Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
ATLANTA – The Knicks are working on buying out the contracts of Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih.
World Peace announced on Twitter that his agent and the Knicks were in discussions on a buyout. League sources confirmed that Udrih’s agent, who also represents World Peace, was negotiating a buyout for both players with the Knicks.
World Peace, a Queensbridge native and former St. John’s...Read more »
The Knicks could be without their starting backcourt tomorrow night in Boston at the least. Raymond Felton will miss 2-3 weeks after MRI confirmed he has a strained left hamstring. Iman Shumpert is listed as day-to-day after suffering a bruised left knee. Felton re-aggravated his hamstring in Tuesday’s loss at Cleveland. He sat out last night’s game was replaced by Pablo Prigioni in the starting...Read more »
Raymond Felton missed the last four games with a pinched nerve in his hip, but he will return tonight to face Chris Paul and the Clippers. The Knicks, losers of six straight, could use all the help they can get. But Felton wasn’t playing well defensively when he was healthy, and Paul isn’t the best guy to face when you’re coming off an injury like that. “Chris Paul is not a good matchup for anybody,”...Read more »
ATLANTA - Seven games into the season and the Knicks already will use their third different starting lineup. Looking for a spark and a way to get the Knicks off to a better start, Mike Woodson has decided to insert J.R. Smith into the starting five. It will be Raymond Felton, Smith, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani tonight when the Knicks play the Hawks. “I’m looking for some...Read more »
Mike Woodson seems committed with starting the big lineup – for now. Woodson said he probably would stick with the five that opened last night against Minnesota: Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Tyson Chandler, Andrea Bargnani and Carmelo Anthony tomorrow against the Bobcats. The Knicks fell behind 40-19 at the end of the first quarter, but Woodson said he doesn’t think it’s because of the lineup....Read more »
TORONTO – Andrea Bargnani’s stiff back loosened up just in time for him to hear the boos in the city he called home for seven years. Bargnani, who's back tightened Sunday, will play Monday night when the Knicks face the Raptors. He’ll start up front with Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler. The backcourt could be Beno Udrih and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Raymond Felton (strained left hamstring) and...Read more »
Iman Shumpert and Pablo Prigioni were spectators during practice today, nursing sprained elbows they suffered in last night's preseason game in Baltimore. But Mike Woodson said they’re expected to be all right. Woodson said Shumpert (sprained right elbow), Prigioni (sprained left elbow) and Metta World Peace (sprained right ankle) should be able to play Monday when the Knicks are in Toronto for...Read more »
The Knicks still have four preseason games remaining and they clearly have some decisions to make regarding their last roster couple of roster spots. Twelve players have fully guaranteed deals. C.J. Leslie and Jeremy Tyler have partial guarantees. But Tyler is rehabbing from foot surgery and Leslie hasn’t stood out through these three preseason games. He’s averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds...Read more »
Providence - Mike Woodson said Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith will compete for the Knicks’ starting shooting guard spot this season. Woodson said Shumpert has “the jump” because he’s healthy. But he still wants to see more from the third-year guard. The competition may not come until the end of preseason or into the season as Smith continues his rehab from two offseason surgeries on his left knee....Read more »
The Knicks made it official, re-signing power forward Kenyon Martin today. The hard-playing forward signed a one-year deal for the veterans’ minimum of roughly $1.4 million. With Martin in the fold, the Knicks have 12 players under contract and have re-signed three of their own free agents. They also brought back J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni. Martin averaged 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds in 18 games...Read more »