Jeremy Lin doesn’t know if he’ll ever perform as well as he did during his charmed February with the New York Knicks last season. For now he’s content to be a key contributor on his new team.
For those of you out there that hadn’t seen enough from this Knicks team, now you have it. There was almost nothing missing from the Knicks’ win in San Antonio on Thursday night. There is no better win than that.
“I went into an absolute shell for a few months in New York,” Lin said. “I went through a phase when I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I didn’t want to talk to my friends. I didn’t want to give anybody close to me a chance to mess up our relationship.”
In New York it was all praise, even though Mike D’Antoni resigned last March after failing to win a playoff game in four years with the Knicks.
With Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd running the show, the Knicks are playing beautiful basketball.
It would’ve been an easy PR move — and a wise marketing decision — for the Knicks to bring back Jeremy Lin. But Raymond Felton has the offense running on all cylinders.
Some Knicks fans might be wondering: Who the heck is this guy?
Amazing indeed — and on a night when the wounds of Superstorm Sandy were still firmly in our minds.
Schmeelk says the Knicks can go as high as a two seed or as low as a sixth seed. Do you agree?
Carmelo Anthony could very well be the Knicks’ power forward on opening night. This position switch has a lot of Knicks fans and NBA statistical gurus excited. I understand some of their sentiment, but much of it is based on wishful thinking rather than reality.
I not only write about the Knicks. I am also a season-ticket holder. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from the Knicks inviting me to a special free Knicks Tip-Off Event at the Beacon Theater. It was 90 minutes that I will never get back.
Jeremy Lin thought he’d be back with the Knicks. So did New York fans — until Lin signed a three-year, $25 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets.
Anyone that says they know how the offense is going to be run right now is lying. They don’t. Nobody does. And no, watching practice on MSG or in person isn’t enough for me, either. I need to see it when the lights are on against real competition.
So the media got to interrogate the various members of the Knicks organization on Monday, from general manager Glen Grunwald to head coach Mike Woodson to new Spanish point guard Pablo Prigioni. Here were some of the topics and my take.
Mike Woodson declined to comment about Jeremy Lin on Knicks’ media day.