Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Here are some of the things TNT analysts said about the Knicks on Thursday night:
Charles Barkley: “They don’t get a lot of easy baskets. I don’t think a team can win a championship shooting jumpers.”
Charles Barkley on Jason Kidd: “He is like a player coach out there. Jason Kidd is one of the smartest guys who has ever played in the NBA.”
Charles Barkley on the return of Amar’e...Read more »
The change in the Knicks has been dramatic since Mike Woodson replaced Mike D’Antoni.
With D’Antoni back at the Garden with the struggling Lakers tonight, Woodson was asked this morning to explain why the Knicks’ play is so different. After thinking about it, trying to find what he wanted to say, Woodson responded:
“Maybe I scared them into playing. I don’t know. I had some things that...Read more »
Jason Kidd spearheaded every win the Nets had over the Knicks from the 2001-02 season through 2007-08 and Tuesday night he showed his old team what they could have had.
Kidd was on the Nets’ radar over the summer. But they never truly pursued him. They went in a different direction and ended up with C.J. Watson, who is a good backup and much younger. Kidd appeared heading back to the Mavericks,...Read more »
The Knicks will have Rasheed Wallace tonight after he missed Sunday’s game with a sore left foot. Wallace said he just re-aggravated an old injury in Chicago Saturday. Here’s a little more of Rasheed for you all to enjoy:
What did you think of playing in the Barclays Center last month?
Wallace: “You all still trying to make a rivalry out of it. It’s not a rivalry yet. Atmosphere is like...Read more »
The Knicks are 15-5, marking the sixth time in franchise history that they have won at least 15 of their first 20 games.
Here’s a look at their other five seasons and how they finished:
1969-70: Red Holzman’s Knicks started 19-1. They finished 60-22 and won the NBA title.
1972-73: They were 17-3 after 20 games. They finished 57-25 and won the NBA title.
1970-71: They were...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony is shooting for Denver tomorrow night.
Anthony worked out pregame here in Chicago, but that was just to get his conditioning in and some shots up.
He knew he wasn’t going to play with the lacerated left-middle finger that also kept him out of the Miami game Thursday.
“I didn’t really have no plans coming back on this trip because it was so soon,” Anthony said. “As...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony was in the locker room while the Knicks shot around at the United Center.
The Knicks are calling Anthony a game-time decision against the Bulls with the left-middle finger laceration that kept him out of Thursday’s 20-point win in Miami.
Speculation is he won’t play, but Mike Woodson said Anthony would try to shoot before the game to test the finger.
“We'll just...Read more »
Tyson Chandler knows the difference between a big win in December and in the playoffs.
But he said Thursday’s win over the Heat can help the Knicks in the postseason.
“It’s important to know how you can beat a team,” Chandler said. “Granted it’s one game, but last year things were very different.
“We got smacked around a little bit by them. It’s important that you take a little...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony's status for Saturday's game in Chicago probably won’t be known until Saturday.
But it might make sense for him to sit out one more game and let his injured left middle finger heal a little more.
Tyson Chandler suggested that very idea.
“I told him [Wednesday] night, ‘Sit out. It’s not worth it,’’’ Chandler said. “That laceration can easily bust back open and then...Read more »
Raymond Felton was on the floor, his injured thumb in serious pain. But Felton said he wasn’t coming out.
Felton is playing with a bone bruise and contusion in his left hand.
It’s most painful around the thumb and when he got hit, there was definite concern on the Knicks’ bench and on the court. Tyson Chandler immediately rushed to Felton to see how he was.
Felton got up and stayed...Read more »