Today, in a developer preview of NBA 2k13, the New York Knicks appeared on the court in what appears to be some new jerseys. We have known that the Knicks will be wearing something different this year, but no information regarding the extent of the change has surfaced. There’s no gaurentee these are the Knicks’ jerseys for the upcoming year, as 2k could just use them as a place holder, but it’s definitly possible these are the first images of the Knicks’ new jerseys.
The New York Knicks will play five pre-season game, all on the road. There has been some talk about the Knicks’ schedule, because stage two of Madison Square Garden’s transformation is set to run right up to the start of the regular season, so there was uncertainty whether the Knicks would host any games. We learned there is no risk being taken on that front, and without further adieu, here’s their schedule:
Despite their numerous options, their multitude of weapons, the Knicks were a below average offensive team in 2011-12. Although they played at the fifth fastest pace in the league (nearly 96 possessions per game), they were 19th in offensive efficiency, averaging 101.4 points per 100 possessions. Needless to say, this isn’t what the Knicks’ front office imagined when they paired Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony together.
When news broke that the New York Knicks signed Chris Smith to a two-year deal, Knicks fans were shocked. Smith played on the Knicks’ summer league squad, but was far from impressive. The summer league roster was chalk full of below-average guards, and Smith didn’t perform well enough to stand out. Though, being the brother of JR Smith has some perks, I guess.
Tonight, in a blowout win against Nigeria, Carmelo Anthony set two olympic records. First, he set the single-game scoring record for United States basketball, with 37 points, and he also set the single-game three-point record with 10 threes. Previously, Stephon Marbury held both of these records, with 31 points and 6 threes.
Chris Smith, who participated in the Knicks’ summer league team this year, tweeted out the image above. He signed some sort of a contract, but right now, the details are unknown. It’s likely a non-guaranteed training camp invite, like Chris Copeland received, since Smith didn’t perform too well in Las Vegas. It’s a little shocking of a signing, since Smith didn’t impress, and the Knicks need a backup big more than a third/fourth string guard.
November 1st, 2012, at 7 pm, is not just the first night that the Brooklyn Nets will play a meaningful (i.e. an actual game that counts) game on their home floor, but it will also be their first game against your New York Knicks!
Well, after a 66-game season, we are now back on to an 82-game track. The Knicks will kick-off their season on November 1, by visiting the Brooklyn Nets, then host the Miami Heat the following night. Below are some tidbits from their schedule:
Well, Iman Shumpert is pretty serious about this whole rapping thing, so I thought I’d share one of his latest tracks. Unlike some rapping NBA players, I’d say Shump actually has some skills. Thoughts?
Double Scribble has been doing some tremendous work. I put their Olympic illustration of Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler together into a wallpaper for your computer and/or iPhone! Click on the image to get the full-sized wallpaper. The iPhone wallpaper is after the jump. You can buy a t-shirt here.
According to David Aldridge, the New York Knicks have come to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent shooting guard Ronnie Brewer. Brewer has spent his past two years in Chicago and he averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game last year, while playing 24.8 minutes a game.