Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
The Knicks already were going to be well-represented at All-Star Weekend with Carmelo Anthony starting in the game and Tyson Chandler selected as a reserve.
Now Steve Novak and James White will be joining the festivities in Houston.
As expected, Novak was selected to compete in the three-point shootout during All-Star Saturday night. White will be in the dunk contest.
Novak led...Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rasheed Wallace still isn’t running yet, but Mike Woodson said the veteran big man is expected to start practicing with the Knicks when they return from the All-Star break.
“He’s moving around and doing things,” Woodson said after this morning’s shootaround. “He’ll continue his therapy work at the All-Star break. When he comes back he’s scheduled to start practicing, our...Read more »
Some stats off of last night’s 120-81 Knicks’ destruction of the Kings:
* The Knicks’ bench scored 82 points, the most in franchise history.
* Amar’e Stoudemire shot 10-for-10, and came up just short of tying the franchise record for makes without a miss in a game. Johnny Newman and Bernard King were 11-for-11.
* The Knicks shot 19-for-43 from three. The franchise record for three-pointers...Read more »
Mike Woodson spoke to Tyson Chandler about his offense because he didn’t think he was playing like an All-Star lately.
Chandler was named an All-Star last Thursday for the first time and that night he was 1-for-2 and scored five points. The next two games, he was 3-for-3 and totaled eight points. Then Woodson told Chandler to be more aggressive and he was 10-for-11 with 21 points against the...Read more »
Jason Kidd shot around at practice today and expects to play tomorrow against Milwaukee after missing last night’s game with a sore lower back.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Kidd would play and would start with Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.
Kidd said he didn’t have any tests done and he just got treatment on his back the past few days.
“I could...Read more »
Jason Kidd won’t play tonight against the Magic because of a sore lower back. James White will replace Kidd in the starting lineup.
This will be the fifth game Kidd will miss this season because of a back issue. He missed four games from Nov. 26-Dec. 2 with lower back spasms.
Kidd aggravated his back in Thursday’s win in Boston, but he played in the Knicks’ back-to-back Saturday and...Read more »
Mike Woodson still isn’t saying he’ll put Amar’e Stoudemire in the starting lineup. But he reiterated that he will play Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler together more and more.
The Knicks didn’t practice today, but Woodson was on ESPN 98.7 FM and talked about the importance of that trio gelling. He said similar things over the weekend in Philadelphia and it makes sense since...Read more »
Raymond Felton passed his last test and was cleared to play tonight. Jason Kidd’s back felt much better when he woke up and he will play tonight. And Mike Woodson will unveil a new starting lineup against the 76ers.
Felton and Kidd will start in the backcourt with Iman Shumpert at small forward, Carmelo Anthony at power forward and Tyson Chandler center. This starting five could prove effective,...Read more »
A look at the Knicks' numbers with and without Raymond Felton, who is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the 76ers. With Felton Without Felton W-L 20-8 6-6 Points per game 102.3 97.3 Assists per game 19.5 19.3 FG percentage 44.8 43.1 3-point percentage 39.3 35.7 Anthony's scoring average 28.5 30.8 Anthony's FG percentage 47.2 41.4 ...Read more »
Mike Woodson said Carmelo Anthony will keep starting at power forward. But he said he also has to get Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Anthony to click since that’s a lineup Woodson would like to use more.
They are – arguably the Knicks’ three best players – so they should be on the court together.
“I’m not scared to play Amar’e, Tyson and Melo together,” Woodson said. “It’s been...Read more »