Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
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 »
Mike D’Antoni said Baron Davis didn’t have any “ill effects” after going through his first practice yesterday and was going to take part in a 3-on-3 after today’s shootaround.
We’ll get an update before the game, but Davis won’t play tonight against the Bobcats. D’Antoni said the earliest Davis could – COULD – play is tomorrow at Cleveland.
“It could be tomorrow,” D’Antoni said. “That...Read more »
Mike D’Antoni has heard the boos and the chants from the Madison Square Garden crowd demanding his termination. The Knicks coach said he understands the fans displeasure.
The Knicks were expected to be much better than they are. D’Antoni said they should contend for a championship this year. But the Knicks have played more like a Lottery team and the fans have let them and D’Antoni hear it.
“They’re...Read more »
After the Knicks’ latest loss, it was Carmelo Anthony’s turn to sit and think. The struggling small forward has plenty on his mind.
Anthony is mired in a terrible shooting slump that has contributed mightily to the Knicks’ six-game losing streak. He also continues to play with a sprained left wrist and sore ankle that isn’t helping his shooting.
All of this had Anthony considering shooting...Read more »
One Knicks’ crisis was avoided.
Carmelo Anthony returned from the family issue that kept him out of practice and will start tonight when the Knicks try to snap a four-game losing streak against the Bucks.
Without Anthony yesterday, the Knicks focused on offense, moving the ball, player movement and creating tempo.
“We’re not running,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Nobody is...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony was excused from Knicks’ practice today because of a family issue.
But coach Mike D’Antoni said he would play in tomorrow’s game against the Bucks when the Knicks start an important home back-to-back.
They have dropped four straight games – and were booed again at Madison Square Garden during their 91-88 loss to the Suns last night.
The Bucks, losers of eight of...Read more »
The "room exception" that the Knicks have at their disposal once was considered way too small to attract free agents such as Grant Hill, Jamal Crawford and Shawne Williams. Now to use it may result in overpaying for a player.
Let me put it in a more acceptable term: out-bidding.
There are still several options for the Knicks to consider to add some needed depth to the bench,...Read more »