Meet the Knicks, playoff edition
Alan Hahn introduces you to the 2010-11 playoff-bound New York Knicks.
CARMELO ANTHONY, Forward
The most prolific, pure scorer the Knicks have had since fellow Brooklynite Bernard King. Also the second-best closer in New York, after Mariano Rivera.
RENALDO BALKMAN, Forward
Energetic reserve forward has “Hustle Harder” tattooed on his calf muscles, which is fittingly seen only by those who are behind him.
New York Knicks point guard Chauncey Billups (4) during a game against the Toronto Raptors. (April 5, 2011)
DERRICK BROWN, Forward
A young, athletic forward who thrives in transition and also posts some impressively philosophical thoughts on Twitter.
ANTHONY CARTER, Guard
Veteran bulldog who has been battling his entire career, from a high school dropout who reclaimed his life to become a respected NBA pro.
TONEY DOUGLAS, Guard
His brother, Harry, is a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. Whatever their parents served for breakfast, you want some.
LANDRY FIELDS, Guard
Your computer “spell check” always wants to change his first name to “laundry,” which is fitting, since he plays a very clean game.
JARED JEFFRIES, Forward
The player Isiah Thomas once said “balances the plane ride” is now the king of crash landings as one of NBA’s best attacking offensive charges.
ROGER MASON JR., Guard
Dapper, personable veteran earned the nickname “Money Mase” in San Antonio for his last-second shot-making heroics.
ANDY RAUTINS, Guard
He’s buried behind so many veteran point guards, but has made more appearances on MSG Network for hilarious “Andy & Landry Show” than on court.
AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE, Forward-Center
Pioneer of this Knicks renaissance didn’t just bring the team back the playoffs, he brought the swagger back to New York.
RONNY TURIAF, Center
This enjoyably emotional center has a trademark beard that isn’t just a look, it’s a personality. It even has its own Twitter account.
BILL WALKER, Guard-Forward
An opponent recently told him he no longer attacks the rim and only shoots 3s. So Walker, who is always up for an intellectual debate, dunked on the player.
SHAWNE WILLIAMS, Forward
Really should have earned the nickname, “The Hustler” by now, because of his best shot — the 3-ball from the corner pocket.
SHELDEN WILLIAMS, Forward
If you and a friend see Williams shooting hoops with a female, don’t challenge them in a 2-on-2. That’s his wife, WNBA star Candace Parker.