Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Five ways the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Indiana Pacers went wrong for the Knicks:
1) Chandler bombs
Tyson Chandler didn’t play like a former Defensive Player of the Year or All-Defensive First-Team center against Indiana’s Roy Hibbert. Chandler totaled 36 rebounds and 29 fouls in the six games, while Hibbert averaged 13.3 points and 10.3 boards.
2) Anthony...Read more »
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Mike Woodson said the MRI on Carmelo Anthony’s injured right knee showed he has “some fluid build-up” and that’s what’s causing the stiffness.
Anthony wasn’t at the Knicks’ morning shootaround and is out for Thursday's game against the Pistons.
“Rest will probably be the best thing for him,” Woodson said. “He’s got to make that commitment. If he wants to sit down...Read more »
Jason Kidd shot around at practice today and expects to play tomorrow against Milwaukee after missing last night’s game with a sore lower back.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Kidd would play and would start with Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.
Kidd said he didn’t have any tests done and he just got treatment on his back the past few days.
“I could...Read more »
Jason Kidd won’t play tonight against the Magic because of a sore lower back. James White will replace Kidd in the starting lineup.
This will be the fifth game Kidd will miss this season because of a back issue. He missed four games from Nov. 26-Dec. 2 with lower back spasms.
Kidd aggravated his back in Thursday’s win in Boston, but he played in the Knicks’ back-to-back Saturday and...Read more »
Raymond Felton passed his last test and was cleared to play tonight. Jason Kidd’s back felt much better when he woke up and he will play tonight. And Mike Woodson will unveil a new starting lineup against the 76ers.
Felton and Kidd will start in the backcourt with Iman Shumpert at small forward, Carmelo Anthony at power forward and Tyson Chandler center. This starting five could prove effective,...Read more »
A look at the Knicks' numbers with and without Raymond Felton, who is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the 76ers. With Felton Without Felton W-L 20-8 6-6 Points per game 102.3 97.3 Assists per game 19.5 19.3 FG percentage 44.8 43.1 3-point percentage 39.3 35.7 Anthony's scoring average 28.5 30.8 Anthony's FG percentage 47.2 41.4 ...Read more »
Raymond Felton was shooting around while the rest of the Knicks were practicing. The significance in this exercise was Felton wasn’t wearing a brace, just some tape on his right pinky and fourth finger.
Felton was cleared to do normal basketball activities – shoot, dribble, pass and catch passes – without a brace. The next step for him is to be cleared for contact. It could happen later this...Read more »
Mike Woodson planning a hard practice Wednesday to get Knicks, Iman Shumpert ready for Thursday against Pistons
LONDON - The Knicks arrived on London on Tuesday morning and then went off to do whatever they wanted to do.
Mike Woodson, who said he was groggy himself from flying through the night, gave his players the day off.
Woodson will spend some time with his family, but he’ll also watch film with his coaches and get ready for what he called “a camp-like practice tomorrow” at the O2 Arena here.
He’s...Read more »
The Knicks could have a new addition to the starting lineup tonight, but it won’t be Amar’e Stoudemire.
It sounds as if Marcus Camby could replace Kurt Thomas against the Spurs. The Knicks have gotten off to bad starts lately, so Mike Woodson said something was going to have to change.
“Not taking nothing away from Kurt because Kurt bangs and does what’s asked of him too,” Woodson said....Read more »
J.R. Smith had never had a game-winning, buzzer-beating shot before this season. Now he has two in three weeks.
Smith capped off a terrific all-around game with a difficult catch-turn-and-shoot deep baseline jumper as time expired to lift the Knicks to a 99-97 win at Phoenix. Smith was also fading to his left when he launched the decisive bucket that helped the undermanned Knicks improve to...Read more »