Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Al Iannazzone joined Newsday in January 2012 as the Knicks’ beat writer, after covering the NBA for 11 years for The Record. Al covered the Knicks and Nets in that time, and also reported on the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events.
Al appeared regularly on the YES Network’s Nets pregame show from 2005-2011.
Mike Woodson didn’t minimize the importance of Tuesday night’s Game 2 for the Knicks.
“This is a major game for us tonight,” Woodson said. “We don’t want to go to Indiana down two games. So this is a major, major game for our ball club.
Yet, Woodson said he’s telling his team to not feel any pressure down 0-1 against Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Woodson isn’t getting...Read more »
Embedded above are highlights from the post-game interviews after the Knicks lost Game 5 to the Celtics, 92-86.
Embedded below are highlights from said game.
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If you have a little more than two minutes to spare, you can watch the entire post-game interview from the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony after a Game 5 loss to Boston....Read more »
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - J.R. Smith wanted to start this season, but became the best sixth man in the NBA.
Smith will be named the Sixth Man of the Year for his strong season off the bench. The NBA will present him with the award this afternoon at the Knicks practice facility.
Smith averaged career-highs of 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 80 games, all as a reserve. He scored at least 20 points...Read more »
ESPN analyst Flip Saunders broke down the Knicks-Boston series on a conference call and said you “don’t ever count them out,” with respect to the Celtics.
Saunders was an advisor for the Celtics last season and coached Kevin Garnett for years in Minnesota so he has a good perspective.
“As Doc has always said, this team is always built for the playoffs,” Saunders said. “What I mean by...Read more »
Rasheed Wallace’s playing career is official over, for good this time.
The Knicks announced today that Wallace has retired. He tried to return from a foot injury that kept him out for four month. But after he aggravated it in Monday’s loss in Charlotte Wallace has decided to call it a career.
“Rasheed has given this team everything he had,” Mike Woodson said in a statement. “He is a...Read more »
Iman Shumpert's hairstyle -- a high-top fade -- has been an attention-getter all season, and last week it got the league's attention.
Shumpert had an adidas logo cut into his the lower left side of his fade, and the league told him he couldn't have a commercial emblem on his head. Shumpert apologized and had the logo removed....Read more »
Some coaches could be looking for jobs late next week after the regular season ends. But there also are some headed to the playoffs who might wind up unemployed.
Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo -- who has done a great job -- the Hawks' Larry Drew and the Clippers' Vinny Del Negro could be in situations in which they need long playoff runs to return to their teams. In some cases, it might...Read more »
Bernard King, who earned induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last Monday, is an Anthony fan. He was in Atlanta the night Anthony had a chance to duplicate King's 1984 feat of back-to-back 50-point games for the Knicks. Anthony finished with 40.
"He’s playing the best basketball of any player in the league," King said. "He has such versatility. He can...Read more »
Carmelo Anthony could lead the league in scoring and finish in the top three in MVP voting and still not make the All-NBA first team.
Voters have to pick two guards, one center and two forwards for the All-NBA teams. LeBron James and Kevin Durant likely will be named first-team forwards. If the league had gone the same route as it did for the All-Star Game -- eliminating the center position...Read more »