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.
GREENBURGH - Next to Amar’e Stoudemire’s name on the injury report was “limited practice.” Mike Woodson said Stoudemire shot around during the Knicks’ first workout of training camp, and reiterated that they would take it slow with him.
Woodson couldn’t commit to Stoudemire, who has had three knee surgeries within the last year including one over the summer, being available when the season...Read more »
Mike Woodson is no-longer a coach on the last year of his contract.
The Knicks announced that they picked up the 2014-15 option on Woodson’s deal. Woodson is 72-34 in his 1 ½ seasons as Knicks coach.
Woodson, who replaced Mike D’Antoni in 2012, He guided them to 54 wins and their first Atlantic Division title in 19 years last season. The Knicks also won a playoff series for the first...Read more »
The Knicks signed veteran forward Ike Diogu to a non-guaranteed deal today.
The 6-foot-9 Diogu has career averages of 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 225 games with the Warriors, Pacers, Blazers, Kings, Clippers and Spurs. He spent the last two seasons playing in Puerto Rico and China.
Their training camp roster stands at 18. They are expected to add forward Josh Powell before their first...Read more »
The Knicks will add veteran forwards Ike Diogu and Josh Powell to their training camp roster, league sources said.
Both were part of the group of free agents who had a two-day workout with the Knicks last week. Neither will get any guaranteed money, but will sign make-good contracts.
The Knicks have 14 players with at least partial guarantees, and want to add insurance up front.
Tyson...Read more »
The Knicks hold their first practice of training camp on Oct. 1, but they worked out several veteran free agents at their facility the past two days.
A group that includes Ricky Davis, who played for six NBA teams and hasn’t played in the league since the 2009-10 season, and center DeSagana Diop worked out for the Knicks.
Center Cole Aldrich – formerly of the Thunder, Rockets and Kings...Read more »
A new book claims that players from the 1981-82 Knicks fixed games as a favor to their drug dealer.
In Brian Tuohy’s book, entitled “Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI,” he cites FBI documents alleging three Knicks, reportedly “heavy users of cocaine,” and their drug supplier shaved points.
But the federal investigation ultimately was dismissed and closed due to...Read more »
The Knicks are staying local for training camp, announcing Thursday that the team will prepare for the regular season at the Madison Square Garden Training Center in Greenburgh, N.Y.
The Knicks will hold media day on Sept. 30 and then will have training camp from Oct. 1-8.
The Knicks will play their first preseason game Oct. 9 in Providence against the Celtics....Read more »
Alan Anderson spent parts of two seasons playing with new Knick Andrea Bargnani in Toronto and called him “an amazing player.”
Anderson, who signed with the Nets Tuesday, also thinks a change of scenery will be good for Bargnani and a weight will be lifted off of his shoulders because of the Knicks’ roster.
Bargnani, the first overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, was heavily criticized...Read more »
Original Knick Oscar Benjamin “Ossie” Schectman, the man credited with scoring the first basket in NBA history died Tuesday, the team announced. Schectman was 94.
Born in Queens May 30, 1919, Schectman played at Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn and was an All-American at Long Island University, where he helped the Blackbirds win the NIT championship in 1939 and 1941. He was a first-team...Read more »
The Knicks made it official, re-signing power forward Kenyon Martin today.
The hard-playing forward signed a one-year deal for the veterans’ minimum of roughly $1.4 million.
With Martin in the fold, the Knicks have 12 players under contract and have re-signed three of their own free agents. They also brought back J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni.
Martin averaged 7.2 points and 5.3...Read more »