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.
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.
Understandably lost in the Jeremy Lin buzz last week was the fact that the Knicks quietly let Landry Fields walk to the Toronto Raptors. Though it didn’t cause nearly as much controversy as the Lin decision (Lindecision!) – the Knicks weren’t expected to match Fields’s three-year/$18-million offer sheet – it was yet another example of the Knicks failing to retain young, home-grown talent.
Great work, @Pavvy8.
It’s official. The Knicks did not match Jeremy Lin’s offer-sheet, letting him to be signed to the Houston Rockets for $25.1 million over three-years.
Letting Lin leave for the Rockets could be a colossal mistake, or it could be financially savvy move that has little bearing on the team’s ultimate success. Nobody really knows, which only adds more confusion and heat to the debate. Lin could be the player that showed All-Star potential last February, he could be an above-average to average point guard like he showed in March, or he could end up a below average player.
The first day of true free agency since 2010 did not disappoint. A number of players have already come to verbal agreements with their current clubs (Gerald Wallace with the Nets and Andre Miller with the Nuggets), while others have received offers from new clubs (Rockets offer Omer Asik three year deal worth $25 million and Trailblazers offer Roy Hibbert four year deal worth $58 million). Meanwhile here in New York City, it was all about point guards.
The season that began with a Lockout ended with the Knicks falling to some lock-down defense from the Miami Heat.
The rollar-coaster season the Knicks have endured finally came to an end tonight in a 106-94 loss to the Heat in Game 5 of their first round playoff series. Carmelo Anthony led New York with 35 points and eight rebounds. The Heat were led by LeBron James’ near triple-double of 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
The Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire tandem has not worked well, thus far. As a duo, they have underachieved ever since they were brought together to restore the troubled Knickerbockers to the top of the NBA’s totem pole.
It’s about damn time.
After more than 11 years since their last playoff game victory, the Knicks salvaged their season at least for another game, avoiding a sweep at the hands of the Miami Heat with an 89-87 win today at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 41 points and six rebounds while the Heat were led by LeBron James’ 27 points.
I’ve been promising them for a while, so here you go. If you want any other players, be sure to comment below the post or tweet me (@TheKnicksWall)!
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Last night, after the Knicks’ 10-point loss to the Miami Heat, Amare Stoudemire punched the metal and glass encasing of a fire extinguisher on his way to the locker room. At the time, the severity of the injury was unknown. The only news to surface was that a large amount of blood stained the carpet in the locker room and JR Smith said that Stoudemire got stitches. As Stoudemire slipped through the security exit, cameras caught his left-hand wrapped up and in a sling.
Well, at least they didn’t lose by 30…
The Knicks showed more life than they did on Saturday, but it still wasn’t enough. The Miami Heat defeated the Knicks Monday night, 104-94, to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference First Round series. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 30 points and nine rebounds. Dwayne Wade – who ran laps around Landry Fields – took over the leading role for the Heat, scoring 25 points while LeBron James just missed a triple double (19 points, nine assists, seven rebounds).