Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Many Knicks’ fans are not happy that Jeremy Lin isn’t back, but their point guard position is improved from last season.
Coach Mike Woodson, as expected, essentially said Raymond Felton would be his starting point guard. Jason Kidd will back him up – and likely finish games – and could play some with Felton.
“Raymond will be probably the starting point guard right now,” Woodson said....Read more »
It was a busy day yesterday for the Knicks as they came to terms with three players – Steve Novak, Marcus Camby and J.R. Smith.
These deals can't be official until tomorrow, when the NBA moratorium for signing or trading players is over.
The Smith agreement was reached well after midnight on the East Coast. He will sign a two-year deal, starting at $2.8 million for the upcoming season....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 »
Some want to make a big deal about Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire not playing in the fourth quarter yesterday. Maybe it was, but our thinking is there was no reason for Mike D’Antoni to put his two “best” players back in the game at that point.
The Knicks were down 21 in the fourth. They were being outplayed all night. Stoudemire clearly was out of it from the start. By the way, in...Read more »
There could be more chants of “JER-E-MEE! JER-E-MEE!” at Madison Square Garden tonight.
Jeremy Lin is expected to start for the Knicks when they face the Jazz tonight. Coach Mike D’Antoni said it’s a game-time decision but he’s “leaning toward starting him.”
Lin had a terrific game Saturday, leading the Knicks to a 99-92 win over the Nets. He scored 25 points, had seven assists and only...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 »
WASHINGTON – How close was Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni to starting Iman Shumpert in Friday night’s game against the Wizards? Close enough that it sounds inevitable that the rookie will eventually crack the starting five.
D’Antoni, in announcing at Friday’s shootaround at the Verizon Center that Shumpert would not replace Toney Douglas or Landry Fields, left open the possibility he could change...Read more »
Once Baron Davis and Iman Shumpert return from injury, the Knicks will have several options for a starting backcourt. Landry Fields, Toney Douglas, Mike Bibby, Davis, Shumpert and now Jeremy Lin are the six players that will be jockeying for playing time from Mike D'Antoni.
Prior to the season opener, Newsday.com asked Knicks fans which starting backcourt they would prefer D'Antoni go with,...Read more »
KNICKS AT A GLANCE
COACH: Mike D’Antoni (fourth season, 103-143, .419) LAST SEASON: (42-40, .512, second in Atlantic Division) PLAYOFFS: Lost to Boston in four games in first round.
3 THINGS WE LIKE THE BIG THREE The Tyson Chandler trade came together very quickly and possibly gives the Knicks the best front line in the NBA along with Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. ROSTER STABILITY...Read more »