Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Ama’re Stoudemire laughed and said, “Really?” when he was told Mike D’Antoni said Stoudemire threw all of his former coaches under the bus when he said this was the first time in his career he’s being taught defense.
“It was taken out of context,” Stoudemire said. “It wasn’t really to be exaggerated as much as it was - just from the simple fact Coach Woodson is a defensive coach. He’s...Read more »
The Knicks went to Amar’e Stoudemire against San Antonio more than they did in his debut, and could look for him more Saturday in Orlando.
Stoudemire needs to knock off the rust, though.
In his debut against Portland, he was 3-for-8 with six points in 17 minutes and missed a couple of shots in the paint.
Stoudemire shot 4-for-10 against the Spurs with 10 points in 21 minutes. He...Read more »
The Knicks could have a new addition to the starting lineup tonight, but it won’t be Amar’e Stoudemire.
It sounds as if Marcus Camby could replace Kurt Thomas against the Spurs. The Knicks have gotten off to bad starts lately, so Mike Woodson said something was going to have to change.
“Not taking nothing away from Kurt because Kurt bangs and does what’s asked of him too,” Woodson said....Read more »
The Knicks are not shooting around this morning. They will have a walk through before tonight’s game against Portland, so whether Carmelo Anthony and/or Amar’e Stoudemire plays won’t be known officially until around 90 minutes before tipoff, give or take.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Stoudemire will make his long-awaited season debut following October knee surgery. Stoudemire didn’t...Read more »
The Knicks had 10 players for practice today and it may be what they have for tomorrow’s game – but not necessarily the same 10.
Carmelo Anthony (hyperextended knee) went through part of practice and Amar’e Stoudemire all of it. But both are questionable to face the Blazers.
Anthony said he’s not getting the usual lift on his jump shot and doesn’t have the power he needs in his leg.
If...Read more »
Mike Woodson was looking forward to today’s practice because he was hoping to have nearly a full complement of players out there.
But Carmelo Anthony didn’t practice because of a hyperextended left knee, Tyson Chandler rested with a sprained right ankle, Rasheed Wallace couldn’t go with an acute stress reaction in his left foot and the Knicks gave Jason Kidd off for a recovery day.
Woodson...Read more »
The Knicks’ practice Sunday could feature Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire together for the first time since mid-October. Or neither of them could practice.
It’s still unknown whether Anthony (hyperextended knee) and Stoudemire (knee surgery) will be able to go full. That was the Knicks’ hope, but Stoudemire has to be re-evaluated by team doctors before he can practice.
He was asked...Read more »
Greetings from Buffalo, Knicks fans! I am here to eat chicken wings and return to my football comfort zone. Henceforth you will be back in the very capable hands of beat writer Al Iannazzone.
As I wrote in a column for the Sunday paper, being around the Knicks for a manic, eventful three-game West Coast swing illustrated what now should be obvious: These guys not only enter 2013 as the biggest...Read more »
Just got back to the hotel from Sleep Train Arena, which was called something else last season and before last season was long known as Arco Arena
Actually, every highway sign leading to the place still says "Arco Arena."
Whatever. It's amazingly antiquated even though it's only 24 years old. But it's also extremely intimate at just over 17,000 seats, the smallest capacity...Read more »
Neil Best here again, this time checking in from Sacramento, the final stop on the Knicks' three-game West Coast swing.
Actually, I don't think they're quite here yet. They opted to stay overnight in Phoenix and were to head in this direction this afternoon.
Why anyone would not want to spend an extra day in Sac is beyond me. Just kidding. This actually is the first time I've ever been...Read more »