Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
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 »
Carmelo Anthony talked a lot Monday about the Olympics, and how being around all those great players put things in perspective for him. He elaborated on that, saying he just has to trust his teammates more.
It should be easier this year for Anthony considering all the veterans he has around him, and veterans who are relatively healthy.
Last year, the Knicks had Mike Bibby and Baron Davis,...Read more »
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 »
Carmelo Anthony talked about sacrificing his scoring for the betterment of the team at Media Day.
“At the end of the day it’s about winning basketball games,” he said. “I’m done trying to score 30, 35, 40 points for us to win a basketball game. I don’t want that role anymore.”
Later, when pressed further about it, Anthony said he’s still going to score. Of course he is. Mike Woodson...Read more »
The Knicks held their annual Media Day this morning and there was some things that had to be discussed beside the usual ‘what are the expectations for this team?’
Of course, the Knicks believe they’ve assembled a team that can compete for a championship. Mike Woodson said it. (Mike D’Antoni said it last season and that didn’t work out so well).
But the decision to not match the Rockets’...Read more »
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 »
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 »
Amar'e Stoudemire said the only thing that's going to cut it next season is a title.
"Anything less than a championship," the power forward said on MSG Thursday during Knicks' Summer League broadcast from Las Vegas, "is a waste of a season."
Stoudemire, looking leaner, said he's down to 245 pounds and has been training two times a day since May. He said he's strong,...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony called the contract Jeremy Lin received from Houston “ridiculous,” and sounded as if he understood if the Knicks don’t match it.
Anthony is the Knicks most influential player, but he said he has no knowledge of what the Knicks will do. After they acquired Raymond Felton from Portland in a sign-and-trade it is appearing less likely that the Knicks will match Lin’s three-year,...Read more »
Now Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak and the Knicks wait.
The hearing to determine whether Lin and Novak would be granted their “Early Bird Rights” was held this morning and lasted into the afternoon. A decision is expected by July 1, which is the start of free agency, but some expect it will come before that.
The Knicks are hoping the union wins the appeal. Novak attended the appeal and tweeted,...Read more »