Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Al Iannazzone joined Newsday in January 2012 as the Knicks’ beat writer, after covering the NBA for 11 years for The Record. Al covered the Knicks and Nets in that time, and also reported on the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events.
Al appeared regularly on the YES Network’s Nets pregame show from 2005-2011.
J.R. Smith’s brother, Chris Smith was one of three training camp invitees to survive cut day. The other two were combo guard Toure’ Murry and center Cole Aldrich.
The Knicks waived five players - Ike Diogu, CJ Leslie, Jeremy Tyler, Josh Powell and Chris Douglas-Roberts - before tonight’s preseason finale against the Bobcats.
Their roster as of right now stands at 15. Opening night is...Read more »
GREEN BAY – Mike Woodson said he will sit down with new president Steve Mills, and other Knicks officials coaches and scouts after practice tomorrow and start making decisions about who will make the team.
One of the players “in the mix” according to Woodson is guard Chris Smith, whose 20 minutes of preseason action is the fewest on the team.
Woodson was asked whether Smith being the...Read more »
Metta World Peace likes getting his ice cream from the Mister Softee truck, but he doesn’t like playing against guys who are soft - and he said there are a lot of them in today’s NBA.
As only he could do, World Peace made that Mister Softee analogy after he went face-to-face with intense Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough on Monday night. Of course, he didn’t back down. World Peace said he likes...Read more »
TORONTO – Andrea Bargnani’s stiff back loosened up just in time for him to hear the boos in the city he called home for seven years.
Bargnani, who's back tightened Sunday, will play Monday night when the Knicks face the Raptors. He’ll start up front with Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler. The backcourt could be Beno Udrih and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Raymond Felton (strained left hamstring)...Read more »
Amar’e Stoudemire, who left the Phoenix Suns in 2010 when he signed a five-year, $100-million deal with the Knicks, doesn’t think Carmelo Anthony’s contract situation will be a distraction this season.
But his advice to Anthony is to not talk about his impending free agency.
“I dealt with it before,” Stoudemire said. “What I did was I kept it quiet until the actual summer. I think it...Read more »
Iman Shumpert and Pablo Prigioni were spectators during practice today, nursing sprained elbows they suffered in last night's preseason game in Baltimore. But Mike Woodson said they’re expected to be all right.
Woodson said Shumpert (sprained right elbow), Prigioni (sprained left elbow) and Metta World Peace (sprained right ankle) should be able to play Monday when the Knicks are in Toronto...Read more »
The Knicks will hold an “Orange and Blue” Open scrimmage Sunday at Columbia University.
Doors open at 10 and the practice/scrimmage will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Knicks will head to Toronto afterward for a two-game trip against the Raptors and Bucks in Green Bay. The Knicks play their last preseason game Oct. 25 vs. Charlotte at the newly renovated Garden. The regular season opens...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony was among the current and former athletes who appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night and read Letterman’s famed Top 10 List.
With the renovated Garden set to open next week, the category was Top 10 Career Highlights at Madison Square Garden.
The best one was delivered by ex-Knick John Starks, who said, “Being featured on the Kiss Cam with...Read more »
The Knicks still have four preseason games remaining and they clearly have some decisions to make regarding their last roster couple of roster spots.
Twelve players have fully guaranteed deals. C.J. Leslie and Jeremy Tyler have partial guarantees.
But Tyler is rehabbing from foot surgery and Leslie hasn’t stood out through these three preseason games. He’s averaging 2.3 points and 1.7...Read more »
TORONTO – Steve Novak never wanted to be traded by the Knicks, never wanted to leave New York. But the sharpshooter was the key piece in the deal that brought the Knicks new starting power forward Andrea Bargnani.
“I didn’t expect it,” Novak said after the morning shootaround. “ You understand this is the business we’re in. New York felt like home. It was a place I love to play and I miss....Read more »