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.
Andrea Bargnani is officially a Knick.
The team completed the trade for the 7-foot Italian shooter this afternoon. The Knicks sent Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson (via sign-and-trade), 2016 first-round pick and second-round choices in 2014 and 2017 to Toronto for Bargnani.
The trade was agreed upon July 1, but couldn’t be finalized until today’s end of the NBA moratorium...Read more »
The Knicks officially announced that they have re-signed Pablo Prigioni.
The Argentine point guard inked a three-year deal for just under $6 million. The third year is a partially guaranteed team option.
This is the first day teams can announce free agent dealings as the NBA moratorium is over.
“We are very excited to have Pablo back in a Knicks uniform. He is one of our catalysts...Read more »
Marcus Camby sounds as if he doesn't think he got a fair shot with the Knicks last season and isn’t thrilled about returning to Toronto.
The Knicks agreed in principle to a trade to send Camby, Steve Novak and picks to the Raptors for Andrea Bargnani. The trade isn’t official yet, but Camby is officially unhappy.
Camby, 39, signed a three-year, $13.1 million deal last summer to be Tyson...Read more »
Gregg Popovich always has been a big fan of Jason Kidd. He tried to get him to sign with the Spurs in 2003, a short time after San Antonio beat Kidd’s Nets in the Finals.
So when Popovich was asked if he admired the former Knicks' point guard for leaving $6.2 million on the table when he retired, he cracked a joke about Kidd.
“He’s made enough,” Popovich said. “He told me no a...Read more »
Kenyon Martin enjoyed his best years with Jason Kidd on the Nets. Martin was the enforcer and a main defensive presence on the Nets’ back-to-back NBA Finalist teams in 2002 and 2003.
Martin was happy to play with Kidd again this past season with the Knicks. Kidd announced his retirement Monday. Here’s Martin’s reaction:
“One of the best teammates I have had in the league as well as a...Read more »
Mike Woodson was critical of Tyson Chandler’s offensive game, but he said he wants to help the Knicks' center get better.
“I think you've got to be able to catch the ball and play offense,” Woodson said. “Rebound the ball instead of tapping it out. Rebound the ball and go back up and get fouled or score the bucket. That's important. I thought that was our difference in the series with the...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony had his best NBA season, but Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said he could be better.
“I don’t think you can say that Carmelo can’t improve,” Grunwald said Tuesday. “I think he can improve, and I think he works very hard and I think he will improve.”
Anthony led the league in scoring, averaging 28.7 points per game, and committed to defense more than he ever had....Read more »
Jason Kidd hasn’t publicly committed to returning next season, but Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said Tuesday: “We look forward to having him again next year.”
Kidd, 40, was scoreless in the last 10 playoff games and benched the second halves of Games 5 and 6 against Indiana. Speculation is Kidd could seek a buyout, but Grunwald and Woodson said retirement wasn’t discussed in Monday’s exit meeting.
“He...Read more »
The Knicks packed it in Monday following their Game 6 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse that ended their season.
Being the Knicks' superstar, Carmelo Anthony said he knows the Knicks' shortcomings fall on his shoulders.
"Being the face of this team, it comes down to me. I accept that. I love that challenge. I love that pressure. I embrace that."
"We...Read more »
Five ways the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Indiana Pacers went wrong for the Knicks:
1) Chandler bombs
Tyson Chandler didn’t play like a former Defensive Player of the Year or All-Defensive First-Team center against Indiana’s Roy Hibbert. Chandler totaled 36 rebounds and 29 fouls in the six games, while Hibbert averaged 13.3 points and 10.3 boards.
2) Anthony...Read more »