“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.