To say the Knicks’ guards have been bad this year would be an understatement. To call them the worst collection of guards in the NBA would be accurate. It’s that horrid.
The injury leaves New York with only two healthy point guards on its roster: Beno Udrih and rookie Toure’ Murry.
“We’re frustrated,” Smith said. “It’s too early to panic. But me, personally, I’m panicking. I don’t like this. I don’t want to play 3-8 basketball.”
Schmeelk says this year’s Knicks squad is capable of winning 50 games.
Woodson will have a lot of flexibility when it comes to finding the proper offense/defense balance. He can go with a dual point-guard lineup with Prigioni or start a bigger two-guard like Shumpert or Smith.
This is the way the Knicks’ season has to start. It’s so disappointing, but also so typical at the same time. Dolan would have it no other way.
“I believe our team can go as far as going to the Finals,’’ Udrih said. “We have to think like that from the first practice. We can be very good. It all depends how seriously we’re going to take it. We all believe we can go really far.”
Knicks guard Raymond Felton responded to Paul Pierce’s claim that the Nets will own New York.
Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is still tampering around with his lineup, only guaranteeing starting spots to three players: Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton.
“It’s an unbelievable move for (Nets coach Jason Kidd) to have a team like that to start off his first year,’’ Smith said. “They have a great chance to compete for a title. But we’re still the marquee team in New York.”
The New York Knicks have signed point guard Beno Udrih to a one-year deal worth $1.27 million, according to multiple reports.
J.R. Smith is far from the perfect player, but the Knicks have no choice but to sign him. If J.R. wants to bolt to a bad team for more money, he can.
Mike D’Antoni warned his players this could happen and told reporters before the game it was a concern. Then his Knicks went out and confirmed every one of his fears.
Amare Stoudemire and Danilo Gallinari each scored 27 points to help the New York Knicks snap a six-game losing streak with a 113-106 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
The New Jersey Nets were the worst home team in the NBA last season. The Sacramento Kings were near the bottom in road wins. One of the teams will take a step toward changing that this season when they meet Friday night.