Nothing like some good, old intense basketball.
Also, as Bryan has pointed out on twitter, it’s refreshing to see this happen and then see the Knicks continue to play basketball, rather than get flustered.
As someone who predicted pretty early last season that the New York Knicks would be a better team without Amar’e Stoudemire and advocated trading him to the Bobcats for Boris Diaw and DeSagana Diop — both were expiring contracts and the move would have allowed New York to have cap space this summer — I’m shocked this observation is coming from me.
Within the first few minutes of tonight’s final pre-season game with the Brooklyn Nets, Tyson Chandler left the game, due to what the Knicks are calling a “sore left knee.” The injury occurred when Chandler was setting a screen for Carmelo Anthony, but bumped knees with Gerald Wallace.
Tyson Chandler didn’t back away from talking about Jeremy Lin, as the rest of the organization has, but rather, he was completely straight forward, saying that Lin was too “inexperienced” and they upgraded their point guard depth chart this year over last.
Today, at 2PM, free-agency will officially begin, and according to multiple outlets, Tyson Chandler is 98% sure he will become a New York Knickerbocker.
This news came as a remarkable surprise to most Knicks fans, because as recently as this yesterday morning, no one saw this coming; we were still looking at the addition of Grant Hill to be the highlight of this year’s offseason, in hopes of acquiring Chris Paul next year. However, that all changed quickly.
It is going to be both painful, and exciting to watch the ex-Knicks excel in Denver over the next few years.
More specifically, Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler are going to explode in Denver because they will have free-reign over the offense.