In just a few hours, the New York Knicks will open their season at home against the Miami Heat. This game was origanlly scheduled to be the Knicks’ second game of the season, but after Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City, Mayor Bloomberg was inclined to canceled the Knicks vs. Nets opening night game at the Barclay’s Center.
It appears Carmelo Anthony is more set on winning than on achieving individual accolades, as he’s echoed the sentiment that he’s “willing to do whatever it takes” to win, once again, this time to ESPN Magazine for their Preview Issue. Melo has fallen victim to many critisisms, and he’s looking to put everything behind him.
As it currently stands, Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd are the two point guards on the Knicks’ roster. Jason Kidd signed a three-year deal for the mini-MLE, while Raymond Felton was the centerpiece of a sign-and-trade, which let him receive a three-year deal reported as $10 million (I’m nearly 100% sure Knicks can’t offer more than $8,797,352.7, so there must be incentives that push it closer to $10 million). The Knicks will have until 11:59 PM EST to decide if they want to match Jeremy Lin’s offer-sheet with the Houston Rockets, and right now, there’s no definitive way to tell which way the Knicks are leaning.
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.
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Saturday’s destruction was tough to watch. It stung for hours after, and truthfully, it still does. As a Knicks fan, coming off a loss, I’m always thinking of ways for the Knicks to improve and alter they’re chances of moving onto the next round. One strategy that has been talked about a lot, but Woodson has yet to implement is to play Carmelo Anthony at the four, Amare Stoudemire at the five, but not at the same time.
The playoffs are near. Like really near.
I’ve had numerous people ask me where I want the Knicks to finish the season, and ultimately whom I’d prefer them to play in the first round: Miami or Chicago.
That was Linsane.
In their toughest matchup of the Jeremy Lin era, the Knicks pulled out a gritty 104-97 victory over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks. In a back and forth game, the Knicks trailed Dallas by three going into the fourth quarter. New York finished off the third quarter on a 7-0 run and had the momentum going into the final twelve minutes of the game. In the fourth quarter, the Knicks’ outside shooting woes seemed to disappear. The 29th ranked three point shooting team in the NBA hit six shots from outside the arc to bury the Mavericks.
Tonight was the New York Knicks’ most important game of the young season, so far. The 76ers were coming into town with an offense that was aggressive and tough to defend; Their defense was ranked first in points allowed coming into tonight. They were coming in as one of the hottest teams in the league.
It’s a done deal. Tyson Chandler will be joining the Knicks.
Per Howard Beck,
Knicks’ trades are complete. It’s a 3-team deal with Dallas and Washington. New York sends Turiaf, 2013 2nd-round pick and cash to Wizards.
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Tonight, the New York Knicks will host the Utah Jazz.
This will be the first and only visit to MSG for the Jazz this year, and this is the second game of a back to back for the New York Knicks.