Knicks Daily Links: Monday

Jimmer Fredette crumbles before his Knicks call-up: This isn’t the momentum surge Jimmer Fredette wanted on the verge of officially arriving on the Knicks’ roster to claim the team’s 15th spot. Carmelo Anthony called him by the wrong name Saturday, then Fredette saw his jump shot go all wrong Sunday in his D-League finale with Westchester. -- New York Post

Diving into Carmelo Anthony’s knee pain: Can he last the year?: Sunday was the fifth anniversary of Carmelo Anthony’s trade to the Knicks. The best way for Anthony to celebrate would be for his 31-year-old left knee to stay healthy and pain-free the final 25 games. -- New York Post

Knicks expected to sign Jimmer Fredette but his role with team remains unclear: While some were clamoring for Brandon Jennings at the trade deadline, Phil Jackson appears to have responded with Jimmer Fredette. Or as Carmelo Anthony called him the other day, “Jimmy.” The Knicks are expected to sign the former first-round pick from upstate Glens Falls to a 10-day contract on Monday with no guarantee of playing time considering the Knicks have plenty of guards — Jose Calderon, Arron Afflalo, Langston Galloway and Sasha Vujacic, who has momentarily moved ahead of rookie Jerian Grant — in the rotation. -- New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony to carry heavy burden down the stretch: Carmelo Anthony was unaware that he had logged 41 minutes Saturday in the second night of a back-to-back. If the Knicks are going to make an improbable push for the playoffs, he is prepared to do whatever is necessary. -- Newsday

Jimmer Fredette, a Basketball Prodigy, Now Plays Catch-Up: A high-profile spectator found a spot along the baseline Sunday afternoon to watch Jimmer Fredette play his final game (for now, at least) with the Westchester Knicks of the N.B.A. Development League. The spectator, Felipe Lopez, could relate, perhaps better than anyone else at Westchester County Center, to Fredette’s public travails in recent seasons. -- The New York Times