Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
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 »
The Knicks extended qualifying offers to Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields yesterday, which will make them restricted free agents Sunday.
The Knicks are expected to match all offers for Lin.
On the open market, Lin can’t earn more than the average salary, which is roughly $5.2 million. The Knicks can pay him up to about $5.5 million if the union wins the NBA’s appeal of the “early-Bird” rights...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 »
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’ roster has changed so much since December they decided to stand pat at the trade deadline and try to win with what they have.
Only Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Landry Fields, Toney Douglas, Iman Shumpert, Josh Harrellson, Bill Walker and Jared Jeffries were technically on the roster when camp began.
Since, the Knicks added Baron Davis, Mike Bibby, Steve...Read more »
Iman Shumpert had to be considered one of the favorites to win this year’s Slam Dunk Competition. But he won’t be competing because of left patella tendinitis.
Shumpert missed Monday’s game against the Nets and isn’t expected to play tonight against the Hawks or tomorrow at Miami so he can rest his knee.
The rookie has had various things bothering him this season from a sprained right...Read more »
Mike D’Antoni was asked about Iman Shumpert being left off of the roster for the Rising Stars Challenge – formerly the Rookie-Sophomore game. Tyson Chandler wasn’t.
Their reactions were similar, though. They thought Shumpert should have made the team.
D’Antoni said he “was shocked,” and then cracked a joke after he was told the NBA assistant coaches pick the team.
“Could be a reason...Read more »
The Knicks will be without Amar’e Stoudemire for the next three games as he mourns the loss of his older brother, Hazell.
Coach Mike D’Antoni announced Wednesday morning that Stoudemire, who is in Florida with his family, will rejoin the Knicks for practice Monday. Hazell Stoudemire was killed in a car wreck two days ago in Florida.
Stoudemire released this statement through the Knicks...Read more »
With Carmelo Anthony out against the Heat due to his various injuries, coach Mike D’Antoni decided to start Toney Douglas and move Iman Shumpert to shooting guard and Landry Fields to small forward.
D’Antoni said he went with Douglas to try and get more scoring.
“We just want more playmaking on the floor,” D’Antoni said. “We’re just trying to find ways to be able to make shots and get...Read more »
The rest of the trip will be telltale for the Knicks.
Sure, they looked good last night in crushing the Bobcats by 33 points on a night when Carmelo Anthony didn’t make a basket and scored just one point.
It was against arguably the worst team in the league, but you don’t want to take anything away from the Knicks performance because they played with the passion and urgency and selflessness...Read more »