Knicks 'zzone

Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Veterans get Knicks off to good start in preseason opener

The Knicks got off to a good start in their preseason debut – literally.

They scored 38 first-quarter points and after squandering, a 17-point lead beat the Wizards 108-101 last night.

Both teams are banged up and with all due respect to the Wizards they could be one of the worst teams in the league, but what you look for in the preseason is how guys play together, what units work, whether...

Read more »

Amar'e Stoudemire out with a bruised knee

Amar'e Stoudemire works on free throws during team

(Credit: James Escher)

Amar’e Stoudemire bruised his left knee in practice yesterday and is out for tonight’s preseason opener against the Wizards.

The Knicks are downplaying the injury. Mike Woodson said, “If this was a regular season game he would play.” But after everything Stoudemire went through last season and the age of the team always being an issue, any injury raises questions.

At least at this point...

Read more »

A rough couple of days for J.R. Smith and his younger brother Chris

The Smiths haven’t received good news over the last couple of days.

First, J.R. Smith learned that despite his preference to start that Mike Woodson wants him to continue coming off the bench. In describing his feelings, Smith said “disappointed would be an understatement.”

Then Smith’s younger brother Chris, who was hoping to get one of the final rosters on the Knicks, learned he needed...

Read more »

The improved point guard position and other practice notes

Raymond Felton is closely guarded as he shoots

(Credit: David Pokress)

Many Knicks’ fans are not happy that Jeremy Lin isn’t back, but their point guard position is improved from last season.

Coach Mike Woodson, as expected, essentially said Raymond Felton would be his starting point guard. Jason Kidd will back him up – and likely finish games – and could play some with Felton.

“Raymond will be probably the starting point guard right now,” Woodson said....

Read more »

Newsday.com poll: Knicks should start Felton at point guard

Knicks point guard Raymond Felton drives to the

(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

When Iman Shumpert returns from injury, the Knicks will have four options at point guard: Shumpert, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni.

Newsday.com users think the choice at starter is a no-brainer.

Nearly two-thirds of readers voted that Felton should be the team's starting point guard. He far our-distanced Kidd, who was the second choice at 17 percent:

Raymond Felton...

Read more »

Knicks improved this offseason

The Knicks are just about done putting their roster together for next season.

There could be some things that come up between now and training camp – a trade call can come at any time. But other than that, all the Knicks have are minimum contracts to offer free agents.

The Knicks have 15 players under contract, 13 of them guaranteed. Chris Smith’s deal isn’t fully guaranteed – although...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NBA videos

@Al_Iannazzone

advertisement | advertise on newsday