Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
The Knicks aren’t practicing today, but the Rockets had a quick session at their facility in Houston, where Jeremy Lin said all the right things.
You would expect that because Lin handled himself as well as if not better than anyone could in front of cameras, microphones and tape recorders during everything he experienced last season.
Things are different now. There’s less hoopla - much...Read more »
Mike Woodson wouldn’t address whether Amar’e Stoudemire will start when he returns from knee surgery. But he said he’s still believes he can make Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony click.
The Knicks’ regular-season record when Anthony and Stoudemire play together is 30-33. They’re 8-2 under Woodson. That gives him the confidence he can make it work.
“Is it an overall losing record with me...Read more »
Jason Kidd had a bandage on the right side of his head, where he needed seven stitches to close a cut from Lance Stephenson’s teeth in Sunday's 88-76 win over the Pacers.
You read that right.
Kidd made a patented pump-fake on the perimeter that got Stephenson into the air and he hit the Knicks point guard. We’ll let Kidd describe what happened.
“It was just a pump fake and he left...Read more »
The Knicks are apparently looking forward to the March 27 game against the Grizzlies and looking for some kind of payback.
Last night’s 105-95 Grizzlies' win was a physical contest that really had a playoff atmosphere.
“Hats off to the Grizzlies,” Rasheed Wallace said. “But one thing that we’re saying: they’ve got to come to the Garden.”
In the second quarter J.R. Smith elbowed...Read more »
The Knicks open their three-game road trip tonight in Orlando and will start the same way against one of the more non-descript teams in the league.
The Knicks have a great shot of winning their fifth straight game to open the season. If they don’t they will be kicking themselves because Dwight Howard really left the Magic high and dry.
Orlando’s projected starters for tonight’s game...Read more »
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Sometimes traveling is not a bad thing in basketball. And, now that Mike D’Antoni has journeyed to the other coast to coach the Los Angeles Lakers, a couple of his former associates with the Knicks offered their thoughts after practice Monday:
Head coach Mike Woodson:
“Very excited for him. I really am. I think he’s a guy that’s meant to be a coach. He’s done great...Read more »
The Knicks’ two December games with the Lakers have become a little more interesting.
The Lakers hired former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni as Mike Brown’s replacement. Phil Jackson was considered the favorite to return to coach the Lakers for a third time, but a deal couldn’t be reached. So D’Antoni was given the job.
Multiple reports indicated D’Antoni got a three-year, $12 million contract...Read more »
Mike Woodson said yesterday the Knicks were “kicking around” the idea of making a change in the starting lineup. Then this morning Woodson said the Knicks would “probably go,” with the same starting five against the Mavericks. But …
“It could change before game time based on who they start,” Woodson said. “So we'll see.”
If the Mavericks start Elton Brand – who didn’t play in Dallas’...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony is focused on basketball and winning more than ever in his career.
The Knicks’ All-Star small forward said playing on the Olympic team prepared him in so many ways for this season.
“I think just me being in shape and just real sharp and on my game right now, it stems from me playing this summer and stems from us winning this summer and just me knowing what I want, I want...Read more »
Amar’e Stoudemire already is out and the Knicks are the oldest team in NBA history, so whether they can hold up for a full season and what they hope is a long playoff run is a big question.
Carmelo Anthony and Stoudemire haven’t shown they can work well together, and training camp injuries prevented the Knicks from spending a lot of time meshing.
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