has arisen of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade doing a dance off with some chinese children during their Jordan tour in China. I like seeing things like this in where professional athletes are giving back to some children. Granted these aren’t American children but still, I like to see stars giving back.

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Watch Renaldo Balkman Get Tossed From FIBA America Game

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… Oh Renaldo. During Monday’s FIBA America game between Puerto Rico and Venezuela, Renaldo Balkman of the Knicks got into it with Memphis’ Grevis Vazquez. Balkman’s Puerto Rico team was winning the game 85-62 when Vazquez gave Balkman a hard foul. Balkman then retaliated by attempting a Zinedine Zidane headbutt but was promptly tossed to the floor. Puerto Rico, battling for an Olympic spot won the game easily 94-82.

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