Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
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 »
Tyson Chandler was at Knicks’ shootaround, saying his fever is gone and he will play tonight in Game 2 against the Heat.
But it still remains to be seen what affects the flu will have on Chandler, who still looked tired and weak. In the Knicks 100-67 Game 1 loss, Chandler was scoreless with seven turnovers, including four offensive fouls.
“I was really just a zombie out there,” Chandler...Read more »
Amar’e Stoudemire was at the Knicks practice facility, getting in a workout before the team flew to Cleveland.
A team spokesman said Stoudemire didn’t scrimmage because there weren’t enough bodies in the gym. Stoudemire will go through shootaround and unless there is a setback he could return tomorrow against the Cavaliers. He’s officially day-to-day.
Stoudemire, who has missed the past...Read more »
Mike Woodson said Amar’e Stoudemire scrimmaged yesterday and was going to talk to him about he’s feeling after shootaround. Woodson should have some type of update on Stoudemire before tonight’s game against the Celtics.
But Stoudemire won’t play tonight or tomorrow at the Nets.
The earliest he would return from a bulging disk in his back is Friday at Cleveland with Sunday in Atlanta...Read more »
Amar’e Stoudemire joined the Knicks on this two-game road trip that begins in Indiana and ends in Orlando.
It could be a good sign that his back is feeling a little better or maybe Stoudemire wanted to be around the team and then go home and spend a couple days in Orlando. It’s not unheard of – Baron Davis did it when the Knicks went to L.A. for the first road trip of the season and he was...Read more »
ATLANTA - Mike Woodson set off some alarms at shootaround Friday morning when he was talking about the status of Amar’e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin.
Woodson sounded uncertain whether either player would come back this season.
“I have no idea when these guys are going to return, if they’re going to return,” Woodson said. “I just don’t know.”
Lin has a sore left knee that wasn’t expected...Read more »
The Knicks aren’t practicing today and it’s not just because they’ve won eight-of-nine games since Mike Woodson became interim coach.
Woodson gave them their second day off this week to keep them physically fresh and able to play. It’s a good move since the Knicks are so banged up.
They’re already without Amar’e Stoudemre (back), Jeremy Lin (knee), Jared Jeffries (knee) and Bill Walker...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony went through shootaround this morning and is playing tonight despite still feeling some soreness in his strained right groin.
But the Knicks won’t have Jeremy Lin (sore knee), Amar’e Stoudemire (back), Jared Jeffries (knee) and Bill Walker (elbow). J.R. Smith is questionable with an illness and Baron Davis’ hamstring is bothering him but he’s going to start at point guard against...Read more »
The schedule will get more difficult for the Knicks as the season goes on, but this is a week - to steal a line from Pacers forward Danny Granger - when they play some “winnable games.”
It starts Tuesday night against the Raptors, one of two this week against Toronto. The Knicks also play in Philly on Wednesday and host the Pistons on Saturday.
But Tuesday night’s game should tell you...Read more »