With the Knicks set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers in their fifth preseason game, let’s take a look at notes from their two losses this weekend against the Toronto Raptors (a 107-88 loss on Friday) and Boston Celtics (a 109-88 loss on Saturday).
The left knee injury that Amar’e Stoudemire has had for the past week, which has been described as a bruised knee, is actually much more than that. It was learned today that Stoudemire actually has a ruptured cyst in his knee, which will keep him out of action for the next two to three weeks. Two weeks would mean Stoudemire misses the Knicks’ first two games of the regular season (Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat), while three weeks means he would miss the first five games of the regular season, pegging him for a return on November 13th against the Orlando Magic.
Now, while I’m all for Swizz Beats (I am. He’s great. I’m not mad ’cause he, ’cause he’s hood rich), I feel like there are too many other suitable songs for this team to be introduced to. When The Garden’s PA guy is elongating ‘Melo’s name (Caaarmeeelooo Aaanthonayyy) or screaming STAT’s (Amar’e STOUDEMIRE), I don’t really want to hear an original production in the background.
Amar’e Stoudemire is the longest tenured New York Knick. While he has only been on the team for two years, it seems apropos that he would be the longest tenured player. After all, Stoudemire was the one that started it all, bringing the Knicks back into relevancy when he signed with the team after spending 8 excellent seasons with the Phoenix Suns. Many questioned whether Stoudemire could be the focal point of a team, given his knee issues and his supposed dependency on Steve Nash, but Stoudemire flourished in his first season with the Knicks, being considered an MVP candidate for the first half of the season. But after a disappointing campaign last season, people are once again questioning whether Stoudemire can still be an elite player. This season will be a make or break season, as he tries to return to dominant form.
Game-day. This is my favorite wallpaper that I’ve made so far, so I hope you all enjoy it! Click on it to download the full-sized version.
If you’re a Knicks fan — a real Knicks fan — you don’t have many possible choices as to what your favorite team-related moment from the past ten years could be, and, in fact, one of them isn’t even directly related to the ‘Bockers.
As training camp begins and the season is right around the corner, many of the weathered Knicks fans have begun to come out of the woodwork. As a fan myself, I have no doubt let my feelings show to the world (or for all my Facebook friends), in order to keep my sanity during the dark ages of this organization’s fandom.
It would be safe to say that last year was Amare Stoudemire’s worst year in his career.
Coming into the shortened season, Stoudemire’s Knicks had high expectations, but the 6-time All-Star had no shortage of issues. Stoudemire saw the tragic death of his brother, the resignation of his long-time head coach, a bulging disk in his back, and the infamous incident with the fire extinguisher in the locker room of the American Airlines Arena. Overall, there just seemed to be a decline in the play of the power forward. At first glance, a drop from 25.3 points per game in his first season with the Knicks to 17.5 points per game last season, seems like a significant decline. The perceived decline has caused many fans to be enraged, but this article will show that Stoudemire is still one of the best players in the NBA at his position.
Basketball is finally around the corner. Today, training camps are set to open, meaning we’ll start to see some real basketball news. In preparation for the season ahead, we here at The Knicks Wall are going to give you our takes on the off-season that was and the season that is going to be.
Last night, Tyson Chandler hosted a gallery show with where he showed off his 15 photographs that will be sold to benefit UNICEF. A lot of people showed up to support Chandler, so there were some fun photos taken. Take a look:
NBA Training Camps are set to open October 2nd, but our heroes in orange and blue have already gathered in an effort to build cohesion and hit the season running. Knicks reserve and sharpshooter, Steve Novak, revealed in early September that most of the team, including Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler, is participating in a “pre-training camp” from September 10th until the team’s mandated one begins. This past week it was revealed that former Houston Rocket and Hall of Fame center, Hakeem Olajuwon, would be working with some of the players at the player-organized training camp. This comes after The Dream worked with Stoudemire at his ranch in Houston in August in an effort to improve STAT’s post game.
Thanks to a conversation between Steve Novak and ESPNNY’s Jared Zwerling, we have learned that several members of the New York Knicks will report to the team’s training center in Greenburgh, New York, on September 10th for an early training camp. The doors will officially open to the team-mandated training camp on October 3rd, and the player-organized pre-training camp will run right up to the start of that, officially finishing on media day, which is October 1st.