The return of Stoudemire shouldn’t really be a big deal. It’s very clear that Anthony, the main man no matter who is on the Knicks, has to get the overwhelming majority of his minutes at the four.
With one move this weekend, the New York Knicks took a step toward the modern NBA game and at the same time alienated a large segment of their fan base who yearn for old-school basketball.
Clearly on the downside of his career at age 38, Camby still provides a lot of value for the Knicks off the bench. He averaged nine rebounds in only 23 minutes, good enough for one of the best rates in the NBA.
The Knicks are not in the Heat’s class right now. It’s an unavoidable fact that no one can deny after watching Miami easily dispatch the Knicks in five games.
Tonight’s game against the Heat is obviously a must-win if the Knicks want any chance of winning this series, as slim as it might be. Here’s what New York needs to do to win Game 3.
The Knicks were dealt a blow on the scoreboard and to their roster as Iman Shumpert was carried off the court. The Knicks were defeated by the Heat 100-67 in Game 1.
The New York Knicks gave center Tyson Chandler, the key to their improved defense, a day off yesterday. Other starters might soon find themselves on the bench also.
Carmelo Anthony scored 39 points, and the New York Knicks outlasted the Atlanta Hawks 113-112 on Sunday in a game between two playoff-bound teams still battling for postseason seeding.
There are only a handful of basketball players on the planet that can single-handedly carry a team’s offense like Carmelo Anthony has the past two weeks.
Knicks forward Jared Jeffries will reportedly have an MRI on his knee. He’s expected to miss Friday night’s game against the Raptors and Saturday night’s game against the Pistons.
Knicks management had to choose between Mike D’Antoni and Carmelo Anthony. It should come as no surprise that Carmelo Anthony won. The coach never had a chance.
The performance the Knicks put out against the Spurs Wednesday night was a joke. It’s one thing for a team to lack chemistry on offense, or miss a lot of shots. It’s a completely other matter for a team to look like they don’t give a damn.
Jeremy Lin isn’t the only Knicks player to battle his way back to the NBA after being forced to pave his way through the D-League.
Jeremy Lin scored 28 points and added a career-high 14 assists as the Knicks took down the defending champion Mavericks, 104-97.
Call it a Lin-stant classic. And just in time for the Knicks’ longest homestand of the season.