Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant were the brightest stars Christmas afternoon in Los Angeles, but it was the two guys that were missing the last time the Knicks and Lakers played who made a difference.
Steve Nash’s brilliance at point guard and Pau Gasol’s big plays late helped lift the Lakers over the Knicks, 100-94.
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Carmelo Anthony went through shootaround and will test his sprained left ankle before the game. Right now he’s a game-time decision against the Nets.
“He’s moving around pretty good so we’ll see,” Mike Woodson said. “He still hasn’t indicated that he’s going to play. So he’s going to wait. I think he’s going to come out and warm up and see how he feels.”
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Amar’e Stoudemire is getting closer to being cleared for practice. Mike Woodson said there might be an update after Monday night’s game against Jeremy Lin and the Rockets.
Woodson said Stoudemire still hasn’t been given the OK. But he wouldn’t rule out Stoudemire doing something Tuesday if the Knicks hold practice.
“We’ll see,” Woodson said. “We’ll know more tonight after the game.”
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Marcus Camby is out at least the next two games because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Camby said he had an MRI during Sunday’s win over the Suns and it revealed the extent of the injury.
“They said I had some plantar fasciitis in my foot,” Camby said. “They said monitor it and get some treatment on it.
Camby has been out of the rotation, but he has been working out on...Read more »
The Knicks continue to talk about being professional and putting team before self.
That mentality has helped them to an 11-4 record without two key players in Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert.
Raymond Felton said having a veteran team and having the big picture in mind have keyed the start.
“I’ve been on a team where a lot of guys were playing for contracts,” Felton said “It’s...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.”
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Mike Woodson said Thursday that Marcus Camby “absolutely” would make his season debut Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks.
With Camby, who missed most of camp with a strained left calf, in the mix, the big-man rotation will change. Rasheed Wallace’s minutes increased last game and Kurt Thomas’ decreased.
“I got to figure that out — that’s what I’m paid to do,” Woodson said. “I’m...Read more »
Having Jason Kidd, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Iman Shumpert (when healthy), Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas means you have depth and the already injury-plagued Knicks may need it.
Letting Jeremy Lin go wasn’t a popular decision, but the Knicks improved at point guard with more polished and respected players Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo...Read more »
Apparently, the NBA general managers don’t think that highly of the Knicks or their offseason moves.
In the annual NBA.com GM Poll, none of the 30 GMS picked the Knicks to win the Eastern Conference title and they were picked to finish behind the Celtics in the Atlantic Division. The Nets and Knicks each had four votes for who is the best team in the Atlantic.
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And so it begins.
Amar’e Stoudemire’s injury has opened up the possibility to Mike Woodson playing different lineups depending on the match-ups.
This is not the ideal situation because you want to have the same starting five as much as possible.
But take tonight for example.
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