As far as Phil Jackson is concerned, Carmelo Anthony is the Knicks’ only star, but that doesn’t mean he and his teammates together won’t be able to run the triangle offense efficiently.
Phil Jackson made two big signings since becoming Knicks president, and Carmelo Anthony seems thrilled with both.
The trouble always remains the same: When it comes to team defense, Stoudemire cannot be hidden. He continues to play the same abhorrent team defense that he has his entire career.
Thursday night, the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-86 to improve their preseason record to 4-0. Despite that, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder didn’t seem satisfied (you’ll see…).
Here are five funny sports moments you may have missed this week.
First we got an idea of what it’s like to be a NBA player making millions of dollars, as Boomer and Craig discussed Amar’e Stoudemire’s practice of bathing in red wine.
Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire posted a photo to Instagram of his “recovery day,” at the spa in red water. But it’s not some filter that turned the water an irregular color—it’s a “red wine bath.”
Derek Fisher has wisely used the first four preseason games to experiment with different player combinations. But he has been shorthanded at one of the most competitive spots on the roster.
Can Anthony fit into the triangle? Will he get shots in rhythm in spots where he likes to score? Will the ball move? Will he be willing to move off the ball and cut for easy baskets?
“Obviously to reach back to my dominant self, I feel like I’m there now,” the six-time NBA All-Star told reporters. “I feel like my body is feeling so much stronger (than last year at this time), so I feel dominant.”
When the preseason starts in four days, we’ll see how much head coach Derek Fisher is getting through to his team.
The rookie coach ran his first practice Tuesday morning, a 2 1/2-hour workout that was heavy on defense and teamwork, which were both missing far too often last season.
If Phil Jackson gets his way, the Knicks will be contenders on paper a lot quicker than many first thought — and he might get a statue erected in his honor at the same time.
Phil Jackson is either in over his head or in complete control as general manager of the Knicks. Which is it? Knowing the man, most likely the latter.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 on Tuesday night to win the season series between city rivals.