Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
This didn’t feel like a preseason game from the very beginning. The Knicks and the Celtics played an intense game that featured both benches standing down the stretch, screaming things at each other and urging on their teammates.
Kevin Garnett really was the catalyst for that. Garnett was up screaming, 'Here we come,” after back-to-back Celtics’ baskets late in the Knicks’ 98-95 overtime win....Read more »
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 »
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 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 »
The Knicks officially added Jason Kidd and Steve Novak today.
Kidd signed a three-year deal for the taxpayer midlevel, starting at $3.09 million and Novak re-signed with the Knicks on a four-year, $15 million contract.
Yesterday the Knicks acquired Marcus Camby in a sign-and-trade with Houston, re-signed J.R. Smith and inked athletic forward James White. They also agreed on a one-year...Read more »
The Knicks made their first of what will be many moves on the first day teams can announce the signing and acquisition of players.
Athletic swingman James White signed a one-year deal for the league minimum. Jason Kidd, Steve Novak, J.R. Smith and Marcus Camby are forthcoming.
Here is part of the release the Knicks sent: White, 6-7, 200-pounds, spent the past three seasons playing overseas...Read more »
It was a busy day yesterday for the Knicks as they came to terms with three players – Steve Novak, Marcus Camby and J.R. Smith.
These deals can't be official until tomorrow, when the NBA moratorium for signing or trading players is over.
The Smith agreement was reached well after midnight on the East Coast. He will sign a two-year deal, starting at $2.8 million for the upcoming season....Read more »