Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Steve Mills was asked during the preseason what he thought the Knicks needed.
"Backup center," Mills, the Knicks' president and GM said. "That's something we clearly need to worry about."
This was this long before Tyson Chandler broke a bone in his right leg, which will sideline him four-to-six weeks. The Knicks should have addressed this glaring weakness during the...Read more »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Patrick Ewing has wanted the opportunity to coach a team, but he didn’t want his first time to be this way or against his old team.
Ewing will make his NBA head coaching debut Friday night when the Knicks play the Bobcats. Charlotte head coach Steve Clifford went to the hospital Thursday night after not feeling well and is undergoing further tests.
Clifford suffered...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...Read more »
On the eve of the regular-season opener, Mike Woodson sounds as if he’s ready to change the starting lineup he used most of preseason.
Andrea Bargnani appears out of the starting five and Carmelo Anthony, who had played his more natural small forward during the preseason, is expected to slide back to power forward when the Knicks open up tomorrow against the Bucks.
“I didn’t expect it,”...Read more »
GREEN BAY – Mike Woodson said he will sit down with new president Steve Mills, and other Knicks officials coaches and scouts after practice tomorrow and start making decisions about who will make the team.
One of the players “in the mix” according to Woodson is guard Chris Smith, whose 20 minutes of preseason action is the fewest on the team.
Woodson was asked whether Smith being the...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)...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...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...Read more »
Tyson Chandler got stronger in the offseason, says ultimate goal is winning a championship in New York
Tyson Chandler already has talked about how bad he felt during the offseason for being outplayed by Pacers center Roy Hibbert in the conference semifinals and he “vowed” he would never let his teammates down again.
Chandler said similar things in a video promoting Muscle Milk.
“Whenever you don’t win a championship you didn’t complete your task,” he said. “I have a sour taste in my mouth...Read more »
The Knicks will add veteran forwards Ike Diogu and Josh Powell to their training camp roster, league sources said.
Both were part of the group of free agents who had a two-day workout with the Knicks last week. Neither will get any guaranteed money, but will sign make-good contracts.
The Knicks have 14 players with at least partial guarantees, and want to add insurance up front.
Tyson...Read more »