Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony was in the locker room while the Knicks shot around at the United Center.
The Knicks are calling Anthony a game-time decision against the Bulls with the left-middle finger laceration that kept him out of Thursday’s 20-point win in Miami.
Speculation is he won’t play, but Mike Woodson said Anthony would try to shoot before the game to test the finger.
“We'll just...Read more »
Tyson Chandler knows the difference between a big win in December and in the playoffs.
But he said Thursday’s win over the Heat can help the Knicks in the postseason.
“It’s important to know how you can beat a team,” Chandler said. “Granted it’s one game, but last year things were very different.
“We got smacked around a little bit by them. It’s important that you take a little...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony's status for Saturday's game in Chicago probably won’t be known until Saturday.
But it might make sense for him to sit out one more game and let his injured left middle finger heal a little more.
Tyson Chandler suggested that very idea.
“I told him [Wednesday] night, ‘Sit out. It’s not worth it,’’’ Chandler said. “That laceration can easily bust back open and then...Read more »
Raymond Felton was on the floor, his injured thumb in serious pain. But Felton said he wasn’t coming out.
Felton is playing with a bone bruise and contusion in his left hand.
It’s most painful around the thumb and when he got hit, there was definite concern on the Knicks’ bench and on the court. Tyson Chandler immediately rushed to Felton to see how he was.
Felton got up and stayed...Read more »
The Heat is giving the Knicks the ultimate respect heading into tonight’s matchup that may or may not include Carmelo Anthony.
The Heat hasn’t forgotten what the Knicks did to Miami opening night either.
“In the Eastern Conference you would have to look up and say they’re the measuring stick right now and they would say the same about us,” Dwyane Wade said this morning. “It’s as good...Read more »
There was plenty of uncertainty regarding Carmelo Anthony and his status for Thursday’s game against the Heat after he suffered a deep cut in his left middle finger that required five stitches to close.
Mike Woodson made it sound as if Anthony would surely be in the lineup for the game between the two best teams in the East.
“He’s going to play,” Woodson said. “He’ll be ready to play....Read more »
Before J.R. Smith hit the game-winning shot that lifted the Knicks over the Bobcats 100-98, he missed many wide-open looks and made a strange decision seconds earlier that could have come back haunted him and his team.
After stealing a Michael Kidd-Gilchrist pass, Smith appeared to have a layup, but he backed it out and some of his teammates gave him an earful.
Raymond Felton gestured...Read more »
Anyone who saw Raymond Felton grimacing and struggling to get dressed in the locker room because of the pain in his left hand after Sunday’s game probably figured he wouldn’t play tomorrow.
But Felton is a physically tough player who doesn’t want to miss any time, especially in what some might consider an easy win for the Knicks in Charlotte Wednesday.
Felton and the Knicks don’t view...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, but his coach missed out on East Coach of the Month.
Mike Woodson finished behind the Nets' Avery Johnson for the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for November.
Knowing both men, they would like the award because it means their team is playing well. But they each would rather be the top coach in May and June.
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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 »