Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Mike Woodson said he didn’t think Chris Copeland would make the Knicks this season and now he’s going to be one of the first players off the bench in their biggest game of the season Saturday night.
It sounds a little like the Jeremy Lin story all over again.
Copeland, a well-traveled 29-year-old rookie, helped the Knicks beat the Pacers in Game and extend the Eastern Conference semifinals...Read more »
INDIANAPOLIS – The Knicks went through shootaround this morning without J.R. Smith, who Mike Woodson said had a 102-degree temperature.
The Knicks are listing Smith as questionable tonight against the Pacers. But Carmelo Anthony removed any question about Smith’s status for the pivotal Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series that’s tied at 1-1.
“J.R. is going to play tonight,”...Read more »
Pablo Prigioni, the soon-to-be 36-year-old rookie from Argentina, said he hasn’t felt any additional nerves playing in his first NBA postseason.
“I’ve played important games on different levels -- overseas, Olympic games, World Championships,” the Knicks guard said. “It’s different but I think that it helps me at this moment, gives me some experience.”
Coach Mike Woodson has praised...Read more »
If Amar'e Stoudemire returns for Game 3, the Knicks power forward is not expected to play big minutes, coach Mike Woodson said on ESPN Radio on Wednesday.
Stoudemire, who is rehabbing from right knee surgery on March 11, has been targeted to return on Saturday night in Indianapolis, and Woodson said Wednesday that remains “a possibility.”
As part of his ramp-up, Stoudemire was scheduled...Read more »
Mike Woodson finished third in the NBA’s coach of the year balloting with 127 points, behind Denver’s George Karl (404) and Miami’s Erik Spoelstra (190).
Woodson received six first-place votes out of a possible 121.
On ESPN Radio Wednesday, Woodson said, “I’m not in this for coach of the year… I’m only in it for one thing, and that’s win a title.”...Read more »
Mike Woodson didn’t minimize the importance of Tuesday night’s Game 2 for the Knicks.
“This is a major game for us tonight,” Woodson said. “We don’t want to go to Indiana down two games. So this is a major, major game for our ball club.
Yet, Woodson said he’s telling his team to not feel any pressure down 0-1 against Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Woodson isn’t getting...Read more »
Embedded above are highlights from the post-game interviews after the Knicks lost Game 5 to the Celtics, 92-86.
Embedded below are highlights from said game.
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If you have a little more than two minutes to spare, you can watch the entire post-game interview from the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony after a Game 5 loss to Boston....Read more »
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - J.R. Smith wanted to start this season, but became the best sixth man in the NBA.
Smith will be named the Sixth Man of the Year for his strong season off the bench. The NBA will present him with the award this afternoon at the Knicks practice facility.
Smith averaged career-highs of 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 80 games, all as a reserve. He scored at least 20 points...Read more »
ESPN analyst Flip Saunders broke down the Knicks-Boston series on a conference call and said you “don’t ever count them out,” with respect to the Celtics.
Saunders was an advisor for the Celtics last season and coached Kevin Garnett for years in Minnesota so he has a good perspective.
“As Doc has always said, this team is always built for the playoffs,” Saunders said. “What I mean by...Read more »