Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
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 »
Jeremy Lin hugged and talked to his old teammates before and after the Rockets destroyed the Knicks 131-103 last night.
Prior to tip off, Lin hugged Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton, then went to the Knicks’ bench and shook hands with Mike Woodson.
The depiction has been that Anthony and Lin weren’t close professionally and personally. But Anthony has tried to disprove...Read more »
HOUSTON -- Mike Woodson addressed the Knicks’ decision not to match Jeremy Lin’s contract offer from the Rockets for the first time Friday, and said it wasn’t a hard call.
“That’s a business decision,” Woodson said after the morning shootaround. “I don’t think it was difficult. We just decided to go in a different direction, based on the guys I thought I liked in terms of Raymond [Felton],...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 »
Three things you may not have already known about Knicks point guard Raymond Felton, who is the subject of a feature story in Thursday's NBA preview section running in Newsday.
1. He was teammates with Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire in the 2002 McDonald’s All-American game played at Madison Square Garden. Felton had five points and four assists helping the East Team to the win.
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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.
The Knicks could start Raymond Felton, Ronnie Brewer, Tyson Chandler, Kurt Thomas and Carmelo Anthony...Read more »
The Knicks will use their third different starting lineup in three preseason games, but the biggest thing for them is Amar’e Stoudemire is playing tonight.
Stoudemire missed the first two games with a bruised left knee. Coach Mike Woodson said he would play against the Raptors and then might be given off tomorrow in Albany when the Knicks face Boston.
“If I’m going to play him some big...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »